23:59 - Netzach Czerny, I get your point but I'd say the same about "Ashes"... It just gets too droney and gaze-ish in sections. Limbs and Not Unlike the Waves are awesome though... The Mantle has this "whiskey fueled regret"-feel I adore
23:55 - Netzach Btw, AMA on Reddit with A.A Nemtheanga if anyone's interested [link]
23:51 - Czerny Reiter Ashes Against the Grain & Marrow take the cake for me. The Mantle has some sections where it loses steam and gets all too mellow.
23:45 - Overrwatcher The Mantle is beautiful. It's not technical or experimental, it's just a well-crafted album made with simple instruments. I show it to non-metalhead friends and they love it.
23:12 - Netzach 3rd, compared to those albums, The Mantle contains a lot more post-rock and acoustic/folk.
US thrashers Bonded By Blood are offering a free download of their brand new song "Restless Mind" from their forthcoming album The Aftermath. This new track can be downloaded at this location, all you have to do is enter an e-mail address. The Aftermath will be released on July 2nd in Europe and July 3rd in North America through Earache Records. More album details were previously reported here.
Exiled to Earth made me a little nervous for Bonded by Blood's future. It did show that the band was willing to show that they were not just a crazy out of control one trick pony, but the album itself was kind of lacking. Their debut too I felt I was growing out of.
Restless Mind looks to be a promising glimpse into their forthcoming release. It's headbanging worthy but also has a bit of progression to it. BbB seems to also be more contentious to the fact that you can have heavy crushing moments without having to play at 200 bpms.