21:48 - 3rdWorld Unearthly good stuff. Vocals and songwriting couldn't be any better. Reminds me of Protest The Hero/Mastodon but much more fun than either of those. [link]
21:13 - !J.O.O.E.! Totally forgot what that album even sounds like lel. I think I recall it being good though.
21:12 - 3rdWorld I know this is something Joe shared in last year recs thread. But seriously, this is one of the best fucking album titles I've come across. Artwork isn't shabby either. Very epic-y. [link]
21:09 - Netzach Duck me sideways, Bölzer's new shared track is awesome: [link] (submitted it as news too)
21:07 - 3rdWorld Very nice. But sounds a bit dry to me could've used some cymbals. Or Maybe thats the desolate sound they were going for.
21:06 - !J.O.O.E.! Actually a release from last year but oh well.
21:00 - !J.O.O.E.! Immense funeral / death-doom [link] feels like this year was sorely in need of something like this.
Intervals, an instrumental progressive band until now, has added a vocalist to the equation. He is Mike Semesky, who joined first as a bass player, and you can stream their new track "Ephemeral" from the upcoming album A Voice Within to get the first taste of how the band will sound now. The song can be streamed through the clip below.
The band explained the decision: "We also have some exciting news: we're incredibly excited and proud to announce Mike Semesky as the band's singer. Intervals has always been about open minded, forward thinking, progressive music with no boundaries. It's also been about staying true to the art we feel compelled to make, and we couldn't be happier with the dynamic Mike brings to the music. For those who remember, the band put out a feeler for a vocalist with the release of 'The Space Between', but in lieu of finding the right candidate, we decided to move forward with our initial intent: make music. Mike joined the band as our bass player, but after only a few weeks of touring, it was apparent that this was the chemistry we were after all along. The human voice is an instrument and from our perspective, we are by definition, still an 'instrumental' band, now with added dimension and perspective. The band still retains it's identity in guitar driven, progressive rock/metal and there's something on this record for everyone. We couldn't be more thankful for the support you have all shown us over the past few years and we hope you continue to follow along on this journey we share. This release is our proudest musical accomplishment to date and we can't wait for everyone to hear it!"
For instance Tessaract, Periphery, The Safety Fire are making technical and professional music, but I do not like the vocals at all in them.. just not my type (which means it is gay ) and I can correct myself by considering they already shit, as these "new-age clean vocals" already in their music.
This is probably old news, but I'd never heard of Mike Semesky before. According to the database, he does vocals for multiple techdeath/melodeath bands as well. I mean, I like what I've heard so far, but his ability to do harsh vocals as well sounds interesting, even though I don't know what they sound like.