Nine songs for your listening pleasure, today’s post is filled with new music varying from serene to evil so check it out and support the bands. If available, the songs are added to the Loud Unity Spotify playlist. Make sure to follow as it is updated on an almost daily basis.
Photo: Blind Hex
Blind Hex from Mexico got me hooked on their debut single, Sorrowless but I’ll be honest, it took me a few listenings before I fully appreciated the song and the reason for that is that Blind Hex actually creates something fresh and exciting that has to sink in when you hear it for the first time. It’s Symphonic Metal but contains a wide variety of other elements that gives it a unique sound.
Usually, I’m not a big fan of live albums but Two Stages – Live at Monopol & Wolfsmond from Ember Sea actually is a really nice album. With razor-sharp sound, the band presents a mixture of two gigs that happened in 2017. Those were the days we could still go to gigs instead of the shitty situation we live in nowadays. Maybe that’s why I’ll like this live album so much, I miss going to gigs.
I had to dive deep into my archives but a Celtic/Folk Death Metal band from Barcelona sounded very familiar to me and yes, I have the 2014 album Tales of a Forgotten Hero in my collection. After that two more albums were released by Steignyr and now the band’s fifth full-length album The Legacy of Wyrd will see the light of day on July 23 through Art Gates Records. And it turns out that Steignyr is still doing what they are doing best, creating epic Celtic/Folk Death Metal.
Edran surprised last year the world with their Clockwork: Overture album that best can be described as a Metal Opera. For the song All I Have the band recorded a live performance and put an official video for it online. Great song and an amazing live performance by Edran.
I like the vibe that Leda has in their latest release, the single Marocco Speed which is the first single for an upcoming album, and if that album holds more songs like this then Leda can count me in as a fan.
If you put talented people from all over the world together magical things can happen but because of the fucking pandemic and its travel restrictions that’s not so easy nowadays but luckily we live in an online world so magical things did happen when Pickmystrings and Eleni Nota, Ruby Bouzioti and David Lyon got online together to create the song Faith with epic drums from Eleni from Nervosa.
The EP Stage 1.0 is going to be a real pleasure to listen to when it’s released on July 23 via Inverse Records. I’ve heard two songs so far and I really like the kinda retro Progressive Rock that actually sounds very fresh and modern. Plant My Bones is going to conquer the world, mark my words.
Two basses, a drum machine, male vocals, and female vocals, more you don’t need to create excellent Post-Punk. The duo known as Bellhead will release a new EP called Dead Light on July 16.
The last one for today’s mixtape is the latest song from the international project Chaos Rising. Each month the project delivers a new song with different members from all over the world and the cool thing is that due to the different members each time they deliver a song in a different genre. Lullabies of Madness is performed by: Vocals: Stéphanie Nolf (France), Guitar: Barbara Teleki (UK), Bass: Natalia Rozanova (Russia), and Drums: Janaina Melo (Brazil).