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Full Album Stream – Dwellings by Cormorant and Path to Totality by Tombs

I know I posted the link to Dwellings some months ago when the preview album stream hit NPR.  But now that stream has been taken down, so here is the updated version link to the full album stream via Cormorant‘s Bandcamp page.  This is one album I will be shoving down everyone’s throat until the whole metal loving world hears it, it is an absolute masterpiece (I named it number four on my “Best Albums of 2011” list and you can check out my review of the album here).  The more I listen to it the more I enjoy this LP and can not commend the wonderful job this San Franciscan band has done enough.  Seriously, just listen to the album.  And the purchase of the CD is well worth your money as a lot of work went into the presentation of the packageing and the liner note/lyric sheet is wonderfully drawn (I named the album artwork to Dwellings number one on my “Best Album Art of 2011“).  While you are at Cormorant’s Bandcamp be sure to check out their excellent previous effort Metazoa which has a name you own price option for purchase (eg. free if you wish, but it certainly is worth your hard-earned cash) and you can also download their debut EP The Last Tree for the low-cost of free.

Second up for this weeks full album streams is Path to Totality by Brooklyn based band Tombs.  If you dig on bands such as Neurosis, Isis, and their contemporaries you will be happily crushed by this release.  They combine elements of Death, Black, Sludge, Progressive, Post, and Hardcore Metal to create a unique musical dynamic that will leave the hairs on the back of your neck at attention.  Don’t be a stinker and pass listening to this album up, it’s well worth your time.

Cormorant - Dwellings

Tombs - Path to Totality


Exploring New Things-Ghost Brigade & Tombs

I came across these two bands some days ago browsing a blog that I frequent(D.C. Metal Review).  Ghost Brigade I have heard of in the past but for some reason never got around to giving them a listen, kinda kicking myself for that now.  They are spectacular.  On one end they have a side that reminds me of Isis and another that feels reminiscent of Alice in Chains more melancholic side(songs like “Brother” and “Down in a Hole”).  They have a new album out called Until Fear No Longer Defines Us and after my first preview listen, I have to say, it’s a damn solid release with a great blend of heaviness, atmosphere, melancholy, and beauty.  They also have a video for the song “Clawmaster” which is off the new release and it’s one hell of a cool video, check it out, and do yourself a favor, bump it up to 720p, it’s worth it.

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