Bandcamp highlight for the the month of September.
This was another great month of releases! I felt September had some very creative and promising releases. - - -
Dunes by Sutrah.
Stylistically this is a progressive tech death album with some elements of unorthodox tech death metal. The songwriting on this feels very methodical and calculated; you'll notice a lot of subtle details (tone-shifts, small bass licks etc...) throughout the songs. I'd say multiple listens are required to fully appreciate everything going on in this album but when the material is this good, that only counts as a positive! - - -
The Great Fish by Squalus.
If you were a fan of Giant Squid, then you probably just as upset as me when you heard they split up. Thankfully, most of members got back together to form this new band "Squalus". Without going into too much details (I'll save those for my best of the year list) they play style of sludge/doom with a good amount synth mixed in. It goes without saying that if you like Giant Squid music, you'll love this, if you haven't heard of them before, than this album will be a great introduction for both bands.
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Vitreous by Sulphur Sun.
Ok ok, I know, I'm highlighting a single but I assure you, it's beyond worth it. This is like Sutrah but in reverse; Unorthodox-ish tech death metal with progressive tech death elements (couldn't be anymore most creative with that description). This has the unpredictability you'd expect from this type of music but the progressive elements keep the sound a little more grounded but not affecting the overall focus of the style. - - -
Over Phlegethon by Five the Hierophant.
This is a very interesting instrumental band to say the least. They play what I can only describe as psychedelic black/doom metal with sax; what you get is a sound that is heavy, trippy and very dark. The real highlight for me on this album is the very creative use of drums/percussions, they work hand in hand with the sax to create the dark atmosphere that is present throughout the album. I know these types of albums are not for everyone but if you are up for something unique and strange, give this one a try.