Formed from hungarian screamo/crust/hardcore bands in 2012 for the purpose to use a slightly different songwriting approach concerning orchestration and length. Oaken presents savage overpowering drift with grim, atmospheric sound adding instruments uncommon in dark hardcore music like percussions and synthesiser. Slow passages blow up into the mixture of crushing hardcore riffs and monumental, eerie melodies backed by wide range of vocals with fierce lows.
Oktober Skylines debut LP is 11 tracks of experimental metalish screamo / chaosgrind held together with progressive noise scapes, high pitched screams in a frantic manner, minimalist rock riffing and jazz-lick show off parts. For fans of (early) Daughters, Ed Gein or A Fine Boat, That Coffin.
LENTIC WATERS play heavy music that combines atmospheric instrumental parts with chaotic, metallic and doomy breakdowns. OLD SOUL (/w members of CLOUD RAT) play a mixture of Screamo, Post Rock and Black Metal and they left lots of open mouth`on their recent tour.
Formed in 2005 out of Galway Ireland, they are a 5 piece metal influenced hardcore band – words which tend to lead people rolling their eyes but this is the real thing. Heartfelt, heavy and without the veil of bullshit and auto-tune vocal choruses the more ‘metal’ side of the genre tends to spawn.
In this day and age there are so many bands that is hard to be different but little things like having some dub bits and the mixture of d-beat and hardcore makes the band stand out. They’ve played with every single style of punk bands possible, metal bands, stoner bands, indie bands, post rock bands, djs, acoustic acts, traditional Irish and Finnish bands... While most hardcore bands play hardcore gigs... these guys like to mix it up a bit, just to keep it interesting.
Since 2007, Ortega have been exploring the murky depths of humanity's longing for the horizon. Perilous courses which drag carcasses ashore, sojourns that tell of the bells that chime on the
sands below, collisions of doom, sludge and noise that tell tales of abyssal mankind.
Now, Sacred States is the first glance upwards. But whereas the depths below are finite, the chasms above ridicule every human attempt to realise itself. Whether he looks above or inside, the void remains. The tentative grasps into the great unknown will never hold anything but pain, and Ortega recount every step into the understanding of this fate that we turn away from more often than not. The hollow is here:
Recorded by John Bart van der Wal (Aborted/Herder) and mastered by James Plotkin.
Featuring contributions by Gnaw Their Tongues and Ethan Lee McCarthy of Primitive Man fame.
Ortega is a four-piece sludge/doom collective from the north of The Netherlands. Four men tell a tale of the sea. The sound is described as dark metal balanced with spheric soundscapes together with slow and heavy riffs. ORTEGA returns with their longest output so far, clocking over 18 minutes of psychedelic doom. The Serpent Stirs is a sonic voyage. A trial of battles with inner demons, which binds us in our mind.
This release is a one-sided 12inch with a great etching on the b-side. Total pressing of 300 records. col.vinyl