(Intrepid NCS writer Israel Flanders has single-handedly convinced three excellent and musically diverse bands — The Apocryphal Order (The Faroe Islands), Shattered Skies (Ireland), and Rooks (Illinois) — to let us offer you their recent EP’s for free download, and we’re bundling them together for you in a package. But first, Israel has a few words of introduction . . .)
Guess what, I have a special treat for you today. Three bands agreed to let me post their EP’s today, so what I got for you is a music bundle! I’m gonna do brief summaries of these for you guys and let you be on your way =)
Go read my review of The Apocryphal Order’s self-titled EP here (“this album is full of furious thrash and death metal riffing, every drum beat you could possibly imagine, tempo changes, brutal hoarse vocals . . . . imagine a love child of Death, Testament, Forbidden, and Deicide“). (more after the jump . . .)
Shattered Skies are a band from Wicklow, Ireland who play a low-tuned style of melodic, symphonic-tinged groove metal that really stands out. Imagine a combination of Evergrey and Dutch prog metallers Sun Caged. Our bundle includes their debut EP, Reanimation, released last month.
Rooks are the heaviest and most brutal band in this bundle. Taking the aggression and simplicity of tough-guy hardcore and combining it with the low-tuned groovy nature of djent, this is some of the angriest music I’ve ever heard. REALLY impressive stuff. You’ll wreck shit to this.
Check out a song from each EP below. The download link for the bundle is after that.
Download link (right-click on the link and save):
You can find out more about each of these three bands via these links to their Facebook pages: