Saturday, July 26, 2014

Primitive Man - P//M & Splits [Free Download]


Denver, Colorado doom trio Primitive Man comes from pretty good stock.  Their vocalist/guitarist was a former member of defunct grind favorites Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire and blackened doom band Withered, as well as being a member of the filthy band Vermin Womb.  Their debut on Relapse Records is heavy with hate and noise, with respite from the oppressive pummeling only coming from the short blasts of blackened grind sparsed in-between the doom.  It's an impressive debut to say the least.

To follow up the beast of an album, Primitive Man has issued a heavily noise-influenced cassette titled P//M and a few splits as well.  The cassette is currently sold out but you can still pick up a few of the 7 inch splits, and all 3 releases are available for free download or donation on their Bandcamp page.  The P//M tape is harsher than their 'normal' output, but there's surprisingly a few (relatively) mellow tracks that helps you endure the barrage without taking away from the overall ambience.  If you prefer their more 'traditional' sludge tracks you can check out their splits with Xaphan and Hexis.  We on the other hand recommend getting every last ounce of music from this band that you can, because they have yet to make anything not worth owning so far.  The releases are free but as always, try and donate what you can. -GodzIL

Download Here: http://primitivemandoom.bandcamp.com/

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Thou - Heathen & Compilations [FREE Downloads]

Our love of prolific New Orleans sludge masters Thou is no secret here, especially after our post about them offering [nearly] their entire discography for FREE. When it was announced that guitarist Andy Gibbs would be moving to Oakland, California we were fearful of a decline in their copious output.  Luckily our fears were assailed when they announced TWO EPs (one being a collaborative release with fellow sludgsters The Body) and another full length entitled "Heathen" all to be put out this year!  How the fuck do you top that you say? By offering 2 of those 3 releases AND MORE for FREE download/donation, that's how!

Thou has expanded upon their previous form of delivery for their free wares by creating a Bandcamp page that features most of their albums and various digital compilations of their EPs and splits.  They've also provided a thematic link to the artwork of all their Bandcamp offerings by giving them all new matching albums covers (similar to the one for Heathen featured above.)  You can download for free but we highly suggest giving some sort of donation since its almost a crime to offer all these masterpieces gratis, or purchase one or all of their vinyl and CDs at the links below -GodzIL:

Download Here: thou.bandcamp.com/

Buy Heathen Here: gileadmedia.net/

Thou Website: noladiy.org/thou/