Unsigned and Unholy: MAUT, Nameless Day Ritual, Foscor
Ukraine-based MAUT offer a combination of progressive metal and quirky, well-constructed hard rock (ala Dredg) that strikes a fine balance between the two. It’s not uber-heavy, but it should be heavy enough for most MS readers, and though the vocals probably won’t appeal to some at least they’re not cheesy and overwrought. Here’s MAUT’s new album Black Swift in full:
More in the pseudo-metal / hard rock category from Eastern Europe: try not to watch this video by Bulgaria’s Nameless Day Ritual, because the presentation is REALLY cheesy, and just listen to the track instead. It’s not reinventing the wheel in any way, but it’s really catchy, and the chorus hits hard.
Alright, sorry about all that hard rock, guys, here’s some proper metal courtesy of Foscor from Barcelona. Foscor hit that sweet spot between prog and post-metal, ala The Ocean. Why choose between odd meters and long instrumental passages that end in dramatic crescendos when you can have both? Stream their latest album Those Horrors Wither below.