UNSIGNED AND UNHOLY: THARSIS THEY, WILDERNESSKING, TRANSILVANIAN
Check out the above cover to Wildernessking’s The Writing of Gods in the Sand EP. Sweet, huh? After the break, check out what Wildernessking and two other unsigned bands — Tharsis They and Transilvanian — sound like.
- Tharsis They: If you like metal-infused post-hardcore like Converge, Botch and Trap Them, boy oh boy, are you gonna love Tharsis They. Somehow these guys manage to both out-hardcore and out-metal all of the aforementioned bands to concoct a sonic stew of thrashy, gnarly, gut-punching brutality. The Ominous Silence EP is available for free download via the band’s official site. Stream it in full below:
- Wildernessking: Black metal on the whole has been giving me a severe case of erectile dysfunction lately — it just hasn’t been getting me going the way that it used to — but South African quartet Wildernessking are like a happy little blue pill for my poontang-starved ears, reminding me of that ex-girlfriend of yore with the irresistibly great ass that got me bonered every time. The two songs they presently have available on their Bandcamp page remind me a whole lot of Vertebrae-era Enslaved, with a touch more melodrama.
- Transilvanian: This Russian hardcore/thrash outfit has apparently visited us from the future: according to their Bandcamp page, the December Reaper album “was released 11 April 2013.” The future sounds pretty sweet, then; these guys remind me a little of DRI and a little of Warbringer, although something tells me they’re singing less about partying and more about Russian T-90 tanks or something.