Unsigned and Unholy: Une Misère, Baltic, Prognathe
Iceland’s Une Misère just won the Wacken Metal Battle in their home country, and they’ll be competing in the main event in Germany this coming August. Zhrine and Auðn — both previous Wacken Metal Battle winners from Iceland — have taken third place at the finals and gone on to sign record deals, so history is on Une Misère’s side. You’ll hear why when you listen to “Overlooked / Disregarded:” the atmospheric, sludgy, post-hardcore crew churn out some insanely meaty riffs.
Baltic is the brainchild of D. James Goodwin, who performed and recorded the entirety of By the Light of the Hidden Sun by himself, although the project has a full live band. If you’re into the proggy side of the NeurIsis spectrum — think The Ocean’s more post-y moments, or The Atlas Moth — then press play right away and enjoy.
France’s Prognathe describe themselves as “paleo death-grind,” and while we’re not quite sure what they’re getting at with the paleo tag — old-fashioned, perhaps? — we can positively assert that they do, indeed, play death-grind, very serviceably at that. Take a listen to their recently-released third album We’re Sane below. Get those neck muscles ready now, ’cause they’re gonna receive quite the workout.