Updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (as long as nothing gets in the way)
My main goals with The Bread God's Treasure Hoard is to provide people with rare, obscure, and hard to find metal albums and to help out metalheads who either can't afford metal albums, live in small towns where there are no record stores, or live in backwards countries where metal is against the law. It is not my intention to take food away from the artists. If you like the album and it happens to still be in print, go out and buy a physical copy. If you don't like it, then delete it.
Also, don't be a leech! Make sure you comment.
If you would like an album to be reuploaded, simply make a request in the comment section of that post. However, I will only reupload stuff that's obscure. I don't want any big labels breathing down my back.
I got some truly strange and obscure stuff for you today. This is Aporea, an experimental band from Macedonia. The history of this band is so rich and deep it's impossible for me to fit it into this tiny little post, so you can just go read it A Hogon's Industrial Guide. I'm not a historian, I'm a music critic, which means I just want to talk to you about the music. Aporea's only album, Na Rekah Vavilonskih, may only be 19 minutes long, but it's a hauntingly beautiful spiritual journey. It features the clattering of church bells, the chanting of orthodox priests, the simple strumming of acoustic guitars, pounding drums, rattling tambourines, and amazing clean vocals that sing wondrous psalms in the band's native tongue. I'm certain that you'll appreciate this, even if you're an atheist.
Here's some more great obscure stuff via No Longer Forgotten Music. This is Aart Zwaans, and I know next to nothing about them. All I know is that they were dutch, they were signed to a label called Exart Tapes, and released only one album called Semi Hora way back in the early 80s. However, I also know that this tape is an hour of trippy as balls synth music. It's airy, atmospheric, dreamlike, and it sounds like old RPG music.
Tr00 Nate of TNOTB told me that I would enjoy Torn Beyond Reason, the latest release from Woods of Desolation, and he was right. I love the shit out of this album. Whereas Austere died, its memory still lives on in Woods of Desolation. The album is essentially To Lay Like Old Ashes Reloaded. It has a warm guitar tone, acoustic sections, clean vocals — everything that made To Lay Like Old Ashes fantastic is also on this album.
Yeah, more non-metal stuff for this week, but this next one's excellent, I assure you. I recently downloaded this from No Longer Forgotten Music, and I've been digging the shit out of it. According to what little information I've been able to gather, Solid Space was a short-lived synthpop/minimal synth band that released only one obscure tape called Space Museum in 1982 before calling it quits. This album is a flight through space that is both cheerful and melancholic. It features a fusion of synthesizers, drum machines, and acoustic guitars as well as somewhat infectious clean vocals. A unique, atmospheric, and enticing affair.
We close out the week with some really peaceful ambient courtesy of Seeami. This cassette is 21 minutes of wonderfully dreamy clean guitars and some simple synth work that sounds like classic video game music. Sit back and soak in the serenity.
Have you ever wanted to know what it feels like to be immersed in the life force of the cosmos while gazing upon the beauty of creation? Rick Crane has your answer. This tape is forty minutes of soft humming, airy keyboard work, beeping computers, and audio clips of the Apollo landing. It's a very simple and beautiful offering.
I feel like posting some non-metal stuff. Hope you don't mind. This is Kaiser Nietzsche, a strange and obscure band that plays a mixture of drone, lo-fi industrial, noise, dark ambient, and musique concrete. I was drawn to this cassette, Non Plus Ultra, by the beautifully minimalistic cover. What I got was a strange, otherworldly experience full of grinding gears, rustling chains, beeping computers, and all manner of odd commotion. It feels like the ancient rituals of an alien race who worship a god that takes the form of a flaming ring.
This is Propast. They are grim Serbian darkness. The production is motherfucking old school. The drums sound like stampeding hell horses. The rasps exude rage and agony. The riffwork pays homage to Graveland and Nokturnal Mortum. The music is fucking fantastic. The best part is that it's available as a name-your-price download on Bandcamp. They even have some cassettes available. Go over there and pledge your support!
Did you know that Ghost Bath recently released their full-length debut? Did you also know that said album is amazing? It totally is. The drums are powerful, diverse and complex. The riffs sound dark but also majestic. Also, the vocals sound like Silencer, so if you're a fan of Silencer, then you'll love this album. Hell, you'll enjoy this album if you're a fan of dark and brooding stuff that isn't afraid to experiment. Leave it to the Chinese to redeem the Depressive Black Metal genre. I love these guys. This album is available as a name-your-price download on Bandcamp, so you have no excuse not to get it.
Let's start off the week right with one of my favorite new bands: Sora. This is a one-man band created by a 16-year-old kid, and it sounds way better than most Black Metal bands I know. The production is warm and atmospheric, the drums remind me of Oskoreien, the hoarse rasps are really well-done, and the riffs manage to sound dark and warm at the same time. This kid is absolutely amazing. Best of all is that his work is available as a name-your-price download on Bandcamp.
I now bring you something that is absolutely beautiful: Wędrujący
Wiatr. The drums play lots of slow and steady beats, the rasps are filled with pain, the tremolo riffs are drenched in reverb, and above all else, the music is wonderfully atmospheric. Since it's really cold out, now's the perfect time to listen to something like this.
It's fucking cold outside. What better way to commemorate this than with some cold music? This is Ad Infinitum, and they're as cold as the depths of space. The drums play lots of funeral dirges, the ghostly rasps sound like the cries of a long dead star, and the riffs are dark and morose. Best of all is that you can download their first demo for free from their official Bandcamp page.