Clandestine Cuts Vol. 2, #2 - New music from Hosoi Bros, Dimaeon, Lungs, Defecto, Silence of the Old Man, and The Almigh

Written by: Susan, Xnoybis, R'Vannith, Doc Godin, wormdrink414, Mr. Doctor, BloodTears
Published: 29.02.2012
Clandestine Cuts Volume 2, Issue #2
The Metal Storm Demo/EP Spotlight

Welcome to THE place for the newest music on Metal Storm. These up-and-coming bands are the blood, sweat, and tears of the art form of metal music so let's show some love. We're here to present the best of the best we've heard lately and then it's YOUR turn to vote in the poll below for your favorite. Remember, the top bands from this year's Clandestine Cuts issues are nominated in the Metal Storm Awards - nominated by you. Awesome responsibility, isn't it?


January 31, 2013: VOTING IS NOW CLOSED! Thank you for your votes; find the winners in the Metal Storm Awards 2012 category Clandestine Cut Of The Year and chose your favorite.


In case you're new at this, go back and enjoy our last few issues:
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 1 #13
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 1 #14
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 1 #15
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 2 #1

Think your band has what it takes to be featured in the Cuts? Contact Susan via PM or email Susan @ metalstorm . net to find out.




Lungs - 10"
http://www.reverbnation.com/lungsmusica

The Minnesota, USA based riff-factory, Lungs have a 10" out and a couple songs up on their Reverbnation page - Do yourself a favor. If you like the post-meets-sludge stuff that is spawning from all over the globe, this is right up your alley. On "Sermon On The Plain" and "The Pith", Lungs showcase the ability to produce piledriving riffs and counter the mood up with those mellow, clean sections that lull the listener before aural battery resumes. Fun fact, the lungs for Lungs come from behind their kit... their drummer is the singer. Zomg!

by BitterCOld





Defecto - Defecto EP
http://www.reverbnation.com/defectoband

Defecto have some punchy material in this new 6 track EP. Think along the lines of a fusion between more modern thrash efforts from big names such as Testament and the edgy symphonic/progressive sound of Symphony X's latest releases and you're not too far from what these guys are aiming for. While sometimes straying into the derivative it does deliver some high quality material with pristine production that is very accessible and gives you instant satisfaction. With excellent replay value this is a nice showcase of a very talented band on the rise.

by R'Vannith





Hosoi Bros - Wine Witch
http://hosoibros.bandcamp.com/

Hot damn! Punk and stoner?! Hell yes! You know what that means; succinct song writing, chock full of catchy riffs that just roll like a motherfucker, performed at high-speed in a stripped down, no gimmicks fashion. If Barn Burner gets your dick hard, then Hosoi Bros will probably cause erection-related heart failure. Too bad this release is only a 2 song 7", which is frankly 50 songs too short.

by Doc Godin





The Almighty Excruciating Pain - E.P.E.P.
http://thealmightyexcruciatingpain.bandcamp.com/album/e-p-e-p

As outlandish and over-the-top as everything on the cover of this thing is (the pic, the band logo, etc.), it's still got a tongue-in-cheek, self-mocking aspect to it that, in a world where Manowar and Hunter Hendrix's manifestos regrettably exist, is pretty fucking refreshing on a metal disc. So a kudos or two is in order. Plus, thrashy tech death sweetened by extra melody that isn't writing-riffs-on-a-graphing-calculator-then-having-Jared-Loughner-clip-lyrics-from-old-issues-of-Scientific-American-and-Foucault-books kind of incoherent and pretentious? Count me in.

by wormdrink414





Silence Of The Old Man - Carencia De Ausencia
http://silenceoftheoldman.bandcamp.com/

I didn't think the "blackgaze movement" would reach South America so soon but here I am listening to the debut EP of the Chilean one-man band Silence Of The Old Man. Fortunately, Neige isn't around Chile so this doesn't have too much of that French sound you are so used to hearing. This brand of blackgaze is actually very raw, especially the vocals which could be a turn off to some people but it does suit the music and at least it isn't *another* angelic voice. Many post-rock ideas make their way tastefully through the music… In fact, the moments this project shines the most are when those influences are at their peak. Good examples of that and also the highlights of the EP are the beautiful instrumental "El Silencio De Los Lamentos", the piercing "Ausencia" and the ending of "Tiempo De Miseria" with inspiring acoustic guitars giving it a nice folk touch, bringing homesickness to yours truly.


by Mr Doctor





Dimaeon - Exit Reality
http://www.dimaeon.com
http://dimaeon.bandcamp.com/

Some bands have the extraordinary ability to translate emotions into music, giving it meaning. An album or EP doesn't have to be just a musical exercise. This band shines most when the amplifiers' volume is turned down and the music is at its bare minimum, stripped down and vulnerable. Dimaeon have the death metal and progressive metal tradition in their DNA, and also, to a lesser extent but it's still present, drink influences from doom. These songs are then opportunities to wear different musical skins and this allows them to showcase a heavy side layered with somber growls, which then turns into a journey through mellow foundations, rich in melodies and with an abundance of great-sounding, emotion-pouring solos. This multiplicity of possibilities found in Exit Reality brings forth many surprises, like complementary keyboards, and a sense of diversity which is well-measured. This is a band who knows how to draw attention to their biggest strengths, which are the ethereal quality of their songs and their melodic climaxes.

by BloodTears






 




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Susan - 29.02.2012 at 04:01  
Certainly some amazing music this month but also, some incredible cover art. All different and quite cool. The Almighty Excruciating Pain and especially Dimaeon are even BETTER when seen larger. Check out their links
Bad English - 29.02.2012 at 12:09  
When I saw this month bands it was enought reda only band names and see album artwork to understanjd only YES ONLY Silence Of The Old Man is good others is even not worth to try , let they be forgotten ....
I have suggestion why under band name you dont put country and genre to, its be much easyer
Mr. Doctor - 29.02.2012 at 14:03  
Written by Bad English on 29.02.2012 at 12:09

When I saw this month bands it was enought reda only band names and see album artwork to understanjd only YES ONLY Silence Of The Old Man is good others is even not worth to try , let they be forgotten ....
I have suggestion why under band name you dont put country and genre to, its be much easyer


So you didn't even check out the other bands... Just voted without even listening to the rest?
Bad English - 29.02.2012 at 14:10  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 29.02.2012 at 14:03

Written by Bad English on 29.02.2012 at 12:09

When I saw this month bands it was enought reda only band names and see album artwork to understanjd only YES ONLY Silence Of The Old Man is good others is even not worth to try , let they be forgotten ....
I have suggestion why under band name you dont put country and genre to, its be much easyer


So you didn't even check out the other bands... Just voted without even listening to the rest?


no i trdyd but i did not like it
Mr. Doctor - 29.02.2012 at 14:15  
Written by Bad English on 29.02.2012 at 14:10
no i trdyd but i did not like it


Well, that's very good! I really dislike when people don't check everything because you never know...
Bad English - 29.02.2012 at 14:19  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 29.02.2012 at 14:15

Written by Bad English on 29.02.2012 at 14:10
no i trdyd but i did not like it


Well, that's very good! I really dislike when people don't check everything because you never know...


I always do it try all songs here what is avalible
Susan - 29.02.2012 at 15:25  
Link fixed for Silence of the Old Man
Susan - 29.02.2012 at 18:18  
Man, Lungs is just the right amount of RAW. Totally digging it.

And Defecto, way fun.
Edmund Fogg - 29.02.2012 at 18:19  
Currently listening to Lungs, and if all of this month band put out the same quality behind their music it's gonna be really hard to decide.
Ag Fox - 29.02.2012 at 19:24  
Written by Susan on 29.02.2012 at 04:01

Certainly some amazing music this month but also, some incredible cover art. All different and quite cool. The Almighty Excruciating Pain and especially Dimaeon are even BETTER when seen larger. Check out their links
does Dimaeon have links to their music on their site? I can't seem to find any
BloodTears - 29.02.2012 at 19:50  
Written by Ag Fox on 29.02.2012 at 19:24

Written by Susan on 29.02.2012 at 04:01

Certainly some amazing music this month but also, some incredible cover art. All different and quite cool. The Almighty Excruciating Pain and especially Dimaeon are even BETTER when seen larger. Check out their links
does Dimaeon have links to their music on their site? I can't seem to find any


Their bandcamp is here: http://dimaeon.bandcamp.com/
Susan - 29.02.2012 at 19:56  
I added the bandcamp link to the main article also. Hurray for good music!!
Bad English - 29.02.2012 at 19:58  
Written by Susan on 29.02.2012 at 18:18

Man, Lungs is just the right amount of RAW. Totally digging it.

And Defecto, way fun.


only band frrom Chile was goor for me, others was way to week pr not my style or type
BloodTears - 29.02.2012 at 19:59  
Thank you, Susan!
Noktem520 - 29.02.2012 at 19:59  
I vote Dimaeon.
InnerSelf - 29.02.2012 at 21:17  
Quote:
Fortunately, Neige isn't around Chile so this doesn't have too much of that French sound you are so used to hearing.



will begin checking those when I finish with the stuff from the previous edition
Milena - 29.02.2012 at 23:44  
Defecto. Pretty good.
Rulatore - 01.03.2012 at 01:01  
Defecto, pretty awesome
Xnoybis - 01.03.2012 at 01:20  
Written by Bad English on 29.02.2012 at 12:09

When I saw this month bands it was enought reda only band names and see album artwork to understanjd only YES ONLY Silence Of The Old Man is good others is even not worth to try , let they be forgotten ....
I have suggestion why under band name you dont put country and genre to, its be much easyer


ugh. garbage post.

implying you aren't going to bother with most says a lot.

"why under badn name you dont put country"

we don't put the country. hooray. suggestion activated.
Edmund Fogg - 01.03.2012 at 09:14  
Vocals are an absolute turn off for me with Defecto. Dimaeon brings melodeath to a whole new level. The Hosoi Bros are pack with energy and fun. Lungs is an awesome assault of distorted pounding riffs. What should I do? What should I do?
Milena - 01.03.2012 at 13:48  
Written by Rulatore on 01.03.2012 at 01:01

Defecto, pretty awesome

Shame on you for copying me
BloodTears - 02.03.2012 at 11:26  
Written by Noktem520 on 29.02.2012 at 19:59

I vote Dimaeon.


And I love you ahah
Cynic Metalhead - 02.03.2012 at 13:14  
Written by BloodTears on 02.03.2012 at 11:26

Written by Noktem520 on 29.02.2012 at 19:59

I vote Dimaeon.


And I love you ahah


Will you give me that amount of love if I vote Dimaeon too?
BloodTears - 02.03.2012 at 17:53  
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 02.03.2012 at 13:14


Will you give me that amount of love if I vote Dimaeon too?


Only if it is an honest vote, I don't want to "sell" votes out here, it would be good if people generally liked them.
Cynic Metalhead - 02.03.2012 at 18:57  
Written by BloodTears on 02.03.2012 at 17:53

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 02.03.2012 at 13:14


Will you give me that amount of love if I vote Dimaeon too?


Only if it is an honest vote, I don't want to "sell" votes out here, it would be good if people generally liked them.


I genuinely liked Dimaeon to be honest. But I thought you are selling your "amount of love" like anything so...i thought why should i left behind?!
Edmund Fogg - 02.03.2012 at 20:18  
Final decision: Lungs

Close battle, but they are the ones that kept drawning me.
Boxcar Willy - 02.03.2012 at 21:26  
The mention of Barn Burner makes me smile, checking that shit out now
Cynic Metalhead - 03.03.2012 at 18:58  
Lungs nailed it. Totally.
Promonex - 16.03.2012 at 02:01  
Defecto wins this one. Easily.
NocturnalStalker - 01.02.2013 at 16:45  
Dimaeon are pretty good. The others weren't to my taste.

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