The Third Circle of Bandcamp: August 2020 Edition

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Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines.  You got ’em, I got ’em, but more pertinent to this post Charles has ’em, so I’m jumping in to put together a batch of great music you can find on the grand poobah of digital music, Bandcamp.  We got metal, we got stuff that’s tangent to metal, and we got stuff that is unequivocally not metal.  Is that a typical Third Circle post?  Hell if I know, but let’s jump in and see what you think…

Let’s kick it off with the visceral doom rock of Rope Sect, who have taken the dark post-punk vibe of the 80s UK scene and married it with doom, goth and straight up rock and roll on their latest The Great Flood.  Like your metal a little more out there?  Let’s take it to the future death daze of Expander who return with their sophomore effort Neuropunk Boostergang.  More angular crushing metal for you to pour over analyzing every wicked riff.  Not fast enough for you?  Never fear because Pig Destroyer is back to deliver a nasty EP in The Octagonal Stairway.  Feeding off the more robust sound of their previous full-length, this thing is a monster.  But Chris! I like my metal more death-y, not grind-y!  Well I’m fairly certain the new Necrot is going to assuage your needs just fine.  Their newest slab of gristle Mortal will give you all the death metal shivers you require in a day.  And while it may take us multiple times to correctly spell Havukruunu, it only takes one listen of their new album Kelle Surut Soi to hear that the band is keeping Finnish black metal alive and well in the world.  Finally, I would be remiss if I did not list what is fast becoming my favorite release of 2019, the OUTSTANDING split between Howling Giant and Sergeant Thunderhoof.  At two tracks each spanning 20 minutes, it seemed like the perfect closer.

Anyway, if you hate this don’t worry; I’m sure Charles will be back in no time.  But if you like it, make sure to click a link and support some fantastic bands.

(Some of these don’t sell by the track, but you can own all these gems for about $40)

In the meantime, keep it secret, keep it safe.

– Chris


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