Dark Eyes isn’t exactly a new release, but it’s fresh on the Bandcamp circuit. Closing out 2015, the Ukraine’s Blame have made their debut EP available for download for those who missed out. But, with all the awesome new recordings dropping this week alone on that digital marketplace, it was easy to get lost in the mix, especially at the price point being asked for acting as something that can turn potential fans away given the number of low-cost alternatives available. So, is it worth the cost to grab this effort?
When it comes to Bandcamp, there’s a slew of new metal material popping up every single day. Once in a while, I happen across something that, even though not in my review que or submitted for consideration one way or the other, I feel should be given some attention, whether it positive or negative. This week, I opted to inform the masses about the Nachtgnosis Records digital and vinyl reissue of Griftegård‘s 2009 debut full-length opus, Solemn • Sacred • Severe, simply because it’s great to see this one available once more, even if it is in a strictly limited physical run.
When it comes to Bandcamp, there’s a slew of new metal material popping up every single day. Once in a while, I happen across one that, even though not in my review que or submitted for consideration one way or the other, I feel should be given some attention, whether it positive or negative. In this case, I happened upon a band called Cobentrice, who have unleashed their debut full-length album, Switch Dementia, through Narcoleptica Productions.
Circus peanuts? For Christmas? Who dares bring this drek into this apartment?!
Star Sky is the latest mobile title/port from developer Mårten Jonsson, better known for Meadowland and But the Paint a Universe. This new entry, released under the JMJ Interactive monicker, presents another casual walking simulator that focuses greatly on atmosphere more than gameplay. This one has also been released for PC users on the Steam marketplace through AGM Playism, a distributor known for issuing titles like One Way Heroics, D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, Unholy Heights, and many more. But, with many a digital marketplace oversaturated with walking simulators, both in high and low quality, does this new offering have anything to really justify throwing your money at, or is it one of the less memorable experiences you’ll have on either location for the style it presents itself as?