Monday, October 15, 2012

FREE Music!!

Hello, friends!  Everyone loves free, well except for that cute baby in the Jimmy Fallon Capital One ads, but that's beside the point.  I'm always a fan of free music, even if I can't consider the music in question as great.  If I think it is good and not annoying and it's FREE, I've got nothing against downloading it. 

Therefore, I would like to take the time to personally thank the bands Cloud and Abigail for the free downloads of their new EPs, which have resulted in my iPod finally breaking the 4,000 song barrier.

I'd like to take a moment to talk about Cloud first.  Information on them seems to be insanely difficult to come by.  You try it.  Type the name of the artist into Google and I guarantee you won't come up with a single page relating to them.  Then how did I find out about them?  Months ago I listened to a track from their new EP on Sounds Better with Reverb.  This is some impressive keyboard-based electronic music, complete with melodic, synthetic piano sounds and atmospheric ambiance.  Cloud is a great electronica artist, and I will be looking forward to their next release.  Check out the EP "A Rush of Sun" below. Download this EP at Cloud's Bandcamp page.

Second, I happened across Abigail at No Clean Singing.  I don't read everything I see at NCS and I don't listen to everything I read, mostly because these days metal has to be something I really enjoy to purchase it.  Thankfully, I am a fan of FREE, so downloading Abigail's latest EP from 2011 was a pleasure.  No Clean Singing is a metal blog, and Abigail is a metal band.  They play loud and aggressive prog-styled metal with vicious growls and blistering howls.  Somewhere within the cacophony of sound are the roots of doom-oriented themes and melodies.  This band is similar to As Daylight Dies and Insomnia, yet heavier.  Abigail is from Romania.  They would certainly appreciate if you download their EP "It is the Night I Fear."  They are currently amping up to produce a full-length album, which I might pick up.  This music is not for the faint at heart, but it is FREE.  Download this EP at Abigail's Bandcamp page.  As always thanks for reading and enjoy!

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