Angry Metal Guy’s Unsigned Band Rodeo

AMG’s Unsigned Band Rodeo: Beeldenstorm – Herkoms

AMG’s Unsigned Band Rodeo: Beeldenstorm – Herkoms

“Back in the primordial days of this here blog, we attempted something called “AMG’s Unsigned Band Rodeo.” The basic idea was to select a bunch of unsigned bands and give them the collective review treatment to find the most worthy buried gems. It was our humble effort to remind folks that the metal underground is still an important part of the world of metal.” We’re baaaack!

AMG’s Unsigned Band Rodeo: From Ashes Reborn – Existence Exiled

AMG’s Unsigned Band Rodeo: From Ashes Reborn – Existence Exiled

Welcome to the second Rodeo of the month, and a special one to be sure. Today we feature Existence Exiled, the debut album from German’s From Ashes Reborn. These cats play what they have dubbed “Scandinavian styled melodic death metal” and that’s about all we know about them. Their Facebook and Bandcamp pages have zero information about them. They have no pictures, no band listing, and the only information we have is that they were founded in 2017 and that Existence Exiled was recorded in cooperation with Markus Stock (Empyrium, The Vision Bleak). They tell us that their trademarks are “mighty growls […] embedded in a mixture of Heavy Riffs [sic] and blast beat attacks constantly accompanied by melodic hooks and harmonic lead guitars.” Here to weigh in on whether or not From Ashes Reborn can claim these to be their trademarks, or whether certain Scandinavian melodic death metal bands should be calling their lawyers is Team Corpsepaint by Numbers. Let’s get rodeo-ing!

AMG’s Unsigned Band Rodeo: Cartagena – Roma Delenda Est

AMG’s Unsigned Band Rodeo: Cartagena – Roma Delenda Est

“And, we’re back! The first contestant for 2018’s Unsigned Band Rodeo circuit is Cartagena, a symphonic metal band hailing from Tunisia. Formed in 2009, Roma Delenda Est is their 2nd album, which appears to be have been recorded in 2016 but is only now seeing the light of day for reasons unknown. A conceptual album, it tells of the glory of ancient Carthage and the journeys of a warrior who must experience multiple cultures on his quest (for wengeance!).” The Rodeo is back in town, yo.