AMG’s Unsigned Band Rodeo

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.

AMG’s Unsigned Band Rodeo: Deavhronun – Disciples of Cain

AMG’s Unsigned Band Rodeo: Deavhronun – Disciples of Cain

“For our second November rodeo we present Deavhronun, a blackened death metal act from Southampton, England. Their Disciples of Cain debut is an intriguing concept album about the infamous period in Norwegian black metal history when Mayhem was beset by a suicide and the murder of band members. Meta? Perhaps. But definitely intriguing.” Mayhem at the Rodeo.

AMG’s Unsigned Band Rodeo: Sar Isatum – Shurpu

AMG’s Unsigned Band Rodeo: Sar Isatum – Shurpu

“We’re a wee bit late with our bi-monthly Unsigned Band Rodeo, but nothing can stop the running of the unsigned bands permanently. They just keep running and running and someone’s got to wrangle em’. That somebody, is us! The first of our two November broncos is the debut album from Denver, Colorado black metallers, Sar Isatum.” Mile High Drub.

AMG’s Unsigned Band Rodeo: Adrift for Days – A Sleepless Grey

AMG’s Unsigned Band Rodeo: Adrift for Days – A Sleepless Grey

“After several years of self-righteous elitism where we largely overlooked unsigned acts, it’s high time we make amends. And so we’re bringing AMGs Unsigned Band Rodeo back from the dustbins of history with a fresh paint job and a butt-load of new reviewers! Every other month we will pluck a band from metallic obscurity, review the holy Bejesus out of them and leave them to the mercy of you, the fickle masses. At year’s end we will crown the best in show and shower them with accolades, cheap beer and day old sushi. Now that you know the score, welcome to the Rodeo, mofos!” Aussie doom-drone makes for a wild ride.

AMG’s Unsigned Band Rodeo: Canvas Black – Destructive Herd Mentality

AMG’s Unsigned Band Rodeo: Canvas Black – Destructive Herd Mentality

“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. After several years of self-righteous elitism where we largely overlooked unsigned acts, it’s high time we make amends.” Today, we ride (and review).