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Topic: List of the best free & legal metal music
Posted By: bartosso
Subject: List of the best free & legal metal music
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2013 at 7:06pm
Recommend only bands/albums that are released for free or at name-your-price mode. The difference between this thread and  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=98" rel="nofollow - Free legal Metal Mp3 downloads  is that here you recommend music you consider to be worthy of further promotion and recognition. 

MMA Collaborator's List of the Best Free & Legal Metal Albums
(hint: cover artworks are direct links to band's bandcamp)

UMUR:
  • De Magia Veterum -  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/de-magia-veterum--in-conspectu-divinae-majestatis%28ep%29.aspx" rel="nofollow - In Conspectu Divinae Majestatis  (avant black metal)
http://gnawtheirtongues.bandcamp.com/album/in-conspectu-divinae-majestatis-sept-2010" rel="nofollow">

"The tracks are layered and full of details, which make them not only a really aggressive and chaotic listen, 
but also a very intriguing one." ~ UMUR (4,5/5)

  • Revocation -  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/revocation--teratogenesis%28ep%29.aspx" rel="nofollow - Teratogenesis  (thrash metal)
http://www.scionav.com/collection/1083/Revocation---Teratogenesis" rel="nofollow">

"Besides classic thrash metal riffs, the band interspersed the music with clever tech death themes, cool melodic solos and quite elaborate variations that keep your attention riveted throughout. " ~ bartosso (4/5)

  • Agoraphobic Nosebleed -  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/agoraphobic-nosebleed--a-joyful-noise%28ep%29.aspx" rel="nofollow - A Joyful Noise  (grindcore)
http://grindcorekaraoke.com/album/a-joyful-noise" rel="nofollow">

"The band are so mean yet still full of bizarre humour, that this release comes off as completely irresistable." ~ UMUR (4/5)

  • Chosen -  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/chosen--resolution.aspx" rel="nofollow - Resolution  (death metal)
http://chosenmetal.bandcamp.com/" rel="nofollow">

"In all, "Resolution" is an artistically successful, and quite original, opus of progressively oriented and sophisticated extreme metal which combines the progressiveness of the likes of Death, Atheist, and Opeth with the crushing grooves of Meshuggah into a riff-driven metallic onslaught." ~ Time Signature (4/5)

Tupan:
  • Random Mullet -  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/random-mullet--remission%28ep%29.aspx" rel="nofollow - Remission  (progressive metal)
http://www.lastfm.com.br/music/Random+Mullet" rel="nofollow">

"...if you like nu metal combined with melodeath, djent, jazz, alt metal, electronic and pop, 
then I strongly recommend this album to you." ~bartosso
http://www.lastfm.com.br/music/Random+Mullet" rel="nofollow - DOWNLOAD LINK  (all albums)

  • The Reptilians -  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/the-reptilians--the-mentalist.aspx" rel="nofollow - The Mentalist  (experimental/prog metal)
http://thereptilians.bandcamp.com/album/the-mentalist" rel="nofollow">

"The music is a little difficult to describe, but it settles between hard rock, black metal and predominantly progressive metal." ~renkls (4/5)

  • Random -  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/random--todos-los-colores-del.aspx" rel="nofollow - Todo.s los colores del  (progressive metal)
http://randomprog.bandcamp.com/" rel="nofollow">

"Random's sound is very diverse, and throughout this album, I was hearing everything from Pantera to Tool to Meshuggah to Primus to Mr. Bungle and even The Mars Volta and Pink Floyd." ~ Conor Fynes (4/5)


bartosso:
  • Heir to Madness -  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/heir-to-madness--the-citadel.aspx" rel="nofollow - The Citadel  (progressive metal/rock)
http://heirtomadness.com/" rel="nofollow">

"That's a real treat for fans of atmospheric rock and metal, especially for those who are waiting for the new album from Tool.bartosso (4/5)

  • Cormorant -  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/cormorant--dwellings.aspx" rel="nofollow - Dwellings  (eclectic/prog metal)
http://cormorant.bandcamp.com/" rel="nofollow">

"With high quality cover artwork come high expectations. By combining sophisticated symbolism of the concept with heavy metal spontaneity, black metal harshness and Opeth's approach to harmonies, Cormorant measured up to these expectations." ~bartosso (4/5)

adg211288:
  • Sedulity -  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/sedulity--the-valley-of-dying-stars.aspx" rel="nofollow - The Valley of Dying Stars (thrash metal)
http://sedulity.bandcamp.com/album/the-valley-of-dying-stars" rel="nofollow">

"I especially like that the band is able to create progressive atmospheric passages and make them work so completely with the full on thrash riffs vocals." ~adg211288 (4,5/5)

  • Lascaille's Shroud -  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/lascailles-shroud--interval-01-parallel-infinities-the-inner-universe.aspx" rel="nofollow - Interval 01: Parallel Infinities - The Inner Universe  (progressive death metal)
http://lascaillesshroud.bandcamp.com/album/interval-01-parallel-infinities-the-inner-universe" rel="nofollow">

"The Inner Universe is easily one for the prog fans first and foremost, but Im sure death metal fans will find some enjoyment within the album all the same, although theyll need the patience to get through the elongated sections of instrumental music." ~adg211288 (4,5/5)

Stooge:
  • Alaskan -  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/alaskan--adversity;-woe.aspx" rel="nofollow - Adversity; Woe  (post metal)
http://alaskan.bandcamp.com/album/adversity-woe" rel="nofollow">


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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2013 at 3:00am
De Magia veterum - In Conspectu Divinae Majestatis (2012 EP): http://gnawtheirtongues.bandcamp.com/album/in-conspectu-divinae-majestatis-sept-2010-free-download" rel="nofollow - http://gnawtheirtongues.bandcamp.com/album/in-conspectu-divinae-majestatis-sept-2010-free-download
Very much worhty of a download. Ive written a review here: http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/in-conspectu-divinae-majestatis%28ep%29--review.aspx?id=241223" rel="nofollow - http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/in-conspectu-divinae-majestatis(ep)--review.aspx?id=241223

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Posted By: Tupan
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2013 at 4:47am
Random Mullet, I love this band (yes bartosso, I know your opinion about themWink):  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/random-mullet.aspx?ac=random" rel="nofollow - http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/random-mullet.aspx?ac=random

Download: http://www.lastfm.com.br/music/Random+Mullet" rel="nofollow - http://www.lastfm.com.br/music/Random+Mullet



Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2013 at 7:56am
^ yeah, I didn't really like what I heard. Still, thanks for recommendation

I'm going to update the first post regularly by adding your recommendations to the list (check it out, it's neat!) Album covers are direct links to bandcamp/lastfm etc.


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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2013 at 8:35am
Yeah that looks niceThumbs Up.

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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2013 at 9:28am
I strongly recommend Heir to Madnesshttp://heirtomadness.com/" rel="nofollow - http://heirtomadness.com/

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Posted By: Tupan
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2013 at 9:39am
Ok, one more: The Reptilians! I speacially recommend their one-song album The Mentalist:

MMA: http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/the-reptilians.aspx?ac=the%20reptilians" rel="nofollow - http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/the-reptilians.aspx?ac=the%20reptilians

Download: http://thereptilians.bandcamp.com/" rel="nofollow - http://thereptilians.bandcamp.com/


Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2013 at 10:17am
Id definitely put the new Revocation EP titled Teratogenesis on the list: http://www.scionav.com/collection/1083/Revocation---Teratogenesis" rel="nofollow - http://www.scionav.com/collection/1083/Revocation---Teratogenesis
 
...personally I think its the best output from them yet...and its freeHeadbanger


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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2013 at 10:31am
^ The list in the first post is getting bigger and bigger - good!

I'll definitely check those albums!


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Posted By: Tupan
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2013 at 12:45pm
^Yeah, do it! I still need to check Teratogenesis and Heir to the madness, though.


Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2013 at 1:03pm
Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

Originally posted by Tupan Tupan wrote:

The EP Joyful Noise, by Agoraphobic Nosebleed, is again free for download! Here: http://grindcorekaraoke.com/album/a-joyful-noise" rel="nofollow - - http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/a-joyful-noise(ep)--review.aspx?id=264511
Ive taken this quote from the other thread. Highly recommedable EP release by Agoraphobic Nosebleed.


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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2013 at 1:22pm
^ Added.




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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2013 at 4:23pm
Cormorant -  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/cormorant--dwellings.aspx" rel="nofollow - Dwellings

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Posted By: Tupan
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2013 at 8:37pm

Too bad, seems that the other collabs are not coming here... It's really sad...

Anyways, I will recommend another great album:  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/distorted-harmony--utopia.aspx" rel="nofollow - Utopia , by Distorted Harmony. One of the finest releases of 2012, and only recently I have listened to.




Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 28 Apr 2013 at 3:48am
Sedulity - The Valley of Dying Stars (progressive thrash)

http://sedulity.bandcamp.com/album/the-valley-of-dying-stars" rel="nofollow - http://sedulity.bandcamp.com/album/the-valley-of-dying-stars

Unless something really wows me in the next few days, this will be album of the month on my website Heavy Metal Haven. Due to cross post my review here today as well. Headbanger


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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 07 May 2013 at 4:33pm
Originally posted by Tupan Tupan wrote:

Too bad, seems that the other collabs are not coming here... It's really sad...

Anyways, I will recommend another great album:  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/distorted-harmony--utopia.aspx" rel="nofollow - Utopia , by Distorted Harmony. One of the finest releases of 2012, and only recently I have listened to.


Utopia is not free anymore since the CD release. 


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Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 08 May 2013 at 1:53am
Lascaille's Shroud - Interval 01: Parallel Infinities - The Inner Universe (progressive death metal)

http://lascaillesshroud.bandcamp.com/album/interval-01-parallel-infinities-the-inner-universe" rel="nofollow - http://lascaillesshroud.bandcamp.com/album/interval-01-parallel-infinities-the-inner-universe


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Posted By: Tupan
Date Posted: 08 May 2013 at 7:05am
Originally posted by bartosso bartosso wrote:

Originally posted by Tupan Tupan wrote:

Too bad, seems that the other collabs are not coming here... It's really sad...

Anyways, I will recommend another great album:  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/distorted-harmony--utopia.aspx" rel="nofollow - Utopia , by Distorted Harmony. One of the finest releases of 2012, and only recently I have listened to.


Utopia is not free anymore since the CD release. 


It's still free for download, I got the tracks here: http://www.distortedharmony.com/music/" rel="nofollow - http://www.distortedharmony.com/music/


Posted By: Wilytank
Date Posted: 08 May 2013 at 11:12am
Originally posted by Tupan Tupan wrote:

Originally posted by bartosso bartosso wrote:

Originally posted by Tupan Tupan wrote:

Too bad, seems that the other collabs are not coming here... It's really sad...

Anyways, I will recommend another great album:  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/distorted-harmony--utopia.aspx" rel="nofollow - Utopia , by Distorted Harmony. One of the finest releases of 2012, and only recently I have listened to.


Utopia is not free anymore since the CD release. 


It's still free for download, I got the tracks here: http://www.distortedharmony.com/music/" rel="nofollow - http://www.distortedharmony.com/music/


Umm...where is the download option here?


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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 08 May 2013 at 12:18pm
Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

Lascaille's Shroud - Interval 01: Parallel Infinities - The Inner Universe (progressive death metal)

http://lascaillesshroud.bandcamp.com/album/interval-01-parallel-infinities-the-inner-universe" rel="nofollow - http://lascaillesshroud.bandcamp.com/album/interval-01-parallel-infinities-the-inner-universe

Added. I'll add a quote once you post a review (you will, right?Smile)


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Posted By: Wilytank
Date Posted: 08 May 2013 at 12:22pm
Unfortunately, it seems that no matter what music that is free pales in comparison for music that isn't for some reason.

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Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 08 May 2013 at 12:24pm
Originally posted by bartosso bartosso wrote:

Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

Lascaille's Shroud - Interval 01: Parallel Infinities - The Inner Universe (progressive death metal)

http://lascaillesshroud.bandcamp.com/album/interval-01-parallel-infinities-the-inner-universe" rel="nofollow - http://lascaillesshroud.bandcamp.com/album/interval-01-parallel-infinities-the-inner-universe

Added. I'll add a quote once you post a review (you will, right?Smile)

I actually have already, but I give my work two weeks on my own site before posting elsewhere, you can quote from here though, it'll be the same:

http://metaltube.freeforums.org/lascaille-s-shroud-parallel-infinities-the-inner-universe-t2969.html" rel="nofollow - http://metaltube.freeforums.org/lascaille-s-shroud-parallel-infinities-the-inner-universe-t2969.html


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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 08 May 2013 at 1:25pm
^ List updated.

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Posted By: Tupan
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 12:15pm
Originally posted by Wilytank Wilytank wrote:

Originally posted by Tupan Tupan wrote:

Originally posted by bartosso bartosso wrote:

Originally posted by Tupan Tupan wrote:

Too bad, seems that the other collabs are not coming here... It's really sad...

Anyways, I will recommend another great album:  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/distorted-harmony--utopia.aspx" rel="nofollow - Utopia , by Distorted Harmony. One of the finest releases of 2012, and only recently I have listened to.


Utopia is not free anymore since the CD release. 


It's still free for download, I got the tracks here: http://www.distortedharmony.com/music/" rel="nofollow - http://www.distortedharmony.com/music/


Umm...where is the download option here?


I just clicked in the song titles and downloaded the songs to my HD!


Posted By: Tupan
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 12:39pm
Originally posted by Wilytank Wilytank wrote:

Unfortunately, it seems that no matter what music that is free pales in comparison for music that isn't for some reason.


Well, it's an opinion. Try to search more, though, and I think you will find something so good that you'll be amazed by the fact it's free!




Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 3:35pm
Originally posted by Tupan Tupan wrote:

Originally posted by Wilytank Wilytank wrote:

Unfortunately, it seems that no matter what music that is free pales in comparison for music that isn't for some reason.


Well, it's an opinion. Try to search more, though, and I think you will find something so good that you'll be amazed by the fact it's free!


 
Yeah Ive found quite a few great releases around the net that are offered up for free download by the artist. Actually Ive just found a new one (or I saw it recommended on the Grimmthurs bandcamp profile) that Id like to have on my recommendation list:
 
The "Resolution" debut album by Chosen is a really great technical/progressive death metal/metalcore release to my ears: http://chosenmetal.bandcamp.com/" rel="nofollow - http://chosenmetal.bandcamp.com/
CHOSEN - Resolution cover
http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/chosen--resolution.aspx" rel="nofollow - http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/chosen--resolution.aspx


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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 5:29pm
^ Added to the list.

http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=5782&PID=87299#87299" rel="nofollow - http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=5782&PID=87299#87299


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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 10 May 2013 at 12:24am
^Thanks Bartosz. Im pretty sure though that its Time Signature you should credit for the Words about the album, as I havent posted  my review yet.

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Posted By: Tupan
Date Posted: 10 May 2013 at 8:46am
Ok, another album which is much loved here on MMA (and in the net in general): Todo.s Los Colores Del, by the argentinian band Randomhttp://www.metalmusicarchives.com/random--todos-los-colores-del.aspx" rel="nofollow - http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/random--todos-los-colores-del.aspx


Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 10 May 2013 at 9:27am
Will you take a single for this list?

If so:  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/iced-earth--dantes-inferno-2011%28single%29.aspx" rel="nofollow - http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/iced-earth--dantes-inferno-2011(single).aspx

Which you can get from:  http://www.icedearth.com/dantesinferno" rel="nofollow - http://www.icedearth.com/dantesinferno

I haven't reviewed it, since I rarely do singles so if you can include it here's a mini write up:

"Killer re-recording of their classic track with new vocalist Stu Block. Power-thrash at it's best. 5/5"


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Posted By: Stooge
Date Posted: 10 May 2013 at 4:28pm
I recommend "Adversity; Woe" by Canadian (Ottawa, Ontario) post-metal band Alaskan.  It can be downloaded here (along with their other quality releases):   http://alaskan.bandcamp.com/" rel="nofollow - http://alaskan.bandcamp.com/




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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 11 May 2013 at 3:34pm
Originally posted by Tupan Tupan wrote:

Originally posted by Wilytank Wilytank wrote:

Originally posted by Tupan Tupan wrote:

Originally posted by bartosso bartosso wrote:

Originally posted by Tupan Tupan wrote:

Too bad, seems that the other collabs are not coming here... It's really sad...

Anyways, I will recommend another great album:  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/distorted-harmony--utopia.aspx" rel="nofollow - Utopia , by Distorted Harmony. One of the finest releases of 2012, and only recently I have listened to.


Utopia is not free anymore since the CD release. 


It's still free for download, I got the tracks here: http://www.distortedharmony.com/music/" rel="nofollow - http://www.distortedharmony.com/music/


Umm...where is the download option here?


I just clicked in the song titles and downloaded the songs to my HD!
Well, it works with "save link as" option, but I doubt the band made it possible intentionally, hehe. Anyway, as far as I know, the album is not officially free so I'm not going to add it to the list.


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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 11 May 2013 at 6:37pm
Both Alaskan and Random albums added to the list:

http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=5782&PID=87299#87299" rel="nofollow - http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=5782&PID=87299#87299


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Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2013 at 12:22am
I recommend any Black Metal fans to check out Hellebore, amazing Canadian Atmospheric BM.
You can get their 2012 demo, and 2013 full-length releases for free from the band's bandcamp page.
Anouof thwo cover art
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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2019 at 3:30am
Tech thrash metal fans should check this one out: https://exocosm.bandcamp.com/album/spiral-of-decay" rel="nofollow - https://exocosm.bandcamp.com/album/spiral-of-decay

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