Vestiges, "The Descent of Man"

Amazing stuff right here. I'm really blown away by this record - so many influences at work here. Hardcore, post-rock, black metal, crust... and the final product is an amazing composite of all of those sounds that still manages to state its own case, to carve out its own spot. The songwriting is solid, the musicianship is intense, and the passion is on full display. Lyrically monstrous as well. It's a heavy and punishing album that still allows you to get up when it's over and ask for more. It's coming soon as a 2xLP, DIY CD, and cassette, but for now, you can go to the band's website and download the album in high quality digital format for free.

They're doing some shows in the south and midwest with Vit (who are getting their own post in the next day or two), and you can get more info on these shows at the Vestiges Facebook page.

My words don't do justice to this record, and I really don't think you want to miss this, so forget what I said and check it out for yourself. You won't regret it.

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