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EXIT FEAR - "Crestfallen"

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Exit Fear - "Crestfallen"

(Bad Cake Records) 

When are you people going to learn that space is dangerous? Think of all the movies you've seen set in space. Something bad always happens. It is a law of nature. 

This concept holds true for Crestfallen by Exit Fear. Prepare yourself for a tense battle between life and death in the cold, silent reaches of space, as pulsating synths conjure imagery of a solitary spacecraft drifting across the vastness of the universe. Out here, The Quiet Can Be Very Loud. Being alone, with only the hull of a manmade vessel between oneself and the magnitue of open space is daunting enough, without some malevolent force unleashing itself within the confines of the ship.

Once the danger begins, it is plain to see that there is no escape from the lurking evil that awaits the forsaken space traveler. In the second track,  Space Does Not Care, it is apparent that there will be no rescue. Everything else that follows is a slow dance with fate.

Ultimately, this release turns out to be exactly what the unfortunate soul featured on the cover art warns it will be - a tension-riddled horror show in space. Plenty of chilling moments of terror are ready to be experienced anew when you open the airlock on Crestfallen

Gray Lee

https://exitfearmusic.bandcamp.com/album/crestfallen

THE ETERNAL - "Witness to an Execution"

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The Eternal- "Witness To an Execution"

(Bad Cake Records)

The harsh winters of the Pacific Northwest helped produce a lo-fi masterpiece of bedroom recording that has thankfully been rescued from oblivion by Bad Cake Records. During the winters of 2002/2003,  Matt Martinosky sat down with his guitars, his keyboard and a digital recorder to capture some delightful gems of guitar-driven music.

Witness To An Execution is 10 tracks long and barely clocks in at 23 minutes, so each track is a short vignette of a musical idea that you might hear in a guitarist’s loop pedal as he’s writing songs and cataloging ideas. However, the unfinished nature of these guitar sketches have a life and integrity of their own, and each track gels together to form a cohesive whole.

As you listen, you feel yourself drift into that twilight state between dreaming and waking, that delightful phase where you are still asleep but awake enough to enjoy your slumber. Also, you can focus on your dream and guide it in your semi-conscious state. As you immerse yourself in your dream, you think to yourself, “What a great movie idea this could be.” And, if you had the wherewithal to actually make it into a flick, Witness To An Execution would be the ultimate indie soundtrack.

Theron Willis

https://theeternalsounds.bandcamp.com/album/witness-to-an-execution