Unsigned & Streamed: Palaces

Posted by on December 19, 2012

Why should major label bands be the only ones who get love? Unsigned & Streamed is a column where we stream a song from an unsigned band we at Metal Insider really dig.

This week on Unsigned & Streamed, we’re losing our minds over the riff-driven hell Atlanta’s Palaces has given us. The trio’s debut, Tarnish, is out now on the band’s own Organism Records.  Palaces has a lot in common with Mastodon’s dark progressive prowess and Neurosis’ stone-heavy sludginess, but there’s a noticeable dash of hardcore and even crust-punk here that fans of Converge and Coliseum are sure to appreciate.  They’re a tricky band to classify, straddling the gap between multiple sub-genres of heavy music as if Kvelertak had grown up next door to Quicksand.  Maybe it’s best to think of them as more concise, crustier cousins to KEN Mode, who they’ve shared the stage with in the past.  But we’ll let the music do the talking; check out Tarnish’s blistering opening track, “One,” streaming below.


Palaces’ debut album Tarnish is available as a digital download or as a grey marbled colored vinyl 12″.  Both versions can be bought directly from the band’s Bandcamp, and you can keep up with the band through their Facebook page.

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