Today’s freebie comes to us by way of Ireland and the band Third Island. Honestly the band is pretty new to us, but based on our preview and the bands PR one that skirts the divide between sludge, doom and post-metal. You can’t go wrong with that combination. The band has CDs, tee shirts and other albums available on their bandcamp page, so if you like what you hear, please support the band.
First, if you don’t already have one, make sure you sign up for a free bandcamp fan account to add this to your collection and join in on all the fun. Follow your favorite bands, your favorite fans and start down the path to extreme addiction. You can’t afford to or not to do it.
Pick an 8-digit code, any code and enter it at the links below. If it’s taken, try the next one. They will go fast so act fast. It helps promote further if you click the “add to collection” box and make sure you’re logged into your free account. Also be sure to download from the link it takes you to or the email that comes when you have an account in your choice of format including mp3, WAV, and FLAC for all you audiophiles out there.
About the Band
Third Island is a post metal band formed in 2015 and based in Ireland. Drawing from a wide array of influences including doom, post rock, shoegaze, sludge, and stoner rock, the band aims to create a unique sound blending huge guitars tones and dark atmospheres.
Third Island – Omelas
“Omelas” is the first full length album, and third release, by Irish Post-Metal band Third Island.
This album’s concept follows the story of “The Ones Who Walk Away From The Omelas” by Ursula K. Le Guin. The story presents the ideal Utopian society, where people are certain to prosper definitely into the future, so long as they are happy not to question the methods behind their City’s success. There are some who cannot take the success of the City so simply, and who choose instead to seek out the secrets deeper within. The answers, however, are often worse than they are prepared for, and leaves the people with only two choices – to live silently with this knowledge or be exiled into the Mountains, a place from where no-one has ever returned.
Written over the course of a year, the album lyrically and musically explores the themes of the story; the joy of discovery, the pride of the city, the anger and sadness of learning the truth, and final isolation of the ultimatum. This is achieved through a meld of genres, shifting slowly through melancholic post-rock and progressive passages into oppressive, anxious doom and sludge.
Please enjoy your visit to our beautiful, unforgiving city.
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