But, if an artist feels comfortable with releasing their material publicly and it happens to be good, I'd like to post something.
I'm going to start with the band Daughters of Mara who I credited as being one of my favorite new artists of 2008 along with having the best headbanger of the year with the song "And Away".
With a little bit of bad news, the band disbanded officially at the end of 2008 as a result of Virgin Records sitting on their hands to release the album (something that I plan to discuss in a later post in more detail).
If you like metalcore (metal mixed with melody), this album is about as good as it gets. Aside from the album I Am Destroyer, you will be getting the B-sides from the album and some of his solo work which is a bit more diverse.