This band is Hayworth and we've mentioned them once before in the Golden Girls article Troy and I wrote together. They shared a link to a blog that uploaded their entire discography:
I decided to link the blog rather than the download because I'm nice like that.
If you have no idea whether or not Hayworth are your cup of tea here's the best song to listen to while preparing for a wedding. It's called Fuck Church and it's off the album I Now Pronounce You Fucked and Depressed:
Up next is somewhat of an oddity. It kinda sounds like nu-metal but it kinda isn't. It's a one man project from Germany called Caynug and, like Hayworth, he has his whole discography available for free. Unlike Hayworth though he has the possibility open for you to pay something for it so as always, support it if you like it.
While the nu-stylings may get on some nerves I dig the really low-tuned guitars, the shouts, the dark atmosphere and the use of choirs/strings. Imperfection was the first album I heard so I'll leave that here along with the latest one but they're all on Bandcamp so click your way through the discography if you like it. It's definitely not perfect but the imperfection (eh?) is truly part of the charm. Like Philip Fischer's Bandcamp user review says: "This record literally feels alive. It's raw, natural and authentic..."
The only user review on their Bandcamp site reads as follows:
"Prog metal with a vocal style mixing Maynard from Tool and Brandon from Incubus. I know those guys spent a lot of time, money and passion on this project and it shows.
That was written by me back in 2012 when it came out and I still mean every word of it. Maynard and Brandon are two of my all time favorite vocalists (among others) so I didn't make that comparison lightly. Instrumentally they are definitely no slouches either. You don't need to listen to more than a couple of minutes of the first song, Tyranny, to hear that. Whether it's the guitarists, bassist or drummer everyone has their chops down like true professionals. If you are interested they have some studio diaries on Youtube, they recorded in a great studio with some heavyweights of the prog world. If all that wasn't enough Jamie King mastered it and, as I stated in my Contortionist review, Jamie King is simply his last name.