The Skinny: Death metal/sludge powerhouse Bastard Feast are streaming their latest full-length, Fear in a Handful of Dust. The album can be heard in its entirety just below. The band recently announced the offering of a track for free download off the record, titled “A Howling Wind” at their new Bandcamp page.
The Portland, Oregon Bastard Feast (formerly known as Elitist at the time) released Fear in a Handful of Dust in June 2011 on Season of Mist. Regarding the album, Bastard Feast said: “This is for those of us who observe and recognize the evidence of evil in faith, hypocrisy of government and the poisons of herd mentality. We’ll scream our message of discontent from bloody throats and open wounds.”
Fusing an unhealthy dose of death metal with the heavier elements of Doom, a dissonant take on hardcore, and the visceral aspects of black metal, Bastard Feast have continually followed their DIY ethos. The band has been seen touring the United States relentlessly both on their own, and with such notable bands as: Gaza, Rotten Sound, Black Breath, Landmine Marathon, and The Accused and more.