Monday, January 31, 2011

APATHY

MELODIC/DOOM DEATH
Antrim



Last Known APATHY Line-Up ;
Guitars/Vocals - Brian 'EDDIE' Reynolds (Creation's Tears)
Guitars - Phil Coulter
Bass - Ian Coulter (Creation's Tears)
Drums - Mark Higgins (Arcane Sun)

Former APATHY Members ;
Vocals/Rhythm Guitars - Ryan Darragh (Flavia)
Drums - Andrew Nicholl
Drums - Niall Smyth (Flavia


APATHY were a Doom/Death style band from Co. Antrim in Northern Ireland. Taking a lot of influence from the Paradise Lost and early Anathema, particularly on the 'Traditional Values' and 'Inertia' recordings, it's pretty obvious what to expect from their releases. Not that that's a bad thing at all. The quality of the musicianship and the song writing is well above average. Especially for an unsigned band from the early 1990's. Even the 'Lack Of Emotion EP' from 1993, with it's rough around the edges recording, is a proper belter, given that its their first recording. But it's definitely the 'Inertia' recordings where the true potential of this band shines through. Top class songs by an unsigned Irish band, that definitely deserved to get a proper release back in the day. But just didn't come to fruition. As is the case with so many bands from this island.

A few years later EDDIE started a new band called CREATION'S TEARS, which is pretty much a continuation of APATHY. Check out my CREATION'S TEARS page for more info.

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Big thanks to EDDIE for being so obliging about getting the old APATHY songs up on bandcamp for everyone to access. Thanks a million for all your help. Not just with all the APATHY releases! But with a number of other old Irish metal releases that should hopefully soon be posted on this blog also!

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'APATHY - Lack Of Emotion EP' - (1993)
 Free Download ;   Apathy Bandcamp 



'APATHY - Traditional Values' - (1994)
Free Download ;     Apathy Bandcamp

This track also featured on the
'In Gods Own Image - Vol.3' Comp-Tape
 












'APATHY - Inertia'  -   (Unreleased 1995)
Paid Download ;   Apathy Bandcamp   
This is also available as a completely free download from the
CREATIONS TEARS website when you purchase a copy of
their debut album 'Methods To End It All'.
 


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