RSI 8/13: TDT – The Depot of Talent

I know I’m late to the party. Not posting that frequently now a days. It is been weeks/months since The Down Troddence, one of my favorite bands in India did a sweep at Rolling Stones Metal Awards, bagging 8 out of 13 awards.

  1. Best Band (Critics’ Choice)
  2. Best Album (Critics’ Choice) – How are you? We are fine thank you.
  3. Best Song (Critics’ Choice) – Nagavalli
  4. Best Band (Popular Choice)
  5. Best Album (Popular Choice)
  6. Best Song (Popular Choice)
  7. Best Guitarist – Varun Raj
  8. Best Artwork – Abhijith VB

I urge everyone who read this to buy their album from The 199 bucks you spend is worth it. If you want a hard copy you can get it from

The best thing about the album is the song Nagavalli. There is a killer unofficial video cut by Riaz Hassan. View it below.

  • Spellbinding guitar solo
  • Terrific arrangement.
  • Usage of malahiri raga
  • Breakdown
  • Out of the world artwork of Nagavall
  • Recording and Mixing by Keshav Dhar of Skyharbor

Well, I can go on and on praising this song. It is one of the best tracks India ever produced in my opinion.


The album includes another track called Forgotten Martyrs featuring the “God of Small Strings” himself! (Baiju Dharmajan).Improved versions of their earlier tracks, Death Vanity, ortnIavihS, Shiva are present in the album. Other notable tracks are Hell Within Hell (that wicked carnatic riff) and KFC(breakdowns again).



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