This will be a quick one. As I have run out of time in my day. The Dillinger Escape Plan are one of those bands that always bring furious creative music to my ears anytime I listen to them. It’s almost too much to the point I don’t get it, but I still somehow get it and enjoy what I hear each and every time. When I listen to “One of Us is the Killer“, I am filled with a sense of excitement and the unorthodox riffing always keeps me interested and entertained. One of Us is the Killer is one of those albums you just press play and enjoy yourself, no matter what the situation may be in your day. Beautiful. Chaotic. The Dillinger Escape Plan.
19 covers from 19 different bands and artists come together to form this wonderful tribute cover album of great Woods of Ypres tracks. I’m not usually into cover albums but I’ll listen to them from time to time and this one is especially good. These guys did these songs a great amount justice and they sound magnificent!!! Well done my friends!!!!!
ASTAROT gives you what you desire when you want to kill yourself, yet also gives you something to live for as well. The band hails from Mexico, one of the most war ridden countries in the world right now, so his inspiration is real. Only two songs can be previewed on his Bandcamp currently but they are incredibly good songs. Listen now, feel inspired.
Bandcamp, it sure has it’s moments. One thing I immediately clicked on was this tribute to Deftones’ self titled album in loving memory of the late Chi Cheng. The mix of bands are ones I’ve never heard of but they do a pretty damn good job and give each song a little twist. Check it out! Hell if you like it, download it! The album is FREE.
I must apologize for the post last week. I really rustled some jimmies with that “Periphery” review. Trolling/joking aside, I never want this site to be a joke or be known as “That shitty troll metal blog”, nor do I want to become known as an annoying blog like Metalsucks. I’ve just been bored lately and I am just losing the drive to keep writing about metal. I love music and metal will always be my life but it’s becoming stagnant to write about metal on a daily basis and still express myself and be creative at the same time. I’ve lost my integrity honestly. However, I hope to share my thoughts on this beautiful new album by Tesseract.
This year marks 15 years of Obscene Extreme and to celebrate the occasion the organisers decided to go all out and in extreme style by hosting an additional 3 festivals in 3 additional continents. Over the last few months Obscene Extreme has appeared in Mexico City – Mexico, Jakarta – Indonesia & Melbourne – Australia. A daunting feat to say the least but the organisers pulled it off and came back in one piece. There has been much success but also some failures and after some time at home to reflect on the adventure the man behind the whole idea, Curby, has spoken about the experience on the run up to the final Obscene Extreme Festival in Czech Republic this July.
TÝR, hailing all the way from the Faroe Islands, are currently recording their new album with producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Aborted, Mercenary) at his studios in Denmark. For drum tracking on this album, TÝR has enlisted the services of George Kollias, one of metal’s most accomplished drummers, primarily known for his work in Nile, as well as Nightfall. A video featuring drum tracking highlights, as well as a short message from Kollias, is streaming now on Youtube and you can view it below!
I didn’t even know they were making a new GT let alone have it released later this year. This seems odd considering there is supposed to be a new console released very soon. However, you can pre-order Gran Turismo 6 right now on Amazon so it must be legit. I’m stuck with a Xbox only so I’ve been playing Forza for the past several years. I’d love to get back into Gran Turismo though.
Children of Bodom and Grupa 13 (The guys who film all of those awesome Behemoth videos) release a new video for “Transference”, a new track off of CoB’s new album “Halo of Blood”. This is the first time hearing this track and I’m actually looking forward to hearing the new album from these guys. Less cheese and more metal!
Pathology have revealed that “Lords Of Rephaim” will be released Sep, 3rd 2013 on Sevared Records. The cover art is done once again by Par Olofsson. Also, both original vocalist Matti Way and original guitarist Tim Tiszczenko have returned to the band. This will be their 6th consecutive year releasing new music. What do you think about Pathology releasing a new album every year?
Guitar World….always coming out with these silly posts, recently put together a Top 10 list of the best 7-string songs of all time list. While I do agree some of the songs on that list are worthy, I get the feeling they truly didn’t listen to the “best” song from that particular band. Korn’s “Blind” might have been ground breaking as it tore through the grunge standard and began something new (or “nu”). Is it the best song by them? No. I felt the same way about some of the other bands. However, I’m glad Nevermore’s “Born” made the list. I love that song. Check out the list here: http://www.guitarworld.com/magnificent-seven-10-greatest-seven-string-guitar-songs-all-time?page=0,0
Warning: This is not constructive criticism. You know what’s one thing I’ll never get? It’s the fact that “djent” has become so popular considering there are no riffs. I mean this is metal right? Metal has riffs. I understand that Periphery has metal elements about them, electric guitars, decent drum work and some over the top vocals. However that just doesn’t matter here as it doesn’t come together to form something decent. This music is really boring you have to really be in the mood to listen to it and enjoy it. There’s just not much going on for it. There are some nice underlying melodies going on underneath the weird/awkward time change plucking but other than that it’s pretty monotonous.
Master fortune teller Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying wrote on his Tumblr a year ago telling us about his Prison Style Workout for when he is out on tour. Well, I hope he is able to still workout during his incarceration with such fire in his heart because there isn’t much to do when you’re in the slammer. He wrote the following:
Matt Tybor, screamer/singer for The Bunny The Bear (He’s the bunny), showed me his side project, A Liar Wrote This Symphony, and I truly dug it. Listening to the first song on this playlist called “Curtain Call”, Matt brings back his tragic screams to the track, however the main hook is him singing and it just goes to show that he truly can sing. It’s a different direction, a direction I approve, and if something were to happen and TBTB had to call it quits, Matt needs to definitely focus on this work. He has something going on over here with A Liar Wrote This Symphony. Click here to listen!
London death metal band Acrania really take a page out of the book of Aborted. With your crazy fast double bass patterns, relentless riffing and intense speeds, Acrania really bring the metal out on this album. I’ve never heard of these guys before I can tell you after one single listen on this album I’m definitely a fan.