Mouth of the Architect
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
This band has not recorded an album, or even song, that doesn't completely impress me and sound completely different from any other band out there. Their latest effort Paracletus is perfect in every way.
Let the Rivers of Paradise Recede to their Spring
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
This UK band gets a good amount of hate from black metal traditionalists, so in other words they're interesting and absolutely worth checking out. Somewhat atmospheric and definitely progressive, with some interesting use of flutes and violin among other instruments. Summertide's Approach is a standout track.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
This may be old news to most of you but I do know that some of you still haven't had the pleasure to experience this band. Russian Circles is a sort of post-rock/instrumental/progressive type band but really have a sound of their own with an exceptional rhythm section. Their latest album, Geneva, starts of with a tension building first song and drops right into a "holy shit that was awesome" second track that instantly wins your appreciation. The rest of the album is quite diverse and enjoyable all the way through. Do make sure you listen to the whole album in one listen. It may not be as heavy and technical as the other albums posted on this blog but just as potent. And they're a three piece. Check it out. chiiiiiii
Named after a song on the first Naked City album, FTF hail from Canada and can at their most basic level be described as grindcore. I put it this way because aside from the vocal style and fast chug chords they depart from what most would think of grindcore with melodic riffs, as well as slower doomy and mid tempo southern type stoner riffs. Usually when i listen to a grindcore band I give it a listen or two, appreciate it, and then don't usually listen to it again, unless it's Pig Destroyer...and now Fuck the Facts.
Made available by the University of Michigan, you can now download the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach has undeniably influenced every band you influenced, whether you, or even they know it. Well worth having in your music collection.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Post two to make up for recent lack of posting. Just when I lost interest in newer swedish death metal, Slumber came about and showed me that the newer scene there is finally becoming more than just In Flames, At the Gates, and Opeth ripoffs. Very melodic, piano is a staple part of this band as well as female operatic vocals.
Give 'em a listen by downloading Here.
A band I recently discovered hailing from Mike Patton's Ipecac records. Although a mix between metal and dub sounds like it would be really hard to pull off, it isn't, at least not for Brooklyn based Dub Trio. This album spans many different genres and musical ideas and every song is just as refreshing and interesting to listen to as the last. Introduce your ears to this shit by Downloading Here.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
If the album art doesn't instantly make you want to listen to this, you probably had a lobotomy in one of the more significant parts of your right brain at one point or another in your life. I know that over the past couple of years the whole brutal intricate death metal trend has gotten a little out of hand with horrible bands sprouting up everywhere into a field of shit flowers, but among all the cookie cutting, Son of Aurelius is like the giant beanstalk in the middle of the sea of shit taking you and your mind to a better place. Vocals are done to perfection, and in an array of styles, there isnt just one growling sound, or one screaming sound, the style are split up into many sub-styles. All instrumentation is flawless, as well as mixing. No one track drowns any other out. Every song is like a new story, in which the band redefines their style slightly. Intricate scale runs + whammy dives + orchestration + middle of song timing changes = Son of Aurelius. I believe that this band is a cut above and will be doing great things in 2010 and the years to come.
Monday, February 22, 2010
A friend burned a cd for me in high school, the first half was G-unit, and only after I put it into Itunes did I realize that this release, by Aaskereia, was so carefully hidden at the end. Aaskereia performs Dark Winter Forest black metal with beautiful interludes and wailing vocals.
Have yourself a listen, and download here.