Monday, December 31, 2012
2012Pissed Grind/Blast/Black/Death Metal. It's like a Black Metal Pig Destroyer. This kicks my ass all over the place.
2012Folky somber depressed Black Metal with good production. Probably more in common with 80's Goth music than 80's Metal. More for the girls than the guys except there are some scary Black Metal vocals that will scare all girls away. There's also clean Eddie Vedder type Black Metal vocals that will scare the teenage boys away. The interesting thing here is the touches of psychedelic sounds. Similar to late 60's Pink Floyd.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
2012Falling somewhere between Bongzilla and Acid King, Demonic Death Judge do it up right. Their previous album, The Descent, was one of my favorites from 2011. They don't express as many ideas here, but let you get lost in the groove vibe of the riff instead.
Monday, December 24, 2012
2012Rumbling wall of heavy crushing that is blackened and crushing and it goes really slower for a while and goes really fast for a while tempo changes happen when you need them. The guys remind me a bit of Acid Witch, but Witchchrist seem more "serious". I hear the Entombed influence burried in there as well.
-Blackened Sludge and Death Metal.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Cattle Decapitation have turned it up a notch! They've gone beyond the generic Death/Grind and added some elements and all of a sudden they've distanced themselves from the crowd.
2012This is the first Deftones record that I've listened to all the way through. Soaring vocals dominate. Heavy tunes that feel mostly sad. Sad teenage girl songs with heavy music for teenage boys. This one doesn't feel quite a monotonous...As far as I know there's no other bands that sound quite like the Deftones. Mostly because of the vocals. These songs are instantly recognizable as the Deftones. This album creates a nice atmosphere psychedelic metal.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
2012I read on the internet that 2012 wasn't a good year for Glam Metal. Well obviously the internet hasn't heard the new Crazy Lixx.
If Judas Priest covered Deep Purples' Perfect Strangers. Epic and Triumphant NWOBHM rockin'. Grand Magus is an Awesome band.
2012Snail are really good. Good enough to be on the radio or something. Too heavy for the radio I suppose. Heavy riffs killer songs cool melodies...stuff you night say to describe Soundgarden. Snail doesn't sound like Soundgarden though they don't sound like Alice In Chains or Kyuss either, but they got that vibe where they can fit right in there. Heavy melodic stoner psyche metal.
2012These guys combine the heavy grooves of Sleep and a classic rock doom Cathedral type vibe. Moonless do it good and bring their own entree to the Sabbath groove table. One of the better straight up Stoner rock releases of 2012.
2012Sabbath inspired Doomy Stoner rock. Similar to bands like Bongzilla, Sleep, Weedeater, ect but not pushing any boundaries or getting excessive like those bands tend to do. These guys are solid and sound good. Theres nothing here that really sets them apart. No vocals don't really help in that department either. The guitar does take of occasionally in an Earthless trip out kinda way.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
2012Frantic crazy brutal grind death. It will take several listens for this to sink in. Slick production.
-Carcass, Brutal Truth, Exhumed side of Metal going on here.
2012High energy rock meets sleazy metal. Fancy production. Fancier than you'd expect for this type of music. Stoner rock with an attitude.
2012NeurosisCore/Post Rock. Personally I don't much have the patience anymore, but this one is really good. Super heavy and super mellow in it's epicness. Well done!
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Post blues rock blending into mid 70's Hard Rock. Tasty guitar rockin' with an English vibe. Gets a little trippy too. Excellent record. Sometimes the guitar gets pretty aggressive in tone and playing.
-This gets compared to bands like Frigid Pink, Budgie, The Groundhogs...
Saturday, November 17, 2012
1979Late 70's pop rock. Sometimes it's terribly bad in a high cheese factor kind of way. At their best they've got a Boston/Cheap Trick vibe happening, but sometimes it's not that good. Bay City Rollers keep coming to mind. This is a guilty pleasure type thing. it's not cool to like the Partridge Family or Styx. Is it? This album seems a bit ahead of it's time.
-Sweet/Runaways/Alice Cooper glam rock. The keyboard/synths kill are way overbored on the first song then they just kinda go away.
-Killer Bubblegum pop/rock record.