Friday, July 16, 2010

after last night it's hard to shine. . .

another found random tape.

I heard this song when i was maybe 15 or 16, and no joke, I thought it sounded like the Rza fronting a hardcore band. . . .and of course, there was that news that the Rza was working with a hardcore band called Dog Eat Dog. . but I never heard any of that. It probably didn't sound like this.

Indie rock used to kick your ass like metal. Think about it, the Jesus Lizard, Drive Like Jehu, Slint and of course all those Amphetamine Reptile bands influenced most of the GOOD metalcore bands in the world (I'm talking about bands like Coalesce, Converge and Botch).
Of course, only now am I figuring out which band is which. Radio shows used to play Rodan, Hoover, Slint, Silkworm and June of 44 back to back, and not say who they played.

I swear I'm gonna post more random tapes. . . but I've had no guesses for the current ones.
oh well
keep those ears open

(sing it with me now SHARKS AND SAILORS!!!!!!!)

Saturday, July 3, 2010



just finished watching Spain finally beat Paraguay
(Larissa Riquelme's tears of unfathomable sadness are so yummy and sweet. . . .and they make good lube)

Semi Finals should be excellent.

Maradona, I shall miss you the most

these are verdicts

because all I do besides watch soccer is listen to tunes. . .

Nachtmystium - Addicts: Black Meddle pt 2
I've given this band quite a few chances, and they've not held my attention at all. I heard somebody compare this album to Killing Joke on some level, so I youtubed it one day. I hope they don't plan on dragging metal into the "coalition to bring back new wave/disco" that is indie rock of the last decade. We don't need that. We already have so called "metalcore" bands using autotune, etc. Out of the 3 dance tracks on this record, "ruined life continuum" is the most tolerable. I liked 4 other songs on the album, including the one that actually does sound a little bit like Killing Joke. I haven't felt like listening to it again though. This band are pretty overrated, but nice try anyway.

Killing Joke - In Exelsis EP
. . .why listen to something that is said to sound like Killing Joke when you can just listen to bloody Killing Joke? Right? 4 brand new songs. I don't know how many will be on the recently postponed full length, but if they are any indication of what that's going to sound like, I dont' think they're doing any epics this time around. The longest song is the very reggae "ghost of ladbroke grove"(there's even a dub version). KJ have their full original line-up back now, and it seems that has brought about a change. I don't hear any industrial in these songs, for one thing . . .and there's nothing I could call metal on it either. Dare I say it's a return to the sound of "democracy"? "kali yuga" sounds like "intellect". If you were into that album, I'd say you should really check this out and stay tuned for the upcoming album. Between Democracy and pandemonium, I liked Democracy better, so this is right up my alley (as much as i would be even more psyched for another record like Extremities).

Thou - Summit

um. . . .
I just love this thing. I love everything about it.
I love how crushing it is, I love how harsh it is, I love the trumpet interlude before the last song.
I just love it.
Get the bloody thing.


the Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza - Danza III
Being a When Knives Go Skyward fanboy, I had no doubt when thier guitarist joined Danza there was gonna be some crazy shit coming up. What I didn't know til recently was that singer dude is the only member left that played on Danza II. This is very different, a cross between Danza, Knives and a little bit of new Fear Factory (the production especially is very similar to Mechanize), combining like the Constructicons and wrecking shop all over the place. They've all but dropped their sense of humor from the music, but unlike some bands have the tunes to back it up(and they still find time to make the guitars go "woo hoo"). It's everything "djent" could be, if those bands weren't busy writing pop hits. Yes, they keep it harsh, all the way to the end, with not just one but TWO climactic closers. After the gauranteed pile-on closing track, wait a bit and in comes the hidden track, uncharacteristically speedy at the beginning and at it's close far more crushing than anything they've done before. Ion Dissonance, the Acacia Strain and several others take note, the challenge has been thrown down. This is the downtuned-to-hell metalcore record to beat.

That's it for now.
New random tape coming. . .soon. (I have to put more of these songs on the computer).

oh right

my buddies The Tossingtons did a remix of a Peter Gabriel song
Please go vote for it here