Saturday, January 30, 2010
Favorite Track: Belief In Sorrow, Belief In Hope
I have become bored with most Screamo bands recently. I feel like they are all playing the same song. This band brings it to a whole new level. With this Screamo revival going on most bands are just boring, but this band is amazing. Their passion bleeds from every chord and lyric and I cannot get enough. Please listen to this band.
Posted by DoctorUlmer at 11:49 AM
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Genre: Post-prog rock/Jazz
Favorite song(s): Spectres De Mouse, Soil
Alright I have been so into this band and a bunch of other bands like them. So this is the first installment of lostprophet1's japanese prog/jazz shit. It's amazing. There is really no way to explain this except that its pretty technical post rock. The instrumentation is very jazzy. the percussion is a little more post-rocky but thats a good thing. Jazz drumming usually bores the hell out of me, no matter how good they might be. This is Mouse On The Key's EP Sezession and their full length An Anxious Object. Plus its always awesome to be like "I listen to japanese prog/jazz. Oh youve never heard of it? Obviously..."
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Favorite Track: Your Face Is A Rape Scene
Jesus Christ, i grew up with these guys...and well, just listen. The bass and my drums and my favorite. Also, Chris Taylor and Blake Midgette's energy just gets you pumped and pissed off. Listen. Do it.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Genre: Alternative Hip Hop
Favorite Track: The Winter Moon
Okay, this is definitely Slug's best work (in my opinion) Every track that Ant produces just blends so perfectly with all of their voices. They only made one album in 1998. Dynospectrum is Slug, I Self Divine, Beyond, and Swift. This album is a must have in my opinion, no matter what your taste in music I'm sure at least one of these tracks will please you.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Genre: Golden Age Hip Hop
Favorite Track: Yo Black, Raise It Up, Checkin' My Style
This is one of my all-time favorite hip hop albums. The beats on it are so smooth and light and Kool Keith is just: well one cool motherfucker. Check it out, their voices are awesome.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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Saturday, January 16, 2010
Genre: Post Rock/Metal
Favorite Track: Not For Want Of Trying
This album is amazing. The songs range from brutally heavy to whimsical melodies. The song "Not For Want Of Trying" has a clip from the movie "The Network" in it and if you have seen that movie you know what clip I am talking about and it is the most EPIC thing I have ever heard.
Posted by DoctorUlmer at 11:14 AM
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Genre: Post-hardcore/Melodic hardcore
Favorite Tracks: Grain Of Salt (What's The Use In Having A Heart?), Turn Down Elliot
Alright I decided to put PTW's two best (in my opinion) albums up for you. They are both in the same zip because one of them is technically an EP so it's decently short but it's got my all-time favorite PTW song, Grain Of Salt. The instrumentation on the EP is really heavy and more post-hardcore and the instrumentation on the full album is more melodic hardcore but it does still have its heavy moments. The vocal style remains about the same, someone really angry and depressed about a loss of love but I really like the lyrics and the way they are presented. EP is called Distance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder and the full album is titled Tear From The Red. Enjoy.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Genre: Hardcore/Post Punk
Favorite Track: The Touch Test
This band is so awesome. It's really hard for a band to impress with the very first track off their very first 7", but this band did just that. The vocals are just so hard and heavy, I love it. This band also features Dave Verellen from Botch, Ryan Frederiksen from These Arms Are Snakes, and Rob Moran from Some Girls and Unbroken.
Favorite Track: Driven
Okay, these guys are very simple. They are a three piece punk band from San Francisco. I say "simple" because they're not amazing. They're just good clean fun (despite the name of the album) punk rock. That's it. I usually don't like 90's punk (with the exception of The Distillers), but these guys do deliver.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Favorite song: Sing the word hope in four part harmony
This band is surprisingly amazing. Not at all what I expected it to be, what with a name like "Maybeshewill". I love the name for some reason and also their explanation of the name, which you can read all about on their myspace ;). They are instrumental but they put in random audio clips from movies and other places but it sounds neat. The sound is slightly post-rockish but a more accurate genre would be post-metal/electronica. The genre sounds really weird but it's a sound that they pull off amazingly well. Take my advice and give a listen. It's well worth it.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Favorite Track: Godplayer
This is a classic grindcore record from 1994 and it will blow your mind. It is grimy and sludgy and fast as shit. Everything this band has done is amazing and they have recently gotten back together, but this is just classic.
Posted by DoctorUlmer at 10:39 PM
Favorite Track: C. Thomas Howell As The Soul Man
This has probably been my favorite band for as long as I have been into heavy music. Everything about them is amazing and this is their masterpiece. You will listen to this band and you will love them.
Posted by DoctorUlmer at 10:29 PM
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Favorite Track: Ov Fire and The Void
This band has been around for a long time, "Evangelion" is their latest release and it does not disappoint. With most death metal bands as time goes on they tend to become more mainstream and lose some of their heavy sounds that originally made them who they are, but with Behemoth you know what to expect. Another heavy as shit brutal death metal album, if anything they get heavier with each album and this one is just plain heavy.
Posted by DoctorUlmer at 11:19 PM
Genre: Folk Punk
Favorite Track: Fuck Every Cop (Who Ever Did His Job)
Wingnut Dishwashers Union is one man: Patrick Schneweiss (aka Pat The Bunny) who plays tongue in cheek, sharp, acoustic punk rock. A former member of Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains, Patrick Schneweiss delivers quite well on this album. His acoustic noodling blended with his fierce (sometimes almost desperate) voice is just sheer acoustic punk bliss.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Favorite Track: Voice
This is what I have been currently most into. I can just put the song Voice on repeat and be set for hours. They play such awesome riffs you can really respect and the singer has such a passionate voice that when he screams you can't help, but get pumped.
Posted by DoctorUlmer at 11:09 AM
Favorite Track: Reflections Of A Heartless Man
What first drew me to this band was how cool the artwork was. They were not around for very long, but they made a huge impact on me.
Everything about this band is awesome and it drives me crazy how well this band works together. Every instrument sounds amazing, but when you listen to each one apart you can here how cool what they are really playing is. I am always down for a band where you can really hear the bass player and this guy playing bass is awesome.
Posted by DoctorUlmer at 11:01 AM
Friday, January 8, 2010
Genre: Hip Hop
Favorite Track: All of them
In my opinion, this album is literally Hip Hop gold. From the atavistic "Combustion Sponataneous" to the performance by Camu Tao on "Magnetics". RJD2 delivers (in my opinion, his best work EVER). He's just one of the best producers/DJs in the industry. I hope you enjoy this album as much as I do.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Genre: Post hardcore/emo
Favorite song: Every single song on the EP
Alright, This is a sad day for me so I'm posting a pretty sad band. This is literally everything that emo should be. Everything that embodies the post hardcore/emo genre. Every other band labelled emo is just trying to live up to them. Which makes it even more poignant and a testament to their greatness that they broke up a little bit ago. They put out one 6-song EP and split, and it is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I've ever heard. The lyrics are pure poetry that should have been written in the time of shakespeare. They even have about 2 or 3 people screaming/singing at any given time. Every song is epic. It would be an understatement to say I love this band. Every song on the EP is amazing but I personally recommend the songs "Ambivalence" and "Lord, Bless our imperfections for they are all we have left." The lyrics and pure passion with which they are sung blow me away every time I hear them.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Genre: Mathcore/Technical metal/Experimental
Favorite tracks: Insomnia, Beyond, Imaginary, The Focus Hour, More Juggies
Woo! This is my first post as a new member of this collective. I'll try to keep my shitty post-hardcore to a minimum. ;)
This band has to be one of the best up-and-coming bands I have listened to in a long time. They combine a ridiculously technical form of metal/hardcore with a very experimental approach to lead guitar. They really like to dual and triple layer the guitar tracks so you get these crazy-heavy rhythm sections with these really harmonic, droning, lead sections. It's all instrumental too, which is something I very much enjoy. They are in the process of recording an album but all of these demos are record studio quality because one of the band members has his own studio set-up. Definitely check them out. You will be pleasantly surprised. Oh, and don't mind the weird techno by them in there. Some may like it but I'm not a huge fan.
Monday, January 4, 2010
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Sunday, January 3, 2010
Favorite Track: Maldito
Such anger, hatred and self loathing. This is a band that really defines the hardcore genre. This album in particular has some of the most brutal vocals and lyrics I have ever heard. It all comes together very well and laid tons of ground work for later hardcore bands. These guys really perfected the slow, heavy riffs and brutal vocals that we have all come to call hardcore.
Posted by DoctorUlmer at 3:11 AM
Genre: Post Metal/Hardcore
Favorite Track: Traversee
This is one of my favorite records of all time. It has some of the must beautiful riffs I have ever heard along with the most intense. A perfect blend of heavy and whimsical sounds.
Posted by DoctorUlmer at 12:19 AM