Sunday, May 19, 2013
Alright, so I was just having a ordinary weekend (well besides running into Chris Pontius from Jackass) until one of my good friends mentioned the name Pomegranate Tiger. I jumped on http://pomegranatetiger.bandcamp.com/ and my life was changed. Sheer epic beauty coming from a progressive experimental instrumental badassmental band. I feel like I could conquer the world listening to this stuff. Each song is a masterpiece that lets my imagination do its work. With melodic riffs of sear euphoric powers to breakdowns with a new edge. To beautiful piano work and the calming sound of waves. Besides maybe Scale the Summit, I've never seen so many different entities of music combined into a tasty package of awesome. They are quite literally the only thing ive listened to in the last 2 days. Check out their new album Entities on band camp http://pomegranatetiger.bandcamp.com/ and buy that stuff! You wont be disappointed, especially the song New Breed...how do they do it?
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Well the orgasmic, earth rocking, godliness that is Killswitch Engage is back with not only the return of Jesse Leach but a new album! Disarm the Descent was released today April 2nd 2013 and god dam its amazing! My preorder of the album arrived on Sat and I haven't stopped listening to it since. The return of Jesse definitely gave this band new life and they have arose brighter than ever! This album has great powerful messages and heartwarming lyrics that could swoon the ladies within just 30s. Yet at the same time it will get your heart racing and your head banging like no other!
This magnificent album starts off with The Hell In Me. One of the heavier songs in the album it creates a great sense of what is to come. Like all perfect Killswitch Engage songs it has that catchy ass chorus! At first listen you may question who the fuck is doing the clean vocals...but then you realize Jesse Leach has stepped up his game and made his voice sexier than ever! Also he has incorporated a new growl that gives a new edge to the deadly blade of Killswitch Engage.
Next up is Beyond the Flames! It has a sweet guitar melody that is infused with the soft and harsh transitions of Jesse's amazing vocals. This man knows how to make beauty tackle your emotions. One of my favorites off this album.
The New Awakening is a heavy hitting song with less clean vocals but has the most epic ass chant mentality lyrics. Like I said earlier the lyrics are uplifting and motivating to the point that you just wanna live life the way you want and say fuck off to all others!
The 4th song In Due Time proves that Jesse just never wears out. How the fuck can you write so many songs with epic ass choruses? Like shit man its hard to pick a favorite of this album! With the growls, screams, and melodic guitar work I just cant help but get goosebumps when blasting the fuck out of this song.
Now let us give you a Tribute to the Fallen, when I fall...this song will bring me back up! One of the best songs lyrically and the fucking guitar riffs! FUCK! So fucking eargasmic!!! I must hear this song live!
Turning Point follows the formula to the tastiness of the rest of the album. Great chorus, tasty melody and overall greatness.
A great new band for your ears to devour with great joy! Thrown Into Exile will be touring on Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and you better go out and see them!
The opening song Not Alone has a modern melodic death metal sound with a more harsh Howard Jones sound for the clean vocals. They have mastered creating a harsh sound but all at the same time making it a beautiful catchy melody of euphoric tastiness! Ill be listening to this song to get pumped up for Mayhem on a daily basis!
Never Ending Battle would be next, its starts off with a interesting atmospheric sound and then builds into a wave of fucking epicness! At about 30s it comes crashing down upon your fragile soul and will mostly likely give you goosebumps! If I wanted a soundtrack to a never ending battle, this song would be featured! The vocals in a since remind me of Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, it varies between a shrill growl to a harsh deeper growl...the end, has the chant of "fight fight fight"...cant wait to mosh to that!
The third song on this album is Doppelganger, which starts off with more of a thrash sound but still retains that nice technical guitar work and those epic as clean vocals through out the song. The chorus and different frequencies with the vocals create such a valiant feel. I can see this song being one of the favorites off the album for sure.
Before I Go would be the 4th and final song featured on this EP. Some of the guitar work is just mmmmmm... I love that sound. Kindve got a technical sound towards the ending that reminds me of Allegaeon (who are also fucking awesome). As like the previous songs they have mastered a harsh but melodic sound.
Remember, go catch them at this years Mayhem...such a awesome fucking band! Fuck even their logo is sweet!
Friday, February 1, 2013
Hatebreed's purpose in life is to bring on the bad ass while achieving inspiration. I will never forget the first time I heard them in 2001 within in the movie xXx (Vin Diesel). I got the soundtrack and played I Will Be Heard a million times, I think i was in 3rd grade? Anyways back to this brutal ass album. Nothing too special in my opinion, but it defiantly does not suck! The Divinity of Purpose is the equivalent to listening to a battle speech, but this speech is not given by a mere man, but by a fucking god. The opening song Put It to the Torch will lite fire to the hairs of your ass and get you riled up and head banging! This song is followed by the anthem Honor Never Dies, Jamey Jasta never fails to create a awesome chorus that will get you chanting along with him! "SOMETIMES STANDING FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE, MEANS STANDING ALONE!" The rest of the album follows the same pattern that Hatebreed always upholds, repetitive but awesome inspirational choruses, epic and heavy ass guitar riffs and just sere awesomeness. My only complaint is that if I were to have all my Hatebreed albums on shuffle I probably would mix all these new songs up with the old...but hey its not like any of those songs are band, right? I give Hatebreed's The Divinity of Purpose 3 out of 5 stars.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The up and coming British gents from Sylosis have created their 3rd album Monolith, and man it sure doesn't disappoint! The album may not come out till Oct 9th but they are streaming it over at Metalsucks. The album opens with and epic ass song known by the name, Out From Below. The song eases its way into the album with a soft melodic rift and then bursts into a spasm of shear epicness, with an heavy aggressive thrash sound. Another great song is The River, it starts with nice soothing sound of a flowing river in the wee hours of dawn. Then comes in the tasty guitars that both captures the repetitive thrash that crushes down upon your enemies and then highlights the sweet drifting melodies of melodic death metal that carries the souls of your enemies to their resting places.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
As I lay Dying released their new album Awakened today and I'm stoked. I aint usually one to like Christian metalcore bands, but As I Lay dying has a very soft spot in my heart. Tim Lambesis seems like one of the coolest metal dudes out there; I mean shit hes a handsome burly dude (no homo) and his side project Austrian Death Machine, you cant get cooler than that. But any ways lets get away from my man crush on Tim and move on to Awakened. First off I really appreciate the album art, it reminds me of the inside of an old theater for some reason. Maybe its the gold, angels and swans. Musically I love the album. Some people say they have lost their edge and are using too much clean vocals. My opinion is that its just perfect the way it is. The album does have its heavier songs (A Greater Foundation), but overall I find it quite casual when it comes to metal. I also enjoy the clean vocal choruses, they are catchy as fuck and have the more recent day As I Lay Dying sound. Like if I were to have a girl that does not typically like metal in my car; I'd feel more comfortable listening to this as opposed to Amon Amarth and if they don't like it...to hell with them!