it's been a week of monotony at uni. no good bands in this town. shitty pop-punk; 35-year-old-balding-pantera-ripoffs or acoustic bon jovi covers? the choices are endless here. makes staying inside feel a lot more acceptable.
this is a selection of some good things, some bad. I try and listen to as much new shit as possible in order to keep afloat and distance myself from these people and their acceptance of the same four chords over and over and over again. and when I do eventually find a guy/girl who can tell me who Converge are (or who John Coltrane is for that matter) with conviction I'll be on my knees, with my face on the concrete.
rec me stuff or don't, let's have a chat about some rad tunes (or let's not; fight me instead :) hope you are all keeping it real).
|1||The Dillinger Escape Plan|
Irony Is A Dead Scene
after OP came out, been backtracking over my DEP collection. This EP really started to click with me again (for christ's sake, "When Good Dogs Do Bad Things"? fucking rad, especially the vocal line in the last half)
|2|| ||Red Sparowes|
The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies The Answer
damn. this is jammin'
|3||The John Butler Trio|
What a piece of shit. seriously. where did the guy/band who used to play "ocean" go? boring and a waste of my time. go away.
HE HAD A MELTDOWN, HEEEEEE HAD A MELTDOWN! saw these guys live at soundwave. most fun i've had in a long time. oh and laughed hard when I realised one of the guys is behind yo gabba gabba. what a champion
|5|| ||Harvey Milk|
Life...The Best Game in Town
really really interesting. has a melvins vibe to it. check it out
forgive me. this album only just stuck. when it did, goddamn, I had a mental orgasm.
Live At Burton Cummings Theatre
the best live album I've heard since meshuggah's alive (i know, a long fucking period of time). quality stuff
|8||Faith No More|
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
its just been on repeat. no explanation needed. p.s. i'm just a man.
Fast Foward Eats the Tape
haven't taken much time on this one. sounds great, maybe after the 3rd spin i'll dig it some more. on a punk note, can't wait to hear Rebuke's new one.
fuck, I actually dug the delcaration as a fun metalcore album (I even ignored the horrible lyrics, for example: "My heart is surrounded by glass, So cast your stones at will"), but this is shit. feels jumpy. has some good riffs, but feels unpolished and mediocre. probably wont get through the third listen.