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09.12.11 Masturbatory Bass Performances08.22.11 Records That Hold A Special Place In My

Masturbatory Bass Performances

Maybe not the definitive list of the best performances of all time, but these are some noteworthy mentions, mostly confined within my genre of choice: Progressive rock/metal.
1Between The Buried And Me

Not only did this album blow my mind with the obvious "Viridian", but the entire scope of the record was just jam packed with audible bass constantly weaving in and out of the guitar riffs. Easily one of my favorite bassists of all time: Mr. Dan Briggs.
Valley of Smoke

This guy has a way with harmony. Atmosphere smashed up with technical prowess.
3Protest the Hero

Arif knows how to mix slap with speed and throw a lump of simplistic rhythms atop the whole cake.
4The Mars Volta

Juan does so much justice for this outfit. One of my all time favorite bass performances, hands down. I still have yet to figure out why this album got so much shit.
A Determinism of Morality

The bass fulfills various roles on this album, all executed with flying colors. Excellent job with the "leads". Listen to the title track to know what I mean.

Great job jumping between finger and pick style, not to mention the slap and pop really sets them apart from the rise in lookalikes in the "djent" category, though I hate using that "term" anymore.

Just an astounding performance. This really shows you where some of the most famous proggy/metally/rocky bands of today came from with the long songs, complex structures, and jazzy mixes.

While I have not heard their whole discography (yes, I'm the loser that has Moving Pictures sitting on my table waiting to be heard) this is certainly my favorite of their's thus far. Geddy's licks are to die for. Squirt worthy, if you will.
Death of a Dead Day

This music is CHAOS, and the fact that the bassist can even keep up does anything but overshadow his talent. With a tuning low enough to implode children the bassist is anything but buried in this mix.
10Scale the Summit
The Collective

I thought it couldn't get any better than Carving Desert Canyons. I was wrong. This guy is a symbol for what bass can be used for in progressive music.
The Sound of Perseverance

Certainly not my favorite record of all time, but the low end work is insane. Look to "Spirit Crusher" for what the rhythm section has to offer.
12The Dillinger Escape Plan
Option Paralysis

Liam finally has been given a chance to shine a few more times with this ridiculous outfit. This is progressive at some of its finest. From the rattling bass riffs of "Gold Teeth on a Bum" to the sludge fest on "Roomful of Eyes", everything about this record can tighten up your balls. Even the bass.
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