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|Bands That Have Grown On Me Super Hard|
List is favorite album from each band.
To be honest, I hadn't heard of Brand New prior to joining Sputnik so naturally when I saw all the praise
that The Devil and God gets from everyone I decided to check it out. Upon my first listen I decided that
the band wasn't for me. I thought the album was pretty boring but after a couple more tries I started to
find songs that I really liked and eventually came to enjoy the whole thing. So after I found an
appreciation for TDAGARIM I moved on to Deja Entendu and goddamn is that album sweet. I love every
track on that album and I jam it quite frequently.
I've always had a rule when checking out bands the rule being that if I go to the band's Spotify page
and one of their top tracks is from a Punk Goes Whatever album I click the back button right away.
Now, a few bands are an exception to this rule but the majority of the time that's how I live my life.
However I decided to listen to something by Chiodos out of curiosity, after all I was going to have to sit
through their set at a show in a couple months anyway so what the hell right? Well, after a few
seconds of letting one of their songs play (I can't remember what it was now) I turned it off and
decided it wasn't something I'd get into. After a while I decided to give the band another shot so I
listened to Illuminaudio, after all it's the band's highest rated album on Sput and surprisingly I really
enjoyed it so I moved on to their first two albums and enjoyed them. After seeing Devil sitting on their
Spotify page every single time I went back I finally decided to give it a listen even though the general
consensus was that it sucked and was genuinely surprised at how much I enjoyed it so I gave it
another spin...then another..then another.. and the rest is history. I now have quite a bit of love for
this band and am thoroughly excited to see them next month.
Last year I had a pretty big metal elitist phase. It was summer, I was alone and pissed off and had recently
discovered MetalSucks and a handful of metal-centric Facebook pages. Needless to say those influenced my
opinions on metalcore and deathcore and for the longest time I wouldn't go near the stuff. As the year went on I
mellowed out, I started listening Bring Me the Horizon again and listened to Crown the Empire, As I Lay Dying and a
couple other bands that made me go, well maybe this core stuff isn't quite as bad as these guys make it out to
be. Then I discovered Sputnik, which turned me on to a lot of bands like Radiohead, Alkaline Trio, The Menzingers
effectively mellowing my taste to the point where I listened to nothing but alt-rock and pop-punk for a couple
months. Jane Doe, like TDAG, was an album a lot of people on Sputnik talked about so I checked it out and
thought it was too much for me. So I shrugged, 2.5'd it and that was the end of it. Fast forward about a month, I
started getting back into metal, particularly metalcore so I decided to give another shot...still nothing. I enjoyed it
a bit more the second time and bumped my rating up to a 3. Gave it a couple weeks and then decided, "well
maybe Jane Doe isn't the album I should start with" so I listened to All We Love We Leave Behind and really
enjoyed it. I listened to it a couple times then decided to give Jane Doe another shot and this time I got super into
it. I was headbanging, fist pumping, the whole nine and now it's one of my top metalcore albums and now
Converge is one of my favorite metalcore bands.
|4||Godspeed You! Black Emperor|
Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
This is another example of a band that got a lot of praise on Sput but I just couldn't get into. I
didn't understand the appeal of their slow building, atmospheric, long ass albums. But then one
day at school we had some free time so I decided to check the band out again. So I went over
to YouTube and Moya popped up. That got me hooked to Slow Riot which in turn opened the
door to my enjoyment of Godspeed as well as post-rock in general.
This one's simple: when Ocean Avenue was a super popular song my sister got obsessed and heard it
all the time so I got absolutely sick of it and vowed to never listen to Yellowcard. Jump ahead a
couple years, I was in the car with my sister (who recently synced her phone to her old iTunes
account and got all of her old music back) and the song came on. By this point I was starting to get
into pop-punk thanks to some bands/albums I discovered through Sput and actually dug the song.
The rest is history, I really like Yellowcard now and I really fucking like that song.
|Man this took a while to write. I thought it was gonna be quick and easy like most of my other lists but turns out I actually had a lot to say about some of these.|
|1,3, and 4 are all bands that I've gotten into via sput. All cool but not a Chiodos fan.|
Big fan of Yellowcard tho and Southern Air is probably my favorite.
|Southern Air is fucking incredible. |
|Actually I really like the album right before it as well. "With You Around" was what rekindled my interest in them. "Awakening" is my favorite from Southern Air probs.|
|Yeah Southern Air and Ocean Avenue rule hard.|
|good list, 1, 3 and 4 hard|