Lowell Wolfe

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07.12.11 Stuff I've Been Jamming On Recently

Stuff I've Been Jamming On Recently

Albums and bands I'm digging recently. If you're here to tell me "core" bands suck, fuck you.
1Stick To Your Guns
The Hope Division

This band's previous albums were way different and a lot less enjoyable for me. I love this album so much. It's super catchy and makes you wanna move (for lack of a better term). I'm not sure if they changed vocalists, but it seems likely. Awesome album.

Fallacy is just, well, bad. Bad. Soundtrack To A Party had it's cool moments but all in all, was nothing special. Then all of the sudden, Rage comes out. This album has some of the most unique vocal work I've heard in a while. The guitar is also pretty sweet at some points. It's fun to listen to for fun. If you're looking for something really groundbreaking, go somewhere else, however. Also, the lyrics suck.
3For The Fallen Dreams
Back Burner

Their previous releases were pretty sweet but never really made me want to keep listening. Besides a few tracks. I honestly, love this album. The cleans are great and the rhythms are nice. The guitar is fun and simple as usual, the drumming is fits the music superbly, the bass is good. There's not really much to say about the vocals except that they're good. They're the same as the last two albums. Visceral and catchy. Great album from these dudes. From my hometown, by the way. Da Murda Mitten. Detroit.
4Sleeping Giant
Kingdom Days In An Evil Age

I never really listened to them before this album, but I gotta say, I'm really loving it. The vocals are super great and it borders on being generic in some points but it's very original in others. The generic parts are fun though. I've gone back and listened to Dread Champions Of The Last Days and Sons Of Thunder. I like both, Dread Champions being my favorite of the two, but this album surpasses everything.
5The Ghost Inside

Oh god. This is fantastic. Every song is super great. The drumming is top notch and I love the way the guitars aren't super heavy but still create a great beefy tone and atmosphere and allow the vocals to really shine. The lyrics are good and the breakdowns. Those breakdowns. They're not stupid generic deathcore breakdowns though. They're truly, just great. Check this album out. Between The Lines, Chrono, Through The Cracks, and Unspoken rock.
6Bad Meets Evil
Hell: The Sequel

Eminem and Royce Da 5' 9" bring a pretty dope album out. It's got some damn good beats and the rapping is pretty ferocious. Songs like Fast Lane and Living Proof are fast and super catchy, while songs like Lighters are a lot softer, but still remain catchy. Knowing the artists on this album, they honestly probably didn't write everything themselves, but it's still an awesome release. Also from my hometown.
7For Today

It seems as if this band wanted to go for a somewhat less Christian (barely, but less) and more metalcore sound. The Christian part isn't a big deal, but genre- wise, they made an awesome decision. While I like Ekklesia and love Portraits, this album is the best out of the three. I love the vocals and the drumming and the guitar and the bass and everything. The only thing I think they really could lose is the sermon-like interludes. Every song on this album stands out in some way and I really enjoy every one of them.
8Dance Gavin Dance

While I love any form of Dance Gavin Dance, Happiness is by far their best album and is where their musicianship and song writing skills comes out in a positive way the most. Every track is fun in it's own way and goes from nonsensical and silly (Self-Trepanation, Strawberry Swisher Part 1, Strawberry Swisher Part 2), to fluid, conceptual, and enjoyable (Again both Strawberry Swishers, as well as Tree Village, NASA, and Carl Barker). Every song is really good though. Will Swan is an incredible guitarist. While I enjoy the vocals Jonny Craig has to offer, I think Kurt's are more enjoyable and fit the band better, to be honest. If you're just getting into them or want something fresh and new, here ya go fellas.

Oceano are a super unique deathcore band. They're really not generic and Adam Warren is a monster at vocals. The breakdowns are super groovy and great and the whole album flows together superbly. Oceano are one of the deathcore bands I can say I love. Deathcore is really a love or hate genre and is filled with some really shit generic bands. Oceano are incredible, honestly. Check this album out. The drumming is awesome too. Super fast and clean.
Empty Days And Sleepless Nights

One of my favorite albums ever. I love Defeater so much. I can't really say too much about this though cause it's too good. Just, listen to it. Also listen to Defeater's Travels and Lost Ground albums and La Dispute's Somewhere At The Bottom Of The River Between Vega And Altair, Vancouver, Never Come Undone, Searching For A Pulse/The Worth Of The World albums and their three Hear, Here EPs. And Touche Amore's ...To The Beat Of A Dead Horse, Parting A Sea Between Brightness And Me, and Self-Titled. Just thought I'd put those out their because emotional hardcore is an amazing genre.
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