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|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.
|1||Between 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.
|3||Protest the Hero|
Arif knows how to mix slap with speed and throw a lump of simplistic rhythms atop the whole cake.
|4||The 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.
|10||Scale the Summit|
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.
|12||The Dillinger Escape Plan|
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.
|No Primus list is invalid|
|I'm not a fan of dream theater, but that bassist can play. Not as well as me of course. |
|Where is that Myung dude that can melt your face|
|solid fucking list bitch|
|Wilhelm scream slapping da bass|
|Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights|
|while Clendinen is great on TSOP, Digiorgio will always reign supreme|
|um off minor anyone|
|4 is so underrated. The bass on that album kills.|
|WHERE IS LES CLAYPOOL|
|Picked the wrong Intronaut album. Should have been Prehistoricisms. The bass playing on that album is orgasmic to say the least. The last song, The Reptilian Brian is a like an auditory hallucination. Hearing the bass in that song is like dropping acid. |
|Dash Arkenstone, formerly of Horse the Band, is/was a pretty fantastic bassist. one of my personal favorites.|
|fuck yes KILL|
|Where is Evan Brewer?|
|Where is Tool?|
|WHERE IS TOOL?!?!|
|To try and hit most responses: I am not a fan of Primus and I do not own any of their albums. It's nothing against the talent. Les is awesome, and you're a fool if you disagree, but I just don't enjoy their music. That simple.|
I didn't add a Dream Theater album because I was at a loss of which to choose. Probably Images and Words.
I didn't pick Prehistoricisms for this list because I used it on my last list and I didn't want to be redundant. But I totally agree with you MasBar.
I don't own Focus. I like to choose albums I own the physical copy of, not just albums I've heard most of.
And while I enjoy Tool's bassist, his tone, and his style, I am not a huge fan, overall, of any of their material. Aenima was their most admirable. After that they started getting too far up their own asses. Not to say they haven't had good tracks since then, but I'm not into their mantra-esque sound. Plus I don't worship Danny Carey like every other rhythm enthusiast on the planet. Thanks for teh feedback guys :)
|Oh, and I fully agree taxidermist. I'm pretty sure of all of their work I was most astounded by the bass on that particular album.|
|5 and 10. Fuckin' A|
|Must say, the bass on SikTh's first album far outrapes the stuff on their second album.|
|Funny, when I saw the list title The Sound Of Perseverance was the first album that came to mind. Nicely done. |