|10 Albums Recently Listened To That Need To Be Checked Out|
10 albums that I recently bought that I believe need to be checked
out ( someone of this you have probably listened to or heard of but
I'm just now getting to them).
|1||Fuck The Facts|
I didn't get around to listening to this album until recently but it's definitely,
to me , one of the most impressive grind release to have come out in
2011.FTF incorporate so many different ideas into their style of grindcore
that it becomes more then just getting your face blown off for 35
minutes.They incorporate elements of progressive rock in the guitar riffs
and there is a lot of quiet settle moments in the tracks like "Alone" and
even hints of drone with wailing guitar harmonics on "A Cowards
Existence".Just a great grin album through and through and this band
definite needs more recognition in my opinion.
Confederacy of Ruined Lives
A lot of you have probably already heard this EHG album but I hadn't until a
week ago.I have heard "Dope Sick" and "Take As Needed For Pain" but for
some reason I never got around to hearing this but I can tell you now that
this in my opinion is probably EHG's best release yet.Though not as doomy
as "Dope sick", "Confederacy" has that element to it and from what I hear,
there's a lot more blues influence on here as well and just sounds so kick
ass!Definitely a must have for any EHG fan!
|3||The Atlas Moth|
An Ache For The Distance
I had never heard about these guys until recently when I saw they were
going on tour with Pallbearer and decided to check them out and I gotta
say this album is pretty great!The guitars mixed with the atmospheric
keyboards just create a sonic landscape that is mesmerizing.The combo of
clean and screaming vocals works very well and sounds pretty
unique.Another great album I missed out on in 2011.
|4|| ||Agoraphobic Nosebleed|
Bestial Machinery (ANb discography volume 1)
I have heard a lot of other later releases from ANb and thought those were
pretty good especially "Agoraocalypse".When I saw this online I thought it
would be interesting to see were it all began for this band and I glad I
did.Super chaotic and just down right heavy as hell Anb's early definitely
does not disappoint with 136 track that altogether clock in at about 80
minutes it will definitely keep your attention for a good while.
In The Court of the Crimson King
I've been really meaning to get into some old school prog rock and recently
talking with my uncle he recommended King Crimson.I listened to a little bit
of "Discipline" and didn't really care for it but I decided recently to give this
band another try and I am glad that I did.On this album KC are at the
beginnings of their career with the first KC line up and it just sounds
stellar.Robert Fripp's guitar just sounds so other worldly and dirty that he
could definitely live up to these so called guitar heroes.The addition of
Saxophone and woodwind instruments gives these songs a life of their own
and not to mention the great drum work on this album too.
While I'm definitely not a fan of Post-Hardcore I thought this was a great
album by a very unique band.I wouldn't even call these guys Post-Hardcore
because their in a league all their own.With both Ian Mackaye and Guy
Picciotto singing and yelling it just gives these songs a unique and solid
sound.The production, especially in the drums sounds so great.A very
unique album and a must listen.
|7|| ||Napalm death|
The Code is Red...Long Live The Code
I have never been a Napalm fan sadly but when I bought this album last
week I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it.Pretty all the songs are
pretty lengthy for a grind grind with songs going over 3 minute.Crazy
guitars, intense vocals and drums and for once audible bass at times.I don't
know what it is about this record but I like it!
|8|| ||Billie Holiday|
The Legacy: 1933-1958
I've always had appreciation for a lot of old jazz music (not the shit that's
being passed off as jazz today) and have always really like Billie Holidays
voice but had never got a round to buying anything by her but last week I
was really wanting to listen to her music so I bought this collection of her
stuff. It's a great listen and Billie really doesn't disappoint.It's music that
you can chill at home to or if your sad just listen to the lyrics which are
pretty depressing in their own right as well.A truly great vocalist!
You Fail Me
I was on a Converge craze recently and had looked up some comments on
this album online and I saw a lot of negative comments on it and gotta say
I really don't get whats so bad about it.I personally think this is their best
effort (that and "Axe To Fall".It's definitely a lot darker then alot of their
earlier stuff but it's also not as complex (it is still complex don't get me
wrong) as say "Jane Doe" was.A very solid effort by a great band.
Sorrow and Extinction
This album was a great way to start off the year!Really nice rendition of
older doom metal in a more modern and original take on doom with riffs
that are just super heavy while the vocals are clean and the drums sound
awesome.Expecting a lot more great release from this young band in the
future that's for sure!