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|Moar Late Listening|
More recent listenings by me, the king of stating who he is. Me.
This has quickly become my favorite album as of late. I'd say I hit this up 2-3 times a week, usually when I'm working out. It's got everything: awesome riffs, fantastic vocal work, and creative songwriting. I cannot wait to see where The End goes from here. A band to watch in today's over-saturated metal scene.
For me, this album is timeless. I can listen to it doing ANYTHING. The instrumental work, while not complicated, is ace. Everything is where it should be. A band with a real knack for building up and setting off crescendos.
A true classic in spa/punk's long, somewhat ugly history, you can really see where these early musicians began many of their ideas that would later flourish in their careers. Matt Freeman rocks the bass as always.
|4|| || Nokturnal Mortum|
I have had a penchant for listening to black metal lately, and even more recently, symphonic black metal such as this. An album that puts just about any other symphonic bm album I can think of to shame, NM's ability to have two keyboardists and not drown us with synths is amazing.
Pierced From Within
Taking a hint from a recent review of their album, I sought out their album. This is a band that knows how to tastefully employ a breakdown, as well as a great deal of many other things. Vocals are more ace than they have a right to be on a death metal outing.
On the rare occasion that I want relaxing music, and I don't want to listen to Agalloch, I turn to Ulver, who seem to have a knack for being good at whatever the fuck they feel like. Whatever you call this album, I call it "amazing".
Easily one of the best modern viking/folk metal albums I have heard, from the guitar lines and melodies, to the drums and the vocals, everything is perfect here. Album is brought down by its excessive length.
This album is an anomaly for me. It is awesome, for sure. But every time I listen to it, I get a different vibe from it. Worth checking out for all metal fans.
A Sombre Dance
I don't know what it is about putting a flute, an acoustic guitar, and a keyboard/piano together, but when you do, I nearly gag on drool. Perfect in so many ways, and way above average in places not perfect. A must listen for any doom fan.
The Warriors Code
Honestly, I've also been listening to The Meanest of Times and Sing Loud, Sing Proud. It seems that no matter what these Irish Bostonians put out, it's adrenaline powered rockin' fun. One of the best punk bands around right now.
They're fuckin' awesome man. 'nuff said.
|Sick list, bra, especially 4 and 9. I like 10 but seem to be in the minority. 11 is questionable and always unpredictable. Sometimes they're cool, but usually time is spent trying to control your lifestyle and sap you of your manhood. |
|" Perhaps the origination of deathcore".|
fucking shut up.
|Props for 11. Thats the best one on the list. Yes Balls is pretty weird at times I mean he calls me a different name that starts with the letter B almost everyday but he does have some nice recommendations for music.|
|WELCOME TO MY CHURCH|
|Hokay, sorry Cocaine. At least the album is awesome.|
|I think balls scores points in my book daily|
|Also: the reason they know how to tastefully employ a breakdown is because they're the band that essentially perfected breakdowns in metal. Every band since has just been trying to emulate them. |