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  • Recommendation of the Week 2.11.07

    12. Feb. 2007, 1:40 von kissmesuicide

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    Elyria

    Brilliance is defined by an untame amount of genius. When music is added into the mix, brilliance is measured both by how much the music enriches the musical aspects of our lives and what we have to compare it to. But I challenge you to ask anyone how to start comparing an overstuffed, plush couch to a metal park bench. Or - more frighteningly - how to end.
    1994 was a very significant year for music. The Cruxshadows, Switchblade Symphony, and Rasputina all released full-lengths debut albums that, by the standards of the time, were both exciting and refreshing. All these releases were also, in retrospect, at least moderately respectable and wildly successful. One could attempt to compare and contrast Elyria to other releases of that year, but then we're talking couches and benches again. Elyria always did, and always will stand isolated from other released of that year, decent as they were.
  • My Rant ABout Faith and the Muse

    2. Jun. 2006, 18:50 von kissmesuicide

    Faith and the Muse is actually my all time favorite band. THEY ARE MY FAVORITE BAND OF ALL TIME. I think they're the most talented band in the world - period. Genre not withstanding. Even if you remove the "" genre from them, they still make some of the most emotional, passionate, intense, dramatic and riveting music in the world. Bar none. Sometimes Folky, Sometimes Rocky, sometimes Ethereal, and sometimes punky, they're always fantastic. One of the best bands to ever make music, certainly.

    Albums:

    Elyria - Their debut alum, and some would argue, their best. This album contains many many standout and classic F&tM tracks, some of which include the dramatic and track, "Sparks", the pessemistic and enchanting, "All Lovers Lost", the songs, "The Unquiet Grave" and "Vervain" (which is a masterpiece, by the way), the "Iago's Demise", William Faith's vocal exercise in the track…