• End of Year Music Review

    Dez 24 2008, 16h20 por williamsjk

    Top Five Gigs:

    5) Henry Rollins - Oxford Academy
    4) Meatloaf - ExCeL
    3) Dropkick Murphys + Mad Caddies + The Briggs - Oxford Academy
    2) Anti-Flag + King Blues - 100 Club
    1) Rancid + GBH + King Blues - Rock City

    Honorable Mentions: Reel Big Fish + Streetlight Manifesto + SB6 (Birmingham), Zebrahead + Army of Freshmen (Camden), Goldfinger(Oxford), Anti-Flag + Alexisonfire (ULU), Fandangle (everywhere!)

    Worst Gig: RATM at Reading. I ended up walking away it was so bad!!


    Top Five Albums:

    5) Start From Skratch - Better Luck Next Time
    4) Love Ire & Song - Frank Turner
    3) Save the World, Get the Girl - The King Blues
    2) Fly Away - Fandangle
    1) Build & Burn - The Loved Ones

    Honorable Mentions:

    Street Dogs, Everybody Out!, No Use for a Name , Star Fucking Hipsters, Banner Pilot, Less Than Jake, Rise Against, Metallica, Millencolin, Far From Finished, Funeral for a Friend, The Gaslight Anthem, The Briggs

    Worst Album of the Year That I Bought:

    Shogun - Trivium.


    Top 3 E.Ps:

    3) Suburban Nights - Fandangle
    2) Little Brother - Dead to Me
    1) The Green Christmas EP - MC Lars

    Honorable Mentions:

    Lagwagon,The Gaslight Anthem, New Found Glory
  • Videos OBITUARY + DYING FETUS 2008 em BH

    Abr 24 2008, 17h19 por ricmagno

    Videos OBITUARY + DYING FETUS 2008 em BH
    Dying Fetus

    Dying Fetus - Unadulterated Hatred:


    Obituary

    Obituary - Lasting Presence:
    Obituary - Evil Ways:
    Obituary - Second Chance:
    Obituary - Face Your God:
    Obituary - Find The Arise:


    Live at Lapa Multishow in Belo Horizonte - Brazil

    19.04.2008
  • Europe Metal Festivals 2008 - The Festivals (pt)

    Abr 9 2008, 23h54 por ricmagno

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP_riHRh7Yw&eurl[/youtube]
    This time I did it! I'll be in some festivals over the europe. And I'll upload some videos during the festivals as I'm already doing with some concerts in Belo Horizonte.
    If you are going to Hellfest or Graspop, send me a e-mail.

    Cheers and see you there!

    Desta vez eu consegui, estarei no verão de 2008 em alguns festivais na europa. E vou colocar os videos online, durante os festivais. Assim como venho fazendo com os shows em Belo Horizonte.
    Se voce vai ao Hellfest ou ao Graspop, me mande um email

    Te vejo lá!
  • Europe Metal Festivals 2008

    Abr 9 2008, 23h42 por ricmagno

  • 40 Random Songs

    Mar 16 2008, 0h16 por williamsjk

    Put your music player on shuffle.
    Post the first 40 songs that come up.
    You can repeat artists if you want.
    If you have any repeats, skip to the next track.

    01. Minutes too Far - Caties Song
    02. Reel Big Fish - Everything Sucks (Live)
    03. Van Halen - Jump
    04. Dropkick Murphys - The Gang's All Here (Live)
    05. Pennywise - Bro Hymn
    06. Rise Against - Injection
    07. Karate High School - Good News & Bad News
    08. Buck-O-Nine - Nothing Left to Loose
    09. Funeral for a Friend - All the Rage
    10. Anti-Flag - When You Don't Control Your Government People Want to Kill You
    11. Bad Religion - The Surface of Me
    12. New Found Glory - Hit or Miss (Waited too Long)
    13. Wheatus - The London Sun
    14. Skwirmish -Things to Consider
    15. Street Dogs - Fatty
    16. No Comply - The Price of You
    17. blink-182 - Anthem Part 2
    18. Against Me! - Don't Loose Touch
    19. Edguy - Fucking With Fire (Hair Force One)
    20. The Meteors - Lie Down
    21. Army of Freshmen - Get 'Em Up
    22. The Loved Ones - Player Hater Anthem
    23. Johnny Cash - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
    24. Greenland Whalefishers - Molly's Lullaby/Down And Out
    25. No Use For a Name - Fields of Agony
    26. Blood or Whiskey - Your Majesty
    27. Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightnin'
    28. MC Lars - Atom You're Awesome
    29. CCR - Travelin' Band
    30. NoFX - I Am Going to Hell for This One
    31. The Aquabats - Captain Hampton & the Midget Pirates
    32. MC Hawking - UFT for the MC
    33. Lightyear - Thats the Way It Goes, Big Nose
    34. The Bloody Irish Boys - Standing With Me
    35. The Crimson Sofa - Zaschwan
    36. Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills
    37. Snuff - Arsehole
    38. Bayside - Tortures of the Damned
    39. The Living End - Order of the Day
    40. Hypo Psycho - Somebody Someday


    QUESTIONS:
    1. Which song do you prefer, #1 or #40?
    #40

    2. Have you ever listened to #12 continuously on repeat?
    Yup

    3. What album is #26 from?
    No Time to Explain

    4. What do you think about the artist who did #15?
    Awesome...one of my top 20 artists!

    5. Is #19 one of your favorite songs?
    no

    6. Who does #38 remind you of?
    Baz & John Beatz (RIP)

    7. Does #20 have better lyrics or music?
    music

    8. Do any of your friends like #3?
    yup

    9. Is #33 from a movie soundtrack?
    not that I know of

    10. Is #18 overplayed on the radio?
    no

    11. What does #21 remind you of?
    Good to Go Tour 2007

    12. Which song do you prefer, #5 or #22
    #22 - but it was a very tough call

    13. What album is #17 from?
    Take Off Your Pants & Jacket

    14. When did you first hear #39
    November '06

    15. When did you first hear #7?
    around this time last year I think

    16. What genre is #8?
    ska

    17. Do any of your friends like #14?
    doubt if any of them have ever heard it!

    18. What color does #4 remind you of?
    Green

    19. Have you ever blasted #11 on your stereo?
    nope

    20. What genre is #37?
    ska-punk

    21. Can you play #13 on any instrument?
    bass

    22. What is your favorite lyric from #30?
    Jesus Christ on vacation
    Spreading mass sacrilegion
    "Sex and drugs, we abstain"
    He thinks Christians are insane

    23. What is your favorite lyric from #23?
    SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT
    COMING FOR TO CARRY ME HOME

    24. Would you recommend #24 to your friends?
    Already have...and will continue to do so.

    25. Is #2 a good song to dance to?
    yup yup...the normal version (not live) is better though

    26. Do you ever hear #16 on the radio?
    no

    27. Is #32 more of a “nighttime” or “daytime” song?
    daytime

    28. Does #36 have any special meaning to you?
    no

    29. Do any of your friends like #31?
    probably...at least if they listened to it they would

    30. Is #25 a fast or slow song?
    Fast

    31. Is #35 a happy or sad song?
    Happy - I think

    32. What is one of your favorite lyrics from #9?
    Who was it that said
    That great things come to great men
    Well that fucker lied to us

    33. Is #34 better to listen to alone or with friends?
    alone...at least I don't know anyone else who would enjoy listening to it with me

    34. When did you first hear #27?
    James played it for me around the time we started going to the blues bar I think

    35. Name 3 other songs by the artist who did #29:
    Bad Moon Rising, Lodi, Lookin' Out my Back Door

    36. Do you know all the words to #6?
    nope

    37. Does #28 have better lyrics or music?
    lyrics

    38. What album is #10 from?
    The Terror State
  • Download

    Jun 12 2007, 13h18 por leoJP

    Fri 8 Jun – Download Festival

    Oh my god. Download is the most amazing thing I've ever been to!

    The thing I want to get out before I mention bands or music is the people, you're all so cool and friendly and great and therefore the atmosphere is just such a constant party, friendly thing and... wow :)

    It's such a shame about what happened with MCR, even though the so called riot-starters got nothing like the reaction they wanted against MCR... There were a lot of bottles thrown at the start, quite a bit of booing, then as the gig went on most of these people went away, or got bored and hushed. They went on to play a brilliant show though :)

    Marilyn Manson - this was the first time I saw him, so of course I was impressed, though I think he should have played more old stuff. Still, great to see him play!

    Linkin Park were incredible. They played perfectly and Chester is such a good singer. The mosh pit to Faint is one I'll never forget.

    Aiden, I didn't get to get into the crowd for, but I loved how WiL dealt with the bottling and the booing... ...and to all of you here who don't like us, this is 30 minutes of your life you're never getting back! (+ middle finger).
    Their wall of death was so cool too. Need to see them live some time!

    Bowling for Soup Were f--king hilarious! Everyone there seemed to love them. We even moshed to them, which jarret the lead singer noticed and said something about. Also, "Blow up raft surfing!"

    Stone Sour sounded amazing live. The drummer from Diamondhead drummed for them when their usual drummer couldn't, so for some reason I feel an affinity with this band. They played brilliantly and got everyone in the crowd going!

    Evanescence played well despite the w##kers behind me booing and telling Amy Lee to "get her t#ts out". Not to say I'm against a naked Amy Lee but I am against heckling and booing. My god can she sing and rock out :)

    I saw Billy Talent last, as I didn't want to see Maiden (deal with it), and they were way better than I thought they would be. His voice is a bit odd, and they didn't look like I expected, but their music is a lot better than I gave them credit for!

    There's so many bands I haven't mentioned that were cool, but I can't talk about them all.

    I'm going next year, no matter what.
  • ARRRGGGGHHHH Thats why modern recorded music sounds like crap!

    Mar 27 2007, 7h03 por RagnarokUK

    It's called the Loudness war!
    if you short on time and don't want to read my rant skip to the video at the bottom.

    I didn't really know what it was, or why at first. Just some of my music recorrdings sounded great some didn't. I just assumed t was normal. However as time went of almost all new music sounds like it.

    I can only describe it as music played back through an underpowered hi-fi thats been turned up too loud that can't provide the power the speakers need, then wacked it on a CD.

    What does that do? What does it soundlike? well it distorts the sound and Clips for starters. Effectifly removes any sort of range of different volumes (dynamic range or dynamics is the proper term) in the music for example, if some one shouts it sounds like they are shouting but with distortions, when someone talks you can tell they are talking but it's just as loud as the shouting with added distortion, wispers still sound like wispers but as loud as the person shouting with plenty of distortion. Instruments with wide dynamics like drums lose there impact, Base becomes muddy sometimes even lost. I could go on but I'd just be describing most of the things we'd expect in a good music recording are lost in this process. The result is somthing that sounds Flat, dull and damned hard to listen to for very long, even more so when loud.

    What i didn't know is that Record companies are responsible for this. At the mastering stage before putting out the final record they want there records to sound as loud as posable so there music stands out. Aparently they have decided that this is what the masses want there music to sound like, aparently louder is better.

    Have they forgoten that we have Volume controls for this. With good recordings, if we have crap equipment we can create this sound by turning up too loud, but then we have the option turn it down and have something audible. On the flip side with good equipment that can handle the power music can sound bloody fantastic loud.

    But take a modern record designed to sound loud. as any engineieer will tell you, If you put in crap you get crap out no mater what you try to adjust, also like the old addage says, you can't polish a turd. Add to this that louder music need more power and crappy equipment will suffer from the extra load as well.

    Also clipping and certain distorions are bad news for speakers too if you where expecting them to stay in good condition.

    Listen to any good early 90's cd thats not been remasterd after say 95. turn it up loud ( if you kit ain't that good loud but stop before distortions set in.) and lap in the quality of it.

    Then take any number of new cd's ,good examples would be say Californication by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Depeche Mode's Playing the Ange,l and reduce your volume to get it about the same level and spot the difference.


    this video shows you exactly whats happening in a much clearer way than i have tried to convey in words. .


    that video should make it clear.

    Also beware, it you looking for good quality older recodings watch out for remasters. Sometimes they are genuinly better like the DCC 24k gold remasters of album's like Metallica's Ride the Lightning and Master of puppets. Others can be semi destroyed like the Van Halen and Iron maden remasters wher it's still better to get the originals. Many other remasters are literaly just a wall of noise, like Abba and most greatest hit's compalations are remastered.

    there is no hard fast rule, in the uk if it's mastered or released in 1995 or earlier should make for a decent cd/record, 1996-2000ish things are getting progressively louder and dynamics are dissapearing but not completly lost. 2000 and onward things are just getting too noisey, it's not uncommon to see a wave form that looks like a solid brick of solid noise.

    Fortunatly there are a few cases where the Vinyl version are still perfectly mastered for quality like Depeche Modes - Playing the Angel or Stadium Arcadium by the chili's. I kid you not, stadium arcadium sounds absolutly superior on Vinyl over the CD. CD is easily a better format but it's gonna sound like crap as long as crap is put on them.

    Just hope this doesn't ruin the good music that has a rubish sounding recording. if you give a crap join this group http://www.last.fm/group/The+Death+of+Dynamic+Range+-++people+against+Loudness+War

    God it pisses me of thinking about that but it had to be said.