22 Ago 2011, 21:25 de Neue_regel_As Frank Zappa said: "most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read." Extremely true, if you ask me. However, I'll try my best in this little journal role. Of course, there are thousands upon thousands of music genres. Nevertheless, only a few can boast and entail a sheer bombastic splendour without simultaneously losing any edge of intellectual honesty and rigor. Definitely, progressive metal is one of those. From wiki: " Progressive metal (sometimes known as prog metal) is a subgenre of heavy metal, which blends the powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with the complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, diverse philosophical lyrics and intricate instrumental playing of progressive rock. Many progressive metal bands are also influenced by jazz fusion and classical music. Like progressive rock songs, progressive metal songs are typically much longer".
23 Sep 2010, 2:54 de bardismType these words into your iTunes library and name the first song that appears (in the title)
Happy : Happy Birthday To Me by Bright Eyes
Love : Picnic of Love by Anal Cunt
Hate : My Loudest Scream of Hate by Ad Hominem
Light : Parisienne Moonlight by Anathema
Dark : The Green Office And The Dark Desk Drawer by Age of Silence
Good : One Last Goodbye by Anathema
Bad : The Bad Touch by The Bloodhound Gang
Smile : Picturesque: Cataclysm Saviour: And The Little Things That Make Us Smile by ...and Oceans
Cry : Cry of the Black Birds by Amon Amarth
Girl : Video Girl by Amesoeurs
Boy : I'm Not That Kind of Boy by Anal Cunt
Sad : A Lost Forgotten Sad Spirit by Burzum
Lost : Lost Control by Anathema
Gay : Grim and Frostbitten Gay Bar by Impaled Northern Moonforest
Sun : Hung from the Rising Sun by Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Rain: Rain When I Die by Alice in Chains
Snow : Falling Snow by Agalloch
1 Jun 2010, 1:25 de kurashuhttp://greenbomber.com/imgs/grinds-my-gears3.jpg
I hate hearing this. I really do, especially when it comes from someone who listens to all the same stuff. Yeah, I listen to metal. I listen to a lot of metal: death metal, black metal, sludge metal, doom metal, avant garde metal. Why is that such a bad thing? It's not the only thing I listen to, but other genres get the backseat while metal gets to ride shotgun.
Why is it bad when a metalhead listens to primarily metal but it's perfectly acceptable for rap/country/pop/electronic/et cetera to listen to primarily/just those genres?
And it's not just that people feel the need to tell me I need to expand my musical horizons, it's that they go out of their way to tell me. It's one thing when I say, "Hey, do you know anything that's not metal I might like?" Or when my girlfriend goes, "I think you might like this band, check 'em out sometime." But for a random stranger to tell me that I should expand my musical horizons…
19 Mar 2010, 13:35 de LadyElvinaNotes:
in bold - albums i really liked and which have a fairly good chance to end up in my personal "Top 10 of the year" (thought it's gonna be TOUGH!!!) :D
Voluspaa - Åsa January 10th, 2010
In Mourning - Monolith January 25th, 2010
Ihsahn - After January 26th, 2010
Bran Barr - Sidh January 29th, 2010
Troll - Neo-satanic Supremacy January 29th, 2010
Ov Hell - The Underworld Regime February 8th, 2010
Finntroll - Nifelvind February 17th, 2010
Eluveitie - Everything Remains As It Never Was February 19th, 2010
Throes of Dawn - The Great Fleet of Echoes February 19th, 2010
Borknagar - Universal February 22nd, 2010
Carach Angren - Death Came Through A Phantom Ship February 26th, 2010
Galar - Til alle heimsens endar March 1st, 2010
Metsatöll - Äio March 3rd, 2010
Ikuinen Kaamos- Fall of Icons March 5th, 2010
25 Feb 2010, 1:46 de LadyElvinaFirst off, i'm not a musical expert, nor can i write educated musical reviews full of proper technical terms even if i do have musical education and background... This is more of a fan review based mostly on how i perceive things, what kind of imagery the music invokes in my mind and what kind of feelings it stirs. I try to stay as objective as possible but after all, all reviews can be boiled down to the matter of taste.
The overall impression: this is one of the weakest records Borknagar has ever put out. There are no tracks at all that would make me go wow. Not even My Domain, though it must be the best (complete) song on the album. Every track has some kind of flaws, it's all full of "would've, should've, could've" (more about this later). The songwriting lacks beautiful epic moments, it is still very much Borknagar but it just doesn't sound very special. Then there is something else wrong what i cannot yet place. Something makes it sound unharmonized and chaotic all the way. …
8 Feb 2010, 18:13 de MindtheabyssThe Madness and the Damage Done
by the Norwegian Shining on the album Blackjazz is criminally insane. And that my friend is The Understatement Of The Year Period.
The air raid siren, psychotic vocals tinged with obsessive compulsive behaviour disorder type music, followed undoubtedly by repetitive strain injuries, swept me up from the first second and I doubt I'll be bored with this some time soon. Spasmic, frantic, hypnotic and barely controlling themselves at times from throwing instruments in the air and running into the streets on all fours, and yet they do control themselves in a machinelike fashion, making this all the more intense. These talented people seem to be of their meds and all the better for it. Epileptic people stay away from this one. It pounds, it hurts.
And proper lyrics to boot, I love it.
The track I No Longer Know If I Am Mad by the band the Age of Silence is a very good cooling down song. Puts things back into perspective again.
15 Ene 2010, 22:59 de progmetalheadTop 10 ranked, others in chronological order:
1. Arcturus – Sideshow Symphonies (2005) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP7TzWbLWag
2. Enslaved – Ruun (2006) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PgxBWhvExw
3. Opeth – Watershed (2008) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJoFnnCqsnY
4. Negura Bunget – Om (2006) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgkUO6lz9mI
5. Shining – V: Halmstad (2007) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBwgD_L7j9E
6. Riverside – Rapid Eye Movement (2007) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMqd7zYkQaw
7. Porcupine Tree – In Absentia (2002) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VfjNAs4lCU
8. Ulver – Blood Inside (2005) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFdcf_XUAKM
9. Pain of Salvation – Be (2004) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQWAH962ZDI
10. Virus – The Black Flux (2008)
Ozric Tentacles – The Hidden Step (2000)
Primordial – Spirit The Earth Aflame (2000)
Tool – Lateralus (2001)
Paranoise – ISHQ (2001)
Therion – Secret Of The Runes (2001)
20 Nov 2009, 2:16 de ArthurCormorantMy newest article for MetalSucks.net. I write about the controversial genre post-black metal. I contend that the style exists and originates with the Celtic Frost album Into The Pandemonium.
Read and comment here:
Bands cited in the article:
Wall of Voodoo
Cradle of Filth
In the Woods...
Ved Buens Ende
Age of Silence
Blut aus Nord
1 Oct 2009, 18:02 de LadyElvinaok the nerd in me has wasted some time to make South Parkian versions of some famous and less so metal personalities... what else do i do with this useless shit than post it here hehehe :P
firstly, yours truly...
Andreas Hedlund -- Vintersorg, Borknagar, Otyg, Fission, Cronian, Havayoth, Waterclime
Lazare -- Solefald, Age of Silence, Borknagar
Heri Joensen -- Týr
Mikael Åkerfeldt -- Opeth
that's it for now... if i think of somebody else worthy and charismatic enough, i'll add them to this list of honour... :}
14 Sep 2009, 6:18 de kurashuBands To Check Out
- The list below is simply stuff Last.FM has told me to listen to over time,
- Look at my charts to see what I like.
- Ignore any -core shit that may still be lingering in there, they are bygones from a forgotten era.
- I'd really love to be recommend strange shit (Demilich, Gorguts), stoner rock stuff (Clutch, Queens of the Stone Age) and powerviolence/crust stuff (His Hero Is Gone, Wolfbrigade).
- Cop on Fire
- Man Is the Bastard
- United Nations
- Head Wound City
- From Ashes Rise
I got nothing.
Stoner Rock/Sludge/Doom/Drone/Slow And Fucking Heavy
- Harvey Milk
- Corrosion of Conformity
- Made Out of Babies
- Acid King
- Bloody Panda
- Horns of Anguish
- Iron Monkey
- Black Cobra
- Omega Massif
- Odious Mortem
- Father Befouled
- Visceral Bleeding
- The list below is simply stuff Last.FM has told me to listen to over time,