• Some albums i like part 34: Stone dead forever

    Jan 5 2007, 20h48 por geheza

  • Om / Pearls and Brass / Grey Daturas / Mammatus, Slim's, San Francisco, 12/1/2006.

    Dez 2 2006, 9h56 por thewilyfilipino

    My ears are still ringing from what is surely one of the best concerts I've been to this year -- I knew it would be good, but not so got-damn good as this was.

    Some random notes:

    First up was Mammatus. I'm at a loss describing this group and their music: heavy-ass riffs, psych guitar noodling. I can't even begin to write about what they looked like: one guitarist and the drummer looked like they stepped off the back cover of Trout Mask Replica, and the two vocalists were dressed in what looked like, I swear, tablecloths. Or curtains. One of the vocalists -- more like the guy whose vocals were permanently on reverb -- who I'll call The Shaman, reminded me of a cross between Brother Theodore and Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Except that he actually looked like an organic grocery store employee. Wearing a tablecloth. And waving a knobbly wizard stick, right out of the back cover of Led Zeppelin IV at the audience. Probably the best surprise of the night. (No insult meant by my descriptions, by the way -- these guys were fantastic.)
  • New Forays: Follow-up

    Abr 12 2006, 18h33 por SilithCrowe

    Here's what I now think of the albums I detailed in my post entitled New Forays:

    R. Borlax

    Fantastic, but hardly as good as The Mechanical Hand. They're far more obnoxious sounding, and the songs are much less infectuous and playful. For a debut album, it's a lot of fun, but it still feels like a debut album. Fave tracks: Bunnies, Seven Tentacles and Eight Flames

    Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler

    Speaking of debuts from my favorite bands.... I do believe this is disappointment #2. It is beautiful at times and gloriously aggressive at other times, but it's hardly the inquisitive, courageous music that I love hearing from them now. You can blame my current lack of appreciation for black metal, I guess. I do love that first track though, I troldskog faren vild


    Being so highly recommended by my friend AjaxHunter, I decided to check them out, and... thanks, dude! They're like a middle-eastern Opeth, a statement which belittles their off-kilter but extrememly originality. …