Wednesday, 30 May 2012

The List - Video Round-Up

     This time out is going to be the first installment of a sub-species of The List dealing with music videos. Now, you might call another list post a cop-out, but I call it Video Round-Up.*


Friday, 25 May 2012

Shameless Plug: Loud Noises on Facebook

     Hey everyone, just a quick post to let you know (on the off chance that you didn't come here from Facebook) that Loud Noises now has a Facebook page. You read the blog, now like the page, and get updates in your news feed anytime there's a new post. What's the url already, I hear you demanding? Why, it's easy:

     And don't worry, there's actual Loud Noises in the the works for this week, I'm just a little behind. (I know you were getting worried, calm down) So stay tuned, or go like the Facebook page, and then you won't have to stay tuned because a Facebook appbot will tell you when there's new Loud Noises. Isn't technology great?

Thursday, 17 May 2012

The List: Instrumetal

     OK, today I’m debuting The List, the first of what I intend to be several semi-regular, semi-themed posts here at Loud Noises. When I do a List post, I’ll be coming up with (gasp!) a list of bands/albums/whatever centred on a particular theme. (I know, I know, real original. Shut up.) Rather than agonize over actually ranking whatever it is I happen to be listing, these are just going to be lists of stuff you should check out, in no particular order (although I will of course mention when I think something is especially badass or otherwise worthy of note). And to start the listing off right, I’m going to try turning you on to what I feel might be a somewhat underappreciated variety of metal: instrumental metal, which for the purposes of this post I’ve decided to call instrumetal (nice portmanteau, huh?)

Monday, 7 May 2012

Koloss Ist Ein Monster

     Welcome back for another round! Couldn’t resist, could you? Maybe you’re back because last time I promised that next time (ie: this time) would be heavier. Sure, from a certain point of view The Mars Volta are kinda metal, kinda heavy – musically technical and complex, lyrically oblique, vocals like Queen on acid, and they can take a few listens to really get into – but from another point of view, and held up against another kind of band, they’re really not very heavy or metal at all. I wrote about them last time in no small part because they released a new record the week of March 27th, which put them back on my musical radar. Coincidentally, the same week (in North America, anyways) as Noctourniquet was released, another kind of band put out another kind of album as well, both of which are most definitely metal. That band is Meshuggah, and their new album (in case the title of this post didn’t give it away already) is called Koloss.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The Blogman Cometh

     Salve, fellow metalheads, and welcome to Loud Noises, my new blog primarily focused on heavy music. As often as I can get around to it (once every week or two seems super optimistic at this point, but we'll see), this space will struggle to contain my thoughts, opinions, musings, and general ramblings about all the music that's near and dear to my big, bearded heart.