Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Song of the Day: The Ocean - Abyssopelagic I: Boundless Vasts

     In the last couple of weeks I've read several "best of the year so far" lists. While I don't know if I agree with the necessity of doing such a list, I do agree completely with at least one selection I've seen crop up repeatedly.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Song of the Day: The Safety FIre - Animal King

     All the talk of late re: The Safety Fire seems to be about their forthcoming sophomore disc, which is all well and good. But let's not forget the strength of their first album.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Song of the Day: Nemertines - She is a Lesbian

     I'm once again seeing a lot of traffic from Russia. I suspect that many of you are, in fact, robots. But if some of you are real people, well then today's song is for you.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Song of the Day: Tool - Stinkfist

     Last chance to dance, people, because 90's Week is wrapping up today. But before we go, there's one band for whom the 90's were formative years and without whom I wouldn't be the metalhead I am today.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Song of the Day: Rage Against the Machine - Bulls on Parade

     We're almost done our trip through the 90's, but such a journey could hardly be called completed without a song by today's band.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Song of the Day: Foo Fighters - My Hero

     I suppose a Nirvana song might be a somewhat obvious (some would say obligatory) choice for a 90's Week song. But an album like Nevermind, while monumental, had less influence on me personally than another album by a Nirvana alumnus.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Song of the Day: Bran Van 3000 - Drinking in L.A.

     Today's 90's Week Song of the Day is another one of those songs pretty much guaranteed to get at least somebody in the room singing along. Provided, that is, you're Canadian. Apparently this song never really caught on elsewhere.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Song of the Day: Radiohead - Karma Police

     90's Week rolls along apace this afternoon, and today we're going with one of those songs that'll get everyone in the room at a party singing. Bonus points if you can play it on guitar or piano.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Song of the Day: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Suck My Kiss

     Yesterday's Song of the Day about Blur has given me an idea: impromptu theme week!

     Can you guess the theme? No, it's not Britpop Week. Nope, not Damon Albarn week either. Give up? OK, it's 90's Week! A week of kick-ass songs from my youth, and maybe yours as well. There's going to be some nostalgia here, sure, but I'm also aiming to pick songs that have stood the proverbial (read: cliche?) test of time, songs that I still dig today.

     So for day two of this journey through the ages we're funkifying things with "Suck My Kiss" from the absolute classic Chili Peppers album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Lay back and accept the sweet, sweet funking.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Song of the Day: Blur - Girls & Boys

     Nostalgia is a driving force around here at Loud Noises. Some bands, like Sepultura, remind you why you got into heavy music in the first place. Other bands remind you why you got into other genres. Blur is one of those bands.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Song of the Day: Devin Townsend - Grace

     There's absolutely no denying that Devin Townsend is stupidly talented. I've always been more of a fan of his production work than his personal musical output -- his production credits include Darkest Hour's Undoing Ruin and Deliver Us as well as Misery Signals' Of Malice and the Magnum Heart and Controller, just to name some of my faves -- but Devin can play a lick or two on the guitar too, and carry a decent tune, and keep a beat...

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Song of the Day: Sepultura - Roots Bloody Roots

     I just read that Sepulturaare readying a new album for release in the fall, and while I've never been a huge Sepultura fan, the news did bring me back to a time in my youth when a certain Sepultura song with I'm sure we're all familiar started me on the road to heavy music I've been following ever since.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Song of the Day: AC/DC - Thunderstruck

     I don't know what the weather's been like lately wherever you are, but here it's been 40 C plus with the humidity for the past couple of days. But right now I can hear the sounds of rain outside, hopefully breaking this heat a little.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Song of the Day: Coheed and Cambria - The Velourium Camper II: Backend of Forever

     I've no doubt that pop proggers Coheed and Cambria earned themselves a bunch of new fans with last fall's The Afterman: Ascension and this spring's The Afterman: Descension. Maybe you're among them.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Song of the Day: Thank You Scientist - A salesman's guide to nonexistence

     If Loud Noises were a drinking game, one of the things that would cause you to take a drink would be when a cool song for the Song of the Day falls into my lap via the shuffle of either my mp3 player or my PC playlist. So drink, bitch.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Song of the Day: Persefone - Spiritual Migration

     My exile is ended, I'm back at home plugged into the Interwebs, and I'm here once again with another song for your earholes. But first you have to answer one question: do you have a spare ten minutes?

Monday, 15 July 2013

Song of the Day: Extol - A Gift Beyond Human Reach

     They say the first step to getting help is admitting you have a problem, so here goes: I'm not super familiar with Norwegian band Extol.

Song of the 14th: Revocation - Invidious

     Moving right along, we've got some banjo-shreddin' goodness for yesterday in the form of the latest song from Revocation's upcoming self-titled monster.

Song of the 13th: Periphery - Light

     Saturday's song comes to us from the Shuffle Gods. All hail the Shuffle Gods!

Song for the 12th: Scale the Summit - The Dark Horse

     Well hey there, stranger. Miss me?

     I won't bore you with a lengthy tale of why I took the weekend off. In a nutshell, however, the gist is that I've been house- and dog-sitting out in the country and my internet access has been spotty at best. But fear not, lost soul, for I still have songs for you that I was going to talk about over the weekend, and you're gonna get 'em all at once!

     Starting with a song from everybody's favourite instrumetal band Scale the Summit. I just recently got my copy of The Migration and I've been rockin' it pretty often in the car. It's got a bunch of tracks on it that do a good job of showcasing what it is that Scale the Summit does so well, but for today (or rather for Friday) we're going with "The Dark Horse". Climb into the saddle and turn it up whilst you await the next of the weekend's songs.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Song of the Day: Guns n' Roses - Nightrain

     I'm working some nights again this week, so today's post is just a quick little fun one before I head back in for the night.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Song of the Day: Dead Letter Circus - Lodestar

     Australia is home to some really cool music right now. Just ask Plini, Closure in Moscow, or everybody's favourite, Karnivool, to name just a few.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Song of the Day: The Color Morale - Saviorself

     How bitter am I that none of the dates on the Misery Signals Absent Light release tour are close enough for me to make it out this time around? Let me count the ways.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Song of the Day: Concrete - Ab Relative

     I came across today's song a while ago and made a note of it (yes, I do keep notes for this blog, we've been over this) only to forget about it or have to pass it over for one reason or another. But today, oh yes, today is your day, Concrete.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Song of the Day: Ramming Speed - Grinding Dissent

     Re-thrash... Neo-thrash...  The thrash revival... Whatever name you prefer (or despise), the fact remains that thrash is back. Or it never went away. Either.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Song of the Day: The Kindred - Decades

     There are a few records labels out there that, for whatever reason, always make the metal news sites front pages. Usually it's because they have a roster of great bands, but whatever the case may be, they're involved in stuff we pay attention to.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Song of the Day: Dawn of Dementia - Vitrification

     I warned you yesterday, and yet here you are, so thanks for coming out for the one year anniversary of the Song of the Day feature here at Loud Noises!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Song of the Day: Soundgarden - 4th of July

     Congratulations, readers. Together we're set to hit another Loud Noises milestone tomorrow: one year of Song of the Day, no repeats!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Song of the Day: Misery Signals - Luminary

     I've been waiting a long time to be able to feature a new Misery Signals song as the Song of the Day, and both day and song are finally here.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Song of the Day: Big Wreck - Inhale

     The Transitive Property of Canadian Music Goodness (I'm still working on the name) does not apply to Matt Good alone. Just as Matthew Good Band > Matt Good, so too is Big Wreck > Thornley.