Monday, 30 September 2013

Song of the Day: Plini - Other Things

     I'm not going to make it a theme week or anything (largely because I can't sustain this hellish pace) but today we've got another song from a band... ahem, artist with a new release coming out this October. It's going to be a good month.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Song of the Day - Nine Inch Nails - Satellite

     Our Nine Inch Nails excursion draws ever closer (this coming Friday, in fact) so tonight it's another Nails song to get us all ready.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Song of the Day: Circles - Responses

     With each passing day of the waning month of September, the month of October is shaping up to be a really solid month of releases for fans of metal and all its heavy music subgenres. I've mentioned a few already, and in the coming days I'm sure I'll mention a few more.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Song of the Day: Walls of Jericho - 1:43 A.M.

     Having a penis isn't a requirement if you're looking to be in a metal band, but it certainly doesn't hurt.

     Got your attention with that one? Allow me to explain before you drown me in deluge of feminism. It's not that I think the penisless (ie: women) can't be in metal bands, or shouldn't be, it's just that even casual observers would likely agree that, for whatever reason, metal as a genre is a pretty big sausage fest. Women are definitely the minority in the metal world, and lamentably their inclusion in bands seems sometimes to be more about image than anything musical (not pointing any fingers *cough* In This Moment *cough*).

     And then of course there's Walls of Jericho. Their flavour of metalcore (especially the old stuff that got me into them) might not be up everybody's alley, but that doesn't detract from the fact that frontwoman Candace Kucsulain is more metal than a good chunk of the dudes in the metal world. As evidence, I present exhibit A, "1:43 A.M.", from the 2004 album All Hail the Dead. If this song, album, and band aren't proof positive that women can jam out with their clams out just as hard as men can rock out with their cocks out, I don't know what is.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Song of the Day: Dance Gavin Dance - Tree Village

     Lots of albums I'm excited for coming out in the next month or so, including the latest record from today's band.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Song of the Day: Tesseract - Of Matter: Retrospect

     I recently got a new car (well, new to me anyways) and one of the many benefits of driving something that isn't 16 years old is that for the first time I have a CD player in my vehicle.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Song of the Day: Lamb of God - Grace

     Quickie song post before bed tonight, but no less ferocious for the brevity with which I write about it.

Friday, 20 September 2013

The Song of Frigg's Day: Opeth - Ghost of Perdition

     Now that I've finally gotten around to posting the song I had prepared for yesterday, we can get back to our regularly scheduled programming.

The Song of Thor's Day: Nine Inch Nails - Closer

     So I forgot to hit "publish" on this bad boy last night before bed. Like you've never forgotten anything...

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Song of the Day: Rosetta - Hara/The Center

     Do you like your post-metal to be of the epic, slow-burn variety? Of course you do.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Song of the Day: ERRA - Pulse

     If you're one of those people who think "metalcore" is a dirty word, then today's song is dedicated to you.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Song of the Day: Haken - Cockroach King

     Most of the time, when I pick the daily song, the choice is based on the music first. It's either a song I know to be awesome, or one I've been told is awesome by someone else that I have subsequently confirmed is awesome.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Song of the Day: Felix Martin - Triangle Tune

     If guitar prog nerdery turns you off, you probably shouldn't listen to today's song. Also beware if wacky instruments aren't your thing. You've been warned.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Song of the Day: White Arms of Athena - Act III: Superhuman

     Cruising around the Interwebz today, I cam across this band and the Classicist in me had to check them out.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Song of the Day: Polyphia - Impassion

     Regular readers will know I have a soft spot for instrumental metal. And a soft spot for techy stuff. Oh boy, am I pleased whenever something hits that Venn diagram intersection sweet spot.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Song of the Day: The Doors - Riders on the Storm

     While we're doing classic rock-ish type tunes, I've got one to coincide with the weather outside right now...

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Song of the Day: Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears

     Quickie song this evening, hopefully exorcising the song that's been in my head all day right before bed.

     I can see how Ozzy isn't everybody's cup of tea, but if you don't think "No More Tears" is pretty epic then you, sir, need a lesson in epicness. That simple yet fat bass riff, the verse guitar riff that sounds like it's being played on some kind of demon guitar, and one of the classiest solos in guitardom. Nary a note out of place, Zakk Wylde really nailed this one in my opinion, fueling a legion of shredders.

     So; "No More Tears" from 1991's album of the same name it is then. Get out of my head!

Monday, 9 September 2013

Song of the Day: Volto! - Grip It

     I've been rocking some of Volto!'s debut album Incitare today, and boy is it tasty.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Song of the Day: Avenged Sevenfold - And All Things Will End

     I think we can probably all safely agree that the new Avenged Sevenfold song "Hail to the King" is pretty meh, at best. Can we all also collectively agree to go back to a time when Avenged Sevenfold was good?

Friday, 6 September 2013

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Song of the Day: Protest the Hero - Clarity

     Unless you've spent your day under a rock or otherwise completely cut off from the world somehow (lucky you), you've likely already jammed the brand spankin' new Protest the Hero song. But just in case you missed it, Beardy's got you.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Song of the Day: Bear - Rain

     Just yesterday I was talking about how I'm generally favourably disposed towards bands on the Basick Records roster, and today I declare that I don't know how I feel about their latest signing.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Song of the Day: Aliases - We Never Should Have Met

     I'm always trying to turn my metalhead friends on to Basick Records. I feel like a bit of a fanboy when I do it (and when I admit it to you, like I just did...) but there it is.

Monday, 2 September 2013