Monday, August 31, 2015

Miracle Of Sound - Going Nuclear

Band:  Miracle Of Sound
Genre:  Swing

So this is a song I came across the other day because...  It's the Fallout 4 song!  hypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehype

Sorry if you're not into this, I'm just really excited about this game.  The song is legitimately good though.  Swing and such.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Breaking Benjamin - Had Enough

Band:  Breaking Benjamin
Genre:  Alternative Rock
Themes:  Greed is bad

Over the course of adding a picture to each of these I've found out what bands actually look like.  It's been really weird actually, cause there's a good number of these guys who I've never actually seen before.  I say this cause these guys are one of those bands.

On a side note, these guys are part of a 5 band group that all sound like each other.  Nickelback, Seether, Theory of a Deadman, Three Days Grace, and Breaking Benjamin all sound just a little bit like each other.  It can be annoying if you're trying to figure out a song you hear on the radio.  There's some things to pick out though, like the thing that BB's singer does from time to time, or that Nickelback sound.  Still, it can be hard.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ludo - Love Me Dead

Band - Ludo
Genre - Alternative Rock

So while yesterdays post was vague cause I was too lazy/tired to write a good one this is like that cause I just don't know anything about the group.  I was driving the other day in my brother's car which has a dead cd player.  It's "hella old" to quote him, so we just had the radio playing.  We're listening to a bunch or older rock songs that are generally making him miserable so we decided to change the station.  Flipped over to Ganon's station and had this song pop up.  We had no clue what it was though, just that we enjoyed it.

Moral of the story:  Jeff's car has a tendency to play music he really doesn't care for except for this song.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Breath Carolina - I.D.G.A.F.

Band:  Breath Carolina
Genre:  Electronic, Pop, Dance, something like that.
Themes:  A distinct lack of caring.
Language:  Strong

I've only ever heard this song.  Period.  The first time I listened to any if their other matirial was to try and figure out what their general genre was.  They really aren't that good you know, it's just a bit of a catchy song.

Look though, when you've got Emo and The Douche there's not really much you can expect in the talent department.

And yes, before you say anything.  Half-assed post is half-assed.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Album Review: Ghost - Meliora

Band:  Ghost / Ghost B.C.
Album:  Meliora
Total Tracks:  10
Release Date:  August 21st, 2015
Genre:  Rock, Metal
Language:  Some tracks
Themes:  Satan

First, let's all be happy for Ghost that they finally get to drop the "BC" tag.  They've apparently hated it for ages and they got to dump it, so good for them.

Now I know I literally just said that I was gonna be focusing on other music for a while, but I was actually planning on doing this review.  Issue was it was released while I really distracted so I missed it.  Now lets get onto the review.

My main impression is their music is like Deep Purple, but haunted.  I don't really know what I mean by that, but if you're familiar with Deep Purples sound you'll kinda get what I mean.

That bass solo and riff in From The Pinnacle To The Pit is really good.  Like, the line itself, the tone, it's all really good.  Then the guitar solo kicks in and it ties together as one of my favorite intros on the entire album.

The whole thing is a well put together act with their traditional prominent bass parts and general horror/religious theme.  They've got a "new" singer who is "younger and more powerful" than Papa Emeritus II, but in reality is the same singer.  It's an amusing trend they have actually.  With each album they get a "new" singer who is just the same guy with a new makeup job.

I was actually really surprised the first time I heard them.  I was expecting super heavy dark music and it was like, pop metal.  Not quite Linkn Park level, but still different then I thought it would be.  This album sounds a lot more like what I had original assumed they would sound like.

All of the tracks are really good, so pick a spot and listen.  I'd advise From The Pinnacle To The Pit, Cirice, Mummy Dust, Majesty, Absolution or Deus In Absentia.

Heck, the whole album is only 41 minutes.  Listening to the whole thing won't even take that much of your day.  Definitely listen to From The Pinnacle To The Pit or Cirice though, they're really good.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Queen - Bicycle Race

Band:  Queen
Genre:  Rock

Queen is a band that I know you've heard of.  The only question really is have you heard more than their radio hits?

No.  I have not.

All I've heard is the stuff off of the greatest hits album and I really feel bad about that.  Nothing much to be done though, so do enjoy.

Sorry for this being a late post, I've had an album review I've been trying to finish but I keep getting distracted.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Three Days Grace - Riot

Band:  Three Days Grace
Genre:  Alternative Rock
Language:  Once, Strong

Everybody loves Three Days Grace, they're like, THE radio band.  I dare you to find a rock station that doesn't play at least one of their songs a day.  Come on.  do it.

Still though, it's not bad music.  This is honestly just the first track that comes to mind for me, they have other stuff that isn't as heavy as this if it's not quite your cup of tea.  Think Nickelback with more popularity.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Planetshakers - Endless Praise

Band:  Planetshakers
Genre:  Worship Music
Themes:  Jesus

We played this song in church yesterday and it was a lot of fun.  Unfortunately I'm not able to play the crazy bass parts but it still has a crazy amount of energy that just flat out makes it an enjoyable thing to do.

This Sunday was also the last week on the team for two friends of mine, Jocelyn and Moriah.  I've been in the band with them since we all were in youth band together like 7 or 8 years ago and dang, it's really gonna suck for them to be gone.  But hey, school is a thing and it's what they want, so that's that.  It was a really good sendoff set, that's for sure.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Dr. Dre - The Next Episode

Artist:  Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg
Genre:  Rap
Language:  Strong
Themes:  Drugs and such

I only ever heard the remix of this song before, and it's a very different thing.  Recently I got GTA V (amazing game by the way) and one of the radio stations started playing this song.  I recognized it a little bit so I checked the title and boom, here we are.

On a side note, I'm actually really excited to see Straight Outta Compton.  I have plans to see it next week so you might want to be prepped for some more rap than usual this week.

I really enjoy Snoop, not gonna lie.  His old stuff isn't bad, and his new stuff just sounds like he's totally smoked out and it's enjoyable to me.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sick Puppies - Riptide

Band:  Sick Puppies
Genre:  Rock

If you listen to rock radio you might have heard about these guys a few years ago when they first hit the scene.  I don't know too much of their newer songs, but the album Tri-Polar that  Riptide is on is something I'm reasonably familiar with.

The bass work in this song is something that I really enjoy.  The bassist has great tone here and it's a riff that's reasonably easy to play.  I really like "complicated" sounding riffs that I can play to sound lie I'm better than I am.  I know this one isn't too hard cause I learned it like 4 years ago when I was even worse then I am now.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Ben Folds - Rockin' The Suburbs

Artist:  Ben Folds
Genre:  Rock, Alternative
Language:  Strong (mostly censored cause Vevo)

You know what, let's get some more not just me music in here.

A friend of mine has his description on Twitter as "Male | Middle Class | White" and I had no clue what it meant.  When I asked him he told me that it was a song reference and that I should check it out.  Turns out I kinds knew the song from the end of the movie "Over The Hedge", but I'd actually never listened to it fully before.

It'w a good song, it's really catchy, and you'll probably like it.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Impending Doom - Doomsday

Band:  Impending Doom
Genre:  Deathcore
Themes:  The Apocalypse

I promise this is the last Deathcore I'll post for a little while but I wanted to end on the best Deathcore band I know, Impending Doom.

This song is really crushingly heavy and because of that, I love it unconditionally.  I have yet to be disappointed by this band, though you all probably won't like them.  Hey, I apologize.  Still, it's my thing and I can't expect all of you to enjoy it as much as I do.

Funny thing time, these guys are a Christian Deathcore band.  Seems like a contradiction, but whatever.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Betraying The Martyrs - Walk Away

*this band and post sponsored by Monster Energy Drinks.  At least I wish I was sponsored by them...

Band:  Betraying The Martyrs
Genre:  Deathcore

Stop.  Just listen to that sick intro riff.

Ok, moving on.

This is Deathcore group probably on par with Whitechapel, but not quite at the point of the next band I'll post.  The song is solid, they covered Let It Go, and all in all they're just good.

If you aren't enjoying this batch I appologize, it's just what I'm into currently.  It'll be done in one more day.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Whitechapel - The Saw Is The Law

Band:  Whitechapel
Genre:  Deathcore

Whitechapel is a really good Deathcore band, they were what I was hoping for when I first heard Winds Of Plague.  They've got all the lows you need, and their guitar tone is really crushing.  Best part is that they can keep it up live cause they have 3 guitarists.  It helps give the layered sound you can usually only get in the studio.

They opened up with a concept album about Jack The Ripper which is incredibly dark and such, but it's also really good.

More importantly though there is a fun bit of trivia about this song.  There is one YouTube guitar teacher named Ben Eller, a.k.a. Shreddicus Maximus, who guests for solos on the album.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Winds Of Plague - Say Hello To The Undertaker

Band:  Winds Of Plague
Genre:  Deathcore
Language:  Some

So I never really knew about these guys for the longest time.  The only contact I had with them was people at metal shows actually.  They were a special breed of people because they filled a very specific stereotype.  They all stood at the edge of the mosh pit, they all vaped, and they all were really annoyed if you bumped into them.  Basically they were the douchebags of all metal shows.

The band is ok though.  As far as Deathcore goes it's not terrific for a couple reasons.  The breakdowns are kinda lacking, the vocals are decent, but not as brutal as I'm used to.  All in all I'd give them a 7/10.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Demon Hunter - Gasoline

Band:  Demon Hunter
Genre:  Metalcore

You know, for a band that I call my favorite I really don't post them too often.  I guess I'm trying to avoid over exposure to them for you all, but I still should have posted them more than twice by now.

This is probably the most mellow sounding song on the album when it starts, then it turns into a wonderfully intense moment, but literally only a moment.  After that it goes back to the sudo mellow thing going on.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Alice Cooper - Poison

Artist:  Alice Cooper
Genre:  Shock Rock

Back a few years ago I was really into cover songs.  Like, a lot more than I am now.  I was looking for covers of Alice here when I found a song I didn't recognize.  Poison.

I didn't find a version of Alice doing it though, I found some band called VintergatA playing it.  It's a good cover if you're interested, very russian sounding people.

This song is good though, and you should check it out for sure.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Jared Dines - But Does It Djent?

Artist:  Jared Dines
Genre:  Djent, Deathcore
Language:  Some, Strong

Jared Dines is a guy from YouTube who sometimes makes Deathcore and Djent songs, but mostly just makes videos about the different types of musicians.  This guy is really talented, he can play drums, bass, guitar, and can scream.  I'd advise checking out his channel, just cause it's pretty funny.

This song is about people putting too much store in whether a guitar can "djent" or not.  It's a joke you're more likely to get if that's the kind of music you're into, but it's still amusing.  Read the lyrics as they pop up, it might help?

"play nothing but Os" refers to playing the lowest 2 or 3 strings in a tuning that makes them a chord.  There are bands that play entire songs that are made of one chord played in various beats.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Slipknot - Skin Ticket

Band:  Slipknot
Genre:  Nu-Metal, Metal
Themes:  Dark

Slipknot, super edgy and all that.  Well this was by far their darkest album, Iowa.  It has some of their best songs on it and some of their angriest material.  In fact, till this newest album it had the darkest and angriest songs.

This song is the only song on the entire album that I can play at work, and that's only because there's technically no swearing in it.  Still though, check it out cause it's really good.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

DMX - X Gon Give it To Ya

Artist:  DMX
Genre:  Rap
Language:  Strong

I'm usually fairly indifferent to DMX, but with the Deadpool trailer coming out last week he resurfaced for me.  More specifically this song resurfaced.

I don't know what it is, it's just a really good song, ya dig?

If you're into super hero movies you might want to check out the Deadpool trailer if you haven't yet, it gives very little away and makes me super excited for it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Taylor Swift - 22

You know I kinda missed my chance yesterday.  My 22nd birthday and I didn't post this freaking song, be proud of me.

Eh, I guess not that proud since I'm posting it today.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Late, but it's my birthday so shut up.

You know what, I am really sorry that this post is late, and I'll give you a reason tomorrow.  I am gonna repost a song for the first time ever though.

I apologize for the repost, but I think most of you have never seen the original post anyway, so it's all good.  Kinda.

Seeing as it's my birthday, I have plans to do absolutely nothing but work then home.  Since I'm at work now I can't really do a huge post, so apologies.

p.s.  I do not want a "big booty ho" for my birthday, it's just a really fun song that happens to be about birthdays.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Disturbed - Devour

Band:  Disturbed
Genre:  Alternative Metal

I used to own this album like, 6 years ago but I sold it when I needed some spare cash.  Funny thing, I sold it to buy a different Disturbed album thinking "Well I still have it ripped on the computer."

This is all well and good, up until the computer crashed on me and I lost all of my music.  Not cool.

I bought it again on Thursday though and I really had forgotten how good an album it is, it's full of terrific songs and brought back a lot of fun memories.  This song is a lot better than I remember it being though, so please enjoy it.

FYI, disturbed is a metal band with no screaming really, just singing.  They also swear a lot if that's an issue, but this song is clean.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Capital Lights - Mile Away

Band:  Capital Lights
Genre:  Pop Punk

For the longest time I didn't know anybody who had heard of these guys.  I'd say it was at least 3 years before I found somebody who had heard of them before actually.

Then I started at my current job.

One night I had my iPod playing and this song came on.  My new coworker Dan said "Hey, I love these guys, I didn't know anybody here listened to them!"  It was a fun moment cause I hadn't had anybody actually like the music I played yet.

About 2 weeks later the same song was on and my then coworker now friend Kelsey recognized it too.  Turns out I just had really musically sheltered friends cause later on Dan
s brother Brian joined us for a few months and Capital Lights was a band he played from time to time.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Powerwolf - Kreuzfeuer

Band:  Powerwolf
Genre:  Power Metal
Themes:  Usually Werewolves, Vampires, and Satan

I posted Powerwolf almost exactly a month ago, but right after I posted that song I fell in love with this one.  Hey, I held off this long, so you're very welcome.

This song is in German and is about burning crosses.  I'm not sure what all else, but there's translations for you to look up on you're own later.

This is such a good song, I would call it well worth the 3:47 it'll take to hear it.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Ron Kenoly - God Is Able

Artist:  Ron Kenoly
Genre:  Christian, Gospel
Themes:  See Title

Here's one that I used to listen to all the time.  My mom had a couple of his concerts on VHS and whenever me or my brother weren't watching a movie of some sort they were in.  Any time we listened to music one of his tapes were in.  Mr Kenoly was somebody that I grew up with for a great many years.

I hope you enjoy this, regularly scheduled programming will resume tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Jars Of Clay - Flood

Band:  Jars Of Clay
Genre:  Christian Rock
Themes:  Lots of water

Let's finish off the 90s music with some stuff that I actually grew up with.  This might not be as much fun for any of you because of the music it was.  That being all Jesus music.

Hey, you've probably heard this one before though, it was a really big hit all over the place actually.  Give into a little bit of nostalgia and enjoy Jars Of Clay's song Flood.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Limp Bizkit - Trust?

Artist:  Limp Bizkit
Genre:  Nu-Metal
Language:  Strong

Eh, I'm almost over my Limp Bizkit kick now.  I won't be posting any of their stuff for a while after this, but I did feel the need to share this one since we were talking about the 90s/2000s this last week.

This is probably my favorite song they've ever put out, mainly because of the high guitar lead in the beginning.  All of the members of the band are actually really talented musicians, they just happened to choose a band that got a bad rep as people that didn't put out good music.  It's a shame that their style took such a dive after their 3rd album, because they could have gone further if they hadn't made their fans dislike them so much.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Chumbawamba - Tubthumping

Band:  Chumbawamba
Genre:  Rock
Themes:  Drinking

Speaking of songs everybody knows, how about this one?  I think it'd be pretty hard to have missed this party song in your life since it's been played at almost every social event I've ever attended.

The video is hilarious though, you've got this high energy song going on with a band that looks like they're playing a funeral.  Typical British stuff doncha know.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Panic! At The Disco - I Write Sins Not Tragedies

Band:  Panic! At The Disco
Genre:  Alternative Rock
Language:  Some (Chorus)
Themes:  Don't spread gossip?

When I first heard these guys I had bought an iPod from a friend that had a bunch of music on it.  I'm eternally annoyed that I didn't keep all the music, but at the time I also deleted any music that had swearing in it.  That was a long time ago when I was a good kid.

Turns out I heard them ages before with that stupid song "Nine In The Afternoon", but the decided to go in a very different direction after that first album.  Can't say I'm too sad about that, though they still make music that I don't usually listen to just cause it's a little weird.  I don't really know what it is either, it's just not stuff I'm super into.

I like this song a lot though, so listen.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Theory Of A Deadman - Lowlife

I know today I would usually be doing a blog type thing with the "Let's Talk" tag, but to be honest nothing much has changed recently.  I'll save it for a different day so don't worry, you'll still get a look at whatever I'm doing.

Band:  Theory Of A Deadman
Genre:  Alternative Rock
Language:  Strong
Themes:  Proud to be trailer trash

I first heard these guys on the radio, but going through my little 90s 2000s kick here reminded me of their existence.  They're a pretty good band considering I placed them in the mental folder of "bands that sound like Nickleback".  I don't know whether that will affect your opinion about them, but I have a very on/off relationship with them.

Please look at this picture of the singer though, tell my that's not some of the most fantastic hair for a band of this style to have.