Monday, November 30, 2015

Adele - Hello

Artist:  Adele
Genre:  Pop

I am of the firm opinion that Adele can't just keep up with her current career path.  She releases a song, everybody freaks out.  The album comes out and everybody loves it.  Then she vanishes for a year or two.  You hear nothing from her in that time.  Then BOOM!  New song.

The cycle continues.

I wouldn't even post this song, but it's just the chorus is striking a chord with me tonight for no good reason.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sabaton - Carolus Rex

Band:  Sabaton
Genre:  Power Metal

This is currently my favorite song.  I'm not really sure why I'm attracted to music that I can't understand the lyrics of, but I am.  There's something about the European and Scandinavian languages that I really like.  I feel it adds to the majesty of the music.  Eh, whatever the reason it's a really good song.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Stone Sour - Inhale

Band:  Stone Sour
Genre:  Metal

This is what I had been planning on posting yesterday, but I like the pun we were able to work in just a little better.

Love this song though, it's one of my favorite Stone Sour songs that I think they've ever put out.  I'm not sure why, it's just a really good song.

I apologize for the clearly crap post, I'm just a little wiped out after a really long shift today.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Carach Angren - Bitte Tötet Mich

Band:  Carach Angren
Genre:  Black Metal
Language:  Strong
Themes:  Suicide

So I'm sure you noticed that I'm generally really bad at remembering to include holidays in my posts.  I would apologize, but I don't think there's a such thing as Thanksgiving music, so we're gonna call this a free pass.

I was gonna post a different song, but then Jeff came in and said, "You're listening to that?  Come on, Black Metal Friday man."  I'm actually really annoyed at myself that I didn't think of that.

Hey though, it's like, the only Black Metal band I'm really familiar with.  Hooray.

Someday I'll listen to the genre enough to get one or two different artists in here.  Seriously though, Symphonic Black Metal is so much better in general than regular Black Metal.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Hypocrisy - Fearless

Band:  Hypocrisy
Genre:  Melodic Death Metal

These guys got recommended to me because they sounded like another band that I like a lot.  I use this app called Last.FM to track my song plays, and in return it gives me lots of fun statistics and some band recommendations that are ok.

Hypocrisy is a MeloDeath band though, and is different from both Children Of Bodom and Soilwork.  That's something I like a lot about the genre, there's a lot of different things going down.

I'm not sure what about them I like so much, they're just really good.  They've got a really nice flow going on.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Neon Trees - Animal

Band:  Neon Trees
Genre:  Pop Rock, Alt Rock

I remember hearing this song a lot a few years ago.  On of the college stations nearby played the song a lot, and since my dad liked it I also heard it at home a lot.

Apparently Ganon's radio is a big deal or something.  Like, I hear it's online and listened to all over the country?  It's really weird to hear that, not gonna lie.  Who would have thought that something from Erie would ever be a big deal, ya know?  Well you might not know, but Erie isn't an amazing place.  Not bad, but not great either.

Till the city turned to crap we used to be known as Gem City.  Fun fact.

Back to the music though.  It's a really catchy song though and even though I forgot it existed I do like it a lot.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lindemann - Skills In Pills

Band:  Lindemann
Genre:  Industrial Metal
Language:  Brief, Strong
Themes:  Lots of drugs.  The song is literally called Skills In Pills.

So while I was waiting for this album to come out, I also totally forgot to look into it happening.  Hey now, nobody said I was always on top of things.  This is an album I really want to take the time to review, but so that I don't forget I'm gonna share this with you now.

This is an album I've heard is really messed up.  Thing is though, this is an album that Till Lindemann sings in English.  A lot of people don't realize that most of his songs were like this; they just were in German before and they couldn't understand them.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Five Finger Death Punch - Wash It All Away

Band:  Five Finger Death Punch (5FDP)
Genre:  Heavy Metal
Language:  Brief, Strong

Screw this band.  They have made it so hard to actually find their songs on YouTube.  Their copyright is so freaking tight that people can't even upload the songs most of the time.  On top of that they don't allow YouTube to stream their album.  Like seriously, this sin't the song I actually wanted to post.  It isn't even the second song I wanted to post.

I can listen to their stuff on Spotify, but not YouTube.  That's just weird.  Not a great move guys, but you do you.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Judas Priest - Living After Midnight

Band:  Judas Priest
Genre:  Power Metal

I feel like it's one of those unwritten laws that if you like Metal you have to like certain bands.  I was never really good at that, but Judas Priest isn't too bad.  I don't know much beyond what their radio songs were, but I've got plans to fix that soonish.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Wednesday 13 - I Walked With A Zombie

Artist:  Wednesday 13
Genre:  Horror Punk

Turns out this guy has been in a lot of bands.  I'm not sure how to feel about his stuff cause it sounds like he's being Punk Rock Manson, but it's hella catchy so I kinda like it.

For the most part I think I like his stuff with Murderdolls more than his solo, and I'm not really a fan of his country band Bourbon Crow.  Still though, he's clearly got a decent skill set, so props to him.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Within Temptation - And We Run

Band:  Within Temptation feat. Xzibit
Genre:  Symphonic Metal
Language:  Brief, Strong

So I'm sitting and listening to music, right?  While I am sitting and doing something that I do on a daily basis I decide to make a playlist of Power, Melodic Death, and Symphonic Metal.  Ya know, just cause.

I go to Nightwish's Spotify page and see an album that is them, Within Temptation, and Epica.  While scrolling past it to more familiar songs I see the name Xzibit.  I assumed it was something like what happened on Ghost B.C.'s page where they accidentally go credited with writing a Wu-Tang album, but no.  No no no no no.  It was actually Xzibit on a Symphonic Metal song.

The best part?  It's not terrible.  I actually would love to hear them do more like this or more of the style from another band.

Nuclear Blast again for those of you following with me.

Oh, and just in case you didn't believe me about the Ghost thing, here's my proof.  Search it, it's down near their first release and only got added fairly recently.  Recently meaning like, in the last couple months.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Ice Nine Kills - Someone Like You

Band:  Ice Nine Kills
Genre:  Metalcore

I still love cover songs way more than I should.

My manager went to school with somebody who was either dating a member of the band or was related, so she found out about these guys from them.  One day she played this song for me and it basically topped my list of favorite cover songs for at least 4 or 5 months.  I'm really surprised that I haven't posted them yet actually...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fetty Wap - 679

Artist:  Fetty Wap feat. Remy Boyz
Genre:  Hip Hop, R&B

You may remember our good friend Fetty from the Lil Dicky song I posted a few days ago.  I started listening to him a little more a bit ago and recently I've just kinda begun to like him more and more.  His stuff is catchy and for stuff that's really popular it's actually pretty good.

2 things that I know you're gonna wonder about though.

1.  His lost left eye (the closed one) to glaucoma.

2.  1738 represents Remy Martin 1738 Cognac, which is what his group Remy Boyz got their name from.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Soilwork - Stabbing The Drama

Band:  Soilwork
Genre:  Melodic Death Metal

Yeah yeah, I'm drifting into my old trends.  Listen, I'm stuck on MeloDeath right now so you can momentarily put up with it.  It's just today and it's all because I picked up the new Bodom album.

I'm not too familiar with Soilwork's material to be honest, they're kinda more my brother's style of music as a rule.  I do really like them when I listen to them though, and this would be one of my favorite songs of theirs.  I need to be careful about saying that though, since every time I do I listen to some more of their stuff and I get obsessed about a different song.  Ah well.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Murderdolls - Nowhere

Band:  Murderdolls
Genre:  Horror Punk

I feel all emo just adding the picture up top.  I mean for real, it's really terrible looking.

I looked at them only because Joey Jordison of Slipknot is in the group.  It's a bit of a side project he made when he was still with them and it's more than a little bit of a different sound.

The core memebers of the group are Joey and a dude called Wednesday 13.  I don't know what Mr 13's deal is, but I'll look into it and get back to you.  He's the guy in the hat on the right, I'm anticipating stuff that sounds like Manson or something like that, but we'll see.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Children Of Bodom - Needled 24/7

Band:  Children of Bodom (CoB)
Genre:  Melodic Death Metal
Language:  Strong

This is one of my favorite songs.  Period.

I don't know what it is about this band, but any of their fast songs are way near the top of my favorite songs list.

If you happen to want to, make sure to check out the live version.  The front man Alexi manages to keep up with both the vocals and playing, even though he's a bit drunk.  Apparently all of their shows are like this.

Still though, good music right here.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town

Band:  Thin Lizzy
Genre:  Classic Rock

Hey hey, some good old classic music, amirite?

I'll admit, it's been rough trying to actually stick to a regular schedule of keeping it random.  I'm really trying to not get stuck in a rut again and I feel like I've done a decent job of it so far.

Hey though, do you think I'm doing ok?  Let me know in the comment section down below here.  I love hearing from you guys, for real.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Love And Death - Watching The Bottom Fall

Band:  Love And Death
Genre:  Nu-Metal

Here we have some more modern Nu-Metal that is very much of the Korn variety since the band is lead by then former, now current Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch.

The band is really solid though, if you like this song you'll probably enjoy the rest of the album.  It's not as religiously preachy sounding as Head's first album was, so if you listened to that and had issues in that way you don't need to worry.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Lil Dicky - $ave Dat Money

Artist:  Lil Dicky feat. Fetty Wap & Rich Homie Quan
Genre:  Rap, Hip Hop
Language:  Strong

This guy is actually really funny to listen to.  He's got lyrics that both don't make sense and make a lot of sense, like this song.

This is a song that's all about saving money in the most stingy sense.  The video was shot for free by just asking various locations to let him use them for 15 minutes which is all documented in the music video/documentary.

I just generally enjoy his stuff so far though.  I didn't even know he was white at first actually, he sounds like he's doing it right and not in a cheesy way.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Ke$ha - We R Who We R

Artist:  Ke$ha/Kesha
Genre:  Pop

I'm of mixed opinions about Kesha.  She's got some really catchy music but she also represents the very core of the music that I used to hate.  I only really started listening to her more after I found out that my brother Jeff listens to her a lot.  If you are familiar with the mess of Death Metal and Prog that my brother listens to you'll know that this is a really weird thing.

I suppose at this point I shouldn't be surprised, but I still have to raise an eyebrow from time to time when something like this comes up.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Lady Gaga - Bad Romance

Artist:  Lady Gaga
Genre:  Pop

Yeah, Lady Gaga is weird.

I don't care what you say about her though, she has a really amazing voice.  Her approach at music is a little different, but she really is all about the show.  There aren't too many people willing to devote their life to their passion in this way actually, which is what I think is the most interesting part of her.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Gary Numan - I Am Dust

Artist:  Gary Numan
Genre:  Electronic

I'm not familiar with most of Gary Numan's material, which is something that makes me a little sad.  I keep meaning to check out more of his stuff cause I know he's been active since like, the 80s?  There's a lot of really good songs, or so I hear at least.  Eventually I plan to actually get around to that.

I'll listen to it eventually, but till then here's a song for you guys.

Side note, am I allowed to chuckle about this being post 420?  I don't smoke or anything, but I do find the number to be amusing.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Periphery - Feed The Ground

Band:  Periphery
Genre:  Djent, Progressive Metal
Language:  Strong

I feel like I usually have a lot of issues going from one musically extreme to another.  Like, I try to cut out some of the Rap and I switch to solid Death Metal for a week, or something like that.  I also always promise to try not to switch extremes.  Well you know what?  I'm actually gonna do that this time.  We're gonna have a good few days of "normal" music.

I'm on a kick of music that I just said I wouldn't post for a little bit though, but we are gonna actually have variety, I promise, haha.

One thing that Periphery is known for is having a singer that sounds like Katy Perry when he hit's his high notes.  He's better than her though cause his lows are stronger and he can scream.  Honestly he's a really freaking talented vocalist.

Outside of that the band is a really nice sounding group.  For a Prog group they don't really hit you over the head with it.  Some bands go hard with the weird time signatures and such, but these guys manage to keep it chill.  Still complex stuff, but a lot more accessible than say, Between The Buried And Me.

Listen to this with good headphones though, or a good system with nice bass response.  You'll enjoy it a lot more if you can hear all the hits.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Fray - Love Don't Die

Band:  The Fray
Genre:  Rock

The first time I ever heard this song it was my church playing it as an opener for our easter service about 3 years ago.  It was loads of fun to play and got everybody moving, but I honestly thought it was just another CCM (christian contemporary music) band at the time.  Like the stuff that I hear on the radio that I don't have any strong feelings toward.

Turns out they aren't.  Hey, it's still decent music and such, and it's fun stuff to play.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Static-X - Bled For Days

Band:  Static-X
Genre:  Industrial Metal, Nu-Metal

Here we have another Nu-Metal band, Static-X.  They have a very special talent, and that talent is Wayne Static copying the vocal styles of all the other Nu-Metal bands of the time.

In this song you can hear him sounding like the vocalists from Coal Chamber and Mushroomhead, and in others he sounds like Jonathan Davis of Korn.  He sounded so much like the singers in question I actually checked to see if they had guested on the songs.  I suppose this is good, right?

Good music though, so enjoy!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Spineshank - The Beginning Of The End

Band:  Spineshank
Genre:  Nu-Metal

So I'm sorry it took me till almost 7pm to get today's post up.  I ended up running out of time yesterday and I've been out all day today for one reason or another.

Spineshank is what I'd call the modern direction of the Sevendust style of Nu-Metal.  Korn decided to go Metal-Step, Limp Bizkit decided to go way too angry and garbage, but from that new bands that still fit as Nu-Metal have come up to rock the modern world.

These guys are active, though they were formed in 1996 in the early years of Nu-Metal.  Still though, it's cool to see a band that has managed to keep their sound intact.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Busta Rymes - Break Ya Neck

Artist:  Busta Rymes
Genre:  Rap
Language:  Strong

Dude's fast.  Like, really fast.

There are times when he's going fast to the point that you can'e even pick out words anymore and it's just syllables, making you think he probably faked it and doctored up the track.  Apparently this sin't true though.

A friend of mine was at a concert that Busta appeared at.  He sad when he walked out on stage he made them stop the track so he could show that he wasn't just faking the whole thing.  So yeah, that's pretty cool.

Also I'm gonna try to stop doing rap songs for a little bit now, since I'm sure you guys are a little sick of it.  I'll have new things tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Weeknd - In The Night

Artist:  The Weeknd
Genre:  R&B, PBR&B
Theme:  Victim of child abuse living her life out as a stripper

Hey look, it's the man with the weird hair again!

So I always try to check Wiki for certain artists to make sure I get their genre right.  Usually I'm good, but when it comes to non Metal genres I get a little shaky.  Apparently PBR&B is a joke on Pabts Blue Ribbon and the hipsterness of it.  PBR&B is hipster R&B.  I don't know for sure about this, but It's what Wiki said and I suppose I can trust it for now.

This song is really good though don't be scared away by the subject.  It's musically a tribute to Michael Jackson and lyrically it's been speculated that it's a song about Marilyn Monroe.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Drake - Energy

Artist:  Drake
Genre:  Rap
Language:  Strong

I'm actually really surprised that I haven't posted any Drake yet.  I only got into him a month or two ago but it's a style that I've been really digging so far.

Sorry for all the rap you've gotten recently, things will change soon I'm sure.  I make these usually one day in advance so they tend to get stuck in the same music ruts I'm in.  I like it.

Just cause I like it though doesn't mean you will, so as always please keep that in mind.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Macklemore - Downtown

Artist:  Macklemore
Genre:  Hip Hop
Language:  Strong

We're going lighthearted again.

This song is actually hilarious, and the video makes it even better.  I'm not familiar with with much of Macklemore's stuff, but I've found that I'm usually happy with it, ya know?

Today was the day to set the clocks back by the way, so you got an extra hour of sleep just in case you forgot.