Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Hollywood Undead - California Dreaming


Band:  Hollywood Undead
Song:  California Dreaming
Album:  California Dreaming (Single, 2017)
Genre:  Rap Rock
Language:  Strong

Speaking of new music, let's take a second and talk about the new Hollywood Undead single that give me hope for the new album.

Like for real, it's angry, gritty, and is mostly guitar driven.  Even the "mellow" single they put out has a lot of bite to it, this is exciting!  This is them returning to a sound similar to the sound that they had in Undead, and since Swan Song was debatable their best album I'm gonna call this leaps and bounds in the right direction for them.

A couple things I'm noticing though.  Da Kurlzz isn't here, and that concerns me since he's one of my favorite members.  Also the band aren't wearing masks here at all.



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Sunday, September 24, 2017

21 Savage - Bank Account


Artist:  21 Savage
Song:  Bank Account
Album:  Issa Album (2017)
Genre:  Rap, Hip Hop
Language:  Strong

Honestly, I like a lot of stuff about 21 Savage.  Firstly the dude looks freaking miserable and thug like and this just makes me want to love his music.  Secondly he works a lot with Metro Boomin' and I love that dude's beats.  He's just fantastic.

I wasn't sure how I was feeling about his new album for a bit though, but I finally gave it a solid listen and I think I like it.  It's not great, but it's got some solid tracks to it.



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Album Review: Speticflesh - Codex Omega


Band:  Septicflesh
Album:  Codex Omega
Release Date:  September 1st, 2017
Genre:  Symphonic Death Metal
Rating:  9/10

I was rather excited to see that Septicflesh had finally dropped a new album.  I've been waiting for this since the "good but not great" release that was Titan back in 2014.

I've gotta say, I'm incredibly happy with where they went musically in this album compared to Titan.  The music is a lot riff heavier, but it doesn't sacrifice any of the edge that the orchestra gave it either.  Right out the gate we start with Dante's Inferno and it's very very SF traditional orchestra work.  However, this is also a song that allows a very important part of the band to shine.  The new drummer.

I'm Not trying to blow smoke either, so I went and re-listened to chunks of Titan and The Great Mass (one of my all time favorite albums) to check drum differences.  Good lord it's night and day.  Not only is this drummer just...  better, he's also mixed better than the last one.

That's honestly a lot of my takeaway from this release, they are much better at mixing tracks than they used to be.  The orchestra isn't as overpowering and the drums are rather present.  My only issue with them honestly is the vocalist doesn't sound as demonic as he used to.  He still does at times, but for the most part he seems to have changed the way he screams and it's not as horrific.

One of the things I love about these guys is the fact that they are just dark.  Dark music is something I've fallen in love with over the last few years and Septicflesh has delivered on such great, emotion filled content for me in that regard that as long as their new music doesn't sound anything like Sumerian Demons or Ophidian Wheel era Septicflesh I'll be happy.

That isn't to say this isn't a good release though.  Technically and musically it's a much grander piece than Titan.  Thematically it's incredibly different from The Great Mass as well, and I feel that was a good choice.  If they had tried to keep the same sound I don't think it would have worked any better than Titan had.

So I want to give you standout tracks like I generally would, but I just can't here, there's too many good ones to narrow it down fairly.  That being said, some of my favorites include Enemy Of Truth, Dark Art, Portrait Of A Headless Man, and Faceless Queen.  While the whole album is worth the about 50 minutes it takes to listen to you should at least check out those 4 and the title track.

All in all I give this release a very strong 9.  I look forward to becoming more familiar with it as the week rolls on.



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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Winds Of Plague - Never Alone


Band:  Winds Of Plague
Song:  Never Alone
Album:  Blood Of My Enemy
Genre:  Hardcore
Language:  Strong

Oh hot dang, let's get some heavy hype going on here for the new Winds Of Plague song!

I know I said something about an album review, but that'll wait till tomorrow since this was literally released on Friday.

I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting too much from Winds Of Plague.  It's been 4 years since they put out any music and the stuff before that was pretty basic, ya know?

I was happily surprised when I heard this track today though it made me change my tune.  While I've always enjoyed WoP as high energy pump up music, I wouldn't generally choose them as a favorite.  This track follows a lot of what they used to do in their old songs, but instead of slipping into their traditional Deathcore groove they sound a lot more... Varied?  I'm pumped to see what the rest of the album sounds like honestly.  They had this blackened vibe that promises to be a blast if done right.



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Friday, September 22, 2017

Patrick Carney, Ralph Carney - Bojack's Theme (Full Length)


Artist:  Patrick Carney, Ralph Carney
Song:  Bojack's Theme (Full Length)
Album:  Bojack Horseman (Music From The Netflix Original Series)
Genre:  Funk

In between school and such I've been watching an old favorite show again.  I had forgotten just how much I loved it's theme song so I decided to check if there was an actual track.  Turns out there's a whole album that they put out this year less than 15 days ago, so that's fantastic.

Check out the show if you haven't, it's my favorite little slice of depression.



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Thursday, September 21, 2017

KONGOS - Take It From Me


Band:  KONGOS
Song:  Take It From Me
Album:  Egomaniac (2016)
Genre:  Rock

Well here's another band that I was so sure I had shared before.

As a general rule I love the stompy rock sound these guys have.  That's something I've found I enjoy more and more recently actually, "Stomp Rock".  I don't know how to describe it other than it's the kind of music that makes me want to, generally, stomp and clap along.  Either that or there's actually stomping sounds in the music.  Sometimes both.

I'm majorly whacked out by allergies right now though, so I gotta go.  But keep your eyes open, I'm doing an album review on Saturday or Sunday.



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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Zomboy - Outbreak


Artist:  Zomboy feat. Armanni Reign
Song:  Outbreak
Album:  The Outbreak (2014)
Genre:  Dubstep
Language:  Strong

Got this song from the guy that I bought my new(ish) logo from actually.  We were talking about various Dubstep artists we enjoyed and later in the evening he dropped me this song.

Gotta say, I really like it.  The fact that there's the rapper going over a traditional Dub song works really well since he's not trying to override the song, he's really flowing with it nicely.  Hella pleased with this tune.



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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tee Grizzley - First Day Out


Artist:  Tee Grizzley
Song:  First Day Out
Album:  My Moment
Genre:  Rap, Hip Hop
Language:  Strong

So I have a plethora of playlists on Spotify, one of them being a Rap playlist.  I don't know how, but it actually has 24 followers right now, so I try to take it seriously and update it regularly.

Since it's called "Violent/Angry Rap" I do try to keep in that vein as well, and since I can't oversaturate with individual artists this means I hit a lot of the Spotify suggested stuff at the bottom of the list.  Cause of that though I tend to add a lot of artists I don't know too well and I rediscover them by shuffling them up.

Tee Grizzley would be one of those guys.  I found this song on the list just this past Saturday and was impressed at how clean and clear his vocal work sounded compared to a lot of the rappers I listen to, since the group I tend to frequent hits up the Mumble Rap spectrum a little bit.  That's not a bad thing, but it makes dudes like this stand out a lot.



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Monday, September 18, 2017

Panic! At The Disco - Hallelujah


Band:  Panic! At The Disco
Song:  Hallelujah
Album:  Death Of A Bachelor (2016)
Genre:  Alternative

Y'all know what today is, right?  Freaking 3 YEARS I've been doing this now!

A lot has changed too, like, I switched post formatting a lot.  Used to just have a YouTube link and a band with a lot of info on whoever they were.  Then I switched to include a picture.  That was only for like, special weeks though, like the Week Of Evil I run in October.  I'm also realizing that I started on the 17th, not the 18th.  So that's embarrassing.  Thought it was the 18th for ages now, haha




After a while (meaning late last year) I decided to institute what you see today, but not quite as in depth.  It was kinda ugly though, and at the time all my videos exceeded the limit of the blog writing space.  I can't get a picture of that since I already updated all my borders to fix it, but you'll just have to trust me there.


As you can see, the old method was not only kinda ghetto, but the images were too small.  I also lose images right and left since I take them from google, and if I don't pick somebody like a magazine or Wiki it tends to disappear on me.

I suppose I don't have a lot of room to complain on that front though, since I'm not exactly buying the images to use.  Shh, don't tell anybody.

But hey, here I am still, posting new music every freaking day with only 2 repeats to date.  Once cause I was unoriginal, and the other cause I was requested to.

Hey hey though, I've had a blast over the last 3, and I hope any of you who've either just picked up or have been following from the beginning think the same.



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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Foo Fighters - The Sky Is A Neighborhood


Band:  Foo Fighters
Song:  The Sky Is A Neighborhood
Album:  Concrete And Gold (2017)
Genre:  Rock

Here's some Foo Fighters music I'm actually quite excited about.  This song is a really nifty "Stomp Rock" kinda sound that makes me wonder what the rest of the album will end up like.  Like, if it's all like this I might start enjoying them, it's a good musical direction for them.

It made me think of what Kongos sound like honestly, which is a sound I'm not fully familiar with but enjoy nonetheless.



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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Trivium - In Waves


Band:  Trivium
Song:  In Waves
Album:  In Waves (2011)
Genre:  Metal

I honestly thought I had posted Trivium at some point in the past, but apparently I keep forgetting to.

Here's my mildly low effort post of the day, the song that got me a couple weird looks after school on Friday cause apparently nobody picked up on the fact that I enjoyed Metal and such.

See, in real life I'm a relatively subdued person that is reasonably chill about most things.  My usual black aesthetic doesn't really affect me there since our uniform is black, so the vaguely imposing vibe I've been cultivating for the last 2 years is kinda lost on them.  Plus I wear long sleeves, so you don't see any of my kinda angry looking spiky tattoos.  Shame.



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Friday, September 15, 2017

Kings Of Leon - Family Tree


Band:  Kings of Leon
Song:  Family Tree
Album:  Mechanical Bull (2013)
Genre:  Alternative Rock

At school we had some music playing, and since the system wasn't connecting to the teacher's computer properly we got to listen to Ganon's college station.  We heard a Foo Fighters song I didn't hate, some Cage The Elephant, and other such Alt Rock acts.

This song stuck out to me though and I rather dig it.



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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Social Distortion - Don't Drag Me Down


Band:  Social Distortion
Song:  Don't Drag Me Down
Album:  White Light White Heat White Trash (1996)
Genre:  Punk Rock

I'm gonna need to apologize.  Until I get my sleep schedule locked down better and wiggle all my commitments into their nice little boxes I'm gonna have some subpar blog posts for a bit.  A lot of them will probably fall into old trends I had like, 2 or 3 months back rather than keeping up on new stuff like I want to do, even if I don't always swing it.

With that, here's a callback to the Punk kick I was on for quite a bit there.  It's a solid little tune that does most all of the Punk band stuff that I enjoy.



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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?


Band:  Arctic Monkeys
Song:  Do I Wanna Know?
Album:  AM (2013)
Genre:  Grunge

A band who I'd never listened to before has popped up in my peripheral listening the last couple weeks.  What I assume is obvious, that band was the Arctic Monkeys.

I feel like I had avoided these guys cause I thought they were something else.  Something like a garbage Hard Rock band or something.  Honestly I can't really remember what I thought they were, but I consciously didn't listen to them.  This was, apparently, a mistake.

I really dig the fuzzy grind that this song has to it, it's quite fantastic.



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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication


Band:  Red Hot Chili Peppers
Song:  Californication
Album:  Californication
Genre:  Rock

Last minute writing here cause I got caught up doing homework cause I can't plan for crap.

Here's a decent song by a band who's overrated as all crap.  I mean really, these guys have songs that are relatively simple, but since they play with a lot of energy and in an entertaining way they're incredibly popular.

Not a bad thing though, cause props to them for keeping a fanbase around.



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Monday, September 11, 2017

Knife Party - Battle Sirens


Artist:  Knife Party feat. Tom Morello
Song:  Battle Sirens
Album:  Battle Sirens (single, 2016)
Genre:  Dubstep

You know what's still a blast even though it's out of style?  Dubstep.

There's a couple good artists out there still, though the demand for the style in general just isn't there now.  That bums me out a lot too, cause Knife Party is hands down on of my favorite acts of the genre.  They're so good at what they do it's not even funny.

I mean, a lot of my feelings toward the genre were heavily influenced by Payday 2's soundtrack, and Knife Party sounds the most like them.  Still though, just the way they make their builds and drops make me really happy, I'm glad they exist.

Also if you're into Pandora and want some solid Dubstep, Knife Party's mix is the bomb, way better than a lot of the other ones I tried.



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