Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Vandals - My Girlfriend's Dead

Band:  The Vandals
Song:  My Girlfriend's Dead
Album:  Hitler Bad, Vandals Good
Genre:  Punk Rock

My favorite discovery of the Punk kick I was on the last few weeks right here.  Other than having a generally large amount of good tunes they're rather amusing as well.

Take this song.  Not only is it a musically solid song, but the lyrics are freaking hilarious.  The song is about a guy who is too embarrassed to admit that his girlfriend doesn't love him anymore so he just tells everybody that she died.  I just feel like the whole thing is stupidly funny, ya know?  It's just good.

Plus they're the kind of Punk band to really feature the bass guitar, which is obviously a plus for me.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pig Destroyer - Sis

Band:  Pig Destroyer
Song:  Sis
Album:  Book Burner
Genre:  Metalcore
Language:  Strong

I really couldn't really have a Grind themed month without mentioning Pig Destroyer.  Originally toying with the names Cop Killer and Cop Destroyer, they decided to switch it up to a slightly more subtle option.  Though active since '97, they really hit it off in 2001 when they released their album Prowler In The Yard.

Basically every year that goes past their sound tightens up a little and the group improves.  Personally I would say dropping the political stance of earlier music is a good thing since they won't make an impact so much in a scene like this.

The really cool thing is that they were operating as a 3 piece outfit for several years, just drums, guitar, and vocals.  They picked up a guy on electronics in 2006, but it wasn't until like 2014 they even got a bass player.

Solid sound for such a stripped down act.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Agonist - Thank You, Pain

Band:  The Agonist
Song:  Thank You, Pain
Album:  Lullabies Of The Dormant Mind
Genre:  Melodic Death Metal

Alissa White-Gluz is probably my favorite female Metal vocalist.  She's able to scream with the best of them while also singing as well as anybody.  Seriously, it's highlighted heavily in the first 30 seconds of the song, it's freaking dope.

I blame growing up with around a lot of female vocalists as the reason that I don't generally care for them as a general rule.  There's a lot of good ones out there, but I'm always going to pick the dude over them because I'm just kinda tired of the sound as a general rule.

The Agonist manages to swing having pretty vocals in with the hard edge of their sound though, which I think benefits them greatly.  They have a new singer now as Alissa has moved to Arch Enemy, and while I'm not as big a fan of her I can't deny that she's at least doing well with the material.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Brad Paisley - Online

Artist:  Brad Paisley
Song:  Online
Genre:  Country

Despite what it may seem like from what I have to say about Country for the most part, I did like it for a while.  Then my mom and sister picked it up and ruined it, as is typical in family type stuff.

This song is hella funny though, and it's really catchy.  I don't tend to listen to Brad too much, but when I do it's generally this song or Alcohol.

Hope ya like it, it's a pretty good time.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Clash - I Fought The Law

Band:  The Clash
Song:  I Fought The Law
Album:  The Cost Of Living (EP)
Genre:  Punk

Every now and then I get launched on a Punk kick again.  This one was started with that MCR song a week or so ago, so I suppose that's a good streak to be on.  I don't usually get this caught up on styles so it's nice when a theme sticks around for long enough to try and get into new songs.

This of course is not a new song though.  The Clash is a group my dad introduced me to back when I first started listening to music.  While I don't own any physical copies of their albums I plan on rectifying that soon.  Like, I really only stream music anymore, but there's something about having a physical copy that just is nice to me, ya know?

Anyway, please enjoy this fun little ditty.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Stryper - To Hell With The Devil

Band:  Stryper
Song:  To Hell With The Devil
Album:  To Hell With The Devil
Genre:  Heavy Metal

I would love to find who told Stryper that their eyesore of a color pattern was a good idea so I can hurt them.  It's hideous, like, my goodness.

But their music is surprisingly solid for being Christian music that originated in the 80s and such.  Most all Christian media is absolute trash until you hit fringe stuff.  The Worship music, the Rap music, and the Hardcore/Metal music.

Stryper's vocalist is straight amazing though.  Like, he can still hit these notes, which is straight up amazing.  Not a lot of the 80s vocalists still have the pipes to manage that trick.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black

Band:  The Rolling Stones
Song:  Paint It, Black
Album:  Aftermath
Genre:  Classic Rock

So I went to watch the new Guardians movie on Tuesday and I have to say, I'm reasonably happy with it.  I have reasons not to enjoy it, but it's not like it's terrible.

But we aren't here to talk about the movie.  If we were I'd be playing some godawful 60s to 80s pop music.

Nah, we're here to talk about the trailer for The Mummy.

Firstly to the people who are mad that Brenden Fraser isn't in the movie.  Shut up.  His acting in it wasn't incredibly good, and there's no argument that Tom Cruise won't be able to handle the movie in a darker way than Fraser ever could.

But here's what I actually want to talk about.  The trailer of a movie is something you will judge most of the movie on, so it makes sense to have it be good, yeah?  I've personally always had a little bit of a issue with licensed music as the soundtrack for movies.  There are some that can pull it off reasonably well, and there's Suicide Squad.

Suicide Squad's second trailer took the movie from being a mildly edgy dark thing to just another joking comic book movie by using Bohemian Rhapsody, but The Mummy took the trailer to a much darker place, and I like it a lot.

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