Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff

Date:2017-02-16 11:24:26
In Reply To:PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff by Matt Johnsen
It was a super metal week for me!
Astronoid - Air. Saw these guys with Moon Tooth last week, and they were great. If Mew were a black metal band, they would sound like Astronoid. I think these guys could use more compelling vocal melodies, but they're onto something great here, and I'm looking forward to what they come up with next.
I kept seeing references to this last year. I listened to one track, but I can't recall which one. I see it's "name your price" on bandcamp, I may take advantage and give it a thorough listen.
Moon Tooth - Chromaparagon. The guitarist in this band is the new second guitarist in Riot, and he's amazing. This is a weird band; they remind me of some of those oddball alternative/crossover metal bands from the early 90s, like Mind Over Four or Into Another. This is more metal, but not really less weird than either of those bands. The singer also has a bit of a whiny/emo voice kinda like the guy from Into Another. He's not great, but he's interesting at least. He's much worse live, unfortunately, but watching Nick Lee play guitar is worth it - they guy is awesome and writes some really, really clever guitar riffs.
I need to give this another go. I thought it was okay, initially. I guess seeing them live may make a difference.
Riot - Fire Down Under. Who needs a reason to listen to FDU? It seems I ripped the High Vaultage version, which has kind of a shitty mix. I should rip the Metal Blade reissue. Don't know why I didn't do that in the first place.
Thundercat - everything. Seeing him in a couple weeks, and still kind of obsessed. He has a new album due soon
Whoever was in charge of artwork did a great job, it looks like it came out in 1974. I guess this could be alright, despite appearances by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins. I'm definitely not on the Kendrick Lamar train, but he seems like the "go-to" rapper for this type of thing.

"I think we’re living almost essentially in a socially, culturally artistic ice age where banality and mediocrity have now triumphed as a virtue." - A. Averill
Main Page