Posts Tagged ‘ metal ’

‘opposite of bullshit’: Recommended Releases 05.12

May 31, 2012
Mike

May was almost overwhelming in its presentation of new music.  Not only were there countless new releases, I also took the time to catch up on some of the metal I had been missing out on, making this a heavy month in recommendations.  And as much as I hate grouping these into posts like...
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‘cure my ills’: Recommended Releases 04.12

April 27, 2012
‘cure my ills’: Recommended Releases 04.12

April was a good month for music, but it did provide a lull in what has been an incredible start to the new year. That being said, there are still quite a few albums worth checking out, and as much as I hate grouping recommendations into posts like this, other aspects of life are...
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notes from the coast: Scion Profound Lore Fest 03.31.12

April 9, 2012
notes from the coast: Scion Profound Lore Fest 03.31.12

When we wrote the profile on Profound Lore Records earlier this year, one of questions I posed to Chris Bruni was ‘ever thought of doing anything like the Power of the Riff shows that happened on the West Coast this year?’  His answer, in summary, was he would like to do it if he...
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notes from the coast: Prong. Viper Room. 03.22.12

April 4, 2012
notes from the coast: Prong. Viper Room. 03.22.12

One of my favorite metal albums from the ‘Great American Metal Drought’ of the 90′s was Cleansing by the highly underrated NY crossover kings, Prong.  I’m a huge Tommy Victor fan, love his guitar tone, love his riffs and love his passion. The guy is a meat and potatoes metal warrior and whether he...
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‘take everything away’: Recommended Releases 02.12

March 1, 2012
‘take everything away’: Recommended Releases 02.12

February turned out to be a great month for music releases, and as much as I hate grouping recommendations into posts like this, other aspects of life are getting in the way of individual recommendations.  These types of posts will have to serve as ‘better than nothing’ for the time being. Perfume Genius –...
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Gigantour 2012. Fillmore Auditorium. 02.28.12

February 29, 2012
Gigantour 2012. Fillmore Auditorium.  02.28.12

‘Welcome to 3/4′s of the Gigantour‘  Megadeth were about halfway through their headlining set when Dave Mustaine addressed the elephant in the room, which was the fact that Lemmy was not.  ‘Thanks to all the Motörhead fans for sticking around‘  It was a small consolation to those of us who paid $60 for the...
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Delve into the Depths: A Profile of Profound Lore Records

February 14, 2012
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If you are the type of person who prefers your music shroud in an air of mystery, it might disturb you to learn that the most exciting, innovative label in the extreme scene exists not in some secret lair, but amidst a peaceful piece of land outside of Toronto, Canada. Yes, you read that...
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notes from the coast: Bonded by Baloff. 02.04.12

February 5, 2012
notes from the coast: Bonded by Baloff. 02.04.12

10 years ago last weekend, the Bay Area lost it’s most beloved metal ambassador, the immortal Paul Baloff.  Paul lived, breathed and bled metal. He was the godfather of the Bay Area thrash scene and he truly represented heavy metal and all it stood for. For me, legendary album Bonded By Blood is one...
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‘i like damage’: Recommended Releases 01.12

January 29, 2012
‘i like damage’: Recommended Releases 01.12

Cleveland's Cloud Nothings have arrived with Attack on Memory. There was no doubt this album would be my pick for this first month of 2012. It's inevitable that I miss out on a band at Fun Fun Fun fest every year and it seems 2011 was no exception. I had no...
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Ghost. Marquis Theater. 01.27.12

January 28, 2012
Ghost. Marquis Theater. 01.27.12

“Lu-ci-feeeeeer!”  The ceremony started at 10:30pm on a bone chilling night at Denver’s Marquis Theater.  The 8th of 13 ‘dates of doom’ for Sweden’s enigmatic retro-metallers brought with it all the elements that are now expected from this young, hyped group of nameless ghouls.  Fronted by Papa Emeritus, a skeletal figure in red and...
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guest post: Machine Head, The Summit, 01.15.12

January 20, 2012
guest post: Machine Head, The Summit, 01.15.12

Work travel has made for a stunted start to a new year of music for ILSUDH2, but Brian H is here with the year’s first metal review! Machine Head is one of those bands that have been through some ups and downs over the years. After obliterating the metal world with their debut album...
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