Today’s band Atmospheres is from Belgium, and have a couple of albums under the belt. Reach is the only album of theirs that I’ve listened to, and I have to say I really enjoyed this album. It has some very interesting tracks, being a relatively diverse blend of ambient, instrumental and rock. I’m happy that it seems to live up to the bands name. Case in point this track, though for something a little different, also check out their track Time II afterwards.
It may the fact that I’ve had a couple of beers, but if that is the catalyst to post again, so be it. This is one of my favourite bands of the past decade, and that’s saying something given that they only have an LP and a couple of EPs. I’m on tenterhooks waiting for their next album. Seriously. It’s kinda driving me crazy how long it’s taking. This is off their very first EP back in 2012, and to be honest, I gotta say I find the lyrics a little cheesy. But fuck me its got passion. The dude is baring it, and I respect that. It could well be the beer talking but I think one of the reasons I love music is that it lets me get in touch with my emotions. I always say to my SO that I’m a robot, and we laugh about it, but honestly I sometimes feel like that’s the only way I can be in this world without feeling crushed underneath it all. Music lets us share a weight, and lets us recognise that we are all feeling something even if we aren’t wearing it on our sleeves.
Everything In Slow Motion – Red
Not quite sure how I forgot to post yesterday… here’s this weeks highlight. It’s a pick from Crippled Black Phoenix‘s last album Great Escape. I really like the dark tone of this track, and whatever effect they’ve put over the vocals suits it so well. If anyone knows where the sample at the beginning is from, I’m all ears to know, I’m pretty sure it’s Christopher Lloyd from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. Anyone else?
Crippled Black Phoenix – Las Diabolicas
I don’t really know this band that well, I’ve listened to an album of theirs once before and found a couple of tracks that I dug, but it seemed like a bit of a pick and mix band. Well in the last little while, they’ve dropped two tracks, both of which I’ve enjoyed. So here is one of those. Of Note: I find the rising inflection at the end of sentences to be surprisingly satisfying, keeps my attention I guess. I also like the electronic touch and that gradual build and punch which comes later in the song, reminds me a bit of ol Chester Bennington. This is:
Fight The Fade – Everything Is Fine?
Argh this video is hard to watch, being that it’s a great snapshot of 2000’s style metal music videos… Yikes. I do remember binging the crap out of this song, I was particularly taken by those harmonics (and they’re still cool). This is a mix bag band, made up of members from other bands who got together and made a song for the Roadrunner 25th Anniversary album. The vocalist is from Trivium and was the nominated ‘leader’ for his group, all at the age of about 20 I think. Not bad, not bad.
Roadrunner United – The End
Here’s some interesting sonical stuff for ya. These guys are a psychedelic noise rock band from the UK and this song is off their 2016 album Lucky Beast. There’s definitely a bit of interesting stuff going on in there. Have an ear gander!
The Infinite Three – Like Moss
Unfortunately I can’t seem to embed a link to the specific song that I’d like to from this album, so I’m going to have to just put direct link to it and let you do the clicking work. What I found entertaining is that the sample at the start is the same as that in a more recent song. So let’s have a comparison of style and wonder why they both sampled the same audio snippet. I chose the John Holowach song due to its relevance to “The End” theme, and then thought I’d throw the other one in for good measure. You can download John’s album for free at that site too btw. So firstly click on his name to go the link:
Crown The Empire – Are You Coming With Me? (2016)