This is a band that seems to draw a lot of comparisons to Tool, Opeth, and Katatonia, and I can see where these comparisons are coming from, but the band does seem to be their own entity. Their new album Lykaia, definitely seems worth a listen to help tide you over until the next Tool album. I’m digging the part that rolls in around the 4.30 mark on this song, pretty sick.
Soen – Opal
Today’s song is the title track off Vision‘s new album; Shake The Earth. Something about it really appeals to me, I’m guessing this has something to do with the switch from relatively ‘un-aggressive’ vocals to aggressive vocals and the ramp up of intensity which that produces. But don’t let my blathering put you off the song, just have a listen. It’s a positive song (I think…).
Visions – Shake The Earth
Why hello there, I’ve returned to populate your musical horizons! I know I said I’d ‘maybe’ take a week off, well as you might have noticed, it turned into two as I liked the idea of restarting with a new month. So here we are, October! I’m going to restart with a song off an album I’d posted from before, it’s a little bit like cheating but given how much I’ve been listening to it lately, well it deserves to go up. I recently went back and listened to TesseracT’s 2015 album Polaris and found this song which I hadn’t picked up on previously. And man, I’m both disappointed I hadn’t found it before, and glad that I have it to binge now. Phwam! Soooo welcome back and hopefully you find some songs you like as we move into the future…
TesseracT – Seven Names
Hello friend. This site has 2 main functions, it is a repository for songs to keep track of what I’m currently listening to, and also to remember what I used to listen to. Apparently with the sheer volume of music at our fingertips these days, it’s ridiculously easy to binge a song and then have it drop from your mind for months or, shockingly, years. This is my backup memory. If in the process of all this, you find new or old bands you didn’t know about, well that’s an excellent fringe benefit.
In so saying, today’s post features another band from years gone by, The Sound Of Animals Fighting. At the time, I was pretty engrossed by this album, though now it has a few memories attached to it which I’d rather not recall. Still it was a damn good album, pretty weird, and certainly varied. Try this song on for size.
The Sound Of Animals Fighting – I, The Swan
Well here we are with another music video. I like how these guys have done this one, looks like it would have been a bit of fun putting it together. Lots of little flashes of intriguing (and often a little grim looking) things going on in the background. I don’t think the song reflects the style of the rest of the album though, just gonna tear that band-aid off now. The band describes their sound as “hard-to-classify heavy sound with plenty of contrasts”. Think that says it all.
Obsidian Kingdom – Fingers In Anguish
2013 still seems quite recent huh? Imagine my surprise today when I worked out that things (like albums for instance) are going to be turning 3 years old this year. That’s shocking! Where does the time go?! It seems like only yesterday that I was listening to this album for the first time. Here’s the opening track off of the Wisdom of Crowds album by Bruce Soord (of The Pineapple Thief) and Jonas Renkse (of Katatonia) . It’s a pretty funky album from head to toe.
Bruce Soord & Jonas Renkse – Pleasure
Sorry I’m having to do a post and run today, imminent arrivals any second now. Having been listening to All Them Witches, I was reminded also of this band, and figured I’d ride the wave and put up a song I used to thrash. Maybe a bit “desert rock”, certainly a bit psychedelic, with smackings of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. I always enjoyed the “cat purr”, whirring sounds, like something winding up. Off of 2011’s Beyond The Black Sky.
Monkey3 – Motorcycle Broer