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
While I personally can’t stand the comments of youtube videos, I also have some morbid fascination with reading some of the bile that people put on there. Can’t help myself apparently. It’s not often that I find a comment in youtube that makes me laugh, but the one on this song I found quite entertaining.
~Band starts playing~ “I wish that everyone I knew was dead” ~Band stops playing and gives him dirty looks~
I just like that. Great opening line for a song too =) total class.
Highly Suspect – Serotonia
Looks like these guys have a new album on the horizon, Poison The Parish. Boy sure takes me back hearing them, their songs (Fine Again and Driven Under in particular) from Disclaimer II, sure do take me all the way back to high school. Weird!
Seether – Let You Down
Hard to dislike a band who blatantly puns their own name for a track title. I mean, come on! A bit of a garage rock, stoner/psychedelic thing going on. From what I’ve read on their bandcamp page, people are pretty happy with the album, so I think I’ll need to give this album a proper listen. This song Tide Alarms, is my ‘tide’ themed song for the week, off Tidal Arms self titled album. Enjoy the weekend!
Tidal Arms – Tide Alarms
This is a band which has been with me off and on for the past ten years. Their earlier stuff was pretty varied, bit of pop punk/alternative rock with a splash of metal thrown in the mix. Over the years they seem to have gotten darker and heavier which is fine with me. Case in point, this song off their 2014 album Heavy Fruit, which definitely takes a turn for the brutal (sadly I think it gets a bit distorted on this stream).
He Is Legend – I Sleep Just Fine
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
Boy I totally lost track of what day it was, but for a change this was in the better way, thought I was a day behind in my week, and now I’m one step closer to the weekend. Huzzah! This song popped up on my radar yesterday. Hands was the former band of the dude out of Everything In Slow Motion, easily one of my favourite artists of recent years. I think he started EISM after Hands disbanded, so it was a bit of a surprise to see a new song by them. Pretty melancholy, good for a downer mood haha.
Hands – New Earth