Crud, another one of those days where my brain has turned to sludge. So why not match that with some ‘sludgey’ metal? Good plan. Here’s another band that reminds me a bit of the (sadly fictional, sadly demised) Dethklok. They’ve dropped a new album consisting of five crushing songs. The first of which follows…
I hinted at something dark for tonight’s post. Well this song is a little dark, certainly a bit grim sounding, and ridiculously epic. It deserves your attention. I recommend really getting down to the nitty gritty with this and having a good ear bash. This is a song by Agalloch off their 2010 album Marrow Of The Spirit. I’ve been a fan of these guys for as long as I can remember, though sadly I don’t listen to them so much these days. They pull off a pretty damn unique sound so keep an open mind and approach with gusto!
Agalloch – Black Lake Nidstång
It’s been an interesting year for my music taste, it seems to have cycled back to include a bit more heavier stuff which I’d gradually been pulling away from for the past few years. And I’m kinda glad to see it, it’s a bit like seeing an old friend again. So here’s something with a bit more thunk to it. Wolves At The Gate have a new album out (Types And Shadows) and this is the opening song off it. Been enjoying the pace and tone of it, and the album itself seems pretty decent I gotta say.
Wolves At The Gate – Asleep
Mastodon‘s earlier albums never grabbed me particularly, not sure why, just the way it was, but then Crack The Skye came out and smacked me in the face. At the time I was still buying CD’s so I immediately went out and bought it. I think back in the day, when you bought a CD, you put a lot more attention into enjoying it and getting your moneys worth out of it, and man I thrashed that CD. The highlight for me was this epic track which I haven’t listened to in yonks, it’s nice to revisit an old friend. It is this weeks contender for circular themed album art, even though the circularness is buried by the old Czar and a bear.
Mastodon – The Last Baron
Much to my surprise, today marks my 260th post which means I’ve done the equivalent of 52 weeks worth! Wowsa! Considering I buggered off for about 2 months there not long after starting this roller-coaster, I’m happy to have finally hit this mark. As a special hooray, here’s a long live performance by a dude I found through the tv series Roadies (it receives mixed reviews but I found it pretty entertaining and recommend checking it out). This guy kills it on guitar. Pretty damn awesome. Got a real Jack White/Black Keys vibe going. Also, I may or may not have a brief hiatus for a week to stock up on some musical suggestions. Depending how the mood takes me… And thanks for listening/checking/following guys! Keep on rocking!
Reignwolf – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
A new Russian Circles album is going to be with us at the beginning of August, which is pretty great news to me. I’ve been a big fan of these guys since hearing Station back in 2008, and as such, each new album is hotly anticipated by myself. These guys make some brutal instru-metal in the vein of Pelican and Gifts From Enola. Keep an eye (or ear) out for Guidance coming oh so soon.
Russian Circles – Vorel
Well I’m feeling a bit pissed off today and this song is really hitting the spot. It’s a bit more brutal than the usual, just to give you fair warning. Hard to believe this song is about becoming vegan…
Architects – Downfall