Sh*t That Comes Out Today: September 23, 2014
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The dudes in Affiance (used to) remind me of those party friends you had as a teenager, the nerdy ones who smoked cigarettes and wanted to try dry ice bombs lol. And while their particular style of metalcore was not my jam, I really dug their upbeat attitudes and ballsy vocals. Blackout, though, is Affiance in depressing mid-20s. You know, the time when you drink, smoke, and fuck senselessly and uncontrollably to blur out the newly-obvious daftness of the universe.
Midnight Confessions (JK)
On a playlist with: unflushed toilets, swamp ass, Bon Jovi
Listen “Freak Like You” (nsfw)
From a band whose name contains the word “porn” and from a song titled “Freak Like You,” you’d expect some sultry, boots-and-cats ear-fucking. Uh, nope. What you get is a horrifically botched music video and a mangled attempt at rock music. Most shitty bands, songs, or albums at least have ironic appeal. No. Midnight Confessions is hipster-proof!
Mirroring The Abyss
On a playlist with: Nic Cage’s son
Listen “Me = Android” (here)
Disasterhate writes pretty shitty metal, kinda like this. But just listen to the vocalist’s ripping voice! It’s caustic enough to dissolve even diamond-plated eardrums. It’d be wicked if she could round up a decent set of musicians so that albums like Mirroring The Abyss would be good. Fingers crossed!
Above & Down Below (The Mylene Sheath)
On a playlist with: Deftones, †††, A Perfect Circle
Listen Above & Down Below full stream (here)
Above & Down Below is punchy, slaphappy metal-rock you want at your divorce party. The pump-you-up feels are palpable, but calmed by thick-ass guitar tone and college radio vocals. A&DB gets progressive and heavy too, which refreshes its rock-based bouquet. While this won’t compete with your favorite faster post-metal jams, it’ll be much more rockable while driving down the highway with sunglasses on and a cigarette in your mouth.
Beak Let Time Begin (Someoddpilot) listen listen
Burn Halo Wolves Of War (Epochal) listen
Charm City Devils Battles (The End) listen
Cruel Hand The Negatives (Hopeless) listen
Deep Purple Graz 1975 live (Earmusic/Eagle Rock) watch
Divider All Barren (Glory Kid Ltd.) listen listen
The Family Ruin Dearly Departed (KBB) listen listen
Highway Dreams Wonderful Race (Street Symphonies) listen
Nick Oliveri’s Uncontrollable Leave Me Alone (Schnitzel) listen
No Bragging Rights The Concrete Flower (Pure Volume) listen
» Onkel Tom H.E.L.D. (SPV) listen
Pulvis Et Umbra Implosion Of Pain (Pavement) listen
» Radium Valley Tales From The Apocalypse (Pavement) listen
Sepultura & Les Tambours du Bronx Metal Veins: Alive at Rock In Rio DVD/CD (Eagle Rock) watch
Sincerity The Authority (We Are Triumphant) listen
Stryper Live At the Whisky CD/DVD (Frontiers) listen