Monday, February 28, 2011

Hollenthon - Of Splendid Worlds

Alright, here's some symphonic metal. It's pretty cool stuff. Strange beats, dissonant guitars, guttural vocals; sounds pretty weird, and it is, but it comes together so wonderfully creating a dark, heavy sound straight from the depths of hell. Sorry to the indie fans, doubt you'll like this much, if at all.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Nirvana - Sliver

Nothing can follow 1991's "Nevermind" by Nirvana, though their next effort was pretty solid. 1992's "Insecticide" has lots of the same grunge (The Melvins) elements, but isn't quite as dark as "In Utero". Sliver is a solid track, giving you a good idea of the transitional period the band was going through.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pentagram - Forever My Queen

Well, I wanted to post some metal today and it's hard to top anything off Pentagram's First Daze Here. This album shows off elements of Heavy Metal, Doom Metal and Psychedelic (as they were huge fans of Blue Cheer). Powerful, heavy, dark guitar, pounding cymbals, awesome vocals; what more could you want? If you like Black Sabbath, Witchcraft, Candlemass or anything doom metal, check these guys out.

Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

Well this is just a great album; Jeff Magnum's masterpiece. Neutral Milk Hotel has a very indie sound with a brass section, acoustic guitar, and Jeff Magnum's distinct, somewhat whiny voice. They all come together amazingly well. Fans of Beirut will love this, as I do. I don't know why I keep linking title tracks from albums... they're just so good. Anyway, enjoy.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Radiohead - Kid A

Well, with Radiohead's new album out TODAY, I decided to link some of their older stuff. The title track from 2000's "Kid A" is a great one; Radiohead blends a consistent drum beat with a daze of vocals similar to that of Idioteque, off the same album. This song just melts into the background, causing one's mind to wander, while staring aimlessly at the ceiling. If you are new to Radiohead, I recommend giving "Kid A" and "OK Computer" a try. Both are great albums, enjoyable by a broad range of listeners.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Strokes - Is This It

With the new Strokes album, Angles, being released March 22nd, I felt obligated to give the band some serious listening once again. Lead singer Julian Casablancas has been doing his solo stuff for long enough apparently, and is excited for the new studio release. A single track was leaked a few weeks back, going back to their original sound not seen since The Strokes sophomore album "Room On Fire" - and I recommend giving that a listen... but here is the title track from their debut album "Is This It".

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight

From the album "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness", this particular track really showcases Billy Corgan's distinct voice, in addition to his creative talent. This is a beautiful song; extremely passionate, meaningful and peaceful. If you get a chance, give this whole album a listen. It has lots of meaning associated with it, and encompasses lots of genres including, classical, rock, metal, alternative, and more. Enjoy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Joy Division - Disorder

RIP Ian Curtis, you died too young. Anyhow, here's some awesome music from an awesome dude. If you aren't familiar with Joy Division, give them a listen.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Misfits - Horror Business

Not enough can be said about The Misfits influence on today's music. While Glenn Danzig and The Misfits didn't last very long, the music they put out inspired a whole generation of punk and metal. Here is one of my favorites of theirs, hope you enjoy.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Acid Bath - Jezebel

One of my favorite albums from one of my favorite songs. If you like doom metal at all, give this song a listen; I guarantee you you'll dig this.

The Decemberists - The Mariner's Revenge Song

This is a really cool live song, done by the Decemberists. It shows that good music doesn't have to have AutoTune to still sound amazing. Hope you enjoy!