Monday, October 18, 2010

No Warning - Ill Blood

NY style hardcore from Canada. Lyrically, this isn't dissimilar from most hardcore, songs about being betrayed and how your friends are great blah, blah, blah. What sets this record apart is the amazing riffing on every track. The perfect blend of Madball and Biohazard. A real heavy groove with just the right metallic bite. Whether you normally dig this sound in hardcore, give this a shot, it rocks. Mix with a near perfect bass sound that isn't lost in the mix as well solid drumming and a vocal sound that fits the music to a "T".


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass

Just for good measure, here's another post to make up for the extended absence.

If you don't know Aesop Rock yet, you have obviously been hiding under a rock. Coming out of New York, Aesop's unique cadence and surreal lyrics have been ruling over the underground hip hop scene since Def Jux picked him up for 2001's Labor Days (which I'll post soon). He's honed his craft even more so since then, and with 2007's None Shall Pass, it is blindingly evident. His lyrics epic and abstract as ever, his production still completely unique (many of the bass lines are total stoner rock fuzz bass), and appearances from John Darnielle from The Mountain Goats, Rob Sonic, and El-P make this record a milestone for real hip hop heads. Here's a sample for the LAZY, and uninformed. It's the first track off the record so it's got a nice long intro, but just make it 55 seconds in and you'll see why Aesop Rock is the illest.


Dead Meadow - Feathers

Wow. It's been a month. I've been distracted and, for the last week or so, without my external hard drive (where my music is stored) and Lummox has also been mad busy with real life, but just to try to pick momentum back up, here's some Dead Meadow. Trippy, jammy, and sometimes poppy, Dead Meadow fuse stoner rock and 60's style psychedelic folk to create what can only be described as a joyride jam session. Not necessarily the best the band has to offer, but this record is a great one, and it was already uploaded, so... here you have it! If you're into Blue Cheer, Black Mountain, or just into psychedelic music in general, you should snag this record.