Monday, February 28, 2011

ASG - Win Us Over

One of the first things I posted on this blog was a split between Black Tusk and ASG. This is ASG's most recent record, released early 2008. If you like Torche, The Sword, Queens of The Stone Age, CKY.... check these dudes out. Very unique, pretty heavy, yet still quite accessible for those not into the really heavy stuff. If there is any band I don't want you to over look on this blog, it's these dudes. Do yourself a favor and get this record, and if you get a chance to see them live, you don't wanna miss it. These guys bring the rock n roll joy ride to the max.

Click here to be won over!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Year of No Light - Nord

Truly beautiful, genre-transcending music from France. It'd be unfair to call them a metal band, because many of their songs aren't metal at all. It'd be unfair to say they aren't heavy, because some of the jams are heavy as God's balls. These guys refuse to be pigeon-holed and it'd be a disservice to their art to continue blathering half accurate statements about their music. If you're into heavy music, you'll dig the shit outta this band. If you AREN'T into heavy music, I seriously suggest you give this record a few listens, as it might just be the perfect gateway to expanding your horizons. Just get it, and turn it up.

Damn the French and their amazing music!!! <~~~~ clicky

Friday, February 18, 2011

Common Rider - This is Unity Music

So, who remembers Operation Ivy?! Great jams, right? Right. Well, some of you may know that when Operation Ivy disbanded, guitarist Tim Armstrong and bassist Matt Freeman went on to form Rancid. Rancid got their well-deserved time in the sun, playing Warped Tours and what nots. However, Operation Ivy's singer, Jesse Michaels, also started a band after Op Ivy, called Common Rider. Unfortunately, they never saw the same success as Rancid, despite being totally jam-tacular. The music is a really neat Ragga-punk, half ska-half rock mixture. And as the album's title suggests, it is definitely Unity music. Common Rider not only mix several styles in a unity of rock-jam, the lyrics are usually about coming together as humans and righting our various wrongs, as well as other social and political issues. Don't know what else or how else to describe it, but if you like punk, ska, reggae, or just good jams, check this record. Here's a sample for you lazy fucks. (In fact, 2 samples because I couldn't decide....) Link to download is below the vids.