Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
If you happen to be in the Midwest around March 6, they'll be playing with Thou and Overpower at the Dojo, a show so good that you'd probably go blind and deaf if you attended.
Monday, January 24, 2011
The Duggernaut forwarded me this one with the tagline, "You copy their riffs and you don't even know them yet." Frankly, that's good nuff for me. Solid new school crust from Germany. Heavy on the PNW sound without being boring. A nice way to gnar the day.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
That is all.
So I haven't been to many shows lately, one here or there, but hardly the number I was hitting 6 months ago. Anyways, many moons ago, my buddy Tyler of Bezoar/the Levee fame told me that he was opening up for Pentagram at Europa in January. I, of course, was fucking stoked for him because Bezoar is one of the best bands around Brooklyn right now and they totally fit that bill. On top of that, he mentioned that perennial favorites and excellent all around dudes Hull would also be on the bill. A fucking success before it even starts.
So I showed up nice and early to catch Bezoars set. Well. Fucking. Worth it. Everytime I see that band they get just a little weirder, just a little heavier, and just a little better. Straight stonerdoom morons, maybe sit this one out. This band involves though, and the ability to deal with a solo and some psyche. Now for the rest of us who can handle big boy/girl music, get this fucking album and see them live. Sarah's vox are eerie and evil as fuck, Tyler has some of the best tone in the city, and the new drummer Justin(?) totally gave the band new life. He's fucking heavy. 'Nuff Said.
Next on was Judas Priestess. They're good. They cover Judas Priest and they're all ladies. I'm sure plenny has been written about them elsewhere so I'm gonna move on.
After that, Hull. This band will be remembered in the future. Mark my fucking words people. They're one of the few bands out there tight enough to exist as a 5 piece with 5 singers and 3 guitars, claim having an awful night, and still have the entire audience raving like fucking lunatics at the end of their set. Fuck it, they're heavy enough to blow the power out of my old house, they're heavy enough to blow your fucking mind. Got it? Good. Go see Hull. Now. Asap. Stat.
Finally, Pentagram. Now, despite the fact that I truly believe in the unholy, unquestionable power of this band, I've seen them not at their best in the past. Every once in a while the sound just isn't up to par, the crowds fucking lame, Bobby's nodding off in a smack induced haze, etc. Whatever the excuse, they're not 100% reliable live.
This was not one of those shows. Easily the best I've ever seen them. Europa was a perfect fit for the crowd, the band, the vibe, just everything. Not too big or small, the sound was absolutely fucking killer, and they were tighter than a nun's cunt. Their tone was dialed, their set was on fucking point hitting a good mix of old and new, and Bobby was a fucking wildman. Now that shit, was a blast. If you missed em then, find them soon.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Just found out today that NYC Punk staple Nick Poot lost a hard, hard fight with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Rest in Peace Nick, NY misses you.
In further sad news, NYC MetalPunks Atakke called it quits after 4 loud, brutal, rad years. Keep ripping y'all.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
DL - Here
Here they are in alphabetical order
1349 - Demonoir
Ceremony - Rohnert Park
Concussion - Dried Blood EP
Hollow Leg - Instinct
Iron Chic - Not Like This
Kvelertak - S/T
Lightning Swords of Death - The Extra Dimension
Masakari - The Prophet Feeds
Nails - Unsilent Death
The Secret - Solve Et Coagula
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
1. Forgetters - 2x7"
This record is some great punk rock. Great lyrics and awesome melodies, this is by far one of my favorite records to come out this past year. They're playing the cake shop this saturday (1/8) so you best get to the show.
2. Kingdom - Helmetraan
I can't stop listening to this droney shit. Check out my earlier post for a clip.
3. RVIVR - Life Moves 7"
Pop punk from Olympia that reminds me of J Church. They played a great show here in Brooklyn at Lulu's and man, did people get into it. I sure hope they stop by here again
4. Inter Arma - Sundown
RVA metal hardcore that is fucking brutal. Great record with a ton of really interesting influences.
5. The Estranged - Subliminal Man LP
I like this band. They remind me of the Cure and the Wipers. I reckon they also got the drummer from Hellshock to take downers so he could play the drums all punk-goth tempo.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Everyone does these top 10 year-end deals, and so here's mine. The difference here is I could care less about new [read: current] music let alone new bands. If I hear about something new that sounds interesting, fine, but I'm certainly not pulling my hair out over this list. I don't really care what anyone thinks, this is just what I've actually been listening to that came out in the last year. And don't come to me complaining about how it's mostly just black metal or there's some Nazi on the list cause I just don't care.
A couple albums are late-comers to my ears, but I'm definitely not polishing apples here. I also want to make a special mention for Forbidden's comeback album. Not as good as Sacrifice's comeback in '09, but a thrasher nonetheless. Jack will probably hate me for excluding Electric Wizard, and while I like it a lot more than any of their other albums (I actually own 2 CD's of theirs), I can't honestly say it's my jam or that I've been playing it much. On that note, I'd like to see what everyone in the NGNV crew would say and where our tastes overlap. So guys if you're reading this and don't like it, make your own goddamn list!
In no particular order:
Here's a consolation prize list of bands who made albums this year that may actually prove to be better over time but didn't make the list cause either I didn't listen to them much, it didn't make the cut, or I didn't actually listen to it but will probably get around to it sooner or later.
High On Fire
Charred Walls Of The Damned