Archive for June, 2011

29
Jun
11

Trivium release Dusk Dismantled; Lou’s faith is subsequently restored in Metal music

Some background. Trivium’s first single, “In Waves”, is a great song. As I said before the track is solid and catchy but not different or groundbreaking. It almost sounds as though Matt Heafy listened to too much A Day to Remember. I was worried to say the least that the rest of the album would be much of the same. Enter Dusk Dismantled:

No this is definitely different. The stomping riff that dominates the song really gets my blood boiling while higher pitched guitars create an ominous mood. Heafy’s vocals sound positively possessed. A tight syncopated riff leads into flashs of brilliance that Trivium fans have come to love. I find myself legitimately terrified of this song. Bravo, Gentlemen.

29
Jun
11

In which Lou gives up on Metal music and its musicians

I was looking at the ol’ Twitter tonight and noticed a list of people who are like me. I don’t know how Twitter determines this but after the standard alternative clothing company and the one member of The Human Abstract I don’t follow there was this gem:
Stupid Bullshit

Where to begin…Where do I even begin….

First. Boys, your name sucks. There is a reason I stay away from French. I can’t make the r sounds to save mon vie. I wouldn’t name my band something in French because I wouldn’t know if it made sense grammatically let alone to a real person. By the same token when you name your band Quintessence of Versatility, it just says to me, no we never actually speak English come to think of it. I get that you’re trying to say you’re capable of a great deal of things. But there’s a great deal of things I can also make fun of you for like.

Post-Deathcore

What in the burning waste is Post-Deathcore? How have you evolved the Deathcore formula past its very real and small boundaries, QoV? Did you add synths you scamps? Extended passages of ambience? Why does everything need to be hewn into smaller and in many cases, less descriptive sub-sub-subgenres? This is the Inception of metal music.

But wait, QoV, I’m about to go Steve Jobs on your frog eating, America hating, dumb-asses.

One More Thing…

Myspace. No one uses it, No one is going to check your music on it. Why are you even bothering mentioning it? Why?! In 2011? Why?

I give up, I’m taking my ball and going home.

15
Jun
11

Roadrunner Doubleheader: Machine Head and Trivium

This year has been phenomenal for metal enthusiasts of all stripes. Ross and have already written about some of them. This summer, Roadrunner Records artists Machine Head and Trivium will add to the growing list of superb releases in 2011. Continue reading ‘Roadrunner Doubleheader: Machine Head and Trivium’

14
Jun
11

*You* Go to Hell

I recently logged in after a long period of inactivity, (I get bored of WordPress often) and found this in our spam comments on our contact page:

I’d like to ask questions of this bullshit diet spam website. Who or what is my God? What are rules I set forth? Am I going to hell or is Ross going to hell? This is what happens when spam bots don’t designate the antecedents to pronouns! Either my soul or Ross’ or GASP both ours could be in jeopardy and I don’t know now!