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Lou’s One Sentence Review of In Waves by Trivium

I love Trivium so I was so stokked when I heard they were putting out a new album! Continue reading ‘Lou’s One Sentence Review of In Waves by Trivium’


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.


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.


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.


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’


Record Store Day: What’re you getting edition

I am so excited for Record Store Day this year. What is Record Store Day you ask? Why does it make April 16th infinitely better than any other day of the year for Vinyl lovers? Take it away Mr. Homme.

So many great bands are putting out fantastic platters of wax for music lovers of all persuasions. The list of special releases is simply staggering. I’m already fairly certain which records are must haves for me.

1. Between the Buried and Me – The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues They're better than you
A Proggy Death Metal EP that we’ve told you about before, this marks BTBAM’s first release with Metal Blade after jumping ship from leading independent douchers Victory Records.

2. Mastodon – Live at the Aragon Vinyl/DVD
Live Mastodon Music, Live Mastodon Video, Trippy Companion video to Crack the Skye. The only way this package could be better is if they gave you an 8th and papers.

3. My Chemical Romance – Na Na Na Picture Disk 7′
Why? Cause FUCK YOU that's why
My Chem’s undeniably catchy first single from Danger Days with unreleased track “Zero Percent” on a very cool looking 7 inch? I’m down

What’re you getting fools?


More Sleep Shows Announced, More Doom-heads Happy

The universe seems to be trying to forgive itself for a) it being Monday b) it snowing where I am and c) making me miss Sleep’s reunion tour in September. Because recently Sleep has announced that they’re coming back for more this summer! Continue reading ‘More Sleep Shows Announced, More Doom-heads Happy’


My sincere apologies for that last post

Here’s some real Friday partying music!

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