Monday, 21 December 2009
Saturday, 5 December 2009
Artist: Jason Mraz
Album: Various Albums
Genre: Acoustic, Pop
Jason Mraz is a singer/songwriter who plays acoustic, funk/rock-influenced pop. He's got a great voice and is almost always accompanied by his friend, backup singer, and djembe player, Noel 'Toca' Rivera. I've given you some of his live albums that feature just Jason Mraz and Toca without the rest of his band. I feel that these show the true nature of his live performance due to the intimate setting and unplugged atmosphere. I've also upped a bootleg that I just downloaded, and it sounds incredible, as good as any commercial recording.
Live at Schuba's Tavern bootleg 01/15/2003
Live at Java Joe's
Sold Out [In Stereo]
Selections for Friends - Live From: Schuba's Tavern, Chicago and Montalvo Winery, Saratoga
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Last Christmas post, I promise.
This is a superstar Christmas compilation, featuring Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como, Gene Autry, Helen Reddy, and many others. Plus bonus porn for No Fap December.
Off with my over coat, off with my gloves,
who needs an over coat, I'm burning with love!
The Rat Pack is a group of musicians and actors of the 1960s, most well known of which is the trio of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. This is an album I picked up at Costco a couple years back, and I put it away in a box on my hard drive for most of the year, and when December roles around I blow the dust off it and play is ceaselessly. You know, you guys should be grateful of where you are (unless you're in the tropics like me), shit the only change you notice in Hawaii is the stores get decked out in September! Oh, what I would give to see the leaves change, and snow fall.
Merry Christmas, brothers.
Click for some yuletide cheer
Merry Christmas, my friends.
Home For The Holidays
Monday, 30 November 2009
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Latest album from The Red Chord. Brutal, angry and just damn nasty. Another solid release from these guys. Very similar to Prey for Eyes, but with more leads. Techncal Death/Grind/Metalcore at its best.
Friday, 20 November 2009
I offer up to the Gods of Metal, Kylesa. A Georgia sludge act that is a lot like Boris in the respect that they refuse to remain static, refuse to remain on one sound. I offer you Time Will Fuse Its Worth and To Walk A Middle Course. Both excellent albums.
Time Will Fuse Its Worth
To Walk A Middle Course
I humbly offer you the discography of Baroness. One of the kings of modern Sludge, from Savannah, Georgia. The members originally were from up in Virginia, but moved on down to Georgia to start up Baroness. Fronted by guitarist, artist, and vocalist John Dyer Baizley, Baroness features intelligent guitar work, eclectic stylings (in the vein of such fellow Georgia bands as Kylesa and Jucifer), and amazing musicianship. I personally recommend the entire discography, but if you want specific "get this one right fucking now" then I'd say go with Red Album, that's what I started off with. BUT, I'm also a big fan of First.
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Here is Leftöver Crack's first full length album Mediocre Generica. I picked this up off of the Crustmas blog initially, but it was in a shitty file format that only works in Itunes. So I'm reuploading it in .mp3 file format. Leftöver Crack is a band that encompasses several genres going from death metal, to ska, to crust punk all in short of each other. The singer is kinda weak initially, but he shows his skills as the album wears on. They have anarchist lyrics and sing about anti-homophobia, anti-religion, anti-government, anti-racism, etc. etc. This album was released by Epitaph, the irony of the name was lost to the producers who were pressuring the band to put out a mediocre generic name for the album. The album was released on Septempber 11, 2001, by coincidence. The band released their second album, which is a shitty follow up titled "Fuck World Trade", which beside the offensive name is actually not very good. The band currently reside at C-Squat.
I have since decided the world of Punk Rock wouldn't miss them if they fell in a hole, because they're fucking douche bags, but their music is pretty OK. Kinda mediocre.
Disfear is a Swedish crust punk band. Here is their first full length album entitled Soul Scars. I have their album Misanthropic Generation and it is fucking mega so I didn't expect anything less when I went searching for more. I'm pretty sure we have Misanthropic Generation already on this blog, go download it, if it's not on here there it must be from Moonstruck. Download this shit.
North Carolina crust punk/sludge act Choke Their Rivers With Our Dead. This was a limited release, from a summer tour they did a while back. CTRWOD was made out of several hardcore bands out of NC, and I gotta say I fucking love it. I'm particularly fond of I Came Out Of North Carolina Flying. The vocals are fucking great, female fronted, there's only 4 tracks, but it's definitely worth it. This band is constantly on my sludge play lists and compilations. They're splendid.
Choke Their Rivers With Our Dead- Tour CD
Brant Bjork is best known for his work as the Drummers for Kyuss and Fu Manchu. This is one of his solo albums, playing with a band called 'The Operators'. They have a very unique sound of softly fuzzed out guitars with lots of Flanger used. Its smooth, it’s psychedelic and very very chilled out. For he is captain lovestar and he’s your rock n’ roll commander.
I know a lot of you aren't Pantera fans, but I don't care. I'm uploading Cowboys from Hell for Zero. And I thought "what the hell? I'll upload it all". No I don't have Metal Magic, Projects in the Jungle, or I Am The Night.
Anyway, Texas metal band, did a lot of killer shit. Yes, Dimebag got shot, no I don't think he's the greatest guitarist ever. Yes, I love Phil Anselmo, no he was not the reason they broke up. I definitely suggest Vulgar Display and Far Beyond Driven for those of you who liked CFH but are skeptical about their later releases. I enjoy GSTK, but I'm not so sure exactly how much I like Reinventing, it's a good album, but I think in comparison to their previous releases it isn't as strong.
Cowboys From Hell
Vulgar Display of Power
Far Beyond Driven
Great Southern Trendkill
Reinventing the Steel
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Iron Man is a Doom band from my home of Muuuurland. They started off back in the day as a Sabbath cover band, but then started writing there own stuff. Heavy fuzzy riffs and a dreary atmosphere, what more can any Doom fan ask for?
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Today's obsession: Jucifer.
Copypasta from Wikipedia because I'm fucking lazy:
Jucifer is a two piece sludge metal band signed to Relapse Records. They are frequently described as a cross between Portishead and Black Sabbath or The Melvins.. The band's members include Amber Valentine on lead guitar and vocals, and her husband Edgar Livengood on drums. They travel in an RV and are "nomadic in nature," preferring to tour constantly, rather than following the normal practice of album release/tour/time at home. Jucifer is notable for the extreme volume at which they perform, as well as the dichotomy between the recorded material and the "intensity" of their live shows.
Amber Valentine is very pretty. I have their two most recent albums for you, today. If Thine Enemy Hunger (2006) and L'Autrichienne (2008). There is a pretty sweet changing up of vocal work from siren to fucking banshee screech. Enjoy.
If Thine Enemy Hunger
Monday, 9 November 2009
Jesu is Justin K. Broadricks (of Godflesh) brain child. Combining Drone, Post Rock, Shoegaze, Industrial, Ambient and many other influences under one banner. They have been one of my favorite all time bands sense I first laid ears on them back around 05-06. I bring everything they have ever done (minus stupid splits, the ended up releasing the songs on other EPs any how) Download them and enjoy.
Heart Ache EP (2004)
Silver EP (2006)
Sun Down/Sun Rise (2007)
Pale Sketches (B-Sides 2007)
Why are we not Perfect? EP (2008)
Opiate Sun EP (2009)
Friday, 6 November 2009
Frank Sinatra: The Man. The. Motherfucking. Man.
Actually, when I was away on my trip into the mainland, on the way to Pennsylvania from Missouri, I actually got into an argument about ol' blue eyes with my aunty. She was arguing that some fuck from Canada (Michael blue-bley or some shit) was better than Frank. He's a good singer, but he ain't no Frank Sinatra. Her argument for why I should like him is that he sounds like Frank Sinatra. If you like him because he sounds like Frank Sinatra, why not just listen to Frank Sinatra?
Anyway. Needless to say: I won that fucking argument. Why? Because Frank Sinatra is the fucking man. So in the spirit of Frank Sinatra being the fucking man, I'm uploading 3 discs of Frank Sinatra, 36-All Time Favorites. Beautiful music for the heart sick, the hopelessly in love, and in general all the classy motherfuckers.
My story is much too sad to be told... (Disc 1)
I've got the world on a string, sittin' on a rainbow... (Disc 2)
Come fly with me, come fly, lets fly away... (Disc 3)
Thursday, 5 November 2009
I offer up the drone gods from Japan: Boris. I say "Drone gods" but in truth Boris has spanned so many genres that it's hard to put a for sure name on them. I can't offer up their full discography, but I can offer up what I have. Amplifier Worship, Feedbacker, and Empty Bottle (Live at Chicago). This is a marvelous band that is worth checking out no matter what genre is your niche. Plus they have a guitarist who sure is purdy.
Empty Bottle: Live At Chicago
Here is the EHG discography I promised.
EHG is the founder of the genre of Sludge Metal which I am in love with. Mike William's has this voice, it's an unintelligible scream, a miserable wail. The music can be very bleak at times, and energetic at others. EHG is a must have for any fan of Sludge, to truly appreciate the genre you have to be able to appreciate its humble NOLA origins.
On another note, the members of EHG, along with other NOLA musician Phil Anselmo have been a huge factor in reviving the New Orleans music scene, in the aftermath of Katrina. Many people lost everything, Mike Williams was no different, after going homeless and getting clean after Phillip bailed him out of a drug charge, he became a leader on the revival scene. If you can't respect that, you can't respect much.
In The Name of Suffering
Take As Needed For Pain
Confederacy of Ruined Lives
I Am Gestapo w/ Cripple Bastards
99 Miles of Bad Road
Preaching The "End-Time" Message
I humbly offer 2 Greatest Hits compilations of the Southern Rock gods Lynyrd Skynyrd the 10 track Encore Edition and the All Time Greatest Hits. These two albums contain some of the greatest southern rock songs of all time including Sweet Home Alabama, What’s Your Name?. Gimme Back My Bullets, and Gimme Three Steps. To truly appreciate certain genres you have to appreciate the genres they in turn pay homage to. This is directed at you Sludge fans, southern rock is a big inspiration in the southern sludge bands, and Lynyrd Skynyrd is at the forefront, particularly with Weedeater.
DOWNLOAD NAO, YOU SCALLYWAGS
So Yeah, Big Business is a sludge band out of Washington. Initially a duo of bass and drums (they now have a guitarist), they've done a lot of work with The Melvins, though I don't have (a) Senile Animal, their split. I do, however, have Here Come the Water Works (thanks to Antonius Block), and I also have for you their album Head for the Shallow. Which I recently picked up off of Sludge Swamp. I've spun it once and re-upped it for this blog. Some of the lyrics on Here Come the Water Works are kinda batshit, a reminder of The Melvins, but the music is totally fucking great. These guys definitely know how to jam.
Here Come The Water Works
Head for the Shallow
Okay, here is Neurosis’ album The Eye of Every Storm. I have to admit that it was kind of a hard thing for me to like, the first song didn’t much do it for me, but I kept listening and I was blown away. The song No River to Take Me Home is a favorite of mine, it’s heavy, it’s melodic, and it’s brooding. Neurosis was actually a band that took me a while to track down (much like Isis), and when I finally found it I had to listen a couple of times before it clicked. I am also giving the link to the album A Sun That Never Sets, which I haven’t had a chance to listen to yet, but I’m looking forward to.
Neurosis- Eye of Every Storm
Neurosis- A Sun That Never Sets
Here are two Acid Bath albums. First is the Hymns of the Needle Freaks demo, which is very good, in some ways better than the full release of the album. Acid Bath were a band out of the Louisiana metal scene, which just makes me love them more. They didn't get nearly as much recognition as they deserved, Venus Blue could have made it as a radio song had it not been for the graphic lyrics. Their mainstream appeal wasn't too high, and this could be accounted for with their graphic lyrics and their usage of serial killer paintings as album covers. The second album I'm putting up is Pagan Terrorism Tactics, which is a MASTERPIECE. The songs Bleed Me An Ocean, Graveflower, and Venus Blue always get to me. Both albums are lush with masterful vocal work, beautiful clean vocals being complimented by harsh screams and growls.
Hymns of the Needle Freaks (demo)
Pagan Terrorism Tactics
Alright so here is the Sourvein EP Ghetto Angel. I gotta say, I've been looking for some Sourvein for a long time, without luck, until I stumbled across this. This is a really good album. It's droney, it's sludgy, it's crunchy, it's just fucking great. Anyway, Ghetto Angel opens with the song Nightwing, which is a decent enough song. The vocals are rather odd, they kind of remind me of Buzzov-en, actually.
Okay, here is Southern Isolation's one and only album. Southern Isolation is a southern rock/folk band from Louisiana. The duo comprises Phil Anselmo and (then) wife Stephanie Opal. The band is made up of guitar and vocals, provided by Phil and Stephanie, respectively. Stephanie shows that she has a truly beautiful voice, singing lead in all the songs. Philip provides backing vocals on a couple of the tracks, and lead in the last song Southern Man I Am.
This album is executed beautifully. It's truly a shame that they only released the self titled. Just like with crust punk band Arson Anthem we're shown that Philip has mastery over the guitar as he does over singing. I honestly think all of you will get into this really easily.
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
In case you haven't noticed, I've been on this blues kick lately. Here is R.L. Burnside's album The Wizard. More classic blues sounding than An Ass Pocket of Whiskey, but still totally bad ass, contains almost the same styling, though not as raw. If someone could up the album Well, Well, Well, I would appreciate it.
Black Snake Moan, a movie that has been elevated to my favorite. It has 3 things I love: the South, the blues, and Samuel L. Motherfucking Jackson.
This is a really ace soundtrack. Including 3 tracks done by Samuel L. himself. It includes music from The Black Keys, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Bobby Rush, and R.L. Burnside. From Mr. Jackson comes a rendition of Bird Without A Feather, by R.L. Burnside, as well as the haunting Black Snake Moan, the titular song.
Black Snake is evil, black snake is all I see
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Thursday, 22 October 2009
This was the first example of Folk Metal that I ever heard, back when I was in highschool. Slow, chugging riffs, mixed with Violins, Cellos, Flutes, with both nice female vocals, and burly male vocals, mixed together to make a nice, epic viking themed album. I love walking around my community to this in the snow.
Tilsvarad Åsmunds brødanne tvo
dei var både unge og blauge:
Ded høyrar me på brodir kons
at han vil vita`kon daude.
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
So, Zero is here to offer you some new Music. "But Zero, you only listen to Thrash and obscure bands I've never heard of!" Well guess what you pussy, I'm proving you right!
This is Sabbat, a fucking awesome Blackened Thrash (Or Black/Thrash, if it makes a difference) from Japan. They're one of my favorite Black Metal bands ever. They're like Venom, only better in every way, being funnier, better musicians, and just plain eviler. Seriously, the first time I heard the Opener "The Answer Is Hell" I was pretty sure I'd been condemned to Hell right then. It's that fucking evil. This Album is Karmagmassacer, my first and personally favorite album from them. It's more Thrashy than their previous Efforts like Stanasword, but it's so damn distinctive and cool you won't care. See, unlike a lot of "evil" bands, Sabbat write riffs that aren't totally ripped off from Slayer songs. That's right, you're getting original, bad ass riffing. And the soloing is right up there too, being evil without ever sounding like a Slayer Impersonation. Their vocalist is also funny, but incredibly perfect for the music too.
If that hasn't sold you, maybe this will: I assume you all know about Venom's famed "At War With Satan" or whatever the fuck that 20 minutes song was called. Well Sabbat One Upped them: They released a song called "The Dwelling" that clocked in at 59:49, 11 seconds short of an hour. And you know what? That song is better than every Venom song evar, and I fucking love Venom.
Seriously, if someone doesn't download this that isn't Morgan, I'm quitting the Guild. You will like it if you have testicles. Even some of you ladies will. So do it now before I take my beautiful body and leave you all.
Rapidshit, Zero, really? WELL I GUESS ONCE CAN'T HURT...
Saturday, 10 October 2009
The mighty holy merge of Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Eagles of Death Metal) John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana). This is just a bootleg that you can find on there website, but I've tagged it properly and rared it up in a nice and easy to download package. This shit is sounding awesome, and the album is due out later this month (which trust me, you'll see it up here the day I find that shit).
I'm also very exited about this, so I'm whoring this every ware, enjoy!
Friday, 9 October 2009
Even though the idea of Kid Rock on one song makes my bowls churn, don't let that turn you off this album. It brings you a good mix of old school blues, modern music, and some damn soul. This goes out to nigga hollow point, who wanted his self some more Burnside. Amen brotha.
A Bothered Mind
Monday, 28 September 2009
Here is a Pink Floyd post I promised for Kit. I have for you here some essentials:
Dark Side of the Moon
Piper At The Gates of Dawn
Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd
Dark Side of the Moon
Piper At The Gates of Dawn
Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
The Protomen are a band that produce a very epic Rock Opera about Megaman. If that turns you off, download it any way. When they were first described to me I figured they would be retarded...I couldn't of been more wrong. I find most power metal less epic then this stuff. Experience them for your selves, join the battle, and remember... Hope Rides Alone.
The Protomen (self titled)
Friday, 21 August 2009
A band that really needs no introduction. Everybody has heard of these guys, a staple at parties, just a popular one to listen to when going down the road. I offer up their Self titled album.
A hard rock supergroup, Audioslave consists of Ex-Soundgarden frontman and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell along with the instrumentals from Rage Against the Machine. It's cool cause no samplings were used, all sounds on all their albums are made by their instruments.
Jesus at the back door, everything is alright.
It's been a while, brothers. I come back to you from the Wilderness of North America with a humble offering from the Southland.
David Allan Coe. What can I say? The country man that was so metal. Known for his x-rated albums and his sometimes rank subject matter, David Allan Coe is an essential addition to the collection of any fan of outlaw country, southern rock, even some of the bluesier varieties of sludge metal. DAC is one bad mother fucker, as you can tell from such songs are Long Haired Redneck, Son of the South, and Willie, Waylon, and Me.
Musically, David has a very strong voice that he can tune to a lot of different sounds. From the mournful You Never Even Called Me By My Name to the gospel Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone) and then to the biting honky tonk sound of Long Haired Redneck.
Well, I was drunk the day my Mom got outta prison.
And I went to pick her up in the rain.
But, before I could get to the station in my pickup truck
She got runned over by a damned old train.
Thursday, 13 August 2009
"R.L. Listen man, wait a second, i'm short on money now...R.L? I need 40 Nickles for a bag of chips.
If you dont get out of my face now, I'm going to kick your ass you son of a bitch."
Friday, 7 August 2009
Through Saturn's yawning hail, and into the eye
Black magic rites profane
Wizards are oft' to blame"
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
The Nation of Ulysses were a band from Washington D.C. who had some crazy ideas about how music from the '60s and '70s was shit, that actually knowing how to play your instruments made you poseurs, that old people sucked, and that punks should make an effort to dress nice.
This, their debut album, has 16 tracks of punchy punk numbers crammed full of ludicrously radical left-wing lyrics, so if you like that kind of thing then this is kind of thing that you will like. Enjoy!
Artist: The Nation of Ulysses
Album: 13-Point Program to Destroy America
Genre: Punk Rock