Thursday, October 7, 2010

Abandon All Ships

Hmm... It's been awhile, and what better band to get me back in the mood than Abandon All Ships? Their another metalcore/post-hardcore/techno combination (or better known as synthcore, as their Wikipedia puts it), but they're one of the best at it.

The band hails from Toronto, Ontario, and they formed in 2006. They unfortunately have only one studio album, titled Geeving. It's pretty damn good, however. Oddly enough, they started out playing Norma Jean covers, according to their Wikipedia, but I'm not sure if its the metalcore band Norma Jean, or Norma Jean the country singer that they're referring to, or possibly the circus elephant buried in Illinois. I'll just leave it a mystery.

As they don't have much to pick from, I'm going to have to go with their song Megawacko, as it is one of my favorites of theirs. Happy travels.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

BrutalxMetal Hardcore

Well upon request, I'm gonna put some brutal metal on here. I'm personally not a fan of brutal metal, but I have for you a video that I think might just be the greatest thing to ever come to youtube, besides every double rainbow related video. But I digress. This is Six Feet Under - Seed of Filth, but its not the official music video. You'll see.

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Greek Seductress

Sleeping With Sirens.  Nuff Said.  I don't have to go into much detail about them to let you know that this band is just about the best as it gets as far as post-hardcore gets.  The best thing I can do for you guys is let you listen to them.  So here is Sleeping With Sirens - If I'm James Dean, Then You're Audrey Hepburn.

Also, I'd like to add that if I could have sex with any one person's voice in the world, it would be their singer's voice.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Help me out guys/Ashes of Adonis

Instead of posting about a well-known band, I decided that today would be all about local bands.  Where I live, the cool thing to do is go to the Championship and see local bands perform.  As I have a lot of friends in bands, I like to go there and buy tickets to support upcoming artists.  So if anybody here has a band they would like people to check out, post it.

This one's going to be anything goes.  I don't care what genre you got, just post it here.  It'll help spread their name out to the public and get them heard.  My brother is even in a band, and he would be able to vouch for the fact that just having their stuff heard helps the band gain fans.  Unfortunately, my brother doesn't have any videos on Youtube, but I will post one of my other friend's music.

They are a metalcore band, so it fits really well with the whole blog.  They are, however, getting much more popular every time they play.  They're band is called Ashes of Adonis, and I'm personally friends with every member besides the bassist.  Listen to their song, which I unfortunately don't know the name of, check out their other videos, add them on Facebook, and just support them in general.  An early fanbase is the key to a band becoming successful.  Just post the name or link of any other local bands that you think should be heard.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Not The Movie

Time for another from Ohio.  The Devil Wears Prada is just about one of the best metalcore bands in the essence that it is exactly what metalcore is supposed to be.  It's very simple in that aspect, but it's very technical in the fact that every member is extremely talented, and they show it.

Their breakdowns are nearly unmatched.  I was listening to them today on the way home from school, and well, I think i fell in love.  I knew that was the band I would blog about when I got home.  With three albums and a new EP out, Zombie, they are also one of the most successful bands, as far as the genre goes, and their popularity continues to grow.  I definitely recommend checking out their EP, and if you have Rock Band, download the tracks they have available.

At first I was in a bit of an argument with myself about which songs to feature with this post.  All their songs are so good that it would be hard to pick out one that stood out from the rest.  That argument, however, was short lived when I scrolled over Dogs Can Grow Beards All Over.  Now here it is.

Old Avenged Sevenfold

Of all bands that have changed, Avenged Sevenfold has done the most of it. They went from their metalcore roots to some sort of shitty alternative hard rock. But when they were in the metal game, they were the best at it.

I just have to say now, if you haven't listened to their older stuff, and you're a fan of their newer stuff, you need to be informed. Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, their first album, gives me multiple orgasms by the end of the second song. I am very serious about this. It's spectacular. It was good, progressive metalcore.

With the debut of City of Evil, everything went downhill.  City of Evil in itself wasn't all that bad, but it just wasn't the same.  Then their self-titled album came out.  I threw up.  I haven't even listened to their newest.  I'm terrified of how bad it's most likely to be.  That's why I'm going to treat you to some of Avenged Sevenfold's music of their glory days.  This is Avenged Sevenfold - Turn the Other Way

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Christian metalcore

This post will be a bit more interactive.  Basically I have come to notice that many metalcore bands are religious in nature.  I'm just gonna give you guys the ones I know in return for other Christian metalcore bands that you may know.

Also I would like to know if there's any Jewish metalcore, because dat shit would be tight.

Bands I know of:
August Burns Red, The Devil Wears Prada, Texas in July, Underoath

This post's video will be The Devil Wears Prada, Dogs Can Grow Beards All Over.

Attack Attack!

So as I can see, this blog is booming a little bit, so I think I'll start posting twoadays. I figure I'll give a little attention to the mainstream metalcore-ers and talk a little about Attack Attack!

This band, which formed in Ohio, no surprise, has been around since 2005, and has had two albums, both of which feature a different singer. They're a very good mix of metalcore and techno, which the metalcore scene has been seeing more and more of lately. Their music video for the song Stick Stickly, which is my favorite song off of the first album, is also the target of crabcore propaganda. I personally embrace the idea of metalcore just being referred to as crabcore, as it just adds a little bit of fun to the genre.

They're second, self titled album was released earlier this year and has a much different sound, but that also comes partially with the fact that they have a new singer. They're old singer now sings for Of Mice and Men, which is another of my favorites, and will eventually be featured on this blog.  As most of you are probably familiar with Stick Stickly, I'll be featuring Smokahontas off of their newest album.  Have fun.


Now, you're thinking to yourself, what kind of blog is this if it doesn't feature August Burns Red? Well, you're terribly mistaken. This is that post.

As most of you know, a large number of good metalcore bands come from mainly the northeastern states. This is nice for me because I live in that area, and I have friends in bands that are now becoming quite famous. Of these bands is August Burns Red (no I don't mean I have friends in the band, but I do have a friend whose cousin's friend is the drummer of ABR). They hail from Lancaster, PA, so they are within an hour of my house.

Since their release of Thrill Seeker in 2005, they have been shaping the very face of the metalcore scene as we know it. They're a perfect ratio of one part metalcore, one part progressive, and one part faith in God. I've seen people who hated screaming music get erections over their songs. The song that I would have to say has led to the most premature ejaculations however is Composure, so that will be the song for today. So just remember, you've got your whole life to lead, and it's time to gain some ground.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

D.R.U.G.S. and you

As most of you Chiodos fans are aware, the lead singer of the band, Craig Owens, was fired from the band back in September of last year. They picked up a new singer, Brandon Bolmer. Their new album featuring this singer, Illuminaudio, will be released this October 5.

This isn't necessarily a bad change though. Although Craig was basically the face of Chiodos, the songs that they have released to Youtube are all pretty damn good, but they're no All's Well That Ends Well. The songs that you can listen to are Illuminaudio, which is more of an intro/teaser to the album, Love is a Cat From Hell, Modern Wolf Hair, but more noteably, Those Who Slay Together, Stay Together. The latter is the song I will be featuring in this post. It's so bright and vivid, almost irresistible to pass up. The rest are pretty average, but if you are a true Chiodos fan, its possible to ignore them.

But you're probably wondering what Craig Owens is doing with his time now that he's off the band. Him, along with Nick Martin of Underminded, Matt Good from From First to Last, and Aaron Stern of Matchbook Romance, have started a new band named Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, or D.R.U.G.S. Although they have not released any news of an album, Craig did however say that they have already booked tours for early 2011. Now all we have left to do is wait, as D.R.U.G.S. could possibly be the new Chiodos.

Friday, September 24, 2010

First Post

This site is gonna be basically about everything hardcore in the world.  I'll keep up to date with news about your favorite metalcore, post-hardcore, and other metal-esque bands, and I'll be keeping updated with new music videos, albums, and whatnot as frequently as I can.  I'd have to say a good place to start is Asking Alexandria.  Now, we all know this band is amazing, but they only have one album.  We can all say that The Final Episode (Let's Change the Channel) is most likely the best song off of Stand Up and Scream, but we can only listen to it so many times.  They have announced that they will be releasing a new album in December of 2010 with the title Reckless and Relentless.  This is pretty old news if your a fan of the band, but I thought that it would help people that haven't been checking in with them.  I'll be trying to stay up to date with the progress on this album, as this is my favorite band of all time.  Also I'd like to add that they have three songs available on the Rock Band Network store; The Final Episode (Let's Change the Channel), Hey There Mr. Brooks, and A Prophecy.  As for this post, that's gonna be it.  I'll try to do a post a night with the biggest news in metalcore.  I'll also put a music video on each post so you can listen to the band your reading about.  It should come as no surprise that today's video will have to be The Final Episode by Asking Alexandria.  Enjoy.