Mar 15, 2012 at 9:23 pm #1287207
OK I can't hold off on this any more. I've been wanting to start this for a bit.
Apologies to Ken :)
Gotta pass this song on any y'all are the only friends I got. (big surprise, huh? LOL)
Its a metal song, but its not all noodley and there isn't really any shredding (really there's not even a guitar solo)
Its just super solid, heavy groove. The quote that was the inspiration for the song and the lyrics are included in the video.
Sorry for the cut/paste- I've seen y'all write how to make a link but I don't get it.
If you think you may like it- check it out.
Thank you for your patronage.Mar 15, 2012 at 9:48 pm #1854543
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
GOJIRA by far is my favorite metal band right now, they craft sound that is relentless, crushing, brutal, love it!
Gojira "Toxic Garbage Island"
Mysterious form, soul in the dark
Under this heavy sealing concrete waves
Followed by servants, funeral cortège
This pale ghost is gathering his strength
Ghost, pale, the procession is crawling
Plastic form dead things, it is now so clear
How could I fail to understand
Cities are burning, the trees are dying
My heart awake but still
Pain is killing me, pain is killing me
Take this pestilent destruction out of my way
The great pacific garbage patch is exhausted
And the world is sliding away in a vortex of floating refuse
With the sacred one you have lost
Plastic bag in the sea
Plastic bag in the sea
Plastic bag in the sea
Plastic bag in the seaMar 15, 2012 at 10:03 pm #1854551
Ahh yes! Thank you, Eugene. That song is tight. Never listened to Gojira. I will now.
I kinda started with an 'accessible' Meshuggah song. Its easy to scare people away… but you upped the ante: m/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3an8jdsVM3s (he's not playing quarters on the hihat, its like a swinging 1/8ths or something.
(fun one for any wannabe drummers)
PS; Cool at least one person got on it, I figured this would be on page 4 in an hour lolMar 15, 2012 at 10:03 pm #1854552
@nickoliLocale: Teh Front Range
that song is sickkkkk
great lyrics too, the great pacific trash island is a real thing, and it's scary as hell lolMar 15, 2012 at 10:31 pm #1854556
Yeah man Gojira is pretty badass. At times they remind me of Lamb of God (not just the song w/ Randy) and Im not a huge fan of melodic singing, but they only did it for a minute.
BUT the crazy noises in the background are pretty trippy. I swear i heard castanets or something.Mar 15, 2012 at 11:05 pm #1854567
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
Totally, Gojira throws in a lot of textural elements in many of their songs, especially in the last album. Listen for the strange rhythms and instrumental pieces throughout the entire "The Way of All Flesh" album. They can crawl along and just pound your ears with slow/heavy rhythms for minutes then change up and blast out the rest of the song. Gojira is hard to nail down, love their music. The chugging/ finger slide patterns never get old.Mar 15, 2012 at 11:13 pm #1854570
@goonch92Locale: Northern California
Mar 15, 2012 at 11:17 pm #1854571
for your pleasure.Mar 15, 2012 at 11:43 pm #1854577
@justin_bakerLocale: Santa Rosa, CA
Reporting in I guess…Mar 16, 2012 at 7:37 am #1854653
@ Gunther- Thanks for Death lol
Symbolic is one of my faves. Grab any Death album all of their stuff is amazing. The Sound of Perseverance album too.
Calling Mr Morkel!
I know the Skullmonkey won't let me down
I havent listened to Napalm Death since high school- got some catching up to doMar 16, 2012 at 7:44 am #1854655
How about some Sleep?
Love this stuff when I'm running or climbing.Mar 16, 2012 at 10:20 am #1854732
@goonch92Locale: Northern California
death always does it for me.
hadnt heard of sleep before, they sound so similar to sabbath, good stuff.
Anyone in technical-jazz-death-metal?
Mar 16, 2012 at 10:42 am #1854743
The Darkness is back together (to save Rock-N-Roll….AGAIN!), FINALLY:
With special guest, Brian May of QUEEN!
And have a new video out:Mar 16, 2012 at 10:43 am #1854744
Grew up in the 80s so I'm a metalhead, too. Not into the hair stuff though – never figured out that trend. Never got into death, grind, and core much either as I prefer to understand the lyrics and sing along. Nowadays though I only listen to Christian bands. Theocracy is one of my favorites if you like progressive metal.Mar 16, 2012 at 10:45 am #1854747
Craig mentioned Sleep. The singer/ guitarist from that band is doing double duty in this band, High On Fire. They're amazing. Much faster, more angular than Sleep who I also like a lot.Mar 16, 2012 at 10:59 am #1854754
Anyone else like Foxy Shazam (not exactly Metal,more of a fun new version of Queen):Mar 16, 2012 at 8:15 pm #1855018
@tremeloLocale: San Jacinto Mountains
edit: wow, tried to post script on how to make hyperlinks. Jankee azz interface, sorry!Mar 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm #1855029
High on Fire is sick.
Let's go a little more old school now…
This song was on when I broke my wrist pool skating two summers ago…The album South of Heaven never fails in pumping me up to go hard (or stupid).Mar 16, 2012 at 8:44 pm #1855037
Oooh, oohh….One More!
More old school (plus one of my favorite new school skateboarders):
Mar 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm #1855047
@maynard76Locale: New England
Some hike'n music from the day local band:
one of my fav skaters back in the day:Mar 16, 2012 at 9:42 pm #1855060
@Nick isn the bass player from sleep the singer?
Sleep is cool and "stoner rock" (man I hate all the genres- rock, or metal in my book) but High on fire piques my interest fo sho! Thanks!
I think That there will always be a place for riff oriented metal.(sabbath-ish) you cant deny an open chord through a stack- or envelope filters on a bass. unless you CAN deny it- and then you are one who doest like metal.
Seeerously tho- nobody gave any love to my meshuggah offerings?!?! to be expected i guess, its one of those bands (love/hate)
Utube meshuggah rational gaze
or meshuggah shed
or meshuggah soul burn (ol school- well '95 anyway)
oh and if somebody puts some firkkin "jump in the fire' or something on her I'll smother you with cuben! Oh yeah, Nisely said it breathable- Xpac then!! Have at you! ;)Mar 16, 2012 at 10:42 pm #1855072Mar 16, 2012 at 10:55 pm #1855074
@hhopeLocale: East Bay
I just saw high on fire, they were great, in Oakland. Totally sold me, though their style isn't my first choice, but they were really good. Great attitude/energy, and a very solid 3 piece. That guitar player has a really great presence and the band played with huge respect for the audience, the respect was two way. Absolutely unrelenting attack on the groove, like pitbulls they just wont' let go until they were done, drained, then they walked off stage.
Om is the bass player from sleep, om is the first band I've heard in years that actually made me buy all their cds. A two piece, bass and drums. About as heavy as it gets, very intellectual, that guy knows his stuff, not a fake, very complicated material though. I missed their last shows in this area, I think they are doing a new cd, not sure, hopefully there will be a tour soon. I almost got to se them but had a really bad injury that made it impossible to stand for that long listening to anything, drag.
Having now seen high on fire, and heard most of om, it's easy to see why they had to part ways, very rare that the new projects are actually as good or better by the two core members who split, but I'd say that's the case here. Lucky for us they both decided to pursue their muses after leaving sleep.
Mammatus plays all too infrequently, but is a really great band, I saw them last year I think it was, they were excellent.
Since these bands don't tour a lot, go to songkick.com and add them to your profile, then you'll get emailed when they are touring in your area. I missed them too often until I did that, too hard to track them any other way.
Recently saw yob, who had never impressed me that much in their recorded work, but live they were amazing, slipped between most of the current underground genres with ease, amazing stuff.
Cy Thoth's radio show, Firebunker, every thursday 2 to 6 pm pacific time on kfjc.org streams, I try not to miss it. Kfjc is getting more and more heavy shows. He always asks the musical and esoteric question, how heavy do you actually want to get today?
I stumbled onto the new stuff listening to streaming black metal, there was one guy out there somewhere who streamed really excellent stuff, but then he vanished, and no other streams were as good, but that was my first inkling that something new was going on, plus being amazed to hear that something good musically was actually coming out of norway, sung in norwegian.
I think the genres are more for the fans than the bands, to me when any of these bands rips it up live it's just music, and the best thing I've seen or heard in this decade in any genre of music. Well, except for roky erickson, who was heavy before heavy existed, in ways most people are lucky to just dream about.
The new underground metal is the only music I've heard in a while that actually rocks, is heavy, and totally original.
Hair metal was just a commercial phase based out of LA, they had, literally, stupid 'how to be a heavy metal guitar/singer etc' classes, was all show, no substance. Just male versions of valley girl airheads.
I'd basically given up on metal since metallica released their very well titled 'load', which is about the most accurate title for a release, though it's missing the last two words. But looking back on it, and listening to the new crop, they are going for it even more than before, I see no compromise. Well, there were a few good ones that had some moments before, Brujeria from Mexico, Sepultura from Brazil.
If you live in the sf bay area, check out Aquarius Records on Valencia, it's basically dedicated to underground metal of all sorts, and they have a computer listening station so you can check out tracks. Amazing record store, continuing a tradition of excellence and the cutting edge ongoing for now at least 30 plus years, maybe more if they were around in the 60s, don't know.
Yes I'd be happy if they'd drop the overly growly style, I actually want to hear what they have to say, but bands like om and mammatus are clear so it's not all the styles that do that.
Meshuga is a bit too cold and technical for my taste, I was turned on to them by a norwegian black/death metaller currently living in sweden I met online in a totally non related context, they were his favorite though so I thought I'd check them out. Math metal is it called? not my thing, need the groove, and the above bands all deliver that big time.
Major regret being out of touch with this music for most of the early 2000s, would have been great to see sleep, early high on fire, om, neurosis, mammatus, all happening here in my back yard.
Normally I hate music hiking, but I'v had a few moments with some of the above sources, om/mammatus watching the sun set over the pacific in point reyes comes to mind, but I'm leaving that stuff behind now, want to hear what nature has to say, birds, all that stuff.Mar 16, 2012 at 11:37 pm #1855081Mar 17, 2012 at 2:01 am #1855101
Barry, yeah, my bad. Matt Pike plays guitar in Sleep but doesn't sing. High on Fire are excellent live.
Craig, good call on Slayer. One of my all time favs. They are amazingly powerful live and super tight.
Craig Savage, Yes! on Ministry!
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