Monday, 25 November 2013

Review: Trivium - Vengeance Falls

Here we go, one of the albums I was looking forward to the most this year. Trivium is one of the bands that got me into metal, I got used to the harsh vocals because of Matt Heafy, Corey Beaulieu inspired me to pick up a guitar, the first solo I learned to play was from "Dying in Your Arms". Understand how hyped up I was when I heard that they were going back to the studio and you should've seen my face when I saw a bootleg video of the playing the first single from the album live. And then my face afterwards.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Review: Protest the Hero - Volition

Aaaaaaand back to reviews! That was an... interesting little diversion. I really shouldn't have written that. Just rereading it, it looks like it was pumped out in a single night, but that's probably because it was. I was lazy, don't judge me! And if you do, I will drive to your house and jam your head so far up your ass you'll look like the Ouroborous; the snake that ate itself. Ah, it feels good to be an asshole again. Let's get this started, too much rambling already. This week, is a local band that really made it big with badass tech/prog-metal melodies, and great production. So here's Protest the Hero with Volition.

That's how awesome these guys are.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Commentary: The State of Metal

If you're into metal, you may have noticed to community. The best way to put it is bluntly; it's fucking shit. Discussing metal or even fucking announcing your admiration for a band has become something that you should avoid and if you don't, holy crap people will come down on you hard. I want to share an example of this with you, this is an actual thread that happened in a Facebook comment section. It's amazing (and hilarious). Let's just call this guy "Dickhead". Works well enough. Besides, I call them as I see them. Seriously though, fuck this kid.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Review: Dethklok - Doomstar Requiem Opera

Disclaimer: there are minor spoilers.

Let me just get this out of the way, I love Metalocalypse and Dethklok. I've bought all three of their albums, seen every single episode of the show and I can play a few songs on guitar (minus Brendon Small's ludicrously complex solos). For the uninitiated, Metalocalypse follows the fictional band Dethklok. They're the most popular form of music in the world and fans regularly die at their shows. Hell, in the first episode, people are crushed under a stage dropped from a goddamn helicopter the size of a cruise liner! Fans of Metalocalypse are some of the most patient in the world of TV and the metal community as a whole loves them. They're the ones that really got me into death metal! "What's the point of telling us that? I really care about this fake band." you might be wondering. Well, my sarcastic dick of a reader, the point was for you to understand what kind of impact this has had on metal and me. Which is why Doomstar Requiem was such a massive letdown (for me).