Sunday, 16 March 2014

Review: Nothing - Guilty of Everything

I'm just going to get this out of the way, this is technically a blackgaze album. Think of something like deafheaven, but not. If you're turned away by that thought already, shut your mouth and read this thing anyways!

EDIT: Well, never fucking mind, they don't even identify as black metal. Damn you Metal Injection!

Part of me looks at this and thinks, "Relapse Records are just trying to find the next deafheaven, aren't they? Trying to cash in on a fad? Remember what happened last time you did that? You unleashed the waves of copycat shit known as metalcore, deathcore and nu-metal!" I have nothing wrong with any of those subgenres as they have their interesting bands, hell, metalcore is what got me into metal in the first place, but enough is enough guys! Let someone be unique for once, please!

They could change their logo to this!

Monday, 3 March 2014

Review: Babymetal - Babymetal

"What the fuck is Babymetal? Seriously, what the fuck is happening here?" That's what my initial reaction sounded like. Basically, they're a JPop trio that sings and dances to instrumental stuff ranging from electro to symphonic death metal. It's so bizarre and out there that you can't help but be intrigued. All three girls dress up in gothic dresses which makes it a little creepy because the oldest one is 16, they don't have any sort of distorted vocals and this shouldn't sound good in any sort of way. Hell, even in all the comments I've seen about this, most people think it's so crazy that not even the most extreme metalheads can't get into it.

So how the hell did it get to #1 on the Canadian iTunes metal chart?