Musings From A Married Father Life Has Problems. I have Distractions

Must Go To Show – Monsters and KIDS last show. 0

Must Go To Show – Monsters and KIDS last show.

Hang your head in utter despair.  Expect to see a reduction in flat brimmed baseball caps and jersey’s. Expect to see less spin kicks in crowded rooms. Expect to see a few less fights between testosterone driven tough bro-kids at The Oasis.  Illinois, or more specifically, the Lake County area is losing two of its heaviest bands, KIDS and Monsters, who are both breaking up after their final show May 28th in Kenosha at the Unity Lodge What will happen to the Hardcore/Beatdown scene now? Well it appears that Kingmaker and Demolisher will probably end up taking their place in...

Sworn In: A Welcome Suprise to the Lake County scene. 0

Sworn In: A Welcome Suprise to the Lake County scene.

 Originally I kind of passed these guys because someone, you know who you are, described them as Kingmaker 2.0.  That was a poor and inaccurate description as Sworn In sounds nothing like Kingmaker. Anyway skip the first song, Catharsis and listen to it last. I frankly don’t know why they chose it to be their first track off the EP uploaded on to Facebook, but the other four songs easily make up for it.  In terms of listening carefully to their stuff, I’ve been to their shows both as Sworn In and Buried By The Ocean.  They didn’t shock me...

The World Ends With You – Suprisingly Catchy 0

The World Ends With You – Suprisingly Catchy

Well, I have a new guilty pleasure; The World Ends With You.  I first heard these guys at a show with The Color Morale and Thyateira.  I actually mistook them for Thyateira and was shocked that Thyateira had changed their sound so much. Anyway, my first impression was that this was a band completely geared toward high-school girls who would be jumping, screaming, shrieking, all of that good stuff for a band like this.  I am however proud to admit it. The next time I get a chance to see these guys, I will be up there with those high-school...

The Music Industry Brought Pirating On Itself 1

The Music Industry Brought Pirating On Itself

  Ideas have consequences. No one cares until those consequences effect you. ¬†Usually, people notice an effect of an idea when it effects the all mighty-dollar – which it has for the music industry. We are seeing those consequences right now as music labels, Hollywood media giants, and software producers of all kind rant and rave about lost profits which they will never make back. They among others have been victims of the “free” and “I want it now” mentality. While free online news has sharply degraded the quality of said news, they didn’t plant the seeds of their own...

Elysion Fields: Video – Of Titans 0

Elysion Fields: Video – Of Titans

 I don’t think I’ve done enough to really promote these guys, considering just how good they are. Plenty of talent, hardworking, and makers of some actually original music metal-core maestros Elysion Fields have released a music video for their newest single, Of Titans.  Who is Elysion Fields? If you don’t know that, I would ask where you have been? Anyway, EF is a “metal-core” band depending on whatever you think of when that comes to your ear. To be more appropriate, EF is a metal band that will get you nodding your head in approval. For those of you looking...

Born Of Osiris release their best album yet. 0

Born Of Osiris release their best album yet.

The Discovery may be some of the best stuff I’ve ever heard regarding any type of metal anywhere. Technicality, which I usually hate, perfectly and masterfully fused and interwoven into brutality, brilliant synth, flash grooves and fast-paced chugs, masterful riffage, and catchy quick  bass notes that you can actually hear. Prepare to hear some great vocal alternation, because this album has it all. In short prepare for an amazing listening experience. Born Of Osiris makes me actually somewhat proud to be from this despicable, oppressive union thug controlled state. So in case you don’t know, stay away from Illinois. If...

Atticus Metal Tour 3 at the Rave! 0

Atticus Metal Tour 3 at the Rave!

 Be jealous. I saw the Atticus Metal Tour 3 at the Rave. Band of the night. They played four new songs! You weren’t there, I was. Yea, this was two weeks ago, but I still feel its worth some bragging.  When your having an epic time in a crowded venue, it gets hot. Very hot.  At one point, the heat was so much that I sneezed and had snot dripping from my nose. I will admit that the thought crossed my mind of letting the snot continue to drip. All hardcore dancers that were foolish enough to greet my face...

Bad HORRIBLE music exists. It really does. Behold “Friday” by Rebecca Black 0

Bad HORRIBLE music exists. It really does. Behold “Friday” by Rebecca Black

I thought Justin Bieber or Ke$ha might have been some so called “musicians” to be the worst sensations to hit modern mainstream pop. I was wrong. I was very wrong.  My ears have bled, and yours will too once you see what has happened to music. Weep now, as I weep.  As I write this, it is Friday, and the word “Friday” will never be the same. 10 year olds now have a new drug and her name is Beiber fevered wannabe Rebbecca Black.  Before I go on, do I hate her? Not at all. At first I didn’t think...

The Color Morale: Home Town Heroes release My Devil In Your Eyes 0

The Color Morale: Home Town Heroes release My Devil In Your Eyes

 When it’s time to give credit, you have to give that credit where it is due. It’s time to give some of that said credit to The Color Morale for a masterpiece album release, currently one of the best releases I’ve heard yet in this young year. I won’t start going into what some would consider pointless drivel over what this album does for the “post-hardcore” sound/genre out there, because after all, it’s all metal. First off, I have a bias. I love these guys. They’ve always gone out of their way for their home folks, playing shows all over...

Sideprojects? More? Really? Why? 0

Sideprojects? More? Really? Why?

Side project much? I’m sure I’m not the only person who has noticed this, but there seems to have been a flurry of side projects from artists in the “metal” community as of late.  What am I talking about? 1. The probably now doomed side project of Mac-book scammer Jonny Craig. (Ew), Between The Buried And Me2. After quitting Attack Attack, Johnny Franck has started a side project with Mike Caswell called “The March Ahead.”   Supposedly its some kind of more experimental dubstep project, which we are all just THRILLED to see more of.  (Talk about trends and fads…) Furthermore...

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