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Children Of Fire – Oh Sleeper. The best concept album of the year. 0

Children Of Fire – Oh Sleeper. The best concept album of the year.

    It’s been a good year for metal. Every kind of it. Ranging from the new The Devil Wears Prada, August Burns Red, Of Mice & Men, Life In Your Way, and Oh Sleeper to Carnifex, Close Your Eyes, Trivium, Born Of Osiris, and Structures, there is a lot of good music to go around. My personal favorite of this year so far, hands down, is Children Of Fire by Oh Sleeper. It is probably one of the best albums I’ve listened to in years.  This is the Michelangelo of not only the genre as a whole, but of the...

Feeling a major amount of August Burns Red 0

Feeling a major amount of August Burns Red

Ever since Milwaukee Warped Tour and seeing August Burns Red, TDWP, ADTR, and numerous bands, I’ve been in a mood for something moving and heavy, but with a bit of technicality thrown in there.  One of the songs August Burns Red played for their set, was Meddler.  I had forgotten just how good of a song this was until they played it live. One reason for this is that my favorite album of theirs is Messengers which I primarily listen to when I decide to listen to ABR. Since the people filming in milwaukee didnt seem to film alot of...

Warped Tour 2011 in Milwakuee 0

Warped Tour 2011 in Milwakuee

Well, its been about 2 months, but I’m about to throw myself back into the music scene this summer. I’m planning on going to several local shows coming up, and of course Warped Tour in Milwaukee on July 19th. I’m really pumped for the lineup this year which has some great live bands on there this year. The only concern I have is that bands I want to see will be playing at the same time on different stages. Because of that I strongly considered going to the Tinley Park Warped Tour yesterday, but its too much of a hassle...

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...

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