Often used to describe bands like Pantera and Exhorder. With mid-tempo riffs similar to those found in Thrash Metal and a tendency to focus more on groovy syncopation and heaviness than outright speed.
Tiamat - 'Love is as good as Soma'
Amazing song from Tiamat's best album 'Judas Christ'. Anyone who has read Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World' will understand the significance of this.
"Hug me till you drug me honey, kiss me till I'm in a coma
Hug me honey snuggly bunny, love is as good as soma."
I'm still uncertain about the Nick Holmes experiment in Bloodbath. It just feels weird, like he's picking up a paycheck. If he cared about death metal he would have done death metal. I think it's a fun and cool song, and for me death metal can never be more than that, but I don't know. It certainly doesn't feel natural.
NP. Insomnium - Winter's Gate. Tears, warmth, pain, ice, storms, shelter, love.
One of the all time great titles, banjo songs and shirts. And of course, albums.
Bloodbath ‘Chainsaw Lullaby’. There’s a nice guitar riff but ultimately this is a catchy throw-away song that undermines the legitimacy of a ‘death metal super-group’. Cool use of the Chainsaw here and there but damn this is ‘Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter’ levels of lame.
Now onto something great. Heads for the Dead ‘Serpent’s Curse’. Really loving this old school horror movie theme inspired death metal (with a splash of doom) debut. The musical equivalent of watching a Dario Argento classic.
It was actually really good. The stage show was very cool, although they don't really get out of third gear now that they're old farts. Great sound, mostly great songs although they left out some classics from their mid-era, and some nice costumes/stage design. I give it about a 7/10 and didn't go away disappointed, even with the $80 price tag!
It was a sell out at 170 Russell though, so packed. Oh yeah, I also bought a really cool shirt. I'll wear it and post a photo when I destroy things with True Belief next Friday.
You should have come up. When are you going to have a beer with us? (True didn't go because he hates poser music like Dimmu Borgir).
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