While Verse Vica's debut album is peppered with the syncopated chug-fests “djent” is renowned for, and despite the fact that (the aptly-titled?) “Djinn” veers uncomfortably close to being an exemplification of the aforementioned genre; to label the band as such would be rather impetuous.
This has absolutely nothing to do with the 80s sitcom Golden Girls but it sounded like a good title for this blog post so I went with it.
Family is a complicated thing isn't it? You have your parents, siblings and such but then you have the half-siblings of the children your uncle's wife adopted after they got divorced but she lives next door to you now so you see them more often than your uncle. That's where things get complicated. This, also, has nothing to do with what I wanted to write about. Read on...
So far Daedric Influence has been (mostly) a one man show but for quite a while it has been the plan to add a couple of writers to the mix, one of whom has already been an active member behind the scenes.
About a week ago The Contortionist released their third full length album Language. Reviewing it has been on my to-do list since I first heard it but before we begin, as often before and (spoiler alert) often again, I will digress into a seemingly unrelated story...
Not a review or anything, just letting you know that Hail the Sun, a great post-hardcore/prog/math rock band, released a new album called Wake yesterday. I've written about them before and I've been pretty excited for this so here it is:
If you like Fall of Troy, Dance Gavin Dance or A Lot Like Birds I'd check them out as well as their labelmates Sianvar and Stolas. Their back catalog is available on Bandcamp as well, Elephantitis is highly recommended.
Enjoy it, I'll possibly review it but if not I think you should all be capable of making up your own minds about it. I believe in you!
I've gotten quite a few promos sent recently and I've been meaning to write about a few of them but real life got in the way so I've had little time to write. This may sound like it doesn't really matter but if you read on you will see why it does.
This handsome young man on that vintage (or just badly maintained) motorcycle is called Thomas Giles Rogers, you may know him from his techno project Giles, his defunct metalcore band Prayer For Cleansing or his little known, barely worth mentioning, band Between the Buried and Me. He released a solo album called Pulse a couple of years back and now we're getting to hear the first taste of new solo music...
I've written about them before and I'll write about them again. Verse Vica, a new progressive metal band from the US of A, released a song from their upcoming debut album and I wanted to share it with all of you.
Winners of Músíktilraunir a few years back and the only Icelandic band (so far) to play Euroblast Agent Fresco played a free show at Stúdentakjallarinn* last Friday night. If you are looking for one man's biased opinion of a show you most likely did not attend...read on.
You get free music!
You get free music!
Free music for EVERYONE!