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Nov
28

Spook The Horses – Rainmaker- Music Review

Spook The Horses – Rainmaker – Spookthehorses.com Moody and atmospheric at times, I think I hear things in the mix, maybe they are there. The voices, screams, hints of depravity, maybe not. Vocals are a nice mix, regular heavy stuff and some scream type. Vocals are neither constant or consistent. You’re not sure when they will pop up, will this guy make it through the choking debris? I like that aspect of the vocals. “The Saint” sounds like it should be on another record. Organ, harmony vox, guitar fuzzy feedback, and plucking, doesn’t fit but I like when bands do this. Then comes “Sabatouer” , a straight ahead rock song. Vocals are rock. Very odd when a group switches gears mid record, but I like it. Why stick to one sound? We all like different stuff. Paint with a different brush. Just when you think this is going to be an instrumental album, four minutes into “Widening” comes the sickening gasping screams of someone trapped, fighting to get out from under. It’s no use, you’ve already walked away, leaving them to die. “Overburned” is a laid back drifter, harmonic floating, vocals giving open thought to his last dying dry coughing breath. Vocals are spread out almost as if they were the guitar riffs and solos. Vocals are used to great atmospheric effect. Vocals are there to cut the space. To provide a voice to the lost, a painful reminder of all that has escaped your grasp and will never appear again. Sometimes I feel like I’m listening to different records or have the shuffle on, a bit schitzophrenic but it makes sense. It’s like two skitzo voices battling for your crazy mind. One part of you can’t make sense of this world, it’s painful and you just want to burn it down to the ground. Start all over again. The other voice is not one of reason and reflection, it agrees but doesn’t know how to begin again. It’s stuck. So it figures “Let’s just get fucked up and be numb to it all”. Agreed. *This review was written by someone who has listened to way too much music in his life. Some people think he’s stupid and that he drools too much, others don’t know who the fuck he is or cares. Music is meant to be heard, so take this review with a cup of mustard. It’s a condiment at best, at worst an annoying fly in...
Nov
26

SLTM (The Podcast) Episode 235

I Hope this never comes out Topic: Annoying Siblings in Movies and Television MUSIC ON EPISODE 235: Crucified Kings Destroy Knife the Symphony Pillory Other links: Phratry Records Get This Right Records Bandcamp Unique Leader YouTube Kindling Fake the Attack Why+The+Wire Album SLTM (The Podcast) Episode 235 [ 32:51 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...
Nov
18

SLTM (The Podcast) Episode 234

Possibly the most stupid episode of this stupid podcast that I have ever done. Enjoy or don’t. That’s a good Argument, I’ll never write again Topic– Steve Jiff’s Historically Inaccurate Interview Music on SLTM (the Podcast): Annihilated Home Movies Brotherhood Adult Dude Other Links Unique Leader Southern Lord Twitter Animal Style Records Topshelf Records Softspeak Records SLTM (The Podcast) Episode 234 [ 31:17 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...
Nov
18

Letallis- Resonate- Music Review

Letallis– Resonate – Independent Release – letallis.bandcamp.com I really like the old school guitar sounds and solos on this hardcore/thrash metal album. Provides a nice contrast to vocals, the guitars. I like that I can understand the vocalist too. Nice mix of metal styles. In the track that you heard or are hearing (on SLTM (The Podcast) Episode 232), check out the break down in the middle and the guitar solo. Very cool. Nice touch, some really good, distinct guitar work. “Bed of Stars” has a cool intro. You might think that metal with slick, interesting, crisp and clear guitar riffs wouldn’t meld with growl punch in the throat vocals, but it does here. “Dissonant hand” is real good too. Guitar work on this is really good, it’s not just a bed, but it’s almost like it’s the harmony vocal parts in the band. “idle fears” comes on with a Sepultura beat, nice left turn. First sounds out of the speakers are those soaring, beautiful guitar riffs. Then comes the growl voiced singer, clear as a bell, a nice contrast. Works really well together. “From a cigarette butt to the tallest tree, together in this nebula, the grander we”. Rather poetic. “Bed of Stars” has some serious Satriani like licks. Just a beautiful fucking song. Do yourself a favor, if nothing else, give a listen to “Viridian”, it’s such a complete song with so many great elements. It’s like the one time when you mixed your favorite ingredients together and they came out perfect? It’s like the guitar is the lead sound, and the voice is the accompanying instrument. “Mirage” starts off like a mellow Soundgarden track then kicks into it. Once again, another cog in the wheel of life and a reason to check out different types of music and bands you may not know. I didn’t know anything about Letallis before this, but I’m impressed and will put them on my list of bands to pay attention to and see live if they hit my area. *Brad Bugos, host of SLTM (The Podcast) wrote this review. He’s listened to a lot of music, talked about it and shared it with the universe. Even with all that, don’t think that what he says matters at all or mounts to a hill of shit. What you should do is read this and then go to Letallis’ band camp site and hear more of their music. Really, do...
Nov
17

The David J Edgar Hoovers – S/T- Music Review

The David J Edgar Hoovers– S/T– davidjedgarhoovers.com Like Ween in their more mellow, sincere moments. Also a bit like Superchunk in their poppier moments. Coming out of your stereo like a blast from the 1970’s AM radio past. Back when you used to hear rock bands during a personalities drive time show. Comes bursting out first track, like a cosmic phoenix, The Hives like. Flying high in the sky, bursting and folding into a rock burning arrow. First two songs I can see video in my mind, band is playing outdoor concert, light is eminating from their bodies, shooting out into the ground at times, it’s night time. At certain points in the video fireworks shoot out from the bands instruments exploding in the sky in shapes. A coyote, an eagle with its wings spread,etc. Very succinct power pop. Like the Hives? You remember the Hives right? Well I’ll beat my bologna sandwich to a pulp if you don’t enjoy this too. “People like Robots” isn’t about people behaving like robots, oh no, it’s about a robot band singing about what it is to affect the human condition. Singing to other robots. “Keep on running from you babe” comes off like a lost AC/DC riff from the FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK album. Not a clunker in the bunch. Even a slower song like “He’s Away” brings visions of Ween to my head. Ween in their goofy charming longing desperation. Good Harmonies. Soaring “Ohhh’s” and “Ahhh’s” abound. A song from this album came up the other day on my MP3 player, yes I still use an MP3 player and not my phone for music, when it was in shuffle mode. I thought to myself “Hey this sounds familiar and man am I enjoying this track. wouldn’t it sound cool on WPGU 107.1 if they still played cool music? It would I told myself.” Then I cleaned up some puke, looked at myself in the mirror and came to the realization that without music, I’m probably worse off. Plus I need a haircut. This review was written by Gabe Deerfields best friend from Third Grade, Brad Bugos. He’s hosts a stupid podcast that no one cares about or listens to, but he soldiers on, friendless and bitter. He writes reviews, but more importantly he makes a great bologna and cheese sandwich, called a Morgan Taylor. Read the review, then do your own homework and check out this band on their...
Nov
11

SLTM (the Podcast) Episode 233

SLTM (The Podcast) Episode 233 Who Doesn’t Like Laughter? This Asshole! MUSIC ON EPISODE 233: SPOOK THE HORSES BLIND MICE ANCIENT WISDOM SOUNDTRACK TO SLEEP Other Links: Stuck on Earth Tiny Engines Thundercloud Kid Spook the Horses bandcamp Magic Bullet Records SLTM episode 233 [ 34:31 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...
Nov
4

SLTM (the Podcast) Episode 232

SLTM (the Podcast) Episode 232. Can I see you again? …yeah Topic: Genesis song “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” Plus a special imitation from Brad Get yourself some..or don’t. doesn’t matter really. MUSIC ON EPISODE 232 Sepultura Pillow Talk Letallis The David J Edgar Hoovers Other Links: Eagle Rock Facebook Animal Style Records Ko-Lab Recordings SLTM (The Podcast) Episode 232 [ 35:50 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...

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