Friday, August 26, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
It's been a hellacious couple of weeks for me work-wise; lots of long, brutal days have left me beaten to fuck, the unfortunate result of which is that my blog output has been lacking lately. I get on the train to come home with every intent to write something, only to arrive home and collapse on my couch, barely able to turn on the tv to watch the Olympics. Hopefully I'll get my act together sooner than later, and in that spirit, I figured this week's WDILF should feature one of the greatest, most uplifting "FUCKIN' GET IT!!!!!!!!" tracks I've ever heard, Amon Amarth's stellar "Twilight of the Thunder God." Enjoy it, hope it gets you amped for the weekend, and feel free to share some of your favorite hype tracks in the comments! Be good to each other; we'll see you next week.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
I've made no secret of my love of Steven Wilson on this here blog, and while I could gladly type out a few thousand words on Grace for Drowning, his incredible live performances, or what possible awesomeness could await us on his next album, but that's not what this is about. This is We'll Do It Live Fridays, and you're here for some live music. So here's Steven Wilson in his previous band Porcupine Tree (who we are also huge fans of), performing "Anesthetize" from their incredible Fear of a Blank Planet album. Enjoy some proggy goodness, and have a great weekend.
It's been long enough, so lets just say it: Mastodon are never, ever going to give us another Leviathan. Or another Blood Mountain. Crack the Skye 2 is also tremendously iffy. The band that made those landmark albums has moved on, and you know what, that's ok. Accept it. Embrace it. Be thankful that Brent, Troy, Brann, and Bill gave you those albums, and be happy for them for moving on, continuing to make the music they want, no matter what anyone else says. It's not like you can't throw on "Hearts Alive" whenever you want anyway, so that's not why you're upset. If you're honest with yourself, you'll probably agree that the biggest reason your soul pines for a "return to form" from the 'Don is because you miss that feeling of hearing a new, sludgy, guitar-driven adrenaline shot that is the aural equivalent of the swampy, humid, sweat-drenched dog days of summer. You want something new that makes you want to crack open a cold one, sit in a puddle of your own swamp ass on a lawn chair, and rock the day away in a blur, while still having enough moments that wow you out of your stupor. Well guess what friends: you don't need Mastodon for that. In fact, Into the Storm and Wet Teeth have all the sludgy filth you need to keep the party going all summer long.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Along with a track from her new album, listen in on the conversation we had after the break!
Monday, July 25, 2016
The soft and bittersweet consonance of post-rock, the droning of depressive doom metal, and progressively-minded arrangements are three elements that shouldn't sonically "play nice" on paper. Moscow's own The Morningside shows with their latest album, Yellow, that not only can the aforementioned elements co-exist in the same thought but that they also can be separate components that make a much greater whole, one that is truly unique.