Lights and Perfections, by The Burial.Lights and Perfections, by The Burial. in Editorial More Like This
The power of art really is a force to be reckoned with. To have you look at something and be intrigued by it, wanting to know more about it's story. Soon all you're doing is staring at it intently, as if it were a really attractive person.
Maybe I am delving too much into the album art cover of Lights and Perfections by The Burial, but I have to say, it truly is amazing.
The Burial is a progressive death metal band, and this is their sophomore release. Now, I hadn't even heard of this band until I was looking at upcoming releases, and saw this artwork, along with two tracks available for listening pleasure, so of course I had to take a listen.
The album starts of with 'Lights' which is woven with so many grooves and bounces, the urge to not headbang becomes obsolete. This band may suffer from what many 'elitists' consider to be a very incestuous sound with metalcore, due to the songwriting choices, such as bands like The Faceless. With that being said, the catchy riffs and impre
S/T, by Cryptopsy.S/T, by Cryptopsy. in Editorial More Like This
There is no need to introduce you to Cryptopsy if you're into Death Metal. They released pivotal albums in the 90's, and due to major line up changes throughout the bands career, fans have been on the fence with albums past 1996's None So Vile, and it's all due to one man; Lord Worm. His vocals were monstrous, ugly, and raw, but all in the good way. Back in the 90's, all death metal bands wanted to just sound evil, and play fast. There was no producers to be picked for that clean nor clear sound. Death Metal was from the bowels of hell and beyond.
Fast forward to 2007, and Worm leaves yet again for a job as an English teacher, making the band recruit a new vocalist, which finally landed on a young Matt McGachy, and so in 2008, The Unspoken King came out.
I really don't need to get a point across on how horrendous that album was. Let's just say it was panned by nearly every fan that loved the band, and people who've never heard of the album. They went from death metal to d
Periphery II, by Periphery.Periphery II, by Periphery. in Editorial More Like This
I am very excited today to be bringing this review to you all. It's been over two years since the last Periphery album, but before I dive into this monster, lets learn a little something about the band.
Periphery is a progressive metal band hailing from Maryland, USA. The band is mainly focused around the song ideas that sole member Misha 'Bulb' Mansoor writes and releases bit-by-bit beforehand, and then ultimately appearing later as a fully fleshed out track in actual Periphery full lengths or EP's. The band is one of the pioneering bands that coined the term 'djent' which is a tone that bands before Periphery used such as Meshuggah, and Sikth. This term is used for bands with very low end guitars, preferably 7 and 8-string guitars that incorporate these growling riffs and infectious grooves that will get some part of your body moving. Periphery take this sound, and add their own spin on it with some decent songwriting, incredible musicianship, as well as tone of other tric
L'enfant Sauvage, by Gojira.L'enfant Sauvage, by Gojira. in Editorial More Like This
Gojira is a French groove metal band that incorporate hints of death metal, ironically categorized sometimes as 'life metal' due to the fact of the lyrics covering subjects such as life, spirituality, and ecological themes, and the fact that when they want to write something heavy, you best believe it's going to be devastating. Gojira have a knack for being very versatile in what they write or play, changing it up from being consistently fast to slow and dark.
Back in my review for that recent The Mars Volta LP, I touched down on the subject of a liking only a few tracks from a bands discography. Another case in point that's even worse from my point of view, wasGojira. Their earlier material wasn't bad, but it definitely didn't stand out until the released From Mars to Sirius back in 2005, which is something you may want to listen to first, followed by the 2008's rather disappointing The Way of All Flesh, to see how much of an overhaul they made in the four years i
X.He's a manX. in Free Verse More Like This
Living life so far away
But only day by day.
Starting at the top of that bottle
Makes his halfway mark past a horrible night
Now he's found himself at the bottom of a bad situation
NO SCIENCE FICTION REQUIRED.
The locals ask why he's like this every goddamn day.
'No clue, but there's no stopping him until the poison hits.'
Sitting on a curb
You tell yourself you could live like a fish
Only if the water kept you warm as it did in that glass.
They refuse to help due to the scent of the devil's water.
Until you're able to hold your head up, you're lost in translation.
Himeko Regal BioHimeko Regal Bio in Profiles More Like This
Name: Himeko Regal
Race: Druid Giantess
Biography: Himeko was born under the stars of Order and Law. Her mother Leyla Wolfheart was born from a druid couple but wanted nothing of the family business so to speak so she ran away from the forest where her parents lived. She ran all the way to the fishing village of Bismark. There she meet George Regal the Mayor of Bismark. After a couple of months the two got married and moved to the outskirts of Bismark. A Year later Leyla gave birth to a daughter which they named Himeko. Once Himeko turned six years old she started to grow faster then the other children. By the time she was ten years old she was thirty-five feet tall and the people of the village started acting strange towards her until one day the entire village and her parents started to act like Himeko was a monster and chased her towards a forest. She hard a number of farming tools stuck into her skin and her clothes were fr