Monday, October 17, 2016

Stuff I Listened To Post 2: Amon Amarth, Riverside, Itoarazi, Sloth

Band/Artist: Amon Amarth
Song: Twilight Of The Thunder God
Album: Twilight Of The Thunder God
Style: Melodic Death Metal
country/location: Stockholm, Sweden
release: 2008

Kicking off this post is one of my old favs, Amon Amarth! The masters of viking themed riff tastic melodic death metal. Sure they've been doing this novelty for years and they haven't deviated much, but god damn are they good at their craft! This album is among my favs and I always make a point of listening to it while driving around New England in autumn.

Band/Artist: Riverside
Song: Lost (Why Should I Be Frightened by a Hat?)
Album: Love, Fear and the Time Machine
Style: Progressive Rock/Metal
country/location: Warsaw Poland
release: 2015

I've been a fan of Riverside for sometime now but somehow didn't get around to listening to this record until relatively recently. Major major failure on my part for this album is absolutely stunning. It's been on rotation for at least a month now. A collection of prog rock songs\ that are wonderfully mellows showcasing optimistic melancholic songwriting with Mariusz Duda's trademark angelic voice, Piotr Grudziński's  (RIP) soulful and skillful guitar work, Michał Łapaj's blend of 70s prog and somber atmosphere and Mittloff's time changing rhythms. This is a prog fan's dream come true.

My Talented Friends

Band/Artist: Itorazi
Song: Dickinson
Style: Ambient/Experimental/Electronic/Cowbell
country/location: Worcester MA
release: 2016

So this is my buddy's ambient/electronic/experimental project in which he does all sorts of cool sounding music and experiments. This particular track appeals to me in so many ways. For one thing, I can say that I have a fever for cowbell and this song gives me a huge dose of cowbell. That's cause all the sounds on this track was created by a cowbell manipulated and distorted and altered into different sounds and beats. Well hope you enjoy or not!

Sloth Single

Band/Artist: Sloth
Song: Socky Octy​!​!
Album: Socky Octy​!​!
Style: Noise
country/location: Tampa, Florida
release: 2016

So there's this band called Sloth who for the last two or three years have been releasing a noise track practically every day with silly/weird/whatever titles. It's all just noise, but for the fun of it, I thought every other post I'd post one here for no reason other than I find them hilarious. Anyways this one is called Socky Octy!! Best way to describe most of this, imagine you're listening to a song with a very booming bass on some large but crappy speakers and you turn it up until it sounds all boofy and such. And then instead of music it just stays there. Well hope you enjoy or not.