KoRn - Prey For Me
Lori S. confirmed yesterday via Acid King’s Facebook Page that a new album is set to be released in early 2015! This will mark the first Acid King release in ten years (Can you believe it’s been that long?!). Who else is excited about hearing new Acid King tunes?
Soundgarden Creative Director Josh Graham seems to thrive on chaos. From his occult-ish visual art to his own band’s performance in Ukraine, he finds a light in darkness.
Josh is a really nice and talented dude. I was a fan when he was with Neurosis, so it’s cool to see him working with Soundgarden now. Also make sure you check out A Storm of Light!
Blind // live in Oakland 1996
One of the best frontmen ever.
YOB - Unmask The Spectre
From their latest album, “Clearing The Path To Ascend” (2014)
I finally got the chance to listen to Clearing The Path To Ascend three days ago. I wanted to wait until I had an extended weekend, since Yob’s music kind of takes my head to a place that I don’t want to visit if I have to work the next day. Saturday night of the Labor Day weekend was my night to experience it as it should be - in my bedroom with low lights, a soft boyfriend, and a ton of pumpkin spice beer.
All in all, the album is gorgeous and really engrosses you into its sound from start to finish. This track was by far my favorite; I love the spacy intro and the way the chords build upon each other. Another stand-out was the closing track, “Marrow” - the Baptist Church gospel meets 60s Psychedelia vibe at the end of the song literally made me feel like I was tripping on a higher power.
Additionally, the vocals throughout the album were incredibly strong. Mike Scheidt has one of the best voices in doom metal, one that can soothe you one minute and jar your nerves the next. He uses his voice as literally another instrument, one that glides over the riffs without drowning them out. The only sort of downside to this album for me was that the middle riff to “In Our Blood” sounded a bit like the middle riff to “Catharsis”, but that’s only minor infraction.
I would highly suggest buying this album and listening to it at full volume in a quiet room with the lights off, alcohol and/or drugs being optional. The music is powerful enough to where you don’t have to be high on anything in order to feel its depth. It’s a contender for Album of the Year for me personally, and I can’t wait to hear these songs live in a few months. It’s going to be one hell of a ride.
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