I’ve been listening to these In Flames tracks way more than I probably should.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
I’m baaaaaaaack. Thanks to Josh for covering for me while I was away. I spent a great two weeks back in the icy winter of my home, Chicago, IL. I got to spend the holidays with all my family, catch up with some old friends from high school and college, eat and drink myself into oblivion, and watch my California-Born-and-Raised partner’s face light up when some unexpected snow flurries blew in. It was exactly the kind of recharge I needed after the trash fire that was 2018. I feel ready to get back in the saddle again, and what better way to do that than share all the good stuff I and my cohorts have been jamming over our respective holiday-time adventures? Check below for a list of tunes to whip your year into shape.
Coming at you super late tonight because I’m a busy human and none of you take priority. In other news, did anyone else see Lewandowski’s ridiculous five goals in nine minutes display today? Holy Christ.
That should do it for another day. Bye now!
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
I’ve heard the same complaint so many times: people claiming that technical death metal bands often get bogged down playing the most complicated riffs and time signatures possible, rendering the music soulless and boring. Bands like Gorguts, Pyrrhon and Artificial Brain have proven that idea wrong just in the past two years. Those bands perfected a mixture of brutality and intricacy, and were more effective where they converged. On their sixth and self-titled album, Australian quartet Psycroptic strives for that same balance, and occasionally reaches it.
We’re late with this one, because…snafu? But anyway, it’s Quickies time! Let’s see what we missed in the metal world today:
Always good to see/hear new stuff from the boys down under. Anyway, that’ll do it for now. Check back tomorrow for Episode 32!
Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.