It’s #CONCERTPALOOZA2015! The guys throw aside the headlines this week because they have three shows to discuss this week — including one tour they both caught! Hop on in and take a listen to our thoughts on: Killswitch Engage & Rise Against; Deafheaven, Envy & Tribulation; and of course, Blind Guardian & Grave Digger! Also, new albums from Abigail Williams and Horrendous, too.
All that and much, much more in Episode 23, so check it out!
Shows on back to back nights is always a tall order. When the second of those two shows follows up an incredible performance by Blind Guardian on Halloween? Well, good luck. Regardless of expectations, the excitement was still there for my first Rise Against show. And knowing their performance was going to be set up by local legends Killswitch Engage was a good thing as well. While I had seen the latter several times, it had been over half a decade since I had last watched them take a stage. Taking all factors into consideration, I was definitely able to walk away from this show with plenty of positives. Continue reading →
Every great while an album comes around that just sticks with you that maybe — or probably — shouldn’t, either because it falls into a genre you don’t typically appreciate, or, well…it just isn’t that good. I’m not talking about an earworm that lasts for a few weeks. I’m referring to a collection of tracks you become addicted to for years. We all have ’em. One that I haven’t discussed before is the quintessential release from melodic hardcore masterminds, Rise Against. And that album, of course, is 2006’s The Sufferer & The Witness. It’s an album I’m very familiar with, for good reason.