You might be asking why I am making a post about Tool in the first place. I am pretty late on listening to this band. Yes yes, I have heard many of their songs on the radio, but I have not fully listened to what this band is about. I never feel like I know a band until I have heard stuff that isn't played on the radio. For example, I pretty much hated Five Finger Death Punch from what I heard on 96.1, our local rock station. After I had heard their album material however, I was shocked. They were good, and not as mainstream rock as I thought they were. Anyways... I have been listening to Tool's Undertow and I am really enjoying it. They are very atmospheric and just have a cool vibe to their music. Tool isn't a band that plays metal nonstop for 60+ minutes. If you listen to Tool, be prepared to be sent into an adventure. In addition to how Tool sounds, they are incredibly talented musicians from what I have heard. The odd time signatures are interesting to listen to and the vocalist is amazing.
I was very surprised by Tool. I didn't expect them to be as heavy as they are at some times, but I did expect the atmospheric elements of their songs. Tool blends the two together to create an amazing listening experience. If you haven't listened to Tool, even if they are pretty popular, look into them.
Monday, April 25, 2011
The death metal band Skinless announced April 20th that they will be discontinuing the band. Skinless was a death metal band (slam death metal) that surfaced in the early 90s. If you like the grooves of Pantera, and pretty much any death metal, you will love Skinless. They are the kind of band you have to bang your head when you listen to them. I recommend the song From Sacrifice to Survival off the album of the same name.
It sure is a shame Skinless had to break up. I was really looking forward to another album by a solid band.
Before I start posting reviews about metal, I would like to say that I am also a musician. I have just started to experiment with recording what I have written, and I have uploaded it to a site called reverbnation. I have embedded some of my songs here, so you can take a listen. Tell me what you think in the comments! Feedback and questions would be great!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
This blog is supposed to be a medium as to which I can review heavy metal and other heavy music. Expect to read many different kinds of metal, and maybe some other genres. Although I might review other types of genres, this will only happen a few times, and I ensure you they will still be interesting. Well, this should be fun, and I hope that any of my readers enjoy reading about some good metal. I will try to update it about 2-3 times a week.