Sunday, March 26, 2006

Super Post

Note: A lot of people have been asking me to email them the underoath cd. It'd be a lot easier for me to send files through AOL Instant Messenger. So if you want the cd, just IM me at OnearmedScizzer and I'd be happy to send it to you. Update: In regards to the Underoath post, the band released this message on their website today. According to the statement, the material that has been released on the internet is not complete. As to how different the final product will be from the posted material, I don't know. Read to learn more. Alright, so schoolwork has been piling up, making it very difficult to find time to write up and entire post. Luckily, I've finally found sometime to write something out for you guys. I've been to several shows in the past few weeks, but it's too late to write out full length reviews for each of them. So I've figured out a quick, simple, self-explainatory way of describing them to you. Here it goes! Awesome: Men Women and Children, Motion City Soundtrack, Paramore, Reggie and the Full Effect (and Fluxuation and Common Denominator), The Format Good: Silverstein, Matchbook Romance Meh: The Matches, The Early November Uh-boo!: Amber Pacific I think that's it. Listen and download accordingly. And now for the rest of the post... First off, HORSE the band. HORSE is quite the interesting band. I've heard some people describe them as "Nintendo-core." I see where that comes from. At first listen, you may think there just an ordinary metal band. This would be true, but what seperates this band from others in its genre is their use of synthesizers. The world has seen a major reintroduction of the keyboard into rock music. For example, there's the dance-pop punk sound of Panic! at the Disco, the disco style of Men Women and Children, and the trademark moog sound of Motion City Soundtrack. HORSE's usage of the keyboard sounds nothing like any of these. To put it most simply, take a metal band and throw in some (old school) Zelda, Mario, or anything of the sort. And there you have it...I guess. What's great about HORSE is that they make metal music you can smile and laugh to. Dark metal riffs are infused with "sunshiney" keyboard parts. But that's not to say they're all fun and games. In fact, I may be creating the wrong image of them. HORSE still comes off as a metal band to me, but the addition of arcade-sounding keyboards makes them quite an interesting band. I've never heard anything done quit the way they do. I also don't want to take attention away from the rest of the band. The other musicians in HORSE know their music and can play their instruments well; HORSE's latest release, The Mechanical Hand is chock full of crazy metal guitar riffs. Take a listen to these two songs and you'll hopefully see what I mean. Also, make sure to catch them on tour with the Fall of Troy and Poison the Well in the next month or two. HORSE the Band - Lord Gold Throneroom
HORSE the Band - The Black Hole






Yes, the new Underoath album leaked, and yes, it's awesome. Underoath has definetly witnessed a change in sound. After The Changing of Times, Underoath, as well as getting a new vocalist, went for a more melodic hardcore sound on their last release, They're Only Chasing Safety. For their newest Album, Define the Great Line, the band returns to a more hardcore sound, but one more to the likes of friends such as Killswitch Engage and The Chariot. This is definetly a plus because it allows the band to advance forwards as musicians; there's a lot more focus on instrumentals rather than catchy hooks or chorus-lines. For this release, I definetly think Underoath took a step in the right direction. It may not be for every fan of TOCS, but it will definetly please those with an appreciation for the hardcore/metalcore genre. This isn't just screamo. And as always, if you'd like the entire cd, instant message me.
And now for another Angels & Airwaves track. I'm not going to write anything to describe it, other than it's got the same feel as the other two songs I've posted before. Presale's for the band's tour, beginning in May I think, have already been released. Unfortunately, they're only stopping in major cities (at least for now). Either way, for those of you close enough, I highly recommend buying tickets right now. Angels & Airwaves - The Gift
Alright, that's all for now. I'll try and write more often. -Adrian P.S. I also have some other AVA tracks, but they're radio edits (meaning that it's a minute or two of radio quality songs and then a guy comes in interviewing Tom). If you want 'em, IM me (onearmedscizzer) and I'll send them to you.

12 comments:

Alex said...

Yeah HORSE getting some blog love.
I was at their CD release show (they are from lake forst, the city next to mine in Orange County), and it was intense. it was like a suana in tiny chain reaction and they had a cake and everything. THe lead singer/screamer threw up in the middle of a song too!

The proper term by most lovers of the band is Nintendo-Core ("hardcore" + nintendo.) they do some sampling on their other record R. Borlax. check it out!

(PS: check out my blog: www.greatbodyofwater.blogspot.com)

||.__ wilson said...

Can i have it? :)
Please?
danielwilson_@hotmail.com

Adrian said...

oops, i meant nintendo-core, thanks! and to the second comment, if you can IM me ill send you HORSE, Underoath, or AVA, whichever one you want

Anonymous said...

underOath's new album is horrendous... horrible followup

Anonymous said...

Hey. can i get the new Underoath album? i know im going to buy it the day it comes out no matter what.. i just can't wait to her it.. so if you could send me all the songs that would be awesome. thanks a lot.

roju_7@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hey dude, the new U0 songs are awesome!!! Please share teh whole album!!! email? nexgendi@gmail.com I can ever mirror it for you afterwards!

Anonymous said...

hey dude, awesome job doing us all a service and puttin up the new underOATH. its sweet. can you send me the other new songs please? mattallen18@hotmail.com thanks broseph

Anonymous said...

hey dude, awesome job doing us all a service and puttin up the new underOATH. its sweet. can you send me the other new songs please? mattallen18@hotmail.com thanks broseph

Anonymous said...

not sure about the new underoath album after lisening to those 3 trax but i'd like to give the rest a shot. can you send it to me?
howyoudoin_16@hotmail.com.
thanks guys.

Anonymous said...

Hey, the Underoath songs are alittle heavy, but yep, i would like to hear the rest! Do you mind emailing it to me?
remys_shack@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

heyy sup men, i just have heard those 3 songs of he new underoaths album, are awesome!! can you send me the others songs that are missing please if u can,
thnx men
hugol_guab@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Underoath new songs equals amazing total quality, please send them to me because they are such a good band. 10142572@farn-ct.ac.uk