Facebook notes onto a blog that I tentatively named "Music, Life and other Assorted Thoughts" but has since been renamed "Under Deconstruction" as recommended by my brother. I don't have a consistent output on it, it is merely used as an exercise area to develop my writing style. It mainly started of as something to vent about the music that I love, but has since developed into just an all encompassing braindump, I've written about music, bullying and bicycle helmet use. Since end of July I've had just over 4000 readers, which I'm quite happy with. So this note is just sort of a recap on my Top 5 blurps.
1. The Curious Case of Queensryche :
curious case of Queensryche. I've been a fairly big fan of Queensryche
for a while now, probably as long as I have been a fan of Iron Maiden.
Just not with the same intensity. Quite a lot of people will probably
recognise them more now due to court case that is happening in November,
where it will be decided whether Geoff Tate owns the name Queensryche
or whether the founding members own it (You don't really have to guess
who I think should win).The first song I ever heard was the classy
classic Iron Maiden worshipping song Queen of The Reich with it
fantastic Dungeons & Dragons / Highlander video:"
2. Time Doesn't Heal All Wounds :
memories still hurt, but not as much these days. Time doesn't heal all
wounds, it just makes it more bearable to live with."
3. Usual Locations Part Two: Xanthochroid :
"It starts of with an orchestral intro piece dramatically named Aquatic Deathgate Existence that leads nicely into a full blown orchestral black metal title song. Into a nice melancholic ballad called Winter's End. Followed by the riff fest of Long Live Our Lifeless King. Oh just listen to the whole album, it is worth it if you like your black metal and you miss the times when Dimmu Burger did good albums."
4. Avant Garde madness of Thy Catafalque :
fact I would argue that Thy Catafalque is the most original metal
project going at the moment. Being original is by no means a stamp of
quality, because you can be original and still sound like shit. But Thy
Catafalque is just pure original quality."
5. Usual Locations Part One: Throwdown Syndicate
"Their a lot closer to Rage Against The Machine and WAR.
Probably more the latter than the former. Which is great as I love both
bands, RAtM is still close to my heart if only purely through their
'Killing In the Name' song. They've mentioned Bad Brains as a major
influence. Now admittedly I've never listened to them, so I can't really
comment on that one. But there is aspects of hardcore and punk on
display here with plenty of blues and funk thrown in for good measure
with thrash riffs spicing the pot. The only other band I could probably
mention in the same breath as these guys is Body Count, the main difference being is that Throwdown Syndicate have written better songs and sound like they mean it."
I've got two more blogs being written. But I've also got other stuff
outside the internet to attend to so unfortunately the blogs have to
wait a little bit. Even though I am fairly excited(and contemplative)
about the material that I'm writing about. And I'm really really really
looking forward to hearing more music for the coming year.