Thursday, August 5, 2010

Here's a Post: Three Really Uplifting Songs

Editors Note: Hey guys. I know it's been a while, and I'm sorry for that. Honestly, we'll probably on some form of hiatus until we can get a third writer. I'm not looking specifically at any of you reading, and in fact it will probably be someone I know personally, but that's how it will probably be. Adam and I have both felt pretty unmotivated to write lately, mostly due to the amount of posts we made last month. 


Whatever. Today is a happy day, the reason being my birthday. For that occasion alone, I've wanted to do a post I've been wanting to do for a little while, to talk about a few songs which have the ability to really cheer someone up, or to feel motivated, or something. Like the title says, uplifting. This is going to be a laid back article, and I probably won't be putting up any links that don't go to Youtube. Just kick back and enjoy (After the bump)


I've referenced this song a bit in my review for this rap quintets latest album The Pursuit of Nappyness. This was a single from the band back in 2008, and it helped give this group a tiny bit of notability lost after their debut album. Honestly, this song helped inspire my initial want to review this album. The entire point of this song was to uplift, and the piano advances such feelings farther than any synthesized beat could. 

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hey Everyone (A Message, and New Releases)

For the few of you reading, you may have noticed our daily posts have abruptly stopped. I have written this post to tell you that this IS NOT out of sudden laziness by our staff of two. The reasons we have failed to post include:
  • Adams new job
  • An unavoidable circumstance I have to tend to over the next week
  • A lack of editors
If you are fed up with a temporary (We will get up to speed later this week) loss of content, why not make your own? We are looking for article and reviews editors, and you have no idea how much you're needed this week for reviews and an article (if you can handle it). For info, send an email to filler2001@gmail.com

Thanks a bunch,
Alex
Editor-in-chief

And without further ado, this week's new releases

Friday, July 23, 2010

Review: Korn - Korn III: Remember Who You Are (2010)

 

Release Date: July 6
Length: 44:40
Genre: Nu-Metal

Since the late 90s nu-metal has been one of metals most controversial sub-genres. Many people have called it "fake metal" because it has a mixture of hip-hop and metal which has never really sat well with many die hard metalheads. Korn, a nu-metal band from California, has been no exception to the backlash. Since they hit success they've had many fans all over the world, but also many haters just like some of their nu-metal counterparts such as Slipknot, Mudvayne, and Limp Bizkit.

With all of that being said, I myself am a fan of nu metal and think that, like all genres, there is a lot of good but also a lot of bad in it. Korn has been one of the better nu-metal bands throughout the years in my opinion. Although, before I listened to this album I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about it because the last few from them have been lackluster to say the least. It has seemed like age had caught up with them and they were just having trouble capturing that classic Korn sound. This album however seems to go more towards the sound of their albums like Follow The Leader and their self titled album.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Folk Metal: One of Metals Fastest Growing Sub-Genres

If you went up to a random person on the street and asked them if they could name a folk metal band, most of them would look at you like you have four heads. However, folk metal is one of metals fastest growing sub-genres. Its popularity is growing among Metalheads all around the world but especially in Europe. It is one of the most unique types of metal ever to come onto the scene combining traditional folk instruments with other metal sub-genres such as black metal, death metal, and even symphonic metal.

Monday, July 19, 2010

New Releases: July 19-25

I'm going to be putting new releases up here every week now, to kick off the more news-y feel we're going to be transitioning towards eventually (Along with giving attention to albums that sneak up on us). These dates come directly from Metacritic.

19 July 
Monday
RPA & United Nations Of Sound [The Verve's Richard Ashcroft]RPA & United Nations Of Sound
20 July Tuesday
Big Head Todd And The Monsters
Rocksteady
Black Veil Brides
We Stitch These Wounds
Sheryl Crow100 Miles From Memphis
Department Of Eagles
Archive 2003-2006
Flore
Raw
Frazey Ford
Obadiah
Jimmy Gnecco [OURS]The Heart
The High Confessions [Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, Chris Connelly of Ministry, Revolting Cocks]Turn Lead Into Gold With High Confessions
Honor Bright
Action! Drama! Suspense!
Lil Joe
Lil Joe High School Dropout
Lower Dens
Twin-Hand Movement
Rick Ross
Teflon Don
Sleigh Bells
Treats
These United StatesWhat Lasts