Archive for September, 2011

Tuesday Six – 9/20/11

Posted in Tuesday Six on September 20, 2011 by heavyuberalles

The vibe of the week is stoner rock. With 2 killer shows this week (Borracho and Karma to Burn on 9/21 at Rock and Roll Hotel, and The Sword and Kyuss Lives at the 930 Club on 9/24), it is all about the low end. Sit back, fire it up and enjoy!

1. Kyuss – El Rodeo

A great tune off of their last album, …And The Circus Leaves Town, El Rodeo El Rodeo starts subdued and just gets heavier as it goes. Very underrated album.

2. Borracho – Concentric Circles

DC’s own has a new album out (the fantastic Splitting Sky) and is grinding out gig after gig in support of it. Definitely put this one on your list.

3. King Giant – Tale of Mathias

My favorite VA band of em all, KG’s new album Dismal Hollow is set for release in early 2012. Supporters of their latest video (for Appomattox) were treated to a 4 song sampler of new material, and Tale of Mathias is my favorite of the bunch. A harrowing tale of a woman that just didn’t take it anymore, this song will kick your ass. (sorry, no video yet)

4. Death Breath – Cthulhu Fhtagn!

Just discovered Death Breath today on Pandora. This is a heavy instrumental, and I can’t wait to hear more from these guys.

5. Karma to Burn – 34

I know I had KtoB on my Six last week, but I am so amped up to see them again I had to give you another one. The fact that most of their music is instrumental and is still THAT DAMN amazing, makes me wish more bands would just shut the fuck up once in a while. (This video is from their set at the 930 Club in December. Thanks to Chris from DC Heavy Metal for the vid!)

6. Orange Goblin – Scorpionica

Awesome tune from the U.K’s Orange Goblin. Still upset about missing them at MD Death Fest this year. Highly recommend these guys!

Friday Five – 9/16/11

Posted in Tuesday Six on September 16, 2011 by heavyuberalles

Ok, so I have been slackin off and not posting up my Tuesday Six (thank you Carrie for bustin my balls on this one). This week I will do a Friday Five, then get back on track next week with Tuesday Six. Here ya go…

1. Karma to Burn – Forty Seven

New heaviness from the stoner rocks badasses from WV. Their music is mostly instrumental, but says volumes more than a lot of other music out there. Don’t miss them on 9/21 at the Rock and Roll Hotel (with Borracho supporting!)

2. Cocteau Twins – Shallow Then Halo

So I had never heard the Cocteau Twins until about a week ago. (I know, I know) Not my typical heavy style, but very haunting, beautiful and dark, this song really grabbed my attention and wouldn’t let go. Visited Smash! in DC for the first time in years, and they were playing the Garlands album on vinyl. Gonna check out more of their music for sure.

3. Wolfmother – Eyes Open

Putting this one in here for my buddy Drew, who was in a medically-induced coma following a pretty bad motorcycle wreck. Last week, Drew opened his eyes and was cognizant for the first time since the wreck. You’re in my thoughts buddy, can’t wait til you are healed up! (These beers ain’t gonna drink themselves, ya know)

4. Pelican – March Into the Sea

Absoutely love the heavy, atmospheric sounds of Pelican. The deep music weaves a tale that takes you on a journey, and March Into the Sea is one of my favorites.

5. The Obsessed – Streamlined

One of my favorite tracks from The Church Within, Wino and the gang really rock on this one.

Top Ten – Anthrax

Posted in Top Ten on September 16, 2011 by heavyuberalles

It was a happy week for metal fans everywhere. Worship Music, the new album from Anthrax was released on Tuesday, and then Anthrax destroyed Yankee Stadium with Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica at the Big 4 Concert.

Anthrax has been one of my favorite metal bands since 1987, and Worship Music does not disappoint! To celebrate the first Anthrax album with Joey singing in, well, a HELL of a long time, I give you my Top Ten Anthrax songs (I will stick to just Joey songs on this list).

Keep an eye out here for a full review of Worship Music real soon!

10. Among The Living

The one that started it all for me. Always one of my favorite metal albums, I had never heard anything like it before, and the fact that it was about The Stand by Stephen King was just awesome.

9. A.I.R.

From, Spreading the Disease, this song (Adolescence In Red) about heading off on your own path in life has it all: ighty vocals, brutal riffs, and blazing solos.

8. Skeleton in the Closet

Great tune off of Among the Living, another one inspired by a Stephen King story (Apt Pupil).

7. In My World

Easily my favorite track off of Persistence of Time. Good memories of this tour with Iron Maiden 🙂

6. Be All, End All

State of Euphoria saw Anthrax go in a slightly more serious direction in their song content, focusing more on real life issues rather than horror stories and comic books.

5. Lone Justice

Their tale of gunslinging from the Spreading the Disease album, killer vocal work from Joey on this one.

4. Now It’s Dark

The subject matter of Anthrax songs has always interested me, and when they did a song about Frank Booth from the David Lynch movie Blue Velvet, you just couldn’t help but sing along, channel your inner Dennis Hopper and yell “DON’T YOU FUCKIN LOOK AT ME!”

3. A.D.I/Horror Of It All

A.D.I. (Arab Douchebag Intro) starts it off with a moving acoustic intro, then moves itno a brutal tale of the horror of dealing with death and loss.

2. Caught in a Mosh

An ode to the insanity of the pit, one of the best mosh songs ever. Truly one of the most recognizable bass lines in all of metal, and one of Anthrax’s trademark classics.

1. I Am The Law

Always number one on my Anthrax list. Being a huge comic book and Judge Dredd fan, this song always blew me away. You could tell from the writing that they truly knew their shit and loved the comic, and was the perfect tribute to the chisel-chinned lawman. DROKK IT!

There it is – hope you dig it. Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment and gimme your 2 cents.

Get Worship Music today, and look for my review soon!

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