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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 2/6/08

Hope everyone's well this week! Seems like a plague is dropping people around me left and right. My wife's finally on her feet after a huge congestion battle that still isn't over, while the amount of people calling out at the office is pretty alarming, so everyone premedicate, regenerate, accelerate and try not to hate...

Not a heck of a lot to yammer about other than a viewing of the Japanese splatter flick Ichi the Killer had me tapping into the video vault for Boris and Balzac, which you have the opportunity to savor below. Be on the lookout for my review of Balzac's latest Deep Blue: Chaos From Darkism at Live4Metal.com in due time. These guys are more than just Japan's answer to The Misfits...

Otherwise, I'm just drowning myself in the new Earth album as I'm sure you loyal checker-inners have fathomed, though the Cavalera Conspiracy album just came in the box and all I have to say amigos y amigas is look the hell out... This is one monster badass piece of thrash that's heavier than Soulfly and damned closed to vintage Sepultura. Fucking outstanding...

That, and the promo DVD for the reissue of Iron Maiden's Live After Death just came in and my wife will attest I acted like a giddy little boy on Christmas morning. Add to that an interview I did with Matt Tuck of the red-hot Bullet For My Valentine for AMP magazine, and it's been a strong week despite the shorthandedness and hard work, plus another frickin' repair bill, but screw it all, it's the good things in life that count more...



Earth - The Bee Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
Balzac - Deep Blue: Chaos From Darkism
Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted
Yes - Fragile
Yes - Close to the Edge
Yes - 90125
Air - The Virgin Suicides
Air - Pocket Symphony
Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man in Babylon
Six Feet Under soundtrack
Ramones - Mondo Bizarro
Ramones - Pleasant Dreams
Ministry and Co-Conspirators - Cover Up
Type O Negative - Dead Again
Lillian Axe - S/T
Lillian Axe - Love and War

11 comments:

David Amulet said...

My six this week:

GTR, GTR
Mastodon, Blood Mountain
Ace Frehley, Frehley's Comet
Genesis, Duke
Fates Warning, FWX

And, because I had Bill & Ted on my mind for my new post ...

Steve Vai, The Elusive Light and Sound Vol. 1

-- david

bob_vinyl said...

Big Country - The Crossing (and the Fields of Fire EP)
The Nice - Greatest Hits
Bob Dylan - Empire Burlesque
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
Danielson - Ships
One Win Choice - Never Suspend Disbelief
Lafcadio - Kibosh (Ray, you would probably like this one)
Thieves & Liars - When Dreams Become Reality
The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath (plus "Candy and a Currant Bun")
A Wilhelm Scream - Career Suicide
Zolof the Rock and Roll Destroyer - Schematics
Watts - One Below the All Time Low
Mystic Radio Presents Covers
Papermoons EP
Doctor and the Medics - Spirit in the Sky EP
Mistletoe - demo
Angie Stone - The Art of Love and War
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights

Metal Mark said...

Naked Beggars-XXX
Scarlet Violet-Ready to rock demo
Thor-Into the noise
Elegantly Wasted-Desolation Row
Lillian Axe-s/t and Love and war
Accept-Balls to the wall
Bone Shaker-Bang, your dead
Sleep-Dopesmoker
Sasquatch-2

Ian Aiken said...

1. MESHUGGAH - obZen
(brilliant new album)
2. MESHUGGAH - Nothing
3. MESHUGGAH - Destroy Erase Improve
4. MESHUGGAH - Catch 33
5. MESHUGGAH - None
6. YES - Magnification
7. DEEP PURPLE - Machine Head

cjk_44 said...

Ray, I’m totally looking forward to Earth’s latest assuming I can get my grubby hands on it soon. Ian, thanks for confirming what I hope is a very killer Meshuggah disc.

1. Earth – Hibernaculum
2. Byzantine – Oblivion Beckons (Ray – thanks for the update!)
3. The Misfits – Static Age
4. Blotted Science – The Machinations of Dementia
5. David Baerwald – Bedtime Stories

dschalek said...

Marduk "La Grabde Danse Macabre"
Rotten Sound "Cycles"
Deranged "The Redlight Murder Case"

JP said...

The new Earth album is total ownage! Earth shattering indeed.

It's the season to be ill, I think - I'm just crawling back to work after a few days downtime, and my wife is in the process of falling ill.

My current repeated listens:

Mazzy Star: So Tonight That I Might See
Tool: Aenima
Miles Davis - It's about that time
Deicide: Legion
Bob Dylan: Modern Times
Extreme II Pornograffitti
Black Sabbath: Sabotage, Technical Ecstacy
And a mess of Indian classical stuff.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

David, now GTR brings back some memories, wow! I haven't heard that since I had it on tape. Good picks there, dude...righteoooooous!

Bob, you're all over the place, which I love...I remember you telling me I should be hearing Lafcadio; and believe it not, I'm lacking some material by The Nice...shame on me

Mark, I didn't realized NB and Thor had new stuff; I got out of contact with them both kewl

Ian, could be a wild guess, but I think you have Meshuggah heavy on the mind lately

cjk, glad you found that Byzantine album...whattya think? I think it's totally boss

Dave, anything named Rotten Noise gets my attention...does it live up to the moniker?

jp, hope you and the missus get better! Glad you've heard that Earth album; it's just plain sick and beautiful...I think the only Indian music I have is Ravi Shankar...our world music sections over here tend to blossom then shrink real fast....guess everyone's obsessed with iPods and corporate shit

bob_vinyl said...

Unless you really love ELP, I wouldn't get too upset over missing the Nice. The best songs sound like early Pink Floyd and the worst sound like a bunch of...blech.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

hahahaha....I remember The Nice when I was much younger and remember the Yes connection, then the biography reminded me about that, so I'll get out to it eventually

cjk_44 said...

oh yeah - i'm into "Oblivion Beckons".

i was impressed with Byzantine even before they signed with a label. i would have been impressed by Byzantine even without Randy Blythe's personal plea to give the band a chance.

i've ignored *thrashy* sounds these last few years and Byzantine are shoving my attention in the right direction.