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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 2/17/10

Howdy, friends! Hope all's well in Metalville!

Not much to report this week as we've all shoveled our way out from a combined 4 feet of snow over the course of two major storms and tried to move back into a state of normalcy.

Progress on the new novel is going fabulously, now with 24 chapters written and drawing towards its conclusion. Thus the operations will roll into Revision Hell and Agent Hunt.

For Valentine's Day, we kept things low-key albeit my wife and I went to a dance her job was throwing as a fundraiser, plus she gave me My Bloody Valentine 3-D, the sweetie. Not much in the way of story, but MBV3D rocks in the visual theatrics. Even on the tube, the 3-D effects were great fun and a nice diversion from the day-to-day stymie. Of course it called for some playage of the alt-noise-ambient group My Bloody Valentine.

Everyone's raving over the new Fear Factory album Mechanize and I am happily in agreement with the concensus. It's brutal in a beautiful way and certainly the most aggresive FF album since Obsolete. Mandatory listening and be keeping your peepers out for a review here at The Metal Minute.

Keep it loud, people and regarding the Winter Olympics, Go, World...

Fear Factory - Mechanize
Fear Factory - Soul of a New Machine
Fear Factory - Demanufacture
Arsis - We Are the Nightmare
Coalesce - Ox EP
The Jam - In the City
Blue Oyster Cult - Fire of Unknown Origin
Dark Tranquillity - Fiction
Dark Tranquillity - We Are the Void
The Sound of Animals Fighting - Lover, the Lord Has Left Us...
The Sound of Animals Fighting - The Tiger and the Duke
2010 Grammy Nominees
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
Architects - Ruin


Metal Mark said...

Slough Feg-The slay stack grows
Mercyful Fate-several
Robin Brock-Monsters
Mike Albert Project-Afterlife
Bruce Dickinson-Chemical Wedding
Dream Death-Journey into mistery
Heathen-The evolution of chaos

The Klepto said...

1. 3 - Revisions
2. The Beatles - Abbey Road
3. The Black Keys - Attack And Release
4. The Black Keys - The Big Come Up
5. Clutch - From Beale Street To Oblivion
6. Clutch - Pitchfork & Lost Needles
7. Clutch - Slow Hole to China: Rare and Unreleased
8. Clutch - Strange Cousins From The West
9. Cowboys And Aliens - League Of Fools
10. Kyuss - Welcome To Sky Valley
11. Rush - 2112
12. Rush - The Caress of Steel
13. Rush - Fly By Night
14. Rush - Rush
15. Sum 41 - All Killer No Filler
16. Sum 41 - Chuck
17. Sum 41 - Does This Look Infected?
18. Sum 41 - Half Hour Of Power (EP)
19. Sum 41 - Underclass Hero
20. Torche - Meanderthal
21. Torche - Torche
22. Van Halen - Van Halen
23. Van Halen - Van Halen II
24. Van Halen - Women And Children First

bob_vinyl said...

Ben Harper and Relentless 7 - Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany 6-22-09
Cheap Trick - Royal Oak MI, '78
Ramones - Live in LA Whiskey a GoGo 10-21-77
The Beatles - The Alternate Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band & A Little More
Friction - Hours of Operation

Plus, I've been listening the songs that made up Q Magazine's "100 Most Important Songs of All -Time" list from back in 2004 or so. It's an imperfect, but interesting list with kind of a British angle since it's a British mag. I got through about 75 of them (starting at #1) and I'm happy to report that there is no AC/DC anywhere to be found. Maybe it's not that imperfect after all...

cjk_44 said...

Fear Factory – Mechanized
blld – material prima
Eloy – Visionary
The Defaced – Karma in Black
The Bezerker – Dissimulate
Torche – Meanderthal
Intronaut – Prehistoricisms
Everygrey – Monday Morning Apocalypse
Gardenian – Soulburner
Queensr├┐che – Take Cover
Megadeth – Rust in Peace
Roger Waters – Radio K.A.O.S.
Squatweiler – Horsepower
John Mayer – Continuum
The Robert Cray Band – Midnight Stroll
Eric Clapton – Backless

Reading: “Why Shit Happens: The Science of A Really Bad Day” by Peter Bentley, “The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy” by Bill Simmons

Watching: “The Making of ‘We Are the Void’ – Dark Tranquillity”

i'm in agreement - the new FF is pretty good.

i gotta get my hands on the new Arsis - Ray, are you liking it?

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

cjk, I didn't download the new Arsis yet, but they were very good opening for Arch Enemy minus a few terrible feedback problems