Nov 262007

The Roundhouse Tapes
60:58 – 6 Tracks (Disc 1)
35:14 – 3 Tracks (Disc 2)
The sound on this 2 cd set is incredible. This really does capture how great Opeth is live. A great selection of tracks recorded in November 2006 in the UK. If you’ve seen Opeth, you should get this because it’s a memento of a great band’s live show… if you’ve never seen them you should get this to see what you are missing. You’ll hear this on the Mosh Pit!

To The Nameless Dead
Metal Blade
54:47 – 8 Tracks
This is a bit doomy, but mostly dark metal, also, a bit like Mastodon. They’ve been around since 1993, so maybe we should say Mastodon is more like Primordial? It’s pretty dark and heavy in parts, not thrashy or deathy, just meaty, dark and heavy. You’ll hear this on the Mosh Pit!

The Ocean
Metal Blade
22:04 – 5 Tracks (Disc 1)
61:45 – 9 Tracks (Disc 2)
This bio sheet says it’s for fans of Mastodon, Meshuggah and BTBAM, and you know, as with last week, dead on, from the first notes, it sounds just like a Meshuggah-ized Mastodon. It’s a neat 2-cd set, with the first disc being one of those mini-cds, but not, it’s a full size, but the outside part is all clear with the design stuff on it. It’s got some punk elements, hardcore, but mostly stoner, experimental technical hard rock/metal. A lot of adjectives to throw around. The first disk is mostly the Mastodon-y Meshuggah/hardcore stuff. Disc 2 gets into the longer songs, and more experimental progressive stuff. There is a little something for everyone here, so you’ll hear this on the Mosh Pit!

By The People, For The People
76:59 – 33 Tracks
This is a CD where the fans picked the songs to be on it, and the band picked what version of the song it would be. So there are demos, album versions, live versions and all that. So, yeah, a great thing to do for fans! Each track is intro’ed by Chad. Even though Mudvayne hasn’t been a huge Mosh Pit band recently, this is something cool we’ll play.

Severe Torture
Sworn Vengeance
40:53 – 12 Tracks
This is some nice, sick, fast brutal death metal.  It’s a little along the lines of Vader.  Good, fast technical playing, brutal vocals, catchy riffs.  This was meant to be played really loud!  You’ll hear this on the Mosh Pit!

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