50:47 – 10 Tracks
The new release from Angra. There’s always a lot of buzz around these guys, but I don’t always get their new stuff sent to the radio station, as in the case of their last album. I was looking forward to hearing this new one, as it’s my first time hearing the new singer. He certainly holds his own. Big shoes to fill. Angra has a great sound, fast heavy metal, but still having some nice cheesy power metal element there to round it out. You’ll hear this on the Mosh Pit.
The Dead Eye
55:02 – 13 Tracks
This CD starts off all metal and kicking your ass, as you would expect The Haunted to do. As you delve into the CD more, it does still stay heavy, although some tracks slow down and get a bit more “deep” or even Black Sabbathy (track 4). They seem to stay true to their roots. My first listen, I didn’t really like it much, I thought it sounded more like metalcore, but upon second listen, it’s classic The Haunted. I must have been half asleep! You’ll hear this on the Mosh Pit!
Above The Weeping Worlds
53:00 – 9 Tracks
Melodic scandanavian death metal! They have a bit of a Hypocrisy sound, but possibly with more death vocals. Some great guitar harmonies and melodies. It’s a bit of a run of the mill scandanavian melodic death album. It’s good stuff though, you’ll hear it on the Mosh Pit!
Children Of Bodom
Chaos Ridden Years: Stockholm Knockout Live
42:06 – 9 Tracks
Not much you can say about this. It’s a live album from Children of Bodom. The sound is a bit boomy. It doesn’t sound like there was much post production involved. I’m not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing. Right now, I’m going to have to say that’s a bad thing. With a band as intricate as CoB, I’d expect a bit more of a clean sound. But hey, it’s CoB, and I’m sure it’ll sound better over the air, therefore you will hear this on the Mosh Pit!
I Don’t Care Where I Go When I Die
50:05 – 11 Tracks
The bio sheet says they play “a dark, glooming and frantic breed of hardcore and metal mixed with grind.” That sums it up pretty good too. It’s heavy and intense. If there’s time, you’ll hear this on the Mosh Pit.
20:58 – 4 Tracks
Just a 3 song EP from these guys, one track is a Led Zep cover of “No Quarter”, two of the tracks are the title track, “Yesterday” one normal version and one with an orchestra. The title track is a bit slow and doesn’t ever really get rockin’. The one other track, “The Reapers Dance” does get pretty heavy. Again, if there’s time, you’ll hear this on the Mosh Pit.
As Daylight Dies Sampler
12:27 – 3 Tracks
A three song sampler from their new album (“As Daylight Dies”) out on Nov. 21st. This is classic KsE. Heavy, whiney, heavy, singy, heavy, heavy, singy. The title track almost has some Pantera vibe in the guitar sound. They still have their metalcore trademark sound, which will never change. It’s new KsE, they came up through metal radio, and we’ll play this new stuff for you first too.
A Static Lullaby
A Static Lullaby
As expected… stereotypical metalcore here. Heavy songs, melodic singy choruses. This seems to have more clean vocals in spots than good angry screams. The songs are put together well, cool guitar riffs and stuff. But as with most new metalcore stuff these days, nothing groundbreaking, and you may hear this on the Mosh Pit.
Stuff that didn’t arrive by show time last week…
60:51 – 16 Tracks
A folky metal band. Take some prog, scandanavian metal, of course, some Amorphis, and maybe a little more folksy vocals. There are some cool proggy breakdowns. It’s interesting stuff. Wanna hear it? Request it!
43:57 – 10 Tracks
First impression reminds me of a little more sloppy grungy Mastodon. This Cd stays pretty true to that impression throughout. Pretty decent and not really like a lot of stuff out there.
Act of Attrition
48:07 – 12 Tracks
Technical death metal sounding. It’s got a little bit of everything metal. Some good ol thrash sound, some death metal vocals, some black metal screams… all sorts of cool stuff. It’s interesting, you may like it… if you’re curious… request it!!
We Sail At Dawn
32:37 – 11 Tracks
I had one song from these guys last week. They are more of the Unearth line of metalcore, mostly just heavy, not too much in the whiney chorus clean vocal area. That’s not to say it’s completely absent. The vocals stay pretty brutal and the guitar work sounds scandanavian, so what can you say?
The Burning Halo
54:00 – 8 Tracks
Gothic Doom metal from Sweden. That’s pretty much right on. Growly death male vocals and nice pleasant female singing around it, with some long drawn out classic gothic doom metal music to back it up. I’m personally not into this genre, but if you want to hear it…yup, you guest it. Request it!!