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Hozier has a new album

I got to see Hozier live and have a couple albums on vinyl.

Steve Albini passed away today after a heart attack in his studio. A provocative and controversial performer in his own right, in the Alt music world, as an engineer he recorded PJ Harvey's first album, the Pixies "Surfer Rosa", and Nirvana's "In Utero", becoming famous for engineering a sound that seemed to replicate live recordings in the studio. He was a huge influence on bands and musical styles from the 80's on to the present day, and was working on the upcoming release for his band Shellac when he died.

Yeah, what a bummer. I have the relatively recent 20th anniversary remaster edition of In Utero on vinyl. I guess that's worth about $90 these days. Such a good album.

Once you've heard his production style, you start hearing echoes of it all around.

Woke up to an email from a local venue selling tickets for summer concerts to see that one of my favorite hardcore bands from the 00’s, The Blood Brothers, apparently just got back together for a new tour after breaking up over a decade ago.

First time I’ve encountered the term “Post-Hardcore”, and to me, it fits. I really like Blood Brothers. Nice complexity.

Both of the vocalists spun off into other bands but Johnny’s (the high-pitched one) post-Blood Brothers band Jaguar Love I particularly like.

ranalin wrote:

Wardruna's Hertan

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Very cool.

Interesting to me, the second song in that playlist is "Helvegen" which I recognized from Kalandra's cover:

They're another very Vikingy Norwegian band. They're touring Europe from August-October this year. Worth catching if you're into this style of music. I read they put on a great show.

Heilung is another 'viking' band who's very good and they're also doing music for Hellblade 2

ranalin wrote:

Wardruna's Hertan

More importantly, not a freakin' nazi. Viking imagery is huge in "national socialist black metal" and I hate that every time I see a cool viking thing I have to spend an hour of research to find out if I'd be supporting a bigot listening to it. (Same with Dungeon Synth, which has its early roots in black metal even though it has grown way beyond that as a genre.)

Ranger Rick wrote:
ranalin wrote:

Wardruna's Hertan

More importantly, not a freakin' nazi. Viking imagery is huge in "national socialist black metal" and I hate that every time I see a cool viking thing I have to spend an hour of research to find out if I'd be supporting a bigot listening to it. (Same with Dungeon Synth, which has its early roots in black metal even though it has grown way beyond that as a genre.)

easiest method I’ve found is to just search a band’s name in /r/rabm, the subreddit is specifically for Leftist metal but they’ve got a million “is X band sketch” threads where other people have done all the research already.

didn't realize that was a thing. I looked up the bands for my singing sword used in DnD. It's also how i discovered Mongolian throat singing and bands like Hu

Figured I had found a new Viking sound for my son, who like Heilung and such, so I put it on. He liked the sound well enough. After a bit, I read a few lyrics to him, glad to introduce him to something new.

He hears two lines of lyrics and goes "Oh, that's Wardruna", and I was mercilessly crushed.

LOL!

Be proud you have a son with refinement and taste!

Not like us - Kendrick Lamar. My brain has been playing this for a week straight

Houdini by Eminem is really catchy. It’s sound is heavily based on (and samples from) Abracadabra by Steve Miller Band tho which I always liked.

Weird question about Rush. Does anyone else think they sound like old-school Metroid? Or vice-versa?

I never really listened to them, but my Canadian friend recently made me try them out, and obviously they're pretty cool. But over and over I kept thinking it sounded eerily similar to the guitar-rock version of Metroid, as played by Bit Brigade.

E.g. check out Kraid's Lair from 30:44 in the video below. Or the track at 10:10, or anywhere really. Every Rush song I listened to, at some point or another, gave me this kind of vibe.

Am I crazy or no? Or does this band just play Metroid in a very Rush-like way?

It's probably Metroid was influenced by Rush because Rush started in the 70s

Someone posted an "Ultimate Led Zeppelin Concert" set of clips in the entertaining picture thread, so I thought I'd drop a nice rarity here. Full Bauhaus "Gotham" concert film, from 1999. All four of the original band, reunited.

XG is a seven member all-Japanese girl group, but they promote globally out of South Korea and sing in English. They tend to mix pop, r&b and rap. Woke Up is their first all rap song and it's been stuck on repeat on my playlist for a couple weeks now...

XG - Woke Up