Just started listening to Atlas Underground from Tom Morello, it's a fun album for sure, features one of the strongest guest lists I've ever seen. Downsides are him and Gary Clark Jr not doing more on their track, expected a bit more from two great guitarists and the over usage of dubsteppy crap.
Greta Van Fleet released their debut album today. Pretty disappointed with the direction their vocalist has gone, sounds like something between Robert Plant and a farm animal. His upper range is amazing, but man he literally can't sing anything that's not screaming his lungs off, makes them very one sided which is a shame because the riffs are great. Also wondering how long can that upper range be sustained before he goes down the Jon Bon Jovi route.
it's not metal anymore, at least not the kind of prog metal you probably got bored with. btw i feel the same: i listened to dream theater and its clones for a decade before it got completely repetitive and meaningless with all those odd time signatures and endless solos.
btw i also ignored riverside's last couple of records. rapid eye movement was the last one i really liked. but this new one is tits.
Noel has always been the talented brother, and he has shown it in his solo career. His latest album is clearly influenced by Pink Floyd and The Beatles, my two favorite bands. What else can I ask?
Also today it isn't easy to find a singer who does it well live, and he's one of that minority. Undoubtedly I will enjoy it!
And what envy I have you, enjoy the Nick Mason’s show!
oh man, that's gonna be amazing. that one porcupine tree gig i've seen is still my best sounding live experience ever, and wilson is even more of a perfectionist when it comes to his own shows. i wonder who plays guitar and drums for him currently. seeing either guthrie govan or marco minneman (or both) must be special too. either way, have fun!
I mean, I too think this new album sucks. I didn't like it at all. His voice annoys me on some many levels, it's like a mix of that guy from Wolfmother and Coheed and Cambria guy but in even worse way, if that's possible.
And their music while trying so hard to sound like a perfect Zeppelin copy, the most important part which is the writing just isn't there. There isn't a single amazing song that makes me go wow BUT having said all that, it's quite clear whoever wrote that review hate them on a personal level.
1.6 out of 10? That's a personal issue with the band not an unbiased review.
I miss Bowie so much. I mean it's sad when great artists die but it's even sadder when it's someone who still got it, he was still a relevant creative mind releasing truly interesting music. Hard to say the same about most music heroes of the past.
Kurt Cobain's death will probably always be the one who hurt me the most but losing Bowie was the worst loss in modern times.