|Into The Storm|
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
If the lords of radio did bless us with a good tune, you cranked it loud and certainly did not turn the radio off until it was over, even if you had already reached your destination.
If the local rock station was actually playing an Iron Maiden song, it was sacrilege to terminate the song before its conclusion. With the advent of satellite radio, there is never a moment where an awesome metal tune cannot be found on the airwaves.
Still, as a psychological remnant of days gone past, I still find it difficult to change the station when certain bands are on. This is the situation I found myself in on the way to work last week, while Liquid Metal was playing Metallica's "Sad But True".
Monday, December 5, 2016
|The Tree of Death|
The best weather patter is a drowsy rainfall, preferably in the summer because it then will cool down some of the terrible heat we experience here in St. Louis.
The lazy rainfalls are the best for sitting out on your porch listening to a sports game or having a beer.
In my house, it's not uncommon for us to sit out there when it's dark and play cards or whatever.
The constant sound of the rain hitting the roof, splashing the ground, making mowing my lawn impossible, and the smell of everything is an experience that is rarely topped.
Friday, December 2, 2016
|Bare Bones Part II: Electric Earth|
Well, there's really only one person this could be and that's the man, they myth, the legend.
Seriously, who else is the silver spaceman? Tommy Thayer? I think not.
Just this morning, I was listening to Frehley on the Eddie Trunk show and Frehley mentioned that he had started working on the follow up album, but he didn't say he was ready to go, much less drop an EP!
Wait. This isn't Ace Frehley? So it is Tommy Thayer....god damn it anyway. Well, in the past we've reviewed Tommy Thayer Cos-Play Tribute Kiss, so I guess I can cover his solo EP...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By 3:04pm, we were two minutes into a road trip into the middle of our home state in order to see a metal bill of epic proportions. Carcass, Deaf Heaven and Inter Arma were playing at the Blue Note in Columbia, MO, the home of Mizzou.
For the drive, we just spoke and argued about metal mostly. Like how Danny doesn't understand how amazing Lulu is and how he thinks I'm nuts for my espousing of Underdog Albums, like Lulu and Kiss's Music From The Elder.
There was an interesting discussion about how we both used to traverse this drive in our childhoods and that we both made a pit stop in the same place in High Hill, MO. The most interesting thing about our drive though, was the pot bellied stove.
Perhaps it's just me that ignores it. In the over 700 reviews, interviews, etc on Glacially Musical, Grindcore makes up less than five total posts.
Well, let's make up for that by hearing what Six Score out of Austria has to say.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Mitski – Puberty 2
Mitski’s genre is indie rock, according to Wikipedia. I think she is the new princess of Grounge!
Sometimes, instead of falling neatly into a predetermined genre, a band decides to focus their energy on just creating great songs, regardless of how they are classified. This describes Workhorse III, a trio from Philadelphia, who have set about to make an album of infectious tunes, and leave it to listeners and reviewers to figure out how to explain it. Their self description as "too rock for metal and too metal for rock" suits them well.
At times I heard punk rock, at other times they were clearly crushing it in the proud lineage of Sabbath. There were moments when a Motorhead influence seemed clear. Which is suitable, since Motorhead themselves have often defied categorization.
The dominate theme is songs which, although often containing dark lyrical content, are high energy, catchy, and most of all fun. I listened to it once on my way to work, and already several of the songs were stuck in my head, demanding a second listen on the way home. In all cases, the riff is king. It is the prominence of the distorted riff which could earn them a place within metal's hallowed halls. At the same time there is no denying the strong vocal melodies will also appeal to fans of classic rock.
Monday, November 28, 2016
|Rite of Sounds|
One noteworthy fact about Csigo is that in addition to releasing the album independently, he also builds his own analog instruments. Rite of Sounds has already been performed in contemporary art galleries and experimental music clubs.
Csigo is clearly unapoligetic, original in his work...not afraid to combine elements of steady beats and the occasional whimsical noise.
|More Badass Than Half Ass|
There has been a great deal of ugliness across the United States already and sometimes we just need to be able to just take a moment, breathe, and get back to fighting back.
Anyone out there who needs to hear it...there are lots of us out there who're fighting and willing to listen.
But in the meantime, we all need to be able to keep our chins up and move forward. Because if we stand and watch, we'll all be trampled.
As for Korean Fire Drill's name...interestingly enough, they aren't the first band with an Asian country in their name that we've reviewed. Remember Half Japanese? As I don't precisely agree with John Cleese and political correctness, I can plainly say there is no othering in this record.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Metallica is one of those bands whose superlatives are many and possibly too few at the same time.
Let's look back to the 90's when grunge and alternative were king of the roost. What a strange time that was.
A large refrain heard over and over again by the likes of Soundgarden et al. was that they couldn't listen to songs about Dungeons & Dragons.
This was something that I really didn't understand in 1992 because the metal in my ears for years had been about serious issues: corruption in the legal system, televangelists stealing from the masses, the death penalty, etc.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Tridroid Records will be re-issuing their debut record on my birthday next month. Thank you for the awesome present!
Today guitarist, Marco Banco, talks the re-issue, Tyrants Blood, and the music industry in 2016.
Check it out.
Glacially Musical: First off, let's talk about your name. What does it mean?
Tyrants Blood: Tyrants Blood means a few different things to people.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed with the blood of tyrants for instance. But to us the name described how we treated the band when we started in (20)05.