Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tardy Brothers - Bloodline

Tardy Brothers Bloodline:

So the singer and drummer from Obituary make an album. Obituary was boring, thus this also boring. It's got some cool riffs, but those are run into the ground by the 5 minute mark. Also the vocals are grating after half a track.

Rating: 6/15 dudes with long greasy hair and sweat pants

Bruce Springsteen-Working on a Dream

Bruce Springsteen Working on a Dream:

Mediocre over all with a few strong acoustic tracks. Springsteen is aging gracefully, but his grizzled voice finds its place in songs about desperation, not in the arena rockers which populated his early success.

Rating: 11/15 Ill thought out Wal-Mart deals

It Prevails - Capture and Embrace

It Prevails Capture and Embrace:

Decent melodic hardcore. Doesn't do anything new and you've heard the same sound plenty of other times. Still it's not offense, just the tacks all kinda blend into one large screaming part with singing.

Rating: 9/15 chicks with snake bites and gauges.

Buried Inside - The Spoils of Failure

Buried Inside The Spoils of Failure:

The long awaited follow up to “Chronoclast: Selected Essays on Times Reckoning and Auto-Cannibalism.” This title seems a little less grand in comparison. Anyway if you like “Chronoclast” You like this album. They sound similar to each other and that's for the best. Buried Inside have created a good working of Prog Metalcore. The music is complex and sections of it are repeated through out the album. Also realize the lyrics are most just sections of essays about different socio-political issues faced in the world. It's a challenging listen, but worth it.

Rating: 13/15 citing parts of Essays instead writing lyrics

Bell X1-Blue Lights on The Runway

Bell X1 Blue Lights on The Runway:

Acoustic indie pop with a bit of country twang. The music and vocal harmonies are pleasant enough, but the lyrics run the gamut from average to a little goofy.

Rating: 9/15 Questions for this Mr. Wolf character

Southeast Engine- From The Forest to The Sea

Southeast Engine From The Forest to The Sea:

A musically solid and lyrically exceptional alt-country record. Some of the slower songs can drag a little, but all the up-tempo numbers are intense and rocking.

Rating: 13/15 Appalachian trains

Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3-Goodnight Oslo

Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 Goodnight Oslo:

Sweet and melodic rock provided by the Venus 3 complements the sensitive, but neurotic lyrics and singing style of Robyn Hitchcock. The music stays fairly simple allowing for the great vocal harmonies and lyrics to take precedence. Driving but moody goes well with a steering wheel in your hands.

Rating: 13/15 I wanna destroy yous