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North Carolina Music Scene / Philm- Harmonic
« on: June 06, 2012, 11:31:35 PM »
Fuck, I wish I made this album.

Philm is beautiful and dangerous.  Unfettered, Philm does whatever they want but as a cohesive group.  Each instrument is respected and expressed as fully as its advanced level AP classes musicians can sex out of them.  Uncomfortable vocals edging on out-of-tune and desperate snap into crazy animal mouth shouts and sung legibility.  Affected guitars and cool fuzzed out bass licks over a drummer with already too much chops but now has fewer things to hit. From experience, this tends to bring out the "do more with less" train.  Slayer with a single bass drum was walloping but then roadie Gene Hoglan had to eff up western music history and get D double bassing.  Dave\'s back to basics but not skank beating around that weird old tom setup from the Show No Mercy days.  Here he\'s set up like Dave Grohl; 4pc kit, a few cymbals to crash on, easy to fit in the car.  

I\'ve always felt Dave\'s most enjoyable works were made outside of Slayer.  His Grip Inc albums got better each time and had one of the most underrated thrash vocalists of all time, Gus Chambers (RIP).  The DJ Spooky album is an amazing use of his double-bass metal swing Power Grooves.  That\'s really an amazing record and a crime that more hip-hop doesn\'t use real drums and rocking ones at that.  I believe his most intense work up to this point was with schizo-psycho Fantomas but his finest performance and best overall album has up til now been Testament\'s The Gathering (aka THE greatest thrash metal album of all time)  

Records like this are rare and a creative career high, in this case especially for Dave.  A fresh perspective on an array of styles and sensibilities in both the music and recording of. As heavy and trippy and groovy as gear can capture and your ears can pass, Harmonic is a journey you can only truly take once.  You can, should and will listen to it again but it will never surprise you the way it did the first listen.  Very few albums do that.  Kayo Dot\'s Choirs of the Eye did that.  Deloused In The Comatorioum by The Mars Volta bears that distinction as well.  Albums like these transcend genre, and time.  It\'s heavy but not "metal"; ambient, noisy, graceful yet foreboding.  This is where real music is in 2012.  

Favorite songs:  Dome, Sex Amp, Killion & Mild.

The whole things is really awesome though, beginning to end to end again.  Me telling you so isn\'t enough.  Buy it and piss me off when the printing runs out and I can\'t find it anymore.

Shows & Events Discussion / The Hell No @ Slims: Fri 3/2
« on: February 29, 2012, 05:29:23 PM »
The Hell No are playing this Friday night at Slim\'s on Wilmington St.  The show is to comemorate the release of their new demo, their first with ex-Faith In Ashes lead guitarist Adam Johnson.  Cost of admission includes a copy of the demo.

facebook you this, for details

North Carolina Music Scene / Eternal Life...
« on: February 22, 2012, 03:00:49 PM »
... The Secret is DEATH!

new Loincloth album rules btw

Shows & Events Discussion / Iron Maiden/alice Cooper In Nc!!!!
« on: February 17, 2012, 07:42:14 AM »

Thurs, June 21, @ Verizon Amp. in Charlotte

Oh you dirty sex fucker, you!

Excited doesn\'t begin to cover it.  You know how you can orgasm without cumming?  Just did

...And his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can\'t find a rape victim.

The dope fiend fears nothing

Movies & DVD / Treme
« on: February 14, 2012, 08:01:09 AM »
Don\'t see too many shows about musicians since they took California Dreams off the air.  While not exclusively about them, they are the most appealing aspect of the show.  Also, John Goodman swearing.

Made me go back and give a few more listens to The Mystic Krewe of Clearwater, an instrumental supergroup of cats from Down, Crowbar & Eyehategod.  Really swampy jams.

Musicians Seeking Musicians / Drummer available for covers, originals
« on: February 08, 2012, 02:54:50 PM »
I have another night a week I can piss away playing music, more if good times are agreeable.  I\'m pretty malleable as styles go and can put a beat to any riff but would like to be a part of something where I have a equal stake in the writing/song selection.  I also sing (baritone-ish), play bass (learning) and additional percussion

for Originals, I would love to do something trans-metal; something akin to newer Cynic, Opeth, Katatonia\'s b-sides & remixes, Ulver, BTBAM.  Wouldn\'t mind working with someone on full time hand percussion a la Powerman 5000 or Puya.  Im the type of cat who wants saxophone and woodwinds somewhere in my metal.

for Covers, Im down to play anything from the 60s on up; rock, funk, old school thrash/speed/crossover/death/black metal.

For all the tech-metal metal heads, a goddamn shredfest is coming in your face from the stage of the Lincoln Theater on April 14th.  PTH headlines, supported by the mostly instrumental Periphery (feat. Misha Mansoor aka Bulb, former drum programmer for the awesome Animals As Leaders), Jeff "too-tech" Loomis and The Safety Fire opens.  

Excited that I\'m finally getting to see Protest since the last time at Lincoln, my friend was unfairly being thrown out during the supporting acts and in solidarity I too left and got very drunk at Chubby\'s.

North Carolina Music Scene / RIP Mark Reale (Riot)
« on: January 27, 2012, 09:17:12 AM »
Somehow, I knew when I was rolling down 440 with "Flight Of The Warrior" blasting in my car, he had died that day.  Back to the world today and sure as shit.  

It amazes how many more people are Fire Down Under-era fans than people like me who discovered Thundersteel first.  

RIP, skinny guitarist

Damn!  Kansas at the St8 Fair or COC & the Hanoi Rocks killer @ Raleigh Ampitheater?  Anyone going to either?

Musicians Seeking Musicians / heavy Nirvana tribute needs bass
« on: September 10, 2011, 11:23:15 AM »
This is something I\'ve always wanted to do:  NO Smells Like Teen Spirit bullshit!  A fast, nasty tribute to the band that "killed Heavy metal" (and then himself).  We\'ve got a guitarist and a lead vocalist now and putting together a setlist that favors more obscure tunes.

North Carolina Music Scene / BlackWatch is one DAD mofo!
« on: August 18, 2011, 08:34:25 AM »
Congratulations Mark (& Leslie!) on acheiving biological viability.  I will find a seamstress to turn one of the unappreciated (read: couldn\'t give away) BlackWatch T-shirts into a One-sie


Fucked as schools have been getting they just got worse.,-Despair-and-Hope-Please?via=sidebyuserrec

That and Planned Parenthood just got shat on.

Freedom isn\'t free, but Legislators eating eachothers cocks is priceless

Come out this Saturday night (6/11) & show some southern hospitality to some real "deep south" motherfuckers.  Machinage have traveled all the way from Hi Brazil on fucking pack mules to thrash your Saturday night to shit!  Dark Design will reanimate, then fuck up whatever is left.  If your neck ain\'t wrecked by the Slayer cover, it fuckin\' will be...

Show starts 930-10PM with Brazilian Thrash Metal followed by a set of Melodic Technical Wilson-core

North Carolina Music Scene / Kidz Bop sings Monster Ballads
« on: May 16, 2011, 02:32:44 PM »

to the parents of kids on this board... are you for real going to deny your children the awesomeness of listening to the songs we grew up with and subject them (and by extension yourself) to your kid\'s gymboree class singing thinly veiled fuck songs?

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