Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Warship - Supply And Depend (2008) (Ex Members of From Atumn To Ashes)

  1. Toil" - 4:34
  2. "Profit Over People" - 3:33
  3. "Wounded Paw" - 3:37
  4. "Where's Your Leash" - 3:49
  5. "Lousy Horoscope" - 4:34
  6. "We've Never Been Equal" - 2:47
  7. "Fetus Flytrap" - 4:12
  8. "Empty Vessel" - 2:53
  9. "The Waiting List" - 4:50
  10. "Indoors" - 3:59

Label: Vagrant
Genre: Rock/Metal/Post-Hardcore
Based: Long Island, New York
For Fans Of: From Autumn To Ashes, Converge, Thrice, Toned-down Dillinger Escape Plan

Warship was formed in 2008 by Francis Mark & Rob Lauritsen of From Atumn To Ashes (rip) fame and come across sounding like a melodic converge mixed with hints of FATA's old material. The album is due for release later this year on Vagrant but is available for free from for a limited period so get it quick from the above link. Its one of those records that really sticks out on the first listen and is really cohesive without sounding samey.

Saosin - The Grey EP (2008) Webrips

"Love Maker" - 3.19
"Why Can't You See" - 2.52
"Keep Secrets" - 3.44


Label: Capitol
Genre: Post Hardcore/Emo
Based: Newport Beach, California
For Fans Of: Circa Survive, Underoath, Alexisonfire et al

The Grey EP is a soon to be released EP available on the tour with Underoath and through Hurley's website. These tracks are webrips so they are not the best quality, however I will put the full EP up when it leaks along with a review.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Envy On The Coast - Lucy Gray (2008)

  1. "Sugar Skulls" - 3:11
  2. "Artist and Repertoire" - 4:44
  3. "The Gift of Paralysis" - 4:38
  4. "Tell Them That She's Not Scared" - 4:18
  5. "(x) Amount of Truth" - 1:48
  6. "Vultures" - 4:09
  7. "Mirrors" - 3:28
  8. "If God Smokes Cheap Cigars" - 4:42
  9. "Starving Your Friends" - 4:35
  10. "Lapse" - 5:40
  11. ""...Because All Suffering Is Sweet to Me..."" - 3:58
  12. ""I'm Breathing...Are You Breathing Too?"" - 4:32

Label: Photo Finish Records
Genre: Alt Rock/Emo
Based: Long Island, New York
For Fans Of: The Reciving End Of Sirens, Glassjaw, The Audition, Circa Survive, Mars Volta

Saw these guys play in Manchester not long ago with Underoath and they really blew me away. Coming across as a mixture of a few bands they have a really powerful intricate sound with pop sensibilities. Your new favourite band, check them out. FULL REVIEW COMING SOON

*P.S I named the RAR as "Envy Of The Coast" by accident, all the ID3 tags are correct though

Friday, 22 August 2008

Underoath - Lost In The Sound Of Separation (2008)

  1. "Breathing In A New Mentality" – 2:37
  2. "Anyone Can Dig A Hole But It Takes A Real Man To Call It Home" – 3:16
  3. "A Fault Line, A Fault Of Mine" – 3:22
  4. "Emergency Broadcast :: The End Is Near" – 5:44
  5. "The Only Survivor Was Miraculously Unharmed" – 3:09
  6. "We Are The Involuntary" – 4:10
  7. "The Created Void" – 4:02
  8. "Coming Down Is Calming Down" – 3:15
  9. "Desperate Times, Desperate Measures" – 3:28
  10. "Too Bright To See, Too Loud To Hear" – 4:31
  11. "Desolate Earth :: The End Is Here" – 4:07
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Label: Solid State / Tooth & Nail
Genre: Post Hardcore / Metal
Based: Tampa, Florida. USA
For Fans Of: Saosin, From Autumn To Ashes, Alexisonfire.

Verdict: The first track “Breathing In A New Mentality” is one of the best opening tracks to a CD I've heard in a while. It starts with some riffing and snare hits, pauses, then kicks you in the dick, a great statement of intent for the new album. "Lost in the Sound of Separation" is a great refinement of the sound laid down in "Define The Great Line" and really hits hard in the right places. "Too Bright To See, Too Loud To Hear" is another stand out song and really sets Underoath's song writing aside from the rest of the pack, building up with soft melodies and culminating in a crushing ass ult of power chords and Spencer's emotional singing. If you have heard the hype, believe it. "Lost In The Sound Of Separation" is a real stand out CD, even for a band with a back catalog as solid as Underoath and shows real progression and maturity of thier sound.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath Bonus Tracks (2008)

1. "Pulled To Bits (Siouxsie And The Banshees Cover)" - 3.29
2. "Things Behind The Sun (Nick Drake Cover)" - 4.09
3. "Back Up Against The Wall (Circle Jerks Cover)" - 1.35
4. "Memories (The Soft Machine Cover)" - 3.08
5. "Birthday (Sugarcubes Cover)" - 4.20
6. "Candy And A Currant Bun (Pink Floyd Cover)" - 2.24

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Label: Universal / GSL
Genre: Prog Rock / Experimental
Based: Long Beach, California. USA
For Fans Of: At The Drive-In, Pink Floyd, Fall Of Troy, Sound Of Animals Fighting, Dredg

Verdict: A selection of promotional covers that were made available around the release of "The Bedlam In Goliath". "Back Against the Wall" was made available for finishing a puzzle on the bands website and having heard the original I'm amazed that The Mars Volta have managed to maintain their distinctive sound. The cover of Pink Floyd's "Candy and a Currant Bun" is another song worth checking out and proves the immense range The Mars Volta have. I wouldn't recommend this for people looking to get their first taste of The Mars Volta but is a great addition to a fans collection.

Monday, 18 August 2008

DESA - Routes To Rapture (2008)

  1. "A Toast at the Wonders' Wake" - 2.50
  2. "Hex On Microphone" - 3.59
  3. "The Arcs Of Eagles End In Skeletons" - 4.14
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Label: Self Release (Free Download Only EP)
Genre: Progressive Rock/Punk
Based: Oakland, California. USA
For Fans Of: Link 80, Fairweather, Piebald

Verdict: DESA released this free EP in July as part of a series of free EPs planned. I really like DESA and "Routes to Rapture" along with the other free EP "Sirens and Safety Glass" represents thier best material to date. One criticism of the studio albums is at times they lack direction but while the EPs are shorter in length the songs feel more focused. "Routes to Rapture" is really rhythmically engaging and the songs have a driving energy to them.

The Sound Of Animals Fighting - The Ocean And The Sun (2008)

  1. "Intro" - 0:32
  2. "The Ocean and the Sun" - 5:38
  3. "I, the Swan" - 7:25
  4. "Another Leather Lung" - 5:04
  5. "Lude" - 2:00
  6. "Cellophane" - 5:00
  7. "The Heraldic Beak of the Manufacturer's Medallion" - 5:39
  8. "Chinese New Year" - 2:12
  9. "Uzbekistan" - 8:24
  10. "Blessings Be Yours Mister V" - 6:38
  11. "Ahab" - 0:57
  12. "On the Occasion of Wet Snow" - 7:19
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Label: Epitaph
Genre: Progressive Rock/Experimental
Based: Los Angeles, USA
For Fans Of: Circa Survive, Explosions In The Sky, The Mars Volta, RX Bandits

Verdict: Stripped down to Nightingale, Walrus, Lynx and Skunk, The Sound of Animals Fighting are due to release thier follow up to "Lover, the Lord Has Left Us..." on Sept 9th but it leaked a few days ago. Its a grower, its not as instantly satisfying as the previous albums. As always thier experimentation and blending of musical forms can take a few listens to really appriciate but has a really deep, epic quality to it. Ocean and The Sun is a real progressive step up towards a Mars Volta level of experimentation and depth, with the title track "The Ocean and the Sun" sounding particually reminisent, but the albums lacks the thumping pulse of "Tiger and The Duke".

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Sky Eats Airplane - Sky Eats Airplane (2008)

  1. "Introduction" - 0:37
  2. "Long Walks on Short Bridges" - 4:16
  3. "Transparent" - 6:03
  4. "Numbers" - 3:40
  5. "World Between Us" - 4:50
  6. "Photographic Memory" - 4:32
  7. "In Retrospect" - 3:34
  8. "The Artificial" - 5:58
  9. "Disconnected" - 3:23
  10. "Machines" - 1:23
  11. "Alias" - 5:42
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Equal Vision
Genre: Post Hardcore/Metal/Experimental
Based: Fort Worth, Texas. USA
For Fans Of: Post Dallas Underoath, Dance Gavin Dance, A Skylit Drive, Emarosa

Verdict: The Sky Eats Airplane S/T needs to be heard. They blend synth and high energy instruments really intelligently and nothing sounds tacked on. The synth compliments the music as opposed to awkwardly shoehorning in some lame rave beats (Enter Shakari anyone?) and SEA create some really interesting atmospheric instrumental moments. Many bands have tried splicing together electronica and Post Hardcore/Emo, most have failed where few have succedded but count SEA in the latter. Feels as fresh as hearing Underoath's "They're only chasing saftey" for the first time.