Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Album Review: Crysis - Insane EP

Crysis - Insane EP

Crysis
Insane EP

First off, this EP shows that England is also on top of their metal!!! This 3 track EP is dirty, brutal and every metalheads dream. I think my favorite part about jamming out to this album is you can still make out the lyrics! I have listened to this EP 5 times now and I still find myself headbanging to it. If only I had someone here to mosh with ; ) I'm hoping these guys can get a US tour going on someday especially on The Summer Slaughter Tour where they belong. Crysis took the best from Lamb Of God, In Flames and The Black Dahlia Murder and created this monstrosity that I am still currently listening to. Everyone (regardless if you're in the UK or the US or anywhere around the world) needs to check these guys out because they deserve to have as much support as they can get and hopefully to get a full on World tour or at least into the US. The next step for these guys is to put out a full length and make it as brutal and melodic as this EP and distribute the hell out of it. Go like these guys and tell every radio station to play them and get the word out. Hopefully they will be hitting a town (or country) near you so help these guys out and give them all your money.

http://www.facebook.com/CrysisUK 
 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Album Review/Band Spotlight: Thieves Are Watching - When The Day Comes






Thieves Are Watching
When The Day Comes
Release Date: August 2011
http://www.facebook.com/ThievesAreWatching

First of, I have never done an album review and also a band bio so I will begin with the bio first and then do the album review.


Started back in high school by brothers Ryan and Daniel Camuto, Thieves are Watching has been a long going establishment in their lives. Joined several times by long time friend (and now permanent member) Daniel Bugallo and most recently by drummer Randy Gerana, the 'Thieves' are now starting to build their own momentum in 2011. Armed with a mix of Pop-Punk, Post-Hardcore, and Alternative influences, Thieves Are Watching is writing original music that doesn't seem to fall in the same spot twice.
As of July 2011, the Band has finished recording their debut EP “When the Day Comes” which will be available digitally and physically soon. The five track EP explores the diversity of the band’s sound, from the gut wrenching vocals on Skyscraper, to a tribute to the ballads of the 80s and 90s with the EP’s title track “When the Day Comes”. Thieves Are Watching are moving up and gaining speed so keep an eye out for them. 


Now onto the album review...

I did really enjoy this album. It's not the greatest piece ever made but there are thousands of albums way worse than this. Just like their band bio, they do really mix quite a few genres together and for most, it doesn't work out very well but they somehow pull it off. The intro song Carousel, was really good. It was sudden but was a great start to an EP. The song that I kept going back to listen to was Sinking Tides. You may not know this but I'm a huge pop punk fan and this song had a really great pop punk sound. All in all, this is a good EP and I am wanting to hear what their full length will sound like. In my opinion, they need to come out with a full length and hit it hard!!! I would love to hear Rise Against meets August Burns Red. I believe they do have the capability of pulling that off and that, to me, would make such a unique and spectacular album. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with this EP and I think kids would love pop punk with some edge will eat this up! I can't wait to see what the future holds for them and will be hoping to be able to review that full length when it comes time to release it. 

6.5 out of 10 stars 


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Straight From The Underground Vol. 2

Album Artwork by Dahmer Art

Release Date: August 20th , 2011

http://www.mediafire.com/?61m5au98x81d2

01) Admortem - Orin Haskin's March (Intro)
Melodic Death Metal
Beaumont, Texas
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/Admortempage  

02) Righteous Vendetta - Reason
Metalcore
Cody, Wyoming
Red Cord Records
http://www.facebook.com/righteousvendetta?ref=ts  

03) Laconic - Murderous Trait
Metalcore
Phoenix, Arizona
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/laconicmusic


04) Thira - Release (Demo Version)
Industrial Metal
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/thiraband


05) The Author - Biography
Hardcore
Mesa, Arizona
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/theauthorband


06) The Convalescence - Extermination
Death Metal
Toledo, Ohio
Enthral Entertainment
http://www.facebook.com/theconvalescence


07) Gutrench - Left In The Cold
Hardcore
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ironside Records
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gutrench/125874594115788


08) It Came From The Sea - The Day I Realized I Loved The World ( I Crashed My Car)
Post Hardcore/Progressive Rock
Bismarck, North Dakota
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/pages/It-Came-From-The-Sea/102889346445521


09) Contents Of A Dead Man's Pocket - Battle Scars
Metalcore
New Castle, Delaware
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Contents-Of-A-Deadmans-Pockets/117058708353931


10) Illumira - Omen
Progressive Metal
Toledo, Ohio
Enthral Entertainment
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Illumira/142273715828978


11) Nativeburn - Mine
Experimental Metal/Progressive Metal
Fresno, California
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/Nativeburn


12) The Forrest Gump Mile High Marathon - Stupid Is As Stupid Does
Gumpcore/Deathcore
Long Island, New York
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/TFGMHM


13) Trinatyde - Devilman
Metalcore/Post Hardcore
Brisbane, Australia
Your Label Records
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Trinatyde/139271686102252


14) Admortem - Last Chance
See Track 1


15) Rising Anger - Save Me!
Metalcore/Hardcore
Wiesbadan, Germany
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/risingangermetal


16) Moments Of Silence - We Are Titanic
Metalcore
Millersville, Pennsylvania
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/momentsofsilenceband


17) As Death Comes Calling - Riot
Deathcore
Crescent City, California
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/Asdeathcomescalling


18) On This Day - Well Placed Grenade
Metalcore/Hardcore
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/onthisdaymetal


19) Laconic - Step Right Up (Outro)
See Track 3


Go check out all their Facebook pages and help support them by buying their albums and merch and checking them out on tour. Lets keep the underground movement alive \m/\m/

If this interests you, send a track to zombieswalk@live.com and I will get you on the current volume I'm working on. It's 100% free for the bands because I'm not making anything off of this. It's 100% free promotion for the bands and labels so lets keep spreading the word about this and lets keep them going.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Straight From The Underground Vol. 1

Album Artwork by Phill Dutcher

Release Date: August 1st, 2011

http://www.mediafire.com/?61m5au98x81d2

1) It Came From The Sea - Intro
Post Hardcore/Progressive Rock
Bismarck, North Dakota
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/pages/It-Came-From-The-Sea/102889346445521

2) Where The Fallen Lie - Holler Back Girl Got Dead
Metalcore/Sexycore
Las Vegas, Nevada
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/WhereTheFallenLie

3) Georgianna Hawkins - Saboteur
Progressive Hardcore
Casa Grande, Arizona
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/georgiannahawkins

4) Awaiting The Daybreak - Nothin' Like New York
Electronic Metalcore
Chicago, Illinois
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/Awaitingthedaybreak

5) Centralia - All This F or A Twinky
Metalcore/Heavy Metal
Clarion County, Pennsylvania
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/Centraliapa

6) Vendetta Spoken - It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn
Deathcore/Metalcore
Bismarck, North Dakota
Ling Chi Records
http://www.facebook.com/vendettaspoken

7) Killing Spree - Skin
Electronic Metalcore/Progressive Metal
Phoenix, Arizona
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Killing-Spree/286294735060

8) End Creation - The Universal Monument
Death Metal
Beaumont, Texas
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/endcreation

9) Casket Robbery - Everyone Dies (Sharon Tate)
Groove Metal
Monroe, Wisconsin
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/casketrobbery

10) It Came From The Sea - Astronaut
See Track 1 for info

11) A Wretched Betrayal - Of Heights And Mortality
Metalcore
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Raging Storm Records
http://www.facebook.com/awretchedbetrayal?ref=ts

12) Watership Down - The Rapture feat. Max O'Connell of Corpus Christi
Metalcore/Post Hardcore
Cincinnati, Ohio
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/WatershipDownOfficial

13) Vicious Machine - Left To Rot
Industrial Deathcore
New York City, New York
Underground Law Records
http://www.facebook.com/ViciousMachineOfficial

14) Big Treat - Bucktoothed
Punk Rock
Gilbert, Arizona
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/bigtreat

15) Echo's Answer - Mantra
Instrumental/Progressive Rock/Psychedelic Rock
Minot, North Dakota
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Echos-Answer/95977942542

16) They Dwell Beneath The Temples - Fire Flies
Progressive Metal/Experimental Metal
Orlando, Florida
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/pages/They-Dwell-Beneath-the-Temples/311328733025

17) Seize The Prophet - Humiliation
Deathcore/Metalcore
San Antonio, Texas
Unsigned
http://www.facebook.com/Seizetheprophettx

18) Echo Of Ruin - When Greed Falls
Groove Metal
Dallas, Texas
grafAXEL
http://www.facebook.com/Echo.Ruin

19) Underground Music Unites - No Answer (Outro)

Go check out all their Facebook pages and help support them by buying their albums and merch and checking them out on tour. Lets keep the underground movement alive \m/\m/

If this interests you, send a track to zombieswalk@live.com and I will get you on the current volume I'm working on. It's 100% free for the bands because I'm not making anything off of this. It's 100% free promotion for the bands and labels so lets keep spreading the word about this and lets keep them going.

Monday, August 1, 2011

August 2011 Album Releases



2
Bury Your Dead – Mosh N’ Roll (Mediaskare)
Dir En Grey – Dum Spiro Spero (Firewall Division)
Every Avenue – Bad Habits (Fearless)
Greeley Estates – The Dead Of Greeley Estates (Tragic Hero)
Nekromantix – What Happens In Hell Stays In Hell (Hellcat)
Unkind – Harhakuvat (Relapse)

9
Dream On, Dreamer – Heartbound (Rise)
Eyes Set To Kill – White Lotus (Foresee)
Fleshgod Apocalypse – Agony (Nuclear Blast)
Goreaphobia - Apocalyptic Necromancy (Dark Descent)
Sainthood Reps – Monoculture (Tooth & Nail)
Trivium – In Waves (Roadrunner)

12
Laconic – For The Life Of One (Unsigned)

16
All Pigs Must Die – God Is War (Southern Lord)
Attila – Outlawed (Artery/Razor & Tie)
Chimaira – The Age Of Hell (E1 Music)
Icon For Hire – Scripted (Tooth & Nail)
Revocation – Chaos Of Forms (Relapse)
Today Is The Day – Pain Is A Warning (Black Market Activities)
Your Chance To Die – Suscitatio Somnus (Red Cord)

23
The Devastated – Devil’s Messenger (Century Media)
The Static Jacks – If You’re Young (Fearless)

30
Kittie – I've Failed You (E1 Music)