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  • My Top Ten Albums of 2010

    13 Ene 2011, 7:45

    1. Ceremony - Rohnert Park
    2. Periphery - Periphery
    3. Deftones - Diamond Eyes
    4. Veil of Maya - [id]
    5. Intronaut - Valley Of Smoke
    6. The Ghost Inside - Returners
    7. Crime In Stereo - I Was Trying To Describe You To Someone
    8. Fear Factory - Mechanize
    9. Comeback Kid - Symptoms + Cures
    10. The Acacia Strain - Wormwood

    *None of my top albums are in any particular order.

    Honorable Mentions:

    After The Burial - "In Dreams"
    Alkaline Trio - "This Addiction"
    All Heart - "There's No Place Like Home"
    Ambush! - "Fright Night"
    American Me - "Siberian Nightmare Machine"
    Arcade Fire - "The Suburbs"
    Carpathian - "Wanderlust EP"
    Cloudkicker "Beacons"
    Coheed and Cambria - "Year of the Black Rainbow"
    Continuance - "Carry Ourselves"
    The Contortionist - "Exoplanet"
    A Day To Remember - "What Separates Me From You"
    The Devil Wears Prada - "Zombie EP"
    The Dillinger Escape Plan - "Option Paralysis"
    Four Year Strong - "Enemy of the World"
    Gravemaker - "Ghosts Among Men"
    Hundredth - "When Will We Surrender"
    Interpol - "Interpol"
    It Prevails - "Findings EP"
    Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"
    Legend - "Valediction"
    MGMT - "Congratulations"
    Terror - "Keepers of the Faith"
    Whitechapel - "A New Era of Corruption"

    *This was a great year for music and I can't wait to see what 2011 has in store for myself and everyone else who is an audiophile!
  • All mixed up...

    31 Mar 2010, 17:23

    Tue 30 Mar – a textbook tragedy, Deez Nuts, Lionheart

    I might have something more to write about for this show if it wasn't added on last.fm completely wrong. First off A Textbook Tragedy and Deez Nuts weren't there, they didn't mention that Continuance was playing as well and it wasn't at the Empyrean. But thanks for the half assed effort. I actually had a pretty good time despite not know half the bands. Continuance killed it though! Lionheart brought out some serious ferociousness within everyone. Causing a barstool to get thrown at my girlfriends knee and bruising it all up. and I got a forearm to the face severely bruising the inside of my lip. Awesome show!
  • Ceremony/AFI show

    23 Ene 2010, 5:30

    Thu 21 Jan – AFI, Ceremony
    I was thoroughly impressed with the entire show. It was my first time seeing both groups live so I was pretty pumped. Ceremony started off with a blast of fucking hatred that somewhat made me feel like I was witnessing a show straight out of the 80's hardcore era! The vocalist is very charismatic and cracked me up with his onstage antics. The best part was when he pulled his shirt over his face and screamed into the mic haha Classic. After seeing their intense performance I was very satisfied. And as I suspected the crowd was full of teeny AFI-ites that hadn't a clue who Ceremony were, and for the most part I don't think 85% of the people there knew who they were prior. Pretty sure they were thrown off and didn't know how to take their set which I found a bit entertaining in itself. But...thats life I guess...

    Had the inbetween wait...

    Then AFI came out. Davey with his flamboyant self. Wearing a super flashy gold suit and elvis-esque hair, incredible. They started off the show great and played several songs from Sing The Sorrow which I really enjoyed. I kind of wished they would have played more of their earlier work but I'm not complaining too much. They definitely blew me away. Still can't believe they played "The Leaving Song" live, wasn't expecting that!

    But after all was said and done I'd have to say it was a night to be remembered.
  • My Top Ten Albums of '09

    27 Dic 2009, 18:10

    In no particular order...

    1. Converge - Axe to Fall
    2. Therefore I Am - The Sound of Human Lives
    3. Thrice - Beggars
    4. Mastodon - Crack the Skye
    5. Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect
    6. It Prevails - Capture & Embrace
    7. Scale the Summit - Carving Desert Canyons
    8. Baroness - Blue Record
    9. Isis - Wavering Radiant
    10. Poison the Well - The Tropic Rot

    The Close Calls...

    Coalesce - "OX"
    Born of Osiris - "A Higher Place"
    Despised Icon - "Day of Mourning"
    Narrows - "New Distances"
    Tombs - "Winterhours"
    For The Fallen Dreams - "Relentless"
    Outbreak - "Outbreak"
    Thursday - "Common Existence"
    A Day To Remember - "Homesick"
    Dredg - "The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion"
    Buried Inside - "Spoils of Failure"
    Darkest Hour - "The Eternal Return"
    Cave In - "Planets of Old" EP
    Doomriders - "Darkness Come Alive"
    August Burns Red - "Constellations"
    The Black Dahlia Murder - "Deflorate"
    Polar Bear Club - "Chasing Hamburg"
    Alexisonfire - "Old Crows / Young Cardinals"
    Set Your Goals - "This Will Be The Death Of Us"
    The Color Morale - "We All Have Demons"
    Killswitch Engage - "Killswitch Engage"
  • Last.fm Survey

    14 Mar 2009, 5:59

    1. How did you get into 29? cKy
    Watching jackass and eventually the first cky VHS, yeah I said it, VHS.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? From Autumn To Ashes
    The After Dinner Payback

    3. What's your favorite lyric by 33? Story of the Year
    "I know I'm buried to far down to feel the warmth from the sun again"


    4. What is your favorite album by 49? Tears For Fears
    Songs From The Big Chair

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own? Between The Buried And Me
    Five albums

    6. What is your favorite song by 50? Unearth
    "Predetermined Sky"


    7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad? In Flames
    Nah.

    8. What is your favorite song by 15? Shai Hulud
    This Song: For the True and Passionate Lovers of Music


    9. What is your favorite song by 5? Soilwork
    "Black Star Deceiver"

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy? Killswitch Engage
    "Vide Infra"


    11. What is your favorite album by 40? Journey
    "Frontiers"

    12. What is your favorite song by 10? Comeback Kid
    "Losing Patience"

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 30? Dark Tranquillity
    This band single handedly got me into melodic death metal =D

    14. What is your favorite song by 38? Flaw
    "Best I Am"


    15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy? The Acacia Strain
    "See You Next Tuesday" its so damn hilarious!

    16. How many times have you seen 25 live? Poison The Well
    Never =(

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23? Remembering Never
    "For The Love of Fiction"

    18. What is your favorite album by 11? A Perfect Circle
    "Thirteenth Step" for sure!

    19. Who is a favorite member of 1? Misery Signals
    Probably Branden Morgan...amazing ass drummer.

    20. Have you ever seen 14 live? Lamb of God
    Yes I have! Incredible live show.

    21. What is a good memory involving 27? Ligeia
    Reminds me of summertime.

    22. What is your favorite song by 16? Isis
    "Weight"

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by 47? With Honor
    "Like Trumpets"

    24. What is your favorite album by 18? Mudvayne
    "L.D. 50"

    25. What is your favorite song by 21? Bleeding Through
    "Shadow Walker"

    26. What is the first song you ever heard by 26? Have Heart
    "Armed With A Mind"

    27. What is your favorite album by 3? Tool
    Ænima

    28. What is your favorite song by 2? Cave In
    "Youth Overrided"

    29. What was the first song you ever heard by 32? xBISHOPx
    "Old Habits"

    30. What is your favorite song by 8? Fear Factory
    "Zero Signal"

    31. How many times have you seen 17 live? means
    Never got to see them live =( and now they have disbanded...

    32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy? Champion
    "Perspective"

    33. What is you favorite album by 12? Thrice
    "The Illusions of Safety"

    34. What is the worst song by 45? Terror
    "No One Cares"

    35. What was the first song you ever heard by 34? Snapcase
    "Twentieth Nervous Breakdown"

    36. What is you favorite album by 48? Zozobra
    "Harmonic Tremors"

    37. How many times have you seen 42 live? Trivium
    Zeroooooo

    38. What is you favorite song by 36? Tenacious D
    "Fuck Her Gently" of course!

    39. What was the first song you ever heard by 28? Converge
    "No Heroes"

    40. What is you favorite album by 7? It Prevails
    "The Inspiration"

    41. Is there a song by 31 that makes you happy? Darkest Hour
    "With A Thousand Words To Say But One"

    42. What is your favorite album by 41? Down
    "Nola"

    43. What is your favorite song by 24? Mastodon
    "Naked Burn"

    44. What is a good memory you have involving 46? Hatebreed
    Hearing them for the first time...

    45. What is your favorite song by 35? Rise Against
    "To Them These Streets Belong"

    46. Is there a song by 9 that makes you happy? Pantera
    besides all of them??? "Yesterday Don't Mean Shit"

    47. What is your favorite album by 4? Hopesfall
    "The Satellite Years"

    48. Who is a favorite member of 37? As I Lay Dying
    probably Tim, he's got a pretty lethal voice.

    49. What is the first song you ever heard by 43? Emmure
    "10 Signs You Should Leave"

    50. How many albums do you own by 20? Deftones
    4 albums, still need to pick of "Adrenaline"