Random bands have started to follow me on twitter and tumblr, and it does amazing things for my ego. In this segment, we talk about the bands that have followed me this week.
I tweeted something about doing metalcore vocals (spoiler, it was in a dream, I will never be able to start a metalcore band) and these guys found me on twitter. They stuck with me after about fifty tweeted videos of me after getting a wisdom tooth pulled, so props to them they truly understand the meaning of living hardcore.
I really enjoyed the majority of their music, there was a disconnect between the screamed vocals and the clean vocals. It wasn't the kind of disconnect that brings interest to the songs. It was as though the clean vocals belonged to a different band in a different genre... they weren't enjoyable and really detracted from the overall experience of the music. And that's unfortunate, because aside from those poorly paved bridges, this is a solid metalcore band that produces solid music.
Listen For The Light
I also got a follow this week from the bassist of Listen For The Light, a metalcore band out of Maryland. Which means he could have found me because of metalcore or because of Maryland. SO THERE'S A MYSTERY HERE. I don't know what I wanted to accomplish with that sentence but I'm kind of fond of it so I guess it's staying
I am super excited about this band, because they are a shining light in a genre that typically has a musical checklist. The vocal layering of clean and screaming is a refreshing change from alternating verses, or saving clean vocals for a quick visit on the bridge. And there are moments when the guitar gets to shine without drop tuning, and it's fantastic. I feel like I just got out of a pool, it's phenomenal.
The Gift of Ghosts
I usually love anything ghost related, and the trend held up for these guys.
The Gift of Ghosts skirts around genre by picking the best aspects of the full spectrum of rock, sprinkling in some dope programming, and spine shattering vocals.We get double the clean vocals, double the screaming, this is music that dances around in your ears on its own, it's like being given 3D glasses for sound. Ten out of ten would recommend.