Thursday, October 15, 2009
I am listening to Witchcraft's "The Alchemist" right now and getting rocked oh so sweetly. I mean even my cat likes it. It's got all the elements that make good metal. It's slightly evil, mostly badass, has guitarmony, a good quiet/loud dynamic and a healthy obsession with Black Sabbath. A Swedish band i got to see that was along the same lines were called Graveyard. They had a little stronger old style R&B groove that made their songs kinda catchy. The singers voice had a Chris Cornell feel that reminded me of when sound garden was oh so teenage awesome. I really hope they come back the US and do a proper tour. Another band from Sweden that i got see was called Disfear. They are much heavier and faster than the previous two bands. It's a style of music known as D-Beat, which i can only assume is swedish for barking and guitaring loudly. What makes this band so good is their half crust half motorhead musical success equation that equals hell yeah every time. (Disfear, you can use that quote in your press kit). Check out the skinny happy swedes bouncing around to this heavy awesome noise and yes the is the singer from At the Gates.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I went to see Sunn0))) recently in brooklyn and i have to say i was really impressed by the first band, Eagle Twin. It was a 2 piece, which i am not big on, consisting of baritone guitar and drums. It is the new project by Gentry Densley a name you might recognize from the 90s hardcore band Iceburn. Well i was really suprised. This dude can still rip way hard. The songs were very complex and textured for a 2 piece. I was persuaded to buy the record, Unkindness of Crows, and it is even better that the live performance. The overdubs really make the songs stand out as epic compositions of doom and gloom. What i really like about the record is Densley doesn't just bash you over the head with volume and bassy drones, as a lot of doom acts try to do. He creates very creepy textures within well arranged songs. At points the songs break out into more major sounding progressions and the vocals are down right catchy. The lyrics are very apocolyptic and talk about nature in a very brutal and sparse way. "Carry on king of Carion" Densely sings in a song by the same name, is just one of the many references he makes to rotting flesh and the animals that sustain themselves off of the deaths of other animals. The theme would seem to be "humans don't get so cocky, your just carion to the crows." I would recomend this record very highly if you want a little more out of the stone drone style of music that bands like Sleep/Om, Sunn0)) and Earth have pioneered. Five thumb stars up.
Friday, October 9, 2009
It will be rescheduled i think. Either way it looks like we will be doing a Hank's show and a Philly show in early November. We will keep you posted. Keep your bloggin' ears to the sky for more updates forthcoming like more music we are mixing.
Welcome to the Mt. Olympus band blog. Here is where fellow Gods and Godesses come to get info about their favorite band/place to live. The band consists of 4 Gods. Carter Logan who is better know in the underworld as Hades, Mike Guggino aka Dionysus, Dickie Spectacular aka Zeus aka Diggie Smalls and Joey Santa Maria aka Ares the God of Bass. Together they form a truly titanic sound the likes of which have never been heard in Brooklyn and beyond. they have music posted on their interweb page. Mount Olympus
More news is to come so keep your ears to the heavens.