Monday, June 23, 2014

Listening Material: Weakling, Mitochondrion

Last night I stayed up late watching live Portal videos on YouTube, and then I watched their Larvae video. Scary.

That band is blowing my mind lately. I love The Curator's masks and costumes, the Pope, Clock, and Wizard. I never understood them until watching them play live, paying special attention to where their fingers go on their fretboards.

YouTube sensed I was gonna be into Mitochondrion, a similar band, which I've posted below, but first let's put this Weakling album up here, a video I found afterwards.

All these two bands are not connected in any way; I just discovered them at the same time, and I think a fan of one would like the other.

Weakling - Dead As Dreams [Full - HD]

Weakling is a black metal band that my guitarist in Freeze told me I should listen to since we both love Wolves in the Throne Room. Hailing from San Francisco, they recorded their lone album, Dead as Dreams, in 1998.

Mitochondrion - Parasignosis [Full - HD]

Mitochondrion is a Victoria, B.C. power trio, and Parasignosis (2011) is their second full-length, out via Profound Lore Records.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Soundgarden's Superunknown 20th Anniversary Performance was super cool

June 2, 2014, Soundgarden played their 1994 album Superunknown in its entirety. It was awesome! Can you believe it was twenty years ago this was released?

Let me start with my favorite song off the album, consequently track 1. They play it awesomely. Cornell gives a corny introduction and then they rock it hard.

Mm. Tasty. Superunknown is the best Soundgarden album ever, and for them to be playing it live really hits me right ... here, ya know? They do it so faithfully too, track by track, album order. Really cool. Totally fan-service and I'm eating it up.

Try this one, too:



Thank god for you, YouTube user mfc172. Here's another one of your stunning captures: