Music = Life.
Since it’s been so long since I wrote my last post, I knew that I had to write on someone absolutely amazing. Although many artists came to mind, one stood out from the crowd. I knew I had to bring in someone new with something different… And so, ladies and gentlemen, I give you, Dkay.
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, raised in Calgary, Alberta, and now at 18 years old he resides in Vancouver City, British Columbia, where he has most recently released his hits “VanCity Sh*t” and “College Party”.
Posted in Metal on July 28, 2011
One thing that I love more than anything in life is finding new music. It can be any kind, rap, rock, metal, you name it, but one thing that really tickles my fancy, is when the music I hear is from a local band.
I give you: Fire In The Skies
These guys kick major ass. Major. Ass. Last night I went to The Basement in Ogden to support one of my friend’s band, Mauler, and Fire In The Skies played right before Mauler went on. Hearing good things about them, I was excited, but most definitely wasn’t prepared for the beating that my eardrums were about to receive. In fact, my ears are still ringing as I write this blog.
Isn’t it great when you come across a CD from a band you’ve heard one or two songs from, and it ends up being friggin’ amazing? Although rare, this does occur every once in a while. Fortunately for me, it happened just a little bit ago, and because of this rare occurrence, I have decided to write on the guys the pulled it off.
I, give you: I, The Breather
I, The Breather is another one of those brutal metal bands that I love to fall in love with. The very first song on the CD will tell you exactly why, and I will post that video at the bottom of this blog.
First of all, let me apologize for taking so long to write a new blog. I know it’s been a while, but truth is, I haven’t heard anyone lately that’s inspired me enough to write anything about them… until now.
Allow me to introduce, Memphis May Fire.
I had never heard of this band up until last week while I was searching through iTunes, but when I previewed the very first song on their new album, “The Hollow”, I knew I had to get it. Although I was a little hesitant at first, due to all the other bands I’ve gotten this feeling from that have just completely let me down, I followed through and got the album. Since I got it, it’s been the only thing I’ve been listening to, and it is better than what I expected. From my knowledge, these guys have been around since about 2006ish, and I am pretty pissed I haven’t heard of them until now.
Through the years of music that I have lived to hear and experience, there are many bands that are able to make me click the “repeat” button. In my more recent years, though, with my new tastes in music and such, there has only been a handful that I could never get away from if I tried. Asking Alexandria happens to be one of them.
Asking Alexandria is a heavy metal band that hails from North Yorkshire, England, with the appearance of an 80’s hair band, and more talent than 95% of most mainstream artists out there. They were actually the very first band that I heard to start mixing a little bit of electronic music into their metal routine, and they’ve continued to make it work. I have been absolutely in love with Asking Alexandria since the very first time I heard them, and when I bought Stand Up and Scream in September, 2009 (their first full length studio album) I couldn’t believe the amount of talent within the band. The album had some of the sickest breakdowns, guitar riffs, and double pedal goodness that I had ever heard. One thing I really enjoy about Asking Alexandria is that their screamer, Danny Worsnop, is also the singer, which is unique compared to many other bands that I know of.
Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S) is a brand new band led by the one and only, Craig Owens, who is most well known for being the front man for the band Chiodos. With that sentence said, I know that half of you are now moving your mouse towards the “X”, but I urge you to keep on reading.
In all honesty, I used to be Anti-Craig Owens. I could not stand him in Chiodos, and I didn’t buy, nor even download a single album, so the fact that I’m writing a blog about one of his bands blows me away as well. This band is not anything like the typical Craig Owens, with his new crew under a new name, D.R.U.G.S has completely taken me by surprise, and I have fallen in love.
Posted in Metal on February 28, 2011
As a new contributor to On the Couch, I realize that my first blog entry must be one to prove my input is worthy and kick-ass, so with that in mind, I introduce:
Never before in my life have I been able to keep my iPod playing on a single artist for as long as I have with August Burns Red. They’re literally the perfect mix of everything that you’d love to hear in a Hard Rock / Metal / Whatever band, with unique guitar riffs, pounding double pedal, and the vast range in vocals, prepare to have your mind absolutely blown.
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