Friday, February 3, 2017

Inferni

Allow me to introduce to you another intensely dramatic and melodious song from the group that has come to define the genre of epic music. The group is Two Steps From Hell and the piece is entitled Inferni. My only beef with the cut is that it's FAR too brief but it does not lack in impact at all. The strings are relentless and when the vocals come in they are hair raising.

Off of their latest album Vanquish, Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix have from somewhere and somehow concocted a song that serves notice to all other artists trying to make a name in this realm of music. Step back and give them room or they will show you no mercy.

If you like this song then I suggest you check out some of their other works like Protectors of the Earth and All is Hell that Ends Well. They will blow you away. You're welcome.




Saturday, October 1, 2016

Awaken

If you have yet to hear about the incredible violinist Damien Escobar then allow me to make the introduction with his moving and beautiful piece entitled Awaken. Released last year, Awaken is a single that is stirring in its beauty and as far as I'm concerned it's a piece of music everyone should hear. It's quietly addicting as I can't stop listening to it since I've heard it and it has restored my faith and belief in the art form known as music. This song is a feast for your ears.

Awaken is arranged in your typical song format of verse/chorus/verse/chorus/bridge/chorus. What makes this song pull you in though is the passion behind Damien's masterful playing and the movements towards the end. It's without a doubt the most beautiful thing I have heard in a very long time. Take a listen and see if you agree with me.





Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Vellocet

I know it's been a really long time since I've introduced you to something new or re-introduced you to something old. Sometimes life happens and it gets in the way of shit, my bad. I'll do my best to keep that from happening again. Hopefully this makes up for my being away. I felt it was my duty to bring you this cut from Breakage. It's called Vellocet and it's an instrumental piece that is crazy funky. The mid tempo groove is an undeniable head nodder and the beat is hard and crisp. It's off their 2015 album entitled When The Night Comes.

My two biggest beefs with this song is 1- it's not very long, I know it's over 4 minutes long but I want it to keep going and 2- it just ends. There's nothing at the end that even begins to mirror the majestical intro and that's a shame. I hate it when a song just stops, it's annoying but I digress. Vellocet is the kind of tune that would be perfect to hit the open road to.

If you like this cut then look into Stolen featuring Lily McKenzie. There's just something to that song that haunts me. Maybe it'll haunt you too.





Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Here

I know it's been awhile since I've posted here but I've been a tad busy, not to mention not hearing anything inspiring lately. That was until today when I came across this song by Alessia Cara entitled Here. It's a song that asks that age old question we've all asked ourselves at one time or another, "what in the hell am I doing here?" It's a great song that's a down tempo groover and Alessia's voice is the perfect accompaniment.

The vocal arrangement has a hip hop feel to it. Most pop songs have very few lyrics and those lyrics are usually repeated to the point where you want to shoot yourself in the head (Can't Feel My Face comes to mind). Alessia spits lyrics like Really I would rather be at home all by myself / Not in this room with people who don't even / Care about my well being / I don't dance, don't ask / I don't need a boyfriend / So you can go back / Please enjoy your party I'll be here. It's hard not to dig this cut by this new artist.

If you like this then check out her other cuts Outlaws and I'm Yours. They're catchy love songs and worthy of a listen. You're welcome.





Friday, July 24, 2015

I Can't Hear You

Allow me to introduce you to the seriously funky track by The Dead Weather entitled I Can't Hear You. This track will make you hear and feel it in more ways than one. Sadly at three minutes and thirty-five seconds it's way too short. You're going to want more of this nasty groove and funny stalker-ish lyrics. Thankfully their 2010 release Sea Of Cowards which I Can't Hear You is on is eleven cuts of some nasty groovy funk. And if you like this then check out their Hustle and Cuss track off the same album. I promise that you'll feel that one too. Enjoy...and you're welcome.










Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015

Brothers In Arms

To say I thoroughly enjoyed Mad Max: Fury Road would be akin to saying Mt. Everest is a pretty big fucking hill. I thought it was going to be a train wreck of a movie honestly but that's what I get for reading about it before seeing it for myself. It was amazing, and surprisingly what made it an even better experience was the score by Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL. I wasn't impressed with his first solo effort 300: Rise of an Empire (he also worked with Hans Zimmer on the amazing Man of Steel score). So when I found out he was scoring Max I held my breath and dove in. Come to find out the water was epic.

My favorite piece off the score (and it wasn't easy picking a favorite) is the cut entitled Brother In Arms. It has everything you could want and need. It's a pulsing, pounding, driving piece with an unsuspecting emotional pull at it's center. When you least expect it the strings and the horns come in behind the relentless percussion and takes the song over, pushing it ever forward. When the drums come back the combination makes this song take flight. As it settles, giving you the impression the song is ending it rears up and smacks you in the face with the drums again. I fucking love this piece.

If you haven't seen Mad Max: Fury Road I have NO idea what you are waiting for but you are missing out on the best non-stop action film in decades. You are also missing out on some truly brilliant music. I wasn't a fan of Tom's after 300: Rise of an Empire, but I am one now. Take a listen and see why, and oh...break out your big boy speakers while you're at it. Enjoy, and you're welcome.