Alright so this isn't something I normally do because most people don't consider me a vocal or reliable source for music. Normally I'd just suggest music I enjoy to a few friends to try and spread it for discussion. But lately those people have stopped returning feedback and just kind of ignore it. and seeing as though this is technically my journal, i'm going to post my feelings here.
And yes I know i'll be hitting a very small percentage of anyone who'll see this. Mostly I'm aiming for @Visceral
, being my metal/ hardcore links in this world. (And by the way, I put up this album for you both over a month ago. Then tore it down, then put it back up not that long ago.)So if you aren't in the mood for music then skip right over this.Issues - Black Diamonds
This EP has consumed the last 6 weeks of my life, beyond description. I think I listen to it about 5-8 times a day in its entirety. It's getting a bit crazy. Music I listened to YEARS before I even knew of this band make me want to listen to these songs. The band is not even a year old yet, and they kind of dominate my listening experience.
At first I had a love/ hate relationship with their exclusive single before the launch of their EP. It was pretty awesome but it was a complete diss-track to their old bandmates in Woe, Is Me.
But then I heard this song cover that they made
and it blew my mind out of the water. That was when I got their EP in full.
The entire disk is front to back 6 songs, but has more variation and talent than anything I have herd in the last 5 years. They touch so well on vocals, screaming, and musicianship. Not to mention they cross genres and styles with effortless ease. Dubstep to hardcore to nu-metal to hip hop influence... just floors me. Some people are gonna call their lyrics weak, I consider them true. They aren't pretentious or over reaching, and that is a big quality in me.
Anyway, anyone worth showing this to would already either be interested or stopped reading. So here are some more stuff by them.Princeton Ave
and their original single King Of Amarillo