xeph

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  1. xeph received reputation from breanna. in Emarosa - Peach Club   
    Had to log back in specifically to say how hard this song fuckin bangs
  2. xeph gave reputation to Andrew in Coheed and Cambria teasing new album?   
    This song fucking rules
  3. xeph received reputation from Ruiner II in Nine Inch Nails New Album and Tour   
    I had work that morning so my friend who I was going to go with went to get tickets. He's a pretty smart/savvy ticket buying guy so I assumed he knew he would need to get there pretty damn early to not have to be in line all day. He did not. 
    (buuuut luckily we found some resale tickets for a pretty reasonable price so I'm still going!)
  4. xeph gave reputation to Chris. in Monthly Mix Thread   
    Dude, check out the album “Father’s Son” by the band LIMBS if you haven’t. Just came out a few weeks ago. It’s their debut...nice little Post-Hardcore action I think you would like.
  5. xeph received reputation from Lucas in Dance Gavin Dance - Artificial Selection   
    well it's a good thing the album is out on June 8 then
     
  6. xeph gave reputation to jmg05005_v2.0 in New Meg Myers single incoming   
    I'd like Meg to impact me...
  7. xeph gave reputation to TaNbULL in TesseracT - 'Sonder'   
    The album version of Smile is one of the highlights. I liked the single version alright, but the album version is insane.
  8. xeph gave reputation to pen in Coheed And Cambria Sign To Roadrunner   
    It's better than it ever was if they're signing bands like Coheed.
  9. xeph gave reputation to pen in Greyhaven - 'Empty Black'   
    To add, I was trying to think of what band they remind me of, and Glassjaw and Snapcase came to mind until I remembered Poison The Well. More melodic of course, but I get a very You Come Before You vibe.
  10. xeph gave reputation to Ruiner II in Greyhaven - 'Empty Black'   
    It's not that I object to melodic singing, of course--xeph name dropped Dillinger Escape Plan, and many of my favorite songs from them have are more melodic. It's just something about the style of singing here, I have no idea what to call it but it's used by a lot of post-hardcore bands and more modern rock groups in general lately. No matter how much I listen to bands that use it, though, I never get used to it.
    I've come back to "Sweet Machine" a couple times now, though, and I really like this.
  11. xeph gave reputation to Chris. in Greyhaven - 'Empty Black'   
    This shit is tight. I don’t mind all screaming, but the melodic singing mixed in is always nice. Keith Buckley from Every Time I Die does it so well. 
    Good looking out @xeph
  12. xeph received reputation from Chris. in The Fever 333 - 'Made An America'   
    @Chris. *psst* check out the Greyhaven album
  13. xeph received reputation from Lucas in Greyhaven - 'Empty Black'   
    it's early, but I think I already have a frontrunner for my AOTY race. Some gnarly Dillinger/ETID/early letlive type stuff with a ton of hard rock and southern rock influence. Saw them open for Norma Jean the other night and they completely blew my mind. @Ruiner @Andrew @Lucas y'all would probably like this!
     
  14. xeph received reputation from Lucas in Greyhaven - 'Empty Black'   
    it's early, but I think I already have a frontrunner for my AOTY race. Some gnarly Dillinger/ETID/early letlive type stuff with a ton of hard rock and southern rock influence. Saw them open for Norma Jean the other night and they completely blew my mind. @Ruiner @Andrew @Lucas y'all would probably like this!
     
  15. xeph received reputation from NinjaNick101 in General Music Discussion   
    new Dangerous Summer song is incredible. I missed this band so much the last 4 years and it's so cool and wonderful having them back in my life again
     
  16. xeph received reputation from NinjaNick101 in MM2017 Final Four: Metallica vs. From Ashes To New   
    In a just world Night Verses would have smote FATN with a mighty blow
  17. xeph received reputation from NinjaNick101 in MM2017 Final Four: Metallica vs. From Ashes To New   
    In a just world Night Verses would have smote FATN with a mighty blow
  18. xeph gave reputation to pen in General Discussion   
    On the one hand, I caved in and did overtime since we only had one closer on staff tonight.
    On the other hand...
     
  19. xeph gave reputation to Lucas in General Discussion   
    I haven't posted about it in a long time as it has been consuming my life the last several months and thus why I was not on here much since the fall. But I finally won full custody of my girls today. I'm pretty humbled by it finally being ruled in my favor. 
  20. xeph received reputation from Lucas in Being As An Ocean - 'Waiting For Morning To Come'   
    That's because we didn't know it was coming out at all until recently. Equal Vision held up the release for so long the band just said fuck it and bought the rights to the album like a month ago and announced they were self releasing it
  21. xeph received reputation from Koldes in New Foo Fighters   
    I am incredibly stoked on that collaboration
  22. xeph gave reputation to Koldes in Hundred Suns - 'The Prestaliis'   
    Upon a first (working, highly distracted) listen, this is really good. December's ending definitely had some Red vibes and the guitar breakdown towards the end of Reversal reminded me of Chevelle. So I can see those comparisons. I can hear the 10 Years reference as well because the lyrics aren't obvious and beat you over the head with simplicity, and the music is kind of moody, dark, serious type of stuff. I haven't listened to Demon Hunter in order to compare - although I have heard that their latest album has little unclean vocals, maybe I should give that a try. The other albums I hear a lot when listening to this is Sleepwave's 'Broken Compass' and CrashScene, almost like this is a sequel to their S/T album CrashScene. I can also hear a little but of Wovenwar and Heartist in the vocalist's tone. All four of these albums I just listed are some of my favorites from the past few years, so that's a good thing.
    I think this album is going to be one of my higher ranked albums in the year. Definitely high up as far as hard rock goes - I need to listen to it more and learn it, but it definitely has everything I'm looking for, especially the hard aggression and borderline vocals without ever crossing the unclean line, along with some really good variation as xeph advertised! No song has the same beginning or the same end. For example, Hallejulah's ending is him yelling with a hard stop, and then right into Infinite Winter's soft opening with delayed vocals. I'm not sure why more hard rock bands don't do this variation often anymore. The little bits of echoing vocals, little bit of pianos, some light electronics on this really give it this edge of variation that I like.
  23. xeph received reputation from Three Libras in MM2017 Round 2, Set 8: Night Verses vs. From Ashes To New   
    Choose wisely. Choose bravely. Choose Night Verses!
  24. xeph received reputation from Chris. in Brand New - 'Science Fiction'   
    You can preorder the vinyl, CD, or buy a digital download here:
    http://www.procrastinatemusictraitors.com/products/598731-brand-new-science-fiction
    Kind of excited for this. Never been a big Brand New fan really by any stretch (just haven't "got it" I guess) but I know this is supposed to be their last album and they're super important to a lot of people so maybe I'll find something in this one
  25. xeph received reputation from 2ndkrueger in Hundreth - 'Rare'   
    I gave this a jammy jam in the car this AM and enjoyed it immensely. I always thought these guys' heavier output was a bit on the standard side for me but they really hit the spot with the sound on this one imo. "Vertigo", "Disarray" and "Youth" are the highlights for me.