Anathema has long been a band that I know I can come back to for solid, amazing music. From their start as a doom metal band to their progression into progressive alt-rock, the band has always delivered atmospheric, beautiful, emotional songs that resonated deep within. So when I heard that a new album, Weather Systems, was coming out, I knew that it was something I had to hear, something that I had to dive into. I was lucky enough to get an advance copy and I have spent the past several days listening to the album. Join me below to hear my thoughts.
On this edition of Twisted Music Video Of The Week, we’re going a bit more mellow with the music while still keeping some weird, creepy images. After the massive viral succes of the Walk Off The Earth cover of Gotye‘s Somebody I Used To Know, I started checking out more Gotye stuff on YouTube. Coming across this video for Hearts A Mess, I knew that I had to share it with you readers. The song comes from his 2006 album Like Drawing Blood. The music is very atmospheric and the video suits the emotions and mood perfectly, telling the story of a ragtag group of odd robotic creatures who decide to leave Earth for a better place. Enjoy the video below and make sure to leave a suggestion for next week! READ MORE
I’m a sucker for alternative prog-rock. There’s just enough heaviness to satisfy the metal head in me but there is also a vast amount of tones and effects to appeal to the audiophile in me. Seriously, it’s like I’m an addict and the only cure is more interesting and unique sounds. So when I did a bit of reading and checking into A Liquid Landscape, I was immediately intrigued. They cite influences such as Dredg, Porcupine Tree, Sigur Ros, Karnivool, People In Planes, Tool, and more. Talk about an impressive roster of bands to admire, right? But anyone can claim such bands influence them. The question is can they take those influences and make a unique final product? Is Nightingale Express an album that stands on its own merits? READ MORE