With the recent release of Nola sludge legends Crowbar’s much anticipated new album, Sever The Wicked Hand, I started to think about what other huge albums 2011 has to offer the metalheads among us. With new albums from genre heavyweights like Atheist, Fear Factory, and Agalloch turning last year into a seriously stellar year for metal, 2010 is going to be hard to top, but here are 10 (+2) albums that I think will give 2011 more than just a fighting chance. READ MORE
Needless to say, American hardcore music has been one of the most influential subcultural movements in recent history. It’s blisteringly fast and abrasively loud quality has led many critics, both past and present, to describe it as “talentless”, “unlistenable” and “too ugly to be considered music”. And yet, the hardcore scene still thrives today. Its mark can be seen everywhere from music festivals to current hairstyle trends, but perhaps the most interesting outcome of the genre is the rise in popularity of the use of its infamous suffix, “-core” has experienced. Nowadays, “-core” can be used to modify just about any word you can think of, both creating new genres of music and describing the odd stuff that comes along with them. Here are my top 6 most ridiculous uses of the suffix “-core” and where you can see them in action.
It’s time for yet another volume of Ask Beefcake: Advice For Forlorn Lovers! The great Beefcake The Mighty has blessed two of you readers with his answers to your love and relationship issues. Care to learn from this man’s great advice and possibly ask him a question of your own? Then go forth past the jump and learn how YOU can become a great lover!
Well, it’s that time of the year again, the time for love, passion, flowers, chocolates, teddy bears, romance and cupids. Oh, and also a lot of pregnancies. True story: more people are born 8-9 months after Valentine’s Day than any other time of the year. That’s a lot of fornication going on! So, in an effort to aid all you horny little buggers out there, I’ve put together a list of my ten songs to get your loins aquiver!
I think its safe to say that attending a live music show is one of the most communal experiences you can possibly have. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of people, are all crowded in one space, sharing a love of one particular band or performer. And so, interacting with other fans is one of the cornerstones of being in a crowd. And that’s a good thing! Well, in most cases. Here is my list of some of the best, and worst, fans you could possibly meet at shows.
I’ve been playing guitar for over 13 years now and it’s one of my biggest passions. One thing I love to see is how people take their instrument and make it into a work of art unto itself. Why should the music get all the credit when often times it’s the instrument that helps create the specific tone? If all guitars sounded the same, us guitarists would be thrilled to only spend $100 bucks on a cheap Squire or Epiphone rather than save up to buy that PRS, Fender or Gibson we’ve always dreamt of. So, in the spirit of celebrating the guitar itself, I bring you ten guitars that I saw and thought were just amazing.
Bloody-Disgusting is pleased to bring you the first edition of Ask Beefcake: Advice For Forlorn Lovers! In this column, YOU, the reader, submits a question regarding a problem you are having with your love life and GWARs mighty and terrifying bassist Beefcake will tell you how to remedy your situation. So check after the jump for three questions from your fellow Infected members and see how Beefcake suggests they tackle their issues, all in the name of love.
There are times when a great song comes out. And when I say great, I mean that when you hear it, you know it’s something special, something that you want to keep on your iPod at all times so that whenever you have that yearning to hear it, it’s at your fingertips. But then there are tracks that, before it even gets on your iPod, you’ve heard it so many times that even the thought of dragging it onto your iPod makes you clench your fists and grit your teeth. With that, I present to you readers a list of ten rock and metal songs that I’ve heard more times than I could ever have possibly wanted. Check after the jump for the full list.
2010 was the first full year of Bloody-Disgusting Music and it’s been one hell of a ride. We’ve worked hard to bring you readers contests, exclusives, reviews, originals and more, all because of our love of music and horror. For me personally, I’ve gotten to hang out with some of the coolest musicians, listen to great albums and write about what I love. Because of all of this, here is a random list of personal favorites from this year in Bloody Disgusting Music.
The “Ten Creepy Videos Just In Time For Halloween” list was a big hit with you readers. However, as many of you know, there aren’t just ten creepy music videos out there. So, I went ahead and put together another list because this holiday season is just too damn cheery for me. I’ll start you off nice and mellow with The Cure below, but after the jump, there are nine more creepy videos for your viewing pleasure (displeasure?).
We live in an amazing world with some of the most diverse forms of life one could imagine. We have plants that eat insects, insects big enough to eat birds, birds that can dive into water to grab fish and so on and so forth. With this vast amount of fauna, it only makes sense to have animals share their feelings and frustrations in one of the ways we do: through song. With that, I present to you seven animals that should be singers for metal bands. Grab your leash and check it out after the jump!
It’s been a bit since the last issue of The Voice Of Horror but I’m bringing it back with a series that is pretty near and dear to my heart: Resident Evil. I remember reading the articles in Game Informer about Resident Evil on the Playstation and begging my parents to get me one so I could get the game and explore this terrifying mansion. Alas, it was not meant to be and I was only able to start enjoying the series by staying over at a friend’s house and playing RE2 (Leon mission first, of course). But one thing that I always enjoyed about the RE series was the music and the sound. Hell, I was walking around middle school playing the RE2 OST in my discman (you can easily tell I was not one of the popular kids). So join me in venturing into Arklay, Racoon City and beyond in this edition of The Voice Of Horror.
With Halloween being so close, I have to keep this Voice Of Horror thing going, so enjoy it while it’s going on, because once Halloween is past, these will be more spaced out. But for now, I’m excited to bring up two more games that scared the bejeezus out of me as a youngling: The 7th Guest and Phantasmagoria II: A Puzzle Of Flesh. These were two games that I played through several times on the PC and still remember very fondly to this day.
Today brings the second issue of The Voice Of Horror, where I talk about the importance of music and sound in a specific horror title. In this issue I’m taking a look at a game that is very near and dear to my heart: Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest. Check after the jump for the article.
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I’m pretty psyched to bring you a new original Bloody Disgusting Music series that is called The Voice Of Horror. In this series, I’ll be looking at the importance of sound and music in a specific title, whether it be video game, TV show, or movie. As we all know, if the sound or the music in a horror medium isn’t up to snuff, the medium suffers tremendously. It’s also known that while people might be okay with mediocre visuals, no one wants to listen to mediocre sound. An example of this is The Blair Witch Project or Cloverfield. Realistically, the video of these films is not the best: There are a lot of jittery moments, blurry visuals, sharp cuts, and more. However, the audio in these films is very well done and that is why we are okay with watching it. Imagine watching either of those films and the sound was peaking and/or distorting constantly, people would go from being really loud to really quiet just because of where the camera microphone was aimed, etc… It would be pretty damn unbearable. So that is why I chose to start off this new series. And to kick it off, I’m going to talk a bit about a subject that I happen to love: Video games.