Saturday, June 12, 2021

Music I Am Currently Listening to

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Friday, June 11, 2021

My Current Favorite Songs of the Week

TGIF!

I got a chance to listen to the new Garbage album No Gods No Masters today. I loved it. That is all that needs to be said. 

Songs to Check Out:
"Rain or Shine" by Serenity In Murder
"The Furthest Distance" by Silent Elegy
"Kokomo, IN" by Japanese Breakfast
"Because the Night" by Garbage/Screaming Females
"Sebuah Pesan Untuknya" by Blodwen
"Eternity" by Amiliyah

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Throwback Thursday

It has been awhile since I did a Throwback Thursday post so I thought now would be a good time. I decided to post videos from a local show at Club Underground a good friend of mine put on back in August of 2016 called Mixed Madness part 3. It was a group of local heavy metal, EDM, and hip hop artists/bands.I rather missed those small, intimate local shows at Club Underground. There were not gobs of annoying people and the BS that comes with dealing with so many people who are probably intoxicated. With the pandemic starting to wind down, I hope these small, local shows starts happening again later this year.







Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Best of 2021 (so far)

It is June and it is now the year is half way over. Music in 2021 has definitely made up for the ongoing pandemic. Here are the top 15 2021 releases that has stood out with me, the list is in no particular order. I have also included a playlist of my favorite songs released in 2021.

At the moment, I would say Reborn by the Japanese melodic death metal band Serenity In Murder and the new EP by fellow Japanese metal band Hymn Above Traumatic Emotion are my top 2 favorite releases of 2021. It will be interesting if things changes by the end of the year. 

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Playlist Of The Week

A couple of weeks ago, I learned that my favorite melodic death metal band Serenity in Murder had their 3rd and most recent albums on Spotify. For awhile I could only listen to The First Frisson of the World and The Highest of Dystopia on Spotify but now then the band uploaded The Eclipse and Reborn. I ended up putting all four albums on one playlist for when I want to listen to their music (in shuffle mode) when I go out for a walk after work or during the weekends. 

I first discovered the band via YouTube and saw this clip of their new vocalist Ayumu singing "Anthem" on a first take. There is also another video of Ayumu singing Beast in Human Shape too. I was immediately hooked. I was reminded so much of fellow death metal band Arch Enemy and their Chinese counterparts (and my favorite band from China) Ephemerality. The first album I bought was a digital copy of Reborn off their bandcamp page https://serenityinmurder.bandcamp.com/music  . Ayumu has done a really great job at fitting in with her bandmates. She had big shoes to fill when former vocalist Emi left the band a few years ago. I love all 4 albums but if was to recommend an album to start out with, I would start from The First Frisson of the World and work up to Reborn. That is what I would suggest  for my readers 😉.

Songs to Check Out:
"Leaves Burned to Ashes" (Reborn)
"The Sea Is..." (The Eclipse)
"Nocturnal Damned" (The Highest Dystopia)
"Infact Bellum" (The First Frisson of The World)