Backwards it begins, and backwards we end. As though blind, we walk with our hands out, feeling our way through the mess of cacophonous noise while following notes that dart and dive and make every effort to remain unseen. Notes that are not restricted by meter and seem to travel free of the restraints of [...]
Posted: February 17th, 2010 under Music, Reviews, Writing.
Tags: christopher arp, converge, david, dillinger escape plan, ideas of reference, leviathan, mastodon, michelanglo, miss machine, pig destroyer, psyopus, stravinsky, terrifyer, you fail me
After graduating from Greenville in 2006, my band (which was then referred to) When Sorrow Fails when on tour. After tour we buckled down, wrote some songs we were proud of and recorded with me using Greenville’s studios (thanks to my favorite prof., Mike Johnson!) Before we took the weekend to track the songs, I [...]
Posted: February 2nd, 2010 under Music.
Tags: alan douches, bandcamp, chariot, converge, copeland, Greenville, mastodon, matt goldman, michael johnson, My Band, pilots, sufjan stevens, when sorrow fails
Behemoth’s “Evangelion” 4.5/5 Musical Lord of the Rings epic with Sauron winning. Heaviest blackened death metal cd til judgement day #nwms im going to also start ascribing a #howfire level to these #nwms records on a scale of Jane Doe (10) to #crabcore (-10) #nwms Behemoth’s #howfire score is a 6 #nwms Hatebreed’s “Perseverence” 2.5/5 [...]
Posted: December 20th, 2009 under 15 mins, Music, Reviews.
Tags: #howfire, behemoth, big business, church of misery, converge, crabcore, hatebreed, in flames, jane doe, killswitch engage, lamb of god, lord of the rings, marduk, nachtmystium, nwms, rambo, sauron, sunn o)))
On Wednesday I finished my response mixtape to my friend Travis. The mix was a two parter, as I felt like I needed to give him one mix of “hardcore” stuff and a second of non-aggressive/heavy/screamy music so to more fully show my tastes. The first mix proved a bit difficult. I realized while putting [...]
Posted: August 9th, 2009 under 15 mins, Community, Music.
Tags: botch, Breather Resist, cave in, converge, curl up and die, deftones, dillinger escape plan, frodus, hardcore, intronaut, itunes, mewithoutyou, mix, mixtape, modern life is war, old man gloom, refused, scarlet, spitfire, trap them, travis bursik, Young Widows
It’s a Converge day today in the office. Nothing like a little Jane Doe to get me stoked about calling students!
A paper I wrote for Rock Music History about Converge. Converge Paper for Rock Music History Prof. Andrea Johnson May 5th, 2005 Converge is arguable one of the most important hardcore bands since Black Flag, Minor Threat, Agnostic Front and Sick of It All. Converge, along with a few other bands in the early nineties, [...]
Posted: April 5th, 2005 under Culture, Learning, Music, Writing.
Tags: ben koller, black flag, boston, boston hardcore, boston ma, caring and killing, cave in, converge, equal vision, first light, godcity, halo in a haystack, hardcore, Hardcore, hatebreed, jacob bannon, jane doe, kurt ballou, last light, Learning, long road home, ma, minor threat, motorhead, nate newton, petitioning the empty sky, Recording, refused, slayer, the shape of punk to come, when forever comes crashing, you fail me