Friday, March 19, 2010
Ok, so this band, Every Dying Day, I first heard of after they started following me on Twitter, so I had to give them a listen. I'll tell you up front, based on five songs for free download on their profile on ReverbNation.com, not bad. They're a small band from the hot and sunny Phoenix, Arizona.
The pros, a good, solid, hard sound. Good vocals, good musicians, good songs. The cons, the overall sound has that of a typical small time band, one song in particular. I personally enjoyed all their songs, some more than others. But the song "ENVY" has the sound of a band producing a song for about $100. The song itself isn't bad, but the sound of the vocals just bothers me. I mean, he's a good singer, but it's just the quality of the production on this track, it's not good. I think I could have done better, mind you, I've never produced, mixed or recorded music in my life. If I were the boys, I would go back and re-record the song.
I have to say, I love the beginning of "Pumkin Patch", it's really groovy, I just wish it lasted longer. And on this song, for some reason, the vocals remind me, somewhat, of Marylin Manson, in a good way. However, the song features my biggest gripe in music, the name of the song is not mentioned oNCE in the song itself. I don't get that. Next up is "Morning Breath", who's intro makes me think of a song that should be on a video game soundtrack. The chorus is go a great flow to it, love it. The song has sound bits that remind you of some off of Rob Zombie's Hellbilly Deluxe. Next up "My Everything". It's starts out with kind of a poppy feel, not really my thing, but it changes up a bit. I'll admit the chorus is harder than the start of the song would allude too, this is a plus. I would have to say, of the five, this is one of their better songs. And lastly "Note to Self", starts with a hard indie rock feel. Put it this way, if you were to sing along to this song, you would need to write a note to yourself to have cough drops ready, you'd have a sore throat. The lyrics are kind of shouted throughout the song, not that it's a bad thing, it's the song's character. This is probably a middle-of-the road song, at best.
Have a listen for yourself and see what you think,
Every Dying Day on Twitter
Every Dying Day on MySpace
Every Dying Day on ReverbNation
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sorry I have the attention span of a stoner. And since it's 2am, I'll keep it short.
Well, since this is an overview of a band as a whole, I'll try not to focus on one album in particular. Type O Negative, no not the blood type, the goth band from New York. If you haven't heard of them, all I can say is "What's wrong with you?!" They are legendary. Basically their entire being can be help up in the song "Black No. 1". The album version is 11 minutes long with live performances running around 4-5. Speaking of live performance, I'm not really a fan of them, by anyone. However, I will tell you this, I would pay good money to see Type O Negative play live anywhere in the world. They're one of, if not the best, live bands I've ever seen. Did I mention that they also have a good sense of humor? No? Well, just have a listen to "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend", yeah, that kinda girlfriend, also have a watch of their video for "I Don't Wanna Be Me". I swear, I have never laughed so hard at a music video. I mean, who doesn't love goth metal and cross dressers who wanna be Britney Spears or Emeniem? And is it just me or does Peter Steele have friggin' fangs???
Enjoy and until next time,
"Black No. 1" (live)
"My Girlfriend's Girlfriend"
"I Don't Wanna Be Me"