I've got the juice all the way up over here. I'd be interested in knowing if others are experiencing the same quietitude as ethylene.
First track: Opeth : The Leper Affinity - A friend turned me on to them, but I have to say I'm still getting to know their music and therefore the jury is still out for me on Opeth. Second longest track of the broadcast.
Melvins : Sweet Willy Rollbar - Time-wise this is almost a bit of a throwaway Melvins track given how much I like this band, but I couldn't resist following Opeth up with the hog-like grunts. This is off of one of my favorite (after Ozma) Melvin's discs Stoner Witch.
TheDonF - I'm still getting my mind around Opeth. They do seem proggy to me, but not overly so. The album that track was from has a lot of acoustic guitar on it actually. To me it's "studio prog" and not like wildstyle let's see how crazy we can play prog (which is actually my preference).
Dazzling Killmen : My Lacerations - A quick track from their 1994 album Face of Collapse many of their songs have more complex arrangements than this, but all contain that tight agressive rhythm section (which was to my mind the highlight of the band).
Slayer : Epidemic - I don't know who these guys are. Someone told me the album that has this track on it was some kind of classic or something.
Refused: Coup D'Etat - Before the experimentalism of The Shape of Punk to Come I viewed Refused as more of a "hardcore" punk band and I think this track off of Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent demonstrates why. I played a track from Dennis' "new" band The (International) Noise Conspiracy on an earlier broadcast.
Swelter : Jehova Nipple - OK, so this is Swelter the band from Tacoma. Not another band called Swelter who is from who knows where. I do not. Anyway, this band is from the 90s in my hometown. Some of my bands played shows with them and they always owned the stage.
safetyfork - there's a thing in nicecast where you can put a url in for the station you're playing - it's purely a cosmetic thing but shows up in iTunes. Yours is set to rogueamoeba's url, if you're interested.
I've heard of Slayer; didn't they do some songs about rain? Probably a bit like Lemon Jelly's duck song
man, i admit to using the term "hipster metal" with Mastodon, but this stuff is really growing on me. That's certainly a worthy riff. Also, for some reason, I never heard the Melvins in them, but damn if it ain't right there in front of me.
btw no one can say brutal anymore without causing dethklok giggles.
It's been ages since i listened to stuff like this, and sometimes you really need it, not just to scare the shit out of hippies.
The last time i needed to listen to something really hard i ended up digging for old industrial and hardcore i couldn't find while some at the drive in shit wouldn't cut it, i horrified the fuck out of the people present who begged me to stop scaring them.
Mastodon : Blood and Thunder - Well played guitars. Check. Insane drums. Check. Not too much cookie monster singing. Check. Concept album about Mobey Dick. Check. Reaffirmed my faith in what I think of as mainstream metal in the aughts. Check.
Botch : C. Thomas Howell As The "Soul Man" - Another great metalish band from Tacoma, WA. These guys used to not be that impressive (like in High School) then they seemed to have dropped out of sight or off my radar for a while and came back seriously blowing minds. They grew into such a great band. It's a shame they aren't together anymore.
Harkonen : Baristas Get Stalked - a twofer from Tacoma. Aroma Rock fest 2007! I was a barista when I lived in Seattle (sad, cliche, but true).
TheDonF -- I'll have to check that out when I'm done. It'd be nice to put in a more appropriate URL.
Eth -- Lots of good Swelter tracks on their myspace.
Big Business : O.G. - Jared from Karp, The Whip, and Tight Bros from Way Back When teams up with Coady from The Murder City Devils and Dead Low Tide to bring us Big Business. It's a lot of pummel for two dudes. They can also be found beefing things up on the Melvins' Senile Animal album. They be West Coasties also.
400 Blows: Thinking Of You - So Big Business was drums, bass and vocals, and now 400 Blows is drums, guitar and vocals. Skot has some great snotty lyrics making this band a lot of fun despite their all black outfits. From east Los Angeles.
Ministry : Just One Fix - Remember when Ministry was a total dance band and then Land of Rape and Honey came out? Ok, that was a little before my time as well, but I do remember hearing the first track off of Land of Rape and Honey, buying that album and then working my way backward in their catalogue and going WTF is this? Then Mind is a Terrible thing to Taste came out and I was happy again. I wanted to include some music that adopted metal tropes but was not necessarily regarded as metal. Actually, a case could be made for much of this set being that way minus a few obvious tracks. This makes sense since my tastes skew much more towards punk, noise rock, and other things.
Engine Kid : Anchor - Slowing things down a bit here. Another defunct 90s band out of Seattle. However, Greg Anderson has notably gone on to co-lord over Southern Lord records and play in Thorr's Hammer, Burning Witch, and Goatsnake as well as Sunn O))). Engine Kid owed much to Slint in its early years, but for me the best stuff was after they balanced those ideas out with the more metal sound that Anderson would come to embrace even more fully over the years.
With this Hell On Fire track you are spoiling us. Did someone mention Goatsnake? Fine group. I cannot understand the attraction of Sunn O))) - there was a post on the blue about them a few months back and I just sat there, watching the vids, laughing.
High on Fire : Blessed Black Wings - A true metal album recorded by Steve Albini (!) that dishes a bit of the Motorhead vibe with all the classic trappings one would expect from a metal band, and yet sounds completely refreshing to my ears. Certainly one of my favorite albums to come out in the last few years. Plus, they're also West Coasties. Is now where I talk about the weird Joe Preston connection? Joe was in the Melvins for a time and also played with Jared in the Whip and is playing bass on this album. Joe's a roamer.
TheDonF: Yeah, Sunn O))) I haven't made up my mind yet. I also need to get my hands on their collaboration with Boris.
Lightning Bolt : Dead Cowboy - A nice long track from Lightning Bolt. If you can get lost in their almost fractal riffage, the songs come out wholly different in the end. For this, I like to sink into a good seven plus tune. They're also the best live music experience I've had in ages. Yay, Fort Thunder. Second to last track of the broadcast.
You saved it for me with the ministry and 400 blows where i was afraid you'd go all slayer and mastodon. As much as i hate myspace (not dead yet?) i'll check a few and other sites out later some time as you have made it so very easy for me, but i'll stop interrupting with that i like and want except to say from the cookie monster singing to the going WTF, i love the nailhead commentary except last night i was informed i am old and decrepit so i might remember things someday.
Unsane: Organ Donor/Street Sweeper/Jungle Music/Exterminator - This track is from the Peel Sessions and features what I think is the best sound quality of their early material with original drummer Charlie Ondras (RIP). I heard this stuff for the first time through the SubPop singles of the month club and those low-fi recordings are perhaps more magical. But I think this collection track serves as a better introduction for today's listener. From NYC.
Thanks for listening! I dedicate the set to theDonF who mentioned we hadn't had an entire metal broadcast to his recollection, so I wanted to scrape one together. And, scrape I did! I think you all heard 80-90% of all the metal in my apt (did not include the pipes under the kitchen sink, Ozzy Osborne, Black Sabbath, Metallica, King Crimson, Blue Oyster Cult, and just a few other tracks that are kinda metal by non metal bands.
Sweet set, safetyfork + w00t! for the dedication. Loads of great stuff in there that I'd not heard before but will have to start picking up. I might have to put something together myself soon, although it'll be probably more well-known stuff. Thanks :)
Joe Preston is a monster bass player. A good man to have on your team, without a doubt.
I never noticed that High on Fire was a Steve Albini joint. That makes such perfect sense now. I get to listen to that with new ears now.
I should be disconnected. Nicecast is off. And Radio Metachat is reporting no broadcast. BTW: I came this close '' to playing Bastard Motherfucker for you Eideteker. If I had known you'd be around I would've definitely included it.
Sorry to have expanded your wishlist theDonF. The more well known metal is good stuff to, it's just underrepresented in my actual record collection.
Yeah, Hellbient it's unbelievable on one level and yet perfectly appropriate on another.
Well, I've got to run off to load in to my own show now. Thanks for rocking out with me!
It's a tad far from the UK so unless they're playing a very long set, I fear I'll miss them. Just downloading their stuff now, doesn't sound too bad. I can't help thinking that the M4A format is mistake as I'm pretty sure Windows Media Player doesn't play it.