their latest album is actually what got me into them! I’d say mindsweep is my favorite at this point (maybe tied with flash flood of color), but the spark is brilliant imo. it’s a really unique and consistent album sonically, and its message helped me through a tough time
yeah, I got into this band because they sound like protest the hero, but this video is what really sold me. if your prog metal video doesn’t have a table-flipping yu-gi-oh guy, what are you even doing?
no job, but here’s what shua llorente, the fan map maker, told me about his call with blizzard:
fun fact: they released some of their older games on gba back in 2003!
I also finally listened to his sumerian audition today, and how did he not win that competition? that, too, is bonkers to me
I’d seen a couple of covers, but mostly found out about him through makari. he’s insanely talented, though. no doubting that. his harsh vocals--which he doesn’t use much on this album--might actually be even better than his cleans. that is bonkers to me
on one hand, I agree. on the other, there’s an entire other ecosystem largely divorced from the world of traditional reporting that’s *actually* keeping him relevant, and I doubt that this post’s existence has much bearing on that. so in this particular instance, I figure why not make fun of this extremely 2018 farce…
I am extremely jealous
first time I heard it, I was on the way back from a night out, falling asleep in the back of a car with my headphones in. song came on and I immediately snapped to attention. it came out of nowhere and just completely knocked me flat. it’s on track to become one of my favorite BTBAM songs ever
ah, that makes sense!
a) holy shit, I would kill to see andrew sing some sianvar tunes, but also
more good deals in this twitter thread, courtesy of kotaku’s own heather alexandra!
I’ve posted some anthony green stuff on here before, but come to think of it, never circa. I’ll fix this soon! they’re another one of my favorite bands
tilian is an excellent singer, but I’m an especially big fan of the guest vocalist on this track, andrew wells. his band, eidola, is a favorite of mine and an easy rec for folks who are into DGD
lots of different musical tastes at kotaku! think I’m the only one who likes DGD-type stuff around here, though. it’s a lonely life, but at least it has a good soundtrack
in case there is any doubt as to where I stand on this—and I may write about it at more length later—I think this whole thing is a TERRIBLE idea
coheed is one of the few bands I’ve seen so many times that I’ve legitimately lost count. they bring it every single time. their most recent tour, especially, was masterful. played good apollo 1 all the way through and sounded basically perfect each show
I thiiiiiiiink the new album series is a continuation of both amory wars and afterman. a while back, claudio pitched it as a “man out of time” story in which sirius amory gets catapulted to a time period after the end of no world for tomorrow. that may have changed, but I hope not, because I think it’s a really cool…
the dear hunter is my favorite band! I actually went to the summer camp they did last year and learned music stuff from them. they’re great musicians and excellent people
I tried listening to the death grips song, and yeah, it was not for me. I apologize, unless I’m not supposed to apologize for this, because the rules seem different when death grips are involved