Monday, December 31, 2012

10 Years

It feels cheap to mention a band more than once on here, but sometimes, it just can't be helped. This is one of those times.

Artist: 10 Years

A while ago, this band kept coming up on my Pandora, and I was very intrigued. The songs were very catchy, but stayed very true to the rock sound I loved then and still love now. I decided to look them up, and I'm immensely glad that I did so.

Listening to 10 Years, there are many times I'm reminded of Chevelle, another very straightforward rock band that I enjoy, from the sound of the vocals, through the deliberate guitar riffs, and to the powering drum tracks. Such similarities leave both bands to be regarded for their wealth of talent in the rock music genre, and worthy of high praise.

Their lyrical content varies a lot, and with that comes a variation in their musical style as well from song to song. Such impressive versatility makes listening to this group never get old. Each track holds a new unique trait, showing a different side of the band and further cementing their abilities.

Some of their standout tracks include;
• Beautiful
• Russian Roulette
• Fix Me
• Waking Up the Ghost
• Minus the Machine
• Battle Lust
• Forever Fields (Sowing Season)
• Knives
• Cast It Out
• Wasteland
• Prey
• Actions and Motives

And it's not as though all of these amazing songs came from the same album. No, these songs span their discography, proving that they've always been a remarkable band and will continue to be one in the coming decades. To overlook this group would be doing a complete disservice to your musical palette.

Monday, December 3, 2012

The New Regime

Today, upon finding myself with some much-desired downtime, I accidentally came across some amazing new music to listen to, something I wish would happen more often.

Artist: The New Regime

The band is the solo project of musician Ilan Rubin, perhaps better known for his drumming work with Lostprophets, Nine Inch Nails, and Angels & Airwaves. As if he needed to add any more accomplishments to his already hefty list, A New Regime is surprisingly impressive.

The songs are uniquely catchy, ethereal at times. The layering provides a captivating atmosphere that's hard to stop listening to. However, the tracks are far cry from sounding all the same. On the contrary, each is distinctively intriguing, with shared characteristics from song to song that don't counterproductively bury each track's individuality.

Some standout tracks include;
• Live In Fear
• Pray For The Weak
• Enjoy The Bitterness
• Clairaudience
• Don't Chase It

Above I've linked to Rubin's website for the band, where you can listen to his music and download some of his songs for free, namely the ones I just listed. I guarantee that if you share my musical tastes, you will not be disappointed in the least.