No. Not my brother. Not the second eater of the apple. Well, on second thought....it may be reference to Adam of the "...and Eve" variety. Either way, it's not him. So, let's focus on who it actually is.
Adam is a prog band that hails from Greece. From what I can find, they only have one EP from 2016 titled, "See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil." and one full album released this year, (2020), titled "SUN".
The EP has three tracks. Would you like to guess the track titles? If you guessed as follows, then you win the internet for today:
1. See No Evil
2. Hear No Evil
3. Speak No Evil
This EP is high energy and really pretty raw. Everything you want from a good stoner metal band. There's a pretty strong QOTSA vibe for the first two tracks. Then in track three, for the first two thirds, we get some quality "Saucer Full Of Secrets" era Floydian atmospheric soundscape and delicious spacey guitars before the groovy jam comes in.
Below is the YouTube video of the full EP.
The album "SUN" is full length. In this one, they took that spacier element from "Speak No Evil" and really ran with it. The QOTSA vibe seems to have dissipated into a more polished blend of Tool, Alice In Chains and The Deftones. It's still a weighty album, but there is a lot more atmosphere. The vocals here are, what I think, would happen if Jerry Cantrell tried fill in for Chino Moreno.
Of the two albums, I personally like this one better. It's got a good "Dim the lights, sit your ass down, hit play, then don't move for the next 40 minutes cause you're about to go on a journey" feel.
Check it out here.
You know what I'm thankful for? Lot's of shit. Real shit. Like, all that stuff that you're supposed to be thankful for. Family, health, that stuff, ya know? But you know what I'm thankful for beyond that? I'm thankful that several millinia ago, some fuckin' genius figured out how to manipulate vibrations in a mathematical way to construct a grid of sound. And then built an entire language out of it. I'm thankful that summbitch put it to use and created music. I'm also thankful that guys like Les Paul came around and revolutionized the guit-fiddle. I'm thankful for the 4 lads from Liverpool (The Beatles) that made everything go fuckin' nuts. I'm glad the 4 lads from Birmingham (Black Sabbath) came around and made everything go fuckin' metal.
What I'm saying here is; music is fascinating, and it makes my braingoo get all squishy, and vibe out with warm fuzzies. Even the dark, heavy, brutal shit. Especially the dark, heavy, brutal shit.
That's what I'm thankful for.
Because, really, music has always been here. Even before we were. It will be here long after we're gone. Music is eternal. We just happened to be lucky enough to recognize it, and smart enough to find the methods that give it it's voice.
So, thanks to the cavemen and women that beat rocks with sticks, and blew flutes of bone. Without you, I would never have had the pleasure of seeing so many live bands (spanning from Manhattan Transfer to Cannibal Corpse), that I can't even remember all of them.
Now, go eat your turkey, put on some Ella and go down for the count.
Happy Thanksgiving you filthy animals!
Whether you love them, or hate them, Metallica pioneered the way for what we know as good ol' headbangin' heavy metal. But, for each pioneer to take it to the next level, a pioneer before them had to blaze the way up to that point. In this case, the trailblazers are none other than Diamond Head. Diamond Head, one of the biggest influences on our beloved Mr. Hetfield and co. as well as almost every other first generation thrash metal bands.
On the 1987 "The $5.98 E.P. -Garage days Revisited" album you will find a cover of Diamond Head's "Helpless". On the 1983's original print, "Kill 'Em All", you will find the Diamond Head cover of "Am I Evil?" On the 1998 release of "Garage Inc." You will find "It's Electric" and "The Prince".
In this video, you get to see a pretty damned cool live Metallica performance of "Am I Evil" and "Helpless" featuring none other than the original 4 members of Diamond Head playing alongside. If you look closely, you can see the level of respect Metallica has for them. Like, James shut the fuck up, stood back and just let Sean Harris do it the way it was meant to be done. As an added bonus, you get to see Lars' sweaty nipples. The fuckin' chode.
At any rate. Enjoy this awesome piece of rock and roll history.
Drum and bass.
Just a little taste of what's in store if you decide to enter Valvehalla and become a part of the V-Nation.
HURRY, HURRY, HURRAAAYYYYYY!
The Dark D&B sequel to my Dubstep track of the same name. Only...it's part one.