Sunday, August 11, 2013

Another Local Metal Video Showcase!!

While videos upload from last night's Sewer Swampstravaganza, I've got a local metal video showcase to touch on today! Gotta keep the news rolling, after all. This post features new songs from two very different local acts, some old drumming videos that now have a direct connection to a heavier band, and leading off, a new "album" of sorts, so here's what you need to know!

Local alternative/grunge quartet Haggith have posted a new live "album" onto their YouTube channel on Wednesday! Intended to be YouTube exclusive with no purchase options (at least right now), it's called "In Sesh" (short for "In Session"), and it's their first live in-studio recording in an album format. Recorded during practice at PaperClip Productions the day of it's upload, the performance lasted 33 minutes, and included (in order) covers of The Stone Temple Pilots' "Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart" and Don Felder's "Heavy Metal", a "new" track named "This Is A Song Called Tuning" (which is exactly what you think it is), their originals "Leon The Janitor" and "Public Enemy", their cover of Jimi Hendrix's version of "All Along The Watchtower", and both versions of their original "Wanko", so click each link to hear each song! Note as well that frontman Curtis McKenzie doesn't play guitar at all on "In Sesh", focusing only on vocals.

The recording quality is good, and it's nice to hear some quality versions of some of their covers and "Public Enemy" finally, so give this "album" a listen below, and stay tuned either tonight or tomorrow for our review of their Swampstravaganza set!

Next up, here's the newest original song upload from Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison! Uploaded on Friday to his YouTube channel, it's entitled "More Love In The World", the song's about how Tym wants the title to happen, without judging people for their differences, which is a good message! The song itself (his first original posting in 3 months) is well played with a nice vocal range and very truthful lyrics, but the song feels unfinished and repetitive, almost like there's a missing chorus. Still, this is a nice lighter display of his talent and a good message to take to heart, so give Tym's newest original song a listen below!

Also in new song postings is a new original song from local grindcore project Crucify The Whore (featuring Austin McRae of Blood Shed Productions labelmates Brutaly Fatal), and it's entitled "Discipline Through Dismemberment". Coming from their joint "Brutaly Crucified" demo, this was uploaded to their label's YouTube channel on Monday, and it's (more or less) a combination of techno effects and grindcore, with a nicely fuller sound, and think Austin's growls fit better than Ringsnaps Gibson's pig squeals, but it's all a subjective matter of opinion. Check out the new "Brutaly Crucified" song below!

Finally for today, you know how former Lion Ride/Fuller bassist Nathan Sauve recently reemerged in the local scene as drummer for the grunge band Bad Back? If you're familiar with him personally or via his YouTube channel, his drum skills won't be news, but now we have a great reason to give mention to his "Nathan Sucks" series of drum performance videos from 2008. The common name is self-deprecating, but he really doesn't suck, as he has a lot of talent as a drummer, and they're definitely worth looking at! He posted 7 videos on YouTube in mid-late 2008, mostly of drum solos and improvisation, and he keeps things varied, fast paced, and well timed in each! The video I'll embed here is of Nathan playing the drum track of Lion Ride's "Slapdance" (well, for most of it), and even though Marc "The Italian Stallion" Muto was their drummer at the time, "Lionel Itchy" does a very solid job in this role too on one of Lion Ride's best originals! Check out Nathan not sucking on drums below, and see more at the above links!

That's all for now, but stay tuned either tonight or tomorrow for my Swampstravaganza review! Thanks everyone!

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