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The saga continues…

Posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 @ 9:53am » permalink

On top of everything else my car broke down on the way home from work Monday night, so it's been an awesome month overall. Still waiting on a replacement part for my laptop, too. Good stuff.

Anyway, at least lately, this has been the song of the year for me, even though it originally came out over 10 years ago. Impeccable on every level. I've even listened to this song on repeat a few times in recent weeks, and I pretty much never do that. Everyone in that damn band should be fuckin' rich for having something to do with a song so amazing. Seriously.

And here's another one that's been totally killing me lately. A few years old, but total fucking gold through and through. Every single time this song comes on I want to smash faces immediately. Pure, in your face hardcore perfection.

Enjoy. It's back to work (hell) for me…

Welcome to life being awesome…

Posted on Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 @ 9:50am » permalink

Yeah, so… in addition to all of the work/personal bullshit making life just great in general as of late, my computer randomly decided to kill its access to the internet a couple days ago, thus rendering me basically useless (I'm typing this while sitting at work)… and a "solution" is looking extremely grim right now. So… yeah, I'm pretty much out of commission until I can get this shit straight. Lovely. I fucking hate technology…

Inhuman "Last Rites" CD

Posted on Monday, October 15th, 2007 @ 6:18pm » permalink

Inhuman - Last RitesIt's always a pleasant surprise when a band that's been around for over a decade can continue to best their prior work time and time again, and such is definitely the case with Brooklyn, NY's Inhuman, whose latest (and arguably best) full-length, "Last Rites" (on I Scream Records), raises the bar once more with 11 tracks in about 32 minutes. Much like "The New Nightmare", this album sees the band maintaining their diverse breadth of influences while continuing to hone in on a more focused approach that makes for some of their most memorable, not to mention powerful, songwriting to date. The heavy, in your face metallic hardcore tracks are heavier and more in your face (the opening title track is an absolutely crushing example of such mastery); the faster, straightforward, energetic hardcore tracks posses more energy ("The Dream is Not Dead", among others); and by contrast the rocked out little lead breaks and increasingly subtle melodic/punk influences act as stronger accents to the big picture when presented in a more refined and restrained manner. I'm really fuckin' impressed by this album all around. Great recording, solid presentation, and when it all comes down to it the songwriting's just killer. So few bands are able to improve with age, much less release their finest material on their fourth album, so… if you wrote them off back in the day or just lost interest along the way, give this record a fair shot regardless… there's a damn good chance it might surprise you, too.

Inhuman "Last Rites" (excerpt)
Inhuman "The Dream is Not Dead"

This one's not officially out until next week, but you can already snag copies directly from the band as we speak. The ordering information's on their MySpace page, so why wait? Seriously, that title track is so fucking good…