Sunday, May 8, 2011

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
Track listing:
Sun it Rises
White Winter Hymnal
Ragged Wood
Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
Quiet Houses
He Doesn't Know Why
Heard Them Stirring
Your Protector
Blue Ridge Mountains
Oliver James

What's this? A post on this blog that doesn't pertain to metal? You heard right, this is a post about a flat out hipster-tastic folk group who blend fantastic vocal harmonies with soothing acoustic rhythms to produce a beautiful folk sound. The harmonies are easily the highlight of the album, as the band soothes your eardrums with gorgeous harmonic expression with voices that have been well trained together to accompany the melancholy tunes and folk-ish ditties. The album isn't in the slightest boring either, as a lot of hipster albums are (cough the Antlers cough cough.) You'll find that this pretentious bunch of scarf wearing, flannel flashing bearded pioneers of folk will blow your mind. I'm also seeing them in concert in three days. Woo!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Warning - Watching From a Distance

Warning - Watching From a Distance
Melodic Doom Metal
Track listing:
Watching From a Distance

Another Melodic Doom Metal post of perhaps my favorite Doom Metal album of all time. Watching From a Distance is a monumental landmark in the Doom Metal genre, combining some of the most depressing and melodic elements one can think of and combining them into something truly mesmerizing. This album will probably not bring you to tears or cause you to weep upon listening, but will leave an emotional scar from it's impactive stature and state of being. The lyrics and instrumentals provide an atmosphere matched seldom by other bands of the genre. Please enjoy this beautifully melancholy works of art.