Month: December 2019

2019 End Of The Year Lists: Best Albums

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Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2019 End Of The Year Lists, the Best Albums of the year. The stipulation is that said album/EP had to have been released this year.

Vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER (Except 1-11, there’s too many good ones to put a number on them)!!!

01) Moon Tooth- Crux
02) Seizures- Reveries Of The Revolving Diamond
03) Korn- The Nothing
04) Cave In- Final Transmission
05) Baroness- Gold & Grey
06) Bent Knee- You Know What They Mean
07) Drab Majesty- Modern Mirror
08) Wear Your Wounds- Rust On The Gates Of Heaven
09) Greet Death- New Hell
10) Low Dose- Low Dose
11) Pinkish Black- Concept Unification
12) Helms Alee- Noctiluca
13) Spotlights- Love & Decay
14) Harborlights- Isolation Ritual
15) Slipknot- We Are Not Your Kind
16) Glassing- Spotted Horse
17) Spirit In The Room- Volume I
18) Brutus- Nest
19) Liam Gallagher- Why Me Why Not
20) Nomad Stones- Unriddled
21) Deathchant- Deathchant
22) He Is Legend- White Bat
23) The Wraith- Gloom Ballet
24) Chelsea Wolfe- Birth Of Violence
25) Rammstein- Rammstein
26) KANGA- Eternal Daughter
27) William Patrick Corgan- Cotillions
28) The Damned Things- High Crimes
29) Stephen Brodsky and Marissa Nadler- Droneflower
30) Killswitch Engage- Atonement
31) Northlane- Alien
32) Cold- The Things We Can’t Stop

2019 End Of The Year Lists: Best Songs

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Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2019 End Of The Year Lists, the best songs of the year. The stipulation is that said song must’ve appeared on an album/EP  released this year.
It’s also worth noting that these songs are my favorites from each of their respective albums.

Vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!

 

01) Moon Tooth- Through Ash (from Crux):

 

02) Seizures- The Ponds Have Dried Yet Still You Stare (from Reveries Of The Revolving Diamond):

 

 

03) Slipknot- A Liar’s Funeral (from We Are Not Your Kind):

 

04) Korn- Idiosyncracy (from The Nothing):

 

 

05) Spirit In The Room- U R My Religion (from Spirit In The Room Volume 1):

 

06) Baroness- Cold Blooded Angels (from Gold & Grey):

 


07) Bent Knee- Hold Me In (from You Know What They Mean):

 

 

08) He Is Legend- White Bat (from White Bat):

 

 

09) Pinkish Black- Until (from Concept Unification):

 


10) Helms Alee- Spider Jar (from Noctiluca):

 


11) Liam Gallagher- Be Still (from Why Me, Why Not):

 

12) Cold- Without You (from The Things You Can’t Stop):

 


13) Low Dose- Start Over (from Low Dose):

 

14) Greet Death- Do You Feel Nothing? (from New Hell):

 

 

15) Wear Your Wounds- Rust On The Gates Of Heaven (from Rust On The Gates Of Heaven):

 

16) Cave In- Lanterna (from Final Transmission):

 


17) Drab Majesty- Ellipsis (from Modern Mirror):

 


18) William Patrick Corgan- To Scatter One’s Own (from Cotillions):

 


19) HarborLights- Hold The Dark (from Isolation Ritual):

 


20) Glassing- Follow Through (from Spotted Horse):

 

2019 End Of The Year List: Best Vocalists

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Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2019 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Vocalists. The stipulation is that, an album/EP had to have been released this year.

Vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!

 

01) John Carbone- Moon Tooth
02) Cameron Miller- Seizures
03) Jonathan Davis- Korn
04) Courtney Swain- Bent Knee
05) Schuylar Croom- He Is Legend
06) Dennis R. Sanders- Spirit In The Room
07) Daron Beck- Pinkish Black
08) Deb Demure- Drab Majesty
09) Jacob Bannon- Wear Your Wounds
10) Itarya Rosenberg- Low Dose

 

2019 End Of The Year List: Best Guitarist

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Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2019 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Guitarists. The stipulation is that, an album/EP had to have been released this year.

Vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!

01) Nick Lee- Moon Tooth
02) Adam McGrath- Nomad Stones
03) Ben Levin- Bent Knee
04) Adam Tanbouz- He Is Legend
05) William Patrick Corgan-
06) Logan Gaval- Greet Death
07) Mike McGinnis- Low Dose
08) Cory Brim- Glassing
09) Ben Verellen- Helms Alee
10) Mario Quintero- Spotlights

2019 End Of The Year Lists: Best Guitar Duos

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Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2019 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Guitar Duos. The stipulation is that, an album/EP had to have been released this year.

Vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!

01) James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch- Korn
02) John Dyer Baizley and Gina Gleason- Baroness
03) Stephen Brodsky and Adam McGrath- Cave In
04) James Root and Mick Thompson- Slipknot
05) Joel Stroetzel and Adam Dutkiewicz- Killswitch Engage
06) Albert Navarro and Nathan Najera- Seizures
07) Joe Trohman and Scott Ian- The Damned Things
08) Richard Kruspe and Paul Landers- Rammstein
09) Chelsea Wolfe and Bryan Tulao- Chelsea Wolfe
10) Andrew Diaz and Matthew Wright- Harborlights

2019 End Of The Year List: Best Bassist

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Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2019 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Bassists. The stipulation is that, an album/EP had to have been released this year.

Vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!

 

01) Buddy Porter- Seizures
02) Nick Jost- Baroness
03) Caleb Scofield- Cave In
04) Jessica Kion- Bent Knee
05) Vin Romanelli- Moon Tooth
06) Jon DeHart- Low Dose
07) Dana James- Helms Alee
08) Sam Boyhtari- Greet Death
09) Sarah Quintero- Spotlights
10) Dustin Coffman- Glassing

2019 End Of The Year List: Best Drummer

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Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2019 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Drummers. The stipulation is that, an album/EP had to have been released this year.

Vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!

01) Ray Marte- Moon Tooth
02) Ray Luzier- Korn
03) Sebastian Thomson- Baroness
04) Cory Blaine- Seizures
05) JR Conners- Cave In/Nomad Stones
06) Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth- Bent Knee
07) Jay Weinberg- Slipknot
08) Dan Smith- Low Dose
09) Hozoji Matheson-Margullis- Helms Alee
10) Jesse Shelley- He Is Legend

2019 End Of The Year List: Best Album Cover

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Well, the end of the year is fast approaching and that means all the year end best of lists are coming out. So, that means mine are too.

First up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2019 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Album Covers. The stipulation is that, they had to have released an album/EP this year.

Vote for your favorite Band/Album Cover in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!

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Band Of The Week: Holy Wars

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There are so many bands, artists and records these days, it’s hard to keep up at times. Every so often though, there is one among the bunch that truly stands out and makes you turn up the volume and rock out. A couple months back, I was very intrigued by a video post a reader put up on instagram of a band he saw (should out to Derek Scott aka dubsdotla). That band was Holy Wars and I’ve been hooked ever since. The sounds emitting with the rumbling of bass, atmospheric guitars, industrial tinges, bits of grunge, dark pop sensibilities and a punk attitude, have made Holy Wars a band that really steals your attention and keeps it. Led by singer Kat Leon and guitarist, Nicolas Perez, Holy Wars is taking the scene by storm and rightfully so. Their live performances have become cathartic expressions of passion and art and the live sound that is emitted from the stage is both bombastic and full of desire. It’s pretty intoxicating listening to this band. Upon first listen to Holy Wars, you will be hooked and rightfully so.

 

Holy Wars- Welcome To My Hell:

 

 

Holy Wars Video Playlist:

 

 

End Of Album Songs: Weezer- Only In Dreams

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Usually when I write about end of album songs, I include all the songs the band has made to end albums with but, on this one I really want to focus on just this one. I’m still to this day floored by how great the ending of Weezer’s debut album (The Blue Album) is. The song “Only In Dreams” is quite possibly one of the best album closers of an album from the 90’s and in general. The middle section and the dynamic shift of the song is truly spectacular. It’s gradual build that hits with that guitar solo is stunning. Plain and simple, this song is EPIC!!! While listening to this song, you can also tell that there is a direct influence to The Pixies which, Weezer has never shied away from. No matter what though, “Only In Dreams” is the type of song you can start your day off with or end your night and it’s just perfect!

 

Weezer- Only In Dreams: