Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2020 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Producers/Mixers. 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 Rowe/Steve Evetts- Greg Puciato: Child Soldier; Creator Of God 02) Billy Corgan- The Smashing Pumpkins: Cyr 03) Mark Nash/Ken Andrews- In Parallel: Fashioner 04) Terry Date- Deftones: Ohms 05) Will Yip- Nothing: The Great Dismal 06) EL-P- Run The Jewels: RTJ IV 07) Josh Wilbur- Killer Be Killed: Reluctant Hero, Trivium: What The Dead Men Say 08) Loathe- Loathe: I Let It In and It Took Everything 09) Shooter Jennings- Marilyn Manson: We Are Chaos 10) Brian McTernan- Be Well: The Weight and The Cost
Melodic hardcore is one of my favorite sub-genres of heavy music. There’s something about mixing the grittiness and heavy riffs with a melodic tinge that really is catching. That being said, I’d like to introduce you to Be Well, a new band with roots that extend far back and then some. Be Well have come out of the gates with a blend of melodic hardcore and post-hardcore to deliver a very emotionally charged sound. The band is made up of a who’s who of familiar faces, on vocals, Brian McTernan (Battery and renowned producer/engineer), Peter Tsouras (Guitar) and Shane Johnson (Drums) from Fairweather, Mike Schleibaum (guitar) of Darkest Hour, and Aaron Dalbec (Bass) of Bane and formerly of Converge. Be Well’s lyrics are extremely personal, relentless and deep courtesy of Brian McTernan chronicling his struggles with depression, fatherhood, loss and then some. There is a sense of hope to it all in the end though. The bands debut album, The Weight And The Cost, arrives on August 21 (via Equal Vision Records) and so far based on the songs released, this album is sure to be a banger. Hopefully too, once all this madness in the world subsides, we can all catch Be Well live get to see these songs really come to life.