Thoughtcrimes

Bandcamp Friday: February 2023 Edition

Today is Bandcamp Friday (when they wave their fee for 24 hours) and why not showcase some great bands and their albums/singles that are out now! Check out these bands and show them some support! If I missed your band, let me know and I’ll add it to the list!

Centershift:

https://centershift.bandcamp.com/

MAL:

https://malsongs.bandcamp.com/

Arc Angles:

https://arcanglesla.bandcamp.com/

Greg Puciato:

https://gregpuciato.bandcamp.com/

If It Kills You:

https://ifitkillsyou.bandcamp.com/

Spirit In The Room:

https://spiritintheroom.bandcamp.com/

Black Magnet:

https://blckmgnt.bandcamp.com/

Turbid North:

https://turbidnorth.bandcamp.com/

Constraints Of Light:

https://constraintsoflight.bandcamp.com/

Diabology:

https://diabology.bandcamp.com/

Contranistas:

https://contranistas.bandcamp.com/

SOM:

https://somtheband.bandcamp.com/

Duhkha:

https://duhkha.bandcamp.com/releases

Fact Pattern:

https://factpattern.bandcamp.com/

Haunted Horses:

https://hauntedhorses.bandcamp.com/

Filth Is Eternal:

https://filthiseternal.bandcamp.com/

Lived In:

https://lived-in.bandcamp.com/

Deaf Club:

https://deafclub31g.bandcamp.com/

Thoughtcrimes:

https://purenoise.bandcamp.com/album/altered-pasts

Powder Pink & Sweet:

https://powderpinkandsweet.bandcamp.com/

Cowboy Destroy:

https://cowboydestroy.bandcamp.com/

Speed Of Light:

https://speedoflight.bandcamp.com/

In Parallel:

https://inparallelband.bandcamp.com/

Failure:

https://failureband.bandcamp.com/

Handle:

https://handle-ca.bandcamp.com/

2022 End Of The Year Lists: Best Bassist

Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2022 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Bassists. The only 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!!!

2022 End Of The Year Lists: Best Guitar Duo

Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2022 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Guitar Duos/Trios. 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) Stephen Brodsky and Adam McGrath- Cave In

02) Ryan Osterman and Evan Phelps- Holy Fawn

03) Will Benoit, Joel Reynolds and Mike Repasch-Nieves- SOM

04) Robb Flynn and Vogg Kieltyka- Machine Head

05) Jesper Stromblad and Nicholas Engelin- The Halo Effect

06) Ashla Chavez-Razzano and Ari May- Faetooth

07) Jasan Radford and Ryan Stuber- Centershift

08) Justin Martin and Kevin Clark- If It Kills You

09) Brian Sullivan and Russ Savarese- Thoughtcrimes

10) Mark Morton and Willie Adler- Lamb Of God

Bandcamp Friday: September Edition

Today is Bandcamp Friday (when they wave their fee for 24 hours) and why not showcase some great bands and their albums/singles that are out now! Check out these bands and show them some support!


Centershift:

https://centershift.bandcamp.com/

Don’t Panic:

https://dontpanictheband.bandcamp.com/

Arc Angles:

https://arcanglesla.bandcamp.com/

Greg Puciato:

https://gregpuciato.bandcamp.com/

If It Kills You:

https://ifitkillsyou.bandcamp.com/

Spirit In The Room:

https://spiritintheroom.bandcamp.com/

Trace Amount:

https://traceamountnyc.bandcamp.com/

Contranistas:

https://contranistas.bandcamp.com/

Duhkha:

https://duhkha.bandcamp.com/releases

Haunted Horses:

https://hauntedhorses.bandcamp.com/

Filth Is Eternal:

https://filthiseternal.bandcamp.com/

Deaf Club:

https://deafclub31g.bandcamp.com/

Thoughtcrimes:

https://purenoise.bandcamp.com/album/altered-pasts

Cowboy Destroy:

https://cowboydestroy.bandcamp.com/

Speed Of Light:

https://speedoflight.bandcamp.com/

In Parallel:

https://inparallelband.bandcamp.com/

Album Review: Thoughtcrimes- Altered Pasts

The debut album Altered Pasts from Thoughtcrimes is without a doubt one hell of a record! There is no other way to put it. Simply this album is one of those that you need to hear and digest. The moment I heard it, I immediately started it again. There is so much to unlock with the 11 songs that are on the album. Altered Pasts is the type of album you find yourself getting more and more immersed in what is happening with each listen.

I have chosen not to do an album breakdown of the songs because I don’t want to give anything away. Seriously, listen to this album in FULL!!! Each song has its own charm and ability to hit you like a ton of bricks. The way the album pulls you in, and the twists and turns it creates, has the ability at times to leave your mind a bit blown. The pummeling riffs and rhythms take you on quite the journey, while the vocals and lyrics take that journey to another level. Then you have the seductive ambience throughout that encompasses this whirlwind of an album. As aggressive as the album is, there is a balance of melody that provides a sweet contrast to the songs. The whole way through the album starting with “Panopticon” and finishing with “Lunar Waves,” you’ll notice that there is absolutely no filler on here. It’s 11 songs of unrelenting ferociousness that you need in your life.

Thoughtcrimes have released one of the best albums of 2022 with Altered Pasts. Everything about this album screams “LISTEN TO ME!” I personally, can’t wait to see what the next step of the evolution of this band winds up being. From their debut EP into this full length, it shows that they are on the right path to leaving quite a mark within the heavy music community. Thoughtcrimes and especially with Altered Pasts, will get into your head and it will stay there with the notion that this album is imperative and much needed in today’s world!


Overall Rating: A

Thoughtcrimes- Altered Pasts:

Anticipated Albums: Thoughtcrimes- Altered Pasts

In today’s world of heavy music, it takes a lot to get my blood pumping. There are so many generic boring wannabe type metal bands out there but, in the end, they really just don’t get it. Thankfully, some bands in heavy music do get it and the end result for those are aces above the rest. A while back I heard of a new band/project that peaked my interest and now their full length album is upon us. Allow me to introduce you to Thoughtcrimes. This band is absolutely badass. Their sound is a bit of hardcore mixed with metal (but not “metalcore”), a bit of groove and just the right tinge of melody to give it that extra bit of oomph to capture you. Produced by Mike Watts, the 11-song album is an unrelenting kick to your face while at the same time daring to challenge you. The three songs released so far including “Panopticon,” “The Drowning Man,” the most recent “Keyhole Romance” are superb, with the latter being one of the more ambitious songs the band has written yet. Throughout the album (yes I’ve heard it and I will save a full review till closer to release day), you find yourself more and more immersed in what is happening. The bits of ambience are seductive, then the pummeling of riffs and rhythms take you on a whirlwind. Thoughtcrimes is one of the bands of today that not only should be one of your favorite heavy bands but those “other bands” I mentioned at the beginning should be taking notes from these guys on how to do it right!

PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM HERE!!!!!

Keyhole Romance:

Panopticon:

The Drowning Man: