In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High

In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High or simply Get High, is the latest single to be released ahead of Rob Zombies upcoming album “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” which is due to be released on April 29th. (Yet another album to add to the ever growing “To Review” list).

Typical to Rob Zombie style, he makes the music that he wants to make, in other words, he doesn’t go for what sells. But this works. True Zombie fans like him for him. Get High isn’t too out there compared to the other single release Well, Everybody’s F**king In A UFObut the full title is quite a mouthful…

 

Pretty Girl

Sanguine are a band you’ve probably never heard of, who started out in my local music scene. Nowadays however, Sanguine are now not so local and are currently touring with Mushroomhead to promote their debut album Black Sheep. A review of that album will be up on here soon, but I just wanted to share my favourite track off the album Pretty Girl.

Although the video isn’t much to look at, the track definitely makes up for it. I just can’t get enough of Tarin’s vocals and that sick rift. They’ve come along way since I first heard of them 7+ years ago! Give this track a listen and let me know what you think.

BABYMETAL – Metal Resistance

Image Source – ChartAttack

Genre: Kawaii Metal*
Rating:
7.5 / 10
Top Tracks: KARATE, YAVA  and Awadama Fever.
Features: Guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman from Dragonforce.

Following their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album in 2014, the Japanese trio known as BABYMETAL are back with their recently released second album, Metal Resistance. 

After the album’s release on April 1st, the group went on to be the highest charting Japanese band in the Official Albums Chart history in the UK and were also the first Japanese band to play at Wembley Arena on April 2nd. They even broke the record for the most merchandise sold at the arena in one day. But what’s the album actually like?

Metal Resistance boasts heavy guitar rifts, powerful vocals and BABYMETAL’s first all English song, THE ONE. To take things further, the album’s first track, Road of Resistance, features guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman from the renowned power-metal band Dragonforce. The album successfully builds upon the genre of kawaii metal*, that their debut album created.

This album definitely isn’t for everyone. Even fans of the metal genre will find it hard to get into. However, for anime fans and open minded listeners who don’t mind world music (music sung in a foreign language), here is my favourite song of the album and just a taster of what the album offers.


*Not widely regarded as “proper” metal and features pop-like vocals set to metal instrumental.

Mr. Roboto

There must be someone else out there that has heard this 1983 classic?! Because apparently my parents and close friend group are oblivious to its existence.

Where I heard Styx’s “Mr. Roboto” originally is a mystery. I can’t remember how and when I first heard the song. It could have been from one of it’s many appearances in tv shows such as The Simpsons, How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men, or a googling of the lyrics “domo arigatoo mitsua roboto” (which means “thank you very much Mr Roboto”).

If you haven’t hard of this classic before, well you have now. And I know you want to, but there is no need to thank me for sharing it with you, that’s just my job here on Broad Noise.

Whip It

It’s time to spice things up on this blog, it’s called Broad Noise for a reason after all (to promote a variety of musical genres – duh). I’m going to start sharing specific songs a lot more frequently, kind of like a “Track of the day” but more of a “whenever I discover a track I quite like” kind of thing. And if it happens to have a good music video, then that’s just a bonus.

To start off we are going waaaay back to 1980 for Devo’s “Whip It”. A song that boasts a catchy rhythm. A song with a strange music video (men in weird hats and a cross-eyed girl with a gun is all I’m saying). And a song that’s well worth a listen. Enjoy!