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Whitechapel-A New Era of Corruption

23 Jun

As far as popular deathcore goes, Knoxville, Tennessee based band Whitechapel are head and shoulders above the pack. Taking their name from the location in London where Jack the Ripper committed his crimes, this group is dedicated to providing hard hitting riffs, demonic guttural vokillz, and a level of brutality in both the lyrics and music itself hard to match by any of their peers. Their first two albums were both conceptual, the first, “The Somatic Defilement” being based around the story of Jack the Ripper, and the second, “This is Exile” telling the story of a mortal caught between a battle between Heaven and Hell. “A New Era of Corruption” their third studio album was released on June 8, 2010.

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Deftones: Diamond Eyes

23 Jun

Three years and some change removed since the release of “Saturday Night Wrist” the Sacramento based rock band the Deftones have released their sixth album “Diamond Eyes.” The reason for this large chunk of time between albums is due to the near-fatal car crash suffered by bassist Chi Cheng in 2008 that has since left him in a coma with severe brain injuries. This sidelined the release of the bands true sixth album entitled “Eros.” Lead vokillist Chino Moreno had this to say regarding the accident and its impact on the band:

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Eminem-Recovery

17 Jun

Hate him or love him, Eminem is one of the most important artists in mainstream culture. He has managed to transcend the imaginairy color line of the black dominated hip-hop scene and has managed to secure for himself the title of the being one of, if not the greatest rapper of all time. Now, as I have said before, I am more into the heavier, guitar driven music. This is not to say that I have no ears for something outside of my favorite genre. Growing up as a middle-class white kid, let’s just say at one point I could best be called a wigger. I don’t know if it was the beats and the aggressive lyrics or the fact that I had to hide the CDs from my mother. Rap is easier to digest than metal, and I see it as almost a form of training wheels for the raw emotion that I seek in music.

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