Concert Review: Maeth, Distances, and Torn Between Worlds at The Underground

Posted by on May Wed, 2015 in Concert Review, Death Metal, Grind, Hardcore, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock, Technical

Concert Review: Maeth, Distances, and Torn Between Worlds at The Underground

Like a sailor enchanted by a siren’s song, I will always be drawn to The Underground At Evangelo’s. This three band concert on a Tuesday night hit the bullseye, and delivered a show to remember. This is what happened: Distances opened up the show, and they fucking slayed it. The downtempo ambient parts appease the math/prog fan in me, while the heavy parts are pure metal and get my blood boiling. The contrasting brutality and … read...

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Album Review: Distances – Forage & Reproduce (EP)

Posted by on Apr Tue, 2015 in Album Review, Melodic Death Metal, New Releases, Progressive Rock, Symphonic, Technical

Album Review: Distances – Forage & Reproduce (EP)

Holy fuck, this EP is killer. Although it is very beautiful and cerebral, this is 100% metal. Distances prove that there are different kinds of heavy, from bittersweet violin melodies to oppressive drums and gutteral vocals. The use of minor keys and controlled dissonance is ingenious, making the music very sorrowful, regardless of the instruments being played. The opening track, Forage, is relatively mellow, but foreshadows the overwhelming melancholy of Death. These haunting, ambient melodies … read...

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Intronaut Concert Review

Posted by on Jul Wed, 2013 in Concert Review, Death Metal, Grind, Progressive Rock

Intronaut Concert Review

Metal is described as many things, but seldom as serene. Prog Metal line ups such as this defy preconcieved notions of the genre while still remaining TRVE and heavy. Nationally renowned bands Intronaut and Scale The Summit headlined this show, but it was immaculate from start to finish. In the beginning…. Distances of Albuqurque NM is defined by a dichotomy of overwhelming heaviness with intense beauty. You know those pictures of outerspace, where the nebulae … read...

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Band Profile: Distances

Posted by on Mar Sat, 2012 in Band Profile, Concert Review

Last post grazed upon the surface of the Albuqurque band Distances and their extaordinary stage presence. However, I feel as though their talent warrants a little more attention than what I gave them. Since I’m already conscious at the ungodly hour of 10 in the morning, I’ll do a quickie post before I go to the first annual Blu Phoenix Rising fest. (W21, $10, 5 PM). Anyway, this band is phenomenal, so check this shit … read...

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Last Minute Concert Review

Posted by on Mar Fri, 2012 in Concert Review

Last time, I made a last-ditch effort to promote some shows that didn’t have a lot of publicity. However, I was under the mistaken impression that only 3 bands were playing last night’s gig, whereas I was pleasantly surprised by a full set of five. Anyway, this is what mischief transpired:  If you’re familiar with my blog, you should be familiar with Obelisk. Otherwise, I don’t know how to describe them without turning vague or … read...

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