miércoles, 29 de diciembre de 2010

The Benjamin Gate - Contact (2002)

May 2001 introduced us to the power hitting moody sounds of The Benjamin Gate. Straight from South Africa, the quintet quickly became known for their more unique sound and presence. Their debut album ["untitled"] became a favorite of the year's new artists and the CCM scene welcomed the group with open arms. In just a little more than a year since their debut release, The Benjamin Gate offers a second helping of Gate goodness with Contact.

At first listen it's clear the band is already headed in a slightly different direction. Not exactly the leap that Skillet made from their self-titled grunge record to the electronic rock of Hey You - I Love Your Soul, Contact introduces a less aggressive approach than their debut. This is evident in more radio friendly pop opener "Lift Me Up." "Need" and "Do What You Say" are two tight rock songs reflecting similar sounds to previous Gate recordings, and serving as significant album highlights. The addictive twist known as "Overkill" uses an infectious bass beat to break open the track forming another highlight as lead vocalist Adrienne's soft vocals glide through the song's opening. The relevant and all too easy to relate to message of worrying too much will hit home with the listener making "Overkill" all that much easier to listen to.
Style: Alternative / Electronic Rock

Track list:
01. Lift Me Up
02. This Is Not
03. The Calling
04. Do What You Say
05. Overkill
06. Need
07. Light
08. Your Kisses Blind Me
09. Tonight
10. Gratitude
11. The Way You Are
12. Violently
13. Fall Away

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The Almost - Monster Monster (2009)

The Almost es una banda de rock estadounidense de Clearwater, Florida, formada en 2005, y es más notable por ser el proyecto paralelo (y ahora el proyecto principal) del ex baterista de Underoath, Aaron Gillespie.

Género: Alternative / Pop punk / Indie rock

Track list:
01 - Monster Monster
02 - Lonely Wheel
04 - Hands
05 - Young Again
06 - Summer Summer
07 - Hand Grenade
08 - Books & Books
09 - Souls On Ten
10 - Want To
11 - Get Through
12 - Monster
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martes, 28 de diciembre de 2010

House Of Heroes - Suburba (2010)

House of Heroes successfully stomped all over 2008 with The End Is Not The End, wowing critics and listeners alike, and creating tons of anticipation when they announced the follow up, Suburba. Suburba follows in the footsteps of The End... when it comes to the style, but it doesn't feel like HoH is trying to recreate it. Songs like "Elevator" (with its excellent musicianship) and highlight "God Save The Foolish Kings" (with its progressive structure and energy) display what fans have come to love in the band's newer material. "Independence Day For A Petty Thief" doesn't grab the listener as much, but longtime fans of the band may have an appreciation for it, as it is reminscent of some of their pre-The End... songs. There's also a bit of old school rock and roll influence apparent. "Salt in the Sea" has a Beach Boys feel (except with some more worshipful lyrics), while "Constant" reminds me very much of an '80s rock ballad. Overall, it's a good rock record (not to mention good tunes for the remainder of the summer), but it's not quite as good as their last outing. In House of Heroes' defense, however, I don't know if anyone really expected it to surpass The End..., so that doesn't have a lot of bearing. The album is still really good and worth the money. Suburba is good for fans of rock music and House of Heroes in general.

HOH pisoteó con éxito en todo el 2008 con "The End Is Not The End", sorprendiendo a críticos y oyentes por igual, y la creación de mucha anticipación cuando se anunció el seguimiento, Suburba. "Suburba" sigue los pasos de The End... en lo que respecta al estilo, pero no se siente como HOH está tratando de volver a crearlo. Canciones como "Elevator" (con su excelente música) y seleccionar "God Save The Foolish Kings" (con su estructura progresiva y enérgica) muestra que los fans han llegado a amar este más reciente material de la banda. Desde hace mucho tiempo los fans de la banda puede tener un aprecio por ella, ya que es reminiscencias de algunas de sus pre-The End ... canciones. También hay un poco de influencia de la vieja escuela de rock n roll. "Salt in the Sea" con algunas letras de canciones de adoración , mientras que "Constant" me recuerda mucho a un rock balada de los 80. En general, es un excelente disco de rock.

Track list:
2. Elevator
3. Love Is For The Middle Class
:4. So Far Away
5. God Save The Foolish Kings
6. Salt In The Sea
7. Independence Day For A Petty Thief
8. Somebody Knows
9. Disappear
10. She Mighty Mighty
11. Constant
12. Burn Me Down

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House Of Heroes - The End Is Not The End (2008)

House of Heroes return- with an epic flair and the staggering talent fans have long come to expect. The End Is Not The End marks not a mere continuation of a previously established sound, but opts for the deeper aspects of musical tale-telling. Taking cues from the greatest eras of music past, and then embellishing those tonal concepts and meshing them with a flavor all their own. Every nuanced vocal arrangement or underlying melody change between verses only serve to add to the virtuosity of the whole. And the amazing music and group vocals serve the plotline so well- steeped in an age gone by, telling tales of WWII from the vantage of the personal. With often poignant thematic elements, harkening to stories of war and hope and personal sacrifice, the subject matter never weighs the album down. Rather, because the often brilliant instrumentation is rooted in such unfeigned narrative- the meaning and depth of character bleeding from every audio pore is accentuated. Thoughts shall be provoked- emotions will be stirred. In a single word- "Epic."

Track list:

1. Intro
2. If
3. Lose Control
4. Leave You Now
5. Dangerous
6. In The Valley of The Dying Sun
7. Code Name: Raven
8. By Your Side
9. Journey Into Space (Part One)
10. Sooner Or Later
11. Baby’s A Red
12. Drown
13. Faces
14. Voices
15. Field of Daggers
Bonus Tracks
16. New Moon
17. Ghost

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House Of Heroes - Say No More (2006)

Marketing is a tricky business, especially when it comes to such acts as House of Heroes. When their self-titled, national debut was released through Gotee Records in April of 2005, they were busy gearing up for the summer festival run. It was a marketing nightmare. Promoting a new album without a national tour is an unspoken "no-no" in the business, and it wasn’t until late 2005, months after the album had released, that they were actually able to go on tour.

Bands like House of Heroes are hard to market in the first place. When a band comes along with a completely different sound, it’s always a gamble, and you can only hope for the best.

Esta banda proveniente de Columbus, Ohio y anteriormente con el nombre de No Tagbacks, esta compuesta por los hermanos Tim Skipper, Colin Rigsby y AJ Babcock. Say No More, fue lanzado el 2 de mayo de 2006. Fue una reedición de su álbum debut homónimo, e incluye dos temas extra ("The Invisible Hook," and "You Are the Judas of the Cheerleading Squad").

Genero: Alternative / indie rock / pop

Track list:
1. Buckets For Bullet Wounds - 3:39
2. Fast Enough - 4:03
3. Friday Night - 3:25
4. The Invisible Hook - 3:31
5. Mercedes Baby - 3:27
6. Serial Sleepers - 3:10
7. Make A Face Like You Mean It (Vampires) - 3:12
8. Metaphor In Parenthesis - 4:46
9. You Are the Judas of the Cheerleading Squad - 4:54
10. Pulling Back the Skin - 5:43
11. Suicide Baby - 3:13
12. Angels In Top Hats... - 8:56

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lunes, 27 de diciembre de 2010

Ace Enders And A Million Different People - When I Hit The Ground (2009)

Genero: Alternative / Indie rock / folk

Track list:
01. Reintroduction
02. Take the Money and Run
03. New Guitar
04. The Only Thing I Have (New Sign)
05. When I Hit the Ground
06. Reaction
07. Sweeter Light
08. S.O.S.
09. Over This
10. Where Do We Go from Here
11. Emergency
12. Leader
13. Bring Back Love (Year 2020)
14. Can't Run Away

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Flyleaf - Remember To Live EP (2010)

Flyleaf returns thirteen months after their last full-length album, Memento Mori, with an EP showing off their softer side. The Remember to Live EP features a heavy dose of acoustic guitar work in the nearly 24 minute release. Fans that got the iTunes Exclusive Much Like Falling EP will recognize the opening track, "Justice and Mercy." Lacey and the band take a more mellow approach with the "Violent Love Version," making it an acoustic guitar ballad that really compliments the song. The next five tracks are rare and previously unreleased songs from the past; some of which even date back to the days when the band went by the name Passerby. Songs like "Okay" capture the essence of Flyleaf while remaining acoustic, yet "Amy Says" is more of a softer alternative rock song. In fact, "Amy Says" and the Ben Moody (of Evanescence fame… or infamy) remixed "Arise" are the only two tracks that feature electric guitars. This EP will prove that Flyleaf, more directly Lacey Sturm, is not a one trick pony. The band pulls off these slower acoustic driven tracks with ease. "Dear My Closest Friend" will make you fall in love with the band all over again as it is probably the most beautiful song the group has recorded. The biggest downfall to the EP itself is that it is an EP. It would have been great to see them put together another four or five tracks for a rarities/B-Sides album. Do not pass this EP up as filler; you are going to want to hear this one over and over again.

Track list:
01 Justice & Mercy (Violent love version)
02 Okay
03 Amy Says
04 Clear my Closest Friend
05 Light In Your Eyes
06 Believe In Dreams
07 Arise (Ben moody mix)

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miércoles, 22 de diciembre de 2010

Athlete - Vehicles and Animals (2003)

Vehicles and Animals fue el primer álbum de larga duración de esta banda británica Athlete, por primera vez en la primavera de 2003. Fue nominado para el Mercury Music Prize 2003.

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jueves, 16 de diciembre de 2010

KYOSKO - La canción que me salvo (live)

Grabado en junio de 2009 por la celebración de 15 años en la música de esta genial banda.

Track list CD1:
01. El eslabón
02. En la nada
03. 15 años
04. Decisión
05. Brillará por siempre
06. Rayo de mar
07. Inmortalidad
08. No te alejes de mi
09. Marionetas
10. Siempre es lo mismo
11. V.I.P
12. Previa
13. Acústico

Track list CD2:
01. Sólo un poco
02. ¿Quién sabé?
03. Dos instantes
04. Borde real
05. Depende de vos
06. Casimira
07. Dentro del olvido
08. ¿Cómo estás?
09. Asilo de la noche
10. Último track
11. Desde que perdi mi dolor

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viernes, 10 de diciembre de 2010

The best Christmas songs...

Un post único como este solo lo encuentras aqui :) ... tomado de disferentes discos navideños y tocado por diferentes bandas del medio cristiano, disfrutenlo y Feliz Navidad!!!.

Christmas songs 1:
01 Angels We Have Heard On High - Sixpence None The Richer
02 Christmas This Year - Toby Mac feat. Leigh Nash (New 2010)
01 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Relient K
03 Go Tell It On The Mountain - Seabird
04 Maybe This Christmas - Leigh Nash
05 Sleigh Ride - Relient K
06 I Wish It Would Be Christmas Everyday - All Star United
07 Merry Christmas Heres To Many More - Relient K
08 O Come, O Come Emmanuel - Sixpence None The Richer
09 What Child Is This - Seabird
10 A Holiday Song - Starflyer 59
11 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Seabird
12 Feliz Navidad - David Crowder Band
13 Hard Candy Christmas - Leigh Nash
Link de descarga: http://www.mediafire.com/?40413g2iste2jd0

Christmas Songs 2:
01 Silent Night - Third Day
02 Christmas Island - Sixpence None The Richer
03 It's Christmas Day - Family Force 5
04 What Child Is This - Poor Old Lu
05 Christmas For Two - Sixpence None The Richer
06 I Celebrate The Day - Relient K
07 Love Came Down At Christmas - Jars Of Clay
08 ThePeace Child (O Come Emmanuel) - The Normals
09 Oh Holy Night - The Fold
10 Silent Night - Sanctus Real
11 Snow Miser - FM Static
12 Merry Christmas - Third Day
13 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Copeland
14 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Jaymes Reunion
15 Angels We Have Heard On High - Marc Cary
16 Oh Holy Night - Eisley
17 Rebuild - Switchfoot, Relient K & Ruth
Link de descarga: http://www.mediafire.com/?lio74kh5b4dvn08

Christmas Songs 3:
01 All I Want For Christmas Is You - House Of Heroes
03 Punk Rawk Christmas - MxPx
04 (Ho Ho Hey) A Way For Santa's Cleigh - Emery
05 Christmas Day - MxPx
06 Gloria - Hawk Nelson
07 Little Drummer Boy - The Almost
08 O' Come O' Come Emmanuel - House Of Heroes
09 Jesus Gave Us Christmas - Emery
11 Away In A Manger - Plankeye
12 Happy Christmas (War Is Over) - Sent By Ravens
13 Last Christmas - Hawk Nelson
14 Do You Hear What I Hear - Seventh Day Slumber
15 We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Relient K
16 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Skyline Drive
17 Another Christmas (Old Borego) - Switchfoot
Link de descarga: http://www.mediafire.com/?66dka3es0kghj84

Christmas Songs 4:
01 Jingle Bell Rock - Thousand Foot Krutch
02 The Wind - Demon Hunter
03 O, Holy Night - Ivoryline
04 Heat Miser - Thousand Foot Krutch
05 Jesu Bambino (The Infant Child) - Plankeye
06 12 Days of Christmas - Relient K
07 Christmas, Baby Please Come Home - Anberlin
08 Yule Be Sorry- Aaron Gillespie of Underoath
09 Do You Hear What I Hear - Hangnail
10 Mary Did You Know - Kutless
11 It's Christmas And I'm Sick - MxPx
12 This Time of the Year - Project 86
13 Have It All - Ace Troubleshooter
14 Mary Did You Know - Spoken
15 His Favorite Christmas Story - Capital Lights
Link de descarga: http://www.mediafire.com/?5wxfuqfvxev8bqu

Flyleaf - Christmas song: http://www.mediafire.com/?58pglh5eh1q5myy

lunes, 6 de diciembre de 2010

Chevelle - Sci-Fi Crimes (2009)

01. Sleep Apnea
02. Mexican Sun
03. Shameless Metaphors
04. Jars
05. Fell Into Your Shoes
06. Letter From A Thief
07. Highlands Apparition
08. Roswell
09. Interlewd
10. A New Momentum
11. This Circus

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Chevelle - Vena Sera (2007)

01. Antisaint
02. Brainiac
03. Saferwaters
04. Well Enough Alone
05. Straight Jacket Fashion
06. The Fad
07. Humanoid
08. Paint The Seconds
09. Midnight to Midnight
10. I Get It
11. Saturdays

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Chevelle - This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In) (2004)

01. The Clincher
02. Get Some
03. Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)
04. Still Running
05. Breach Birth
06. Panic Prone
07. Another Know It All
08. Tug-O-War
09. To Return
10. Emotional Draught
11. Bend the Bracket
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sábado, 4 de diciembre de 2010

Chevelle - Wonder What's Next (2002)

Chevelle released their debut album Point No. 1 in 1999 on the now defunct label Squint Entertainment. The band consists of three brothers: Joe, Pete, and Sam Loeffler who together have become known for creating a raw and sometimes vicious hard rock sound. While their debut was weak in almost ever way, Wonder What's Next, their 2002 follow-up on secular label Epic Records, proves some time and a good producer can bring out the best in a band.

For me, Wonder What's Next leaves me wondering what's up with the trio. Lyrically and stylistically they've matured a lot but it's clear that their music is more soaked with angst and frustration than ever. The album opens with the powerful but angry "Family System" which offers some simple yet tasty guitar licks and rhythms. But be warned -- you'll find nothing uplifting about Wonder What's Next. While there's nothing obscene or offensive, you'll also be looking in the wrong place in Chevelle if you're longing for some hard-hitting words of encouragement or worship. In fact, the only real mention of God on the entire project is in the loud and passionate "Grab Thy Hand." Pete's vocals scream "God/ How I long/ How I long/ To Grab Thy hand and walk..."

A highlight musically but potentially a puzzler lyrically is the infectious "Comfortable Liar." A cymbal and grinding pick slide give way to an irresistable pounding beat and bass as Pete's emotional an effective vocals enter in to round out an excellent track. "Send The Pain Below" offers a little straight-up rock with dashes of angst as Pete's contemplative vocals describe what could easily be struggles with sin -- something every listener can relate to. "The Red" is one of the most memorable of offerings, as a driving guitar rhythm accompanying smooth vocal harmonies fuel the tale of a man's struggle with anger. "Wonder What's Next" offers a dark and moody guitar riff similar to something that may have appeared on their debut, except this time with the power that that album lacked. Lyrically, Pete expresses his frustration with critics or perhaps their experiences with the Christian music scene... ""You write music in the first place/ Always moving, refining, pushing forward the art that one's creating/ Looking to the right time to share it, and then the headaches of criticism/ Senior advisors/ Unseen people above twisting, distorting, that which we love, and never ending problems with money holding you back preventing progress... cause we play the blaming game/ Yes I mind, it's not your turn."

Track list:
01. Family System
02. Comfortable Liar
03. Send the Pain Below
04. Closure
05. The Red
06. Wonder What's Next
07. Don't Fake This
08. Forfeit
09. Grab Thy Hand
10. An Evening With El Diablo
11. One Lonely Visitor

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Chevelle - Point # 1 (1999)

Track list:
01 Open - 2:01
02 Point #1 - 4:21
03 Prove to You - 3:15
04 Mia - 2:19
05 Skeptic - 4:05
06 Anticipation - 3:07
07 Dos - 6:29
08 Long - 4:36
09 Blank Earth - 5:26
10 SMA - 2:54
11 Peer - 4:08

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jueves, 2 de diciembre de 2010

A Retterdam November - Love Is (2010)

Su ultima y nueva producción para este año, van a quedar encantados con el tema "Love Is" todo un temazo.

Track list:
01. Break Down
02. Anemone (Unfading Love)
03. Love Is
04. Three Words
05. She’s Not Yours
06. Problematic
07. Letter
08. Angela’s Song
09. I’m Not Going Anywhere Without You
10. A Song To Take You Back
11. We Still Believe

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