Thursday, March 25, 2004

The Return of Drowning Pool

After WrestleMania XX, my buddy TenzanTeam2K asked me who was it that did the theme song for the show. I was wondering the same thing myself since it was a pretty catchy tune.
First I thought maybe it was Tantric, then maybe the new Godsmack, but after searching the web a bit I found out it was the new single 'Step Up' by none other than Drowning Pool!
That's right, after almost two years since original lead singer Dave Williams passed away suddenly, Drowning Pool have now recruited a new vocalist, Jason 'Gong' Jones, and a new album titled Desensitized due for release on 4/20/2004.
The song 'Step Up' is also the lead single on the soundtrack of the upcoming The Punisher movie. Also a highly anticipated CD to look out for.
For more info and updates on the band, go to

Friday, March 19, 2004

Music Video Reviews

As I Lay Dying - 94 Hours
New hardcore group As I Lay Dying's first video effort features too many extreme close-ups of the band playing and no full group shots. Weird story of the video s a girl kisses her boyfriend than has a look like she just kissed a fag on her face for the rest of the video. Not all that good.
Video Rating: 2/5

Soulfly - Back To The Primative
Soulfly's 2nd album 'Primative' was one of my all time favorite albums. So why the heck did it take this long for me to get this video? Pretty good none the less. Mixing footage from their Ozz-fest stint with some low-budget footage.
Video Rating: 3/5

Soulfly - Tribe (Live-Big Day Out)
Another video from their Big Day Out show from Channel [V]. Pretty good though I can't really tell since I never heard the original version.
Video Rating: 2/5

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

New Music Video Reviews

In Flames - The Quiet Place
Probably their best video since Clouds Connected a few years ago as they definately were given more of a budget to work with and the band just looked awesome here with some good visual effects. Good song too.
Video Rating: 3/5

Nile - Sarcophagus
Nile play death metal with an ancient-Egyption theme going for them. Some would argue this is a cheap, low budget video, but not many death metal bands even get to make videos anymore. The song is good, but the video doesn't appeal much to me as it depicts a family offering a sacrifice to a high priest or something.
Video Rating: 2/5

Soulfly - Eye For An Eye (Live-Big Day Out)
I got this on request from a friend. Good live performance by Max Cavalera and company, and good production since it was taken from Channel [V]'s airing of the concert, which would never see the light of day on ASTRO here.
Video Rating: 3/5

Sunday, March 14, 2004

Haven's bought any CDs in a while, but I recently added another CD to my collection. It's nothing new, the Mortal Kombat movie soundtrack. I bought the cassette years ago when the movie came out and it gave me my first taste of Fear Factory, which would go on to be one of my all time favorite bands. It also introduced me to Industrial metal (KMFDM, Sister Machine Gun) and Death Metal (Napalm Death, Bile). I also bought the CD only now cause it was 50% off in the bargain bin.

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

New KoRn music video review

I know I don't update this blog much, but my new modem has really been making it difficult to download new videos for some reason. I just had to download this one though, and by far it's one of the best videos from one of my all time favourite bands ever.

KoRn – Y’All Want A Single?
This has got to be one of the best videos I’ve seen in a while! Though it’s simple (costing $150,000 according to the video), it really brings home a lot of points about the music industry that me, and I’m sure many other metalheads, agree with. This was probably my favorite song in the Take A Look In The Mirror album, and was also the probably the last song I expected to release a video off due to all the cursing involved (though they toned it down here).
The video basically shows the band destroying a CD store while points about the music ‘industry’ fly by the screen. Some would call it propaganda, some call it the truth. This song itself is the ultimate f*ck you to all the bad and repetitive songs and videos we hear on the radio and watch on TV all the time. It’s a good change from the anti-war stuff that’s currently going on. I highly recommend this music video!
Video Rating: 5/5