My homeboys in Hetfield & Hetfield have been working on some new material and they recently hooked me up with an exclusive premiere of a new track titled “Mega Shark.” This track is amazing, it’s a big step up from their album Tidal Wave Dreams, which I loved. I can’t wait to hear some more new material. Until then however, you can enjoy “Mega Shark” below. Get into it.
Hetfield & Hetfield will be hitting the road with Vattnet Viskar next month. You can see the flyer and dates after the jump. [Continue...]
When I was first introduced to Hetfield & Hetfield, I was hooked. The majority of the time I would not be into a band like this, but something about them clicked. Their music is heavy and as technical as need be and it’s enjoyable. I’ve listened to the band’s album Tidal Wave Dreams like crazy and I have become friends with front man Casey Aylward. The night before last I saw down with him to discuss the band, the music and the upcoming tour with Vattnet Viskar. Check out the interview below and be sure to check out Hetfield & Hetfield at the links provided.
Hetfield & Hetfield Facebook / Hetfield & Hetfield Twitter / Hetfield & Hetfield Bandcamp
The one thing I really hate about doing year-end lists is the fact that I always forget something. There are always albums that I forget to include in my list or albums that I completely overlook all together. I decided since the year is almost over, I still had time to do a list of albums I forgot about or didn’t listen to prior to the release of my list. Check it out below and let me know if you dug any of these records.
Still listening to:
Fucked Up‘s David Comes To Life
Tom Waits‘ Bad As Me
Havok‘s Time Is Up
Heirs‘ Hunter EP
Robocop‘s Robocop II
A few days ago I posted about Hetfield & Hetfield and I have done nothing but listen to their album Tidal Wave Dreams all week. I know that it’s been two weeks since a new Album Of The Week, so I decided to give this weeks AOTW to Hetfield & Hetfield. I absolutely love this band and their music is extremely powerful and heavy while keeping clean vocals present throughout the entire album. Usually vocals like this don’t satisfy my music tastes but when it comes to these guys, I cannot get enough. Check these guys out and get into them.
Okay, at first the name might give you the wrong impression but don’t let it fool you, this technically proficient rock four-piece from Massachusetts is amazing. These guys know how to play their instruments and they do so with such flare and powerful execution that my mind was blown from my first listen. It’s not too often that clean vocals like these catch my attention, but this time around I cannot help but love them. They fit the music perfectly and I couldn’t see it any other way.
Hetfield & Hetfield are a very interesting band because their music isn’t just full-on heaviness. They have elements from a ton of different genres that they blend together to create their own sound. There is a bit of sludge, some pop-punk, progressive metal, post rock and much, much more. There is something in this band for everyone and I highly suggest you check them out. You can check out and download their album Tidal Wave Dreams in the widget below. Get on these guys. You can also follow the band on Facebook and Twitter. Enjoy.
What can I say, 2011 was a very conflicted year for me musically. Sometimes I wanted to gaze off into an abyss and reflect on life with some lo-fi ambient black metal, and other times I wanted to pound ‘Gansetts on a beach listening to Havok with Swayze’s dead body dressed as Bodhi from Point Break (Weekend at Bernie’s style). Either way, it was a year of great music by some great people.
All I can say is, as you’ll see from this list, on any given day, I have no clue what I’m doing whatsoever. Judge away if you want to, but let’s be serious here, none of you actually ONLY listen to Aura Noir all day; well except for Bari. I’m a music fan first, and an elitist second, with that being said:
MY GODDAMNED TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2011. -Chris Alfieri