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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Album Reviews... Deadlock , Means , Tusk , Point Blanc

Deadlock - Earth.Revolt -> This is their 2005 album. They have got a 2007 release (Wolves) but I havent got it yet... Will get it soon... Anyway , Deadlock is very much a melodic death metal band... what's cool with them is the integration of the 'modern classical' feel in their music.. you know.. the normal huge strings section , the grand piano lines ... What's weird is that , there's this song , Harmonic , which is a piano-only song with a female vocals... it sounds so POP.. it's not goth or metal or anything near rock... it sounds like some cheesy Pop song.. other than that , they sound almost like any other death metal bands out there... I dare to say that inFlames is a big influence to them as well...

Means - Sending You Strength -> 4-piece band from Canada... playing Hardcore.. that's what they say... for me , Hardcore would be Pro-Pain , Biohazard , Earth Crisis , even Snapcase... Means has got the hardcore feel in their music... but only on certain parts like the vocals , backing vocals , and cool breakdowns... but riffs-wise , it's a lil bit too melodic to be hardcore.. and most of the vocals part are too 'soft'.. But overall , it's an easy listening album...melodic hardcore?? melodic metalcore?? this album won't make much impact in anyones life ...

Tusk - Tree of No Return -> If there's a band whos musical genre can't be described by words by me , it would definitely be Tusk... it seems that this is a concept album.. where the whole idea of the album is someone being lost in the woods.. so imagine that you're lost in the woods alone... in the dark , with loads of weird noises , adrenaline pumping every 3 seconds , confused , scared , LOST!!!... so this album is crazy.. with influences from both end of the musical spectrum... soft guitars to grinding double pedal 'noise' .. from Explosions in The Sky to Converge in a mere split second... imagine the chaos in the album...it has only 5 songs.. 5 conceptual songs which is not all that comfortable to listen to if you really get into the mood... One of the better albums I've heard so far.. * Tusk features a few guys from Pelican.. i think they are Pre-Pelican ...


Point Blanc - Straight To The Point -> If you read my views on his latest Ipohmali video , I said that I was interested in the outro where he raps in Cantonese... And because of that , I bought his album yesterday.. i was suprised... half of it is in Chinese.. and it's cleverly labeled as East for the first half (chinese stuff) and West for the rest (English stuff) it's only going for RM19.90. It's really not bad... I enjoyed the songs.. especially his Chinese songs.. such as KL Lheng Chai , Banana , Meng Wan and Chan Cheng.. He sounds like LMF ... but LMF started the whole chinese rap thing... it's like a standard.. anyone who raps in Chinese will be compared to LMF.. so I'll leave out the comparison thing... The album features quite a number of guest artistes.. such as jacklyn Victor (malaysian idol) , MC Yan (LMF) ,some DJs and lots of other local rappers...
His Cantonese sounds weird.. not 100% fluent... but it can be understood..he sang mainly about the Malaysian Chinese lifestyle in KL , money , Nike Air Force 1 , Mitsubishi's Evo , Jack Daniels , LV , Clubbing , Kaw Lui and bla bla bla... The beats sound good.. the album is not boring.. There's skits here and there... some are funny ... some are lame but funny... some are just shoutouts...
I bought the album because I think it's great for someone to rap in chinese... I bought the album because he's chinese.. I'm still a METALHEAD!!!.. no doubt about it... you won't be seeing me in Bling Blings ever.. but Point Blanc did get me interested in Nike's Air Force 1... (nice shoes...)

This is a sample of Point Blanc's rap in his latest solo debut , Straight To The Point... I did this in like 20 minutes.. so don't complain..



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4 comments:

Gregs said...

The fella a bit jeng right? But then again, most guys from Ipoh are like that.

i'm nick lee, bitch! said...

melodicore?

7thlovechild said...

greg : not that bad la dude...


Nick : ahhaa.. melodicore... nice one...

howsurmother? said...

lam : you're gay.

greg : you're a stereotype fucker!!

nick : melodicore? wtf!!

Rajen : All the above are GAYS.