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You caught me. I will freely admit to never having been to one of their festivals. But from a pure economic standpoint, I do think there is an overload.

I think it’d be perfectly okay for them to be gone. In the US alone we had over 800 festivals. There’s too many. Look at what happened with Moogfest in Ashville, for example. The two companies split and tried to make two festivals, one of which cancelled and now Moogfest is biennial. They saturated the market.

Not every festival can be a winner. Let’s just accept that and let the bad ones die.

 +3Posted on Aug 12th | re: Yob - "Unmask The Spectre" (Stereogum Premiere) (11 comments)

For what it’s worth, I snooped around and found it. I’ll third the AOTY comment. I’ve gone through it three times now and by the end I’ve just been sitting there mind blow, “whoa.”

P.S. if you’re going to get vinyl pre-order now, it looks like Relapse has only pressed so many copies.

 +4Posted on Aug 11th | re: Yob - "Unmask The Spectre" (Stereogum Premiere) (11 comments)

People have been mentioning how awesome this album is for months now. This song lives up to the hype. Album pre-ordered.

The way he says, “ALL PARTIES INVOLVED IN THIS ICP GLASS DILDO CASE CAN SHOVE ONE UP THEIR ASS,” implies that he should also be participating in this activity because technically he is involved.

 +2Posted on Jul 19th | re: Sleep - "The Clarity" (5 comments)

HELL YES!! There’s basically no way you could like High on Fire and not Dopesmoker. It’s definitely not as continuously pummeling as HoF, but I really enjoy how it ebbs and flows as a track. It has some very intense moment followed by some room to breath and back again.

Morrissey is clearly jealous.

 +1Posted on Jul 3rd | re: The Black Market: The Month In Metal - June 2014 (71 comments)

I might also try The Art of Self Defense by High on Fire. Matt Pike’s vocals aren’t necessarily the cleanest, but there’s a lot of melody that comes through in my opinion. As someone who prefers clean vocals for the most part, Matt Pike kind of strikes the perfect metal balance where it’s rough but there’s still some clarity.

And since I mentioned High on Fire, I should probably mention Holy Mountain by Sleep, which also features Matt Pike on guitar, but a different vocalist.

 +1Posted on Jun 24th | re: Liars - "Pro Anti Anti" Video (1 comments)

Too bad the screen cap of the video gives everything away…

 0Posted on May 23rd | re: TV Party: Chromeo Talk Diners, Drive-Ins, And Dives (13 comments)

That’s not a picture from his stamp at Arnold’s is it?