Darren Frye

Comments from Darren Frye

I tried to nickname myself Thor some years ago. My gf at the time: "yeah it's short for Thorazine". That ended that. I should look her up.
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September 30, 2016 on Stream Thor & Friends’ Self-Titled Debut Album
I had the same issue last night. It just doesn't appear on mobile but I'm listening now on my laptop. Is very nice...
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September 30, 2016 on Radiohead – “Ill Wind”
If it makes you feel any better, my tracking info is identical and I'm 10 bloody miles from JC. The fuck, indeed.
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September 30, 2016 on Radiohead – “Ill Wind”
Somewhere in America... http://www.smartdrone.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Zipline-Drone-Delivery-1420x947-1.jpg
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September 29, 2016 on Radiohead – “Ill Wind”
I was holding out hope for Neurosis :(. I know this is the more obvious choice but, man, Fires Within Fires is not getting enough love around here. This is a band 30 years deep still releasing some of the most vital heavy music on the planet. It sounds like the perfect career summation at this stage. Ultra-confident, tighter (and at 5 songs and 40 minutes, more concise) than ever, and standing on the necks of the legions of competitors they inspired. This is a band in full control, harnessing the apocalypse they've been summoning over three decades. Having said that, you don't need to immerse yourself in their back catalog to dig it. This thing slaps from front to back and has some of the sweetest bass lines you will hear all year. Imagine if Brody actually caught that last wave in Point Break, saddled up and rode that bitch all the way to the beach, emerging from the spray and standing tall with middle finger held high. That's this album. Having said that, you don't need to immerse yourself in their back catalog to dig it. This thing slaps from front to back and has some of the sweetest bass lines you will hear all year. I like Bon Iver though. Can't please everyone...
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September 29, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Bon Iver 22, A Million
Did I ever mention that I sat in the balcony seats (nearly) hanging over the stage at Carnegie Hall for the Bowie tribute and that I got to talk to John Darnielle at the after party about his love of metal and shared my opinion that "Maybe Sprout Wings" is one of the finest tunes ever to which he responded "you know, that's a secret metal tune"? I have? Oh. #BlatantBrag
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September 28, 2016 on Radiohead Share A Moon Shaped Pool Special Edition Unboxing
Holy shit send this thing already! I've given you enough money Radiohead. Then again, I did see them for free at MSG a couple months ago. Never mind.
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September 28, 2016 on Radiohead Share A Moon Shaped Pool Special Edition Unboxing
I basically agree but just think it's a great record on it's own. Def prefer the earlier albums, Mammal being my favorite. The WIFE stuff is wacky. Takes a bit to unpack but he's doing some interesting shit there.
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September 27, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition
Upvote because you're right.
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September 27, 2016 on Stream Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition
WIFE is totally electronic, which is the direction Teethed... was pointing in, but there are no traces of metal left whatsoever. It's really great. I absolutely love the chopped and distorted vocals in the tune I reference above. Could be a Weeknd jam, if this was Jupiter. I discovered AoP by accident when they took the stage at The Studio at Webster Hall a few years ago (White Tomb tour). I wandered in because of the marquee. The name sounded metal and that's all I had to go on. Instantly they became one of my favorite atmospheric BM bands. That's the best kind of shit right there....and why I moved to NYC. So spoiled.
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September 27, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition
Seconded on Emma Ruth Rundle....what I've heard so far anyway. About to cue the pre-release stream up. Am excite!
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September 27, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition
An extremely under-the-radar electronic release is WIFE's Standard Nature EP, from former Altar of Plagues mainman James Kelly. AoP were an Irish atmospheric black metal band but don't let that scare you (or, let it if you're lobster man!). The only thing WIFE has in common with AoP is "otherness". It's totally alien and a bit unsettling but man is it GOOD. Check out "Glass Interruption" to start.
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September 27, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition
I definitely was not seeking "funny" out when I hit play on this thing.
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September 27, 2016 on Watch Katy Perry Vote Naked For Funny Or Die
This is great. DEP is leaving one hell of a legacy behind. Puciato's power synth-pop project, The Black Queen is really, really good too. They just released their debut, Secret Scream, in July. Check it out.
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September 26, 2016 on The Dillinger Escape Plan – “Sympton Of Terminal Illness”
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September 26, 2016 on Metallica – “Moth Into Flame” Video
I really didn't want to engage in tired Metalli-bashing but, yeah. They haven't been "our" band in a looooong time. And that doesn't mean I don't want or expect bands to change, I just don't like how Metallica changed.
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September 26, 2016 on Metallica – “Moth Into Flame” Video
Michael you're one of my favorite music writers (the Iron Maiden, Cobalt, and Darkthrone pieces are mandatory reading for anyone into metal) but I don't get the endless hand-wringing over a band that hasn't released a decent album since 1988. They completely re-charted my musical path too but are simply not good and haven't been for almost 3 decades. I don't begrudge them their success. They worked their asses off and deserve every bit of it. I'm currently listening to the new Lesbian album Hallucinogenesis. Listen to that for some truly mind-bending, forward thinking (not too extreme) metal in 2016. If you hate growled vox, this may be to your liking.
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September 26, 2016 on Metallica – “Moth Into Flame” Video
Someone hates laughter and good times in general.
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September 25, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
"Channel the Spirits" by The Comet Is Coming. Excellent tripped out modern jazz.
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September 23, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Happy birthday my crustacean! http://i.imgur.com/CTak3rI.jpg
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September 23, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Lost In the Flood. Don't care. I love that song.
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September 23, 2016 on Bruce Springsteen & Bono Explain Why Donald Trump Is Dangerous
"tongue and cheek", "enforce opinions" This is not a safe space Corey.
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September 23, 2016 on Corey Feldman Plans Another Today Performance, But Not The Voice
I'm currently preparing with an Angel's Envy reserve rye and mini shells with Italian sausage and broccoli rabe. Then, a couple of my favorite local IPA's (Single Cut Brewery) during the listening "party". This is a big fucking deal.
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September 22, 2016 on Stream Neurosis Fires Within Fires
I could just not show up like a typical salesguy, then "reply all" to the meeting request with "sorry happy hour with clients!".
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September 22, 2016 on Stream Neurosis Fires Within Fires
Lolz...of all the days I wish I didn't have a 5:15 meeting. This requires some serious "prep work" ;).
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September 22, 2016 on Stream Neurosis Fires Within Fires