i suppose you can call this a follow up on one of my previous posts from way back in December about the metal band who made it, Avenged Sevenfold. i realize they are becoming a bit more "mainstream metal" so to speak, but when you're in a genre like metal, which is obscure enough as it is, its hard to be an "obscure metal band." at least that's my opinion. even mainstream metal is ignored by the general population. either way, Avenged Sevenfold, who recently lost their drummer the Rev (may he rest in peace), has just released a single off their new album, which is coming out later in July. The album and the single are both titled "Nightmare" which can only foreshadow an eerie, darker sound to the album. The single does remind me of some of their other stuff and I can't say is one of their most original songs, but in the end, I still think its a fucking awesome song to rock out too (or maybe i'm just too hardcore of a fanboy). M. Shadows did say in an interview that this album would be a darker emotional album and that they were dedicating it to the Rev. The Rev actually wrote a piece that he claims to be his masterpiece, which he turned in 3 days before his unfortunate death. I believe this piece was originally titled "Death" but in honor of the Rev (aka "Fiction") they renamed the song "Fiction."
One of Twin Sister's stellar tracks off their recent release Color Your Life from Brooklyn got remixed and re-vamped up by Arcade Sound labelee Teen Daze. Enough Said. Yet another fine showcase of the awesome musicians that are coming out of Canada these days (Gobble Gobble, Kumon Plaza, etc). This remix throws Twin Sister's track immersed in sweet synth and drum machines with a heavy dose of nostalgia -- to the max.
I'll be honest when I say that at first Color Your Life didn't really live up to my expectations, but good thing I kept it in rotation...this album is for sure a grower. The first track is certainly a standout for me, with gorgeous synths and driving drums overlayed by beautiful and almost eerie ooh's and ah's to lull you into a warm bliss....tracking in at a full 7:07, The Other Side of Your Face is a slow builder, worth every second. Head over to their site and grab it for free while you can, and let it be a testiment to why you should pre order it vinyl or CD from infinite best all the same.
Teen Daze also has a EP, Four More Years, coming out soon on Vinyl and digital via Arcade Sound, which from what I hear sounds quite promising as well. So be on the lookout for those goods too-
Twin Sister - All Around and Away We Go (Teen Daze Remix)
Twin Sister - The Other Side of Your Face