Monthly Archives: December 2012

Social Studies – “SOCIAL STUDIES” EP Review

Social Studies - Social Studies EP

Social Studies – Social Studies EP
Genre: Hip-hop/Experimental hip-hop

Label: Daddy Tank Records

Social Studies is a duo project made up by vocalist Zano and producer Chris Devoe, and while their names are known, very little else seems to be known about them, managing to stay in the dark better than most artists who emphasise a hidden identity (although, MF Doom has been pretty on top of it). However, the duo behind Social Studies never really focus on this and simply deliver groundbreaking music – and perhaps it is with no platform to be biased on that it’s best to hear experimental hip-hop this way. Continue reading

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Sorry for the lack of posts.

I haven’t been completely lazy as I have been doing stuff for MetalRecusents and the Eyesoremerch blog, so if you’re interested in reading recent stuff I’ve done for either, here they are:

Release Review for Aeon’s “Aeons Black”

Online Interview with Kill Ritual

Review of Soundgarden’s “King Animal”

Otherwise, I have been pretty quiet. I haven’t really got much of an idea what I could review for this page, at the moment I’m considering the How To Destroy Angels “An Omen” EP that I got for Christmas and finally review the Social Studies EP that Daddy Tank Records kindly sent me around November time.

I also need ideas for stuff to do or review for the Eyesoremerch blog too, and I’m not the greatest at coming up with them, so if there’s anything you’d like to see written about or certain albums to be reviewed, then let me know and we’ll do it!

I know I’ve got a fair few submissions to get through as well. If you’ve sent me your stuff, I will get round to it, trust me. Sorry if stuff is a little bit slow.

Anyway, I hope everyone has a great Christmas! There’s already a lot in store in 2013 already – gonna be doing my first band interview in January, nervous and excited at the same time.

Merry Christmas!

Well, it’s C-day, I hope you guys have had some great presents and have a good day!

I finally got a record player, here it is!

ImageAs well as two LPs to play on it. I got How To Destroy Angels’ “An Omen” EP and Rudimentary Peni’s “Death Church”. Aren’t they beautiful?

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I also got The Pharcyde’s “Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde” anniversary box set (listening to the remix CD as I type this) and, finally, Earth’s “Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version”. So, I’m a happy guy.

Hope all of you have a good time, have a lovely roast dinner, enjoy your friends and family’s company and look after yourselves. Nadolig Llawen pawb!

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Carnage At Christmas Live Review (The Parrot, Carmarthen. 13/12/12)

First off, there’s a confession to make: local gigs never really whip up any interest in me; at least not in comparison to the excitement of seeing international bands touring the UK. However, this event organised by Before The End Promotions reimbursed any faith I had lost in the local scene and rock/metal gigs in the Carmarthenshire area over the past few years. Continue reading

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Top 20 Music Videos of 2012

We all love a good music video, right? Sometimes it can make you love or understand a song a little bit more, or it can be a complete bloodfest that you just concentrate on the visuals, or it can be plain funny – either way, these are my top picks for 2012. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Soundgarden – “KING ANIMAL” Review

My review of Soundgarden’s return album is up on the Eyesore Merch blog, click here to have a look! Don’t forget to give their webstore a look too; get something for a rock-lovin’ loved one or just treat yourself this Christmas.

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Top 10 Disappointments of 2012

Basically, this is a personal list of disappointments, be it that an album wasn’t as good as I’d hoped or a band broke-up or whatever. A negative list, but I’m sure a few of us can agree on a few. Continue reading

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