In which I create a gig on Fiverr while listening to “Oceanic” by Isis
In which I write some music. Today’s soundtrack: Dimmu Borgir – “For All Tid”
Today’s soundtrack is Sunn O))) & Boris: Altar, an atmospheric drone metal album that is a collaboration between two bands. My favourite track from it is “Sinking Belle,” a soft, contemplative song. This evening, I started working on an industrial metal song inspired by Godflesh’s song “Christbait Rising.”
Today’s soundtrack is Legend: Fröm the Fjörds, a 1978 album touted as being one of the first sounds the world would hear that would take us down the path of modern progressive power metal. In this post, I’m sharing my new song, “The Absurd Fingers of Albert C.” It’s based on what I’ve read so […]
Today’s soundtrack is The Black Dahlia Murder: Miasma, an American death metal album with metalcore influences. I spent this evening installing Reaper onto my little laptop, then I wrote a song called “The Absurd Fingers of Albert C.” Check it out here, and let me know what you think of it on Twitter!
Today’s soundtrack is Nile: Black Seeds of Vengeance, the first Nile album that I bought. I remember being just floored by the raw intensity of the drumming. I’d heard fast drums before, but I’d never heard anything so visceral. I love the album’s ancient Egyptian lyrical themes, too. I stayed up late last night working […]
Today’s soundtrack is Origin: Echoes of Decimation, a frantic technical death metal album with some killer drumming. This evening, I put together a video version of my cover of Natalie Prass’ “Hot for the Mountain” so that I could share it on my YouTube channel.
Today’s soundtrack is Demilich: Nespithe, a very unique death metal album. The vocals sound like burps in the Grand Canyon; the riffs are positively jazzy at times, and the drums are somehow both plodding and frantic simultaneously. This evening, I recorded the vocals for my cover version of the Natalie Prass song “Hot for the […]
Today’s soundtrack is Genesis: Foxtrot. This afternoon, I began working on making a cover of Natalie Prass’ gorgeous song “Hot for the Mountain.” I’m completely in love with the song. I spent the afternoon listening to the song while sitting at my piano, tabbing out the chords and bassline, then I jotted down the drum […]
Today’s soundtrack is dc Talk: Supernatural, the album that got me into the band in the first place. I remember being blown away by the variety of styles throughout the album, and by the raw vocal talent of the three singers. There are so many great songs on this album; it’s hard-hitting at times, contemplative […]
Today’s soundtrack is MxPx: Secret Weapon, a fun pop-punk album that was obviously influenced by Blink 182 and Green Day. This afternoon, I learned how to use the free TAL Vocorder, then put the finishing touches on a song that’s been percolating in my brain for the last four years. I like the result. The […]
Today’s soundtrack is Christmas With the Mills Family, a Spotify playlist that includes my favourite Christmas songs. This afternoon, after getting back home from a nice walk at the beach with my family, I started working on a new track. It’s pretty minimal; there are only three tracks so far: drums, piano, and a bassy […]