I was challenged by @jeromefaria@slayercarito & @brnthrshmn to post my favorite record but I just CAN NOT post Elliott Smith's "Either/Or" again. I think it'll be my 4th post with this record & no one wants to see that so instead I'm posting one of maybe 3-4 records I consider to be essential in me developing a passion for music & why I eventually decided it wasn't just going to be an interest but also my work. It's about to get personal & long AF so prepare yourselves.
I was a lonely kid growing up. Terribly awkward & interested in things considered "not cool". Being ghostly pale, super skinny & a redhead didn't really help me in my quest to feel included. And when you're a child you can't really choose your surrounding. You don’t have much control over what people say or do to you, you just have to wait it out to a certain extent. So that's what I did.
But at night, no one could tell me what to do, what I was or how to feel. So I was up watching MTV, waiting for "Superrock" & "Alternative Nation" to come on after midnight. It was through those shows I had my first encounter with NIN's "Into The Void" (& "Closer"). The obsession was instant. What the fuck was this & how can I get more of it? A double album? So I could have more than 103 minutes of the same intensity & sense of belonging? Yes, the lyrics are a lot about drug abuse & this wasn't something I was familiar with but the beautiful thing about music is that you can interpret it the way you want. So I got the album, didn't have enough money to buy merch so I bought some fabric paint & I did my own NIN shirts, bags & well.. every time you washed it you had to do it all over again but it was worth it.
A couple of years later they came to Sweden for the first time, to my home town! It was well overcrowded, the rain was pouring down & I think I cried throughout the show. It was amazing.
I've since then found my people. My family. Where I belong. I waited out the storm & this album is responsible for a lot of me being able to get through it.
Now people, I want to hear what your most important/favorite album or albums are? I "challenge" you ALL to post it or comment below. ❤️
Hey guys! I hope you're having a great week so far. Today we continue our 90s odyssey with a groundbreaking album from Brazil's Sepultura.
Formed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil by brothers Max and Igor Cavalera in 1984, Sepultura is widely regarded as a major force come out of the 80s thrash scene. Their first album "Morbid Visions" was released in 1986 but it wasn't until guitarist Andreas Kisser joined the band in 1987 that their style started shifting towards a more thrash sound. They went on to release "Schizophrenia" in 1987, followed by the classic "Beneath The Remains" in 1989 and the commercial success "Arise" in 1991.
With their 1993 album "Chaos A.D.", the band began to change their sound again, bringing more groove and elements of hardcore punk. In 1996, they released "Roots", a tribute to their Brazilian heritage fused with tribal influences of indigenous.
The combination of Max's distinctive extreme vocals, the unique percussive style of Igor's drumming and the band's ability to evolve and experiment with their sound has established Sepultura's legacy as one of the most interesting heavy metal bands of the 90s.
The first song I ever heard was "Dead Embryonic Cells" from the album "Arise" but the first album that I purchased was "Chaos A.D" when I was 13 years old. I learned to play the drums while sitting on my bed air drumming to that album with headphones on and a pair of drumsticks in my hands. There are many things that can be said about Sepultura's body of work but I personally think that "Roots" is unquestionably an album that stands out for being one of the boldest and most distinguishable metal albums ever recorded.
What do you think of "Roots" and what is your favourite Sepultura album?
"Roots" by Sepultura on Roadrunner Records.
I've been trying to post for ages but for some reason have been unable to.
Anyway, here's a definite top five album of the year for me.
RIDE's Weather Diaries has been everything I could have asked for in a comeback album. It's been 21 years since the release of Tarantula and a lot has happened in the world in that time but when these musicians come back together you know it's RIDE. For me it has elements of all of their albums, from the classic shoe gaze of Nowhere to the poppier sounds of Carnival of Light. Black Nite Crash could be on this album and it would still fit, Cali could easily be on Going Blank Again. If you are a RIDE fan this album does not disappoint, the production from Erol Alkan is fantastic, I like to think it was him who pushed them to other sounds like All I Want and Rocket Silver Symphony while helping to keep their unique sound.
If you've got the vinyl version like I have, you'll know that it looks and feels fantastic too, a lot of work has gone into it, from embossing, quality gsm for the prints, beautiful coloured heavyweight vinyl. It just feels like a RIDE record.
I'm looking forward to the next one, I hope they keep the momentum going. In the meantime this will be on repeat as will recently released track Pulsar. #vinyl#rideox4#vinylgram#vinylcollection#vinylcommunity#vinylcollector#vinylcommunitypost#vinylrecord#vinylrecords#vinylclub#vinyladay#vinyladdict#vinylplayer#vinylalbum#vinyligclub#vinylclub