Saturday, April 17, 2010

Come see the Forums!

I've seen a few metal forums that were either bloated and too complicated, or not comprehensive or relevant enough to keep my interest. I also saw too many forums bogged down in the immature drama of their own moronic members. Thus, i set out a few years back to create a simple, easy-to-navigate forum of my own, that was organized and open enough for members to feel like it was partly their own as well. With the help of my friends, I put together the place and regularly update it with content vintage and new, but never seem to attract enough people with the interest to visit it regularly, as many in the past have been either obsessed with something else, self-absorbed, or just plain lazy. This is where all of you come in. As I and my dedicated team spend much more time in the forums than we do in the blog itself, I encourage everyone to visit there for more topics, more music, more videos, and well, more everything. You can be a part of the community there and even post your own content, whether it is simply embedding your own playlists and YouTube videos or posting links to downloads you have uploaded to any number of media sharing sites. Help us make this place even more exciting and relevant, or just enjoy what's here and place your feedback. If you like what you see, then get your friends to join. The link to the UNFATHOMED TOWER FORUMS is right next to the main body of the blog itself, at the top of the links list. Or, you can just click here instead: THE UNFATHOMED TOWER FORUMS

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Before The Dawn

I like to think of this band as a happy marriage between ethereal Euro Pop Rock like Poets of the Fall with Melodic Death Metal such as Dark Tranquility, into something maybe not as distinct as either, but a good harmonious balance nonetheless and a damned good listen. Just a caveat: The first two albums have entirely different personnel than the rest, because the band leader/vocalist/guitarist fired them all for lack of work ethic, or so he says. Either way, everything from "The Ghost" and onward is slightly heavier, sharper, and less atmospheric, but catchier and more immediate. Fans of bands mentioned above, plus bands like In Flames, Soilwork, Arch Enemy Mercenary, Raunchy, and maybe even Sentenced should like this at least to a degree. I haven't posted anything in a while, so I figured I'd dump all of this on you people at once to make up for it, which is all fine and well since it will hopefully get the band the kind of recognition they truly deserve. I for one would like to see more of this in America, so we need to support them with awareness and petition for them and bands like them to bring their shows in our direction. Hell, even grab a t-Shirt if you can... as you can see, they have this cool minimalist/Art Deco thing going on with their album art and logo.
My Darkness - 2003
4:17 - 2004
The Ghost - 2006
Deadlight (Limited Edition) - 2007
Deadsong (Single) - 2007
Soundscape of Silence - 2008