Teeth Eater wrote:standard-issue wrote:
Yeah, haha, started listening to BFMV and BMTH back in the late Noughties.
Can't get into The Amity Affliction, even though they are from Gympie . Funnily enough, my most Bogan mate, Col, is into them, and he only normally listens to Thrash usually, Slayer/Megadeth etc. He also owns a heap of rifles, a couple of quad bikes, and a Ned Kelly T Shirt; which makes me feel close minded about my choices...
Asking Alexandria is the exact type of band I'm talking about; I probably would have always loved them, but never gave them a chance. Never heard of Memphis May Fire, which is very encouraging!
Norma Jean is another post hardcore band that I've found lately. One of those YouTube recommendations that kept popping up for years when I am listening to other stuff, but only gave them a crack last year. Their album Meridional got me in, but Polar Similar is the Critic's choice and Wrongdoers seems to be the fans favourite.
My peoples. How'd I miss this thread?
I'm actually a mad 80's metal fan, but also mad for good post-hardcore bands and dare I say "pop-punk," even though I despise the term.
Did you guys used to go to the Taste of Chaos, and then Soundwave tours? They were heavenly for this type of music. Saw so many bands over those years in just these big singular occasions. Good times.
Anyway, I agree with you, SI, regarding Amity Affiction. I listen to all their albums, but can't really get into them. They're okay, but not my fave. That said, I saw them at, I think it was the last Warped Tour... one at Barangaroo, for all you Sydney-siders? Not sure if anyone went. I'd actually not heard them before at the time, but they were pretty awesome live. Really dug that. Not quite as "safe" live as they are on disc.
I'm absolutely mad for Asking Alexandria. Can put no foot wrong these days, imo. As a big 80's metal fan, the ballad on the EP they released this year, 'Miles away,' is one of my favourite cuts of the year. Ripper tune, especially for soft cocks like me. Be sure to check out original singer Danny Worsnop's band, We Are Harlot, if you like Asking Alexandria. Still only released one album, but there's some monster gear on that album.
Speaking of Memphis May Fire, you guys heard their new album? One of my favourites of the year so far. So good from start to end. Probably a bit more "commercial" for diehard fans, but I love it. If you dig it, check out a band called Destrophy and particularly their album, 'Cry Havoc.' Very melodic, but plenty of balls too.
Not a big fan of Norma Jean myself, but a band I'd be interested in revisiting.
I enjoy Bring Me The Horizon and BFMV too - much prefer early BFMV, though. Last album was really disappointing.
You guys also dig We Came As Romans? So many cool bands, but hard to think off the top of my head.
As far as this year goes, my favourite releases of the year so far, in the post-hardcore and similar genre, would be-
Wolves At The Gate - Eulogies
Dead Romantic - Voices
Beartooth - Below (Deluxe)
Manafest - I Run With Wolves
The Fallen State - Between Hope & Disillusion
Telltale - Lie Your Way Out
Stone Broken - REVELATION
VRSTY - Welcome Home
Inlights - Cliffhanger
Lightwave - Dark Cycles
Bad Omens - THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND
LANDMVRKS - Lost in the Waves
Absolute favourite album in recent years, but probably not up all y'all's alley, but very well worth checking out -
The Broken View - 'On The Mend.'
We've been debating whether to migrate this and the TV thread over to the Fantasy section. Just haven't worked out how to slot them in but everyone misses it over here.
Yeah, got to quite a few Soundwaves, but missed a few as well with work and trips. The excitement (or disappointment with clashes) when the timetables came out and sitting down trying to plan your day around 20 bands you are into playing in a 12 hour time frame! Can't believe how the whole concept was destroyed when you get those sorts of numbers through the gate