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~ Saturday, March 29 ~
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Oh, common life has somehow sunk it’s teeth into me. So I suck the venom out of my fingers until they bleed.

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~ Friday, March 28 ~
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These houses are headstones. And these basements they are graves. After getting out I’d never thought I’d want back in. I want back in.
— Fireworks - Bed Sores
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~ Wednesday, June 19 ~
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I have a copy of The Story So Far - What You Don’t See with the tour cover on white I’m looking to sell. Email me at bowlermicah@gmail.com with offers.

I have a copy of The Story So Far - What You Don’t See with the tour cover on white I’m looking to sell. Email me at bowlermicah@gmail.com with offers.

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~ Wednesday, January 16 ~
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"Caged.

Locked in perpetual motion.

Carving our wounds wide open.

But you let the wrong one in.”


Absolutely incredible. I cannot get over the ending to this song. THIS is exactly why Coheed are my favorite band, moments like these. 

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~ Saturday, October 13 ~
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Two of my favorite bands are releasing albums one week apart from each other. Both of them are releasing their 6th record. Most people consider their 4th and 5th records to not be up to par. Both of these bands returned to the producers of their first 3 albums. I am speaking of Coheed and Cambria and Anberlin. 

Coheed and Cambria are my favorite band, hands down. I hold their entire discography in very high regard, missteps and all. The Afterman: Ascension is a true return to form. The heavy hitters hit hard (Holly Wood, Domino, Vic the Butcher), the poppy choruses are back (Mothers of Men, Goodnight Fair Lady), and the softer songs are beautiful (Afterman, Subtraction). My favorite song off of the record is Evagria the Faithful. When I heard the teaser for this song in the ‘Two’ video, I knew this would be a great song. The guitar and drum work are different from anything else the band has done, while the lyrics are absolutely gut-wrenching. ‘from the other side she’ll save me, her courage strength and heart beyond. I wish she’d stay mine, but her place is in some other time. Goodbye forever my darling, whether I was you thought I’d be or not. I was a bad man to stop you girl from loving me.’ The entire song is very ethereal, giving the impression of floating in space, which I’m sure is exactly what the band was going for based on the storyline. The only complaint I have about the album is one that most Coheed fans probably feel; its just too short. The album clocks in at 40 minutes, much shorter than any of Coheed’s other records. The album feels incomplete, leaving you wanting more. This is probably a good thing, considering its companion record, The Afterman: Descension, is set for release in February, which gives us another 40+ minutes of music from the band to enjoy. Overall I am very satisfied with this record, especially coming off of Year of the Black Rainbow, which just felt, uninspired most of the time. This record is a true return to the greatness of Coheed and Cambria. 

Anberlin return with their 6th album, Vital. I haven’t been able to spend as much time with this record, but I can tell it is going to be a classic. Is it better than Cities? Hard to tell. If I took nostalgia out of the question, the answer would most likely be yes, it is better than Cities. The album is incredibly aggressive on the heavy tracks, while still having signature Anberlin ballads scattered throughout. The production on the album is absolutely massive. Aaron Sprinkle might as well be the 6th member of Anberlin, with the product he gets out of the band. There are also electronic flourishes that are sprinled throughout the album, which is never overbearing, used perfectly throughout. The album ends with a soft number, ‘God, Sex, and Drugs’ which while not being a great standalone track, serves as a reminder that what you just listened to was great, and gives you time to realize the greatness of the entire composition. 

Two great bands with 2 tremendous return to form albums. October has been a great month for music. 

(Source: Spotify)

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~ Monday, August 20 ~
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theclearlydope:

Hello Good Morning: What up B? Good weekend? Yeah. You? Yeah.

theclearlydope:

Hello Good Morning: What up B? Good weekend? Yeah. You? Yeah.

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~ Tuesday, August 7 ~
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All my favorite bands are releasing albums soon. So excited.

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~ Monday, August 6 ~
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If you know me, you probably know that Coheed are my favorite band. If you don’t know, they are releasing a new album entitled ‘The Afterman: Ascension’ on October 9th, which is the first of a double album with the second to be released in February sometime. First off, how awesome is that? Two albums in 5 months? So excited. Anyway, this announcement made me go back and listen to their back catalog a lot.

While I appreciated In Keeping Secrets and Good Apollo I the way I always had, I found myself listening to Year of the Black Rainbow more than I had previously. To be completely honest, I was disappointed with Year of the Black Rainbow initially. i felt like the production was muddy sounding, and the album just didn’t have the epic parts i had always expected to hear from Coheed. Where was something as epic as Welcome Home? Where was something as heavy as No World For Tomorrow? Where was the long progged out songs like The Light and the Glass and 21:13? But I think that’s what my problem was. I couldn’t look at this record without looking at the previous works.

Now, two years after the album has come out, it finally clicks with me. This a great record, honestly. The record isn’t as easily accessible as No World For Tomorrow, which might be a good thing this time around. As much as I love that record, it got a little cheesy at times (See Justice In Murder). This is a more mature sounding Coheed, and while it was in a more compact package (the only song over the 6 minute mark was the title track closer, which is more or less just noise a lot of the time) the great songwriting is still here.

The Broken, Here We Are Juggernaut, World of Lines, and This Shattered Symphony Have some of the best choruses the band has ever written. The technicality of songs like In the Flame of Error and When Skeletons are takes a couple listens to truly appreciate, but they are truly great songs. The ballads on this album are probably some of the best the band have written also. Far and Pearl of the Stars are both absolutely great songs. Although I love the electronic feel of Far, I feel like Pearl of the Stars would have benefited more from a more organic recording.

Which brings me to the one true complaint I have about this album; the production. Atticus Ross was one of the guys on the production team for the record, who is the producer responsible for a lot of Nine Inch Nails work, which gives the record a slight industrial feel. That makes some of the instruments muddle together without being able to differentiate between different parts. I feel like this doesn’t favor Coheed, who have always had more complex guitar, bass and drum parts than most people gave them credit for. I honestly think that if the record was produced from a more organic perspective instead of the electronic elements that the record has, it could be my 2nd or 3rd favorite record by them. As it stands, this is still probably my 4th or 5th favorite (I’m not as crazy about Second Stage as most people are - sue me) record that they’ve done, but Coheed’s worst record is still better than the vast majority of music out there.

I’m really excited for Coheed’s return to the production team of the first 3 albums, and the return of Josh, their original drummer. Don’t get me wrong, Chris Pennie was great, but his technical play and overplaying (Guns of Summer) didn’t fit the band sometimes. Overall, I would be willing to bet good money that ‘The Afterman: Ascension’ will be a better record than ‘Year of the Black Rainbow’, but the album makes a little more sense to me now.

(Source: Spotify)

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~ Thursday, July 5 ~
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theclearlydope:

First day of school pic. I’m ready.

Typical Alabama fan.

theclearlydope:

First day of school pic. I’m ready.

Typical Alabama fan.


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~ Friday, June 22 ~
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fuckyeahdementia:

it’s a cat… it’s a bee… wat?!

fuckyeahdementia:

it’s a cat… it’s a bee… wat?!

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