I first became aware of this band in 7th or 8th grade because I came across an insanely morbid and violent video for their song "Forever". It was a little fucking much for me as a 13 year old but I eventually revisited it and fell in love. Their sound is all around POWERFUL. With intense, manic industrial elements creating the sound of being caught in the gears of a mechanical hell. The drums pound with extreme speed, the vocals are delightfully grotesque, and the machine like instrumentals create a truly extreme experience that gets the heart racing and adrenaline pumping.
Artist: The Berzerker
Album: The Berzerker
Genre: industrial/grindcore/death metal
To truly feel like a Jamaican, roll a fatty, crack a Red Stripe, and blast Zion Train with full bass. This is the kind of music you would hear the real people of Jamaica listen to. Its absolutely perfect to listen to when you're stoned and need to drive to Wawa late at night for your sorely needed munchies.
Artist: Zion Train
Album: Dub Revolutionaries: The Very Best Of Zion Train
I got filled with a lot of excitement and joy right once Mr. Woodnote's saxophone run dub ran through my ears. All done by one genius of a man, its phat ass beats are done beat box style with jazzy saxophone jamming over deep dub bass lines with the occasional Rastafarian singer/rapper. This is something to absolutely be bumped obnoxiously in your car.
Post-metal has been fascinating me lately; the combination of the dynamic soundscapes and textures of post-rock with the balls of sludge. Hailing from creative hub that is Philadelphia, Rosetta creates a sound that is beautiful, heavy, emotionally charged and coarse which calls for a very interesting listen.
Album: A Determinism of Morality