Here are all of twentyfourhours's jams.
by Lake of Tears
Been feeling kinda Goth-y lately; it was either this or Theatre of Tragedy's "Cassandra." Love that one... it might be next. As for this jam, I forget who to give the credit to, but someone else posted something from Autumn Forever recently and inspired me to go back to the album. It is a tad uneven, but the best moments more than make up for it.
Jammed: 20th Oct 2014
by Killer Be Killed
So if you didn't know about this band, well, now you do. Supergroup featuring Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato, Sepultura founding frontman Max Cavalera, Mastodon bassist/vocalist Troy Edwards (heard doing his best Jaz Coleman impression) and ex-Mars Volta drummer Dave Elitch.
Jammed: 13th Oct 2014
Ahh yes... A flashback of 90's awesomeness! These guys only stuck around for one album -- vocalist/songwriter Shannon Crawford dealt with some serious substance abuse & psycho-stalker issues -- but it was a damn fine, and under-appreciated, album. Their self-titled 1997 debut has far more musical and emotional depth than this one bulldozing rocker would suggest. Now Crawford is back writing some quite good music with his new(ish) band Monster in the Machine.
Jammed: 3rd Oct 2014
by Skinny Puppy
I've been on a Skinny Puppy kick lately. This is one of their finest, and a bit of an earworm as well. The video is pretty tough to watch at times, so if you aren't into that sort of thing, just enjoy the gracious melodies!
Jammed: 29th Sep 2014
by Iron Maiden
Top Metal Albums: #2. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988)
Jammed: 24th Sep 2014
by Black Sabbath
Top Metal Albums: #3. Black Sabbath - Master of Reality (1971) -- I could really pick any one of Sabbath's first four albums for this spot right here but I went with my personal favorite. On Master of Reality they are at their heaviest, sludgiest and most experimental. Needless to say it is a groundbreaking album that is still being emulated on a regular basis in the 21st century. Sabbath's impact has never been more ubiquitous, as their sound has even seeped into the mainstream, turning up in the low end of bands as diverse as Tame Impala, Black Keys, Death from Above 1979 and Jack White, not to mention obvious metal bands like Melvins, Baroness, Ghost, The Sword and many many more.
Jammed: 21st Sep 2014
Top Metal Albums: #4. Katatonia - Discouraged Ones (1998) -- Those who know and love Katatonia have heard them evolve through several stylistic phases over their splendid career, following an arc not dissimilar to ex-doom legends Anathema and Paradise Lost. I am a huge Katatonia fan, and it was only my 1-album-per-artist rule that kept Viva Emptiness, Last Fair Deal Gone Down and The Great Cold Distance off this list. But Discouraged Ones is something special. It was a one-album phase, a unique style perfected in a single try. They mellowed their sound, without sapping an ounce of emotion from it, infusing their brand of doom with elements of goth like circa-Pornography Cure -- that the main riff in "Stalemate" bears a striking resemblance to the Cure's "One Hundred Years" is no mistake -- and elements of slowcore and shoegaze nearly a decade before bands like Alcest and Deafheaven tried their able hands at it. The morbid bliss flows seamlessly without a single weak moment.
Jammed: 15th Sep 2014
Top Metal Albums: #6. Opeth - Blackwater Park (2001) -- So yes, the sound quality is SHITTY but it is damn hard to find studio versions of Opeth songs on here. But the POINT is that this is my number 6 metal album of all time! I'd do a big write up but nah, I don't feel like it. If you get it, you get it.
Jammed: 8th Sep 2014
Top Metal Albums: #7. Death - Symbolic (1995) -- An utterly flawless album -- tight, well-structured, well-produced, never a dull moment, never a note out of place. For some death metal fans it was too flawless. While Symbolic was very well received overall, there were grumblings about the glossy, streamlined production, higher vocal register and diminished commitment to "true" death metal...and that's simply a matter of taste. But the claim by some that Symbolic merely retreads the ground that was laid out on Individual Thought Patterns is wholly ridiculous . While there may not have been the same evolutionary leap as was made on ITP, and especially on Human, easily Death's second best effort, Symbolic perfects the vision of their previous release to such a staggering degree that it entirely supplants its predecessor. Symbolic may not be the definitive Death album, but it is certainly the best.
Jammed: 2nd Sep 2014
My Top 15 Metal Albums: #13. Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse (1994) -- Emperor raised the bar for the black metal world with this one. They created the sound that served as the blueprint for "symphonic" black metal, showing us that black metal could be dark and violent, but also beautiful.
Jammed: 28th Aug 2014
My Top 15 Metal Albums: #14 - Voivod - Nothingface (1989) --- There's about 35 sec of silence to start, and then some noises until 0:55 when it's supposed to begin, but due to something funky with the file the audio cuts out from 0:50 - 1:17.
Jammed: 26th Aug 2014
by Judas Priest
Inspired by @btener and @Axol I'm going to do a top 15 metal albums series. Though I love metal, I'm not quite the obsessive metalhead my jam history might suggest -- I'm just a fan who believes metal doesn't get enough love on TIMJ, or anywhere else for that matter. So, in the name of my ongoing endeavor to single-handedly push metal into the mainstream, here goes... Limit 2 albums per artist; Iron Maiden has released nearly half of my all-time top 15, with Katatonia, Death and Metallica likely filling the rest. Variety is the spice. This is #15 - Judas Priest - Stained Class (1978).
Jammed: 24th Aug 2014
by Skinny Puppy
Stately yet tormented. Sweeping yet concise. Infused with both power and beauty. "Cult" is Skinny Puppy's hidden gem. A mini masterpiece... "And if the root of silence pulls me off/And love is lost not from my heart/I sit upon this throne that throws me off/And she falls backward to the floor/And forward to the back/She says elapses all my truth again/She's the one I live for/I live alone."
Jammed: 26th May 2014
Discouraged Ones (1998) -- I cannot understate the perfection of this album. Start to finish, songs blend together as one without sounding overly samey. It is a wall of sorrow and despair, with a hint of nostalgia that occasionally, temporarily, draws the listener out of the mire just long enough to appreciate what joy we've had -- even when it's just a fading memory. A masterpiece.
Jammed: 28th Apr 2014
I'm on a major black metal kick right now...mostly classic European stuff from the 90's. While this song definitely isn't metal, I do plan to post another track from this album plus some more good stuff from the era: Mayhem, Satyricon, Ulver, Rotting Christ, Marduk, Dissection, Old Man's Child, Darkthrone, Emperor, Immortal and so forth...
Jammed: 29th Mar 2014
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