I'm thinking that this will be my last Weekly Injection for the year. This time of year is nothing but…
Although it can feel a tad monotonous and underdeveloped at times, Legend of the Seagullmen is an imposing yet fun ride from start to finish.
I was maybe a freshman in high school listening to an online radio station called Garage Monkey and a song called "Prehistoric Dog" came on. It was like nothing I'd ever heard before with the grungy, raw attitude of Melvins, sludgy sound of Mastodon, and all sitting upon a catchy foundation.
Being a relative large fan of stoner rock and groups from the Palm Desert scene, it has been a bit of a shame to witness the genre slowly fade. I miss the down-tuned glory days of Kyuss and Dozer. And seriously, when is the next Desert Sessions release coming out?
This new supergroup featuring members of Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Alice in Chains and Mars Volta takes listeners comfortable with those bands down a brand new road. An often rocky, never uninteresting road.
The integration between progressive and deathcore/death metal has been fusing for the past few years and it seems the latest emerging bands are finding a happy medium between the two genres. While not fully containing the elements of both styles, groups such as Between the Buried and Me, The Faceless, or Job for a Cowboy are all established acts that have either hinted or embraced traits of these almost opposing subgenres in recent releases. As influences inevitably trickle down, many new bands have taken the path forged by these aforementioned acts and found a solid synthesis.