Bored In Pittsburgh will be posting a bit less frequently than usual over the next 1.5 months; currently working on a few bigger pieces for the end of the year, and there’s not enough time in the day for everything. Stay tuned for some (hopefully) good stuff in late December!
Oh boy! Bored In Pittsburgh is going to start featuring more than one Daily Discovery track per day, with fewer words written about each one. So, you won't need to suffer through a solid brick of text while you listen to the music (unless that's your thing, in which case the Daily Yinz track will … Continue reading More Format Changes!
Bored In Pittsburgh will be inactive for a few days so that I can traipse around the Smoky Mountains and hopefully not get eaten by a bear! Will return midway through the week.
Oh boy! Thanks to everyone who has supported Bored In Pittsburgh so far; quick update on some format changes that are being made. Since I doubt anyone cares what random old song I listened to on any given day, "Daily Listens" are gonna get scrapped. "Daily Discoveries" will remain a (semi-regular) thing; this category will … Continue reading Format Changes Galore!
Guest post for the excellent Pittsburgh Music Magazine: give them a follow!
Austin, TX’s Destroyer Of Light are a group that ties the past to the present, merging the crushing instrumentals of modern day doom with the soaring vocals and guitar solos of classic metal acts like Dio. One look at the dramatic, mythologic artwork for the newly released Mors Aeterna (Argonauta Records), and it’s clear that the members of this band have a real soft spot for the 80’s.
Hell, the riff that opens album opener “Falling Star” is downright bluesy, like Stevie Ray Vaughn playing a flaming guitar at the gates of the underworld while the three-headed dog Cerberus prowls behind him. Frontman Steve Colca sounds like a slightly more intelligible Brent Hinds (of Mastodon fame), and, come to think of it, the sludgy, stoner metal vibe the group conjures on this song does kind of remind me of a less proggy take on that classic Atlanta band’s sound.
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Guest post for Pittsburgh Music Magazine
Guest Post from Bored In Pittsburgh
Today’s listen is a new release coming to us from “mountains and maws in Colorado and Washington.” Bull Of Apis Bull Of Bronze is a black metal band from out West, and they’ve harnessed a truly powerful force with the song “What Awaits Us (A Void Is But An Open Mouth).” A nearly eleven minute epic, the song features everything from brooding, atmospheric guitar interludes to pummeling blast beats and anguished, howled vocals, and ends with an outro that sounds like an earthquake happening in outer space. It’s an intense listen, but it doesn’t drag, despite its hefty run time.
The song is elevated by some poetic and evocative lyrics from vocalist and synthesizer-ist Achaierei; they touch on themes of destruction and rebirth, as well as transcendence from false beliefs and traditional patterns of thinking. Also I didn’t know that “At the end of…
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Guest Post on Pittsburgh Music Magazine (give them a follow!)
By Ben Gibbons of Bored In Pittsburgh
If I were a betting man, I’d put some money on the possibility that the members of Winston Salem, NC’s Brought To The Water are big Deafheaven fans. From the fact that they’re named after a song by the popular San Fran metal band, to the strong resemblance between the cover art for the newly released Oblivion EP and 2013’s Sunbather, to Brought To The Water’s strong experimental streak…it’s a safe guess.
That’s not to say that this band is derivative, though; I’d go so far as to say that “Creator, Destroyer” is stranger than anything I’ve heard from Deafheaven. The song kicks off with an atmospheric three minute intro featuring harmonized vocals, a sample that sounds like some infernal machine revving up and then dying, and legitimately jazzy guitar and keyboard flourishes. Then comes the ass-kicking in the form of molten…
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