So I settled into my bathrobe, bunny slippers, and NKOTB*-branded couch, and began to mellow considerably. Now I just needed the prefect soundtrack to match my current state. And drown out that plow, which I could hear coming down the street for pass #4.
Immediately, Goes Cube sprung to mind. How could it not? With soothing songs like "Another Day Has Passed," "Grinding the Knife Blade," and "I Hold Grudges," I knew I was just a couple of S'mores and some warm milk away from peace and tranquility. Featuring mellow, melodic death metal underpinnings and soothing primal rage screams, it's what those "in the know" use to quietly lull themselves to sleep.
Goes Cube - "I Hold Grudges"
Okay, if you've listened to the video, you realize this is less Lawrence Welk and more a really angry Jesu or the lead singer from Face to Face with a chip on his shoulder. So we'll drop the pretense here. Utilizing a formula of switching back and forth from mid-tempo rock to thrash screaming (see Pennywise, System of a Down, Rise Against, Grade, etc.), Goes Cube crosses a gloomy tone with interesting melodies, finishing it off with both excellent musicianship and production. It's really heavy tone done right. If you like Mars Volta, just check out the title track and you will be hooked.
There's a small window for this kind of music for me, but this hits it.
CD Placement Rating: Portable CD Case.
*New Kids on the Block, of course. S'up?