Dawnbreaker Ushers in the Next Crusade

The Knights Templar were a group of knights who accompanied early Christian Pilgrims on there route to the Holy Land. Muslims at the time were slaughtering the Pilgrims. This was the actual cause of the Crusades, which was sparked over access to the Holy Land. The Knights were connected to the Masons. The Masons held the secrets of stonework, and they built the very churches the knights prayed in. Most of the Founding Fathers, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were Masons. Much of US history runs parallel to the history of Jerusalem. Our forefathers were mindful of this and sought God’s protection, as America was the only nation with rights from God in it’s Constitution. This is partly why America has been so successful. If you want to read a book which will explain how America is connected to God through divine prophecy, this is a must read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Harbinger_(novel)

But let’s talk music instead.

Now a black metal band has emerged which promises to safely guide metal away from its pathetic current shoe-gazing state, and lead it back into righteousness and excellence. Dawnbreaker has just recently come out with their new album. It is one of the best black metal releases in the past ten years, and I would highly recommend it to any metal enthusiast. The songs have a very nice chamber like quality to them, as if recorded in a big dark cathedral. There are lots of synchopated umpchet beats, with a lot of energy. I prefer that to blast beats greatly. Low diabolical male choir sounds accompany gritty, well thought out riffs. There is good play interaction between the harmonies and the melodies, which keep the rather simple chord patterns. They overlap and weave around each other, intersecting at dimensions which add nuance. Compositionally speaking, the songs are very solid and memorable. I recommend that you give this album a listen, and consider buying it. If I had to pin down a band or two to reference this to I would suggest early Enslaved, crossed with Jerry Goldsmith’s The Omen film score:


New Alice in Chains Song – Meh.

Alice in Chains has released their first new song in five years. I saw them on that previous tour, by the way, and the album was good , however, it lacked aggression. This newest track also lacks aggression, and is rather laid back. The opening riff is like – one note. It promises to build up to something, then doesn’t. The chorus opens up finally with some solid vocal harmonies. However, the guitar is still that laid-back melodic stuff they started doing on Junk (Bury Me Softly), rather than that tuff old school sound from Facelift we all want, like the classic track And We Die Young. As an old fan of this band, I really wish these guys would factor back in more of their metal and hard rock elements, and stay away from trying to be a pure rock band.

I also feel the guitarist shies away from doing an outright guitar solo, which would add balls. That Jerry Cantrell , the old singer, passed away has always taken away a raw, visceral element which I enjoyed about this band, and has left it too polished sounding. Typically, I will still buy the albums from these guys and go to the concert tour, and yet I feel that with some more solos, some more involved riffage, and more aggression, they could really put a dent into the current paradigm in rock. But they never quite live up to the promise of their first three albums.

I would also say that the subject matter of the music video here is probably overthought out, and the effect of it is underwhelming. It starts off with a homeless guy in a bathroom at a laundry-mat , and then involves some dingy girl stealing a rat. At the end she makes out with the bum dude and trades the rat for a cell phone or something. Leaving me thinking – huh??

Recent Marty Friedman Album Shreds

Mainstream heavy metal and hard rock seem to be on the upswing, with some surprisingly good releases over the last year or two. This Marty Friedman album has solid production. Riff wise there is not a lot of repetition at all. The riffs and solos just keep coming. There is an interesting mix of 80s technical /melodic thrash and some neoclassical progressive stuff. His solos have always been fairly complex and virtuosic. The extended solo on the first track calls Malmsteen to mind. The song goes on a long time, and makes it clear the album is mostly for musicians to listen to, for inspiration.

Sorrow and Madness is a very fun operatic sounding instrumental which has some slower heavier beats as the song gets going. A very catchy and inspired tune. Overall, the album is sounding much more inspired, and heavier than some of the other solo albums from him I had before, such as Music for Speeding. I have to say , I am honestly impressed with the obvious display of his understanding of music theory, as evidenced by the chord progressions in some of these tunes. I will probably not go on and on reviewing this album , especially since the songs are often over 6 minutes long, and sound more like a movie film score than a traditional album. This is an album I am probably looking to pick up a physical copy of and drive around a lot and listen to.



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Are you tired of listening to politically correct hits that suck on the radio? Do you love your country , but sometimes feel pissed off there’s no good heavy music that reflects your right wing political views?? Are you tired of fixing tires and CV boots over and over and wasting your hard earned money, because the government cant even pave the roads decently – though they tax you into oblivion (while stealing your freedoms). Well your time has finally come!! Check out this right wing song and CD that rant against big gov. and call for revolution. It is inspired by the free-market ideas of Friedrich Hayek too!:




Here is what the CD is about :

The truth is, the world is not as complicated as it seems. We make choices everyday – we choose which path to take. Good or evil. Big government (control) versus small government (freedom). To think or be part of the herd. We are taught that there is only one road. The path of big-government control is largely imposed and psychologically re-enforced through a systematic culture of implied rewards and punishments. The subjects are expected to comply fully. The road to freedom is a hidden road laced with booby traps. There is no easy route around it. Undo hardships await. As we break free of our chains from Big Brother as a society, it will be painful at first. The left has a scorched earth policy that protects them whenever they lose power. In this battle the odds are against us. Yet, like George Washington at Morristown, New Jersey low on supplies in the dead of winter – we must persevere and see the battle through to the end. That is how rebellions are won, and despots are thwarted.