This week, Alex and Frank discuss all that happened at EVO 2014 as well as some announcements that happened that weekend!
Our geeks our back with an all new episode and this week they talk about new something new from Google that is pretty dang cool, new casting in Arrow and The Flash, more hashtag activism with comics, the fact that you can do anything on Kickstarter, stupid fans suing for defamation and so much more!!!
This week, Frank and Alex talk about learning to play fighting games, a new shooter from the developers behind Gears of War, how Final Fight was actually supposed to be the sequel to Street Fighter, the Curse of Naxxramas and so much more!!!
Reviewed by Rene (@darthbx)
I’m old. I’m one of those old farts that has seen tons of shows in places that don’t exist anymore. I have heard and seen so many heavy metal bands come and go. Some were great and burned out fast (any band out of New York from the 2000’s). Some are still around and have lost their ways musically and are just not the same great bands they used to be (Metallica, Megadeth). Some were just awful to begin with (Coheed & Cambria and their ridiculously afroed singer). You also have the rare bands that started great and stayed great. For me, the band that personifies that “start great, stay great” mentality is Mastodon.
Mastodon is one of those bands that came out of nowhere right around the beginning of the new century. They took their Southern rock (Creedence, The Eagles, Black Crowes) influence and mixed it with their version of prog rock (think Rush but good.) and brought a new sound to metal that was part thrash metal, part stoner rock and all awesome. From their first ep, Lifesblood released in 2000, until now with, Once More, Mastodon has consistently created some amazing heavy metal music. They are one of the few bands, I think, that have yet to release a bad album. That’s unheard of now in heavy metal. They are so good that after I was first introduced to them from listening to their second album, Leviathan, a concept album based on Moby Dick, I went and read Moby Dick again. They are that good. Continue reading
by: Charley (@ruperto2106)
We all have our favorite songs. However, what happens when that song is done by another artist or band? Do they do the original song and artist/band justice? Or do they just make a mockery of it? Some covers are truly unique and better than the original. Some sound exactly the same. I have given it some thought about my favorite cover songs and here it is! Continue reading