Rant 8: Robb Flynn

Okay, so I’m back… kind of. I have been kinda busy as of late so I haven’t really got round to writing any new posts, or reviews. But I will be doing a review of the new Slipknot album soon. Anyway so Like most days I have been on Facebook where something a friend shared kind of caught me eye. It was a post from Blabbermouth.net (see link below) about Robb Flynn and the cancellation of the North American Tour with Children of Bodom. Now for those of you who don’t know there was going to be a tour in North America involving Machine Head, Children of Bodom, Epica and Battlecross. Now this tour never happened because Robb Flynn and the rest of Machine Head decided that they would rather complete the work on their new album “Bloodstone & Diamonds” (released November 10th via Nuclear Blast.) COB frontman Alexi Laiho took to Facebook to issues a response to fans about the tour being cancelled, in his Facebook post he stated that it had been cancelled without any fault of his own, or with out any fault of COB, and that “Shit fuckin’ happens” he also went on to state he would be writing new COB stuff that would be very angry. Okay now let’s do a brief recap of that little segment. What Alexi said is true, it wasn’t his or his bands fault that the trek with Machine Head was scrapped. That’s a fact Machine Head scrapped it so that they could complete their new album, all Alexi did was tell his fans that the tour was scrapped, his band and nothing to do with that decision and that he would be writing new music. So why the hell did Robb Flynn feel the need to “call out” Alexi for issuing a “little bitch-ass response”? I’m a fan of both Children of Bodom and Machine head, they are both great bands and if you haven’t listened to wither of them then I urge you to check them out. But right now I can’t help be wonder what is going on inside the head of Mr Flynn… Now let’s look at a couple of things Robb has said in his blog that have caught the attention of the masses. When Avenged Sevenfold released their album “Hail To The King” he was quick to take to Facebook and say about how he never knew an album or Metallica and Guns & Roses covers would sell well (this is after the album went to Number 1, an achievement Machine Head haven’t accomplished.) Now M. Shadows took it as a a joke and didn’t really say much else about it. But let’s quickly look at that. during the writing process for “Hail To The King” the band said that they were having a more classic approach and how they had been influenced by bands like Metallica and G ‘n’ R… The album name is “HAIL TO THE KING” that in it’s self can been seen as a positive thing if the band took influence from older acts and they are incorporating their style into and old school feel alum they are ‘bowing to the greats’ metaphorically… I don’t know if that’s the case or if I’m reading too much into it. I had a quick read of the post on the MH Facebook page where has says about “the fact is, there isn’t always someone you can blame.” Sorry Robb there is someone you could blame…. You and you’re band decided to cancel the tour to finish you’re new album… That makes you and the rest of MH the people to blame… Unless you’re saying the decision was made by the label and you have no control over that… And if that is the case… Why not just fuckin’ say so… I’m getting sick to death of people doing stuff these days and saying it’s not their fault. Take responsibility for you’re actions and MAN UP! You’re not a bad guy and you’re band is cool, I dig you’re music and style but in recent months you’ve actually come across as kind of a douche to be fair… With all due respect you just start calling people out because they express feeling towards you that aren’t always going to be the best. Give credit where it’s due I do understand where he is coming from with the huge difference between likes and sales of albums… So let me take a moment to explain that to you. Not everyone will buy the album, so will download you’re album illegally. Others will listen to a couple of tracks on YouTube and decide it’s not for them. So will buy the album because they like everything you record ever. Just because someone “likes” you’re Facebook page doesn’t mean they will like and buy everything you release. Some people might have bought “Burn My Eyes” and loved it, that could of continues all the way up, until for arguments sake you released “The Blackening” and they might of hated it so they won’t buy it, then yoiu released “Unto The Locust” they might of hated that as well. Just cause they like you’re page doesn’t mean they will like everything you ever release. Oh and before I forget the reason why the “Hate Crew” (COB fan base) are going on to the MH Facebook page is because the only chance they had to see COB was tour with you and the rest of Machine Head, they are upset that you affectively took that chance away from them. Again I offer you these words MAN UP!

I know it’s a lot to take in but I’m back now and there will be more posts soon

MACHINE HEAD’s ROBB FLYNN Slams CHILDREN OF BODOM Fans, Frontman Over Response To Canceled Tour



Rant 7: People Part 3 (kind of)

Well this makes a change doesn’t it? I’m annoyed with people (sort of) again.

Like all my other rants this has been influenced by things that have happened in my life, and stuff I have seen or heard, now just to start things out, if at any point when you here something or see something that is funny DO NOT respond with “hahahaha lol” you do not need to say lol okay? You don’t, there is no need for it. Ever. Now moving on.

I’ve need doing at lot of thinking lately, and came to the conclusion that recently I hadn’t been too nice to a couple of my friends, not gonna lie, didn’t go according to plan at all. But it sort of brings me on to my next point which I’ve mentioned before, why do people always assume everything is about them? I mean yes you’re a nice enough lass, but (now you will need to sit down for this bit) not everything I write is about you (shocker right?), yes this section here is specifically aimed at you because you think every indirect thing I say is about you, so you know what? If you can’t beat them join them, happy now? An indirect mention in my blog, well done. And yes I know that’s incredibly sarcastic, but what am I meant to do? I’ve told you time and again that I do not write indirects about you, but you wouldn’t listen. Maybe now you will get the message. While on the subject of indirects, I can’t help but feel that things would be easier if any time a  friend annoyed me and I wanted to vent on Facebook I should just tag them in the status, that way it would avoid all these assumptions, but then again if I did I probably wouldn’t have many friends left.

Okay so section 2:

Texting, we all have that one friend that you text and they take ages to reply don’t we? Sometimes we can have a laugh about it, 9 hours? that’s too much, okay? What the hell who takes 9 hours to reply with one word? My nan texts me quicker then that and she don’t talk to me… If I send you a message that has some thought put into it, sorry but I kind of expect the same back, not a one word reply, that annoys me. A lot. And if I take the time to rexr you I expect you to take the time to text me, not ignore me all day, except when you’re out and feeling awkward. Stop. Okay? You shouldn’t treat friends like that, it’s not nice.

So I have this habit that has caused many an argument with friends, where I will notice every little thing they do and remember near enough everything they say to me. Now from what people say and how they act its remarkably easy to work out what their thinking and what they are trying to hide from you. (Unless you’re trying to keep something from a friend and post it on the internet…) <—– I know right? But anyways, so every time I predict something they will go to great lengths to tell me I’m wrong, but the extent they go to, it’s like are you trying to convince me or yourself? Cause I mean if I’ve known you long enough to know what is typical of you and you’re acting different I’m going to know something is up ain’t I? It’s just plain old common sense, oh and having the ability to notice little things with friends like changes in speech patterns, behaviour… okay not gonna lie it does sound creepy… I should probably reconsider that…

Now my next point is an odd one, friendship. Now hear me out on this, there are different levels of friendship… apparently. Now okay lets say we all accept this, if you have to keep telling someone you have a ‘close’ friendship with them, I’ve got news for you, you probably don’t. A close friendship is exhibited by your behaviour to each other, while I may not always be the greatest friend, I will apologise when I’m in the wrong.

I will probably regret this in the morning, but right now I stand by every word. If I know you personally then, thanks for reading my blog 🙂 and if you think any of this is directed at you, just ask and I will tell you 100% honestly if it is


Rant 6: People Part 2

My past few posts haven’t really followed the same structure that I had when I first started this blog, and my posts have been less frequent than I would have liked, that is why after this post I will not be posting for a while, I won’t delete this blog so people can still read my old posts and stuff, and comment if they so choose, but there will be no new posts for a while until I have sorted a few things out, I’ll include a link to my twitter below if anyone wants to follow me on twitter and message me directly, you don’t have to, but you can if you want. Now that I’ve got the sort of ‘goodbye for now’ out of the way let us move on to another fun rant. So for those of you who have read “Rant 2: People” this is the sequel as such, now this is a specific problem that has been occurring in my life for a while now, and it is really starting to annoy me. All people will make assumptions as some point in their lives, that’s a fact and we are all guilty of that at some point, there is nothing we can do about that. However it annoys me when I post a generic complaint or annoyance on Twitter and people assume it’s indirectly aimed at them, now in a world ruled with common sense I would expect them to do what I myself have down in the past, it only takes a few seconds to send a direct message to someone and say “hey was your tweet aimed at me?” See that’s even under 140 characters, so there is no excuse. But alas this world is not ruled by common sense, so instead of taking two minutes out of their ever so busy social lives (yes feel the sarcasm!) they post an indirect tweet about how they don’t care. So allow me to point a couple of things, if I post an indirect message and you feel it is aimed at you, why do you think this? Is it because your that vain you think you’re always on my mind? Or have you actually done something that’s annoyed me that your aware of that’s led to this assumption? Because lets face it, I’m not always the easiest person in the world to get along with and I accept this, however if you have gone out of your way to annoy me then I need to ask ARE YOU BROKEN? Who goes out of their way to annoy someone? Who actually does this? and I know that some people who I know personally will probably read this and assume “oh he’s bitching about me again” why does your vanity know no bounds? Also if you’re going to post an update about how you don’t care… you clearly do or you wouldn’t have post the “I don’t care message” Now to break away from the theme of this rant, another problem I have with people, if I have taken the time to text you or message you on Facebook, I expect you to reply. But not everyone will, cause let’s face it “ignoring people is so mature” Now this one crops up a lot in my day-to-day life, if I’ve text you anywhere between 07:00 and 07:30 then I have just woke up and you’re the first person I have messaged upon waking up, so I expect you to reply, not a few hours later and be like “oh I’ve just woke up.” You’ve just woke up really? Oh well obviously the internet is broken because your Facebook show’s you logged in 3 hours ago, how are you using the internet while your asleep? Cause this is an amazing skill you have here and you should share you’re secret with the rest of humanity. Or more simply you’re just a liar. Another problem that I have is those people who will take their time to get to know you, and when they know about your past when you finally open up to them, they then proceed to use your past against you, this has happened to me at least 3 times in the past six years, and it’s seriously one of the most annoying things that humanity does. Know this is specific to certain girls that I know, they will talk to me about my past when I’m down, judge my ex’s for what they did to me then proceed to start acting the same as my ex’s leading me to believe that most of the girls I know  are just clones of my ex’s, another kind of similar problem is those girls who start to move close to you, realise what they are doing, back away and then ignore you. WHY DO YOU DO THIS? This is one of the biggest problems I have with people. And also relationships annoy me, probably more than the dentist down the road that’s also a plastic surgeon (this annoys me a lot, my friends find it funny how much it annoys me, plastic surgeon and doctor work well together, but how is getting breast enhancements from the dude who did your root canal?) my problem with relationships is specific to those who seem to break up with someone every few months, complain to me about how terrible their ex was, tell me they will be single for ages and like a month later their with someone else, posting generic relationships updates on social media. So allow me to clarify something for you, nobody cares how “amazing” your boyfriend is, or how your new boyfriend is “perfect and how in love with them you” just like all your ex’s… Do you see the point yet? The first time you do it that’s fine its one of those “aw cute, young love” moments, the second time its “aw, sweet” third time it’s at the point where as a whole everyone else is like ” no, just stop it’s getting too much now” This is not because people are jealous that all your relationships have been ” the best thing ever” and how you have been completely in love with at least 3 different people in the past 4 years. Let me break love down for you, love has absolutely nothing to do with the heart, (buzz kill I know right?) But it doesn’t it’s a chemical reaction in your brain, the same reaction you get from eating chocolate… are you in love with that chocolate bar? No? Wow shocker… but as for the whole notion of the “feeling of love” it works very simply, people assume it’s complicated but it isn’t, love works on the basis of you never have, or you always will. Love is not  a feeling that goes away after a while, it stays with you forever, I can safely say I have had this feeling once in my life time, and at the age of 22, I’m just about down with it, yes I still love one ex, I am not in love with her but I still love her and care about her, but she doesn’t care so… but anyway, when all is see is people going on and on and on about how “in love” they are in their third relationship (that I know of) it starts to really great on my last nerve, seriously just grow up! Okay so that concludes my last post for a while, enjoy your time, have fun, and I’ll post again in the not too distant future Follow me on Twitter

Rant 5: EMO

Okay so this is a rant I never thought I would ever need to write, but after the past week on Twitter, it seems from some of the tweets I’ve seen people still have a misguided view on what ’emo’ actually means, so allow me to educate those who are still unsure. Now I shall begin now by telling you to ignore everything that you have seen or heard in the mass media. Now if someone classifies themselves as ’emo’ it does not mean that you will or have or do self harm. We all know there are people who do self harm it does not make them emo, those people need to speak to someone and get the help that they need. Just because there are people who self harm and identify themselves as emo does not make the entire sub culture the same. Which brings me on to my next point, emo music. Now this is something that will divide the masses, Emo music is a genre, which if you think about it isn’t very different from the power ballads of the 80’s which a lot of people still listen to know, so how come in the 80’s it was fine but now we have the emo sub culture suddenly it’s no longer acceptable. Why? It makes no sense, a lot of people will not agree with this but My Chemical Romance’s “The Black Parade” album WAS emo, whether the band like it or not or some fans get annoyed about it, it doesn’t change the fact that it is emo, now because of the negative connotations in the media after the release of this album MCR were blamed for a lot of bad stuff, not dissimilar from Marilyn Manson getting blamed for travesties. And it’s because of things like this that people have their negative ideas about a completely harmless sub culture, we probably all know someone who identifies themselves as emo and that is fine, there is nothing wrong with that, you don’t get people having ago at goths for being in that sub culture so why should you do it to emos? So next time you decide to post a tweet saying things like “people who call themselves emo make me sick” and “why would you even want to be emo” remember they are people just like the rest of us, just because they don’t dress the same as you or listen to the same music as you doesn’t make them bad, they just identify with a different group to what you consider to be the norm. So I guess the main point of this is to say to you, lay of off other people because your tweets are considered a form of internet bullying if someone takes offence to it, let them live their lives how they want to, they don’t tell you how to live your life so don’t do it to them. Just remember emo is an abbreviation of emotional, so why bully or hate someone for being in tune with their emotions?


Issues: Issues Review

This is a quick review, I’ll amend it to a full one later when I have more time. This review is for the new Self titled album by Issues. Now for those of you who are not familiar with Issues they are a band who were sort of born from the ashes of Woe, Is me (before they actually split up.) I’d class them more as metalcore cause they have some good screams and clean vocals as well, which now days doesn’t always guarantee that you’re a metalcore band but sometimes it helps. Anyway on to the album, now this album isn’t actually released until 18th February (as always the link to the album will be posted below, you guys know how this works by now,) but I was lucky enough to get the chance to obtain and listen to this album, and let me tell you this now IT’S AMAZING! Like seriously bloody good, now I don’t recall ever using profanity in my blog (for those of you who don’t know profanity is the nice word for swearing) anyways back on point, this album is fucking amazing, yeah okay I said it, but it’s true. Now the album opens up with the track ‘Sad Ghost’ lyrically the song is amazing, and the same can be said for it musically as well, while it may not be everyones cup of tea, one listen to the upload on YopuTube did point out it sounds like Princeton Ave 2, and after another listen I can see where their coming from. The band are made up of Tyler Carter – Clean vocals (ex Woe, Is Me)  Michael Bohn – Screams (ex Woe, Is Me)  Ty “Scout” Acord – Turntables, Synthesizers AJ Rebollo – Guitar Skyler Acord – Bass and Josh Manuel – Drums. Now each one of these guys do an amazing job respectively. There is a truley amazing feel to this album as each one has carried out their own part with passion and obvious pride which helps make this one of the best debuts you will hear this year, and that is a fact, these guys did an amazing job on their EP Black Dimonds, so if you’re a fan of Black Dimonds Woe, Is me, A Skylit Drive, Escape The Fate, Falling In Reverse, Crown The Empire or Attila check these guys out, buy the album, see them live, like them on Facebook, follow them on twitter, instergram and anything else, buy their merch and give these guys you’re full support cause they have a huge and prosperous career ahead of them

9/10 \m/

Issues iTunes (UK)

Issues iTunes (US)


I, Frankenstein

Okay so I haven’t done a review of anything in a while as I’ve had a lot going on. But today ladies and gentlemen I have made a grave error that I hope to prevent all of you from making. Today I went to sew I, Frankenstein and this was literally one of the worst uses of money since the invention of dolphins GPS (yes I’m aware its not a real thing). Now for those of you who don’t know this “film” is an Australian-American movie written and directed by Stuart Beattie, now this is the same guy who brought us such blockbusters as Pirates of The Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Punisher: War Zone, and G.I. Joe: Rise of The Cobra. Now he served as writer and director to this abomination of a movie. The title role was portrayed by Aaron Eckhart, if you think you don’t know the name I Googled him, he played Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight (yeah I didn’t notice it was the same guy either) it also stars Yvonne Strahovski (who has been in literally nothing I’ve ever seen) but the one saving grace is that Bill Nighy is in it ( he was in Underworld and Harry Potter). But one major problem I have with this film is there is no depth to the characters at all, absolutely none, which is something that truly confuses me, how can you have a film with no character depth? Seriously? How could you do that? Like how is that even possible? One thing that would of improved this film would of been the casting of Hugh Jackman in the tile role (who for reasons unknown to anyone is called Adam) the camera work at times is and odd concept, there’s this one scene where the camera is shaking for some reason whether it was meant to or not I don’t know, there doesn’t appear to be any form of plot to follow and has too many clichés for my liking, it’s actually quite annoying. Another major let down is that the had guys lead by Bill Nighy are more likeable and less threatening then the “good guys” who seem to understand their mission less then the audience do, I don’t know why Lionsgate have put their name on this I honestly don’t. In short avoid this movie it is terrible its an abomination to cinema and film lovers everywhere. Although it had one good point, the credits rolled up eventually

I have no rating for this film


Okay so I had a link sent to me on twitter to a video by EarlyRise and I listened to it a couple of times and found it quite difficult to place, so I thought to myself “damn, how can I write a review of a band if I can’t even place thief genre?” And then it occurred to me, why not listen to another one of their songs? So I did. And after careful consideration I thought hmm “pop punk” wouldn’t be an unfair placement, I mean come on there are some good pop punk bands out there. So yeah Early Rise are a pop punk band from… America? I mean it’s hard to say, these guys and girl don’t really tell you much about themselves, their Facebook, Twitter, and website have no information on where they come from just ” EarlyRise set out on a unique journey, mixing the poetic side of music with the edgier side of rock. EarlyRise was founded by Orly Lari (vocals, piano) and Raz Klinghoffer (guitar player and producer), who combined their different styles and started writing music together. They were later joined by Itamar Goldwasser (Drums) and Dima Grossman (Bass) and finally emerged with their debut album “What if” which was self released in May 2011. The album explores many levels of experience and emotion, making each song unique, with its own style and point of view.” (That’s actually taken from their website I’ll post a link) I mean their website accepts dollars, but I think BFMV’s website does as well and their welsh… so I’ll just guess their American as most bands that I review from Twitter tend to be. Now anyways, for those of you who haven’t heard of them EarlyRise did a cover of ‘Narcissistic Cannibal’ originally by Korn. It’s not a bad attempt (as normal, those who are familiar with how this works their will be a link provided below) so yeah it’s not too bad, but I’ll be honest as always, their own material is better then their Korn cover, nothing against Korn, I reviewed their new album, it’s just I don’t feel that the song matched their style very well. Anyways so back to EarlyRise review, they are good at what they do, an I’m sure they’ll have a good career ahead of them, they play together well, and they are suited at what they do, hopefully there new album will be released soon, and I’ll be able to give you a better insight

4/10 \m/

Narcissistic Cannibal (Korn Cover)

EarlyRise Website