On Friday I went to see Postmodern Jukebox at the local theater in Northampton, and I had a really good time. They played a very varied set, and it was a great time, I highly recommend checking out the tour if it's near you, as it's a fun live show. I don't know what my favourite song they played was but I really enjoyed the cover of Toxic they performed. All in all it was a great time.
Last week I listened to a lot of music, a few albums stood out, and they do not follow any sort of order, and I also relistened to a bunch of albums I've enjoyed in the past.
The stand out album of the week was the new Sojourner album, The Shadowed Road, an excellent new black metal album released last week, and it kind of blew me away. I know, a bit dissimilar to PMJ and all that, I always find myself enjoying these dark albums, and I gravitate towards them far more frequently than I realise. There's a guitar line that is very reminiscent of the female vocal lead in Cradle of Filths Nymphetamine, which I enjoyed, but overall the album is atmospheric and I like how it's all put together. I probably won't recommend it to anyone to listen to, but it's a fantastic album.
Newly released last week was the new Between the Buried and Me album, which I thought was good, I probably need more time to digest it, but I think it's good so far.
Also out last week was the new NSP track, which is an absolute delight, it's got a whole bunch of classic rock elements to it, and it's hilarious.
Rivers of Nihil put out a track last week also, very enjoyable if you're a heavy metal fan, but probably inaccessible otherwise. I went back and checked out some of their other works and I enjoyed them too.
Today I started trying to understand Rocksmith, while it's a bit challenging, I'm not that proficient at reading what it's telling me, and playing the required notes, but I'm only just starting out, it looks like it's going to be a useful tool for me to learn more guitar stuff, and I started learning The Trooper by Iron Maiden, and that's a lot of fun, I can't wait to learn more of it. I did switch the strings on my guitar over the weekend to a slightly heavier gauge, and that's caused me to need to put more effort in to play the strings, which is what I was looking for, but it's meant I stopped playing before I would have had I stuck with the thinner strings.
All in all, my musical adventure recently has been ploughing on, and I can't wait to discover more music, and learn how to play more music.
Have an excellent day! You're all my favourites!