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Video of the Week – Lead Into Demise

If you are a fan of Hatebreed, Down, and Crowbar there stands a chance that you might like Kingdom of Sorrow.  The band was formed by Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) and Kurt Windstein (Down/Crowbar).  When you listen to a spin of Kingdom of Sorrow, you can definitely hear influences from their day jobs.  Kingdom of Sorrow has released two albums so far with this particular song, Lead Into Demise, appearing on the most recent album Behind The Blackest Tears released in 2010.

The video itself is nothing special; just the guys playing is what looks like a warehouse or parking garage.  Sometimes nothing more is necessary; band footage is always good.  As for the song, it a nice wake up in the morning and throw a chair kind of song.  Have a great weekend and enjoy the Video of the Week.  What do you think of the song?

Jasta – Album Review

Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed/Kingdom of Sorrow released a new solo self-titled debut album, Jasta on 26 June 2011.  Although similar in style and sound to Jamey’s other bands, Jasta has one element you may not have heard before; Jamey Jasta actually sings on most of the songs vs. intense screaming/growling you have become accustomed to.

I was a little apprehensive when I saw the album.  I wondered how this could be any different from Hatebreed and Kingdom of Sorrow.  Both Hatebreed and KoS have enough differences between them to distinguish themselves as separate bands, but throw in another new Jamey Jasta project?  I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after several listens at work and at the gym on maximum volume, I am impressed.

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Song of the Day – No Class – 17 Feb 11

Sorry for the late post folks, Thursday is always a late day for me due to my Son’s afterschool activity.  Today’s song of the day is a cover of one of many Motorhead songs bands have covered. Today’s song is:

No Class by Kingdom of Sorrow off the Behind The Blackest Tears album (Motorhead Cover).

I don’t really know much about Kingdom of Sorrow except that it’s what you get when you put Hatebreed and Crowbar into a blender.  The end result is some pretty heavy stuff.  I dig their music.  If I had a job putting raw cow through a meat grinder in a slaughterhouse, Kingdom of Sorrow is what I would listen to while doing it with a smile on my face.

Behind The Blackest Tears is the follow-up to their self-titled first release.  They haven’t really strayed much from the sound on their first album, so consistency seems like the key to KoS melody?  There isn’t wrong with that unless they do it like 5 times in a row.  I look forward to their next release and the possibility of seeing them live would be cool.

SOTD for 27 October 2010

My bad for missing out on posting the 25 OCt SOTD.  My unique work schedule this week caused a lapse in better judgment…I basically forgot.  Thank you to Yungviticus for picking up the slack.  Do you want to start off your day on a heavy note?  Today’s SOTD comes from a Hatebreed-Crowbar mix:

Monuments of Ash by Kingdom of Sorrow off the Behind the Blackest Tears album.

Have a great humpday!