From Here On- Hope For A Bleeding Sky
From Here On is a Metalcore, Hardcore band from North Carolina. This album was released by Tribunal Records in 2005. Hope For A Bleeding Sky was recorded in one day but has been reissued and remastered. This album was originally going to be released by Endless Fight Records. One song "Shard Of Glass" was released on a Redstar Records compilation CD. In the end it was an honor for Tribunal Records to put out such an influential piece of music. These guys are very influenced by death metal and some parts that I would call technical death metal. The music seems very complex and they're really amazing musicians. The band has a good energy and is unmatched in the level of brutality they can dish out. From Here On has a very unique guitar sound and a maniacal vocal style. The style of Metalcore played on Hope For A Bleeding Sky is just as good as the classics of the genre. The melodic parts don't come very often but are more than welcome when they sound this brilliant. These songs sound made for the dance floor with hardcore kids doing their best Mortal Kombat inspired moves. The guitars feel like they're expressing a feeling of longing and desire. I feel like this could mean that the band is missing their home state of North Carolina. The band has some fast parts showing us that they still come from the Hardcore scene. The use of barking vocals comes at you like a semi truck. From Here On vocalist Tommy Rogers now fronts Between The Buried And Me. Members of From Here On are now in North Carolina bands Prayer For Cleansing and Azazel. This band is just exciting to listen to because you never know what they're going to do next with their music. This is a classic Metalcore album. This is also a classic North Carolina Hardcore album. An inspired release for sure.
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Sunny Day Real Estate- Diary
Sunny Day Real Estate is an Emo and Alternative Rock band from Seattle, Washington. This album came out in 1994 on Sub Pop. Sunny Day Real Estate is such an influential band that they have been literally copied thousands upon thousands of times. The music that they play has been copied of course but also the band's clean cut image has been copied. They were a completely groundbreaking band at the time being from Seattle and not being a grunge band in the golden era of grunge. Instead they were more along the lines of Post-hardcore and Emo. Hundreds of bands calling themselves Post-hardcore and Emo stole the Sunny Day Real Estate sound directly from the source. The same bands that stole the Sunny Day Real Estate sound stole the band's clean cut image. Living in Seattle they had tinges of grunge music to their sound but location didn't dictate where they pulled their influences from. Because I know that Sunny Day Real Estate before the Diary album used to play Hardcore music and they grew tired of that sound. So they stopped playing Hardcore and grew to love melody and dynamics. That's when on the Diary album they started to play Emo and Alternative Rock. This song kind of sounds like one of The Beatles psychedelic tracks. Jeremy Enigk is a wonderful singer with a powerful voice that can hit all the high notes with ease. This band has a great ear for melody and they also know when to bring on some heavy jams. The shouted vocals are extremely well done and have a commanding feel although they're used rather sporadically. This song kind of reminds me of Kurt Cobain and his band Nirvana. I think if you live in Seattle you must listen to the band Nirvana. Jeremy Enigk's vocals soar above the songs like an airplane that doesn't land until it reaches my bedroom in Boston. The guitar work is masterful and Sunny Day Real Estate know how to write amazing rock and roll guitar riffs that last for days. The drumming is hard hitting and that really drives the songs along. The Diary is a total classic of the genre. The Diary is not only a total classic of the genre but is a classic of Alternative Rock in general. After Sunny Day Real Estate broke up a couple members of the band joined the Foo Fighters. I dislike the Foo Fighters and I was sad to see that members of Sunny Day Real Estate would play with Dave Grohl who is a great drummer but is a terrible singer. People have taken notice of Diary and it has sold a lot of albums. Diary has actually sold more than 231,000 copies. Diary deserves to be heard so it makes me happy that people are buying the album and listening to it.
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