The Ongoing Concept is officially a Christian Metal band, but this sound–whatever it was–was not Metal. It was just plain weird. Lots of screaming, very little musical talent displayed, and a lack of overall unity. I’d stay away from this one.
DJ Koze’s newest album is a collection of disconnected sounds that some people consider Electronica or even Dance/House music. I think this sounded more like a compilation that young kids would accomplish with their cheap keyboards they got for Christmas. This was pretty bad and never seemed to get going. This genre needs energy and some kind of continuity, but the songs were all broken up.
Punk rockers Four Year Strong are not very good at all… just a lot of noise, lack of creativity, use of the same chords and identical sound to other bands that play this kind of music. In fact, I would probably not even categorize them as a Punk Rock band because they sound much like contemporary sub-par Metalcore bands.
This is an eclectic blog, and after listening to Snoop Dogg I tackled award-winning Bluegrass duo The Gibson Brothers. Unfortunately, they have managed to release one of the most annoying records I have ever listened to. This album made me rethink my whole approach to this blog, and I am fairly certain that a big change is coming (more on this later). Stay away from this one. Anyway, please do not confuse this drug with a homonymous Euro Disco band from France.