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Old 12-07-2014, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ocean Floor
This Is The Time (Ballast)
Christ Copyright
Mr. MTV
First Punch
Gyre
The Matthew Effect
I'll Be OK
Here's To The Heartache
If I Were
Friendly Fire
Sex & Lies
Jenny
God Went North
Pyre

Best album of the year

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Old 12-07-2014, 08:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I saw all these guys for the first time a couple of years back in Baton Rouge Louisiana. They are originally from San Antonio Texas. They have an outstanding live stage show and they have received a lot of recognition since their last album and tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Hellyeah. They are currently touring the UK.
I was just reading the other day where one of their songs was ranked number 5 as one of the best metal rock songs of the year. All of these guys are really Supernice, and I hope they continue gaining ground within the music industry.
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No but if you're going to post something in the album reviews section at least make an effort to y'know.... write one.
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm gonna grab this and see if it's really that good. If so, I'll post a review. Can't say if it'll be here or in one of my journals, but it'll be more than a tracklisting.
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Old 12-14-2014, 06:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I reviewed this band and their new album in my journal Trollheart, and I can tell you that if anything, Nothing More has proven to be one of the new bands to have more originality to them than I thought they would. Their new album is pretty consistent, and Johnny, their singer, is actually pretty versatile and does indeed have wide range and control.

I don't think you'll be disappointed, but going by what I have read of you in your journals and opinions on the music you enjoy, Nothing More will most likely sound a little lacking to your tastes, but I suspect you'll enjoy their album on some level. It was in my top 10 albums of 2014 so far.
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Old 12-21-2014, 02:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well I agree their style and sound is original in the sense, I find it hard trying to distinguish exactly what other bands they are most influenced by.

A friend of mine from the San Antonio area said they reminded him of Tool. And I can hear that myself after he mentioned it. Espeacially in the drums and bassline.

One thing that is easy to miss out on is the amount of raw energy these guys project with their live stage show. I watched the drummer sitting at his drum set for an hour before the show even started. Just watching the audience and anticapating the show.

Should also give mention to the fact that the lead singer was originally their drummer. And somewhere down the line obviously moved to front man.
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Well I agree their style and sound is original in the sense, I find it hard trying to distinguish exactly what other bands they are most influenced by.

A friend of mine from the San Antonio area said they reminded him of Tool. And I can hear that myself after he mentioned it. Espeacially in the drums and bassline.

One thing that is easy to miss out on is the amount of raw energy these guys project with their live stage show. I watched the drummer sitting at his drum set for an hour before the show even started. Just watching the audience and anticapating the show.

Should also give mention to the fact that the lead singer was originally their drummer. And somewhere down the line obviously moved to front man.
There's some TOOL influence, undoubtedly so. But I don't hear it where you do. But I could also not even be looking for it...somehow, that doesn't make sense. This entire band are multi-instrumentalists, it's pretty cool because I don't think bands like that are as common as they once were.

The important thing to make clear is that Nothing More isn't another generic band, ran by a major label to milk cash from. They've got that fire to play music that means something, it's not that Rock music that gets all the radio play that is contrived or shallow of meaning, or lacking of heart. The cool thing is how Nothing More dominated the radio with This Is The Time (Ballast) for a respectable amount of time, and they've still got plenty or radio play which is a good thing; put good music back on the radio, or more of it anyway.

This is a good band. I hope they stick around because they have something to say. I love how their song Mr. MTV is a slap to MTV's face and what they stand for now. It's a stab at materialism and how there's so little meaning to a lot of the popular music and questions why people think there's nothing wrong with music that just exists to be nothing but noise. I've gone round and round with a lot of you here about that, and how you listen to it because it is fun or something like that. There's nothing wrong supporting pointless music like that, but I also think it is a problem at the same time.

Mr. MTV lyrics...

Free drugs, Cheap sex
Fake tans, Big breasts
High times, Pimped rides
Lost days to blackout nights

I need this, I need that
I'm not complete with what I have
If I do this, If I buy that
I'll get mine, I'll get mine

I want, I want, I want...

Empty me, empty nation
Emptied us of inspiration
Bastard sons and broken daughters
All bow down to our corporate father

In my iLife, In my iWorld
On my iPhone, With my iGirl
Just one bite to understand
Even Eve couldn't live without the iPlan

I NEED IT

Do this, Buy that
Get my drugs and sex
More drugs, Want sex, Need sex

MTV, MTnation
MTus of inspiration
Bastard sons and broken daughters
All bow down to our corporate father

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Old 12-22-2014, 08:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I agree, there is no need to look for influences, espeacially if none are obvious or stand out and grab you. So many different bands do sound so much like others before them, it sonetimes just seems natural in the generic world of mainstream/popular nusic.
I was reading an article that suggested their style was kind of in the middle of heavy and proggy.

Good review. I'm glad you took the time out to listen to them and post one.

Well done.

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I agree, there is no need to look for influences, espeacially if none are obvious or stand out and grab you. So many different bands do sound so much like others before them, it sonetimes just seems natural in the generic world of mainstream/popular nusic.
I was reading an article that suggested their style was kind of in the middle of heavy and proggy.

Good review. I'm glad you took the time out to listen to them and post one.

Well done.
You talking about my review of their album in my journal that I have neglected to update? I had actually listened to their album countless times over to see if I could say in any way what Nothing More sound like, because they don't sound like any band right now. People could speculate and say what bands they think they hear in Nothing More and their music, but the truth is, Nothing More actually has THEIR sound. I think it is fine to say they can sound a bit like prog rock, that's a fair comparison I think. I even hear a little doom metal in some way or another in some parts of their songs off of the album. Go back and listen close, you'll hear it. It isn't that it sounds like doom metal, but you can hear this little bit of influence of it.

And the problem with mainstream music of today, is that it has become alright or acceptable to just sound like what is popular. You get signed to a major label with the idea that you'll record the album you want, well, you'll be disappointed because they wont let you do that. But, Nothing More is proof that an original band with a sound their own can still make an impact in the industry. But the label they are signed with are a lot more about supporting the bands that aren't wanting to sound like every popular band on the radio. It's a good thing. But the industry has become a shallow thing, lot of bands go in with original ideas, but they get persuaded to sound like Nickelback or Papa Roach if they want to get radio play and sell records, or get those big national tours. Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails fame knows a lot about the industry, and he could tell you that the advantage to being with a major label only goes as far as what can only be done with a major label, that a band can't do or will have a lot of struggle doing independently. Trent Reznor would advise pretty much anyone to avoid big record contracts, go to an independent label that isn't just subsidiary of some major label, but to sign to a truly independent label ran by people that are about artistic growth and originality. Major labels come with so many strings attached and fine print that you're in debt the second you sign that dotted line. You get your album advance, but all of that pretty much gets eaten up to cover the fees of recording an album, printing the album covers and cd's, distributing, things like that. Major label contracts are the absolute wrong way to go. Avoid them.

I believe that Nothing More was approached my labels much bigger than the one they went with, but they turned every one of them down because they wouldn't sell out.

...I ranted...haha.
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Can't say that I've heard of them.
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