Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Hailing from my hometown of Baltimore, Trapped Under Ice is currently one of the biggest bands in hardcore. I saw them about a year and a half ago, opening for Reign Supreme in Long Island. The show was great, with tons of energy. While I liked their sound, I never got around to really listening to their music on my own. A few months ago, I listened to their new album Secrets of the World and set off a new obsession. This band has eveything you could need in a hardcore band--chugging guitar riffs, brutal breakdowns, throat clearing vocals, and surprisingly deep lyrics. It has the perfect mix between a late-90s hardcore sound, metal, and today's newer breed of hardcore.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Along my journey to read the most influential novels of all time, I came across John Updike’s Rabbit Run. While a fantastic book with remarkable prose, this must be one of the saddest books I’ve read in recent memory. I found it just as easy to empathize with each character as I did to despise. To quickly summarize, the book chronicles the wandering journey of the philandering Rabbit, an ex-high school basketball star who is growing increasingly dissatisfied with his domesticated life.