No subtlety at all

"You have got to admire a band that kicks subtlety right in the balls and instead takes a musical approach akin to smacking someone in the mouth with a board full of rusty nails." - Blabbermouth, review of Armed for Apocalypse

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Testament: More weaponized bass

https://youtu.be/hu5DJOkHyDU?t=2606 Testament, Disciples of the Watch, live. Start at 43:45 for weaponized bass. 45:24 for the bass solo. Now THIS is what I'm talking about when I say the bass guitar should be played like a weapon. Steve DiGiorgio gets it. Testament gets it. They've had more than one bass player who gets it: Greg... Continue Reading →

Gaze into the void…

And the award for the most awesomely creepy album cover on the planet goes to... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndOR_E1kWJ4 Void Mother, by Obscure Sphinx. Their music is pretty darn good, too. Give it a listen. (Fair warning: Get ready to settle in and let the let the music envelop you. There are no singles here.) The album cover... Continue Reading →

The most powerful bass lines in the world

The bass guitar is at its best when it's played like a weapon. Don't agree? Well, listen to these songs and you'll see what I mean. If you don't agree after that...well, fight me. We'll start with one of my all-time favorites. A song that always makes me want to whip out the ol' bass,... Continue Reading →

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