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-2 degrees currently, wind chill is -26.
Tomorrow's high is 5 degrees.
Had about 11 inches between midnight and 9am Friday, and now there's about 3 to 5 more inches coming, along with -30 to -40 wind chills through Monday morning.
I love winter.
I've always loved Mike Patton. Basically a God in the experimental/avant-garde music category, the man is a genius. His projects are always incredible and unique, and I happen to love every one of them.
Tomahawk: An alternative rock band, but not exactly one that's normal. Their most recent album is practically a Native American tribute piece, with incredible songwriting, vocals, and drums the major focus of "Anonymous"
Fantomas: Where to start with this classic avant-garde band? Patton grunts squeals, moans, yells, talks, and just plain goes crazy over their entire discography, with their best piece coming in the form of a "Surgery soundtrack." Delirium Cordia is a down right frightening album to listen to; it's a 71 minute song of pure torture. Suspended Animation is exactly the opposite; a "cartoon metal" album. Coming in with 30 songs, each one is upbeat, yet intense. A perfect counter part for Delirium Cordia.
The Dillinger Escape Plan: The classic "mathcore" band filled in Mike Patton for their legendary EP "Irony is a Dead Scene" and produced what might be considered their best album next to "Calculating Infinity." A non-stop thrill ride of adrenaline and technicallity, the album is pure bliss for anyone into all that technical music with off-beat time signatures, weird drum patterns, and noodly guitars.
Mr. Bungle (second link - yes, same band): Besides Faith No More (another incredible band), this is what put Mike Patton on the map as a vocalist. His overall originality and talent brought forth in MB's work shows more-so than any others, with almost all of his abilities being somewhere in an album of theirs. Death grunts, shrieks, weird A cappella vocal beats; everything. The true definition of his abilities lie somewhere in a Bungle album.
One thing you have to know before going into this, is that it's not accessible. Nowhere near. This is not something that you can just "get in to." It takes multiple times going through albums to get the hang of it; nothing is catchy. Latching onto an album from Patton's various bands is a hard thing to do. It will definitely take time to get used to anything of his, as its weird and unique song structures and vocals really put you off. Want Mid-east style techno inbetween some brutal metal? Look no further than Patton, as he offers it all and more. Truly a legendary song-writer.
PS: I just wanted to make a blog and thought it'd be an awesome idea to make one on my favorite vocalist of all time
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