10:20 - Spirit Molecule Well not the festival goers, but for the artists. I guess if you're a metalhead you should be happy you don't have to shell out over 200EUR for a festival
10:17 - Spirit Molecule Anyway, in the end it costs a lot to pull off a festival of that scale, which is why tickets are expensive.
10:16 - psykometal Oh yea. You know they've got deals with local hotels for the festival goers who don't wish to camp out.
10:15 - Spirit Molecule The only way festivals like this would work is if they have support from local government and also brands. I'm sure they have a tie up with hotels etc
10:12 - psykometal If they own, then they have a full year's worth of mortgage and property taxes to pay for only using it 3 out of 365 days a year, depending if they rent it out at all during the other 362 days.
10:11 - psykometal Yup. Not to mention property costs. No clue if they own or rent. So if they rent, that's probably an expensive plot to rent since it holds 6 stages and over 50,000 occupants.
10:08 - Spirit Molecule And we're not even talking about production costs, which shoots up with every stage added, so 6 stages would be quite expensive.
01. U.F.O. 02. Lay Low 03. Hideaway 04. Arrowhead 05. Shine On My Old Ways 06. Cast Into Unknown 07. Face The Wall 08. Out Again
Songs For Singles, the latest from Sludgesters Torche blows by in nearly the blink of an eye... Compressed into under 25 minutes we find eight infectious songs with more hooks than a deep sea fishing vessel. Torche are heavy, like other sludge acts, with a tendency to keep the tempos upbeat, but there is a joyful quality to their music that really separates them from the pack. Tracks like "U.F.O." and "Cast Into Unknown" can put a smile on your face... even if you don't want them to.
The human Torches have a tendency to make The Ramones seem long-winded. The first six pack of ditties in Songs For Singles barely crack 12 minutes. Whereas some bands go on and on and on milking a good riff until heaven becomes hell, these guys get to the point and get out fast. The last two songs are slower paced, basically half speed and give the album some length.
While the album might be half over and done between the time you start the car and finish backing out of the driveway, it's fine. It's so infectious you'll be happy to just play it again.
So seeing as the band are really into the whole brevity thing, I think it shouldn't take longer to write (or read) this review than to listen to the album.
So I loved this review when I first read it and then it took me for damn ever to get around to listening to the album. Finally I have listened, and loved. Even though it's an EP it has definitely earned itself a place on my Best of 2010 list.
I love how they're doing something different with the genre, something a little counter-intuitive actually. That's refreshing. And, of course, it's damn fun.