As with every other music blog or publication, we at Svbterranean are obligated to give you our silly opinions on what were the top albums of the year. I could list every single release I enjoyed this year, but I am limited on patience and writing ability. So, I was able to narrow it down to a modest 30. These are records that, not limited to just metal and hardcore either, that stuck with me long after the initial listen. Feel free to peruse the list below and tell me how my opinion is bullshit, because I will probably agree with you.
Described as “Today Is the Day meets ZZ Top”, Something Is Waiting have crawled out of the ever prolific Chicago metal scene with a unique and immediately arresting sound that will stick to the minds of those who listen. Born out of the ashes of grungy noise rock outfit Jar’d Loose, Something Is Waiting purvey a sound that weaves together the corrosive angularity of AmRep noise rock with 70s/80s classic hard rock and metal swagger. At the center of it all is vocalist Eddie Gobbo, whose acidic snarl and snarky lyrics give the music even more character than it already had. Svbterranean recently caught up Gobbo to talk about the band and its new album, classic records and Halloween plans.
Chicago’s Something Is Waiting have premiered their forthcoming debut album, The Something Is Waiting Band, over at Brooklyn Vegan. The album will officially be released this Friday, July 22, via The Path Less Traveled Records. Fans of catchy grooves, noise rock or the band’s sister act, Jar’d Loose, will not want to miss out on this record. Check it out now.
Chicago’s Something is Waiting have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut album, The Something is Waiting Band, over at Pure Grain Audio. Titled “Real Estate Cubicle Rock”, the new track features venomous guitar grooves that writhe with hard rock swagger and are propelled by frontman Eddie Gobbo’s raspy barks and snarky lyricism. Check out the track here.
The Something is Waiting Band will be released this Friday, July 22, via The Path Less Traveled Records.
Read our review of the record here.
Billed as “Today Is the Day meets ZZ Top“, Chicago’s Something Is Waiting are a new and unique presence in the extreme music world. Comprised of former and current members of Jar’d Loose, (Lone) Wolf and Cub and Barren Heir, Something Is Waiting purvey a singular style that is equal parts infectious and blood-pumping. The band effectively combine noise rock’s penchant for acidic angularity with 70s/80s hard rock swagger for a dirty, eccentric sound. The Something Is Waiting Band is the band’s first official release and, hopefully, it won’t be their last.
Chicago’s Something Is Waiting (ex-Jar’d Loose, etc) have premiered a new track from their upcoming debut record, The Something Is Waiting Band, at Decibel. Tilted “Cult House”, the new jam weaves together angular noise rock riffage with hard rock swagger. Think The Jesus Lizard-meets-Motley Crue. Check out the track right here.
The Something is Waiting Band will be released on July 22 via The Path Less Traveled.
Chicago noisy metal quartet Something is Waiting (Jar’d Loose, etc) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut LP, The Something is Waiting Band, at Metal Sucks. The new track is titled “New Lows in Hell” and it possess a unique and sinister blend of noise rock eccentricities and down-tuned hard rock muscle. The track revolves around angular, groove-laden riffs that are propelled by hammering drumming and Eddie Gobbo’s (Jar’d Loose) acidic vocal barks. Check out the track now.
The Something is Waiting Band will be released on July 22 via The Path Less Traveled Records.