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THUNDERDOME: Eyehategod vs Crowbar

Postby Bernardo on Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:46 pm

simple enough
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Re: THUNDERDOME: Eyehategod vs Crowbar

Postby cwendeld on Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:04 pm

Tough call. Surely a lot of folks here will roll their eyes, but I have adored both of these bands since high school back in the early 90s.

Kirk has created the best riffs ever in metal, and not just a few. I just wish the production on the albums was a little more raw. Guitar and drum tones especially. There are some great albums, but generally about half of the songs don't completely grab me.

I have to give it to EHG. The way the guitars sound together live is unique, plus the way LeCaze used to elasticize time was unreal. Their sound perfectly represents straight up nastiness. Anguished, desperate, and heavy, but with an incongruous catchy lilt that most other harsh/heavy music lacks.
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Re: THUNDERDOME: Eyehategod vs Crowbar

Postby Evanc521 on Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:44 pm

EHG!
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Re: THUNDERDOME: Eyehategod vs Crowbar

Postby Justin Foley on Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:36 am

I don't know anything about Crowbar. Can you give me an idea of what they've done that's on par with peak-era (TANFP/Dopesick) Eyehategod?

Also give credit to EHG for distilling a particular aesthetic pretty clearly. Shitty photocopy collage, self-loathing drug worship. You might think it's all an act, but the people on the liver donation wait-list behind Mike Williams sure don't.

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Re: THUNDERDOME: Eyehategod vs Crowbar

Postby BClark on Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:44 am

Eyehategod is one of my all time favorite bands and definitely my favorite live band. I'm scratching my head as to who I'd vote over them in a thunderdome.

Having said that, credit is due to Crowbar for being one of the most unique and original bands out of that scene. If someone told me that there's a band with R&B style vocals over sludge riffs, I'd laugh and say there's no way that works. But Kirk's approach to that mix works astonishingly well. And lyrically they are more intelligible than Eyehategod, and I dig their lyrics a lot. I still don't know a lot of the EHG lyrics after many years and the internet can't really offer much either.
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Re: THUNDERDOME: Eyehategod vs Crowbar

Postby blackmarket on Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:21 am

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Re: THUNDERDOME: Eyehategod vs Crowbar

Postby Bernardo on Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:33 pm

I voted for Crowbar, btw. I find that their output is really spotty, but when they hit the mark they really do. EHG is more consistent, but also, on the flip side, I find that none of it particularly stands out.

This track is untouchable, AFAIC.

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I'm far from intimately familiar with either band's catalog, though.
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Re: THUNDERDOME: Eyehategod vs Crowbar

Postby Justin Foley on Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:23 am

Bernardo wrote:This track is untouchable, AFAIC.

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I'm far from intimately familiar with either band's catalog, though.


I was getting into that at first listen, thanks.

Anyone Thunderdoming against EHG has to deal with "Blank" first, including the 1:20 Taco Riff, which may be the purest example of the species ever caught in the wild:



And then the whole bit after 3:52. Can't even imagine what it felt like to have been standing in front of them the day they rolled this fucker out in some shitty NOLA club 25 years ago.

I have a real, lasting affection for what this band made.

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Re: THUNDERDOME: Eyehategod vs Crowbar

Postby Bernardo on Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:53 am

I enjoy the first album, I find that they're a band that has more of a sound than it has songs, and that one REALLY goes for it, the rest of their output I heard sounds comparatively refined.
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