Five Songs, 4/3/2021
Five Songs

Five Songs, 4/3/2021

American Music Club, "Nightwatchman"

Speaking of night watchmen, we watched Night at the Museum with the kids last night, and I was kind of pleasantly surprised that the effects didn't look too janky. I mean, sure, the whole premise was ridiculous, but I thought there was a good chance that it was going to look so stupid as to totally jar me out of things. But no, held up just fine as a family movie.

Botanist, "The Reconciliation of Nature and Man"

We here at Five Songs are unabashed fans of ridiculous song titles. I mean, at this point, it's not like anybody says these things over the radio or anything, so who cares? And this one, that's a real prize. That's the sort of song title that had better be attached to an epic, and in a lot of ways, it's a genuine upset that this track doesn't even crack 10 minutes (just barely). This is kind of one of those songs that sits astride both black metal and shoegaze. There's not a whole lot of dissonance to this, really, it's mostly just a really big rock song with a wall of sound.

Young Hunter, "Cities of Black Mesa"

More huge rock sounds! More Sabbath-y here, though, especially in the guitar tone.

Hammerhead, "Evil Twin"

The title track of the last album from Hammerhead's first run, this is a delightfully crunchy couple of minutes. If I had to sum up Hammerhead for somebody quickly, this might be the song I'd point towards.

Queen, "Bohemian Rhapsody"

Well, folks, rock doesn't get much bigger than that!

Joshua Buergel
View Comments
Next Post

Five Songs, 4/4/2021

Previous Post

Five Songs, 4/2/2021