I’ve been sitting on the fence for a long time now; do I or do I not really like The Appleseed Cast?Â Last weekend I finally made the decision, I do in fact like The Appleseed Cast, a lot even.
Why did it take me this long to decide?Â Usually I make up my mind instantly and it takes major brain trauma of some kind to make me change my mind.Â Â Â We have several of their albums and ever so often I will play one of them and think “dang these guys are really good, why don’t I listen to them more?”
Then, there will be some kind of long, (excessive to my standard) overly repetitive non-vocal period and I remember why.
But we don’t always love everything about someone, yet we still really like them, and the same can go for bands. Â Â I mean we do live in the grand age of the skip button, right?Â I don’t mean to knock The Appleseed Cast about this, I have just never been a huge fan of any non-vocal stretches of music. Â I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy the long version of “Heavy Metal Machine” at the Pumpkins concert last month, as it went on and on without out Billy singing basically forever.Â Â Even after enjoying it, I was relieved they didn’t play “Gossamer” as well.
Reasons to totally like The Appleseed Cast: they have great epic songs.Â Even the song titles are epic, for example: “The Immortal Soul of Mundo Cani” and “The Waking of Pertelotte.”Â These song titles have Beowolf qualities to them.Â Also, they are great musicians and the vocals are nice and smooth.Â I like the slightly dark mood they inspire in me.Â Â I don’t listen to them when I feel like hopping around and doing cartwheels.
No more fence sitting for me, hooray! Â I don’t care much for that sort of thing, I feel happier either liking something or getting it off or my ipod forever.Â Â Come see for yourself, or revisit them if you have not listened in a while right HERE.
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