The name itself, Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, is enough to spark interest in many things. Especially if it’s a rock band, with a name like that you HAVE to see what they are about. I think it’s an incredible strategy because it immediately makes you want to read about the band, listen to the band and see what they have to offer. Well, once the music starts, Exotic Animal Petting Zoo come in and give us exactly what we should expect for the rest of their new album, “Tree of Tongues“. It’s a forceful impact of energy and just a huge wall of sound that isn’t like what I usually listen to. I’m usually the death, black, grind and doom kind of guy. With a few exceptions of course so when I saw that EAPZ was compared to bands like Deftones and Dillinger Escape Plan I was like “Yeah, fucking right. That’s some ballsy shit saying your sound is similar to their sound.” Well, they are pretty fucking close and so much more. Exotic Animal Petting Zoo’s “Tree of Tongues” is new, fun, fresh and really really really good. It’s an entirely new genre of music, due to the fact they have no barriers. The sound on Tree of Tongues is a unique sound and I am literally blown away after each and every listen.
Happy Birthday Chris Corey!
Last Chance To Reason is one of the best bands in the WORLD right now. Not only do they create the best music, they offer some of the coolest band merch. I just wanted to share this with any one who is interested, I know I am. Personally my favorite design is this one.
You can pick up their merch here at Shopbenchmark.com and pick up a copy of their latest album, Level 2. In stores now!
(I’m not even getting paid to do this, I just think these shirts look cool.)
Unfortunately, I can’t just post the video here on the ol’ blog. However, just go to Guitar World and enjoy the new video for “Prototype” from Last Chance To Reason. One of my favorite albums of the year, Level 2 is mind blowing and different. It’s literally the best of both worlds when it comes to modern metal and this song is a good one. Not the best on the album but still a good one. The music video is decent but a little boring. It’s not as good as their first video off the album, “Upload Complete“. Still, I love watching a band perform and these guys are masters of their craft.
Anyways, go check it out.