Whitechapel vs. the Seasoned Metalhead

I first heard of these guys from their 2012 self-titled release when a few of their songs earned a somewhat regular rotation on the Sirius Liquid Metal station, and my interest was sparked. They were super heavy with what seemed like socially and politically charged lyrics that you could more or less understand. Now don’t…

Mercury Now Fully Awakened

The story of frontman Luke Eccles’ journey from obscure-college-band to the success of Awaking Mercury’s third album Dear Benjamin is one of endurance. College band with humble beginnings tries to go for post-graduate success, self-produces a few albums, in-band conflicts intensify, band has a bad breakup and fades into obscurity. What followed the shattering of…

Rainbow F*&!ing Randolph

Warning: If you take issue to the use of foul language, stop reading. I’m gonna curse in this one. This is how it ends… all warm and fuzzy and shit… but Death to Smoochy is dark as fuck. And on of the main attractions is the late great Robin Williams as Rainbow Fucking Randolph. Along…

Gaslight Hurts So Good

With their anticipated 5th studio album, New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem, come out with a different kind of record. It is a 12 track release that takes the band in some new directions from the previous more straightforward rock records. From the fuzzed out stoner rock intro opening track “Stay Vicious” to the true…

Hooked – A Letter to Robin Williams

I wouldn’t bother with writing a review of Hook. That’s been done. Instead, here’s a letter to the late Robin Williams. Let’s forget the negative reviews and the deplorable 30% Rotten Tomatoes rating. Hook is simply superb and makes every bone in my being miss Robin Williams all the more. Watching Hook, now as a father, has a…

Mork From Ork

“Mork from Ork.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5XlpVcO4hg If you asked a seven-year old me what my name was, that’s the answer you would’ve gotten. I identified so strongly with the character as a child – alien, out of place, fumbling through things and trying to get the right feel of the world around me. His innocence was endearing,…

A Dark, Lonely Road

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a few tribute pieces we’ll be running on the site. Matt runs a ton of awesome websites, podcasts, and organizations… and wanted to share a bit about Robin Williams’ importance to him. We’ll be featuring a few pieces on Robin’s art in the next week or two, some…

Hope Springs Eternal

The following review was written for thepaintedman.com a few years back when the album was pretty new. The album is still good and I’ll bet it’s new to many of youn, so check it out. After three years away from the studio Brett Ryan Stewart delivers Tilt, an often uplifting, sometimes sad, but always honest…

A Victim of Interviewing

Hey everyone, this interview with the impeccable Philly rockers AVOGT was from before the unplanned but much needed month break that we took here at The Farsighted… but it’s something you should check out, because these dudes are pretty great. Hey guys, why don’t we start with a brief introduction to A Victim of Good…

Rock ‘N Roll Time Machine

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Build A Rock ‘N Roll Time Machine With Hypnotic Eye I’m a Tom Petty fan through and through. Whether it’s a Heartbreakers record, solo album or even another project like Mudcrutch or The Traveling Wilburys, I have loved everything Petty touches. Hell even his cameos on King Of The Hill…