Have your face melted recently like I have? Who was it?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by astack, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. astack


    Nov 12, 2011
    St. Louis, MO
    Alright, I've been obsessing over Land of Talk for the last 6 months since I first heard them. Tons of amazing stuff. But one song just melts my face every time. Seriously. Like this:

    The song's "The Hate I Won't Commit" from Cloak and Cipher (2010).

    Listen here:
    Land Of Talk - The Hate I Won't Commit - YouTube

    See it out live here:
    Land Of Talk - "The Hate I Won't Commit" [Lee's Palace 09.16.10] - YouTube

    Tell me your face isn't a puddle of goo by the time that outro finishes! :bassist: It's like being attacked by a pack of wolfs. Talk about growl! Looks like a Mustang (with a pick at the outro) and I can only assume some major SVT action.

    Alright, so what's been melting your face recently? Favorite face-melting set ups?
  2. corinpills


    Nov 19, 2000
    Boston, MA
    I saw these guys last night:

    Motherboar- Croctosquatch - YouTube

    I'm a total pop wuss, but this was pretty great. The bassist and drummer are brothers, tight as hell. Both guitarists playing explorers, very heavy. Woke up with a rock and roll headache.
  3. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    Dude...Best. Video. Ever. :bassist:
  4. Wizardjones


    Apr 10, 2012
    Animals as leaders..are melting my face as i type this.
  5. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    It's been a long time. She was a blonde I met in Wisconsin. She was not a musician, but she really knew how to play a tune.
  6. 8liter

    8liter Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2009
  7. astack


    Nov 12, 2011
    St. Louis, MO
  8. awgfl


    Apr 10, 2012
    Face melting? Iny going with Mike Flores from origin. Lately I've been digging on that stuff. The tune "the appalling"... Oh my, the craziest arpeggios
  9. ZBirdV8


    Feb 26, 2012
    Detroit Michigan

    Melted my face, my brain, my heart, and my soul. In that order.
  10. Rockman


    Mar 2, 2006
  11. Wizardjones


    Apr 10, 2012
    Amazing Album, especially "The Temple of Syrinx" The entire album is such an experience also.
  12. I usually think of "face melting" only happening at live shows. In that respect, I'd say Mogwai does a good job of that at their concerts. I'll be seeing them in NYC in June, for my third face-melt at the hands of those Scottish gents!

    *Note: The closest they get to approximating a face-melt in a recording is the song "Like Herod". You gotta wait for it, though, as it's a couple minutes in.
  13. I saw Consider the Source on Saturday night. It melted my face, which really made things ugly since my mind had already been blown. My face hardened back up yesterday but then I started thinking about the show and it melted again.
    Seriously, those guys are insane. John Ferrara on bass. Look 'em up on Youtube if you've never heard of them, and if they play in your town, go see it.
  14. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa Guest

    Dec 25, 2011
  15. TomA1234


    Jul 27, 2009
    Fareham, England
    My favorite face melting bassline is from a relatively unknown band, and to further the face melting, he had to post him playing it on youtube and make me feel even about my playing.

    Beyond Creation - Bass Video - Omnipresent Perception - YouTube

    More face melting from Erlend Caspersen this time, and again, he posted it on youtube to make me feel bad:
    Spawn of Possession - Where angels go demons follow - YouTube

    And to make things worse, Erlend hasn't actually practiced outside of tours/recording for the past 5 years, and the whole of the album was recorded almost entirely while sight reading.
  16. Concr3t3


    Nov 24, 2011
    San Diego
    I saw Meshuggah at House of Blues Downtown Disney (it's really HOB Anaheim, but let's be honest...it's in the middle of Downtown Disney) this past Friday night and I have come to the conclusion that Meshuggah is one the great bands ever. Experiencing them live feels like traveling to a different world. Their music is so inHuman, it's surreal. If you ever see them live and allow them to take you on their journey, you will find that your brain will melt and you will understand Meshuggah's music like you never did before. No other band has this same effect on me when I see them live. Meshuggah possesses the strength and drive of a bulldozer and if you're not paying attention, you'll be flattened and left behind.
  17. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Inactive

    Feb 23, 2011
  18. sevdog

    sevdog Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    Live it's as good or better, two drummers.