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Sonic Cathedrals Vol. CXLIII Forest of Tygers

It’s been a while since we’ve posted one of these, so we’re stoked that Sonic Cathedrals Vol. CXLIII Forest of Tygers goes live today! Both members of FOT have compiled their perfect mixtape, so you can really hear the diverse influences in their music! Check out what they have to say below, plus stream and download Sonic Cathedrals Vol. CXLIII Forest of Tygers!

Sonic Cathedrals Vol. CXLIII Forest of Tygers SIDE A JIM:
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Sonic Cathedrals Vol. CXLIII Forest of Tygers SIDE B RACHEL:
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I have never been a fan of just one singular style or sub genre of music (or any art) at once. I was lucky to grow up with lots of friends with different takes on heavy music. I was into your 80’s punk/hxc catalog staples young like Minor Threat, Black Flag, DKs, etc. But they introduced me to early PV stuff like His Hero Is Gone, the dread of early Neurosis, and the urgent scrappy-ness of Reversal of Man, amongst countless others. In Nashville, I’d grown up in the shadow of early-era Today Is the Day, and saw that you didn’t have to jump off of stuff to have an incredible and terrifying live impact, just to create terrifying music. They scared the absolute living shit out of me in the best way. Then one band after another in the 90s rocked my brain: Converge, Coalesce, Botch, Dillinger Escape Plan, 400 Years, ad infinitum… seeing these groups melt the entire universe in my friend’s tiny living rooms and basements.

I wish I was able to make a mix of everything I have been listening to for the last many years, there’s just too much. But I am thrilled to be able to share these older songs, each of which either helped shape my playing ability, writing judgement, perception of heavy, or general enjoyment of life. Maybe they will for someone else too.

– Jim, FOT

Helmet was the first band I ever became obsessed with. Strap It On’s “FBLA” is particularly awesome because Stainer gets to go off the whole time, and it includes one my favorite guitar solos ever. John Stainer has easily been the biggest musical influence in my life. In true mixtape fashion, I wanted to tell a story, using songs that focus on deliberate, creative, or athletic drumming, that really exploded my brain over the last several years. Apparently sadness or anguish is also a plus. Enjoy!

– Rachel, FOT


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Sonic Cathedrals Vol. CXLIII Forest of Tygers SIDE A JIM:
1 Neurosis – Raze the Stray – Enemy of the Sun
2 Today Is The Day – Sidewinder – Willpower
3 His Hero Is Gone – Like Weeds – Monument To Thieves
4 Coalesce – You Can’t Kill Us All – Functioning On Impatience
5 Deadguy – Makeshift Atomsmasher – Fixation On A Coworker
6 Jesuit – Canonize – Discography
7 Four Hundred Years – Lifesupport – Suture And Other Songs
8 Fugazi – Break-In – 3 Songs 7″
9 Rodan – Shiner – Rusty
10 Don Caballero – Stupid Puma – Don Caballero 2
11 Cave In – Moral Eclipse – Until Your Heart Stops
12 Hero of A Hundred Fights – Apparently We Didn’t Give You Enough Rope – The Remote, The Cold EP
13 From Ashes Rise – Reaction – Nightmares
14 Swing Kids – Forty Three Seconds – Discography
15 Botch – Thank God For Worker Bees – American Nervoso
16 Converge – Thaw (Demo) – Deeper The Wound
17 Kiss It Goodbye – Choke – Choke EP
18 Tragedy – Vengeance – Vengeance

Sonic Cathedrals Vol. CXLIII Forest of Tygers SIDE B RACHEL:
1 Helmet – FBLA – Strap It On
2 Uzeda – Sleep Deeper – 4 EP
3 Lightning Bolt – Forcefield – Ride the Skies
4 An Albatross – You Can’t Take That Hot Rod With You When You Go – Eat Lightning, Shit Thunder
5 Mouth Of The Architect – Baobab – The Ties That Blind
6 Health – Perfect Skin – S/T
7 U.S. Christmas – The Scalphunters – Eat the Low Dogs
8 Young And In The Way – They Should Greet Me with Howls of Execration – I Am Not What I Am
9 Planks – Sacred and Secret – The Darkest of Grays
10 Lord Mantis – Vile Divinity – Pervertor
11 Yellow Eyes – Many Long Fingers Bent In Pain – Hammer Of Night

Written By

Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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