if u are a regular reader @ stuffyouwillhate, u might remember a while back there was a joey sturgis apreesh post calling him one of the “sickest producers of all time”. while i dont disagree with this statement, i think ppl need to be educated on a man who culd potentially give sturgis a run for his money.
chango studies (run by a bro named cameron mizell) is at the leading forefront of overproduced synthcore. picture going to record there as kinda like a musical version of pimp my ride, except instead of gettin LED headlights, chrome plating, a colorful paint job and a TV in your steering wheel, u are getting the illest drum samples, tons of kewl glitchy studio effects, da perfect guitar tone, and the siqest bass drops known to man. which is why im dubbing cameron mizell as the xzibit of post-hardcore.
ontop of producing some of the scene’s current most reputable bands ( woe is me, i see stars, sleeping with sirens, memphis may fire + many many more), mizell is responsible for producing a whole slew of up and coming bands that a bunch of ppl will say sound exactly the same, except that they (for the most part) all sound epic.
“travelers” sounds like the name of some indie folk band, and on top of that , they’re all dressed like mumford and sons in dis music video, but with all that aside, this song goes p. hard. right when i heard the chopped up vocals at then the following breakdown i knew i would love dis song. the lyrics are bordering on srscore (this is more than a passion, this is more than a dream!) but its rly catchy and the breakdowns go hard so dis band is definitely one to look out for.
i guess dis band didnt feel like makin the trip to the nearest abandoned warehouse, cuz all i could find from them is lyric videos. my first impression of this song is DAMN the synth and breakdowns go hard. probably some of my fav moments in the overproduced synthcore genre, is when theres a rly epic synth part over a breakdown and then ANOTHER epic synth part comes in on top of it, (peep 2:28-2:41 for a good example of dis duel synth action). apart from some repetitive lyrics (you’re just falling faster now and you’re just falling faster now = lyrical genius) i think this band is p. damn sweet so i checked for some of their other stuff and stumbled upon an older song. that awkward moment when you realize how crappy these bands sound without siq production :(
prob one of the most promising up and coming bands to come out of chango studios (tho apparently they jus recorded their full length with joey sturgis.. sell outs! :( ). being named after a my chemical romance song and looking like from first to last’s 2004 lineup, u might be thinking this is gonna be some myspace-era emo revival band, but in fact it’s some of the most epic synthcore i’ve heard to date. sadly im not sheriff theyll get the recognition they deserve, and the venue in this music video might end up being the biggest one they play :( peep their EP tho it srsly goes hard
omg, dis song goes SO FUCKIN HARD. its not even synthcore anymore, its fuckin ORCHESTRACORE. i rly hope this band gets their buzz up, caus they are epic. being signed to mediaskare is a good start, but their album got pushed back (it was supposed to come out in may and still isnt out), i couldnt find any music video OR lyric video from them either and on top of that, if u go on their facebook, they dont have any music uploaded there and same thing with their purevolume. the songs of theirs on youtube were uploaded by other ppl. i like dis band alot but it seems like theyre trying to keep their music under wraps, possibly cuz they think it might be too epic for the rest of the world to handle? kinda like a pirate trying to protect his hidden treasure.
last band ill talk about is crown the empire. probably the most popular up-and-coming band to come out of chango studios (besides capture the crown, who i talked about in my last post). idk, theyre not super bad or anything but this just doesnt go that hard to me? i checked their EP and i felt the same way about all their other songs. the breakdowns arent dat strong, the hooks arent really that catchy, the synth is pretty bland and i forget its even there half the time. they just got signed to rise records recently, so i hope they can step it up for their major label debut but idk… i guess mediocrity = success :(
what are ur fav cameron mizell albums? do u think he has what it takes to compete with joey sturgis as a producer? will 90% of these up-and-coming chango studios bands ever get recognition or just go unnoticed via sounding exactly like 100 other bands?