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Attention Metalheads — Force the Trigger

​Attention Metalheads maybe it’s time to strap on the hard hats and listen to Force the Trigger.

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Courtesy Force the Trigger

ATTENTION: Southern Colorado!  Grab your hard hats, safety vests, and steel toe boots!  You will need them for this adventure.  We are diving into the world of metal!  Before I scare you away, let me tell you; we will not be working a twelve hour shift at the Mill.  No, no.  I am taking you on a tour of Pueblo’s local metal music.  Unfortunately, our time together is limited and I can only introduce you to one of our local favorites: Force the Trigger.  If you are not familiar with this band, pay close attention.  You don’t want to miss a thing. Please, remember your hard hats. 

Force the Trigger is not your average metal band.  Their strongest influences have been As I Lay Dying and Killswitch Engage.  If they could be put into any genre, it would be melodic metal-core.  As heavy a sound they boast, their melodies are upbeat, solid, and full of clean riffs and harmonics.  Sounds far-fetched, right?  This is where it gets even weirder.  The band’s name and lyric content are derived from positive messages.  To “Force the Trigger” is not an act of violence.  It is a metaphor for setting things in motion.  Once it has happened, there is no turning back.  Their songs further emphasize this with positive lyrics and uplifting messages.  So… where’s the metal?

The brutal neck-breaking, fist-pumping sounds pour from the musicians themselves.  Aaron and Dylan are the band’s guitar players.  Watching them play off each other is equal to watching a fire doused in gasoline: explosive.  The rhythm section ignites this flame.  With Moudi on drums and Johnny on bass you are forced to feel the fiery metal in your stomach.  Their bass beats top any 10” subwoofer.  Just as oxygen is required for a fire, this band would not be possible without a singer.  Jon is the vocalist for Force the Trigger: he is not your typical metal singer.  He combines screaming with clean singing in a unique way.  

When you mix these metal-heads together you get a sound so explosive and upbeat, you can’t help but jump in the mosh pit.  You may be asking, “Vera, when will I ever get this opportunity?”  Worry not, metal lovers!  Your next opportunity to watch Force the Trigger bring the house down is March 23rd at Phil’s Radiator. Just don’t forget those hard hats!

by Vera Coleman

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Star Wars™ Pinball: Star Wars Rebels™

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Zen Studios has concocted a ruse of amusement, it’s a trap—of fun. Star Wars™ Pinball: Star Wars Rebels™, established by the critically acclaimed animated TV show on Disney XD, Star Wars Rebels™, releases endorphins chock full of nostalgia and bliss. With all of the Star Wars talk going on as of late, it’s nice to get in your daily need of pew pew! Stormtroopers assemble and try to take down the hero of Lothal, the whole mission thing is a bit nuts. This pinball table goes to a galaxy far far away by delving into an age that has yet to be traversed by the films. Zen studios gets the balance of the force just right, do not try to get this table, do it.

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Pinball FX-2 Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Zen Studios does it again with Pinball FX2 – Marvel Avenger’s: Age of Ultron. This table is available on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. Avengers Assemble! Age of Ultron quenches a thirst for adventure you didn’t know you had. Players assist Iron Man in finishing his most aspiring venture to date. The profound and climactic soundtrack will rip you out of the comfort of your chair and into the Age of Ultron. Enjoy this audacious addition to the Avenger’s universe, Thor’s might is on your side. The Incredible Hulk, Hawkeye, and Black Widow make a gargantuan attempt at arresting the nefarious Ultron. Pull yourself together and check out this game, you can’t afford more mistakes. The god of thunder favors you.

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Shaking the Habitual, The Knife | Album Review

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By The Knife

Shaking the Habitual is something every person needs more of in life. Stepping outside of boundaries and entering a new experience can have a confounding effect on the senses. Rhythm and movement resonate from the deepest depths of the soul and project outward in an array of vibrancy. 

What starts off like a indigenous ceremony quickly changes to a post apocalyptic nuclear wasteland by the third track, “A Cherry on Top.” Then, finding semblance in a 19 minute interlude, “Old Dreams Waiting to Be Realized,” the brother-and-sister duo reemerge in ritualistic fashion with the deep bass line of “Raging Lung”. Ending with an unsettling aptitude, Fracking Fluid Injection precedes the final track, Ready to Lose; providing insight to a larger contextual effect this album has in a world seeming “Full of Fire.” 

Although difficult to fully embody the composition of electronic and aboriginal noise heard in The Knife’s new album, Shaking the Habitual, any movement to the music is sure to conjure emotion. At times, the May release represents a more archetypal sound in the art of music. 

Tying together components of old and new, the Swedish duo creates a spellbinding effect with the first track, A Tooth For an Eye. Amalgamating dominant instrumentations, subtle synth lines and underlying vocals, A Tooth For and Eye entices the listener with something seldom projected over the airwaves. 

Coming off a seven year hiatus, the duo can predominate with an electronic influence, but, ultimately the seamless transition across a spectrum of sound grasps the ear. Delivered in its entirety, the lasting impression might leave one feeling like a participant of a seance.

— Rob Donovan

 

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