I Woke Up Like This: Engine Down – “Patent on the Better”

This week I’ve been listening to a playlist of albums that more or less changed my life chronologically (based on when they affected me, not when they came out). Not really in a spiritual or path altering way, but more like a shift in my listening habits or filled an emotional need at the time. I think “Intent to Pacify” was the first Engine Down song I heard, so To Bury Within the Sound became my introduction to them. This record greatly influenced my indie rock rabbit hole. Almost everything I listen to in this vein, Boilermaker, Minus the Bear, Logh, The Life and Times, and even a lot of instrumental post-rock can be traced to my acceptance of this band. I know I’ve said it here before, but it bears repeating, bands break up every day and, most times, I don’t give a shit, but I truly miss Engine Down. I was also excited to find out that Lovitt Records finally put their catalog up on Spotify. There are so many bands I need to revisit that I haven’t listened to in 15 years.

Listen to/Buy To Bury Within the Sound

By the way, that playlist was:

Guns ‘n Roses – Appetite for Destruction

Alice in Chains – Dirt

Bolt Thrower – The IVth Crusade

Deftones – Adrenaline

Vision of Disorder – Vision of Disorder

Bloodlet – Entheogen

Coalesce – Give Them Rope

GZA/Genius – Liquid Swords

The Dillinger Escape Plan – Calculating Infinity

Botch – We Are the Romans

Converge – Jane Doe

Engine Down – To Bury Within the Sound

Pygmy – Performs

Mates of State – My Solo Project

Isis – Celestial

Daughters – Hell Songs

Mono – You Are There

The Glasses Otter – Asleep on the Carousel

Nothing – Guilty of Everything

Pianos Become the Teeth – Keep You

and then a few that I unjustly omitted:

Green Day – Dookie

Pennywise – Unknown Road

Korn – Korn


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