I have a very large, diverse music collection. This is the series where I share with you some great bands that should be more famous.
This post contains bands that start with the letter C (according to my iTunes). I had 27 choices in the letter C for bands you’ve probably never heard, so this was hard to narrow down.
This post metal outfit produces some mighty big sound. Post metal as a genre is much like post rock, but with a harder edge.
Origin: Turku, Finland
Genre: post rock, post metal
Years active: 2001–present
I admit that I bought this album because of the band’s name and because of their album cover’s homage to Black Sabbath’s classic album Paranoid. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they’re actually good.
Origin: Seattle, Washington
Genre: rock, hard rock, fuzz rock, stoner rock
Years active: 2002–present
If you listen to one album by Cave In, it should be Perfect Pitch Black. It’s a great record from start to finish. Their sound is really rather unclassifiable, but they’re considered an important band in the metalcore genre.
Origin: Methuen, Massachusetts
Genre: Alternative rock, post-hardcore, metalcore, space rock, progressive rock, progressive metal
Years active: 1995 – present
Oh, I love these guys. They’re so much fun. It’s nearly impossible to find a video for them because try searching Cheeseburger and see what happens. If you watch Adult Swim, you might know them as the band that did the theme song for Superjail!
Origin: Brooklyn, New York
Genre: Hard rock, power pop, pop punk
Years Active: 2005-Present
The Chromatics sound like they’re straight out of the 80s, but they’re not. They’re current. My favorite song by them is actually a cover of Neil Young’s Into The Black. It’s brilliant.
Origin: Portland, Oregon
Genre: Synthpop, post-punk revival, indie rock, synthwave, Italo disco
Years Active: 2001-Present
In the letter B post, I mentioned a side project of Clutch called The Bakerton Group. Well, The Company Band is another Clutch side with Clutch’s singer, Neil Fallon, Fireball Ministry frontman James Rota, CKY drummer Jess Margera, guitarist Dave Bone, and Fu Manchu bassist Brad Davis. They rock.
Origin: Los Angeles, California
Genre: rock, hard rock, stoner rock
Years Active: 2007-Present
I’m not a huge fan of electronica, but there’s a genre that’s come out in the last decade or so that I absolutely love called dubstep. It’s hard, dirty and absolutely awesome for a synesthete like me. Cookie Monsta is one of my favorite dubstep producers. Skrillex wishes he was as talented as CM, yet Skrillex won a Grammy. Go figure.
Origin: Nottingham, England
Genre: dubstep, electronica, electro house, dub, EDM
Years Active: 2008-Present
Cosmograf is basically one dude with a bunch of guest musicians. It kind of reminds me of what Pink Floyd would sound like if they started off today.
Origin: Waterlooville, England
Genre: progressive rock, space rock
Years Active: 2008-Present
CRi produces some awesome ambient music. Synesthetically speaking, it’s not as visually appealing as Cookie Monsta, but it’s pretty damn good.
Origin: Montreal, Québec
Genre: trip hop, electronica
Years Active: 2013–present
I seem to like a lot of music from Sweden. Probably because they’re making some really awesome music over there. Cult of Luna sort of bridges the gap between post rock and post metal. They have harder edge vocals mixed with some really pretty instrumental interludes that wax and wane.
Origin: Umeå, Sweden
Genres: Post-metal, sludge metal, progressive metal
Years Active: 1998–present