Ultimate Guitar's Top Band Profiles Of 2007

These bands featured in Ultimate Guitar's new profile section received more views than any of the 5,000-plus others.

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They were impossible to ignore. Whether it was because of their ear-catching MP3s or their jaw-dropping lack of talent, 4 bands featured in Ultimate Guitar's new profile section received more views than any of the 5,000-plus others. When it came down to it, there was not much common ground among the bands that had the most profile hits. At one of the end of the spectrum was a gothic sextet with a heavy keyboard presence, and at the other side was a group of young lads that have perfected the art of playing songs that, although full of offbeat topics (Marxism and diarrhea, anyone?), surprisingly suck you in. What a diverse bunch we have out there in Ultimate Guitar Land.

If you haven't already taken time to check out the likes of Post Modern Sounds or Sinnair, spend a few minutes scanning over what have been officially crowned as the must-see band profiles. Take into consideration that a lot of the groups are still young and perfecting their craft, so don't be surprised if not every song is recorded in a professional studio. Love them or hate them, here are the bands that enticed the UG Community like no others.

Amplify This!

1093 profile views

Location: Great Britain Genres: Punk Rock Link: artists.ultimate-guitar.com/amplifythis

The MP3s are sparse on the profile for Amplify This!, but what is lacking in quantity the band made up for with their blend of energetic pop-punk. The 2 MP3s featured on the profile are actually just different versions of the track Rock With Me, with one being a stripped-down demo that actually sounds quite a bit different than the full-band recording. Although the band is currently dedicated to the pop-punk genre, a few of their influences (Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake) might just eventually persuade these boys to add a few horns to the lineup. For as fresh-faced and young-hearted as the musicians appear to be (we love the South Park rendition of the band, by the way), the songwriting already shows plenty of promise - with or without the addition of ska in their future.

MP3 To Check Out: The demo for Rock With Me features no percussion and surprisingly ends up sounding a bit grittier and more punk-inspired than the cleaned-up version.

Sundial

1375 profile views

Location: Russia Genres: Sympho Black Metal, Gothic, Doom, Epic, Atmosphere Link: artists.ultimate-guitar.com/sundial

Out of all of the top band profiles, Sundial opted for a more dramatic path. Probably the most interesting element is the contrasting styles of keyboardist/vocalist Anastacia Kuznetsova and singer Dimitrii Wolf Muratov, who have polar opposite musical deliveries that keep things interesting. While Sundial lists sympho black metal as one of their genre styles, the guitar-oriented, edgy side is often kept in check more so than a lot of black metal bands out on the scene today. The quintet doesn't shy from their darker nature, but it is usually balanced out by airy keyboard/piano solos that often are featured for long periods of time within each song.

MP3 To Check Out: Doubts includes Sundial's trademark synth lines, but you'll also get an unexpected Rammstein-like vocal that immediately makes it stand out from the rest.

Sinnair

1418 profile views

Location: Madrid Genres: Modern Rock, Alternative, Progressive Rock, Metal Link: artists.ultimate-guitar.com/sinnair

If there is one band that could likely have a hit on the Billboard rock charts within the next year, Sinnair would be a top candidate. By the look of their list of influences (Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Motorhead, The Mars Volta), it's obvious that they know what it takes to construct a memorable song as well. The MP3s listed on their profile were obviously recorded in some sort of studio environment, but it's not just pristine sound quality that translates into solid songwriting. Along with guitarist PT's incredible riff work and vocalist Heras' impressive range, Sinnair's songs are skillfully composed and will probably click with a wide range of listeners.

MP3 To Check Out: Wine & Cigarettes is one of the more laid-back rock tracks and accentuates how similar Heras sounds like Alter Bridge's Myles Kennedy at times.

Post Modern Sounds

1494 profile views

Location: Connecticut, USA Genres: Proto Post Progressive, Melodic Death Pop Core Link: artists.ultimate-guitar.com/pomos

From the sound of the band's name, you might be expecting a cutting-edge, possibly experimental collection of tracks. While that doesn't precisely describe Post Modern Sounds, the band still has a style that stops you in your tracks. Sure, songs like Lucy In The Sky With Diarrhea and Ozzy Osbourne's Brother might seem a little odd at first, but that's exactly what is so intriguing about the trio. You can hear a whole lot of influences running amok in their MP3s, with The Little Marxist That Couldn't sounding like everything from a Mark Knopfler number to a Dead Kennedys' hit. But perhaps the biggest tell-tale sign that this band is unique comes in the UG readers' comments. Blackflag49 wrote You guys rawk, while whatup1234 couldn't resist saying, You guys suck so bad, your (sic) not gonna make it anywhere. With all of the passion flying around, it might just mean that Post Modern Sounds could be the next big thing in the rock world.

MP3 To Check Out: Although every song will give you the full Post Modern Sounds experience, Blue Box Bed has an infectious little riff to round out all of the beautiful oddity.

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    lolmnt
    dirtymexican863 wrote: lets retitle the article "Ultimate Guitar's Top 4 bands that nobody cares about"
    I care about Post-Modern Sounds
    Night_Lights
    MedicreDemon wrote: Sundial is the only good one.....
    pretty much, and even then, its not amazing.
    thebixter88
    It's supposed to read: Proto-Post-Progressive-Melodic-Death-Pop-Core So think of them as Rush+H.I.M.+SOAD+Dimmu Borgir+Brittney+Slipknot
    evening_crow
    PopNFresh07 wrote: All I want for Christmas is that girl from Sundial. D: .. Cool music, too.
    Not if i can take her first!!! muahahaha!!!!
    RHCP94
    element4433 wrote: dirtymexican863 wrote: lets retitle the article "Ultimate Guitar's Top 4 bands that nobody cares about" I care about Post-Modern Sounds
    Same here.
    speedmetal ftw
    UG wrte: Blackflag49 wrote You guys rawk, while whatup1234 couldnt resist saying, You guys suck so bad, your (sic) not gonna make it anywhere. With all of the passion flying around, it might just mean that Post Modern Sounds could be the next big thing in the rock world.
    next big thing when our world goes to shit
    Kw1q51lv3r
    It was all boring skimming through that article for me, until I saw Post Modern Sounds' section. This is what ran through my mind: Proto Post Progressive: Sounds a little too restricting for me to think of them having a varied sound. Melodic Death Pop Core: ... ... ... Uh... ... ... What?
    joshgiesbrecht
    SmashThings wrote: lol never heard of any of them
    I agree.. Are these just no name bands.. That have like a couple thousand fans?
    Decembero
    Is this the future of our music? erm! I know local talent that are better than these bands and they are also in universities or colleges doing degrees in various subjects because it is so hard to make it bigger than playing in pubs. Its a shame.
    BulletRide
    My new band's name is gonna be called Melodic Death Pop Core. Greatest ****in genre ever.
    Ska Wars
    Post-Modern Sounds is a very good band. Their music is very complex, and the perfection!
    lolmnt
    StreetLight3989 wrote: The only good band here is Post Modern Sounds. The rest are boring and already sound like an existing band, nothing unique.
    Seriously. Why be like everyone else when you can be different and unique?
    StreetLight3989
    The only good band here is Post Modern Sounds. The rest are boring and already sound like an existing band, nothing unique.
    zeppelinpage4
    Sundial has some brilliant vocals and have a great sound overall. Sinnair were really great too.
    Dark~Star
    BFMV_OWN wrote: Jimbleton wrote: 'Melodic Death Pop Core' how do u do that? +1 lol
    well i know a song close to that lol Oops i did it again- Children of Bodom/ awesome band too. espically on riffs and bridges.
    jufru
    lol i dont like the music of Post Modern Sounds, but the genre is my favorite. You have to see this that way, if you are the first in a genre, it's much easier for you to get successfull and even if you get the title best "melodic death pop core" - band
    speedmetal ftw
    hi,i'm jordan wrote : melodic death pop core is just another term for steaming pile of crap.
    i second that
    lolmnt
    speedmetal ftw wrote: UG wrte: Blackflag49 wrote You guys rawk, while whatup1234 couldnt resist saying, You guys suck so bad, your (sic) not gonna make it anywhere. With all of the passion flying around, it might just mean that Post Modern Sounds could be the next big thing in the rock world. next big thing when our world goes to shit
    Your name is speedmetal ftw, you can't have an opinion on what good music is. Also, I don't think you're smart enough to understand the genious of PMS.
    freedoms_stain
    sinnair and sundial sound like decent serious bands ready to make a go of it in the music industry, the other two sound like school kid bands who need to tighten up ALOT before they're ready for that. And one of them, I think it's Amplify This, sounds a helluva lot like Wheatus!
    DroptheBomb
    Jimbleton wrote: 'Melodic Death Pop Core' how do u do that?
    wat about the emoacidjazz?
    el rulfo wrote: g0tstr1ngs? wrote: Cleared wrote: There are still no prog-country, metal, death-blues, neo-rap bands on this list. hey thats my band!! you should check out our newest song called "Hoes comin' to my sinister farm to help set my people free" Gotstrings, you are a genious!
    ciwwaf rulz
    amplify this gets a thumbs up... the others get a thumbs down. cuz really metallic death pop core? do u wanna be like fall out boy?
    oiggamid
    how did these ppl even get voted best bands i never even heard of any of them some of the bands voted best should be like Avenged sevenfold,new found glory, kid rock,my chemical romance. what happen to those bands ppl ! get the rock on !
    Griffinx
    Right so I got that the Melodic Death Pop Core was probably a joke But they were actually the msot awful thing I've ever heard.. Seriously they made me ashamed to even be on their profile.
    mikeguitardude
    Melodic Death Pop Core LMAO What a mix that sounds to me like a pop disaster. Stick with a f***ing genre and play it. What the hell is that lol I wonder how that would sound?
    Paul Lambeth
    "Melodic Death Pop Core" Fall out Boy + Behemoth + Lamb of God O.O?
    More like Sugababes + Dark Tranquillity + A District Apart Which isn't really what they are...
    PianoBlackSP
    The main problem with the post modern guys is that singer. He either needs to shut the f**k up and play bass or drop the bass and focus on vocals. It really, really sounds like he cant do them at the same time.