Location: Townsville, Australia
Occupation: aspiring journalist, student of life
Interest: Music in many forms, interesting thoughts, fucking, dreaming, secular humanism, anti-thiesm,

About Leightonesmith:

I run a page on facebook that showcases my musical appreciation: http://www.facebook.com/HardcorePunkMetal I'm always up for a challenge and some fun. I like going where I've never been before to do what I've never done before with whom I've never met before. I want to get the party started, I want to conquer my goals. I want to travel the world, or at least Amsterdam and Ibiza and then to systematically explore this planet in my few precious remaining years of existence. I would like to find someone amazing who inspires me and complements me in an overwhelmingly satisfying intellectual and physical relationship. I would very much like to see and do as much as I can. To create. To inspire. To challenge social structure and convention. To be an individual. To be a leader speaking with the voice of reason. Searching for the truth in pursuit of the greater good. I am overpassionate when it comes to underground music and I find bands to like anywhere between Metal, Metalcore, Hardcore and Punk. I am anti mainstream, anti commercial radio and dislike passionately pop, hip hop, country & R'n'B (there are exceptions of course). I love going to gigs and I've seen many many good bands over the last 15 years. I'm probably a bit old for liking the kind of music I like but fuck everyone who caves in and sells out buckling to societal pressures to dictate their music listening habits. I prefer my music sprinkled with: Brutal. Shredding. Screaming. Moshing. Music is bloody awesome and I could talk way too much about the bands that I like but you probably have never heard them before anyway. Name dropping bands is something I like to do. I went from Def Leppard to The Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Primus, Soulfy, Fear Factory then discovered Nofx, Bad Religion and punk music -fat wreck chords and epitaph and then kept digging, from punk I got into hardcore. From metal I got into metalcore (Unearth, Parkway Drive, War of Ages, Caliban, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying etc), death metal, thrash. Post hardcore kind of stuff like Thursday, Alexisonfire and Hotwater Music etc. own me but.... I can't seem to get past hardcore punk as my favourite style of music. It sums up everything good in music and everything that I stand for. Ensign, Comeback Kid, Most Precious Blood, Betrayed, Champion, Casey Jones, The Hope Conspiracy, Stretch Armstrong, Have Heart, Modern Life is War, Raised Fist, 59 Times the Pain, Madball, Faded Grey, Death by Stereo, Madball, Dead Hearts, Reign Supreme, Another Breath, Strike Anywhere, No Trigger, Stay Gold, Verse, Blacklisted, Samsara, Hatebreed, Throwdown, Pro Team, Final Fight, Carpathian, The First Step, With Honor... the list is long.....

Leightonesmith's Favorite Bands

Leightonesmith's Favorite Albums

Raised Fist - Ignoring the Guidelines (Burning Heart)
Raised Fist - Dedication (Burning Heart)
The Hope Conspiracy - Cold Blue (Equal Vision)
NOFX - The Decline (Fat Wreck Chords)
Stretch Arm Strong - Rituals Of Life (Ferret)
Faded Grey - A Quiet Time of Desperation (Indecision)
Raised Fist - Veil of Ignorance (Burning Heart)
The Killing Tree - The Romance Of Helen Trent (One Day Savior)
NOFX - The Longest Line (Fat Wreck Chords)
Sonic Youth - The Eternal (Matador)
Bad Religion - New Maps of Hell (Epitaph)
Set It Straight - Live Your Heart and Never Follow (Twelve Gauge)
NOFX - 7 Inch of the Month Club: April (Fat Wreck Chords)
The Hope Conspiracy - Endnote (Equal Vision)
As I Lay Dying - Shadows Are Security (Metal Blade)
Hot Water Music - Caution (Epitaph)
Hot Water Music - The New What Next (Epitaph)
Darkest Hour - Undoing Ruin (Victory)
Another Breath - The God Complex (Panic)
Balance and Composure - Separation (No Sleep)

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