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Mikesn
Emeritus
September 5th 2007



3709 Comments


Probably left the best first impression of all the new albums I've heard this year, but every time I listen to it I like it less and less.

br3ad_man
Emeritus
September 5th 2007



2125 Comments


I thought this was their most cohesive album yet, it's just a little contrived.


Hasn't that always been the big complaint about this band from the start though?

Tyler
Emeritus
September 5th 2007



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hasn't that always been the big complaint about this band from the start though

It's just getting more and more noticeable and less forgivable at this point. It's mostly the heavy transitions and breakdowns.

The drums sound kind of horrible on this.

FukuiSan
September 5th 2007



179 Comments


I was just as impressed by this as by their other albums, but I couldn't get nearly as into it.This Message Edited On 09.06.07

chimera908
September 5th 2007



713 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

@Cocaine

As I said I haven't heard the whole album yet so perhaps cohesive wasn't the best word to use but for the songs I have heard contrived fits much better.

I totally agree with what you said about the heavy parts too. The repetition from album to album is really lame.This Message Edited On 09.05.07

Tyler
Emeritus
September 5th 2007



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You need to hear the whole album before you can talk about cohesion because it's all supposed to be played as one long track.

LifeInABox
September 5th 2007



3708 Comments


My love for BTBAM is dying out Maybe this will rekindle it.

iamrockzorz
September 5th 2007



1029 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by8oyJztzwo

JerryC did that song, and it sounds the way it was supposed to.

Great review, this album is amazing as a whole but lacks in its listenability through single tracks.

Still not srue of the rating.

chimera908
September 5th 2007



713 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Oh yeah of course Cocaine. I know I don't have a solid opinion of the album yet I'm just speculating. I haven't checked out the leak and by now I'm probably just going to wait for the official release. Maybe not though...

Zebra
Moderator
September 5th 2007



2647 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

[quote=blackmilk]the production on this is so much better than on Alaska. that album sounds so thin and dry in comparison.[/quote] Even though that's true I still think that Alaska is the far superior album. I really like some of the experimentation on this record but like chimera already pointed out BTBAB seem like they're all over the place. This gets a 3/5 for now but I'll listen to it again in the near future.


LifeInABox
September 5th 2007



3708 Comments


Is this a disappointment?

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
September 5th 2007



17920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

no.

iamrockzorz
September 5th 2007



1029 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Not really. It can be overwhelming though with 2 tracks nearing 15 minutes. It's not fresh but its not stale either.

LifeInABox
September 5th 2007



3708 Comments


15 minutes isn't that long, dude.

iamrockzorz
September 5th 2007



1029 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I know it isn't, but in the scene they're a part of it is. Look at who they tour with. They play 30 minute sets. thats like 2 songs. Plus they have so many different stylistic and tempo changes throughout the songs its ridiculous.

Mikesn
Emeritus
September 5th 2007



3709 Comments


Yes it is.This Message Edited On 09.05.07

LifeInABox
September 5th 2007



3708 Comments


That is true. Ok, I'll check this out whenever it comes out.

HotSalvation
September 5th 2007



258 Comments


The biggest problem I have with this album is that it sucks.
(not musically, mind...they know how to play their instruments, and it's not without it's incredible moments either)
but I mean come on, why ruin that nice piano melody with that gaay shit not even a minute and a half into it.

I'm being harsh, but I was excited when I heard the first few opening notes.

anyways, the drummer has got to be cracked out this time around, all I want to say is "chill out dude, smoke some weed, try not to hit the snare 400 times every minute..."
He played much, much heavier in Alaska...which to me made Alaska what it is.
This album is primarily based around the guitar riffs, which is cool I guess, they're both very talented, but the drummer just seems utterly random...sounds kind of like he's sitting on some Wal-mart drums too.

props forever to the bassist...I usually have no ear for bass, but like the drums in Alaska, he made this album, I know that much.

My favorite part of the entire album is the redneck tavern hoedown at the end of Ants of the Sky...the amazon in the background of Informal Gluttony is pretty cool too.

coming from BTBAM this is a 3.4, coming out of nowhere, this would be a 4.1...
that first break in All Bodies will always own anything they ever write again, and the raw musical power they came up with in their self-titled will always own everything they've written.

Tyler
Emeritus
September 5th 2007



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

They definitely don't play 30 minute sets. And they're boring live anyways.

Thor
September 5th 2007



10169 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

They don't move around when they play, but they never miss a note.



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