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BallsToTheWall
March 31st 2009


44805 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Ahh, so there is some sort of nobility still hanging around sputnik I see. That is super.

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Hawks
March 31st 2009


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

the album came out today, not everyone pirates things months in advance

Well whoever isn't doing it should start.

mothergoose
April 1st 2009


308 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I ordered it (with a sweet t-shirt), got impatient, and pirated it... what can I say. I always shook my Christmas presents, too.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
April 2nd 2009


16137 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Goose, that's pretty funny.

This album seems kinda boring compared to their first two. A lot of the riffs are weak and the music just isn't as imaginative.

Odal
April 2nd 2009


350 Comments


I wouldn't say the music isn't as imaginative, rather that they tried to do too many things at once and none of them came out as strong as they could've. I think I'm going to review this, but, then again, no one reads a user review for an album that already has a staff review...

Tyler
Emeritus
April 2nd 2009


7926 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I dont know how they tried to do too much at once...it's really quite the opposite. For once they've just streamlined and simplified their sound. I think the biggest issue is trying to justify the track-times for relatively straight-forward black metal.

Hawks
April 2nd 2009


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I thought the track times would have a negative effect on this album because I knew it was going to be straight up black metal, but it doesn't really mess the album up at all IMO. Just makes it even more epic.

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
April 3rd 2009


7026 Comments


I find that the track lengths really make the album drag and make it hard to distinguish one song from another. On my first listen I couldn't wait for the album to be over...

mothergoose
April 3rd 2009


308 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Great review by the way.... just read it a second time. While I disagree with the rating, you do make a very convincing argument for it. Like a couple others on here, I just feel that this is the first WITTR and one of the first BM albums I could really enjoy straight through, and it really left me with a sense of awe that BM rarely does. The track times are pretty lengthy, but I guess I'm a pretty slow-paced person. Either that or I'm ADD and every minute of the music is perpetually new to me.

mothergoose
April 3rd 2009


308 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

By the way, did anyone else order one of their shirts for this release? My god... could they have used a darker ink on a black shirt... if it was partly cloudy out you probably wouldn't be able to see it at all.

Odal
April 3rd 2009


350 Comments


I was wrong, they didn't try and do too much on here, rather they just changed too many things about their sound. However, venturing into straight up black metal was a mistake, even if it was so they could perform this live.

Hawks
April 3rd 2009


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

It definitely wasn't a mistake.

Phantom
April 3rd 2009


8930 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I think the biggest issue is trying to justify the track-times for relatively straight-forward black metal.

This.

myhigherpie
April 4th 2009


3027 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

this is finally starting to lose its hold on me.

I can't listen to this for more than 2 tracks now

The song lengths are too much for regular black metal. If they could have shrunk 2 tracks down to 7-9 minutes, and added one or two intro tracks, it would have flowed a lot better.

However, they insist on continuing their "4 10 minute songs" pattern for every album. Not like that is a bad thing. It just doesn't work for raw black metal of this type.

3.5'd

bastard
April 4th 2009


3435 Comments


However, venturing into straight up black metal was a mistake, even if it was so they could perform this live.


but it's hard to deny this would probably own live.

rasputin
April 4th 2009


14555 Comments


mebbe

Wizard
April 4th 2009


19640 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Ahh, so there is some sort of nobility still hanging around sputnik I see. That is super.

the_wizard ftw on this! He buys ALL OF HIS MUSIC (or gets promotional albums in the mail). Man, I love the_wizard!


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Tyler
Emeritus
April 5th 2009


7926 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

why the hell do you get promos int he mail

rasputin
April 5th 2009


14555 Comments


yeah karl why do you get promos you aren't anywhere near as superior as someone who deserves to get promos like cocaine here

karina
April 5th 2009


165 Comments


the wizard buys music i dont even know what buys is i guess its good?



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