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zaruyache
January 26th 2013


6983 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

im really digging that riff at the begging of watchers restrained

Fantastic, powerful riff. But I'm also sad that that song slows down into boring, witch-vocal-infested pointless doom, instead of keeping the intensity, especially since it wasn't even the outro track. Genetian Truth is fantastic, though.

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DJPaulsGimpArm
April 5th 2013


17 Comments


What's with the god-awful, jerky start-stop effect on the guitars between almost every chord change? Sounds like either a bad production result of direct lined guitars or the guitarists have difficulty changing chords seamlessly?

It really adds an element of difficulty to enjoying this, which is a shame because this is an otherwise beautiful record.

Anyway, I can't believe I put off checking these guys out for so long....

CrimsonLies
May 7th 2013


2045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

My favorite album by these guys atm

Wizard
May 15th 2013


19556 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Kind of falling for this album atm.

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Wizard
May 15th 2013


19556 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I barely notice it so really, you're complaining over spilled milk.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
May 15th 2013


8907 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i did notice it but it doesn't bother me

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2013


8907 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

grew off me bigtime but i still like it a bunch

Oc3anic
June 2nd 2013


17 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

A 5 star album through and through.
A lot of people say Teethed Glory and Injury is their best album, to which I say Blasphemy!

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
June 2nd 2013


8907 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

call blasphemy all you want, it's still superior in just about every single way

CrimsonLies
September 10th 2013


2045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Completely diagree, this is superior in most ways, aside from the experimentation on Teethed Glory and Injury that they tried to achieve.

emester
November 3rd 2013


4049 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Kicks sunbather's ass

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RupertNeethling
June 10th 2014


1 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Musicality and bleakness combined. This is a fine album from one of the best black metal bands I know.

CaptainDooRight
October 27th 2014


30037 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

after coming back and listening to this again I'm def enjoying it more

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Amphoteric
October 27th 2014


1979 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Mammal is still my favorite, but I like both of the first two so much more than the last one

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climactic
October 27th 2014


19571 Comments


i still need to hear mammal. couldnt find it in a couple minutes last time i searched google so i gave up. love this and
Teethed, even though theyre completely different. is mammal somewhere in the middle or?

zaruyache
October 27th 2014


6983 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

if you google "Altar of Plagues Mammal" the bandcamp stream through Profound Lore is the first result.

Ignimbrite
October 27th 2014


5419 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Mammal's definitely closer to this than Teethed. It's really murky, sludgy, dark, and murky again. It's almost evil-sounding, but not in a raw, kvlt bm way: it's more that the album revolves entirely around death and it shows.

IMO it's on a similar level to this one in that the first two songs are spectacular, especially the first one, and the last two songs are kind of ok but not incredible. Teethed is better than both.

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Amphoteric
October 27th 2014


1979 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Neither of the other two albums have Neptune is Dead, so they automatically lose.

climactic
October 27th 2014


19571 Comments


if you google "Altar of Plagues Mammal" the bandcamp stream through Profound Lore is the first result.

yea but i like actually owning albums and not just streaming them cause im a terrible person and a leech on the music industry

Ignimbrite
October 27th 2014


5419 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Neither of the other two albums have Neptune is Dead, so they automatically lose."

If the rest of Mammal were as good as that song it'd be an easy 5/5. Unfortunately, Feather and Bone is a 4/5 and the other two are kinda meh in comparison. That's why I love TGaI so much: unlike White Tomb or Mammal, it's consistently awesome from end to end. Sure, maybe there isn't one song that's quite as fantastic as Neptune is Dead (well, A Remedy... or Twelve Was Ruin might take that), but the worst song on TGaI is maybe a 3.5/5 and every other song is between 4/5 and 5/5.



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