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Hyperbore
June 1st 2009



856 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

LOL. Unless the music in question literally causes lacerations in the listener or makes nearby puppies' heads explode, brutality is NOT an objective aspect - it is a term used to describe the feeling of the music, which is entirely subjective. Objective aspects are melodic structures, time signatures, motifs, harmonies, etc. And yes, a blastbeat form of drumming is an objective facet - it just doesn't really matter that an album is full of them just because they're blastbeats.

Let me clarify: why you like an album is irrelevant to anybody else, because they aren't you. Saying that you like an album because it's by your favorite band ever, or because it makes you feel special, or whatever gibberish, isn't going to make anyone else interested in hearing it. Conversely, saying you don't like an album because it's not your style (a useless tautology in itself) is not going to make others want to avoid hearing it. Describing the MUSIC (i.e., not your opinion of it) actually tells the reader something he can verify for himself, if he wants to.

It also makes readers more likely to trust your opinion. If they can see that you form your opinions through study, they'll recognize that you actually put effort into understanding something before trying to communicate it. This prevents your from misleading them into hearing something with incorrect expectations. Your personal impressions of the music are fine, but nobody cares about them - the readers will have impressions of their own.

noisymugwump
June 1st 2009



103 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Enough of this riff raff, this isn't even an argument. And besides I don't know any word more obscure than "tautology".

Hyperbore
June 1st 2009



856 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Then at least you learned something.

marksellsuswallets
June 1st 2009



4848 Comments


There's more to life than underground metal.

noisymugwump
June 1st 2009



103 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Of course you would say that, look at ya.

Crimson
June 1st 2009



1935 Comments


enjoying music and being simple is for pussies - hyperbore says your taste sucks, your taste motherfucking sucks man

ThusSpokeZarathustra
June 2nd 2009



293 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

One of the most cold and hateful bm albums around, 4.5 for me.
I’m currently listening to some of the Bone Awl demos and while they aren't quite on par with this or Forest Poetry it's pretty obvious where much of the inspiration has come from.


noisymugwump
June 2nd 2009



103 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Bone Awl is definitely great, and the only band I know that directly emulates Ildjarn.

noisymugwump
June 30th 2009



103 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I've been swayed to some extent to lower my rating of this album and I may rewrite the review altogether.

TheSpirit
February 11th 2010



16662 Comments


MA is good because it has a lot of information on "underground bands" but people will upload just about anything on there, making for a good amount of shit.

Digging: Sexdrome - Grown Younger

devouredbyvegans
June 16th 2010



1 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Pretty funny reading these comments, why the hell are people looking at this if they dont follow ugbm and then criticise for not having heard of it wtf. Ildjarn is very respected for a niche style, in the same way as groups like blasphemy or beherit they are an aquired taste.

Noisymugwump you shouldnt feel the need to back down because some loud mouths dont understand how something can be a classic just because they havent heard of them, im pretty sure these same people wouldnt know nuclear death.

Nervous Sad Poor
September 19th 2010



73 Comments


cradle of flith is so much better den dis shit

Bitchfork
December 15th 2010



7584 Comments


6666th comment goes to ildjarn.

Graveyard
July 23rd 2012



5390 Comments


the album picks up more towards the second half

CaptainDooRight
April 11th 2013



26444 Comments


yea


Digging: Deniro Farrar - The Patriarch II

Ire
July 2nd 2013



41454 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

album pickz up at track 1

amemento
July 2nd 2013



1425 Comments


captain hasnt heard this though?????

alachlahol
July 2nd 2013



7423 Comments


grimmest of the grim though forest poetry outgrims this for me depending on the time of day or the height of the moon

Ire
July 2nd 2013



41454 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

nope not YET

alachlahol
July 2nd 2013



7423 Comments


itll influence his next masterwork dont worry gonna be analog as fuck



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