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Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
November 5th 2015


17558 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Wretched World is still phenomenal

DirEnRefused
November 5th 2015


2866 Comments


title track is too beautiful for this world, everything else is decent.

dimsim3478
November 5th 2015


7154 Comments


Nobody is out of place on this record

i mean they're out of place in a good way; like "cruel bloom" with von till and "wretched world" with genghis are obviously far off from what you'd expect from a converge record, both in terms of who's playing on those tracks and how they sound, but they're still phenomenal

Digging: Direct Hit! - Wasted Mind

deathofasalesman
November 10th 2015


6045 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

What do you mean everything else is "decent"? Dead Beat is beautiful as fuck too. And Ben Koller's drumming, holy fuck.

Lelle
November 10th 2015


2215 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

The flow from song to song throughout the album is literally perfect

deathofasalesman
November 10th 2015


6045 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

You can just say perfect. But yeah, this is one of Kurt Ballou's finest productions.

Lelle
November 10th 2015


2215 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

He has made some fucking good records, that is what he has done

Artuma
November 10th 2015


23921 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i love his production style too

deathofasalesman
November 10th 2015


6045 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Are you kidding?



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Ballou#Production_and_recording_discography

Artuma
November 10th 2015


23921 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

because people mean it literally when calling him a god

BandNewbac
November 10th 2015


1977 Comments


well he has produced some terrible records too..

Digging: Anemone Tube - Golden Temple

deathofasalesman
November 10th 2015


6045 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

...which means nothing. You don't say someone is not good at what they do based on the bad stuff they've done, especially when the good far outweighs the bad.



I don't get the gripe.

OvDeath
November 10th 2015


9471 Comments


Fuck Kurt Balloucore tbh

dimsim3478
November 10th 2015


7154 Comments


Kurt is generally involved in good stuff but I find that his production often sounds the same on many of the records he works on. Can sometimes feel kinda boring.

SpiritCrusher2
November 10th 2015


4672 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

he produced the moon is a dead world tho

Mort.
November 10th 2015


10656 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hes done some brilliant stuff as well as loads of mediocre hardcore that all sounds the same

Digging: Myotonia - Myotonia

dimsim3478
November 10th 2015


7154 Comments


he produced the moon is a dead world tho

yea but that was ages ago and the production definitely sounds different to his recent work but a lot of his newer stuff is just that same super slick hi-fi crossed with noisy rough sounding instrumentation.

SpiritCrusher2
November 10th 2015


4672 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

check out Mutoid Man

dimsim3478
November 10th 2015


7154 Comments


heard it man bleeder is 8/10 but it's kinda got that same ballou production yet sounds sufficiently different because of the non-hardcore style

btw the riff on "gnarcissist" from the EP is one of the best riffs of all time and i think about it like once a week without even listening to the record do you agree that that riff fuckin rockksssssss?

SpiritCrusher2
November 10th 2015


4672 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

hahah for sure man, it kinda reminds me of hocus pocus, but who cares, it rocks m/



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