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alachlahol
April 26th 2011



7487 Comments


thats because most black metal sucks ass

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
April 26th 2011



16135 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Most of any genre sucks ass if you listen on a large enough scale.

Tyrael
April 26th 2011



20829 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

2010 wasn't much better.

True, but we had Paracletus... (I really liked the new Enslaved but I know most BM fans here did not so I'm just going to leave that out) Also, we had some pretty decent releases like the new Abigail Williams, but you are right when you say that it was also a bad year.

alachlahol
April 26th 2011



7487 Comments


man if cradle of filth released something this year id take back my comment

sniper
April 26th 2011



19048 Comments


honestly this has more balls than most of the bm that it sounds like. people jump to conclude that they're just another band doing the WITTR thing but they definitely have a different approach. the thing people should remember about this band is that they are just as much a product of the SF hardcore/screamo scene as they are a product of the whole "post-black" thing that's happening now, which i think is important to understanding them.

SeaAnemone
April 26th 2011



20049 Comments


yeah I wasn't sure if I was being dumb by hearing Gospel / Archives -esque screamo here but that seems to be a more prominent conclusion.

and this is so much better than Alcest I don't even know if those two are comparable though probly not.

Digging: Natural Snow Buildings - The Night Country

sniper
April 26th 2011



19048 Comments


definitely a fair conclusion. they don't really sound like a screamo band ever but they have those climaxes that are all screamo-ish

someguest
April 26th 2011



20393 Comments


honestly this has more balls than most of the bm that it sounds like. people jump to conclude that they're just another band doing the WITTR thing but they definitely have a different approach. the thing people should remember about this band is that they are just as much a product of the SF hardcore/screamo scene as they are a product of the whole "post-black" thing that's happening now, which i think is important to understanding them.


anymore justifying your rating? or are you done now?

sniper
April 27th 2011



19048 Comments


belligerent and stupid as always are we? i don't need to justify my opinion, last time i checked sputnik is for talking about music. sorry if you were confused about that.

anymore dumb questions? or are you done being an asshole now?

rasputin
April 27th 2011



14540 Comments


this is a really great review. i don't think the record is as great as you do (it's certainly not bad), but i'm pretty impressed that you can put out a review of this quality for a genre that is mostly alien to you. i dont think there are really any users who could do a better review of this, including all of those who listen to bands like this regularly.


honestly this has more balls than most of the bm that it sounds like. people jump to conclude that they're just another band doing the WITTR thing but they definitely have a different approach.

to an extent, but there are a lot of bands that sound similar to this that have way more balls. nonetheless, this isn't really 'heavy', though it's not really waht the band is going for.

the thing people should remember about this band is that they are just as much a product of the SF hardcore/screamo scene as they are a product of the whole "post-black" thing that's happening now, which i think is important to understanding them.


there are various influences here, but this is black metal. i repeat. this is black metal.

someguest
April 27th 2011



20393 Comments


you spent a paragraph explaining their approach and why it puts them above the other mentioned bands

let the music speak for itself there junior

sniper
April 27th 2011



19048 Comments


a little context never hurt anyone.

FenixZero
April 27th 2011



382 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I find this to be beautiful. And I loved enslaved. As far as black metal goes, I know im not one to be
a champion of the genre but unless it has the super atmospheric/dense/layered quality to it, i'ts not
for me. Exception: symphony(no dimmu not you try like arcturus/code) and exception clean vocals.

Leviathan(post arrest) is good but still rough for me....

FenixZero
April 27th 2011



382 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

the intro few minutes to unrequited make me feel....so many emotions. unbelievable.....close to bumping the rating.

alachlahol
April 27th 2011



7487 Comments


god shut up

TheSpirit
April 27th 2011



17741 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I haven't heard this yet but I don't really feel compelled to. Swell review either way.

Digging: Emarosa - Versus

sniper
April 27th 2011



19048 Comments


rasp: it's like i said before, at no point does the band really sound like a screamo or hardcore band but i don't think its ridiculous to say its somewhat telling of their influences that they often play shows with hardcore and screamo bands, and not bm bands. i won't pretend to be an expert or anything, but i'm also not retarded.

rasputin
April 27th 2011



14540 Comments


sure they might have some screamo influences, but the fact that they play shows with those sorts of bands can easily be explained by the label that put roads to judah out

SeaAnemone
April 27th 2011



20049 Comments


thanks for the compliment regarding the review berkay, much appreciated coming from you. I had this sitting around a while before posting and I think that helped

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
April 27th 2011



16135 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Eric, check out the new album by Verw├╝stung. Never really dug the stuff he did under Airs, but I personally like Beyond the Watercolor Sunset, We Feel New Life better than this album.



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