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MO
September 18th 2011


18857 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

I think it's more people see them as repetitive in how they've been writing their material. Always with the contrast of hard and soft which was fresh at first then seen as repetitive. Nothing pleases anyone anymore.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
September 18th 2011


16137 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I could go and say the same thing about a dozen different post-hardcore bands.

MO
September 18th 2011


18857 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

A shitload of other bands on top of those.

Jethro42
September 18th 2011


12478 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I exclusively refer to the using of Death Metal into their music. They've surely sacrificed it for some good reasons. They probably felt they couldnt add it anymore on the table in order to evolve toward something else that might prevent them to get too redundant. It's my too Canadian cents. Deux sous, oui.
edit; half an hour later, Jethro hahaha

Jethro42
September 19th 2011


12478 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

One thing is sure, they did the good move in order to survive.
Une chose est certaine, ils ont fait ce qu'il fallait pour survivre.
'nite
bonne nuit

MO
September 19th 2011


18857 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

"One thing is sure, they did the good move in order to survive."

I totally believe that. With Akerfeldt's growls on life support they kinda had no choice but to move on unfortunately.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
September 19th 2011


16137 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I honestly don't think his growls are on life support, but I'll be able to say one way or the other
when I see them in a couple weeks.

Jethro42
September 19th 2011


12478 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Mike's growls are truly phenomenal aren't they. He's the king by a mile in it.

MO
September 19th 2011


18857 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

I don't know. After seeing Master's Apprentices live in July, the first words were a total wtf moment. It actually threw me off I paid attention to just his growls and was stunned. It's more of a really raspy high than the deeper growls he's been known for.

I mean when you've been doing this for 20+ years I can see his voice just giving out at this point. Even my singer realizes it and actually hates the way his growls sound now. I could be wrong, he can still growl, it's just not nearly as powerful as in the past.

Jethro42
September 19th 2011


12478 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

^Hah, I see. So those who wish an eventual return of Akerfeldt' growls risk to be deceived.

Uranium
September 19th 2011


7230 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

gotta buy dis

baldymort
September 19th 2011


777 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

there is no fucking way that the new blink is better than this

Uranium
September 19th 2011


7230 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

word turd

CutMan
September 19th 2011


1792 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The overall rating on this has gone down. I am now mad.

baldymort
September 19th 2011


777 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

it has a higher rating

FenixZero
September 19th 2011


385 Comments


I'm a fan of what I've heard.

andrikos
September 19th 2011


67 Comments


Yeah, no.

After 15 listens this is my one word review:
Booooooooring... (2.75/5 not sure if I'm going to round up or down...)

Too bad because I really wanted to like it.

And don't assume that the lack of "deathliness" and "growliness" is discouraging me.

After all, my 2nd favorite band of all times is the ethereal and divine Dead Can Dance...

My reason for not liking it, is well, the album is just not that interesting...
I wouldn't call it "DT pretentious" but it's definitely marching towards that unfortunate direction.

I think that for Opeth this is a music shift by necessity and not by choice.
It's quite obvious that Mikael Akerfeldt's growling prowess and ability has deteriorated significantly and his vocal cords
just can't take it anymore.

Too bad Opeth didn't hire a "backup growler" to fill in... ;)

PS "Watershed" average? Sistah, please!

Jethro42
September 19th 2011


12478 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I wouldn't call it "DT pretentious" but it's definitely marching towards that unfortunate direction.

lol wut..Have you even heard Camel
After all, my 2nd favorite band of all times is the ethereal and divine Dead Can Dance...

Nice




scissorlocked
September 19th 2011


3511 Comments


sputnik needs more Dead Can Dance

Digging: Traumprinz - All The Things

Jethro42
September 19th 2011


12478 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Hell yeah, my friend. Take a look at this. Ah lala (live''Toward the Within'' is truly a must have)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsPNSG8M7HM



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