Album Rating: 1.5
yeah i haven't listened to this kind of music regularly in a year or two but once i have liked a band i'll usually check their shit out forever.
Digging: Towers - Bel Air Highrise Plantation
^me too, even the ones that I don't like at all anymore
Like I still have that new dillinger downloaded etc, if not for anything other than nostalgia
Digging: B-Ju - Merianplatz
just like to know how they're developing out of interest in the band as artists more than out of self-interested hope that i'll actually enjoy it
Those vocals though, ugh.
they've got progressively less whinny to be honest
yeah this was less whiny than somewhere and the single from the new one was less whiny even if also less interesting than the wildlife shit.
It's not just the "whiny" thing, I generally just don't like the delivery and the sound of them. I generally like vocals erring on the harsher side more in this kind of music. (e.g. As We Draw, Birds In Row, Loma, Barrow, State Faults, Manners ect)
i agree on that front for sure. i have the same issue with touche amore, who i can't fucking stand mostly because of their vocalist. it doesn't help that he is also a trite and terrible lyricist though.
Eh, the last album was listenable. But by no means good and I'm admittedly one of those people who can mostly blend out lyrics unless you can't escape how awful they are.
I guess I generally don't like all that whiny "woe is me, this world is awful, oh the emotions" shtick, especially with that whiff of pretentiousness where they pretend it's something more than just that. Idk, it just feels super "manufactured" to me.
I can feel or empathize a lot more with the Birds in Row singer yelling "bastard" at the French justice system. (which is seeeeeeeeeeeeeriously awful from what I've gathered)
If you fantasize about your funeral, I understand
I've been there before
If what's more important, is the music played
Than who'd attend
With heads to the ground,
As I'm lowered down,
There will be a chorus
An overwhelming sound.
that is some shit-tier lyricism there
how do you know they are pretentious wolf
i actually think it takes some balls to be as big a pansy as jordan dreyer
I can't know, duh. But that's how it comes across, everything else is irrelevant. also lol at those lyrics.
Exactly what I meant.
I guess "pretentious" may not be the perfect word. Wildly hyperbolic, exaggerated to no end, stereotypical/prototypical, scene-ish, lame, pubescent. If those adjectives fly more with your style.
Also, don't you pull a Tom Selleck on me.
Digging: Opeth - Pale Communion