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Wolfhorde
May 29th 2012


13865 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"just a tad, i feel better about it"

We both knew this would happen.

Dimor
May 29th 2012


1839 Comments


yeh this is some good stuff. Only 2 tracks in so far but it sounds cool no doubt.

steventon
May 29th 2012


152 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is pretty cool though I agree Ana Kefr are better. This is pretty bloated at points. Vocals are pretty average too. "Of The Leper Butterflies" rips though.

kingsoby1
Emeritus
May 29th 2012


4968 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Man, ana kefr isn't even the same league :-/

Wolfhorde
May 29th 2012


13865 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah, I don't see that much simarilities. Apart from the whole mashup with some symphonic stuff sprinkled in here and there part.

KILL
May 29th 2012


74378 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

4.4



oh sputnik!

conesmoke
May 29th 2012


5376 Comments


^ lol

Dimor
May 29th 2012


1839 Comments


agree this doens't deserve a 4.4 rating at 159 votes. a 3.9 - 4.0 would work

Buzzkillr
May 29th 2012


1541 Comments


"Man, ana kefr isn't even the same league :-/"

I haven't listened to Portal of I yet, but it's gonna take a hell of a lot to dethrone Ana Kefr in terms of technicality and
originality.

Hopefully, this doesn't disappoint.

Wolfhorde
May 29th 2012


13865 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"and

originality."

Ugh, please don't go there. We've been over this.

Buzzkillr
May 29th 2012


1541 Comments


"Ugh, please don't go there. We've been over this."

No we haven't, I don't see what my statement on originality has to do with the similarities between this and Ana Kefr.

Wolfhorde
May 29th 2012


13865 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It doesn't. And I never said it did, but this whole "originality" shtick often just winds up with nonsensical blathering. It's too vague & loose of a term to use it as determinant for "quality".



Despite this I'll have to say that I don't see that much "originality" in both bands. They're good, but sure not "original".

Tyrael
May 29th 2012


21003 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

bitch please



it's pretty much impossible to be 'truly original' these days

MO
May 29th 2012


19881 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

^ yep

Wolfhorde
May 29th 2012


13865 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"bitch please



it's pretty much impossible to be 'truly original' these days"

Thanks, Captain Obvious.



It's not like I just said the exact same thing in a more descriptive way, duh.

MO
May 29th 2012


19881 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

lol

Buzzkillr
May 29th 2012


1541 Comments


Taking into account that most metal bands simply repeat a formula while adding only few improvements, bands that create a synthesis of so many sub-genres while adding elements from other genres such as jazz or flamenco are so rare in comparison that they can be perceived as original.

Whatever YOUR definition of "originality", I still maintain that I most likely won't enjoy this band as much as Ana Kefr making the latter better, in my opinion.

taylormemer
May 29th 2012


4957 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It's pretty easy to be truly original. It's just that 90% of musicians choose not to be, or faslely believe they are, when they clearly aren't.

Wolfhorde
May 29th 2012


13865 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"It's pretty easy to be truly original. It's just that 90% of musicians choose not to be, or faslely believe they are, when they clearly aren't."

Great, enlighten us since you seem to have the eternal wisdom of the total meaning of "original".



"Taking into account that most metal bands simply repeat a formula while adding only few improvements, bands that create a synthesis of so many sub-genres while adding elements from other genres such as jazz or flamenco are so rare in comparison that they can be perceived as original.



Whatever YOUR definition of "originality", I still maintain that I most likely won't enjoy this band as much as Ana Kefr making the latter better, in my opinion."

Yeah, so what? By definition:

a. Not derived from something else; fresh and unusual: an original play, not an adaptation.

b. Showing a marked departure from previous practice; new: a truly original approach. See Synonyms at new.

3. Productive of new things or new ideas; inventive: an original mind.

4. Being the source from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is made.



I don't see it. Stuff has been done before. Taking a huge part of musicians out of context and saying what they do in comparison to what one band does who represents also a larger part of musicians is not really an argument. If we wanna go on a level of specific argumentation we gotta be specific and also look at circumstances, not just go with some kind of blanket statement generalization.

kingsoby1
Emeritus
May 29th 2012


4968 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i feel like this is incredibly "original". ana kefr was not so much... kind of felt like pretty generic deathy prog.



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