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evilford
February 27th 2013


23033 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

ITP is more technical but I don't think that means it's more progressive or necessarily better. I like the songwriting and lyrics and certain moments on this more than almost anything else

Betacra
February 27th 2013


307 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Symbolic > [Insert other Death album here]

DeathPiercedMe
February 27th 2013


676 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I don't have a problem with long songs-a lot of black metal drags on and that makes up 90% of my tastes, but i prefer it when a band can pack a hell of a fucking lot into a fucking short album. Don't get me wrong Symbolic is a fucking awesome album but there's just too much fucking drag to it. towards the second half and Crystal Mountain is annoying

Necrotica
February 27th 2013


10270 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

[Insert 4 Death albums here] > Symbolic

Digging: Black Lab - See The Sun

evilford
February 27th 2013


23033 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

there is no drag anywhere on this album for me but different folks for different strokes!!!!!1

Emyay
February 27th 2013


6028 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I don't have a problem with long songs-a lot of black metal drags on and that makes up 90% of my tastes

yeah i should have just looked at your ratings, looks like you're an agalloch fan (me too) so you must be cool with long songs.

CK
February 27th 2013


4959 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Still not as powerful as Human

DeathPiercedMe
February 27th 2013


676 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Crystal Mountain and Perennial Quest feel out of place for me. First two or three tracks are among the best in their discography though.

Titan
February 27th 2013


6974 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

damn dude

evilford
February 27th 2013


23033 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

but perennial quest is the best song ever...

NapalmCrusader
February 27th 2013


1737 Comments


The self titled trakc is one fo my favorite tracks

DeathPiercedMe
February 27th 2013


676 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I don't listen to a whole lot of death metal. I mean, i've HEARD a lot of it but I'm more into black metal to be honest. I can identify more with the feelings of isolation than half the lyrics on here, and I feel that it works better with a really horrifying atmosphere like Darkthrone's early stuff

DeathPiercedMe
February 27th 2013


676 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah the title track is incredible, I will agree with you on that, the palm-muted riff is one of the best the band ever wrote.

Necrotica
February 27th 2013


10270 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Am I the only one who doesn't like the title track? It seems like an extremely weak, bland opener to me

DeathPiercedMe
February 27th 2013


676 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's quite long and repetitive (each riff used twice, there was no need to drag the song on double the length it had to be) but the riffs are great, the lyrics are cool and the soloing is the best on the album.

Necrotica
February 27th 2013


10270 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I think that's my biggest problem with Death in general, and one I don't feel people mention enough... as much as I like the band, the refrain thing after the solo on every song of theirs does piss me off, especially when they're such an innovative metal band

DeathPiercedMe
February 27th 2013


676 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

They just repeat themselves too much in their songs. Their first two works were very straightforward and didn't do that as much but their last two are just TOO long and drawn out. Don't get me wrong i love them and they have some of my favorite songs on but they are just way too long. I love the blackened style of vocals on the sound of perseverance though, I thought that really suited the balls-out take no shit attitude that album had. This might be my least favorite of the final four to be honest but It's still a great album.

evilford
February 27th 2013


23033 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

there's a difference between being just repetitive enough to the end of maintaining a certain structure, and being too repetitive to the point of detriment. personally I think this album kicks enough ass all around to forgive even a noticeable abuse of repetition, but I still don't see even that on here anywhere.

DeathPiercedMe
February 27th 2013


676 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah I see what you mean evilford which is the point i was making-it is still coherent which is why it merits a 4. The slower riffs are quite annoying at times though-the first one to the title track in particular.

evilford
February 27th 2013


23033 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

they did slow it down significantly but I guess it never bothered me, kind of made it a bit more endearing to me actually I think



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