Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
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KILL
October 3rd 2012



67191 Comments


yea fuck twee

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GiaNXGX
October 3rd 2012



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The older bands were just hardcore with a more expansive sound.

That's the point of the post- reference right? To break the "boundaries" of a certain genre & expand it. post-hardcore in the 80's/early 90's (forward, transcendental, following, evolving)


YankeeDudel
October 3rd 2012



9292 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yea Gia. That is the point. Then it all of the sudden just became a term for cum swapping hair flippers

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GiaNXGX
October 3rd 2012



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yea everything get's gay eventually but the problem is when a genre is destined to remain gay for eternity. Post-Hardcore needs some testosterone in it's veins; Black Flag raping the girls from La Dispute.

YankeeDudel
October 3rd 2012



9292 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

IDK I think the genre has pretty much done all its gonna do but we'll see

Inveigh
October 3rd 2012



24196 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Black Flag raping the girls from La Dispute.


from the sounds of the vocals on their records, it may have been happening in the studio

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GiaNXGX
October 3rd 2012



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damn, and yes Yankee (It's Gian btw :]). Whenever I hear hyperbolic pseudo-claims like "Asking is sooooooooo good, they are way better than all this 21st century bands." or something like "You'll get used to the screams, highs and lows. Don't worry friend". It's so gay, makes me want to jam some Whiplash's "Power Thrashing Death."

GiaNXGX
October 3rd 2012



4867 Comments


lol, thread's finally becoming decent.

AStableReference
October 3rd 2012



1826 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's sad to hear people refer to breakdown-heavy Rise records bands as "post hardcore"

YankeeDudel
October 3rd 2012



9292 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Going back to post rock. What is the last post rock band you guys heard that actually didnt just sound like the same old shit? That was original? I like some post rock but its like every new band I hear I know how its going to sound before I hear it. Again I guess you can say this about every genre, but the term "post rock" should mean more experimentation.

AStableReference
October 3rd 2012



1826 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's usually bands that are listed under multiple genre tags with "post-rock" as just one of them.

I heard some songs by a band named Lights out Asia that sounded ok.

YankeeDudel
October 3rd 2012



9292 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Ha yea thats what I look for too. Shit with like 3+ genre tags at least seems like it could be interesting. But if something is just labeled as Post-Rock its probably gonna sound like every other Post-Rock band.

AStableReference
October 3rd 2012



1826 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

When a sub-genre gets an official list of characteristics and a band can be called just one, that's usually a bad sign.

Solisis
October 3rd 2012



370 Comments


this hasn't even come out yet but it has 31 pages and is already #2 of the year

wtf

AStableReference
October 3rd 2012



1826 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

There are leaks available and it has been released at shows. Plus, it's Godspeed.

YankeeDudel
October 3rd 2012



9292 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thats why Ive always dug stuff thats labeled Progressive, Avant-Garde, or Experimental.

Stuff people cant just slap a label on so easily.

Some of it might suck but you'll find alot of cool shit you might not have heard before.

Scoot
October 3rd 2012



17493 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

alright this like a 4.1-2 for me now. the drone tracks are alright but they bring the overall down

if i'm just rating 1 and 3 it's an easy 4.5

AStableReference
October 3rd 2012



1826 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'll most likely end up listening to it tomorrow. It seems slightly lazy that the only material that was really new was the drone tracks, though.

GiaNXGX
October 3rd 2012



4867 Comments


It's a good album "AStableReference," the two main tracks are amazing songs that really deserve a 5 or 4.5 rating. The drones are "ok," but they fit very well and the transition doesn't feels forced. Maybe if they added a 3rd 20 minute song this would have been a 5 or 4.5 - otherwise a solid 4.

RosaParks
October 3rd 2012



14592 Comments


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