Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
» Back to review

Comments:Add a Comment 
KILL
October 7th 2012



70621 Comments


bloodhail you havent even heard epidemic of violence pussy

Digging: Gal Costa - Gal Costa

Maniac!
October 7th 2012



26246 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

its no shotgun surgery

North0House2
October 7th 2012



5817 Comments


I've been busy with Ten Kens.

Also, did they even really announce this?

Digging: The Number Twelve Looks Like You - Mongrel

cinaedus
October 7th 2012



26298 Comments


new swans is their 3rd best

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

Maniac!
October 7th 2012



26246 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nah

AStableReference
October 7th 2012



1844 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Is there any documented proof that Godspeed were in fact influenced by Swans? I've always been curious since people like to toss that around so much.

Also, I actually like the Seer more than Children of God at the moment. It's right there with Soundtracks for the Blind for me, maybe more right now. Sorry.

cinaedus
October 7th 2012



26298 Comments


apparently the link has been mutually acknowledged

Maniac!
October 7th 2012



26246 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

who cares?

cinaedus
October 7th 2012



26298 Comments


well i love the longer tracks on soundtracks for the blind and from listening to this i can definitely
see the resemblance

AStableReference
October 7th 2012



1844 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Similarity doesn't equal actual influence, though. There are many ways to end up on a certain sound either by similar influences or coincidence.

I wish there were actual quotes that could be found. I mean, it would make sense if so.

cinaedus
October 7th 2012



26298 Comments


i can't find any quotes, but if you look at any biography of them it'll say that they influenced a lot of musicians, godspeed among them.


Maniac!
October 7th 2012



26246 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hearsay


also, it just doesn't matter at all

Foaming
October 7th 2012



298 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Skinny fists sounds a lot like Soundtracks, specifically The Sound, Helpless Child, and Animus.

AStableReference
October 7th 2012



1844 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, people care too much about naming influences.

cinaedus
October 7th 2012



26298 Comments


i love those songs, i'll get some godspeed soon

AStableReference
October 7th 2012



1844 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

There's a great chance you will at least like them a little bit.

Maniac!
October 7th 2012



26246 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

If you don't like godspeed more than a 3.5/5 you might as well kill yourself. That's just how life works post-1997.

MichaelSnoxall
October 8th 2012



12163 Comments


I care. I love to see what bands influenced other bands. It's always interesting.

AStableReference
October 8th 2012



1844 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

But often people get carried away with comparing artists to other artists as a way to cheapen them or feel cool for name dropping them.

MichaelSnoxall
October 8th 2012



12163 Comments


Eh, doesn't bother me. Music is music and I love it no matter what people say to try and seem intellectual. I just never pegged Godspeed to be influenced by Swans, it's interesting to learn these things.



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2013 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy