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BlackLlama
April 9th 2013


1758 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Been listening to the leak since day 1. Have not heard anything better than this in the past 12 month. Guleh/Zombie Queen cannot be touched.

tempest--
April 9th 2013


15669 Comments


oh well uh that's okay then sorry to fly off the handle like that

oltnabrick
April 9th 2013


32740 Comments


Have not heard anything better than this in the past 12 month.



you def need to listen to more music lol

Ovrot
April 9th 2013


10637 Comments


gonna go listen to it

not sure if it will be as good as opus

YankeeDudel
April 9th 2013


9331 Comments


lama you really 5d this band twice

i mean they're ok but........hm

Digging: Jeff Bridges - Sleeping Tapes

apert
April 9th 2013


3151 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

i don't get why people would actually listen to a band because they satan, literally thousands of bands satan

BlackLlama
April 9th 2013


1758 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

lama you really 5d this band twice



To be fair I had their first release as a 4 at first and it grew on me like a bad fungus. I've been just absolutely drooling waiting for this release, so yeah, first listen 5.



I don't know if it will hold up to the first one in terms of staying power for me, but I've really been enjoying myself with this album.



Funny thing is I'm not a huge BOC/MF 70's kind of guy, I'm usually more old school thrash and death. Something about the combination of 60's pop sensibilities and satan just really works here.

apert
April 9th 2013


3151 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

whatever for me lyrics come last

Ovrot
April 9th 2013


10637 Comments


i just love tobias' voice
it's like so satan

he rules in repugnant too

tempest--
April 9th 2013


15669 Comments


No it wasn't, but I do want to watch Peep Show, I've always heard nothing but praise.

oltnabrick
April 9th 2013


32740 Comments


DOZENS

YankeeDudel
April 9th 2013


9331 Comments


its not the gimmick snox as much as they're just very catchy. i think i 3.5d their first but yea its easy to like.

BlackLlama
April 9th 2013


1758 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I have tickets to see them at the Webster Ballroom on 5/11 I plan on sataning so hard I spill my jesus juice all over the place.

YankeeDudel
April 9th 2013


9331 Comments


well yes the satan thing with poppy hooks might be a slight gimmick but so what. its not like the early dm and bm bands didnt also use gimmicks to get attention.

SteelErectedb4you8er
April 10th 2013


2620 Comments


I have loved them since I first I heard Ritual on youtube before the album came out. I didn't even know what they looked like, I just dug their harmonies, guitar work, use of the organ, and song craft.

If anything I think this album proved them more worthy of song craft, melodies, and use of their instruments, as well as his voice. The "gimmick" schtick should be dropped, but I know it won't go away.

I think these guys are capable of fantastic music in multiple facets, but people can't get passed the gimmick or rely on the gimmick too much rather than actual music.

I see this record getting better with each listen.

icatchthirtythree
April 10th 2013


400 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

agreed ^

SitarHero
April 10th 2013


4885 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

But the gimmick is two-fold. Both the throwback sound AND the satanic imagery are gimmicks. If they drop the satanism they turn into Wolfmother or Heritage-era Opeth completely, and I'm not sure anyone wants that. The only way I see the band evolving while remaining novel is if they start incorporating Satanic AOR or Hair Metal in their next release. THAT I'd certainly listen to.

SteelErectedb4you8er
April 10th 2013


2620 Comments


I think it is important that bands are doing the throw back thing. What do you think Stoner Rock was in the 90s? Stoner Rock was an homage to bands like Sir Lord Baltimore, Pentagram, Blue Cheer, Dust, Leafhound, and such. And you know what that did, it brought awareness that holy shit, there was some killer obscure bands that went unnoticed in the 60s and 70s among the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelins, and such. And with it getting popular, it is just making more awareness that these influences will maybe have listeners going back and listening to old records. Ghost isn't just copying a sound, they have their own sound. However, maybe people will go back and listen to bands like Blue Oyster Cult, Mercyful Fate, Abba, Black Widow, Fleetwood Mac, etc, etc, etc because they have some similar tendencies. it is raising awareness for a new generation, as well as inspiring people.

snewso
April 10th 2013


109 Comments


devil's blood does it better.

SitarHero
April 10th 2013


4885 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

But the time for this sound has come and gone. The album works as entertainment, and by being anachronistic without being plagiaristic, but not as an artistic statement. That's why it is ultimately disposable.



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