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fromtheinside
May 25th 2013



18171 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

"It's impossible to win an argument when mathcore is your defense"

would that be, and just spitballin here dev, because such a thing ISN'T a genre...? again just ballin spit here

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greg84
Staff Reviewer
May 25th 2013



7386 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"Haha! Greg in full-on "get off my lawn" mode."

^Yeah. I guess I'm a bit too hard on new contribs.

Btw, you nailed it SitarHero.

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Calc
May 25th 2013



12179 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I'm inclined to agree with greg and sitar about something becoming "more progressive" sounding kinda weird.

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Nomos
May 25th 2013



836 Comments


But I think Traced in Air is their best

I get people finding this "boring" but it works just perfectly for me. That's sort of what I want. At first listen it can sound "samey", but now it just sounds "samey but I can pick apart the catchy parts to remember which song I'm on". And I like that a whole lot more than your typical distinct 6-track easily-memorizable metal album. That would suck if the goal was to be ambient and atmospheric. That shit's gotta be hazy and mazelike to achieve full effect.

Drummerboy123
May 25th 2013



2353 Comments


The instrumental version of Nocturne has a guitar solo at the end.......weird, the normal one doesn't.

TheSpirit
May 25th 2013



17798 Comments


sorry this goes back to the first page but there is certainly a huge difference between "technical metal" and "djent". the whole reason it was called djent in the first place is because it was based off of a certain sound. if a band lacks that tuneless messhuchug then they are not djent.


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theacademy
Staff Reviewer
May 25th 2013



28504 Comments


^^^^^^^^^

ProtossTheHero
May 25th 2013



167 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Djent doesnt mean what it used to, you can use it very loosely nowadays and it'd still make perfect sense

Calc
May 25th 2013



12179 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

not to me. If it doesn't have that certain sound it aint djent.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
May 25th 2013



1991 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Make of it what you will. As far as I can tell, you're all able to pretty easily gather what I mean by the statement despite arguing the semantics of it.

Djent isn't necessarily progressive in my book, either.

beefshoes
May 25th 2013



3812 Comments


Progressive doesn't mean odd time signatures and long songs. Metal bands who do that ought to just be called technical metal imo
Djent was cool for awhile but now it's just a boring fad.

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botb
May 25th 2013



9672 Comments


i'll never understand this kind of band being called metalcore. where is the hardcore in their sound

beefshoes
May 25th 2013



3812 Comments


The breakdowns I guess.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
May 25th 2013



10161 Comments


Hey Thompson, just saw this little thing:

"has gradually become little more a weighty shackle on their legs."

Did you mean to say more than" a weighty shackle?

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AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
May 26th 2013



1991 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

"Did you mean to say more than" a weighty shackle?"

My derp. Thanks for the catch, Jacob!

NonApplicable
May 26th 2013



1958 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

The instrumental version of Nocturne has a guitar solo at the end

And it kind of sucks :/
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Good Review!

The metalcore statement needs to be removed. It really is quite ridiculous.

I also disagree that this band is genre confused. In fact, I would argue the opposite. Considering the band uniformly apply their style for the entirety of the record, they know what they are.

climactic
May 26th 2013



18854 Comments


keep going back to give this another shot because i dig the sound, but the songs just drag ooooooon and on with the same stuff.

Motiv3
May 26th 2013



8931 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

and people complain about Perphiery's vocals...jesus these are almost unbearable.

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climactic
May 26th 2013



18854 Comments


and autotuneded

Nomos
May 26th 2013



836 Comments


"and people complain about Perphiery's vocals...jesus these are almost unbearable."

Gives this album 1.5, gives new The National a 5.

Troll harder



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