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the neck is even wider on a 9 string, I'd say that it's generally harder to play than a 6, 7, or 8 string (even though playing one doesn't make you a god or something). Even though I'm a fan of Danza, and agree with your thoughts on Josh, this just didn't grab me at all. At least somebody enjoyed it though.
Agreed, Kronzo. Thanks for taking the time to fully comprehend what I was saying.
Album Rating: 3.5
I do see your point Hopelust, and yeah i guess i was blowing it a bit out of proportion to get my
opinion on Joshua across i guess. I mean this EP doesn't show off a lot of his talent, which he DOES
have. It's basically juns from beginning to end. I do agree with you saying that regardless, writing
on a 9 string must be way harder, and hey yeah even though he chugs a lot he's always demonstrated a
remarkable familiarity with 9 string guitars, not only (like you alluded) by threading beautifully
through really weird rhythms, but also going shrieky and mathy on the higher strings, creating
massive moments like only he knows how.
I AM a real Joshua Travis supporter. I get all of that but i'd still say, his great strength starts
where he decides to get creative with his 9 string skills, not in the actual writing effort. It's
not like we can compare him to the likes of Paul Waggoner or Masvidal or wtv floats your boat, he
belongs to a different strain of metal guitar players. And i fucking love the guy for what he does.
Hope i got the idea across and didn't mean to misunderstand you on purpose "bc douche" or wtv. m/
Album Rating: 3.0
I enjoy most of the tracks off this but I just feel like they wasted talent by being too straight forward with junz and not enough with the technicality presented in The Royal Thousand.
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That is indeed the case. My guess is they were pushed by something to be more accessible to the crowd most likely to buy into them.
Digging: Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Ecophony Gaia
I’m curious to see where this band goes with a new drummer and bassist. I hated the drums on PFW, so I’m not losing sleep over two expendable members parting ways.
GC goes as Josh Travis goes. He’s the backbone of the band. The only reason anyone listens to them is to hear his guitar work--which unfortunately leaves something to be desired on this EP. It’s not bad by any means, and I even commend him for giving the 9-string a shot, but I feel he wasted the potential of it by relying on a bunch of djent chugs throughout the album.
The last track is killer though.
Also would like to see Jerry Rousch step it up a bit. He sounded too monotone on this. Lyrics could be much better too.
Album Rating: 2.5
they emphasize in interviews that this album was made because they wanted to have something purely heavy under their belt