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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 6th 2014


13383 Comments


teehee!

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GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
January 6th 2014


6182 Comments


Did not fuck with those xenon movies at all ever but that post brings the nostalgia

CaptainDooRight
January 6th 2014


30059 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

pos'd on the rev

Imo this album is poor. It has potential but I don't feel these guys know how to write music that is effective.

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ResidentNihilist
January 6th 2014


1119 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Fixed Project. Thanks guys.

Tbh Captain it is very hard to write good songs in a genre like this without resorting to rhythmic chugging etc. and compared to a lot of other industrial metal bands in this vein, I feel these guys do it quite well because it feels at they're trying to do something a little bit more than usual I guess.

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CaptainDooRight
January 6th 2014


30059 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Rhythmic chugging doesn't equal good music either though.

ResidentNihilist
January 6th 2014


1119 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Wasn't say it was dude just saying in my opinion I felt the guys from the band were doing well with what they had that's all.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
January 6th 2014


8371 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Congrats on the feature Nihilist!

Wadlez
January 6th 2014


4480 Comments


Loved Empyrean.. eager to hear this

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Michichachi
January 6th 2014


37 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Empyrean was way better

Durrzo
January 6th 2014


1116 Comments


I couldn't handle the clean vocals on this.

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Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
January 6th 2014


8371 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

It has potential but I don't feel these guys know how to write music that is effective.
Hey, Empyrean was very effective! But I partly agree with you on this album. This was a fun listen and I really like the band and what they've set out to do (an epic six-part space journey? Count me in), but to me Empyrean (the predecessor) was both more cohesive and more coherent than this album. Xenon has improved guitar playing, but at the same time I feel it's a step-back in songwriting. It just doesn't have that epic journey feel that Empyrean had.

Amphoteric
January 6th 2014


1979 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The track Anathema on the last album was really good, this is ok but I didn't get blown away by anything on it. Would probably be a 4 if it wasn't for the incredibly compressed vocals though.

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Apollo
January 6th 2014


10340 Comments


The production on the last album really threw me but I may have to check this out.

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
January 6th 2014


21506 Comments


capt have you heard their first album? easily their best imo

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Dunpeal
January 7th 2014


3689 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

these guys are independent?

Tyrael
January 7th 2014


20930 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

rules

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 7th 2014


13383 Comments


yea dunpeal

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
January 7th 2014


8371 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

"Actaeon" is just so good, makes me hope they'll add even more ambient-like sections in the future.

XfingTheSullen
January 7th 2014


2746 Comments


Whoa, looks like a band I need to take a fucking look at.

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Dunpeal
January 7th 2014


3689 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i'm confused. do they have more than one vocalist? i'm hearing a chick and what sometimes sounds like a pakistani dude chanting, on top of the harsh vox, which I assumed belong to the main singer

and are they sampling an orchestra or do they have a legit orchestra backing them?



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