just waiting for everyone to disagree with me that it's very disappointing
Loving Walton's bass work on this so far.
One of metals finest moments by one of metals finer acts.
Digging: Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls
One incredible record and a bunch of overrated shit. I can't wait to see the userbase splooge over this thing.
this was a fucking bore
I used to love them but now I'm not so sure why
guess one person says its dissipointing and we all jump on the banwagon, diggin it so far
Digging: Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss
that really isn't very different from the 'it's amazing' bandwagon, and people were saying it was amazing before i uttered a word about it
just strange to see so many 2's for a such a highly praised band, don't think the quality has dropped that much (or at all) for this release
Digging: The Tallest Man on Earth - Dark Bird Is Home
Album's a solid 3.5 or a 4. I enjoyed it, but not as much as their past works.
album is still solid but they're definitely past their prime
Aww fucking sweet. Will check this out tomorrow.
Digging: Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'
Never listened to a full Agalloch record before. I guess I can try now.
This is gonna take a lot of listens to figure out. I enjoyed most of it, but the vocal production was weird. Levels kept changing. Dekker's performance impressed me.
Digging: Forest - Like a Blaze Above the Ashes
I'm honestly surprised this got a story before the Swans stream.
Digging: The Mountain Goats - Beat the Champ
everyone's heard the swans leak by now, this didn't leak before the stream
this is pretty sweet so far
Production sounds really really flat, hope it's just the stream but I fear not.
Will obviously give it multiple listens before passing judgement but it seems I'm surrounded by Hawkses
Digging: Peste Noire - Ballade cuntre lo Anemi francor
I'm sure there are plenty of people that somehow avoided the 96 kbps leak of a frigging Swans album
good so far, though yeah the way the levels go up and down rapidly or w/e is really annoying
I have purposely avoided listening to that rip and I'm waiting for the legit release so yeah
ok cool m/
pretty decent so far but I don't see this as a grower, some parts (especially some of the more basic riffs played over the even more basic double bass) are irking me too much... Agalloch shouldn't rely on post-rock vibes to carry their metal
Some really brief but brilliant moments scattered around a really boring album. I'll let it sink in over a few listens but I'm not feeling it overall.
holy shit when did this happen
Digging: Ases Falsos - Conduccion
Some really brief but brilliant moments scattered around a really boring album
nice review for every agalloch album
This made my night
you are all diseased
noctus is just being a negative nancy yet again
also lol adam your opinion doesnt count any more because you decided to change your username to what is objectively the worst name I have ever seen
Up and at them!
better than Marrow and Faustian echoes, that's for sure.
Not as good as pale folklore/the mantle, but personally so far its up to par with ashes.
Digging: Bill Laswell, David Chaim Smith and John Zorn - The Dream Membrane
aaaaaaaaaaaaand naturally i have to work today so this will have to wait until later
Always up for some more Agalloch.
Managed to sneak in the first three tracks before leaving for work. The first 2 tracks had a combined 2 minutes of interesting material out of an available 15. "The Astral Dialogue" rips though, good track.
Managed to listen to this between 5-6 am this morning when it first leaked (now I'm at work hahaha) and I don't know what to say about it.
Digging: Prurient - Through the Window
far from disappointing thats for sure. just sputshitters love to hype/antihype.
Digging: Mikal Cronin - MCIII
listening now. probably won't see an opinion from me for a while. one of my fave bands, so i'm not gonna knee jerk it
Yeah, I've had this for a while and I can agree that it isn't very good. First four songs have their moments (Astral Dialogue especially) and the interludes are sweet but everything else is just so painfully average.
Astral Dialogue is nice...I'll check the rest of the album later
Digging: Ne Obliviscaris - Hiraeth
Just feels like another marrow. Barely pushes a 3.5 for me. what a bummer...
Digging: Hypocrite - Into the Halls of the Blind
"The first 2 tracks had a combined 2 minutes of interesting material out of an available 15."
Thats how it sounded to me too, ideas spread really thin. Got to give the whole thing a few plays though before deciding.
really is quite a shame this turned out the way it is...
Still better than the newest Cynic album.
Digging: Twilight - III: Beneath Trident's Tomb
starts off a bit dull but quite enjoyed it further in
Album is fucking awesome, as expected.
damn these reactions are worrying. although everyone said the same about Marrow at first and I ended up loving that so...........
don't worry its good. just nowhere near as amazing as their first 3 albums
of all the opinions i see none of them should really bother you
Digging: Philip Glass - Music in Twelve Parts
not bad, it's just lacking anything exciting about it.
very good album, a solid 4 after 1st listen!
"of all the opinions i see none of them should really bother you"
really mean soundoff about me
not sure how i feel
...on 3rd spin and having goosebumps, fucking glorious album, might be Agallochs Magnum Opus. Definitely their most diverse album, the musicianship was never better and it has a great production.
disagree with pretty much every single point you just made
on first listen, so do i
wow 1 hour do i really want to devote time to this hmm this is a tough one
thread brings the hate
Wasn't feeling the last one so much, I guess we shall see how this one is.
Album is fucking monolithic in scope! I agree that it is definitely Agalloch's magnum opus.
Digging: Prurient - Frozen Niagra Falls
went to go stream the new Agalloch album and then found out through an ad that a new Wye Oak album is
out. didnt even know they were releasing another one. great fuckin day.
im kind of just sampling it right now cause i dont have time to listen to the whole thing, but so far
im underwhelmed...maybe itll be better when i take the time to listen to the whole thing front to
back. i really hope so, Agalloch have never failed me before. one complaint i have is the kick drum,
its more clicky than it has been on their past records.
I almost feel like I grew out of Agalloch...? Is that possible?
Digging: Scott Walker - Tilt
it shouldnt be, i still love all their other albums.
"also lol adam your opinion doesnt count any more because you decided to change your username to what is objectively the worst name I have ever seen"
it's his first initial and a bit of his last name... you need to calm down man you're like me 2 years ago
I wanna know what snide thinks before I give this a romp.
So, I listened to this 3 times yesterday through headphones, and completely reversed my opinion from the initial listen. This is a lot more sophisticated than I initially took it to be, and has a lot more subtlety than their previous work. I think I initially just wanted all of the melody from Ashes which is why I was disappointed with Marrow. I still don't really care that much for Marrow, I consider this to be a vast improvement. The album as a whole is better, even if it lacks the catchiness of some of their early works.
Solid 4. This is just as good if not better than their last album.
Digging: Mew - -
Just got my copy in the mail and so far, the production sounds better than the shitty rip that's floating around.
which is why i wait for an actual CD rip, fuck downloading a stream rip.
That stream they have up is awful too.
yeah the stream is really bad. i actually thought the rip was better