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Clipping CLPPNG
Noisy, experimental, and featuring some really great lyrics, CLPPNG is one of my favourite records of the year. I love the unorthodox instrumentation (the alarm clock on "Get Up," the metallic clangs and chainsaw samples on "Body & Blood," "Work Work"'s glassy, glitchy backing), the lyrics (as aforementioned), and the production. The noise track which closes the record ("Williams Mix") is really awesome too. Though there a couple of overlong or otherwise underwhelming songs, CLPPNG is still a superb release. 4.5
Happy Days A World of Pain
Easily some of the most inept black metal I've ever heard. The mix is completely dominated by the badly performed vocals, and the instruments are relegated to a fuzzy background hum. In rare instances where you can hear the instruments (the vocal-less first track), they are so badly performed you realize why they pushed them so far back. Lo-fi is one thing. Unlistenable is another. 1.1
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Once More 'Round the Sun improves upon the more commercial formula that The Hunter went for by, ironically, being less commercial. Don't get me wrong- this is still a record with plenty of catchy, poppy moments, however there is more depth to these songs and they are (mostly) more interesting. Is this Mastodon's best work? No. Some of the production choices are questionable- the bass is very loud and the vocals too quiet- and some of the tracks ("Feast Your Eyes", "High Road," opener "Tread Lightly," closer "Diamond in the Witch House") don't do much for me. However, is Once More 'Round the Sun worth hearing? Yes; a
Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown
Great vocals from Keith Buckley, and I like the experimentation ("Moor," the piano on "El Dorado"). The energy and heaviness are awesome too. However, the songs tend to run together. 3.4
Bad Rabbits American Love
Great record with phenomenal performances, especially Fredua Boakye on vocals. Man, that guy can sing. The album would benefit from some more variety and experimentation, but as it stands it is still an extremely catchy and enjoyable ride. The short runtime was wise considering the sameness of the material. American Love is a great first step for Bad Rabbits, and I hope they continue to expand their sound on their next release. 3.8
Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg
I appreciate how The Serpent's Egg doesn't overstay its welcome, however it's a little too brief. Another track or two would be nice. There is a lot of excellent material here, though, namely opener "The Host of Seraphim," "In the Kingdom of the Blind the One-Eyed Are Kings," and "Ulysses." In the end, although the record is a little too short, I would easily take a briefer album of quality tracks over a longer one stuffed with filler. 3.8

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  • TheSpaceMan cheers man you clearly put time into them and you've kinda inspired me to eventually do soundoffs for all my 5s... and is the first HL your fav? I'm a huge fan of HL2 episode 2 but thats also the most recent one I've played so it might just be the most fresh in my head... they are all amazing games!
    May 14 04:12 PM
  • TheSpaceMan dude you seem like an awesome user, was reading a bunch of your soundoffs and I agree with a ton of your ratings, plus you seem to like Half Life or at least Valve so thats really cool too
    May 14 03:47 PM
  • Motiv3 Hey dude, do u have a link for the newest swans album? :)
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