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Cepheide Respire
Fell Voices/Ash Borer-lite. Suffers from the same thing Paramnesia does, which is a lack of gripping songwriting. There are no "wow" moments here, just a lot of OK ones. It's pleasing enough, but it never pushes to be different, and never does its own standard atmospheric bm style well enough to really set itself apart from any other bands doing the same things. If you want more Cascadian-worship, though, this should be on your radar.
Myrkgrav Trollskau, Skromt og Kolabrenning
Excellent folk bm. It's not exactly Windir, but it's in the same hemisphere. Treads well between catchy folkiness and srs metal.
Ratatat Classics
I think this is better than their first album? It's like the same way just improved a bit; it has character this time around.
Ratatat Ratatat
On the one hand it's a super chill, casual electronic album that's really easy to listen to. On the other hand, it's not a very gripping listen; it ends up being like most post-rock and ambient out there that is nice to listen to, but doesn't feel like it has much substance. There are no "wow" or that's cool!" moments that would justify a higher rating. It's a pleasing listen, but it's sort of just *there*. Excellent background music, though.
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere
This has everything an Agalloch album should have, organized like an Agalloch album should be, but it just doesn't work. For some reason it's like a mimic of the band, lacking the soul of the original. By all rights this should be another great Agalloch record but for some reason it just doesn't move me at all.
Downfall of Nur Umbras de Barbagia
Atmospheric folk black metal of epicness. Those hyper-shriek vocals really hurt my ears and those drums sound a bit clunky, but everything else is fine here. Production's fine, riffs fine, structures wow, many folk flutes, woah.
Hope Drone Cloak of Ash
Major step down from their first album. The songs are all much too similar and for a record that's >70 minutes long that's a big problem. The production doesn't leave much room for emotional input by the band, either, exacerbating that problem further. What they should've done was take that 77 minutes of music and mix and cut it all together into a maximum of 50 minutes across, say, four or five tracks. Their first album succeeded by having varying runtimes which aided its flow and diversity, but this feels like a wall of 10-minute tracks, compiled without Darkspace's level of finesse.

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  • Wizard And new Deafheaven is ****ing awesome, love the newfound darker path they took. Still some great poppy hooks but damn, just beats down hard.
    September 25 08:02 PM
  • Wizard You may see me do one more review for this site.....
    September 25 08:01 PM
  • Wizard I like Asunder better than Weakling : p. Ya know what album is inching closer to my 2nd fav of 2015? New Bosse-de-Nage! Albums kicks serious amounts of ass.
    September 23 06:53 PM
  • Wizard I've had it for a month hahaha. Can't believe the guy who does that band used to do Asunder.
    September 23 06:51 AM
  • TheSpirit Hahaha I accidentally posted it before it was done. It should be up by tomorrow
    September 4 09:28 PM

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