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Mastodon The Hunter
So originally when this album was released, I considered it a misstep for the might Mastodon, but now due to the release of "Once more 'Round the Sun.." I can see the bigger picture and realize that this album definitely has a place in their discography as a kind of awkward stepping stone from their proggy sludge sound to their now infectious arena rock sound. Overall though, this album feels disjointed and all over the place at times which takes away from the total enjoyment of it. Still there are some tracks that truly standout like: Curl of the Burl, The Octopus Has No Friends, and All the Heavy Lifting.
3.5
09.20.14
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
4.0
09.20.14
Septicflesh Communion
4.0
09.15.14
Miasmal Cursed Redeemer
This is the definition of if shit ain't broke, don't fix it. In this case, it is the classic early 90s Swedish death metal with a dash of roll sound. Miasmal play this crushing sound to a T, complete with anguished vocals, distorted buzz saw riffs, and an atmosphere that feels similar to that of desolate swamp like cavern. That being said that is all this album is good for, a fitting tribute to the classics of the 90s but no more. Cursed Redeemer does do some intense jamming at some points though m/! Best track: 2013
3.5
09.10.14
Machine Head Through the Ashes of Empires
This album shows Machine Head slowly finding their way back to the path of well constructed epic songs and riffs. It of course still a journey in progress on Ashes and some of the songs are still dragged down by immature lyrics and over the top Nu Metalish angst. That being said, some of the songs hit harder than a truck with their meaty groove oriented riffage and will pulverize you like no other with thrash like speed. This is definitely when Machine Head found their way back on track.
3.5
09.09.14
Ed Sheeran x
A boringly uninspired release that at points becomes an abomination when trying to combine hip hop and folk. Also this dude ruined the closing song for the Hobbit.
1.0
08.30.14
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
4.5
08.29.14

shoutbox » all posts 
  • JasonHellhound YOU SUCK!
    March 19 08:16 PM
  • loneNLwolf Hey there, fellow Facelift song.
    November 6 12:31 PM
  • slipnslide every song is classic!
    May 7 01:33 PM
  • DirtyDan Yeah there really isn't such thing as a bad Amon Amarth song. They are probably the most consistently awesome band out there.
    April 22 01:46 PM
  • NodScene23 You got solid taste man!
    May 10 01:43 AM

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