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The Paradigm Shift
Must be my maturation showing, because while The Paradigm Shift is a definite step up compared the 4 post-Head albums, it lacks the bite which first dragged me in upon listening to Issues and Follow the Leader.
Just to be clear, this is no TFIOTWBTT. The majesty and atmosphere which graced the 2006 release is not here, there is no equivalent to the epic March into the Sea. What Forever Becoming is, however, is a solid release which shows that Pelican still possesses the ability to turn out good post metal in a rapidly stagnating scene.
God Is An Astronaut
Crown Of Phantoms
The only phrase to properly describe Chimaira's latest is musical senescence. Chimaira's near death experience just prior to The Age of Hell seemed to have drained them of everything which made them good. The riffs have become stale, quickly bleeding into one another with little to differentiate them. The instrumental hooks which made tracks such as Six and Salvation great are gone, replaced by a wall of sound offering no bite. Even Hunter's once biting vocals appear tired, offering nothing to make up for what has been stripped away. Although there are some good moments, album highlight Plastic Wonderland cannot salvage what is ultimately a p
August Burns Red
Rescue and Restore
An aptly titled release, Rescue and Restore returns ABR to the forefront of metalcore and confirms that they have not yet run out of ingenuity.
Aetas Cineris provides some support for Agrypnie's post-back metal label, filled with sweeping instrumental sections and two surprising acoustic tracks that help to separate it, if only slightly, from 16.
August Burns Red
Move over Carol of the Bells, Oh Holy Night is here; overall a very pleasant and fun album, even if lacking Jake's vocals.
You think new Korn lacks the bite? I'd re-listen to Paranoid and Aroused, It's All Wrong, and Prey For Me!
October 1 11:44 PM
Am planning on getting around to it here eventually, I have been preoccupied with Stahlmann's discography at the moment haha.
February 3 12:14 PM
Hey Emethyst ever going to review Herzwerk II as I think that maybe Megaherz's best album?
January 24 09:11 AM
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