IDYLLS
Prayer for Terrene


4.0
excellent

Review

by Nikkolae USER (21 Reviews)
May 16th, 2014 | 55 replies | 3,261 views


Release Date: 03/30/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Musical Subjugation.

5 of 5 thought this review was well written

Converge must be proud, that’s the only thing I can really say about the band that helped pioneer the metallic/hardcore punk movement so many years ago after listening to the monster that IDYLLS have set upon us this year. And that is no understatement at all, Since after only a handful of EPS and a impressive debut since its 2011 inception, the Australian quartet might have just put out one of the best records of year.

Let’s cut to the chase here. In what is maybe the most impressive thing on this album, the drumming is shown to be concise and infectious with the constant use of tribal and/or savage fills and blast beats, it gets your blood flowing and it is truly gripping, yet it still retains a fines and a flair to it that makes it seem effortless and organic. Not only is the bass impressive but it’s also prominent with a groove that sometimes overshadows the actual crunch of the guitars while they flail and tremolo pick their way into your bones. This all makes it almost too easy to form an impressive cacophony that is only improved by the proficient usage of saxophone passages and harrowing vocals that dives it even further into a suffocating and oppressive ambient feeling.

Want more? The production is crisp and just about sludgy enough to make everything mesh well together, there is a real sense of thought and direction with the overall sound of the songs. The songwriting feels appropriate at all times for songs that never seem to overstay their time and where every single nook and cranny seems with purpose instead of just for the hell of pummeling your brain into oblivion.

Yet it really is just much more than the sum of its parts, because when it is all said and done, what a truly impressive job the band has done with this album. It really is worthy of attention and with a couple more releases under their belt they might just give good ol ‘verge a run for their money. In what might be a terrific year for music as it stands right now, this has just made it a tad better.

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Comments:Add a Comment 
Nikkolae
May 16th 2014



4769 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

shits cray

Digging: We Came Out Like Tigers - Ever-Crushed at Pecket's Well

wacknizzle
May 16th 2014



12639 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Good little review. Just got this album, rules hard, definitely looking forward to jamming it more

Digging: Systems - Ghost Medicine

Nikkolae
May 16th 2014



4769 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

had to keep it relatively short for a 28 minute album, go for it man, it really has become one of my favorites this year.

zaruyache
May 16th 2014



5909 Comments


It's very angry. I like it.

Digging: Sunwolf - Beholden To Nothing And No One

MortimusPrime
May 16th 2014



3019 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Converge must be proud, that’s the only thing I can really say about the band that helped pioneer the metallic/hardcore punk movement so many years ago after listening to the monster that IDYLLS have set upon us this year, and that is no understatement at all, for after only a handful of EPS and a impressive debut since its 2011 inception, the Australian quartet might have just put out one of the best records of year."

thats one sentence.


Digging: Secret Band - S/T

Nikkolae
May 16th 2014



4769 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

english being a third lenguage sucks

MortimusPrime
May 16th 2014



3019 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Let’s cut to the chase here, in what is maybe the most impressive thing on this album, the drumming is shown to be concise and infectious with the constant use of tribal and/or savage fills and blast beats, it gets your blood flowing and it is truly gripping, yet it still retains a fines and a flair to it that makes it seem effortless and organic, not only is the bass impressive but it’s also prominent with a groove that sometimes overshadows the actual crunch of the guitars while they flail and tremolo pick their way into your bones, this all makes it almost too easy to form an impressive cacophony that is only improved by the proficient usage of saxophone passages and harrowing vocals that dives it even further into a suffocating and oppressive ambient feeling."


dude wtf your second paragraph is the same, use full stops and end sentences

MortimusPrime
May 16th 2014



3019 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"english being a third lenguage sucks"

fair enough man, but you need to learn how to end sentences. in terms of you describing the album its pretty good, but the structuring needs work

Nikkolae
May 16th 2014



4769 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i've always had that problem it seems, I WILL NEVER BE A CONTRIB ]:

edit: there fix'd... i think

LordePots
May 16th 2014



6518 Comments


gotta pick this up reul talk

Gwyn.
May 16th 2014



14913 Comments


lol thought it was an alt for a second there

Digging: Grief - Come to Grief

LordePots
May 16th 2014



6518 Comments


now wot wud make u think that!!"!?!?!????

Diamondize
May 16th 2014



1161 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

kills

Digging: Aquilus - Griseus

Kris.
May 16th 2014



12152 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

album is nuts

TheSpirit
May 16th 2014



17192 Comments


Great band. Their first album rules too

Digging: vhmnt / blsphm - vhmnt / blsphm

climactic
May 16th 2014



18352 Comments


YES THIS IS CRAZY YES

RogueNine
May 16th 2014



1153 Comments


Good content man. Your final paragraph is one whole sentence though. Break it up into two or three and it'll work much better.

fromtheinside
May 16th 2014



17714 Comments


first song is cray. the rest is good but doesn't even come close

Digging: Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails

Amebix
May 16th 2014



240 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

band and album pretty much rules.

Nikkolae
May 16th 2014



4769 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Great band. Their first album rules too"

the first one is sosososososo good man



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