Panopticon Kentucky
3.4 Release Date: 2012
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1.5 very poorAyil | August 9th 14

This album is some of the worst shit I've heard. While the black metal bits are decent, the Bluegrass crap makes this album painful to listen. I would honestly listen to 'The Unspoken King' over this any day. Bleh.

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4.0 excellentlolersaktes | August 3rd 12

A unique sounding album, even for a Panopticon release. On its own, the black metal aspect sounds as if it was composed by a veteran of the genre. The drumming is punishing, varied, and filled with interesting nuances. Lunn is also no slouch behind the guitar. The most common technique here is layering a hopeless yet melodic FX-heavy guitar over aggressive BM riffs. Throughout he manages to string in 'shredding' guitar leads and solos, as well as flutes, banjos...basically any instruments you'd expect find in a bluegrass band. Song structuring is rough (and may appear to meander on the first few listens). Despite this drawback, the album remains cohesive and is gratifying to listen to from start to finish. Last thing to note; the melodies found in this album are complex, nuanced, and fresh - unlike anything you've heard in the black metal genre (or elsewhere).

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3.0 goodSevhead | July 10th 12

completely and thoroughly original, absolutely fresh and unique in a genre spilling over with stagnation and copycat sounds. r...but I wouldn't recommend listening to it.

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0.0 not~~~~~thingck | July 6th 12

Panopticon have never been a band that sticked with traditional black metal standards , they look always for something unique , in each sequent release there's a strong experimentation, however, this one takes the cake. Merging black metal and bluegrass, The unique folky elements of Kentucky are punishing the black metal boundaries and giving room to an excellent original record.

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3.0 goodTrey Spencer STAFF | May 30th 12

The novelty of black&blue (grass) metal is initially pretty cool, but it loses its appeal after a few listens. Still a great album but not as cool as initial listens would have had me believe.

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2.0 poorugh pop punk i'm not hong | August 27th 14
4.5 superbjoitp | August 24th 14
3.5 greatNacen | August 22nd 14
5.0 classicGentlebeast | August 18th 14
3.5 greatAstralBlood | August 14th 14
2.5 averageThePit | August 14th 14
3.0 goodMackinlay McBride | August 13th 14
3.5 greatEvan Mester | August 11th 14
2.0 poorPeter (Hale) | August 10th 14
4.0 excellentDanny A. III | August 7th 14
3.0 goodSwallowShotguns | August 2nd 14
3.5 greatPerpetualChange | July 30th 14
4.0 excellentPytkaWonsza | July 22nd 14
4.5 superbSanctuartCat | July 11th 14
2.5 averagehansoloshotfirst | June 21st 14
4.0 excellentpumi | June 7th 14
3.0 goodAnimalsAsSummit | April 16th 14
4.0 excellentHastein45 | April 9th 14
3.5 greatRivalSkoomaDealer | April 9th 14
3.5 greatIlloomorpheme | April 6th 14
3.5 greatEmotional, Beautiful, Evocative, Otherworldly... | March 24th 14
2.5 averageSweetstack | March 14th 14
3.5 greatthegreatwildfrontier | March 11th 14
3.0 goodHockeytown | February 25th 14
4.5 superbPaleoclassical | February 24th 14
4.0 excellentcjacob6 | February 1st 14
4.0 excellentABond | January 17th 14
2.0 poorAmphoteric | November 26th 13
3.0 goodKriegdemKriege | November 26th 13
3.5 greatFattyMcFatso | November 16th 13
3.0 goodPibblesBixley | November 15th 13
4.0 excellentunkle | November 6th 13
4.0 excellentStarsDie | November 2nd 13
3.5 greatPhate72 | October 14th 13
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4.5 superbSlowBrains | September 1st 13
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4.0 excellentMitridates | July 25th 13
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2.5 averageRobVanSchuldiner | March 20th 13
3.0 goodSceptyk | March 1st 13
2.5 averageDeathPiercedMe | February 28th 13
4.0 excellentmrhappy255 | January 23rd 13
4.0 excellentIke | January 11th 13
3.0 goodThyCrossAwaits | December 31st 12
4.0 excellenteulenhass | November 25th 12
5.0 classicNationalRadio | November 21st 12
4.0 excellentwelljesuschrist | November 12th 12
4.0 excellentZombieParty | October 26th 12
1.0 awfuldjtypist | October 26th 12
4.5 superbJF Williams | October 23rd 12
2.5 averageYou Are My Everlovin' | October 21st 12
3.5 greatBlade86 | October 12th 12
3.5 greatInveigh | October 9th 12
3.0 goodilluminatus917 | September 25th 12
2.0 poorHunterCurry423 | September 25th 12
2.5 averageStrong and Independent Black Woman (Who Don't Need No Man) | September 9th 12
3.0 goodjayfatha | August 29th 12
3.5 greatCoast | August 27th 12
5.0 classicclemfeedback | August 26th 12
4.0 excellenth0az | August 23rd 12
2.5 averageMattamatta | August 9th 12
2.0 poorMotiv3 | July 22nd 12
3.0 goodfeanaro | July 21st 12
4.0 excellentAdenZerda | July 19th 12
2.0 poorGreg Wood | July 16th 12
3.5 greatNikkolae | July 15th 12
2.5 averageSwayzeFaced | July 14th 12
4.0 excellentGeoff "Jester" Pemberton | July 13th 12
3.0 goodApplicationToHeaven | July 13th 12
3.0 goodBrent Stephenson | July 11th 12
1.5 very poortables | July 9th 12
3.0 goodZedo Kei | July 9th 12
4.0 excellentArchStanton | July 9th 12
1.5 very poorVesper | July 9th 12
3.0 goodgervin | July 9th 12
2.5 averagebrnnnfrrll073 | July 8th 12
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3.0 goodRyan Kroner | July 7th 12
3.5 greatot63 | July 7th 12
2.5 averagemax2012 | July 7th 12
3.5 greatKarl V.H. | July 6th 12
2.5 averageJustin Reid | July 6th 12
3.5 greateternium | July 3rd 12
2.0 poorDarkNoctus CONTRIBUTOR | July 3rd 12
3.5 greatRail | July 2nd 12
4.0 excellentHawks | July 1st 12
5.0 classicCrustOrDie | July 1st 12
4.5 superbPittsburgh | June 28th 12
3.5 greatMisterTornado CONTRIBUTOR | June 28th 12
5.0 classictomr4 | June 27th 12
5.0 classickilzaar | June 27th 12
2.5 averageKyle Ward STAFF | May 23rd 12

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