|Gorod Process of a New Decline
|Ranking: #60 for 2009 |
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|3.5 great||Infernis | May 20th 09|
Lacks something. The guitars feel somewhat thin. The heavy parts are heavy, and the driving parts are great...but it's hard to feel like they are fused very well or coherently. While the riffing is tasteful and technical, it's hard to not feel like they're recycled due to Gorod's tendency to shred over sometimes simple rhythmic groove patterns.
Not as captivating as their last effort, but certainly a solid one. Some songs themselves are excellent and some of their best, otherwise...It's a solid album, perhaps somewhat underwhelming considering how great their previous releases were.
2 Bumps | Bump
|3.5 great||Andrew W. Gold CONTRIBUTOR | February 12th 13|
It's fast, it's heavy, it's progressive, it's got mindblowing instrumentation, and it's technical as all hell. Thing is, it's not Gorod.
|3.0 good||TheNotrap | June 16th 12|
Solid musical performances as expected but unfortunately the songwriting isn't amazing. "A Perfect Absolution" is definitely a step forward.
|4.0 excellent||Niels | August 16th 11|
Diverted Logic is quite possibly the most annoying song I have ever heard.rOtherwise, this is too awesome
|3.5 great||kocZkHa | July 30th 11|
Guitars are fucking face melting though the long tracks could get a little boring. Still a great album recommended for every metal guy;)
|4.0 excellent||Zolrak | June 3rd 11|
Amazing album. I'm okay with the guitar wankery, the drums are not as "jazzy" and groovy as in the previous album and the vocals sometimes goes to the background after a few songs. The melodies are great (especially on the first two songs for which I'm addicted), but the problem goes on the next two songs, which are kind of awkward, slow-paced and groove driven songs that should've been let near the end; not bad songs but not in the proper order. This is what makes me feel disappointed about the album, that suddenly mid-through the album you feel like it lost its pace and you can't keep following it. BUT if you give it a few listens from "The Path" and forward, you'll find melody, harmony, ambient and progressivity. "A Common Hope" sounds like it could be the first track on Leading Vision, and "Watershed" is clearly their best instrumental.
I don't want to extend a lot more (which I already did =P) but I'll resume: listen after midway the album and you'll find this album has its charm.
By the way, they released their EP trailer and sounds just great! One of the acoustics is a nice version of "Blackout" and I'm looking forward to what they have to offer on that 14 minutes song.
|4.0 excellent||toolguitarkid | September 15th 09|
Excellent songwriting mixed with technical genius. A few drawn out sections. Tons of melody mixed with some dissonance.
|3.0 good||GregBP | May 19th 09|
It's good... but it lacks some of the really interesting parts the previous albums had, like the end of 'Here Die Your Gods' from LV and the awesomeness of 'Intro'/'Gutting Job' from Neurotripsicks.
It's alright, but why bother when LV and Neurotripsicks are exponentially better? I'll need a few more listens to see if anything really pops out at me.
|3.0 good||Skyler | May 19th 09|
Initial listen has left me somewhat underwhelmed.
|3.5 great||Feels | February 22nd 15|
|3.5 great||HScott | October 24th 14|
|3.5 great||Joseph | March 29th 14|
|3.5 great||Hati | September 12th 13|
|3.0 good||hsg66 | August 12th 13|
|4.5 superb||RayRay | March 1st 13|
|4.0 excellent||N2B3J | December 21st 12|
|4.0 excellent||SWAGBRVH | November 22nd 12|
|3.0 good||SethEZ | October 19th 12|
|3.0 good||KILL | October 16th 12|
|3.5 great||Benc | July 25th 12|
|4.0 excellent||sexpoi | June 6th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Thomas | April 5th 12|
|3.0 good||mcchub | March 13th 12|
|3.5 great||vdop | February 28th 12|
|3.5 great||mort | January 1st 12|
|4.0 excellent||Toddley | November 29th 11|
|3.5 great||fox | September 29th 11|
|3.5 great||Mroaeon | September 5th 11|
|3.5 great||Jeejee | August 3rd 11|
|4.0 excellent||7kthulu | June 29th 11|
|5.0 classic||ev0ken | April 25th 11|
|5.0 classic||six6vi | March 25th 11|
|4.0 excellent||37er00 | January 25th 11|
|3.5 great||Ire | November 18th 10|
|3.0 good||Ike | October 19th 10|
|4.0 excellent||shuffly | August 31st 10|
|4.0 excellent||CutMan | July 16th 10|
|3.5 great||Ian W. | April 13th 10|
|4.0 excellent||Jeff | January 16th 10|
|2.5 average||drewkar | December 28th 09|
|3.5 great||pixmpy | December 19th 09|
|4.0 excellent||Vano | December 17th 09|
|4.0 excellent||bloc | December 3rd 09|
|2.5 average||alsid | October 27th 09|
|2.0 poor||lobby | October 2nd 09|
|4.0 excellent||satan | September 21st 09|
|4.0 excellent||Matthew | September 9th 09|
|3.5 great||pride | September 8th 09|
|2.5 average||Squib | September 1st 09|
|4.0 excellent||Jotun35 | August 6th 09|
|4.0 excellent||Jared | July 18th 09|
|4.5 superb||Medika | July 15th 09|
|4.5 superb||ntrno | June 5th 09|
|3.5 great||Warpt | May 27th 09|
|4.0 excellent||RedSky | May 23rd 09|
|4.0 excellent||Irad | May 21st 09|
|4.0 excellent||Adam | May 19th 09|
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