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Deicide Deicide
Old school death metal of a high order. Booming production, ferocious vocals, lots of double kick drum; when you think of death metal, this is probably close to what you imagine. There isn't much variation between the songs, but at just over a half hour, Deicide doesn't overstay its welcome.
3.5
09.17.16
Rishloo Eidolon
I like this more than Tool, and Tool are clearly an influence on these guys. This is a more eccentric, more varied, more interesting experience than Tool, marred only by bad production. Seriously, this production is so misguided that I can't ignore it. The vocals are way too loud, the guitars are so whining as to hurt my ears at points, the drums are buried... these songs often sound like demos. It's a shame, because there is greatness here; the production just stops it from being realized.
2.5
09.16.16
Dead Letter Circus This Is The Warning
Fair to Midland meets "Minority Report"? The sound here is a delay and reverb-drenched alternative rock, with lots of electronics and a talented if occasionally melodramatic vocalist. The songs that work best are the catchiest ones ("One Step"); every track here is quite similar to the last, though, so the record runs together a bit. Impeccable production and great performances, but more variety would be welcome.
3.0
09.11.16
Gojira Magma
"Silvera" is cool, but besides that one (somewhat) high point, this is just such a snoozer. Gojira go for shorter, marginally less aggressive tracks here, and it sounds like, well, watered down Gojira. Aside from these lukewarm metal efforts, "Yellow Stone" is a bizarre, underdeveloped "Dawn Patrol"-esque instrumental interlude, and "Liberation," the closer, is a pleasant but also rather empty and one-dimensional instrumental.
2.0
09.09.16
Pig Destroyer Prowler in the Yard
Lacks the pristine production of the band's later work, but the ferocity and startlingly effective lyrics are intact. The closing quartet, while still heavy, breaks from the short grindcore bursts of songs previous, including an almost catchy riff-fest ("Hyperviolet") and a lengthy ambient outro ("Piss Angel"). A grindcore staple, and with good reason. Perhaps one of the eeriest, most disturbing records ever.
4.0
09.06.16
Pig Destroyer Phantom Limb
It's hard to imagine fans being disappointed with Phantom Limb-- I'm certainly not. The production is impeccable (again), the performances are furious, and the lyrics (though indecipherable) are the poetry of a gorily-minded wordsmith. There is also an eerie seven-and-a-half minute ambient closer that is a fitting, if frightening, end. This record doesn't drag in the second half, like Terrifyer did, though Terrifyer reaches greater heights.
4.0
09.05.16
Death Individual Thought Patterns
This is more technically accomplished than most old-school death metal, and though it suffers from dated production, the guttural energy and musicianship shine through. The vocals are a little monotonous, but they are passionate. Nice to hear bass, too. An excellent record.
4.0
09.03.16

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  • FullOfSounds Cool, cool.
    September 18 12:18 PM
  • FullOfSounds Whenever you can dude. A Master's Degree? Wow, pretty cool! What career if you don't mind me asking?
    September 17 10:08 PM
  • FullOfSounds I'd love to see you around on some threads.
    September 17 10:42 AM
  • FullOfSounds Your soundoffs are great man.
    September 16 10:16 PM
  • Jasdevi087 np and thnx
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