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07-04-17 11:42 pm
Nine Inch Nails
On par with NTAE, which already was excellent. From the atmospheric drab "The Lovers" to the angry "Not Anymore" the EP goes in plenty of surprising directions given its short run time. The only fault comes in the last 7 minutes of the monster "The Background World" which repeat the same loop over and over (52 times) just adding a tap of distortion with every redo. This gets repetitive fast and serves as a sore spot on an otherwise excellent EP.
The compilation is good, a solid selection of their "popular" tracks and the fan favorites. Can not comment on the art book and live DVD. New songs are mixed. Of the five, 3 of them are "great" 2 of them are "meh" and one of them is "yuh oh". The previously unreleased song should have stayed unreleased.
Western Symphonic Power Metal, what more could you ask for? Feel like they did not grip the Western motif quite enough but what is here is still solid power metal with a tiny western flair.
The Mountain Has Fallen
DJ Shadow's surprise 2017 release is a surprisingly great affair with three great tracks
(Systematic, Horror Show, Corridors) and one meh track (Good News) that all serve as a proper
conclusion to his 2016 album "The Mountain Will Fall"
Shadows of the Moon
I am currently writing a review on this hidden gem from 2016.
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