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Silverstein Rescue
Boring; really, really generic. The whole thing just comes off as lazy to me, probably because it all sounds like rehashed ideas that other bands, and even Silverstein themselves, have done better before. The lyrics are bad too. At least the production is decent, and there a couple of okay (as in mildly attention-grabbing) moments. 2.1
Rollins Band The End of Silence
While I love Rollins' impassioned vocal performance, and the production is good too, many of the songs on The End of Silence just go on for too long. Half of the record's tracks are over 7 minutes long, and would be more effective at a shorter runtime (the same goes for some of the under 7 minute songs as well). 2.6
Dog Fashion Disco Sweet Nothings
Clipping CLPPNG
Noisy, experimental, and featuring some really great lyrics, CLPPNG is one of my favourite records of the year. I love the unorthodox instrumentation (the alarm clock on "Get Up," the metallic clangs and chainsaw samples on "Body & Blood," "Work Work"'s glassy, glitchy backing), the lyrics (as aforementioned), and the production. The noise track which closes the record ("Williams Mix") is really awesome too. Though there a couple of overlong or otherwise underwhelming songs, CLPPNG is still a superb release. 4.5
Happy Days A World of Pain
Easily some of the most inept black metal I've ever heard. The mix is completely dominated by the badly performed vocals, and the instruments are relegated to a fuzzy background hum. In rare instances where you can hear the instruments (the vocal-less first track), they are so badly performed you realize why they pushed them so far back. Lo-fi is one thing. Unlistenable is another. 1.1
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Once More 'Round the Sun improves upon the more commercial formula that The Hunter went for by, ironically, being less commercial. Don't get me wrong- this is still a record with plenty of catchy, poppy moments, however there is more depth to these songs and they are (mostly) more interesting. Is this Mastodon's best work? No. Some of the production choices are questionable- the bass is very loud and the vocals too quiet- and some of the tracks ("Feast Your Eyes", "High Road," opener "Tread Lightly," closer "Diamond in the Witch House") don't do much for me. However, is Once More 'Round the Sun worth hearing? Yes; a
Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown
Great vocals from Keith Buckley, and I like the experimentation ("Moor," the piano on "El Dorado"). The energy and heaviness are awesome too. However, the songs tend to run together. 3.4

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  • TheSpaceMan cheers man you clearly put time into them and you've kinda inspired me to eventually do soundoffs for all my 5s... and is the first HL your fav? I'm a huge fan of HL2 episode 2 but thats also the most recent one I've played so it might just be the most fresh in my head... they are all amazing games!
    May 14 04:12 PM
  • TheSpaceMan dude you seem like an awesome user, was reading a bunch of your soundoffs and I agree with a ton of your ratings, plus you seem to like Half Life or at least Valve so thats really cool too
    May 14 03:47 PM
  • Motiv3 Hey dude, do u have a link for the newest swans album? :)
    April 5 06:19 AM
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