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The Used Imaginary Enemy
A terrible record. "Cry" is catchy and "A Song to Stifle Imperial Progression" has its moments, but Imaginary Enemy consists mainly of disingenuous attempts at 'radio' songs with overblown choruses and hackneyed, done to death melodies. Some cliched 'political' lyrics only exacerbate the record's badness. "Generation Throwaway" is the worst song I've heard all year. 1.8
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion
So much great instrumental work, so few great songs. In fact, I wouldn't call any of the tracks on The Joy of Motion great. I love the production, the detail, and, as aforementioned, the performances, but the songwriting is just unsatisfying to me. The tracks seem to go in different directions without ever attributing to anything. As a result, the numerous fantastic sections are wasted in a hodgepodge of go nowhere riffage. 3.1
Anathema The Crestfallen
Really boring release. But I like "Everwake." 2.0
Anathema The Silent Enigma
Anathema's vocalist Darren White left the band after Serenades, and the group decided to induct guitarist Vincent Cavanagh as his replacement. As most fans know, Vincent remains their vocalist to this day, and on The Silent Enigma he does a decent job. Oddly, he sounds better here than on the follow-up Eternity- maybe because this one relies more on growling/speaking than singing? Anyway, this record has its moments, and the atmosphere it creates is fantastic, but it ultimately feels drawn out. Songs go on for too long without really doing anything. This was the band's last release of their doom metal phase, though
Senses Fail Still Searching
An improvement on Let It Enfold You in every category. It's great to see Senses Fail include some experimentation and not simply rehash their previous record. The closing duet of "Negative Space" and "The Priest and the Matador" is the best part of the record, but it's a solid listen from start to finish. Not a perfect listen, but a very good one, and a step in the right direction for the band. 3.9
Cop Shoot Cop Ask Questions Later
Unique industrial record. Some tracks are too long and repetitive ("Furnace") but on the whole, it works quite well. 4.0
Crosses Crosses
I went into this expecting to hate it, but it pleasantly surprised me. Though Crosses is too long and some of its lyrics are a bit hackneyed, overall it is a strong listen; it's catchy, well-produced, and Chino's vocals are extraordinary. I wish there was more screaming on the record, though (like the end of "Bitches Brew"). 3.5

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