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Most of the time I was nodding in approval. Though this djenty wave of deathcore is all starting to sound really similar, and though Contortionist breaks the mold a few times with this album, in general it just kind of sits beneath the kind of interesting riffage and material that bands like Periphery and Misery Signals are doing. There is very little going on here that sets them apart from this whole movement in metal right now. Still, there is enough, and this album is pretty damn good.
Overall I really enjoyed it, and it's consistently surprising throughout. A good introduction to a band I'll definitely be listening to in the future, with the hopes that they'll really come into their own at some point.
Not bad, but it's some pretty run-of-the-mill power metal. Nothing that really stands out to me as unique in it's own right beside that fact that they were the guys who wrote it.
Sweet Painful Reality
The arrangements are nice, skills and musical concepts are pretty good too. Production
isn't completely awful, though maybe there are some mixing things that could have been
different to reflect their sound better. Overall, everything is kind of flat. For one
thing, if a band is going too write the same song over and over again, they should probably
make each iteration of it a little shorter. It all sounds the same, has no dynamic
variance, no real rhythmic interest, some good harmony though there's a tendency to rehash
both harmonic and melodic concepts. The whole endeavor is Okay at best,
Écailles de Lune
Martone has got all the taste of Steve Vai, none of the campy, overwrought arrogance of Joe
Satriani, some languid and beautiful Eric Johnson moments,and just enough of the weird of
Buckethead without cloning any of those aforementioned gurus of shred. All the tracks on
the album exhibit a strong knowledge of style, form, a specific and unique music vision,
and enough compositional presence of mind to know that form, structure and progression in a
song are more important than unrestrained instrumental dick-offery that tends to be the
downfall of solo guitarists. That being said, the man can pl
That Deafheaven concert was a blast.
November 17 10:26 PM
Yeah, I saw them in Denver with Deafheaven and Marriages and they were siiiiiiiick!!
August 5 11:53 AM
Cool to see another rating on Kitezh's "Antitheism!" I thought only my friend mkamrass and I would have rated anything by them.
July 29 09:53 PM
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