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05-01-14 6:00 am
The Acacia Strain
Coma Witch Pt.2 (Feat. Better production)
The biggest problem here is the songwriting. The band seems stuck in this mid-tempo rut that lends all the songs a very
samey feel. 1-0 chord chugging and edgy lyrics will always be a staple here.
Too often they write intros that sound like something might go somewhere but then devolve into the usual mid-tempo
All is not lost with songs like Calloused Mouth and Dark Harvest showing some interesting twists and even some double
kick runs on the drums. These songs stick out in a good way as it seems like TAS are trying to bring something resembling
You, Me And Everything In Between
The songwriting has been tightened up and much of the twangy, Metalcore sound has been cleared out to make way for
increased clean vocals and melody.rUnfortunately, they jam the first half of the album with their best songs which makes
the second half the weaker of the two.
There is also a piano ballad that sounds cringe on paper but actually works out quite well as the topic of a friend with
cancer is covered.
Overall, a good effort from fellow Melbournians.
At this point you know what an Underachievers album will sound like. They will have a series of East Coast vintage
sounding tracks with some heady topics followed by a series of semi-ignorant bangers. Strong flows, production and vague
references to esoteric themes are a given.
Solid effort. This is some good southern rock made by euros.rSome of the songs here sound like they would be on the 1st season of True Detective
Emperor of Sand
After the seemingly half-baked Round the Sun, Mastodon put out a cohesive collection of songs that fully explore the
sound they have been moving towards since The Hunter.
What we get here is what Round the Sun should have been but never got the chance to be. A collection of dense songs
that go into all sorts of style whilst still retaining the strong songwriting they showcased on The Hunter. Nothing here is
straightforward or simple as that album, though.
Mastodon have also brought back two things in a big way:
1) Brent's solos are bigger and more shreddy than ever; he plays like we haven't hear
The Long Road Home
This is the most fun I have heard Danny have in years. It's more like someone doing an imitation of country they heard on the radio and the near-constant references to booze get old but this is nowhere near as bad as it could have been.r
A competent album with a bit of an identity crisis. At times it is a twangy, heavy metalcore album
and sometimes it takes on a tr00-pop punk emo vibe.
Excellent production here makes it worth a listen. These guys will be a band to keep an eye on
providing they can sharpen up their songwriting and reign in the more generic metalcore part of
their sound. Currently, they excel at the more Emo side of their sound.
been dry for a bit over a week now. had a lot of problems with it over the past 8-10 months tho fr
December 12 09:58 PM
it's not the end of the world fo sure, but the lack of a home and endless dependency//clinical depression will be
December 12 09:34 PM
ehhh, easy to say
December 12 09:03 PM
yeah it's a bit of a raw one
December 12 06:22 PM
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