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ParanoidAndroid96
August 18th 2015


1390 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

93 Ave Blues fucking wrecks

altertide0
August 22nd 2015


2979 Comments


Lots of fun and clearly ambitious but somewhat lacking. Sounds almost like Filth minus the aggression plus stretched A LOT.

"The Daughter Brings the Water" (better on the live album btw) and "The Wolf" suck, "Song for a Warrior" sounds like an average Angels of Light song but with female vox, "A Piece of the Sky" is too long compared to what it tries to say (on We Rose from Your Bed... Michael himself admitted he didn't have an idea on how to "stretch it" (he said he wanted it to be long...), my guess is he never really found a satisfying solution) and Gira simply can't sing anymore.

"The Apostate" is superb and "The Seer" has its moments, particularly the first 3 minutes, but honestly, even with just a 3.5, I probably overrated it.

Gyromania
August 22nd 2015


23456 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

still like this more than to be kind, even though that album has songs like little god and oxygen

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
August 22nd 2015


15229 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

dude Michael could never sing

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
August 22nd 2015


15229 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

why not?

Supercoolguy64
August 22nd 2015


8055 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

tbh i prefer to be kind over this

idk maybe its because i jam it more than this

deathschool
August 23rd 2015


21927 Comments


I prefer TBK too

altertide0
August 23rd 2015


2979 Comments


well michael could never sing well technically, but he was effective nonetheless: both when screaming and when singing in a very, very low, "doom" voice. Here however he tries to sing in a conventional way and often it's annoying. He should just hire a vocalist and be done with it.

deathschool
August 23rd 2015


21927 Comments


What? Naaah. I think his voice, while not marvelously impressive in range fits this band perfectly.

OmairSh
August 23rd 2015


14338 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

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EyesWideShut
September 11th 2015


4592 Comments


who's tap dancing in The Apostate ?

altertide0
September 18th 2015


2979 Comments


Does anyone of you own the vinyl version? Look at this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seer_(Swans_album)#Vinyl_LP_track_listing

I can understand changing the order and splitting s/t in two but doing it to "The Apostate" and "A Piece of the Sky"? Was it Gira's idea?

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2015


15229 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

who knows



I prefer that tracklist to be honest, I like how it ends with Seer/Seer Returns

altertide0
September 19th 2015


2979 Comments


please, there can be no better ending to The Seer than the mystic, ritual-like closing drum solo of "The Apostate". ;-)

ParanoidAndroid96
September 19th 2015


1390 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah, I got this on vinyl. the track listing is different, but it works surprisingly well

deathschool
September 19th 2015


21927 Comments


I think changing the track list is kinda lame, because it makes it seem like its cohesiveness is just by chance.

LordePots
September 19th 2015


38261 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"derp" - ovdeath, september 19th 2015

Digging: Blondes - Warmth

deathschool
September 19th 2015


21927 Comments


You got things to read in relation to that conclusion ?

deathschool
September 19th 2015


21927 Comments


Sounds a lot lighter/more upbeat. But also sounds like there's still some significant orchestra shit happening. That was enough to get me decently hyped, actually.

altertide0
September 19th 2015


2979 Comments


Are you going to listen to The Gate before the 14th album comes out?



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