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Madbutcher3
October 29th 2014


2381 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

I disagree pretty heavily with this. Whilst the more SOTS esque moments aren't as good, there's riffs of decent quality and several great tracks. I'd disagree with the notion of it sounding tired since the band present effective new ideas. Still, decent review in any case.

AngryNeighbor
October 29th 2014


219 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

great album

tempest--
October 29th 2014


20633 Comments


where's grotesque

XfingTheSullen
October 29th 2014


4445 Comments


Hmm... not sure if will be checking out, then.

Eggvander
October 29th 2014


206 Comments


And this is how you write a music review. Probably the best one I've read in months. Sticking to the most important facts and keeping it as short as it needs to be. Many people on here should follow your lead instead of writing 10+ paragraphs. As for the album : I've only listened to one song, never been a fan of the band, but I completely agree with you. It's like with almost every other comeback/reunion band. They fail to bring something new to the game and therefore lose all their relevance. (AIC excluded)

StormChaser
October 29th 2014


528 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Ehm yeah. Melodic death metal may not be at its peak but DT is still going strong as always, and so is insomnium, and man, Soilwork's best album ever was released in 2013 so I'd say it's recreating itself, definitely not dead.

StormChaser
October 29th 2014


528 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

"I've only listened to one song, never been a fan of the band, but I completely agree with you. It's like with almost every other comeback/reunion band."



The power of a review





cloakanddagger
October 29th 2014


352 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Pretty much sums up how I felt about this album. It's decent, but nothing more, which is a huge letdown, especially given the amount of hype that surrounded it.

Flugmorph
October 29th 2014


22058 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

what is with Be'lakor?

Digging: Nile - Vile Nilotic Rites

Wizard
October 29th 2014


20232 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Meh the meh.



So very fucking true. Bang on analysis Adam, huge high-five for having the balls to say it like it is.



And to anyone that says they've managed to hybridize their old-school material with SotS, you're just flat out dumb!!!! It's just as watered down as the metalcore bands they influenced 10 years ago.

BigPleb
October 29th 2014


59911 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

At War with Wizzy.

BigPleb
October 29th 2014


59911 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Pros:



- Some decent riffs.

- Excellent vocals.



Cons:



- Repetitive

- Brickwalled production

- Was never gonna live up to the hype

Wizard
October 29th 2014


20232 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

At War with Wizzy.



Seriously though Adam, I'm sorry people are getting all defensive with your review.

SpiritCrusher2
October 29th 2014


6201 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

"what is with Be'lakor?"



best melodeath band in the last 7 years, although their last album was definitely their worst. still great tho. can't wait for the next album



BigPleb
October 29th 2014


59911 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Honestly though what is it with this kinda production nowadays? Even Carcass' comeback record was guilty of the same thing.

benkim
October 29th 2014


3723 Comments


I also found the DT mention to be strange. It's like you are saying DT lost it when they incorporated keyboard into their sound which couldn't be further from the truth.

Anyway, not in a hurry to check this out.

LaughingSkull
October 29th 2014


613 Comments


Review is a bit harsh, but I can agree that the album is nothing spectacular. 3.5 for me.

BallsToTheWall
October 29th 2014


49825 Comments


You lost 50 street cred points Karl.

Digging: Great Master - Skull and Bones

Flugmorph
October 29th 2014


22058 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

It is nothing intierly new but it is entertaining on it's own.

Flugmorph
October 29th 2014


22058 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Fuckin double post -.-



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