Hail the Sun Mental Knife
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SaveBandit
April 8th 2021


1880 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Do itttt mannnn. Their merch is actually pretty solid. I'm pretty on the fence about band merch because it feels like so many bands go too crazy and have really busy designs. But HTS seems to be pretty good. I like the more simplistic approach.

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SteakByrnes
April 8th 2021


23215 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yoooo the bomber and the hoodie tho, those are fresh

Digging: Hail the Sun - New Age Filth

SlothcoreSam
April 15th 2021


3039 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

New album is so good, but at times I think I'm listening to The Mars Volta, which isn't a bad thing.

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SaveBandit
April 15th 2021


1880 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Word. Stoked to check it out tomorrow.

GreyShadow
April 15th 2021


4616 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

that's a real good thing tbh

DreamAgain
April 15th 2021


1684 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Oh shit it's out tomorrow?! All the singles have been fantastic. DSHS and this back to back, nice.

GreyShadow
April 16th 2021


4616 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fucking HYPED

GreyShadow
April 16th 2021


4616 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Slander is already top tier hts wtf

GreyShadow
April 16th 2021


4616 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i think it's better than Mental Knife but i can't help but feel a bit disappointed?

i feel like these guys and shorter songs aren't the best match.

good album. it feels like they are trying to cultivate everything they've done into a more concise format and idk, it feels lacking??? like Solipsism just ended so abruptly that i felt like I didn't get anything out of it.



also for as much as I like Made Your Mark, it was not placed well in the track list.



there are moments of absolute brilliance, which i'll get to, but this still just feels like they've generally watered themselves down which makes them feel kind of predictable.



Slander has to be the best example of what this band can achieve right now with this more cohesive style. Hysteriantics is also exactly the batshit I want to hear from them. I liked the volta vibes in Misfire. Punch Drunk had a sick last minute or so.



gonna listen again. it's obviously good but idk, i still think they can do/have done much better

Project
April 16th 2021


4742 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

the soundoff that this is a better DGD than DGD is 100% accurate. Domino and Slander are a wild 1-2 punch, I have a feeling I'm going to love this

Digging: half/cut - Salt an Atlas

SteakByrnes
April 16th 2021


23215 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I think the new one easily tops this, and idk I've never felt like these guys were that similar to DGD. Always felt like more of the Circa Survive/Saosin vein of core

Pikazilla
April 16th 2021


15498 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

New album poops all over this



Might actually be as good as Wake

Project
April 16th 2021


4742 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yeah the new one is 3.5-4



its biggest weakness, like most swancore, is it's homogeneous AF but the short runtime ends up helping

Pikazilla
April 16th 2021


15498 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah, that's the thing with swancore



You need like 4 albums and just shouldn't bother with the rest

SteakByrnes
April 16th 2021


23215 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's def their best LP since Wake, kinda wish it was longer tbh lol

Project
April 16th 2021


4742 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

those albums are A Lot Like Birds - No Place, 4 times

SaveBandit
April 16th 2021


1880 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

On my first spin now, so hyped lol.

JesperL
Contributing Reviewer
April 16th 2021


2812 Comments


was excited to give the new album a listen and finally potentially get into this band but i just do not vibe with any swancore it seems ugh

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JayEnder
April 16th 2021


9600 Comments


Haven't checked anything from these guys since Wake, album art looks very reminiscent so I'm hoping for some songs like Human Target Practice

GreyShadow
April 16th 2021


4616 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Culture Scars = Secret Wars > Wake > Elaphantitis > New Age Filth > Mental Knife atm for me



but I have like all of em at 4's except the top 2 i believe.



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