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Odal
May 14th 2019


393 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Will Yip loves his lowered vocal mixes. The band said this was intentional and that they are tired of so many mixes being based around vocals/bass so they wanted something a little different. Personally, I like it for the most part but I can see why people wouldn't and there are a few parts that it doesn't quite work as well as they thought

XingKing
May 14th 2019


14584 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I think low vocals work well when there is something else, cool guitar parts perhaps, to focus on instead but a lot of the vocals here are low for the sake of being low and not to the advantage of the actual songs.

outliers
May 14th 2019


630 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

id like it more if I wasn’t struggling to decipher the damn lyrics

Odal
May 14th 2019


393 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I can agree with that, though I kind of like that it forces me to pay attention more to the album. It's a pretty brisk and breezy listen for me

Themaxwell23
May 16th 2019


118 Comments


Nice review but could you of thought of any other word besides blobby haha. POS

bloc
May 16th 2019


55396 Comments


This went through one ear and out the other

Digging: Lil Ugly Mane - Mista Thug Isolation

Darius the Great
May 16th 2019


20403 Comments


hey this is an excellent review, i may check this out of curiosity although i have only heard their debut and their ep so i might play the others first if I'm going to return to them

cvlts
May 16th 2019


9549 Comments


Review made me lol a couple times. Good job.

Digging: Comrades - Lone/Grey

Odal
May 16th 2019


393 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

thanks for all the kind words everyone, I'm hoping to write on here more often again for a bit. And no, blobby was the only appropriate word for description lol



Darius, would definitely recommend listening to Empty Days & Sleepless Nights if you haven't but Letters Home and Abandoned are pretty inessential. Letters has some jams, but isn't anything that will knock your socks off

JayEnder
May 16th 2019


3799 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Empty Days is the only Defeater I consistently jam. This album really isn't too shabby either.



Loving List & Heel

Digging: Full of Hell - Weeping Choir

FearThyEvil
May 16th 2019


16795 Comments


Who is the guest vocalist on the closer? Sounds familiar

Jamdbz
May 16th 2019


317 Comments


Pretty sure that's Jeff Eaton from MLIW

Odal
May 16th 2019


393 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Yeah, they confirmed it's Jeff in their AMA on r/posthardcore

kingjulian
May 16th 2019


1570 Comments


You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become Defeater.

outliers
May 16th 2019


630 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

List and He’ll is great. Can’t remember a second of the rest

JAV
May 17th 2019


3134 Comments


Next album will be the perspective of the family dog.
Have they ever explained why they refuse to write about anything else?

NoSons
May 17th 2019


152 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

There are moments lost on me because I just can't stand Will Yip's burying of vocals. The vocals are already cupped, double cupped, and now they sound triple cupped. It's weird, I don't enjoy it.

Odal
May 17th 2019


393 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

During their AMA they said that they now feel like the concept is inseparable from the project so that they will never release anything under Defeater not related to the story in some way. Lost Ground showed how far they can stretch what that means, but... even Coheed put out songs that are just by themselves lol

Dedes
May 20th 2019


6402 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I think things have come to a point where you simply have to set aside the redundancy of Defeaters story and look at things from a strictly music based standpoint because honestly, I do feel like they're at least embracing a change of pace with a sound that is a lot slower and brooding and, imo, emotionally charged based on sound alone. Yeah, the stories old but I think the energy and catharsis is making a comeback

Dedes
May 20th 2019


6402 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

@odal

That's understandable but also makes the process of writing records more difficult than needed I imagine



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