Trophy Scars Astral Pariah
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Senetrix666
September 10th 2021


575 Comments


how sick would that be if kurt ballou did a remix of a trophy scars record

mynameischan
Emeritus
September 10th 2021


1934 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

To be clear I don’t dislike the production here. It’s an interesting sound but holy vacants probably has my favorite production ever

letsgofishing
September 10th 2021


1616 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"Vocals mix, I think the choices are very intentional. It gives the vocals a ton of dynamics instead of a compressed-to-hell all-instruments-come-second-to-vocals feeling. Sister captures this well, there are moments that are densely layered and quieter, almost playing a more textural role for the larger polyphonic feeling, and then there's moments where the vocals are >very< up front."



I respect this argument a lot, but I think this dynamic, polyphonic feeling was all accomplished in their last few recordings while having the vocals be crystal clear and in-balance. I'm just unsure if the mixing decisions here were really necessary for what they were trying to accomplish.

letsgofishing
September 10th 2021


1616 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Granted, there are segments of this record, like the climax of Brother, where I think the approach works really damn well.

Scoot
September 10th 2021


20816 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

too short to be a 5 imo



they could have expanded on several ideas here

Veldin
September 10th 2021


4576 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Darkness Oh Hell and Never Born Never Dead are same length and they’re classics… If it perfectly encapsulates all their ideas and ambitions, I don’t see a problem with a short runtime

letsgofishing
September 10th 2021


1616 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I could have used more of an instrumental unleashing at the end of Mother, for instance, but for the most part, the complaints I've had about the band being too restrained have disappeared as I listen to this more.



All the moments I'm looking for in a Trophy Scars record are well-satisfied by the end of this,.

letsgofishing
September 10th 2021


1616 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

(double post)

Snake.
September 10th 2021


23613 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

is this as bloated and pretentious as everything else they've done

Brabiz
September 10th 2021


1578 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Band just keeps getting better

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Sowing
Moderator
September 10th 2021


39388 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

bloated no pretentious yes

not as if that isn't part of their charm though

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Josh D.
September 10th 2021


16826 Comments


I've always been fairweather with this band, but since they release so infrequently I'll have to give this a spin.

Gyromania
September 10th 2021


33143 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Apparently I'm on the 4th track now. The other 3 just kind of blew by in no time. So far this is pretty w.e, will give it a couple-few listens tho as it's so short

GreyShadow
September 10th 2021


5330 Comments


2nd half is where it gets really trophy scars

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Veldin
September 10th 2021


4576 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I AM YOUR SCARLET FEVER

gravityswitch
September 10th 2021


776 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

aaaah it will be difficult to rate that's for sure

gravityswitch
September 10th 2021


776 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's of course no better than Bad Luck BUT

after a couple of listen it might be their third best

Gyromania
September 10th 2021


33143 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Bad Luck is their best by a mile tbh



This is... Nice though. I think it has potential to be a grower

g40st
September 10th 2021


557 Comments


Darkness Oh Hell is right there though.

gravityswitch
September 10th 2021


776 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

you got it gents



- Bad Luck

- Darkness

- ???



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