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Spec
May 15th 2024


39661 Comments


Hey man it’s possible. They toured with Counterparts and buddied up with them.

Meborphus
May 15th 2024


210 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The peppering is definitely a "here and there" thing. No one song sounds like it could be a Counterparts track; it's in small moments, like this once-and-done guitar lead on Kintsugi that makes me think of the outro to Witness.

Or maybe I'm just hearing things lol

bloc
May 15th 2024


70370 Comments


I was thinking more about the djunz and the dude yelling over them

Dedes
Contributing Reviewer
May 15th 2024


10100 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is good but I do think having to shoehorn big ANTHEMIC choruses every song drag it a bit. Kind of reminds me of new Polaris but not -quite- as good.

bellovddd
May 16th 2024


6409 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

the main problem is the choruses here aren't anthemic, they fall real flat, despite how hard they tried



JayEnder
May 17th 2024


20205 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Pretty cool album and I was never really a fan of this band's previous material. Choruses are hit or miss tho

artificialbox
May 18th 2024


1916 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

bonus track on the physical edition slaps ass

onionbubs
May 18th 2024


21312 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

man i really really like the opener here lol

onionbubs
May 18th 2024


21312 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

"This is good but I do think having to shoehorn big ANTHEMIC choruses every song drag it a bit. Kind of reminds me of new Polaris but not -quite- as good.





the main problem is the choruses here aren't anthemic, they fall real flat, despite how hard they tried"



its both of these at the same time tbh. the hooks are typically too stock to feel all that big but theyre also clearly trying to go for that mold. its most effective on the first two songs when the parts are just kinda weirder (opening duo) and not trying to be catchy bc otherwise it comes across as forced

outliers
May 18th 2024


5045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i can’t stand the choruses where the tempo leading into it comes to a grinding halt (garden wall, what do we see, everything that once)



i like dissociative being and depth i roam’s choruses a good bit tho because they generally flow better within the structure of their respective tracks

onionbubs
May 18th 2024


21312 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

yea the one in depths i roam fits like a glove which i can scarcely say about the rest of this

artificialbox
May 18th 2024


1916 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

https://youtu.be/rPIF9j7cTZo?si=MNqaLCyiWYyl5UXn

outliers
May 18th 2024


5045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

2:16 through 2:43 😮‍💨

TheStoebZ
May 21st 2024


178 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Damn this is really good. These guys have been steadily getting better.

SaveBandit
May 21st 2024


3302 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

If they dropped like half the choruses and just went full heavy instead this would be better. But it's still pretty damn good.

outliers
May 22nd 2024


5045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is still heavy in my rotation, Chris’ heavy vocals are too good

outliers
May 31st 2024


5045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

1:14-1:30 of garden wall may be my favorite piece of core music of the year so far, such a sick fuckin scream + riff combo

artificialbox
May 31st 2024


1916 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

thanks for bumping this cause it motivated me to give it another spin and I probably just had the most enjoyable listen yet. such a damn good record. sometimes shit sounds so much better after all the pre release excitement and expectations wear off.

artificialbox
June 3rd 2024


1916 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I SHOULDA KNOWWWWN

TO NEVER TRUST ANYONE BUT MYSELF

I SHOULDA KNOOOOWWWWN

TO NEVER ASK FOR HELP

artificialbox
June 9th 2024


1916 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

this album is hittin a little closer to home today



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