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Seven albums I've been sent and need to finish (or start...) reviewing
|1|| ||Virgin Black|
Requiem - Fortissimo
Wanted to hate this based on the horribly gay band name and ridiculously pretentious album title. The "Requiem in G Minor" on the back is icing on the cake. Surprisingly, this is a solid album. Not as sickeningly lame and "gothic symphonic" as I'd been told to expect, but rather a solid death/doom album. Fortissimo in deed...it is loud. Between a 3.5 and a 4.
Artsy fartsy death metal. Crazy drumming, in both a good and bad way, with some keys that sound both awful and awesome at the same time. Two dudes from Agalloch, but it sounds nothing like 'em. Thankfully lacks the sax of their earlier albums. Also between a 3.5-4.
|3|| ||Wyclef Jean|
Carnival Vol. II
Got this way back, haven't really dug into it yet. Seems really disjointed; too many guests, not enough good. Probably between a 2-3.
|4|| ||Verse and Radiation|
Along the Celestial Ruins
Unique blend of metal genres. Not in a huge rush with this. Got it a while back, but it came out a few years ago. Sorry Acerbic Noise! I WILL DO IT! Seems like it'll be at least a solid 3
|5|| ||El Chupa Cobras|
El Chupa Cobras
Haven't even played this yet. Press release tells me it's fun, proggy punk with some metal thrown in. We'll see!
Black Spaces Between Stars
From the bit I've listened to this, it was a frustrating blend of "ambient" and something Mike Patton would do. Was not feeling it, but I will do it eventually.
|7||Enemy of the Sun|
Stupid, awkward and unintentionally hilarious, this album reminded me of a horrible mix of thrash and death with some awful Faith No More impersonations thrown in. I don't see this getting more than a 2.5.
|1 is actually called Requiem: Mezzo Forte. I probably only really like it 'cause they come from Adelaide. |
|Ooops, didn't realise they had released something else. Forget the comment above.|
|I agree with your statement for 1. It suprised me greatly. Pretty solid album overall. I also am glad to see you possibly review 7. I heard good things about it but frankly, it's just odd. Of course the main dude produces Lacuna Coil. I'll check out 2.|
|lol 7 is complete shit.|
|Cant get my head around 2.THere are parts I really like but then??....at one point listening to it I thought my headphnes were picking up sound from elsewhere until i realised they were supposed to be part of the track.|
|your profile picture FTW.|
|I've heard zero of this albums, but I hate Larry the Cable Guy. ;)|