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Palm Reader Sleepless
Architects For Those That Wish to Exist
I actually went into this wanting to give it a fair chance, and while it's not as bad as I was expecting, it is horribly one-note and monotonous. The majority of tracks follow the same structure of synth/electronic base track with a basic lead riff, then a heavy emphasis on the chorus, none of which are catchy enough to justify their overabundance. There are no real songs here that are cringe-inducing (Little Wonder does come close, the chorus of which is an almost tragic self-fulfilling prophecy for the band) but comparatively, none stand out on first listen, and all of the guest vocals feel terribly underutilized. It's a palatable album, su
Svalbard When I Die, Will I Get Better?
This album fucks. There are so many moments throughout the record's 38-minute runtime
that really make you stop and go; "okay wait, that was sick". Not only is When I Die,
Will I Get Better?
the band's crowning achievement to date but an absolute front
runner for metal AOTY. This whole album slaps, but my personal favourites are 'Open
Wound', 'Listen To Someone' and 'The Currency Of Beauty'. Gold star, Svalbard.
Deftones Gore
The Ghost Inside The Ghost Inside
At first I felt a little underwhelmed by this release, because despite everythign the band had gone through at that point, it felt like a safe release and I was expecting a little more. However, after listening to the 1333 Days podcast detailing the band's accident and return to form, it's hard not to see the album in a new light and appreciate the fact it exists to begin with.
Misery Signals Ultraviolet
'Through Vales Of Blue Fire' not opening Ultraviolet is a legitimate head scratcher and the criticism toward the length of the album is valid. Still, this is quality material from Misery Signals, and we're pretty fortunate these songs came together at all. 'Old Ghosts', 'Redemption Key' and 'Cascade Locks' are all incredible and every track demands an attentive ear. I'm normally one for albums erring on the shorter side as I think it promotes replayability, but I do agree an extra song on here would not go amiss.
Make Them Suffer How to Survive a Funeral
I've appreciated everything the band has done up until this point, but truthfully I find this pretty underwhelming. Falling Ashes and Soul Decay are kinda cool, but nothing else really stands out that much aside from The Attendant, which is apparently a leftover cut from Worlds Apart.

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  • someone not sure how it got to Zao's promo
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  • Scoot what
    August 21 07:57 PM
  • SowingSeason Unfortunately everything here is on a voluntary basis. Some people use it as a resume booster, especially at the staff level, if they are looking to get into a career in journalism or something music-related. Outside of that, the primary benefit is personal satisfaction. If you're still interested you can apply when we post a link for applications, which usually occurs near February of each year.
    January 4 09:42 PM
  • GreyShadow "For people asking after longer songs, the last track is the longest at a bit over 7 mins. Everything else is looking between 3-5 mins." do you have a source for that, my good man?
    December 5 06:36 AM
  • coneren np buddy i feel like you gave it a 5 so i may as well
    September 20 12:37 AM

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