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Dead Moon In The Graveyard
Checked this because of Liz Harris, and while it's cool I can't say i am fully sold because some aspectsjust dont work for me. First of all the structure is quite erratic, with songs going from punkish angst to soft spoken ballads in ways that sometimes work but also confuse you a bit. Secondly it has covers, which are acceptably well done but I just dont like covers yknow - gotta say 6 is super cool instrumentally and nicely angry though. The main flaw are the vocals though, which are at best ok, but very often whiney, and sometimes outright bad - especially the female vox. In kind of works on some calmer, more brooding songs like 10, but on
Unwound Kandykornritualsagainsthatingind
'Unwound being angry for a few minutes' is what I thought this would be at first, as it starts off much like the prior demo except better produced. 2 especially gets really ahrd, and this is about as hardcore as the band got - the vocals being especially harsh. 3 which is longer than the otehr two tracks combined calms things down in its first half before slowly building up the anger again. Super cool, but the end is quite abrupt, to a point where I thought my computer had crashed or somethign. So this feels more like the amputated beginnign of a cool angry album than an EP that makes sense in its own right, but it's still a fun jam. 3.5
Ben Buitendijk Ouroboros
Just what i needed for late night work, and a couple of those tracks will join me playlists as well. 1 is the highlight here with its hypnotic acid melody, and 2 is a pretty cool industrial techno follow up that works quite well too. 3 sadly feels a bit redundant with 3 and lost me a bit. 3.3
Kekht Arakh Through The Branches To Eternity
This has value as a demo to show the breadth of things KA can do, and as proof that it really isn't limited to well-made bm; as a record in its own right though, idk that it has much value. 1 has DSBM vox but an instrumental that reminds me of screamo but produced like bm. Cool conceptually and in actuality, even though the result isn't necessarily a jam. 2 is much softer both vocally and does work well as an 'outro' - in fact it feels like a transition track or an outro you could find, again, on a screamo record. I wonder how much skramz KA jams because it really feels like it trnaspires a lot here yet I didn't find a real trace of that on P
Hallas Excerpts From a Future Past
Ah yes, yes yes yeeeeees. Exactly what one could have hoped for from the first EP. This is now superbly well produced whilst retaining all of its catchy qualities and building up on them. Sure the influences aren't concealed for one bit, sure some of the vox are a liiiittle too much (like I actually laughed a bit on 2), sure it gets a bit excessive at times (4 is a bit overwhelming), but man isn't it awesome and diverse. Transports you to other places whilst churning out tunes. What truly bumps it to 4.0 tier for me is, of course, STAAAAR RIDAH, but also the fact that the closing track is an excellent instrumental conclusion to close the epic
Xiu Xiu A Promise
This is their highest rated album? Oh dear. Idk what it is but Xiu Xiu's music just doesn't work for me so far. It doesn't give me any emotion or tell me any story. At best, this is passable like 4-5 or 9 with its cute inspiring sorta marine guitar strum. At worst, this is frankly annoying - most commonly because of the vocals once again, but not just. Oftentimes, it also just has zero interest for someone like me who doesn't really pay attention to lyrics, as it's just him talking over random sounds. That's just not what I seek in music. I guess the insturmental part of how 2 unfolds is kinda cool? Idk man I have no desire to return to this,
Kekht Arakh Pale Swordsman
Black metal for sunny days? Music to be sad to in corpse paint whilst enjoying the sun? There is something magical about the way this mixes pretty sounds to a background wall of lo-fi raw-ish bm. 1-2 or 9 are prime examples of this, and perhaps the record's most unique trait. That's not to say the one-man band doesn't do aggressive bm well as well: 3-4 and 7-8 amply prove the contrary, whilst the softie break in the middle is most welcome. The prod won't sit right with everyone but I dug it. My only real gripe with this comes at the end, which is a shame. There is no transition between 9 and 10, and that's the first time the record fails in c

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    April 14 01:17 PM
  • Trifolium I know I miss you Bedex! But I hope you are having good times, and lots of love love LOVE for you.
    April 4 12:41 PM
  • garas It's drone AND metal. It has both genres in a significant amount.
    March 18 06:41 PM
  • garas More drone? The artwork catched my interest, and I enjoyed what did I hear.
    March 18 04:48 PM
  • garas Nah, you probably just have better senses than me.
    March 15 08:09 PM

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