TOOTHGRINDER   Phantom Amour
Release Date: 2017

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3.0 goodjmh886 | January 8th 18

this is a pretty decent album but a pretty wack and uninteresting direction for a band that had a lot of potential.


3.4 greatWillie STAFF | December 24th 17

This is going to shock longtime fans. Toothgrinder started out as one of those modern prog bands specializing in chaos, noise, and aggression with occasional moments of clean singing and melody. On Phantom Amour the chaos and noise has been replaced by lush atmosphere, and most the aggression has been replaced by the clean singing and melody. The most similar sonic shift that comes to mind is the change between Gabriel and Transhuman (both by Believer). In fact, this and Transhuman have a lot in common. Throughout its runtime, Phantom Amour delivers a moody, melodic blend of modern prog, alternative rock, and even a little psychedelia.


3.5 greatFlipTrackz | December 6th 17

not an amazing record but i'm interested by these guys


3.5 greatChristopher Geriak | November 16th 17

I actually like this more than their last album, which wasn't very memorable to me. It may not be as original, but it's sure a lot more interesting.


3.0 goodAaroN911 | November 14th 17

Compared to Nocturnal Masquerade, this album is not as heavy, but with minor highlights and grooves this album stays afloat. Worth a listen


2.0 poorcoma2rium | November 13th 17

Holy shit this is a letdown after Nocturnal Masquerade was so good and fresh. I don't know what made them think that bringing clean singing and rapping to the forefront was a good idea, but can we go back to the bludgeoning riffs and hardcore freak-outs now?


3.5 greatXenorazr CONTRIBUTOR | November 13th 17

Much of what we get on Phantom Amour can be found elsewhere, which makes it familiar, yet the ways it comes together feels oddly refreshing. It even lets a psychedelic touch or two slip here and there, offset a bit more frequently with the hardcore vocals, but even they are used in a less-than-generous manner. The overall experience is one that keeps you intrigued without necessarily challenging you, thanks in large part to its attempts at creating ambiance, which are quite effective at pulling you in just a bit more as the album plays out.


2.0 poorComatorium. | September 12th 18
4.0 excellentSitarHero | September 11th 18
3.0 goodMacck | September 1st 18
4.5 superbKrpa | April 30th 18
2.5 averageRyfly44 | April 11th 18
3.0 goodPhilippos | March 21st 18
3.5 greatTethyan | February 14th 18
3.5 greatacmolan | January 3rd 18
3.0 goodRobert Davis CONTRIBUTOR | December 29th 17
2.5 averageplatelamp | December 28th 17
5.0 classicHaresh500 | December 6th 17
3.0 goodcristane | December 5th 17
3.0 goodSgtShock | December 5th 17
4.0 excellentMaudlinofthewell | December 4th 17
3.5 greatofftrailjeff | December 2nd 17
1.5 very poormikep87 | November 28th 17
1.5 very poorsuppatime | November 27th 17
2.0 poorElynna | November 25th 17
3.5 greatJustinKing | November 23rd 17
3.0 goodAmbushReality | November 20th 17
3.0 goodmontekristoo99 | November 20th 17
5.0 classicHulk42959 | November 17th 17
3.5 greatem17ah | November 17th 17
3.0 goodajcollins15 | November 15th 17
2.5 averageDirEnMotionless | November 14th 17
4.0 excellentDarkwatch025 | November 13th 17
4.0 excellentDave S. M. | November 12th 17
4.5 superbSubmissiveOstrich | November 12th 17
3.0 goodSite HevyDevy Specialist | November 12th 17
4.0 excellentMarkvandenBerg | November 12th 17
4.0 excellentSYL | November 11th 17
3.0 goodjustajammin | November 11th 17
3.0 goodterriblekonrad | November 11th 17
2.5 averageEucatastrophe CONTRIBUTOR | November 10th 17
3.0 goodEbola | November 8th 17

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