Reflections   Willow
2.7
average
Release Date: 2020
Tracklist

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2.0 poorNecroAsphyxia | February 20th 20

Holy s#it, this is unbelievably underwhelming. I love this band since The Fantasy Effect;
all their previous three recordings have a special place in my heart, especially The
Color Clear. But this is just a big chugfest disappointment which partly reminds me of
Emmure. Only Samsara sounds like a genuine (Reflections) songs, the end of Help is great
and I like the Vildhjarta vibes of Seven Stages. Despite of that where are all the great
riffs and melodies? They have so much talent and what they do is write almost a 40
minutes breakdown underlayed with some ambient sounds. All in all the record is tedious
as a whole but I will listen to it a few more times. I hope I will dig it more when I am
familiar with the breakdown rhythms.


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2.0 poorKMassam | February 20th 20

Echoing Necro on this one. rTheir back catalog is very near and dear to me. This is such a far cry from that. Nothing but 40 minutes of uninspired breakdowns with the guitars tuned as low as possible, and Jake sticking to basically one style of vocals (lows with this weird pitch shifted effect thrown on intermittently that does not sound good). The mathy sections, crazy leads, and solos are all gone in favor of being as ?heavy? as possible. Talk about a total disappointment.

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2.5 averageDefmytones | February 21st 20

If "Emmure-Core" was a genre, these guys just suddenly perfected it.

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4.0 excellentkarlulol | February 20th 20

This is so brutal it makes me want to bench press my entire house

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2.5 averageKenneth Pangilinan | February 20th 20

Upon the first few listens, this is pretty underwhelming. Where are the riffs and dissonant dweedles? There's more chugging than a college frat party...

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2.0 poorZoddHand | August 12th 21

Few good riffs but other than that this is probably the most uninspired comeback album i've heard in recent years.

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1.5 very pooraurora | August 12th 20

This is so bad.

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4.0 excellentbigweinerdon | August 5th 20

This is actually a good album when you ignore that dumb shit the vocalist loves to do where he keeps whining/talking into a scream, like shut the fuck up bud. Instrumentals are great though.

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3.0 goodWeAreReturningHome | March 19th 20

It's enjoyable but it's very generic and lacks a lot of melody compared to TCC. I'm giving
it a 3.0 even though
it should be a 2.5 just because I'm digging the dark lyrics and ambient parts like in
'Ghost'. I really do like the album art and the name they chose "Willow" it's so fitting for
their concept album.

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2.0 poorartiswar | February 24th 20

..........................................what happened to this band

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2.5 averagefranklinbumbleton | February 21st 20

TCC is my favorite album of all time, and holy shit does this disappoint. Everything to love about that album is pretty much missing here, some of the tracks like Ghost and Help are fun to listen to simply because they go so hard.

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3.5 greatLoganTaylorD | February 21st 20

I found myself enjoying this more than I thought upon realizing what type of album it was, I do miss the old style of Reflections but its not entirely gone, this feels like a transitionary album back.

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3.0 goodDmax28 | February 20th 20

The Color Clear is an exceptional album that shows an impressive range of instrumentation
and tones. It's pretty shocking they went so far in the other direction with such a
linear sound here. The singles on this sounded more intriguing when I didn't know the
whole album was going to be that same sound. This is at its worst on tracks like
Isolation and Marionette which back to back basically come across as one big non-event.
Dismal, Empathy, Seven Stages, Help, and Ghost are great on here. I especially like
Dismal, which tastefully plays with its catchy repeating motif. When these guys are
actually giving me some riffing or dynamic parts it's satisfying. Their blunt lyrics are
still pretty refreshing, if maybe only for being shockingly straightforward. The
breakdowns on The Color Clear (my favorite part of that album) are better than anything
on this album though, and given that this is an album centered around them, that's too
bad.

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4.0 excellentMaximo | December 16th 19

big hype boys, let's get it

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2.0 poormkmusic1995 | June 21st 22
4.0 excellentJimFear | May 6th 22
2.5 averagejpturk21 | May 2nd 22
4.0 excellentjakeboehmer | May 2nd 22
2.5 averageOobaloo | April 29th 22
4.5 superbDaniel Dukes | March 28th 22
3.0 goodYesMaMan11 | December 17th 21
1.5 very poorDiProg95 | December 12th 21
3.5 greatcryptside | December 2nd 21
2.5 averagecorycantrell | October 20th 21
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3.0 goodautosacrifice | August 13th 21
2.5 averageJared Wegenast (CSS) | April 15th 21
3.0 goodBlueSwan | March 28th 21
2.0 poorTrash | March 19th 21
3.0 goodPennywise_M | February 27th 21
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3.5 greatErichB | January 23rd 21
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4.0 excellentAmerica's Favorite Hemophobe! ♦ | May 8th 20
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3.0 goodDavidPrincipe29 | April 25th 20
2.5 averageUnstille Magazine | April 16th 20
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2.5 averagetellah | April 5th 20
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3.5 greatMariusbinx | March 22nd 20
2.0 poorDave S. M. | March 6th 20
2.5 averageLowellWolfe | March 4th 20
3.5 greatMelaciour | February 28th 20
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1.0 awfulJeetJeet | February 26th 20
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3.5 greatRemcheck91 | February 20th 20
3.0 goodjoshb9864 | February 20th 20
2.5 averageterriblekonrad | February 20th 20
4.0 excellentDirEnMotionless | February 20th 20
3.5 greatTristan Matheny | February 19th 20

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