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Sleepin Pillow Superman's Blues
4.0
07.10.20
Baby Birds An Olive Branch Wrapped in Barbed Wire
In endeavoring a sound closer to subdued/drone-y electro/noise rock and less on post punk, these Texans resort to minimalism with adequate avail, meaning the album is fine for playing in the background. https://babybirdsnoise.bandcamp.com/album/an-olive-branch-wrapped-in-barbed-wire
2.8
06.21.20
Spell (CAN) Opulent Decay
With Opulent Decay, Spell jump to the gothic/heavy metal bandwagon, and while the album's overall atmosphere is different from those of peering albums, the majority of songs fails to make a lasting impression. Favorite song: Psychic Death. Stream:
http://spellofficial.bandcamp.com/album/opulent-decay
3.0
05.10.20
Parkcrest ...And That Blue Will Turn To Red
It's hard to tell why this is really the case, but the best Chilean thrash/metal metal bands are better than most of their Latin American peers, while they rival just about any other homologous/notable US/European metal outfit out there. With their sophomore album, Chilean Parkcrest are certainly among the recent additions to the aforementioned cluster. Their native/torrentous Latin American metal demeanor has been blended with legacy tech thrash lores from both sides of the Atlantic - Coma of Souls-era Kreator and late '80s Heathen - plus that awesome groove Megadeth perfected in Rust In Peace. If their lead guitars become
3.8
05.02.20
Autoinducer Germophobe
For quarantine times, make for some grindcore time... Favorite track: Quarantine (Danny Devito sample killz!). Stream:
http://autoinducer.bandcamp.com/
3.5
04.23.20
Psychotic Waltz The God-Shaped Void
When Psychotic Waltz announced the release of a new album around 2014, few believed the San Diego bunch would actually deliver, let alone make an album that could stand next to their triumphs of old. With The God-Shaped Void, Psychotic Waltz dwarfed mountains, them being: the rust that comes with a 20-plus-year hiatus; the ultra-slow production of new music, in the interim of real life duties and Devon Graves having moved to Europe since the beginning of the Deadsoul Tribe era; last but not least, validating the pledge that the growing effect of new music, would gradually appease the reservations of longtime fans, and introduce Psych
3.8
03.29.20
Parkcrest Hallucinative Minds
Peculiarly named Chilean thrash metal act Parkcrest, start their course with a solid slab of South American thrash metal, rough on both the bulk and the edges as far as sound work goes, but full of promise in terms of individual instrumental proficiency, and the ability to produce interesting/powerful thrash. That said, vocals could use some more fine tuning with the music, while retaining their much desired rawness, while the lead/rhythm guitar ratio is far from balanced. Favorite track: New Plague. Stream:
http://streetmetalblasphemy.bandcamp.com/album/hallucinativ
3.5
03.15.20

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  • GamamJ Oh, and In Memory felt a lot like a transition album to me as well, with the features of the s/t still very much there, but trying to get into more complex songwriting. Made it feel goofy at times to me since they clearly hadn't really gotten the hang of it yet.
    June 3 12:26 PM
  • GamamJ I mean, I haven't listened to anything past Dreaming yet, but I wouldn't say they got simpler, but rather changed their focus. Yes, the instrumentation certainly got simpler, but the writing is way more intricate with multiple different sections, more advanced rhythms/times etc. I am a huge fan of both of the above, my issue is just with the epic/powery method bands like Nevermore and Blind Guardian do it in. Not my cup of tea. Also sorry about the formatting in my message, was on mobile.
    June 3 12:25 PM
  • GamamJ Yes, I thought In Memory relied way too much on the same structure for every song. Clean intro slowly building into a heavier tail-end. Not much interesting riffage or intricate soloing, which are what I like the most from Nevermore.While I appreciate that the song structures on Dreaming are much more elaborate, and really enjoy them, I am a huge fan of complex and virtuosic instrumentation which has been toned down a lot from previous efforts. Also not big into Warrel?s vocals.
    June 3 10:41 AM
  • GamamJ Hey Voivod! Spinning Dreaming Neon Black now, and I have to agree with you! The debut was actually more enjoyable in my opinion!
    June 3 10:04 AM
  • manosg Kalispera Gianni! I alitheia einai pos ti mia fora pou akousa to neo Northwind, den tin palepsa katholou. Mou ekane kati san Deep Purple tritis dialogis kai exeis apolyto dikio gia tin paragogi. Esena pos sou fanike?
    May 30 03:46 PM

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