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Be'lakor Coherence
Layered, varied, and positively intoxicating, Coherence is a sure MAOTY contender and may very well be the album future Be'lakor albums will be judged against.
Dream Theater A View from the Top of the World
Ambition with no clear vision or direction, this album fails to inspire repeat listens. It sounds great and is well crafted from a sheer technical standpoint, but the appeal with Dream Theater (most of the time) has been a compelling musical foundation with the technicality being a nice, generous bonus. Here, it's the main selling point.
Iron Maiden Senjutsu
Album is ultimately a grower with a host of great moments, but almost none of the tracks feel like full-blown knockouts. Bruce's voice also sounds woefully off in a few places, and his performance, as well as the entire album, is an unfortunate step down from Book of Souls.
Redemption Long Night's Journey Into Day
Tom Englund sounds better here than he has on anything with Evergrey. This album also feels like a breath of fresh air after how the stagnant ordeal that was The Art of Loss.
Katatonia City Burials
City Burials sees Katatonia return in a way that feels tried-and-true with the occasional surprise. After a fairly catchy first half, things mellow out in a way that's bound to appeal to fans of The Great Cold Distance and Night Is the New Day. There's a bit of everything from the band's modern sound, executed with equal amounts of finesse and restraint. It does feel like this is one of the band's less evolutionary releases, which is offset by the aforementioned reasons, just not enough to avoid instilling the slightest sense of stagnation.
Alcest Spiritual Instinct
Spiritual Instinct is assuringly safe. Coming off of Kodama, it might feel like a stale strand of tracks, but there's just enough for Alcest fans to settle down and be content with it.
Darkwater Human
Human is polished to a near-mirror shine, boasting a wonderful sound mix that lets each member to shine. Even vocals are solid, especially for a metal band. The best part is that despite a rather lengthy runtime, almost all of the tracks flow naturally, making the already strong musical quality even more enjoyable.

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  • Dedes what ever happened to ya dude lmao
    September 12 12:41 AM
  • dauerwelle Did you give Noorvik's new album "Hamartia" a listen yet?! Killer....
    April 24 10:55 PM
  • OmairSh Damn man that sucks. Well yeah paying off car debt is a GREAT burden to get off your back, so that's a silver lining. My lease ends in June and I'm not sure if I need a car atm with all this happening. Probably better to save money atm
    April 27 01:16 AM
  • OmairSh Ah damn, at least there's still money coming in though right. Have your hours been reduced?
    April 24 07:10 PM
  • OmairSh Sup Xeno, how's life under quarantine?
    April 14 04:48 AM

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