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A fun album full of 80's sounding synth and an endless obsession with Miami Vice era instrumentation.
The star of the show here is the liberal usage of saxophone, something that I admit to being a sucker for.
Were it not for the slick usage of the sax the album would sound like many, many others also doing this sound.
I do enjoy the vocals scattered throughout, despite their lack of range and punch.
There is a future for The Midnight providing the boundaries of the admittedly limiting genre can continue to be pushed.
The One in the Sun
Another hipster-folk darling from Europe. Strong songwriting and a technical flair help her stand out from many others
Her voice, while not the most unique in the genre, is used well and helps convey the forgotten landscapes and goodbyes
that she sings about.
Excellent effort and one to watch out for in the future.
Justice For The Damned
Dragged Through The Dirt
A solid album with a strong Hardcore foundation mixed with some flourishes of DM and thrash.
By no means is this album breaking new ground, but it manages to keep itself from sounding stale by ensuring the riffs
aren't a constant barrage of breakdowns (dgmr, there ARE breakdowns here) with some decent tempo variations
throughout the songs.
Temple of Void
Lords Of Death
Solid album with enough variety in songwriting to keep you listening.
The production hits like a sledgehammer.
Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
Don't let the goofy name and album art fool you, this goes alright.
This isn't a modern tech-death record per se, it lies somewhere in-between techy modern metal
and a djenty hardcore sound.
The vocals will break out into these edgy rants and monologues akin to king 810 and Traitors
This is pretty much tech-death written by some hardcore kids, but unlike most hardcore kids they
can play their instruments and have none of the ridiculous "space and time nexus existence" shit
that Veil of Maya and Born of Osiris have with their lyrics.
Eroded Corridors of Unbeing
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