chug73
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Vomitile Pure Eternal Hate
A no-bullshit approach executed well.
There is nothing here that would suggest these guys are literal virtuosos but there is enough to hold your interest if you want some no-nonsense metal with some tasteful lead guitar.

Sometimes less is more and Vomitile are keenly aware of that.
3.5
09.18.18
Opeth Blackwater Park
5.0
08.13.18
Opeth Morningrise
4.5
08.13.18
Kingnomad The Great Nothing
Another 70's stoney, jam-rock album enters the fray.
So, what sets this one apart from everything else?
Not a lot.
Instead, they rely on atmosphere and some solid restrained instrumentation to bring it home instead of the "take a tab and
go all out for 20 minutes" approach some bands use to the point of annoyance.
At this point in the genre, many of these bands tend to employ similar songwriting tricks including the obligatory drawn-out
guitars solos and trippy interludes. This is no different; instead, we are treated to some driving riffs to break up the trip.

All of these traits cu
3.5
08.08.18
From Sorrow To Serenity Remnant of Humanity
Do you like 8 string guitars?
That is basically the prerequisite for liking this, it's the only thing that stops this from being generic to the point of
boredom.
Has a Nothlane pre-Marcus vibe to it but lacks the songwriting to back it up. Instead, we get a series of songs that ride that
8th string with some 2 step and skank beats to break it all up.

Songs like Nescient show some flair with the drumming and a direction I hope they are willing to push themselves in.

At the time of writing this, there is a new song out that does not capitalize on what I mentioned. Shame.
3.0
07.08.18
Prison N.G.R.I.
Yet another edgy tru HC band has released material that is desperate to sound authentic and real. These bands all tend to
stay stuck in this mid-range tempo that blurs all the songs together and maybe some bad clean vocals between
breakdowns.
To be fair, these guys do have an idea of dynamics and play with some interesting concepts for the genre in the form of
clean breaks and letting the bass take some spotlight in sections but the instruments never really rise to the top; beatdown
instrumentation tends to sound alike.
Solid production though, bass sounds great.
2.5
07.07.18
I, Valiance I
An odd mixture of 8-string deathcore, djent and goofy circus/electronic influences.
Luckily there is an abundance of energy and momentum throughout that keeps things interesting without devolving into a
slowed-down junz fest.
Vocals are strong, as expected but there isn't enough here to make it one of the better Deathcore releases this year.
Gravemind is stronger in songwriting and technicality and foregoes the silly nu-metal elements.
3.0
07.07.18

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