|A Perfect Circle Eat the Elephant|
|Several qualities the band used to excel at (sounding inspired, varied and engaging drums, profound lyrics) are missing here. Sounds like a band that ran out of ideas.|
|Coheed and Cambria The Color Before The Sun|
|Sounds like the band had good intention, but the end product sounds so lifeless and uninteresting. A pop rock record that isn't very catchy|
|letlive. If I'm the Devil...|
|Limp Bizkit Results May Vary|
|Opeth The Roundhouse Tapes|
|Mikael sounds great but is mixed too high. Drummer is normally fantastic, but doesn't perform |
well here. He takes on a noticeable amount of liberties from the original recordings for the worse.
e.g. the Windowpane solo, the Blackwater Park intro, and worst of all, the awkwardly forced
"swingy" drum parts. Overall, it's a very tense drum performance.
The sloppy climax to Face of Melinda (that guitar riff at the ending heavier section
is..awfully brash) and awful Windowpane performance due to the tense drumming and snail's
pace tempo makes this hard to listen to front-to-back.