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  1. My early view is that I think this is mostly very good and I commend the band for their ambition, however I think there is still room for this band to grow with regards the incorporation of the glitchier elements which sometimes feel a bit misguided and detracting from the experience, rather than something dangerous which keeps you on edge. I'd stop short of saying they feel "tacked on" but there could be better synergy throughout. For me, the standout moments on this album are on the Reba focused tracks such as Who I Am, Sulfur Surrounding and Autumn and Carbine - love that Alice in Chains inspired vibe with a "harder" modern edge to it.
  2. Who knew Dave Mustaine was in a prog band... jokes aside this is really good
  3. 1. Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want 2. Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It 3. Conjurer - Mire 4. Zeal & Ardor - Stranger Fruit 5. Architects - Holy Hell 6. Vein - Errorzone 7. At the Gates - To Drink from the Night Itself 8. Rivers of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name 9. MOL - JORD 10. Palm Reader - Braille
  4. Just an alright 6/10 metalcore album, relatively inoffensive but in 2018 with cutting edge acts from said genre emerging, you'd want a bit more from them considering what they've shown they can do. Carlile is a huge miss, he was the beating heart and soul of this band and a real focal point
  5. Code Orange - Forever Converge - The Dusk in Us The Black Dahlia Murder - Nightbringers While She Sleeps - You Are We Power Trip - Nightmare Logic Darkest Hour - Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora SikTh - The Future in Whose Eyes? Employed to Serve - The Warmth of a Dying Sun Enter Shikari - The Spark Creeper - Eternity in Your Arms
  6. still not brilliant by any means and doesn't reach anywhere near the dizzying heights of their earlier work, but a perfectly formidable album and a good return to form after the trainwrecks that were their last two albums
  7. lyrically questionable throughout particularly on the song "If There's Nothing to See" and I can certainly do without some of the choruses repeating over and over three times throughout a song, but it's definitely a step up from the last album (that's not saying much though as the last album was god awful), a lot heavier (would you believe me if I said that "Encoder" goes full on djent at points) and more varied, for better or worse (Promise Me for example sounds like a top 40 electronic song, whereas Encoder is half issues style turntable scratching and loops, then goes djent with the guitar tone). the pre-released singles are the very clear highlights of the album, a few forgettable ones like Two Hands but overall ok.
  8. as a working class boy with standard sony earbuds as his go-to listening equipment, 256 kbps mp3 is more than enough for me
  9. or maybe Chris Motionless has blatantly ripped him off since around the Infamous album cycle? think about it, Manson's been around for over 20 years
  10. disconnecting myself from the lyrical themes (as tbh I have done for a lot of their more socially/politically driven content), this album bangs instrumentally
  11. had minimal expectations before listening, considering they're one of those teenie boppy kerrang bands but jesus christ this is rubbish, at least the last album had hints of decent instrumentation but this is just an even more watered down version of what tonight alive were doing on their last album. insipid and devoid of anything worthwhile or memorable
  12. was never completely sold on these guys, this album has definitely made me re-evaluate my view of them however. punishing as fuck all throughout \m/
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