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Discussion in 'RC' started by Haughm, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. lurch70

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    Thanatopsis123 白鬼

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    :lol: Thanks lurch.

    I gave this album 2 listens and haven't gone back.
     
  3. einride

    einride friendly pal with a smile

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    partly, but when there's obvious throwbacks to their earlier styles i keep thinking "gee, this is like that old song, only less interesting"

    every album has been different but this is not really clicking. plus it feels sloppily put together, which i realize can be overcome but it does nothing to help the overall impression
     
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    swizzlenuts Smoke Pipe

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    So should I buy it?
     
  5. mighty_amorphis

    mighty_amorphis Ashes Against the Grain

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    damn, now you caused me a sudden urge to listen to This Old Cabin right now :kickass:

    I can't say if I feel the same, but I would put songs in different order, maybe... "Black Lake Nidstång" reminds me in many ways Pink Floyd's "Echoes" track from "Meddle", and just like that song, it would, IMHO, better work as a last track of the album. "To Drawn" is ok for a while, and is, probably, better than the track that closed Ashes, but, again IMHO, not the ideal choice to close the album. Had it been shorter by half (ending just before the noise section, around 5th minute) and been put after Into the Painted Grey, it would make more sense to me.

    They Escaped...
    Into the Painted....
    To Drown, cut in half....
    Watcher's Monolith
    Ghosts...
    Black Lake....

    yeah, that would do it for me....
     
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    einride friendly pal with a smile

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    sure.

    really! not hearing that, to be honest
     
  7. einride

    einride friendly pal with a smile

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    now i love this album :)

    see this is the frustrating part


    EDIT: here's another thing: the cymbals/overheads/hi-hats are mixed WAY TOO LOW. they're nearly inaudible sometimes when they guy's blasting, while the snare is all up in yo face
     
  8. Ellestin

    Ellestin one-click buy

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    if nothing else the artwork is extremely beautiful. I'll try to let it grow on me. It hasn't yet reached the kind of legal precedent set by Black Cascade that makes me feel that an album is lacking and/or weaker than its forebears, yet thoroughly great and enjoyable in its own right.
     
  9. Ellestin

    Ellestin one-click buy

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    I approve of this album
     
  10. swizzlenuts

    swizzlenuts Smoke Pipe

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    I'm digging this quite a bit.
     
  11. lurch70

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    i no longer like this release.
     
  12. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Gnats before thy gums

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    I'm starting to absorb this, file it in the top shelf pile of '10! I absolutely love Black Lake Nidstang and the death/doom vocals that coincide with it. They remind me of Necare for some reason. I'll have to go revisit Ruin at some point to see if that statement is justified.
     
  13. Ellestin

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    I'm loving the intro. The muted austerity of it. It's rather unexpected and totally Agalloch at the same time. It's a great dive into the bleak cold season.

    My final opinion of the album is that it feels right, in spite of (but maybe thanks to) the lack of true moment of bliss.
     
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    Still getting absolutely zero desire to return to this album, just like their last one. I'm hoping this one will come to surprise me. It does seem to have more of the qualities of Agalloch that I love, it just hasn't made the leap from the league of paint-by-numbers attempt to replicate former glories to that of true greatness and expression.
     
  15. EricT

    EricT Don't you ever get...

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    I haven't listened to it much yet, but I think I place it in the lower tier of Agalloch work (which is still higher tier than most bands). I think, when compared with their other releases, this one just falls short. More listens are definitely in order though.
     
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    i can't think of any band that consistently upped the ante in their catalog.

    it's ok if tM was their peak ...

    i am waiting for Reign in Blood part deux for 25 years already :loco:
     
  17. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa High Infidelity

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    I have no desire to even listen to this album. And I was always a huge supporter of tM and everything beforehand.
     
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    Ars Magna Ars Magna Recordings

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    Maybe ask Haughm to throw in some saxophone and brush beats next time around
     
  20. dorian gray

    dorian gray Returning videotapes

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    ^HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
     

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