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Albums currently displeasing your ass

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Krow, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. HamburgerBoy

    HamburgerBoy Active Member

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    Replace Road of Kings with The Ninth Wave and I'm pretty much totally with you. Super fucking boring album with a few moments of brilliance.
     

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    CiG So Long Suckers

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    It can't be filler if it wasn't even included on the main album (it came as a bonus 12" along with "Witches Brew").
    Dunno how you missed that since I typed it in the very comment you quoted. You are you though.
     
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    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    ^Basically my ratings. Just take a star off Road of Kings and give it to the title track, and bump Astronomica up to a 5.
     
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    Gojira - Magma. IMO their albums have been getting weaker with every release. :/
     
  6. Vegard Pompey

    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    Sat through one song of this and my tinnitus kicked into overdrive. Unlistenable garbage
     
  7. CiG

    CiG So Long Suckers

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    Decided to satisfy my morbid curiosity considering we had a whole argument with a fan of this band on this forum. WEW LAD.

    Now, there is a laundry list of things that I really dislike about the album. The vocals become progressively grating over time, the production is quite sterile, the added effects are annoying, some of the instruments sound bland and are produced terribly, etc. However, I noticed that one aspect of the praise that this particular album received was that each track was involved in a different metal subgenre which gave the album more variety. That said, I don't really believe that it's a strength in the case of Metal Resistance. In fact, I think it's the album's crippling weakness. Each song feels like a pale facsimile of whatever subgenre it's attempting to emulate. Road of Resistance is a generic power metal track (with Japanese pop idol vocals), Tales of the Destinies is a poorly-conceived and rather shallow progressive metal track (with Japanese pop idol vocals) and so on. For a band that is so often lauded for its "eccentricity", the actual music is pretty derivative.

    Really, the band's success overall kind of disappoints me as well. The Japanese metal scene is a pretty interesting one to look into and spans many subgenres with different interpretations on them and given some of the favorites that I've discovered, Babymetal's success is mildly insulting for the last reason I stated in the previous paragraph. I mean, why listen to Babymetal's dull take on power metal when you can just listen to a band like Galneryus, Aion or Concerto Moon instead? Why listen to Tales of the Destinies when you can listen to Alhambra or Saber Tiger? Why listen to any of the thrashier tracks on this album when you can listen to late Sabbat or Gargoyle instead? Why listen to Babymetal's overproduced and grating take on traditional metal when you can just listen to the superior X Japan, Anthem and Loudness instead? That's the kicker. This group manages to be a total superfluity in both the Japanese idol "genre" and Japan's metal scene.

    A lot of the criticism against the band is often shrugged off as misguided conservatism but this thing taken fully on its own merits after listening to the whole thing, it's still just bad. A mediocre idol group in a sea of mediocre Japanese idol groups with a wasted backing band.
     
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    CiG So Long Suckers

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    It has the incoherence of a compilation album with various genres represented without the potential greatness of each individual band's song and their take on whatever genre they play on the compilation. That they don't even have a coherent style and just play a bit of everything screams of a corporate marketing vehicle lmao.

    Surprised in-crowd civil war hasn't broken out over this. GMD is in decline.
     
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    Absolutely. It feels all over the place and this switching between genres has no direction, resulting in the composition often being the most predictable and archetypal version of that genre.
     
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    Vilden From the holy kingdom of Harmonia

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    Wth, The Ninth Wave is one of the top tracks on the album. The scream TOTENTANZ! Only makes it 5 stars.
     
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    hardly anybody cares about that album lol, plus i think he was being tongue in cheek about it being garbage just 'cause it happens to trigger his tinnitus
     
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    @Slayed Necros is the opposite of @Vegard Pompey since all of his favorite albums trigger his tinnitus. That's some serious dedication.
     
  14. Vegard Pompey

    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    Honestly, you have no idea.
     
  16. Krow

    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    I didn’t exactly think the latest Iced Earth was going to be AOTY 2017, but I grabbed it along with some other albums from amazon because I was given $165 in gift cards.

    Jesus fucking hell its awful. I’m not sure what I considered their worst album before this one but this is an instant contender. They should be embarrassed of Black Flag, not sure how they thought recording a bad Alestorm rip off would be a good idea.
     
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    Is it actually stupider than Alestorm?
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    Alestorm at least acknowledge they’re tongue in cheek. That song coming from a band that once recorded Night the Stormrider or Burnt Offerings is tongue firmly planted in ass.
     
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    CiG So Long Suckers

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    You actually like this shit? I thought you were mocking it before.
     

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