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Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by The Ozzman, Mar 17, 2008.
Just said that brah. Barely an EP with 1 original song though
helstar's NOSFERATU and basically every chasm album beg to differ.
Nosferatu isn't that great anyway
nosferatu is great, but does suffer slightly from the non-dracula story songs being not as strong as the rest
if it were consistent 100% through it'd push for awaken the guardian level quality
The second half is better than the first, and Aieliaria and Everonn is the best song on the album.
EDIT: The only weak point of the second half is Swirling Madness which is a little too thrashy, but it's still more melodic and interesting than Baptized in Blood.
Speaking of inconsistency, "Leather and Lust" is cringe-worthy compared to the rest of Burning Star.
It's not great. Please get on my level.
They already have that level album..it's called Remnants of War!
the A side of NOSFERATU is definitely better than the B side, the closer is fabulous but the first three songs on the B-side are the worst on the album. A DISTANT THUNDER has a similar issue actually - easily a weaker second half except 'winds of war' is the best song on it. i like REMNANTS OF WAR but it's less inspired than either of the above imo. i need to check out BURNING STAR again one of these days.
Considering Griftegard lost their drummer I think I can give them a break for not putting out any more releases. However, "Solemn. Sacred. Severe." is choice.
Only lyrically. Musically, it's the closest thing to the sound of the next few albums. Best song on the album. Well, or at least joint-best with Witch's Eye.
Benediction is awesome tho. I agree to some extent with A Distant Thunder, but The Whore of Babylon is fantastic for a two minute instrumental, some of the coolest/most unique riffage I've heard in USPM.
Looking forward to what other doom band chicken fingers McGee fucking claims is the best band to ever exist based on a bandcamp demo he listened to at 2 am.
harsh reality tho
WHY IS THE WORLD SO FUCKED UP
lol, I was just going to make some smart ass comment like "You guys only hate the second half because of the 'Why is the world so fucked up' bit", but apparently that's actually true. Your loss, wimp.
i don't hate the second half, i only said it was weaker than the a-side of one of my all time favourite albums lol. also 'WHY IS THE WORLD SO FUCKED UP?!' is hilarious but doesn't really affect my opinion of anything. that is the worst song though, in context anyway.
I keep an autistic unpublished RYM list of track rankings for basically every album, and Harsh Reality is dead center for me, ahead of the first three side A songs (and Swirling Madness). Refreshing my memory on it, I guess it's actually a bit chuggier than I remember and more so than the other songs, but it's really choppy in a tech-thrashy way that I like.
But yeah, I still really like both sides of the album. I guess I never even divided it into sides until I saw someone make that same comment a while back, and have seen it since repeated many times.
For me, the best traditional Doom Metal band around now is and always has been The Wizar'd, I also love that this band splits the Doom crowd.
Hahaha, people I know fucking despise Ol' Rusty's vocals so much.
both sides suck
I haven't listened to my Wizar'd albums in fucking forever. I should change that. How is their newest album?
Much more melodic, one could use their latest as proof that they're slowly evolving into more of a Heavy Metal band, they have an EP in the works that I can't wait to hear just to hear their progression.