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New Soilwork.....

Discussion in 'Pyramaze' started by pyramazekeyboardist, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. pyramazekeyboardist

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    Ok so I hear the new Soilwork album is getting mastered right now. I just have my fingers crossed that this is going to be at least somewhat as good as their earlier stuff. Anyone have any hopes, or am I just holding on to unrealistic hopes? :Smug:
     
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    Pabla The Devil Wears Maiden

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    I am not expecting anything at all since I do not own any of their albums... :err: I was very dissapointed a few years ago when I saw them live and they STUNK... hence my disinterest in anything they do.

    People keep telling me to give them a try and so on, but I argue back that if a band can't deliver the goods at a live show they are not really a band but just the product of what the studio technology can do. *Shrugs*
     
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    Daybreaker Red, Hot, and Heavy

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    You have unrealistic hopes. They are about as on par as me hoping I'll wake up black as Wesley Snipes.
     
  4. pallarandersvisa

    pallarandersvisa New Metal Member

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    haha

    thats almost like expecting the new in flames to be any good
     
  5. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    I'd be very surprised if their sound didn't continue to move in a more commercial direction. That being said, I'd love it if they took the slick production they had on NBC and applied it to songs in the vein of APP.

    Zod
     
  6. pyramazekeyboardist

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    I wholeheartedly agree. That would be the absolute best alternative to whatever I fear they are about to release. APP is their best album my far :headbang:
     
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    pallarandersvisa New Metal Member

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    APP's production was perfect.
     
  8. pyramazekeyboardist

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    Very close to perfect, I just think Natural Born Chaos had a perfect one. DT seems to have that one down.
     
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    pallarandersvisa New Metal Member

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    what was wrong with APP?
     
  10. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    Nothing. The production on APP is excellent. However, the production, as well as the maturity of the song writing, was a bit higher on NBC. Which isn't to say I like NBC better, I don't. APP is my favorite Soilwork release.

    Zod
     
  11. dargormudshark

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    out of eveything I have heard NBC is my favorite, APP would be second. I hope they don't pull the same crap as In Flames did. Clayman & Colony are such kick-ass albums and they are overshadowed by crap.
     
  12. Daybreaker

    Daybreaker Red, Hot, and Heavy

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    Soilwork and In Flames are clones of each other now in terms of stylistic direction. Figure Number Five was their Reroute, so Im actually thinking the new one will be just as bad as Soundtrack to Ass or even worse if that's possible. Actually it could be, they could cowrite with Eternal Combustion

    Ben
     
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    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    Well, using that same argument, you could argue that Soilwork will return to the sound of NBC, as "Soundtrack" is more aggressive than "Reroute". I believe In Flames is definitely in this for the money, and are committed to taking the band in whatever direction they believe will sell the most records. I'm not convinced that Soilwork is in that same mindset.



    With 99% of Metal bands, you have to assume that their sound will move in a less aggressive and more refined direction as time passes. For one, their getting older, and will naturally lose that youthful intensity. Additionally, if they enjoy any success, they’ll also lose that "pissed at the world" approach. It’s hard to be pissed at the world when you're making some decent coin.



    FNF may have simply been an ugly stage in Soilwork’s evolution. I guess we’ll find out soon enough.



    Zod
     
  14. Only Human

    Only Human Rider on the Bonez

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    I have both Fig. No. Five and Soundtrack, and don't really absolutely hate either one. I actually like Soundtrack quite a bit, though it's not anywhere near the immortal Whoracle, and Figure has about 5 good songs, though all the rhythm parts sound exactly the same and the guitars in general are boring as fuck.

    I don't find myself listening to either very often, though. Dark Tranquillity is lightyears ahead of both bands nowadays, so their newest material occupies my time much, much more. Of course, I still listen to Soilwork and In Flames' old classics all the time.

    Their degeneration comes from the fact that both bands are trying to support themselves with their music. All the members of DT have other jobs, so their lack of dependency on their music to make them money removes the temptation to compromise. In fact, "Lost to Apathy" from the newest album is some of the thrashiest material they've done in a long time. Hooray for integrity!
     
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    Only Human Rider on the Bonez

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    With 99% of Metal bands, you have to assume that their sound will move in a less aggressive and more refined direction as time passes. For one, their getting older, and will naturally lose that youthful intensity. Additionally, if they enjoy any success, they’ll also lose that "pissed at the world" approach. It’s hard to be pissed at the world when you're making some decent coin.
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    This makes a lot of sense; I've thought the same thing.
     
  16. ruinandmisery

    ruinandmisery The Funeral of Hearts

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    um, if you guys haven't already bought it, you need Disarmonia Mundi's new album 'Fragments of a Degeneration". In my opinion, it's the best metal album to come out since A Predator's Portrait. It's even got Speed on vocals. It's a fucking masterpiece.
    -j
     
  17. Metalmilitia2000

    Metalmilitia2000 UM's Resident Asshole

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    Also, if you don't have that new album by that band Lilitu... you should get that. Especially that "RuinandMisery" guy, hahahahahahaha. ;)

    Brent
     
  18. General Zod

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    Neither the Disarmonia Mundi or the Lilitu impressed me. The Disarmonia Mundi just doesn't offer much in the way of uniqueness, and the songs themselves just aren't all that strong. I know a number of people who really dig this disc, but it just doesn't do it for me. Regardless, if you like this genre, you may want to check out "Eternium" by Diablo (if you can find it).

    As for Lilitu, I don't care for either the male Death vox or the famale clean vox.

    Zod
     
  19. pallarandersvisa

    pallarandersvisa New Metal Member

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    disarmonia mundi is no way, no how in the same league as A predator's Portrait. the songs are very poorly written, there is not NEARLY as good guitar work. some of the songs are catchy, but god damn, APP deserves more respect than this
     
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    Eternal Combustion rules, they are better than In Flames, Soilwork, and Pyramaze :D
     

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