Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by Unreal, Aug 12, 2007.
No bandcamp due to international label deal they said.
Yeah, but it'll be up on bandcamp on Sat.
Been downloading for 5 hours and only at 88%
Holy fucking SHIT this album is awesome.
this is good shit.
this is fantastic
I'm quoting a friend here - this album is the Blackwater Park of this decade.
Ok, that got my attention. I've never heard of this band, but I'm expecting a perfect album if people are comparing it to BWP.
i am excite
this is incredible
This is the most pretentious shit I've ever heard in my life.
is this nigga srs
the solo on As Icicles Fall
And Plague Flowers The Kaleidoscope
I am at a loss for words
I am buying this album and I've only just heard of this band with yesterday's bump
Forget Not is still the best. Will never get old
I think I am hearing the Dragonforce effect with this band, a LOT of studio magic going on here. Musically there is a lot of repetition and save a few cool bits nothing too noteworthy in the theory side. It sounds technical but that is Pro Tools doing a lot of the lifting, though you can hear they are not hacks, quantize and flex time are what brings it together. And what's with the James LaBrie sound alike? He sounds kind of whiny. Not bad for a debut, but not great either.
Can someone describe the rest of the album as related to the song released on YouTube? I like it, don't love it, until it finally switches gears after 5-6 minutes.
Production Wizardy helps make progressive metal what it is. Who wants organic, low-fi shredding?
You guys know it was mixed by Jens Bogren, right? The same guy that's done Opeth, Katatonia, and Devin Townsend albums before...
Album is very good, but comparing it to Blackwater Park is a little absurd.
hehe, i wonder how much longer it can stay above 4.0 on rym
Until it shoots into the top 5 when the charts update, heh
still digging this a lot. so many fantastic moments
Can this album be physically purchased anywhere in the States?
You mean, from within the states, to avoid heavy shipping? No. But you can get a physical copy of the album here, where they are taking international orders: http://www.auralwebstore.com/store/product.php?id_product=535&id_lang=1
I had to pay a lot for shipping (like 7 euros, or 9 dollars) but it's going to be worth it when it gets here It comes with a poster (which I'm just going to assume is small) and some extra artwork, so it's worth it in my eyes. I'm especially excited to own the poster and artwork because the album cover is so damn beautiful.
Charts updated, its #1 for the year now.
And down it goes sadly...
This album rules. Fuck those RYM-core faggots.
I kinda need to hear this, although all the hype is setting me up for disappoint.
If you dislike this, there's something wrong with you.
That tune up there sounds good. I'll probably like this a fair bit, but I'm not sure I hear the accolades bestowed upon it myself.
Its pretty good. I was a bit disappointed, but I'm still giving it a 4 or 4.5/5 so yeah. Just wish there were less vocals (growls) and more instrumental sections.
Finally gave this a proper listen on Bandcamp today, and I feel the same way.
Superb music overshadowed by excessive growls (often at the same time cleans are being sung, muddying up both). I'd love to hear an instrumental version, but I can't love this as much as others in its current form.
5/5 music, 3/5 vocals....
I don't like the clean vocals much, but I don't think growls and cleans mud up each other. Actually the production is stellar and I can hear everything: growls and cleans, kick-drums and bass, guitars and violin. Maybe your crappy speakers are muddying up everything.
this album = holy shit
this album. is fucking. incredible.
listened to it last night, liked it a metric fuckton. listening again tonight; it just blew my dick away. incredible shit.
i'm sorry to hear that
Saw then play the entire thing a few weeks ago. Was a very awesome show.
I am so fucking jelly.
so this is p fuckin good, ya?
Saw them live. Tighter than a duck's arsehole. The guitarist even changes guitars to do the acoustic parts. I wish I didn't go up the front like a total tryhard though, I got more than my fair share of violinist boner in the face.
What surprised me the most was that there was almost silence in the solo acoustic guitar parts, no small feat for Sydney.
So far I'm not bored of this album, so that's saying a lot. The clean vocal accents occasionally grate on me, but that's the only gripe, and an easy to ignore one.
i fucking love this album
Yeah, almost. Had this great guy on pills behind me being all "AW FUCK YEAH" every time they went solo acoustic.
This album is so massive. Every riff, every damn note from the violin, every (FUCKING AMAZING) growl, every acoustic guitar interlude, every drawn-out-high-clean-vocal-note is so fucking MASSIVE and gives me chills.
I am obsessed with this album.
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