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16 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Check out "Empiricism", as I work my way through their discography it remains my favorite aside from the debut. 

Empiricism is my 2nd favorite after The Olden Domain, and a great place to start since it begins Vintersorg's saga with the band. I've never been much of a Vortex fan, Vintersorg gets my vote as their best vocalist.

On 8/25/2017 at 11:58 PM, Requiem said:

Thanks for that little nugget. The strange thing is, we're actually different people and like different things. Weird, isn't it. 

I haven't heard anything beyond that single you posted, so I could be off the mark, but said single did nothing to inspire me to listen further. I could also hold a stronger flame than necessary for Hate Crew, since it was my introduction to the band, but I just don't hear any "return to form" in that new song. 

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Novembers Doom - Amid Its Hallowed Mirth

Novembers Doom - For Every Leaf That Falls

Novembers Doom - Of Sculptured Ivy and Stone Flowers

Novembers Doom - The Knowing

Novembers Doom - To Welcome the Fade

Novembers Doom - The Pale Haunt Departure

Novembers Doom - The Novella Reservoir

Novembers Doom - Into Night's Requiem Infernal

 

When I was first getting into doom/death, I used to hold this band in high regard. Playing with them live shattered my rose colored glasses when they turned out a horrible performance with exclusively newer material, which I've never liked as much as the old stuff. It wasn't until then that I realized how fucking horrible their lyrics are, and I'm not sure how I missed it before. I don't read lyrics usually, but his enunciation is so clear that it makes all of that sappy, cheesy bullshit that he's droning on about hard to ignore. I still enjoy their melodies a great deal, and some of their riffs from their older albums, and the vocals themselves are pretty good, but I would now consider them to be easily the weakest formative doom/death band from the US. Add to that their descent into modern metal boredom with To Welcome the Fade, stripping the doom from their sound and leaving only bland chugging gothic melodeath in its wake. I don't hate their new albums and still find enough in the melodies to not completely want to get rid of them, but they're right on the cusp of hitting the recycle bin. I'm not sure if my tastes have changed that much or if I was just blind to their shortcomings before, but I'm now completely baffled that they became so popular.

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1 hour ago, BlutAusNerd said:

No shit, they finally got their album done? How is it?

It's pretty great. I enjoy it a lot. The new vocalist is the guy from Artificial Brain, he keeps it guttural as fuck for the most part, and the album is sprinkled with cool riffs and left turns. Not your average "let's get the old slam band back together" album. They're on Unique Leader now, and they hired me to do the cover art! :)

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34 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

It's pretty great. I enjoy it a lot. The new vocalist is the guy from Artificial Brain, he keeps it guttural as fuck for the most part, and the album is sprinkled with cool riffs and left turns. Not your average "let's get the old slam band back together" album. They're on Unique Leader now, and they hired me to do the cover art! :)

Congrats on cover job what does the cover look like

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