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I have it, and it's decent, but nothing stands out about it for me. I like the melodies, but maybe there's something too upbeat about it for me. I can feel myself enjoying it, but I can't remember what it sounded like after the song stops playing. 
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How about the dual guitar harmonies of “Gallows”? Standout for me for sure...
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9 hours ago, True Belief said:


My fav Rapture album (despite the fact my 2 favourite songs are from the debut). Stunning production- even Popoff loves it giving both this and Silent Stage 9/10

 

Popoff is a smart man. As are you, sir. Both 'Songs for the Withering' and 'Silent Stage' are my preferred Rapture albums, although I think 'Songs' wins out. The debut I find a touch too monotonous. 

9 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

I'll have to listen to it again. I put a couple of songs on just a couple of weeks ago and nothing jumped out at me.

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The whole thing is catchy, rocky and upbeat and I remember every single painful guitar note and haunted word.

It just isn't really Bluty's thing. 

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It was Witherscape - 'The Inheritance' but it's just a fairly weak Opeth rip-off (right down to the artwork) and I kind of regret buying it now. 

So I changed it to 'Songs for the Withering' by the mighty Rapture. 

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The whole thing is catchy, rocky and upbeat and I remember every single painful guitar note and haunted word.
It just isn't really Bluty's thing. 
Forgot I came here to post a now playing. 
It was Witherscape - 'The Inheritance' but it's just a fairly weak Opeth rip-off (right down to the artwork) and I kind of regret buying it now. 
So I changed it to 'Songs for the Withering' by the mighty Rapture. 
Old Katatonia is some of my favorite music ever, so I tend to like bands that play in that mould pretty well. I wouldn't say that Rapture is any more rock-based than Brave Murder Day-era Katatonia, but they do sound a lot warmer, more upbeat, and happy even. The bleak and dreary feeling is what does it for me, and Rapture doesn't really embody that. I still enjoy Songs For the Withering, but not as much as, say, Daylight Dies.

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2 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

Old Katatonia is some of my favorite music ever, so I tend to like bands that play in that mould pretty well. I wouldn't say that Rapture is any more rock-based than Brave Murder Day-era Katatonia, but they do sound a lot warmer, more upbeat, and happy even. The bleak and dreary feeling is what does it for me, and Rapture doesn't really embody that. I still enjoy Songs For the Withering, but not as much as, say, Daylight Dies.

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Speaking of Daylight Dies, they have something new in the works, I'm looking forward to it.

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Too soft for you? I enjoy the older ones more as well.

Not soft so much as less engaging. It just seemed a bit lifeless and unenthusiastic to me, even though the formula was mostly intact.

 

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Lost to the Living is the one that I enjoy the most. Didn’t mind A Frail Becoming at first but seem to reach for it less and less these days.

 

Greece’s ‘Ocean of Grief’ is a band I’d recommend highly in this vein. Subtle Saturnus overtones throughout their debut EP from 2016. Really enjoy these guys.

 

Spiritual Fortress and House of Misery two great tracks to start with from that release.

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