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6 hours ago, MacabreEternal said:

Gorguts - From Wisdom to Hate

On the notes in the CD booklet, Lemay describes this record as one he is very proud of.  

"We were able to maintain the musical vocabulary and aesthetic found on 'Obscura' but in a less abrasive and chaotic way...Now, with a step back, it seems to me that 'From Wisdom to Hate' would have been a more natural and logical progression to 'Erosion Of Sanity'"

I agree with him on the less abrasive front, but to be honest I kind of wanted a bit more of that on this record.  Compositionally it does start to lay groundwork for Colored Sands I can hear but I often used to debate that this should have been, as Lemay describes above, the album between the sophomore and Obscura.  I think whichever album came after Obscura was going to be a step down in terms of that chaos that Luc alludes to in his notes.  Some how though if history had been different and Colored Sands ended up following Obscura I still would have loved both records.

I think Luc was more interested in cohesive songwriting and Steeve Hurdle was the force behind a lot of the chaos and texture. If you haven't heard the self-titled Negativa EP you should check it out, it's not as disciplined as anything Gorguts did but it's a look at what could have been.

 

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30 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I think Luc was more interested in cohesive songwriting and Steeve Hurdle was the force behind a lot of the chaos and texture. If you haven't heard the self-titled Negativa EP you should check it out, it's not as disciplined as anything Gorguts did but it's a look at what could have been.

 

Yep, yet to get to Negativa.  Cheers for the link.  I am writing a discography piece for Gorguts for inclusion wherever on the internet I deem suitable, need flesh out some paragraphs on the debut and Pleiades' Dust then hoping to get it out in August.  Since Colored Sands I have been hooked on this band I have to admit and I have been playing catch up on their discography to the point where I just need the debut on CD (although not the $275 offering the guy on Discogs wants) to complete the collection.

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16 minutes ago, MacabreEternal said:

Yep, yet to get to Negativa.  Cheers for the link.  I am writing a discography piece for Gorguts for inclusion wherever on the internet I deem suitable, need flesh out some paragraphs on the debut and Pleiades' Dust then hoping to get it out in August.  Since Colored Sands I have been hooked on this band I have to admit and I have been playing catch up on their discography to the point where I just need the debut on CD (although not the $275 offering the guy on Discogs wants) to complete the collection.

I'll be interested to read it, hope you share it here.

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On 8/2/2020 at 1:33 AM, MacabreEternal said:

Gorguts - From Wisdom to Hate

On the notes in the CD booklet, Lemay describes this record as one he is very proud of.  

"We were able to maintain the musical vocabulary and aesthetic found on 'Obscura' but in a less abrasive and chaotic way...Now, with a step back, it seems to me that 'From Wisdom to Hate' would have been a more natural and logical progression to 'Erosion Of Sanity'"

I agree with him on the less abrasive front, but to be honest I kind of wanted a bit more of that on this record.  Compositionally it does start to lay groundwork for Colored Sands I can hear but I often used to debate that this should have been, as Lemay describes above, the album between the sophomore and Obscura.  I think whichever album came after Obscura was going to be a step down in terms of that chaos that Luc alludes to in his notes.  Some how though if history had been different and Colored Sands ended up following Obscura I still would have loved both records.

Great insight, there. I also think "From Wisdom to Hate" could have used some more of that chaotic vibe which characterized much of "Obscura".

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Panopticon - 'Roads to the North'

Incredible one-man-band performance. The more I listen to this the more I love it. 

Type O Negative - 'Bloody Kisses' (digipak edition). 

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