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Altarage - Succumb

Predictably for those who know me, I fucking love this.  It is not an immediate record by any means and it rewards with repeated listens.  The cover mount/promo track I heard a month or so back was just lost out of context with the rest of the record.  This track listing is like a play, with each track being an act that contributes to the overall horrific performance.  Too little time to review at the minute as have a list to write already but definite contender for AOTY.

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1 hour ago, MacabreEternal said:

Altarage - Succumb

Predictably for those who know me, I fucking love this.  It is not an immediate record by any means and it rewards with repeated listens.  The cover mount/promo track I heard a month or so back was just lost out of context with the rest of the record.  This track listing is like a play, with each track being an act that contributes to the overall horrific performance.  Too little time to review at the minute as have a list to write already but definite contender for AOTY.

I love Altarage. I saw them few years back together with Eskhaton in a super tiny venue with max about 20 people present there. But Altarage made a huge impression on me. I liked them before the concert, I loved them after it. I have their latest on pre-order without listening any of it yet. Still has to arrive, so still patiently waiting for it.

Listening to this very pretty EP: deiquisitor - humanoid

 

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I need to do a complete Altarage catalog run culminating with the new one because while I do keep the debut in rotation and hold it in very high esteem I never warmed up to the next two. I chalked that up to a change in direction or the band and I just growing apart or something, but I think I need to go back and refresh my memory. I have heard a little of the new one and first impression was that it was a bit better than the last two so that bodes well.

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My son is like this as well, but he's only 7 so it's hard to tell if this is typical 7 year old behavior or he's gonna stay this way. He seems to be very much like me when I was a kid in many ways, headstrong and insolent so I guess the curse my mother put on me all those many decades ago: "I hope one day you have kids who are just like you!" has come true.

I really thought I was gonna skate on this curse thing because my daughter was such a sweet well behaved little girl in the 90's, even as a teenager in the mid 2000's she was more of a people pleaser than she was rebellious, I felt very fortunate.

But now it seems my chickens have finally come home to roost because this kid tries my patience to the breaking point and beyond sometimes. But I always think back to my childhood and think "yeah well what did you expect?" Suppose I'm getting what I deserve.

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9 minutes ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

I have chucked on Succumb to put this theory to the test, but now the problem is who the fuck could possibly be expected to remember what the fuck those dogshit songs on St Anger sounded like? Is it even worth going back to check? I'll have to take your word for it.

Ummmm... czech the link I posted. haha

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Just now, zackflag said:

Ummmm... czech the link I posted. haha

I thought about it, I really did, but I just can't bring myself to click it. This is St Anger we're talking about man. Just when we all thought they'd hit rock bottom with Load they dropped this game changing turd and lowered the bar for everyone. 

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7 hours ago, zackflag said:

Altarage - Succumb

This band sounds like every song from St. Anger played at the same time. Change my mind...

 

Haha that was glorious. Feels like the first time I heard Portal.

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May actually get home later today. I could have walked home from Vegas faster. 80 hours there, 52 so far trying to get home.

Since I have plenty of time on my hands...

Opeth - Live From Royal Albert Hall

Blut Aus Nord - TWWTG

Ketzer - Cloud Collider

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