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On 11/25/2021 at 3:41 AM, Thatguy said:

No, you are right. I used to really love these guys too but there is too much gentle arpeggio nonsense and sweet singing and not enough actual metal in this latest release. Also the only download I can source here includes a 'Classical' version which I definitely don't want.

It sounds bland. Thatguy hates bland.

And it looks like Edward Scissorhands is about to have his nose off. No,wait, they are leaves. Pretty metal leaves.


On 11/25/2021 at 1:00 AM, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Listened to that whole Swallow the Sun album. What happened to those guys? I was so completely head over heels in love with them back when Hope came out, that and the debut are absolute masterpieces in my book. This new one is good, I would never say anything they do is not good, but it's just so god damned gentle and pretty and tame most of the time punctuated with a few much too brief bursts of the heaavier stuff with the harsh vox. So frustrating for me because the heavy parts are amazing and I want more of them. Saw them live at the Gramercy Theatre in 2009 with Moonsorrow and it was a great show but I stopped buying their records after Emerald Forest 10 years ago. Guess I must sound like one of those Opeth fans aka whiners that just can't get over the fact that Mike doesn't growl and they don't play death metal anymore.

Swallow the Sun/Moonflowers-I gave it a listen on Spotify driving to work today. I don't hate this at all. For what it is-I liked it better than I was expecting. But, I can do sad boy Katatonia, melodic Amorphis kind of fare from time to time-I thought the stringed arrangements were well done. I'd rather listen to this kind of gothic sad boy gloom than that Converge/Chealsea Wolfe mash up. 

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Hesper Payne / Sabazius (Split) - Call of the Deathless Dreamers Will / Madness from the Sea

Kind of atmospheric doom I guess.

No idea when I got this but I actually bought the CD (a hand made sleeve with CD-R) because I must have been going through a Cthulhu phase.

Lo and behold both bands have a ton (or a metric shit tonne) of stuff on bandcamp. I am gonna be kept busy for weeks.

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1 hour ago, FatherAlabaster said:

It's so catchy, and haunting. I've been waking up with random sections stuck in my head lately.


And it really shouldn't be. So much is intentionally off key (maybe minor/modal scale stuff going on but I don't remember enough of theory to pick them out) that it just shouldn't work, but it does.

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