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1 hour ago, Thatguy said:

VITAL SPIRIT. I will give this longer consideration. It's a maybe.

I really liked this album the 1st time through, and then when I went back for a 2nd listen it wasn't quite doing it for me for whatever reason. Went back for a 3rd listen and loved it so much I bought it right on the spot. Weird how that happens sometimes. Haven't actually grabbed the new BaN yet but it's only a matter of time.

 

12 hours ago, markm said:

Cavernlight - As I Cast Ruin Light upon the Lens that Reveals My Every Flaw (2022)- I'll call this somewhat experimental sludge/doom. Despair, suffering, atmospheric....anyway been enjoying the new Cavenlight-strange, dark and haunting album, bleak and beautiful. Gotta weak point for these kinds of projects. 

Didn't like this one at first, 'another one of these records' I thought as I dove into the title track. I know that's not the first track, but the album's only up on Youtube as separate individual tracks so I randomly picked the title track. I'm getting heavy In the Company of Serpents vibes though (which is a good thing) mixed with Neurosis vibes. Sludge/doom/post certainly, not really getting 'experimental' so much. But I'm gonna run through a few tracks here and see what I think then. I like bleak and I like despair, but my thing is it's gotta be super ultra bleak and the absolute depths of despair or I get bored and lose interest.

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1 hour ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

I really liked this album the 1st time through, and then when I went back for a 2nd listen it wasn't quite doing it for me for whatever reason. Went back for a 3rd listen and loved it so much I bought it right on the spot. Weird how that happens sometimes. Haven't actually grabbed the new BaN yet but it's only a matter of time.

 

Didn't like this one at first, 'another one of these records' I thought as I dove into the title track. I know that's not the first track, but the album's only up on Youtube as separate individual tracks so I randomly picked the title track. I'm getting heavy In the Company of Serpents vibes though (which is a good thing) mixed with Neurosis vibes. Sludge/doom/post certainly, not really getting 'experimental' so much. But I'm gonna run through a few tracks here and see what I think then. I like bleak and I like despair, but my thing is it's gotta be super ultra bleak and the absolute depths of despair or I get bored and lose interest.

Maybe I'll give Vital Spirit another listen-don't remember a lot other than it just didn't really impress me that much. 

On the Cavernlight album, it took me a couple of listens. It's a good sounding album in terms of production and sounds great on a decent pair of headphones with some yummy nuances, not words that I associate with your listening preferences, but some tasty layering of sounds. it's not super experimental, but there are parts of it, especially the vocals that remind me somewhat of Giant Squid and the band is experimenting me thinks with a variety of sounds and atmos. I hear the Neurosis influence. Also think it's not an album to get with a random track or two, but works best as an entire piece not unlike funeral doom where IMO you have to be willing to give over some time to an extended piece even tho it's obviously not funeral doom.  

 

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NEGURA BUNGET - Zâu. I didn't really hear it when I picked this up last year. On review today it's worth another listen. Lots of contrasts. I think I'll be adding pan-pipes to my list of undesirable instruments though.

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