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you know those bands that are so terrible you can't help but laugh at them? like certain Greek death/grind/slam bands who decided that the noises one can create with their mouth are much less br00tal then those created by breaking wind? sadly this band does not fall into that category otherwise their music might be passable for comic relief value but no this band falls into the trap of trying extremely hard to be excellent at several things and consequently being good at none of them.

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I don't hate them but boy are they boring. They're kind of like a metalcore version of Decrepit Birth. Don't like the vocals at all and everything else is just pretty standard. Nothing interesting going on here.

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What is pretty sad is that I read an interview with the vocalist recently, and I scoffed when he referred to himself as a "death metal encyclopaedia". Then I read a bit further, and the bands that he named off were actually legit, the guy knows his stuff. Why then would he resort to making guyliner poser deathcore bullshit? Maybe the dude gets a hard-on for androgynous screamo queers that pack their junk into their little sister's pants, or maybe he's just in it for the money, who knows.

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I've said it before and I'll continue to do so. The BDM is poser in its purest form. They embody all that is suck in the underground.
That's why it disturbed me that at least the vocalist listened to actual death metal. Underground bands too, not just mainstream stuff. I could maybe excuse their blasting of sonic fecal matter if they didn't know any better, but since they do, they're an even bigger failure. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2

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That's why it disturbed me that at least the vocalist listened to actual death metal. Underground bands too' date=' not just mainstream stuff. I could maybe excuse their blasting of sonic fecal matter if they didn't know any better, but since they do, they're an even bigger failure.[/quote'] It's not entirely impossible that they're trying to be a gateway band. Maybe they suck at it, but I can see that being the concept.

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It's not entirely impossible that they're trying to be a gateway band. Maybe they suck at it' date=' but I can see that being the concept.[/quote'] Nah, At the Gates circa Slaughter of the Soul, the band/album that they have spent their entire career plagiarizing, would be a fitting enough gateway. Maybe they do just suck at it as you said, but I honestly don't see the point of watering down At the Gates weakest album by filling in the gaps with mallcore, nor do I feel that it would provide a fitting gateway to proper death metal. It's clear that they're capable musicians, and at least one member has a good knowledge of death metal, so I don't see what the problem is. It's sort of like a master brewer going to work for Budweiser when he knows his talents will be underutilized by producing shit, but then again that would infer that he was at least a decent vocalist...

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Nah' date=' At the Gates circa Slaughter of the Soul, the band/album that they have spent their entire career plagiarizing, would be a fitting enough gateway.[/quote'] I did notice a couple similarities. I met a guy who was a metal disaster - liked As I Lay Dying, We Came As Romans, Of Mice And Men...you get the idea. But I did recommend At The Gates, Arch Enemy and Amon Amarth to him, he wanted stuff to pump him up for soccer games.

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I did notice a couple similarities. I met a guy who was a metal disaster - liked As I Lay Dying' date=' We Came As Romans, Of Mice And Men...you get the idea. But I did recommend At The Gates, Arch Enemy and Amon Amarth to him, he wanted stuff to pump him up for soccer games.[/quote'] No, they've built a career out of raping ATG. Just like so many bands raped In Flames (before they decided to jump on the bandwagon and rape themselves.) Basically there's a lot of raping going on and it's disgusting. This band and those of their ilk are to be shunned.

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^^^says the closet glam fan...though I can't contest this band and many' date=' many, many bands like them are awful[/quote'] He's most certainly not in the closet about it. He'll tell you that Poison is better than Accept without even batting an eye. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2

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