I'm an Opeth fanboy and I'm stoked. Got the big deluxe vinyl/CD swedish/english version preordered.
I expected a good album but they still managed to suprise me. AOTY contender for sure with Inter Armas: Sulphur english. Puppys: Goat coming in close third.
The most shocking thing is that it's an 80 minute record and I'll be damned if I can find any filler track on this monster.
New Cult of Luna is good. Possibly their best minus Mariner. Might make my top 20.
Honestly, everything they've done past their first two albums has been boring, their last album was just pure junk. Sad to say that a lot of these neo-thrash bands have a stale shelf life, the genre itself is still very strong, but there is no consistency anymore, Violator has yet to strike out, thankfully.
Thrash bands have to write good songs. I might argue its less important in some other sub genres. I think that is part of the reason you have flaky bands in thrash a little more. That said the good ones like Violator stay amazing, cause they are talented.Honestly, everything they've done past their first two albums has been boring, their last album was just pure junk. Sad to say that a lot of these neo-thrash bands have a stale shelf life, the genre itself is still very strong, but there is no consistency anymore, Violator has yet to strike out, thankfully.
Nice. Always enjoyed this EP from them. Much different from their albums.Agalloch is release The White EP digitally:
I agree. Found this album to be pretty boring. Their new stuff just aren't exciting compared to things like Blackwater Park or Still Life.
Metallica was cocaine and alcohol, Mustaine was the needle junkie. James and the rest of the band drank like they treked through endless desert though, James being the biggest drinker.
This album has more "metal" injected into it than the previous three. It's far easier for me to listen than anything they've released since Heritage (although I fall asleep listening to Damnation). No growls, but it's not like they never put out one or two songs on the previous albums that were all clean vocals. This might actually be the first Opeth album that my best friend actually really enjoys too. He's all about riffs, but can't stand growling at all, and told me a long time ago that he would enjoy them more if the vocals were all clean.
This is adorable
Words cannot describe my hate for this band and its ilk.No love for the new Babymetal tune? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQnG_T7kbtY
This group continues to just throw whatever the fuck style they want into their music, and I really like that. I'm not honestly in love with the tune on the whole, but the guitar work is so good it makes up for the rest.
Babymetal's fine but you'd be better off with Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas and Passcode for dance-y stuff. There's also Broken By The Scream but they're more Jpop + Deathcore than dance-ish. If you're looking for something more trance/dance metal oriented, try Blood Stain Child or Fatal FE. I'd also recommend Crossfaith.