We have a mixed bag of releases this week. What makes that different than most every other week? Well, nothing really. Though, we do finally have some 2015 releases to talk about! So, that’s different than the last few weeks, I guess. It’s more like getting back to normal…or whatever. Just listen.
Falloch – This Island, Our Funeral (Candlelight)
The Last Ten Seconds of Life – Soulless Hymns (Density)
Septa – Destroyer and Covers, Vol. 1 (self-released)
Sylosis – Dormant Heart (Nuclear Blast)
The Last Ten Seconds of Life – Soulless Hymn
I’m with you guys on Sylosis. It just doesn’t stay with me. It’s varied enough that it isn’t boring and it does keep my interest throughout listening to the album, but it just doesn’t sink in and make a lasting impression on me. Though I’m a little surprised that neither of you commented on the last (non-bonus) song, “Quiescent.” Does this ballad fit on the album? Do you like it? For me, even though “Quiescent” stands out stylistically from the rest of the album, it still doesn’t sink in any more than the rest of the album. As for the bonus song, you may already know that I am a big Smashing Pumpkins fan. The Sylosis cover of “Zero” is probably the highlight of Dormant Heart. Smashing Pumpkins can be “heavy” music to begin with but Sylosis makes “Zero” their own really heavy version of it, which I like.
The last paragraph of Decibel’s review of Dormant Heart accurately puts into words what we couldn’t about why it doesn’t stick. I know you get the magazine, so I won’t type it all out here, but just look in the March(?!) issue, the one with the Leviathan cover story. As far as the ballad…I honestly do not remember it at all. I know it is there, but I either skipped it the last couple of listens or just didn’t care by that point, so that should kinda answer your question.
You were a bit ahead of me on reading your Decibel, because I was just reading that issue today. This issue is taking me a while to read partly because I rarely read the Hall of Fame article, but the Living Colour article was a good one.
Regarding Decibel’s Sylosis review, you mean we all actually agree with Decibel on something?