While this certainly isn’t the first time this has happened, it has been a while since all four reviewed album came from bands that have been discussed on the show previously. Over that time, the bands may (or may not) have changed, for better or worse. Your hosts’ tastes have definitely changed some too, also for better or worse. So, what happens when this all comes together? Well, go find out…
Enshine – Singularity (Rain Without End)
Gorod – A Maze of Recycled Creeds (Unique Leader)
Grave – Out of Respect for the Dead (Century Media)
Hatchet – Fear Beyond Lunacy (The End)
Gorod – A Maze Of Recycled Creeds
Grave – Out Of Respect For The Dead
Gorod: I’m going with Brian on this one. I give A Maze of Recycled Creeds a 4. I actually don’t think that their new album A Maze of Recycled Creeds is better than their last album A Perfect Absolution. A Perfect Absolution was one of the few albums that I listened to after reading good things about it from everyone’s year end lists in 2012 that actually would have cracked my year end list had I listened to it during the year. If I were to go back and redo my list from 2012, A Perfect Absolution would fall around the number 10 spot. Their latest album A Maze of Recycled Creeds is still a very good album that I am still saying is the tech death album of the year, but it’s just not as impressive as their last album to me. I can see what Nick is saying about it being a little more accessible, and I can agree that could be a good thing in this case, but with A Maze of Recycled Creeds is leads to it lacking that wow factor that I was so impressed with on their last album.
I hadn’t listened to Enshine before. That song you played was really good, so I went out and got the album.
I’m assuming that Born of Osiris is one of the albums you forgot you were reviewing next week.
That “wow” factor is something I think i find missing in a lot of tech albums now. I am not entirely sure it is always the bands’ fault, though. I feel that I now have some many bands I listen to or have heard – all of which are ridiculously talented and most of which i enjoy – that to really “wow”, there has to be something else in it to make it special. I don’t know what that “it” is…it’s something I’d know if I heard. Does that make sense?
I don’t know how you missed Enshine the first time around. I’m curious to hear what you think, if you just as impressed as we were.
And yeah…Born of Osiris was…stay tuned…
Even though I’ve been listening to Enshine, I still haven’t listened to it enough for form I full opinion. I certainly like what I hear so far, but it has been a little slow to sink in to know if it is just another decent album or if it is year end material.