Hit or Miss
We inadvertently picked a set of dense albums to review this week, so collectively, listening to them all repeatedly was a bit daunting. But, like always, we did it and we have thoughts to share about them! That is why you came here, right?
Behemoth – I Loved You at Your Darkest (Metal Blade)
Horrendous – Idol (Season of Mist)
Irreversible Mechanism – Immersion (Blood Music)
Behemoth – I Loved You at Your Darkest
Irreversible Mechanism – Immersion
Ooh, I’ve been listening to Immersion by Irreversible Mechanism. Unlike you guys, I think I like the fact that things are “spread out” on the album. Too many bands are balls to the wall from start to finish. The “space” and atmosphere are what makes this album good. It’s not a perfect album, nor is it a top album of the year for me, but I find it very enjoyable and provides enough contrast to keep my attention throughout the album.
I can echo most of what Nick said regarding Behemoth. I’d add to it the fact that they have 11 albums leads me to believe they have in the past focused on quantity over quality, but I wouldn’t know for sure because I haven’t listened to all 11 albums.
While I did see a couple of really glowing reviews of the new Behemoth albums, I did also see several less than stellar reviews. To which I would conclude that the album is receiving “mixed” reviews.
I’ve seen less of the mixed reviews for Behemoth but I am glad they are there. Again, it’s not bad…it’s good, actually, just not great.
I agree about having space on albums like Immersion, I just thought was a tad too much here. We seems to be lacking in bands that can find the happy medium.
If you are looking for a tech death album that finds the “happy medium” you are referring to, look no further than the new Beyond Creation album.