Re: Some random comments...

Date:2017-08-09 04:23:20
In Reply To:Some random comments... by Sumeet
Persefone - Aathmaa (techy/proggy melodic death metal)
This is one of those bands I always seem to hear about from time to time, but I don't think I've ever actually listened to them.
Sikth - Future in whose Eyes? (djent???)
Another band I always seem to hear about from time to time, but I don't think I've ever actually listened to them.
What are you waiting for?

One Desire - s/t (hard rock with a whole lot of cheese)
Knight Area - Heaven and Beyond (prog rock)
Ayreon - The Source (prog)
Once again I haven't heard the full album yet for some reason, but I definitely should, because I rate all their previous releases very highly.
Are you talking about Ayreon here? I'm slowly but surely burning out on his sound. Nothing wrong with it, it just seems that every new album is a rehash of the same thing.
Secret Sphere - The Nature of time (power metal)
I still consider A Time Never Come and Heart & Anger among the best euro power metal albums in my collection. Then I more or less lost touch with Secret Sphere after 2005, but I should check out their more recent stuff.
Luppi on vocals has really helped! But yes, A time never come was excellent. Have you heard the re-recording with Luppi? Fantastic!
Rage - Seasons of the Black (power/speed metal)
I kept up with new Rage releases pretty closely through 2010, then lost touch. But with Peavy's strong lifetime track record, this is another band whose recent material I should check out.
New lineup. It's their most aggressive album in a long time. Just as I had given up on the band, they return in full force!
Overkill - Mean Green Killing Machine (thrash)
2010's Ironbound is among the strongest records of their career... subsequent releases haven't been quite at that level, but have still been very good. I'm looking forward to seeing them again in a couple months.
Ironbound was great, but the Grinding Wheel (which is the correct title) is equally great... I think... maybe?!
Once Human - Evolution (melodic death metal)
Interesting. I just saw them live a couple weeks ago. They put on a very high energy performance, and I would definitely see them live again (and, well, it didn't hurt that their vocalist is remarkably attractive), but the music didn't seem distinctive enough that I necessarily felt I had to listen to the album. Perhaps I should check it out though.
You are correct about the music, as they are not reinventing the genre.
IMO, it's Arch Enemy done right, and I'm not a fan of Arch Enemy for some reason.
Nightrage - The Venomous (melodic death metal)
I got (and enjoyed) Sweet Vengeance back in the day, largely as a result of Gus G being in the band. I got somewhat diminishing returns with the next few albums and then lost track of them. I take it this new one is good?
Yep, the first worthwhile release since the departure of Gus G in my book.
Labyrinth - Architecture of God (power metal)
I liked the one song I heard from it, and Return To Heaven Denied being one of the best albums ever made makes Labyrinth a band whose new releases I'll always at least check out. I don't know why I haven't done so yet.
Haha... Return to Heaven Denied is the only reason I keep checking out Labyrinth. I'm probably prone to forgive Labyrinth for most things because of that album. The new album won't blow you away, but it's their most enjoyable in a long time.
Pyramaze - Contingent (power metal)
I didn't even know they had a new one out. I've enjoyed all their previous albums, so I should check this out.
If you liked Disciples of the Sun, you'll like this one. Same new lineup, same new sound.
Pallbearer - Heartless (70's style doom)
I like what I've heard from them, but I need to listen to more of their stuff.
First album of theirs that has made want to keep coming back.
Vintersorg - Till Fjälls Del II (folk metal with black influences)
Man... I remember picking up Cosmic Genesis back in the day and thinking it was pretty offbeat... I sorta kept up with them for the next few years during their english language phase, then lost track of them when they switched back to swedish...
Is it the language that turns you off, or the music? The Focusing Blur was amazing, but I prefer it when he sings in Swedish. But then, I understand most Swedish, so it probably makes more sense to me.
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