Re: PMX:2 Thorsday Soundoff


Author:Matt Johnsen
Homepage:http://www.mattjohnsen.com
Date:2017-10-06 11:23:59
In Reply To:Re: PMX:2 Thorsday Soundoff by Michael Blevins
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Necrophagist - Epitaph. Still godly, even after all the imitators flooded the scene. Well, except for the solos, or should I say solo, because they're all exactly the fucking same.
Yeah, the real quality is the riffs.
And despite all the many, many, many bands that have been working this scene ever since, no one really riffs quite like Muhammed.
Heljareyga - Heljareyga. Tyr, but fast.
I quite like this. Thanks for recommending.
Yeah, it's great. From what I can tell, that Heri guy is a world-beating twat, but his voice and his tunes are awesome.
Psychotic Waltz - A Social Grace. I didn't get into PW until they had a few albums out, and for some reason, they never caught on with me when I was younger, but I lov the shit out of their stuff now.
Same. In the '90s it didn't work for me, but now I love it. Go figure.
It's not just me!
Jag Panzer - Thane to the Throne, Mechanized Warfare, The Deviant Chord. TDC is not as bad as people are saying. I think it sounds more like early Jag Panzer than their later stuff, but it's well done and to my ears a big improvement over the very dull The Scourge of the Light. While I was at it, I listened to a couple that I rarely reach for. TttT is still too long, and suffers from Harry's overly good enunciation - MacBeth might be a classic play, but it doesn't seem to make for a great rock opera. Mechanized Warfare is excellent, but not as good as the follow-up, Casting the Stones.
"Thane" is my second fav JP album next to "Casting".
Yeah, I remember that a lot of people love this one, but it doesn't work for me, really. It feels like they put too much effort into the story and not enough into the songs.
I like TDC, and it's very much more in the early Panzer style - I don't know if that was intentional, or just a result of playing so much old stuff live.
Maybe it's Tafolla?
Harry's vocals don't shine as much as they did when Morris was working with him, though.
Perhaps, but the dude still wails. I can't believe a guy who's been doing it for so long is still so strong of voice. And it is absolutely never appropriate to skip a live performance featuring Harry!

Matt
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