Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff

Author:John Frank
Date:2018-10-04 19:19:44
In Reply To:Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff by Matt Johnsen
Prototype - Continuum. These guys were (are?) awesome, but they hit the scene at exactly the wrong time. This is my favorite of their albums. I used to be kind of down on Vince's vocals; I always liked them well enough, but thought his limited range was holding the band back. Now, I think I was probably just projecting, and wishing they had found Russ Anderson 2.0 to front the band or something. Vince's range IS pretty limited, but less so than, say, James Hetfield, and he did a great job of making memorable melodies with what range he had. The riffing, meanwhile, is uniformly killer. Great band!
Yeah, Continuum and Trinity are awesome. Too bad Catalyst is not.
Prong - Beg to Differ. I was making an order for something on discogs, and trying to pad it out with another disc to make the shipping feel like painful, and I ended up ordering Primitive Origins and Force Fed, which I've never owned. They haven't come in yet, so I spun this to get my Prong on in the meantime.
Prove You Wrong and the song "Whose Fist Is This Anyway" are all I need from Prong.
Monstrosity - In Dark Purity. Heretofor, their only really great album. The new one seems promising, though, so maybe they're going for their second win. I wonder why Imperial Doom has never been reissued? Surely all the Cannibal Corpse fans are slavering for it.
What? Millennium is their only good disc. Have not heard the new one yet.
Havoc Mass - Killing the Future. Thrash from after it was clear that death metal had taken over. Not bad, but hardly essential.
I like this a lot more than you do. A great find from my CDR trading days.
Hollow - Architect of the Mind, Stand or Fall. These guys were like the Swedish Lethal, and not the Lethal of Poison Seed. The singer sounds remarkably like Tom Mallicoat. The music can be a little dull, though, and the sound is modern power metal of the late 90s. Hardly essential, but I like them, and I think this band is generally overlooked. Modern Cathedral, their other disc, is also good, but I like the debut EP and the second LP better.
Tried to get into these guys more than once. I could not.
Decapitated - Nihility. When this came out, I thought it was the second coming of Disincarnate. This is one of the best death metal albums ever made.

"It's not exactly a horrible album, but it's no better than something by, I dunno, Pagan's Mind or some other shirt-tucking nerdprog band." - Matt Johnsen of Pharaoh
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