Re: PMX2 Thursday Soundoff

Author:Matt Johnsen
Date:2018-10-11 15:33:03
In Reply To:Re: PMX2 Thursday Soundoff by Mark
Horrendous - Idol. The best DM band in the US

Surprisingly good live. I mean that based on how they sound on their albums I expected it to come across a little muddy or washed out, but they were actually pretty crisp and clear on stage.
Yeah, they're very good live, and fun even, which is not something you can say often about death metal bands.
Children of Bodom - Something Wild. Still my fave. I love the looseness of this, compared to the ones that came after it (the good ones, I mean. They only released four good albums, and everything after that is garbage.)
I like the first four too, but it's hard to deny that they went from immature-but-enjoyable to immature and bad.
Amon Amarth - Sorrow Through the Nine Worlds. ... they turned into a power metal band with a death metal vocalist.
That's what I say about Keep of Kalessin.
I haven't kept up with KoK at all, but I did like some of their earlier (but not earliest) stuff. Are they even still a band?
I used to hate AA but they're honestly hard to hate due to their fun-loving persona, so I've grudgingly come around in recent years.
I just don't quite understand why they're so beloved, but yeah, I try not to hold it against them. They seem like alright dudes; they just make music I find dull and insultingly unambitious.
Carisma - 1825. A prog metal classic. I find that the albums from that late 90s scene that sound the least like Dream Theater, Queensryche, or Fates Warning are the ones that have aged the best. This album rules entirely.
Must investigate.
Do! But, avoid everything else they did. They put out an EP and a single before this, and both are comically bad.
Arsis - We Are the Nightmare. This is an
album that I find very hard to listen to because the drums sound so bad. You'd think the guy with three snare drums on his kit would be a little more demanding in the studio, and perhaps request that not everything be triggered.
First one of theirs that I didn't bother getting, but I still look back on their early stuff fondly.
You should check out their last album and EP, which I find to be the best stuff they've done since the first album and EP.

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