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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammerheart View Post
    The Ŕrsaidh album roots is finally out.
    Here's a track from it.


    If this isn't in my top ten come the end of the year I'll eat my hat.
    wow, that's fantastic.

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    An whilst we're on the subject of fantastic, the whole new summoning album is on youtube


    skip to roughly 7 minutes, just after the voice over. That's what summoning is all about for me.

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    Im a fan of Heavy metal, Rock and the like. I would have to say though that my only favourites are Van Halen, Europe, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Dragonforce. Im a big fan of Steve Vai and Eddie Van Halen and what they have done for the Guitar.

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    new qotsa is a thing and it's pretty good. new leprous is also not bad at all.

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    Haven't heard the new QotSA.

    The new Tesseract I would consider pretty good. The instruments have a strong degree of cohesion between each other, and the vocals are great. At least, they're better than they were on the last EP, especially the ones on that EP's "Eden 2.0".
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    That Arsiadh album came the other day. It's very good.

    Anyone into Oi! I've been listening to a load of it yesterday and today.

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    I'm, looking forwards to trying it. Never been my favourite band, but certainly a band I keep on my radar.

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    I haven't heard any of their other material, but Sunbather is top5 of the year so far for me. Out of the 50 releases I have heard.

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    I was going to say how have you heard so many, but I guess that's only ten per month, and including singles and Ep's I'm on 42 myself. So Fair though. What else makes your list?

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    Well, if I had to pick my top10 so far from 2013, I would say:

    The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
    My Bloody Valentine - MBV
    Deafheaven - Sunbather
    Altar of Plagues - Teethed Glory and Injury
    Ólafur Arnalds - For Now I Am Winter
    The Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us is the Killer
    Laura Stevenson and the Cans - Wheel
    Amplifier - Echo Street
    Intronaut - Habitual Levitations
    Dir En Grey - The Unraveling EP

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    Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
    TesseracT - Altered States
    The Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us is the Killer
    Intronaut - Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)
    Rorcal - Világvége
    Altar of Plagues - Teethed Glory and Injury
    Regarde Les Hommes Tomber - Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
    The Ocean - Pelagial
    The Fall of Every Season - Amends
    Fister - Gemini


    In no particular order.

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    I thought the new Steven Wilson was pretty good (would say top15-top20) for me so far this year, though it's his worst solo-album so far. Still enjoyable. Out of the others you have listed, The Ocean was pretty good IMO. Haven't heard the others really.

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    i have only heard like

    four new albums this year. pretty keen for opeth and dream theater's next though, hopefully they'll both be out this year
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    I'm a huge fan of Opeth, but my expectations aren't that high. Heritage was a big fan-divider, and I know some people really hated it, while some really liked it. To me, it was a decent album. It's not awesome, it's not bad, it's just sort of middle of the road. They can probably make a better album within that "style", but I don't feel as excited as I did before Heritage came out. It's possible that I'm just loosing a bit interest in the band, and I don't see them topping their best albums.

    As for Dream Theater, I will probably listen, but it's not something I think about too much. I really like Scenes From a Memory, Awake and 6 Degrees of Inner Turbulence, sadly I don't think the band has done a single album since, that has been even OK. I really dislike 90-95% of what they have put out since, and while the last album had at least two good songs (breaking all illusions, beneath the surface), but otherwise I'm not really feeling it anymore.

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    Heritage was the album that sort of killed what little interest I had left in Opeth. It's amazing how far they fell considering the high regard I held them in.

    As for Dream Theater, post 6D I kind of agree. The title track from Octovarium was the best thing they ever did, but the rest of the album was so dull. And I feel thats the story of their career recently, a couple of amazing tracks and a lot of dream theater by numbers and modern metal dream theater. I bet I only listened to the last album 3 times if that.

    As a tentative top ten for me only using full length albums

    Ŕrsaidh - Roots
    Fall out Boy - Save Rock and Roll
    Fanisk - Insularum
    Skagos - Anarchic
    Soror Dolorosa - No More Heroes
    Truthseekah - Spiritual Alchemy

    and the rest aren't quite top tier but for the sake of making up the numbers

    Dropkick Murphys - Signed and Sealed In Blood
    Hard Skin - On The Balls
    My Bloody Valentine - MBV
    Screamer - Phoenix

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    I've played Sunbather once, and it was pretty decent, but I think I need to give it more plays really. At the moment I feel a bit of a lack of staying power with it. One person I know compared it to either Winterfylleth or Fen which I can kind of see at times.

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    It's a lot to take in, and I think the Shoegaze/Post-Rock-sound makes it more "rewarding" to get into. You keep discovering new things about it.

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    Mikael Akerfeldt has said that he's just sort of let his writing go, and there's a couple of songs that he's written that remind him of his Orchid / Morningrise styles. hopefully it's a bit fresher than anything else they've put out in a while and will really knock my socks off.

    i actually agree with the Dream Theater comments, but I am interested to see how Mike Mangini actually writing for this album will turn out, i love that guy
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    my top 9 for the year:

    1. the fall of every season - amends
    2. steven wilson - the raven that refused to sing (and other stories)
    3. intronaut - habitual levitations (instilling words with tones)
    4. tesseract - altered state
    5. the ocean - pelagial
    6. in vain - aenigma
    7. inter arma - sky burial
    8. eremite - dragonarius
    9. nero di marte - nero di marte

    i have no idea what #10 would be so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zantera View Post
    It's a lot to take in, and I think the Shoegaze/Post-Rock-sound makes it more "rewarding" to get into. You keep discovering new things about it.
    Were we listening to the same album, or am I taking you too literally? I really didn't feel there was much of a shoegaze influence at all. Post Rock maybe, though I guess I'd have to say it was more post-black metal, in as much as post rock takes rock elements and makes something new with them, and likewise this does the same with black metal.
    This isn't meant as a pop at you as such, as I know you know you're stuff when it comes to a lot of music, but I do feel in the wake of the Alcest and the like (who as you know I think are superb, don't get me wrong), Shoegaze has become one of the most misused words in metal.

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    I think there's definitely a vibe of shoegaze, not so much in the music itself, but rather the sound of it. Very layered, lots of fuzzy parts that sounds really thick. I think guitar-wise especially, it feels like a wall of guitars, and the vocals are just sorta there. Mixed pretty low, not really in the center of the soundframe or anything.

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    I'll give it another more critical listen at some point, see if I can pick up what you're on about. As to be fair, it was just on whilst browsing forums and stuff.

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    Alright, do that! But like I said, I didn't get the shoegaze-vibe as much from the music, but rather the way it was mixed and how it sounds. Most shoegaze I know has that very "wall of sound"-mix, where it's kinda hard to hear at times, what instrument is playing what. Like a huge wall of sound that hits you in the face, and while in many other genres it's important to keep the instruments separated, in shoegaze it's almost more about the whole picture, and everything becomes a thick mist of sound.

    I dunno, my explanation might sound weird. Anyhow, ordering the Vinyl and the CD soon. Awesome album.

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    Any North Americans going to go see Wintersun and Fleshgod Apocalypse this summer? Tour announced today
    I know I definitely am

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