Entheos Thread

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  1. teqnick

    teqnick The only person that liked the new Faceless album

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    Surprised I haven't seen a thread on here for these guys yet, but I am here to provide!!Entheos consists of Navene Koperweis (ex Animals as Leaders), Evan Brewer (ex Animosity, The Faceless) , Travis Levrier (ex Scale the Summit) , and Chaney Crabb at vocals.

    First of all, H O L Y S M O K E S. This is the first album I've listened to in who knows how long that has made me drop everything in amazement. Maybe that's because I was laying down..:rofl:

    Regardless though, their latest release, Dark Future is early AAL/The Faceless esque (to me), and I love it. It flows so well, and really feels like an experience when listening.


    and if we all didn't know, Travis has the nastiest CS Jacksons.:holy:

     
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    mikah912 SS.org Regular

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    Like a lot of what they do musically, but I find Chaney to be a very one-dimensional vocalist on record. She's a pretty energetic live presence, but I get tired of her vocals after 2-3 songs and can never make it through one of their records in one sitting.
     
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    the new album is tasty. saw them live at scout bar in houston and their sound guy had them dialed. sounded amazing.

    lets not forget about his newest custom shop that I think may be one of the best looking jacksons i've ever seen.

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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I love Trevor's playing and the band as a whole. My biggest problem is that the overall sound is very much the same to me. Not sure if it's the whole band or maybe just the way it's mixed, but I also haven't given their newest album a full listen to yet. I also really don't like the mix of the first album. The bass overpowers everything else, but I'll be fair since it's some amazing bass.
     
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    KnightBrolaire gearwhoricus americanus

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    I like the lineup on paper (travis is a badass guitarist, evan is probably my favorite bassist besides billy sheehan) but the music itself just doesn't pull me in. Some great riffage but I'm not a fan of the vocals at all.
     
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    teqnick The only person that liked the new Faceless album

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    I think her vocals really work in this context, but outside of it, I probably wouldn't like them as much...so I see where you guys are coming from.
    I missed the chance to see them last month, unfortunately - but I'm sure they're due for a Dark Future tour. I would do really really bad things for that Jackson
     
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    That last Jackson is stupidly good looking. I think I like it better than the entire recorded output of the band.
     
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    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    Not really digging it and I don't know why... its just off to me
     
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    I love Animosity and how the first album was basically that style of riffing.

    Haven't checked out the new album yet.

    That said they should have had Malcolm Pugh stay on
     
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    teqnick The only person that liked the new Faceless album

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    I was pleasantly surprised at what Travis Levrier put out for Dark Future, because I couldn't get on with Scale The Summit material. At which point was Malcolm Pugh contributing? I enjoy the earlier works just as much.
     
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    He did some solos on The Infinite Nothing, but that’s it. When that album was recorded he wasn’t in the band, and they were just “guest solos” when he did them.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Wait so Travis didn't write for the first album?
     
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    Travis joined 4ish months after the first album came out
     
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    As I've understood it, whoever the guitarist is in Entheos at whatever time is largely irrelevant. Navene shapes a lot of the writing since he's a multi-instrumentalist, and the band largely adheres to his vision.
     
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    MFB ExBendable

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    Why do I feel like this is becoming a trend and burning out a lot of great players?

    The Faceless, Scale the Summit, I wanna say HAARP Machine was the same thing but maybe he was just a one man band? There's more I'm forgetting, but it's becoming a thing.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    It's not really becoming a thing, it is a thing. That's how a lot of bands work. Hell a lot of famous prog metal bands work like this.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Well that explains a lot. I started listening to them right around when Travis joined.
     
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    Yup.

    Also, if anyone's familiar with Navene's last two projects where he created the music - Fleshwrought (Jazz-inflected tech death where he played almost every part on the album) and Navene-K (ambient glitchy electronica with bass music underpinnings) - it becomes obvious that Entheos is the hybrid of those two parts of his musical personality. No surprise he's the dominant influence.
     
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    Sort of good, but it the thing that bothers me in general that all of these bands are very similar. There's no originality anywhere.
     
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    I am not a clean vocals/singing purist by any means but the new album could have really benefited from some singing. It would have really worked well with a lot of the songs and the way it is now I can't really make it through the album without it just kind of running together and not keeping my attention. There are several instances where the music is cleaner with a slower tempo and then there is screaming over it and it just takes me right out of it. This is not to take away from Chaney, she is incredible, I just feel like some singing might really kick it up a notch. They have a ton of potential, great playing all around and catchy parts...just not quite there for me yet.
     
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