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Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by The Dark Wolf, Apr 17, 2007.
Bitterly disapointed by this record. Going back to 2008:
do you know how to read? clearly gave it that rating for the amount of filler after waiting 5 years. the actual songs are keenes best work.
I love this album
Ok well enjoy listening to 30 minutes of 10 year old music over and over again. I’m sure that’s why you’re “big nd sweaty”.
Yes because all fans of Akeldama and Planetary Duality do nothing but stream those albums nonstop.
The fuck kinda retort is this?
To be fair, Planetary Duality was my gym album for many, many years I'm happy to listen to it over and over again because it genuinely slays just as hard as the first time I heard it back in 2008, unlike this record where I won't actually mind if I never hear it again, heck it's in the "I just wasted 50min of my life" bucket at the moment. I appreciate what Keene is trying to present with this one but it probably would have done better being released under a different project. It's not The Faceless.
Nothing about that odd rant of a review was clear. Hype down.
It's actually 65 minutes of music that I'll continue to listen to and I'm not sure what my username has to do with anything beside me being fat and sweating a lot.
Really? cause it seems like 90% of all of you complaining do the same thing about every new release, no matter who's album it is. you just want something like PD, like the common man's collapse, like P1, like chaosphere, and those are just what springs to mind. do you not get tired of the same sound, over and over again? it wouldn't be "progressive metal" if the sound didn't progress.
Not completely (if at all) true - Take the new Morbid Angel record for example. The production isn't the best, but the material is wicked and it feels solidly like an MA album, 7/10 (at a minimum) would spin again, thoroughly enjoyed it. In Becoming A Ghost on the other hand doesn't feel like a The Faceless record and isn't that enjoyable either.
I'm all for bands experimenting with their sounds and trying new things but in this case they came up with a lemon IMO.
This dude's edgy ranting about the album is more entertaining than the album itself.
That's my review.
Also, Keene needs to stop using the same arpeggiated 7/8 pattern as riff filler. You know, that one that first showed up in Akeldama.
I cannot disagree with that train of thought
Sounds like a logical extension of Autotheism to me? I dunno, don't see the big deal.
Planetary Duality was nearly 10 years ago - it's unrealistic to expect them to still sound the same.
Well, I think it's overly reductive to boil all criticism of this record down to "Well, you guys just want Akeldama and Planetary Duality rehashed. They gotta grow, man!"
Personally, I really like Autotheism. But that record had a consistency, logic and personality amongst all of its musicians that this one does not. Brandon Griffin was in during the making of this record...then he wasn't. Chason Westmoreland apparently handled drums (although they sound as sterile as hell and might as well have been programmed)...then he was out too. Alex Rudinger was a part, then he wasn't. They juggled vocalists too. The end result sounds like it.
It's not a bad record. Just disappointing to varying degrees. I'd love for them to get a full stable line-up at some point, but who knows if that'll ever happen.
I think the album is okay. Not something I'll listen to on repeat, but it's a nice break from other stuff. What I really don't understand is why this band is as popular as it is, to me they've never really made anything really amazing, nothing that blows me away like the bands they're inspired by. Like, PD looks and sounds like a typical 2010's tech death album, out of the hundreds you can find youtube with almost identical album art, band logos, production, vocals, etc. I have no idea why this one is so praised. Hell it's not even that technical compared to older bands like Spawn of Possession. I guess I like Becoming a Ghost more than the typical fan because I didn't have any expectations to begin with. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I gotta say the album art is top notch though.
Why can't people just accept that you all like different things without getting pissy about it?
Yeah I don't like the new album a ton, just dig like 4/10 songs enough to listen to them. But I won't argue with guys for expecting material that sounds like Akeldama or Planetary Duality. That's their preference.
The only bait and switch here IMO is that interview they had with Michael/Ken/Justin they referenced callbacks and moments that touched on themes from their first releases. But I never recalled anything actively when I spun IBaG like 5-6 times.
Regarding the new album, I dug the guitar solos and surprisingly I dug the clean vocals
The solo section on I Am kinda reminded me of the solo section on Xenochrist. that's it though.
this album is closer to hoobastank than it is akeldama