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Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by The Dark Wolf, Apr 17, 2007.
alex weber is the bassist of exist
Yeah, typo on my part. My bad.
EDIT - sorry reposted the play through
I actually like the album, it was like a weird fusion of Autotheism and Akeldama and Porcupine Tree. I guess I'm not disappointed because Planetary Duality exists in a vacuum to me, kind of like Exoplanet does for contortionist. I also happen to like Keene's vocals.
It's growing on me, still definitely weird. Shake the disease reminds me of The Cure..
The only thing I don't like about the album is all of my favorite songs were released long before the album came out.
Yeah, Spiraling Void fucking slays, I think Blackstar does too. I also think they changed the mix on both of those since Blackstar especially sounds fuller than I remember. Instrumental Illness is pretty cool, reminds me of the Akeldama title track
We couldn't be more on the same page.
Depeche Mode was definitely influenced by The Cure.
I agree. I liked the singles but I am over them. The album is a pretty big disappointment for me.
Turns out shake the disease is actually just a depeche mode song.
I can't recall ever hearing that song from depeche mode, but the way it's sung on the new faceless album just connected those dots mentally....weird
I haven't listened to all of In Becoming A Ghost yet, but I mostly like it so far. The tech-death parts and some of the mellow progressive parts sound really good, but I don't like the happy sounding parts that come in here and there (especially on I am, I guess there was some on Shake The Disease too). They ruin the general dark mood, which is brilliant otherwise. Oh and I don't mind the mix being the way it is, it could be better but it's not really bothering me in any way, so I can't really complain.
Ok, just finished the album. I didn't really like The Terminal Breath, it felt very out of place. And the (Instru)mental Illness was a bit of unnecessary wanking too
I'm sure I'll be listening to this album a bit more though, because everything up until I Am was really good. Let's see if the happy sounding parts fit better after a few listens...
Listened to this about 20 times now probably. My favorite Faceless album. What can I say? I dig it.
Keene is the archetype of being the tortured artist. I think you can pick apart the technicality of it, as has been done a lot, but I think it represents exactly what he wanted it to and feels like a complete album to me. And thematically, it's a lot cooler than aliens.
It took a while for me to understand the purpose of this album myself. If you stop looking for continuity from PD, and look at the evolution of The Faceless over the past 10 years , this makes sense. Terminal Breath and I Am are my favorites.
Had a listen. I like the previously released singles the most, but that's nothing new. Of course I'm gonna like something more if I've had more time to listen to it.
I have nothing against so called "over-producing", but eq-wise the mix is a bit harsh and fatigueing.
The chorus in "I Am" sounds a lot like the self titled song by Extol.
Was listening to this in the car the other day with my five year old daughters present. During 'I Am' on proclaimed definitively that it sounded like "Beauty and the Beast."
Finally got around to this. Very impressed after having been really let down by Autotheism, though it does remind me of Autotheism in some ways, except for that almost all the tracks on In Becoming A Ghost are better than almost all the tracks on Autotheism.
I like Digging the Grave quite a lot. Wasn't expecting this at all!
The good parts of the album had tons to offer and were indeed fantastic but I can't get over a lot of the fillers and some of the electronic transitions they had. I still think The Spiraling Void is one of my favorite Faceless tracks but we'll see how the album holds up after I've listened to it more over the course of the next few months when I can digest and look back at things objectively.
PD was ok. Autotheism was amazing. Becoming a ghost is pretty mediocre IMO.
The flute solo on Digging the Grave is so good. I did not expect a sort of jazz flute solo in a tech death song sounding natural, not out of place, and it fucking rips just as hard as the guitar solo that comes after it
It helps that the flute solo was performed by the greatest musician of our time:
Dudes. I just listened to the album as a whole after distancing myself from it a bit.
I really, really like it. A lot of good songs, and I think it's a nice, complete package, even if I found it incoherent at first.
Give the album a second chance if you didn't like it after first impressions.