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Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by JosephAOI, May 7, 2011.
OOOH! Got it on my calendar!
That tour lineup gives me so much excitement!! I can't miss this one!!!
They made a huge change of sound with this album which is not really shown in the songs released, they actually sound like a different band. I don't mean this in a bad way but it feels very weird thinking this is VOM.
I heard this a week ago, it's definitely changed but I don't think it's bad. It's much more melodic on every facet than technical and brutal most of the time. It surprised me quite a bit going into it because I had that same mentality, but it's nothing like they've released before. Some of the tracks give me a Volumes/Edge of the Earth vibe in their atmosphere and mood. I actually dig it quite a bit, they definitely needed a bit of a mix up like this in their career. Eclipse didn't do much for a lot of people even though I loved it, a lot of people complained about it being too similar to previous material.
I dig it. I think the three singles are the best tunes off the album but Daeneyrs and Lisbeth are both really badass too
I'm a cynical piece of trash when it comes to new music and i was extremely expecting me to hate this new album but i am enjoying the hell out of it. The singing is not ovewhelming and they have some great melodies (-:
Three tracks in, and I'm actually really digging this a lot. Mikasa is my favorite track so far, but Ellie has some really cool riffs. Basically doesn't even sound like Veil of Maya though. Although, I actually prefer that, because if it just sounded like they were trying to imitate themselves, with Lukas on vocals, I would probably hate it.
I'm enjoying Matriarch very much! Daenerys, Lisbeth, Ellie, Aeris have some catchy riffs.
Edit: Lol'd at the track titles.. Someone has been watching too much fantasy/fiction. There should be a track titled "Indira Gandhi"
You bring up an interesting point. I also loved Eclipse. As a metal community, this is a good, (albeit frustrating) example of upsetting people if you don't change, but probably pissing them off more if you do. You're damned if you do, damned if you don't.
That said, I gave the whole album a listen, and its just... boring to me. The only songs I dug were Mikasa, and Teleute. I just couldn't vibe to anything else. I've been really trying to get used to the change and like the new guy too.
dat bit that starts at 2:45 in Three-Fifty
almost sounds like the Jenova song in the background
There's a lot of cool riffs on this album, some nice transitions. I still find the writing a little clunky overall, and the impossibly clean playing on a few passages just sounds annoying but that's the genre for you
Definitely like the album though! I'd give it a B+
Where have you guys heard the album already???
uhhh I got a review copy?
somebody's review copy, anyway. Pre-ordered on iTunes though.
Jammed with a friend at her place when she got her review copy as well.
My pre order came in the mail yesterday. Really digging the album. I wish it were a little longer though.
Just listened to the new album. It's pretty bad imo
I just finished listening to the WSOU stream and really, really liked what I heard. This is my current contender for 2015's album of the year. All of the tracks were great, but these stood out to me the most:
Consider me a fan from here on out.
I'd like to know how these people get review copies. It sounds like some secret society of people who always get the low-down on bad@ss music, and it's making me more jelly than a PB&J
I too have heard a review copy. Liking it, much better than Eclipse. Album has some variety, something VoM desperately needed.
It's missing the chaos of prior albums
A lot different to what I thought it would be, but still a solid album nonetheless. Mikasa has been played non-stop since I pre-ordered.