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Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by sleewell, Mar 25, 2020.
This song is amazing.
I mostly stopped paying attention to these guys when Vermis came out, but I am really excited for this album. It seems like they started to write songs with a more rhythmic focus after Vermis, which is really cool. I loved Everything is Fire, but by the last half of TDoA I was tired of the way Jamie played. He's an absolutely exceptionally skilled drummer, but there is only so much BLAST - LINEAR PATTERN - BLAST - TAK TAK, BRAP DA LA TAP - BLAST WITH DOUBLE KICK HAULING ASS - LINEAR PATTERN - BLAST - LINEAR PATTERN - BLAST - DOUBLE KICK HAULING ASS WITH TRIPLET FILL OVER IT - depressing bit with more linear patterns - DOUBLE KICK HAULING ASS CYMBALS EVERYWHERE CYMBALS GOD THE CYMBALS BLAST BLAST BALTSBLATS style drumming I can handle before it just loses its impact or identity and starts sounding like a big grey drone of amazing technical ability with nothing to latch onto. I know this band is not about grooving, but like... my dude...
That's what makes this band so awesome! The drums alternate from being a driving rhythmic force to almost an undulating texture of the music. The last thing I want these guys to do is start playing straight ahead death metal riffs, or throwing in two-steps and breakdowns, lol,
EiF has the least hard to find riffs, all the albums do but I have to sadly agree that the drumming is starting to err on the side of wankery
Absolutely incredible song. Very stoked for this album
Isn't that like, the entire point?
i guess i don't technically evaluate music as much as others which is totally fine bc everyone is different. if i am listening and feel an emotional reaction that does so much more for me than almost anything else.
With this band especially, I feel like that constant, often linear beating from the drums just increases the anxious/delirious/horror feel that comes from the music. It feels like he CAN'T stop, which just adds another level of mood, to me. I don't notice much "wankery" because he's not doing hyper-technical fills all the time, or doing unnecessary polyrhythm/time signature stuff. Obviously opinions vary, but I feel like if the drums weren't what they are for this band, it wouldn't be nearly as good.
Maybe wank was too strong of wording it's just I can understand someone not having the patience to get to the pay offs
I don't get how ANYONE can rag on this band? haha Insanity. This song as with all their other music is untouchable to me.
Anyhow, I guess that is what makes us all different?
I don't either, but I feel that with Vermis, and even moreso with Shrines, they started to lock in and tighten up the rhythmic interplay between the instruments, versus having the guitars and basslines kind of cruising overtop Jamie's playing.
Not ragging! Been a long time fan and I think they've improved their songwriting a lot. From the sounds of things, this new record has potential to be their best.
Loved this band so much when Of Fracture and Failure came out (still their best album... come at me, bro!), but they've failed to hold my interest more and more with every release since. They're absolutely unique, but sometimes that's not enough? I dunno, they do what they do incredibly well, but hearing essentially the same song over and over again for over a decade is losing impact. Would love them to add in way more of the bleak clean moments.
One of the best bands to ever come out of New Zealand. New songs are utterly magical.
Loving the new songs.
If you're an Ulcerate fan in need of something to tide you over until the release date, check out Horror God. Came out last year, is excellent dissonant death metal.
Full album is up on Youtube and its incredible.
listened to it yesterday and again today. love it!!!!
Excellent, this was just what I needed right now. Title track fucking owned, moving on to the whole thing now.
I am digging what I have listened to of it so far. Sucks that it got leaked but glad they put the full album up on youtube at least.
I listened to like 85% of it and got mega bored, sorry to say
Monstrous album. The introduction of more melody adds to the tension and release of the dissonant parts. The drum work is “god-tier” as expected, the vocals have more range than ever and of course the guitars are perfect. I’m immersed.