Ulcerate

Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by sleewell, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. sleewell

    sleewell SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    686
    Likes Received:
    858
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2016
    Location:
    michigan
    This song is amazing.

    Fuck...

     
    MAJ Meadows SF, KailM, ADADAD and 4 others like this.
  2. akinari

    akinari SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    480
    Likes Received:
    268
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013
    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...
     
    Eptaceros likes this.
  3. GunpointMetal

    GunpointMetal SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,920
    Likes Received:
    1,591
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Location:
    Madison, WI
    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,
     
    DiezelMonster, Winspear and sleewell like this.
  4. gunch

    gunch Riff Chugman

    Messages:
    5,020
    Likes Received:
    1,726
    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Location:
    Brewster, OH
    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
     
    Eptaceros likes this.
  5. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear

    Messages:
    11,695
    Likes Received:
    2,403
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Location:
    Yorkshire, U.K
    Absolutely incredible song. Very stoked for this album
     
    sleewell likes this.
  6. GunpointMetal

    GunpointMetal SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,920
    Likes Received:
    1,591
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Location:
    Madison, WI
    Isn't that like, the entire point?
     
    DiezelMonster likes this.
  7. sleewell

    sleewell SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    686
    Likes Received:
    858
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2016
    Location:
    michigan
    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.
     
  8. GunpointMetal

    GunpointMetal SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,920
    Likes Received:
    1,591
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Location:
    Madison, WI
    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.
     
    sleewell likes this.
  9. gunch

    gunch Riff Chugman

    Messages:
    5,020
    Likes Received:
    1,726
    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Location:
    Brewster, OH
    Maybe wank was too strong of wording it's just I can understand someone not having the patience to get to the pay offs
     
    DiezelMonster likes this.
  10. DiezelMonster

    DiezelMonster Complainasaurus Rex

    Messages:
    817
    Likes Received:
    374
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2006
    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? :pickle::steve:
     
    sleewell likes this.
  11. akinari

    akinari SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    480
    Likes Received:
    268
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013
    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.
     
    sleewell likes this.
  12. Dudley

    Dudley SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    246
    Likes Received:
    146
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2005
    Location:
    Sunderland, UK
    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.
     
    sleewell likes this.
  13. nsimonsen

    nsimonsen SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    152
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2011
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    One of the best bands to ever come out of New Zealand. New songs are utterly magical.
     
    DiezelMonster and sleewell like this.
  14. gunshow86de

    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

    Messages:
    8,083
    Likes Received:
    3,517
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    Location:
    Canyon Lake, TX
    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.
     
  15. BIG ND SWEATY

    BIG ND SWEATY Edgy

    Messages:
    3,169
    Likes Received:
    638
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Location:
    Butt salsa lane, oswego, illinois
    Full album is up on Youtube and its incredible.
     
  16. sleewell

    sleewell SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    686
    Likes Received:
    858
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2016
    Location:
    michigan
    listened to it yesterday and again today. love it!!!!
     
  17. gnoll

    gnoll SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    902
    Likes Received:
    296
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2015
    Location:
    Europe
    Excellent, this was just what I needed right now. Title track fucking owned, moving on to the whole thing now.
     
  18. DeathbyDesign

    DeathbyDesign *Palm Muting Intensifies*

    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    80
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Location:
    Mesa, AZ
    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.
     
    sleewell likes this.
  19. gunch

    gunch Riff Chugman

    Messages:
    5,020
    Likes Received:
    1,726
    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Location:
    Brewster, OH
    I listened to like 85% of it and got mega bored, sorry to say
     
  20. MAJ Meadows SF

    MAJ Meadows SF on a tone quest

    Messages:
    2,544
    Likes Received:
    556
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Location:
    your front yard, staring into your window
    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.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.