Your worst album purchases?

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  1. HeavyMetal4Ever

    HeavyMetal4Ever SS.org Regular

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    Bought plenty of albums over the years that left me unimpresed, but lately the one that stands out most is Mastodon's Blood Mountain.

    After several playthroughs I though I should check out some of their other material and give them a decent listen.

    What I learned is that I don't like Mastodon.

    Each to their own.

    Rock on!
     
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    I almost had the same experience (with a different outcome); I listened to Crack the Skye and was massively unimpressed. But much later I decided to give Blood Mountain a listen and I ended up listening to it for about a month straight.
     
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    I have a worst / best: Darkthrone Transylvanian Hunger: It was super lo-fi and my friends didn't think it even music on release, but I persisted and now it's a favorite. Also: Masonna releases circa 90's.

    Same with Arcturus La Masquerade Infernale. "Dude, this is fucking gay" - Well, I think it's awesome and you're wrong...
     
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    JEngelking Gravity is Shifting!

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    I love Mastodon, easily in my Top 10 favorite bands. That said, I feel similarly about Blood Mountain. I enjoy the hell out of all their other albums, but BM was one that I just couldn't connect with. The first five songs and Colony of Birchmen I can really enjoy, but the rest just got lost to me. :shrug: Not an album I regret buying by any means, but one which I wished could have ended up appealing to me more.
     
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    Heard one song, so I decided to check it out. Ended up being an album full of brees and other stupid vocal techniques. Even the song I listened to first had it in them, but somehow I missed it or something.

    Too bad, as most of the music is pretty killer.
     
  6. Esp Griffyn

    Esp Griffyn Play more music

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    In the first few pages, multiple mentions of Nile's "Black Seeds of Vengeance" and Meshuggah's "Koloss", I thought both of those were staggeringly good albums, what don't people like about them?
     
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    MaximumPezcore Magically Delicious

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    Always wanted to try out the Pantera side projects but holy shit, that album cover is absolutely horrid. I know album covers don't represent musical quality but holy shit.

    I can't remember actually regretting any CDs I've bought except for maybe 'We're Not Happy 'Til You're Not Happy' by Reel Big Fish when I was 12 because the sound and overall production quality on that album was terrible.
     
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    Exhibit A
    Evile - Into the Grave
    I bought this thinking I would like thrash metal. I didn't like thrash metal. I discovered very quickly that I'm not a big fan of music that more or less eschews melody (to me, anyways).

    August Burns Red - Messenger
    I heard Constellations, which I very much enjoyed (Especially Marianas Trench), and then I bought this, and BLEHHHH. I don't like the production, if I remember correctly. Last time I listened to it was over a year ago though, in the midst of some fairly profound sleep deprivation...maybe I'll give it another listen.

    Maylene and the Sons of Disaster - (Self-Titled)
    "Southern" metalcore. I enjoy the music of certain metalcore bands, for example, As I Lay Dying (except their last album), All that Remains (Fall of Ideals and the two before that...Behind Silence and Solitude has to be among my favorite non-progressive albums EVER, I have quite the emotional attachment to the title track on that album...)
    Ah, it would seem my typing has gone off on a tangent. I apologize. Anyways, I don't really like the whole blues-rock sort of southern feel that this band has. Basically, an over abundance of
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    C--0-3-5

    I avoid that wherever possible in my own compositions, it does little for me short of annoying me, and I feel it is somewhat cliche.

    Metanoia - Don't Walk Dead
    I bought this after hearing how unrelentingly heavy it was. I'd heard a good number of obscure-ish metal bands (Sympathy, Immortal Souls, Sacrificium, Pantokrator being my favorite of the type), and assumed this would be similar...I'm glad I bought this used, for approximately three dollars. I'd not buy it again, only my habit of collecting things prevents me from getting rid of it, as I will likely never listen again. The production was painful. The vocals were...much more raw than what I like.

    This covers only some of my physical purchases, and none of my digital ones (which there are more of). I have yet to be disappointed by any "djent" or progressive metal albums I've ever bought, though. I can usually find something to like. I never listen to music with cursing though. It's just a personal annoyance of mine. I don't care if people curse when they speak, but it sort of breaks the "musical fourth wall", so to speak in a song, and usually takes me out of the experience...if music were a living being, I feel that its speech would be more refined. I like my music to sound dissociated from people (to me), as if it is its own entity, which is also largely why I am so picky about production.

    With reference to the above post, album covers frequently influence whether I buy an album or not nowadays (none of these were recent purchases), since I have synesthesia...I see colors, shapes, and even entire worlds sometimes in music, and what I see color-wise is often influenced by the album cover, I prefer abstract landscapes, and dark blues, greens and purples. :)
     

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    AgileKev Just Play.

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    Today I Caught the Plague- Lore. Hate to sound like a stuck-up metalhead, but it needs screaming vocals. Cleans just don't do certain parts justice.
     
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    save your money...do not purchase.

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    I wholeheartedly disagree, but I guess that's why it's an opinion. :lol:
     
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    I'm sure theres more....Those two stand out the most. I think I was uber disappointed with the first Periphery album for obvious reasons...But thats just me.
     
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    I think that your copy was defective. :cool:
     
  14. Dawn of the Shred

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    My cuz told me abou this band said the new pantera and well since i love pantera i went and got the cd without hearing a song and my god its the worst thing ever! Five finger death punch so so bad. Still give him shit for that one. I just gave it to him
     
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    My cuz told me about this new band said they where new pantera and well since i love pantera i went and got the cd without hearing a song and my god its the worst thing ever! Five finger death punch so so bad. Still give him shit for that one. I just gave it to him
     
  16. satchmo72

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    This ^^
     
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    Undisputed Attitude by Slayer. Fuck.
     
  18. Krigloch the Furious

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    Im going to get shit for this, but Gorguts - Obscura and From Wisdom to Hate.
    I absolutely LOVE their first two albums though
     
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    Counterparts - The Current Will Carry Us
    It wasnt terrible, but they could have done so much better. Plus the quality on the first album was more appealing
     
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    I completely and utterly disagree, the production on Prophets had no life to it whatsoever and the TCWCU had so much more depth and integrity to it. They went from being a mediocre metalcore band to being an incredible hardcore band.

    My opinion of course, you can think what you wish.
     

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