16:42 - Risto Interesting metal shows are getting more and more scarce here. No Teatria and Nuclear Nightclub is closing down this weekend :(
16:27 - Bad English Erik - I attend what I can in Luleå , dont trevel, it costs so ... but ned ppl damn ude 1h in train you're in Brussels or somewhere in Germany , ok 2h
16:23 - Erik M. I think more variety is definitely a good thing, so most doom subgenres would be nice (death/gothic/epic/funer al). Edgar, I don't attend live gigs often. Last time is already 6 months ago or so. Only when it's close to Tilburg...
16:22 - Bad English Erik I didnt know you attend live gigs , so you saw Marcel and other mates
16:20 - Erik M. Ah that would be a real shame. I haven't been to the first DDD but the last one was my least favourite, I have to say. Then again, the first time (2012) I only saw like 3 bands due to damn train delays (well, mainly :P).
16:14 - Marcel Hubregtse Erik, last year's Dordrecht Doom was by far the worst attended one of the four. So a bit more variation this time. If a certain number of visitors isn't reached this will be the last one.
Another tough one. When you have seasoned veterans such as these two fellas from Fates Warning fame (not to mention a crack team of session musicians), you come to expect some kind of solid direction. Although this album does deliver it's fair share of brain melting riffs, it's something that also has a large tendency to fall into pointless, jumbled meandering - a problem more associated with younger prog acts who have not fully grasped the concept of a little tasteful subtlety.
This album is awesome. So much techy proggy stuff going on yet there are so many catchy riffs. John Arch's voice just soars over each song. Matheo's guitar work is phenomenal. Joey Vera's bass is solid and a great addition to the album. I am looking forward to hearing more from the band and their debut just came out.
I am so glad this album came out when it did, there weren't that many spectacular releases coming out in 2011, or at least they were all being overshadowed by the extremely shitty releases (Morbid Angel, Metallica/Lou Reed, and Queensrÿche, I'm looking right at you). There were great releases coming out that year, but I feel Sympathetic Resonance was the only truly incredible album to come out that year to outshine the horrible monstrosities that came out that summer. That's just me anyway. Amazing stuff.