23:35 - !J.O.O.E.! It's definitely one of those albums.
23:31 - Zaphod I remember listening to it, but have no idea what it sounded like. So you're probably right, haha.
23:28 - !J.O.O.E.! Yeah, dissonance for the sake of it is a problem. I think that Devouring Star album released this year was the ultimate example of that.
23:26 - Zaphod Oh, right. I also meant that one :P Never listened to their first one.
23:24 - !J.O.O.E.! Oh wait, I mean second Abyssal. First was decent, but didn't blow me away.
23:24 - Zaphod Yeah true, it's become really popular. I usually only appreciate dissonance if it's not dissonant for the sake of being dissonant.
23:21 - !J.O.O.E.! Sabaton? Piss off :P Yeah I loved the first Abyssal, but back then it was pretty fresh. Dissonant Omega Nord seems to find its way into every band right now though, so I'm a bit sick of it. The new Pyramids is an exception though.
01. Behold (God I Am) 02. Tartessos: The Hidden Xenocryst 03. A Path Disclosed 04. Iconic Images 05. Twelve - Vals For The Legions 06. The Azrael Trigger 07. From The Stars Death Came 08. Timeline Dissonance 09. Formshifter 10. Secrets Of The Sequence
You know what's great? Melodic death metal that still happens to be death metal...Rather than some ambiguous melodic riffing put through thickened production with death growls laid over top. None of that crap here, Formshifter is what you could call a quintessential melodic death metal album in the truest sense of the term.
Rating reflects poorly, considering this is a nice step up from their previous release. Their songwriting has become quite a bit more memorable, and in general everything feels more cohesive here. A solid album, for sure.
Very good album... Great riffs, melodies and solos. Twelve-Vals For The Legions is the first track, that I heard from this record and I was completely impressed what I was listening. The end of this song is brilliant. After many weeks, that I heard whole album, this is another great band, that I want to see alive.