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Release date: 9 October 2013
Style: Progressive metal, Post-metal

Rating:

8.3 | 64 votes

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44 have it
14 want it


01. a3
02. b6
03. s1
04. e5
05. n4
06. c7
07. e2
08. a7bsence

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Staff review by
R'Vannith

Rating:
8.3
This year I've been convinced that some Polish metal musicians and their associates must also be wizards. The latest major releases from Riverside and, in this case, Blindead display excellence of production values which I can only describe as something magical or seemingly impossible, as both these bands recordings have come to us in an impeccable packaging of sound. The quality here is superb.

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published 29.12.2013 | Comments (18)

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Góral - 04.11.2013 at 16:54  
Rating: 7
Written by Pazdzioch on 04.11.2013 at 14:23

Staff delete their MS profile now!

No. And if so, they'd have to delete me too
Diverge - 05.11.2013 at 00:40  
Rating: 9 Haha then you'd have to delete great bands like Rosetta who openly acknowledge they don't want to be metal. That's obviously not a good solution.
tea[m]ster - 07.11.2013 at 16:36  
Rating: 9 Well boys, I've listened to this front to back at least 8 times now. My previous opinion hasn't changed. However, the album does lose me a little bit on tracks C7 and E2. Thankfully the final track is so killer it hides all sins. Still keeping this a 9 because B6,S1 and E5 are so fucking good, best trio of songs on any album I've heard this year.
Kuroboshi - 25.11.2013 at 11:40  
Rating: 8 Very good, but unfortunately it is not on par with their two previous efforts. It seems they removed most of the "crazy" (as in psychologically disturbing) stuff, and made it "cleaner".
Darkside Momo - 10.12.2013 at 23:24  
  s1 is easily one of the most emotionally intense songs I've heard this year
Diverge - 19.12.2013 at 07:46  
Rating: 9
Written by Darkside Momo on 10.12.2013 at 23:24

s1 is easily one of the most emotionally intense songs I've heard this year

Completely agree. Right beside Hacride's Overcome.
Darkside Momo - 19.12.2013 at 12:22  
  I'll have to disagree here - I love the latest Hacride but Overcome isn't for me one of the most intense songs, that would be Introversion (Ghosts Of The Modern World and Requiem For A Lullaby ain't bad either )
Cynic Metalhead - 19.12.2013 at 15:43  
Rating: 7 This is some good stuff. Certainly, not to miss it.

I'll listen to this record again.
tea[m]ster - 19.12.2013 at 17:48  
Rating: 9
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 19.12.2013 at 15:43

This is some good stuff. Certainly, not to miss it.

I'll listen to this record again.


Where have you been? Better late than never Check out their entire discography - One of the best bands around that no one has heard of.
Diverge - 19.12.2013 at 19:06  
Rating: 9
Written by Darkside Momo on 19.12.2013 at 12:22

I'll have to disagree here - I love the latest Hacride but Overcome isn't for me one of the most intense songs, that would be Introversion (Ghosts Of The Modern World and Requiem For A Lullaby ain't bad either )

Fair selection, my friend. Introversion is pretty rad, but the ending of Overcome is just unreal.

Anyway, the ending of this album is actually amazing. I'm trying to think of a better ending to an album this year, and I don't think another one comes to mind.
Cynic Metalhead - 19.12.2013 at 20:01  
Rating: 7
Written by tea[m]ster on 19.12.2013 at 17:48

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 19.12.2013 at 15:43

This is some good stuff. Certainly, not to miss it.

I'll listen to this record again.


Where have you been? Better late than never


Well, I came to know bit late as I was busy listening to other records(including old one).

But, i just saw you collection and I think we'll hardly quote to each other.

Anyway, I'm not much into progressive but this new record appealed me. I'll definitely giving more spins to this.
Darkside Momo - 19.12.2013 at 20:18  
 
Written by Diverge on 19.12.2013 at 19:06

Anyway, the ending of this album is actually amazing. I'm trying to think of a better ending to an album this year, and I don't think another one comes to mind.

Easy: "Lost Among Liars" by Vulture Industries but yeah, we're only discussing top-notch material
tea[m]ster - 02.02.2014 at 17:28  
Rating: 9 I don't think of this as "alternative" metal. Prog metal I can buy. Post metal? Yes. Doom? Maybe. But alternative? Nope, don't see it.
Pazdzioch - 03.02.2014 at 15:55  
  I would be happy if someone changed their genres tag, because it's a little confusing... There is no "prog doom" on their first 2 albums. The way I see it:

Atmo sludge (2003-2013)
Prog doom (2009-)
Alternative (2013-)

I have no problem with labeling them "alternative" now, as well as Tool.
Troy Killjoy - 04.02.2014 at 01:42  
 
Written by Pazdzioch on 03.02.2014 at 15:55
I have no problem with labeling them "alternative" now, as well as Tool.

I've only listened to some of the new album so I can't make any edits yet, but I'll do some investigating and let you know what I come up with.
R'Vannith - 04.02.2014 at 04:55  
Rating: 8
Written by Pazdzioch on 03.02.2014 at 15:55

I would be happy if someone changed their genres tag, because it's a little confusing... There is no "prog doom" on their first 2 albums. The way I see it:

Atmo sludge (2003-2013)
Prog doom (2009-)
Alternative (2013-)

I have no problem with labeling them "alternative" now, as well as Tool.


No "prog doom" certainly, but what about just doom? I think they've had a doom element throughout all their albums, so perhaps atmo sludge/doom is a more accurate label for their first two, in my view at least. There also seemed to be a stronger hardcore element to their sound on those albums.

From the Impulse EP things clearly get progressively doomy, and "Affliction XXIX II MXMVI" has the most noticeable doom element.

And if tea[m]ster hears post-metal in them (though he's reffering to this album in particular) then you can bet there's post-metal in it. They clearly fit into the post-metal scene, just not in any typical sense, as their music is noticeably different from the norm, particular from "Impulse" onward, where we see the band truly living up to the tag of "progressive doom" we've given them. So they should have post-metal listed as a stylistic tag from the band's inception, I'd say.

Their latest would be best described as progressive/alternative, with post-metal elements, in my view, there's not nearly enough doom to warrant that being a major tag.

We'll see what Troy comes up with before changing anything.
Pazdzioch - 04.02.2014 at 11:17  
  ^ Yeah, your description is a little more fair I think.

Written by R'Vannith on 04.02.2014 at 04:55

And if tea[m]ster hears post-metal in them (though he's reffering to this album in particular) then you can bet there's post-metal in it.

Jay hears post-metal everywhere Now honestly: "Affliction" is post-metal masterpiece, so when this (hateful) word will be found here ---> I'll be happy.
Pazdzioch - 05.02.2014 at 02:54  
  Thanks Troy, you nailed it!
Troy Killjoy - 05.02.2014 at 03:20  
 
Written by Pazdzioch on 05.02.2014 at 02:54
Thanks Troy, you nailed it!

It helps when the internet pretty much takes care of all the work for you. All I have to do is read a few reviews and look at some other databases and give a quick sample listen and voila. Glad to see someone appreciate the change though - they're usually met with more complaints.
Diverge - 05.02.2014 at 05:01  
Rating: 9 I personally would have labelled it as "alternative metal" and left it at that, but the new description certainly doesn't mislead people about the nature of the record. So I can't really complain.
Calabi - 27.04.2014 at 20:57  
Rating: 10 It was probably a bad idea to listen to this as my first foray into Blindead, but this album is so emotionally powerful that I could easily rank it among my other favorites.

Hence the 10.

And to think the only reason I tried it at all was the album art.
_deepblack - 23.09.2014 at 11:30  
Rating: 9 These guys were stunning with their album Murder in Phazes a Doom death actually Post Metal album IMO and this album looks like a very mellow good post rock album in a very good way first i thought it was disappointing but after more listening its a very good album \m/
Pazdzioch - 23.09.2014 at 12:16  
  Yeah, it's definitely a grower.

Now with time and excitement wore off, I'm starting to appreciate this album more and more. Some live experiences certainly make the justice as well.
rlro - 07.10.2014 at 04:10  
Rating: 9 Not as good as the previous one, but still very good - just the last song makes the entire album worthwhile. It becomes better and better each time you listen to it.

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