12:15 - Zaphod That joke got old about 11 years ago
12:08 - ANGEL REAPER September has ended, time to give Billie Joe a call to wake him up like good old internet tradition says..
10:30 - RazMan @RedOctober In Anathemas case I think it's good, Distan satellites was a bit disappointing but other that that I've loved all their albums. But Opeth won't climb out of the grave they dug with the three last albums.
08:56 - RedOctober The probability of Opeth becoming metal again is similar to Anathema becoming metal again.
08:49 - God Alone [link] It's 29 minutes long, but I read on The Ajna Offensive fb page it's an LP, not an EP.
08:36 - God Alone OMFG Deathspell Omega are back?!? I'm dying.
Right from the get-go Wijlen Wij plunge their listener into the murky depths.
"Boreas" opens powerfully with subhuman vocals and organ cloaked power chords that sound is if recorded by an 8 track in some massive subterranean cave. Rather than the often slick and powerful production like a lot of their Solitude label mates sport, they went for a more primitive sound.
The sophomore release from this potent Belgian trio is a stimulating journey through four heaping slabs of funeral doom. However, this certainly isn't evil and soul-crushing in the traditional understanding of the style. With Wijlen Wij, clean vocals, suprisingly good melodies and grooves, and even a few audio samples combine to form some of the most upbeat and overall interesting funeral doom I've heard in quite awhile. Opener "Boreas" is nothing short of amazing.
That song was pretty awful to my ears. The mix of cleans and low FD vocals didn't really mesh well. The organ was very overbearing too. Also, maybe it's just the youtube quality, but the production wasn't that great either, sounded like the whole thing was pushed a step back, and it was pretty thin.
That being said I'm probably not gonna listen to this.
…boreas gave me a pretty strong Skepticism vibe, but that may have been mainly due to the organ. Solid release, will need a few more listens though. Fairly long album, so may take some time to go through it proper several more times.