15:29 - The RedOctober Yeah but dude already half of the decade is over. We only have enslaved from 2010. Lets see :3
15:12 - Apothecary There are a good number of albums in there from the 2000s decade, so just wait, there could end up being some from the 2010s as well
15:11 - Apothecary Most likely that second one, although this decade isn't over yet though, so patience.... that could change
15:04 - The RedOctober Yes. I read a book by Dan Ariely which had a sort of explanation for this sort of behaviour apart from the good old. When we have a first experience of a particular event or thing we take it as an anchor and judge others wrt to it
15:00 - MHOE Definitely the latter. The 'good old' syndrome at its best.
14:58 - PocketMetal A huge part of my favorite records are from this decade, so...
14:47 - The RedOctober was going through the metalstorm 200. There is no album in the list from this decade. Is quality decreasing or are we judging too harshly?
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.