22:33 - Apothecary Extreme shock value in live BM performances does annoy me though, because it just creates such a visual > music type feeling. With some BM shows I've been to it's really felt like I'm watching a Superbowl halftime performance
22:28 - Apothecary Of course you can't really expect everyone who goes to shows to know the background about EVERY band they're going to be seeing. But still, a general idea would be nice. It's black metal, (most of) it is quite extreme live
22:24 - ScreamingSteelUS Shit happens. Shining happens. Don't go calling out Abigail Williams and Origin for touring with them or the venue or the fans or everybody else. That's just pointless and stupid.
22:23 - ScreamingSteelUS The fact that "it's black metal" doesn't necessarily excuse what are some objectively rude or unsettling practices, because as Che said, sometimes it's a bit much, but, you know, do some research. It still IS black metal.
22:22 - ScreamingSteelUS I guess I'm sympathetic towards her because she did have an uncomfortable experience for perfectly understandable reasons, but she loses me by making it everybody else's problem and blaming everyone else for humoring Kvarforth.
22:19 - ScreamingSteelUS I'm genuinely torn between "she's overreacting hilariously" and "actually, that seems pretty fair." Either way, I was so ready for her to punch Kvarforth.
22:14 - Apothecary Real shit, upon first reading this article I thought it was satirization of overly sensitive PC types. Maybe it actually is
Have you ever waited at the shore and listened to the waves rolling in? There's something predictable in the familiarity of it, as you become accustomed to the sound of the movement of the water toward you and then away again. This is The Turn Of The Tides.
A vast difference between this and their previous albums, but just as brilliant!
Winterheir - 20.07.2014 at 05:23
A masterpiece, no doubt. Seeing as so much time has passed since Weiland I wasn't quite sure what to expect ... a totally new and different band? A revisitation of the many familiar Empyrium elements? It seems we received both as The Turn Of The Tides sounds like no other group but Empyrium yet it also sounds completely different than any of the band's previous four full-lengths - a legacy not only untainted but also crowned! This album will certainly end up being one of my favorites of the year.
Laid down,closed my eyes and went on with this on a trip that proved to be a magnificent one. It was like an emotional tour throughout Nature. Goddamn I haven't been so emotionally moved by an album in a LOOONG LOOONG TIME!
Yeah, it's a grower. My initial reaction would've been 7'ish, with Dead Winter Ways being a good song and the other ones average songs with some good parts.
but after a dozen listens, I love it. In the Gutter of This Spring is a song I fall asleep to every night. With The Current Into Grey is a song i completely ignored in my first few listens, but I love it now.
Also, the first track builds up so nicely. The instrumentation and composing is great throughout the whole album
I almost forgot how beautiful the music of this band is. Definitely one of the most delightful albums for me this year.
My personal favourites: Saviour, Dead Winter Ways, The Days Before the Fall, With the Current into Grey.