17:56 - Marcel Hubregtse I don't hear any doom in Serpent at all. Also not in Marrow or any of their other works.
17:42 - 3rdWorld Serpent > Marrow. Serpent has a lot of doom influences and sounds really engaging, Marrow may be a pale reflection of their previous albums which I'm yet to hear but thats how it feels.
16:10 - Netzach The only "Serpent" track I still listen to is the instrumental Plateau of the Ages
16:04 - Marcel Hubregtse Marrow isn't a bad album but it isn't underrated either. Just look at the score for it here on MS, for example.
16:00 - musclassia I'd probably rank them Mantle>Ashes>Marro w>Folklore>Serpent - I think Serpent is fine but it's not nearly as memorable as the other albums. I prefer Marrow to Folklore, mainly for Nidstang and Ghost.... Mantle beats all though
14:44 - Apothecary Marrow is definitely second-weakest, but that's only because the other three albums you're comparing it to are such higher quality, I don't think it means that it's necessarily a BAD album
13:27 - Akatash Updated my dissonant metal picks: [link]
Tech death bands usually come in two sorts: you've got the "listen to me" types, where every member fucks around competing over the listener's attention, and then you have the "listen to us" types who don't make abysmal music. Decapitated has always been part of the second group.
I just don't get it. I never really understood why people hate Carnival Is Forever. I loved that album and I still listen to it regularly. This new one is a step even further away from technical death metal but I love it nonetheless. \m/
It could be hit or miss. Intially, my impression was biggest letdown record of this year(considering they would've done at least better than Carnival) but did not deliver to their caliber. But, as with few more spins I realise that Decapitated try to do something different this time as opposed to do what they were doing up to now. While listening to (new formulae decapitated executed on this)album, I'm sure many people will try to embrace it.
I understand this stepdown but "Blood Mantra" has something different to offer.
Looks like I like every album recorded by Decapitated. This last one included.
It sounds slightly different from previous ones, and again this time I really enjoyed the lyrics, way better than the average death metal ones...
I really don't know why this album is rated like that by all the users here . Sure..they are not the band that many of us loved in the past but they have evolved into something that is still powerfull . Yes the vocals sound a little bit weak but the songwriting is top notch .