00:46 - Erik M. Fair enough. I have the opposite since this sort of folk doom metal really clicks with me, as it's highly atmospheric/ambient. Its themes are also somehow appealing and refreshing. I like pretty much everything, really.
00:44 - Fearmeister Also, I think Erik is confusing 'average' with 'generic' :P
00:44 - Karlabos Yeah, the hispano folk elements were what I was looking for when I discovered it, but somehow didn't like it very much. I did like another band (russian btw) named Tenochtitlan thought... But you probably already know it
00:43 - Fearmeister I wouldn't call Raxa Russian folk since the subject matter is Central America :P
00:42 - Karlabos Well, original it surely is. By rating average I just mean that it clicked on me on the same level an average metal album would, or something like that.
00:40 - Erik M. Raxa reminds me of Kauan at times. Both are Russian. Hmmm, have to check out more Russian folk doom bands I guess, haha. Seriously, give Raxa a 2nd chance. I love that sound. The folk elements especially.
00:35 - Erik M. [link] Well, tastes can change... how is it average exactly? In any case it's very original, so there's that. I like it a whole lot.
Since it feels like forever since we heard any news from the Protest The Hero camp, guitarist Luke Hoskin decided it was time to inform us about the following PTH news:
"We just solidified the studio time for our next album that we have been writing for about three years or so. At least, it feels that way. We have successfully bribed our good friend Julius "Juice" Butty (Alexisonfire) to record it all at a brand new studio in Canada called "Jukasa". Our official start-date is August 30th and we couldn't be more pleased with the studio and producer.
When asked to describe the new music, we usually just get embarrassed and start to sweat. So take that in whatever way you want to - the one thing I can say is we actually have more than 10 songs for once."
The band's third full-length will be mixed by producer/engineer Machine for an expected early-2011 release via Vagrant Records.