18:39 - Marcel Hubregtse Those two were okay, but still incredibly generic. Like you I don't understand why they keep on going back to that sound from time to time.
18:37 - Apothecary I'd say the first two MV albums weren't all that bad, but it should've just stopped after that. And yes, I've been wondering why they continue to bother with that sound anymore as well
18:30 - Marcel Hubregtse Incredible that a band that can be totally out there when they want too (bordering on avantgarde) also records stuff which is incredibly generic (looking at all the MV albums)
18:28 - Apothecary "Both being very different on an Artistic plan." Well no shit lol, I probably won't even bother with another Memoria Vetusta album, but that other one sounds intriguing
"Introspection", the brand new single from Ihsahn has debuted at GuitarWorld.com. Head over to that location to check it out. The song also features guest vocals from Devin Townsend and comes off Ihsahn's upcoming album entitled Eremita, which will be released on June 18th in Europe and June 19th in North America via Candlelight Records. More details about the album were previously reported here.
I haven't been bothering with Ihsahn's solo stuff - it's too progressive for me... but this song sounds pretty nice with Devin in there too. Good things seem to always come when these two work together.
It has Ihsahnic elements as always...
Screams which has a kind of gravel in it and it's not that clean and straight,
clean arpeggios with a little distortion added and smooth melodies along the way
plus a mixture of vocals in the main conclusion.
Overall, it's an average one IMO; neither the best, nor the worst.