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
UPDATE on 20.06.2013: Shortly after revealing the album cover and tracklist for their new album Colored Sands, Gorguts have just premiered online the brand new song "Forgotten Arrows". See how the band sounds 12 years later on the lyric video below.
Original news, published on 19.06.2013: Colored Sands, the new album from technical death metallers Gorguts, already has an album cover and tracklist. Even though there is still no hint of new music, we now know that the band will present nine new songs. You can take a look at how the cover artwork looks like below.
The new album is slated for a release on September 3rd in North America (August 30th in the rest of the world) under Season Of Mist. You can already pre-order it over here. Now all you can do is wait for more.
Colored Sands tracklist:
01. Le Toit du Monde
02. An Ocean Of Wisdom
03. Forgotten Arrows
04. Colored Sands
05. The Battle Of Chamdo
06. Enemies Of Compassion
07. Ember's Voice
09. Reduced To Silence
At first I thought it was a tepid rehash of what Gorguts has done much better in the past; the last minute and a half, however, had a noticeably heavier sound (perhaps comparable to Meshuggah's Nothing or Koloss). Over multiple listens, I tend to think that this is a solid track. Overall, this track is a sign that Colored Sands will be worth a listen, although I do hope that the lyrics improve.
I had the worst dream last night. Apparently Gorguts made a Cryptopsy-like turn and except 2 songs the album was a mediocre, lame, boring turd, and received 3 pts. I seriously saw this in my dream, and I have no idea what the fuck is wrong with my mind