Gatecreeper - Deserted



7.9 | 47 votes |
Release date: 4 October 2019
Style: Death metal

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01. Deserted
02. Puncture Wounds
03. From The Ashes
04. Ruthless
05. Everlasting
06. Barbaric Pleasures
07. Sweltering Madness
08. Boiled Over
09. In Chains
10. Absence Of Light
11. Anxiety [bonus]

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RaduP
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I wasn't aware that Arizona was a part of Sweden.

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published 08.10.2019 | Comments (0)

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09.10.2019 - 01:17
Rating: 6
Opeth747
Don't really understand the hype behind this band. Not a bad listen but by no means are they pushing the needle. Plenty of better death metal bands out there right now.
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09.10.2019 - 02:21
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Opeth747 on 09.10.2019 at 01:17

Don't really understand the hype behind this band. Not a bad listen but by no means are they pushing the needle. Plenty of better death metal bands out there right now.

I think the point of listening to them is enjoying what they do without the need to push the needle.
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09.10.2019 - 03:14
Rating: 6
Opeth747
Written by Troy Killjoy on 09.10.2019 at 02:21

Written by Opeth747 on 09.10.2019 at 01:17

Don't really understand the hype behind this band. Not a bad listen but by no means are they pushing the needle. Plenty of better death metal bands out there right now.

I think the point of listening to them is enjoying what they do without the need to push the needle.

That's fine. I personally just expect a band that gets so much fan hype and push from media to at least be bringing something different and unique to the table. Doesn't affect my score, it's alright for what it is. Just not something I'll be revisiting much.
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09.10.2019 - 05:01
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Opeth747 on 09.10.2019 at 03:14
That's fine. I personally just expect a band that gets so much fan hype and push from media to at least be bringing something different and unique to the table. Doesn't affect my score, it's alright for what it is. Just not something I'll be revisiting much.

Understandable. Generally I find the opposite to be true; when bands receive the degree of hype that generates mainstream exposure and hordes of reviews praising it to the heavens, it's due to the sound being grounded in a formulaic conventional approach, but exceptionally executed. That's why bands like Insomnium and Belakor get so much praise despite their unoriginality, or Mgla on the more extreme end of the spectrum. Their performances are outstanding even if their ideas are not.
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09.10.2019 - 06:59
Rating: 6
Opeth747
Written by Troy Killjoy on 09.10.2019 at 05:01

Written by Opeth747 on 09.10.2019 at 03:14
That's fine. I personally just expect a band that gets so much fan hype and push from media to at least be bringing something different and unique to the table. Doesn't affect my score, it's alright for what it is. Just not something I'll be revisiting much.

Understandable. Generally I find the opposite to be true; when bands receive the degree of hype that generates mainstream exposure and hordes of reviews praising it to the heavens, it's due to the sound being grounded in a formulaic conventional approach, but exceptionally executed. That's why bands like Insomnium and Belakor get so much praise despite their unoriginality, or Mgla on the more extreme end of the spectrum. Their performances are outstanding even if their ideas are not.

That's a fair point actually. I guess I just had higher expectations than I should have had going into it. Personal friends of mine hyped this up as well (we're seeing them with Exhumed next month.) Mgla is a good example because although I agree they are unoriginal, something about Age of Excuse just clicked with me, kept me coming back. Nothing about this album did that for me. I gave it 3 listens and nothing on it really hooked me. No "wow, that's cool" moments or memorable well-placed riffs or transitions. Everything flowed and progressed pretty much as I expected. And by "something different" I don't necessarily mean innovation, just something memorable in some way. Something that shows me why this band is getting so much hype in the metal community. I felt like I'd already heard this album before upon first listen. In the end I feel like it's a decent background album that could easily get lost in the river of other decent background albums.
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09.10.2019 - 07:43
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Opeth747 on 09.10.2019 at 06:59
I felt like I'd already heard this album before upon first listen. In the end I feel like it's a decent background album that could easily get lost in the river of other decent background albums.

I have the benefit of returning to the scene after several years away and so my exposure to hype and external influence is at an all-time low, but even I can agree with this statement. It's so unspectacular and samey, and honestly its execution isn't even in the elite ranks, so I'm not sure where the praise is coming from. Maybe people are quick to forget the other hundreds of identical sounding albums out on the market.
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09.10.2019 - 15:24
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Troy Killjoy on 09.10.2019 at 07:43

It's so unspectacular and samey, and honestly its execution isn't even in the elite ranks, so I'm not sure where the praise is coming from. Maybe people are quick to forget the other hundreds of identical sounding albums out on the market.

How funny, this is exactly how I feel about Mgla
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Now who should I call? Should I call Mr. Strawberry?
No, I don't think I'll call Mr. Strawberry. I don't think he's taking calls.
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09.10.2019 - 15:38
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Apothecary on 09.10.2019 at 15:24

How funny, this is exactly how I feel about Mgla

I can see why people think that about them. A few of my favorite bands are guilty of rehashing music that has essentially already been made, but in the case of Mgla I think the quality is in the elite range, particularly with regards to their songwriting, much like Be'lakor.

As for Gatecreeper, I'd personally rank them in the good-great range -- not quite approaching the green colors, but solidly in the yellow. It would be just as easy for someone else to feel the same about Mgla though, so I get it.
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