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]
01. Tempting Time 02. Soraya 03. Thoroughly At Home 04. On Impulse 05. Tessitura 06. Behaving Badly 07. The Price Of Everything And The Value Of Nothing 08. CAFO 09. Inamorata 10. Point To Point 11. Modern Meat 12. Song Of Solomon
[2015 Encore edition bonus tracks] 13. Wave Of Babies 14. Kalimba 15. Orea [demo]
Animals as Leaders' debut is certainly an ambitious one. Everywhere there are instances of such otherworldly influences as techno, flamenco guitar, and purely technical metal. Of course, this is also an album where it can be a little too 'different' for one's own liking, and even though it is understandably unique as far as I'm concerned, it just won't be to everyone's taste. However, for those who like a challenge, this is certainly going to satisfy your needs, and consequently excite you right up until the last minute. The heaviness and aggression of 'CAFO' and 'Thoroughly at Home' contrast enjoyably with the slightly edgy calmness of 'Soraya' and 'Modern Meat'.
I finally have a copy of this album. At first I didn't think this was going to be anything special, but oh boy does this band prove me wrong. Excellent release! Extremely technical, but never forgetting to incorporate great, meaningful songwriting into the mix. This instrumental music speaks louder than any lyrics written for it possibly ever could. I'm impressed!