02:11 - Apothecary I do still probably prefer Emptiness, but it's nonetheless a great album in my book. Surprisingly groovy too. But you're probably right, I don't see anything touching the particular atmosphere of NBTW for a while
01:33 - !J.O.O.E.! Not in even in the same league if you ask me. That Emptiness record is pretty much a one off. That Desolate Shrine stuff is a dime a dozen quite frankly.
01:11 - Zaphod I've heard it but that's not even coming close in my book.
00:57 - Apothecary Dunno Zaph, that Desolate Shrine album is giving Emptiness a run for its money. You heard yet?
01. Venomspreader 02. The Creation Ruin 03. Misanthropy Pure 04. We Who Finish Last 05. Chorus Of The Dissimilar 06. In The Mind And Marrow 07. To Bear The Brunt Of Many Blades 08. Four Earths 09. Set Your Body Ablaze 10. Be Winged 11. Cold Lord Quietus/They Congregate To Mourn/The Persecution Of Every Next Breath/Go Forth To Life
Metal/Hardcore hybrid... This is how you do it right:
Ridiculously energetic shit with a nice prog touch and wonderful sense of melody yet still packs a huge punch to the face.
Man, if I could only give it another thumbs up... Maybe in the form of a review, heh!
Written by Boxcar Willy on 11.12.2012 at 00:53 Alto, as in musical theory, it's the high section of a band. Like if someone has a high singing voice, they'd an alto singer.
Don't know why I saw a typo there as I'm familiar with the term. Anyways, I think it's a great album. I personally can't see it produced in another way since it doesn't aim for brutality like your regular deathcore with very low tones, but for sheer energy. The only things that are high are the lead guitars tbh. The bass, drums, riffs and vocals give a low enough contrast to the crazy leads.
It's also worth mentioning that this albums pretty much flows like one big song so there's lost of dynamics in terms of sound. Lead based song or riff based songs, etc...