00:34 - Apothecary Who the fuck puts a download for an album as a single giant track? Man, I want to smack somebody right about now
00:33 - Zaphod No I gave it a 7 because it's good. A little longer would have been nice. It would probably stay a 7 regardless though.
00:29 - Erik M. Che, I (and Zaphod as well it seems) never heard about the word "based" in that context. But thanks for clearing that up. Zaphod, you gave it a 7 because it's too short? I think this might end up a 9 for me...
00:26 - Zaphod Surprising, Erik. I really enjoyed that too, I only wish it were longer :S
00:25 - Apothecary Based is like awesome, perfect, amazing. Synonymous here in the States with "dank"
00:25 - Erik M. They sure do it seems, so far. Their debut is easily one of the best 2013 albums. I hope they go back to metal for their next full-length though.
00:23 - PocketMetal Progenie Whatever obviously know what they are doing.
Something very nasty must happen to leave behind my admiration for the German black metal scene of the later years and Infestus are not here to serve this cause. Being a one-man band nowadays, Andras takes care of everything and the third full-length is reality. E x | I s t its title and the existential matters keep on breathing through the sullen, grey cover artwork which prepares the listener in the most appropriate way.
Agreed for the most part, this and Negative Plane's latest are excellent releases, but my personal tastes are drawn more to Woods of Desolation and Deafheaven.
Dort, wo das alte Böse ruht is a great black metal album as well. 2011 is not too shabby thus far.
Deafheaven and Woods are a little too effusive for me to love, too heavy on the melody and not enough concentration on a strong, unique sound (or at least one that doesn't pander so much to that blackgaze sound anyway). Still nice stuff though. If you haven't yet get round to listening to that Verwüstung record, I reckon it's right up your proverbial alley.
I feel sad giving this such belated praise, but returned to down spiral personification whilst getting drunk and remember just what a quality album this truly is. Sad it's name alone removed much of its praise opportunity, but a truly great album given such an impreassive 2014 followup