19:57 - Jaeryd I also prefer the sound of TWWTG and MoRT, but the 777s had a distinctive sound that I think worked for the trilogy, and did exactly what it was supposed to do. I might've preferred Sect(s) to have a different sound, though...
19:53 - !J.O.O.E.! I feel like both sides are let down by sound and production issues. A recurring motif ever since the 777s (The Libers aside; they sound awesome)
19:46 - 3rdWorld What? Its no way that good but quite decent. But the Aevangelist side just sucks. I can't stand it at all.
18:55 - Apothecary Will investigate more. And damn, the BAN side of their new split is really turning about to be the pleasant surprise of the year for me. Might be just me, but I really think it's their best since Liber III, at least
18:49 - !J.O.O.E.! Their first 3 albums are all a little different, and the EP more or less like that album. All nice in their own right, though many people were put off by the story narrative of Urfe.
18:47 - Apothecary Yeah, I really need to listen to that band more, especially that album. I think several people (maybe including you) recommended it on my Unorthodox BM list
Dunno what to think of this. It is ridiculously brutal, to the point that it alone provides some enjoyability, but most of the tracks are indistinguishable from one another and are pretty bland. District of Misery and the title track are really good though (seriously, the atmosphere on District is fucking creepy) and I do enjoy this for what it is.
I've listened to ten minutes of The Ocean before asking myself why Oceano were playing atmo sludge and finally noticing my error. I've interlaced songs from this album with songs from Ascendants, and the change is impressive. They moved on from being actually generic to a multi-layered monster mixing deathcore, djent and atmospherics like few others know how to. They now feel like a bridge between Despised Icon (I agree there Tanner) and Ion Dissonance, and in no way generic.
Back to this album though, very primal, very basic, but with that claustrophobia-inducing feeling your were talking about, Bence. I don't really know what happened with Incisions, this and the latest is where it's at.