09:01 - Apothecary Everything in Enslaved's discog is pretty engaging and high quality if you ask me, they're remarkably consistent. Only one of their full lengths has below an 8 on here, and even then it's a 7.9. That says a lot
08:56 - Stereolab42 The lower-rated Enslaved albums are lower-rated for a reason. Blech. They have crazy-good highs and boring-ass, sleep-inducing lows.
07:27 - Apothecary I might prefer only AOE to Monumension, but I've been listening to the latter a lot over this past weekend, and I'm thinking that may change pretty soon
If not for the clean vocals this would be a decent album.
But damn those cleans. They're really bad. Like I'm pretty sure I could do better, no lie.
So agree with you. The riffs are pretty nice sounding, but those cleans just made me throw this one down the garbage. One spin is enough for me. His harsh vocals aren't that good either. Pretty amateurish.