12:43 - Zaphod Well, any other country than my own would be an amazing opportunity if I ever decide to start a band, I was just giving it as an example because that's where Jari's from.
12:39 - Redn1ght Zap, Finland isn't that great apparently for touring bands.. (They seem to avoid it like a plague tormented country...)
12:31 - Zaphod Yeah, the comments on that guy's long post are also pretty entertaining.
12:30 - MelancholiaC Just curious, if he indeed turns his fanbase into a charity service, how is that any more ethically honest than "those greedy bloodsucking record companies"? (and I doubt Nuclear Blast can really be called one...)
12:26 - MelancholiaC I see that in the fb comments one guy in particular has called him out on it in a long response. Most people just want to throw their money at him through paypal...
Additional info Mixed, mastered and engineered by Zach Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite
Studios in Oakland CA.
Features guest appearances from Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Necrophagist) and the voice of Roniit Alkayam.
The artwork was a collaborative effort between Poland's Tomasz Alen Kopera and the bands own vocalist Alex Hofmann.
Fallujah have undergone quite the evolution since their debut EP. Beginning life as an out-and-out deathcore band with nothing more than inventive riffs and a few blackened passages to set them apart, they have introduced more progressive and atmospheric elements with each release. The Flesh Prevails marks a true change in Fallujah, from better-than-average players in a populous scene to innovators of a rising and complex one.
This didn't grab me as much as I'd have liked. Focusing on atmospherics is absolutely fine in my book, but this is just way too imbalanced. Almost completely stripped off of the "meaningful" aggression and a sense of urgency that made the debut so enjoyable.
I don't know if it's my changing tastes but I'd put this on the same saddle as the latest Son of Aurelius. Too melody/atmosphere-oriented, without any definitive cutting edge. Kinda disappointing in all fairness.
Id be more sold if the production was better
too much brick-walling for me. Everything sounds like it's on the same volume level. Not as bad as some other albums, but I'll need to stream this before I dedicate my cash to this album
An absolute bombshell. Fallujah have seriously matured (not that they were really immature) into a remarkabe group. I went from "yea I'm sure this'll be aight but probably overhyped" to "wow this is maybe AotY so far..." I could break it down into specifics but this album is just straight up cool.
Individual performance honor: Andrew Baird. My formal analysis on the drums for this album would read something like "FUCKING BONKERS"