23:59 - Netzach Czerny, I get your point but I'd say the same about "Ashes"... It just gets too droney and gaze-ish in sections. Limbs and Not Unlike the Waves are awesome though... The Mantle has this "whiskey fueled regret"-feel I adore
23:55 - Netzach Btw, AMA on Reddit with A.A Nemtheanga if anyone's interested [link]
23:51 - Czerny Reiter Ashes Against the Grain & Marrow take the cake for me. The Mantle has some sections where it loses steam and gets all too mellow.
23:45 - Overrwatcher The Mantle is beautiful. It's not technical or experimental, it's just a well-crafted album made with simple instruments. I show it to non-metalhead friends and they love it.
23:12 - Netzach 3rd, compared to those albums, The Mantle contains a lot more post-rock and acoustic/folk.
23:10 - Netzach Agalloch are so damn uneven though. The Mantle is fantastic and I also really like Marrow... but as for the rest, meh.
Frontiers Records are set to release a brand new Primal Fear live CD and DVD. Here's the official press release:
"German true Heavy Metal icons Primal Fear completed the work on a brand new live DVD named 16.6- All Over The World recorded in various locations between September and November 2009 and on a live CD aptly titled Live in the USA. Frontiers Records will release the two products separately and in a limited edition combo version on June 2nd in Europe and June 22nd in the USA.
"The main part of the DVD was recorded in Switzerland at the Z7, but there is more footage from a headlining show held at the ProgPower festival in Atlanta, USA plus footage from Brazil/Sao Paulo, Tokyo & Osaka/Japan and more places" explains bassist and producer Mat Sinner. "That's why the DVD is named 16.6 - All Over The World, while the Live CD is titled Live In The USA because the Live CD was recorded in Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles during the last tour that the we did across the ocean".
The DVD is filled with abundance of extra materials, such as an entire bootleg section with funny moments on the road, some bootleg shots from festivals and other concerts, all Primal Fear latest video clips, plus the making of 16.6 in the recording studio and a brand new interview section about the past, present & future of Primal Fear.
The last tours in support of the band's last album 16.6 (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead) unleashed some of the finest Primal Fear performances since the band formed in 1998: a constant great mix between power, ambition and enthusiasm plus of course great the talent of great players! There is undoubtedly a great value of interesting performances on this CD and DVD package and a great sound.
The DVD will be exclusively released on NTSC Region Free video format and the mix will be 2.0 and 5.1 with screen 16:9 and 4:3.
16.6- All Over The World tracklist:
01. Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
02. Under The Radar
03. Battalions Of Hate
05. Nuclear Fire
06. Six Times Dead (16.6)
07. Angel In Black
08. Sign Of Fear
09. Fighting The Darkness
1 - Fighting The Darkness
2 - The Darkness
3 - Reprise
10. Riding The Eagle
11. Final Embrace
12. Metal Is Forever
13. Hands Of Time
14. Seven Seals
DVD bonus materials include:
- Videoclips: Killbound - Sign Of Fear - Fighting The Darkness - Six Times Dead (16.6) - Metal Is Forever
- The Making Of 16.6 - Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
- Bootleg Section: episodes & scenes from festivals & tours in Asia, South America, North America, Europe and more!
- Famous last words.