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.
US metallers Ravage have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"It is with regret that I must inform you all that George "GTB" Bellofatto is no longer a member of Ravage. Change has been a constant in this band since we began quite a while back, but I had hoped our most recent line-up would be stable for once - unfortunately, that was not in the cards and once again we have a change in the rhythm section.
"GTB" has left the band to concentrate on his career outside of music and we wish him the best of luck with that and with any future musical projects he may undertake. We were lucky enough to have enlisted the aid of a great young local drummer named Pete Webber and we can now announce that he will be a permenant member of Ravage.
Pete has played all of the dates on our current US tour, including our successful CD release party and he brings an abundance of skill and creativity. His performances have already gotten rave reviews from those in attendance and I have no doubt that his playing will add a new element of power, speed, and musical depth to future recordings. Also, how ironic is it that we happened to find a drummer named Pete Webber for our Spider Over North America Tour... it just makes sense right? Also you can view some old videos of Pete's playing on Youtube at this location."