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Posted by LethargyMan on 24.07.2006 at 04:44
Any fans of the mind-blowing industrial/sludge rock band Swans?

I became interested in them for the fact that they are often credited as being a big influence to the avantgarde and industrial metal bands like Neurosis and Godflesh. I just got their album "The Great Annihilator" in the mail today and it totally blew me away. The music is just so raw, heavy, and complex, along with the eerie chanting of Michael Gira and Jarboe to make it very unsettling stuff. The lyrics are some of the most misanthropic I have ever heard, but are also very deep and thoughtful.

If you haven't heard anything by them and are into alot of more experimental shit, I greatly suggest you look into them.



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AtDawnTheySquee

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  21.02.2014 at 10:13
Swans are one of my favorite bands. My favorite album by them would either be Soundtrack for the Blind or Filth. I have a physical copy of Swans are Dead as well.
wormdrink414

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  13.05.2014 at 12:15
Saving the full experience for when I'm sober, but the new album seems too good for words so far.
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Thought Police

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  16.05.2014 at 15:05
Good grief, the new album is long. Not sure I have the patience to be honest.
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Skandino

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  16.05.2014 at 18:47
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 16.05.2014 at 15:05

Good grief, the new album is long. Not sure I have the patience to be honest.

The previous one wasn't exactly better on that aspect...
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Thought Police

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  16.05.2014 at 18:49
Written by Mr. Doctor on 16.05.2014 at 18:47

The previous one wasn't exactly better on that aspect...

True. Took me a while to get around to that one. I suspect this one will take a while too.
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Skandino

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  16.05.2014 at 18:51
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 16.05.2014 at 18:49

Written by Mr. Doctor on 16.05.2014 at 18:47

The previous one wasn't exactly better on that aspect...

True. Took me a while to get around to that one. I suspect this one will take a while too.


I guess it works if you just try one cd at a time. Some people might get all pissy and pretentious while going "noooo you must get the full experience" but fuck that. Sometimes there's a limit.
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Thought Police

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  16.05.2014 at 18:52
Written by Mr. Doctor on 16.05.2014 at 18:51

I guess it works if you just try one cd at a time. Some people might get all pissy and pretentious while going "noooo you must get the full experience" but fuck that. Sometimes there's a limit.

I don't usually do that but I might make a concession in Swans' case methinks.
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  19.05.2014 at 01:13
Why can't every album be 30 minutes.
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  19.05.2014 at 05:08
Written by Boxcar Willy on 19.05.2014 at 01:13
Why can't every album be 30 minutes.

We've been over this before.
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Skandino

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  19.05.2014 at 16:56
That's just going to another extreme tbh, which can be just as terrible.
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  21.05.2014 at 16:55
Written by Boxcar Willy on 19.05.2014 at 01:13

Why can't every album be 30 minutes.


You pressed for time kid?
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mz

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  26.05.2014 at 01:40
Why cant every song be over 30 minutes?
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Thought Police

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  26.05.2014 at 02:47
Written by mz on 26.05.2014 at 01:40

Why cant every song be over 30 minutes?

Because that would be boring. I enjoy long songs but I would honestly hate if all bands started adopting that method of song-writing. I've never understood this fascination with long songs over short ones. Both are as good and as necessary as each other and it would suck if either stopped being produced by bands. People tend to go on about long songs being individually amazing but forget that they also love whole albums, that are typically made up of many shorter songs. I can tell you now that if I made a list of all my favourite songs (which I have done) the vast majority would be way under 30 minutes long, the same as the fact the vast majority of my favourite albums are made up of many shorter songs.
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  26.05.2014 at 15:55
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 26.05.2014 at 02:47

Because that would be boring. I enjoy long songs but I would honestly hate if all bands started adopting that method of song-writing. I've never understood this fascination with long songs over short ones. Both are as good and as necessary as each other and it would suck if either stopped being produced by bands. People tend to go on about long songs being individually amazing but forget that they also love whole albums, that are typically made up of many shorter songs. I can tell you now that if I made a list of all my favourite songs (which I have done) the vast majority would be way under 30 minutes long, the same as the fact the vast majority of my favourite albums are made up of many shorter songs.

I was really joking with my previous post. I admit the essence of shorter song (for instance, I cant imagine a grindcore song with 30 minutes length). The post was merely meant to mock Boxy and emphasize on the fact that some people like longer albums (and songs) more than the shorter ones.
Personally, I like to have a song made up of two long songs, instead of 10 short ones. That's because I don't like being interrupted by the discontinuity at the end/start of songs but I can see why some people might get bored by longer compositions.
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Thought Police

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  26.05.2014 at 15:57
Written by mz on 26.05.2014 at 15:55

I was really joking with my previous post. I admit the essence of shorter song (for instance, I cant imagine a grindcore song with 30 minutes length). The post was merely meant to mock Boxy and emphasize on the fact that some people like longer albums (and songs) more than the shorter ones.
Personally, I like to have a song made up of two long songs, instead of 10 short ones. That's because I don't like being interrupted by the discontinuity at the end/start of songs but I can see why some people might get bored by longer compositions.

Haha, fair enough. For me song length is merely a tool. If a band can make the most of longer songs then great, but if they can't then you have a 30 etc. long minute failure
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mz

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  27.05.2014 at 02:06
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 26.05.2014 at 15:57

Haha, fair enough. For me song length is merely a tool. If a band can make the most of longer songs then great, but if they can't then you have a 30 etc. long minute failure

Yeah that I would agree with. Bloated songs are pain in ass. If you don't have the ability to write proper long songs, just dont be pretentious and stick to the short ones.
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wormdrink414

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  28.05.2014 at 11:51
A little god in my hands and just a little boy. FUCK.
DyingWorld

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  30.05.2014 at 05:31
I listened to the new album and I liked what I heard but I preferred the first disc over the second one. I still haven't listened to The Seer all the way full though.

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