05:15 - deadone Actually you are applying my scoring to your thinking.. Also something can be soulcatching and imperfect - I like Venom FFS.
05:09 - Fearmeister Exactly, you can't have 'unused' numbers. To leave 10s empty is simply stating that there is a level beyond soul catching
05:07 - MetalDoomMaster I think it's easier to think of 10s as "best of the best" instead of perfect. By your rating standards, there shouldn't even be a 10 on the scale. There must be some of those 9s you like more than other 9s.
05:04 - Fearmeister see? You're simply proving my point more and more. In fact, that is pretty much the same thing I do, just bump the numbers up by 1
05:01 - deadone I buy 8s (generally essential). I buy 7s if they have the odd great song or offer a specific experience (non-essential). I don't buy 6s. A 7 can have repeat value (it is good after all)
04:57 - deadone What certain albums? See an 8 to me means I enjoy it a lot but it doesn't get mu blood pumping. 7s are generally "ok to listen to and enjoy to some level but no spiritual connection." 6s are "innoffensive background music."
04:57 - Fearmeister Yea, and 10s are bloody soul catching. 9s are stuff that you go out and buy anyway. 8s are good stuff that you don't want to get to buying and 7s are stuff that you enjoyed but not enough for repeated listens
01. Malverde 02. Wires 03. Hank Is Dead 04. Dirt Wizard 05. Throw Up 06. Painted Parade 07. Number Thirteen 08. Into The Eye 09. The Undertow 10. Human Herd
Hurry up and grab a two-four of PBR and hop in the station wagon, this is going to be one hell of a trip. The boys of Red Fang are going to take on a cross-country musical journey, and you're going to like it.
Okay, so it's not THAT mind blowing, but Red Fang have made a decent album. "But BoxCar, aren't you in love with this band? Shouldn't it be better than "decent"?" Actually no, it's just decent. Why? Because the album has been done before, you're not finding anything new or really that extraordinary. Sure the music is slamming, but I can name 5 bands on the spot that play something similar. Also, this album seems to have quite a bit of filler, especially the song "Throw Up", that my friends, is 6 minutes of boring. Another nitpick is the effects, however these are both pluses, and negatives, a negative being the overuse of said effects, especially the "squeal" this is most notable at the end of "Wires", for almost a minute it blocks out and detracts from the other awesome riff displayed. They add a nice plus when not overused however, almost ambient at some points.
Now you must be saying "Holy shit, you really hate this album, what are you some kind of hypocrite Nazi communist?" First of all, those two contradict each other, and second of all, NO! There are enough bangers here to keep me satisfied for a week.
Oh, man the riffs, there are soooo many unique and amazing riffs in this one album, even Jonathon Riffington would have an overload; seriously folks, David and Maurice are monsters wielding those axes. Then there's the vocals, A mix of metal rasp and hard rock clean, they compliment the album perfectly. Throw the drum and bass's groove on top of that, and you've got a killer combo.
Overall, I'm happy with the release, if they cut down the filler and stop going balls out with sound effects they could create a master piece.
Highlights - "Wires" "Hank Is Dead" "Number Thirteen"