Holy Grail - Ride The Void review
|Album:||Ride The Void|
|Release date:||January 2013|
02. Bestia Triumphans
03. Dark Passenger
04. Bleeding Stone
05. Ride The Void
06. Too Decayed To Wait
08. Take It To The Grave
09. Sleep Of Virtue
10. Silence The Scream
11. The Great Artifice
12. Wake Me When It's Over
13. Rains Of Sorrow
To quote the MS user Killer Wolf who rated this a 9:
I can't believe [Ride The Void] only gets a 7.7 on this site while heinous garbage like Diablo Swing Orchestra gets consistent ratings above 8.2. Can you believe this shit?
In MY opinion, you people on metalstorm.net need to clean the shit out of your ears.
After checking WebMD a bunch, wondering what's causing my eye to occasionally twitch and my cough to linger, having "shit in your ears" consistently popped up as one of the first responses. After a recent panic-ridden check-up, I was relieved to learn from my doctor that my ears are near 100 percent feces-free--a source of some pride in my hometown, considering all its Tyga fans. This album seems to not be green number material for other reasons.
It's not a bad listen, I can definitely get behind this style of revivalist NWOBHM-worship sometimes, but this thing motivated me to throw on the classics that influenced it more than it made me want to keep it spinning--not a bad thing, I suppose, but on face value it isn't the first thing an album should do.
Granted, this doesn't sound like it was made for purely nostalgic purposes, a plus for sure. Problem is, a lot of its potential power is squandered by 1) the length of the album as a whole, it's too long and never feels concise enough, and 2) the overly clean mix. It's all performed well (the guitar work, in particular, is really impressive), but tracks frequently come out lacking in the personality departments.
After catching these guys a while back with 3 Inches Of Blood, I'll vouch for the fact that they're the sort of group worth seeing live. The kind of energy they summon on stage is simply missing on this. It's a fun enough kind of album, but shaking the feeling that it's not nearly as good as these guys could make it is tough. They're talented musicians, but Ride The Void just couldn't keep me interested.
||Written on 15.03.2013 by Wormdrink's real name is George and he's an American.|
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