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Blindead - Affliction XXIX II MXMVI

8.6 | 136 votes |
Release date: 26 November 2010
Style: Post-metal, Progressive metal


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01. Self-consciousness Is Desire And
02. After 38 Weeks
03. My New Playground Became
04. Dark And Gray
05. So It Feels Like Misunderstanding When
06. All My Hopes And Dreams Turn Into
07. Affliction XXVII II MMIX

Top 20 albums of 2010: 11

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Frequent loneliness. Diminished responsiveness. Unwilling interventions. Unforgiving treatments. Symptoms resonating in a child with autism.

That's the daunting task Blindead take on with this vast, 7 song, 45 minute concept album: Describing a young girl's world infected with this mysterious disease. Cleverly done, the song titles form a paragraph warning you just how depressing and despondent this tale will be. Do away with smirks and smiles because this opus is not a joyful piece of work. Hearing a creaking upstairs floor, eerie sounding leaky pipes and mumbled voices in the very first few seconds of the first song portrays a drab basement straight out of a Hitchcock film and signals what's yet to come.

published 01.12.2012 | Comments (6)

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30.07.2017 - 17:11
Rating: 10
Au Pays Natal
Written by Guest on 30.07.2017 at 17:05

This band (and post metal in general) has been growing on me more and more

Welcome aboard, you have quite the journey ahead....
26.09.2018 - 23:13
Rating: 10

I'm in love with this record..
16.11.2018 - 14:06
Rating: 9

Great album. It may turn into a 10/10 for me with repeated listens. It has a very raw feeling to it coupled with fantastic dynamics and genuine emotion. This is what music should sound like.
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Happy 10th anniversary to this masterpiece!
29.11.2020 - 18:31
Rating: 6
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I was imagining something different under progressive metal. This record reminds of different bands, So It Feels Like Misunderstanding When and My New Playground Became reminds me of Gojira, All My Hopes And Dreams Turn Into reminds me a little of early Porcupine Tree or something similar (of course apart from the last growling section which reminds me of Gojira again). It's cool but to me it's not that great...

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