36:45 — 11 Tracks
Sounds kind of like the normal run of the Metal-core stuff that’s out these days. Good sounding screamy growls, melodic choruses, guitar melodies. I’m probably too old to like this, as it sounds “EMO” when it’s not being heavy. Good solid production.
You will hear this on the Mosh Pit this week and probably in the future.
This Was Always Meant To Fall Apart
36:18 — 12 Tracks
CD starts off all whiney with just guitars, I’m hoping this is an intro! Whew… growls kick in right on track 2. Pretty aggressive metalcore sound with the barking vocals and sound double bass thrown in. And there we go with the whiney emo chorus. Pretty decent, sounds fairly similar to the Waterdown, then again, this sound is pretty overdone these days, so a LOT of bands sound like this.
You’ll hear this on the Mosh Pit tonight, and possibly in the weeks to come.
New stuff from Wicked Wisdom and Switched were supposed to be here, but they’re probably in the mail.
Saving the best for last:
47:24 — 10 Tracks (Promo sleeve)
Fully re-recorded version of Dimmu’s 2nd release. At the time, they didn’t have the dough for decent production, but it was still a great release. They decided to re-record with their current lineup and it sounds great! This is my favorite CD of the week, and so far, duh, the best of the year. Normally I’m not a fan of re-releases, but given the original recording of this and that I like Dimmu Borgir, this is a welcome release.
You will hear this on the Mosh Pit this week and definately in the weeks to come.