Well...been listening to Citadel and Portal of I for few days. Great band! The clean vocals don't bother me as much as initially thought. They're still a bit cringe from time to time, but hopefully will grow on me. Definitely waiting for Exul now.
I know exactly what you mean. I would go even further and say there's a whole genre of "leather-pants metal" and it is entirely cringe and awful.I just really can't stand theatrical leather-pants vocals.
Not sure how many of you are listening to the new album but it's shaping up to be on par with their best releases. A lot of really cool stuff going on throughout.
Both Misericorde I & II are absolutely fantastic. Loving the new album.
I'm loving this new album, especially Misericorde II - Anatomy of Quiescence. Don't know about you guys, but I hear some Steven Wilson/Guthrie Govan in that song! That's never a bad thing in my books.
I don't know that I'd call the production weird. I do think the guitar sounds on here are less edgy and modern than on their previous albums. There are moments where I feel the rhythm guitars could be louder, but on the whole the tone is much more classic thrash than modern tech death. Not really a good/bad thing, more just a 'different from what you're used to' thing.I'm a big fan (Citadel is an all time favourite), but is anyone finding the production on Exul a bit weird? I feel like the guitars are barely there. So far it's solid but not their best IMO but we'll see if it grows on me.
Really looking forward to seeing them in May regardless.
Right. It also helps that they never mix like they were part of the loudness wars.Personally I like it for exactly that reason. While it may be heresy to say on this forum, guitar doesn't always need to be 100% the star of the show. Having it drop back at points when other instruments are more active makes the whole thing breathe and feel like immersive music.