God, their new album (the one that came out a couple weeks ago) is just ****ing terrible. Hail wind and hewn oak had it's moments of brilliance and was a pretty decent listen overall, so I'm pretty surprised that they would make an album this shitty and boring. They've completely jumped on to this "blackgaze" trend and now and just endlessly drone over a whiney chord progression. Listen for youself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9_Y1KczRAQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Apart is amazing. It only gets better each time I listen to it, which is also how it has been with the rest of the album. Other tracks I like really right now are In Ruins and Statues.
Those things being said, I'm not sure how it compares to the other albums yet. As of right now I'm not loving it as much as Closure/Epilogue or The Forlorn. Both of those albums sound more "emotional" to me I guess. It also seems like they've replaced a lot of the sorrowful and epic sounding chord progressions that I loved so much from previous albums and replaced them with Opeth worship. Something I didn't notice this when I first listened to the new album is that there was a lot less keyboard in the sound, which added a lot to the atmospheres on The Forlorn and Closure/Epilogue. I really do miss the black metal elements in their sound too.
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Glad to hear the good reviews so far, hopefully my copy will come in the mail tomorrow. Is anyone else who has "For I Fell," and "The Art Of Letting Go," tempted to just tack Statues onto the end of Epilogue so you can hear that record that way it was meant to be? I'm thinking this might be a good idea.
Totally. I'm going to listen to it all the way through tonight.
Yeah, that's how long they played when I saw them 2 nights ago. It was still a great performance though. They played: Terminus The Lesser Faith Dream Oblivion Misery's Crown At The Point Of Ignition The Treason Wall Final Resistance
Considering that a shirt and hoodie is about $70 AUD, I think that means postage is about $20 USD for that order? Would be great if we could charge less, but unfortunately it's costs us at least $15 to send a t-shirt overseas and then with a hoodie it's at least $20 (depends on where exactly it's being sent to). High postage i guess is just one of the results of us being on the other side of the world! :/
It's cool, I've decided I'm going to buy both anyways. The artwork on your merch is just too ****ing cool.
Yeah, I've had the whole album for over a year.... but I can't leak it, as if the band doesn't want it released I have to respect their wishes.
I've kind of been hoping someone else would leak it though so you guys could all hear it. :p
It's cool if you don't want to leak them. But if you did, they wouldn't know it was you...
I just don't know why IK won't just let us hear the last 2 songs of their album. We've heard the majority of it, Fall of Icons might take another year (OR LONGER ), and it would only make us love them more.
Did 'Epilogue' ever leak? Or do most people still only have the tracks from it that they released as a digital EP?
That was such an amazing album... and it never even got released! Crazy....
A shame this keeps getting pushed back. I know that they had lots of problems with their old label Descent Productions, but it would definitely be nice to get some regularly updates so fans know what is happening when and why.
So you've just heard it, right? You don't have the last 2 tracks on you computer, do you? Because if you do, maybe you could... I don't know... leak it? Please?
I'm going ****ing crazy I NEED to hear the rest of Epilogue.
Does anyone here besides me think the recurring riffs in different songs throughout Colors are really cool? These were the ones I noticed:
9:36 in Sun of Nothing and the beginning of White Walls The bass lines in 1:05 in Sun of Nothing and 1:08 in Decade of Statues, and they come in after they play the riff twice 1:05 in Informal Gluttony and 2:24 in White Walls 0:15 in Ants of The Sky and 1:05 in The Backtrack (this one's a bit of a stretch but I think they meant to make them sound alike)
What the ****. Why did BTBAM put that retarded sounding part (where everything stops and goes "la la la la la la la la") in Sun of Nothing? I know that they're trying to be funny but that totally ruins it for me. I love that song except for that part. Same thing with the banjo solo in Ants of the Sky, but I can at least pretend like it isn't there because it's at the end.
Are the paypal links on their myspace not working for anyone else besides me? They haven't been working for me since May and every time I click on them it leads me to a blank page that has the "www.msplinks" address.