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JRA
12-05-2012, 11:11 PM
Do you like Fear, Emptiness, Despair?

It seems like the only person I can find that likes this album is Ian Christe where he name drops it as not only one of the great death metal albums, but one of the top 25 metal albums of all time. He also said the same thing about Morbid Angel's Formulas Fatal To The Flesh but I've managed to see that on one or two "top lists"/recommended albums by people I trust. But the band never seems to play anything from it live, I've never really heard fans talk about it or the songs; I'd just like to get some feedback whether it's actually liked or Ian's the only one who likes it.

OraclesofAgony
12-05-2012, 11:35 PM
http://mabb.us/forum/ A majority of the posters on this MA fan forum have Formulas as their favorite album. I love Formulas but I can't put it above the Vincent era classics. In fact I even have Gateways above it.

And yes I do like F,E,D.

christopher
12-05-2012, 11:36 PM
I haven't really listened to it. There's like a 5 album streak around that time frame that I never really checked out. I've been meaning to since Jesse is one badass, but I keep forgetting. There's like a decade and a half of music they just don't play live. A shame I'll never hear anything from Halloween.

christopher
12-06-2012, 12:21 AM
http://mabb.us/forum/ A majority of the posters on this MA fan forum have Formulas as their favorite album. I love Formulas but I can't put it above the Vincent era classics. In fact I even have Gateways above it.

And yes I do like F,E,D.

Does that mean no one likes Heritics? :lol: I listened to it once on the way to school and dug it, but haven't since.

OraclesofAgony
12-06-2012, 12:29 AM
Does that mean no one likes Heritics? :lol: I listened to it once on the way to school and dug it, but haven't since.

I like it but I rarely listen to it now.

Ocassionally I'll blast Curse The Flesh or Cleansed In Pestilence (Blade Of Elohim), those are great tracks.

adamclark52
12-06-2012, 12:36 AM
Yes I do. Not as much as their output from 1999 to today. But of all their mid-nineties experimental output I probably like it best.

John The Drummer
12-06-2012, 05:01 PM
Does that mean no one likes Heritics? :lol: I listened to it once on the way to school and dug it, but haven't since.

Drum Check :rocker:

Epidemic Reign
12-06-2012, 05:29 PM
Does that mean no one likes Heritics? :lol: I listened to it once on the way to school and dug it, but haven't since.

Heretic is a pretty solid album in my opinion. "Praise the Strength" is probably my favorite MA track of all time.

elturtleboy
12-06-2012, 05:32 PM
Gotta relisten. Dont have it with me. But it does have Twist The Knife Slowly :horns:

Epidemic Reign
12-06-2012, 05:38 PM
Can't go wrong with Napalm Death IMO.

Jochen
12-06-2012, 06:32 PM
I like the album (FED), although I don't listen to it as much as I used to. It does have some of my favorite Napalm Death songs, namely, Hung and Remain Nameless.

I have to jump on the Morbid Angel discussion too. F is probably my favorite album of theirs. Also, I love Heretic. Some of Trey's best guitar work is on here, and those dual riffs in some of the songs absolutely rule, pretty unique too, imo. Idk if people don't like it because of the production, or because it has a weird, disjoint flow (the interlude tracks), but the actual songs are incredible.

OraclesofAgony
12-06-2012, 08:31 PM
I like the album (FED), although I don't listen to it as much as I used to. It does have some of my favorite Napalm Death songs, namely, Hung and Remain Nameless.

I have to jump on the Morbid Angel discussion too. F is probably my favorite album of theirs. Also, I love Heretic. Some of Trey's best guitar work is on here, and those dual riffs in some of the songs absolutely rule, pretty unique too, imo. Idk if people don't like it because of the production, or because it has a weird, disjoint flow (the interlude tracks), but the actual songs are incredible.

EDIT: Nevermind, I thought you were referring to Formulas with your last sentence but now I realized you were referring to Heretic.

I think the production is a big reason people dislike it. It's pretty thin sounding.

There are still a lot of great riffs on that album though.

adamclark52
12-06-2012, 08:59 PM
I agree that Formulas is still my favorite MA album, but it was my first MA album so that always sticks with you. Heretic had some cool riffs and the song God of Our Own Divinity has a wicked interlude but that production killed any enjoyment I had for that album from the get-go.

Dextrimental
12-13-2012, 02:38 PM
I like it. I don't love it, but I like it. Napalm Death are just ultra reliable in my opinion, they've yet to put out a bad album.

adamclark52
01-29-2013, 05:17 PM
I just listened to F,E,D for the first time in awhile and I'd say it bridges the gap between the death metal of Harmony Corruption and Utopia Banished and the more experimental sounding era of Diatribes thru Words from the Exit Wound. It's very primative and primal, much like the earlier albums. But the production isn't as dirty as those album, much cleaner and polished like the later albums. But the songs are pretty much straight up death metal and not as diverse as some of the stuff that followed.

There are some great songs like Twist the Knife (Slowly) and my personal favorite Plague Rages. My earlist ND memory is the video of that song and even when I hear it now my mind flashes to the part in the video where Barney sings "am I right or wrong, or just confused" and is hitting himself in the side of the head. That always makes me laugh.

elturtleboy
01-30-2013, 05:38 PM
Just reheard it. It's an okay album. Nothing special. I can see why people dislike. Its obviously the start of the "Crappy" era of ND with that horrible logo but it ain't so bad. Shit compared to the albums before it,but still an ok listen. Twist The Knife is a great tune. So do I like it? Yes. Love it or hate it? No. Would I recommend it to someone new to ND? No way.

John The Drummer
01-30-2013, 05:41 PM
There are some great songs like Twist the Knife (Slowly)

Mortal Kombat :light:

elturtleboy
01-30-2013, 05:59 PM
Mortal Kombat :light:

Goro sings the song