Originally Posted by slapguitarer
While I disagree, I can catch your drift. Some of the riffs in different songs do sound similar, but I like it when albums return to previous ideas sometimes. It works in cases like Lapsus and Descent.
I think it's more effective when it's more obvious, and intentional (reprises). Like what The Beatles did on Abbey Road or what Arcade Fire did on The Suburbs. It's different when the riffs sound similar but aren't necessarily intended to. That's an interesting comparison between those two albums, though. I never thought of it that way. I will say, though, there seemed to be a circular motion in the way Bloodiest wrote their record, which kind of binded it together. Somehow it was very effective... I don't know how else to explain it. I didn't think there was anything circular about Lapsus.
And great choice on the EP. If I'd liked all three of those tracks as much as the first one it would've been way the hell further up on my list.