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Old 12-26-2011, 10:17 PM
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Solid Top 5! 3 make an appearance on my list, one in the Top 10.
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:36 PM
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:02 PM
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Solid Top 5! 3 make an appearance on my list, one in the Top 10.
I have a feeling I know exactly which ones they are, too.

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Also, I think you and my younger brother would get along. His list:


1. Cormorant - Dwellings

2. Fall of Rauros - The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood

3. Rwake - Rest

4. Morne - Asylum

5. Subrosa - No Help for the Mighty Ones

6. Blood Ceremony - Living with the Ancients

7. Craft - Void

8. The Gates of Slumber - The Wretch

9. Terra Tenebrosa - The Tunnels

10. Atriarch - Forever the End

11. Feral - Dragged to the Altar

12. KEN Mode - Venerable

13. Light Bearer - Lapsus

14. Trap Them - Darker Handcraft

15. Solstafir - Svartir Sandar
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A killer top 5. All incredible albums.
I'd be extremely surprised if you didn't like the new Falls of Rauros. Also, I remember earlier in the year you said you were underwhelmed by No Help For the Mighty Ones. I'm guessing/hoping that's changed?

Looking forward to your list so I can see how many great albums I missed this past year.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:04 PM
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Also, my sincerest thanks to all those who read and kept up with my list.

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Old 12-27-2011, 05:24 PM
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It should be noted that The Seven Mile Journey limits themselves instrumentally to bass, drums, guitars, and an occasional keyboard. That's an automatic red flag to me. It tells me, like any other record featuring these instruments would tell me, it has the potential to be great, but also a handicap in that it lacks that extra element that could push it over the edge. No horns, no violins, no strings, etc., means almost invariably an inability to compete with bands who've mastered the usage of these instruments with their music. This isn't the case with The Seven Mile Journey, which is a further testament to their artisanship. They don't need that extra element to distinguish themselves from other post-rock bands.
I'm confused. There are some pretty obvious string parts on this album. It's one of the things I really liked, and which I thought set this album apart from many others in the genre. My only complaint is that it gets a bit repetitive at times (but that's usually when the songs are building momentum, so it's somewhat forgivable).

Anyway, very solid top five. Several of these are going to rank very highly on my list as well.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:21 PM
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I'm confused. There are some pretty obvious string parts on this album. It's one of the things I really liked, and which I thought set this album apart from many others in the genre. My only complaint is that it gets a bit repetitive at times (but that's usually when the songs are building momentum, so it's somewhat forgivable).

Anyway, very solid top five. Several of these are going to rank very highly on my list as well.
Yeah, you're right. Violins aren't overly predominant throughout the album though. That is, not a paramount characteristic. What I really want to know is why I didn't mention piano. Some of the songs are actually piano-led. It's one of the most important instruments on the album. I really don't know what I was thinking when I wrote that . Consider it a moot point I guess.

It's because I keep comparing these bands in my mind to ASMZ and GY!BE, which is frankly ridiculous. They're responsible for my pre-conceptualized ideas of how strings are/should be integral parts of post-rock. And if bands don't meet those standards it doesn't register with me.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:31 PM
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Great list, I had a good time reading through your reviews and I discovered a few albums I would have never listened to otherwise
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:33 AM
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Why doesn't he post here?
Lol, I've asked him a few times before, he always jokingly says that people here have shitty taste.
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What I really want to know is why I didn't mention piano. Some of the songs are actually piano-led. It's one of the most important instruments on the album. I really don't know what I was thinking when I wrote that
Yeah, I was going to mention the piano as well, but since I wasn't really trying to bust your chops too much to begin with, I gave you the benefit of the doubt and included piano as part of the "keyboards" category, which you did mention in the original post. I agree with your assessment that the piano parts are featured rather prominently - they contribute to a mounting sense of dread or despair that I find very compelling in the parts of the songs where they're featured. Very solid album, this. No doubt about it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention a while back.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:03 PM
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Very solid album, this. No doubt about it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention a while back.
I think that's about as satisfying as a comment can be.

It means a great deal to me that some of the folks here have gained from my doing this. It's nice to have reason to reevaluate the initial "why the fuck am I doing this, again?" disposition.

Thanks man.
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