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Old 08-16-2011, 10:27 AM
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>Title is "Mafia"
>Cover is a picture of a Kraken



Haven't heard this yet, but I wasn't a huge fan of either Oracles or Agony, so I don't know how I'll feel.
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Mafia is a great EP. It served as my introduction to Fleshgod Apocalypse and I've been hooked ever since. Agony is my favorite release by them to date though.
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Ummmmmmmm..... FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Mafia is my favorite work of theirs as well. I can listen to it over and over.
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>Title is "Mafia"
>Cover is a picture of a Kraken



Haven't heard this yet, but I wasn't a huge fan of either Oracles or Agony, so I don't know how I'll feel.
I think it's a reference to an Italian TV drama "The Octopus" that was about the Mafia. I remember reading that somewhere. And a Google search of "octopus mafia" brings up this.
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After the brutality of Fleshgod, I think i'll be taking a visit to the more melodic side of tech-death now...
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After the brutality of Fleshgod, I think i'll be taking a visit to the more melodic side of tech-death now...
Nile?
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:30 PM
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Nile?
Nile, melodic?
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15. Arsis - A Celebration of Guilt


I wasn't familiar with Arsis until I watched an episode of Headbanger's Ball, when they were featured as the backing band for Ballet Deviare. I quickly became a fan of their "melo-tech-death", and while all of their albums kick ass, this one stands out the most, no contest.

As soon as you hear the opening riff to "The Face of My Innocence" you know that this isn't your typical melodic or technical death metal album. This album is definitely one of the more "riffy" albums in the tech-death genre. This album is filled to the brim with nice, meaty riffs that are laced with a melodic touch, without being completely drenched in it. They are quite technical as well, but not in the noodly manner that they would pursue on the next two albums. Instead the technicality manifests itself in an onslaught of riff after neck snapping riff, leaving you begging for more. Another thing I love about the guitars is the raw, dirty tone that they have. James managed to find one of the most unique guitar tones i've ever heard on a tech-death album. It adds a nice crunch to the riffs and solos that would otherwise sound very melodic. I also find it amazing that, with the exception of the drums, James does everything else here. The vocals, the guitars, the bass, all from one guy. Mark, the guy who DOES do the drums, does an excellent job. His fills and beats are done to serve the songs justice, and he really gives a lot of the songs on here a very catchy, bouncy sound to them. He always knows when to blast, when to slow down, and when to throw in a catchy beat or a tasty fill. I'm glad James decided to let him back in the band, because his style fit in the best with Arsis' sound.

This album is just so damn CATCHY. It's just...the riffs. THE RIFFS GODDAMMIT!

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The Face of My Innocence
Maddening Disdain
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Carnal Ways to Recreate the Heart
Dust and Guilt
The Sadistic Motives Behind Bereavement Letters
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Nile, melodic?
They got... you know... like, the beginning of "Ramses Bringer of War"!

Edit: Woah, that arsis post happened within like, the 5 seconds it took me to type this.
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They got... you know... like, the beginning of "Ramses Bringer of War"!

Edit: Woah, that arsis post happened within like, the 5 seconds it took me to type this.
Yeah I wouldn't exactly call Nile melodic. Maybe a little bit in certain parts, but I definitely consider them a brutal band.

Sooo...A Celebration of Guilt guize?
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