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Old 12-05-2011, 02:43 PM
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Not a fan of Murder Construct. I don't really like brutal death/deathgrind that much, honestly.

...That's weird, I just looked at their last.fm and most of their similar artists are straight-up grindcore Maybe another listen is in order?
Well they definitely sound like Exhumed with Cattle Decap vocals. I guess they finished recording the new album and it supposedly sounds faster than the first release.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:12 AM
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Vektor recorded Reign in Blood?

I'd describe Vektor as Sadus if they stayed on their natural path... or ANY path for that matter.

While not as great as Black Future, Top 10 for sure. Just needs a few more spins I bet...
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:19 AM
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It never gets old... since it's fact. hahaha

Nice call on American Heritage BTW. Never heard of em but I'm digging the tracks you posted.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:37 AM
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Rerecording stuff from the first album lowered your expectations?

So did you have lowered expectations for Black Future too?
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:42 AM
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Black Future is my favorite album of all time. So I was definitely looking forward to this. Well... it's not as good. Standing alone? This album is fantastic. But it's impossible to listen to this while pretending that isn't the same band who put out the greatest thrash album of all time. I've warmed up to this after several listens, but it's still a disappointment. When the band announced that they were re-recording a a lot of stuff from their first demo for this album, my expectations significantly lowered, as I didn't that was really moving forward. But they were still high enough to leave me disappointed.

(And, frankly, I cannot understand how ANYONE thinks this album is better)

Let's talk about the album, though. It pretty much follows in the same direction as Black Future, just not as many memorable songs. There ARE some birlliant songs here, though. I don't think there's any one person here at this point who hasn't heard Vektor, but if there is, I'd describe Vektor as progressive/technical thrash, for fans of Voivod, Coroner, Destruction, and Atheist. Funny enough, I don't like any of those bands
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:41 AM
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Fuck you guys, American Heritage rules.

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Vektor - Outer Isolation


Black Future is my favorite album of all time. So I was definitely looking forward to this. Well... it's not as good. Standing alone? This album is fantastic. But it's impossible to listen to this while pretending that isn't the same band who put out the greatest thrash album of all time. I've warmed up to this after several listens, but it's still a disappointment. When the band announced that they were re-recording a a lot of stuff from their first demo for this album, my expectations significantly lowered, as I didn't that was really moving forward. But they were still high enough to leave me disappointed.

(And, frankly, I cannot understand how ANYONE thinks this album is better)

Let's talk about the album, though. It pretty much follows in the same direction as Black Future, just not as many memorable songs. There ARE some birlliant songs here, though. I don't think there's any one person here at this point who hasn't heard Vektor, but if there is, I'd describe Vektor as progressive/technical thrash, for fans of Voivod, Coroner, Destruction, and Atheist. Funny enough, I don't like any of those bands

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One of the stand-out releases of the year for me and good choice of tracks to list too
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American Heritage was cool stuff. I know they did a split with Mastodon way back when, and I've been looking for the new album because Decibel gave it a 9, but I couldn't find it anywhere. Good stuff, for sure
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Yeah, your two featured tracks are my favorite two on the album.

However,

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You know why?

Song variation.

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Old 12-06-2011, 06:59 PM
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Okay, okay. I still think the songs on Black Future are better overall.

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Mastodon - The Hunter


OH SHIT!!

First time I gave this a listen, I didn't really know what to think. It wasn't bad, it was just... what? But after a hefty amount of listens, it finally clicked with me. The songs stood out to me and the songs that I couldn't stand before actually struck me as pretty good (e.g. Stargasm). This is definitely a different approach for Mastodon. But I respect that. They seem to be going into a commercial direction; although that sounds bad, all it means is that they are able to write shorter songs that pack a punch and could easily be played on hard rock radio. But, like I said, not necessarily a bad thing. The style is somewhere between Blood Mountain and Crack the Skye, I'd say, with one or two glimpses into their sludgy past. Mastodon are one of my favorite bands and I'm glad I finally warmed up to this.

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Old 12-06-2011, 07:09 PM
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American Heritage - Sedentary


If you like Leviathian-era Mastodon, you should enjoy this. It's basically that but with more of a punk urgency and perhaps more stoner than sludge. Not very original, but at the same time, not that generic, either. They've got a cool sound of their own going on.

I discovered this at the beginning of the year, and while it used to be in my top ten, it certainly has lasting appeal. Killer songwriting.

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I know I'm a little delayed in saying this (I've been away from here for a few days), but nice call here. This was a good one from 2011 that very few folks have mentioned so far. In fact, I think it may have been you who turned me on to this album. If so, thanks!
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