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Old 02-26-2012, 07:36 AM
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It's hard for me to say this, because I would still love to see them live, but they are a shadow of their former selves. Although their most recent album was an improvement over the previous two, they're all still less than impressive to me. They went out on a high note with Act III, and I think it should have stayed that way.
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What he said was "Holy fuck, what are you talking about?"
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:52 AM
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What he said was "Holy fuck, what are you talking about?"
I think you need to look up "elaborate" in the dictionary.
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There are some songs on Relentless Retribution that I enjoy, but there are more that bore me. Even the songs I enjoy come nowhere close to the material on the first three albums. But yeah, I'm sure they still sound great live. I've been meaning to catch them, but it seems like every time they play here it's on a day I'm unable to go.

As for Septic Flesh, you are right that taking a new approach doesn't mean you have to start a new band, but why do they so often ignore their old material? It just doesn't make sense to me to reunite your band and then act like the older albums don't exist. Between that and changing direction it suggests that they want to start over, not continue what they had started.
I think Relentless Retribution had some of the most memorable Death Angel tracks to come out in quite a while. Songs like the title track and Where They lay are just so good.

Well, their older material is just not as fresh as their newer stuff, to state the obvious. Especially in the case of SepticFlesh. More orchestrated material, and growth in terms of maturity, leaves it sort of strange for them to play the old stuff. It's out of place. Even with all that noted, I still think it's a continuation of what they were doing. Their early material was always more focused on songwriting and melodies than that of other black/death metal bands.
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But yeah, I'm sure they still sound great live. I've been meaning to catch them, but it seems like every time they play here it's on a day I'm unable to go.
Well, if they didn't reunite, that wouldn't be possible at all
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:38 AM
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I think Relentless Retribution had some of the most memorable Death Angel tracks to come out in quite a while. Songs like the title track and Where They lay are just so good.

Well, their older material is just not as fresh as their newer stuff, to state the obvious. Especially in the case of SepticFlesh. More orchestrated material, and growth in terms of maturity, leaves it sort of strange for them to play the old stuff. It's out of place. Even with all that noted, I still think it's a continuation of what they were doing. Their early material was always more focused on songwriting and melodies than that of other black/death metal bands.
That's true. Where They Lay was actually one of my favorites from it. But overall the bad outweighs the good for me. There were some great riffs throughout the album, just too much filler between them.

There are plenty of bands that go through a major change and still play old material though. I don't think it would throw things off for them to pick out some songs from their early albums. I think it would actually make the show more dynamic. And then there is of course the fan base. I know you enjoy the last two albums much more than the others, but there are plenty of fans who love the old ones. I think if they want to focus on playing newer material they should at least do a tour where they bring out some rarities, sort of like Iron Maiden did for the Somewhere Back in Time tour. I would be satisfied if they just did something like that.
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Not only are the recent Death Angel albums excellent, I actually enjoy them way more than the first two. In fact, I barely ever even listen to the first two anymore.

They're outstanding live too. In fact, there's only one negative about them, which is how shitty their live DVD/CD 'Sonic German Beatdown' is.
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Well, if they didn't reunite, that wouldn't be possible at all
Their live performance is not my gripe with them, it's the last three albums. As long as they still play some classics, why not take advantage of the opportunity to see them?
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Not only are the recent Death Angel albums excellent, I actually enjoy them way more than the first two. In fact, I barely ever even listen to the first two anymore.
The last three albums more enjoyable than The Ultra-Violence? I've actually never heard anybody say that... ever. To each his own, but trust me when I say you're in the minority on that.
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