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  • Huck N’ Roll

    I missed this one, I’ll need to check it out. I guess that’s the point of this post, though. ;)

  • Eldritch Elitist

    Great post!

    • Dr. A.N. Grier

      Ugh…

      And thank you! I like to think it’s pretty big.

  • Carlos Marrickvillian

    Orbs are back!

    • METAL OTTER

      That’s no moon…

    • The Orb

      Huzzah!

    • Thatguy

      And penguins!

    • Prostidude

      Correct AMG terminology would be sphere. You just lost 7 Angry credits.

  • brklyner

    You left out the worst post of them all, the US Postal Service.

    • Dr. A.N. Grier

      I was trying not to make it too personal…

    • srsly, the amount charged for international delivery from the US these days is absolutely fucking nuts compared to basically any other country.

      • maartje

        President-elect Trump undoing globalisation ?

  • The Unicorn
    • Reese Burns

      I’m glad to see you branching out into other fields!

      • The Unicorn

        That damned Penguin, and That Guy.

    • Dr. A.N. Grier

      Whoa!! A penguin?? Art!!

    • Thatguy

      Oh, yeah.

    • John Bassett

      Yeah thats an improvement

    • AndrĂ© Snyde Lopes

      This is some great post-unicorning.

  • Danny

    I think post-whatever is a really useful genre description because it lets you label music in relation to a genre without summoning the eldritch guardians of genre purity to drag your immortal soul to the burning pits of endless internet flame wars. Using post-hardcore as an example cause I know a lot about it (I know, I’m a bad metalhead), you have a whole selection of bands which are rooted in hardcore music and whose sound could only have evolved from hardcore music, but if you call say Architects, La Dispute, or sleeping with fucking sirens “hardcore” may god have mercy on your soul because the internet won’t. I’m sure its much the same with post-black or post-whatever, its an easy way of saying that the music evolved from and bears fundamental elements of black metal without starting a fight over the boundary limits of black metal. (Only burned two churches? Not kvlt enough. Stabbed your bassist but he survived? NOT KVLT ENOUGH!) It doesn’t have to mean the genre or the music is dead :)

    Great review though, I’d check it out but it sounds too spacy for me :)

    • Dr. A.N. Grier

      I think it’s become a good description. Or, at least everyone knows what it means. Still don’t really like the word. But, you are right, it does make a clear distinction. And thanks!

      • Ein Sophistry

        Does it make a very clear distinction, though? “[M]usic [that’s] evolved from and bears fundamental elements of [some parent genre]” is a pretty big catch-all. We see “post-black metal,” for example, applied to bands as different as Ghost Bath, Liturgy, and Thy Catafalque. I don’t find that the “post-” label usually gives me a very clear idea of a band’s particular evolutionary take on any appended genre. In some respects, though, I’m drawn to bands bearing the label for precisely this reason; it gives me a bit of hope–an often but not always frustrated hope–that I’ll hear something I haven’t quite heard before.

        • Dr. A.N. Grier

          This is exactly what I mean. I meant that people seem to be ok with the turn and when I say post-black, thy know what I mean. But it doesn’t cover it all. We need more labeling!! Label everyone!! Give them all numbers instead of names!!

  • Reese Burns

    What a great read! You should post more often!

    • Dr. A.N. Grier

      You son of a…

      • Reese Burns

        Enough joking around, you oughta get back to your post before Druhm catches you slacking.Enough joking around, you should get back to your post before Druhm catches you slacking.

        • Dr. A.N. Grier

          No one wants to see me get back to my post…

          • What the hell is going on around here??!

          • Dr. A.N. Grier

            I was tricked into saying that!!!

  • Monsterth Goatom

    Was there a I and II? I Might Have Missed those.

    • Dr. A.N. Grier

      There are. They are also pretty good. III is the best though.

      • Monsterth Goatom

        Third time lucky! At least they didn’t have to go the Vat 69 route and push out 68 releases before they struck gold.

  • “an instrumental delivery that I prefer to the wanking of bands like Jeff Loomis”

    Wash your…keyboard out with soap! Loomis’s first album was a thing of beauty (the second album, not so much. A mostly instrumental album with some vocals bugs the hell out of me; having a mix of vocalists was the final straw)

    • Dr. A.N. Grier

      I didn’t enjoy his first album. I HATED his second one.

  • Monsterth Goatom

    Here’s a thought, likely aired elsewhere already. People often say that vocals in BM, when delivered wherein the lyrics are unintelligible, should be seen as just another instrument. The argument can then be made that an album like, for example, They Became the Falling Ash is really an instrumental album. Anywhoo, just the ramblings of a post-young guy.

  • BenMech

    Mr. Bassett might also tell you this falls under the qualifier “Side-Project” as much as “Post-…)

    The main band he’s in has a decent amount of noises on a music sheet.
    Edit: KingBathmat?

  • It must have been a shitload of work for a single person, to write and perform an album full of such dense arrangements and rhythmic irregularities, without losing the overall flow of the music. Hats off! I’m impressed.