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  • AlphaBetaFoxface

    “Entranced by the Wolfshook” is considerably more enjoyable than any moment on this whole album to be honest. That song is leagues above anything here.

    • Matthew

      I’m so fucking tired of hearing people reference that song tbh. Yeah, it’s great, we get it. Can we talk about their other music now please?

      • AlphaBetaFoxface

        I was talking about their other music, specifically the album this review is talking about. It’s not like I just referenced Wolfshook for no reason lmao, just go listen to Soma if it makes you feel better

      • Hey it’s not our fault that Bolzer wrote such a good song

  • David D.

    That is some phenomenal cover art. It’s disappointing for the music to be so lacking. Entranced by the Wolfshook, however, is a fantastic song

    • Oscar Albretsen

      Wasn’t impressed by the album cover myself. The drawing looks like something you’d find in a 4th grader’s picture book.

    • Matthew

      I though the art was horrendous, some of the worst I’ve seen this year. Which is a shame because I loved the art on their three EPs.

  • André Snyde Lopes

    I enjoyed Aura, I enjoyed Soma and I very much enjoyed seeing them live earlier this year but I simply cannot get behind this album… Those vocals are just so bad, it’s unbelievable.

    • Name’s Dalton

      I dig them. Atypical of the death metal genre.

  • brklyner

    I’ve only listened to the record twice so far, but I don’t hate the vocals, and in fact I think they might grow on me even more. I’ve had one part stuck in my head the last couple of days. This isn’t an instant classic, it’s far from perfect, but I don’t get some of the extreme vitriol the record is getting in some quarters. I guess I wasn’t really aware of the hype and high expectations.

  • I liked Wolfshook, I enjoyed the singles and I loved them live, but the album really disappoints. I mean, it has its moments, it really does. But it just misses something. It might grow on me, but I don’t really expect it to happen.

  • I think they probably took it to heart that Soma sounded so much like Aura they were starting to look like they were out of ideas, so they went nuts the other way with this and lo and behold- tis crap. Oh well. We’ll always have the Wolfshook.

  • I don’t know the band, but I quite like the embedded track. The clean vocals aren’t that bad and a lot better than something like The Antichrist Imperium.

    • Luke_22

      The embedded track is one of the better examples of the cleaner style. Elsewhere, they’re not so good.

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  • Bart the Repairman

    Troy Sanders impression done right.
    I’m digging this mood and I will look for the rest of their material with open attitude, cause this is completely uknown band for me. Thanks.

  • Grymm

    For the life of me, I’ve tried to find the appeal of Bölzer, and I just can’t besides that one opening riff in “Entranced by the Wolfshook”.

    • AlphaBetaFoxface

      A mighty riff indeed. The one that goes “dun-duuuun shingalingalingalingaling dun-dun-dun-dugguh-dun-dun-dun dun-duuuun shingalingalingalingaling dun-dun-dun-dugguh-dun-dun-dun dun-duuuun shingalingalingalingaling dun-dun-dun-dugguh-dun-dun-dun dun-duuuun shingalingaling chicka-wow chicka-cow chicka-pow”?

      • Grymm

        Yep, that one.

  • Matthew

    Having just listened through it, I loved it. The only song I didn’t like the vocals on was Chlorophilia, I thought they worked really well on the other ones. Reminded me of Mastodon. Great riffs, great atmosphere.

  • basshole

    Those cleans take a bit to get used to.

  • Dudeguy Jones

    I like this album enough. It definitely doesn’t deliver on the level I had initially hoped for around the time Aura came out. Soma left me a bit more stale, despite having its moments. Anyway… its not even the vocals that bother me really, its just average over all.

    And that cover art is pretty bad. Was it the same guy that did the other two? I feel like it should be a jam band album with that tie dye motif.

  • Kevin Cagliostro

    This album is awesome, I like it better than the past stuff. The production is also much better. The cover art on the final product appears to be slightly different in that the guy looks like he is “glowing” if that makes sense.

  • Patrick L. Bertlein

    I’m seeing a lot of Mastodon comparisons, who I am not a fan of. Listening to it now though, and I definitely enjoy it.

    • Name’s Dalton

      I hear Gomorrah, not Mastodon.