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  • Wes Allen

    Band photo caption: “Dad metal collective.”

    • Nukenado

      Better than Dark Tranquility’s photos. They look like a bunch of welfare citizens touring the world…

      • Paul Stella II

        How’s that?

        • Nukenado

          They look like old retired tourists to me…

          • Paul Stella II

            That’s oddly specific. Do you have an example?

          • Nukenado

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    • Aiwendil

      Three dads and a mum!

    • Thatguy

      I’m back – but you beat me to it. They look nerdy, and they need a new vocalist.

      • Your presence is requested over at the Hero for the World review.

        • Thatguy

          I don’t think I dare go there. My brain could explode.

          • Monsterth Goatom

            Go for it. You need to interact more.

      • Nukenado

        Hey, looking nerdy has nothing wrong! Trevor from TBDM looks great!

    • Innit Bartender

      Up there with Spirit in the “My dad’s my drummer” field.

      • Thatguy

        Mr Skin.

  • Nukenado

    The album art is good (especially for a debut album), and there’s interesting ideas. Definitely would watch out for this band.

    • I love the artwork. I wish I felt the same way about the music. Although, to be fair, I only heard the embedded track.

      • Nukenado

        I think the review has the problem spot on, the monotone vocals. Those just lack energy and diversity.

        • I listened at work so I didn’t watch the video. I’ll give the video and song another shot, I want to like it so maybe it will grow in me.

      • Nukenado

        The video is one of the most beautiful lyric videos I’ve watched.

  • Planex

    Still waiting to listen to that quiet atmospheric post-metal album that really grabs me, and there’s been a good amount of it posted on this website.

    What am I missing? What don’t I get?

    • Sean Sky

      You may not be missing anything; it’s all a matter of preference. I enjoy an occasional post-metal album because I also enjoy an occasional post-rock album. I got pretty heavy into post genres about 10 years ago when I would smoke lots of weed and sit in a dark room listening to it. However, I still enjoy it sober and in other conditions now. I’d say grab an ISIS album, a good pair of headphones, and lie down with your eyes closed in a dark room for awhile. See if it resonates. Or smonk some wed if that’s something you’re into.

      • Nag Dammit

        Yeah, post never grabbed me other than Godspeed and Isis. I know I’m supposed to like Neurosis but things have never clicked on that score. Guess I enjoy of speed and leads too much.

    • Strapping Old Fart

      You may be suffering from prog impairment. I have this condition, which I suspect also keeps me from enjoying anything post-. Luckily, from my perspective, I’m not missing anything of interest – and there’s too many records anyway!

      • Juan Manuel Pinto Guerra

        Do you listen to and enjoy Rush? If not, then you need to seek medical assistance for your prog impairment.

        • Strapping Old Fart

          No problem with Rush. In fact, after a scientific evaluation which lasted all of 30 minutes, I want to hear more of them.

          • Juan Manuel Pinto Guerra

            That means you’re in good to great mental health.

          • Strapping Old Fart

            That’s a… surprising result. I salute your medical knowledge.

    • Nukenado

      I honestly wish that there would be less atmospheric post-metal. I like my post metal energetic and melodic. In other words, I have a Harikiri For The Sky fetish.

  • rumour_control

    “That’s quite the flavorful combination to be sure, but can these British upstarts make their mötley stëw sing for its super?”–Great sentence. Assume you meant supper, instead of super, but super works just as well based on your opening P/R discussion. Solid Steel review, as always.

    • I did indeed mean supper. I failed me as an editor.

      • rumour_control

        Actually, in a Joycean manner, super works quite well in the context in which thy write. Nice work, mang.

  • Chris Benadie

    Therapy troublegum is a classic, so I’m definitely checking this out. Thanks for the review

    • Troublegum is an ageless album.

      • Chris Benadie

        Agree, listening to it now. Great few years, with albums from pantera, COC, paradise lost, type o negative and even queensryche

  • Nag Dammit

    The word braggadocio just reminds me of Nicomo Cosca from The Blade Itself, so if nothing else this review has set up a Joe Abercrombie reading marathon. Thanks Steel.

    • Yet another service we provide.

    • Strapping Old Fart

      ID you’re even remotely into audiobooks, or come to think of it even if you hate audiobooks, check out Stephen Pacey’s recordings. Best thing I ever heard.

      • Nag Dammit

        Yeah, he’s a legend. They’re one of the very few audio books that I think actually add to the content of the books. Even his female voices are kind of believable which is just crazy.

        And his Cosca, Biaz and Glokta are the best.

        • Strapping Old Fart

          Agreed and correct! Gerard Doyle reading Adrian McKinty’s Dead I May Well Be is another example I can think of. And Frank Muller with the first few books in the Dark Tower series.

          • Nag Dammit

            Will give those a shot. I wish I could recommend some myself but nothing I’ve heard compares to Pacey.

          • Strapping Old Fart

            I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do!

  • jetblindracos

    Suggest away,and obey I will.Beautiful art by the way.

  • METAL OTTER

    Disappointed that a band called Final Coil failed to release its album in Spring : (

  • Josh

    The embedded track wasn’t bad as far as the melody goes. It was a bit too simplistic regarding the lyrics and the over-reliance on the chorus. The singer is missing a fire, or oomph, in his delivery that would really provide energy to the song. They have a good foundation and could really impress in the future.