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  • Garak

    Hey, want to be pissed off? There’s no apostrophe in Novembers Doom. Yeah, I know.

    • Perhaps they refer to the doom of many, many Novembers? I don’t know man maybe apostrophes are not as metal as umlauts.

      • Monsterth Goatom

        I haven’t seen any good umlauts for a long time since the dawning of the age of the spheres.

    • Jean-Luc Ricard

      OH FUCK!

  • Monsterth Goatom

    I guess I’ll state the obvious joke that the band photo seems to be begging for: “How many metalheads does it take to change a light bulb?” No, I don’t know the punchline and, judging by their looks, neither do they.

    Good review, though you lost me at “the ending of “Between Two Worlds” is particularly good in this regard with its repeated 7-7-7-9 pattern, or the deceptive 6/4 opening and 4/4 – 9/8 verse of “Gauntlet””. : ) I’ll indeed pay attention when I can find a stream of this.

    Some good metal coming out of Iceland now. First Solstafir’s latest, and now this.

    • I remember the foreword of “A Brief History of Time” when Hawking said that he was warned by his editors that his readership would be halved for every equation in the book, hence he decided to take the risk to just include the infamous mass-energy equivalence equation. Perhaps it’s the same with time signatures and music reviews?

      • Monsterth Goatom

        Yes, likely. I can hardly read music. I know when them little black marks (“fish hooks” as one of Verdi’s servants described them) go up so does the….pitch? Is that right? On my better days I can tell the difference between a treble clef and a bass clef.

        • Jean-Luc Ricard

          Fish hooks, I like that :D

    • Jean-Luc Ricard

      They put some thought into their timings, it’s not just “let’s play funny time signatures to be moar prog!!”

  • Monsterth Goatom

    Finally streaming this today. I’m getting a big Woods of Ypres vibe.