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  • Planex

    Split with Slugdge when?

  • anonbr666

    Great review. Will listen to this

  • Brutalist_Receptacle

    I got about fifty-feet out and then suddenly the great beast appeared before me. I tell ya he was ten stories high if he was a foot. As if sensing my presence he gave out a big bellow. I said, “Easy big fella!” And then as I watched him struggling I realized something was obstructing his breathing. From where I was standing I could see directly into the eye of the great fish!

    “MAMMAL!”

    “WHATEVER!”

    • Y’know, the thing about a shark, he’s got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll’s eyes. When he comes after ya, he doesn’t seem to be livin’ until he bites ya.

      • Caio

        Sadly, sharks are misunderstood majestic creatures.

        • Master of Muppets

          Everything that isn’t human usually is.

      • Monsterth Goatom

        Best monologue in any movie. Right up there with Harry Dean Stanton’s confessional speech in Paris, Texas (RIP Harry… and Sam Shepard (who wrote the screenplay for Paris)).

        • Septic

          Best monologue my ass… Check this one out from Sharknado..
          George: Why is the car shaking?

          Nova Clarke: What the hell? There are sharks in the streets.

          Baz Hogan: These fish surely have a hankering for me. It’s like one taste of Baz just isn’t enough.

          • Monsterth Goatom

            My bad.

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            That’s a dialogue though.

          • Septic

            My bad.

          • Brutalist_Receptacle

            PWND

    • ToddRob64

      Easily one of my favourite Seinfeld moments, that and Cosmo saving the runaway bus

    • Art Vandelay
      • Brutalist_Receptacle

        “And you want to be my latex salesman.”

    • lennymccall

      Is that a Titleist?

    • sir_c

      Try some Jules Verne next time

  • Ben Harris

    I was so relieved when I got my preorder in and this was actually really good. Giant Squid is one of my favorite bands, with the Ichthyologist being one of my top albums of all time. In my opinion they knocked it out of the park on this one. It isn’t as good as Giant Squid, but its nice to hear another side of those guys.

  • RuySan

    The fact that they employ a child with a Duran Duran t-shirt raised my curiosity

    • basenjibrian

      As bait.

    • DIMENSIONAL BLEEDTHROUGH

      Is that Milhouse?

  • Monsterth Goatom

    Is that a Duran Duran Rio t-shirt?

  • Caio

    “Squalus” is latim for “shark” and also a genus of shark. Although, the great white shark is a member of other genus, Carcharodon.

    • Scourge

      Dibs on Carcharodon for my imaginary band.

      • Kronos

        I think a slam band beat you to this.

      • Scourge

        Nevermind it’s taken.:|

      • Eli Valcik

        My imaginary band names are: Insane Vesper (taken,) Abyssal Bolt and Foolish Mortal.

        • Nukenado

          I want to start a blackened metalcore band called Burn the Church. Confuse the trve and disorient the untrue.

          • I once considered starting a punk band called Courtesy Flush…

          • Eli Valcik

            Ooooooo, thats good. Could use some more Vs though.

          • Nukenado

            Burn the Chrvch.
            I’ve even got our first album cover designed: one of those avante garde church designs on fire with a chibi anime Abbath and Jesus doing guitar solos.

          • GREEN MIST BLINDS

            I feel like blackened metalcore is a sub genre that’s lacking adequate participation. if such an animal exisits please share some bands to explore

          • Nukenado

            Trivium has potential due to Heafy being super-close to Ihsahn.
            (Heafy has a cameo in Akrtis. and Ihsahn wrote the intro to Silence in the Snow.)

            I think we need more blackened punk bands honestly.

          • Juan Manuel Pinto Guerra

            Why would you want to listen to such a thing? Anyhoo, I guess Abigail Williams could fit the bill as Blackened Metalcore. And maybe Winds of Plague too.

          • sir_c

            Lick the toad

          • Nukenado

            Stoner metalcore?

          • [not a Dr]

            Bvrn the Chvrch

          • Nukenado

            Nah, my band’s only half trve. Burn the Chvrch.

      • HeavyMetalHamster

        Kentucky Fried Children

    • Brutalist_Receptacle

      Shark is possibly one of the few words that made it from Mayan (xoc) to English. Cigar is another (via Spanish) : sikar.

      • Nukenado

        Interesting.
        Thanks, Linguistic_History_Recepticle!

  • Kronos

    As Caio alluded to, Squalus is actually a genius of small sharks, commonly known as dogfish. I have in fact been scraped by dogfish teeth and can readily confirm that the cover art here is not representative of any species of Squalus. How disappointing.

    • Scourge

      That’s it, I’m boycotting this album. How dare they!

    • Brutalist_Receptacle

      DUH. ITS A FUCKING OSDM MANATEE.

      • Kronos

        Now that I would like to see.

    • RK2THIS

      The album is a retelling of the movie JAWS, hence the cover painter by Gregory. Squalus was a common generic name for all sharks back in the day, but was a dated term even when the movie was made, and Dreyfus keeps referring to the animal as a “Squalus” during the autopsy scene.

      • Kronos

        Well, there you go: Squalus carcharias Linnaeus, 1758. My knowledge of historical shark taxonomy has been expanded. Thanks for the info.

  • Moth

    You lost me at “Forgoing guitar”.

  • The Unicorn

    This is really fucking cool stuff. I have a feeling this will get bumped to a 4.0 in the future…

  • Eli Valcik

    Hellwell meets Jaws?
    edit: also 3:00 mark on “The Orca”!!!!!!

  • Shrümpelstiltskin

    Love Giant Squid. This album is great too. That being said, I hate that cover. I can’t look at it. It repulses me.

    • basenjibrian

      The rare advantage of a digital download.

  • herrschobel

    4.0 for me…totally clicks with me …the narrative, the sound, the energy … great !

  • Master of Muppets

    This sounds awesome, can’t wait to listen to 3 songs then forget about it once I remember how much black metal I still need to catch up on.

  • wayne the devil

    This album is pretty damn cool. Betwixt this, Ufomammut, Gigan and the MSW I have been listening to all week, I think I will need rehab….great album!!

  • Tofu muncher

    I cannot read the album title and take the band seriously.