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  • Reese Burns

    Pelagial.. overrated..? There has to be some mistake.

  • Oscar Albretsen

    Pretty album cover, but they didn’t have to make the picture a guy who’s losing his marbles… It could be better.

    • GardensTale

      It could also be a very advanced facepalm. It looks funnier if you think of it that way.

  • The Nerd.

    Kronos….you just said Pelagial is overrated. I have no words.

  • To echo those who’ve said it down there, opinions are opinions, but Pelagial is a goddamn milestone, goddammit.

  • dduuurrrr dddduuuurrrr

    I must be one of the only people who isn’t as impressed with this years metal offerings. There has been some good work sure… but it’s been few and far between.

    • With close to 15 albums released each and every day (estimated average), pluss probably twice as many splits, EPs et al., I would find it hard to state such a thing, as no sane human has the capacity to digest it all. Not to be trollish, I know you’re not implying that you’ve got a divine overview.
      Anyway, I for one have a long list of treats this year, even if I feel that the past few month) have been a wee bit watery.

    • I would have to agree. I was thinking of what my top 10 of 2016 was going to be and couldn’t come up with 10. It was more like 5. There must be stuff out there, but I haven’t heard it. I pretty much give everything on here a listed, no matter what the score, but there just hasn’t been much that I would consider a must have.

      • dduuurrrr dddduuuurrrr

        I follow AMG, Invisible Oranges and Last rites as well as a few labels. It’s just been a bit slim this year.

        Maybe it’s more accurate to say I haven’t heard anything just AMAZING yet this year and that makes everything seem pretty lifeless. Winterhorde and Vektor being the closest.

        • Run of the mill is the new good in many ways, as a lot of releases are good on a stand-alone manner, but quite humdrum in the bigger picture.
          If you’re looking for the utterly mind-boggling*, than sure, it hasn’t been the very best of years.
          (*Winterhorde being a perfect example, whilst my soul is screaming in pain for not checking out Vektor’s album yet.)

        • autonamed

          Given, that the definition of AMAZING is an absolute subjective one, I have to confess that I found quite some releases this year, that fall under this definition.

          Just last month I added the latest releases of Harakiri for the Sky and Frigoris to my permanent rotation, which both blew me away.
          Problem is to get to know about potentially amazing releases, cause, as Gorger said below, there is a overwhelming mass of releases each and every week.I’m trying to check the reviews on AMG, LR and Dead Rhetoric on a regularly base, but, despite the fact I could add a dozen more sites, the feeling of an ever growing terra incognita of metal music remains. *sigh*

  • hallowed

    Pelagial overrated? Now I’ve heard it all.

  • Thatguy

    To all the Pelagial lovers, I’m with Kronos. I admire the cleverness and ambition of Pelagial, but I do not love it and I haven’t returned to it for a long while.

    As for this, ho-hum.

    • Kronos

      Somebody gets it. I think anthropocentric was better.

      • Reese Burns

        You better watch it with that sort of talk. AMG might make you report to HR.

        • Kronos

          Bring it, Steel!

          • HR is brutal enough.

          • Juan Manuel Pinto Guerra

            Is it?

      • The Lascivious Snape

        I certainly like Pelagial more than you, but I would absolutely agree on Anthropocentric. I would also put Heliocentric and Precambrian above Pelagial.

        By no fault of its own excellence, Pelagial is actually lower tier The Ocean. Everything else is just that good.

        Edit: (Though, that was some bogus mess you said about Loic. Fantastic vocalist, and this guy sounds nothing like him. Completely different register.)

    • AlphaBetaFoxface

      Precambrian mateys

      • Kronos


  • GardensTale

    Sheesh, so much mediocre djent…

  • Chris

    “…Pelagial is overrated”.

    I know what each of those words mean individually, but in that order they make no goddamn sense at all.

    • Statherian

      Yeah, that does not compute at all for me.

      I think my username and avatar pic should make it pretty clear how I feel about The Ocean and Pelagial…

  • Oscar Albretsen

    I actually kind of agree that Pelagial was a bit overrated. I still own it, but, like the reviewer, I just never get any desire to listen to it.

  • Juan Manuel Pinto Guerra

    I first heard about this band, Tardive Dyskinesia, in 2009. I didn’t know what the name meant so I went and googled it. After that I could never forget about Tardive Dyskinesia, so I was really surprised to see they are still around.

  • Juan Manuel Pinto Guerra

    With all the ruckus about Pelagial being overrated I guess I’ll have to check it out.

    • Reese Burns

      You won’t regret it. Fantastic record.

  • The Unicorn (Blueberry Balls)

    zoinks! yuck.

    • [not a Dr]

      Unicorn not lest ye be unicorned.
      You ended up unicorning yourself…

  • Gaëtan Baratin

    Kronos be like :

  • dblbass23

    As far as finding cool new music just by the kickass album cover….I too am guilty. Guilty as SIN. And for some reason….the genre that does it to me the most is doom. We all know how a cool doom cover can draw one in. And on the other side of the spectrum….it’s thrash. I absolutely love me some thrash. But we also have distinct memories of all those corny ass thrash albums from the 80’s. Some bands are still pumping out the same type of art for their music. Sad…sad…sad.