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  • Brutalist_Receptacle

    WANT! WANT! WANT! WANT! WANT! WANT! WANT! WANT! WANT!

  • brutal_sushi

    I just heard/started listening to Amebix a few months ago… Love them so much and love this!!!

  • Dr. A.N. Grier

    I’ve been so excited for this but haven’t had time to check it out. That needs to change… now.

  • Panagiotis Krokidas

    To the point review.

    I keep listening the album in a daily basis. It is a wholesome pleasurable listening. It reminds us, metalheads, what a proper, straightforward approach can offer: everything you need.

    Well, as I grow older I tend to prefer simpler staff: foodwise, music wise – everything wise.

    Getting wiser or lame?

    • Nothing lame about getting wiser, I’d like to believe it’s probably the former. Music doesn’t have to be complex to be great, neither does anything else. Of course, complexity is still enjoyable as well and appreciated.

      • Panagiotis Krokidas

        Well said.

        I still need my small dose of complexity.

      • h_f_m

        Simple is Good. -Jim Henson

  • Westpaceagle

    Anyone else getting a scary warning when trying to log into the forum? Are we getting hacked?!? #fakemetalnews

    No seriously- kind of worrisome. Someone might uncover my illicit love of jazz-fusion

    • That’s not good.

      • Westpaceagle

        Right? Did a little deeper and my collection of Shaggy’s greatest hits is suddenly plastered all over MSNBC…

        No for reals if somebody could let Alex know over there. This has been a couple of days now. #InRussiaHeadBangsYou

        • I so notified them. They had certificate issues but things are okay.

          • Westpaceagle

            Thanks Steel. Might be my cpu. Window defender is an impenetrable fortress. #ShaggyFan4Life

          • Shame!

          • No worries. It’s us.

    • Cert should be fixed now. Sorry bout that.

      • The issue has been resolved.

  • HeavyMetalHamster

    This album hits me much like the last Killing Joke.
    Mesmerising vocals and Joy Divisionesque mood and song structure makes it a addictive listen.
    Good batch of picks lately gang!

  • Malhorne

    These cymbals sounds soooo brickwalled in the mix in the embedded track, that’s sad. Hope it will not prevent me to love this album!

    Thanks for the great review Grymm

    • Juan Manuel Pinto Guerra

      Talking about brickwalled compression mastering jobs in general (and not necessarily about this album) cymbals seem to be the instrument that suffer the most from the lack of dynamics in sound. Sometimes they sound like a rotary phone ringing.

      • Malhorne

        Yes I agree cymbals often get destroyed, that’s sad how labels choose to destroy the sound for the loudness sake

  • Anon.

    Loved the debut but this is not a strong follow-up. The songs sound sluggish and patchwork to me. The production is too modern and doesn’t work well. Hopefully they course-correct for album number three.

    • Ondřej Hanus

      My thoughts exactly. But I’ll have to give it a few more spins.

  • Dr. Scorpion

    The vox sound a bit like lemmy trying growls, while burning. Don’t they?

    • Norfair Legend

      Always felt more Killing Joke to me.

      • basenjibrian

        Strong Jazz C. Vibe if Jazz had a sore throat.

    • Dan

      Yeah, kinda like the music, but the vox sounds like he has a permanent phlegm problem,

  • Nola Trash Talk

    Don’t sleep on those bonus tracks. Album of the year material for sure. “The Big House” is a monster.

  • Dead1

    Embedded track sounds pretty cool to me. I still have to get their debut!

  • Tofu muncher

    I can’t say I enjoy the whole album, after listening to it. Some songs are nice (The Big House is good). It’s the vocals that did it: Gets boring after a few songs.

  • Frost15

    I love Amebix, I love Voivod, I should like this, so I will give it a spin sooner or later.

  • AnnieK13

    Liking the embedded track quite a lot. Probably going to have to pick this one up.

  • IamDBR

    Wait, I thought post punk was boring hipster tripe but this actually sounds pretty decent. Then again there is some legit metal/punk influence here.

  • h_f_m

    The review doesn’t read like a 4.0, and so far my ears aren’t hearing it. I’ll have to spin it a few times.

  • basenjibrian

    Really like the vocals. And the variety. Yet it flows together still.

  • sir_c

    Yes I like it, but I am not sure how you have come to a 4.0 on this one.
    I listened the album in my car today and after a while I thought the vocals and guitar riffs were lacking some variety over the songs.