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moka
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:24 pm 
 

http://www.myspace.com/pestilenceofficial

my hopes weren't high but this is pretty impressive

ME LIKEY!!!!!!

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failsafeman
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:30 pm 
 

It sounds pretty crappy to me. Not really surprising, though.
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moka
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:31 pm 
 

lol oh well

you can't please everyone

i was hoping it wouldn't be 'spheres' like so that's why i'm ecstatic

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Cheeses_Priced
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:31 pm 
 

Everyone who said this was going to suck had best apologize now. Your posting history is a matter of public record. You cannot escape accountability.

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Cheeses_Priced
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:33 pm 
 

moka wrote:
lol oh well

you can't please everyone

i was hoping it wouldn't be 'spheres' like so that's why i'm ecstatic


I think popular lore held that it was going to sound like Meshuggah crossed with Dillinger Escape Plan crossed with Devourment or something.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:35 pm 
 

Cheeses_Priced wrote:
I think popular lore held that it was going to sound like Meshuggah crossed with Dillinger Escape Plan crossed with Devourment or something.

Yeah, I'll readily admit it's not that bad, but it's boring, feels like going through the motions.
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RevBau
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:37 pm 
 

I think this song is fucking awesome. Fuck off, you cant even say this is bad. I didnt care when hearing about a new Pestillence album but now I do.

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the16th6toothson
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:40 pm 
 

initially i hated that production, too modern. Pestilence sounds better with a more analog sound but i am getting used to it already.

his vocals are deeper, thats noticeable, makes the fellow from Severe Torture sound even MORE like him now hahahahaa!!!!

i still question Mameli's motives (rightfully so) but these riffs sure do a good job of shutting me the hell up...
good song
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the16th6toothson
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:41 pm 
 

RevBau wrote:
I didnt care when hearing about a new Pestillence album but now I do.



1000% agreed
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Kruel
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:58 pm 
 

Simplistic structure, boring riffs, modern production
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MMM88
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:11 am 
 

Sounds excellent.. I hope the new album would be as good as the new Cynic.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:11 am 
 

RevBau wrote:
Fuck off, you cant even say this is bad.

I can and did. I agree with Kruel here.
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RevBau
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:18 am 
 

failsafeman wrote:
RevBau wrote:
Fuck off, you cant even say this is bad.

I can and did. I agree with Kruel here.


You are both entitled to your opinions, as you should be but I think its 1 thing to dislike it but another to say its a bad song.

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Kruel
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:19 am 
 

Certainly. It is also one thing to say that you like it, and another to say that it is good.
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RevBau
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:21 am 
 

Very True. :beer:

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Avaddons_blood
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:32 am 
 

Death metal for dummies.

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the16th6toothson
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:34 am 
 

haha i like how some people are overreacting

DeathMetal for dummies... whatever ;)
that would be Jungle Rot


plus this is ONE song, i'm sure there are more involved/intricate songs on the album.
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twophoton
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:36 am 
 

Thank you, OP. I loved hearing "Suspended Animation" again.
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CryptosGrimm
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:36 am 
 

Man, that was waaaay better than I thought it would be, and this is coming from an old school fan...
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Avaddons_blood
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:41 am 
 

the16th6toothson wrote:
haha i like how some people are overreacting

DeathMetal for dummies... whatever ;)
that would be Jungle Rot


plus this is ONE song, i'm sure there are more involved/intricate songs on the album.


I wasn't overreacting. Song structure was as straight forward as possible. No surprises with about 4 different riffs and the riffs aren't even of quality.

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Avaddons_blood
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:47 am 
 

twophoton wrote:
Thank you, OP. I loved hearing "Suspended Animation" again.


It made me realize how bad the new song is, terrible marketing.

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Kruel
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:48 am 
 

It really is extremely under-ambitious. For experienced songwriters like Pestilence, I doubt it took any real effort. Even if the rest of the album is better (and it will have to be much better than this in order to stand above the pile of mediocrity on the market; also, it has to be of a quite, if not radically, different nature), this song is going to be a filler. And I somehow doubt that they would have released a song entirely unrepresentative of the album as the first song.
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RevBau
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:51 am 
 

Well the actual release of the album isnt until March? I doubt they would let the cat out of the bag this early. Especialy with this album being 15 years late.

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Nolan_B
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:58 am 
 

It doesn't sound good to me. I'm no longer interested in this new record. BRING BACK VAN DRUNEN. The first 2 records were the best.

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Cheeses_Priced
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:07 am 
 

the16th6toothson wrote:
haha i like how some people are overreacting

DeathMetal for dummies... whatever ;)


It's like the link somehow led them to a new Deicide song or something

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Hybrid_Killer
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:08 am 
 

Yeah, that was a bit pedestrian. Not at all of the standard you'd expect from a band like pestilence. To start with the production really rubbed me the wrong way; I don't mind modern productions on a lot of albums, this song just had all the shit parts of a modern production (dry, sterile, etc) without giving any semblance of power to the instruments. Plus, as if have a bassist like Tony Choy and then drown him out. Bah.

Secondly, I really hated that annoying "shouty" bit of "I want to be dead" at about the 2:35 mark. Don't ask me why, it just doesn't work.

The riffs, as stated earlier are weak and have no pull or catchiness in them at all. The drumming was also about as interesting as watching paint dry.

The solo and vocals were merely ok in the sense that they functioned without really excelling.

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Cheeses_Priced
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:15 am 
 

I just find it really amusing that it sounds pretty much just like what Mameli said it would, while everybody was trying to read between the lines and predict some sort of abomination.

Main riff of the song is ace; I'll give no quarter to complaints about it

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Nolan_B
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:17 am 
 

I'll admit, I did expect worse. Especially after hearing C-187.

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Lepernicus
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:23 am 
 

This sucks just like I thought it would. Somehow, it's even WORSE than the bullshit from C-187.
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TheDave
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:56 am 
 

Interesting, I hope the rest of the album is better than this song. Maybe this needs to grow on me?

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RevBau
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:02 am 
 

Lepernicus wrote:
This sucks just like I thought it would. Somehow, it's even WORSE than the bullshit from C-187.


C-187 :lol: :lol:

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LokiGoddess
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:03 am 
 

Well, I think I can safely say that that is a fine example of modern, toothless death metal muzak.

I'm sorry Patrick, but my tastes are too discriminating for me to enjoy something as vanilla as that.
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invoked
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:22 am 
 

Awesome, take the most boring riffs rejected from TotA and repeat them over and over in a song that has no dynamics or even tempo changes. It may be Pestilence, but it's not the Pestilence that made Consuming Impulse. I have a feeling all of the old death metal dinosaurs will disappoint greatly this year, with Morbid Angel seemingly returning to a later Vincent-era sound and Suffocation consistently making unremarkable albums since their reunion. Deicide is apparently shooting for a summer '09 release, but they are really a joke with no punchline at this point.

Fuck, if the whole album is like this, it'll be nearly as bad as the new Obituary.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:50 am 
 

Cheeses_Priced wrote:
Main riff of the song is ace; I'll give no quarter to complaints about it

It's decent at best, and repeated so much it becomes irritating (assuming you're talking about the one that opens the song).
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moka
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:13 am 
 

i almost regret starting the thread now LOL

my fav recently released comeback title though would have to be

RESURRECTION - MISTAKEN FOR DEAD

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RevBau
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:26 am 
 

You said it yourself...

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serpent_moves
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:40 am 
 

the opening riff is cool, but then this groovy parts starts and ruins everything..and his vocals were much better back then, now it souns like its overprocessed by some effects... i hope the other songs are better than this

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Dark_Mewtwo1
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:17 am 
 

The song was decent enough, I'll check the album out. I'll admit, I was expecting something worse.

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zeingard
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:58 am 
 

This is exceedingly mediocre; it's lacking in the riff department, the solo can kindly fuck right off and it's just so bloody average I don't care. The main riff is kind of fun but it reappears far too often for it's own good.

Now, either this is one of the more straight forward 'let off some steam' kind of tracks from the album or this is one of the better, if not best tracks from it. Past experience says it's probably the latter unfortunately.
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Well, I thought it was actually pretty good. I'll be keeping an eye on this one.
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