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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:40 pm 
 

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Jennings formed a new band with the beautiful Michelle Nocon (ex-Serpentcult) and it sounds awesome! I can't wait to hear the album (out in August). Thoughts? I think her vocals fits the classic approach of Gaz, it's more rooted in heavy metal than doom and that's a welcome change.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:54 pm 
 

Can't help but think that the name of the band is a nod to Witchfinder General, especially after you mention the fact that it's rooted in heavy metal. I'll have to listen to this when I get home later and see what I think about it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:09 pm 
 

Cute vocals, nice guitar solo, mediocre riffing. The album's gonna get old fast if the rest of the songs are like this. Reminds me of The Oath that way.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:14 pm 
 

Sounds like the more upbeat element of Cathedral, Carnival era or something but with some mediocre female vocals.. and just doesn't really evoke much feeling.. the song just exists. It's by no means terrible, just not exactly blowing me away.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:25 pm 
 

NO WAY! I'm totally stoked to hear Michelle is back in action again! I loved her singing on Weight of Light! Can't wait to listen to this.

Edit: Yup, this rocks. Really not that doomy unfortunately, but still a solid metal anthem.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:49 pm 
 

Welp, it doesn't sound like Witchfinder General at all and it sounds like nothing I enjoy listening to period actually so I'm going to pass on whatever this band does.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:34 pm 
 

cultofkraken wrote:
Sounds like the more upbeat element of Cathedral, Carnival era or something but with some mediocre female vocals.. and just doesn't really evoke much feeling.. the song just exists. It's by no means terrible, just not exactly blowing me away.

It's nowhere near Carnival, I think you should revisit this album haha, I don't see how she's a mediocre singer as well...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:40 pm 
 

The song I 'eard had crap vocals. Sorry, Tony!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:11 pm 
 

Screw you guys that song kicked ass.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:36 pm 
 

I saw her with serpentcult and while she is not the greatest vocalist of all times in terms of range etc she did the job nicely.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:06 pm 
 

That sounded good to me! It's nice to hear some new music from Gaz.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:09 am 
 

Metantoine wrote:
It's nowhere near Carnival, I think you should revisit this album haha, I don't see how she's a mediocre singer as well...


Heh. Maybe I should! It's been a while, for some reason the tempo just reminded me a little of Carnival not necessarily song structure. Don't misunderstand me; I don't think she's bad what I mean by mediocre is that she didn't do anything for me in that track to pull away from the pack, she was just kinda there and did a serviceable job.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:12 am 
 

If I get flayed alive for this, so be it: she sounds like Anette Olzen. The riffs are...perfectly listenable, nothing to write home about but not bad per se either, but I just can't take the vocalist seriously. I can see why people would like her, but I just hear "pop singer". For what it's worth, I haven't listened to Serpentcult yet, but I can't say this is inspiring me to get around to it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:33 am 
 

Poppy female vox with riffs makes me think of Mourn - http://youtu.be/gWY23Qoa5c0 or Satanic Rites - http://youtu.be/Q2cCpYlXZ7I
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:24 am 
 

I thought this was damn good! It's always a pleasure to hear this dude solo, and I'm glad he's making new music. Vocals were cool too - different.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:15 pm 
 

really liked the riffing, and v happy Gaz did not hang up his guitar... not bad that Michelle made a comeback, either. looking forward to the album!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:06 am 
 

Solid track
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:14 am 
 

That was fine. Acceptable riffs and acceptable vocals. Nothing to get worked up about, but I enjoyed it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:19 pm 
 

New track from the upcoming full length, it's groovy as fuck but yeah nothing extraordinary.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:36 pm 
 

I dug the shit outta this. It has some nice riffs, a cool groove and an amazing solo. The vocals are ok...not too bad. I'll get this when it comes out.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:39 pm 
 

I thought Michelle Nocon was the worst part of Serpentcult, ruining any enjoyment I might of gotten out of that band. Looks like it continues on into this band. such a shame.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:44 pm 
 

I went and got my hopes up for a group that wanted to sound like WFG :(
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:31 pm 
 

sooooooo generic. what. 0 fucking creativity. the amount of effort put into this is the same a "band" would put into making a 4kids dubbed anime intro...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:45 pm 
 

The album leaked already... Supposed to come out in November. Oh well. I can't see how you can hate Michelle, SLK, iirc you dislike all female fronted metal anyway.

Edit: nevermind, it seems the album was released 4 days ago based on their FB page.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:45 pm 
 

Heard the song in the OP. They didn't waste time getting right into the catchy riffs. Song itself wasn't keeping me interested, though. Second was nice and groovy. I'll definitely agree with the other guys by saying this woman's vocals are not that great. It's nice, I suppose, but she's not anywhere close to female vocalists I normally listen to.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:58 pm 
 

Good album. I wasn't expecting much but this is worthwhile, easy on the ears heavy metal with just enough doom and gloom.
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themicrulah wrote:
Can't help but think that the name of the band is a nod to Witchfinder General, especially after you mention the fact that it's rooted in heavy metal. I'll have to listen to this when I get home later and see what I think about it.

It definitely is as far as I can make out, think I saw Jennings in a Witchfinder General shirt in a promo pic of just him and the singer when this project was first announced.

That track 'Sign of Times' has some great wailing gee-tars. Singer's nothing much special though if you stack her against Jex Thoth and a couple of others. Like a couple of others posting here, the overt Witchfinder reference probably gave me unrealistically high hopes of a sound that captured the vintage, booze-soaked doom vibe of tracks from that classic debut of theirs.

This seems like a band I might need to catch live armed with a hip flask to really dig. Some music's just like that, made for the stage. Not sure what the chances of that happening will be though.
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Decent song. I feel like I'd heard it all by the halfway mark, though. She says "I will never repeat myself again" a lot. I hope that was tongue-in-cheek.
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Mediocre riffs, bad singing and poorly positioned words in relation to the riffs. Her singing has no memorable qualities what so ever. Just awful generic bottom of the barrel metal.

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Metantoine wrote:
The album leaked already... Supposed to come out in November. Oh well. I can't see how you can hate Michelle, SLK, iirc you dislike all female fronted metal anyway.

Edit: nevermind, it seems the album was released 4 days ago based on their FB page.


Her vocals aren't terrible but imagine Christine Davis singing this stuff. ;)

Edited to say that the samples do not do this album justice. This album is kicking my ass right now.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:00 pm 
 

I like this song as well. I can see this being one of my top albums of the year.

Gaz should just do an instrumental album; he's got am amazing one in him somewhere.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:11 pm 
 

mjollnir wrote:
Metantoine wrote:
The album leaked already... Supposed to come out in November. Oh well. I can't see how you can hate Michelle, SLK, iirc you dislike all female fronted metal anyway.

Edit: nevermind, it seems the album was released 4 days ago based on their FB page.


Her vocals aren't terrible but imagine Christine Davis singing this stuff. ;).

I don't think they are similar, the only comparaison I can think is that they're both women singing in heavy metal bands... Davis is a lot more rough on the edges, it wouldn't fit DP's sound as well.
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Incorrect, you really have no clue of my tastes. I like good vocalists... I don't care male or female. I find her vocals atrocious. Has nothing to do with her genitals it has all to do with her vocal cords. I'm not a misogynist, I just like vocalists that can handle their position in a band fully and interestingly. You don't have to be the best or the top notch, but being flat, dull, and tuneless is enough to write you off.
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Metantoine wrote:
I don't think they are similar, the only comparaison I can think is that they're both women singing in heavy metal bands... Davis is a lot more rough on the edges, it wouldn't fit DP's sound as well.


No they are not similar but I think she would have done these killer riffs more justice.

I gave the entire album a listen and the vocalist actually did a decent job. As I said, the samples posted were not indicative of the entire album. I really like this album, though. The guitar work alone is worth it.
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This gal isn't an awful singer, but she isn't exactly good either. She has a very plain, nondescript voice, and I can definitely think of other female singers that would do this shit more justice.

That said, the music is quite decent. I'm not crazy about this, but I might give the album a full listen. See if it gets better than these samples.
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That's the most normal song I've ever heard.
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