Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives

Message board

* FAQ    * Search   * Register   * Login 



Reply to topic
Author Message Previous topic | Next topic
Dooders
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:00 am
Posts: 427
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:31 pm 
 

There's also a song preview.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?m ... mID=180588
Image


Last edited by Dooders on Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:49 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Top
 Profile  
Necroticism174
Kite String Popper

Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:46 pm
Posts: 4988
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:45 pm 
 

That artwork is really great. Super weird and eerie. The samples sound alright, I kept waiting for all hell to break loose.
Either way, I loved their first one and this should be awesome as well.
_________________
lord_ghengis about Vomitory splitting up wrote:
They were a band who understood music needed more explosions.

http://www.last.fm/user/TheEndTimeRiff
http://halberddoom.bandcamp.com/releases

Top
 Profile  
MetalHeadNorm
Metalhead

Joined: Sun May 17, 2009 10:57 pm
Posts: 881
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:04 pm 
 

Eagerly awaiting.
_________________
BloodSacrificeShaman wrote:
BastardHead wrote:
We oughta change your title to "Flash! The Fastest Man on the Board!"


What do you mean by that? How quickly I reply?

Top
 Profile  
primitivevoid
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:28 pm
Posts: 350
Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:04 pm 
 

cant wait for new material from them. their debut is punishing and i cant spin it enough.

Top
 Profile  
sabbathfan4993
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:51 am
Posts: 221
Location: Champaign, Illinois
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:44 pm 
 

Badass artwork once again. The sample was different from what I was expecting but I still enjoyed it quite a bit. Definitely interested in seeing how the new album ends up sounding. I'm sure it won't disappoint, can't wait!

Top
 Profile  
iAm
Wastelander

Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:18 am
Posts: 5630
Location: West of the Duwamish due South of the Sound
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:10 pm 
 

:hyper:

That looks unbelievably awesome! Can't wait.
_________________
iamntbatman wrote:
If the U.N. flew a bunch of C130's over Syria and rained down boxes of Thin Mints, they'd be standing in a giant circle hand-in-hand singing like goddamn Whoville residents within an hour.

I hate music

Top
 Profile  
MazeofTorment
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:06 pm
Posts: 2039
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:00 pm 
 

Read from something they posted on facebook that its like Burning Witch meets Disembowelment. If that's true, then I might literally shit myself. And no, I didn't listen to the sample. Definitely want to wait to hear this in full. Last album was cool but I'm getting the feeling that this is might be a big step up.
_________________
Sokaris wrote:
I love this board but I'm fucking tired of everyone ejaculating every time someone puts a tree on an album cover.

Top
 Profile  
Metantoine
The XVI, dominar to over 258714 subjects

Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:00 pm
Posts: 8856
Location: Québec
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:27 pm 
 

Hellish album art, very cool. Reminds me I need to check out their debut! It's been on my to check list for a while.
_________________
PhilosophicalFrog wrote:
JESUS CRUST, I didn't know this was the goddamn pizza inquisition.

Metantoine's Magickal Realm
Last.fm
Halberd (doom/death)

Top
 Profile  
Necroticism174
Kite String Popper

Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:46 pm
Posts: 4988
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:43 pm 
 

Get on that pronto. It's massive and hateful.
_________________
lord_ghengis about Vomitory splitting up wrote:
They were a band who understood music needed more explosions.

http://www.last.fm/user/TheEndTimeRiff
http://halberddoom.bandcamp.com/releases

Top
 Profile  
Cendelence
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:21 am
Posts: 538
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:15 am 
 

Will have to buy the record of this forsure.

Top
 Profile  
Ilwhyan
Metel fraek

Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:41 pm
Posts: 6526
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:00 am 
 

Very much looking forward to this.
_________________
"Behold, wizard, for the last time how the sun looks, for henceforth you will watch it with empty sockets!"
Illusions Dead - death/black metal

Top
 Profile  
triggerhappy
Veteran

Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:56 am
Posts: 2945
Location: Singapore
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:21 am 
 

Nice and disgusting, nothing below my expectations. Song was pretty decent though it's probably an excerpt of something.
_________________
Under_Starmere wrote:
Veracs wrote:
Thats a shitload of Gargoyle mp3's you have on that thing I'm sure.
That's all Crick's iPod accepts. GB = Gargobytes.

Top
 Profile  
Poisonfume
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:26 pm
Posts: 1126
Location: Greece
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:25 am 
 

Very twisted artwork, just like the debut. Will definitely check out. Just no more Charles Manson, please.
_________________
LegendMaker on pointless genre dissection wrote:
Will you in turn help me classify the shemale/ladyboy, tranny/ladyboy, ladyboy-shemale/tranny, and tranny-ladyboy/shemale sub-folders of my shemale/ladyboy/tranny collection?

Top
 Profile  
henkkjelle
Veteran

Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:54 pm
Posts: 3195
Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:33 am 
 

Artwork is good, but not as good as the artwork from Hatred for Mankind. Samples also sound good, I'm glad they decided to add some new sounds. A second album filled with relentless hatred sounds good on paper, but I like bands who try something new with every album.
_________________
It creeps along in shadows on the hill.

Top
 Profile  
zzerk
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:17 pm
Posts: 605
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:59 pm 
 

I'm looking forward to this, but I don't like the artwork. It looks... silly to me.
_________________
tomcat_ha wrote:
Well its common fact that iced earth is a poop.

Fuck. Blast. Kill.

Top
 Profile  
mirages
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:31 pm
Posts: 33
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:41 pm 
 

It looks amateur-ish compared with the artwork of "Hatred For Mankind" maybe because white is one of the dominant colors here.

Top
 Profile  
John_Sunlight
President Satan

Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:41 am
Posts: 4735
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:04 am 
 

Looks like art school notebook doodles with the random assortment of characters and objects. Fits DIS's art schoolish vibe.
_________________
"Since that time, I have received highest level confirmations that such organizations not only exist but are rooted in satanic ritual murder and extend across America’s political landscape into nearly every community."

Top
 Profile  
ColeMiner
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:03 am
Posts: 71
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:54 am 
 

Cool artwork. i quite liked their debut which also had amazing (even better) artwork. i'll definitely check this out

Top
 Profile  
the american god
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:28 am
Posts: 71
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:18 am 
 

God the preview was great.

I am AMPED.
_________________
lastfm
blog

"Each year that passes rings you inwardly with memory and might. Wield your heart, and the world will tremble."
    - Doran, the Siege Tower

Top
 Profile  
ThatzNOTmetaL
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:18 pm
Posts: 20
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:24 am 
 

The artwork on the debut is unbeatable but this is still looking cool, pre oredered this already should be good

Top
 Profile  
Necroticism174
Kite String Popper

Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:46 pm
Posts: 4988
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:12 pm 
 

http://www.terrorizer.com/2012/10/26/wi ... errorizer/
You're welcome.
_________________
lord_ghengis about Vomitory splitting up wrote:
They were a band who understood music needed more explosions.

http://www.last.fm/user/TheEndTimeRiff
http://halberddoom.bandcamp.com/releases

Top
 Profile  
TheDefiniteArticle
Metalhead

Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:50 am
Posts: 401
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:26 pm 
 

It's a little disappointing in my eyes. The 15-minute intro is really excessive and there's not much variety in tempo which is one of the things which made Hatred For Mankind so riveting in my eyes. It's not a poor album by any means, but a couple of listens in it just seems like they've gone for 'atmosphere' as some kind of vague conception rather than approaching it as a thing to listen to.

Top
 Profile  
Delta_Wing
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 889
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:52 am 
 

Picked this up yesterday so here's my take. As disappointing as that 15 minute intro is, track 2 and 3 slay and make up for it. Haven't heard much of Hatred for Mankind, so I can't really compare the two works.

Artwork and script are actually pretty bad ass in person, compared to what I've seen on the web. Booklet has neat photos and its artwork has a completely different feel.

There are weird choices for samples throughout, that kind of detract. I am still trying to figure out if I like them and where some of the spoken word samples come from. They sound like reality based crime and nut job interviews, but with a popularly American feel if that makes any sense. Samples can either be really great or take a lot away, not really sure how I feel about these yet. In the end they could be cool. Time will tell.

Packaging is weird as well. It's an all card board slip with the center guts missing so to speak. It's alike a digipak that doesn't contain the plastic disc holder. So the disc just sits in a pocket in the back, but it still has a regular digipak spine. First one of these types of packages for me. I am sure the spine will be destroyed in a couple of years, if not months.

All and all still a neat album and good listen.


Last edited by Delta_Wing on Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Top
 Profile  
Delta_Wing
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 889
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:07 pm 
 

Regarding the 15 minute intro, when the album is taken as a whole 39 minute sitting, the intro is pretty freaking cool. You just need to dedicate the time to the album as a whole. I listened to the album a few times yesterday. The first being the trip home from the record store. Of course a 14 minute melancoly intro track was a bummer. Then I listened sparodically in the evening and early this morning.

Now I'm on my second complete spin of Widowmaker and must say the intro just fits. Killer album. :headbang:

Still up in the air with the psychobabble sound bites, but most are getting better as they relate to feel of the album. Except one killer talking about the killing of kids, it just sits wrong with me, maybe it's because I have kids. Don't mess with kids. :nono: Image

Top
 Profile  
HenryKrinkle31
Metalhead

Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 5:49 pm
Posts: 1026
Location: British Indian Ocean Territory
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:32 pm 
 

I bet they saved a lot by having a 12-year-old make the cover in MS Paint.
_________________
It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye. Then it's just games.

Top
 Profile  
Metantoine
The XVI, dominar to over 258714 subjects

Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:00 pm
Posts: 8856
Location: Québec
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:33 pm 
 

HenryKrinkle31 wrote:
I bet they saved a lot by having a 12-year-old make the cover in MS Paint.

Lame. The 12 years old you know are very talented and crazy.
_________________
PhilosophicalFrog wrote:
JESUS CRUST, I didn't know this was the goddamn pizza inquisition.

Metantoine's Magickal Realm
Last.fm
Halberd (doom/death)

Top
 Profile  
ShaolinLambKiller
King Asshole

Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:10 pm
Posts: 12089
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:05 am 
 

I would've been extremely happy to be drawing shit like that when I was 12 instead of blockhead people shooting each other.
_________________
A bunch of mp3s is not a collection of anything.
http://www.cavepaints.com <--Horrid art and musics.
http://www.facebook.com/MaulerCustomCabs <--- huge heavy/loud boxes I build.
http://speedritualrecords.storenvy.com/ Check out my music here

Top
 Profile  
RedMisanthrope
Poet Laureate of the Old Ones

Joined: Sat May 19, 2007 1:53 pm
Posts: 1954
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:39 am 
 

Loved "Hatred for Mankind", but this is close to feeling like a sophomore slump. It's good, no doubt, but its not even close to walking in the shoes of the last album. I'll give it more time, as always, and probably end up feeling more forgiving towards it, as always, but I think they can do better. Also, I can't help but kind of snicker at the fact that it took them four years to write thirty-nine minutes of music, fourteen of which is a couple chords and random jangling sounds.
_________________
Bezerko, on Vader's 'Freezing Moon' cover wrote:
FREEZING MOON DOES NOT HAVE CHUGS VADER. DO NOT CHUG IN FREEZING MOON.
rexxz wrote:
Death metal is eternal.

Top
 Profile  
henkkjelle
Veteran

Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:54 pm
Posts: 3195
Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:27 am 
 

Also, I can't help but kind of snicker at the fact that it took them four years to write thirty-nine minutes of music

Because that's all you do when you are in a obscure Blackened Death/Doom Metal band. I'm pretty sure they also have lives outside of metal.

I do have to agree with you that Widowmaker isn't near the level that Hatred for Mankind was and still is. Widowmaker is still a good and consistent album though, and it really shines when listened in it's entirety. It's full of atmosphere, and while it doesn't hold up to the sheer brutal hatred of HFM, it does the job with a more seething kind of hatred. I don't know if it will make my top 20 in the end, but it's a good album nonetheless.
_________________
It creeps along in shadows on the hill.

Top
 Profile  
RedMisanthrope
Poet Laureate of the Old Ones

Joined: Sat May 19, 2007 1:53 pm
Posts: 1954
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:03 pm 
 

henkkjelle wrote:
Also, I can't help but kind of snicker at the fact that it took them four years to write thirty-nine minutes of music

Because that's all you do when you are in a obscure Blackened Death/Doom Metal band. I'm pretty sure they also have lives outside of metal.


Obviously. But there are plenty of metal bands with lives outside of music that churn out quality releases in half the time.
_________________
Bezerko, on Vader's 'Freezing Moon' cover wrote:
FREEZING MOON DOES NOT HAVE CHUGS VADER. DO NOT CHUG IN FREEZING MOON.
rexxz wrote:
Death metal is eternal.

Top
 Profile  
henkkjelle
Veteran

Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:54 pm
Posts: 3195
Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:10 pm 
 

Ofcourse, but it still doesn't make any sense. For all we know they wrote the album in one month...
_________________
It creeps along in shadows on the hill.

Top
 Profile  
RedMisanthrope
Poet Laureate of the Old Ones

Joined: Sat May 19, 2007 1:53 pm
Posts: 1954
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:35 am 
 

Which they didn't.
_________________
Bezerko, on Vader's 'Freezing Moon' cover wrote:
FREEZING MOON DOES NOT HAVE CHUGS VADER. DO NOT CHUG IN FREEZING MOON.
rexxz wrote:
Death metal is eternal.

Top
 Profile  
therealvivs
Metal newbie

Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:26 pm
Posts: 96
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:43 pm 
 

I do like this album and I do like the artwork. I do like this band a lot and I love their first release.
That said, this is a disappointment. I mean, one ambient track and two songs?! Are you kidding me? I do like them, yes, they do work well all together, but please... Not even 40min of music in this day and age? This would not even make for the first part of an Esoteric album. Kenose is waaaay better (sorry but it just is) and is merely an EP. If this would be the case, I could forgive them. Again, the songs are not bad by all means. I just think first album was better both in quality and quantity.
_________________
DeathfareDevil wrote:
Get the Enslaved album Eld and tomorrow you will be building a long boat on your lawn.

Top
 Profile  
Zakillah
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:35 pm
Posts: 388
Location: Austria
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:25 pm 
 

Well, if they didnt keep the level of intensity up, I´m not really interested.
A shame, their first was pretty good.
_________________
BOLT THROWER!!

Top
 Profile  
mirages
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:31 pm
Posts: 33
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:33 pm 
 

Wanna know what's fun? The artwork for the banner for their US tour had much better artwork

Image

They should have used this instead of the actual artwork for "Widowmaker"

Top
 Profile  
mirages
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:31 pm
Posts: 33
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:21 pm 
 

Now, I'm the only one who liked "Widowmaker" more than "Hatred For Mankind"?

Top
 Profile  
HenryKrinkle31
Metalhead

Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 5:49 pm
Posts: 1026
Location: British Indian Ocean Territory
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:43 am 
 

mirages wrote:
Wanna know what's fun? The artwork for the banner for their US tour had much better artwork

Image


Now that is awesome.
_________________
It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye. Then it's just games.

Top
 Profile  
693
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:55 am
Posts: 626
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:09 am 
 

HenryKrinkle31 wrote:
mirages wrote:
Wanna know what's fun? The artwork for the banner for their US tour had much better artwork

Image


Now that is awesome.


Don't agree, that stuff is pretty mediocre and boring. Pretty typical poster artwork.

I think the album artwork is great. At least someone has the guts to release something different looking.

Top
 Profile  
lord_ghengis
Metal freak

Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:31 pm
Posts: 5400
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:07 am 
 

I like the concept of the art, but for the the execution is too childish and amateurish. I mean the long torso and legs man looks all right, as does the skeleton thing, but that snake with the stupid beak looks just awful as does the "filled in with the MS Paint Paintbucket tool head" on the penis stick holder man.
_________________
Naamath wrote:
No comments, no words need it, no BM, no compromise, only grains in her face.

Top
 Profile  
Necroticism174
Kite String Popper

Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:46 pm
Posts: 4988
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:42 am 
 

mirages wrote:
Now, I'm the only one who liked "Widowmaker" more than "Hatred For Mankind"?


Yes. This album dragged, and it wasn't even that long. The first track went on for way too long while being so sparse, and there were maybe 5 good riffs in the whole album. I'm disappointed.
_________________
lord_ghengis about Vomitory splitting up wrote:
They were a band who understood music needed more explosions.

http://www.last.fm/user/TheEndTimeRiff
http://halberddoom.bandcamp.com/releases

Top
 Profile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic Go to page 1, 2  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Abethedemon, Diamhea, Google [Bot], Jasper92, lurkist, NoKnownName, teh_Foxx0rz, zahgurim and 22 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

 
Jump to:  

Back to the Encyclopaedia Metallum


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group