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Qujaku
90
Dec 23

Recent Reviews

Jan 22, 2019
72
Being a newcomer to Sunn O))), I didn't really know what to expect. I hadn't ever listened to the band, but they were suggested to me by a close friend so I picked up the CD and gave it a spin. I've never really experienced anything like this before. The music's weight was palpable. Every time I listen to the sounds the band creates, everything seems to get more grim. The atmosphere around me seems to become bleak and desolate. I'm once again floored at how strongly certain music can affect the ... read more
Jan 18, 2019
80
“Enemy of the Sun” was a slight improvement on “Souls at Zero”. The tones and timbres sound lot better and the band seems to be embracing their doom/gothic metal influences. Tracks average at about 5-6 minutes, but all are brief when compared to the ritualistic highlight track “Cleanse” which lasts for a good 26 minutes if you’re listening to the original version. In the reissue, the track was edited down to 15 minutes which is preferable to the 26 ... read more
Jan 17, 2019
78
“Souls at Zero” showed that Neurosis had tapped into a sound not fully explored by many bands at the time. The tribal drumming, sludgy guitars, use of sampling, inclusion of instruments such as trumpets, cellos, etc. allowed the band to become more unique and expressive than they had on their first two albums. The repetition of the songs and passages only adds to the ritualistic nature of this particular sound. With all this, “Souls at Zero” was only the beginning of the ... read more
Jan 16, 2019*
90
Kid A’s contrast of electronic and organic instrumentation is one of the most well executed and interesting use of dynamics I’ve heard in a while. The floaty textures of synths and other digital sounds do well to compliment the steady and often melancholic instrumentation of the band. The album also not only has clean mixing, but the transitions from track to track is very fluid and natural, which makes the entire listening experience feel very cohesive. However, I’m not a big ... read more
Jan 10, 2019
69
Imagines Dragons second album shows the band going for a more traditional rock sound. Not only are there more standard alt-rock songs, but this album has some of Imagine Dragons loudest and nosiest moments, whether it be the cacophony of “Gold”, the shrieking pre-chorus or the title track, the rumbling synthetic bass on “I’m So Sorry”, etc. While the band does adopt more conventional sounds, Imagine Dragons always seem to add their own peculiar and bizarre flair, ... read more
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Rating Distribution
90-99
 
9

80-89
 
9

70-79
 
9

60-69
 
4

50-59
 

40-49
 

30-39
 
1

20-29
 

10-19
 

0-9
 


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