MaceBlade42 -
85
Thrice's take on a Deftones approach to their composition is certainly going to keep me interested for a while. A lot of songs use synthesizers and guitars to blend together ideas and when they are pushed forward by interesting percussion, they work really well. There are some obvious post-rock elements that also work out nicely too. I didn't find any low points on my first listen of this album and I sense many of these songs will become staples in my library. It does lack a bit in flow, but is ... read more
MaceBlade42 -
85
Solid album from Eidola overall. I will have to try more of their music eventually, but I enjoyed listening to this album quite a lot.
MaceBlade42 -
100
The hype for this album is very real. Modern metal and progressive have a new face and it is Spiritbox. Well done. Full review coming soon.
MaceBlade42 -
80
First time hearing this in full tonight. Shit slaps. Will probably be back to up this score.
MaceBlade42 -
80
Probably the best Black Keys album I've ever heard, though I wish the back half was a lot stronger.
MaceBlade42 -
80
I meant to go through Thrice's discography before their new album, but I suppose this one will have to do. It's a great comeback album, albeit it has moments that are less than charming. It feels like a more aged Circa Survive at times, but is still captivating to listen to.
MaceBlade42 -
81
Something felt off with the vocals on this record, but I enjoyed it overall. May need a few more listens to really sink in how much I dig this.
MaceBlade42 -
12
This album is at best odd and at worst a mess. It feels like it was supposed to be orchestral, but then every single person in the band individually thought of a different melody and decided to mash it all together to make the songs. The 25 minute song at the end is just icing on the cake of this disasterpiece. It's just not good.
MaceBlade42 -
50
This album is a mess.

I'm not saying it's a mess because it's straight up awful, I'm saying that because it is extremely discombobulated. There are songs with interesting riff ideas that flow well and then songs that have 30 ideas all jammed in at once proto-BTBAM style. It's certainly ambitious to say the least. It's trying to expand upon their style while also incorporating other various styles and genres into its mix. The transitions to get to these points are overall pretty rough, ... read more
MaceBlade42 -
80
I could really do without the vocals, but I absolutely dig this sound. There's a clear precision on taking an idea and expanding it out into fully realized short songs. I'll be back again to check this out later.
MaceBlade42 -
88
The Color Morale never really found their footing in a music scene dominated by well established bands. But this album was a fantastic effort into exploring their true potential. I wish they had stuck with this kind of sound on future albums because it had punch to it, even if it was a little derivative.
MaceBlade42 -
72
I may go back and revisit this one eventually. It has a pretty good blend of stoner rock and psych and it's short runtime is enticing enough to warrant replayability.
MaceBlade42 -
70
This under the radar garage rock record was kinda not bad. It's not great, but certainly not bad either.
MaceBlade42 -
70
I would give this album a higher rating, but there are a few things stopping it. For one, the drumming is tied hand in hand with the blues vibe, which unfortunately means that it remains in stasis and doesn't leave room for adjustment or progression. Joe also has a massive lack of vocal range compared to what I'm used to. This combined with the drumming means that the songs feel solely reliant on the guitar to carry the music, which it does at times and then other times it doesn't. If the ... read more
MaceBlade42 -
40
Bass Boosted Meme: The Album

Tried this out and I'm definitely in the camp that doesn't quite get the hype. The songs flow together well, and the vocals sound great, but the absence of something truly palatable leaves me wondering what this was all about. I know the bass boosted memes were funny a few years ago, but did making those memes into an album really just resonate with everyone but me? It's very experimental in nature, just not exciting.
MaceBlade42 -
65
Not really too exciting, but I'll admit the production and instrumentation were pretty good.
MaceBlade42 -
80
Probably my favorite prog jazz band, but hopefully they have more in store beyond this. I like this album, but it runs way too long with too many ideas.
MaceBlade42 -
45
It's not horrible, it's just not interesting to me.
MaceBlade42 -
85
Well crafted alt rock, early post-hardcore album. Very reminiscent of Artist in the Ambulance-era Thrice and it still sounds great even in 2021.
MaceBlade42 -
80
I listened to this album based on a recommendation and then found out all the crazy shit about King 810. So before you jump on me for my thoughts on the album, know that I went into it blind.

One of the biggest questions that most people face when listening to music is can you separate the art from the artist. We're seeing this debate come up time and time again, and even extend beyond just art and into history. Historical figures who were once seen as important are reduced to rubble as their ... read more
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