At 11/20/12 11:58 PM, ElGhoulio wrote:
Just got Mago De Oz's Gaia III Antlantia. I must say, this is one huge clusterfuck of styles, but I like it. It sounds, in turns, folky, progressive, classically influenced, electro, poppy, and theatrical. I love it.
If there's one thing I've been liking from metal bands lately, it's bands that can incorporate various subgenres in one place and still sound like the same band. I know I keep bringing up this band but Hammers of Misfortune are a great example for when they were more black/death metal orientated at first with traditional metal elements for The Bastard and the Unholy Cadaver demo but have shown folk, thrash, doom, progressive and power metal elements throughout their career so far. This is also why I've been fascinated with what I've heard from While Heaven Wept so far for showing a mixture of doom, progressive and power metal.
As for Mago De OZ, I've not heard of them before but I did just listen to SueÃ±os Dormidos. I take it this album will require a thorough listen to get the full idea of it.
At 11/21/12 11:20 PM, jjjkuk wrote:
At 11/16/12 02:29 PM, Bahamut wrote:
I wouldn't take any critic seriously if their website looks like it was made in 2000.You shouldn't take any critic seriously. Musical taste is subjective.
Allow me to rephrase: I'll take someone with an ancient design of a website less seriously. :P
At 11/22/12 10:37 AM, Zodir wrote:
I know we have some Manilla Road fans in here, so has anyone heard Mark Shelton's side project Hellwell? I picked the album up a few days ago, and it IS AWESOME. I think (at least in my opinion) it's the best Manilla Road-style albuum since Spiral Castle. It is full of awesome riffs and a very promenint keyboard, but that's a good thing. Check it out if you are a fan of Manilla Road or old school metal.
I probably find Hellwell's album to be the weakest Manilla Road album post-reunion (if it counts as a 'Road album). Some good riffs here and there but the overall record doesn't seem to be as gripping as everything else they've done. Even though this album was only released this year, Mark Shelton has said that in 2013 he will be spending time to work on more material for Hellwell and Manilla Road, even if the latter hasn't had the upcoming album Mysterium released yet. He also has yet another project to work on as well. At this rate he'll be releasing albums more frequently than Devin Townsend.