At 1/28/14 10:16 PM, Oolaph wrote:
The harsh black metal styled vocals were perfectly fine, I even wish they were more prominent in the mix. I just don't see why everyone seem to get so worked up about the group. I don't think they're necessarily bad or anything, but they're not really something to write home about if you ask me.
Their '10 demo was pretty cool and Judah was okay-ish, but I didn't really find anything that notable about Sunbather. It felt mostly like a cheap Godspeed You! Black Emperor imitation with black metal vocals under it. Maybe I'm only taking it at face value or not looking from the right perspective or something, but I wasn't really impressed with it at all. Help me enjoy this album if you can, I feel like I'm missing out by not liking it.
I'm not saying by any means it's a perfect album or anything, I personally haven't heard anything quite like it which makes it all new to me.
I think it's just generally the loud and powerful kind of sound that I go for so obviously that's what I see in the album, or at least a few of the songs on there. There is a lack of variety in it though which I do find bothers me, it's not easy to tell songs between each other (other than Windows and Irresistible etc.)
I can't imagine I'd be one to help you like an album, you either do or you don't.
ps im curious if anybody has ever listened to Maritime and their opinions, anyone who likes the promise ring should listen if they haven't.