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  1. Lucas gave reputation to Andrew in As It Is - The Great Depression   
    Their entire last album is aces, Lucas.  One of my faves last year.  So excited they're back already.
  2. Lucas gave reputation to breanna. in As It Is - The Great Depression   
    I got into them through their last album, okay.. Here's two of the tracks that sold me on them.
    And here's one from their first full length.
     
  3. Lucas gave reputation to NinjaNick101 in As It Is - The Great Depression   
    As It Is will release the dark The Great Depression out August 10th. New song "The Wounded World" is below. Feels like yesterday since they released Okay.
     
  4. Lucas gave reputation to pLuizZz in Nine Inch Nails New Album and Tour   
  5. Lucas gave reputation to Andrew in Avengers: Infinity War SPOILER discussion   
    Ya Tony Stark doesn't know Peter Parker is coming back so the deaths still have an impact if you actually have any empathy for the characters in the universe.
  6. Lucas gave reputation to pen in Avengers: Infinity War SPOILER discussion   
    See, this is part of why I don't like this attitude toward a work of fiction.
    The deaths to the characters in the movie are real, the reactions they have are real, and they have no way of knowing that anyone is coming back. The stakes are real to them.
    I hate the concept that a story can't simply be enjoyed on it's own merits just because something may or may not happen in the future.
  7. Lucas received reputation from Kalt in New Snow Patrol   
    Really enjoyed that one.
    To correct BTA slightly, the album is titled 'Wildness'. Here's the artwork & deluxe track list:

    1. Life On Earth 
    2. Don't Give In 
    3. Heal Me
    4. Empress
    5. A Dark Switch
    6. What If This Is All the Love You Ever Get?
    7. A Youth Written In Fire
    8. Soon
    9. Wild Horses
    10. Life and Death
    11. Life On Earth (Alternate Version) 
    12. Don't Give In (Alternate Version) 
    13. Heal Me (Alternate Version)
    14. What If This Is All the Love You Ever Get? (Alternate Version)
    15. Soon (Alternate Version)
  8. Lucas gave reputation to Embee in Skyharbor - New Song   
    The new single is "Dim". The album "Sunshine Dust" is out September 7th. Like this a lot, love Eric Emery's vocals!
     
  9. Lucas gave reputation to pen in Blackmailing Charlie. Conning Henry. Shanghaiing Dixie.   
    Omar's cat. 
  10. Lucas gave reputation to Nixon in Blackmailing Charlie. Conning Henry. Shanghaiing Dixie.   
    Better quality 
       
  11. Lucas gave reputation to pLuizZz in Jonathan Davis' New Song   
  12. Lucas gave reputation to NinjaNick101 in Mayday Parade - Sunnyland   
  13. Lucas gave reputation to pLuizZz in Miss Fortune - New Single   
  14. Lucas gave reputation to pen in New Disturbed   
    They finished tracking their new album with Kevin Churko. That's all we know so far. 
  15. Lucas gave reputation to Andrew in General Music Discussion   
    Great song from some newcomers
     
  16. Lucas gave reputation to NinjaNick101 in General Music Discussion   
    From their upcoming album Crown Shyness out July 20. This song is awesome.
     
  17. Lucas gave reputation to jgohawks in General Music Discussion   
    New single.
     
     
  18. Lucas gave reputation to breanna. in General Music Discussion   
    New 3 Years Hollow
     
  19. Lucas gave reputation to Andrew in Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison dead at 36   
    Absolutely give 'em a listen.  They're not gonna be for everyone here but they've written some of my fave songs of the last ten years.  Give Midnight Organ Fight a spin.
  20. Lucas gave reputation to Embee in New Dayshell   
  21. Lucas gave reputation to slack1018 in Tremonti [2018]   
  22. Lucas gave reputation to MU_BeastMode in Mike Shinoda - New Music   
    Post Traumatic full Tracklist.
     
  23. Lucas gave reputation to Omar in Sevendust - 'All I See Is War'   
    Man I don’t know how anyone can have Animosity and Seasons that far apart. 
  24. Lucas gave reputation to pen in Godsmack - When Legends Rise   
    So this week I went back through Godsmack's discography, which helped crystallize my thoughts about them and the new album.
    My take on their career is that their first two albums, while solid, were very much the output of a band introducing themselves and finding their footing. I never really noticed how much Godsmack's early work borrows from early Korn in the guitar sound and the overall style. Sully's voice helps give it a bit of distinct tone, but it doesn't have a true identity.
    Then The Scorpion King happened, and "I Stand Alone" laid the groundwork for their output to come. Faceless, which I feel is Godsmack's best album, is made up of songs that honestly could have all been on The Scorpion King soundtrack. I'm not sure if the term "desert rock" makes sense, but the aggressiveness, guitar tone, and confrontational attitude of Faceless brings that to mind for me; rock music made in a wasteland. This is when Godsmack was arguably at their commercial peak, and ironically, stopped being faceless.
    The problem is that now having cemented this approach as the Godsmack sound, the trick was to keep it fresh and interesting, and IV did a reasonably fair job of this by adding blues rock elements like on "Shine Down" and including somber and stripped cuts like "Hollow" and "One Rainy Day".
    Unfortunately, this attempt to stretch their sound stopped with The Oracle and 1000hp. With only a couple exceptions, the songs on both of these albums could have easily replaced any songs on Faceless and not really have missed a beat, because they're cut from the exact same cloth. But what once was fresh, exciting, surprising, and entertaining loses that spark the more it gets trotted out, and there's a feeling on both albums of tapping the well. I will argue there are still some solid cuts on both albums, but other songs absolutely sound phoned in; like Godsmack by numbers. I'm not sure if the band felt they had to do this to satisfy their fanbase or if it had anything to do with Sully's solo efforts and keeping things centered on a Godsmack sound, but it ultimately hurt them as songwriters and made them seem like one-trick ponies.
    And that brings me to their new album, which sounds completely different to any Godsmack album that's come before. If earlier albums had a guitar sound that was grimy, this guitar sound has a sheen. The songs are more anthemic, more focused on melody than aggression. The hooks are solid and there seems to be more willingness to play around with expectations. It's not just the piano ballad (which is amazing), and I hate to keep bringing up Linkin Park in this conversation, but the songs do seem to borrow more from LP's brand of nu-metal as well as post-grunge rather than Godsmack's old sound. Because of this, in moments where Godsmack's old riffage raises its head, like on "Someday", it's like an old friend rather than a cantankerous fossil. And even then, "Someday" marries this to a chorus that is unlike what Godsmack would put out in the past. Frankly, they sound rejuvenated, so much so I don't even care that "Every Part Of Me" has a chorus melody that I'm certain I've heard before from other bands, just because from Godsmack, it sounds refreshing compared to receiving the same old Scorpion King soundtrack of the past. If this is how Godsmack will sound on future albums, then it's a joy to finally be able to look forward to a Godsmack album again.
    Besides the title track, "Bulletproof", and the songs I mentioned above, I'd also like to throw out "Let It Out" as a phenomenal jam, and I would not be surprised if that was a future single.