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  1. It should go without saying as I was the one who was pumping this band so hard back before TBB even came out but I am crushed. I've listened to every one of this band's songs countless times and they've been such a huge part of my music-listening life for the last 6-ish years that I can't even put it into words. I will miss them dearly and hope Jason + the rest of them re-involve themselves in the music world in some way sooner rather than later.
  2. I'm not very big on "Warcry" but "Passage" is a total slapper. That riff could bring buildings down.
  3. I can't say I was expecting much from an Incubus album in 2017 but honestly I really loved this album. I think I would have a difficult time putting this below anything they've done besides Make Yourself or Morning View. "No Fun" is a total slapper, "State of the Art" is a really nice and catchy tune, as is "Familiar Faces". Also, "When I Became A Man" is fucking hilarious.
  4. I'm with Omar, really. These three songs overall are pretty yeeesh. Poppy Linkin Park is fine, they're just not particularly good pop songs (except for "Heavy", which I still kinda enjoy). Can't say my hopes are too high for this release unfortunately. I'm not really sure Chester has a great voice for this type of music.
  5. So I gave this a few spins in an attempt to see what all the hype was about, but I'm just not really feeling it, unfortunately. They bring some nice fuzzy riffs to the table, but then they throw in some annoying synth or organ effect that cancels out the badass-ness of it. I'm not really too big on the singer's voice or the vocal melodies most of the time either ("My Mallely" is probably the worst offender on all of these fronts). I will say "Stab My Back" is a pretty jammin tune, very groovy and punchy. I think that's the direction I would prefer to see those guys go in the future. So yeah, overall I'm not sure I would give this much higher than a 4 or 5/10, personally. I can see why people are into it though.
  6. These guys (gals?) just came through town here like last week, have a couple of friends that went. They have nothing but good things to say so I'm excited to check this out. Also didn't know you were collecting vinyl, Ruiner. I am too kind of for the past year or so, heh
  7. Adore this song, my favorite on the album. Glad we got a video to go with it
  8. As was the case with their debut album, I enjoyed this record a lot. These guys know how to cash in on the big choruses better than most of their contemporaries, which is why I think they've had success. The songs run together a little bit sometimes and aren't the most imaginative things in the world, but they're so well put together, catchy and emotionally charged. I really like "The Art Of Eye Contact" and how subdued and poppy it is in comparison to most of the album, but the best track to me is "Eiley" far and away. Just a ridiculously heartbreaking and powerful song, the screams are so intense and genuine. So these guys get a solid 7.5/10 from me for this effort. They'll probably need to branch out a little bit in the future to keep me interested though, you can only really work with this sound for so long without switching it up
  9. 2 for 2. We are in business boys
  10. I'll do the last album sometime in the next 48 hours hopefully, been busy the last week. And this one is good so I'm excited to sink my teeth into it yet again.
  11. Fuck yes, this is so cool. I've always been waiting for a band I like to do a release like this. Will dive in with open ears very shortly Here's the Youtube stream
  12. That song is fantastic. Super emotional, the story behind it only adds to how heartbreaking it is. This album is quickly ratcheting up my most anticipated for the year.
  13. So I somehow managed to get a ticket to see Tool in June. That's pretty cool.

    1. Tilley


      That's awesome!  Have fun. 

    2. RainbowDragon


      They must get tired of playing the same old songs over and over again.

  14. One of my favorite songs from the record
  15. Just saw these guys on their US headlining tour. Best live metal band in the game, hands down. Every individual performance was spot on with the record, except for Sam.... who is somehow even better. Can't recommend seeing them enough