Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Airing of Grievances - The Worst of 2010

The after Christmas blues are on full swing, so I might as well begin the annual Airing of Grievances... you see, not every metal album was great this year.  In fact, there were some downright klunkers. So let's get started on this miss parade.
Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
The only thing I remember after listening is one riff that straight up annoys me.  Ruun was the last album I gave a damn about, and they seem to be quickly going downhill with each subsequent album.  Maybe they need to get Dirge Rep back in the band or even that fucking skinny grasshopper Kronheim.

Come on Grutle and Ivar, get with the program!!

Atheist - Jupiter
I was really excited about this album, but I should've known that it was going to suck because it's basically Gnostic with Kelly Schaefer singing.  Not good guys, not good.  The thing that really kills this album is the lifeless modern-age production that just sucks all the vitality from what could've been a semi-interesting platter of tech-death.  Fuck, I hate these sterile production jobs.  People think that's professional?  That's desired??  Fuck that shit.

Sigh - Scenes From Hell
Mirai & Skank
There's such a thing as having too much fun, and Scene's From Hell is having too much fun at the listener's expense.

Grimlet - Grim Perceptions
If you're going to name your band something awesome like Grimlet, you've gotta figure that people are going to have some pretty lofty expectations of your music.  I had dreams of Grimlet being like a black metal version of mini-Kiss.
 Or even this would've been a'ight.
Alas, neither is the case...

Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
Haughm & Friends
Agalloch have officially gone up their own ass....soooo pretentious.  The bass drum sounds like shit too, who the hell was mixing this thing??  Come on Haughm, pull it together baby.

Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
This is a godawful mess.  I really liked Fas...but this is really doing nothing for me.  This really isn't even black metal, it's some sort of bass heavy bastard form of noise rock, which would be OK, but the bass doesn't even sound that good.  I will say that parts of Paracletus are growing on me, but right now it's a big disappointment.

1 comment:

  1. whos the the posers sportin the prison pussys at the top of the page...you fools crack me up...metals just one of the many tools invented by the govmnt. to control your weak minded life styles ...you make white men look stupid