Dynfari – Vegferð tímans ALBUM REVIEW

Post-rock influenced anything has the potential to sound massively cheesy and generic, and this isn’t really that different. The main style of the album mostly doesn’t change, and is mostly just screaming over alt-metal-like chord progressions. What saves it from total mediocrity is that the last three tracks, Vegferd I-III, are actually really great, especially the first two, which is really the only point in the album where something different happens. But mostly this album is just going for your feels, like any post-rock, and you end up thinking “yeah, this is nice I guess, but I’ve already heard this before”. However I still would rate this album as above average, as it doesn’t really do anything particularly wrong other than not being very different.


Chaos Divine – Colliding Skies ALBUM REVIEW

Well, this certainly is a nice sounding album. The death metal vocals felt a tad bit forced and out of place at times, and maybe I could criticize it for sounding a tad clean, but other than that, this is nice. And that’s really the problem with this album. It’s just nice sounding, nothing more to it. It doesn’t have the depth you’d expect a progressive album to have (or perhaps not expect considering the state of progressive music today), and when it does try to sound deep it fails. But like I said, it sounds really nice, and if that’s all you’re looking for, there’s no reason not to listen to this album.


Ghoulgotha – The Deathmass Cloak ALBUM REVIEW

I really shouldn’t like this at all. The production is awful, the vocals are awful, the tracks are incredibly samey, and the band often changes tempo and plays random notes for no reason. It has all the makings of a terrible album. Yet for some reason, I listen to this and it’s pleasurable to me. Something about the dissonant, murky and fuzzy atmosphere pleases me, kinda like putting on a warm blanket. I wouldn’t recommend this album to anyone, but I’m certainly going to keep it for future relistens.