All long ago. The tribal was not a huge new thing for a Maiden. Although they never did it in such a large chunk of one song. But if it was big surprise than it was about the only of the last few years.
Empire of The Clouds: Maiden doing a rock opera with a large piano intro.The tribal was not a huge new thing for a Maiden. Although they never did it in such a large chunk of one song. But if it was big surprise than it was about the only of the last few years.
Some of the bands/ artists I mentioned have careers nearly 30 years long (some already been 40 years in the business) and you still can't figure out where they're going to pull out next: Devin Townsend, Ihsahn, Opeth, Enslaved, Sepultura, Ulver, The Cure, Peter Murphy or Depeche Mode (and how could I forget acts like Killing Joke, Pyogenesis, Cynic, Faith No More, Witt and Nine Inch Nails? To this day you never know what to expect from each release).All long ago.
Regarding bands that hardly change there are many more... like The Ramones, ZZ Top, etc. But the point is not proving that there are bands that stick religiously to a formula. It's precisely the opposite: debunking the myth that if you're x years deep in youre career you simply aren't able to bring something new to the table. And I think I pointed some good examples.Don´t forget AC/DC and Motörhead.
Indeed... and also do I (although some artists manage to pull it out almost every single release - if not every damned one). But since Carcass returned there's not a single glimpse of novelty in their sound which happened to be one of their major attributes from album to album.I think it's a bit demanding to hope for it every time.
That was exactly my point well summed. But if you read my review with attention the last paragraph says that although I think Carcass ceasing to shape shift is kind of a bummer for me personally, if the band and majority of fans prefers it that way hey! good for them and they're 100% entitled to it. Yes, I preferred some innovation but in its absence by no means I think Torn Arteries is a weak or even meh/filler album. If so I'd never give it 7.5 points out of 10.Karljant’s point I think is mostly that Carcass was a band that was constantly evolving back in their first stint. Every album was unlike the last. Reek of Putrefaction was short and sweet goregrind pieces; Symphonies of Sickness worked with longer song structures; Necroticism was death metal with progressive leanings; Heartwork was tight melodeath; Swansong was death ‘n’ roll; and Barbed Wire Soul was heavy rock. Once they rebranded, they mostly stuck in a mix of Necroticism and Heartwork. Kinda just leaning into them being the ‘pathological death metal band’ image.
And there’s nothing wrong with that at all. If anything they might be more consistent now by sticking to their comfort zone. But for the band that radically shifted with each new album, and in shifting drastically altered the scene of extreme metal — the fact that they’re only sticking to their comfort zone now feels slightly off. It’s not a bad thing, but it does mean we lose the surprise factor so integral to the Carcass of yore.