Oh for fuck sake. A great Testament album against a Faith No More album. I had considered putting this one in my list but it didn't quite make the cut. It'll have no chance against Faith No More among people here.
All the rounds before with two albums I wouldn't even let play for more than 10 seconds, then two good albums come along at once, sod's lawOh for fuck sake. A great Testament album against a Faith No More album. I had considered putting this one in my list but it didn't quite make the cut. It'll have no chance against Faith No More among people here.
Man... your take on these albums is eerily similar to mine. Agree almost 100%.Obituary - Cause of Death vs. Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
My previous familiary with Obituary is limited to Slowly We Rot, which I thought was nothing special. This is a different animal though, judging from the first three tracks. This is the type of death metal that I really enjoy, the more mid-tempo, grinding, groovy kind with moments of blurry speed dispersed in at times. John Tardy's vocals are very similar to Chuck Schuldiner here and I really like James Murphy's lead contributions. It's going up against a relatively weaker outing by a band that I really enjoy and contrary to what I expected prior to the listening session, I'm going with Obituary here. This is very strong death metal. I wouldn't mind if Meshuggah advances, either.
Kalmah - 12 Gauge vs. Virgin Steele - The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Part I
Kalmah play Gothenburg-style melodeath with a some increased thrash influence. That's not really the type of death metal I enjoy save for the occasional exception. They have some cool riffs here and there but it's a very tiring listen, a very wide sound without much in the way of dynamics. They'd be better off without the keyboards. They still offer more to me than Virgin Steele though.
Kamelot - Karma vs. White Zombie - La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One
Combination of power metal and symphonic metal, you say. Still waiting for a band to become an exception to my general dislike of these genres, more specifically the combination of these genres. Kamelot is as cheesy and unexciting as the next band that follows a similar formula. The White Zombie album is inconsistent and largely forgettable, but its sense of groove appeals to me more than Kamelot comes anywhere near.
Testament - Practice What You Preach vs. Faith No More - The Real Thing
Now this is actually a matchup between two albums I'm already familiar with. Practice What You Preach isn't my favorite from Testament - it mostly features forgettable songs but it does offer some really cool tunes here and there, like the title track and 'Sins of Omission'. One thing that stands about the album: The bass drum sounds really weird. The Faith No More album is more exciting musically, offers a great deal of variety. Vote goes to them despite Mike Patton's irritating nasally vocals.
Man... Fiction? Dark Tranquillity have so many excellent albums... and I'm not just talking about classics like The Mind's I and The Gallery. These guys made way better albums than Fiction such as Damage Done and Character. How does one of their least acclaimed records gets here?
I hate when the best 2 albums of the grouping go up against one another.Oh for fuck sake. A great Testament album against a Faith No More album. I had considered putting this one in my list but it didn't quite make the cut. It'll have no chance against Faith No More among people here.