Apocalyptica

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    Moridin

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    I see it's been a fucking long time since there's been an Apocalyptica thread on here. They have a new album coming out in April called "Shadowmaker", here's the first single (& title track)

    [video=youtube;NGZo58hxG7c]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGZo58hxG7c[/video]

    As I understand it, the new album will include vocals on every track & they will be by the one vocalist Franky Perez (unlike previous albums where they only had a few songs that included vocals per album, & those would be by various singers on each album). Perez will also tour with Apocalyptica this cycle.


    Aside from that they recently released a theme for Angry Birds, called "On Finn Ice"
    [video=youtube;m_PQKd-2EOM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_PQKd-2EOM[/video]


    So what do you think of the new stuff? What's your favourite from the old stuff?

    GO!
     
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    Erica

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    New track is pretty disappointing. Liked the band better as it was before.
     
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    Moridin

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    I wasn't keen on "Shadowmaker" at first but it's grown on me a ton. One of the main differences I find between it and previous tracks with vocal is it's actually treated like one of their own songs (it's 8 minutes long! & the instrumental is great), not like a radio single. This helps massively. Dudes voice is mixed too far out in front, though.

    I do prefer them by themselves, though. Cult is my favourite album by them, & 7th Symphony would be a close second if you cut the vocal tracks (End of Me, Not Strong Enough, Broken Pieces & Bring Them to Light. The former 3 are just generic radio songs) & added the bonus songs (Through Paris in a Sportscar & The Shadow of Venus.



    Also, the Angry Birds theme is fucking awesome.


    EDIT: And I just realised, when this comes out it'll be almost 5 years since they released a full length album. Fuck.
     
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    Moridin

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    Shadowmaker has grown on me a hell of a lot.


    Looking back at their past singles for the last ... fuck, since Cult, they're pretty much all "radio songs",
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalyptica_discography#Singles
    and Shadowmaker kicks the shit out of all of them.

    If this is the "lead single" then I'm very much looking forward to the album.
     
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    Gibs

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    Is there really any need to constantly update threads like this, Suns Of The Tundra and Scale The Summit when little to no one else but you is participating?
     
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    Moridin

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    Constantly? Lets break this down, shall we?

    SotT thread (which you posted in), has 8 posts total & was created 3 months ago.
    StS (which you posted in), 5 posts total, created over 2 months ago.
    This thread has existed a little over a week and has now, because of you posting here, a whopping 5 posts.

    Yeah, get a load of all that constant posting. (<- sarcasm, BTW.)

    All three bands have upcoming albums & all three threads have enough views, and yes, replies, that I figure there's at least a couple of people interested, so I occasionally add something, (particularly for SotT as their fanbase is miniscule so it's nice to keep their name floating around).

    If you think there's a problem with this take it up with the mods. Otherwise, stop clicking on threads of bands you don't like and then complaining about them.
     

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