Saturday, June 03, 2017

On Negativity, Etc., and the Time Machine

Yes, it was bad form for me to come back from a long hiatus with a negative review.

But indulge me for a minute.

My queue of albums to review became extremely long, and clogged with stuff I didn't feel strongly about one way or the other. I didn't want to listen to them again to write a review. I put on Cough the other day, thinking that it should be a rare glimmer of light, and it sorely disappointed me, filling me with a rage.

So I've set about the task of clearing out the stuff I don't care about from the queue.

And soon I will have more reviews for you. Because I filled up that queue so long ago, it may feel like a bit of a time machine. Some of this stuff is OLD.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cough: Still They Pray (2016)

I'm Still Alive

Yes, I'm still alive, and on occasion I'll review something. If it stands out to me. And it will probably be ridiculously out of date by the time I get around to it. Like this one.

Cough was awesome. Seriously, you should go back and read my review of Ritual Abuse. And then go buy Ritual Abuse, because Still They Pray sucks.

Ritual Abuse was dynamic, and the riffs had a beat you could bob your head to. The vocals were good, there was variety to the riffs, and they never dragged anything on.

Still They Pray is plodding monotony and the vocals this time around are just annoying.

I fell like that's all you need to go. But seriously, they used to be good.