Re: Thoughts on upcoming albums (Bloodbound & A New Revenge)

Date:2019-02-27 18:45:59
In Reply To:Thoughts on upcoming albums (Bloodbound & A New Revenge) by Nosferatwo
Got both of these, and got a quick run through both of them.

Bloodbound: Their identity crisis continues. This time, it's a hybrid of Nightwish and Blind Guardian. With the expanded use of wind instrument sounds, it's not even trying to be coy about it. I'd say half of it is really good, and half of it is kind of boring. Even the good half is sullied by the clone aspect, at least for me. Sorry, but I can't get over them taking someone else's sound every album. They come across to me as a glorified tribute band. Pirage, you'll love this, I'm sure.
Well you didn't stab them too bad with that rusty blade of yours lol! You actually said half of it is "really good", so I'm pretty amazed but then you had to clarify it with a dig. I think you secretly think this is pretty ok but are saving face in public lol. I'll say one thing though bashing a power metal band for being derivative of some other band, to me is a worthless argument for why something sucks. I judge only the songs in front of me as a power metal fan. All power metal is copies of helloween and Iron Maiden to varying degrees. The trallala kind anyway, not the heavy US style. Only talking euro cheese before someone jumps down my throat!

A New Revenge: Ripper doesn't suck this time! Given all the shit he's been on, this is my favorite Ripper album in a long time. It's short, to-the-point rock that has some good hooks. His voice is starting to go when he isn't shrieking, though. Unlike the other two projects this year, or a bunch of his others, this one has some promise. I'm surprised, but I like it.
Well I'll see. I don't mind Ripper as a singer but he's never really been on an amazing album yet in his life.

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