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its funny because i can guess the ratings of these reviews before i click the link. lambgoat is that predictable.
I used to like this band but then I heard that Glass Half Nothing song and holy shit, so f*cking bad. I don't know if I even want to bother with the rest of this record.
That was the most pissed off review I've ever read.
My favorite reviewer. Always the most entertaining write-ups.
"Lost Sense, More.." will always be a masterpiece in and of itself and especially compared to anything Nodes will ever do thus far. If they hadn't had an umpteenth amount of member changes and had kept that original line up from that album, who knows the legendary status they could have been making for themselves by now...
I don't hear a lot of LoG in the 2 tracks available on Purevolume...I do hear a lot of Atreyu, though. better than Atreyu, but that isn't saying much.
the apologies for the blasphemies is what makes this review rule
"Grave" is actually a butchered version of what was actually a very good instrumental track from one of thier previous albums. The nu-metalish singing on this record is awful. As is the Pantera-ish spoken passages. The screams are pretty infectious, however. Overall this was a disappointing record. I have been following them since the beginning and they have always done things far differently that the other metalcore sheep, but they have lost what made them special. Oh well.
Anyone just now hearing of or listening to Nodes of Ranvier NOW, disregard this album altogether. Please don't judge them based on what you hear here. This isn't even them anymore. Do yourself a great favor and go pick "Lost Senses, More Innocense" by them to to hear a truley unique, amazing album. You will be impressed.
Lamb of God? uh? where? Lambgoat in latest times sucks, if you hear an "In Flames-riff" you scream at the miracle, but in Europe (and in world music) is oldest, minimun 10 years. Wake up, men! Nodes of Ranvier LOG clones? are you joking?
"Normally, when I get a CD to review from Facedown Records, I cringe. In my opinion, Christian metal or hardcore could disappear tomorrow, and it wouldn't be a day too soon." one of the most closedminded staments ever made...
First two albums were quality. This is horrible. The vocals are especially what ruins it. I can't believe I slsk wishlisted this shit.
number of times the word "metal" is used in this review: 10. 10 is a pretty metal number I guess.
but is it metal? Im confused. metal? or no metal?
"lost senses" and "self-titled" were definitely incredible albums. this band created their own niche in an oversaturated genre that has sense been ripped off ridiculously- i love 'the years to come' because the band holds to their sound while stepping into new territory brilliantly
"Normally, when I get a CD to review from Facedown Records, I cringe. In my opinion, Christian metal or hardcore could disappear tomorrow, and it wouldn't be a day too soon." hahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
I actually liked this album...really melodic, and I love everything that comes off of Facedown.
"really melodic" and "metal" should never ever be used to describe a band, wether by different people or not. Somebody isn't hearing the same thing as the other.
Review a record based on its sound, not its viewpoints. Nobody gives Emperor bad reviews because they're retarded satanists. And I disagree with "metal" and "really melodic" not coinciding. You don't know your metal history.
Emperor also played a vital role in the development of metal music. These fools just bit Atreyu's style (and why a band would do such is beyond my comprehension).
this review is dumb.. not that I'm a fan of this band either seventh star is cool
I still love all the talk of this style of music being overdone the last few years. If that was the criteria, then thrash, death, black, and numerous other genres would be maligned as well. The problem is that it's the STYLE you don't like, not how many bands play it.
Overall this album is good. They have their own sound, catchy songs. It's way better than lost senses. The singer's voice destroy's everything.
George Bush doesn't care about shitty bands like this and/or black people.
First, I'll quote from the introduction: Normally, when I get a CD to review from Facedown Records, I cringe. In my opinion, Christian metal or hardcore could disappear tomorrow, and it wouldn't be a day too soon. However, [et cetera et cetera]. To the guy that says this is closed-minded: Obviously, you've got the Lord! Jesus! in your Soul but very little in your head. You aren't able to comprehend the meaning of simple statements! You've missed very simple keywords that tell all; those w
Ahem.. "A CLEVER" and not "AN CLEVER".. Just so you can all sleep soundly at night; I'm sure my typos are terrible eyesores to your noble Souls. xGodxBlessx
slice your face: Congrats. You've finally found away to get "vituperator" into a sentence! Haha
I have the s/t, pretty good stuff as far as modern 'metalcore' goes.
"Nobody gives Emperor bad reviews because they're retarded satanists" - no, people dont give emperor bad reviews because they put out great records, unlike christian metal, which only exists because of a built in market not talent.
Lost Senses, More Innocents and Self Titled, were quite good..but i got this one...and was HIGHLY dissapointed, compare to their other albums, this is horrible.
Besides looking up statistics of current and retired baseball players, and determining in my mind, whether or not they are Hall Of Fame caliber numbers, I've another new hobby: Reading comments by all you figgy-ass mofos who get really pissed off at the review/reviewer when you don't agree. It's classic, visual entertainment for the minimalist in all of us. Oh, yeah i saw a video for a song on this album and the drummer sings and sounds just like that tall dude from Atreu. (Did you know he's ba
it doesn't matter that they're christian,all that matter is that they suck.
LoG- f*cking rules Nodes- way Rad. This Cd is 9/10
I've been listening to metal and hardcore pretty much my whole life, and as a christian, naturally I would like for there to be GOOD heavy bands that have the same beliefs as me...but reluctantly I've found very few..and I'm not sure why that is.
scenepoints, I think you missed my point. I agree that musically, Emperor are amazing in both musicianship and creativity. My point is that in their case, and so many other non-religious groups, their works are judged on their merit, not their beliefs, as is the case with Emperor. Personally, I have not even heard the new Nodes record, although I thoroughly enjoyed "Lost Senses, More Innocence." I don't disagree with this review, but anytime someone starts a review with a slam on an entire
Just wondering how come the band's/their label's Christianity still factors in these reviews? Aren't we past that by now? Isn't any band entitled to have as their focus whatever they want it to be without getting slagged? Just curious.
sweetdisaster.com, thanks for saying what I was trying to get at. Nice site, by the way.
if you think this is the best facedown records release, you deserve to be shot.. this is by far the worst nodes of ranvier album and doesnt hold a candle to any facedown record released in the past 3 years. nodes of ranvier arent "in metal" as youd like to claim, so, it would be rather difficult for them to "get the f*ck out" of it. But then again if you relate bands like lamb of fraud to nodes, you really musnt listen to metal yourself in the first place?
Please disregard this album completely and check out nodes first two efforts lost senses, more innocence and the self title. Both are incredible albums...This, however, pales in comparison to their previous efforts.