I'm surprised Cory didn't mention the fact that the title track no this album was written to be performed as ballet accompanyment in a NYC opera house this coming January. That oughta be something to see. Check out the band's site worshipdepraved.com for more details on this amazing crossover concept. But yeah, I agree with Cory that this is one of the most worthwhile EPs in recent memory.
Unlike many other bands that have tried to blend the grinding br00tality of death metal with the triumphant glory of pow4r metal though, Arsis never let the latter run rampant on the song, instead weaving it under the blast-beats and chugging rhythm section.
Awesome EP. Love this band.
"Bottom Line: I generally have a hard time getting terribly excited about an EP, but Arsis' A Diamond For Disease is cause for celebration." OF GUILT? ZING Arsis slays, jim malone - best guitarist in world ????
Short (obviously), but it's good. It sounds like what Arch Enemy should still sound like. Buh-zing! Take that Michael Amott! I love your solos, Mikey, but the songs need work.
WOW! After hearing "A Celebration of Guilt", I didn't think anything else could come even near as impressive. They have lived up to that debut masterpiece and in some respects, have outdone themselves. These guys truly deserve much more recognition and should be regarded as one of of the most important metal bands of our time. Amazing musician that only Necrophagist can be compared to.
one of the best bands in metal. looking forward to getting this. dahlia murder wish they had these skills! hell, this band even breaks down better than most tough guy bands.
DID ANYBODY ELSE NOTICE THAT "The Promise Of Never" IS THE SAME TUNE AS "fortunes envy" THAT APPEARS ON THE DEMO. SO IN REALITY THEY ONLY CAME UP WITH ONE NEW SONG.
Maybe, but that song could be broken up like five times over, is 13 minutes long, and is longer than some ep's by themselves & is incredible in and of itself. Is this an attempt to find fault??
not sure how i feel about the 8/10, the entire review is positive. this is one of the strongest EPs i've ever heard and is a pretty flawless release, pretty strong contender for 10/10 i think. at least a 9/10.
George Bush doesn't care about this band, but should.
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i don't think it is possible to have written a better 12min plus song, and that was the purpose of this reelase. considering that the ballet asked them to write this epic song and they accepted i don't think it could have turned out any better. its REALLY really hard to write a song of that length and keep my attention but its so well written. the title track is really a masterpiece.
The problem is that 20 minute of Arsis just isn't enough... can't wait for these guys to make another full length.
this band blows! why does everyone on this site want to give them head?
I could see a lot of the scene disliking this band because of their sincerity and lack of ominous two-step and mosh parts, but they are really great for any fans of a great metal sound. Tight production and catchy leads, but mosh kids are gonna complain that it's not "br00tal" enough.
they obviously aren't going to cater to stupid mosh kids who actually think so called "melodic death metal" with mosh parts is actually good.
arsis rules. this kills. there is no better band right now.
To that anonymous pssy above who said they "blow", you obviously haven't heard them or have and are 1.) secretly blown away but want to seem cool & elitest and piss people off, 2.) Into generic garbage, 3.) incredibly stupid, or 4.) combination of 2 & 3. You must like really bad music.
Arsis only disappoint when it comes to the fact they don't play out enough
By the looks of it, you all have a limited amount of time left to like this band before they get too big, become metalcore, and are "gay gayget scene pussies"
ADFD is incredible, technical, great songwriting and dammit awesome. One of my faves this year. Arsis blow these Gothenbore clones out of the water and J. Malone has outdone himself on this EP. I'm glad Arisis stretched out their songwriting, and the production on this EP is awesome too. Arsis are good melodic death metal, with a godly guitar player. What an epic release.
Correction.....Fortunes Envy and The promise of never are NOT the same song. Excellent EP. Blew all expectations out of the water.
Great album, easily their best song as well. You will not regret picking up this album. 9/10