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Pitiless Wanderer
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Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:16 am 
 

Most glaring is how horrific Anders' vocals have gotten with each album. Just atrocious on these new singles.

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tahu157
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Joined: Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:22 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:01 pm 
 

Pitiless Wanderer wrote:
Most glaring is how horrific Anders' vocals have gotten with each album. Just atrocious on these new singles.

Think he's hurt his voice or is he just losing his technique?

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Red_Death
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Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:51 pm
Posts: 630
Location: Croatia
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:41 pm 
 

tahu157 wrote:
Think he's hurt his voice or is he just losing his technique?

I think his voice was terminally "hurt" at birth.

But seriously, I had to check if it was really the new IF song playing once Anders barged in. It's a bit different from his attempts at singing on post-RtR albums (ones I gave a cursory listen to at least). And it's truly abominable.
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PvtNinjer
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Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:45 am
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:53 pm 
 

I actually like this single. Sure it's kinda corny, but the verses are kinetic and fun and the chorus is catchy. Also, I don't really find the harsh vocals that bad here, is it just me? Seems servicable.

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Pitiless Wanderer
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:25 pm 
 

Yeah, it's just you. These new songs are a total joke.

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Vadara
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Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:14 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:41 pm 
 

I only heard a few of the new songs and they just sound kinda generic melodic metalcore-ish, not astounding but certainly not worthy the hilarious over-the-top performative disgust they're arousing in this topic. I have zero interest in listening to it, but it's just...whatever.

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traxan
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Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:52 pm
Posts: 932
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:54 pm 
 

tahu157 wrote:
Pitiless Wanderer wrote:
Most glaring is how horrific Anders' vocals have gotten with each album. Just atrocious on these new singles.

Think he's hurt his voice or is he just losing his technique?


Dude's been screaming for 25 years. That voice ain't gonna hold up forever.

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LycanthropeMoon
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Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:53 pm
Posts: 123
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:00 am 
 

Vadara wrote:
I only heard a few of the new songs and they just sound kinda generic melodic metalcore-ish, not astounding but certainly not worthy the hilarious over-the-top performative disgust they're arousing in this topic. I have zero interest in listening to it, but it's just...whatever.

This is how I feel about 2 out of 3 of them, but "(This Is Our) House" really is that bad to these ears. I think it's the child choirs that make it so annoying. I genuinely think of it as one of their worst singles.

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Vadara
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Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:14 pm
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:06 am 
 

Yeah I just listened to that song and it was hot garbage, good lord. I thought I was gonna fall asleep during those utterly lifeless verses. They don't even have catchy chord progressions, they're just lifeless and soulless chugging but, like, not even heavy or polyrhythmic -core chugs. Suddenly I understand what Metal fans say when they say a song feels weak and spineless.

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ambientsorrow
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Joined: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:25 am
Posts: 134
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:03 pm 
 

First time hearing "(This Is Our) House", holy shit it is completely terrible. Were they trying to write an anthem they could try and get the crowd to sing along to? It's awful.

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Wrldeatr
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Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:13 pm
Posts: 124
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:58 pm 
 

This is just bad. They have been bad for a while and there's no reason to think that as they get older they'll suddenly develop an edge or something. As long as they can make money with this stuff they have zero incentive to suddenly start making quality music again.

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