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Defeater - Defeater (May 10, 2019) Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Leftandleaving, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter


    1. The Worst Of Fates
    2. List & Heel
    3. Atheists In Foxholes
    4. Mothers' Sons
    5. Desperate
    6. All Roads
    7. Stale Smoke
    8. Dealer / Debtor
    9. No Guilt
    10. Hourglass
    11. No Man Born Evil

  2. I’ll give the album a shot, I always do, but not sure if it’ll stick. The past 2 or 3 have been forgettable IMO.
  3. strangeterrain


    New song sounds good to me. I like the production/mix. (Will Yip has to be the busiest dude ever.) Excited to hear the rest of the album.
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  4. Micah511

    You wanted a flower, but turned out a weed

    Here for it. The last two only had highlights that stuck with me, but I'm still hopeful for one that is good front to back.
  5. sophos34

    alive and getting better every day Prestigious

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  6. sophos34

    alive and getting better every day Prestigious

    tbh abandoned is easily their best album and one of my favorite albums ever
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  7. JaytotheGee

    Trusted Prestigious

    Finally! So stoked for this. Ordered one of the screen printed covers

    Any idea who's perspective this one is from?
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  8. sophos34

    alive and getting better every day Prestigious

    Need lyrics so we can find out. Feel like everyone’s expecting the mother but who knows, I wasn’t expecting abandoned to be about the priest
  9. johnnyferris

    Sic Parvis Magna Prestigious

    I’m about to throw lots of money at them.

    Letters Home and Abandoned are some of my favorite albums. A fresh perspective with Will Yip behind everything will be nice.
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  10. johnnyferris

    Sic Parvis Magna Prestigious

    Listening to Mothers' Sons more closely I believe this might be perspective of the father's brother. The brother that dies in war in Rabbit Foot/Bled Out off Letters Home. It's a wartime song and it mentions drinking, which I can't recall the mother doing in place of her drug use.
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  11. DesolateEarth


    Abandoned was great and I am looking forward to this.
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  12. Drew Beringer

    @drewberinger Moderator

    Will Yip produced this
  13. johnnyferris

    Sic Parvis Magna Prestigious

    Wasn't aware there were any screen printed covers when I ordered. Looks like they're all gone now :-/
  14. InExile


    Band is good. New song is good. Letsss gooo
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  15. coleslawed

    Eat Pizza

    is this the first one without any Jay involvement?
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  16. sophos34

    alive and getting better every day Prestigious

  17. andrewcloer

    Lurking AP since 2005. Lurking Chorus since 2016.

    Abandoned never really did it for me. The first three releases were phenomenal and Letters Home is great, but I've been listening back and the whole thing starts to get a little tired in abandoned. This new song makes me feel like they're running out of solid ideas in the story. The brother's stories are so compelling and I've never felt like I felt any kind of emotional connection to any other characters afterwards. The prophet's story is pretty great too presented like a side story. The preacher's story does nothing for me at all and never really felt necessary as far as the main story goes. The music and lyric quality took a drop on this Abandoned IMO as well. Having said that, defeater has been one of my favorite bands and I really hope I love this record.
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  18. Bdrinkwater


    Honestly I’m pretty impressed with it, after waiting so long for new music I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but to me it sounds like classic Defeater with just enough new things to keep it fresh. Unlike a bunch of you, I’m actually a big fan of Will’s production on it since it gives a lot more attention to the instrumental parts but I can still hear Derek pretty well. Also this is the first single, so I’m expecting it’s one of the more “safe” songs on the record, I’m very curious to hear what the rest will sound like, but for now I’m pretty optimistic. Also I think this song will be great in a live setting.

    To be fair, I also thought Abandoned was very underappreciated.
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  19. Tom

    It's way too late, or much too early Prestigious

    Not sure what took me so long to finally listen to the new track. I love this band and I love this song.
  20. Mason


    New song, "Stale Smoke" out now. Really liking the actual music and vibe, but fuck, the vocals are so damn buried that you can't make out anything he is saying. I really don't understand their decision with the production.
  21. Stale Smoke is great, they're finally changing it up a little bit with those bouncy drums and the chord progressions. A shame about the vocals though.
  22. sophos34

    alive and getting better every day Prestigious

    Stale smoke is fucking incredible holy shit.
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  23. JaytotheGee

    Trusted Prestigious

    Lyric vid!
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  24. Bdrinkwater


    This one is nutty, can’t wait to see how it is live next month
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  25. azzy01


    Was going to hold out on these, but I couldn't. Derek sounds amazing on these, he sounds even more guttural and nasty on these tracks. They also sound revitalised compared to their last effort.
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