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Old Gray - Slow Burn (December 9, 2016) Album • Page 2

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Contender, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    i acknowledge the production is awful, but i fuck with this hard.
     
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  2. teebs41

    Prestigious Prestigious

    I just don't know why they couldn't write a raw record that still sounds good.
     
  3. teebs41

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    Screw it I've been won over
     
  4. teebs41

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Final track is insanely good
     
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  5. Jake Z

    Regular

    Really like it after 1 listen, just wish it was longer or had more full songs.
     
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  6. EmmanuelSCastle

    Trusted

    two tracks in, i expect i'll be done by the time this post shows up on the page
     
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  7. tumbleweedterror

    music is all we got

    This record is stunning, honestly blown away by how good it is. Especially the combination of "blood from a stone" and "ii" and also the final track. I don't know anything about recording/production and so I don't hear anything weird or shitty, just a really solid, emotional record. Love it.
     
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  8. openheart

    Newbie

    I love the songwriting, production, and musicality of the album. Cam's vocals are stronger than ever; the way Charlie delivers his poetic spoken-work on the opening and second-last tracks are a step up from anything he/they have done in the past.

    Yet, I'm really torn by the record's length. If a few of the songs were even a minute longer, the songs would shine through a lot more. I don't really understand the 20-second track towards the end; just sounds like a bunch of jumbled noise. Also, I was pretty disappointed to see that Cam's last vocal appearance on an 11-track album is in the 5th song.

    Good release either way. I just think it had a lot more potential.
     
  9. sophos34

    they say this is medicine Prestigious

    interesting little album. the production is shit and some of the spoken word parts are super canned but overall its pretty good
     
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  10. Jake Z

    Regular

    So much THIS. I get what he was going for, as this was more of an art project centered around a theme, and its a very heavy subject. BUT, adding a few more actual real songs to the album, or making the others longer and more realized, would have made this an incredible album. As much as I like it, its a shame because you can tell it had potential to be a great record.
     
  11. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    giving this a chance
     
  12. bertbro

    Newbie

    Communion sounds like a direct rip off of Tiger Suit by Raein
     
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  13. EmmanuelSCastle

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    I think I like this more than an Autobiography, wish it was less brief
     
  14. teebs41

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    Okay this record is a phenomenal work of art
     
  15. sophos34

    they say this is medicine Prestigious

    thats an overstatement
     
  16. teebs41

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    Idk it had a pretty strong effect over me today
     
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  17. Horrorca

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    why aren't we talking more about this one
     
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  18. Horrorca

    Trusted

    but yeah the spoken word is cringe as fuck
     
  19. EmmanuelSCastle

    Trusted

    2016 had a lot of good music and the end of the year less people are typically listening to new things
    that said this is still good. i teeter on how i feel about the short story, will say I think it's better than the poetry featured on an autobiography now
     
  20. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    i thought it was ok. gotta be in the mood for sure.
     
  21. EmmanuelSCastle

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    that might be more accurate. dunno though, feel like the incorporation of it is what made it feel a little clunky. it's just kind of dropped in
     
  22. ahabian

    there isn't a proper word for the setting sun.

    Came in here to say this.

    Also that I like how shitty the production is. It feels home-recording romantic.
     
  23. RonandTammy

    Regular

    After all that wait, this is what we get? I've listened to this all the way through and for sure doesn't catch me.
     
  24. openheart

    Newbie

    I felt the same way at first, but Cam has proved he's a strong songwriter even with short, angsty-type songs.

    Once Raph left the band, I don't think Cam or Charlie had any intentions of keeping Old Gray going. All of his focus seemed to be on Sorority Noise and the popularity of that band eclipsed Old Gray's. Cam does say in the linear notes of Slow Burn that this is the album he didn't want to write.

    I don't really understand the need for two bands anyways. The members of Sorority Noise are the exact same as Old Gray now. Why doesn't Cam just write the music he wants, record it, and put it out, without having the need to distinguish the heavier songs as OG and quieter/punkier stuff as SN.
     
  25. RonandTammy

    Regular

    Well, I didn't even know that about Sorority Noise. This Raph dude, was he one of the main vocalists on Old Gray's first album?

    I agree with you on the two band thing, it pissed me off when Ace did I Can Make A Mess... while still in The Early November. Especially considering the music was very similar.

    Or Cursive and The Good Life.