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Russian Circles - Blood Year (August 2, 2019) Album • Page 3

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by swboyd, May 21, 2019.

  1. riotspray

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    drip
     
  2. flask

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    My record is out for delivery.
     
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  3. flask

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    Can't really give too many first impressions because side A is track one which is like a 40 second intro followed by the first 3 singles.
     
  4. flask

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    JK track one is actually like 2 minutes long but feels hella short.
     
  5. flask

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    YOOOOOO QUARTERED IS FUCKING MEAN
     
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  6. socklord

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    Mine has at least been shipped. I can’t fucking wait
     
  7. johnnyferris

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    Mine shipped today too
     
  8. flask

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  9. flask

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    Mini review after about 3 full play throughs (plus playing Quartered a few times on repeat).
    As a RC super fan this is an ever so slight step down for me, especially from Guidance which I feel is my favorite (or maybe 1A with Empros being 1B). But I mean its Russian Circles. You know em. You love em. If you didn't like them before this won't convince you and if you do love them then you're gonna leave satisfied. Drums are as massive as ever. Bass tone is dumb thick. Guitar is in your face. Not as much synth as the last couple records and not too many surprising moments. I think Arluck and Quartered are the stand out tracks for me. I can't say enough good things about Quartered. They just step up to the plate and flex arguably some of the hardest riffs of their careers for 6 minutes straight.
     
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  10. Yeah you get it, this is as heavy they've sounded in terms of music AND generally oppressive atmosphere in a good while.
     
  11. waking season

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    The first track is lovely
     
  12. waking season

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    And then straight to chaos
     
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  13. PauLo

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    This is exactly what I from a Russian Circles album. Nothing against the more gentle parts of their repertoire, but i'm here for the riffs and this album delivers.

    Probably the first album since Station that has got my attention immediately.
     
  14. waking season

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    The beginning of Kohokia reminds me a lot of O’brother
     
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  15. socklord

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    Just wrapped up my first listen and god damn this is tight. It doesn’t supplant Guidance or Station as my top two favorites, but I’d say it’s right on par with Memorial and Empros. My favorites are Milano, Kohokia, and Quartered.
     
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  16. waking season

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    After a few listens I think Guidance is still my favorite but this is fucking phenomenal. Pumped to see these guys in October for the first time since they opened for Coheed in 2013.
     
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  17. johnnyferris

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    Finally listened yesterday. It’s punishingly heavy at times. I love it so much.

    Kohokia, Sinaia, and Quartered are my immediate favorites
     
  18. Gooddayz

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    I love the guitar work on Kohokia those last couple of minutes are so good.
     
  19. aspeedomodel

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    Quartered is something else...
     
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  20. Henry

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    I loved this bands first record, but everything after just feels like too much of the same.
     
  21. Seeing them tonight, and coincidentally this thing turned up this morning!

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  22. johnnyferris

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  23. socklord

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    Can’t wait to check that later
     
  24. This is a 'Brian Cook's bass tone' appreciation post. GOOD LORD.
     
  25. sophos34

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    Sumac bass parts >>>