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Offline WheyWaffles

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Check out what the amazing Urban breed is up to these days (video)
« on: September 13, 2017, 06:16:07 PM »
Vocalist extraordinaire Urban breed's current band Serious Black has a new video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M86VO0-XCYQ

Can you believe this shit? This is the guy who did four great albums with Tad Morose? This is much worse than Warrel Dane's solo album. This is like Russell Allen debasing himself with Adrenaline Mob, but still worse. This is on par with that time Ray Alder did an arena rock solo album with Nickelback as his backing band.

Ok, that didn't happen, but it would be similar in magnitude to this.

Can some people just not say "no" to a project?

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Re: Check out what the amazing Urban breed is up to these days (video)
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 06:23:58 AM »
But they're making serious black magic. It's super cereal.

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Re: Check out what the amazing Urban breed is up to these days (video)
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 08:39:41 AM »
Personally I like it. Decent album. The first Serious Black album was excellent

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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 10:39:02 AM »
I just don't hear any of breed's signature smooth-but-aggressive vocal timbre in Serious Black--neither the proggier A Mended Rhyme nor the Undead-and-beyond style. That would be okay (versatility), but I'm just not hearing anything vocally distinct, or powerful, at all.

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Re: Check out what the amazing Urban breed is up to these days (video)
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 01:44:08 PM »
Decent album. The first Serious Black album was excellent

This track/video is incredibly cheesy, but the album is pretty good.  Not as good as the first, but as good or slightly better than Mirrorworld.
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Re: Check out what the amazing Urban breed is up to these days (video)
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2017, 10:31:27 PM »
Are either of you Tad Morose fans? I'm having a hard time accepting the lost potential here. I know he's hard to work with, but I don't understand why he hasn't been able to get in a band that can make use of his style.

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Re: Check out what the amazing Urban breed is up to these days (video)
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2017, 03:22:05 AM »
Are either of you Tad Morose fans? I'm having a hard time accepting the lost potential here. I know he's hard to work with, but I don't understand why he hasn't been able to get in a band that can make use of his style.

I've listened to them but they didn't grab me at all.

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Re: Check out what the amazing Urban breed is up to these days (video)
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2017, 10:47:45 AM »
That makes sense then. He was a different singer on the albums he did with them in the late '90s/early '00s.

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Re: Check out what the amazing Urban breed is up to these days (video)
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2017, 11:57:13 AM »
That makes sense then. He was a different singer on the albums he did with them in the late '90s/early '00s.

Listened to Undead yesterday. Quite enjoyed it. Not sure what I'd sampled before but was pleasantly surprised. Sounds a bit 'amateur ' in places but I liked it. Very different from Serious Black.

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Re: Check out what the amazing Urban breed is up to these days (video)
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2017, 12:20:57 PM »
That makes sense then. He was a different singer on the albums he did with them in the late '90s/early '00s.

Listened to Undead yesterday. Quite enjoyed it. Not sure what I'd sampled before but was pleasantly surprised. Sounds a bit 'amateur ' in places but I liked it. Very different from Serious Black.

If you want something a little proggier, try the album just before Undead, A Mended Rhyme, next--one of my all-time favorite albums. The production quality isn't very good (mostly the guitar sound's fault), and a few of the doomish tracks may bore some people, but the title track, Time of No Sun, Circuit Vision and Guest of the Inquisition are amazing. For me, it was all downhill from there, but Undead and Matters of the Dark are both excellent albums, and Modus Vivendi, while over-polished, has several very good tracks as well and is the overall fan favorite. The newer albums are a lot like Modus but with a different singer--he's good, but no breed.