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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #105 on: June 09, 2010, 05:55:41 PM »
It's not even close to the greatness of TGE.

But yeah, it's a decent album.

Disappointing after a 5 year wait, however.
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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #106 on: June 09, 2010, 06:41:48 PM »
I like it. I've only listened to it twice though.
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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #107 on: June 09, 2010, 07:54:42 PM »
Listening to The Obsidian Conspiracy for the second time since getting it in the mail yesterday, I have the limited edition digipack version, and it's my first Nevermore album. Definitely will be picking up more of their stuff. :2metal:

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« Reply #108 on: June 09, 2010, 08:07:22 PM »
I really like it. Nevermore is a band whose albums creep up on me overtime into my subconscious. My favorite right now is Dead Heart in a Dead World.

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #109 on: June 10, 2010, 12:16:39 AM »
As a die hard fan, The Obsidian Conspiracy was definitely a bit different from what I'm used too. But not completely different, since it feels very much in the vein of Dead Heart in a Dead World. Overall, it's an extremely solid album, with some fucking :metal moments, some slightly meh moments, and some things that took some getting used to in the past day :p

Track by track:

The Termination Proclamation - Nice heavy, brutal opening track with an extremely catchy chorus. Albeit not their best opener, but does justice as an opening track. 8/10
Your Poison Throne - I really enjoy this one. Concise and heavy. 8/10
Moonrise (Through Mirrors of Death) - Possibly one of the best tracks on the album. I especially enjoy the guitar work displayed on this one. 9/10
And The Maiden Spoke - One of the weaker tracks. By all means, it isn't bad. But like many sections within this album, it feels like it's missing some of that beloved brutality a lot of other Nevermore contains. (Note, this album in general feels a bit more...melodic and slower compared to it's predecessor) 7/10
Emptiness Unobstructed - This is definitely the weakest track on the album. It kind of feels like it doesn't go anywhere for the 4 and a half minutes it lasts. It's just alright if nothing else. 5/10
The Blue Marble and the New Soul - Not much to say about this one, other than it's pretty okay. Nothing really special to talk about. 6/10
Without Morals - Fuckin sweet song. Not the best, but one of the stronger tracks. I dig it. 7/10
The Day You Built the Wall - Another weaker track, but definitely good. 6/10
She Comes in Colors - Such a fucking good song. Definitely one of the highlights of the album. I really, really enjoy this one. 9/10
The Obsidian Conspiracy - Now this, this is what Nevermore is all about. The band has always been good for making the title tracks on albums the best, most brutal tracks (with the exception of Dreaming Neon Black). This is definitely the most :metal song on the album, and alone is worth purchasing the album. So. Fucking. Good. 10/10
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I felt its length in quite a few places.

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #110 on: June 10, 2010, 06:40:01 AM »
Listening to The Obsidian Conspiracy for the second time since getting it in the mail yesterday, I have the limited edition digipack version, and it's my first Nevermore album. Definitely will be picking up more of their stuff. :2metal:

Make sure you get This Godless Endeavor.

It's probably the best metal album ever made. And it's miles better than TOC.

The title track alone will blow you away.

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #111 on: June 10, 2010, 06:43:34 AM »
Listening to The Obsidian Conspiracy for the second time since getting it in the mail yesterday, I have the limited edition digipack version, and it's my first Nevermore album. Definitely will be picking up more of their stuff. :2metal:

Make sure you get This Godless Endeavor.

It's probably the best metal album ever made. And it's miles better than TOC.

The title track alone will blow you away.


Pretty much all of this. TGE is by far Nevermore's masterpiece, where Dead Heart and Politics are excellent tier albums. Enemies of Reality is great, but has shit production quality (get the remixed version if you can find it, I hear it's better). Dreaming Neon Black is also great but took me some time getting into since it's a bit different from the other albums. I still don't have their self titled yet, so nothing is to be said about it from me.
I felt its length in quite a few places.

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #112 on: June 10, 2010, 11:29:56 AM »
First listen was underwhelming, especially compared to PoS's Road Salt One which I got at the same time.  I was hoping for something more.  Long waits almost always lead to disappoint.
     

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #113 on: June 10, 2010, 12:10:58 PM »
First listen was underwhelming. I was hoping for something more.  Long waits almost always lead to disappoint.
I completely agree with this. But after multiple more listens, it really has grown on me. It's definitely nowhere near their best work, but it's a solid album.
I felt its length in quite a few places.

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #114 on: June 13, 2010, 06:37:50 AM »
Just picked up the special edition.  I have mixed feelings.  I love how the band has focused more on the songs, for me it's a mix between Dead Heart and War machine from Dane.  The first half rips, but a few of the songs in the middle brings it all down by the lack of speed, it just gets a bit ploddy.  The title track although is amazing!!  It will grow on me more I'm sure, but in places it just feels like something's missing, like they are holding back a bit on us. 

Haven't listened to the Doors cover but the Tea Party cover is horrid.  No comparison to the original.

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #115 on: June 13, 2010, 07:22:52 AM »
Thanks for the review Lat, I've always liked Nevermore's melodic side (I love DHiaDW and some of my favourite songs on TGE are the more melodic ones, though the heavy stuff is brilliant as well), so sounds like I might like the new one!

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #116 on: June 13, 2010, 07:30:00 AM »
I've listened to it a lot these past few weeks.

Moonrise, The Obsidian Conspiracy, She Comes In Colours and The Termination Proclamation are all worthy additions for Nevermore.

The rest of the album is almost completely forgettable to me. One or two decent moments but they're all missing the mark for me.

Still, a good album for what it is. Just not on the same scale as TGE (which was always going to be a big ask)

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #117 on: June 14, 2010, 08:16:11 AM »
Fortunately the new album is on Spotify, so I've had a couple of listens today. On first listen I thought it was very good but slightly lacking something. On second listen I completely changed my mind, what an excellent album! Maybe not as good as TGE, but still a really solid new addition to their catalogue!

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #118 on: June 14, 2010, 09:34:26 AM »
I elected to order on Amazon and took the free shipping. So this album should be in my mailbox today or tomorrow. Can't wait!
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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #119 on: August 07, 2010, 10:59:53 PM »
Just dropping in to say that Enemies of Reality is a fucking amazing album.
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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #120 on: August 08, 2010, 12:06:16 AM »
Just dropping in to say that Enemies of Reality is a fucking amazing album.

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #121 on: August 08, 2010, 07:14:36 PM »
Just dropping in to say that Enemies of Reality is a fucking amazing album.

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The most brutal Nevermore record, I love it. AND it features the only ballads of the band I really like. This Godless Endeavor is better though.
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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #122 on: August 09, 2010, 08:17:43 AM »
I love all of their ballads. They are the best ballad writers of all time in my opinion.

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #123 on: August 09, 2010, 11:05:16 AM »
lolno, Poison are

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« Reply #124 on: August 09, 2010, 11:18:01 AM »
Holy shit. I was already planning to see Nevermore in October, and now I find out that they're part of the Rock and Shock convention here in New England...with ROB ZOMBIE and ALICE COOPER, not to mention GWAR and a host of other bands...as well as an all day signing session of horror related personalities! I...sort of...came...

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #125 on: August 09, 2010, 01:40:20 PM »
Nevermore is the only act I'd want to see

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #126 on: August 09, 2010, 05:12:27 PM »
Well I'm sure I will enjoy the overall experience. The only upsetting bit is that I'm sure their setlist won't be more then 70 minutes long, which sucks. I want my 2+ hours on Nevermore that I set out to get months back.

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #127 on: September 21, 2010, 11:43:46 PM »
Bump because I'm seeing Nevermore this friday.

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I felt its length in quite a few places.

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #128 on: September 21, 2010, 11:51:58 PM »
Excellent. Let us know how the guys sound.

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #129 on: September 21, 2010, 11:53:36 PM »
Will do. I only have two expectations. They have to play This Godless Endeavor. They can't not play This Godless Endeavor.
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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #130 on: September 22, 2010, 01:43:58 PM »
I really want to go to that show, but both my concert/driving buddies are going to weddings! >:(

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« Reply #131 on: September 22, 2010, 03:10:49 PM »
inb4 Nevermore doesn't play This Godless Endeavor and Lat comes back home and rages on DTF about it.
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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #132 on: September 22, 2010, 08:52:22 PM »
I really want to go to that show, but both my concert/driving buddies are going to weddings! >:(
Bus. Do it.

inb4 Nevermore doesn't play This Godless Endeavor and Lat comes back home and rages on DTF about it.
This entire forum has no idea what will be in store if they don't play it. I don't even know.
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« Reply #133 on: September 22, 2010, 09:12:18 PM »
NEEEEEERRRRRRRRRD RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE
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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #134 on: September 22, 2010, 09:13:12 PM »
ANGRY POSSIBLY INEBRIATED METAL HEAD RAGE
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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #135 on: September 22, 2010, 09:24:50 PM »
Will do. I only have two expectations. They have to play This Godless Endeavor. They can't not play This Godless Endeavor.
I wish for you that they'll play it then! :tup

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #136 on: September 25, 2010, 01:25:38 PM »
Holy shit was last night's show good. Nevermore have only proved once again why they are one of the greatest metal bands to come from the 90's and still be producing fantastic music today. From the moment they started to the end of the second encore, I was in a fit of uncontrollable headbanging and uninterrupted belting of every lyric of every song.

 I also have to say that Warrel is one of the coolest frontmen to any band. His banter was rather humorous, he was very humble towards the crowd and really just kept everyone feeling welcome and in a good mood. I really respect the way took the stage. He didn't shout at anyone, he didn't act like the stereotypical "ANGRY METAL HEAD ROORORORORORO" and he just acted like the laid back, awesome dude he is. One thing I found funny is during the "encore" while everyone else went back stage he just stood there looking at us and said "You know, this is the part where I'm supposed to go back with the band and we wait for you to cheer and we come back to do an encore. Eh, that's kind of fuckin stupid. Instead, while they are back there, I guess I'll tell some jokes or something." I then looked straight at him and yelled "TELL DEAD BABY JOKES!". And he did.

The rest of the band was fuckin top notch. Loomis is a guitar god, and proved it once more throughout the entire show. Jim Sheppard is such a strange guy on stage, but I love it. During the intro to This Godless Endeavor (Yes, the fucking played it. Fuck. Yes.), Sheppard put on a towel over his head and just stood behind Warrel, wide eyed, staring at the audience. I started cracking up. And of course, Williams is still the badass drummer he's always been.

tl;dr The show kicked so much ass, it's unbelievable.

Setlist:
Narcosynthesis
I, Voyager
The Termination Proclamation
The River Dragon Has Come
Born
Emptiness Unobstructed
Inside 4 Walls
Your Poison Throne
Beyond Within
This Godless Endeavor

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The Seven Tongues of God
The Obsidian Conspiracy

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Enemies of Reality
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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #137 on: September 25, 2010, 02:28:05 PM »
:2metal:

They came through New York a weeks or so ago, but on top of having only one of their albums (The Obsidian Conspiracy), no money, and no way to get down there, I wasn't too down about missing it. Plus it was 16+ with ID... which I just became eligible for today :biggrin:.

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #138 on: September 25, 2010, 02:29:29 PM »
You're only 16?

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Re: The Nevermore Appreciation Thread
« Reply #139 on: September 25, 2010, 02:30:10 PM »
Dude, that's a total shame, if you ask me. You really need to pick up their other material ASAP. Especially This Godless Endeavor, Dead Heart in a Dead World, Enemies of Reality (Andy Sneap Mix), The Politics of Ecstasy, Dreaming Neon Black and their self titled album.


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