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After five seconds of the intro, I said to myself, "It's going to turn into chunka-chunka chunk chunka-chunka with some dude screaming incoherently over it, and then I'm going to turn it off."

It did, dude did, I did.
 

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After five seconds of the intro, I said to myself, "It's going to turn into chunka-chunka chunk chunka-chunka with some dude screaming incoherently over it, and then I'm going to turn it off."

It did, dude did, I did.
Pretty much. Sounds like Meshuggah with more melodic choruses.

I always thought that jarring "djent" thing would be way cooler if you worked it into something that WASN'T so heavy all the time. I think Oceansize has gotten as close to doing that as I've heard, where certain passages will be absolutely crushing, but others will just be ethereally beautiful.

It's just more effective if it's punctuating the music. Jackhammers are more brutal when you don't see them coming, you know?
 

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One of the few examples of a song from the "Djent" genre (the name of which bugs the hell out of me :lol: ) that actually sounds like they use the "djent" 4-string power chord that gave it its name :lol: Most "Djent" bands don't actually "djent" :lol:
I never really noticed before, but wow, yeah, they're djenting a little bit. :lol: I wouldn't say it's in that genre, though. It sounds a lot more like Future Metal or Nu Metal to me. Not that it matters. It's good, and that's what counts. I don't really acknowledge "djent" as a genre, though. It's like describing your music as palm mute.
 

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Well, Hetfield plays Palm Mute most of the time anyways.
 

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What the fuck do you think I am, a fan of new wave djenty bullshit or something? :lol: Mnemic have been around for fucking years, and had a really fresh sound. They have a Meshuggah influence, sure, but besides that they do their own thing. People have taken THEIR sound, not the other way round. So if it feels like this is "tired old djent crap" it's because you've probably heard people who were influenced by them before you heard them. And that makes me a sad panda :( They're so much more than that (or were)

I'll stick with Mechanical Spin Phenomena and The Audio Injected Soul, thanks. This is even less good than the last album I heard from them. :(
eeewww dude no!!! Passenger was the worst by far! This album is a great effort I think. Not so much a return to form but it definitely has more of the original sound than that last horrific release! AIS will always be my favourite though
 

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i actually kind of dig their latest album. listened to it a few times, but definitely not near as good as their first two. i somehow tend to associate it with borderlands since i got the cd while i was stuck playing :lol:

O'Beast's bass tone on that album is the heaviest fucking bass sound i've heard.
 

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It's close enough where any argument it's not would get pretty semantical. :lol:

Sorry man, I'm just not THAT into this kind of stuff.
 
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