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I HATE the opener, but the rest of the album is pretty good, and it seems to get better as it goes along. "Let This River Flow," "The Akuma Afterglow," and the intro to "Enter Dog of Pavlov" are all incredible.

The mix, on the other hand... The writing is great, which makes it doubly frustrating. I keep wanting to hear what this would have sounded like with a lusher, more Devin Townsend inspired production. :/
 

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I also stopped listening to them after NBC. Their earlier stuff was what first got me into melo-death. I'll have to give this new one a few more listens. I listened to it once and wasn't impressed.
 

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The chorus of Two Lives Worth of Reckoning - exactly my kind of music :agreed:

Having said that, yeah the production blows on this disc. I'm with Drew in that the album is pretty great other than the first track. When you compare the mix with Natural Born Chaos, Figure Number Five, or Stabbing the Drama, it just pales in comparison, which is sad. It saddens me. I'm a cry.
 

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The chorus of Two Lives Worth of Reckoning - exactly my kind of music :agreed:

Having said that, yeah the production blows on this disc. I'm with Drew in that the album is pretty great other than the first track. When you compare the mix with Natural Born Chaos, Figure Number Five, or Stabbing the Drama, it just pales in comparison, which is sad. It saddens me. I'm a cry.
 

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No, the production is not about to top Stabbing the Drama or Gojira's The Way of All Flesh as far as production references goes, but on an overall scale, bad production?
Peter Wichers is a great engineer and Jens Bogren always delivers a pretty damn good quality mix to my mind, and this album is no exception.

Their best album since NBC, for sure.
The leads are so fucking tasty.
The songs are on fire.
Soilwork are back on top of the game as far as I'm concerned.
 

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I HATE the opener, but the rest of the album is pretty good, and it seems to get better as it goes along. "Let This River Flow," "The Akuma Afterglow," and the intro to "Enter Dog of Pavlov" are all incredible.

The mix, on the other hand... The writing is great, which makes it doubly frustrating. I keep wanting to hear what this would have sounded like with a lusher, more Devin Townsend inspired production. :/
Ah fuck. I was coming into this thread to post "How's the mix?". :(
 

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What are you guys smoking? NBC, FNF, and STD are fucking awesome :agreed:
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I think all the people who only like the first 2 Soilwork albums are psychologically deranged and belong in a mental hospital. :yesway:

[action=Naren]is not exaggerating. No, he is not. Don't say that you don't belong in a mental hospital. We all know that you do.[/action]
 
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