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    Posted: June 02 2010 at 18:36
By one the best bands out there, (and still not on here but I wont bitch about that). Wasn't due to release in the US till June 8th, but my music store had it today!
Only gave it a quick listen but my god, this music is brilliant and Van Williams is one of the best drummers in metal, that probably no one knows.
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I am waiting to get my hands on that CD. Problem is, I have to order it online and the shipping costs can be a bitch. Plus, what I order doesn't always get to me. The workers of the Chilean postal service have yet to prove they can be trusted.


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Ouch, sorry to hear that!
Well, hope you can manage to get your hands on it. Also, from a quick listen through (too busy to really sit down and listen) it seems less progressive then others, a lot thrashier. But it's there, no doubt.
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Nevermore seem to deliver exceptionally good song writing album after album and have been doing so since Dead Heart In a Dead World IMO, and this album is no exception.
No, it ain't as "prog" as This Godless Endeavor, but I don't care really. The songs are good and that's what matters.

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The Obsidian Conspiracy rocks. One of the year's best so far. I also wonder why this band isn't in the archives yet. 
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Originally posted by Petrovsk Mizinski Petrovsk Mizinski wrote:

Nevermore seem to deliver exceptionally good song writing album after album and have been doing so since Dead Heart In a Dead World IMO, and this album is no exception.
No, it ain't as "prog" as This Godless Endeavor, but I don't care really. The songs are good and that's what matters.





I can't see why you wouldn't include Dreaming Neon Black.

Of course, I love everything they've released except for the first one and Enemies of Reality, which I find kind of lacklustre at times. 
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Originally posted by Dorsalia Dorsalia wrote:

Originally posted by Petrovsk Mizinski Petrovsk Mizinski wrote:

Nevermore seem to deliver exceptionally good song writing album after album and have been doing so since Dead Heart In a Dead World IMO, and this album is no exception.
No, it ain't as "prog" as This Godless Endeavor, but I don't care really. The songs are good and that's what matters.





I can't see why you wouldn't include Dreaming Neon Black.

Of course, I love everything they've released except for the first one and Enemies of Reality, which I find kind of lacklustre at times. 
Agreed, but I'd add this record in with the lackluster pile. A few good tracks, but nothing we haven't heard the band do before. I actually find it to be a step backwards from Godless. Kind of expected as much since I was wondering how they were going to top it after hearing it. After five years this just seems like a lot of the juice has run dry. 
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not impressed at first, but is slowly growing on me

certainly more direct, shorter tracks, and probably less ''prog'' - however, the quality seems to be there
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Originally posted by angelmk angelmk wrote:

The Obsidian Conspiracy rocks. One of the year's best so far. I also wonder why this band isn't in the archives yet. 


Yeah, I brought it up once a few years ago (Nevermore for consideration) and was shot down. Usually  I mess around on here but I was serious about it, maybe I'll try again....

And as a metal head I dont mind that its less prog, just figured its worth a mention. But yes, its another great album. All the albums I have from them, (which is all but one) are GREAT. And this godless endeavor is perfection. Amazing band
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