You know I love Metallica too, but it’s a pretty bad sign if the best song they’ve recorded since Bush I was in office was written by someone else.
That would be me — I’m responsible for the barn animal noises. Thanks for checking the album out; glad to hear that you dug it!
What can I say? I’m a Calculating/Irony guy. I respect the pop/mathgrind fusion thing they’re doing now more than I like it.
Also, ironically, I was responsible for a Gorguts anticipation post back in 2012:
I’m the only fan on board (right guys?) and I didn’t think it was that good.
Yeah, I’d say you’re right — I’m a death metal dude at heart, and as Mike’s intro pointed out, death metal more or less won out in 2013.
I’m probably the biggest DEP fan among the people who put this list together. Their run from the mini-LP up through Miss Machine is pretty much flawless IMO. But as they’ve become more poppy and less unhinged over the ensuing releases, they’ve ceased to move me. I respect what they’re doing; I just don’t like it as much as their older stuff.
ATTN Kvohst: knock it off with this silliness and do a Decrepit Spectre full length instead.
” I think this just comes across as a rope-a-dope for the S-Gum crowd. Constant refrain of the charms of Taylor Swift and K-Pop all over the ‘Gum, and then complete Orthodoxy for the Metallica list”
I’ve never written anything about Taylor Swift or K-pop for this site or any other, and I was given absolutely no editorial direction for this piece. (Unless “submit by Monday” counts as editorial direction.) Sometimes a thrash-era Metallica fan is just a thrash-era Metallica fan.
Thanks, man. Given my druthers, I would’ve spent a whole month on this thing and it would’ve been 20,000 words long, haha.