Hey, I never claimed not to be seriously opinionated.
But really, Earache era Mortiis is plain out awful - even for what it is trying to be it does a poor job.
With respect to Northaunt
, the problem isn't that they are pretentious (we are all pretentious), it is that they are pretentious without offering anything to counter / justify that.
For example, Wilt
is pretentious (all dark ambient is by its very nature) but it is also very successful at building mood and shows an adeptness at choosing placement and pursuing development.
sounds like what happens when you give someone into metal their first cheap keyboard, a bag of pot and keep no critical eye on them whatsoever. It displays almost zero development, zero depth, totally lazy song layout, less than inspiring instrumentation, etc. It's completely half ass and relies on external image entirely for any mood.
The album I picked up in Germany was literally about 3 or 4 minutes worth of material spread over an entire album. Not minimalist just pathetically half assed.
IMHO of course.
posted by: moron on 2005-06-28 10:52:00
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