"The critics have always been our enemy because of the self-appointed, self-anoited, houlier-than-thou approach they take. Even though they rarely have credentials, never went to school,never studied journalism and have no ethics, they have the point of view that their opinion is more important than ours. They are a bane to society, a completely worthless form of life as we know it on this planet." -Gene Simmons
Friday, December 17, 2010
Briton Rites - For Mircalla
Thrashy Doom Metal. Satanic too! Killer riffs and rockin'. Headbanging and groovin'. Killer production. This is a damn fine album. Chug a lug. If Goatsnake was a NWOBHM band.
After more listens...the production on this I find really irritating. The vocals are a bit grating, which I could put up with, but the are so up front and loud and clear all the time. The guitar is really big and loud and huge which is fine with me 'cuz there's lot of killer riffin' going on here. The bass is almost non-existent, it pokes it's head out once in awhile, but mostly playing root notes or whatever and way down in the mix. The drums are mostly OK but you almost have to squint your eyes to hear the symbols. The overall mix gives you the feeling that this is the singer/guitarist project he mixed it and it sounds like it's all about him.
Which in turn make it more difficult to put up with his vocals.