I'm blown away by Atheist's Cornea. After ploughing through countless uninspired post-whatever albums in recent few years, I've almost forgotten how properly executed music stirs emotions and overwhelms you from beginning to end. It's also been ages since an album already enticed me so much when I wasn't even halfway through.
If you don't think Arche is a masterpiece or close than you have bad taste in music period. Anyway this record is actually okay I just got way too hyped with that album title. I hoped they might move away from the pitchfork shoegaze shit but instead they refined it. I actually have a good opinion of Recitation in spite of it signaling the decline. I'm just bitter they'll never match Insomniac Doze again.
the fact that their new album is way better than Recitation disproves your point entirely. also, i'm struggling not to bring into this the fact that Dir En Grey have never released anything close to a masterpiece...
Hate to say it but this one sounds like it was made for the Pitchfork crowd. I was mentally prepared but still upset cause it's hard not hype yourself up for an Envy release. I doubt there will be any masterpieces from here on out. It's possible my opinion could change but I do not like what I hear for the most part.
I had given up on Envy after 'Insomniac Doze' and totally ordered this new album on a whim. I received the download code today and this album is actually some of their best material yet, I think. I appreciate the more compact songs, but even the longer tracks, 'Ticking Time and String' especially, are amazing.