Am I the only one who loves Node but just cant get into the first two records? I couldnt get past the dj0nt riffs on their previous material but Node got rid of that and gave us a cool atmospheric album with a nice aesthetic to it. I love how the band utilized a production that catered less towards the heavier parts and gave more weight to the melody and atmosphere of the music. The title track and Obelisk were my personal favorite tracks from the album.
node sucks. really miss adrian on this record with his unique voice. feels like they chose the most generic singer in the game.. every other singer from another lame band could have done the job just as good as marcus.. maybe not the cleans, but cleans are shitty anyway
I love the new sound. Before this album I only found them average, just another one of those metalcore/djent fusion bands. I find the change somehow similar to how The Contortionist changed with their latest album (although The Contortionist were always different from other bands). Like with Node, I prefer Language over all of their earlier work.
Node isn't an improvement on Singularity, but I think it's enjoyable. It's feels a bit more atmospheric than their earlier stuff that's for sure. Marcus did a much better job when it comes to clean vocals, but his uncleans sound so generic. In such an oversaturated genre that's not good at all. The guitar work also doesn't seem as interesting. What keeps me listening to it though is the drumming hands down. Nic can work a fucking kit. He can go from such soft rhythms and caressing it to pummeling the shit out of it. Nic keeps the band interesting. I'm interested in seeing Marcus live, apparently he's better than Adrian when it comes to performing.