"early days of Hypocrisy; Incredibly monotone and boring." What the fuck is this moron talking about? Do you know how important were the early hypocrisy albums for the Swedish death metal scene you ignorant prick?
Really hard to get any impact from the other albums when everything's so god damn loud all the time, but they actually let the music breathe on King apparently...can't wait to actually give that a full listen, they definitely deserved a DR7 rather than a DR3. Brutal rhythms, maybe now they'll actually have impact (because of contrast)!
King is awesome imo. Seems to have a lot more variety and depth than previous albums. Much broader range of tempos and atmospheres, as well as a really interesting concept. The mixing is the best it's ever been, the orchestral elements serve to enhance the rest of the band rather than overpower them. Great album.
Ok now that I have almost 400 scrobbles of King, I'll say that the album is OK. It has some brilliant tracks - In my opinion, In Aeternum and And the Vulture Beholds are some of the best tracks they've written. It also has tracks I find mostly boring - and not because they're at a lower tempo, but because there's not much happening - songs such as Gravity, Cold as Perfection and Mitra as well. (Cold as perfection's ending is good, though). The others are OK. Overall I like listening to the album - I used to say labyrinth was better but, if I think about it, most songs on that album had to grow on me as well.
Even though I can totally agree that Fleshgod Apocalypse have created their symphonic/orchestral elements for their music on the highest level so far, the album does not sound that much exciting as it should. I can totally see the comparison with Septic Flesh, but the atmosphere in the album is at least half from the one found in any recent Septic Flesh album.
I would say the album lacks the intensity and the drive of "Agony" to be very good.
King contains without a doubt, the best use of symphonic/orchestral elements they've ever done. At times, it has a real Septic Flesh vibe to it. And The Vulture Behold is utterly brilliant. How anyone could call this album boring is beyond me... try giving it some time.