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  1. Despite not being black, that OLG variant is actually quite beautiful like a floral watercolor scene. I'm cool with it but I don't need to have one. The Juturna is still just ugly though. Can't change my mind on that.
  2. Way too overproduced and transparently a contrived effort to be CIRCA!.... but with more commercial appeal. There are about 3 or4 truly great Circa jams on it and 2 lesser good tracks and the rest is very garbage to me. And from all those videos that came out about the production in the lead up to release, it seemed like David Bottrill was grooming them to be the successor to Britney Spears more than the unique style of rock band that they actually were. I couldn't believe that was the same dude who produced and engineered Ænima and Lateralus. I thought he would bring more integrity to stand by their uniqueness when he actually pushed them to the poppier end of the spectrum. It was a severe disappointment. With VW I really like the first track but the rest of the album does not keep me engaged and I turn it off not even half way through. I heard Juturna just before its official release and they blew my ass away. OLG was a super strong album but still a slightly lesser follow up. Then BSN killed my dreams and honestly as I stated The Amulet is the closest they have yet come to the first two albums' glory.
  3. I'd say their last album probably ranks third for me behind Juturna and OLG. BSN through Descensus are all pretty rough though Descensus might be the best among them. I'd say they are on a steady upward climb from the dismal end products that are BSN and VW. I wanted those to be good. They just didn't cut it. But holy fuck that new Juturna variant is ug-fuckin'-ly.
  4. Its just a guess but those licensing terms might have an expiration date and considering it was about 20 years ago now, maybe that expired and they might have to renegotiate in order to remanufacture physical media of the recordings again. There are many stipulations peppered all about the whole record manufacturing industry processes but at any rate, I'm just guessing here.
  5. The third part is a bunch of collabs with players from other labels whose writing credits probably need to be itemized and compensated plus covers which would probably make it a licensing nightmare. That's my guess.
  6. There were both blue and black editions from the first press. I'm not going to say "you dumb" to you for not knowing that.
  7. I'm interested. What are you looking for? I just posted a list here I have to offer for the Bone Thugs RSD over here: https://boards.vinylcollective.com/topic/132690-wttf-bone-thugs-n-harmony-e-1999-eternal-2xlp-rsd2019/ Some of that stuff I might be ok to trade for your Octahedron but not necessarily everything that's there. Let me know if you like anything there.
  8. You have an extra copy of this record (or just one copy that you can live without), and I must have something you want for it. A lot of what is on offer for your BTNH RSD2019 are not comparable in value individually so if there are multiple items we can bundle together in this list to mitigate the value discrepancy, I'm willing to offer a combination of multiple titles which we can negotiate. If you're looking for something from some of these artists but don't see the title on this list, ask me if I have it. I may be open to consider things I haven't added here already. I have a lot of fucking records. Check with me. Please PM ME with what you're interested in for the trade. Feel free to post in the thread also. Here are a few LP's on offer to get this: ...And You Will Know Us By The Tail Of Dead - Madonna [Merge Records, 2000] ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead [Trance Syndicate Records, 1997] ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead - Source Tags & Codes [Insterscope Records, 2002] Aesop Rock - Bazooka Tooth 3XLP Aesop Rock - Float 2XLP Aesop Rock - Labor Days 2XLP At The Drive In - In/Casino/Out (Clear Vinyl) [Fearless Records, 1998/2012] Battles - Gloss Drop 2XLP Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues (Clear Vinyl) Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues (Translucent Green Vinyl) Circa Survive - Descensus 2XLP (Black Vinyl) [Sumerian, 2014] Circa Survive - On Letting Go (Translucent Blue Vinyl)[1000] Circa Survive - Juturna (Orange/Red Marble Vinyl)[/1000] Converge - Jane Doe 2XLP (White Vinyl) [Equal Vision Records/Deathwish, Inc., 2010] [/2000] De Facto - Megaton Shotblast 2XLP Deftones - Koi No Yokan (Clear Vinyl) [Reprise Records, 2013] Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist (Clear Mint Green Vinyl) [Warner Bros./Maverick, 2006/2011] Dillinger Escape Plan w/ Mike Patton - Irony Is A Dead Scene (Cola Brown Vinyl) [Epitaph, 2010] Elder - Dead Roots Stirring 2XLP (Black Vinyl) [Meteor City/Headspin Records, 2011] Electric Wizard - Black Masses 2XLP (Purple and Silver Vinyl) [Rise Above/Metal Blade, 2010/2013] EYEHATEGOD - Confederacy of Ruined Lives (Yellow Vinyl) [Century Media/Pessimiser Records, 2000] Glassjaw - You Think You're (John Fucking Lennon) 7" ("GJ" die cut spindle hole) [will include a GJ adapter] Hella - There's No 666 In Outer Space 2XLP [Ipecac Recordings/Black Diamond, 2006] High On Fire - Luminiferous 2XLP (Red/Yellow/Blue Starburst Vinyl) [eOne, 2015] Hum - You'd Prefer An Astronaut (180 gram) [RCA/Shop Radio Cast, 1995/2013] Hum - You'd Prefer An Astronaut (Clear Vinyl) [RCA/Shop Radio Cast, 1995/2013] Hum - You'd Prefer An Astronaut (Translucent Green Vinyl) [RCA/Shop Radio Cast, 1995/2013] ISIS - Mosquito Control EP (Dark Gray Marble Vinyl) ISIS - Oceanic 2XLP ("Seaweed" Vinyl) [Robotic Empire] [/100] ISIS - Panopticon 2XLP (Grey/Silver Swirl Vinyl) Mastodon - Crack The Skye (Sealed) mewithoutYou - Brother, Sister (Half Blue/Half Purple "Moon Split" Vinyl) [Tooth & Nail/Burnt Toast Vinyl, 2006/2013] Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News 2XLP (Sealed) Mudvayne - The End Of All Things To Come 2XLP (Clear with Black Smoke Vinyl) [Epic/SRCVinyl, 2002/2017] OM - Pilgrimage (Black Vinyl) [Southern Lord, 2007/2014] (Sealed) Pearl Jam - Vitalogy 2XLP [Sony, 2011] Quicksand - Slip (Yellow/Green Vinyl) [Polydor/Dine Alone, 1993/2012] Rodriguez-Lopez, Omar - S/T Picture Disc RX Bandits - Progress 2XLP 45RPM [Enjoy The Ride] Sleep - The Sciences 2XLP (Translucent Green Vinyl) [Third Man Records, 2018] (Sealed) Sleep - Sleep's Holy Mountain (Full Dynamic Range Edition) (Purple Vinyl) [Earache, 1992/2016] These Arms Are Snakes - This Is Meant To Hurt You (Grey Vinyl) (Sealed) TOOL - Ænima 2XLP (Translucent Orange Vinyl) [Unofficial, 2008-2012] Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Blood Lust (Translucent Blue Vinyl) [Rise Above Records/Killer Candy Records, 2011/2012] Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Mind Control 2XLP (Opaque Red Vinyl) [Rise Above Records/Metal Blade, 2013] Windhand - Grief's Infernal Flower 2XLP (Olive Green Vinyl) [Relapse, 2015] Windhand - Grief's Infernal Flower 2XLP (Purple/Green Merge w/ Splatter Vinyl)[Relapse, 2015] Windhand - Windhand (White with Purple Haze Vinyl) [Forcefield Records, 2012]
  9. I've since listened to the rest of that album and for my purposes it turned out that "Bloody Mary" told me everything I needed to know about how that album would be and it did not suit me at all.
  10. I don't think I've even listened to the studio recording of either of the new Baroness tracks yet. Will Yip tends to churn out albums that end up mixed and mastered thin and fake sounding but the last mwY actually kept a lot of depth and ambiance by comparison to Pale Horses. Brother, Sister on the other hand has mega depth. For me its Carnavas over Swoon. Swoon is great but not as great.
  11. Its what the labels like these days. Maybe some of the kids follow suit.
  12. That's a fair response. I basically let them go after I heard "Bloody Mary" for the record. I could see where they were going and had no interest in following. I can see now that I made the right choice for myself. The tasty fuzzed out guitars are what did it for me too, man but also their own style of songwriting and general approach to music. Even though they weren't necessarily my go to for the angsty music either it was still nice to have something that was moderately mellow with some kick and some hair on it. Even songs like "The Substitution" which is light and pleasant were just as enjoyable as the faster or more aggressive stuff because it just sounded good. I'm not trying to argue that I'm correct about subjectivity but I wanted to point out that even though I didn't need them to qualify for a particular mood they had carved out their own unique niche and made music that sounded like their own signature sound. I'm just lamenting that they've lost that in trade for sounding like your typical electronic-infused vacuum sealed garbage modern "Rock" "band." Separate quotes for emphasis.
  13. To be fair, I'm also super picky about composition. I don't know what this is supposed to be but it sounds like a mess. Different strokes I guess. Would be nice to hear rock bands stop turning into squeaky, Pro Tools-dependent sample-based radio fodder that's rigidly hammered to the grid. I'm not listening to a band with most of the last few offerings from this band. It sounds like a DAW frankenstein of generic instrument samples. Sounds flat and plasticy. Its just gross and its not just the production. Its a production that comes from a set of compositional choices. Even if any of the instrumentation was every played live on this new track, it sounds like it was beat-aligned and sample bolstered and process distressed then polished off to a perfect turd finished in lacquer. Why? Why is this music?
  14. New single is just as godawful and Imagine Dragons-y as the last two abortions of albums. This band is over after Swoon for me. Sad to see that they will likely NOT return to form.
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