Even if your lead singer can make his voice sound like the most bowel-blasting bloody diarrhea ever, at the end of the day, the ability to play really complicated shit on your instrument really, really fast isn’t that impressive if what you just played made no impression on the listener.In other words: just because you seem “tough” doesn’t necessarily make you any less ridiculous than Yngwie of De Ville or whatever other EVH wanna-be you’re so ready to ridicule.The best thing I can tell you is just to listen to a wide array of bands and pick out what you like.
You were expecting Brutal Death, it's very fast Death metal, but that it's not something you can denote as bad.
(Impressive live too) So because people say this album is amazing and you don't like it as much you set it to a lower rating?
Practice so you can endure 12 hrs of playing, so an 8 hr shift won’t kill you.
Drummer Comments: I have recently started working on groove playing. Learning these grooves is more difficult than one may think.
Spending two hours on a simple groove, focusing on feel, tempo, NOT hitting too hard………
in doing this, I find my practice mentality is strengthened.That’s why Steve Smith, drummer of Journey (a rock band) is now one of the worlds premier jazz drummers. Don’t just practice death metal for death metals sake……. The song is, in and of itself, a reason to own this album – ’cause as good as the rest of the disc is, it blows away every other song you’ve heard up to this point, every other song Origin has ever written, and maybe every other tech-death song you’ve heard in recent memory.The bad news is that this is the song every other Origin song will be judged against from now until the end of time; the good news, it’s the song all of their peers will now be judged against as well. I love the idea of technical death metal, but the only band I've been able to actually get into is Origin.I think it's because their songs follow a conventional song structure - while many (if not most) other bands use start-and-stop riffs, dissonant melodies, and other such things, Origin sounds like they play "normal" metal, just in a really technical way. I posted to a comment below but Henker is the band that sounds like Origin the most to me. v=Cy S1BSPK5Mc There is a drumming section in the self titled song that is absolutely insane as well. Origin is my favorite band, and I've been struggling to find anything that scratches the same itch that they do. Let me know if you find another band you like, I'd be interested too!Don't get me wrong, everyone has their own tastes and i respect that.But lets see here, if you've heard any other releases of Origin, then you should know better than to expect straight up BDM from them.I think it's going to be like that now, too - I might start out listening to bands like Origin, but, given time, I'll start digging the less conventional bands, too :)EDIT: Wow, Vale of Pnath is amazing. This is a good album, maybe a little overrated - but the speed, especially the drums is impressive - and also probably the only thing about this album and Origin in general that stands them out from other average death metal bands. This is the lowest rating or most opposed point of view i have yet seen for this album.