vrijdag 14 december 2012

Number 18

 

Number 18 

“They cast their silver into the streets, and their gold is like an unclean thing. Their silver and gold are not able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord.” Ezekiel 7:19

These three guys turned in a bit of a puzzle for our inadequate but heartfelt List; a tiny head scratcher so to speak. But since some of you only voted for one of them or even separately and rating one higher than the other one. I ran with that suggestion. And for the ones that voted for them together; those points got divided evenly. Aha; so now you already know which Italians occupy Number 18 with their spacey, groovy and top heavy doom that is both atavistic and visceral. Meant to be listened to in one entire session the guys delivered two albums this year. This one is meticulously build; like an intricate clockwork of riffs, rhythms and rumbling drums without ever destroying their very own complex mechanisms. So, one of them we find on 18; but which one is it and has the other one made the list also?! 


Ufomammut - Oro: Opus Alter 


6 opmerkingen:

  1. Yes; dig those two thingies; but not as much as their former pieces of gold!

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  2. Since it's all supposed to be a single 90 minute song, I'd say a vote for one is a vote for both, and shoulda been combined! Hard to imagine Eve being surpassed, but I think they did it.

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  3. It's of course a matter of taste, but for me they surpassed not at all Eve and Idolum. Opus Primum disappointed, and Opus Alter went luckily again the right direction. I would be surprised if Opus Primum made the list ..... but one never know. I'm not astonished they made the top 20, as even Major Kong did so. I rank my listenings from 0 to 5 stars: Major Kong received 1 star, Ufomammut Oro Opus Primum 1, Oro Opus Primum 3, The Sword also 3. But none of them all even reached my top 50 for 2012. But as already said: it is good that tastes differ. Up to 17!

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  4. Ahum ;-) -> Oro Opus Alter 3 stars, out of 5, but not in my top 50. Damn ctrl+c in above message!

    Btw, I hope my French brothers are still in the running for n°1. Bubba? I prefer to know the answer before 21/12, héhé %).

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  5. Haha! Indeed; if we want to be sure what the number 1 is; I reckon it should be posted no later than 23:59 on December 20th. Who knows right!? ;)

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