Leprous - Malina - album review

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Leprous - Malina - album review

Postby Man Of Much Metal » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:28 am

Hi Everyone,

I guess that a few of you might like Leprous, so I figured you might not object to a link to my full, detailed review:

https://manofmuchmetal.wordpress.com/20 ... um-review/

Enjoy!

Cheers,
Matt
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Re: Leprous - Malina - album review

Postby Sir Exar Kun » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:16 am

Very excited for this album, and your review pretty much nailed my expectations for it. Leprous is one of my favorite bands going today, but I do find myself a little disappointed that they have settled into a somewhat predictable groove, which sounds like it will continue on this album. Both Coal and Congregation were "safe" albums in that the songs started following a bit of a signature format, and became a little predictable. (That being said, though, both albums are GREAT albums, and even though "predictable" the songs are incredibly STRONG.)

The Leprous I initially fell in love with was the Leprous of "Bilateral" which is one of the most eclectic, bizarre, hungry, aggressive and DIVERSE prog metal albums I've ever heard. It was truly a "goosebumps" album when I first heard it, which is a very rare event anymore. I would love to see that sense of raw exploration return to the band, but I also understand it is all but impossible to recapture that magic ever again, as musicians naturally mature just like most other people on the planet.

As always, great review!!!
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Re: Leprous - Malina - album review

Postby Sparky » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:00 am

What, they've released three songs from this already? I dunno - I think Leprous is actually interesting to listen to again for the first time in a few albums.
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Re: Leprous - Malina - album review

Postby Mardoch » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:14 pm

This album feels like a mix of Bilateral and Coal. I like it very much.

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Re: Leprous - Malina - album review

Postby Sparky » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:10 pm

I like this disc more than the last few (although I will have to go back and listen to them). Musically, it's quite good. BUT. Einar's vocal delivery just wears me out. Frankly, that's where I miss the Tall Poppy Syndrome Leprous the most - he was quirky and melodic there, but then...the melodrama and over-emoting took over. I'll listen to this disc again, and perhaps regularly, but it won't be an obsession. Because of Einar.
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Re: Leprous - Malina - album review

Postby Mardoch » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:10 pm

I love his delivery. Tall Poppy is the Leprous disc I can't get into.

To each their own!


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