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Ihsahn E-Card Available

Candlelight records have posted all of the songs from Ihsahn's upcoming album "AngL" online as an e-card. The album can be heard here.

"AngL" will be released in the U.S. on May 27th, and will feature Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth performing guest vocals on the track "Unhealer".

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xFiruath's avatar

Content Manager

1. xFiruath writes:

I broke with Opeth and listened to the tracks they posted online for Watershed, but under no circumstances will I be doing this with the new Ihsahn album. The next five days will be absolute torture while I wait to be able to buy this.

# May 22, 2008 @ 11:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Cynic's avatar

Senior Reviewer

2. Cynic writes:

I will join you on the e-card strike! I actually can't stand when bands do this, why take all the fun out of buying the album? I was mega hyped about Deicide's new album til they streamed it online, lost a sale there haha.

# May 22, 2008 @ 11:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
cruor's avatar

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3. cruor writes:

I am with you guys on the e-card strike. I can wait til this Tuesday.

Cynic was the new Deicide any good?

# May 22, 2008 @ 11:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Terminator's avatar

Reviewer

4. Terminator writes:

i've got it pre-ordered already...and as with the new priest, opeth, IE and metallica among many others, i REFUSE to listen to ANY samples or songs until the albums' release.

i have the same question as cruor regaurding the new deicide.

now playing: death angel - voracious souls

# May 22, 2008 @ 11:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Kalis_wrath's avatar

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5. Kalis_wrath writes:

This is where I go "hu?" What is an e-card? You guys seem against it and that kinda says bad things about them.

# May 22, 2008 @ 11:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Cynic's avatar

Senior Reviewer

6. Cynic writes:

Was it good? Hmm, well the real question is "Is it nearly as good as Stench of Redemption" to which the answer is no. Why they would abandon such a winning formula I've no idea.

They basically threw out all the melody and decided to just make the thing brutal through and through. The problem is that while no songs are bad on the album, none are particularly memorable either. Even Santolla (who is creeping up my fav guitarists list because of TSoR) can't really save it. The writing on the album... hell everything on the album just sounds like a lackluster, slightly more brutal Stench.

# May 22, 2008 @ 11:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Founder, owner & programmer

7. deathbringer writes:

Well ecards are there to give you a taste and hopefully make you want it more. They are good for making sure you don't waste your money too. But if you're already a huge fan, salivating in anticipation, then they are clearly not geared toward you except maybe to whet your appetite.

Although, I agree that I've experienced a sort of let down or lack of anticipation after listening to a few ecards myself.

# May 23, 2008 @ 8:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
xFiruath's avatar

Content Manager

8. xFiruath writes:

Just bought the album and I'm listening to it right now. Expect a review to be forthcoming. It's pretty much everything I could of hoped for and then some. The track with Mikael Akerfeldt on lead vocals - well, it's probably the one and only instance where the term "growling duet" can ever be applied. And yes, if that sounds awesome, that's because it is.

# May 27, 2008 @ 2:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Cynic writes:

f***!

So apparantly my fav record store are c***s, forgetting to order in AngL. And on top of that, because the US supplier only does infrequent shipments, AND they've run out of copies, I have to wait OVER two weeks, maybe three for my copy to arrive.

God damn it. Least from what I've read so far it's pretty spectacular.

# May 27, 2008 @ 9:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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