Brighter Death Now, Very Little Fun 4xLP
In any case, this album is a monster. Roger Karmanik's latest album as Brighter Death Now, the first since 2008's masterpiece Necrose Evangelicum, is lengthy, taking up 3CDs or 4LPs, but every single second is brilliant, intense, and as dark as anything you'll hear on a metal album. From start to finish, all the bases are covered, as Karmanik seems to cover everything BDN has ever done in what could almost be a retrospective of his career. But as he's always does done, there's groundbreaking stuff going on as well. It may not always be so easy to pick out, as there is so much going on in any given Brighter Death Now track, but if you listen closely, you can hear the hints of innovation. Karmanik has been doing this for so long that even the new sounds reek of familiarity (I mean this in a positive way), but it's impossible to deny that he will never rest on his laurels, always opening up new paths and walking down different roads, even if they are subtly different.
I've never had an easy time writing about this type of music, so I'll stop rambling on, but you should know that this can be had as a 3xCD or 4xLP (can't guarantee the vinyl will be around too long, and it is of course the preferred format - the package in amazing) from Tesco USA.
Posted by Krumbled Kookie at 10/29/2011 08:14:00 PM