Originally Posted by Reaper16
I listened to Intrinsic earlier in the year, but rarely found myself wanting to return to it. It sort of ended up in the same position for me as Ne Obliviscaris' Portal of I in that they are albums that, on paper, I should be totally into. But something didn't connect fully for me, and the album never got past "appreciation" and into "love."
Also, I liked the new Katatonia OK but was more disappointed in it than anything. High expectations, I guess.
I can respect those opinions, Anathema
has always been in that "Portal of I" position for me. In regards to Katatonia, I felt like their effort did not exactly advance them from their sounds in TGCD and NITND, but I still enjoyed it nonetheless.
As always, fantastic list, Reaper. Loved the inclusions of Alcest, Panopticon, Devin Townsend, Seers and Enslaved.
I also made a note to check out Kamelot and Mgla's new releases.