Most Consistent Band in Metal
They Continue to Deliver the goods album after album where as most bands veer off try something soft & fail. A Great Band to see LIVE as well.
These dudes have been stepping it up for years, This album is incredible. Great concept amazing riffage. Cleanest sweeps I’ve ever heard. Drums & vocals are stellar keyboards are perfect blend to the overall vibe of everything. Why is this dude not on the cover of Guitar World also ?
BOO continues to deliver
Great album front to back! Sumerian 2019 off to a killer start!
I'll keep giving this a chance. Curious what direction they go in. Hearing a lot of techno loops rather than the Djent/Technical metalcore. TBD...
An enjoyable listen
A solid album, wish more was on the album though.
If you don't like BOO you are not one with the Djent
So far, pretty good.
*UPDATE* I have listened now three times through ‘The Simulation’. It’s part one of TWO short albums this year by BoO. It’s a very well done album. I think it’s quite a mixture of sounds from BoO, who has mastered a mix between riffs and ideas from The New Reign, The Discovery, and Soul Sphere.
They touch into new territory with an increase in synths in a few tracks, which works out overall well, especially on Under The Gun- the best song on the album. Fabulously catchy chorus, good riffs, nice bass-synth-vocal section. That’s the atmosphere many BoO fans want to hear!
The two least interesting songs to me are The Accursed and Analogs in A Cell. We’ve heard these songs before and in the latter, the skill of appreciation is appreciated, but not particularly memorable.
That said, they aren’t skip over songs.
Disconnectome sounds like something off TNR, absolutely nailing the “....REANIMATE!” Riff riff atmosphere “...WE HAVE A SECRET!..” The song ends with synth siren-girl vocals we’ve come to Love off TD.
Cycles of Tragedy is another highlight. Great pacing, a bit of clean-dirty vocals, synth, a great solo to end the song. Sounds like it was a SS song.
The most ‘unique’ song off the album has to be One Without The Other! Just listen to it and you’ll see what I mean. It’s a wonderful break from the 00-000-0-000-0-00 9^-00. A nice short bass-synth-drum section also occurs.
Overall, it’s a very strong release. There is a strong sound from their previous album still, which is kind of BoO’s now trademark sound, but with enough interesting parts to keep us all listening and having fun, and that’s what counts.
Short, but oh so sweet!!!
I know, I know... only 8 songs and 26 minutes. Who cares?! It's a solid album with no fillers. There is a short song that serves as an interlude before hitting you in the face with "Analogs in a Cell" and man does it hit! They tried some new things while keeping their sound that they've Tomorrow We Die Alive and it works nicely! This band really has found their sound and running with it. More than a few bands out their could take some notes from these guys; the biggest being that trimming the fat and leaving out filler songs is a better choice more often than not!
Only E I G H T songs??
By No name Willie
Did they call this one in? Only 8 songs? 28 minutes of music? Really? Too busy to finish up an album?
I'm confused. Did I purchase the wrong version or something?
By Lucas boom boom pow
I dig it but probably wouldn’t consider it rock. More metal feelings to me 🤒