I meant epic, referring to The Dark Third, where the drums were played with an almost orchestral flair. Where there would be big prominent crashes, instead of prolonged cymbal rolls and fills. And where the rhythms would have this steady pulse, but always building somehow with the rest of the song as in Voices In Winter and The Intention Craft. I specifically remember hearing the opening tracks to that disc for the first time and being amazed by the sense of space the rhythms evoked.
I know what you mean - VIW has great drums (though some of them are clearly programmed) and also the Exact Colour has some awesome rhythm parts. But I like a lot of the drums in the later albums too - Victorious Cupid is a personal favourite for drums, that was the first PRR song Paul recorded I believe. And obviously fight fire is great, not too mention the sheer epicness of the drums in Open Insurrection (esp the first half, but also going into the second) and plenty of other bits in H&A.
Post by the dark fourth on Nov 8, 2010 2:24:13 GMT
Funny you should say AVO is great "from the start" - I was actually going to say that the rhythm of the first 30 secs of Les Malheurs is really cool, though the drums for most of the song are fairly standard. I can never stop my head bopping when I hear it!
Les Malheurs has a killer groove to it. Instrumentally it's not really that ambitious, but the vocals and melody are absolutely spot on. Still today I can listen to it and it sounds every bit as fresh as when AVO came out.
I think Black Mourning is as close as we get to it on H&A, but Les Malheurs just pips it IMO.