New Epoch - Goth Trad
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  • Summary: This is the fourth solo album for the Japanese dubstep artist, Takeaki Maruyama.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. May 18, 2012
    80
    I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up as the best dubstep album released this year.
  2. May 18, 2012
    80
    Sleek, confident and totally captivating, New Epoch is bound to attract interest and even incite excitement in those who might have thought the 140 BPM form outmoded and uninteresting.
  3. New Epoch, Goth-Trad has adopted a patience, openness and attention to detail that feels indebted to the more intricacy-focused realms of bass music and techno, but retains the sweaty, oxidized exhalations of muscled jungle rhythms.
  4. May 18, 2012
    70
    This is brink-of-apocalypse dubstep, wringing your guts with its internal tension rather than banging you over the head - without being didactic.
  5. May 18, 2012
    50
    Just because Goth Trad now plays within comfortable parameters doesn't mean that New Epoch is a bad album,however it's more disappointing than it might have been had it not come from an artist who has a high pedigree for experimentation and purports to be mapping out a new identity for his homeland.