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Postby Shodan » 02 Mar 2018, 07:22

The hype is over, only outstanding track is Our Church because of SZP, the rest is the same old dragonborn style, now i wait for an EP with the Heady's remixed and remastered tracks
Club Bizarre (Headhunterz & Noisecontrollers Remix) (Sub Zero Project Kick Edit)
Megasound (Devin Wild Remix)
Psychedelic (Atmozfears Remix)
Last Of The Mohicanz (Remastered)
even How About Now with Wildstylez :p
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Postby timdawes » 02 Mar 2018, 08:24

I doubt that SZP edit of Club Bizarre will ever come out haha. It is a beast though
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Postby macdz » 02 Mar 2018, 08:44

Our Church is magnificent thanks to Sub Zero. The melody wears me out easily, so much! It's a forgettable one. No One Can Stop Us has weak kicks and it's meh all over. I prefer Tonight over this one. Still Standin - I had been waiting for the intro to make myself listen to old good intros filled with HHz's filthy screeches, but it failed cause the kick is not powerful enough. Path of the hunter is fairly cool, its intro bounces properly and that riff at the end wasn't necessary. I've come to realize that I am sick of HHz style. He gotta get himself together again and revamp his style somehow :)
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Postby M3dia » 02 Mar 2018, 09:50

D-Jess:Again, the kicks are very dope in this one, same with the climax :D


This so much! The kicks are great, synths aswell! :fist: :dance: Overall mixdown is kinda meh from time to time as many of you already stated (didn't he say he fixed it in the new studio? :D )...


Crystal2235:extended versions are avaible on hardstyle.com from now _O_


This is the best news for me, I already thought we had to wait another 4 months for everything to be released extended
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Postby The_Creeperz » 02 Mar 2018, 09:52

The Hype is real ! :naughty:
Love the album. My favorites are Still standing (goosebumps when he "raps") and even if we heard it a lot the last weeks Takin it back ist still such a good tune. I will always remember the moment he played it in munich last december! _O_ (L)
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Postby mc2 » 02 Mar 2018, 10:04

macdz:Our Church is magnificent thanks to Sub Zero.

Seriously? Maybe they have listen the track for the first time when willem finished it :p
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Postby Gommes_ » 02 Mar 2018, 10:29

I think it is a good album after hearing it twice but nothing that stands out. This will probabyly
change over time but first time listening didn't blew me away.
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Postby hardstyleprem1um » 02 Mar 2018, 10:31

After listening trough the album i have to say that it's just ok.

The best track for me is No one can stop us now. And i really like the intro in Our Church :fist:

But the thing that bothers me a little is that it sounds not "clean", and that ruins it for me a little bit.
And most of the tracks sounds like he is just "playing it safe" and not improving his sound.

So just ok this time,but curious to see what he will make for the future :)
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Postby d2kx » 02 Mar 2018, 11:58

I really like this (mini) album. Not a single track I dislike which is rare. I am especially a sucker for Rescue Me right now tbh
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Postby Emre » 02 Mar 2018, 12:03

#1 track on this gotta be Path Of The Hunter for me. FUCK _O_

Really love the Scantraxx Rootz-ish vocals in Still Standin'. Rescue Me is a nice atmospheric euphoric track, No One Can Stop Us Now is EPIC (though I like Tonight better). Our Church is really good aswell. Nothing average about this album, don't understand those posts. You can not like this but it's far from average. Production quality also clean as fuck except maybe for the 'raw/unclean edges' in some tracks' mixdown but I deffo think that's on purpose. The interludes don't really add a lot for me, like his 24/7 mysterious approach and thematic sound but just gimme more music instead of interludes. :naughty: Destiny, Takin It Back - heard them too many times already.

All in all, awesome album _O_
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Postby Encore » 02 Mar 2018, 12:33

Got it all morning on repeat (L) the storylines in between are breathtakin’ Still standing my favorite one. No one can stop us & rescue me on second place. So good :)
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Postby Qobalt » 02 Mar 2018, 12:44

Dunno, bought wav extended mixes, no questions regarding mixdown here... it's nice and clean
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Postby Alex149 » 02 Mar 2018, 12:56

Neko:Really liking this album, apart from the not-so-clean mixdown here and there but I can ignore that.
"Path of The Hunter" and "Our Church" are both exceptionally good! Both tracks caught me by surprise so big ups to heady.
When I heard "No One Can Stop Us Now" I immediatly thought about star wars episode 7... That movie kinda was Episode 4 but in new, so is "No One Can Stop Us Now" (With "Tonight" ofc). Beautiful work.
But I dont need those interludes either. Those dont add anything to the album


Bad mixdown? :?

OT: Mini-Album is great AF. This storytelling is exactly what I love in Hardstyle.
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Postby solarized » 02 Mar 2018, 13:14

  1. Intro - Bit of choirpath, erm, thats it. I can't really give this a rating
  2. Rescue Me (w/ Sound Rush) - I got bored with this. It's like Willem's gone away, come back and just resumed the slightly-above-average stuff he was doing just before he left. More chanting/choirpaths. Sorry not a great fan 5/10
  3. The Truth (interlude) - I literally didn't realise this was a separate track whilst listening. Loves a good chant though does Willem.
  4. Takin' It Back - This is better. Gets me moving this does. It's bouncy, which is what I expect from a Headhunterz track and it's got a decent melody. Definitely one of the better tracks he's done since his comeback. 8/10
  5. No One Can Stop Us Now (w/ Wildstylez & Noicesontrollers) - A lot of these sounds are taken from World of Madness and the vocals sound like Tonight. This track literally sounds like World of Madness Tonight 2. It's a decent enough melody and gets me going but it's nowhere near the level of Tonight. 7/10
  6. Destiny (Cinematic Edit) - I love the atmosphericy bits he's added on. They definitely add to the track and give it a better feeling. I like Destiny anyway but it's still the same problem as Rescue Me. It's like the same style as tracks he made just before he left and it's just good. I'ts not brilliant. 7/10
  7. Still Standin' - Ok this one took me by surprise. Love that intro. THAT KICK! Holy christ. This is the best track of the album so far. Not so sure about his silly gangster vocals. Willem's about the tamest person i've ever seen in my life. Great melody, fantastic kick. Properly got me going. For sure, this is the best track since his comeback and possibly for a year or 2 before as well 9.5/10
  8. Path of The Hunter - Lovely atmospheric intro. The midintro sounds like he's trying too hard to be Sub Zero Project which is a bad thing. The break has some more lovely atmospheric japanese chanting (loves a good chant does WIllem). The melody is pretty awesome. Sounds like a proper Headhunterz melody. The climax is frigging awesome as well. This sounds like a Headhunterz track should sound. I like this quite a lot (L) it's not as good as Still Standin' though. 9/10
  9. Eye of The Storm (interlude) - just some inspirational words. Glad it's not more chanting this time
  10. Our Church (w/ Sub Zero Project) - When i first heard this, the other day, I wasn't impressed. Now i've heard it in context of this EP, it sounds better. Still not amazing. That midintro is classic SZP. The melody is once again in the newer style of Headhunterz (same as Rescue Me and Destiny) but that SZP kick makes it a better track. It's a decent enough track. 7/10

The whole EP averages at 7.5 which is good but not brilliant. Compare this to Pursuit of Thunder, which is only 2 tracks more and the differene is marked. Marco has much more quality. For me, from Willem, I expect more than 2 tracks in 10 to be rated at 9+. He is the best ever. I'd say this release is clearly good, but not quite at the top level we expect. Still Standin' though. What a track.

Also, Willem loves a good chant
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Postby NYU » 02 Mar 2018, 13:33

In absolute love with Still Standin' . Easily the best track on this album. What a FUCKING melody :dance:
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