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shouvince
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:47 am 
 

Orodruin - Pierced by Cruel Winds
Doooooom. A bit of trad doom in this. Anywho, these guys need to put out another full length. It's been awfully long since 'Epicurean Mass'

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:22 am 
 

Aosoth - Temple Of Knowledge

Fuck!! So unbelievably good! I MUST have all their albums now...
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Lord_Brendan
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:16 am 
 

Nuit Noire - Nuit Blanche :lol:

Don't know why I love this stuff
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:18 am 
 

Ocean Machine - Death Of Music

So powerful, and emotional from ol 'eavy Devy. A seriously inspired and monstrously evocative track. As an album, Biomech is pretty much perfect.
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BasqueStorm
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:14 am 
 

CrushedRevelation wrote:
Blut Aus Nord - Liber I -II
More savage than the Sect(s) trilogy, but no less atmospheric and twisted. Nice to have this on cd finally too.

I must check out this material.

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Will they be able to top The Voice Of Steel?
Not sure but if they do it will be Godly. To be honest I love all their stuff except To the Gates Of Blasphemous Fire.

Wow! I think you're right! (1997) Nokturnal Mortum - To The Gates of Blasphemous Fire is my least favourite too.

Ad Astra from (1997) Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale.
Those keys!

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Lord_Brendan
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:47 am 
 

Dark Tranquillity - Yesterworld

Always been a big fan of this band, new and old. This was one of their best early songs
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doomicus
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:28 pm 
 

Thevetat - Transmigration of Souls

Picked up their demo, Disease to Divide, on a whim based on the cover art and later discovered the connection to Ceremonium via Thomas Pioli. It's definitely solid death metal, albiet nothing that hasn't been heard before. Will be on the look out for whatever the band happens to put out in the future.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:40 pm 
 

Therion - Via Nocturna, off Deggial

"Regal" and "triumphant" are two words that come to mind when listening to this.
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colin040
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:57 pm 
 

Black Sabbath - Anno Mundi

By far the best song of the Tony Martin era. From the peaceful intro to the grooving verses to the AMAZIG OVER-THE-TOP chorus. The little interlude is put right in between to sort of cut down the emotional intensity before it goes back to the madness this tune possesses. Flawless in every possible way.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:15 pm 
 

Cage The Elephant - Melophobia

Came in the mail today! Time for a listen
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:16 pm 
 

Shroud of The Heretic - Revelations In Alchemy

Massive album this is. More people need to listen to this crushing Death Metal masterpiece

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raumr
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:38 pm 
 

Nargaroth - A Whisper Underneath The Bark Of Old Trees

This song is so beautiful. From around 4:30 until the end... Oh, those synth parts that come in! It's the type of song you can immerse yourself into, and just drift away.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:50 pm 
 

BasqueStorm wrote:
Ad Astra from (1997) Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale.
Those keys!

Arcturus day for me! I listened to (1997) Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale and (2002) Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors this morning.

Shipwrecked Frontier Pioneer from (2005) Arcturus - Sideshow Symphonies.
I REALLY like this album!

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Burnyoursins
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:31 pm 
 

The Cult - Fire Woman

Well, definitely not a metal release, but definitely one of the best rock releases ever. Fucking Ian Ashbury, man. Dude rocks the mic.
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Cicatrice
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:31 pm 
 

NP: Gris - Il était une forêt...

One of my favorite, if not my favorite, black metal albums.
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MARSDUDE
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:32 pm 
 

Manilla Road - Spiral Castle

Yeah! The SPIRAL CASTLE

Edit: Gotta say, after not hearing the album in ages, Throne Of Lies really fits.
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CrushedRevelation
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:00 pm 
 

Beer Baron wrote:
Shroud of The Heretic - Revelations In Alchemy

Massive album this is. More people need to listen to this crushing Death Metal masterpiece


Yes, this is on my to buy list indeed.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:29 am 
 

Toxik - Think This

First time hearing this-- awesome intro, though it was ruined by that whole 'mingling voices' gig it had going toward the end. Unfortunately, the rest of the song was an absolute fucking disappointment.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:45 am 
 

Both Toxik albums were underwhelming to me as well, although the Think This title track is my favorite of theirs.

Corum - Cry for Help

Completely legitimate prog/thrash from 2000. A trio with a guitarist that almost performs the occasional keys and shares singing duties with the bassist, and at their best they almost sound like a thrash metal Sparks or something. This is one of more "normal" tech-thrash songs, but still nice and crunchy. People with interest in that kind of thrash (especially early 90's Mekong Delta and Thought Industry) should give them a shot.

http://www.corumnet.com/index.html?doc= ... racks.html

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:48 am 
 

Forbidden - Dragging my Casket
great song,very melodic and groovy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:51 am 
 

Man Must Die - No Tolerance For Imperfection

This fucking rips your spine out! Can recommend this to every modern death metal fan!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:47 pm 
 

Carnifex - Dragged into the grave

not entirely awful for a Deathcore band,i've definitely heard worse than this,this shit is groovy and doesn't get lost in neverending change of riff patterns.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:38 pm 
 

Alcest - Voix sereines

I finally got their new album earlier this week. It's pretty good, but it's probably my least favourite album overall.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:46 pm 
 

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That would also be my preferred format (we're posting on a metal forum aren't we?), but I am fairly partial to other instruments like piano or saxophone as well.

Strings and some electronic arrangements I like (but in small doses). Personally, I want to see power metal with a lot of electronic elements - like recent Blood Stain Child gone power metal. I've heard some doujin stuff do that though. There is some Russian band called Hammerforce that does this, but I thought they sucked.

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That's also been my experience with most of my favorite bands. Those youtube thumbnails call to me or something. :lol:

Hell, album covers, band pictures, anything. I find bands via twitter and concert posters over there too. Sometimes I check out bands by who's talking to who over there (Japan's scene seems to be pretty tight). Most of this stuff I couldn't find on mp3 even if I wanted to, so I've been buying stuff based on very little to go on - for the most part, I've been pretty lucky so far.

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You're killing me over here man. Thanks to you, I've got like 5-10 more artists I want to check out, but I can't just blow a bunch of money on albums like I really want to.

hehe I could namedrop stuff like crazy :P But yeah, it sucks how expensive shit is over there. I use HMV Japan for larger orders, and places like S.A. Music or Disk Heaven for smaller orders.

Their scene seems pretty healthy at the moment. There's a LOT of good up and coming bands, plus some ones from the mid 00's resurfacing and releasing good albums: eg, Longinus, Prophesia, etc

This will pass most people by, mainly due to the language barrier, Engrish/bad accents, and I find a lot of this stuff has a pretty high learning curve. Internationally speaking, I think Japan's scene will always be a niche market (yet it manages to be completely self-sustaining).

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New Legend was the first song by Galneryus that I heard (and it's still one of my favorites, I bought One for All – All for One based off of just that one PV; definitely a good buy) and I certainly wasn't expecting those vocals. Would be interesting to hear.

Kizuna was the first song that hooked me, New Legend was the second. I think I like Everlasting a bit more than that one now though. I can't wait for their older stuff to arrive in the mail, I should've bought those aeons ago!

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I think it's because the general picture of a handsome male is more on the feminine, slender side as opposed to the usual “manly, man” picture you have over here in the west. So counter-culture (or ex-counter-culture anyway) stuff sort of pushed that further. But yeah, you really get used to it after awhile and it stops being surprising.

Things seem so weird over there, I wonder if things over here are going to start to seem really boring? Like, they put a pretty strong emphasis on presentation over there, whereas over here its normally pretty bland or non-existent. Like, I've always had a tendency towards weird/experimental shit, and I think I'm getting my ass handed back to me on a platter haha

I've found a lot of power metal over there (esp. in the doujin camp) that's really fucking weird. And it doesn't sound forced either - over here, such things would sound totally forced, over there they don't even break a sweat. In fact, it sounds rather genuine/endearing.

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Well, that's another to add to my list. Looks like I'll be into Japanese power metal for at least another year. Looks like they have a new album coming up soon as well. I really like that last track too; it's quite interesting.

"Chronostrings" I can't wait for (my next uber-priority). The album cover is really neat. Then again, I like power metal album covers over there a lot more than the crap over here.

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NP: Galneryus – Destiny

This is the epic on Resurrection, and it's nothing short of amazing. God, that middle section.

Indeed, one of my favorites by them. That song (along with some of Light Bringer's stuff) may have turned me on to the bass guitar. The bass/guitar tapping solo is insane, plus I like how the drumming goes along with Syu's guitars perfectly. Actually, Junichi is pretty underrated, IMO - he wastes most power metal drummers. Mind you, a side of me would rather put Galneryus in prog metal than power metal.


My Material Season "Awaking to the Piano Dramatic"

Pretty nice melodeath - I think I prefer this to their first 2 albums.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:04 pm 
 

The Falll of Every Season - Amends

Very few vocalists can match this guy's cleans and growling combo.
He's also a very good musician, competent in both metal and the soft emotional stuff

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:12 pm 
 

http://dephosphorus.bandcamp.com/album/ ... -solemnity

Everyone's favorite astrogrind band's 2014 album. Perfectly jizz-inducing for anyone who likes to put on Abyssal and beat it to their tonality. But much faster.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:51 pm 
 

Edguy – All the Clowns

Happiest song ever?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:15 pm 
 

Streaming Plebeian Grandstand: Lowgazers


this album... well it's straight up Deathspell Omega ripped. Not as layered but def influenced. i can see why all of a sudden a bunch of newbies are bitching in the blacklist thread asking why they had been blacklisted. So far this album is pretty good evidence. Nothing prior to it was metal based though good.

But those people also don't realize it's not released yet.
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Fukpig: This World Is Weakening


This is basically a re-recording of the album 3 as the full band and with a couple of extra songs.

This is what 3 should've sounded like. So full and great. 3 really sounded like a rush job on everything really weak even the vocals. This one is fucking thick and vicious.
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Behemoth - ΠΑΝ ΣΑΤΥΡΟΣ

Thellema.6 greatness.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:58 am 
 

Forbidden - Forbidden Evil

Working graveyard shift and jamming out.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:34 am 
 

Voivod - War and Pain

Nightshifting

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:22 am 
 

Edguy – Jerusalem

Great album, really getting into it
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:30 am 
 

Katechon: Man Got Giant


Just some great black metal that's not long winded but the songs feel longer than what they are in a good way. Love this shit.
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Tad Morose - Clearly Insane

Bludgeoning battering ram of a track - heavy as fuck!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:34 am 
 

Edguy - Tears of a Mandrake.

As I was reading the thread about Edguy's new record I felt like listening to this album. Total greatness, this album feels like going to the theater.
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Tzun Tzu: St


This is how brutal death metal should be. chaotic suffocating and not all focused on slams and shit. Also that nice twisting churn a lot of Australian bands seem to just develop in their riffing styles.
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Manilla Road - Atlantis Rising

Back to the beginning (of the reunion/revival/reincarnation of MR). I remember loving the hell out of this album.
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Heresiarch - Wælwulf

Dropped to my knee's and fell to my face due to the intensity. What is Teitanblood going to do? Cause internal hemorrhage and organ implosions?

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Lord_Brendan wrote:
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When I visited Lithuania two years ago I bought Auka seniems dievams
, which is the previous album. A quite good work of pagan metal, I loved the clean vocals, they add an extra touch of majesty Its the album you mention very different? because as far as I know they have changed of style in the last works.


I actually havn't heard the older stuff enough to give much info on that, but supposedly they did change a lot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUyRIfig8TA Paskutine Akimirka

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUtHvaV5o7A Devyniaragis


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Meads Of Asphodel - My Psychotic Sand Deity

I love the twists and turns in this album. The female vocals are beautiful
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