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Metal_Detector
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:18 pm 
 

Stratovarius - Unbreakable

This really is stunningly good. Kudos to them for overcoming many flops over the years to persevere and release probably their best material ever.

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ShadowKamelot
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:19 pm 
 

a-ha ~ "Take On Me"

My very favorite 80s New Wave band. Their vocalist is incredible.. that NOTE.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:20 pm 
 

Metal_Detector wrote:
Stratovarius - Unbreakable

This really is stunningly good. Kudos to them for overcoming many flops over the years to persevere and release probably their best material ever.


That one has grown on me a lot. I remember not knowing WTF to think of it when it came out - every song sounded like it belonged on a different album. But it's quite a varied palette of Stratovarius's talents. I still think Episode is their classic, but Nemesis (and Elysium) come damn close.

Nightwish - She Is My Sin

My favorite album by em. Inventive guitarwork, cool tone and excellent vocals. Nothing else like it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:20 am 
 

Dark Millenium - Ashore The Celestial Burden

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:21 am 
 

Demilich - The Uncontrollable Regret Of The Rotting Flesh

The second Demilich demo is just plain awesome. The later demos have their songs included on Nespithe so I guess I don't need to check them out.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:15 am 
 

Mortem - The Devil Speaks In Tongues

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:02 am 
 

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Addaura ~ Through the Rain
Really very beautiful and is really helping my mood right now. I've gotta pick these guy's debut up.

I should listen to this!

Skogens Hjärta from (2010) Hypothermia - Skogens Hjärta.
A friend of mine has just recommend me this after been talking about (2005) Shining - IV - The Eerie Cold and I'm enjoying it at first listen.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:24 am 
 

Church of Misery - Killifornia

Rocking doom heaviness, excellent vocals, no lame stoner cliches, damn I'm loving this

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:27 am 
 

BasqueStorm wrote:
HellishHound wrote:
Addaura ~ Through the Rain
Really very beautiful and is really helping my mood right now. I've gotta pick these guy's debut up.

I should listen to this!

Skogens Hjärta from (2010) Hypothermia - Skogens Hjärta.
A friend of mine has just recommend me this after been talking about (2005) Shining - IV - The Eerie Cold and I'm enjoying it at first listen.


You definitely should Basque, really fucking great band!

but anyways np: Iron Maiden ~ Journeyman

I was listening to this one the way home today from class, and fuck what a song. Just really inspiring and fun to sing along to!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:37 pm 
 

Day 2 of '13 Anticipation'

A back-to-back play of Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality & Black Sabbath - Snowblind

Just plain godly music. We'll be singing these hymns in a hundred years, at the Unholy Church of Heavy Metal.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:42 pm 
 

Dawnbringer - Like an Earthquake

I'm on a Dawnbringer binge today. Really effective and recognizable band while remaining quite simple and to the point in the songwriting department. love 'em.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:01 pm 
 

Fates Warning - The Sorceress

I haven't really listened to Fates Warning before, and I can safely say I'm greatly enjoying this first impression.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:48 pm 
 

NP: Nocturnal Rites - In a Time of Blood and Fire

I rarely enjoy Europower (early Helloween, early Blind Guardian and Hammerfall's first being some of the few exceptions), and so didn't listen to Nocturnal Rites for ages, but this is great.

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Nokturnal Mortum - Marble Moon EP

I'm not a big fan of folk in my black metal, and so I've never really bothered checking out NM, but apparently this is their purest BM release, so it's a good starting point for me.

Sorrow - Hatred and Disgust

One of the greatest, yet horrifically underrated death/doom albums ever.

Maranatha - Incarnate EP

Hardcore that's decidedly modern, and which has plenty of breakdowns. By all rights, I should hate it, but it's pretty good.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:51 pm 
 

Nails - Abandon All Life

This album gets a lot of flak, but to me it crushes the fucking universe! Everything about it is face-melting and soul-eviscerating.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:33 pm 
 

Iron Maiden ~ Sanctuary from "Iron Maiden"

"I met up with a stranger last night to keep me alive.
He spends all his money on gambling and guns to survive."

On a massive Maiden kick right, but seriously why is this song so fun haha
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:38 pm 
 

Dark Millennium - Spiritual

Like Symbolic-era Death only years earlier, and much cooler.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:28 pm 
 

Type O Negative - "Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)"

First time hearing this song. I really dig Bloody Kisses.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:43 pm 
 

^yeah, great album. World Coming Down is my favourite, though.

Manilla Road - Cat and Mouse

Their first album is definitely a good one. Like that it's more hard rock oriented and has some psych shit.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:56 pm 
 

The Chasm - Fortress

I don't understand how the these guys aren't famous. They've literally released good album after album. They should be 10x bigger than Deicide.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:01 pm 
 

Minus the Bear
The Fall of Troy

I guess I just wanted to hear a bunch of endlessly noodly light shit.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:30 pm 
 

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The Chasm - Fortress

I don't understand how the these guys aren't famous. They've literally released good album after album. They should be 10x bigger than Deicide.


top 3 death metal band for me.

Graveland - Thunderbolts of the Gods

enjoying this more than his last couple.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:52 pm 
 

Falls Of Rauros ~ The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood.

I really, really like this. USBM from the Northeast but loosely connected to the whole cascadian scene. the guy from Panopticon does drumming on this album I'm pretty sure. The lyrics are awesome and the music is filled with emotion. I'm definitely picking up this cassette.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:25 pm 
 

Evocation- Illusions of Grandeur

A band with basically a solid discography to me. I am waiting for my copy of Illusions of Grandeur CD to show up in the mail.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:40 pm 
 

HellishHound wrote:
Falls Of Rauros ~ The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood.

I really, really like this. USBM from the Northeast but loosely connected to the whole cascadian scene. the guy from Panopticon does drumming on this album I'm pretty sure. The lyrics are awesome and the music is filled with emotion. I'm definitely picking up this cassette.


That album rules! I didn't know that the Panopticon dude drummed on it, but I always thought that the playing on the album was superb. They way the band entwines the acoustic, folky elements with cold black metal is unbeatable! Apparently they did a split with Vestiges that's supposedly good.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:00 pm 
 

TheRealThing wrote:
HellishHound wrote:
Falls Of Rauros ~ The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood.

I really, really like this. USBM from the Northeast but loosely connected to the whole cascadian scene. the guy from Panopticon does drumming on this album I'm pretty sure. The lyrics are awesome and the music is filled with emotion. I'm definitely picking up this cassette.


That album rules! I didn't know that the Panopticon dude drummed on it, but I always thought that the playing on the album was superb. They way the band entwines the acoustic, folky elements with cold black metal is unbeatable! Apparently they did a split with Vestiges that's supposedly good.


Panopticon (not Falls of Rauros) did a split with Vestiges, which is really good (though I need to listen to the Panopticon tracks more, I'm much more familiar with the Vestiges tracks as of now. Still waiting for the pre-orders to ship too). All of those bands are excellent.

NP: Ajna - Ajna

I guess this would be described as ritual ambient. Very tribal sounding due to the flute parts, but still very droney. I think this project is somehow related to Forest Grave as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:13 pm 
 

Shit, that's right. I got those mixed up. Glad to hear the Vestiges tracks are good though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:36 am 
 

TheRealThing wrote:
Shit, that's right. I got those mixed up. Glad to hear the Vestiges tracks are good though.


Yeah, everything Vestiges has done is top-notch in my books.

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Masakari - Live at La Casa

Seeing that I was at this show I was pleasantly surprised when they posted a link on facebook to a full audio recording of their set there. A great band to see live at such a small venue. And you can hear the songs from the nearby radio station coming in through their amps in between songs too.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:11 am 
 

Anaal Nathrakh - In the Constellation of the Black Widow

The most violent song from the most violent band I've ever heard.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:25 am 
 

Týr - Nine Worlds of Lore

One of my favorite tracks from this band, looking forward to (whenever) they a new album.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:53 am 
 

Skepticism - Stormcrowfleet

Epic. As. Fuck.
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Scrambled Defuncts - In Authority of Madness

This is interesting, to say the least. I like it! Utterly ridiculous though, and some of the changes between symphonics and guitar driven madness are just schizophrenic (some done well, some done horribly).
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Gypaetus wrote:
Scrambled Defuncts - In Authority of Madness

This is interesting, to say the least. I like it! Utterly ridiculous though, and some of the changes between symphonics and guitar driven madness are just schizophrenic (some done well, some done horribly).

Yeah, this one is a little bit all over the place. I don't think they've really refined the sound they were going for, but if they persist, I reckon they will. Hackled in Gore is ultimately the best thing they've done, though. That album is a beast.
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MikeyC wrote:
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Scrambled Defuncts - In Authority of Madness

This is interesting, to say the least. I like it! Utterly ridiculous though, and some of the changes between symphonics and guitar driven madness are just schizophrenic (some done well, some done horribly).

Yeah, this one is a little bit all over the place. I don't think they've really refined the sound they were going for, but if they persist, I reckon they will. Hackled in Gore is ultimately the best thing they've done, though. That album is a beast.


Yeah, it's enjoyable but all over the place is a good way of putting it. I've only checked out their latest album so far, mainly thanks to it being mentioned in the Fleshgod Apocalypse thread as a better version of what Fleshgod are aiming for. I'll check out Hackled in Gore though, thanks! :thumbsup:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:38 am 
 

Necrocurse - Grip of The Dead.

Very energetic, very Thrashy Death Metal.
One of my favourites this year

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Honey for Christ - The Final Transition

Thanks to that new review for reminding me how good this is. Pummeling riffing, deep vocals and some catchy, sorrowful melody...very cool.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:15 am 
 

Blind Guardian - A Past and Future Secret

There's nothing like old favorites when you're feeling nostalgic.
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Chapel of Disease - Summoning Black Gods

From one amazing Thrashy Old School Death Metal album to another.
Incredible riffs and solos all through

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:51 pm 
 

40 Watt Sun – Restless

as beautiful as metal can get. some might find painfully repeatative
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:08 pm 
 

Drudkh - The Swan Road

Not my favorite album of theirs that I've heard, but still very good. The guitar solo in 'The Price of Freedom" is awesome.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:29 pm 
 

Autopsy - Shitfun

Relisten to it after many years... what a sick album!
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