Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives

Message board

* FAQ    * Search   * Register   * Login 



Reply to topic
Author Message Previous topic | Next topic
Empyreal
The Final Frontier

Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:58 pm
Posts: 22454
Location: Where the dead rule the night
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:37 pm 
 

Carcass - Symposium of Sickness

This is immaculately, insanely good. My favorite track off this one.
_________________
Cinema Freaks latest reviews: Ghostbusters

Top
 Profile  
Cloud0129
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:04 pm
Posts: 167
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:39 pm 
 

Ouroboros - Glorification of Man

Nice blend of Technical musicianship and intense riffs. Deep emotion and atmosphere too.

Top
 Profile  
Earthcubed
The Great Fearmonger

Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 3:44 am
Posts: 3440
Location: eccaira nare epë Anar
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:52 pm 
 

Metal_Detector wrote:
Ilwhyan wrote:
Esoteric - Circle

A couple of glasses of a delicious port, and an evening alone at home, and this song. Contentment defined.


Ah, alcohol, solitude, and sweet sweet Esoteric... I could spend eternity under those conditions. :beer:

Karnivool - Asymmetry

Gorgeous prog rock, like Anathema and Katatonia combined with a dash of Cynic and Tool. Definitely one of my favorites this year.



How does this compare to past releases?



And I 3rd Esoteric and booze. Actually, I'm not a drug user at all, but I'm going to nominate Esoteric and mushrooms because it would probably be awesome.
_________________
iamntbatman wrote:
On Friday I passed an important milestone in my teaching career: a student shat himself

Grave_Wyrm wrote:
like a prehistoric cabbage with a whale boner

Top
 Profile  
ThePoop
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:38 pm
Posts: 665
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:46 pm 
 

Oaks of Bethel - The Spirit Molecule I

Perhaps one of the most accessible songs released by the band yet. If you could even call it that..... Deeply atmospheric, droning and hauntingly beautiful. I assume by the song title that the source of inspiration is DMT. Awesome to have black metal bands taking influence from psychedelics.
_________________
My favorite Carcass album is Swansong.

Top
 Profile  
ThePoop
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:38 pm
Posts: 665
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:46 pm 
 

Oaks of Bethel - The Spirit Molecule I

Perhaps one of the most accessible songs released by the band yet. If you could even call it that..... Deeply atmospheric, droning and hauntingly beautiful. I assume by the song title that the source of inspiration is DMT. Awesome to have black metal bands taking influence from psychedelics.
_________________
My favorite Carcass album is Swansong.

Top
 Profile  
Marag
Veteran

Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:55 pm
Posts: 2771
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:59 pm 
 

Thergothon - The Unknown Kadath In The Cold Waste

meandering and melancholic, this is such a great album to listen when playing Morrowind, by the way
_________________
Acrobat wrote:
it's better to have Lemmed and lost than to have never Lemmed at all..

Top
 Profile  
GuntherTheUndying
Crimson King, Eater of Worlds

Joined: Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:36 pm
Posts: 2800
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:12 pm 
 

:np: Church of Misery- All Hallow's Eve (John Linley Fraizer)

Love this band's style of old-school doom. It's like being stabbed in the gut with EPIC RIFFS.
_________________
Ismetal wrote:
GuntherTheUndying IS THE GAY NUMBER 1, HE DOESNT LIKE TO READ THE TRUTH, SO I THINK THIS PAGE IS FOR GAYS WHO WANTS TO READ MESSAGES LIKE "I LOVE MY BAND", "THEY ARE MY LOVE"

Thrashpit
Last FM

Top
 Profile  
Zelkiiro
Pounding the world with a fish of steel

Joined: Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:30 pm
Posts: 4984
Location: Pennsylvania
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:36 pm 
 

Ys II OVA - Endless History

Dunno where I found this song, but I'm glad I did because it's a great pop song.
_________________
I write anime reviews. All the cool kids read them~ <3
My most recent review: Sound! Euphonium!
Coming up next:
One Punch Man
After that: Death Parade and Eureka Seven

Top
 Profile  
TheRealThing
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:57 am
Posts: 1142
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:50 pm 
 

Today's listens:

Chelsea Light Moving - s/t

Spoiler: show
The new project of Thurston Moore. I'm sure most of you are already aware of the band. This album is so good... Everything from the guitar tones to the drumming to the humorous, inane lyrics to the ridiculous signature Thurston-tunings and -chords. I didn't expect there to be an infusion of Black Metallish sounds in this record, but it doesn't really come as a surprise. The distorted guitar and bass tones are grating and really heavy. Definitely one of my favorite albums of 2013.


Slough Feg - Traveller

Spoiler: show
Of the three Slough Feg albums I've heard (Atavist, Traveller, Hardworlder) this one is my favorite. I realize that there's a lot of Slough Feg that I'm missing, but this is all I have for now. Part of what enthralls me about this album so much is the lyrics/story. The battle of the Vargr is a valiant one, and I find a lot of entertainment in following that journey. As far as musicianship goes, however, each member of the band really shines here. The vocals are spot on, even if Scalzi isn't too happy with them. He sings with such vibrato and might that it's hard to not be sucked into the story and the music. He is definitely my favorite "traditional" heavy metal singer. The drums and guitar lock in on this so tightly that its insane! The galloping rhythms and the syncopated hits are delivered with such precision and might. This is the album that I would recommend to any person who is interested in getting into Slough Feg.
_________________
http://philanselmosface.tumblr.com -- My blog of shitty Phil Anselmo edits

Top
 Profile  
marktheviktor
Metal freak

Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:41 am
Posts: 6918
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:23 am 
 

Right now I am listening to the entirety of Warrior on the Edge pf Time by Hawkwind. This just might be my favorite album of all time. Fuckin' epic goodness. If you're a metalhead who loves vintage prog, you owe it to yourself to get this masterpiece.

Top
 Profile  
maidenpriestmanic
Metalhead

Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:33 pm
Posts: 513
Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:27 am 
 

Lost Horizon Highlander The One

In the mood for some nice epic cheesy EuroPM!!!!!!!! Love those high pitch screams!!!!!!! \m/

Top
 Profile  
g_k
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:35 pm
Posts: 783
Location: NEBRASKA
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:31 am 
 

hawkwind is definitely pretty rad, i need to relisten but i know i enjoyed that album.

Grand Belial's Key - Judeobeast Assassination

this band is awesome, i wish they'd put out something else..
_________________
My Last.FM recommend me nearly anything!

Top
 Profile  
Marmer
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:59 am
Posts: 820
Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:57 am 
 

Tenebris – Only Fearless Dreams - Some Progressive Polish Death Metal.. Surprisingly good.
_________________
Fuck Off And Die!!!

Top
 Profile  
BasqueStorm
Veteran

Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 2:21 pm
Posts: 2947
Location: Turks and Caicos Islands
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:35 am 
 

Beer Baron wrote:
Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
I really love 'The Watchers Monolith', especially from the blasts part

I should listen to this band.

Ancient_Sorrow wrote:
Amorphis - Tales from the Thousand Lakes (album)
First time listening to an Amorphis record, this is fantastically fresh and different - I'd never imagined it sounding quite like this.

It's!

GuntherTheUndying wrote:
:np: Church of Misery- All Hallow's Eve (John Linley Fraizer)
Love this band's style of old-school doom. It's like being stabbed in the gut with EPIC RIFFS.

And this one too!

At The Well from (2012) Neurosis - Honor Found In Decay.
Heavy as fuck!

Top
 Profile  
MARSDUDE
Shitposter

Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:17 pm
Posts: 2056
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:16 pm 
 

Shrinebuilder - Shrinebuilder

Wish we could get a sequel to this.

Top
 Profile  
inhumanist
Metal freak

Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:09 pm
Posts: 5605
Location: 50 Forts Along the Rhine
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:41 pm 
 

Hypocrisy - Penetralia

Fuckin' death metal!
_________________
Under_Starmere wrote:
iHumanism: Philosophy phoned in.
Metantoine wrote:
If Summoning is the sugar of fantasy metal, is Manowar the bacon?

Top
 Profile  
Dave_o_rama
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:54 am
Posts: 545
Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:46 pm 
 

Svartidauði - The Perpetual Nothing

The thread that popped up about this band got me curious, and... holy shit. Can anyone recommend me some stuff similar to this? (Obvious or not, it doesn't matter)
_________________
hippiedrow, on the new Skeletonwitch album wrote:
I remember back when Beyond the Permafrost came out. I was eating a lot of Asian wok-style foods, so now whenever Skeletonwitch is mentioned I get the pleasant taste of noodles in my mouth.

Top
 Profile  
Marag
Veteran

Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:55 pm
Posts: 2771
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:36 pm 
 

Boris - Huge

Fitting name
_________________
Acrobat wrote:
it's better to have Lemmed and lost than to have never Lemmed at all..

Top
 Profile  
Empyreal
The Final Frontier

Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:58 pm
Posts: 22454
Location: Where the dead rule the night
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:31 pm 
 

Verdunkeln - Die Letze Legion

It's hard to say about music like this, which might grow on you, but I think this is really awful right now. I mean seriously?

eh, I can see they had ideas in mind - I just am not grabbed by this at all.
_________________
Cinema Freaks latest reviews: Ghostbusters


Last edited by Empyreal on Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Top
 Profile  
MARSDUDE
Shitposter

Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:17 pm
Posts: 2056
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:52 pm 
 

Jesu - Conqueror

Got this in the mail yesterday. Great album.

Top
 Profile  
693
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:55 am
Posts: 646
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:08 pm 
 

MARSDUDE wrote:
Shrinebuilder - Shrinebuilder

Wish we could get a sequel to this.


I remember that I was really liking this one when it came out. Strangely enough I didn't care much for Kelly's vocals on it. They were kind of misplaced, and too "heavy". And I am saying this as a huge Neurosis fan. Wish he had a different approach to the vocals on this one. Great record none the less. And they did record a follow up, it just haven't been released yet. Probably because of them being busy with the other bands touring/recording.

Top
 Profile  
MikeyC
Official Greeter of Broken Hills

Joined: Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:16 am
Posts: 12520
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:08 pm 
 

Ilwhyan wrote:
Esoteric - Circle

A couple of glasses of a delicious port, and an evening alone at home, and this song. Contentment defined.

That song is too good. One of Esoteric's best.

Brutality_Junkie wrote:
Spastic Ink - Mosquito Brain Surgery

Ron Jarzombek and his brother are GODS and 'Ink Complete' is one of the greatest progressive metal albums of all time. 'Nuff said.

This is the album by Jarzombek, I think. Blotted Science and his solo stuff is good, sure, but Ink Complete is where it's at, and I can't imagine he'll ever top this album, although he's certainly giving it his all! It's not just the guitars, either - the bass and the drums more than fill the criteria of what he's trying to achieve.

Cloud0129 wrote:
Ouroboros - Glorification of Man

Nice blend of Technical musicianship and intense riffs. Deep emotion and atmosphere too.

For sure. Haven't listened to this one in a bit but it's certainly a nice album. The band is good live, too, if you ever get a chance to see them.

Septicflesh - Esoptron

First listen of this one, and I like it. I can't tell if I prefer this one or Mystic Places of Dawn just yet, but more listens of both will reveal that. For now, I am really digging Septicflesh's early output, since for the longest time I've been listening to their later stuff like Communion.
_________________
My collection
The Lions Den wrote:
Just vegan and faggots melo-tech-death for dad's fancy-ass. Fuck!!!

Top
 Profile  
ShaolinLambKiller
King Asshole

Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:10 pm
Posts: 12961
Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:35 pm 
 

Hum: Downward is heavenward


been so damn long since I've listened to this album. it's so good.
_________________
A bunch of mp3s is not a collection of anything.
http://www.cavepaints.com <--Horrid art and musics.
http://www.facebook.com/MaulerCustomCabs <--- huge heavy/loud boxes I build.
http://speedritualrecords.storenvy.com/ Check out my music here

Top
 Profile  
corpsewithoutsoul
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:07 pm
Posts: 161
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:30 am 
 

Laibach - Sila

I can't seem to get enough of this band lately.
_________________
LAST.FM

Top
 Profile  
iamntbatman
Chaos Breed

Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:55 am
Posts: 10000
Location: Tyrn Gorthad
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:38 am 
 

ShaolinLambKiller wrote:
Hum: Downward is heavenward


been so damn long since I've listened to this album. it's so good.


That album is so fucking good. Seriously one of the major long lost classics of 90's rock. Absolutely perfect from start to finish.

Just now finishing up a listen to Helstar's Nosferatu. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiifffffffffffffffffffs!
_________________
Nolan_B wrote:
I've been punched in the face maybe 3 times in the past 6 months


GLOAMING - death/doom | COMA VOID - black/doom/post-rock

Top
 Profile  
The Lions Den
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:12 am
Posts: 1320
Location: Italy
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:55 am 
 

Continuing my Nocturnus trip...

The Key + Thresholds
_________________
"You're all the same, the lot of you, with your long hair and faggot clothes. Drugs, sex…every sort of filth. And ya hate the police, don't ya?"

"You make it easy."

Top
 Profile  
iAm
Wastelander

Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:18 am
Posts: 5782
Location: Waco, Texas
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:07 am 
 

"Csejthe" -
Mordor

One of the few good Funeral Doom bands- but they aren't really comparable to Catacombs, Thergothon, or Mournful Congregation. Really creepy, slow Industrial sounding bits add a nice touch as well.
_________________
Empyreal wrote:
Yup, they ripped off Metal Church. Now that you've solved that mystery, Metallica is now dethroned from their place in metal history and will be safely forgotten forever. Good job!

I hate music

Top
 Profile  
CrushedRevelation
Devil's right hand

Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:47 am
Posts: 5610
Location: The cavern's core
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:28 am 
 

Ascension - Fire And Faith

Excellent black metal. Definitely a firm favourite record this one.
_________________
Not for mercy does the evolution of I progress...

My collection

Top
 Profile  
MutantClannfear
Veteran

Joined: Thu May 27, 2010 12:12 am
Posts: 2717
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:29 am 
 

Tukaaria - "Memories of an Extinct Race"

I only recently discovered this band, but now the face I make whenever listening to them is basically "(づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ". Basically everything I love in black metal - punky rhythms and astonishingly beautiful melodies. Music this good is a big reason why I'm happy with life.

Top
 Profile  
ghost223
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:35 am
Posts: 805
Location: Wisconsin
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:25 am 
 

^Tukaaria are excellent.

Bathory - Flash of the Silverhammer

Always good to wake up and listen to Bathory as the start of my day
_________________
AmishFury wrote:
I used to be a Black Metal musician like you, then I took a knife to the Euronymous

Top
 Profile  
The Lions Den
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:12 am
Posts: 1320
Location: Italy
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:52 am 
 

Exhumed - Anatomy is destiny

goregrind galore awaiting their new album
_________________
"You're all the same, the lot of you, with your long hair and faggot clothes. Drugs, sex…every sort of filth. And ya hate the police, don't ya?"

"You make it easy."

Top
 Profile  
Grief_Of_Adoration
Veteran

Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:30 am
Posts: 3074
Location: Realm Of Logic Decay
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:26 am 
 

:bow: Messiah - Rotten Perish :bow:

Top
 Profile  
Marag
Veteran

Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:55 pm
Posts: 2771
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:45 am 
 

iAm wrote:
"Csejthe" -
Mordor

One of the few good Funeral Doom bands- but they aren't really comparable to Catacombs, Thergothon, or Mournful Congregation. Really creepy, slow Industrial sounding bits add a nice touch as well.

All excellent bands, but I think I prefer Mordor over Catacombs.

np: Forgotten Woods - Overmots Pris
So fucking chilly right now, perfect time to listen to this album
_________________
Acrobat wrote:
it's better to have Lemmed and lost than to have never Lemmed at all..

Top
 Profile  
Empyreal
The Final Frontier

Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:58 pm
Posts: 22454
Location: Where the dead rule the night
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:18 pm 
 

Masterplan - The Game

I'm convinced, this kind of music will be the death of PM as we know it. So bland and unimaginative.
_________________
Cinema Freaks latest reviews: Ghostbusters

Top
 Profile  
Thiestru
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:18 am
Posts: 1545
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:59 pm 
 

Satan - Tears of Blood

Just got 'Life Sentence' this morning, and I hear what all the praise is about. Yet another great 2013 release, and probably in the top 10 albums of the year.
_________________
Zodijackyl wrote:
Anything but undying, eternal praise for Awaken the Guardian is completely wrong and a disgrace to you, your band, family, and Facebook friends list.


If you're interested in hearing my music, it can be found here: http://thiestru.bandcamp.com. Wassail.

Top
 Profile  
metroplex
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:28 am
Posts: 734
Location: Peru
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:05 pm 
 

Asphyx - Asphyx (Forgotten War)

Damn, that main riff is so addictive. My neck hurts.

Top
 Profile  
TheRealThing
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:57 am
Posts: 1142
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:23 pm 
 

ShaolinLambKiller wrote:
Hum: Downward is heavenward


been so damn long since I've listened to this album. it's so good.


Is that one before or after You'd Prefer An Astronaut? Hum's guitar tone is so thick and heavy. It's like Failure on steroids!

I listened to Thergothon's Stream from the Heavens for the first time today and holy shit... it's amazing! I bought it a few months back and since then it's been sitting on the shelf. Until today, that is. The guitars and bass are absolutely crushing! My only complaint is the snare, which sounds like a cardboard box full of pebbles!
_________________
http://philanselmosface.tumblr.com -- My blog of shitty Phil Anselmo edits

Top
 Profile  
iamntbatman
Chaos Breed

Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:55 am
Posts: 10000
Location: Tyrn Gorthad
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:42 pm 
 

It's their last album. As much as I love You'd Prefer an Astronaut, that album really has nothing on Downward is Heavenward. The former is a really great album full of wonderful songwriting and performances, but the latter is an utter masterpiece. Hmm..trying to think of a non-controversial metal parallel...

Imagine if Varg had followed up the Burzum debut with a single album that had all of the best bits of Det som engang var, Hvis lyset tar oss and Filosofem all rolled into a magically cohesive vision, then immediately put an end to the project.
_________________
Nolan_B wrote:
I've been punched in the face maybe 3 times in the past 6 months


GLOAMING - death/doom | COMA VOID - black/doom/post-rock

Top
 Profile  
HamburgerBoy
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:40 am
Posts: 1665
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:46 pm 
 

Griffin - Poseidon Society

I went several years loving the S/T without hearing Protectors of the Lair because of a general sophomore-slump consensus, and on first impression I feel confident in saying they were all wrong. Still has all the fantasy imagery and USPM tropes, just applied a bit more violently.

Top
 Profile  
Grief_Of_Adoration
Veteran

Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:30 am
Posts: 3074
Location: Realm Of Logic Decay
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:26 pm 
 

Bethlehem - Dark Metal

Top
 Profile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic Go to page Previous  1 ... 1318, 1319, 1320, 1321, 1322, 1323, 1324 ... 1757  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: capeda, Sepulchrave, Stillborn Machine, Tezcat and 20 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

 
Jump to:  

Back to the Encyclopaedia Metallum


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group