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Folkemon_
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:08 am 
 

Sonata Arctica - Ain't Your Fairytale

The pack they always feared is back
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:49 pm 
 

Tears of Tragedy "Continuation of the Dream"

Really nice so far, but this is brickwalled to fuck. :(
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exi
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:27 pm 
 

Woods of Desolation - Withering Field

The whole new album sounds brilliant!

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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:50 pm 
 

falconer - lord of the blacksmiths

saccharine chorus ftw
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Paganbasque
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:05 am 
 

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Glad to see some Tenhi love! That is indeed an interesting and worthwhile compilation. Tenhi is such a good band.

Yeah, it's!

Just finished (2013) Deafheaven - Sunbather.
Listened once this because of a friend's rec. Too post rockish for me.

Darkness Flows Towards Unseen Horizons from (2013) Inquisition - Obscure Verses For The Multiverse.
That's better but I still miss fast Inquisition while listening to this.



I really liked Deafheaven´s debut, it contains some great tunes, this sophomore album is theoretically more or less the same, but something doesnt work for me.


We made god-The Start is a Finish Line

Nice post-rock from Iceland. The debut album is very good though my favourite song of these guys is contained in the digital ep.

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The Infamous Bastard
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:23 am 
 

Listening to some classic stuff, specifically Raven's "Wiped Out" currently, which is just too brilliant. 3 reviews, all 100% in MA speaks something.

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Paganbasque
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:43 am 
 

Menhir-Die Auserwählten

Die Ewigen Steine is an awesome debut of the best pagan metal.

Is the band still active? 7 years since the last album is too much.

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Zelkiiro
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:19 pm 
 

Momoe Yamaguchi - Ai no Twilight Time

This woman is a legend.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:17 pm 
 

Satan's Host - Dichotomy, off Virgin Sails

So glad that this record finally got to see the light.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:25 pm 
 

Grave Miasma - Exalted Emanation

Not bad so far.
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Rainbow Demon
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:27 pm 
 

Razor- Mosh :headbang:

Oh, look it's the fellas from Razor :lol:
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Yayattasa
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:57 pm 
 

Kazik Na Żywo - Nie zrobimy wam nic złego

The kind of Rap metal that I can surely enjoy
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BreedingtheSpawn
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:15 pm 
 

Hypocrisy- Osculum Obscenum CD

A solid album overall prefer Osculum Obscenum over Penetralia. Next Up on the playlist is Amon Amarth- Once Sent from the Golden Hall.

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ModusOperandi
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:04 pm 
 

Monstrosity - Imperial Doom

Classic early technical death metal as it was intended. Millennium often gets the due praise and rightfully so, far be it from me to take anything away from such a stunning album, but this remains my choice as their crowning achievement. Rough around the edges compared to other Morrisound productions at the time (Death's Human comes to mind,) but every instrument is audible and appropriately, ahem, vicious. Rubin and Gobel's slashing riffs, Van Erp's punchy basslines, Corpsegrinder in his formative years, and an intense Harrison commanding every performance from behind the kit. Slightly sloppy at times, surprisingly, but the sense of urgency is consistent in every song and his creativity is obvious from the onset. If there was ever an album from its time that deserves a proper reissue, this might be it. No tinkering with levels, no twisting of knobs, just straightforward and hot from the presses.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:53 pm 
 

Apoptose: "Ba-137m"


I have absolutely no idea what the inspiration behind this song is (or what the title means), but I've always thought it sounds like the universe exploding into existence, as long as you ignore the dialogue about 2 or 3 minutes into it. The second half is especially great.
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Huldrelok
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:25 am 
 

Scariphyx - Lone Pine

Great band for after my 'early Rotting Christ' obsession.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:19 am 
 

Carnage - Blasphemies of the Flesh

Killer, pummeling Swedeath. Can't believe I missed this shit all these years...fun as hell. And with some of the best cover art the genre ever had.
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Paganbasque
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:20 am 
 

Elffor-Rare Woods

The most medieval ambiented/Summoning influenced album of this amazing project, I love the initial melody.

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Tot_alVital
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:48 pm 
 

Hypothermia - Gråtoner
Sida B

No words needed.
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MARSDUDE
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:40 pm 
 

Black Sabbath - 13

Enough time has passed since the last listen. I'm digging. A lot.

Edit: I think I know why. Because, despite Rubin initially wanting the band to 'write the next Paranoid' or whatever, they clearly have decided to draw from the entire Ozzy Sabbath catalogue of riffs. Some parts make me think of Never Say Die! (a personal favourite)-- which, I've also noticed, the band seems to be embracing more lately.
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forestcorpse
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Joined: Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:06 pm
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:06 pm 
 

Deceased - Missing A Pulse

I can't descripe how fucking awesome this is!

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inhumanist
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:10 pm 
 

Enslaved - Niunda Heim

Early Enslaved is the shit.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:50 pm 
 

Asphyx - Embrace the Death

Had been put off Asphyx by a few initial forays into The Rack, just didn't do much for me (largely due to Van Drunen's vocals), but this material is a lot more to my liking. Uncompromising, baleful, filthy death metal with pretty killer guitar tone. It ain't pretty but it swings a hefty hammer.
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Huldrelok
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:41 am 
 

Started off the evening with some filthy black/death, and got around to listening to Wrathprayer's album for the first time... not bad, not too impressed though, going to have to listen again to get a good feel for it. Album's like that never reveal themselves fully on the first listen, I know that for a fact.

Have been listening to tons of Sacriphyx recently, so I decided to put on my Rotting Christ vinyls. Starting off with the Αποκαθήλωσις compilation, and I've gotta say this is incredible music, and a just as a incredible packaging job by NWN! The booklet is very well done and written, the gatefold cover has some excellent artwork coupled with the excellent lyrics on the inside. Just makes it feel so complete and like a true piece of history that I can revisit (even though I was born in '91). Was so pleased with the whole thing I just had to give more praise to NWN!

Rotting Christ - The Fourth Knight of Revelation

Have a great friday the 13th everyone!!! Let the darkness flow
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dragmire
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:45 am 
 

DeadSquad – Fire (Jimi Hendrix Cover)

Jimi could make a cover better than the original. DeadSquad can't.
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Ancient_Sorrow
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:50 pm 
 

Hail of Bullets - The Desert Fox

The new album is extremely good, but still doesn't quite knock Of Frost and War from the top-spot - although a few more listens and it might.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:17 pm 
 

Nightfall - Ishtar (Celebrate Your Beauty)

Original and melodic black metal with an Arabian vibe. Nice stuff.

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Xlxlx
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:01 pm 
 

Celtic Frost - Progeny, off Monotheist

That guitar tone, man. So. Fucking. Heavy.
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:06 pm 
 

Finist - New Generation

Catchy as hell stuff, and the lyrics are just aweosme,haha.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:07 pm 
 

The National - Boxer

Indie while writing a paper!
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Vintersorrow
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:16 pm 
 

Killing Joke - Extremities, Dirt and Various Repressed Emotions.

Dissonant post-punk at its best.

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henkkjelle
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:40 pm 
 

Vaura - The Fire.

Holy hell, this came out of nowhere from the leftest left field.... I think I'm in love. Absolutely beautiful progressive rock/metal with an amazing atmosphere and production, and blastbeats/intense black metal riffing here and there. With members from Kayo Dot, Maudlin of the Well, and Gorguts. This could very well be in my top five at the end of the year.
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Cthulhu_Fhtagn
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:44 pm 
 

Tenochtitlan - Winds of the Sun
Atmospheric doom metal/folk, good thing it's 9 minutes long!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:06 am 
 

henkkjelle wrote:
Vaura - The Fire.

Holy hell, this came out of nowhere from the leftest left field.... I think I'm in love. Absolutely beautiful progressive rock/metal with an amazing atmosphere and production, and blastbeats/intense black metal riffing here and there. With members from Kayo Dot, Maudlin of the Well, and Gorguts. This could very well be in my top five at the end of the year.


Man, I really didn't want to buy anything anymore this year, but I couldn't resist listening to this because of its members - especially Toby Driver - and while I wasn't exactly blown away by what I heard, it's just the kind of music that's too rare in my collection. So, curse you and thank you, simultaneously!

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Such original music... my non-metal discovery of the year, along with PJ Harvey.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:30 am 
 

Marchen Station "World of Maquillage"

I think this is the most fucked-up flower metal album I've ever heard.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:42 am 
 

Exhumed - Deep Red

People say they're Carcass worship. They definitely imitate their sound, but I think as far as songwriting goes they have little of early Carcass' weirdness and complexity. They are more straightforward in the face death metal and I respect that.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:57 pm 
 

Ondskapt - Ominous Worship of the Divine

In lieu of Funeral Mist doing any new material, I can wholeheartedly recommend this as something which will do.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:21 pm 
 

Obituary - Cause of Death

Never actually listened to this before. Pretty good stuff.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:37 pm 
 

Dr. Dre - 2001

Wicked sound on this.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:03 pm 
 

Dismember - "Wardead" off of Massive Killing Capacity.

Not sure how I feel about this album. There's quite a bit of melodeath and death'n'roll in here. The riffs and songs structures are relatively simple, and the vocals seem more tame... On the other hand, I really like the solos. Seems like a mixed bag.
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