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iamntbatman
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:43 pm 
 

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Mogwai 'Rave Tapes' - in my mind, Mogwai can do no wrong. I will admit that they've been relying on old tricks, but their old tricks are still awesome tunes. I love this band and their new album is awesome.


Gotta admit I was pretty disappointed in the new album on the whole. The first three tracks I heard from it were by far the best ("Remurdered", "The Lord is Out of Control" and "Blues Hour" in that order) and I was totally pumped for it. However, the rest of the album mainly sounds like their soundtracky Les Revenants OST stuff shoehorned into a more explicitly song/album oriented approach and just wound up sounding both less immersive and atmospheric than the soundtrack stuff and less immediate and gripping than their better studio album material. Those three songs are really good though, especially "Blues Hour" which may be the best thing the band has done this millennium.

Currently listening to Mgła - With Hearts Toward None VII

Strange to hear a band straddle the line between atmospheric minimalism and raw power like these guys do, but it's definitely grand. I listened to this boatloads of times back when it was newer but naturally my listening has tapered off some since then, but it still holds up for sure. Maybe not quite as good as the debut album, but still great stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:43 pm 
 

iamntbatman wrote:
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Mogwai 'Rave Tapes' - in my mind, Mogwai can do no wrong. I will admit that they've been relying on old tricks, but their old tricks are still awesome tunes. I love this band and their new album is awesome.


Gotta admit I was pretty disappointed in the new album on the whole. The first three tracks I heard from it were by far the best ("Remurdered", "The Lord is Out of Control" and "Blues Hour" in that order) and I was totally pumped for it. However, the rest of the album mainly sounds like their soundtracky Les Revenants OST stuff shoehorned into a more explicitly song/album oriented approach and just wound up sounding both less immersive and atmospheric than the soundtrack stuff and less immediate and gripping than their better studio album material. Those three songs are really good though, especially "Blues Hour" which may be the best thing the band has done this millennium.


It's funny you should mention that, because that's what I was expecting as well but don't hear that at all. I won't deny that they aren't going above and beyond anything they've done in the past, CODY being my favorite if I would had to choose one album, even though every album has some classic Mogwai songs. It's a good album though - anything they do is good, just not as good as what they used to do haha

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:33 pm 
 

Black Sabbath - Symptom of the Universe

From the Cross Purposes Live video. This song with anybody other than Bill Ward on drums just feels so ridiculously different.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:41 pm 
 

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Mogwai 'Rave Tapes' - in my mind, Mogwai can do no wrong. I will admit that they've been relying on old tricks, but their old tricks are still awesome tunes. I love this band and their new album is awesome.


Gotta admit I was pretty disappointed in the new album on the whole. The first three tracks I heard from it were by far the best ("Remurdered", "The Lord is Out of Control" and "Blues Hour" in that order) and I was totally pumped for it. However, the rest of the album mainly sounds like their soundtracky Les Revenants OST stuff shoehorned into a more explicitly song/album oriented approach and just wound up sounding both less immersive and atmospheric than the soundtrack stuff and less immediate and gripping than their better studio album material. Those three songs are really good though, especially "Blues Hour" which may be the best thing the band has done this millennium.


Currently listening to Mgła - With Hearts Toward None VII

Strange to hear a band straddle the line between atmospheric minimalism and raw power like these guys do, but it's definitely grand. I listened to this boatloads of times back when it was newer but naturally my listening has tapered off some since then, but it still holds up for sure. Maybe not quite as good as the debut album, but still great stuff.


Honestly my favorite MGLA song of all time, and after I heard the riffs and the power of that song I knew that the band would be played regularly for many years, indeed great stuff. I don't remember the exact part, since I havn't listened to that song for a while but I believe around the 3 minute mark there is a killer riff that is too infectious to let go.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:40 am 
 

Hathorious - Beneath the Shades of Hathor demo.

Another addition to the ever growing realm of oriental/middle-eastern extreme metal. It's really neat stuff, and it'd be cool to hear it on a full-length with a professional production.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:48 am 
 

Iron Monkey - Iron Monkey / Our Problem 2-disc set

It might not quite be the sweltering swamps of Louisiana, but the drug-fueled desperation that courses through their brief catalog has enough resemblance to both better known and unheralded sludge bands of the time to justify their cult-like reputation. What they lacked in song-to-song variety they made up for with unsettling dynamics and fat production to give each riff and instrument the heft necessary to bludgeon and bury at will. Grooves as nauseating as the scent of heroin wafting from your speakers.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:33 am 
 

Tarot - Crows Fly Black

I'm a big fan of Marco Heitala's aggressive vocal style, but I've only heard him in Nightwish. I finally decided to give this band a try, and I'm generally enjoying it. However, I'm over all not really too hooked yet. The music seems to be trying to get a sort of pseudo-epic sound with a thin guitar tone and very shitty synths. It's a nice groovy album though so far, but three songs in I think I already got the general idea of the album. Will continue listening though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:45 am 
 

Zyklon-B - Warfare

Never get tired of this track after almost twenty years of listening to it...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:37 am 
 

Hail of Bullets - The Rommel Chronicles

Well-done old school grooviness never gets old. After early Pestilence, this band suits Van Drunen's vocals the most

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:50 am 
 

Nocturnus - The Key

Finally getting around to listening to a lot of 'classic' albums, with this minor slump in new albums to listen to. This one makes me think I should give up on new albums. :P
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:38 am 
 

Iced Earth - Attila

A fairly bland, stock Schaffer riff runs under Tim Owens singing lyrics that come off like reading a history textbook. If Iron Maiden's history lyrics put you right in the thick of the action, this song's lyrics seem somewhat dispassionate and removed from the source. And then out of nowhere comes this great call-and-response vocal tradeoff section with harsh vocals portraying the Huns and these cool Eric Clayton-style gang vocals as the Romans, and it just makes me look at the rest of the song and say "Why can't you be this inspired?"

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MARSDUDE
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:29 pm 
 

Megadeth - Cryptic Writings

Been a while since I heard this one. For some reason, I heard it in my head. I dig Megadeth's rocking period.

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Megadeth - Risk

Yes, this album now. Sue me and then lick my butt.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:46 pm 
 

Belketre - "A Day Will Dawn"

About 6 months into my black metal self-education, I found this split with Vlad Tepes. Not sure why I like it, sometimes hard to believe that I do. Fucked up, "anti", noisy and non-produced, but at the same time totally considered, and refined in a way that only French people trying to make Norwegian BM could be. Want more like this.

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Alsandair
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:17 pm 
 

Deicide - In the Minds of Evil

Decent as expected. Sounds like Deicide, no super-inspiring riffs, but the material presented is performed well, good production (for modern metal), and the leads are fun.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:35 pm 
 

Armageddon - Blind Fury, off Embrace the Mystery

Very strong power metal with a singer who is clearly a big follower of Geoff Tate. Definitely recommended if you like PM.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:12 pm 
 

Revisiting some older Amon Amarth today. The Crusher is seriously underrated, man this one rips like no other: Masters of War.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:52 am 
 

GTA 3 Main Theme

I'm serious. I love this damn song. Always have. I've had it on repeat for the last three hours as I write a damn story.

Which brings me to my question-- does anyone know anything similar?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:05 am 
 

Cranium - Speed Metal Sentence (album)

While yes they only had two albums and a EP I could honestly say, that Cranium is my favorite "retro" thrash band. To me they are the gold standard by which other modern bands, should emulate. Cranium plays with so much passion and charisma that it oozes out of every note of music they play. I even like the tongue and cheek lyrics personally finding the repetitiveness of war, death, satan, society, and etc lyrics stale and boring.

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iamntbatman
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:50 am 
 

Young and In the Way - They Should Greet Me with Howls of Execration

Can't fucking wait for the new full-length. The best blackened crust stuff ever, if you ask me, and the new album sounds like it'll be a monument.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:36 am 
 

Pentacle - ... Rides the Moonstorm

I know this isn't a popular opinion but I enjoy Pentacle much more than Asphyx. They should be much bigger than they are

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ScandalfTheShite
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:06 am 
 

Judas Priest - Here Come the Tears

Sin After Sin is a totally underrated album. It sounds quite thin, but the songs in itself are great.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:07 am 
 

Marty Friedman - Steroidhead. The song off the upcoming album. Love the way it sounds - more Buckethead-ish, but with sensibilities. There's something to be said about pure enjoyment with such music.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:22 am 
 

Melechesh - Annunaki's Golden Thrones

I remember the FFA discussion about them a while ago. Amazed that some people think this is gimmicky or trying too hard or anything. It's just pure molten steel riffing with an Egyptian melody style to it; it's not like they're filling the music with all kinds of exotic instruments and pretending they're the descendants of the pharaohs or some shit. Really good.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:30 am 
 

Ahab - The Divinity of Oceans

The song, and the record as a whole, really showcases a perfect medium between the cavernous beauty of the first record, and the more refined, clean atmosphere of the third. I tend to overlook it slightly, but when I do listen to it, it's a rewarding spin.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:40 am 
 

Beer Baron wrote:
Pentacle - ... Rides the Moonstorm

I know this isn't a popular opinion but I enjoy Pentacle much more than Asphyx. They should be much bigger than they are


Who cares eh? I put Pentacle up there with Asphyx easily, and their Pentagram cover owns. That album and the Fifth Moon EP are great fucking stuff indeed. In fact...

Pentacle - Veil Of Sulfur

Deaththrashin' at it's unholy best. When the main rhythm riff locks in, shit gets real.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:36 pm 
 

Jess and the Ancient Ones - Sulfur Giants

Oh man, I've always loved this song, but it's really been getting to me lately. I must've listened to it 50 times this week. It's the definition of huge, cavernous sound.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:08 am 
 

Gotsu-Totsu-Kotsu - 203

This is amazing. Pure death metal insanity...just some of the best riffing and guitarwork around.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:09 am 
 

Behemoth - The Satanist

I like it. It's moody.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:19 am 
 

Gorephilia - Give In To Madness

Cool as fuck, heavy as hell Finnish death metal. Still need to get their damn full length too dammit...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:12 am 
 

CrushedRevelation wrote:
Gorephilia - Give In To Madness

Cool as fuck, heavy as hell Finnish death metal. Still need to get their damn full length too dammit...

That's one of my favorite new osdm bands.
Crushing EP. Embodiment of Death is brilliant also.

Np: Mi'gauss - Open Season

Some very good and obscure old school styled blackened death metal to get the day started.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:33 pm 
 

:np: Demonical- Contempt and Conquer

Sinister death metal. Excellent new album, I think better than Death Infernal, maybe.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:21 pm 
 

Watain - The Wild Hunt

Underwhelming. It's not that I hate it, but it's somewhat disappointing.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:23 pm 
 

Dark Tranquillity - Archetype :thumbsdown:

Stupid chit, sounds like someone is farting into the microphone with Stanne's ramblings layered over top. I think it wants to be gabber/techno or something. Man this band was weird in the '90s.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:48 pm 
 

Orange Goblin - Time Travelling Blues

Such a groovy album. Chunky and monotonous in the best way possible.

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Alsandair
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:16 pm 
 

Soilwork - Tongue

This album is of a higher quality than I expected. I've heard comparisons to Devin Townsend and I'd have to agree. It's not there all the time, but you can definitely hear it once in a while in the melodies/attitude/production. The lead in this song is more reminiscent of Vai than Townsend, but close enough. The chorus is fun and catchy but rather bizarre, as if it were pasted in from some 80's pop song. The harsh vocals are the one thing that brings this down a bit, if only they were a bit more guttural and deathy.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:19 pm 
 

Dark Tranquillity – Nothing to No One

Been a long time since i listened to this masterpeice.

My favourite DT album.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:05 am 
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA668fEutKs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeazOMhaYKs

And now I will shed a tear for what will never be. :(
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:13 am 
 

I wouldn't be surprised if they got fucked over by their record label.

Was playing: MinstreliX "Through the Gates of Splendor" (really melodic and happy power metal)
Now playing: MinstreliX "Through the Gates of Death" (rather melodeathy power metal)

I love this band - I can't wait for their new album... only a month to go.
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Folkemon_ wrote:
Dark Tranquillity – Nothing to No One

Been a long time since i listened to this masterpeice.

My favourite DT album.


Better than Character, eh? It is close, but I can't agree on that one.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:39 am 
 

Progenie terrestre pura-Progenie Terrestre Pura

I still miss more aggressive vocals and a little bit of catchiness but its something great and original, I really the atmospheric/electronic side of their music.

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