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Rusted and Rotting
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:00 pm 
 

Seriously. How fucking good is this band? Amazing musicians, amazing composers. Sample track sounds great. Can't wait for the album!
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OzzyApu
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:03 pm 
 

Amazing live experience, too. One of the better bands I've seen live. Their command in a live setting matches the quality of their material.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:23 am 
 

Sounds great, looking forward to this album.

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odinofasgard
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:54 am 
 

Just listened to Thoughts Like Hammers and was not disappointed. (Not too much of a surprise)
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:31 am 
 

Don't care for the artwork at all. the music delivers though so I'll be picking it up.
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Cynical
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:35 pm 
 

A metal band gets featured on NPR, and people aren't quick to shit on them?

WTF is this shit? Has every metalhead spontaneously grown a vagina?
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:39 pm 
 

I have no idea what NPR is
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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:47 pm 
 

Cynical wrote:
A metal band gets featured on NPR, and people aren't quick to shit on them?

WTF is this shit? Has every metalhead spontaneously grown a vagina?

A vagina would be cool, what do you have against them?
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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:25 pm 
 

Cynical wrote:
A metal band gets featured on NPR, and people aren't quick to shit on them?

WTF is this shit? Has every metalhead spontaneously grown a vagina?

When something enjoyable gains exposure, it automatically becomes detestable and horrid? Or do you think that anything even remotely popular is, as a rule, also musically deficient - otherwise it would never be accepted by the mainstream (even a small sliver of it)?
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PhilosophicalFrog
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:58 pm 
 

ShaolinLambKiller wrote:
I have no idea what NPR is


:lol: really?

Cynical wrote:
A metal band gets featured on NPR, and people aren't quick to shit on them?

WTF is this shit? Has every metalhead spontaneously grown a vagina?


Yeah, it's a fucking shame a music critic (ie, one who is paid to write about music, ie someone who has made enough of an impression on others that people actually want to hear from him) likes metal....especially if he works for NPR! Metal bands in Canada can apply and have received government funding underneath "arts" banners....why is this any different? NPR music is one of the last bastions of decent music, and it's awesome they are promoting metal in an unironic and genuine way.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:26 pm 
 

Yea really. I don't keep up with every website caues I honestly don't care. Literally there are like a dozen websites I frequent. Other than that it just doesn't matter to me. and a quick survey of the people i speak to on google... they had no clue either.
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PhilosophicalFrog
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:02 pm 
 

It's just National Public Radio! I wasn't trying to sound condescending, just taken aback. I thought everyone just knew, because it's in every state with all the same programs.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:48 pm 
 

I had no clue at all. Is it like PBS? Cause that's the only thing I knew of that's similar. I have never heard of there being a National Public Radio... it's not on any station I've ever came across when listening to the radio.
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marktheviktor
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:34 pm 
 

NPR is a non-profit,syndicated terrestrial radio program. I only tuned in once to hear Gene Simmons' notorious interview.

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Cynical
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:17 pm 
 

Ilwhyan wrote:
Or do you think that anything even remotely popular is, as a rule, also musically deficient - otherwise it would never be accepted by the mainstream (even a small sliver of it)?

Metal is supposed to be threatening, wild, and untamed, so for this genre then, yes, this is true.

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NPR music is one of the last bastions of decent music

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matras
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:50 am 
 

Cynical wrote:
(...) Metal is supposed to be threatening, wild, and untamed, so for this genre then, yes, this is true.


Hahaha what? According to who? And threatening? Please indulge me and name three bands that are "threatening, wild, and untamed" to anyone else but Ned Flanders and some 80+ year old!

Grow up.

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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:02 pm 
 

Cynical wrote:
Ilwhyan wrote:
Or do you think that anything even remotely popular is, as a rule, also musically deficient - otherwise it would never be accepted by the mainstream (even a small sliver of it)?

Metal is supposed to be threatening, wild, and untamed, so for this genre then, yes, this is true.l

Correlation does exist, that's obvious, but apologies if I'm somewhat lost as to where the causality is. Elaborate?
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BBEdrummerAK
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:11 am 
 

Im digging this new track. As far as openers go, it doesn't have that same impact that Axioma's did. That's not to say it's not a good track!

And as far as the title "Thoughts Like Hammers" go, I think it's Enslaved's way of putting in some of that old Viking influence, kinda like Axioma Ethica ODINi. Or I'm maybe reading into it too much. lol :-D

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PhilosophicalFrog
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:52 pm 
 

Cynical wrote:
Metal is supposed to be threatening, wild, and untamed, so for this genre then, yes, this is true.l


:ugh: ok then. stick to your Gestapo 666 and other shitkicking bands.
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Tron_79
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:21 pm 
 

I know it was already released on Soundcloud, but its now on YT for anyone that wants a listen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmyth2ybwHQ
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odinofasgard
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:06 am 
 

Anyone hear about the pre-order packages yet? The deluxe digipack looks pretty sweet.
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Lactating_Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:18 am 
 

Cynical wrote:
Metal is supposed to be threatening, wild, and untamed, so for this genre then, yes, this is true.


ain't that characteristic features of stench from fart that comes out after you did not defecate for four days ? You call that shit metal ?

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InvalidPacket
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:49 pm 
 

Enslaved is a band that I've always seen mentioned but for whatever reason I've never actually dived into their discography. I'm currently listening to Frost and I really like it. Would it be safe to assume that I should start from the beginning of their discography and progress forward from there or are there highlight albums that I should give a few solid listens to first?

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marktheviktor
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:55 pm 
 

I'm counting down the days for this new album. In the meantime, I finally bought Ruun which is easily one of the band's least efforts (but all in all relatively decent.)

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Ancient_Sorrow
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:25 pm 
 

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Enslaved is a band that I've always seen mentioned but for whatever reason I've never actually dived into their discography. I'm currently listening to Frost and I really like it. Would it be safe to assume that I should start from the beginning of their discography and progress forward from there or are there highlight albums that I should give a few solid listens to first?


When it comes to bands which started as one style, and are now quite different, I tend to start at either end of the discography, and meet in the middle. The only concrete advice I'd give would be this; Don't neglect Hordanes Land just because it's an EP! I did for years, and I missed out badly.
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MMM88
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:26 pm 
 

Enslaved is the kind of band that I will always like, or appreciate what they do, though I think it's going to be damn hard to top Axioma Ethica Odini.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:10 am 
 

Samples up on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Riitiir/dp/B009 ... 886&sr=8-3

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matras
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:27 am 
 

Must... not... listen... to the... samples...

I want to, but I'll try to keep from doing that. Wanna wait until the album is released.

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TCO75
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:16 pm 
 

Bugger ! Middle of November now for the vinyl versions

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Master_Debater
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:04 pm 
 

Another new song, Veilburner:

http://www.metal-hammer.de/video-audio/ ... lusiv.html

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Ancient_Sorrow
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:29 pm 
 

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Another new song, Veilburner:

http://www.metal-hammer.de/video-audio/ ... lusiv.html


I enjoyed that as much as the first one - I sense that this might be something of an eclectic album, given the gulf of difference between the tracks.
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Eternal Winter
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:10 pm 
 

Yeah, the album cover isn't great, but i'm still going to buy it! \m/

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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:35 pm 
 

Yup! Album of the year so far. Roots of the Mountain is amazing, one of their best songs ever.
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BasqueStorm
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:18 pm 
 

Metantoine wrote:
Yup! Album of the year so far.

It has leaked ripped to 320 Kbps.
Sounds good!

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DeathcoreDecimator
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:03 pm 
 

I like it so far, the only down point for me is the frog vocals. They don't hinder the album to the point where it makes everything else not enjoyable, but they definitely aren't the greatest by any means.

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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:10 pm 
 

DeathcoreDecimator wrote:
I like it so far, the only down point for me is the frog vocals. They don't hinder the album to the point where it makes everything else not enjoyable, but they definitely aren't the greatest by any means.

Kjellson's vocals have gotten somewhat stale over the years on record - live, he sounds just like the beast he was on Below the Lights, for example.
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DeathcoreDecimator
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:16 pm 
 

Well if it's any compensation, I think the clean vocals are done very very very well. I'd say it's an acceptable trade off.

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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:19 pm 
 

"frog" vocals :nono: :nono: Yeah, the clean vocals are their best yet, it fits the music very well. Proggier, less heavier but as good as Axioma.
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DeathcoreDecimator
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:22 pm 
 

He sounds like a croaking frog what else am I supposed to compare it to?!

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marktheviktor
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:35 pm 
 

DeathcoreDecimator wrote:
He sounds like a croaking frog what else am I supposed to compare it to?!


How about a toad?

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