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brightfield
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:56 am 
 

Or at least it felt that way. Lost one job, found another. Moved across country. Big life changing stuff. Haven't bought a new CD of any kind or followed the metal scene since 2011.

What is the best shit that I missed fellas? Need to catch up this winter.

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samekh
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:13 am 
 

My favorite albums of the year (that I've heard so far) were Finsterforst "Rastlos" and Dordeduh's "Dar De Duh." If you like epic black metal with some folk, I recommend both of them.

My knowledge of metal seems to be limited to pagan/folk metal, so I'm not much help in other areas. I heard good things about the latest from A Forest Of Stars.

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vengefulgoat
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:37 pm 
 

If we're talking about folk/pagan/black etc, then also count in Burzum, Heidevolk, Ereb Altor, Drudkh, Sventoyar, Nezhegol, Mondstille, Llvme, Graveland, Anabioz, Fortid, Arstidir Lifsins, Enslaved, Kawir, Dalriada, Hel, Dammerfarben, Kamaedzitca, Waylander, Celtachor, Oakenshield, Zrec, I don't know how many I forgot.

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FleshMonolith
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Joined: Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:02 am
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:39 pm 
 

brightfield wrote:
Or at least it felt that way. Lost one job, found another. Moved across country. Big life changing stuff. Haven't bought a new CD of any kind or followed the metal scene since 2011.

What is the best shit that I missed fellas? Need to catch up this winter.



I believe in the Metal discussion forum there's a "best of 2012" thread going on, you should browse that.

As for me, some of my favorites are...

Dephosphorus - Night Sky Transform
Dynamic, dark, and otherwordly grindcore that blends thrash and black metal into one of the year's best trips.

http://perpetualstrifemusic.blogspot.co ... sform.html

Bosse-De-Nage III
Excellent black metal with a huge dose of 90's alt rock, post rock, or whatever else you want to call it.

http://perpetualstrifemusic.blogspot.co ... e-iii.html

Flourishing - Intersubjectivity
Bizarre, uncomfortable and shambling death metal with nods to Portal, Gorguts, Ulcerate, etc.

http://perpetualstrifemusic.blogspot.co ... ivity.html

Column of Heaven - Mission From God
Powerful grindcore with nods to power violence from this soon to be seminal outfit. Awesome theme putting the album together.

http://perpetualstrifemusic.blogspot.co ... m-god.html
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MARSDUDE
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:51 pm 
 

Be sure to check out the new side-project of Mark Shelton (from Manilla Road). It's called Hellwell, and the first album is entitled "Beyond The Boundaries Of Sin".

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MGSX666
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:28 pm 
 

The pinnacle of modern extreme metal (more specifically death and grind), Cattle Decapitation's savage opus of suffering, chaos, and gore known as Monolith Of Inhumanity.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il5TVnQw30g

Incantation's new one came out a few weeks ago and it's some pretty crushing death/doom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLcBjkOSjY0

Anaal Nathrakh gives Cattle a run for their money (not that much money though) with a more blackened take on chaotic grind with some hardstyle electronic influences thrown into the mix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51W4dGmlWq4

Revocation's new EP release through Scion A/V can be downloaded for free and is by far their best work yet
http://www.relapse.com/teratogenesis-t- ... av-cd.html

Deathspell Omega's Drought EP rules and serves as a great end to their trilogy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SV4vCQGJko

Pig Destroyer's Book Burner is their most punishing release since Prowler
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6dycCqqZS0
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Ancient_Sorrow
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Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:10 pm
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Location: Scotland
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:39 pm 
 

*ahem*, I appear to have accidentally put a self-promoting URL here by mistake

http://heavymetalspotlight.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/feature-album-of-year-2012-shortlist.html

If I were to make a post, however, it would probably cover roughly the same albums - Anaal Nathrakh and A Forest of Stars have been fantastic.

I found the new Winterfylleth to be enjoyable, despite not making it onto my short-list - it sounds like the album they were always aiming at, but this time properly fulfilled. The new Wodensthrone was great, although I've not listened to it as much - a worthy follow up to their first album.

Ketzer released what may well be one of my favourite black-thrash albums in a while, in the form of Endzeit Metropolis, which is technical, has superb leads, and really goes to places that black-thrash doesn't always go.
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IanThrash
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:34 pm 
 

You missed quite a nice year...Wintersun´s "okay" comeback album, Carach Angren´s masterpiece, Baroness experimentation, The great Rush masterpiece of the last decade and some really nice albums that you can check on "2012 favourites thread"
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FleshMonolith
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:32 pm 
 

MGSX666 wrote:
The pinnacle of modern extreme metal (more specifically death and grind), Cattle Decapitation's savage opus of suffering, chaos, and gore known as Monolith Of Inhumanity.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il5TVnQw30g


How much PCP did you do to come to this realization?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:42 pm 
 

I think the thread in the Metal Discussion forum has this covered. Also, people who are making "hey, I'm back, tell me what I missed" are pissing me off.
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