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narsilianshard
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:39 pm 
 

Well, I just made my first purchases of the year so I guess it's time to get this thread rolling. Here's some killer trad metal from Seattle in the form of Substratum. They have just this debut and a demo, but they're already booked for a couple fests around the US so that says something. Fun riffs, dueling leads, and mesmerizing bluesy vocals.

https://substratum-seattle.bandcamp.com ... substratum

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Scavenger_of_Human_Sorrow
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:13 pm 
 

Never too early I guess. I've heard a couple EPs I thought were pretty interesting so far.

Herrwulf - Blackened Dystopian Trance
https://herrwulf.bandcamp.com/track/emb ... -rituals-2

Basically it sounds just like it's titled, black metal with some slight trance influence. Really not too much going on, but what is going on is done very well. Good production as well.

Carbon Colossal - The Disassembly of Earth.
https://carboncolossal.bandcamp.com/
This is some wild shit, dissonant black/death metal mixed with some doom elements hear and there. Vocals are interesting, fitting for the music. Also the Art Work!

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MammothRider
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:44 pm 
 

That Substratum album is killer! I've seen them play a few times, and they always put on a great show!
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Spiner202
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:47 pm 
 

Ekpyrosis - Asphyxiating Devotion

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Really solid Immolation-esque death metal.

http://ekpyrosis.bandcamp.com/album/asp ... g-devotion
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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:15 pm 
 

^ Finally. Definitely looking forward to hearing what they've managed to come up with.
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mike40k
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:25 pm 
 

Dumal - The Lesser God

Really well executed black metal that merges the Norwegian and Ukrainian styles. It's nothing particular different or groundbreaking, but it's just done so well that I love it.

https://dumal.bandcamp.com/album/the-lesser-god
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SatanicPotato
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:50 am 
 

Portal are going to release an album this year, so are Impetuous Ritual and on the more deathcore side both Boris the blade and Aversions crown are releasing new albums this year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SejqVHbTx5k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb5z5AULWCw

i cant wait, already heard the boris the blade album and i love it but too deathcore for most, Aversions crown is kinda sci fi tech deathcore but god damn i am excited for new Portal and Impetuous Ritual i love both bands

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Paganbasque
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:57 am 
 

This album is pretty fine if you like bands like Lustre or Mesarthim, among others:

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CannibalCorpse
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:39 am 
 

I know absolutely nothing about 2017 releases so far, so I guess I'll just stick around and listen. Thanks!
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Beer Baron
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:38 am 
 

Spiner202 wrote:
Ekpyrosis - Asphyxiating Devotion

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Really solid Immolation-esque death metal.

http://ekpyrosis.bandcamp.com/album/asp ... g-devotion

a couple of their demos sounded good, so I'll have to check this out.

edit: Yeah, it's okay. Some very solid riffs but they need to work on their songwriting.

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slavonic777
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:03 pm 
 

SatanicPotato wrote:
Portal are going to release an album this year, so are Impetuous Ritual and on the more deathcore side both Boris the blade and Aversions crown are releasing new albums this year


Thats good, and I am looking forward to it (even though I think last Portal releases are so-so), but I would be much happier, if australians Consummation would finally release something new, their 2012 demo shows some serious potential.

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pale_horse
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:12 pm 
 

SatanicPotato wrote:
Portal are going to release an album this year, so are Impetuous Ritual and on the more deathcore side both Boris the blade and Aversions crown are releasing new albums this year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SejqVHbTx5k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb5z5AULWCw

i cant wait, already heard the boris the blade album and i love it but too deathcore for most, Aversions crown is kinda sci fi tech deathcore but god damn i am excited for new Portal and Impetuous Ritual i love both bands


Would you say these are your most anticipated albums of 2017?
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thewrll
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:11 pm 
 

I am certainly enjoying https://funeraldemon.bandcamp.com/album ... te-mankind

It's the new album from the Depressive Suicidal Black Metal band Funeral Demon.

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SlevinKelevra
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:24 pm 
 

The new Warloghe ep is pretty incredible.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:38 pm 
 

SatanicPotato wrote:
Portal are going to release an album this year, so are Impetuous Ritual

I really have to get the albums from Impetuous Ritual, but I do have all the Portal albums so I'm happy that they're releasing something new this year. I have liked all their stuff so count me in.
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e_ddi_e
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:39 am 
 

Could we please just stick with albums that actually has been released, in this thread.

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MrMcThrasher II
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:56 pm 
 

MikeyC wrote:
SatanicPotato wrote:
Portal are going to release an album this year, so are Impetuous Ritual

I really have to get the albums from Impetuous Ritual, but I do have all the Portal albums so I'm happy that they're releasing something new this year. I have liked all their stuff so count me in.

The second one is a massive improvement on the debut, so I cannot wait to hear what they're doing next.
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thewrll
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:38 pm 
 

Here's a new album from Deha under his Yhdarl name. It's just under 5 hours and it's funeral doom with drone elements.
https://musicalexcrements.bandcamp.com/album/antithesis

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iiix
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:37 pm 
 

Substratum for fans of Heavy Metal/Speed.
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Artofgrind
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:56 am 
 

Spectral Voice first full length
Immolation new album
Tideless E.P.
Maybe something new from Vorde

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Xenophon
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:12 am 
 

Artofgrind wrote:
Tideless E.P.

Oh sweet, and it comes out today too! Thanks for the heads up.

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ObservationSlave
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:45 pm 
 

Reunion, by Solarus is a really cool power metal album. They are heavily influenced by Borealis (Canada) and emulate their sound pretty well. Definitely a must listen for fans of Borealis.

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Implar
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:08 pm 
 

Artofgrind wrote:
Spectral Voice first full length
Immolation new album
Tideless E.P.
Maybe something new from Vorde


Wrong thread buddy.

OT: I didn't like Substratum all that much.
I did like Laster's Ons Vrije Fatum. https://dunkelheitprod.bandcamp.com/alb ... rije-fatum

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Dooders
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:45 am 
 

Never heard of The Ominous Circle guys before, but being a huge fan of Morbid Angel's Gateways of Annihilation this track struck a chord with me in the guitar tone, vocals, and guitar phrasing/accents.
http://www.metalinjection.net/av/song-p ... ircle-song
Album comes out Jan 27 http://listen.20buckspin.com/album/appalling-ascension


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TheWaltzer
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:42 am 
 

After two spins, Sepultura's "Machine Messiah" is definitely worthwhile, although not exactly flawless. One of their most technical for sure, and it seems that Kisser really stepped up his lead work. I sense a grower, too.

I also listened to Pain of Salvation's "In The Passing Light Of Day" and there's a few wonderful songs (the first three and "If This Is The End"). They are also more "metal" than on their previous few. The only thing that bugs me after the first listed is the overuse of the quiet/loud dynamic.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:48 am 
 

TheWaltzer wrote:
After two spins, Sepultura's "Machine Messiah" is definitely worthwhile, although not exactly flawless. One of their most technical for sure, and it seems that Kisser really stepped up his lead work. I sense a grower, too.

I also listened to Pain of Salvation's "In The Passing Light Of Day" and there's a few wonderful songs (the first three and "If This Is The End"). They are also more "metal" than on their previous few. The only thing that bugs me after the first listed is the overuse of the quiet/loud dynamic.


Sh*t! I didn´t know that Sepultura´s album was already available, I liked the two singles so I have a good feeling with this one. I will check it out ASAP!

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stefan86
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:11 am 
 

Pain of Salvation seems interesting, they definitely listened a lot to Leprous. Massive highs and lows in quality though.
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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:30 am 
 

stefan86 wrote:
Pain of Salvation seems interesting, they definitely listened a lot to Leprous. Massive highs and lows in quality though.

Have they return to making metal again?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:41 am 
 

Ilwhyan wrote:
stefan86 wrote:
Pain of Salvation seems interesting, they definitely listened a lot to Leprous. Massive highs and lows in quality though.

Have they return to making metal again?


Yes, partly. Overall, it's definitely heavier than the Road Salt records (production-wise, too), and some parts do indeed sound like riffs Leprous could use. But there's also a big amount of acoustic/mellow sections. I guess it depends what you expect, but there is a good amount of metal elements present.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:43 am 
 

The new Shaarimoth is out today (after a 12 year break!!) and it's pretty good, judging after the first listen.

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hallowed78
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:35 am 
 

Dooders wrote:
Never heard of The Ominous Circle guys before, but being a huge fan of Morbid Angel's Gateways of Annihilation this track struck a chord with me in the guitar tone, vocals, and guitar phrasing/accents. Album comees out Jan 27 http://listen.20buckspin.com/album/appalling-ascension


I agree, really sounds good so far. Looking forward to the whole album. Thanks for this.

And new Shaarimoth is a beast.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:26 pm 
 

The debut by Mangog is shaping up to be my first highlight for the year. Highly recommended if you like melodic traditional doom.

https://soundcloud.com/mangogofficial/albums
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:04 pm 
 

The new Grave Digger is quite entertaining. Sounds like Grave Digger, but all the songs are fun and catchy. Excellent production IMO. They never disappoint and continue that with Healed by Metal.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:07 pm 
 

Twisted_Psychology wrote:
The debut by Mangog is shaping up to be my first highlight for the year. Highly recommended if you like melodic traditional doom.

https://soundcloud.com/mangogofficial/albums


I like melodic trad doom but I am tired of these bands pretty much only using the blues scale. Need more epic, dark shit like Candlemass.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:31 pm 
 

Scavenger_of_Human_Sorrow wrote:
Carbon Colossal - The Disassembly of Earth.
https://carboncolossal.bandcamp.com/
This is some wild shit, dissonant black/death metal mixed with some doom elements hear and there. Vocals are interesting, fitting for the music. Also the Art Work!

Oh boy, this sounds awesome at first listen. Just the kind of dissonance I prefer, totally rooted in (to an extent) traditional death/black pummeling.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:47 pm 
 

I like those Carbon Colossal tracks quite a bit, more people should support them ;)
My album of the short year so far is definitely Author - Lopun Alku

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:11 pm 
 

The new Grave Digger is pretty neat, though it's basically exactly what you'd expect it to be. No surprises at all, but it's Grave Digger, so it's still good. "Kill Ritual" is my personal favorite track.

The new Pain of Salvation, on the other hand, is very frustrating--there are good songs sprinkled throughout (the title track is pretty goddamn great), but others are ruined by prog-for-the-sake-of-being-prog disease. If they'd just calm their tits and play a few more conventional tracks like some of their best ("A Trace of Blood" or "Healing Now"), this would be a more enjoyable album. But nope! Gotta shoehorn in those 5/4 and 7/4 time signatures even if they make the song janky as hell, because prog!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:19 pm 
 

TheWaltzer wrote:
After two spins, Sepultura's "Machine Messiah" is definitely worthwhile, although not exactly flawless. One of their most technical for sure, and it seems that Kisser really stepped up his lead work. I sense a grower, too.


Nice to know. I liked the last two new albums they released. I noticed that Andreas laying down some smoking solos on the last one. Looks like I'll be buying the new Sepultura album.

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therealvivs
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:49 am 
 

Dooders wrote:
Never heard of The Ominous Circle guys before, but being a huge fan of Morbid Angel's Gateways of Annihilation this track struck a chord with me in the guitar tone, vocals, and guitar phrasing/accents.
http://www.metalinjection.net/av/song-p ... ircle-song
Album comes out Jan 27 http://listen.20buckspin.com/album/appalling-ascension


I love this kind of death metal: doom infused and utterly morbid.
The atmosphere also reminds me a bit of one of my recent favourites, Phobocosm.
Check out the track "Poison Fumes" if you haven't already; lead work is superb, really tastefully done.

This will be a great start for 2017 for me, as metal is concerned.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:35 pm 
 

The new Book of Wyrms is really neat. Sounds like Black Pyramid a fair bit, which is always ace, but with female vocals.
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