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Immortal666
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:21 pm 
 

Necrophagist - "Only Ash Remains"

Gone but not forgotten!

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Immortal666
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:05 pm 
 

Hammerfall - "Dreamland"

One of my favorite tracks from Hammerfall's second album and the last album that I actually listened from them. I haven't followed Hammerfall's career after 'Legacy of Kings'.

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TrachomaSlayer
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:50 pm 
 

Immortal666 wrote:
Hammerfall - "Dreamland"

One of my favorite tracks from Hammerfall's second album and the last album that I actually listened from them. I haven't followed Hammerfall's career after 'Legacy of Kings'.


Legacy of Kings is easily their best. Chapter Five came out when I was in high school and I was really into it, but now I almost only ever listen to the first two albums. Every once in awhile I'll listen to "Blood Bound" for the nostalgia, though.

Listening to something totally different right now, Asphyx - Diabolical Existence, because I'm a musical omnivore

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BasqueStorm
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:13 am 
 

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Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley
Never heard these guys before. This is cool - nice sludgy Sabbath-esque rock/metal. This is the kind of badass southern-tinged melancholia and attitude I enjoy.

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Satyricon - Supersonic Journey
Rebel Extravaganza deserves more love! Come on, guys, just 61% for this thing? It deserves at least 79%!

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(2017) Godflesh - Post Self.

First listen. Not bad. :thumbsup:

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Immortal666
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:16 am 
 

Anthrax - "Make Me Laugh"

One of the first tracks that I liked on 'State of Euphoria'. It shocked my 7th grade, Catholic school boy self with its lyrics until I realized it was more about televangelists.

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LordStenhammar
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:25 am 
 

Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls

Firepower didn't arrive today - stupid post office and their regulations. This is quite a consistent album, no bad tracks, but there's should be that amazing stuff also. It gets better as it progresses, though.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:45 am 
 

Queens Of The Stone Age - No One Knows

This kind of driving, consonant rock with big, heavy riffs really scratches an itch. Perfect music for driving and the vocals are catchy as hell.
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BasqueStorm
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:48 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Queens Of The Stone Age - No One Knows
This kind of driving, consonant rock with big, heavy riffs really scratches an itch. Perfect music for driving and the vocals are catchy as hell.

Great band! :beer:

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:50 am 
 

I feel like listening to Alice in Chains and then Soundgarden got me in the right mindset to really get this - just generally that 90s rock sound. I should've tried em way earlier.
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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:42 pm 
 

Grip Inc - Hostage to Heaven

Love that solo.

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Red_Death
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:09 pm 
 

Sickening Horror - The Dead End Experiment

Yup, this album still rules, it's an all round prog-death masterpiece. The incorporation of electronics is just fantastic.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:35 pm 
 

In Flames - Free Fall

... why couldn't the rest of the album be like this?
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Methuen
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:09 pm 
 

Delain - Tell Me, Mechanist

Irritating band. Mention them in conversation, see their name in writing, notice the album on the shelf - suddenly there's an overpowering demand from your brain to hear Charlotte wrap her voice around 'we're not that far apart' or 'lightness of our hearts'.
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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:01 pm 
 

:love:

Such an awesome band.


Portal - Ion

Massive.
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narsilianshard
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:04 pm 
 

Sumerlands - Lost My Mind

Mgla riffs filtered through a trad metal vibe. Stunning.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:51 pm 
 

Eneferens ‎– "The Mermaid" from The Inward Cold

I never get tired of listening to this release.
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Immortal666
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:10 pm 
 

Enslaved - "The Dead Stare"

Undoubtedly one of Enslaved's best songs from their prog-era. The way the song is dynamically structured is awesome with its peaks and valleys and harsh to quiet parts.

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Immortal666
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:23 pm 
 

Iced Earth - "Desert Rain"

I liked the version on 'Days of Purgatory' more than this one from Stormrider.

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orionparker
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:04 am 
 

Portal - Ion

Just bonkers. I saw the statement "Madness Made Sound" on the reviews for this album and it couldn't be more accurate. I'm on my 3rd listen for the day because I can't seem to take it all in. My co-workers already thought I was nuts, now they know I am. :-D

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:05 am 
 

Blaze Bayley - Eating Lies

This trilogy is fun so far... just the same unpretentious, charming eagerness to make metal music from Blaze that I wanted. He always sounds fucking excited and it's infectious.
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Red_Death
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:50 pm 
 

Morgana Lefay - Fatal Illusions

Great stuff.
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DividerOfShadows
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:50 pm 
 

Opeth - The Devil's Orchard

God is dead.
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Somar
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:14 pm 
 

Rivers of Nihil - A Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewE4hXWnDhM

I know it's still March but "Where Owls Know my Name" is on my list for album of the year.

Having just recently discovered this guys, I'm still trying to recover from how much this was a surprise for me, and how good the album is.

This guys really know their shit, amazing stuff, a must check for anyone into extreme metal.
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Metal_Jaw
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:50 pm 
 

Exodus- Force of Habit.

The first 3 tracks are pretty solid as far as slower, more grooving Exodus goes, but after that the album just blends together into an overlong mountain of "meh".

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TrooperEd
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:10 pm 
 

Immortal666 wrote:
Iced Earth - "Desert Rain"

I liked the version on 'Days of Purgatory' more than this one from Stormrider.


Agreed. There is a lot of material on DoP that's better than the original. I get that Barlow might be too bellowy form some but I did hear those versions first and when I got to the proper studio versions there were certain convincing melodies and phrasings I was waiting for that just weren't there.


Ozzy Osbourne- Suicide Solution (live from Tribute)

Spectacular!
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MetallicaTrueFan
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:53 pm 
 

Catacombs - At The Edge Of The Abyss

The true essence of Lovecraft in music form. Like the monster right in front of you.
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frostyj66
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:31 pm 
 

Lunar Aurora - Hoagascht (2012)

First time hearing them. Very intriguing atmos-black that always has something eerie going on in the background to keep you on edge and guessing! Lots of odd, disembodied sounds, nature samples and atypical breaks mixed in with the more traditional epic passages and riffs.

Keen to delve back in their catalogue now!

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orionparker
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:07 pm 
 

Archspire - Relentless Mutation

Tech Death done right. Great songwriting and technical prowess, not just instrumental wankery.

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Somar
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:37 pm 
 

orionparker wrote:
Archspire - Relentless Mutation

Tech Death done right. Great songwriting and technical prowess, not just instrumental wankery.


that's one really badass album for sure, tech death is growing pretty big on me right now, need to start digging into that world a bit more, still largely unknown to me
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mjollnir
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:56 pm 
 

Michael Schenker Fest - Heart and Soul

Wow...Schenker is still a beast. This song sounds a little like power metal.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:35 pm 
 

Destroyer 666 - Human All Too Human

A brutal beauty... amazing blackened thrash metal!
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nekrosonic
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:29 pm 
 

Popol Vuh - Das Hohelied Salomos

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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:14 pm 
 

Decrepit Birth-Diminishing Between Worlds

I'm not a tech death guy with some exceptions in Origin and a few other bands. But man, this song is incredible, I almost thought it was the second coming of something from Symbolic, fucking incredible stuff.
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TrachomaSlayer
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:10 pm 
 

TrooperEd wrote:
Immortal666 wrote:
Iced Earth - "Desert Rain"

I liked the version on 'Days of Purgatory' more than this one from Stormrider.


Agreed. There is a lot of material on DoP that's better than the original. I get that Barlow might be too bellowy form some but I did hear those versions first and when I got to the proper studio versions there were certain convincing melodies and phrasings I was waiting for that just weren't there.


Days of Purgatory was my jumping on point with the band, other than a few songs my friend had played for me, so those are definitely the versions that I prefer!

Slough Feg - Down Among the Deadmen
I was reading Empyreal's review of this album and he asked, "Will this be considered classic in 20 years?". Turns out the answer is "shit yeah!"

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narsilianshard
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:35 pm 
 

Somar wrote:

This sort of soulless, bland production is exactly what keeps me from getting into tech death. There's no life or emotion to any of this. Even the vocals are so heavily processed they feel like they were made by a computer. I love what's going on in theory, but the way it's presented honestly just makes me sad.

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Somar
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:55 am 
 

narsilianshard wrote:
This sort of soulless, bland production is exactly what keeps me from getting into tech death. There's no life or emotion to any of this. Even the vocals are so heavily processed they feel like they were made by a computer. I love what's going on in theory, but the way it's presented honestly just makes me sad.


To each it's own. I see no problem in using technology to improve your sound.

As long as it's well done and sounds good not really an issue.
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DividerOfShadows
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:26 am 
 

Pink Floyd - Wearing the Inside Out

Look at him now
He's paler somehow
But he's coming around...
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:15 am 
 

TrachomaSlayer wrote:
Slough Feg - Down Among the Deadmen
I was reading Empyreal's review of this album and he asked, "Will this be considered classic in 20 years?". Turns out the answer is "shit yeah!"


Huh, I guess it is. Very cool.

Blaze - Ten Seconds

The melodies on some of his songs never come out of my head. It's really something how insanely catchy these songs are. The guitars on this one, Blood & Belief, are really something too - super heavy and brutal for melodic metal.
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mcbiggah99
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:55 am 
 

Fountainhead - Ascension

This guy's pure madness on a guitar, and I love me some prog

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:09 am 
 

Rush - A Farewell to Kings

Lyrics, music, just amazing. First this then the godly Xanadu. Best 1-2 punch to open a record?

My Rush kick continues on and on...

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