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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:09 am 
 

Bolt Thrower - Celestial Sanctuary

Gotta say I get why people revere them so much. There's such care put into every riff and part of the music. These songs are viciously unpretentious and just win you over based on the sheer quality of what's going on. Very high quality shit.

Realm - Endless War

This CD finally got here. Also a very good album - techy and aggressive all at once without seeming like it's high brow. High energy careening madness. Great guitar and bass.
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colin040
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:47 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Bolt Thrower - Celestial Sanctuary

Gotta say I get why people revere them so much. There's such care put into every riff and part of the music. These songs are viciously unpretentious and just win you over based on the sheer quality of what's going on. Very high quality shit.


Took me a while to get into Bolt Thrower, but nowadays they're one of my death metal bands I'm easily in the mood for.


Empyreal wrote:
Realm - Endless War

This CD finally got here. Also a very good album - techy and aggressive all at once without seeming like it's high brow. High energy careening madness. Great guitar and bass.


Could never get into these guys...I'd rather listen to some Artillery, Toxik or Coroner (the best of the tech thrash realm).

NP: On Thorns I Lay - The Blue Dream

Mediterranean death metal that's perfect for the hot summer.

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LordOfTheGallows
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:50 am 
 

Suffocation - As Grace Descends
I really like Pinnacle of Bedlam. This songs a bit more thrashy than they usually are, I dig it a lot.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:03 am 
 

colin040 wrote:
Empyreal wrote:
Bolt Thrower - Celestial Sanctuary

Gotta say I get why people revere them so much. There's such care put into every riff and part of the music. These songs are viciously unpretentious and just win you over based on the sheer quality of what's going on. Very high quality shit.


Took me a while to get into Bolt Thrower, but nowadays they're one of my death metal bands I'm easily in the mood for.


Empyreal wrote:
Realm - Endless War

This CD finally got here. Also a very good album - techy and aggressive all at once without seeming like it's high brow. High energy careening madness. Great guitar and bass.


Could never get into these guys...I'd rather listen to some Artillery, Toxik or Coroner (the best of the tech thrash realm).

NP: On Thorns I Lay - The Blue Dream

Mediterranean death metal that's perfect for the hot summer.


I'd only heard Those Once Loyal and Realm of Chaos, and that was a long time ago. Felt it was time to try em more honestly.

I can dig Realm. It's these chunky guitars and melodious leads and the power metallish vocals. Good combo. I think Watchtower is still my favorite.

Sweet Oblivion - Another Change

Geoff Tate-led project... nice rocking guitars and Tate even sounds good. Not bad at all.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:55 am 
 

Sabaton - Ghost Division (Live)

A great live, especially festival, band.

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colin040
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:22 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
I think Watchtower is still my favorite.


Shit, totally forgot about this band.

NP: Entombed - Sentenced to Death

Raw-as-hell Swedish death metal that owes a lot to Autopsy. Killer stuff.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:54 am 
 

Sühnopfer - Introït - Saints mystères

Love the epic and killer riffs!
Melodic as hell.

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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:25 pm 
 

StarGazer - Old Tea

I've been infatuated with this style of death metal lately. Technical, labyrinth-esque guitarwork that utilizes melody to enhance the themes of dark mysticism, not to mention some of the best bass playing the genre has to offer.

I wish their albums weren't so hard to find though :(

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:27 pm 
 

Depressive Age - First Depression

Finally giving this a whirl. Pretty good so far. Moody tech-thrash with nice guitarwork. Not really sure who to compare this to.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:36 pm 
 

Blood Ceremony - Hop Toad

Love this band, cathcy and a great ''summer feeling'' to it.
Female vocals are lovely....!

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:34 pm 
 

Cannibal Corpse - She Was Asking For It.

Another strong cut off maybe their best. I would have liked to hear it with Corpsegrinder on it though. Barnes was already sounding pretty weak at this point.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:00 pm 
 

Iron Maiden - For the Greater Good of God

This song is EPIC!

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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:48 pm 
 

Hidden Intent - Dead End Destiny

Killer new album from these Aussie thrashers.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:36 pm 
 

Depressive Age - Lying in Wait

This album seems more prog than thrash so far. I'm enjoying what I'm hearing so far, so I'll have to make a point of at least getting their first 2 albums.

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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:08 pm 
 

Hypocrisy - Penetralia

Hypocrisy weren't breaking any new ground on their debut but it's a solid start to their discography.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:37 pm 
 

Atrocity - Todessehnsucht

Really cool dark, technical death metal.

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ChildClownOutlet
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:20 am 
 

Sunrise- Forgotten Secrets

This song is way better than "All this Time"
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Lane
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:45 am 
 

Astral - Filicetum Lunare

This Czech band's 2nd album is pretty unique-sounding alloy of Root and Therion. If you can stand those programmed drums...

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:19 am 
 

Gorguts - The Carnal State

Just some pleasant early morning stuff here.

OlympicSharpshooter's review is great, with some excellent ways to describe this...

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On the near-ten minute dirge-to-end-all-dirges Clouded, you feel like you're trudging slowly through a steel foundry while God yells at you.
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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:47 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Gorguts - The Carnal State

Just some pleasant early morning stuff here.

OlympicSharpshooter's review is great, with some excellent ways to describe this...

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On the near-ten minute dirge-to-end-all-dirges Clouded, you feel like you're trudging slowly through a steel foundry while God yells at you.


The entire album kicks ass, way ahead of its time too

StarGazer - The Scream That Tore The Sky

How is Damon Good not talked about more when it comes to awesome bass players in black/death metal? The technical play and melodic compositions cut right through the otherwise dark and bestial nature of this album. I can see why some of the newer death metal bands like VoidCeremony and Aenigmatum are taking influence from these guys, definitely check this album out if you want a unique take on black/death metal!

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:57 am 
 

StarGazer is another I gotta check out, they had some members in Cauldron Black Ram I believe, who I always dig.

Bolt Thrower - Through the Eye of Terror

Massive gut punching heaviness.
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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:21 am 
 

Carcass - Corporeal Jigsore Quandry

Thought about running through the entire Maryland Deathfest 2022 Lineup, starting with this death metal classic. Makes me wonder what they would've sounded like if they had stuck with this style instead of the melodic death metal/death n' roll style they would later adopt.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:53 am 
 

Master's Hammer - Mezi kopci cesta je klikatá...

Always good with some MH!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:03 pm 
 

The Project Hate MCMXCIX - Armageddon March Eternal (Symphonies Of Slit Wrists)

Not sure why I didn't get this back in the 00s. Oh well, better late than never.

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pikesteriff71
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:17 pm 
 

Raven - In The Name Of The Lord

High energy riffing and no tattoos.Firm handshakes and a metal band Casio digital watch will do just fine for the back cover.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:53 pm 
 

Savage Master - Dark Light of the Moon

Excellent heavy metal with awesome female vocals!

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pikesteriff71
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:32 pm 
 

Darkthrone - Wake Of The Awakened

Lost count now on how many plays.8 or 9 now i think.
It was this track that initially threw me off on side one and after putting the time in..ok maybe a few more. :-D

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:48 pm 
 

Cirith Ungol - Stormbringer

Rocking stuff!

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:09 pm 
 

Bolt Thrower - Embers

The IVth Crusade is definitely yet another album that has metal classic written all over it that I never heard until very recently.

Martyr - Feast of Vermin

Wildly jagged and eclectic music, but the care behind it ties everything together.
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pikesteriff71
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:24 pm 
 

Depraved - BMX Boys

Apparently we boarded up our windows and barred our doors but i never did.
I always stopped and asked questions.
It was those skooter/froot booters i never had time for.

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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:34 pm 
 

Dismember - Dismembered

One of the first examples of melody used in death metal, especially with the tasty solo section at the beginning. And of course there's the signature chainsaw guitar tone. Absolutely crushing.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:38 pm 
 

Lebanon Hanover - The Moor

Saxophone!!!! Awesome :D

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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:31 pm 
 

Hypocrisy - When The Candle Fades

Much different approach to melodic death metal when compared to the other Swedish bands of the time. I really enjoy the moody atmosphere that this song invokes.

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pikesteriff71
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:45 pm 
 

Motorhead - Ace Of Spades

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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:49 pm 
 

Power - Turned On

Lovin this album from these Aussie rockers. Souped up high energy rock that'll appeal to fans of the punkier Motorhead end of the NWOBHM spectrum! I bet they kick ass live too.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:52 pm 
 

pikesteriff71 wrote:
Motorhead - Ace Of Spades


Rocking! :D

Northwinds - Dusty Pictures

A band I enjoy a lot... so good!

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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:56 pm 
 

Obituary - Cause of Death

Classic death metal tune, you can tell Celtic Frost were a huge influence here.

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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:30 pm 
 

Tyrant - Too Late To Pray

Classic cult 80s true metal album. File it next to Battle Cry, King Of The Dead and Crystal Logic. The Shadow Kingdom Records reissue of this is top notch.

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pikesteriff71
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:33 pm 
 

forestcorpse wrote:
pikesteriff71 wrote:
Motorhead - Ace Of Spades


Rocking! :D


Good band you should check them out..

Repulsion - Slaughter Of The Innocent

New to this album and best intro so far on side 1.

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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:41 pm 
 

pikesteriff71 wrote:
forestcorpse wrote:
pikesteriff71 wrote:
Motorhead - Ace Of Spades


Rocking! :D


Good band you should check them out..

Repulsion - Slaughter Of The Innocent

Aweaome intro riff.!


One of the best grindcore songs of all time for sure!

Bloodbath - Eaten

Disgustingly heavy, the Tatgren material is easily Bloodbath's best work

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