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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:10 pm 
 

Bolt Thrower - Through the Eye of Terror

I can't believe this came out in fucking '89, just unreal.

Sturgill Simpson - A Good Look

Becoming one of these staple albums for me. A highly individual, wild, addictive album.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:35 pm 
 

Lethal - Fire in Your Skin

This really does feel like a permutation of old Queensrÿche.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:40 pm 
 

Adagio - Sanctus Ignis

Their first 2 albums are decent Symphony X homage. Nothing else afterwards did anything for me.

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Slater922
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:26 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Bolt Thrower - Through the Eye of Terror

I can't believe this came out in fucking '89, just unreal.

Agreed. This remains one of my favorite Bolt Thrower songs of all time.

Summoning - Minas Morgul Demo

This alternative demo where Minas Morgul is a dungeon synth album sounds good. If only the mp3 I have was ripped better and didn't had too many audio mistakes...
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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:46 pm 
 

Monstrosity - Fatal Millenium

Their foray into a more technical style definitely paid off here, topped off with Corpsegrinder's savage vocals.

I'm crossing my fingers that the anti-vaxxing Karens don't ruin Maryland Deathfest for everyone next year, because this lineup is killer!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:58 pm 
 

Misanthrope - Immortal Misanthrope

The last album of theirs that I enjoyed.

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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:13 pm 
 

Pungent Stench - Sick Bizarre Defaced Creation

Old school death metal with strong punk and rock n' roll vibes, not to mention some funky bass playing. An aboslute banger!

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:42 pm 
 

Slater922 wrote:
Empyreal wrote:
Bolt Thrower - Through the Eye of Terror

I can't believe this came out in fucking '89, just unreal.

Agreed. This remains one of my favorite Bolt Thrower songs of all time.


The whole album seems like it easily could've come out 7 or 8 years later without a blink, nuts.

ZZ Top - Legs

This album really is a very irresistibly fun piece of music.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:21 pm 
 

Temple Balls - Pyromide.

80's LA rock-inspired hard 'n' heavy with elements of European melodic metal like Eclipse and Pretty Maids. Pretty fun stuff all around.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:01 pm 
 

Witchfinder General ‎– Death Penalty

Love the sound on this album
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Subrick
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:42 pm 
 

Unanimated - Life Demise

Pump all the 90s meloblack directly into my veins.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:31 pm 
 

Gehenna - Malice

I miss their old sound.

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:33 pm 
 

Amon Amarth - Across The Rainbow Bridge.

I think in general this record needs more oomph. Too much mid tempo, needs a bit more aggression. Granted the next cut does just that but should be more.

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:07 pm 
 

Moonsorrow - Kuin Ikuinen

I need to dig more into this band. Killer song I bought off iTunes long ago.

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LordStenhammar
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:28 am 
 

Bruce Dickinson - Man of Sorrows

No fucking memories, but I must've listened to Accident of Birth quite much, because every song sounds familiar. And the songs are all fucking good too.

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colin040
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:39 am 
 

Angel Dust - Mr. Inferno

Started with a choppy riff ala early Running Wild, but then turned into a wild thrasher with shrieky vocals. I dig it.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:16 am 
 

Metal Church - Hanging in the Balance

A lot of these songs just seem randomly thrown in there. But this album has always had a magnetic presence and a shitload of charisma and power. Howe was amazing on this.

Metal Church - XI

Not half bad. Not really doing anything too unique anymore but it's solid enough, and feels pretty energized. Unfortunately Kurt Vanderhoof has a lot of really dumb shit to say about younger people in the last few years. But the music is pretty good.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:45 am 
 

Angel Dust - Stranger

I should have tried this album way sooner - it's just got everything you'd expect out of 80s power/thrash: attitude, pounding riffs and vocals that resemble a maniacal banshee. Very fun stuff.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:29 pm 
 

Realm - Endless War

I liked this initially but also have been trying to make sense of it on subsequent listens. I think this is an ambitious piece of work that is kind of overflowing with ideas. They do fast and thrashy but also more epic mellow moments, and sometimes it feels like it's two separate bands. But it is starting to make more sense. This is kind of its own thing in the middle of power and thrash. Definitely an individual piece of music.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:39 pm 
 

Amon Amarth - The Dragon's Flight Across The Waves

I said Versus the World needed more oomph...well this album has it.

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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:22 pm 
 

Atheist - And The Psychic Saw

Man this song rips. Jazzy and technical as fuck, while still being aggressive and ballsy. The whole album is an absolute classic!

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raumr
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Location: Norway
PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:54 pm 
 

My Dying Bride - Black Voyage

Some gloomy doom metal for my Tuesday evening. The riff at around 2:30 is one of the greatest doom riffs ever.

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:58 pm 
 

Anthrax - Revolution Screams

Closer of a great reformation album by Anthrax. Strong cut but could use a bit more ass.

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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:15 pm 
 

Onslaught - Let There Be Death

If these guys were from Germany they'd fit right in with the Teutonic Trio. This is some intense, ripping thrash, and these riffs absolutely fuck!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:22 pm 
 

Metal Church - Blessing in Disguise

Such a fucking classy album. One of the first CDs I bought as a kid, and they way they combine atmospheric/acoustic balladry and bass highlights with stomping power/thrash always impressed me. The next two albums never impressed me as much as the first 3, but Howe's vocals still kept them interesting. Sad to see the singer of a regular staple of my childhood die, RIP Mike.
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kazhard
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:56 pm 
 

The Very Best of Prince - Prince

Long live the Purple one.

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Wombface
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:17 pm 
 

Metal Church - Revolution Underway

An absolutely fantastic song on a rather ok album. The chorus is insanely catchy and Mike sounds so powerful. Pretty sure this has become my favorite MC song. God are we ever gonna miss his one of a kind voice.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:29 pm 
 

Spinning the whole Carcass - Surgical Steel album.

Nice melodeath. Like they are still using blasts. Good riffs.

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Immortal666
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:34 am 
 

Metal Church - Flee From Reality

When people talk of Mike Howe and Metal Church, they usually have 'Blessing in Disguise' in mind. But the follow up, 'The Human Factor' was a pretty rocking album too. This track in particular is one of the more hardest hitting on the entire album.

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kazhard
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:45 am 
 

Trist - Zrcadlení melancholie

I love me some dsbm once in a while. It's rawness is beautiful and the vocals are genuinely unsettling.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:31 am 
 

Tad Morose - Where the Sun Never Shines

Had a download of this album for the last 13 years or so and just now got a real copy. Sounds fucking amazing. Clear, authoritative metal masterpiece.

Metal Church - Damned if You Do

Title track is actually pretty fucking cool, gotta say.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:16 am 
 

Wintersun - Sons Of Winter And Stars

Turns out open-back cans with a wide soundstage, a detail-focused EQ and FLAC quality turns this borderline unlistenable overproduced 8 million track mess into something... that at least is interesting to listen to. I can at least see what he's going for with that guitar tone, this is probably the widest soundstage I've heard in a metal album. It's still not exactly great music but it is incredibly satisfying to pay attention.
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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:17 am 
 

Metal Church - Fake Healer

Mike Howe was a damn good singer and the entirety of "Blessing in Disguise" rips.

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:33 am 
 

Abigail - Sweet Baby Metal Sluts

Something about this Venomey dirty blackish speed metal fronted a Japanese guy with a heavy accent and lack of command of English that I find wonderful. Sweet Baby Metal Sluts indeed. Next up is my favorite combo, Whiskey, Coke, and Bitch. :metal:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:57 pm 
 

Djevel - Englene som falt ned i min seng, skal jeg sette fri med brukne vinger og torneglorier

New album sounds really good!

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Subrick
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:12 pm 
 

The Birthday Massacre - Walking With Strangers

What a fun, entertaining band.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:18 pm 
 

Sale Freux - L'isolement

Amazing band.
Love the French sound!

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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:24 pm 
 

AFI - Veronica Sawyer Smokes

Ex-punk band does a Smiths-inspired jangle pop song... and does a pretty good job, all things considered. Extremely catchy.

Subrick wrote:
The Birthday Massacre - Walking With Strangers

What a fun, entertaining band.


That album is perfect and it'd get a 100% from me on like... a Goth Archives site or something.

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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:31 pm 
 

Vio-Lence - Kill On Command

Face ripping thrash metal riffs meet snotty punk vocals, another neck wrecker!

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:44 pm 
 

Metal Church - The Human Factor

Absolutely gritty, ballsy, essential heavy/power/thrash stuff.
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