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DarthVenom
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:07 pm 
 

Benedict Donald wrote:
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Iron Maiden - Death of the Celts

Album is great but these last three tracks really show why this band is still one of the best out there and why they're still plenty relevant.


This!!!!


While I'm still not sold on Darkest Hour, everything after that on the second disc is like an embarrassment of riches - just movement after movement of really rich, resonant melodies and arrangements. In particular, I really love the whole middle section of Hell On Earth, and the second half of The Parchment, the way it just keeps building and growing and building until it releases all that pent-up energy. Truth be told, I would have liked some more uptempo parts on the album (as the Parlophone era goes, I'm of the mindset that The Book Of Souls' title track could have been a Maiden masterpiece if it had been anchored around the uptempo section rather than the midtempo section), but I don't let it hurt my view of the album, because I try not to bash albums for not being something that they were never trying to be in the first place.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:13 pm 
 

I still find myself just stopping everything I'm doing while The Parchment is on. That is like some kind of super atmospheric haze, a mesmeric middle-Eastern fog of a tune, and I've never really heard them do anything like it before. They took their regular style and still somehow got some new, good shit out of it.

Put on Norm MacDonald's "Hitler's Dog" special in memory. RIP. Great stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:36 pm 
 

morbert wrote:
And Justice For All


Same here... I wonder if there ever was a thread for collective listening parties. Once a month (or once a week) people choose some classic that's in everyone's collection for a synchronised live listen, commentary, re-evaluation etc. (feat. beer, tea, cookies or cold buffet). Should be fun... :scratch:
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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:41 pm 
 

Naglfar - Feeding Moloch

Man, I forgot how great "Harvest" was. Haven't listened to it for years.
I think listening to Necrophobic earlier might have put me in the mood for this kind of stuff.

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kazhard
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:46 pm 
 

Yngwie Malmsteen - Rising Force

I'm new to this guy but so far so good.

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Speed Metal Terror
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:01 pm 
 

S.D.I. - Megamosh

This is a ridiculous song, but I can't hate it.
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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:16 pm 
 

Sinister - Epoch of Denial

Their first album is tons of fun.
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MonumentalBlackArt
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:38 pm 
 

Ferriterium - Calvaire

Pretty good, riffy French BM from early this year. Cool album cover.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:03 pm 
 

Nirvana - Scenteless fuckin Apprentice

Still fuckin classic, will love Nirvana till the day I fuckin die
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:14 pm 
 

Sonata Arctica - The Day

Still an underrated subdued sort of epic from them; was great to see this live. Very unexpected. A tremendous song. Tony is still one of the best singers in melodic metal since the debut or so.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:19 am 
 

Black Sabbath - Cloak And Dagger

Bonus cut on a great Sabbath album. Martin is in top form and Iommi is really strutting on this cut.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:27 am 
 

Black Anvil - Still Reborn

The solo is so good. I wish the rest of the album could measure up to this track.

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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:34 am 
 

Cradle of Filth - Necromantic Fantasies

Definitely more outwardly goffik than the first single for "Existence is Futile".
It's certainly enjoyable (if you don't hate this band at least) - some nice guitar work. Not as good as "Crawling King Chaos", though.

Empyreal wrote:
Sonata Arctica - The Day

Still an underrated subdued sort of epic from them; was great to see this live. Very unexpected. A tremendous song. Tony is still one of the best singers in melodic metal since the debut or so.

"Stones Grow Her Name" is one of those magical albums that I fucking hated the first time I heard it but ended up loving years later.
I don't even know why I disliked it when it came out, I enjoyed "Unia" and "The Days of Grays" and it's roughly in the same ballpark as those. Admittedly, "Shitload of Money" still gets on my nerves, but I like the rest... and "The Day" is probably my favorite song on that album, though "Cinderblox" gives it a run for its money.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:40 am 
 

Thin Lizzy - Black Rose (A Rock Legend)

Love Gary Moore's guitar work on this album, and is arguably the best guitarist the band ever had, but it just doesn't quite hit the same as the Robbo & Gorham partnership.
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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:25 am 
 

Soundgarden - 4th of July

Sludgegarden
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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:33 am 
 

Neurosis - The Eye of Every Storm

Title track to one of the finest albums in my collection. One of their more 'felt' performances.
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....my attention span is not your guinea pig. If even one of your songs exceeds 10 minutes, you're either a fucking genius or you need to self-edit that shit.

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Seems like a pretty reductive way to see art.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:15 am 
 

LycanthropeMoon wrote:

Empyreal wrote:
Sonata Arctica - The Day

Still an underrated subdued sort of epic from them; was great to see this live. Very unexpected. A tremendous song. Tony is still one of the best singers in melodic metal since the debut or so.

"Stones Grow Her Name" is one of those magical albums that I fucking hated the first time I heard it but ended up loving years later.
I don't even know why I disliked it when it came out, I enjoyed "Unia" and "The Days of Grays" and it's roughly in the same ballpark as those. Admittedly, "Shitload of Money" still gets on my nerves, but I like the rest... and "The Day" is probably my favorite song on that album, though "Cinderblox" gives it a run for its money.


Tony has said he didn't have much direction on Stones or Days of Grays and you can tell. But he made some really catchy and intriguing music anyway.

Savatage - 24 Hours Ago

Mighty fucking riffs.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:30 am 
 

Scattered Guts - Beer

A song designed for live shows.

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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:20 pm 
 

Suffering Hour - The Cyclic Reckoning

Can't tell you how much I've played this addictive cacophony since it came out this year. Just so urgggggh :)
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....my attention span is not your guinea pig. If even one of your songs exceeds 10 minutes, you're either a fucking genius or you need to self-edit that shit.

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colin040
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Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:00 pm
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:25 pm 
 

Metal_On_The_Ascendant wrote:
Suffering Hour - The Cyclic Reckoning

Can't tell you how much I've played this addictive cacophony since it came out this year. Just so urgggggh :)


Still have to give that one a try.

NP: Saber Tiger - Thrillseeker

Show this to one of those people who claim that modern power metal sucks and they'll shit their pants until it hurts - the riffs of this track are inspiring as they are intimidating.

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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:32 pm 
 

colin040 wrote:
Metal_On_The_Ascendant wrote:
Suffering Hour - The Cyclic Reckoning

Can't tell you how much I've played this addictive cacophony since it came out this year. Just so urgggggh :)


Still have to give that one a try.


It's pristine sounding swampiness but it is also thick. Crazy riffs all around and killer vocals.
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....my attention span is not your guinea pig. If even one of your songs exceeds 10 minutes, you're either a fucking genius or you need to self-edit that shit.

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Seems like a pretty reductive way to see art.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:13 pm 
 

Spectral Wound - Frigid and Spellbound

Fairly orthodox but the execution is a stunning blast of utter hatred and rage. Quite well written too. Really dig it. I couldn't play this during the summer. It just didn't fit. Now it's getting closer again.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:47 pm 
 

Iron Fire- Tornado of Sickness

God damn this song rips.
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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:12 pm 
 

Seven Spires - Dare to Live

I do enjoy the increased heaviness on their new album, though it's still predominately symphonic power metal ala Kamelot/Serenity.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:27 pm 
 

Savatage - Stare into the Sun

Edge of Thorns is a really vital, lively work and then Handful of Rain a year later is such a downbeat piece of blues rock in comparison, angrier, etc. Interesting to see how the trajectory was. After this they totally changed I guess.
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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:29 pm 
 

Soundgarden - Drawing Flies

Sludgegarden continues.
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....my attention span is not your guinea pig. If even one of your songs exceeds 10 minutes, you're either a fucking genius or you need to self-edit that shit.

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Seems like a pretty reductive way to see art.

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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:45 pm 
 

Godflesh - Towers of Emptiness

Exactly how Godflesh should've sounded in the 2010's
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....my attention span is not your guinea pig. If even one of your songs exceeds 10 minutes, you're either a fucking genius or you need to self-edit that shit.

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Seems like a pretty reductive way to see art.

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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:05 pm 
 

The Tea Party - "Mantra"

They just don't make music like this anymore. They never really got their due. Every fall I seem to have another binge on them, and I appear to be in the middle of one right now.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:08 pm 
 

Graveland - Impaler of Wallachia (EP version)

This sounds a lot more effective without the haunted house keyboards.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:01 am 
 

WASP - Hellion/On Your Knees/I Don't Need No Doctor medley

All on a live bootleg from 1992, before Blackie's voice broke down. It's a great set of older stuff & Crimson Idol stuff - worth tracking down if you can find it (Elysee Montmartre 1992)

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morbert
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:42 am 
 

Scarlet Stories -Necrologies

Amazing album !!!!



(some kid on this site didn't think they should be on it. Whatever. p.s. don't bother to message me about it. I don't care what you have to say)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:54 am 
 

Iron Maiden - The Parchment

The two last songs might be the best on the album. Love those guitar melodies in the middle.

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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:44 am 
 

Novembers Doom - Buried

The harsh vocals in this are so good that you almost forget how excellent the riffs/songwriting is as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:14 am 
 

Moonsorrow - Karhunkynsi

Epic heathen metal indeed.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:54 am 
 

Hollow - The Tower

The Swedish power metal Hollow that is, this is a single off their (really just Andreas Stoltz at this point I believe) upcoming album, very promising so far!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:57 am 
 

Deafheaven - Mombasa

The best track on the new album.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:09 pm 
 

Death Angel - Thrashers

Finally found a copy of this at a recent fest and fuck was I missing out. I've heard cuts here and there but the whole thing is a killer slab of thrash.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:14 pm 
 

Psychotic Waltz - I Remember

Beautiful, power ballad from this great band! It reminds me of all of those old Deep Purple, Nazareth, Scorpions power ballads...Neatly done!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:08 pm 
 

Soundgarden - Full On (Kevin's Mom)

You don't get nothing for free
Kev & me were two of three
Three brothers to the end
Then one went full on Kevin's mom
Now things have changed


A song about a douchebag friend.

Xymosys wrote:
Psychotic Waltz - I Remember

Beautiful, power ballad from this great band! It reminds me of all of those old Deep Purple, Nazareth, Scorpions power ballads...Neatly done!


I love this song and this band. Their discography is one of my favorite discogs; heady, eccentric, heartfelt, unique...I could go on.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:36 pm 
 

Just finished: Mercyful Fate - In the Shadows
Now playing: Mercyful Fate - Time

There's not a single bad Mercyful Fate album. I like them all, all have plenty to offer. The King solo is slightly less consistent, e.g. I could never get into the fake drums on "The Eye", "Voodoo" seemed to be like treading water, and "The Graveyard", well, both the story and the songs were rather jarring to my ears. In general, Mercyful Fate come across as more organic and more rock 'n' roll for some reason...
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