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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:41 pm 
 

Metal_On_The_Ascendant wrote:

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.


Yeah they got unexpectedly lucky being broken up for so long; they have a spotless discography now with no weird diversions or lacking albums. I can put on any of their albums any time.

Crimson Glory - s/t
Savatage - Sirens

There was really something special about these raw American metal albums - both from my home state of FL incidentally. Something in the heat and water I suppose... a kinetic, infectious energy in every instrument.
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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:39 pm 
 

King Woman - Created in the Image of Suffering

'My heart is heavy
We're never ready...'
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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:25 pm 
 

Iron Maiden - The Parchment

Just nothing new or interesting here, more of the same "epic" writing and melodies that the last few have had. Acceptable as background music I guess. I doubt if you swapped this and one of the longer cuts off of TFF I would notice the difference.

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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:35 pm 
 

Soundgarden - Ugly Truth

Listening because money can't give what the truth takes awaaay...

Napalm_Satan wrote:
King Woman - Created in the Image of Suffering

'My heart is heavy
We're never ready...'


I remember really liking this album :)
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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.

Empyreal wrote:
Seems like a pretty reductive way to see art.

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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:41 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Yeah they got unexpectedly lucky being broken up for so long; they have a spotless discography now with no weird diversions or lacking albums. I can put on any of their albums any time.

Crimson Glory - s/t
Savatage - Sirens

There was really something special about these raw American metal albums - both from my home state of FL incidentally. Something in the heat and water I suppose... a kinetic, infectious energy in every instrument.


Psychotic Waltz fit my every mood too. Into the Everflow, I come back to more than others I'll admit though.

Ha, I didn't realize Crimson Glory were from Florida too. Quality band! Along with Savatage, they do make a case for FL producing great American heavy metal in addition to all the Death metal.
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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.

Empyreal wrote:
Seems like a pretty reductive way to see art.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:55 pm 
 

Ace_Rimmer wrote:
Iron Maiden - The Parchment

Just nothing new or interesting here, more of the same "epic" writing and melodies that the last few have had. Acceptable as background music I guess. I doubt if you swapped this and one of the longer cuts off of TFF I would notice the difference.


I really don't think any of them sound the same.

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Psychotic Waltz fit my every mood too. Into the Everflow, I come back to more than others I'll admit though.

Ha, I didn't realize Crimson Glory were from Florida too. Quality band! Along with Savatage, they do make a case for FL producing great American heavy metal in addition to all the Death metal.


Death, Atheist and Seasons of the Wolf were all from FL too. Probably others.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:59 pm 
 

Metal_On_The_Ascendant wrote:
I remember really liking this album :)


Same; I think it's very very good too. Reminds me of a more atmospheric and less goth Hiss Spun. More melancholic than despair-ridden; just as introspective and pained though.
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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:07 pm 
 

Bathory - Father to Son

Some heavy as fuck riffage here.

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:53 pm 
 

Savage Master - Myth, Magic, and Steel.

Not bad. Not totally sold on the vocalist though. Nice classic metal sound.

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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:33 am 
 

Ace_Rimmer wrote:
Iron Maiden - The Parchment

Just nothing new or interesting here, more of the same "epic" writing and melodies that the last few have had. Acceptable as background music I guess. I doubt if you swapped this and one of the longer cuts off of TFF I would notice the difference.

Yeah I don't get how they're getting away with it. I think the reviewers would've hammered them for releasing crap like this back in the day but they're a legacy band (at least since BNW) these days and seem to have a free license to release any old bollocks.

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colin040
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:29 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Ace_Rimmer wrote:
Ha, I didn't realize Crimson Glory were from Florida too. Quality band! Along with Savatage, they do make a case for FL producing great American heavy metal in addition to all the Death metal.


Death, Atheist and Seasons of the Wolf were all from FL too. Probably others.


Don't forget Obituary and Morbid Angel.

NP: Saber Tiger - Dictator

Groove-laden progressive metal excellence; the riffs burst with flavor, the choruses that are undeniably catchy and vocals sounds absolutely fantastic.

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Benedict Donald
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:04 am 
 

Bruce Dickinson - Skunkworks

Underrated proggy, slightly grungy, melodic hard rock record with great vocals.

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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:50 am 
 

Carcass - Torn Arteries

Well, the title track/opening track is certainly a ripper. I'm glad it starts with a bang, we'll see how the rest is!

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:39 am 
 

Benedict Donald wrote:
Bruce Dickinson - Skunkworks

Underrated proggy, slightly grungy, melodic hard rock record with great vocals.


Yeah, I enjoy that and BtP quite a bit, though they are different albums for sure.

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:28 am 
 

Black Sabbath - When Death Calls

Okay, I'm rapidly realizing this is one of the best Sabbath albums. Iommi, Powell, and Martin are KILLING it on this album. This one has some great classic huge epic doomey riffs.


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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:55 am 
 

Carcass - Dance of Ixtab

Massive fucking grooves.
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:56 am 
 

Horn - Where the Clarions Have Never Seized

Epic band, this and Octoberfest beers this time of the year is a classic for me :D

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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:53 pm 
 

An Autumn for Crippled Children - Try Not to Destroy Everything You Love

This isn't black metal so much as it is noisy shoegaze with harsh vocals. I love it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:52 pm 
 

Guns 'n Roses - You Could Be Mine

While I've grown to like the Illusions a lot more than I did when they came out, this was the one cut that felt like it was straight off of Appetite. Total attitude and swagger with the music to back it up. Too bad Axl began thinking he was Elton John or something and trying to write piano songs. Though admittedly that was a big hit for them. But this is one band that never even came close to their debut save this one song.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:32 pm 
 

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

Wildly creative, fresh music; love finding shit like this.
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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:39 pm 
 

AFI - Synesthesia

Even the b-sides of "Sing the Sorrow" are great songs.
Probably the band's creative peak, even if the tru punx crowd may disagree. Masterful songwriting and a truly melancholic atmosphere.

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Subrick
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:45 pm 
 

The Faceless - Horizons Of Chaos Pt.1: Oracle of the Onslaught

I've never done a full listen of Akeldama until now, and I love this album. It's like if Necrophagist was really into Cynic and the slam parts of Dying Fetus and Suffocation.
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kazhard
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:32 pm 
 

Corrosion of Confirmity - Deliverance

Love this album, probably the only COC that still does it for me.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:29 pm 
 

Manilla Road - Necropolis

Yes, it's a classic alright.
They just have a vibe, you know? It's music that transports you somewhere else, at least mentally speaking.

Subrick wrote:
The Faceless - Horizons Of Chaos Pt.1: Oracle of the Onslaught

I've never done a full listen of Akeldama until now, and I love this album. It's like if Necrophagist was really into Cynic and the slam parts of Dying Fetus and Suffocation.

Ah yes, their "deathcore" album.
Not knocking it, it's pretty damn good.

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:52 am 
 

Megadeth - Trust (Live in Sofia)

Goddamn MegaDave can write a radio friendly metal song. And Broderick is a beast.

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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:50 am 
 

Electric Wizard - Dopethrone

When you get into Dopethrone there's only a couple of ways to get out: One is death, the other is mental institutions.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:34 am 
 

Sadistic Drive - Acid Vomit

Some very, very good stuff I seem to have missed last year. It's grimy and filthy death metal with an interesting HC undercurrent to it. There's also something to be said for being so economical and concise in the songwriting department.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:35 am 
 

Saber Tiger - Because of My Tears

This track sounds like Saber Tiger playing AOR....AND IT'S FUCKING AWESOME.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:11 pm 
 

Csejthe - Destin funeste

This is great, good riffs!

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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:27 pm 
 

Kenn Nardi - Dancing With The Past (disc 1)

This is how I like my prog metal. Incredible songwriting and surely one of the greatest one man band performances. Actual songs and not an ounce of fat on it. Some other bands out there could learn a thing or two from this man. An absolute feast for the ears.

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Nocturnal_Evil
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:25 pm 
 

Finally giving Coma of Souls a spin after only knowing of Kreator for, oh, 5 years...

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Subrick
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Fleshgod Apocalypse - Fury

I do like how they started making more dynamic music after the complete onslaught that was the trilogy of Agony, Labyrinth, and King. That and you can actually hear what the guitars are doing again.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:08 am 
 

The Mr. T Experience - Here She Comes

Sometimes, I wanna time travel to the early/mid 90s and make a Ramones-y punk album that gets put out by Lookout Records.

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PETERG
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Hawkwind - Hassan I Sabbah

I once read in the Greek Metal Hammer a comment about Hawkwind and decided to check them out. Brilliant psychedelic/old rock. Although their clash with Lemmy was not the smoothest as I have read.
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Brulvahnatu - Into Cold Damnation

Excellent stuff!

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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:57 am 
 

The Troops Of Doom - The Rise Of Heresy EP

This is so fuckin good. '86 death/thrash. Jairo Tormentor and Co kick serious fuckin ass. Lookin foward to the new EP out very soon.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:21 am 
 

Twin Temple - Satan's A Woman

Not MDF related but this is pretty cool stuff, 50's doo-wop with a satanic spin

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Tomb Mold - everything (debut album at the moment)

Absolutely outstanding band in every front in my opinion, pure perfection to these ears. The references to the absolutely almighty BLOODBORNE only add to this bands already over the charts awesomeness.

Yeah, I'm a fanboy.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:11 am 
 

Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way

Heard this one time in the radio. Ordered their Rumours album.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:18 am 
 

LordStenhammar wrote:
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way

Heard this one time in the radio. Ordered their Rumours album.


I need to play that more - really well written songs.

Savatage - Conversation Piece

This is such a flawless fucking song, and also the best one ever to have "cup of tea" sung in a confrontational manner.
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