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Immortal666
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:13 am 
 

Coffins - Forgotten Cemetery

Doom/death from Japan, one of my favorite bands from this past decade.

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colin040
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:33 am 
 

Saturnus - I Love Thee

Bloated, yet delicate doom/death metal here...could have done with some shorter songs or faster riffs incorporated here and there.

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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:46 am 
 

Chris Cornell - Euphoria Mourning

This album was something special. Very Beatles-esque but also obviously Jeff Buckley influenced. Most of the tastefully off sounding bits are strictly Cornell though and some of what his writing style had been in Soundgarden.
'Preaching the End of the World' is solemn but really beautiful.
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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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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:39 am 
 

Dream Theater - The Astonishing

After so long... I think it has finally grown on me. There are a lot of great riffs here... just a lot to go through!
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colin040
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:56 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Entombed - Blessed Be

As good as Left Hand Path is, this album is just better in every way to me. More character, the songs are catchier and tighter, etc.


It's fine that you prefer that one over LHP but how the hell is it catchier? The songs are arguably more ''proggy'' (when it comes down to Swedeath standards) and thus, less instant.

Speaking of Swedish death metal - NP: Grave - For Your God

Not a huge fan of this band, but you can't really go wrong with early Swedish death metal as far as I know.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:27 am 
 

I don't think so at all, the songs actually sound much more melodic and hooky to me - LHP was more of a straight up bludgeoning but Clandestine saw them trying some different writing styles and taking more from older classic metal. Then later on they'd just keep doing that. Can't really say I hear much prog in Clandestine.

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Chris Cornell - Euphoria Mourning

This album was something special. Very Beatles-esque but also obviously Jeff Buckley influenced. Most of the tastefully off sounding bits are strictly Cornell though and some of what his writing style had been in Soundgarden.
'Preaching the End of the World' is solemn but really beautiful.


I only have his Higher Truth album which I remember being good, but I got it like right before a huge upheaval in my life and then the pandemic happened, so I forgot about it. Is this album similar in style?

Wardrum - Sands of Time

There's something weighty about their stuff which doesn't always lend to repeated plays, but it does get the job done. Heavy, direct stuff.
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Benedict Donald
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:08 pm 
 

Metal_On_The_Ascendant wrote:
Chris Cornell - Euphoria Mourning

This album was something special. Very Beatles-esque but also obviously Jeff Buckley influenced. Most of the tastefully off sounding bits are strictly Cornell though and some of what his writing style had been in Soundgarden.
'Preaching the End of the World' is solemn but really beautiful.


Great call. This is a criminally overlooked album.

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:10 pm 
 

Pearl Jam - Let The Record Play

A cut off the album that came out when my PJ fandom was in decline. Always loved their music but lyrically they weren't connecting with me as much. Going back and listening to this and its a lot better than I used to think, this track has some nice leads.

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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:33 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Metal_On_The_Ascendant wrote:
Chris Cornell - Euphoria Mourning

This album was something special. Very Beatles-esque but also obviously Jeff Buckley influenced. Most of the tastefully off sounding bits are strictly Cornell though and some of what his writing style had been in Soundgarden.
'Preaching the End of the World' is solemn but really beautiful.


I only have his Higher Truth album which I remember being good, but I got it like right before a huge upheaval in my life and then the pandemic happened, so I forgot about it. Is this album similar in style?


This is a bit more artistic where Higher Truth is more straightforward. The atmosphere of the songs is ambivalent in the sense that it can turn a dime from bright while the lyrics are solemn - that draws out this nostalgic quality - to moody and sorta frantic. His singing is as soulful as always. He oversings the hell out of "Mission" but I would too if I had a voice that good.

Swans - In My Garden

This just sounds so perfect right now.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:39 pm 
 

That does sound right up my alley really. I'll have to try it.

Briton Rites - Strange, But Beautiful

I really don't think there's anything wrong with this album. Just a great album in every way.
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colin040
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:02 pm 
 

Celestial Season - Cherish My Pain

Not quite as refined as their sophomore album, but it's still pretty decent.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:14 pm 
 

Cradle of Filth - Shat out of Hell

First time for this album. Blasty to start off.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:29 pm 
 

Sepultura - Morbid Visions

CRUCIFIXION!
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markhebb
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:22 am 
 

Nasum - Inhale/Exhale

There are legit 27 000ish songs on this album....and it still only goes for 45 minutes.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:38 am 
 

Anacrusis - Sense of Will

OK, I definitely get the hype behind this one.

Root - Zjeveni

Truly sounds like you're just walking in on a Satanic ritual. Wild and evil and insane.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:53 am 
 

Dream Theater - A View from the Top of the World

It's not bad but stuck in a rut, alive and well but creatively as stiff as a corpse in the early commuter traffic.
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Wargus
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:11 am 
 

Green Lung - Black Harvest

Got this one on repeat. It's even better than their debut imo.

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markhebb
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:14 am 
 

God Dethroned - In the Sign Of The Iron Cross

Banger 10/10

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Immortal666
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:48 am 
 

Mork - Evig Intens Smerte

Currently spinning their latest album, "Katedralen".

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PETERG
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:00 am 
 

Megadeth - Holy Wars... the punishment due

Never really got into Dave and the boys so I decided to start from the classics. Incredible, the whole Rust in Peace album.
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Benedict Donald
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:29 am 
 

Coastliner wrote:
Dream Theater - A View from the Top of the World

It's not bad but stuck in a rut, alive and well but creatively as stiff as a corpse in the early commuter traffic.


I'm currently on my first listen....agreed with your sentiment, so far.

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colin040
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:32 am 
 

Therion - Illusions of Life

Quite a hit-or-miss Swedish death metal that's arguably quite progressive in a way. The highlights are great, though.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:52 am 
 

Immortal666 wrote:
Mork - Evig Intens Smerte

Currently spinning their latest album, "Katedralen".


Good album!


Maniac Butcher - Zrada

Good old Manaic Butcher.
Legendary and awesome band!

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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:12 pm 
 

Suffocation - Pierced From Within

Death Metal perfection. 10 outta 10.

Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten

91 was a vintage year for heavy music and this album blew my fuckin mind when it came out. So fuckin heavy! Easy 10.

Suffocation - Breeding The Spawn

The songs rule, the production stinks. Coulda been a 10.


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Benedict Donald
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:30 pm 
 

Mercyful Fate - Into the Unknown

Inspired by the recent KD vs MF thread...
Anyway, this album has some fine moments, such as the opening bass/drums of "15 Men", and the last 90 seconds of "Listen to the Bell". And the title track is a classic. Probably a better record than I remember it being.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:56 pm 
 

Tlateotocani - Metal negro ancestral

Digging this stuff!
Fast and riffy!

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colin040
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:45 pm 
 

Tiamat - Equinox of Gods

Forgot that this track featured some black metal riffs and blastbeats...but holy shit, besides Edlund's vocals, this doesn't sound like Tiamat at all - talking about a force attempted to get back to a heavier sound.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:49 pm 
 

Dark Millennium - Below the Holy Fatherlands

Wow, where did this came from? Sounds like unreleased Death's album done in doomish vein...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:04 pm 
 

Demon Bitch - Warning from the Skies

Killer heavy metal!

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colin040
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:59 pm 
 

Xymosys wrote:
Dark Millennium - Below the Holy Fatherlands

Wow, where did this came from? Sounds like unreleased Death's album done in doomish vein...


It's much better than Death had ever released though. :P

Mutilator - Immortal Force

Forgot that this is actually pretty cool thrash/death metal. Like a missing link between Morbid Visions and Schizophrenia-era Sepultura.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:19 pm 
 

Running Wild - Ballad of William Kidd

''The Rivalry'' is amazing.
Love this album!

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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:19 pm 
 

Lana Del Rey - Nectar of the Gods

Don't know what to make of this new Lana album yet but I like this song. Then again, I liked some of the sparse, folkier bits of the last one and this is mostly a continuation of that. A few incredibly dull moments that should have been cut though.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:56 pm 
 

Draconian - A Scenery of Loss

My favourite doom metal song of all time. No competition. So bleak and beautiful.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:41 pm 
 

Mercyful Fate- Time

Probably my favourite out of the ‘new’ MF records

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:17 am 
 

Root - Casilda's Song

This stuff is just fucking crazy. Few bands have captured the feel of being trapped in Satanic underground catacombs this well.
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colin040
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:17 am 
 

Delirium - Beyond the Gates of the Afterdead

My favorite doom/death metal album from 1990. It's very Celtic Frost-ish at times, but the band doesn't forget about the doom riffs either.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:35 am 
 

markhebb wrote:
Mercyful Fate- Time

Probably my favourite out of the ‘new’ MF records


Time is awesome, gives me a great Autumn feeling.


Elffor - Old Icy Tomb

Great as always from Ellfor!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:19 am 
 

Mercyful Fate - 9

Classic Mercyful Fate from start to finish. So many highlights like kick ass opener "Last Rites", the Sabbathian "Church Of Saint Anne", eerie psychedelic "Sold My Soul", massive riff stomper "The Grave", the storming "Insane" and the monumental "Buried Alive". Hell the whole album is a highlight! To the devil his due. 9/10.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:31 am 
 

Vampirska - Encompassing Death's Lifeless Flame

Seriously good riff moment that takes over the whole second half of this epic song.Kind of takes you by surprise after all the cold darkness before it,topped off with an oddly tuned acoustic outro. Nice.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:05 pm 
 

Evoke - Deadly Revenge

Fuck yes more bands like this! Evil, Marshall-distorted Hell Awaits thrash from Norway with lyrics about, uh, evil or something. Awesome riffs!
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