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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:15 pm 
 

Criminal - Sacrificio

Another solid offering of death/thrash n groove from these Chilean Crims. It doesn't reach the lofty heights of Sicario but nothing ever does.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:48 pm 
 

Ayat - Six Years of Dormant Hatred
This piqued my interest because of the fact that they really seem to mean what they say, being from Lebanon and hating religion and all. This sounds like exactly my kind of filthy, depraved extreme metal. No restraints. I like art that takes things to the limits.
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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:58 pm 
 

Dee Snider - Leave A Scar

This is a great album. Top notch songwriting and performances from all involved. I'm a huge fan of Dee's vocals and he still sounds awesome after all these years.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:33 pm 
 

Wytch Hazel - He Shall Reign

So rocking and great atmosphere!
This band is awesome.

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Benedict Donald
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:47 pm 
 

MetlaNZ wrote:
Dee Snider - Leave A Scar

This is a great album. Top notch songwriting and performances from all involved. I'm a huge fan of Dee's vocals and he still sounds awesome after all these years.


Interesting. I've never heard this (or any of his solo albums) but really like his vocals.
Will investigate...

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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:25 pm 
 

Benedict Donald wrote:
MetlaNZ wrote:
Dee Snider - Leave A Scar

This is a great album. Top notch songwriting and performances from all involved. I'm a huge fan of Dee's vocals and he still sounds awesome after all these years.


Interesting. I've never heard this (or any of his solo albums) but really like his vocals.
Will investigate...

"For The Love Of Metal" and "Never Let The Bastards Wear You Down" are cool too, as are the respective albums from Widowmaker and Desperado.

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Ill-Starred Son
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:20 pm 
 

Benighted--Collection of Dead Portraits off Carnivore Sublime

Such a good band. With my love of bands who mix all sorts of extreme styles like black, death, grind etc like: Anaal Nathrakh, Cattle Decapitation, Dragged Through Sunlight, etc. I'm surprised it took me so long to find out about these guys.

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:31 pm 
 

Tad - Throat Locust.

I should have checked this out 30 years ago...

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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:58 pm 
 

Ace_Rimmer wrote:
Tad - Throat Locust.

I should have checked this out 30 years ago...

Better late than never Ace. I couldn't tell ya how many times I've wished I'd gotten into a band sooner... Dead Moon being the main example for me, cause they became my favourite non metal band. I had a chance to see Dead Moon in my home town back in the early 90s, but I didn't get into them til much, much later... now Freds dead and that chance has gone.
Tad are a very cool band tho. I remember getting Inhaler in 93. There was so much good stuff coming out back then, so there's always cool stuff to discover or revisit, even 30yrs later. The search never ends.

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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:51 pm 
 

Unanimated - The Poetry of the Scarred Earth

So I think the new Unanimated album is the best thing they've done since Ancient God of Evil. There's definitely a lot of traditional heavy metal influence present, this song sounds like they're trying their hand at a Blood Fire Death/Hammerheart era Bathory epic, and the intro is a straight nod to Judas Priest's Victim of Changes (that's the second band I've heard pay homage to that song this year after Spirit Adrift did it on the song Invisible Enemy from their new EP).

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kazhard
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:51 pm 
 

Meshuggah - Obzen

I just can’t get into this band, no matter how hard I try.

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EvergreenSherbert
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:09 pm 
 

kazhard wrote:
Meshuggah - Obzen

I just can’t get into this band, no matter how hard I try.

Damn, that really sucks. That's one of my favorite albums.
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Metal Shark
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:10 pm 
 

Ted Nugent - Double Live Gonzo! (Love it!)
Witch Cross - Fit for Fight (CLASSIC!)
Clash - The Singles (Great! As every rock critic EVER will tell you).
Traffic - When the Eagle Flies (Good, not as good as the other Traffic albums I've heard, kind of noodle-y).

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Metal Shark
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:13 pm 
 

CreepingDeath16 wrote:
Coastliner wrote:
Unlike most folks I love the "Rock 'n' Roll" album

What? Rock 'n' Roll rules. It has only three "lesser" tracks (Traitor, All for You and Boogeyman), but those are very enjoyable as well. The other six tracks are pure classics, even if a bit underrated.


I LOVE "Traitor"! Though I've heard the live version from No sleep at All way more.

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Metal Shark
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:15 pm 
 

CreepingDeath16 wrote:
Coastliner wrote:
I even love "All for You". Don't know what's wrong with it. The chorus is sooo catchy.

I can kinda get the hypothetical person who doesn't know that Lemmy loved the Beatles and wouldn't like the poppy chorus, but I like it.

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Motörhead – March ör Die
Bad commercial album with an unusual title track. Lemmy wanted to rub shoulders with the in-crowd. This is where the biker gang jumped the shark.

Motörhead – Bastards
Tries to get the bike back on track but doesn't quite make it.

This is where I disagree! I love the hell out of both of these albums, with the exception of the daddy song. Gotta play March ör Die now.



I LOVE March or Die! it's also one of the first 3 CDs I ever bought! :-D

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kazhard
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:31 pm 
 

EvergreenSherbert wrote:
kazhard wrote:
Meshuggah - Obzen

I just can’t get into this band, no matter how hard I try.

Damn, that really sucks. That's one of my favorite albums.


Yeah, I guess I’ll have to try their earlier albums.

NP: INXS - Kick

One of my favorite new wave albums. Plenty of hits on this one.

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markhebb
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:42 am 
 

Benedict Donald wrote:
Iommi / Hughes - The 1996 Dep Sessions
Not as killer as "Fused" but not far behind it. Def worth your attention.


Yep- another under appreciated Iommi classic

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:53 am 
 

Mad Season - River of Deceit (live at the Moore)

Amazing rendition of this cut. Just a band in tune with each other.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:40 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
David Bowie - Berlin trilogy

This has been dominating my mornings all week. A sophisticated, breezy art-house kind of listen. Serene and not a note out of place.


Bowie's always great, especially the second (Eno-dominated) half of "Low". If you're interested in more of that art house vibe, I'd recommend "1. Outside" and "Leon" / "The Leon Suites". The latter is an unreleased experimental project that sparked the former album which features parts of that project in the form of intros and segues. It's on Youtube in multiple versions and as far out as a wandering cat.

Continuing with Motörhead:

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Motörhead – Sacrifice
Mikkey Dee joins as a full time member, and the resulting album screams "We've arrived in the 90s, and we're heavy and evil". In a few places, the voice almost and inadvertently comes across as a death growl. People love it, it's at 92%. I don't get it. There are just too many of those tracks where the band seem to try to force themselves into certain slots.

Motörhead – Overnight Sensation
Great melodic album with lots of catchy hooks and a track sequence that makes sense (suspense curve / flow). Some songs are like an updated version of the commercial period in the late 80s and early 90s. In my view, the best thing they released between "1916" and "Aftershock".

Motörhead – Snake Bite Love
A huge disappointment when it was released but a bit better in hindsight. The party anthem "Love for Sale", "Take the Blame", the ballad "Dead and Gone" and a couple of riffs here and there aren't bad at all.

Motörhead – We are Motörhead
A lesser album. Notable tracks: the "Ace of Spades" copy "We are Motörhead" and the ballad "One More Fucking Time".

Motörhead – Hammered
Another lesser album. Features the completely obscure, forgotten and motörtastic "Mine all Mine" that sounds like an outtake from "Bomber" with a nod to "1916":



How did that happen?

Motörhead – Inferno
Everyone seems to love it. I don't know why.

Motörhead – Kiss of Death
Much better for the most part. "Going Down" is a hidden classic.



Motörhead – Motörizer
Solid, albeit a bit too clean. "English Rose" = :thumbsup:

The next episode of this Motör-recap will feature the first two albums and lots of live stuff.
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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:04 am 
 

Irreversible Entanglements - Open the Gates

Ugh the weight and gait of this thing is astounding. Enveloping sound, plodding and intentional in parts. One of the albums of my year.
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Immortal666
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:23 am 
 

Carcass - NWOBHEAD

Someone shared their mp3 of the new Carcass album that includes this bonus track which came highly recommended. He wasn't wrong! This song totally rips, I don't know why it was left out the album.

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Immortal666
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:25 am 
 

Tool - 46 and 2

I've been a fan of Tool since I first heard them back in 1993. They have a lot of great songs. But this has to be my most favorite track of theirs of all time.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:52 am 
 

Ondskapt - "Semita Sinistram"

Stumbled upon this randomly, loved it, and was disappointed to discover that it was recent, but not enough for the '21 list. It came out in late '20, and only received one measly vote in the poll last year. It seems that late releases get overlooked. The guitar tone is just perfect. Which reminds me of this one...

forestcorpse wrote:
Wytch Hazel - He Shall Reign

So rocking and great atmosphere!
This band is awesome.


Frustratingly I didn't get into them until January 1st of this year, so I couldn't vote for them, but they've since then become one of my favorite bands. Very few do throwback music as authentically as they do.

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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:20 am 
 

Nekromantheon - Visions of Trismegistos

This album fuckin rips! 32min of thrashin bliss.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:33 am 
 

Ayat - Misogyny When We Embrace

Genuinely unsettling stuff. Uncomfortable. But intriguing and badass as fuck. There's a seething and real hate and rage in this shit.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:19 am 
 

MetlaNZ wrote:
Nekromantheon - Visions of Trismegistos

This album fuckin rips! 32min of thrashin bliss.


Amazing record.Playing the latest Inculter album again.Very similar intensity to Nekromantheon.

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Inculter - Open The Tombs

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:51 am 
 

Dream Troll - Legion

This really is a very weird band, everything from the unfitting name to the odd slow, somewhat melodramatic sing-songy vocal parts and the proggy rhythms - it's all quite odd. But they are ambitious and quite good players. Look forward to hearing how they keep evolving for sure.
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colin040
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:31 pm 
 

Tsjuder - Ghoul

Pretty vicious black metal...great riffs here.

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Chaosmonger
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:37 pm 
 

Gamma Ray - Land of the Free II

A step down from Majestic but solid enough. How do the two after this compare?

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:49 pm 
 

Vothana - Lực Lượng Tấn Công / Strike Force

New album is great as expected!

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pikesteriff71
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:02 pm 
 

Bunker 66 - Black Steel Fever

Compiling a 2020/2021 anthems compilation tape.Another tune added.
Never noticed the drummer wearing an ABBA shirt done with the Darkthrone font before.Wanted item for a festive gift.

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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:35 pm 
 

Municipal Waste - Deathripper

The band responsible for "pizza thrash" getting big in the mid to late 00s, I guess.
They predated most of those bands and are also better than most of them, though.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:18 pm 
 

Old Nick - Plat Map of the 11th Vampire Lord's Domicile

Love this band!

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pikesteriff71
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:46 pm 
 

Black Trip - No Tomorrow

This is the faster riffer ending side 1.
Great album,been too long since i played it.

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colin040
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:05 pm 
 

Hunters Moon - The Ravens Swoon

Blood Fire Death-esque black metal...it may not be as epic in scope, but it's certainly epic from a stylistic point of view.

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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:46 pm 
 

pikesteriff71 wrote:
MetlaNZ wrote:
Nekromantheon - Visions of Trismegistos

This album fuckin rips! 32min of thrashin bliss.


Amazing record.Playing the latest Inculter album again.Very similar intensity to Nekromantheon.

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Inculter - Open The Tombs

Yeah there's so many (too many??) great black/death/thrash bands out there at the moment. I had a listen to Inculter awhile ago and yep they're on the to get list.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:58 pm 
 

Cobalt - Slow Forever

Over 80 minutes - definitely an undertaking. Sounds as massive and iconoclastic as Gin so far. This band has an excellent feel for riffs and building drama. Such a serious, uncompromising mood overall.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:20 pm 
 

Primordial - To the Nameless Dead

Few bands can conjure such a sense of utter despair; their music portrays real anguish and doom as no other can.

They definitely have the "x factor", for sure.

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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:36 pm 
 

Immortal666 wrote:
Tool - 46 and 2

I've been a fan of Tool since I first heard them back in 1993. They have a lot of great songs. But this has to be my most favorite track of theirs of all time.


That's a hard call, Lateralus is easily my favorite album of theirs, but "46 & 2" might be a better individual song than anything on it. Speaking of Tool...

NP: Wheel - "Wheel"

This might just be the best song Tool never wrote. Definitely one of my favorite band discoveries this year.

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Metal Shark
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:02 pm 
 

"Overnight Sensation"

Whenever I see this title, I think of the FIREHOUSE song first! :lol:

"We're an overnight sensationnnnn!" :-D

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