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

Immortal666 wrote:
Tool - 46 and 2


So, 48?

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EvergreenSherbert
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:23 pm 
 

Metal Shark wrote:
Immortal666 wrote:
Tool - 46 and 2


So, 48?

Unless my math is wrong, 46 and 2 do indeed add up to 48.

But yeah, if i remember correctly it's a reference to some dumb theory that humans would evolve and get an extra pair of chromosomes.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:26 pm 
 

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"Overnight Sensation"

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

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


"Overnight" is also about how long their fame lasted before grunge ran them out of town.

NP: The Absence - "This Consuming Nocturne"

This album is moving its way up my list, and has a shot at the top 10. I don't think it's quite as good as their first few albums, but it's even better than I remembered from my earlier runthrough this year.

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Immortal666
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:15 pm 
 

Dokken - Kiss of Death

It's a shame that Dokken gets lumped together with other '80s hair metal bands. They were way better than most of those clowns. George Lynch can shred as shown on this track and Don Dokken has a great pair of pipes.

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Immortal666
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:09 am 
 

Warrior Soul - We Cry Out

One of the underrated bands from the early '90s is definitely Warrior Soul. The problem with them is that it's hard to market them for a specific audience. Their music was labeled as 'alternative metal' but they're not as heavy as Tool or Helmet. They sound more hard rock to me but their lyrical themes isn't the usual 'cock rock' that usually persisted during that era so they didn't fit in that scene as well.

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LordStenhammar
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:33 am 
 

Black Sabbath - Hot Line


Born Again has some winners. This goes forward like a train.

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Benedict Donald
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:04 am 
 

Immortal666 wrote:
Dokken - Kiss of Death

It's a shame that Dokken gets lumped together with other '80s hair metal bands. They were way better than most of those clowns. George Lynch can shred as shown on this track and Don Dokken has a great pair of pipes.



Agreed. They were/are 10 steps ahead of their supposed peers. Even the latter era material without Lynch is surprisingly great.
And Lynch’s entire career up to the present day is almost flawless.

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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:44 am 
 

Screeching Weasel - Thrift Store Girl

"My Brain Hurts" is my favorite album by this band... but "Anthem for a New Tomorrow" does give it a run for its money. A close second, at least.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:15 pm 
 

Nargaroth - Frühling

Love the circus melody!
Jahreszeiten is an excellent album.

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YesIam
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:22 pm 
 

colin040 wrote:
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.


Damn, I thought these guys called it quits a long time ago. The Serpents Lust EP from 2009 is still played several times each month here, and have been since it was released. I really can't wait to dig into this album later tonight.

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colin040
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:38 pm 
 

Immortal666 wrote:
Dokken - Kiss of Death

It's a shame that Dokken gets lumped together with other '80s hair metal bands. They were way better than most of those clowns. George Lynch can shred as shown on this track and Don Dokken has a great pair of pipes.


I like some Dokken, but they have a lot of rock and balladic songs, so that's probably why.

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colin040 wrote:
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.


Damn, I thought these guys called it quits a long time ago. The Serpents Lust EP from 2009 is still played several times each month here, and have been since it was released. I really can't wait to dig into this album later tonight.


Unfortunately, the new album doesn't sound like the EP at all.

NP: Varathron - Hellwitch (Witches Gathering)

Recognizable riffs, epic arrangements...doesn't get much more Greek than this.

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EvergreenSherbert
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:17 pm 
 

Baroness - Yellow and Green

I thought I'd give these guys another try, since they're a great band. If you don't know them, they're a progressive rock kind of thing. Maybe some sludge metal influence.
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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:59 pm 
 

Iron Maiden - Where Eagles Dare

This was one of the first Iron Maiden songs I checked out, and for kind of a stupid reason - I noticed it had the same name as a Misfits one (I was mostly into punk at that time). Two very different but very awesome songs.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:44 pm 
 

Cauldron Black Ram - Slaver

Such a punishing, gnarly good time. Absurd freakish darkness. Massive goddamn riffs.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:54 pm 
 

Spear Of Longinus - Domni Satnasi

Classic Aussie black/death/thrash, trying to chase this up on LP
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Benedict Donald
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:19 pm 
 

Possessed - 1984 Demo
The real deal....so far ahead of the curve. Outstanding stuff!!
Not a bad song in their catalogue.

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kazhard
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:55 am 
 

Miles Davis - Live-Evil

A monolith of an album, great mix of studio tracks and live jams.

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Speed Metal Terror
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:19 am 
 

Manowar - Kingdom Come

That outro is just… :bow:
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Coastliner
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:26 am 
 

Immortal666 wrote:
It's a shame that Dokken gets lumped together with other '80s hair metal bands.


Agreed, but it's quite bizarre that fans and critics say that about every '80s hair metal band, be it Tesla, Cinderella or even Poison. :-P

Now playing: Frank Blackfire – Back on Fire

Good little thrasher (7/10). For the most part, it's like a refined and slightly more melodic version of old Sodom. Blackfire is not an extremely accomplished vocalist but he gets the job done and sounds like a mixture of more recent Angelripper and e.g. Milo (Deathrow).
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markhebb
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:31 am 
 

LordStenhammar wrote:
Black Sabbath - Hot Line


Born Again has some winners. This goes forward like a train.


Every song on Born Again is a winner - even the leftover track The Fallen is a killer...

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Metal_Jaw
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:46 am 
 

Napalm Death- "Amoral".

Love going back to this album now and again. I'm not the biggest NP fan around, but I thoroughly enjoyed this album and in retrospect I wish I had placed on my year-end top 10 for last year.

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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:12 am 
 

Immortal666 wrote:
Warrior Soul - We Cry Out

One of the underrated bands from the early '90s is definitely Warrior Soul.

Cool to see a bit love for Warrior Soul. Awesome band, truely powerful and unique songwriting. I really dig the first 3 albums.

Cryptosis - Bionic Swarm

This is a bloody great album. Prog Thrash masterclass.

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LordStenhammar
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:17 am 
 

markhebb wrote:
LordStenhammar wrote:
Black Sabbath - Hot Line


Born Again has some winners. This goes forward like a train.


Every song on Born Again is a winner - even the leftover track The Fallen is a killer...


Yeah, it has Disturbing the Priest and Zero the Hero. The fucking title track. Still I'm interested about that remix. Hope it comes.

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Dungeon_Vic
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:59 am 
 

MetlaNZ wrote:
Immortal666 wrote:
Warrior Soul - We Cry Out

One of the underrated bands from the early '90s is definitely Warrior Soul.

Cool to see a bit love for Warrior Soul. Awesome band, truely powerful and unique songwriting. I really dig the first 3 albums.

Cryptosis - Bionic Swarm

This is a bloody great album. Prog Thrash masterclass.


Agreed on both counts, Warrior Soul is just amazing and Bionic Swarm is in my top 10!

Kory Clarke of Warrior Soul described the band as "rock n' roll with serious lyrics".

NP: Deathhammer - Rapid Violence. (Sargent fanboy here).
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colin040
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:00 am 
 

Running Wild - Marooned

This rules! The riffs hit so much harder than those of Pile of Skulls.

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Benedict Donald
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:45 am 
 

Coastliner wrote:
Immortal666 wrote:
It's a shame that Dokken gets lumped together with other '80s hair metal bands.


Agreed, but it's quite bizarre that fans and critics say that about every '80s hair metal band, be it Tesla, Cinderella or even Poison. :-P


Is it bizarre, though? Being that “hair metal” was so immensely popular, it appealed to non-metal fans who simply crammed all the bands of the era into one homogenous lump. But that was partly the bands’ faults as so many wanted to ride the coattails of something so successful and adopted the genre’s look, etc.

With that said, I don’t recall Poison every being considered anything *but* hair metal. In fact, they were widely, and almost universally, seen as the “ground zero” or perfect crystallization of “hair metal”.


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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:28 am 
 

Lord - Legacy

I don't know how you'd say power metal was weak if you hear this fucking album. This shit is mindblowing.

Metallica - The Thing That Should Not Be

MOP is hard to see for what it is at times with how big this damn band is, but there's a real artfulness to it all, something that is obvious in how it became so classic. Very well done. Moments of odd beauty contrasting with crushing riffs and aggressive ugliness. Well rounded.

colin040 wrote:
Running Wild - Marooned

This rules! The riffs hit so much harder than those of Pile of Skulls.


Probably best song on Death or Glory for me honestly, it's just got a lot of feeling to it.
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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:42 am 
 

Iron Maiden - The Prisoner

I think I'm on an Iron Maiden binge now.
Somebody please help me.

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Benedict Donald
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:47 pm 
 

Unleashed - Odalheim

Another solid effort from this well-oiled machine. Nothing groundbreaking, but not everything need be.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:59 pm 
 

Klaus Wunderlich - Sudamericana 3

Wizard on the keys
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Baazlvaat - The Bay of Arvon

Another of the really good modern acts. Thinking this is inherently inferior to the classics of the genre seems insane to me. Fluid, creative stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:19 am 
 

Autokrator--Qualis Artifex Pereo

I downloaded these guys a while back and knew I liked them but never really listened enough. Pretty brutal stuff, but not as ground breaking as stylistically comparable bands like Dragged Into Sunlight, Lord Mantis, Mistress, etc.

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Ill-Starred Son
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:20 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Cauldron Black Ram - Slaver

Such a punishing, gnarly good time. Absurd freakish darkness. Massive goddamn riffs.


Agreed man.

Cauldron Black Ram has recently become one of my favorite bands. So creative with their mix of styles and just so freaking heavy.

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raumr
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:28 am 
 

Abigor - Midwintertears

I've been listening through the Abigor demos and this one stuck out. Early version of Weeping Midwintertears. I usually find Rune's "girly screams" funny, but here he sounds insane. I love the contrast of unhinged screaming with mellow and soft music.

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Glenn Hughes' voice is unreal and his upper register is still spooky even to this day.
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Legend - Fröm the Fjörds

I bought this one time and then forgot it instantly. Now with new ears, at least the start of this album sounds excellent.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:16 am 
 

Beatrik - Journey through the end of life

Great black metal from Italy
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Ill-Starred Son wrote:
Empyreal wrote:
Cauldron Black Ram - Slaver

Such a punishing, gnarly good time. Absurd freakish darkness. Massive goddamn riffs.


Agreed man.

Cauldron Black Ram has recently become one of my favorite bands. So creative with their mix of styles and just so freaking heavy.


I always come back to them every so often. Just a lot of fun.

David Bowie - V-2 Schneider

Sweet mellow grooves and vibes.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:29 am 
 

Exodus - The Years of Death and Dying

Probably the worst track on the new album. Sounds like a scrapped U.D.O. B-side.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:54 am 
 

Jethro Tull - Live At Tanglewood 1970 (included in the new "Benefit" boxed set).

Clearly a band hungry and on fire! This gig blazes and is a showcase for Tull's greatness.

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