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Benedict Donald
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:43 pm 
 

Metal_On_The_Ascendant wrote:
Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness

Just uber-solemn folk tunes, really.


Primodial is in a league of their own. Few bands are this good, this raw, this honest.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:44 pm 
 

Metal_On_The_Ascendant wrote:
Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness

Just uber-solemn folk tunes, really.


I was playing To the Nameless Dead the other day and yeah - both of these have to be some of the best shit out there in general. Masterful and thoughtful and rageful.

Budgie - s/t

This oughta be a fun band to explore for 2022.
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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:27 am 
 

Smith/Kozen - Scars

Just excellent lead guitar and soulful vocals.

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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:45 am 
 

Ace_Rimmer wrote:
Smith/Kozen - Scars

Just excellent lead guitar and soulful vocals.

This album was a pleasant surprise. Glad I finally gave it a chance. Just full of great songs. Adrian should ditch Maiden and concentrate on this.

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LordStenhammar
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:30 am 
 

Lordian Guard - My Name Is Man

Beautiful, just beautiful. Sad song like Winter Tears from Warlord.

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colin040
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:22 am 
 

Ossian - Szeresd jobban

No idea what this song is about, but this sounds super catchy. Seems like this band even knows how to pull off this lightweight heavy metal (hehe) stuff.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:16 am 
 

Tony Martin - The Book of Shadows

A few songs into this new album - quite doomy and epic, though the vocal melodies are a bit weird. Not sure if it's bad but it is odd. But Martin himself doesn't sound like he's even aged. The music is cool, some folky parts, nice basslines, thick and muscular riffs.

I'd say I like it. Might even grow on me. An interesting and eclectic piece of work really.
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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:24 am 
 

Satyricon - The Pentagram Burns

Its almost got a hypnotic quality to it, I just want to zone in this main riff. I love the little accents and drum patterns.

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Benedict Donald
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:25 am 
 

Testament - Live at the Fillmore
They've released multiple live albums over the years and even though this one is sans Skolnick, it's my favorite by a healthy margin.
Great setlist, and more importantly, great energy.

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colin040
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:35 am 
 

Tad Morose - Turn to Dust

Hey, these piercing riffs sound pretty wicked. Someone should tell the piercing wearing bastard to quit growling though.

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Judas Maiden
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:42 pm 
 

Alice in Chains - Again

The 'is AIC metal or not' rages on in these boards. I would say, AIC isn't strictly metal. They've added more elements to their sound than your typical metal band. Does that make me enjoy them less? Of course not! It makes their music more interesting and opens me up to other music styles.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:51 pm 
 

Haunting Depths - A Strict Master Named Death

Really good!

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:01 pm 
 

MetlaNZ wrote:
Ace_Rimmer wrote:
Smith/Kozen - Scars

Just excellent lead guitar and soulful vocals.

This album was a pleasant surprise. Glad I finally gave it a chance. Just full of great songs. Adrian should ditch Maiden and concentrate on this.


the pay difference is substantial I reckon.

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Judas Maiden
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:18 pm 
 

Signos - Eternal Rest

Old school death metal from Cebu, Philippines.

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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:26 pm 
 

Ace_Rimmer wrote:
MetlaNZ wrote:
Ace_Rimmer wrote:
Smith/Kozen - Scars

Just excellent lead guitar and soulful vocals.

This album was a pleasant surprise. Glad I finally gave it a chance. Just full of great songs. Adrian should ditch Maiden and concentrate on this.


the pay difference is substantial I reckon.

I don't think he really needs the money anymore and considering he originally quit Maiden when they were great... I'd say he's bored as fuck in Maiden and this is a release for what he truely likes, again considering what he's done outside of Maiden and the songs he's written for Maiden. The dudes a great songwriter and (like Bruce) utterly wasted in Maiden these days.

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Benedict Donald
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:40 pm 
 

Ace_Rimmer wrote:
Smith/Kozen - Scars

Just excellent lead guitar and soulful vocals.


It is indeed. If you like this, you owe it to yourself to check out Kotzen's other material, especially Winery Dogs. Also, his recent (last ~20 years) solo work has been outstanding.

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Benedict Donald
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:40 pm 
 

NP: Earthless - From the Ages
To my ears, this is an instrumental combination of 1970 Sabbath and 1969 Zeppelin. Unbeatable really.


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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:41 pm 
 

Misantropical Painforest - Past the Stonecircle Clearing

Love this band, great riffs and weird atmosphere!

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Judas Maiden
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:51 pm 
 

Ileamauzar - The Dissolute Assumption

Black metal from Singa-hell!

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:10 pm 
 

Benedict Donald wrote:
Ace_Rimmer wrote:
Smith/Kozen - Scars

Just excellent lead guitar and soulful vocals.


It is indeed. If you like this, you owe it to yourself to check out Kotzen's other material, especially Winery Dogs. Also, his recent (last ~20 years) solo work has been outstanding.


Never listened to any of his other stuff, I'll have to check some out.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:30 pm 
 

Budgie - Never Turn Your Back on a Friend

Just kind of speeding through these albums. This is basically as full on metal as Sabbath ever was. Wild and adventurous old metal and rock and roll stylings.
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colin040
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:37 pm 
 

Turbo - Dłoń potwora

This is one hell of an album. Sort of a combination between early 80's Priest, Maiden and some thrash metal.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:53 pm 
 

Satan - Time to Die

''Life Sentence'' is a awesome album!
I miss the concert with them in Bergen years ago, was amazing.

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InsaneSniper
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:39 pm 
 

colin040 wrote:
Turbo - Dłoń potwora

This is one hell of an album. Sort of a combination between early 80's Priest, Maiden and some thrash metal.


Eyyyyy, nice to see some love for Turbo here! Even though the far thrashier Ostatni Wojownik has always been my favorite, Kawaleria is definitely among their best albums as well. A shame they never really revisited that sound.

Hammers of Misfortune - Trot Out the Dead

This band basically functions in two modes: they're either "okay, I guess", or "YO THIS FUCKING RULES!". The Locust Years is definitely in that second category.

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Judas Maiden
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:28 pm 
 

Agalloch - To Drown

An epic instrumental closer to end the sprawling and bleak 'Marrow of the Spirit'.

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kazhard
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:17 pm 
 

Skin Yard - Hallowed Ground

It’s good to be back into grunge.

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Judas Maiden
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:37 pm 
 

Kreator - Destroy What Destroys You

Hordes of Chaos sounds more than decent and infinitely better than all of Kreator's 2010's output. I didn't get to listen to this as much I should have as Kreator kept releasing and releasing stuff this past decade that it was hard to keep it up. But I've revisited it and it sounds quite nice.

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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:51 pm 
 

Shadow of Intent - Saurian King

Excellent song from an excellent album in a subgenre I don't normally listen to much.

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Judas Maiden
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:53 pm 
 

Opeth - Wreath

By Delievrance, Opeth could do no wrong. They mastered the harsh/subtle dynamic at this point. The backing vocals they use from the 9:10 t0 9:50 mark is simply haunting.

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:13 am 
 

Metallica - the Small Hours

Love the sound on this EP. Great heavy lumbering music.

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CreepingDeath16
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:52 am 
 

Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods

Incredibly solid and strong blackened heavy metal album. Get your petty legal shit straight, you assholes, and get back to it.

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colin040
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:02 am 
 

InsaneSniper wrote:
colin040 wrote:
Turbo - Dłoń potwora

This is one hell of an album. Sort of a combination between early 80's Priest, Maiden and some thrash metal.


Eyyyyy, nice to see some love for Turbo here! Even though the far thrashier Ostatni Wojownik has always been my favorite, Kawaleria is definitely among their best albums as well. A shame they never really revisited that sound.


I had some vague good memories of Last Warrior too.

NP: CETI - Bieg straceńców

More Polish metal...quite melodic power metal-esque stuff, but I dig what I'm hearing so far.

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CreepingDeath16
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:19 am 
 

Dark Angel - Leave Scars

This rules otherwise, but the Led Zeppelin cover fucking sucks.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:06 am 
 

Tony Martin - This Is Your Damnation

Some of the best parts of this album are the unexpectedly folky bits.
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pikesteriff71
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:41 am 
 

Down - Open Coffins

I'm still not giving up hope on a 3rd ep.There was supposed to be 4 and i like to think they're beavering away on one right now.
Really solid side A on this first one.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:17 pm 
 

Lik - Syner

The Evening is setting, rainy and foggy outside.
Fitting stuff!

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pikesteriff71
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:48 pm 
 

forestcorpse wrote:
rainy and foggy outside.


Very similar here.We call it 'dreich'.

Darkthrone - Voyage To A North Pole Adrift

Starting to ignore the sound that irked me before and focus on the songs here.This one is shaping up to be another high point.This is turning out to be one of my ultimate grower purchases of late.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:56 pm 
 

Nekromantheon - Seven Rulers of Fate

My kinda thrash... they just sort of play unrelentingly feral, insane shit. Vocals are a wonderfully gruff holler without being too black or death sounding, and the guitar tone and writing don't really seem to ape anything from the old days too much. Just a manic frenzy of sound.
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:57 pm 
 

Drowning the Light - Dead Leaves & Skeletal Trees

Great atmopshere, bleak!

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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:16 pm 
 

Paranorm - Empyrean

2021 was a really good year for prog/tech thrash, and this is one of my favorite releases from last year for said subgenre.

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