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Benedict Donald
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2023 11:21 am 
 

Jon Oliva's Pain - "'Tage Mahal"
Another album I'd not listened to in ages until yesterday & again this morning. This absolutely slays and certainly helps sate the appetite for additional Savatage.

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AlexMercer
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2023 2:15 pm 
 

Covidectomy - Engendered by Contagion. Fantastic new album.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2023 2:22 pm 
 

Misantropical Painforest - Dreadfully Lonely

Killer band!

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Lee Harrison
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2023 3:51 pm 
 

Kommodus Wreath of Bleeding Snowfall

Riff after riff in a perfect thrash black album with tons of goodies in the forms of melodies…

Lepidus is reaching maturity
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IxI_KILLING
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2023 8:01 pm 
 

Tomb Mold - Primordial Malignity

I've heard some pretty great things about this band in the last couple of years but I never got around to checking them out. Going to go through the discography so I'll update this post in the next couple of hours.

Update: "Primordial Malignity" and the new record, "The Enduring Spirit" are the biggest highlights from the band, in my opinion. The couple of EPs/demo in between each record is sub-par with the other two full lengths coming in at just okay but nothing special!
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Forever Underground
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2023 8:14 pm 
 

Phillip Glass - Phophecies

One of the greatest masterpieces of our time, Koyaanisqatsi's soundtrack is one of the most fascinating things I have ever heard (I haven't seen the movie).
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Erisgaroth
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2023 8:57 pm 
 

Ghost - Infestissumam

Another wonderful album. I'm not sure if I liked this better than "Opus Eponymous". If anything, I think the highlight here are the vocals and the guitars are in a second place, and as a guitarist myself, I'm biased towards guitars. Still, an excelent piece of work.

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Bronze Age
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2023 10:55 pm 
 

Dream Theater - Train of Thought

The only issue I have with this is some of the effects on LaBrie's vocals on 2 songs. Otherwise thoroughly enjoyable.

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LordStenhammar
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2023 9:33 am 
 

Cirith Ungol - Dark Parade

Got buried in a CD pile, and you can blame the new Heavy Load and some other albums for that. But this album is good time. The first two songs will kill you, and it only gets better after that.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2023 12:06 pm 
 

Virgin Steele - The Black Light Bacchanalia

Hadn't played it in years... still kinda my same opinion from before, in that it's interesting but unfocused, with the longer songs turning into vague meandering masses of sound that occasionally have cool riffs or choruses. Like "Necropolis" starts off full throttle but then a mellow part comes in that sounds like they could've lifted it from any of the surrounding other songs. The 11-minute song was cool with almost a Goth, post-punk sort of haze over it all, but I don't know if it was as focused as it could be. Most of the songs end up sounding identical since he lapses into loose prog jamming after the initial verse-chorus every time. The first four songs which are more concise fare better, though often the verses are weird and disjointed as they build up to admittedly pretty good choruses. But you wish there was more direction to this stuff since we've heard what this band can do at full power. It's admirable that DeFeis was trying to make these songs sound different from his old work, but a lot of it feels kinda half baked. The music often feels like it means way more to DeFeis than it ever will to a lot of us. But I can sort of appreciate it for novelty and ambition.

High Spirits - Safe on the Other Side

They never really blow me away like I wish they would, but they sure know what they're doing. Tight, catchy stuff. Songs that sound like you've always known them, in a good way.
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Benedict Donald
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2023 2:17 pm 
 

King Crimson - 'Meltdown, Live In Mexico, 2017'
Robert Fripp truly encapsulates what it means to be 'progressive'. KC exists on another plane altogether.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2023 3:18 pm 
 

Circle of Ouroborus - Taivaan kynttilät

Really awesome band, always such a great atmosphere in whatever they release.

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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2023 4:46 pm 
 

Manilla Road - Spiral Castle

I haven't heard this album until today and now I'm wishing I heard it earlier. I've heard plenty of their other stuff and have enjoyed most of it.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2023 5:17 pm 
 

Twisted Tower Dire - Netherworlds

The run from the debut to this one was just great... they had the secret ingredient of attitude and conviction that just sold these riffs, and everything hits fucking hard.
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ChineseDownhill
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2023 7:51 pm 
 

Suffocation - Dim Veil of Obscurity

The new Suffo is at least as good as anything they've done post-reunion.
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Lee Harrison
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2023 9:28 pm 
 

Riivaus Lyöden taudein ja kirouksin

One of best debut ever…
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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2023 12:54 am 
 

The Black Dahlia Murder - Jars

"Nightbringers" is easily one of their top albums. Honestly, only "Nocturnal" and "Miasma" top it for me (those are kinda tied in my mind at this point).

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Metal Shark
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:42 am 
 

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Sodom – 1982 (EP)


Why am I only learning about this NOW! :eek:

will buy! :headbang:

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Xymosys
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2023 3:25 am 
 

Chrome Division - Raven Black Cadillac

Man, these guys just know how to pull it off! I've listened this in one breath...
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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2023 5:15 am 
 

Obituary - Dying Of Everything

Everything I love about Obituary in 45 minutes. Pure headbanging, horn raising, awesomeness from start to finish. It's that time of year, ranking season, so this one gets a fuckin easy, straight up, poser killing 5/5!

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Gas_Snake
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2023 7:09 am 
 

Ace Combat Zero OST - Zero

From one rabbit hole to another. How do video game composers come up with this stuff? It's so beautiful I haven't even heard any cover of it that wasn't utterly incredible, and good lord are there a crapton of them. I think this just became my favorite final boss track of all time, holy mother of badass.
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Lee Harrison
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2023 8:01 am 
 

MetlaNZ wrote:
Obituary - Dying Of Everything

Everything I love about Obituary in 45 minutes. Pure headbanging, horn raising, awesomeness from start to finish. It's that time of year, ranking season, so this one gets a fuckin easy, straight up, poser killing 5/5!

Completely agree with you….

Now listening Left Cross Upon Desecrating Altars(again and again)

Aoty contender
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2023 11:32 pm 
 

Equilbrium- Cerulean Skies

I've run out of tears for this band. I'm just done. Thought MAYBE they'd go back to their roots, but nah. Shit's terrible.
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Lee Harrison
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2023 5:07 am 
 

The Clash Sandinista

Police on my back!!!!!
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Forever Underground
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2023 6:13 am 
 

Nifelheim -Nifelheim

I didn't know Jon Zwetsloot played on this album, now it makes more sense, it's fantastic.
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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:42 am 
 

Been spinning the first two Exumer albums.

HOLY SHIT!!! Missed these back in the day.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2023 11:04 am 
 

Panopticon - Collapse

Trying some of the older ones I never heard - I'd really only tried a handful of his works. This is quite good. Searing, rolling aggression and moody melodicism. Seems lyrically on point too. I dig it.
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Hardworlder
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2023 11:09 am 
 

I had Ninkharsag in my collection that I'd never really listened to, so I'm spinning The Dread March of Solemn Gods now....I really dig this kind of melo black, though I suspect that may be an unpopular opinion.

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colin040
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2023 11:13 am 
 

Supplicium - In Desolated Visions

Gothic horror doom/death in the vein of Argentum. Love the thick atmosphere of this thing.
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2023 3:14 pm 
 

Drunemeton - Blood Ornament in the Soil of Slavia

Grerat riffs and melodies!
Need to check out more from this band.

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Panopticon - On the Subject of Mortality

More moody immersive stuff - this is maybe more trancelike and mellow than Collapse, and puts you in a certain headspace for sure. I love DIY stuff like this. Just such integrity and character,
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Lee Harrison
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2023 9:39 pm 
 

Death Symbolic

Thank unpopular opinion thread I’m again here in my Perennial Quest….
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Bronze Age
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2023 11:27 pm 
 

Tanith - Voyage

I have really grown to appreciate this album.

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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2023 12:23 am 
 

Killing Joke - Killing Joke (2003)

Killer guitarist, killer vocalist, killer bassist, killer drummer, killer songs, killer album! RIP Geordie.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2023 1:16 pm 
 

Cauldron Born - Cold Steel for the Necromancer
Cauldron Born - Born of the Cauldron

They had something really special and weird on that debut, just great in that quirky way. That said, the new stuff is so, so fuckin good too - Howie really makes everything on these new albums so pitch perfect and spotless in quality. Excellent riffs, storytelling, everything lines up.
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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2023 1:27 pm 
 

Death - Spiritual Healing

My love of Death really starts with Human, though I do enjoy the earlier stuff. Going back though the early years. Great album with some great guitarwork.

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Hardworlder
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2023 1:41 pm 
 

Listening to the new Faidra album. Great atmosphere, nice melodic riffs.

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SanPeron
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2023 1:47 pm 
 

Napalm Death - Enemy of the Music Bussines

One of the most hardcore albums of ND, good production, not as death metal as the previous albums but is quite cool. I like them when they play in a punkish way.

Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal

My favorite BT album, crushing groovy death metal. They have a personal style that no band can match, very sleazy and badass.
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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2023 2:46 pm 
 

Fuming Mouth - Postfigurement

It's clear they're leaning more into their hardcore side on "Last Day of Sun". There's also an uptick of clean vocals on this one, and the cleans almost remind me of Vision of Disorder. Not a bad thing, imo. Pretty good album. Still plenty of fuzzy Swedeath inspired riffing.

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the_satanic_cannibal
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2023 2:56 pm 
 

Electro Hippies - Play Fast or Die

I was never a big fan of Generic's side to their split, so I'm listening to this gem instead!

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