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Hollowmusic
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infamous_madbutcher
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Love it. Listened to it about 3 times already today. :metal:

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Discordant
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 2:12 pm 
 

I admit, I was never too hot on Seven Churches. For the 15+ years since I bought it, I only play it inbetween the likes of "Scream Bloody Gore" and "Pleasure to Kill" or when im that kind of mood. And usually like the other albums better. But man, this album rips! So refreshing hearing something that sounds this old-school these days! So many great riffs, great production and I love the vocals. The whole delivery is just spot on!
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Temple Of Blood
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:39 pm 
 

I wonder if these "tribute bands/albums" like this, Nocturnus, and Gruesome are the wave of the future.

They sure are more satisfying than pretty muck every other metal band around these days.
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wednesdaysixx
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:29 am 
 

Watched Banger’s review and this appeals more than Seven Churches, which I like and respect but never listen to much really. This is the kind of death metal I love though.

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Frank Booth
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 2:01 pm 
 

Temple Of Blood wrote:
I wonder if these "tribute bands/albums" like this, Nocturnus, and Gruesome are the wave of the future.

They sure are more satisfying than pretty muck every other metal band around these days.

I haven't seen any other old-school FLDM/NLDM-style acts get any hype aside from Gruesome and Skeletal Remains, and I don't see that changing. The new Possessed works as well as it does because it doesn't try to reinvent the wheel or kowtow to modern sensibilities; it just thrashes away the only way it knows how, and that sense of earnestness just gives it an inviting warmth that doesn't feel tired or like a cash-grab.

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 2:19 pm 
 

I think it works as well as it does in part because we've had so little material from them over the years. Yet it sounds like they haven't aged a day from back then. Super organic, fun blast of evil death metal in the most retro and old-school manner it could be.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 2:43 pm 
 

Frank Booth wrote:
I haven't seen any other old-school FLDM/NLDM-style acts get any hype aside from Gruesome and Skeletal Remains, and I don't see that changing. .


Monstrosity is on Metal Blade, receiving universal acclaim.
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true_death
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 2:54 pm 
 

This album only sold 200 copies. Yikes...For reference, the new Amon Amarth sold 12,000. I guess all the hype really amounted to nothing in the end.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:00 pm 
 

Temple Of Blood wrote:
Frank Booth wrote:
I haven't seen any other old-school FLDM/NLDM-style acts get any hype aside from Gruesome and Skeletal Remains, and I don't see that changing. .


Monstrosity is on Metal Blade, receiving universal acclaim.

They're also an established act. I'm talking about new acts playing music in that vein.

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Temple Of Blood
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:45 pm 
 

true_death wrote:
This album only sold 200 copies. Yikes...For reference, the new Amon Amarth sold 12,000. I guess all the hype really amounted to nothing in the end.


!!!!!!!!!!!!! link?

That's crazy.

AA are basically just a schtick.

I wonder if this album had the original lineup if it would've sold a lot more.

I also wonder if giving the whole album out for free online was a smart move.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:20 pm 
 

Temple Of Blood wrote:
true_death wrote:
This album only sold 200 copies. Yikes...For reference, the new Amon Amarth sold 12,000. I guess all the hype really amounted to nothing in the end.


!!!!!!!!!!!!! link?

That's crazy.

AA are basically just a schtick.

I wonder if this album had the original lineup if it would've sold a lot more.

I also wonder if giving the whole album out for free online was a smart move.


This is what I read http://www.metalinsider.net/columns/met ... go-berserk, but actually now that I look at it, I'm skeptical. The AA album came out on the 3rd, and the Possessed album not until the 10th, so Possessed's "first week" isn't actually over yet. It looks like the site or wherever they retrieve information from, fucked up. My question is - where did they get that number from? I wonder if that number is just counting pre-orders up to the 9th?
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:55 pm 
 

I guess not putting out albums for 30 years doesn't rake in the profits... AA are a huge band, as lame as I think they are, but it's no surprise they sold a fuckton more.
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MorbidEarth
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 1:58 am 
 

true_death wrote:

This is what I read http://www.metalinsider.net/columns/met ... go-berserk, but actually now that I look at it, I'm skeptical. The AA album came out on the 3rd, and the Possessed album not until the 10th, so Possessed's "first week" isn't actually over yet. It looks like the site or wherever they retrieve information from, fucked up. My question is - where did they get that number from? I wonder if that number is just counting pre-orders up to the 9th?


It’s possible that some stores received copies of the album before the official release date and decided to sell them anyway. It’s worth checking that site next week to see if it’s numbers go up substantially.

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TrooperEd
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 9:56 pm 
 

Touring is a good needle mover. If they tour for it that will probably help.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 2:16 am 
 

I listened to about half the album on the way to work the other day. Definitely loving Jeff's performance here, he definitely is the component that makes this all say "Possessed", since no other members that played on this new one played on any of the classic material, right?

Still though, I did like most of what I heard when it came to the music, but I really was focused more on Jeff's vocals which I felt really brought it all home. Definitely gonna have to finish listening to it and pick up a CD.
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TheMysticWombat
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 5:19 am 
 

I don't think this qualifies as a death metal record at all, but some of these riffs and solos are fucking TASTY. Not bad at all.

As far as sales, Amoeba Music sold out in the first day, and rather early too. I haven't managed to get a copy yet.

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idunnosomename
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 2:08 pm 
 

Temple Of Blood wrote:
I wonder if these "tribute bands/albums" like this, Nocturnus, and Gruesome are the wave of the future.

They sure are more satisfying than pretty muck every other metal band around these days.

I'd call these a "reboot" band, like Acid Reign. One original member.

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MorbidEarth
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 3:23 pm 
 

Full US sales are now in for this record. 1,775 copies sold. 2k for an underground band that hasn't released anything in 30 years is not too shabby. Still deserves to sell more though.

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true_death
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 4:00 pm 
 

MorbidEarth wrote:
Full US sales are now in for this record. 1,775 copies sold. 2k for an underground band that hasn't released anything in 30 years is not too shabby. Still deserves to sell more though.


Yeah, that's more like what I was expecting, maybe a little higher actually.
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Eli_the_Destroyer
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 2:06 am 
 

TheMysticWombat wrote:
I don't think this qualifies as a death metal record at all, but some of these riffs and solos are fucking TASTY. Not bad at all.

As far as sales, Amoeba Music sold out in the first day, and rather early too. I haven't managed to get a copy yet.

I feel confident that you won't yell at me like most people will when i say...i never considered Possessed a death metal band. And I mean, neither did they back in the day. Just an evil sounding thrash band. That said, im a huge fan, and i dig this new one. Happy to report.

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