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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 4:23 pm 
 

Helloween - Kill It

'Gambling' was always just so fun to listen to - the production is like an electric shock, the riffs are energetic as fuck, Andi Deris maybe never sounded better.
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MRmehman
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 8:01 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Helloween - Kill It

'Gambling' was always just so fun to listen to - the production is like an electric shock, the riffs are energetic as fuck, Andi Deris maybe never sounded better.

Fuck, I need to get onto listening to some Helloween soon. One of those big, classic acts I've never found the time to really give a fair shake.

Wreck of the Hesperus - The Sunken Threshold

Found these guys on RYM when someone compared them to Sweden's Abandon, though they almost sound like Thergothon with no keyboards or phaser and a thick, sludgy bass-tone. There's some seriously fucking nasty riffs on track 2. Loving this.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 2:15 am 
 

MRmehman wrote:
Empyreal wrote:
Helloween - Kill It

'Gambling' was always just so fun to listen to - the production is like an electric shock, the riffs are energetic as fuck, Andi Deris maybe never sounded better.

Fuck, I need to get onto listening to some Helloween soon. One of those big, classic acts I've never found the time to really give a fair shake.


Never too late to try 'em...

Helloween - Silent Rain

Keeper III is still my favorite by em. I believe this will come to be seen as the masterwork it is. It's everything this band was ever about.
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 4:21 am 
 

Shallow Rivers - Water Awakes

Sortof gloomy Katatonia / Green Carnation stuff going on. Track is part of a random compilation CD I had lying around, will have to check them out !
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 6:44 am 
 

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Iron Maiden - Virtual XI

I hate myself and I need to punish myself.



:lol: :lol: :lol:


"Turn it off! TURN IT OFF!"

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 6:47 am 
 

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Foreigner - Head Games

Classic album, classic sound, and "Love on the Telephone" is one of my all-time favourite songs


I LOVE Foreigner! :-D

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 6:50 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
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Tad Morose - Modus Vivendi

What an album. This can sit beside the best from Dio, Queensryche, Metal Church, Savatage etc. Powerful vocals, riffs and songwriting, this is pure class. Why aren't they huge???


I know... probably because they didn't have any albums for 10 years after that. That shit always ends up killing off momentum I guess.



This may be silly, BUT I think that NAME didn't help them!

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wizard_of_bore
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 7:13 am 
 

DevilDriver - Trust No One

Caught them on this tour. They are a killer band live. I like this album quite a bit.
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 7:16 am 
 

Metal Church - Four Hymns demo '83

Very cool demo that features a couple of ace rare tracks "Death Wish" and "The Brave", also early versions of "Battalions" and the awesome "God's of Wrath".

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 11:10 am 
 

Brainstorm - Escape the Silence

New single, solid and dependable as always. I don't think these guys ever quite topped Metus Mortis/Soul Temptation, but there's something to be said for how long they've managed to consistently put out 7/10 stuff. I hear a significant Orden Ogan influence on this track, especially the chorus.
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 1:41 pm 
 

Yes - Long distance runaround

I've always wanted to explore most of their music because I had a strange feeling I'd really enjoy it if I really took the time to explore.

Turns out I was right because I randomly put Fragile on the other day and I actually really enjoy it.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 1:57 pm 
 

Bruce Dickinson - Inertia

Skunkworks always finds its way into my playlists once in a while. A strange curiosity of an album.
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 2:21 pm 
 

Ygg - Мёртвые топи

Good stuff!

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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 5:34 pm 
 

The Chasm - In Superior Torment

Such an underrated song from these guys, love the gloomy melodies in this one.

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Subrick
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 7:50 pm 
 

Devin Townsend Project - Planet of the Apes

The section with Tommy Giles Rogers is one of the best guest appearances on a metal album ever, and that is my hill to die on for the day.
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kazhard
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 8:03 pm 
 

The White Goddess - Atlantean Kodex

A very powerful record, just what I needed to end this beautiful sunny day.
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Death Mantra
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 8:49 pm 
 

Gonin-Ish - 死人賛歌

On CD, finally. Despite a 15 year gap between albums, they haven't missed a beat with the latest one.

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MeavyHetal
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Death Mantra wrote:
Gonin-Ish - 死人賛歌

On CD, finally. Despite a 15 year gap between albums, they haven't missed a beat with the latest one.


Well this came out of nowhere, I was sure that this band was all but dead at this point. Good to know they are still making music!

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 10:26 pm 
 

Slayer - Angel of Death

Came on the radio. Still classic and still extreme all these years later.

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 10:47 pm 
 

Opeth - Sorceress

Oh gods, this album has tested me. I felt that urge today I get like every 15 months to give it another try, and after an unholy amount of bass cut and treble boost on my new(ish) stereo amplifier...

...I think I actually started to like it...

EDIT: And I am pretty bewildered to see that none of the 7 reviews of the album mention how much of a ear-thumping bass overkill trainwreck the production is, with some even praising it. Either both the CD and vinyl I listened to are faulty, or there's something I don't understand here.

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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2021 5:21 am 
 

Vangough - Separation

LOVE LOVE THIS BAND :-D
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2021 5:53 am 
 

Warlord - War in Heaven

This is the worse version of this song. The Lordian Guard version had computer drums, cheesy keyboards and a goofy singer, but still it had so much more spirit. I ordered the Lordian Guard anthology CD on the other day, just waiting...

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Methuen
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2021 5:59 am 
 

Auðn - Einn um alla tíð

However, the quite delicate intro here is being overpowered by my wife blasting WASP outside while she's gardening :lol: **plinky BM intro keyboard noises broken up with L.O ! V.E ! All I needs my looooove machineeeee.....**
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Skarnage
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2021 11:07 am 
 

Helgrind - "Demon Rituals"



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrMY8kk-PkE

It sounds like a fusion between Incantation, Burzum, Demoncy and Baphomet. The tracks are pretty short (between 1 and 3 minutes) sort of like Grindcore, but this is better than most Grindcore (Repulsion and Terrorizer excluded).

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Mystic_Stylez
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2021 1:22 pm 
 

In The Woods- Wotan’s Return

Great album (Heart of Ages) and I like how they explored and experimented with some progrock/Pink Floyd psychedellic atmosphere with black metal. It’s been ages since I heard this last.

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raumr
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2021 4:43 pm 
 

Katatonia - In Silence Enshrined

I love how unrestrained this song is. The section around 1:00 sound like Metallica around the Black Album era, then around 3:50 we get this sweet keyboard line over the gothic riffs like Tristania or Theatres des Vampires, and then finishing off with a galloping drum section with twin-guitars like fucking Maiden around 4:40! :lol:
This is the unrestrained songwriting of young people being creative.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2021 5:14 pm 
 

Prodigy - Prisoner Of Your Own Soul

This is like every box ticked possible for USPM, over the top as fuck - but it works and this is a seriously bombastic listen.

Helstar - Conquest

James Rivera sounds so fucking good on this.
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2021 5:40 pm 
 

Vader- Sanctification Denied

That Vader thread made me go back and listen to Solitude in Madness again. Just so much OOMPH in that album. God damn there's so much power in Peter's vocals. It's like if Blood of Kingu had a baby, this song would be it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2021 5:42 pm 
 

Disma - Towards the Megalith

Neo-OSDM done correctly
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2021 8:13 pm 
 

Warlord - Lost and Lonely Days

Incredibly on point old school metal; sad I missed this shit for years!
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2021 9:15 pm 
 

ChildClownOutlet wrote:
Vader- Sanctification Denied

That Vader thread made me go back and listen to Solitude in Madness again. Just so much OOMPH in that album. God damn there's so much power in Peter's vocals. It's like if Blood of Kingu had a baby, this song would be it.


Fuckin' A. While its not Litany its shorter punchy writing makes me think of it.

NP - Anthrax - Time (Wacken 2020 livestream)

Maybe could use some editing down a bit on this album but long "neo prog" thrash was in vogue. Charlie is a beast.

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hallowed78
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 4:37 am 
 

Mastodon - Forged by Neron

Mastodon released a new song for some DC Comics event. Could be the single most boring Mastodon song, luckily only 3 minutes long.

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LordStenhammar
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 6:42 am 
 

Satan - Court in the Act

Goes to the pile of great albums I haven't listened nearly enough. Good beating.

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Xymosys
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 7:26 am 
 

Samael - Door Of Celestial Peace

Have you ever wondered what you really want
When it all comes down, it comes down to this
Have you ever wondered what you really want
When it all comes down, it comes down to this


IMO, this is Samael's finest hour! Enormous song, enormous vibe!
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 10:09 am 
 

New Model Army - These Words

'The Love of Hopeless Causes' is really becoming a new favorite album for me in general. Everything about it works from the rootsy hard rock of the music to the great poetic lyricism about disarray and modern life. The best lyrics are always the ones that are just vague enough that you can really dig into them, more personal experience and reflection than any straightforward creed.
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 10:54 am 
 

Epica - Dance of Fate

Browbeating my brain into coping with the production of Consign-to-Oblivion today :D
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 11:08 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Prodigy - Prisoner Of Your Own Soul

This is like every box ticked possible for USPM, over the top as fuck - but it works and this is a seriously bombastic listen.

.


At first I thought you were talking about that electronic/industrial U.K. band Prodigy I got excited cause I used to like them a lot with their Fat of the Land album back in high school in the 90’s. Guess I was wrong you probably don’t listen to shit like that.




Elysian Blaze - The Temple is Falling

First time listening to this band after seeing a lot of praise or mention around the board. I don’t know nothing about them and I haven’t read any reviews yet. I like it it’s kinda doomy with a nice atmosphere but the production of the vocals is too low I barely hear it. I’m looking for more riffs or blasts too. I’ll try couple more songs or the whole album.

I’ll be posting a lot like this with new bands and new music I’m trying to get into so I hope you all don’t mind.

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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 11:17 am 
 

Exodus - The Sun Is My Destroyer

This song is so immense!!
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Cryptic Shift - Moonbelt Immolator

Tech thrash/death doing a 2112-type epic with all the nuances of Voivod upheld. It's sorta perfect really.
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 12:03 pm 
 

Majestic Downfall - Roberta

I'm sure this new record will be a grower - but so far I'm already hooked. The compositions might be long, but there's enough subtle variety that keeps me hooked, not to mention the balance between melody and punishing riffs seems to be on point so far.

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