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Dustroy_Troly
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Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:29 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:08 pm 
 

Bathory - Twilight of the Gods

Oh my, what happened here? I loved Hammerheart but this one is really hard to sit through. It's got the customary terrible Bathory production job and it's so slow and boring and the vocals are quite terrible. How can this be considered anywhere near the same level as what came before?

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putrevomitory
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:16 pm 
 

Mithras - Time Never Lasts
Some beastly work on the skins.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:22 pm 
 

Slough Feg - New Organon

It seems like they really went back to the Traveller style. I've been playing the two singles alongside said album and barely notice a difference in riff quality or writing. Just preordered the album finally so can't wait.
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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:34 pm 
 

Vader- Thy Messenger

How is Vader so perfect?
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putrevomitory
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:43 am 
 

Sonata Arctica - White Pearl, Black Oceans
Apart from them being panned for their Engrish, sultry vocals and lulling melodies.
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Red_Death
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:09 am 
 

Rudra - Advaitamrta

Rudra is a good example of just how out-of-the-blue stupid I can get. Great band, I dig pretty much everything they released, especially Brahmavidya I: Transcendental which is a damn smashing album. The follow up was good too, not at the level of Transcendental though. And then I just sort of forget about them for about 5 years, with occasional song or two listened to. It was interesting to hear how they tried something different with Rta from that perspective.

But yeah, Transcendental still rules hard :headbang:
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colin040
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:25 am 
 

Paradise Lost - In This We Dwell

Tragic Idol isn't much of an impressive album to me, but this track is a serious banger. How does Greg come up with these diverse and original riffs?!

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BasqueStorm
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:28 am 
 

forestcorpse wrote:
Graveland - White Hand's Power
Epic with a folky feeling to it.

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(1989) The Cure - Disintegration (2010 Remaster Deluxe Edition CD1).

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jimbies
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Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:52 pm
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Location: Ontario, Canada
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:09 am 
 

Avantasia - Starlight

Listened to this record a lot when it first came out, then backed off of it (besides Book Of Shallows). Some big hooks, but still isn't even close to Ghostlights.

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Fearoth
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:07 am 
 

The Contortionist - Exoplanet
Definitely one of the pinnacles of the genre (progressive deathcore/djent whatever you wanna call it) for me.

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Spiner202
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:28 am 
 

Vultures Vengeance - Chained By The Night

Been hearing a lot about this band lately, so decided to check out the album and it's really solid heavy metal. Even though it's from Italy, it sounds like a lot of USPM.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:07 am 
 

Bloc Party - Halo

This is some insane, reckless music and I love it. Utterly fearless shit.
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Zelkiiro
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:32 am 
 

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius OST - The Zenith

Otherwise known as, "The Emperor's Sweet Rave Party." Game's got a surprisingly great soundtrack for a mobile game.
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:02 pm 
 

Opera IX - Esteban's Promise

Great stuff, nice melodies and use of synth!

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colin040
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:22 pm 
 

forestcorpse wrote:
Opera IX - Esteban's Promise

Great stuff, nice melodies and use of synth!


I tried that band lately and while I love those synths, the songs aren't really doing it for me.

NP: Sacrificio - Razas del sepulcro

Sounds like Hellhammer/Celtic Frost gone thrashing - at times, that is. The occasional slowed down tomb-like atmosphere is rather cool, too.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:42 pm 
 

Haunt - Reflectors

Great Heavy Metal from California.
Really like the vocals.

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Raindream
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:49 pm 
 

The Legendary Pink Dots - Hellsville

Evil in a way metal can’t achieve. Love this band.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:52 pm 
 

Opeth - April Ethereal

There is something special with this band and the atmosphere.
Love it!

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CarlLSanders
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:52 pm 
 

Queensrÿche Rage For Order
'...if it was ever any good, it's still good.'
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:55 pm 
 

Black Sabbath - Children of the Sea

So epic!
The guitar in this song....
Amazing vocals by Dio.

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colin040
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:52 pm 
 

forestcorpse wrote:
Black Sabbath - Children of the Sea

So epic!
The guitar in this song....
Amazing vocals by Dio.


Probably the heaviest song on that album. That main riff, man!

NP: Bolt Thrower - Psychological Warfare

Surely different from the band's later works - very catchy though.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:35 pm 
 

forestcorpse wrote:
Black Sabbath - Children of the Sea
So epic!
The guitar in this song....
Amazing vocals by Dio.

Must listen to Dio's BS.

colin040 wrote:
NP: Bolt Thrower - Psychological Warfare
Surely different from the band's later works - very catchy though.

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(1970) Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (Japan paper sleeve Collection 2007 Remaster).

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Edit: (1970) Black Sabbath - Paranoid (Japan SHM-CD UICY-20039).

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LordStenhammar
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:35 am 
 

Beherit - Engram

Mystical and bestial. Very strong sounds too, they nailed it in this one.
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Kerrick
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:39 am 
 

Andre Matos - Mentalize

RIP.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:56 am 
 

Reverend Bizarre - Demons Annoying Me

Crushing and epic doom!
Just put on the ''Death Is Glory... Now'' triple lp set!

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astralprison
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Joined: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:00 am
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:29 pm 
 

Ares Kingdom - By the Light of their Destruction

Probably my AOTY so far, they just keep getting better and better.

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Xymosys
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Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:19 am
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:31 pm 
 

Samael - Liquid Soul Dimension

I'm always stunned how this sounds so fresh and new even though it's released more than 20 years ago. This song pumps adrenaline straight to your veins!
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:47 pm 
 

Vomitor - Funeral Dirge / Hunter for Blood

Thrashy DM done well!

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BastardHead
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:51 pm 
 

Zelkiiro wrote:
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius OST - The Zenith

Otherwise known as, "The Emperor's Sweet Rave Party." Game's got a surprisingly great soundtrack for a mobile game.


Bruh you should've told me you played it before I cut my losses and deleted it because gacha games are scum on principle. For real though, I've always pegged it as simply a Gumi game with a Squeenix license but it really does have an almost classic FF-level soundtrack, which is amazing for a non-canon money generator mobile game.
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Napalm_Satan
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Joined: Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:27 pm
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:28 pm 
 

Gesaffelstein - Aleph

From one of the minds behind Yeezus - and what an album it is.

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Raindream
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Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:56 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:43 am 
 

Zos Kia/Coil - Transparent

Total sonic apocalypse.

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exsiccation
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:05 pm 
 

Firespawn - Abominate.

This album is definitely better than the first two. A lot faster and more aggressive, with some cool groovy death metal riffs and an epic feel. Nothing particularly new but it might be something I go back to a few times.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:20 pm 
 

Hollow Woods - Dismal Glare over Barren Fields

Finnish BM with a nice old Ulver feeling to it!

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raumr
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:35 pm 
 

Katatonia - Murder

The Katatonia thread inspired me to check these guys out again. Loving the 2nd album. It's like alternative rock with death metal vocals.

forestcorpse wrote:
Hollow Woods - Dismal Glare over Barren Fields

Finnish BM with a nice old Ulver feeling to it!

I'm starting to think I need a direct feed of your NPs. 100% of the times I've searched for what you're listening to that I haven't heard of I end up liking it.

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colin040
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:38 pm 
 

raumr wrote:
Katatonia - Murder
It's like alternative rock with death metal vocals.


And that's why it's bad! :p

NP: Amen Corner - Black Thorn

Brazilian midpaced stomping BM - fans of early Rotting Christ and Samael should definitely check this out.

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raumr
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:47 pm 
 

colin040 wrote:
raumr wrote:
Katatonia - Murder
It's like alternative rock with death metal vocals.


And that's why it's bad! :p
out.

hehe maybe the novelty will wear off, but for now I am intrigued.

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Eradicatedseraphim
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Joined: Thu May 24, 2012 5:42 am
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:04 pm 
 

Nocturnal Graves-Skullthrone

Ferocious black/thrash i'll never get tired of this sound

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Immortal666
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Location: Philippines
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:50 pm 
 

Overkill - "A Mother's Prayer"

The new Overkill is solid, consistent, balls-out thrash as usual. And I wouldn't have expected anything less.

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TrooperEd
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:21 pm 
 

Hellhammer- Eurynomos

Is it just me or does Demon Entrails not have any bass on certain tracks?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:33 am 
 

ZZ Top - I Got The Six

Blazing riffs. Energy-overflowing rock music.
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