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Methuen
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:28 am 
 

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard - "The Master and His Emissary" (from the split with Slomatics)

Incredible psych-doom-sludgy goodness as anyone who knows them.. well knows.

The fun story ? I missed this LP when it was released due to "cash flow issues" - It's now sold out completely. HOWEVER this weekend I found a copy in a town in the UK I was passing through, on my way to watch the Formula 1 Grand Prix. The man in the record shop was even an Ozzy-glasses & perm stereotype, right down to "awww DUDE I love this stoner stuff !"

Amazing times :D
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:44 pm 
 

StarGazer - Pypes of Psychosomatis

This is some awesome atmospheric Death Metal!

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Xymosys
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:06 pm 
 

Anthrax - Blood Eagle Wings

Well, this album kicks lama's ass!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:14 pm 
 

Biotoxic Warfare - Lobotomized
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Kerrick
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:55 pm 
 

Llafineve - Shelter

Good death metal influenced by Extol, Schaliach, Vardoger, etc. I would love to see a full length album made instead of just a single here or there.

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stainedclass2112
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:12 pm 
 

Power Quest - Neverworld

Finally tracked down my own CD copy in wonderful condition and I am a very happy boyo. This is easily my favorite power metal record and probably one of my all-time favorite albums in general.



Also, not a "now playing" but a "has been playing constantly for the past 3 months because they're now my favorite freakin band":

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - just about all of their albums

So amazing. All of it. Who else is excited for their upcoming metal album? Woot woot.
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ColdWindRider
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:26 pm 
 

Ancient "Svartalvheim"

Their only really good album. I have first press ond cd and i like it, but the next albums are ridiculous and pathetic. What a shame.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:48 pm 
 

Dissection - Where Dead Angels Lie
The black metal undercurrent makes this all the more better.

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raspberrysoda
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:22 am 
 

ColdWindRider wrote:
Ancient "Svartalvheim"
Their only really good album. I have first press ond cd and i like it, but the next albums are ridiculous and pathetic. What a shame.


I'd have to agree and disagree. The Cainian Chronicle is am amazing album, but what came after that is indeed ridiculous and pathetic.


NP: Cradle of Filth - Midian

Probably my favorite Cradle album. It's built really well, the music is great, and the lyrics are awesome- even more than usual.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:17 am 
 

The Ruins of Beverast - Exuvia

Harrowing and expansive. He really pulls in a lot of stuff and makes these churning, huge, apocalyptic epics. Love the tribal aesthetic and little weird touches on this album.
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LordStenhammar
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:30 am 
 

Bathory - Nordland II

Maybe SLIGHTLY inferior to the first Nordland. Not much though, but the first album had songs like Nordland, Ring of Gold, Foreverdark Woods. The last song is a triumphant way to go out, though it was probably not meant to be such.
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colin040
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:47 am 
 

Demigod - The Forlorn

I'm not really into Finnish death metal much but this album is pretty fun. Massive yet slightly unorthodox sounding.

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raumr
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:40 am 
 

Inquisition - Empire of Luciferian Race

In the name of Satan, Lucifer and Baal
Hail the ancient and their mighty realm
I raise the torches flaming high above
Lord of Nature I worship thee


Chills every time!

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Daysbetween
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Location: Scotland
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:19 pm 
 

Holocaust - Elder Gods

Excellent latest album from Edinburgh's finest prog metal. 80%

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:20 pm 
 

raumr wrote:
Inquisition - Empire of Luciferian Race

In the name of Satan, Lucifer and Baal
Hail the ancient and their mighty realm
I raise the torches flaming high above
Lord of Nature I worship thee


Chills every time!



Love this part myself!


Invoker - Church of Devil´s Worship

Old BM from Brazil, very primitive and raw but with an evil atmosphere...!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:57 pm 
 

Acid Terror - Join the Ride
skater thrash ftw!

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Kerrick
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:08 pm 
 

Morgion - Ebb Tide (Parts 1 & 2)

I'm yet to come across an album with comparable atmosphere to Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth.

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Subverter
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Joined: Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:32 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:11 pm 
 

Circus Maximus - The 1st Chapter
Youtube: show


Out of all the cheesy Dream Theater and/or Nevermore clones that swept through Europe in the mid-2000's, I've always found this one to be the most palatable. The vocals are absolutely gorgeous, but I can do without all these 20 minute conceptual pieces that all progressive metal bands seem to want to shoehorn into their bloated, overproduced albums.
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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:26 pm 
 

Kamelot - The Fourth Legacy

You know, they could probably play this song live with Tommy and pull it off. They could probably play a lot of songs from the album itself and pull them off. They unfortunately don't. This also just reminds me of how underwhelming "The Shadow Theory" is and I almost want to lower the rating I gave it on here, though "Vespertine (My Crimson Bride)" is a definite banger (more like that in the future, guys).

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:33 pm 
 

LycanthropeMoon wrote:
Kamelot - The Fourth Legacy

You know, they could probably play this song live with Tommy and pull it off. They could probably play a lot of songs from the album itself and pull them off. They unfortunately don't. This also just reminds me of how underwhelming "The Shadow Theory" is and I almost want to lower the rating I gave it on here, though "Vespertine (My Crimson Bride)" is a definite banger (more like that in the future, guys).


The Shadow Theory is so bad. Just stick with Silverthorn and the old Khan albums I say. No reason to tolerate watered down crap. I listen to Epica or Black Halo and I can hardly believe TST is the same band as on those classics.

Arch/Matheos - Winter Ethereal

Just still so damn mindblowing, even months later. I can't see anything beating this for album of the year yet.
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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:47 pm 
 

Exhorder - Legions of Death

Groovy thrashy asskicking!

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:55 pm 
 

Kamelot - Forever

Roy Khan at his peak was incomparable. Passion and power.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:29 am 
 

Batushka - Hospodi

It's been like three minutes and fucking nothing has happened so I'm sure this will be great...

edit: sounds dull and pretty lame, but not terribly much worse than what I remember the original Batushka album with the whole band sounding like, i.e. passable but middling. This is probably worse but I wouldn't say I'm heartbroken or whatever.
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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:54 am 
 

Interesting. Dunno, Litourgiya was flawed - perhaps a tad one-dimensional but man that effort from Bart was astonishingly poorly written. The songs barely feel like songs.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:59 am 
 

Napalm_Satan wrote:
Interesting. Dunno, Litourgiya was flawed - perhaps a tad one-dimensional but man that effort from Bart was astonishingly poorly written. The songs barely feel like songs.


Yeah, this new Hospodi thing is a bunch of boring nonsense, but I just never thought the Litourgiya album was anything particularly special either. I suppose being invested in the whole band drama may also make a difference. I guess even the stuff people liked just wasn't my type of black metal.
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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:07 am 
 

I've not been following the drama all that closely (I only really started paying attention when the first single for Hospodi came out), but honestly the album annoys me like The Forest Seasons did. Both are cash-grabs that really do sound totally lazy and effortless. Litourgiya wasn't everyone's cup of tea for sure though, even I've cooled off on it a bit since I first heard it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:54 am 
 

Orphans of Dusk - August Price
this band pushes some tangerine atmospheric buttons

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ColdWindRider
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:59 am 
 

Carnivore "Carnivore"

Carnivore
I'm a meat eater
Carnivore
I'd like to meet ya!

Oh man, this album is soooo good. I definitely like it better than "Retaliation".

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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:41 am 
 

An Isolated Mind - I'm Losing Myself

Interesting...

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deopisi
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:41 pm 
 

Antimateria - Valo aikojen takaa

Napalm_Satan wrote:
An Isolated Mind - I'm Losing Myself

Interesting...

Like almost every I voidhanger releases

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Daysbetween
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:57 pm 
 

Outlaw - Marauders (2019)

Very good new trad metal from Finland.

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Kerrick
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:10 pm 
 

Implacable - Jesus Is Watching You

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:08 pm 
 

Rhapsody - Agony is My Name
power metal turned up to 11

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:53 am 
 

Thunder & Lightning - Demonicorn

The title is so stupid that I wasn't sure I wanted to hear this, but it's better than most of their last album so far. More energized for sure.
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Immortal666
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:46 am 
 

Pathogen - Heretical Wisdom

One of the best death metal bands to emerge from the Philippines

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:14 am 
 

Iced Earth - The Suffering Scarred

Not my favorite album by a band that I am not a huge fan of but I'll spin them every now and then. OK tune. Stock IE riffage and songwriting.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:39 pm 
 

Angra - Arising Thunder

Still an arresting listen. Edu's voice is so charismatic and the writing is speedy and yet has depth.
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Kerrick
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:48 pm 
 

^I should revisit that album. It's got all the right elements but somehow I'm always underwhelmed when I listen to it. It's been a while though.

Iron Maiden - Face In The Sand

This song is pretty cool and totally underrated IMO.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:51 pm 
 

This one, Rebirth and Aurora Consurgens are the Angra albums I primarily care about. They got some other good stuff but I usually go back to those albums if I'm in the mood for them - I like them best with the more dense, slightly prog songwriting and Falaschi's sort of Brazilian Bruce Dickinson tones. I should give their later albums a try but I haven't liked what I heard at all.
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Kerrick
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:06 pm 
 

Gotcha. Their first two will always be my favorites though I actually really dig their newest two albums as well. They're not as unique but they're solid, catchy, well made, and enjoyable power metal IMO.

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