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raumr
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:55 pm 
 

Nokturnal Mortum - The Forgotten Age of Victories

Trying to get hyped up for a run in the forest! The lyrics are a bit too hateful and cruel for my workout mood :P , but the mid part with the speech makes me want to pick up the sword!

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Panopticon - Kentucky

Been meaning to find a good time to play this again. Not the kind of music you can just throw on as background music in the car. Searing epics. A shitload of passion.

I agree. The first time I listened to it it was just some background music, and I thought "huh cool, nice folk music and black metal", but when you read the booklet and see the images and the message it makes it a whole new experience. You can see where his passion comes from.

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Diplomate
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:18 pm 
 

colin040 wrote:
I find ''Tomb of Insomnia'' to be a bit confusing, but otherwise the album's pretty much perfect, yes!

Why? It's my favourite song from that album.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:01 pm 
 

raumr wrote:
Empyreal wrote:
Panopticon - Kentucky

Been meaning to find a good time to play this again. Not the kind of music you can just throw on as background music in the car. Searing epics. A shitload of passion.

I agree. The first time I listened to it it was just some background music, and I thought "huh cool, nice folk music and black metal", but when you read the booklet and see the images and the message it makes it a whole new experience. You can see where his passion comes from.


Indeed. It's socially important metal. A rarity really.

Fates Warning - Nothing Left to Say

Dramatic and yet somewhat subtle and businesslike - a rich and textured thing.
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colin040
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:15 pm 
 

Diplomate wrote:
Why? It's my favourite song from that album.


I just think the other songs flow perfectly fine, whereas Tomb~ has some confused parts here and there.

Empyreal wrote:

Fates Warning - Nothing Left to Say

Dramatic and yet somewhat subtle and businesslike - a rich and textured thing.


You finally like it! :P

NP: Ancient Rites - Garden of Delights

Some sharp-as-nails riffing on this one. Not bad.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:18 pm 
 

Yep... I was listening to their later music for a while until Arch/Matheos' new album steamrolled all of it, but yeah they have some killer stuff in more of a cerebral, coffee-shop-like atmosphere after Arch left in the 80s.
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jimbies
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:29 pm 
 

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The National - Abel

Man... The National is so fucking good. One of my favourite bands ever.


What's a good album to start with?


High Violet was my first.


Sorry I missed this post earlier! Yeah, High Violet is by far my favourite one, even though most people point to "Boxer" as their classic.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:36 pm 
 

Remete - Forgotten Aura

Atmospheric BM from the same guy behind Forest Mysticism and Woods of Desoaltion.
He knows how to make it!

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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:10 pm 
 

Lifetime - Northbound Breakdown

Really been in the mood for this kind of thing lately for some reason.

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:08 pm 
 

Amon Amarth - Risen From the Sea

Have never really given this disc much attention.

Yeah they have obviously gotten more commercial but the traits are all pretty much there.

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jimbies
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:22 pm 
 

Poisonblack - Maybe Life Is Not For Everyone

This might be the closest to the mid era Sentenced sound they got.

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matras
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:55 am 
 

Pathology - Reborn to Kill

I'm actually really impressed with the new Pathology album. The S/T felt a bit like a letdown, but this? Feels ALOT more mature when it comes to songwriting.

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colin040
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:18 am 
 

Doomentor - Elder Ground

Sledgehammer riffs, occult-atmosphere and sharp-spitting shrieks. Reminds me of Tiamat's '91-'92 stuff or perhaps Tribulation's modern offerings but way heavier/riffier.

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jimbies
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:22 am 
 

God Dethroned - No Man's Land

This whole album is full of brutal, catchy songs.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:01 pm 
 

Summoning - Tar-Calion

Epic as always from this band.

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colin040
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:02 pm 
 

Carnage - Gentle Exhuming

Sometimes Swedish death metal is all you need.

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LordStenhammar
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:15 am 
 

Virgin Steele - Trail of Tears

Upon the first listen of Marriage part one this caught me first. Good riffs again.
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:16 pm 
 

Judas Priest - Raw Deal

Great stuff! Glad I finally started to check this band out.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:41 am 
 

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

I've considered myself a Sonic Youth fan for quite a while and never listened to this. Until now. This is great
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colin040
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:36 am 
 

Asphyx - Last One on Earth

You know, sometimes I just get the urge to revisit bands I was convinced weren't for me and it does wonders. Crushing, suffocation and full of doom-y riffs crawling all over the floor.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:59 am 
 

Lost Horizon - Pure

Been hitting the spot. Heiman's vocals are amazing but don't discount these sweet rhythms and chugging riffs - super dextrous stuff a la Tad Morose in that old Swedish PM style. That Swedish style is really one of PM's best overall I think - the right mix of aggression and melody.
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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:20 am 
 

Tomb Mold - Cerulean Salvation

DM album of the year?

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MammothRider
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:34 am 
 

Atlantean Kodex - People of the Moon (Dawn of Creation)

The first track from the mighty Kodex's new album, and it's insanely good! Not that there was any doubt.
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TafferLad
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:02 pm 
 

Edguy - New Age Messiah

This and The Savage Union would have made Hellfire club so much better

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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:01 pm 
 

Sepultura - 'Desperate Cry'

was in the mood for some old thrash for the first time in a while... Sepultura's finest hour here never fails to impress. Arise is glorious.

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:27 pm 
 

Death Angel - Humanicide

From Summer Breeze stream. Probably my favorite record of 2019 so far.

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Twilightning - Gone to the Wall

This is super saccharine, but the writing is always so much fun that it hardly matters. They could really shred.
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:10 pm 
 

Goatlord - Voodoo Mass

Doomy and dark...!

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colin040
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:21 pm 
 

forestcorpse wrote:
Goatlord - Voodoo Mass

Doomy and dark...!


That band is one that on paper I should really love, yet they never really done much to me.

NP: Swazafix - Sanctimonious Godz

Reminds me of Consuming Impulse-era Pestilence, and not just because of the vocals.

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jimbies
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TafferLad wrote:
Edguy - New Age Messiah

This and The Savage Union would have made Hellfire club so much better


I agree, and also Holy Water. Take off Forever and The Spirit Will Remain.

Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - Aeon

I like this entire album while I'm listening to it, the only problem is hardly any of it is memorable after. The cover of "Sick Dirty and Mean" is probably the most memorable moment.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:56 pm 
 

Those are all good tunes from that EP, but I don't think Hellfire Club would be as good if you just piled on more aggressive tunes to what's already there - it's about the balance. "Spirit Will Remain" isn't a very exciting song but I do like "Forever" and think it fits in fine.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:27 pm 
 

Running Wild - Masquerade

I can't get enough of this band!
Catchy and awesome.

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CarlLSanders
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:00 pm 
 

I'm working my way through the 'THY' names in BM:
np Thy Primordial Where Seasons Mark...
od Thy Serpent, discography
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Burnyoursins
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:20 pm 
 

Lord - Immortal

Man, I've been waiting for a new album from these guys for fucking forever. Digital Lies was... different. Still a solid release. But this new album is 100% certified awesome, at least after a couple of listens. Nice to see the original drummer back on, if only as a session musician.
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jimbies
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:23 pm 
 

Bison (BC) - Stressed Elephant

I haven't listened to these guys in YEARS.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:23 pm 
 

Fairyland-Score to a New Beginning
Not as great as I thought it was before, A Soldiers Letter is ok, but man the self titled does not need to be that long. I will say that 2:32 is a fucking phenomenal part and the song shouldve revolved that part. God its fantastic
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:10 am 
 

HammerFall- Dominion.

Another day, another Hammerfall album. Listless ballads and boring fast songs as per usual, but this one manages to outdo Built to Last due to one area: mid-paced, skull-pounding traditional metal songs. The title track, "Chain of Command", "Dead by Dawn" and "Testify" (which may be the band's meanest and heaviest song in some time) are all the kind of tracks HammerFall ought to do more of, maybe pack a whole album with.

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raumr
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:10 am 
 

Summoning - Flammifer

I've had a pretty shitty week (and month...), but today I caught some winds in my sails, and I always have an urge to listen to this epic song whenever something goes right :)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:52 am 
 

Control the Storm - Darkest Fantasy

The song's a little undisciplined and meandering, but those hooks are pure fire!
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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Murder of the Universe

Well, you gotta give them credit for not sounding like any other fucking thing. Very oddball music.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:07 am 
 

Virgin Steele - Crown of Glory

The chorus is one of the most uplifting things ever

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