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jimbies
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:46 am 
 

forestcorpse wrote:
Traveler - Starbreaker

New Heavy Metal done right, killer atmosphere!


One of the best albums of the year, if you ask me!

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My Dying Bride - 'The Whore, the Cook and the Mother'

Strange song, and it's not even the weirdest one on the album - it is the best one though.


Agreed. I am in the minority that love that album (a lot), but that is the best track. Although Heroin Chic is also truly a favourite.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:49 am 
 

I must be the only one not really wowed by that Traveler album. Just not really coming together for me I suppose.
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Morn Of Solace
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:10 am 
 

Napalm_Satan wrote:
My Dying Bride - 'The Whore, the Cook and the Mother'

Strange song, and it's not even the weirdest one on the album - it is the best one though.


I'm not even a big fan of the band, but this song is impressive: that lead melody sounds like it could belong to Paradise Lost's Icon

Goblin - Goblin

My workplace is deserted. I'm having so much time to listen to music

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:07 pm 
 

Saint Vitus - 12 Years In the Tomb

A good track off a good record.

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deopisi
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:47 pm 
 

Carbon based lifeforms - World of sleepers

First try

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:24 pm 
 

Overkill - Welcome to the garden state

Liking this record more than the last couple.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:16 pm 
 

deopisi wrote:
Carbon based lifeforms - World of sleepers

First try



Amazing stuff...!


Totale Vernichtung - Feuerbestattung

Riffy and epic!

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ColdWindRider
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:55 pm 
 

Mayhem "Live In Leipzig"

Are you dead? Huh? Carnage!

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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:36 pm 
 

Eyehategod - Eyehategod

About as good as it gets for a comeback.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:43 pm 
 

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Cro-Mags - Best Wishes (1989)

They finally decided to add this to iTunes and Spotify along with Age of Quarrel after being out-of-print for 30 years. Now you don't have to pay $200 for some beat to shit bootleg from RUSSIAN FEDERATION.
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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:52 pm 
 

Nocturnus AD - Paradox

Hey, this is pretty damn good

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jimbies
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:16 pm 
 

Big Mama Thorton - Story Of My Blues

Anyone else ever just find these old blues/soul compilations and do a deep dive? I recently did a dive on Percy Sledge, too.

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Bloodstone
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:13 am 
 

Killswitch Engage - Atonement

Best thing they've put out since The End of Heartache. The pop hooks are almost at the level of that album, while some songs are some of the most aggressive stuff they've put out. Good gym music kind of heaviness. "The Crownless King" is a funny one - sounds a hell of a lot like Testament's "Down for Life", and it features Chuck Billy on vocals!
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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:00 am 
 

Deftones - 'Entombed'

so so pretty

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Empyreal
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Bloodstone wrote:
Killswitch Engage - Atonement

Best thing they've put out since The End of Heartache. The pop hooks are almost at the level of that album, while some songs are some of the most aggressive stuff they've put out. Good gym music kind of heaviness. "The Crownless King" is a funny one - sounds a hell of a lot like Testament's "Down for Life", and it features Chuck Billy on vocals!


I'll have to try it out. I sampled some of their other stuff for the first time in years and I deduced that they essentially just write one song over and over. But it can be fun in the mood.

Vampire Weekend - Sympathy

Next to Arch/Matheos and Slough Feg, this is my favorite of the year so far.
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:05 am 
 

Circle of Ouroborus - Chained Howl

Great band, like the atmosphere and variety in releases/music.

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jimbies
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:49 am 
 

Flotsam And Jetsam - Iron Fist

You know, in my EARLY CAREER as a metal head, I disregarded F&J as nothing more than "Jason's early band", but they are so good. Jason's work on the debut full length is excellent.

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Raindream
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:36 am 
 

Suffering Hour - For the Putridity of Man

literally laughing out loud because of how fucking good and sick this album is.

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:39 am 
 

Vltimas - Everlasting

Man, this is moving up my 2019 list. As a huge fan of Vincent's vocals I'm loving this mix with the killer guitars and drums.

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:14 pm 
 

King Diamond - The Meetings

That Father Picard dude is a real low life.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

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Bloodstone
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:34 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
I'll have to try it out. I sampled some of their other stuff for the first time in years and I deduced that they essentially just write one song over and over. But it can be fun in the mood.


They really do craft some of the most tightly crafted pop hooks in the business, and are not shy to put in some really cool riffs too, which I don’t see them credited for a lot. The one full album you did review back in the day, the 2009 self titled, you might not be aware is far and away their worst - the only album where the used an outside producer and the style is more rockish in an awkward way. It’s been a steady climb up since then.

Pythia - Sarah (Bury Her)

Total banger in the style of a Nightwish single, from their 2009 debut. The rest of the album I found way less remarkable and I much prefer their new album as a whole.
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jimbies
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:28 pm 
 

Hawk - Tell The Truth

Dude sounds quite a bit like Dio.

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ColdWindRider
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:01 pm 
 

Nocturnus "The Key"

Brilliant album, but everyone knows that.

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jimbies
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:25 pm 
 

Black Sabbath - Psychophobia

Is this a Dio diss-track? On the first record after Dehumanizer:

"Think you're god, but you never had control
Think you're loved, but there's no one there at all"

"It's too late now, it's time to kiss the rainbow goodbye"

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:30 pm 
 

jimbies wrote:
Is this a Dio diss-track? On the first record after Dehumanizer

According to SongFacts: "This song takes on extreme cults that can easily influence and mislead impressionable kids. The lyrics, "It's too late now, time to kiss the rainbow goodbye" refer to Ronnie James Dio leaving Black Sabbath again and not being allowed to ever come back. Dio replaced Ozzy Osbourne in 1979"
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:10 pm 
 

Mercyful Fate - Come to the sabbat

At our Forest Cabin now, pitch Black and half drunk ( small fire) with this epic Song, Hell yea!

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amelanchier
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:52 pm 
 

Deafheaven - _Ordinary Corrupt Human Love_

Yes, it's hipsterish, and yes, people who like this band should pick up an early Alcest record, but... this is a damned good album, especially "Canary Yellow." A better record than _Sunbather_ in my view.

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Diplomate
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:19 pm 
 

Dråpsnatt — I Evig Tid (from I Denna Skog)

How this band is not better known is beyond my comprehension. This is the most beautiful black metal album I've ever heard. Atmospheric black metal with some depressive and perhaps folk elements that has a lot of great clean guitar and piano passages, while still primarily driven by guitar riffs.

Update: they were actually already posted here, and even with this song. Still, they deserve more recognition. I simply can't get enough of this song's ending, it brings a tear to your eye.

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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:39 pm 
 

Be'lakor-Remnants

Be'lakor need to do more songs like this, less on the somberness, like this and Held in Hollows, killer leads and riffs in this.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:50 pm 
 

Edge of Sanity - The Spectral Sorrows

Hnnnnnnn yes this is g o o d
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:06 pm 
 

Bloodstone wrote:

They really do craft some of the most tightly crafted pop hooks in the business, and are not shy to put in some really cool riffs too, which I don’t see them credited for a lot. The one full album you did review back in the day, the 2009 self titled, you might not be aware is far and away their worst - the only album where the used an outside producer and the style is more rockish in an awkward way. It’s been a steady climb up since then.


Yeah I've been playing End of Heartache again and it's real tight and polished, just a killing machine for that brand of pop hooks. I barely remember the 2009 one except that I disliked it, haha.

Lost Horizon - Highlander

For this style of operatic multi-part power metal, damn this is good. The different sections and segues and Heiman - just, shit, it's so good.
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jimbies
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:35 am 
 

amelanchier wrote:
Deafheaven - _Ordinary Corrupt Human Love_

Yes, it's hipsterish, and yes, people who like this band should pick up an early Alcest record, but... this is a damned good album, especially "Canary Yellow." A better record than _Sunbather_ in my view.


I have been listening to metal for over 20 years now, and have listened to thousands of albums by bands of every genre. I don't care if people call them black metal, hipster metal, post whatever the fuck. Canary Yellow is one of my favourite heavy songs I've heard. Ever. Over a year later, and I still get goosebumps for almost the entire 12 minutes of the track.

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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:24 am 
 

Unsane - Occupational Hazard

Going out with a bang.

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colin040
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:53 am 
 

ColdWindRider wrote:
Nocturnus "The Key"

Brilliant album, but everyone knows that.


Ehh, I tried that album again recently and I think it sounds fucking goofy - those flashing solos and keyboards, man! :lol:

stainedclass2112 wrote:
Edge of Sanity - The Spectral Sorrows

Hnnnnnnn yes this is g o o d


It sure is!

NP: Suffocation - Anomalistic Offerings

Earlier I had trouble with the post-Human Waste stuff of this band, but this sounds pretty rad actually.

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ColdWindRider
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:42 am 
 

colin040 wrote:

Ehh, I tried that album again recently and I think it sounds fucking goofy - those flashing solos and keyboards, man! :lol:


Goofy? No way. At that time "The Key" was innovative piece of music with futuristic keyboards parts and great soloing of Mike Davis. The only downside is a bit flat production. But it's just my point of view.

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Ancient Rites "Blasfemia Eternal"

Not as good as The Diabolic Serenades but still enjoyable album.

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colin040
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:16 am 
 

''Andromeda Strain'' might be one of the most hilarious death metal tracks ever - along with Death's ''The Philosopher''.

NP: Slayer - Altar of Sacrifice

I don't like it as much as the other 80's Slayer stuff, but it's still a lot of fun.

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Nocturnus is a pretty cool band.

Iron Maiden - Where the River Runs Deep

One of the more understated tracks on Book of Souls. Pretty sweet riff.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:49 am 
 

Merciless - Dreadful Fate

Merciless is exactly what this record is.

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:53 am 
 

jimbies wrote:
Flotsam And Jetsam - Iron Fist

You know, in my EARLY CAREER as a metal head, I disregarded F&J as nothing more than "Jason's early band", but they are so good. Jason's work on the debut full length is excellent.


His basswork is sweet on Doomsday and I like how its placed in the mix.

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Ace_Rimmer
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Empyreal wrote:
Nocturnus is a pretty cool band.

Iron Maiden - Where the River Runs Deep

One of the more understated tracks on Book of Souls. Pretty sweet riff.


IMHO one of the few good tracks on it, nice flow to the tune and a nice riff.

NP - Kreator - Carrion

Classic "on the edge of death metal" thrash. Brutal!

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