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Deathdoom1992
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:25 pm 
 

Pearl Jam - Once

been splitting my time between listening to PJ and old-school thrash recently (up to Riot Act and Hellwitch respectively - there's something of a musical dichotomy for you!)

But this song is so so fuckin cool, one of the best on Ten easily and that's saying something.

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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:00 am 
 

Pantera - 'I'll Cast a Shadow'

It may not have brought any new ideas to the table for the band, it may not be very well produced, it may not have the best instrumentation or lyrics or vocal performances but I still keep coming back to Reinventing the Steel anyway - I've always sort of liked it.

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firelord_
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:32 am 
 

Asphyx - Scorbutics

Wish I'd checked out their later stuff sooner, I've been missing out big time. This is sick!

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:56 am 
 

High Power - Comme un Damme

This might be my favorite on here - just so unexpectedly mournful and delicate. But the rest is very good, quite raucous and heavy stuff. 80s metal (and earlier than that) was fun because you could go from party rock songs to ballads about suicide in the same album. Tonally strange but sometimes, as here, it can be endearing.

Stratovarius - Fantasy (Orchestral)

Been in the mood for them lately - wonder why they haven't had a new album in 5 years. Been trying some of this compilation from a few years back. This may be my favorite song they've done and this orchestral version is nice and soothing.
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Red_Death
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:11 am 
 

Enforsaken - Tales of Bitterness

For some reason, I've been totally in the mood for stuff I've been bingeing on more than a decade ago, primarily melodeath in its different variants. This fairly obscure American band popped to mind, and boy am I having a good time or what. This one's a good example of a well-composed and driving mid-tempo song. It helps when you open with a rocking heavy metal riff too, and of course I'm a total slut for cleans this reminiscent of Mikael Stanne's.
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Zelkiiro
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:36 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Stratovarius - Fantasy (Orchestral)

Been in the mood for them lately - wonder why they haven't had a new album in 5 years. Been trying some of this compilation from a few years back. This may be my favorite song they've done and this orchestral version is nice and soothing.

5 years? No way, their last album was in...goddamn, it WAS 5 years ago...

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:24 pm 
 

Zelkiiro wrote:
Empyreal wrote:
Stratovarius - Fantasy (Orchestral)

Been in the mood for them lately - wonder why they haven't had a new album in 5 years. Been trying some of this compilation from a few years back. This may be my favorite song they've done and this orchestral version is nice and soothing.

5 years? No way, their last album was in...goddamn, it WAS 5 years ago...


Seems like all the PM bands are sort of slowing down. Helloween has taken some time off for their new three-singer Pumpkins United and Edguy is on hold, according to Sammet.

Tyrant - Valley of Death

Such a graceful, heavy thing.
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jimbies
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:55 pm 
 

Unholy - Time Has Gone

From The Shadows is a good record. It might plod along a bit (truly, I find most doom records do. I know that's literally what the genre is about, but yeah). I love the way it sounds. It sounds dated, and I mean that in a very endearing way.

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LordStenhammar
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:07 pm 
 

Unholy has always been my fave. Every album!

Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill

Doesn't sound as good as I remembered. Still some good riffs.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:52 pm 
 

Vardan - The End of Spiritism Obsession I

The main riff is actually quite addictive.

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Zelkiiro
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:54 pm 
 

Save Ferris - Under 21

Fuck me in the ass, I think I'm in love.
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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:16 pm 
 

Ensiferum- Little Dreamer

A better version of Old Man which I love. Much more upbeat.
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hallowed78
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:39 pm 
 

Black Sabbath - Die Young

Timeless.

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raumr
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:51 pm 
 

Kampfar - Huldreland

I wish Kampfar still had this style of writing. Just letting the music breathe and the atmosphere setting in. The general hook/melody is impossible to not like.

hallowed78 wrote:
Black Sabbath - Die Young

Timeless.

One of the best best.

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Tekdeth
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:54 pm 
 

The Red Chord - Hour of Rats

Arguably the best song by one of my favourite bands. I consider this a perfect blend of brutality, intensity and melody.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:30 pm 
 

Manilla Road - Avatar

Mark Shelton was such a fucking legend. This song is nuts.

Cloven Hoof - s/t

It's amazing that these guys have kept such a consistent sound overall despite the musician changes. This is some kick ass, occult early metal. Right between old Maiden and Priest with a dash of what Mercyful Fate would later perfect. I am glad to be spending this time really appreciating this killer band now.
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Metal Shark
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:16 pm 
 

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Venom - Cursed

I ignored the non-Cronos venom album my entire heavy metal career. I listened to Temples of Ice for the first time about 5-6 weeks ago, and it's pretty good. Checking out The Waste Lands now.


TEMPLES OF ICE and PRIME EVIL are both AWESOME!!!!!!!

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Metal_Jaw
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:47 pm 
 

Paradox- Pangea.

Just great no-frills melodic speed / thrash with an edge of noticeable technicality. It's been too long since this record; where's our new material Paradox?!

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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:07 am 
 

Lord Mantis - Death Mask

THE BODY THE WASTE, THE BODY IS WASTE

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LordStenhammar
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:28 am 
 

Black Death - s/t

Quite good. Not the best, but still a fun listen.

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BirthOfDisease
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Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:18 pm
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Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:06 am 
 

Blasphemy - Fallen Angel of Doom

Love this band; saw them when they came to London back in November and they're easily the fucking loudest band I've ever witnessed aside from Motorhead. I hope they come back one day, seriously imposing live show.
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Timeghoul
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Location: Hello from the gutter
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:48 am 
 

Testament - Titans of Creation

My first playthrough of the full album. It is excellent. I am very happy with this one, although Testament is one band that almost always delivers.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:21 am 
 

Usurper - Hypnotic Void

God I need some angry, cathartic, blasting shit and this should fit the bill.

Liege Lord - Master Control

Amped up power metal with almost a thrash kick to it. Joe Comeau is fabulous and the production is marvelously beefy, the performances so damn energized.
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narsilianshard
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:49 pm 
 

Fatal Embrace - Shadowsouls' Garden

Wow. I've been listening to Swedish Melodeath for almost 20 years and somehow I've never heard of this band. It's like an alternate, dreamy take on The Gallery.
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:46 pm 
 

Striborg - Syncopated Pandemonium

I'm on a Striborg kick again these days.
Must be because I have been roaming the woods so much lately.

Such a great project.

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raumr
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Location: Norway
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:44 pm 
 

Iron Maiden - Be Quick or Be Dead

A nasty and speedy piece of heavy metal! I love it!

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LycanthropeMoon
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Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:53 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:25 pm 
 

Nightwish - Endlessness

That lead guitar riff is pretty damn doomy by Nightwish standards, though it's of course quite melodic and very...well, Finnish - I'd compare it more to Swallow the Sun than Candlemass, for example.

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jimbies
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Location: Ontario, Canada
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:42 pm 
 

11 years and 2336 pages and the first person to post the best first-wave-of-rock-n-roll song ever.

Dion - Runaround Sue
Come on guys, this shit is too fun.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:14 pm 
 

Stratovarius - Will the Sun Rise?

Damn this is good. That chorus is a blueprint for any good Europower there ever was. Dynamite shit man.
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On_Stranger_Tides
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:14 am 
 

Ironsword - Overlords of Chaos

The blend of Manowar power, Lovecraftian/Howardian lyrics, and Mark Shelton-like vocals are right up my alley!

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Raindream
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:27 am 
 

Drawn and Quartered - Return of the Black Death

That changeup at 3:13, so fucking putrid

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Tekdeth
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:01 pm 
 

Inhume - Chaos Dissection Order

Probably the best deathgrind I've ever heard. Very underrated band.
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:12 pm 
 

Nargaroth - Manchmal wenn sie schläft

Geliebte des Regens is a great album for rainy evenings.
Repetitive and dreamy.
Oh beautiful rain...!

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BirthOfDisease
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:55 pm 
 

Dark Funeral - My Funeral

Love this song, love when black metal goes mid-paced and sort of 'churns'; plus I really like Dark Funeral for some reason
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forestcorpse
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On_Stranger_Tides wrote:
Ironsword - Overlords of Chaos

The blend of Manowar power, Lovecraftian/Howardian lyrics, and Mark Shelton-like vocals are right up my alley!


Great band, spinning the newest album now.

Ironsword - Gods of the North

Rocking stuff, a lot f Manilla Road feeling.
And thats all good!

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:59 pm 
 

Dynazty - Waterfall

Still trying to figure out this one. They're very good at what they're doing, but the kind of midpaced, ultra-serious orchestral PM style just comes off suffocating in a way I guess. Though the sound is absolutely massive and "From Sound to Silence" is up there with their best tunes.

Conception - The Mansion

This is a gorgeous fucking song. Really good blend of metal and sort of a pop styling. Just tremendous as a centerpiece, and they don't fall into a typical power ballad thing which is nice.
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Deathdoom1992
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:59 pm 
 

Overkill - Raise the Dead

Man, if only Feel the Fire had good production (and the producer had bothered to get good takes out of Rat Skates). Rotten to the Core and Hammerhead seem to get most of the attention of all the songs on the debut, but my real standout is this track.

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arrowhead
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:36 pm 
 

Sepulchral Zeal - Saturnine Templar

Awesome band from Germany but they only have released 3 songs in total thus far.


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Metal Shark
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:29 pm 
 

Sepultura - Morbid Visions/Bestial Devastation (Cool, but I'm the weirdo who likes the CHAOS AD era better than the early stuff).
Krokus - Fire & Gasoline: Live! (Good!)
Joey Ramone - Don't Worry About Me (Cool!)
Alias - S/T (OK).
Styx - Come Sail Away: the Styx Anthology (Yup, I love it!)

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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:30 pm 
 

Nightwish - Shoemaker

Goddamn I love this one. Floor's vocals during the last couple minutes are especially fantastic.

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