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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 4:53 pm 
 

Black Dresses - Angel Hair

Fucking love this band.

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raumr
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 5:10 pm 
 

Helheim - Viten og mot (Årvåkenhet)

I'm re-listening to the 10s output by Helheim in preparation for the album of the decade poll, and it's been years since I listened to Heiðindómr ok mótgangr. This is pretty great! I still think raunijaR is a better album just because of how "out-there" it is, but I also like this proggy-viking stuff. It sounds very cinematic and epic.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 5:26 pm 
 

Руся - Попелюшка

Some of the best stuff ever made.
Playing the Lp, fucking love it.
(Yes, drunk here)

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Dudeguy Jones
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 6:53 pm 
 

Ruins of Beverast - The Grand Nebula Pulse

From the new split with Almyrkvi. Awesome split all around. Another win for both bands.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 8:25 pm 
 

Twisted Tower Dire - The Curse of Twisted Tower

Man I love these raw, early works from bands like this. So hungry and epic and fantastical.
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Metal Shark
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:55 am 
 

LordStenhammar wrote:
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Dokken - Back for the Attack (LOVE IT! A big pile o' great songs!)


Great record! Always liked it. Or at least the MOST of it.


13 songs is a LOT for a regular LP/CD, but I can't think of anything that sucks on it. I even like the instrumental! :-D

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:05 am 
 

Summoning - Nightshade Forests

Beautiful.

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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:24 am 
 

forestcorpse wrote:
Black Dresses - Angel Hair

Fucking love this band.


Yeah, they're great. Personally relate to the music pretty hard too.


Kthoniik Cerviiks - SeroLogiikal Scars

Great album.

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LordStenhammar
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:43 am 
 

Metal Shark wrote:
LordStenhammar wrote:

Great record! Always liked it. Or at least the MOST of it.


13 songs is a LOT for a regular LP/CD, but I can't think of anything that sucks on it. I even like the instrumental! :-D


Has one of the great opening songs too: Kiss of friggin' Death!

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colin040
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:09 am 
 

LordStenhammar wrote:
Metal Shark wrote:
LordStenhammar wrote:

Great record! Always liked it. Or at least the MOST of it.


13 songs is a LOT for a regular LP/CD, but I can't think of anything that sucks on it. I even like the instrumental! :-D


Has one of the great opening songs too: Kiss of friggin' Death!


There's really no need for an album like that to be that god damn long though. As for me, I'm no huge Dokken fan, but that live album from the 80's is pretty fun.

NP: Syrach - Jaded Funeral

Gotta love how ambitious these 90's doom/death metal bands were - this album features violins, aggressive death metal riffing, a sense of groove and some semi-evil raspy vocals.

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Tekdeth
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:10 am 
 

Luminous Flesh Giants - The Pride and the Fall

Great instrumental stuff from this obscure band. One of my best recent finds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjGkER1 ... S3Swf6x57o
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Methuen
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:51 am 
 

forestcorpse wrote:
Wytch Hazel - Wait on the Wind

This band is so epic.
Makes me wanting to move to England and live there on a farm, in Yorkshire!


Both times I've seen them play, it was something magic - proper old-school heavy meal in a pub, beer, denim and leather. Both of their albums are great, and the singer told me they're trying to get a third out - Bad Omen have it in some kind of backlog, however.


Today my work is being done to the dulcet screams of Swallow the Sun - Out of this Gloomy Light.

Cheerful stuff ! :lol:
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LordStenhammar
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:26 am 
 

colin040 wrote:
LordStenhammar wrote:

Has one of the great opening songs too: Kiss of friggin' Death!


There's really no need for an album like that to be that god damn long though. As for me, I'm no huge Dokken fan, but that live album from the 80's is pretty fun.


Beast From the East. Had the LP for ages, never listened it. Maybe some day. Not so big on live albums in general.

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Dudeguy Jones
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:05 am 
 

Absolution - Dead & Gone

Rrrrrrrrrrraaarrgh, gets PUMPED.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:54 pm 
 

The Wizar'd - Subterranean Exile

Excellent as expected!

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Xenophon
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:35 pm 
 

Kommodus - s/t

I wasn't super into the earlier stuff I heard from this project, although it wasn't bad at all from what I recall. However, I think their style is really gelling with me more on this one though. This band may have some pretty simplistic riffs often times, but I've realized they're going for more of a simple, brutal sound, music you can feel in your gut. This album so far is just a just a tough, imperial war march that I can see myself coming back to.

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:40 pm 
 

Spinning the new Testament. Stopped by a record store looking for the new Havok and they didn't have it so I got this. A record full of serviceable thrash songs I guess. Mediocre at best lyrics. Riffage is passable. Drums are good but not Gene's best work.

Probably should have saved my money.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:37 pm 
 

Symphony X - Iconoclast

Going back through some stuff I haven't played in a while due to the Top 10 of the decade thing. Russell Allen never sounded better than on here, I think - just pure heavy metal grit. Tough competition though since he did some wild prog metal acrobatics on the old albums. I have fond memories of driving around playing this all summer in 2011.
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:10 pm 
 

Oranssi Pazuzu - Luhistuva aikahäkki

Dark, creepy and trippy!

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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:34 pm 
 

In Flames - Pinball Map

The rerecording of "Clayman" is almost guaranteed to be terrible, but the original will always be there. Very energetic & catchy stuff.

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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:40 pm 
 

The bass on that song is monstrous.

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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:22 am 
 

Dark Tranquillity - Icipher

"Fiction" is probably my favorite Dark Tranquillity album to this day. Love the melacholic atmosphere and melodies of that one. It kind of makes me want to walk down the streets of a city on a rainy night in a trenchcoat and sunglasses and accidentally creep people out (and it'd probably be because I'd look like a complete fucking dork if I did that).

LithoJazzoSphere wrote:
The bass on that song is monstrous.

Absolutely agree. Just a good, catchy, punchy piece of melodeath. I miss that energy and I don't think it'll ever come back.

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LordStenhammar
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:14 am 
 

Sentenced - North from Here

I'm sucker for newer Sentenced, but the old ones have their moments too. I would still but Amok above this. Some VERY good parts in the songs, and the cover art is just amazing. That northern feeling...

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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:16 am 
 

LycanthropeMoon wrote:
Absolutely agree. Just a good, catchy, punchy piece of melodeath. I miss that energy and I don't think it'll ever come back.


Yeah, it definitely won't on this abomination of a rerecording.

LycanthropeMoon wrote:
Dark Tranquillity - Icipher

"Fiction" is probably my favorite Dark Tranquillity album to this day. Love the melacholic atmosphere and melodies of that one. It kind of makes me want to walk down the streets of a city on a rainy night in a trenchcoat and sunglasses and accidentally creep people out (and it'd probably be because I'd look like a complete fucking dork if I did that).


I'm way overdue for a Dark Tranquillity binge again. They used to be one of my favorite bands, and I still love them, but just am not often in the mood for them of late. That is definitely one of my favorite albums of theirs though, although I'm a little more partial to "The Mundane and the Magic".

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Tekdeth
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:26 am 
 

Perimeter - Healing by Festering

Damn, this is some heavy & groovy death metal. Great stuff!
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:10 am 
 

Earth - Old Black

Perfect on the terrace in the heat.

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LordStenhammar
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:44 am 
 

Sentenced - The Funeral Album

Gotten some pretty bad reviews here, eh. I don't notice any significant difference to the couple of albums that came before it.

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MikeyC
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:48 am 
 

Tekdeth wrote:
Perimeter - Healing by Festering

Damn, this is some heavy & groovy death metal. Great stuff!

This album is fantastic! One of my favourites of all time. It's sooo groovy and the riffs are delicious.

The follow-up album was...ehhh. A skeleton of what this was.
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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:45 am 
 

ecco2k - 'AAA Powerline'

<3

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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:07 am 
 

Cradle of Filth - Hammer of the Witches

Going over my top 10 of the decade list has me spinning this to give it some thought. Love pretty much everything about it.

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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:10 pm 
 

Judicator - The Last Emperor
This album is still some grade A oldschool Blind Guardian-style power metal. I wonder if they'll be able to top it with "Let There Be Nothing"? We'll see...

LithoJazzoSphere wrote:
LycanthropeMoon wrote:
Absolutely agree. Just a good, catchy, punchy piece of melodeath. I miss that energy and I don't think it'll ever come back.


Yeah, it definitely won't on this abomination of a rerecording.

LycanthropeMoon wrote:
Dark Tranquillity - Icipher

"Fiction" is probably my favorite Dark Tranquillity album to this day. Love the melacholic atmosphere and melodies of that one. It kind of makes me want to walk down the streets of a city on a rainy night in a trenchcoat and sunglasses and accidentally creep people out (and it'd probably be because I'd look like a complete fucking dork if I did that).


I'm way overdue for a Dark Tranquillity binge again. They used to be one of my favorite bands, and I still love them, but just am not often in the mood for them of late. That is definitely one of my favorite albums of theirs though, although I'm a little more partial to "The Mundane and the Magic".

"The Mundane and the Magic" is my favorite song on "Fiction" for sure, Nell Sigland sounds great on it. I'm just a sucker for goth-tinged stuff with female vocals. I also love both Theatre of Tragedy albums with Nell on them.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:32 pm 
 

Twisted Tower Dire - Valkyrie Death Squadron

This is a wild ride of a 10 minute trad metal instrumental. Just riff after riff and all these different sections.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:49 pm 
 

Bongripper - Hail

I'm working through my top albums of the decade for the poll thread. Bongripper is definitely one of my top contenders, namely for their albums Terminal and Satan Worshipping Doom. I'm unsure as if I'll have both records on my top 10 metal albums list of the last decade, but I'm relistening to these two records and others to put the finishing touch to that list.

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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:28 pm 
 

Entombed - "Through the Collonades"

Nicke is definitely the star of this album. Obviously his drumming is great, but he says he hates his own vocals (surreptitiously credited to Dordevic and admitted to later) here, but I think they're just fine. Some great melodic bass playing in the mellow parts as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:22 am 
 

Vader - Emptiness - Love the leads, riffs, and the vibe.

So far it looks like the only two contenders for AOY is Solitude In Madness and the new Conception. Neck and neck at this point. I think this is my favorite Vader record since Litany.

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Tekdeth
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:45 pm 
 

MikeyC wrote:
Tekdeth wrote:
Perimeter - Healing by Festering

Damn, this is some heavy & groovy death metal. Great stuff!

This album is fantastic! One of my favourites of all time. It's sooo groovy and the riffs are delicious.

The follow-up album was...ehhh. A skeleton of what this was.


Just listened to the follow-up. Very mediocre imo, indeed a skeleton of the debut.

NP: Orgone - The Joyless Parson

Very unique tech-death with some post-rock influences. I've listened to this one a couple of times now, probably gonna include it in my AOTD list.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:51 pm 
 

Cannibal Corpse - The Strangulation Chair

Not my favorite cut off this but not bad. As good as this one is RBB is better though.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:23 pm 
 

Motorhead - Bastards

OK, so I get why "Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me" is such a weird song - it's tonally off and lyrically very weird for them. But it's still done with such a confidence and we-don't-give-a-fuck attitude, like Lemmy was like "I know it doesn't fit but I don't care," and so I can't hate it. Musically it's nice too.

The rest of the album is a storming classic.

Motorhead - Back at the Funny Farm

Really very vivid and colorful for a Motorhead album, a very different style while still staying true to their general ethos.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:20 pm 
 

Brocas Helm - Beneath a Haunted Moon

Love this band to death, and how they take the true metal aesthetic and inject a really primordial quirkiness to everything. Special shit that I can't ever get tired of.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:31 pm 
 

Kamelot - Lost and Damned

If "The Black Halo" didn't exist, "Epica" would probably be my favorite Kamelot album. As it stands, it's a very close second. Truly one of the best power/symphonic metal albums out there, both musically and lyrically. Oh, and as usual, Khan's voice is incredible.

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