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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:10 pm 
 

jimbies wrote:
Jag Panzer - Faces Of Fear

For one reason or another, this band just doesn't click for me. I've tried so many times. I've had this album on all night and my attention keeps drifting.


Not even Ample Destruction?

Falconer - The Clarion Call

Still can't quit this album after over a week... it's just so damn satisfying. The band sounds confident and cool and every aspect of it has clearly had work and thought put in. I really value any art like that.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:17 pm 
 

Domine - Dragonlord (The Grand Master of the Mightiest Beasts)

Not a Bal-Sagoth track with that title, this is pure Italian power metal gold. A nice epic 7-minuter about Elric of Melnibone and his dragons. Excellent stuff. Think Rhapsody-type epic power metal.
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:26 pm 
 

Bilskirnir - Atavismus des Glaubens

Catchy and prideful stuff.
Always enjoy this band.

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Zelkiiro
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:44 pm 
 

Falconer - Long Gone By (Acoustic Ver.)

This album is so good, it features acoustic versions of old songs that feel absolutely vital instead of disposable.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:08 pm 
 

Blue Öyster Cult - Black Blade

Rocking band!

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jimbies
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:43 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
jimbies wrote:
Jag Panzer - Faces Of Fear

For one reason or another, this band just doesn't click for me. I've tried so many times. I've had this album on all night and my attention keeps drifting.


Not even Ample Destruction?


I haven't heard that one. I've only heard The Fourth Judgement and Thane To The Throne plus a few songs here and there like Iron Eagle.

Systematic - The Beginning Of The End

These guys were signed to Lars Ulrich's short lived label. They got grouped in with Nu Metal because of the time and the fact that they did some tours like Godsmack, etc. It's mostly a pretty good dose of hard rock. I actually caught them live once back in 2001 and they were quite good live. This might be pure nostalgia for me, but I still dig about 6 songs on their first album.


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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:43 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
It wouldn't be my pick for best on there - I like "The Mansion" and "She Dragoon" a lot. And "By the Blues" is a monster of a track. But it's all good.



Still blown away by how much fun and how good that record is. She Dragoon and By The Blues are my favs but there are no bad tracks.

:np: Midnight Priest - Funeral

Nice throwback metal. Dig it.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:45 pm 
 

jimbies wrote:
Empyreal wrote:
jimbies wrote:
Jag Panzer - Faces Of Fear

For one reason or another, this band just doesn't click for me. I've tried so many times. I've had this album on all night and my attention keeps drifting.


Not even Ample Destruction?


I haven't heard that one. I've only heard The Fourth Judgement and Thane To The Throne plus a few songs here and there like Iron Eagle.


AD is a totally different style and much more aggressive and classic 80s metal. They became slightly more proggy and melodic later on. For me AD is just about the best you can get with that old classic metal style.

I do like their recent stuff since Casting the Stones a lot too though...

Excalion - Ivory Tower

This is pretty much classic to me at this point. Had it since it came out.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:45 pm 
 

Ares Kingdom - A Dream of Armageddon

been obsessed with this band lately. So many riffs that get stuck in my head
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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:27 pm 
 

Vader - Tibi Et Igni

One of my favorite Vader albums, the pummeling riffs combined with the more epic moments truly make this a standout in their discography

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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:57 pm 
 

Ensiferum- The Defense of the Sampo

Man this is a fantastic song. Besides a couple of misses the album rocks.
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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:19 pm 
 

Mispyrming - Algleymi

This is one hell of a black metal album! Excellent riffs and a foreboding atmosphere throughout!

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jimbies
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:06 am 
 

I just listened to the new Kataklysm song "The Killshot". Sounds way more like metalcore than anything. Hard pass.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:53 am 
 

Moonsorrow - Ukkosenjumalan poika

Love it!

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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:59 am 
 

jimbies wrote:
I just listened to the new Kataklysm song "The Killshot". Sounds way more like metalcore than anything. Hard pass.


I gave up on this band a long time ago


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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:16 pm 
 

Honestly Maurizio really needs to put the band down and keep making exdeo albums.
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:53 pm 
 

Taake - Hordaland doedskvad I

Riff fest, killer stuff.

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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:35 pm 
 

Cradle of Filth - Midnight Shadows Crawl to Darken Counsel With Their Lives

Goddamn, that title's a mouthful.
Anyway, "Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder" has been growing on me lately. I wasn't too keen on it before and it still doesn't match up to the classic stuff (or their two most recent albums) but it's enjoyable.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:36 pm 
 

Taake - Hordaland doedskvad VI

Very folky...!
Such an awesome instrumental.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:51 pm 
 

LycanthropeMoon wrote:
Cradle of Filth - Midnight Shadows Crawl to Darken Counsel With Their Lives

Goddamn, that title's a mouthful.
Anyway, "Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder" has been growing on me lately. I wasn't too keen on it before and it still doesn't match up to the classic stuff (or their two most recent albums) but it's enjoyable.



Godspeed is a great album!


Weathered Statues - Corpse Candle

Goth rock, post punk stuff.
Really good.
Had to get this lp based on the artwork, glad I did...!

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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:06 pm 
 

Anata - The Conductor's Departure

Cream of the crop as far as technical death metal goes. Only they could make this sub-genre sound so emotive, and the musicianship is absolutely nuts, in particular the multitude of catchy riffs and Conny Pettersson's drumming, the latter of which is absolutely bonkers. He should be up there with George Kollias and John Longstreth, such an underrated drummer.

Still holding out hope that we will see album number five someday (probably not at this rate :( )

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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:18 pm 
 

Ensiferum- Midsummer Magic

So I have no idea why people think this is a bad song, it's fucking great.
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:31 pm 
 

Running Wild - Riding the Storm

Fuck, ''Death or Glory'' is amazing.
Best album, ever....

''Death or glory, oh, oh, we're riding the storm''!!!!

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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:52 pm 
 

Sadus - Illusions/Chemical Exposure

This album is fucking nuts. Nuff said

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:37 pm 
 

Soko - Blasphémie

She is having a live release party of here new album soon, on ''zoom''.
Noe idea what that is, but I will be there!!!!
Soko, love!

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Tekdeth
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:50 pm 
 

Siege Social - Les vingt-huit commandements.

Great avant-garde deathgrind. Definitely happy with this find. It's available for listening on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQheswl8Du8
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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:00 pm 
 

MeavyHetal wrote:
Anata - The Conductor's Departure

Cream of the crop as far as technical death metal goes. Only they could make this sub-genre sound so emotive, and the musicianship is absolutely nuts, in particular the multitude of catchy riffs and Conny Pettersson's drumming, the latter of which is absolutely bonkers. He should be up there with George Kollias and John Longstreth, such an underrated drummer.

Still holding out hope that we will see album number five someday (probably not at this rate :( )


This was definitely a favorite of mine, and fairly popular "back in the day", but it seems like people have mostly forgotten about them since they've haven't really released anything since it. The toms are really unique sounding too, almost like lower-pitched octo-bans.

NP: Lights - "Dead End"

A lot of people here will not be into this, but as far as I'm concerned this is modern electro-pop perfection. Insanely hooky, particularly the second half, I can't stop listening to it.

But to balance it out...

Dark Throne - "Grave With a View"

Kind of underrated compared to their later black metal material. The proto-Norwegian sound through a Swedish filter is really quite gripping though.

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Metal Shark
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:11 am 
 

Foreigner - Anthology: Jukebox Heroes (LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Megadeth - Thirteen (pretty good! Dave sounds (sounded) angry again!)
Priestess - Hello Master (Cool!)
V/A - 25 British Psychedelic Artifacts from the EMI Vaults (A very mixed bag, but I certainly like some of it).
Deep Purple - Stormbringer (2 CD Edition) (Not their best album, but the title track is CLASSIC).

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:13 am 
 

jimbies wrote:
Metal Shark wrote:
Foreigner - Anthology: Jukebox Heroes (LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Britny Fox - Bite Down Hard (Like it. Is it too obvious for me to call these guys under-rated? I LOVE their first album).
Fastway - Waiting for the Roar (Great!)
Billy Idol - Charmed Life (I think I like this second best of all of his I've heard so far!)


For someone named Metal Shark, you don't seem to listen to a lot of metal. :scratch:



Sometimes I'm Classic Rock Shark! :-D

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Oxenkiller
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:44 am 
 

"Love will tear us apart again" by Joy Division.

I have no idea why, but I just suddenly really wanted to hear that song. I like the song.

Hmmm, I better go listen to some metal now or I'll lose my cred...

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MeavyHetal
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:38 am 
 

Megadeth - Rust In Peace

One of the albums that really got me into the metal genre. A classic.

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LordStenhammar
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:42 am 
 

Iron Maiden - Gates of Tomorrow

My dead stereos still apparently play Maiden. And that is just enough! In a way Bruce and his company performed a successful necromancy here.

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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:24 am 
 

Triptykon - 'Grave Eternal (Part 3)'

A strange strange album, in many ways.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:48 am 
 

Paul Chain - Roses of Winter

This is exactly my kind of groovy, classic metal infused doom. Pretty sweet.

edit: There's something really cool about this whole thing - some of the riffs are more standard, but the writing comes off mystical and enchanting. Rolls along like a fog. Some cool leads too.
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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:26 pm 
 

Oxenkiller wrote:
"Love will tear us apart again" by Joy Division.

I have no idea why, but I just suddenly really wanted to hear that song. I like the song.

Hmmm, I better go listen to some metal now or I'll lose my cred...


No need, we have a stronger gothic rock/post-punk contingent here than I expected. The song makes me want to watch Donnie Darko again, actually.

MeavyHetal wrote:
Megadeth - Rust In Peace

One of the albums that really got me into the metal genre. A classic.


I'm much more selective about metal I listen to circa '90 or earlier, but this is about as good as it gets.

NP: Phlebotomized - "Dubbed Foreswearer"

I hate the guitar tone, and the whole production vibe isn't what I'm normally into, but the writing and arrangements of instrumentation are amazing.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:29 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Paul Chain - Roses of Winter

This is exactly my kind of groovy, classic metal infused doom. Pretty sweet.

edit: There's something really cool about this whole thing - some of the riffs are more standard, but the writing comes off mystical and enchanting. Rolls along like a fog. Some cool leads too.



Paul Chain rocks!


Krolok - Ride a Roan Steed

Really good BM with a great atmosphere...!

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Tekdeth
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:36 pm 
 

Archspire - Relentless Mutation

This one took a while to click. I liked it when I first listened to it and I knew it was good, but for some reason I didn't have the urge to listen to it again. Personally I always need one certain aspect of an album to make me want to listen to it again, after which the other aspects become more apparent and keep me hooked on the album. Usually it's a certain melody, but for Relentless Mutation I finally found it to be the vocals. They're extremely fast of course, but the execution truly makes them amazing. So I'm listening to the album again mainly for the vocals, but now the instrumentation is growing on me too and I have a feeling that this is going to be one of my favourite albums.
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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:56 pm 
 

Månegarm - Sigrblot

Great band.
Been with me since I got into metal.

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interstellar_medium
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:21 pm 
 

LithoJazzoSphere wrote:
Oxenkiller wrote:
"Love will tear us apart again" by Joy Division.

I have no idea why, but I just suddenly really wanted to hear that song. I like the song.

Hmmm, I better go listen to some metal now or I'll lose my cred...


No need, we have a stronger gothic rock/post-punk contingent here than I expected.


I don't listen to much actual goth stuff, but I look very much like a goth, does it count? =D

Gotta love the Flowing Tears cover of this song, BTW.

LithoJazzoSphere wrote:
NP: Phlebotomized - "Dubbed Foreswearer"

I hate the guitar tone, and the whole production vibe isn't what I'm normally into, but the writing and arrangements of instrumentation are amazing.


// indignantly // Whaddayamean you hate the guitar tone?! It's a perfect early 90s tone!
Okay, I understand what you mean, but it does add to the charm IMO. Their recent comeback somehow didn't feel as breathtaking, and I can't exactly pinpoint why, but the production is definitely different...

...I'm apparently never listening to anything when I'm on the forums!

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:02 pm 
 

Black Sabbath - Wheels of Confusion

A classic I would say.

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