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Subrick
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:54 pm 
 

Iron Maiden - Charlotte the Harlot

The album version, not the hilariously awful Paul di'Anno live cover.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:00 pm 
 

Bathory - Equimanthorn

One of the more underrated tracks off of "Under the Sign of the Black Mark". Really sets a mood in the middle of below freezing weather at night.
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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:43 pm 
 

Pain of Salvation - In The Flesh

No one quite sounds like these guys. A weirdly wonderful band/album with a refreshing sense of harmony.
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I really loved them in that period. The last few minutes of that song especially had such emotional resonance. It feels like what Porcupine Tree tried to go for at times, but couldn't fully pull off because Wilson just isn't a very dynamic vocalist, whereas Gildenlow absolutely is. But for some reason the newer material isn't connecting with me so much. Maybe they've changed, maybe I have, or perhaps I just need more time with it.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:31 am 
 

Roadwolf- Unchain the Wolf.

Good stuff. Nothing you haven't heard before, but it's nothing you haven't heard before done well. Nice, hooky melodic metal with a side order of hard rock.

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Methuen
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:17 am 
 

WASP - Jack Action

The starting snarl tells you you're in for the kind of sleazy 80s horror that no-one else really managed. One way to start the day :D
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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:47 am 
 

LithoJazzoSphere wrote:
I really loved them in that period. The last few minutes of that song especially had such emotional resonance. It feels like what Porcupine Tree tried to go for at times, but couldn't fully pull off because Wilson just isn't a very dynamic vocalist, whereas Gildenlow absolutely is. But for some reason the newer material isn't connecting with me so much. Maybe they've changed, maybe I have, or perhaps I just need more time with it.


Yeah I find Porcupine Tree really boring and Steven Wilson sorta condescending for the most part. Pain of Salvation was another beast altogether. PANTHER is pretty weird conceptually but his vocal delivery is top notch. The big emotional moments really hit home...and there's something strangely minimal about the musicality in general that I liked.

Rainbow - Rainbow Eyes

...speaking of minimal/emotional when done well
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:00 am 
 

Just Before Dawn - Belaya Smert

Rehearing this in case it makes a huge jump and lands on my AOTY list.

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devil1111
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:04 am 
 

Slayer- hallowed point- flowing flawlessly from beginning to the end - lombardo kills it here


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:12 am 
 

Equilibrium - Prey

This album is so epic!
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colin040
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:18 pm 
 

Necrophobic - Devil's Spawn Attack

No-nonsense thrash-filled death metal madness; really good stuff.

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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:53 pm 
 

Coheed and Cambria - Time Consumer

Their debut doesn't make me think of prog rock as much as it makes me think of Thursday and At the Drive-In. Pretty emotional stuff!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:32 pm 
 

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NP: Mercenary - "Firesoul"

Nobody makes metal like this anymore. Mind-blowing vocal performances and one of the most epic second halves I know of.


Love 11 Dreams, played it to death back in 2008 or so and that's one of the best songs. Perfect mix of power metal and melodeath, and the awesome riffs just don't stop coming. I guess the bass player at the time wrote most of them, because they lost a lot of that particular strength when he left the band after that album.


To me the riffs are still great after this because they've kept the same two guitarists for almost 20 years now, with Molbjerg being underrated as a rhythm player and Buus as a soloist, but it was the vocals that started to suffer. Mikkel and Kral's dynamic is what makes 11D their strongest album. The Hours That Remain is Mikkel trying to do it all himself (with a couple guests here and there), and he's brilliant, but there's only so much one guy can do alone when their sound is heavily dependent upon vocal layering and interplay. Architect of Lies adds Pedersen, which helps, but he's a step down from Kral. And then after Mikkel left it's just been Pedersen, and while it's impressive how much of their vocal attack in-studio he's been able to mimic by himself, it's just not the same, not even withstanding the stylistic shift musically and the departure of their drummer and keyboardist.


I do like Hours and Architect too. They have strengths of their own, and I agree there's not really been a band doing similar stuff since. I wasn't a fan of the metalcore-styled harsh vocals of Architect of Lies though and much prefer Kral's growling, even though I'm actually big into NWOAHM-style metalcore. Still good stuff all in all, but after that... yeah half the band leaving hurt them a bunch. The track they put out earlier this year was quite good though. Speaking of which...

NP: Mercenary - From the Ashes of the Fallen
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:37 pm 
 

Nazareth - Changing Times

I really only know this album from them, but it kills. You can hear where a bunch of USPM bands came from with these cranking riffs and those rough vocals.

Father John Misty - Please Don't Die

Just irresistible melodies. A master.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:47 pm 
 

Gammacide - Victims of Science

I was always intrigued by Gammacide's aesthetic
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:05 am 
 

Devo - Freedom of Choice. My favorite Devo album, containing my least favorite Devo song. Whip It, is so damn overplayed, but I can give it credit. Like many others it is the song that got me into them. The album contains songs like Gates of Steel, Girl U Want and the title track. All much better than Whip It.
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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:10 am 
 

OceanLab - "Secret"

So relaxing, especially Justine's vocals. The slow crescendo in the second half is cathartic and almost cinematic.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:18 am 
 

Alice Cooper - House of Fire

A hit after hit, is what the Trash album is. This song (too) was pretty much spoiled for me by the hellish radioplay.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:26 am 
 

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Bullet For My Valentine - The Poison

Better than I thought it'd be but I'm not in love with it sadly. Shout out to everyone in the "Band Misconceptions" thread who told me to finally check this out though.


As far as that subgenre goes they're not as bad as their reputation, I agree. The intro track is quite enjoyable, kind of like an Arch Enemy or EVH instrumental. Some good riffing on other songs as well, but I just can't take those vocals.

Metal_On_The_Ascendant wrote:
LithoJazzoSphere wrote:
I really loved them in that period. The last few minutes of that song especially had such emotional resonance. It feels like what Porcupine Tree tried to go for at times, but couldn't fully pull off because Wilson just isn't a very dynamic vocalist, whereas Gildenlow absolutely is. But for some reason the newer material isn't connecting with me so much. Maybe they've changed, maybe I have, or perhaps I just need more time with it.


Yeah I find Porcupine Tree really boring and Steven Wilson sorta condescending for the most part.


I should say that I actually like a lot of Porcupine Tree and his solo work, but it's in spite of his vocals. He's a great idea guy, which makes him a fascinating producer and band assembler, but he lets others do the heavy lifting in execution, like Gavin Harrison, Marco Minnemann, Guthrie Govan and such.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:27 am 
 

Miasmatic Necrosis - Apex Profane

Feelgood goregrind for the win :hyper: :headbang:
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:09 am 
 

Esoctrilihum - Monotony of a Putrid Life in the Eternal Nothingness

I like the contrast between these physically punishing riffs and cleaner parts. Looking forward to hear more of this band.

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Opium Warlords - Live at Colonia Dignidad

Might seem like a hard album to get into at first, but I find this very pleasing. Many good parts between the songs.

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LordStenhammar wrote:
Alice Cooper - House of Fire

A hit after hit, is what the Trash album is. This song (too) was pretty much spoiled for me by the hellish radioplay.


I was very surprised at how good Trash is when I finally got to listen to it. Always thought it'd be Poison+filler, but it's actually a decent record.

Bolt Thrower - Forgotten Existence

This early stuff has that great punky-atmosphere that I always find elevates death/grind stuff above blasting & gurrrrgghhharrrghhhuuurrrgh.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:59 am 
 

Pallbearer - Forgotten Days

Another morning spin of the new album in full is scheduled.

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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:07 am 
 

Threshold - The Latent Gene

I love Clone. Dense and groovy but still weighty with the melodic prog Threshold is loved for.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:40 am 
 

Destroy Destroy Destroy - Realm Of Ancient Shadows

This Power Metal band is pretty refreshing. A nice combination of Melodic Death Metal and Symphonic Metal with some fun and aggressive riffs in a great Power Metal style. They even feel Folk Metal at times.
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sodom - genesis xix

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Nile - Annihilation of the Wicked

Found an old download of this on a flash drive randomly. Haven't played this in a while. Brutal and epic - they always knew how to put together these tremendous songs.
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Sepultura - Means to an End

Good to see Sep put out such a good record after so long.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:03 pm 
 

Bad Religion - No Control

Damn I love this album.
"Suffer" is probably my favorite one, but this is an extremely close second.

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Guardsman - The Entropy Illusion - Part II

Busy prog but rooted in trad/heavy metal. So far, so real good.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:19 pm 
 

Stallion - Slaves of Time

Just firming up my AOTY list by replaying 30 albums - this won't make the cut.

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Black Crown Initiate - Years In Frigid Light

Not really into the entire album, but this track is huge.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:07 pm 
 

Paysage d'Hiver - Über den Bäumen

We finally have some proper snowfall this day in my area. Excellent time to re-listen to Im Wald. This is probably the best song on the album in terms of riffs. Very iconic and beautiful.

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Bruce Springsteen - If I Was The Priest

Love the imagery in this one. Really, really love when Bruce reaches for those long notes. I think the weathering in his voice is endearing.

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Katatonia - Nowhere

Oh those guitar melodies around 2:40.... I can dig this.

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Dragonhammer - The Eye of the Storm

Another cool early power metal band from the early 2000s that flew entirely under the radar.
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Persuader - Necromancy (2020)

First listen on iTunes and it won't trouble my AOTY list.

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colin040
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Necrophobic - Crown of Horns

Not quite as deadly as their latest record, but it still gets the job done in terms of proper blasting death/black metal.

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Witchfinder General - Burning a Sinner

Great band. Still missing the Soviet Invasion EP.

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