Often used to describe bands like Pantera and Exhorder. With mid-tempo riffs similar to those found in Thrash Metal and a tendency to focus more on groovy syncopation and heaviness than outright speed.
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My copies of Peaceville's 2019 official releases of 'Live in Jessheim' and 'Live in Sarpsborg', both from early 1990, have arrived.
When I ordered them I was amazed to discover that they both came with DVDs of the shows, as I hadn't realised that the shows were filmed. That was quite a revelation. I've only watched the 'Sarpsborg' show so far, and it's more of a novelty really as you can't see a thing, but it's still quite incredible that such a film exists.
As for the rest of the packages, Peaceville has done a brilliant job. The booklets are fantastic, with excellent liner notes and interviews from key players in the scene. There are some photos I've never seen before, which is incredible at this point of my collection and indicative of how many damn photos they took of themselves over the few short years that they were a band with the classic, Dead, line-up.
The front covers are also inspired, with Hellhammer appearing on 'Jessheim' and Necrobutcher on 'Sarpsborg'. This now means that with Dead ('Leipzig') and Euronymous ('Zeitz'), all of the four members are on the cover of one of the live show official releases. Very clever on the part of Peaceville and reminds me of the Darkthrone trilogy that featured Zephyrous, Nocturno Culto and Fenriz respectively. It's a really good idea and fits perfectly.
By a strange quirk of fate, the Sarpsborg show - while not their best live show by any stretch of the imagination - is now easily the one I have most copies of. I think it could be five or six different copies of this one show now in my collection. I'll know once I complete the inventory.
Well done, Peaceville Records. Hats off to you.
If you're including Nile and modern day Behemoth in the black metal genre, then yes there would be too many bands to keep track of, because they and bands like them aren't really black metal bands - more death metal. Old Behemoth is excellent black metal though. I wish I had more of it actually.
The British version keeps me from liking the American version.
This happens to me with pretty much every show, because what's often exciting and amazing about a show is its main concept. In Mad Men it was drinking and smoking at work in the 60s, in True Blood it was modern vampires in the South and figuring how that all worked, in The Crown it was seeing behind the scenes of Buckingham Palace. After about twenty or thirty episodes of this the thrill tends to disappear and the creators of the shows have to keep creating new and unlikely scenarios.
I abandoned Game of Thrones at the end of season 4. It was good and everything, but I got it by then. I didn't need to keep making that a part of my life. Vikings is a bit like that too. I loved the first three seasons, then I found out that season 4 was twice as many episodes as the other seasons. I just couldn't face that degree of water-treading.
For me, the sweet spot is about three seasons. After that it starts to get a bit boring, as a rule. "Oh yeah, these motherfuckers again...".