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  1. 5 points

    What Are You Listening To?

    Type O Negative - Christian Woman
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    Today’s driving albums: Overkill “Under the Influence” Celtic Frost “To Mega Therion” Warbringer “War Without End” Havok “Unnatural Selection”
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Coroner "No More Color"
  4. 3 points

    What Are You Listening To?

    Sadus "Chemical Exposure"
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    Glen Benton is 51. Fuck I feel old now too. Deicide are 30 years old (32 if we count the Amon era). Album number 12 from the fathers of Florida death metal is a strong effort considering yet another change of personnel has occurred. It is bye-bye Jack Owen, hello Mark English of Monstosity fame taking up guitar duties and ironically I like "Overtures of Blasphemy " a lot more than Monstrosity's effort this year. Whilst it can never make the "beast of a DM record" title I would give to the debut or"Legion" for example, "Overtures..." is entertaining. Whether it is the melo-death passages that litter the streets and alleyways of this record or the more familiar sacrilegious blasting fury of Deicide at their (old) best, there's plenty to balance the experince over these 12 tracks. Take "Seal The Tomb" for example, it goes immediately for the jugular, relentlessly chugging riffs alongside Benton's usual demented growls only to be tempered by menacing and interesting leads and sonics that carry the song along well. Listen once to this track and it is in your head for literally days after. Then there's the vehemence of the lyrics of "Compliments of Christ" were you can feel the spittle from Glen's lips splattering your ears as he spews forth the vitriol he is best known for. "Anointed in Blood" opens like a lead jam session recorded mid flow before developing into a hellish gallop of fiery hooves, again perfectly completed by some well placed and well timed leads. This is were Morbid Angel went wrong with "Kingdoms..." safe DM with little if any attention paid to the sonic wizardry of their sound. Take a leaf out of Glen's book Trey! It is clear that this is no nonsense DM that is not out to reinvent any wheels it still has enough equal measure of extremity and assured and unapologetic attitude to hold it's own against most of the DM records released this year. It is not perfect by any means. I lose it on more than one occasion if I am honest ("Crucified Soul of Salvation" in particular hits my 'standby' button really nicely) and it is a couple of tracks too long making for an almost excessive feel to the running time. Whilst it is a well paced record there's definitely some "filler" present. But very any turkeys in here there is still thankfully the brilliance of tracks like "Consumed by Hatred" to snap you back to attention. "Flesh, Power, Dominion" is one of the strongest things Deicide have ever put to tape btw. 3/5
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    Seigneur Voland- "Seigneur Voland" As good as French nsbm gets. Slavecrushing Tyrant- "Heathen Black Metal" Awesome Polish raw bm
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Will do, thanks man. NP: Thorr's Hammer- "Dommedagsnatt" @FatherAlabaster @Natassja7 I think you guys would like this if you haven't already come across it
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Satan - Court In The Act Satan - Suspended Sentence
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Nocturnal Depression - Four Seasons
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    Anata - The Conductor's Departure
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    What's on your mind?

    I've crash-landed like a fallen angel in Bordeaux, France, for three weeks. Since the insightful move to close the streets to motorised traffic, establishing pedestrian areas and cleaning things up a couple of years ago, the place is achingly magnificent. Medieval streetscapes and glorious 13th-18th century architecture make this one of the best preserved and historical cities that I've ever cursed with my infernal presence. I dare not write more, as the evening calls my name in whispers from cathedral crypts, and siren song sweeps across medieval stone...
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Running Wild - Port Royal Death - Symbolic
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Very much agreed, sir! And Xaphan's vocals are world class as well.
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    Cheers dude. I have indeed heard this. It's been a really long time since I listened to it though.
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    What are you drinking?

    Leffe blonde.
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    Hey dude welcome to the forum
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Yeah it's awesome stuff! NP: Master's Hammer- "Fascinator" So uh... Master's Hammer put out an album this year which I totally missed. Not to sound like a dick, but I'm kind of not regretting the fact that I missed it.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Thanks, I didn't know that they had so many side projects. I will look them up.
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    Has anyone heard of crabcore

    Crabcore is a kind of crustacean metalcore that scuttled sideways to hide in the depths of musical irrelevancy. It's tough and scary-looking on the outside, but inside it's just a bunch of mush. Most of the crabcore you can buy at the store isn't even real crab these days - it's completely fake. Pretty sad, really.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Darkthrone - Ravishing Grimness
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    Top 10 Gothic Metal Albums

    I just found this thread by pure luck and I'm so glad I did! You all have shared amazing lists (Saturnus rules), I'm even discovering Virgin Black thanks to this thread. It's nice to see a good discussion on Gothic Metal, something that's been lacking in recent years. Anyway, I just wanted to share my list. I'll follow the rule of one album per band. 10. Tiamat - Prey I was about to put Wildhoney but that album sounds kinda more "avant garde" to me, so I just went for the safe bet. Prey is my second favourite album by Tiamat. It's melancholic and powerful from beginning to end. 9. Theatres des Vampires - Bloody Lunatic Asylum Very dark and interesting. This and Suicide Vampire are probably the best of old TdV. 8. Cradle of Filth - Hammer of the Witches CoF at their best. It's been years since I really enjoyed something made by them, and this album is truly remarkable. 7. Darkwell - Suspiria A haunting masterpiece by this fantastic Austrian band. It will leave an impression! 6. My Dying Bride - A Map of All Our Failures I wasn't sure which MDB album to include, so I choose this beautiful piece of work. It gets very gloomy, and its execution is flawless. 5. Theatre of Tragedy - Velvet Darkness They Fear A solid entry in the Gothic Metal scene. Out of all Theatre of Tragedy albums this is probably the one I listened to the most. Just delightful. 4. Moonspell - Wolfheart Amazing, unforgettable. Irreligious was considered to be here too, but in the end I favoured Wolfheart for its aggressive darkness. 3. Rotting Christ - A Dead Poem This is among my favourite albums ever. It shows how versatile and creative Rotting Christ are. After this they went for an (amazing) blend of Black/Folk/Symphonic Metal, but their late '90s works left a deep impression in me. 2. Paradise Lost - Draconian Times A timeless classic. I enjoyed this one a lot more than Icon and Shades of God. 1. Tristania - Widow's Weeds One of the best albums of all time, hands down. The line-up at this time was perfect, too.
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    The cottage I am holidaying in has a throne. Home comforts!
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    Best Metal song for Wedding !

    Type O Negative - Love You to Death
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    80's and 90's metal vs. nowdays metal

    I really can't stand it when people claim that good metal died in the 80s and early 90s. There is some superb metal being made nowadays and there's no point turning up one's nose at it. As a matter of fact, it typically demonstrates that said person simply hasn't been looking around enough. If I'm perfectly honest, I prefer the metal being made nowadays. The kind of excellent prog and tech-death I've heard was a lot rarer in those eras than it is now.