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  1. 6 points
    Whether you love or hate Cannibal Corpse, their penchant for churning out accessible, fun and consistent DM can't be denied. Yes when they suck they really do suck (Gallery of Suicide), but even if technically never more complicated than most Kinder egg toys there's always a familiarity to CC albums that appeals. I get those that hate that familiarity. If you prefer to become lost in a Portalesque vortex when enjoying your extreme metal then the obvious churn of CC won't be for you. However, for every complex and archaic DM record in my collection I like to have a fair amount of surety too (someone will be along in a minute to replace "surety" with "safety" no doubt) and "Red Before Black" is as familiar to me after a few listens as most of the band's previous outpyt. "Red Before Black" reinvents no wheels, either in terms of DM in general or the CC specific brand. It is naive to say it has no variety as this simply isn't true, the pace of "Remaimed" for example goes from a slight itch to a raging STD style of a rash. Opening track "Only One Will Die" comes for you like a deranged serial killer, devoid of any bizarre macabre master plan to use your body in some horrific piece of death art, just driven instead by the need to rip your head off and shit down your neck. "Firestorm Vengeance" starts like a thrash track, chopping away at the bars like a lumberjack on LSD defacing a tree. The mastery of "Scavenger Consuming Death" is undeniable as it chugs away sitting imperiously glaring at you like some cocksure domestic pet who just shat in your sock drawer! Sonically, the album seems a little more developed than usual without ever dissolving into the territory of "guitar wankery". My only instrumentation grumble is the slightly soft edge to the drum sound which taps along instead pummelling in unison with the rest of the activity on display here. Whilst still being relevant (and it has achieved this without becoming "core" orientated either) and it staying in my head a lot better than the last two Suffocation records (for example) it sets nothing alight. As solid a DM record as this is my face isn't torn off at any point, my ears aren't battered and my neck doesn't get sore due to some over-exuberant headbanging session. Most tracks do dip away unfortunately. Let's take nothing away from the effort though. To not be producing shit metal at this stage in your career is an achievement in itself, I just start to question if motions are starting to just be gone through?
  2. 5 points
    Earendel

    What Are You Listening To?

    At the moment I'm listening to Bergtatt. I listen to this album every autumn evening.
  3. 5 points
    Lords of Chaos. True Belief Studios. Req left; TB right.
  4. 5 points
    FatherAlabaster

    What's on your mind?

    I couldn't bring myself to write up tasting notes for all of these interesting, fresh, subtle, unique, well-made beers, especially since I was up until 4AM drinking them. Train ride through a rainy New England autumn day with Opeth's "Orchid" on headphones was a great way to recuperate this afternoon.
  5. 4 points
    Balor

    What Are You Listening To?

    "World Funeral" - Marduk
  6. 4 points
    FatherAlabaster

    What Are You Listening To?

    Obituary - Cause Of Death
  7. 4 points
    morbidspectre

    What Are You Listening To?

    Possessed - Seven Churches
  8. 4 points
    Natassja7

    What Are You Listening To?

    Danzig - Danzig
  9. 4 points
    Thrashman

    Tattoos

    I only have one. Got it earlier this year, after my little brother died.
  10. 4 points
  11. 4 points
    Parker

    What Are You Listening To?

    Burzum - Filosofem
  12. 4 points
    Natassja7

    What Are You Listening To?

    Deicide - Deicide
  13. 4 points
    FatherAlabaster

    What Are You Listening To?

    Death - Individual Thought Patterns
  14. 4 points
    Hey Everyone, My name is Morgan Wick, I'm a guitarist and composer from Seattle, WA. You can check out my music https://www.facebook.com/MorganWickMusic/ and also check out my band A Sense of Gravity https://www.facebook.com/asenseofgravity/ I look forward to chatting with you all. Thanks, Morgan
  15. 4 points
    deathstorm

    What Are You Listening To?

    Cannibal Corpse Red before Black
  16. 4 points
    Cannibal Corpse- "Butchered at Birth" I've been revisiting a lot of bonafide OSDM albums lately, and while I still like the guitars and vocals on this album, I've come to think that its true beauty lies in the rhythm section; Paul's 8th note blast beats and double bass mixed in with his characteristic use of back beats and chaotic crashes pull together the album's dynanics in such a graceful manner, not to mention Alex's thundering bass, which (I think) is the backbone to the whole band's sound.
  17. 4 points
    Natassja7

    What Are You Listening To?

    Darkthrone - Under A Funeral Moon
  18. 4 points
    RelentlessOblivion

    What's on your mind?

    I've not the faintest clue why, or how, but today I woke up in a fantastic mood. I'm feeling positive and productive. So good people of MetalForum I hope you all have sensational days.
  19. 4 points
    Hello, all. I've finally got the website up for my label/webzine Hell Republic. We've already got one piece up, and there will be plenty more to come soon! Here's the link to the website: http://hellrepublicrecords.com And here's the link that will take you straight to the webzine portion: http://hellrepublicrecords.com/home/blog Thanks!
  20. 4 points
    Natassja7

    What's on your mind?

    All respect for your time and work there. SH is a really tricky subject..but it is recoverable and there are ways to cope. I used to do voluntary work in mental health particularly SH after experiencing some problems myself. My heart really goes out for people troubled by this but as I say, you can work through it. Takes a long time but people can get there. Makes me sick to hear the ignorance, as it does you. I am sure you still think about that girl. Hopefully she is in a better mindset now in her life. A lot of stigma too I find about admitting and wanting help. To seek help is not a weakness.
  21. 4 points
    MacabreEternal

    What's on your mind?

    A trip to my gf's family today to spend an hour listening to one of them tell me how they think all mental health illness is made up by people who don't want to work. When I challenged that is cancer made up too by "lazy" people I got the predictable "that's a proper illness though, not like schizo!" I wish mental illness on nobody, but this fucker deserves it! So much stupid it is fathomless.
  22. 4 points
    Black Metal: -Mayhem -Burzum -Darkthrone -Emperor
  23. 4 points
    Parker

    What's on your mind?

    Going to see my girl today, can't wait. She lives about 60 miles from me, so we can only see each other once a week. Hopefully that will improve in the future.
  24. 4 points
    True Belief

    What Are You Listening To?

    Pants are up; horns are up; volume is up......Bolt Thrower has never disappointed.
  25. 4 points
    Balor

    What Are You Listening To?

    "The Swan Road" - Drudkh
  26. 4 points
    Natassja7

    What Are You Listening To?

    Sodom - Persecution Mania
  27. 4 points
    Even when making tea I am still Metal as fuck!
  28. 4 points
    deathstorm

    What's on your mind?

    I just want a big shoutout to my friends on the this forum @FatherAlabaster @natassja7 @Will @Parker @Requiem @MacabreEternal @H34VYM3T4LD4V3 @Iceni & @True Belief thank guys for being my friends being there for me when I needed you guys the most and support and also @BlutAusNerd wishing well me on my future surgery. Guys thanks. I’m really appreciate it thanks Go to see a specialist ask tell them your sleep cycle then I will find a solution to resolve it
  29. 3 points
    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Danzig "III:How The Gods Kill" Rotting Christ "Thy Mighty Contract" Obscura "Omnivium" dISEMBOWELMENT "Transendence into the Peripheral" Inverloch "Distance l Collapsed"
  30. 3 points
    Ecthelion

    What Are You Listening To?

    Motorhead - Another Perfect Day This one's top 5 Motorhead material, easily.
  31. 3 points
    Kristiko

    What Are You Listening To?

    Burzum - Det Som Engang Var
  32. 3 points
    Pantera - Reinventing the Steel
  33. 3 points
    Will

    What Are You Listening To?

    Individual Thought Patterns - Death
  34. 3 points
    Requiem

    New Purchases/Acquisitions

    More Requiems than the last day of the Salzburg Mozart festival. More tags than a Bangladeshi t-shirt factory.
  35. 3 points
    Gorguts - Obscura
  36. 3 points
    C0rpse

    Hey Everyone!

    Hey guys, New here, I just read the rules thread, thought this one would go well next. I'll go by Corpse, I love all types of metal, and I've been listening to at least alternative music since the age of about 7. My favourite genre would have to be Black Metal, by far. I started listening to black metal about two years ago, with your obvious bands such as Mayhem, Darkthrone, Gorgororth, Burzum, etc. I then found the brilliance of Suicidal Black Metal/DSBM a little over a year and a half ago. Struggling with mental health issues most of my remembered life, it has helped me through days in which nothing else did. Following Black Metal, other favourite genres would have to be Hardcore, Brutal Death Metal, Punk, and Screamo (bands like Old Grey, Things Fall Apart, Vowel, etc) I have my own Raw DSBM project called HYSTERIA. I understand promotion must be kept to the promotion thread, but if somebody would like a link, its just Hysteria DSBM on bandcamp. I hope to find people to discuss similar interests with, as well as broaden my library of music. Thanks for reading, Ave Satanas!!
  37. 3 points
    Natassja7

    What's on your mind?

    A lame ass and all too common view of people who don't understand. Mental health problems can be extremely debilitating, like you don't even wanna leave the house. Thankfully we have people who do understand and get it and we can eventually get our psyche in check, or at least be able to function semi normally day by day. Nobody knows where I work that I am really a psychopath
  38. 3 points
    Natassja7

    What's on your mind?

    Fireworks are expensive these days not that I will be purchasing any. I'll have a nosey at next doors, with any luck one of his rockets will misfire into his shed and set light to it cos he is a total twat.
  39. 3 points
    Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (actually it's disc one from the Heart And Soul boxed set, so it's got a bunch of extra tracks)
  40. 3 points
    Natassja7

    What Are You Listening To?

    Emperor - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
  41. 3 points
    Parker

    What Are You Listening To?

    Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
  42. 3 points
    first - an unassuming sentiment that became ubiquitous and remained a well-studied phenomenon well after its obselescence fake and gay - the predecessor to the false even-handedness practiced by poorly-informed lazy blowhards across the political spectrum that now constitutes a fundamental paradigm of discourse on all news sites Hey guys I Have found link to Avengers 5 the Bloom Brightens you can watch here https://www.obviousscam.ru/watch/youcredulousnitwit/vid.mp4_wOLolOloLLhuUeHUEHhuehehUEHU3H3 - a sentiment formed hand-in-glove with globalization that facilitated the expansion of digital discourse to include overambitious third-world con men
  43. 3 points
    GODDAMN COMMERCIAL ENTRY-LEVEL HACKED-UP POORLY WRITTEN BADLY RESEARCHED IRRELEVANT BULLSHIT CLICKBAIT GARBAGE but hey, it's cool to see a couple of my favorite bands on the list EVEN THOUGH IT SUCKS AND THE FUCKING CENTURY ISN'T EVEN TWENTY PERCENT OVER YET but although I don't really like a lot of these bands, I can see why a few of them are on here, since they've definitely had an impact on the metal world even if THEY'RE SCATTERED THROUGHOUT A WORTHLESS LIST OF HAS-BEENS AND TRITE RADIO POP METAL LIKE CORN KERNELS IN A TURD FUCK HATE KILL STOMP SMASH SMASH AAAARGH uuhh that's my subjective impression here.
  44. 3 points
    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Blut Aus Nord "Deus Salutis Meæ" Nocturnus "the Key"
  45. 3 points
    Balor

    What Are You Listening To?

    "Filosofem" - Burzum "Instinctus Bestialis" - Gorgoroth
  46. 3 points
    Natassja7

    What Are You Listening To?

    Slayer - Reign in Blood
  47. 3 points
    True Belief

    Greatest riffs of all time?

    Yes. I’ll see your list and raise you mine: Sabbath - Heaven & Hell Maiden - The Trooper Metallica - Creeping Death (possibly THE best riff here imo) Megadeth - Angry Again
  48. 3 points
    Morbid Angel "Gateways To Annihilation"
  49. 3 points
    So we now have a swarm of bees hanging around the backyard. The result of yesterday's gardening efforts. It took all day but the weeding is done, fresh soil layed, roses pruned, and space has been made for the tomato and chilli plants we're planting.. Also a crap ton of herbs - oregano, mint, basil, chives, parsley, and coriander.
  50. 3 points
    Contrarian is a sometimes international progressive death metal collaboration featuring George Kollias of Nile on drums, and on "To Perceive Is To Suffer", their second full-length, he steps up to perform vocals as well. If you like mid-90s Death, there's a good chance you'll like this album. Comparisons to the early Floridian prog-death scene are obvious from the outset, but this recording is no mere hero worship; it offers a fresh and sincere take on the style, brimming with intricate yet memorable riffs, intelligent harmonies, a strong sense of melodic interplay between the bass and guitars, and a sterling drum performance. The mix is clear without feeling sterile, and the reverb and delay effects on the vocals lend them an atmospheric quality that's uncommon in modern DM. Technical chops are here in abundance, but the focus remains on concise and enjoyable songwriting. The vocals are mostly delivered in a harsh rasp; tonally, it recalls some black metal, but the vocal patterns and pronunciation show a strong influence from vintage Chuck Schuldiner. This album isn't flawless. The vocals are a bit lackluster; they fit the music well, both in tone and in placement, and they're certainly competent, but they lack a sense of emotive conviction that could make them truly shine. Kollias' high rasp on this album represents a change in direction from the guttural DM vocals of their debut, "Polemic"; I prefer the new sound, but fans of their earlier work may find it difficult to adapt. Also, as an album, it suffers a bit from being too much of a good thing. Nearly every song on here is well-paced and well-structured, but each of them hovers around the same length and tempo; they all kick ass in the same way, with the same mix of elements, and the result is that, despite the catchy and memorable nature of the riffs, no song truly stands out. The exception to this is a somewhat incongruous cover of the first half of "At Fate's Hands", by Fates Warning - a slow, clean tune delivered in a stilted but pleasant sing-song, that breaks up the riff-fest nicely but doesn't really add anything of its own. Regardless, this album is very good; I would highly recommend it to fans of old-school prog death, or any DM fan on the lookout for some exceptional melodic guitar work. Much like each individual song, it's short and to the point, clocking in at just under 35 minutes, and it's remained thoroughly engaging for me through many plays over the past several weeks. Get your ears on it: https://contrarianmetal.bandcamp.com/music
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