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  1. 7 points
    gregsbrews

    What Are You Listening To?

    Death - Human
  2. 5 points
    Powerslave

    What Are You Listening To?

    Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon
  3. 5 points
    MattCantina

    What Are You Listening To?

    Sarcófago - INRI
  4. 4 points
    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Krieg “The Black House” Sargeist “Let the Devil In” Tormentor “Anno Domini”
  5. 4 points
    MattCantina

    What Are You Listening To?

    Varathron - His Majesty at The Swamp
  6. 4 points
    BlutAusNerd

    What's on your mind?

    No drums at practice today, but it was still productive. Our bass player is getting into the rhythm of what we're doing, and we got some vocal issues worked out with the first song, so I think the track one is pretty well done. I tried out my lyrics for the second song today, and I liked the way they fit, I just need to finish them. It's encouraging to be moving forward, to say the least. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  7. 3 points
    BlutAusNerd

    What Are You Listening To?

    Paradise Lost - Icon Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  8. 3 points
    Natassja7

    What Are You Listening To?

    Revenge - Behold.Total.Rejection
  9. 3 points
    MattCantina

    What's on your mind?

    The travel to Prague has been quite entertaining, and I also managed to buy this nice magnet from Sedlec's ossuary: https://imgur.com/a/hzQkY6E Other photos: https://imgur.com/a/QC2kLSy https://imgur.com/a/BOLBlne https://imgur.com/a/2RwFp4q https://imgur.com/a/Of1mOJU https://imgur.com/a/3qiZEvf https://imgur.com/a/MzNJA0H https://imgur.com/a/IeFohCa
  10. 3 points
    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Samael "Blood Ritual" Varathron/Necromantia split "The Black Arts/The Everlasting Sins"
  11. 3 points
    TheAdversary

    What Are You Listening To?

    Immortal - Pure Holocaust
  12. 3 points
    Natassja7

    What Are You Listening To?

    Nocturnal Depression - Four Seasons..
  13. 3 points
    BlutAusNerd

    What Are You Listening To?

    Paradise Lost - Lost Paradise I can feel a PL run coming on... Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  14. 3 points
    True Belief

    What Are You Listening To?

    Coroner - Mental Vortex
  15. 3 points
    Fairy Glen today. Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  16. 3 points
    morbidspectre

    What Are You Listening To?

    Deicide - Legion
  17. 3 points
    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Marduk "Those of the Unlight" Craft "Fuck the Universe"
  18. 3 points
    Balor

    What Are You Listening To?

    "Nacht" - Paysage d'Hiver
  19. 3 points
    Balor

    What Are You Listening To?

    "Frontschwein" - Marduk
  20. 3 points
    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Windir "1184" Ataraxy "Where All Hope Fades"
  21. 3 points
    MattCantina

    What Are You Listening To?

    Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
  22. 3 points
    Natassja7

    What Are You Listening To?

    Mayhem - Live in Leipzig
  23. 3 points
    MacabreEternal

    What's on your mind?

    Made a stop off in Glasgow last night instead of driving 6 and a half hours home in one day. Have to say it is a disappointment in comparison to my multiple trips to Edinburgh. Although there are some great buildings the architecture is not as widespread as Edinburgh and the street level aesthetic seems to be all poncy wine bars and Ed Sheehan cover bands for some reason. Loch Ness was much more calming an experience and Ed made no appearances thank fuck! It was refreshing to be isolated from the modern world with minimal access to even shops or extensive choice of drinking holes and restaurants. Should have done more walking but just not fit enough at mo. A Loch cruise and some museums and a wander around Inverness filled the three days. Our next trip in July involves a hot tub, a yurt, a tank (hell yeah baby) and our own waterfall in the second property’s boundaries that we will be staying at.
  24. 3 points
    Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten
  25. 3 points
    A downside to this is that sometimes I can't judge the greatness of an album simply by giving it one or two listens on youtube. Some of my favourite albums actually took quite a few spins before they sunk in and clicked. And I gave them those extra spins because, well, I've paid for the CD and here it is in front of me, gazing at me from the CD rack, plus the booklet's cool and I want to see those pictures/read those lyrics/check songwriting credits again... As a kid this was a particularly useful way of getting to know really cool albums because I could only afford maybe an album a month back in the 90s, so each one was precious and most hadn't been heard prior to owning it. Receiving an album was like a gift from god or something.
  26. 2 points
    Gorgoroth "Incipit Satan" Root "The Book"
  27. 2 points
    Ritual Carnage- "The Highest Law" How the hell am I only now listening to this for the first time
  28. 2 points
    BlutAusNerd

    What Are You Listening To?

    Paradise Lost - Shades of God Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  29. 2 points
    Deathspell Omega "Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in ignem Aeternum"
  30. 2 points
    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Darkspace "Dark Space I"
  31. 2 points
    deathstorm

    What Are You Listening To?

    Control Denied the fragile arts of existence
  32. 2 points
    BlutAusNerd

    melodic death metal

    Taking inspiration from our friend @True Belief's melodeath run in the "What Are You Listening To?" thread, I felt it would be a good time to add to this often neglected section of our fair forum. Infinitum Obscure - The Luminous Black: Infinitum Obscure is a band I posted about in the death metal suggestions thread some time ago, but they certainly merit a mention here. Their sound is kind of like a mid-point between The Chasm (not surprisingly, since some members here served some time in that death metal juggernaut's lineup) and Dissection, showcasing a much more melodic side of the introspective death metal formula pioneered by The Chasm. This is the kind of band that I would recommend to fans of melodic black metal that were looking to get into death metal, and one that fans of melodic death metal that's more than just Slaughter of the Soul regurgitation should dig this too. Malignant Inception - Paths to Repression: Here's one that I doubt anyone here will have heard of. Malignant Inception was one of the first death metal bands from Utah, and one that never really made it anywhere, with their biggest claim to fame being that Mike Kimball from one of their earlier lineups would go on to join Dying Fetus. However, the band does have some connection to this forum, as our very own @NTNR was once the bass player in this band. Anyway, the music here on their second album is a big step up from their Suffocation/Malevolent Creation styled debut, with a fairly ambitious and progressive take on blackened melodic death metal. I think this could have taken them places if more people had heard it, but not much escapes the grip of Utah it seems. Anyway, hopefully fans of the style here will enjoy it. Orphaned Land - El Norra Alila: Most people know Orphaned Land for their more recent progressive folk metal albums, which I also quite enjoy, and will admit that they're probably the pinnacle of the band's sound. However, while their older work features many of those same tendencies in less developed ways, it's much more rooted in melodic death metal. They were great with this formula too, so the Orphaned Land album I reach for really depends on what kind of mood I'm in. Anyway, if you don't mind some middle-eastern folk or Paradise Lost styled gothicisms in your melodic death metal, give this a listen, it's good stuff. Sacrilege - Lost in the Beauty you Slay: Sacrilege was one of the shining stars of the melodic death metal scene in Sweden, with incredible melodies and a sound that was both heavy and accessible, but they split with Daniel Svensson decided to join the more commercially viable In Flames. Sacrilege does bear some resemblance to the best In Flames releases (Subterranean and Jester Race), but they were always more menacing sounding despite also having stronger melodies. This is a name that deserves to be remembered from the fruitful Swedish melodeath scene, and one that every melodeath fan should enjoy. Sacriphyx - The Western Front: Sacriphyx is a more recent Australian band with what I feel is a fairly refreshing take on melodic death metal. While they combine mid-paced, triumphant sounding death metal with classic heavy metal melodies in a way that's somewhat reminiscent of Arghoslent, their melodic tendencies also tend to have a lot in common with those found in the classic Greek black metal scene. This has led to many labeling the band as black metal, but I don't really feel that's accurate. Not that it really matters, this is excellent music that fans of both melodic black metal and melodic death metal should enjoy, and is one that may be a good entry point into the sound for those who don't tend to enjoy the more melodic side of death metal with its more raw production and brutal low vocals. Soilwork - The Chainheart Machine: Yes, much like In Flames, Arch Enemy, and other big names in melodic death metal, there was a time when Soilwork didn't suck. This does occupy similar sonic territory to the dreaded Slaughter of the Soul, but as with Darkane's early work, I find the melodies and thrashy riffs a lot more compelling here. I'm not sure if it's because it doesn't sound like the band dumbing down their sounding like At the Gates did so the songwriting feels more natural and less forced, or if they're just better at writing this kind of stuff, but it just works. It's by no means the best melodeath from Sweden or anywhere else, but it's certainly worth a listen. Stormrider - First Battle Won: Stormrider is a pretty obscure Swedish band with a somewhat blackened and heavier than usual take on melodic death metal, but even though it wasn't really the popular thing to do at the time, I quite enjoy their sound. This must have contributed to their obscurity, as this was the only YouTube video I could even find for the band. Their sound is fairly relentless, but still manages to incorporate awesome melodies that balance out the heaviness. For those who have enjoyed some of the more crushing offerings that I posted previously from bands like Dawn of Relic and Demonoid, this will be right up your alley. Suidakra - Crógacht: Suidakra is a long running German folk/melodic death metal act that despite a career of consistently excellent albums, still seem to be fairly obscure. The folk elements are of the Celtic variety, and are tightly woven enough into their sound that they could also fit comfortably into the folk metal category, as they are well ingrained into the vocals, songwriting, and melodic composition. However, I tend to think of them more in a melodic death metal context due to the guitar heavy approach, with excellent punchy riffs and running tremolo sections beset by blast beats and harsh vocals. Whichever context they fit best in your mind, they kick a lot of ass, so drop what you're doing and push play on this link. Anata - The Infernal Depths of Hatred: Anata gets a hefty amount of praise here and among many death metal circles due to their incredible and original tech-death formula, which is an endorsement I can wholeheartedly support. So what are they doing here? Well, their debut album is every bit as top shelf as their later technical offerings, but it's a melodic death metal album in the vein of early At the Gates and Crown of Thorns. Seriously, I don't know why this album isn't worshiped by every melodeath fan, it's that fucking good. I don't care if you skip past every other recommendation here, if you ignore this, we are no longer friends. Evocation - Apocalyptic: The recent resurgence in popularity in death metal (particularly the Swedish variety) has brought about many reunions from older bands who called it quits in the heyday of the genre. Evocation are one such band, but they're not the typical one that you read about, because they didn't do much of anything the first time around. Upon reuniting though, they've had quite the fruitful career, releasing several albums in the vein of classic melodic death meta bands from around the time of their demise. While some tracks are closer to standard Swedish death metal, they still have a strong melodic showing, not unlike what you would hear on earlier Dismember albums. However, a lot of their songs are also more akin to Unanimated, Crown of Thorns, mid-period Hypocrisy, and the like. Anyway, it's pretty good stuff, check it out.
  33. 2 points
    True Belief

    What Are You Listening To?

    Unanimated - Ancient God of Evil.
  34. 2 points
    morbidspectre

    What Are You Listening To?

    Black Flag - The Complete 1982 Demos
  35. 2 points
    Natassja7

    What Are You Listening To?

    Peste Noire - La Blonde
  36. 2 points
    Powerslave

    What Are You Listening To?

    Watain - Trident Wolf Eclipse
  37. 2 points
    Natassja7

    What Are You Listening To?

    Diocletian - Gesundrian
  38. 2 points
    Bolt Thrower - War Master
  39. 2 points
    Balor

    What Are You Listening To?

    "La Chaise-Dyable" - Peste Noire
  40. 2 points
    MacabreEternal

    What's on your mind?

    Made it to Loch Ness (feel free to break into my house fuckers - you’ll be terrified), Nessy is proving a elusive but then again we are sat in the pub!
  41. 2 points
    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Peste Noire - "La Sanie Des Siècles - Panégyrique de la Dégénérescence"
  42. 2 points
    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    Marduk - Frontschwein
  43. 2 points
    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    Metallica - Ride the Lightning Haven't heard this in maybe a decade or more. I'll give it 20 minutes but I'm enjoying the nostalgia so far.
  44. 2 points
    MattCantina

    Top 10 Albums of Any Given Year

    I'll choose 1995 for my list. It wasn't a particularly memorable year for metal if compared to the early '90s, especially for the more extreme subgenres... still plenty of good releases though. 1) Dissection - Storm of The Light's Bane 2) Suffocation - Pierced From Within 3) Ulver - Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler 4) Ved Buens Ende - Written in Waters 5) Skepticism - Stormcrowfleet 6) Order From Chaos - Dawnbringer 7) Mütiilation - Vampires of Black Imperial Blood 8) Molested - Blood Draum 9) Necromantia - Scarlet Evil Witching Black 10) Crowbar - Time Heals Nothing
  45. 2 points
    BlutAusNerd

    Your Favourite Year in Metal

    He was a good fit in that he was decent and kept to himself enough not to disturb the excellent music that the band was cranking out, but I would never call Greely a good vocalist. Capable, I guess, and a vast improvement over his predecessor, but not particularly good. I've always thought Barlow was a shitty vocalist too though, he tries way too hard and his tone sucks. I can ignore him well enough on Burnt Offerings, but he's part of what drags Dark Saga and Something Wicked down for me. He seemed a bit more competent by the time of Horror Show, but they had stepped up their songwriting at that point too. I think Owens gets an unfair shake, he's a pretty damn good vocalist and the best the band ever had IMO, but I think he gets shit on because the fans wanted the classic vocalist and we're put off by the patriotic themes on The Glorious Burden. I totally get it, I'm not crazy about them either, but the bands conviction is palpable and it features some of their best performances. I remember buying it as my first Iced Earth album and not really digging it because of all of the ballads, but recent listens have reminded me that that are some real ragers on there, and the ballads have grown on me. It also features one of their best big epic closers, so it ranks pretty highly for me among their discography. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  46. 2 points
    True Belief

    What Are You Listening To?

    Rotting Christ - A Dead Poem.
  47. 2 points
    BlutAusNerd

    Slipknot VS Iowa

    Literally almost anything else. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  48. 2 points
    RelentlessOblivion

    What's on your mind?

    Not all people. I won't let a couple of unpleasant experiences with walking shitstains shake my faith in humanity.
  49. 2 points
    MattCantina

    What Are You Listening To?

    Sentenced - North From Here
  50. 2 points
    TheAdversary

    What Are You Listening To?

    Sentenced - Crimson Sentenced - Frozen
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