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  1. Oh my goodness, that's awful. Even by usual standards that's a whole new level of "OH GOD MY EYES!" NP: Mournful Congregation - The Incubus of Karma (2018)
    2 points
  2. I drove down to Brooklyn on Saturday for a quick trip to see some friends and meet my buddy's fiancee. His band played a set at some little popup show in Tompkins Square Park yesterday, and as I was watching, it dawned on me that it was the first live metal I've seen since Covid hit. Fuck. The park really delivered, there was a solid handful of crazies. One lady was twerking and doing splits right in front of the band, kept trying to grab the mic, took a 2 liter bottle of soda from someone and poured it down the front of her shirt while she pissed herself. I miss the city a bunch.
    2 points
  3. Medieval Demon - Black Coven Hellenic black metal, due out in September https://medievaldemon.bandcamp.com/album/black-coven Nice...been in the mood recently for this kind of thing and this is hitting the spot
    2 points
  4. HELL MILITIA - Hollow Void
    2 points
  5. I've always loved that one person who enjoys a concert just a little bit differently to every one else. They could be hidden in a group or more often they stand out by themselves. There doesn't even have to be music for some of them.
    1 point
  6. CHAOSMANCER - Procreation Of The Unholy
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  7. A 90's Black Metal mixtape.
    1 point
  8. Summoning - Minas Morgul
    1 point
  9. KillaKukumba

    Whatcha Eatin'?

    I don't think the are made of the right stuff for such a meal.
    1 point
  10. Thatguy

    Whatcha Eatin'?

    Yep. One of life's real pleasures. Glad you liked it. Now the rest of you savages should try this.
    1 point
  11. Of course we'll never know what might have been but as the artistic foundation and the best musician in the band, it's likely that if Cliff had been able to continue on with them past 1986, whatever they came up with next after they were done with pure thrash would have probably at least been good. Or certainly better than it turned out to be without him. James & Lars ran the band because they were more driven personalities than Cliff or Kirk, but clearly they took Cliff's artistic input to their songwriting and gave him leeway for bass solos and stuff. They knew what they had in Cliff and knew they were a much better band with him. It's my opinion that in the 90's people just wouldn't stop bitching about them changing direction away from thrash more because the newer material wasn't good than because it wasn't thrash. I suspect that if the 90's material had been good, even assuming that it would still have been a major direction shift away from thrash, many true fans would have been willing to go along for that ride. Some quality music might have gone a long way to hush the naysayers. There can be life for a band beyond thash. As it happened they just ended up trading in a lot of their old fans for millions of new fans, and clearly their newer fans fucking love what they do. Indeed since the Black album they can basically do no wrong as kings of the mainstream metal world, so it really doesn't matter who's on bass anymore or what sub-genre they're playing or even if they can write any quality music. They're way past all of that trivial bullshit. They seem pretty happy with how things have turned out too. For some dudes who really aren't the best songwriters and a singer who's lost most of what vocal ability he had a couple of decades ago, they really have done alright for themselves. Cliff wouldn't even recognize them now though. I can imagine him shedding a tear or two if they could resurrect poor 24 year old Cliff and have him listen to all the albumns they've done without him since 1988.
    1 point
  12. Well their two new songs are definitely better than I thought they were going to be!
    1 point
  13. KillaKukumba

    Whatcha Eatin'?

    Okay time for credit where credit is due and Ol' Doc gets the points this time round. I finally remembered to give a Vegemite and cheese toasty a go. Of course I used more cheese than was needed but turning both the cheese that didn't leak out of the bread and the Vegemite to a gooey liquid in the centre was superb. Good recommendation Doc.
    1 point
  14. James is the man, but I can't say I am crazy about the type of personality he morphed into over the years. Lemmy and Wolverine are the only dudes from this or last century that should have been allowed to rock the mutton chops stache'. And I'll throw in the side note that Dave Mustaine also contributed far more artistically than Metallica faithful ever wanted to give him credit for. Some of their protracted battles were specifically about song-writing credit. But this is stuff that's been beaten to death so I won't continue it here, other than to say MEGADETH RULEZZ!!!
    1 point
  15. Black Harvest - Abject Damn I thought I lost this when I had to move, album turned up in the most unexpected place.
    1 point
  16. Odiosior - Syvyyksistä, Finland 2020, don't think I've listened to this since the week I got it. Sounding good tonight.
    1 point
  17. Hungarino

    hey

    Hai, so desu ne.
    1 point
  18. I think it’s the existential dread that comes with a lot of his stories as of late, but that is the case with a lot of political commentary these days it’s a lot harder to be funny when the actions of the people you are talking about have more in common with satire than anything you could ever write.
    1 point
  19. DINBETHES - Balans. Good. Thanks Hungarino!
    1 point
  20. Alice In Chains - Dirt Crotchduster - Big Fat Box Of Shit Nosce Teipsum - Nothing Remains Slayer - Reign In Blood Zero Degrees Freedom - Calm Before The Silence But mainly listening to Gimme Metal radio.
    1 point
  21. JOHN MCLAUGHLIN - You Know, You Know
    1 point
  22. Some sick Chilean death thrash. Nothing super original but good for a spin. Legion (EP) | DEVIANTS | Burning Coffin Recs (bandcamp.com)
    1 point
  23. I discovered a new genre, NLBM. The more genres the better, I say. Oh and that stands for Netherlands black metal. Not anything sketchy, so don't worry! From what I can tell the Dutch play this style as long form, kind of drone-y, a little melody, a little bleak but with some soaring emotive moments. Not low-fi, not hi-fi, kind of mid-fi. All of this was learned by me, today. Ha! I enjoyed this one. And its a new release, fwiw. Sick art. Balans | Dinbethes (bandcamp.com)
    1 point
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  25. I've got a mate in the UK that said something similar. "A few days of warm weather and we all fall apart, we're just a bunch of pussies!" I'm too polite to argue with him!
    1 point
  26. They only hit 81°F (27°C) at Heathrow today and it's 69° (21°C) right now at 9pm and their extended forecast is all mid 70's so I think they'll be ok. One day over 100° and they all lose their minds haha.
    1 point
  27. Dissection - Storm of the Light’s Bane
    1 point
  28. Some of the best commercials are with metal/hard rock members, we should all be proud of them.
    1 point
  29. I am pleased that The Butthole Surfers made some money, I like their hip hop top 40 hit too. Johnney Rotten's Butter commercial was awesome.
    1 point
  30. Ooohhh I see. Yeah when I hear those damn clickety drums I can't click the X fast enough. Beam me up Scotty! I have a zero tolerance policy for that shit. Since I don't listen to any of that stuff unless I stumble into a video by accident not knowing, I forget that this is probably what most people mean by "modern death metal." I just use the term to mean death metal that's been released in the last 10 or 15 years. And my idea of death metal is old school meat & potatoes or deathgrind filth and cavernous Incantation clones. None of this techy, djenty or proggy nonsense. I guess after hunting for new music for so long I've gotten so good at zeroing in on what I know I like that I can sometimes start to forget that this other crap even exists.
    1 point
  31. I have to say death metal mixes have gotten a lot more varied and better overall in the past few years, to my ears. I still hear albums that grind my gears sometimes, but everything seems a lot more flexible now, like more people are making artistic choices rather than just fighting for clarity and loudness or jumping on sonic trends. My favorite mix wizard right now is probably Jaime Gomez Arellano of Orgone Studios. Maybe I need to retire the word "modern" for that sound I hate. The mix style is becoming more and more dated. Or maybe it's all postmodern now.
    1 point
  32. On that I totally agree. While it varies from release to release, I'm not bothered by the production from stuff I'd find on labels like Hell's Headbangers, Dark Descent, etc. When I hear "modern production" my mind goes to what I mentioned before...the kind of production they'd use on melodeath, techdeath, or "modern" death metal bands (The kind of stuff that Bierne is usually into with those damn clicky drums). I don't consider a lot of the current wave of cavernous, osdm bands to really have a "modern" production
    1 point
  33. For me it’s a bit different, death metal wasn’t something I really explored right up until I joined this place, and even then it took about a year for me to even consider looking into the genre. I primarily started with the 90s death metal so even though I wasn’t there for the origins of that sound I feel more connected to it than 2000s for 2010s death metal. Then there’s The influence Death had on my own guitar playing. I can appreciate some of the more modern bands like Ulcerate and enjoy their music, but there’s nothing from that style I want to incorporate into my own sound.
    1 point
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