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  1. 4 points
    Athame

    What Are You Listening To?

    Megadeth - Peace Sells, But Who's Buying
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    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    Metallica - 'Ride the Lightning' Haven't heard the full thing in a couple of decades.
  3. 3 points
    Athame

    What Are You Listening To?

    Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
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    Unborn

    What Are You Listening To?

    Katatonia - Tonight's Music I used to listen to this all the time when i was in middle school, such a nostalgic song for me
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    I should thank Count Requiem for this since his best closers thread gave me the idea. So what do we think are the best opening tracks in music? Not just metal but in anything you like listening to. Here are some of my favourites: Death - Scavenger of Human Sorrow - The Sound of Perseverance Megadeth - Holy Wars...the Punishment Due - Rust In Peace Judas Priest - Exciter - Stained Class Iron Maiden - Moonchild - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
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    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Mayhem "Grand Declaration of War"
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    MacabreEternal

    Greatest Album Openers

    These threads are cool: Blind Guardian - Sacred Worlds - At The Edge of Time This is one of the most perfect examples of orchestral integration with metal music ever for me. It builds so well, is just so well arranged all round and feels a complete track as it fades out the guitars to allow the orchestral elements to close the track. The chorus is complete chest-beating, anthemic majesty and yet never once feels wanky! Judas Priest - Painkiller - Painkiller I mean, come on? This sets the tone for the entire album perfectly. Driven intensity from the word go as Scott bashes the living bejesus out of his drum kit before KK and Glenn get let loose with those fucking duelling guitars! Pantera - Cowboys from Hell - Cowboys from Hell I still lose my shit to this, years after first hearing it. Whilst the rest of the album hasn't quite stood the test of time so well, the opening track makes for a nostalgia driven piece of brilliance for me.
  8. 2 points
    Picked up these 4 albums for 20 quid! all I need to get now is the deluxe edition of Eternal Idol, and I have the full Tony Martin collection! Love Headless Cross and TYR, but need to listen to Forbidden and Cross Purposes, i’ll listen to them on my Pizza Deliveries 😁
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    Sinister - Cross the Styx
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    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    Black Sabbath - 'Master of Reality'
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    Parker

    What Are You Listening To?

    Razor - Evil Invaders
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    H34VYM3T4LD4V3

    What Are You Listening To?

    Accept - Metal Heart album
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    Innominate

    New Purchases/Acquisitions

    Motörhead - Another Perfect Day Found a clean, first press copy of this. It sounds excellent.
  14. 2 points
    Saxon - Thunderbolt
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    The Heretics. Requiem left, True Belief right.
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    With some last minute letting of the veins.... This list is subject to change. Hack commentary included for reasons of amusement and abusement. 20. Carcass : The spirit of Carcass is found in Symphonies of Sickness and Necroticism. The other albums are good, but they are faceless cadavers next to these. These are words straight from the coroner's report. 19. Nile : Let the Eye of Horus guide you through ancient Egypt with unparalleled Ithyphallic Metal. In Their Darkened Shrines may be their pyramidal peak. 18. Morbid Angel : Morbid Angel occupy a unique place in the metal pantheon for many reasons. The band’s alpha-eccentric personalities alone make for an interesting enigma. I’m not sure I could single out a favourite album if I tried to, but I enjoy both eras of the band. Not so much the ensuing Insanus, but only Trey and David are that morbid, too extreme for mere punnery to encapsulate. 17. Paradise Lost : Once lost was Paradise, but it hath since been regained. I have a difficult time picking a favourite here. Probably Gothic, but their debut haunts me equally. 16. Emperor : Thus Spake the mighty Emperor! Even though equilibrium was lost later on, their first two are black metal epics. 15. Mayhem : The precise definition of mayhem is this band. Even Oxford agrees. Undoubtedly De Mysteriis dom. Sathanas is the definition of black metal. 14. Arcturus : Avantguardians of the galaxy, astral travelers of the higher frequentseas. But only Garm is real. 13. Darkthrone : Forever hypnotic and trve. The quantity of quality albums is impressive, ravishing grimness unmatched by any other. 12. Moonspell : Full moon madness indeed. You only need to examine their catalogue to get a sense of this. But Wolfheart, Irreligious, Memorial, and Extinct eclipse the others. 11. Agalloch : Grey metal for a rainy day. Campfire companions. More than just a clay urn on the mantle, life itself. 10. Darkness of Blood : Blood libations, dramatic adrenochromatic hallucinations, psychopompic incantations. Symphonies of the night bled to aztec vampire rite. 9. The Meads of Asphodel : The ecstasy of suicide making love to open wounds! Unearth the Holy Grail that is Metatron and the Red Gleaming Serpent now. 8. Akercocke : Immaculate, pure, devout! Satanically suited for occult occasion. No Hammer Horror Satanism here. This is the real deal, done fashionably Faustian. Here The Devil rides out. 7. King Diamond : Only King’s ghostly falsettos can reach the paranormal plane of existence and capture such atmospheres of haunting horror. The band’s phantom run from Fatal Portrait to The Eye is legendary, much like the King himself. 6. Burzum : From black melancholic metal mastery to transcendental Casio meditations, Varg is a Norse God and Burzum is your journey to the stars. 5. Satyricon : Magically medieval are their early masterworks. Rebel Extravaganza and Volcano are worthy and underrated albums, but lackluster are their later works. 4. Dimmu Borgir : Sometimes a band’s most passionate followers are their very detractors. This is the band that The Church of Black Metal warned you about… yet secretly worship. Their run from For All Tid to Death Cult Armageddon is a peculiar one because the quality of output remained high despite the line-up changes and drastic evolution of sound. They’ve since stagnated, but that doesn’t tarnish their Luciferian legacy. 3. My Dying Bride : Whilst, stylistically, I prefer a Bride of death metal-infused doom and gloom as performed on the first two albums, I hardly notice on albums like The Angel and The Dark River or Like Gods of the Sun due to their excellence. The Dreadful Hours and Songs of Darkness are the best of the modern era. 2. Cradle of Filth : Superior lyrics, attention to aesthetics, and a healthy bloodline from the crypt of Countess Bathory tracing masterpiece after masterpiece. Another victim of the The Black Metal Vatican. Yet the Filth whispers my name…again and again. 1. Theatres des Vampires : Mater Mater Inferorum! Metallum Vampirorum! Til the last drop of blood!
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    True Belief

    What Are You Listening To?

    Sentenced - The Cold White Light. Perfect in so many ways.
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    Athame

    What Are You Listening To?

    At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
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    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    Rotting Christ - 'The Heretics'
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    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Car playlist today: Darkthrone “Transilvanian Hunger” Overkill “The Wings Of War” On loop.
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    Elextron

    Hey y'all!

    What's up? I'm from Texas and I enjoy Black Sabbath, Metallica, Megadeth, and the almighty DEATH! I'd really like to branch out from just all the mainstream thrash and death metal.
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    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Overkill “The Wings Of War” Candlemass “The Door To Doom” Heads for the Dead "Serpent's Curse" - blasting the vinyl on this, sounds great. Darkthrone "Under a Funeral Moon" - onto CD for this, this can stay out and get taken in the car with me tomorrow for my 2 hour drive to my meeting.
  23. 2 points
    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    Drove to work this morning listening to Immortal - 'Northern Chaos Gods'. Amazing production. It's both warm and ice-cold simultaneously. Ear candy.
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    Thanks guys, it went well, good turnout and we all had a great time. So much fun to be back up on stage after a few years.
  25. 2 points
    FatherAlabaster

    What's on your mind?

    Got my first show with the new band tonight, at my favorite venue in town. I'm a little nervous but mostly excited. We've been putting a lot of work in and I hope it comes together well. I also have a new illustration moving along pretty well, which is heartening -- it's one of those nice instances where a band likes my idea, and gives me enough creative freedom that I'm actually happy with the piece as a painting on its own merits. Not to say that I don't do my best on any of the jobs I get, but this is one of the few that I wouldn't mind hanging in a show of personal work when it's done. I think. Fingers crossed.
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    Happy birthday Davey. The years have been good to you, you don't look a day over 21.
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    Candlemass - Nightfall
  28. 1 point
    Agalloch - Not Unlike The Waves
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    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    Summoning - 'Dol Guldur'
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    Mercyful Fate - Into the Coven
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    Ever felt too restricted trying to come up with a top 5 of this and a top 10 of that? I propose this thread where people can list a full 20 bands that are for them the epitome of metal, which I think will allow other users to get a more complete picture of each person's tastes. Bands don't have to be in order (mine will be), and feel free to nominate a Key Album for each band. Without further ado, here is: Requiem's Top 20 Bands of All Time 20. Moonsorrow Epic pagan metal that blew me away when I first heard them in 2001. At that time they had a sound almost unmatched for epic and I still love them today. It's disappointing I don't have room for more viking/pagan metal because it moves me greatly. Key Album: 'Kivenkantaja' (2003). 19. Saturnus A stunningly emotional gothic doom band who would be higher in the list if their last two albums reached the heights of their first three releases. Achingly beautiful and romantic odes to lost love. Key Album: 'For the Loveless Lonely Nights' (1998) 18. Rapture One of metal's tragedies is that Finland's Rapture didn't make more albums. While the first one was steady and effective 'Brave Murder Day' worship, the combination of clean and growled vocals that characterised their next two releases just propelled this band into the stratosphere. Forlorn yet rockingly catchy songs. Key Album: 'Songs for the Withering' (2002) 17. Rotting Christ The Greek melodic masters just keep delivering, and - perhaps with the exception of 'The Heretics' which I'm still warming too - they are as good as they've ever been after nearly 30 years. Occult anthems and rituals with huge melodic emotion. Key Album: 'Kata Ton Daimona Eayatoi' (2013) 16. Emperor The ultimate masters of their art, they don't rate higher for me because they have two classics ('Nightside' and 'Anthems'), the kvlt self-titled, and two lesser offerings in their last two. What they achieved in the early and mid-90s, however, were untouchable anthems to forests, mountains and the Norwegian skies. Key Album: 'In the Nightside Eclipse' (1994) 15. Satyricon Edges out Emperor because they've put out some pretty entertaining albums since the genius heyday of the mid-90s, including 'Volcano' and 'Deep Calleth Upon Deep'. They're only really in this list at all, however, for their three album masterpieces from 1993-1996. Key Album: my favourite black metal album of all time: 'The Shadowthrone' (1994) 14. Sentenced Staggeringly effective suicide rock that crossed the bridge between catchiness and despair. Simply amazing songwriting from Miika Tenkula and bare-faced lyrics to suicide by Lopakka. Their last two albums in particular are two of my all time favourites. Key Album: 'The Cold White Light' (2003) 13. Type O Negative I don't love everything Peter Steele and the gothic goons put out, and their brand of humour chaffs me badly, but their period between 1993-1996 produced the greatest romantic gothic metal ever created, and to this day my favourite all time album is the Key Album: 'October Rust' (1996) 12. Dissection Three classic albums, composed and played with a conviction that can only come from, let's face it, a bit of a maniac. Jon Nodtveidt was a real miracle as a songwriter of immense vision and melodic imagination. People knock 'Reinkaos' but I find it dripping with menace, despite the mid-paced melodic bop. Key Album: 'Storm of the Light's Bane' (1995) 11. Moonspell Another life-long band that has never let me down (thanks lads), Portugal's gothic metal masters are too special to really analyse, but I can say that their dark odes are magical. Their latest album is, for me, their second greatest ever in '1755', which is an amazing feat this far into their careers. It's just incredible. However, Key Album has to go to: 'Irreligious' (1996) 10. Marduk Another band who just keep delivering the goods over decades, you can pretty much point to any stage of their career and find a classic, although I do feel that the 'Plague Angel' to 'Wormwood' period was a flat point. But the classics prevail with 'Opus Nocturne', 'Panzer Division' and a personal favourite 'World Funeral'. For me though, easily their best album, and the best black metal album of the 21st century is the Key Album: 'Frontschwein' (2015) 9. Amorphis Amorphis were blessed with a second shot at greatness with the arrival of Tomi Joutsen back in 2006, and those first three or four albums with Tomi are masterpieces. They're still doing alright now, although 'Queen of Time' is a bit soft. But they hit the top 10 for me due to their miracle 90s period with two nearly perfect albums like 'Elegy' and Key Album: 'Tales from the Thousand Lakes' (1994) 8. Anathema Damn, I'm in emotional territory now, and it's like choosing between children. Anathema are just a terrible band these days, but from 1993-2001 they had the world in their hands, not to mention my emotions. Look at those classic albums, 'Serenades', ‘The Silent Enigma’, 'Eternity', 'Judgement' and even 'A Fine Day to Exit'. They should have left it there, however. Key Album: 'Alternative 4' (1998) 7. Septicflesh I came late to Septicflesh (though I came hard), and this is evidence that I'm not just listing bands of my youth (although I'm mostly doing that, obviously). The combination of orchestra and death metal changed my life, and I still hold 'The Great Mass' and 'Titan' as some of the greatest music of all time. Key Album: 'Communion' (2007) 6. Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne I nearly forgot these guys. Considering how many books and products I have, and my interest in their story, they should probably be at number one. I'm also cheating here by including Ozzy's solo career, because dammit I need the space. I don't think I need to justify Sabbath's inclusion. Key Album: 'Paranoid' (1970) 5. My Dying Bride When they're good, they're untouchable. While they've clanged away for decades now, mostly hitting highs, it's again their 90s output that certainly changed my life as a teenager when I first heard them. They were hauntingly obscure, with brilliant album titles (and band name!) for a love sick 16 year old. The original line-up who released the classics from 1992-1996 remain kings of gothic doom. Key Album: 'The Angel and the Dark River' (1995) 4. Paradise Lost Flip a coin between these guys and the Brides, but Paradise Lost win due to a better quality of 21st century albums. Nick and Greg are like brothers I've never met, and their gothic metal rock has so many amazing moments and eras that, apart from the awkward late 90s, it's all good. Key Album: 'Draconian Times' (1995) 3. Cradle of Filth Much maligned - unfairly in my view - by many in the scene, the impact of this band on me personally has been, and remains, huge. They're sort of my Iron Maiden, and although they haven't always hit the mark with their albums, particularly during their mid period, they have released two stunning albums recently which seals their legacy. 1994-1998 saw untouchable gothic metal produced. Untouchable. My favourite band for lyrics by some distance. Damn I love that little guy. Key Album: 'Dusk and Her Embrace' (1996) 2. Mayhem Oooh, are they first or second? Depends on my mood. What is it about Mayhem? The classic and ever-changing albums, the amazing live material, the huge impact of seeing them for the first time in 2002, the miracle combination of great vocalist and guitarist in Dead/Euro and Maniac/Blasphemer, the collectible bootlegs. The history and their story. Their image. Their attitude. Key Album: 'De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas' (1994) 1. Katatonia And here it is, number one. Yes 'Brave Murder Day' is a masterpiece, yes their various EPs have proven that they have better B-sides and bonus tracks than any other band, but it's their absolutely untouchable melodic atmosphere and emotional weight that puts them here. Jonas's vocals, the huge choruses, the songs to the emptiness of modern life. They're made for Requiem's sensibilities. Key Album: 'Last Fair Deal Gone Down' (2001). Special Mention: Shining, Blind Guardian, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Borknagar, To/Die/For, Dimmu Borgir, Theatre of Tragedy, Finntroll and Swallow the Sun. What are your twenty?
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    A couple of bands I've never even heard of, that's what I like about these lists, a nice list @Vampyrique
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    Requiem

    All Time Top 20 Favourite Metal Bands

    You understand my idea of 'romance' very well it seems....
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    Fjara

    All Time Top 20 Favourite Metal Bands

    Depends on ones idea of 'romance' though I am sure you have suitable rooms in your Castle for such purpose..m'Lord.
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    I’ve made a start but I’m super busy at the moment....not working and all [emoji12]
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    Woow someone who actually know them, I'm impressed :O They were my top stuff back in the 90's, I had this song along with "Auto Surgery" on a cassete tape and many more bands such as Misfits, Soundgarden, and Ramones, good times! And I'm glad you like it 👍👍
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    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    Glad you like it. It's so good! History metal! NP: The muted and distant sounds of a city stirring awake in the grey dawn.
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    True Belief

    What Are You Listening To?

    Queensrÿche- Rage for Order.
  39. 1 point
    Requiem

    What's on your mind?

    All of this makes me want to just read Lovecraft, which is a problem because I’m trying to read other things right now. Less good things.
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    Unborn

    Hello

    I'm from Mexico, really into Symphonic and Gothic Metal, and I like Black Metal too, but it hasn't been a long time since i've been listening to it so i only know the more popular bands like Mayhem, Darkthrone, Burzum and Emperor, really hoping i can get to know a lot more of that genre in this forum. So hope we can all get along!
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    Unborn

    Lords of Chaos Movie (Mayhem Band)

    The movie itself, it has a pretty decent soundtrack and some of the Mayhem songs are re-recorded for it,, they also played Freezing Moon at the credits
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    Athame

    What Are You Listening To?

    Mortician - Domain Of Death
  43. 1 point
    Dharma66

    Hi from Manchester, UK

    Introduce myself. Hmm. Hi, I’m Phil, I’m 53 and I like metal.
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    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Numinous s/t Horna "Sanojesi Äärelle"
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    I feel the same as Requiem about recent Cradle costume and it is such a shame, but yeh, hard to watch now. They used to look great early on. On one of the last Terrorizer covers I have, Dani has the 'Nightmare before Christmas' paint and I know it's not all about imagery, but it is all too much at the moment. Still, they have some of the most amazing lyrics I have ever read so I'll let them off this time Alabaster is right about Rammstein and so good live.
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    True Belief

    Lords of Chaos Movie (Mayhem Band)

    Americans playing Norwegians, no music from Mayhem, Burzum or even Darkthrone in the movie and a Jew playing Varg. Clearly it’s a comedy. Looking forward to The Dirt.
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    I'm not averse to image per se, and I love the image of black metal bands that get it right, because it seems to fit. Everything in context. The old shots of Darkthrone and Mayhem are haunting and amazing, because they fit the vibe of what's going on. I love image and theatre when there's a sense of authenticity to it. The shoe has to fit for it to make sense.
  48. 1 point
    Will

    Spiked Gauntlets/Bracers?

    Check out the range at http://shop.metaldevastation.com/Gauntlets_c337.htm Or buy cheap bracers or gauntlets and cheap bag of like 100 spikes on eBay and do it yourself.
  49. 1 point
    Vladyka

    Songs that affect you

    Too much to count, yet I remember how I was excited when I've discovered Burzum. Filosofem and the debut are still one of my favourites albums ever.
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    Zyggiefromjiu

    heavy metal related movies?

    Re: heavy metal related movies? SPINAL TAP
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