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  1. 5 points
    MetalheadFromBama

    What Are You Listening To?

    Danzig - Danzig (1988) Danzig’s first album has become my go-to album for weight lifting.
  2. 4 points
    Natas

    What Are You Listening To?

    Det Som En Gang Var by Burzum
  3. 3 points
    H34VYM3T4LD4V3

    What Are You Listening To?

    Morbid Angel - Maze Of Torment
  4. 3 points
    FatherAlabaster

    What's on your mind?

    Happy solstice, everyone!
  5. 3 points
    RelentlessOblivion

    What's on your mind?

    May your holidays be merry and the music heavy Natassja, and all my other friends here too.
  6. 3 points
    -Natassja-

    What's on your mind?

    To my friends here wishing you all a peaceful yuletide, blessings and good health to your families for the coming year.
  7. 2 points
    FatherAlabaster

    Top 10 Albums of 2018

    It was a weird year for me. I'll sum up my feelings toward new releases in 2018 by misquoting Bilbo Baggins: "I listened to less than half of you half as much as I would have liked, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." With only a little hierarchy, here are a few albums that, for whatever reason, in whatever way, caught and held my attention. ____ Howling Sycamore: Howling Sycamore ...dark horse favorite for my Album Of The Year. Tight, controlled music with incongruous, ridiculously expressive power-metal vocals from Jason McMaster of Watchtower. I could wish the music had gone more nuts in spots, but accessibility is one of the strengths here. Most people either love it or hate it based on the vocals. If you love it, these songs can burrow their way into your brain like those critters from The Wrath Of Khan. Augury: Illusive Golden Age ...if only more modern tech death was like this. Musicianship for days, idiosyncratic snaky counterpoint riffing, moments of real majesty scattered throughout. The occasional melodic "yelling" vocals drag it down a bit for my taste, but at least they're being true to themselves. Svartidaudi: Revelations Of The Red Sword ...melodic/dissonant BM in the now-familiar Icelandic style, jangly and chiming, like if Deathspell Omega woke up one day with a burning desire to clean their apartment and put everything in its place. What sets this apart are memorable themes and thoughtful, engaging song structures that reward repeat listening. Evoken: Hypnagogia ...their most varied album yet, with the atmospheric elements dialed up, visions of sky and sunlight occasionally piercing the usual dense forest canopy. Not a huge stylistic departure from the previous one overall, but with a more heartfelt sense of focus behind the melodies (to my ears, anyway). Keyboards and gorgeous violins come and go throughout sprawling, lumbering tracks that recall the mood of early to mid 90s My Dying Bride. I love it. Fans of vintage Peaceville-three doom should find a lot to hang their hat on here. A journey awaits. Craft: White Noise And Black Metal ...another extremely well-paced, thoughtfully written album that remains engaging throughout. Riffy BM with a spite, cold precision, and occasional sense of bounce or groove that reminds me of what I liked about the modernizing turn that some black metal took in the late 90s and early 2000s; but this doesn't come off as a throwback, it's fresh and vengeful. Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik: Hugsjá ...much like their first album, I was initially let down by this, and wanted something with more teeth. Repeated listening let me sink into the lonesome, meditative beauty of these songs and enjoy them for what they are, which (as I often have to relearn) is the entire point. ____ Other albums I also liked but have less to say about at the moment: Golgothan Remains: Perverse Offerings To The Void ...dissonant DM with a modern Portal/DSO/Ulcerate riffing style and some old-school balls to back it up. Cult Leader: A Patient Man ...everything pushed a little farther from their last album. Aggressive parts are more aggressive, moody parts are moodier. The pacing and length of the gloomy clean-vocal tracks drags this down, but I think it's supposed to be dragged down, so I guess that makes it ok. Whoredom Rife: Nid - Hymner Av Hat ...solid 2nd-wave Darkthrone/Satyricon vibes here, engaging songs that do the right things in the right spots, a definite improvement over the first album in my book. Ulthar: Cosmovore ...angry, angular, odd death metal with a grimy sound, blackened edges, and a willingness to pummel. This is one of my more interesting recent DM finds in a year when I wasn't clicking with a lot of DM, and I wish I had more to say about it. Soldat Hans: Es Taut ...long, drawn-out tracks billed as "folk doom". Post-rock and post-metal atmospheres at the pace of funeral doom, abrasive crust-laden vocals, gloomy brass, and an unusual sense of what should happen next. You will feel your heart slow down. Anachronism: Orogeny ...gutsy, a little Gorguts-y, technical yet catchy modern dissonant DM. Creative guitar work is the star of the show. Second band in a row here from Switzerland. Mournful Congregation: The Incubus Of Karma ...Macabre said it pretty well. This album isn't near the bottom of the list because I didn't like it as much, it just happened to wind up here. Great work, more enjoyable than the previous one for me. Hooded Menace: Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed ...more doom-death with really good guitar work and a solid sense of pacing. A kickass riff or cool melody or harmony hides behind every corner. Replicant: Negative Life ...another dissonant modern DM album with some Gorguts, Negativa, and Pyrrhon-inspired riffing. Starkweather/Concealment split ...two long-form stream-of-consciousness tracks. Sneering, lumbering, psychedelic post-hardcore from Starkweather; groovy, dissonant something-but-I-don't-know-what from Concealment, like an impromptu jam session with Luc Lemay and the guys from Virus. Imperial Triumphant: Vile Luxury ...love the brass, choral parts, and general mood here. I'll leave it at that for now and hopefully make this the subject of its own writeup at some point. Portal: Ion ...more twisted guitars and stuttering drums from these weirdos. I go back and forth between missing the murk of their older recordings and appreciating the dryness and relative intelligibility of this one. They're their own musicians; this is a stark, refined album that plays with standard ingredients in a way that comes across as outsider/art music.
  8. 2 points
    Natas

    What Are You Listening To?

    I'm on some classic shit now. It's called Dunklheit by Burzum. 😈
  9. 2 points
    Innominate

    What Are You Listening To?

    Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
  10. 2 points
    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    Dismember - 'Like an Everflowing Stream'
  11. 2 points
    Astarte

    What Are You Listening To?

    Cannibal Corpse - Butchered At Birth
  12. 2 points
    MacabreEternal

    Top 10 Albums of 2018

    5. Portal "Ion" Patchy year for DM this year and this thankfully remains a high point near 12 months after it was released.. A more refined and calculated record (by Portal standards at least) although no sacrifice is made of the usual mind destroying chaos that we have all grown to know and love. A great build on the use of the horror elements of "Vexovoid" to create more atmosphere than a divorce hearing. Here's hoping 2019 can raise the stakes somewhat in the DM world. 4. Svartidaudi “Revelations of the Red Sword” The revelations here are all dark and majestic, carrying a dissonance and extremity at the same time, combining fathomless black with the angry stabs, slashes and protracted strokes of red promised by the sword. A truly well written and thought out record, that sits way high above the likes of Behemoth’s paltry excursion of 2018 that the internet seems to love. I have listened to this regularly for weeks now but still feel I have so much more to learn and discover about it. That my friends is the sign of a good record. 3. Megaton Leviathan “Mage” Hazy, gazy(?), doomy, drony goodness here with a shit (mega)ton of melody and harmony to make ya feel good about life. Vocally it doesn’t always exactly sit right but musically the songwriting and instrumentation are near perfect. My - slightly odd - analogy is that this album is like decorating a room, the laminate flooring effortlessly clicks together and the colours on the walls blend superbly to give vivid and vibrant shine to the room. But then some of the furniture is a little out of place but somehow it still really works. Not my normal bag but...me likes it. 2. Winterfylleth “The Harrowing Of Heirdom” No surprise here that this places high on my list, it was top of my BM release list despite not having one moment of BM present. The folk storytelling theme of this record captures a mood of dark and ethereal tales told via dulcet harmonies and medieval strings. It weaves scriptures of musical mystique noted on scrolls of poetic parchment. 1. Mournful Congregation “The Incubus Of Karma” Funeral doom on top of the list, what an odd year 2018 turned out to be. The fact is “The Incubus Of Karma” generates enough emotion, atmosphere and density to crack windows. I can’t recall any release since the last couple of Bell Witch albums, that establish such a memorable and impacting experience based largely on the use of one instrument. The guitars on the latest Mournful Congregation album just sing for virtually the whole record. Never do they become smothering or even mildly irritating and naturally for the genre in question they aren’t remembered through excessive technical wankery. They just do such a great job of constructing tracks that bore into your bones. For hours and days after each listen I can hear tracks echoing around my head like it is devoid of all organ matter and is just now some cavernous void with the best of acoustics. The success for me of this record shows why I couldn’t get my head around Evoken’s offering from this year. It had lost all menace, all definition and virtually all tangible emotional connection with me. I wanted to feel consumed by it and instead felt a bit nibbled at and the effort required to try and figure out the direction was just not worth the eventual reward. “The Incubus Of Karma” ate me whole, digested me, absorbed me into it’s blood stream and I am swimming for all eternity...
  13. 2 points
    True Belief

    Top 10 Albums of 2018

    OK here goes - I'm just listing bands & album. No explanations. Sorry, time poor. Top 10 for 2018 (no order) Craft White Noise and Black Metal Uada Cult of a Dying Sun Immortal Northern Chaos Gods Satan Cruel Magic Shylmagoghnar Transience In the Woods Cease the Day Necrophobic Mark of the Necrogram Ocean of Grief Nightfall’s Lament Demonical Chaos Manifesto Harakiri for the Sky Arson Song of the Year: Harakiri for the Sky "Fire, Walk with Me" Best of the Rest Panopticon The Scars of Man… Altars of Grief Iris Stryper God Damn Evil 1914 The Blind Leading the Blind Jungle Rot s/t Tomb Mold Manor of Infinite Forms Judas Priest Firepower Marduk Viktoria Saxon Thunderbolt Visgoth Conqueror's Oath Tokyo Blade Unbroken Khemmis Desolation Wolfheart Constellation of the Black
  14. 2 points
    Ecthelion

    What Are You Listening To?

    Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time So much better than Seventh Son.
  15. 2 points
    Whoredom Rife - Nid - Hymner Av Hat Craft - White Noise And Black Metal
  16. 2 points
    -Natassja-

    What Are You Listening To?

    Immortal- Sons of Northern Darkness
  17. 2 points
    FatherAlabaster

    What Are You Listening To?

    Craft - White Noise And Black Metal Carpe Noctem - Vitrun Corpsessed - Impetus Of Death
  18. 2 points
    FatherAlabaster

    What Are You Listening To?

    Svartidaudi - Revelations Of The Red Sword Convocation - Scars Across
  19. 1 point
    Requiem

    Top 10 Albums of 2018

    As 2018 breathes its last gasp of despair as December's doom overcomes it forever, it is time to reflect on the glories of the year in metal. 2018 has been an interesting year in metal for me in that there were some disappointments from bands I usually love, as well as some all time classics from bands that I didn't anticipate. It's also the year for huge metal hits, with some absolutely stunning tracks out there making 2018 for me the year of the hit metal song. I listened to an absolute tonne of new albums this year too and feel pretty happy about this list. Honourable Mentions: Amorphis - 'Queen of Time', Sirenia - 'Arcane Astral Aeons' and Watain - 'Trident Wolf Eclipse', were all ok albums, but ok doesn't cut it. The former two were too wimpy, the latter too cluttered and self-conscious. I keep buying Watain albums and maybe it's time I stopped... 10. Bloodbath - 'The Arrow of Satan is Drawn' Like a lot of people in metal, I've always been a casual listener of Bloodbath and have consistently dug their nostalgic thing, although I've ultimately been more interested in the members' main projects. This is their second album with Nick Holmes on vocals, and I can safely say that it's my favourite of theirs. The production is amazing, especially on Nick's voice which works a lot better this time around, and the quality of the songwriting from Jonas Renkse and the others is so damn good. 'Chainsaw Lullaby' is great fun. I don't take death metal too seriously and sometimes find it emotionally foreign to my dna, but this album moves Bloodbath from interesting side-band to genuine quality metal. The album cover is amazing with that child's crib and the flies, while the booklet has brilliant gory pictures of the band. 9. Einherjer - 'Norrone Spor' Back around 1998-2003 I was a huge Einherjer fan, especially on their 'Blot' album. They and Thyrfing were the viking kings. While I don't think this quite lives up to that release, 'Norrone Spor' is about the closest they've come, and I much prefer this to their last couple of 'return' albums. The production is brilliant and phat and those viking riffs are quite evocative. There aren't too many bells and whistles here, and I think the album could have done with some, but those days are past now and in the past they must remain. Track 2 'Mine Vapen Mine Ord' is absolutely amazing, though, and close to song of the year for me. What a viking anthem. Excellent cover art that subtly shows warriors in the clouds above a stylised shoreline. 8. Marduk - 'Viktoria' Huge letdown after one of black metal's greatest albums in 'Frontschwein'; however, this album is still a lot of fun. The first track 'Werwolf' is my favourite, and I feel that the album might engage me more if they had a few additional creative moments rather than the straight ahead guitars/drums/Mortuus for 35 minutes that really characterises 'Viktoria'. For instance, 'Tiger 1' sounds so close the '503', albeit without the angst and panzer-roll cymbals, that it's almost suspicious. 'Viktoria' is a good, solid, ode to WWII, but as 'Frontschwein' showed, when Morgan really wants to go for it he's unstoppable and he could have done more here. Album cover of simple helmeted soldier is evocative and cool. 7. Summoning - 'With Doom We Come' You really have to be in the mood for Summoning, and right now I am. This is a beautiful and haunting album of Middle-Earth epics and I'm close to calling this my favourite Summoning album. Track 2, 'Silvertine' is contender for song of the year and definitely my favourite Summoning track. Oh, that trumpet melody!! I really think I'm growing into a mad Summoning fan, and I'm happy with that after 20 years as a casual listener. Beautiful album cover of a dragon framed by epic frameage. The booklet, too, is tear-sheddingly beautiful with epic scenes of mountains etc. What a treasure this band is to the world. 6. At the Gates - 'To Drink from the Night Itself' When this album exploded onto my stereo at the start of the year I was overjoyed that At the Gates were finally being serious about music after the ok-but-not-brilliant 'At War With Reality'. The production here is deserving of credit, as Russ Russell has done a fantastic job of maintaining the clarity of the instruments but allowing a rougher sonic texture to give this album some grimness. This is as close to melodic black metal as I think the band are likely to get, and I like it a lot. The stirring intro, the atmospheric keyboards and real strings, and a brilliant Side B make this very appealing to me. The stream-of-consciousness lyrics are disappointing as I think songs this good need a bit more of a tale behind them - or at least a few one-liners I can hang my angsty hat on. Album cover is mysterious and mostly very fitting with that red stone man thing, but it's the booklet inside that makes this worth buying in hard copy. 5. Necrophobic - 'Mark of the Necrogram' Hard to know where to put this in my list, but in my list it must go. Also hard to believe that I'd never (to my knowledge) heard a Necrophobic track until the almighty @True Belief pumped 'Tsar Bomba' one dark infernal evening in my backyard, and all hell broke loose. Let me tell you something, 'Tsar Bomba' is my song of the year and a more effective Dissection (and Sacramentum) worship song I think I've yet to hear. It's fist pumping, it's satan hailing, it's boot-tappingly good. Yes, this whole album is Dissection worship (even the cover is created by the Necrolord himself, Kristian Wahlin), which is fine by me, and even if I don't love the thrashy tracks like 'Pesta' quite as much as the melodic black metal stomp of 'Requiem for a Dying Sun', the whole album is a darkly melodic joy. Wonderful castle in hell album cover and even better booklet with band members looking the part. Where does Sweden find these guys? Great package actually and worth purchasing. 4. Dimmu Borgir - 'Eonian' The inclusion of Dimmu here could throw a lot of people, but read my words very carefully: this is the best Dimmu album since 2001. It took me a few listens, but what we have here is a simply beautiful sounding melodic metal album with moment after moment of what I'm happy to describe as greatness. The Jens Bogren production is out of this world and the use of choirs to sing the parts that Vortex would have done back in the day is so wonderfully effective. There's also a respectful stomping heaviness here that is really satisfying to listen to. You can get your teeth into it. I've got a lot of respect for Shagrath, Silenoz and Galder for writing this album as it shows a lot of maturity and even moments of inspired genius. Check out the last two songs, 'Alpha Aeon Omega' and 'The Rite of Passage' in particular. Album cover is pretty cool. It's by the guy who did Mayhem's 'Esoteric Warfare' and a host of other yellowy needle thin pen type covers, but I'm glad to say this is his best work. The inside booklet, however, is beyond stunning with amazing photographs of the Dimmu Borgir volcanic rock in Iceland. Damn what a booklet. What an album. 3. Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods This is the surprise of the year for sure. Who the hell could have predicted that Demonaz was going to write the best Immortal album possibly of all time? Seriously, I've been comparing this to everything they've done in the past, and I'm not even sure that classics like 'Pure Holocaust' and 'Battles in the North' can match it. Is 'At the Heart of Winter' a better album? Maybe, but if it is then it's not by much. This sounds huge, dark and epic - and it's basically just guitars, a little bass and Horgh's mighty drums. Check out Horgh's snare-work on 'Blacker of Worlds'. The guy's a genius. And then there are the mountain and forest epics: 'Gates to Blashyrkh' (with that riff - you know the one!!!), 'Where Mountains Rise' and possible song of the year 'Mighty Ravendark', surely the band's greatest track. Simple yet effective cover and excellent booklet make this a great package. Hail Demonaz!! 2. Ghost - 'Prequelle' Is this 'metal' in the sense that you and I know it? Not really. Maybe. For me though, it's a miracle album from one of the world's most overrated bands. I bought the album prior to this, 'Meliora', when it came out and I was really disappointed, for despite having a few cracking tracks it didn't feel right. I couldn't understand what the world was on about. 'Prequelle', however, sounds so good. The guitars are stunning, the vocals are brilliant, the keyboards are original and cleverly used - the whole thing just works. Songs like 'Witch Image' are dark rock anthems and the two instrumentals are inspired and wonderful. The other reason 'Prequelle' is so high in my personal list is because it was my soundtrack to three weeks in Bordeaux earlier in the year, and I now have such a romantic attachment to it that its memory will remain long after the buxom Bordeaux belles have been forgotten. Quite an amazing album cover of a throne. Best to avoid Ghost's image though, their music deserves better than a bunch of stooges in masks. 1. Shining - 'X - Varg Utan Flock' I've long been a fan of Shining, with four of five of their CDs in my collection, but I've never truly loved them. This album has changed that status to one of suicidal attachment. This is the album where everything great about this band finally comes together and gets that extra turn of the screw. Kvarforth's vocals are simply inhuman as he screams, moans and sings his way across the album like never before - his Tom G Warrior style "Urghh!" is next level and I've got to say that I think he's now my favourite black metal vocalist above even the mighty Mortuus. He is a master of his voice. The blistering lead guitar work from Peter Huss perfectly complements the more straight ahead riffing (as does producer Andy La Roque's guest solo on track 3), and the whole band is simply on fire. It's just incredible. The acoustic guitar moments are haunting, the melodies are infectious and the whole damn thing has an aggressive punch that is a fist in the face of modern shallow life. Even track 5, the absinthe soaked rendition of a Chopin piano piece, fits perfectly. 'Varg Utan Flock' means "wolf without a pack" and it's the current soundtrack of this 39 year old's battle with modern existence. Go on, check out those "Urghh"s.
  20. 1 point
    H34VYM3T4LD4V3

    Rate the song above you!

    6/10 Alright but a bit too slow for my taste hehe
  21. 1 point
    MacabreEternal

    What's on your mind?

    You too mate.
  22. 1 point
    Astarte

    What Are You Listening To?

    Burzum - War (Wow) Burzum - My Key To Purgatory Burzum - Lost Wisdom Burzum - Jesus Tod Burzum - Ea Lord Of The Depths Burzum - Black Spell Of Destruction And many more of Burzum
  23. 1 point
    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Churchburn "None Shall Live...The Hymns of Misery" Druid Lord "Grotesque Offerings" Tomb Mold "Manor of Infinite Forms" Nocturnal Graves "Titan" Carpe Noctem "Vitrun” Svartidaudi “Revelations of the Red Sword” - this is the kind of album most of the media would have you believe Behemoth put out this year. There’s real, solid and varied structures present here. Post rock style skeletons fleshed out by dark and majestic extreme metal (and majestic without any of the Behemoth pomp). Enjoyed this.
  24. 1 point
    MacabreEternal

    Top 10 Thrash Albums

    Okay, think I can put this together now: 10. Vektor "Black Future" - the clever bit about "Black Future" is that I forget I am listening to a thrash record at various points across the record only to be soon enough brought back on topic as this album twists and contorts like some serpent now free of confines. Go back 18 months and this wouldn't have even been in my top 100. I heard it once and dismissed it (which was ridiculous i now concede). Now it sits in my top ten. Thank fuck for revisiting this. 9. Condor "Unstoppable Power" - if "Black Future" occupies my top ten for being challenging and diverse, "Unstoppable Power" occupies it for half of the same reasons. The uncompromising attack of the blackened thrash on display here from these Norwegian bastards holds a comfort in that it sounds like an artist just letting fucking rip and raising a giant middle finger all the way. Vile, fast and relentless. I fucking love this record. 8. Sodom "Agent Orange" - Sodom's finest record (just about edging "Persecution Mania") just ahead of the disappointing "Better Off Dead". I always sit an take notice when I put this album on, it is impossible to try and do anything else as it will not permit use as background music. Instead I make lots of silly faces and throw myself around my room like I am 13 again. It is memorable, catchy and dripping with fucking riffs man! 7. Metallica "Kill `Em All" - the fucking energy on here is what stays with me after each listen. The youthful sound of Hetfield's vocals and the sheer chug of the riffs, stoking the Metallica engine for another 3 great albums to follow, are to me what Thrash is all about as a genre. Rebellious attitude, breakneck pace and absolute fucking fun to boot. The start of a true golden run right here folks. For the record, I laboured over whether to have this or "...And Justice For All" in this top ten. For all the technical perfection of the latter record the energy of the debut made it a no contest. 6. Sepultura "Arise" - my first experience of Max and co. was "Arise". It just blew me the fuck away at 15 years of age and I just played it to fucking death for the best part of four years. The build to the opening of "Altered State" still puts the willies up me and when that fucking riff drops I lose my shit every time. The memorability factor is ramped up to the max here with "Dead Embryonic Cells", "Infected Voice" and the title track all permanently ingrained in my brain. Fuck yeah! 5. Dark Angel "Darkness Descends" - if aggressive thrash is the flavour of choice for your coffee then a hot steaming mug of "Darkness Descends" should get you wet for some caffeine baby! As well as that savage aggression to the sound here there's a real menace in the delivery that creates an atmosphere perfectly complimented by that record cover. It is thrash firmly on the Destruction, Slayer and Kreator side of the fence (no melodies here baby) and deserves a place in everyone's thrash collection. 4. Demolition Hammer "Epidemic of Violence" - I never tire of this record - I mean it opens with a song called "Skull Fracturing Nightmare" for fucks sake, what's not to love?? Yep, "Tortured Existence" was a good debut but fuck me did the unrelenting chaos and brutality get stepped up for full-length number 2! This is so aggressive it borders on insanity but never once comes across as sloppy. 3. Slayer "South of Heaven" - there's no "Reign In Blood" in my top ten (spoiler alert)! I get the hype and think it lives up to it (to a point) but for me "South Heaven" is my go to Slayer record. The tracks are all here, ripe for the picking! "Mandatory Suicide", "Ghosts of War", "Behind the Crooked Cross", "Spill The Blood" or the title track could all make my thrash desert island disc compilation! 2. Sadus "Swallowed In Black" - super stoked to finally have this on CD. It isn't just the ripping intensity that shreds away at your very soul, it is Steve DiGiorgio's mind bending bass work that just adds dimension to the whole sound of the record. Fundamentally a death/thrash record which is not a blend that always works well, this is a complex and varied assault on the senses with sharp contrast between those clean bass tones, the crisp guitar sound and the shrillness of the vocal work. 1. Kreator "Pleasure To Kill" - Teutonic Thrash makes its second and final appearance in my top ten, occupying the top slot. I just can't fault "Pleasure to KIll" (yes it trumps "Endless Pain" even in my book). It stands up today still in terms of strength and relevance some 32 years after it was released. The record just ploughs through my very existence every time I hear it. There's almost an unorthodox sound to it for me, yet it carries a real surety with it at the same time (something "Seven Churches" lacks IMO). It is like an "extreme" thrash album that takes the core values of the genre and somehow darkens them and fills them with looming menace and tangible threat. The memorability on here comes from the total album experience as a whole, not just as a result of one section of the instrumentation or vocals for example.
  25. 1 point
    FatherAlabaster

    How many of you are using spotify?

    I really hate Spotify. Bandcamp and YouTube are great for checking out new music. I buy music either through Bandcamp or (for physical purchases of stuff that isn't on BC) I'll look for CDs on themetaldetektor.com. I'll put CDs on in the car, or occasionally in my studio room, but mostly I buy digital or rip the albums and listen on my phone or computer.
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