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  1. 8 points
    ~Mere~

    What's on your mind?

    Went to an award ceremony honoring all the students in our school district who scored distinguished on state testing in @ least one of three subjects Math, Reading & Science. My son James, he's in 4th grade, received the highest honor for getting distinguished in all three. Was a very proud moment.
  2. 7 points
    gregsbrews

    What Are You Listening To?

    Death - Human
  3. 7 points
    H34VYM3T4LD4V3

    What's on your mind?

    I Passed my driving test today! Was more nervous than last time but I think that might have helped more than anything, so happy!!
  4. 5 points
    True Belief

    What Are You Listening To?

    Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
  5. 5 points
    MetalheadFromBama

    What Are You Listening To?

    Danzig - Danzig (1988) Danzig’s first album has become my go-to album for weight lifting.
  6. 5 points
    MacabreEternal

    What's on your mind?

    Congrats JFK - keep up the good work. The only way I have ever been able to keep a woman has involved the use of surgical tools. My news, just got an email from my Director and he has promoted me and handed me a nice pay rise. Just what the doctor ordered.
  7. 4 points
    Wedding pics. These aren't the professional ones, just stuff guests took.
  8. 4 points
    Parker

    What's on your mind?

    Thanks guys! Just got back from the wedding. Everything went well, and we scored over a thousand dollars in gifts, which will come in handy on the honeymoon. Will post pics when I have them. This is the happiest day of my life.
  9. 4 points
    Parker

    What's on your mind?

    Well, about to get married in 3 hours. Wish me luck, or something.
  10. 4 points
    Depraved

    What Are You Listening To?

    Type O Negative - October Rust
  11. 4 points
    True Belief

    What Are You Listening To?

    Now: Death - Spiritual Healing Was: Thanatos - Emerging from the Netherworlds.
  12. 4 points
    MacabreEternal

    What's on your mind?

    Just taken Facebook off my phone and deactivated my account. Fucking sick of it. Brexit, foreigners are ruining the integrity of our nation, we don’t know why we voted at all, look at this video of my kids’ birthday party, this immigrant gets social welfare share if you think this is a disgrace, this person in this image I randomly copied from google is someone completely different to me share if you think this is a disgrace, I am stuck in a traffic jam and illegally using my phone to tell you all, I ate this for dinner, tomorrow is Friday YEY EVERYBODY! My life is so hard can one of my friends like the fact that I just posted a message to my dead granny because if she hadn’t died 20 years ago today she would be 105, nihilism is for communists, Instagram is for wankers, my sports team lost today so I am publicly shaming them to improve their performance next week, cat video.
  13. 4 points
    MacabreEternal

    What's on your mind?

    Annual trip to Edinburgh on Friday next week for 5 days of beer, whisky, cat cafes, underground tours of the city, walks to Arthur's seat and the Water of Leith walkway. Afternoon tea at the Witchery and a one night stay in the Turret there too. Still love Edinburgh and I am genuinely excited each time I go.
  14. 4 points
    Tortuga

    Controversial Metal Opinions

    I like Iron Maiden, but as for Slayer: I do not know why, but they just bore me to tears! Now here's one for you...I am Danish, but I just cannot stand Metallica!!! Trust me, the first thing many do when they find out that I am Danish is to start yapping about sodding Metallica! And then when they find out that I am anti-Metallica it is like...WTF???? I am happy to talk about Danish/Nordic metal, but let's talk about Mercyful Fate or King Diamond band instead. Because amongst other things unlike Metallica with just one...yes, just one...Danish member and honestly he is a bit of a prat, then things are a bit different when it comes to Mercyful Fate and King Diamond Band!!!! Rant over...*lol*
  15. 4 points
    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Sepultura "Morbid Visions"
  16. 4 points
    Powerslave

    What Are You Listening To?

    W.A.S.P. - Restless Gypsy W.A.S.P. - Wild Child Danzig - Mother
  17. 4 points
    Fjara

    What Are You Listening To?

    Venom - At War With Satan
  18. 4 points
    Fjara

    What Are You Listening To?

    Pantera - Far Beyond Driven
  19. 4 points
    My Dying Bride "As The Flower Withers" Repugnant "Epitome of Darkness" Amorphis "Tales From The Thousand Lakes"
  20. 4 points
    Fjara

    What Are You Listening To?

    Deicide - Deicide
  21. 4 points
    deathstorm

    What Are You Listening To?

    Cannibal Corpse Red before Black
  22. 4 points
    MacabreEternal

    What's on your mind?

    Life is good at the mo. Reading Chomsky, drinking Porter listening to Bolt Thrower. That is all.
  23. 4 points
    MacabreEternal

    New Purchases/Acquisitions

    Kreator "Endless Pain" Remastered including "Blitzkrieg" & "End of the World" demos. Kreator "Extreme Aggression" Remastered including Bonus Disc of the band live in Berlin, 1990. Also on order - Death "Symbolic"
  24. 4 points
    Despite all the hi-tech equipment and endless hours in the house it took this one random selfie for us to capture the ghost of the man in the Queensryche tee. Join us next week on "Cold Spots & Flashing Lights R Us" for more paranormal exploits.
  25. 4 points
    Thrashman

    What Are You Listening To?

    Death - The Sound of Perseverance
  26. 4 points
    ...went to see them last month, and got both of those albums signed
  27. 4 points
    FatherAlabaster

    Black Harvest

    The new EP is off to the mastering studio, and out of my hands for the time being. No release date yet, but I hope to have the finished product within a week. I'm psyched. Here's the cover art: And here's a crappy cellphone video I just made, of a little acoustic interlude piece that I really like, but can never seem to play exactly right. Nevertheless, I wanted to share it. Can't wait to share the rest!
  28. 4 points
    BlutAusNerd

    suggestions

    I think this slots in nicely too. Sent from my HTC6535LVW using Tapatalk
  29. 4 points
    MacabreEternal

    What's on your mind?

    Packing...................ugh.................the tedium. Went for another look at the new house today and also located the train station and the local wildlife park where we had a quick walk around, first impressions are good and there are at least 4 pubs with in staggering distance of my new house!
  30. 4 points
    Mayhem- "Live in Leipzig" Being back at school rejuvenates the misanthrope within me.
  31. 4 points
    salmonellapancake

    What Are You Listening To?

    Darkthrone- "Transylvanian Hunger"
  32. 4 points
    True Belief

    New Purchases/Acquisitions

    Just arrived to my office....
  33. 4 points
    FatherAlabaster

    What Are You Listening To?

    Death - Individual Thought Patterns
  34. 4 points
    Asphyx - Last One On Earth
  35. 4 points
    True Belief

    What Are You Listening To?

    Been working on the house all day, here's my playlist for much of the afternoon: Morbid Angel "Covenant" Repulsion "Horrified" Suffocation "Effigy of the Forgotten" Cryptopsy "None So Vile" Deicide "Once Upon a Cross" Death "Human" Obituary "Slowly We Rot"
  36. 4 points
    Was: Ulver - Bergtatt Now: Taake - Nattestid Ser Porten Vid
  37. 4 points
    FatherAlabaster

    Dream cars.

    Someone is in the process of fixing up this old Mustang - interior is pretty beat and the paint job is not quite finished yet. But I'd still be happy to drive it around town.
  38. 4 points
    FatherAlabaster

    Your Artwork

    A friend's daughter is turning 3 this week. She loves Behemoth. After I'd painted this hoodie for her, I was dismayed to learn not only that these are professionally produced in children's sizes, but that she's already got one. Dammit. So I decided to pimp it out with some extra work. Susie from daycare might also have a Behemoth hoodie, but you can bet your ass it doesn't have a pink sparkly logo with her name on it.
  39. 4 points
    jfk36

    ( . Y . )

    You mean like this
  40. 3 points
    FatherAlabaster

    What Are You Listening To?

    Katatonia - The Fall Of Hearts Chopin - Nocturnes (Brigitte Engerer)
  41. 3 points
    Athame

    What Are You Listening To?

    Sepultura - Arise
  42. 3 points
    MacabreEternal

    What's on your mind?

    Had a drive around Dundee earlier and a brief walk on the waterfront but it was fucking cold and so I made a hasty retreat to my hotel which is full of old people (it has a Ballroom for fucks sake). Tonight I will feast on the elderly, come dawn I will revert to my human form and retire to the stoltifying drudgery of mortal existence with a hunger in my gut that the frail inhabitants of the Best Western Invercarse could not satisfy.
  43. 3 points
    MattCantina

    What Are You Listening To?

    Tormentor - Anno Domini
  44. 3 points
    Fraser

    What Are You Listening To?

    Bolt Thrower - Those once Loyal
  45. 3 points
    Fjara

    What Are You Listening To?

    Danzig II Lucifuge
  46. 3 points
    BlutAusNerd

    suggestions?

    I think we're about overdue for another round of these, since it's been a year and a half since my last addition. This is the one that seems to be getting the most attention lately, so I'll start here: Maveth - Coils of the Black Earth: Maveth is a newer Finnish death metal band that uses a more blackened approach than many of their contemporaries. It still falls more toward the death metal side of the black/death equation, so I'm placing them here instead of in the black metal section. This doesn't have much in common with the classic bestial black/death sound that Finland is known for, rather occupying similar ground to bands like newer Behemoth. There are lots of blast beats and aggression on display, but also murky depths to explore within their compositions, so it's not the snooze-fest that bands like Belphegor would employ. Finland has made quite the comeback in the death metal world in recent years, and this band is a great example of how their scene is expanding and churning out lots of great material. They split up after a subsequent EP release, so we likely won't be hearing more from Maveth, but Coils of the Black Earth is a great modern black/death album that fans of the style should enjoy. Misery Index - Traitors: Misery Index is a band that was born from former members of Dying Fetus, but their sound is less brutal/slam influenced and has a heavier influence from grindcore in their death/grind formula. Taking their name from the Assuck's final album, they still balance death metal and grindcore well and belong in discussions of both. Unlike Dying Fetus, where their focus on overt heaviness and chugging detracts from the music itself, Misery Index writes pretty catchy and memorable songs for a death/grind band without sacrificing any intensity. I don't usually like modern albums in this style, but Misery Index delivers with great songs and plenty of punch where most bands fail to capture the fury they attempt to display on the surface. Mithras - Worlds Beyond the Veil: Mithras is a UK death metal band that hasn't been making as many waves as I feel they should, based on their expansive and original take on the genre. If you were to try to briefly characterize the band, a good description would be that Mithras sounds like Morbid Angel's Covenant recorded by aliens, but there's more than that going on here. That influence is pretty easy to hear, but the band has a much larger emphasis on elongated atmospheric passages and expansive and major key melodies in many places. The feeling here is more triumphant than brutal, despite the staggering speed at which it's played, painting quite the grandiose picture throughout the run-time of the album. This is a must hear for fans of adventurous death metal such as Lykathea Aflame and !T.O.O.H.!, and fans of the heavier side of melodic death metal would probably find this enjoyable as well. A bit over the top and hard to swallow at first, but give it time to sink in and it will transport you to other planes. Mitochondrion - Parasignosis: Mitochondrion is one of the brightest stars in the modern black/death metal constellation as far as I'm concerned. While they channel a lot of the staggering brutality of the early Canadian scene from which they hail, they also progress the sound into the deep and experimental recesses also explored by the likes of Portal and Ulcerate, creating a sound that's as punishing as it is chaotic. There are a lot of layers to peel through with this one, their sound cascading as a storm that is difficult to navigate as it pummels your senses while you try to find your through it. Allowing yourself to be swept up in the tempest of Mitochondrion is quite the rewarding experience, especially as you unfold further layers on repeat listens. Highly recommended. Molested - Blod-Draum Molested is but one of many Norwegian death metal bands forgotten to the annuls of history because of being overshadowed (in terms of popularity anyway) by their black metal scene. I'm not sure why most fans can't just enjoy both scenes, because they were both incredible, with Molested's Blod-Draum being among my favorite albums that the country ever produced. You will recognize the name Oystein Brun because he founded the much more popular band Borknagar, but as much as I enjoy many of that band's albums, this is Oystein's best work to me. His style that he developed in Borknagar can still be found here, with some folky progressions buried beneath an absolutely suffocating barrage of guitars and drums. Their subtlety may be their strength, never overbearing and detracting from the nasty death metal on the surface, but providing a cool subtext that sets them apart. This is fantastic material that doesn't deserve to be forgotten, if you like dark European death metal, you absolutely have to hear this. Monstrosity - Millenium: Monstrosity seems to serve as a footnote for most supposed "death metal fans" as the first band of one George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, but they're so much more than that. After debuting with the devastating and professional Imperial Doom, they refined their craft to embody more of an early technical death metal sound on their second album Millenium. As this was before the advent of modern wank-death, this is technical without being overly indulgent and relies on the strength of their riffs and compositions, simply using a more elevated and proficient musical style to achieve their brutal ends. This is a precision assault on all fronts, with Corpsegrinder sounding better here than anywhere else IMO, and a rhythm section that is swarming with killer guitar and drums lines. One listen to this, and you'll be saying "Cannibal who?" Morbus Chron - Sweven: Morbus Chron is quite the interesting new Swedish death metal band. Their first album was steeped in the retro glory of the old-school Swedish death metal trend that is still fairly popular since its initial resurgence, but it was still forward thinking compared to their compatriots. With the second album Sweven, Morbus Chron embraced those forward thinking elements to create a psychedelic progressive death metal masterpiece that doesn't really sound like anyone else. The name Sweven meaning "slumber", this album does seem to explore the space between our waking minds and the wild world of our dreams, masterfully bouncing from delicate to haunting and heavy sounds seamlessly. An impressively mature offering from such a young band, it's unfortunate that they disbanded recently and probably won't be granting us a followup. At least they went out on quite the high note, I can't fault them for their departure since they gave us Sweven before they left. Morgion - Gods of Death & Disease: (moderator's note: I couldn't find a video to replace the original which was removed from youtube) Morgion is one of the most recognizable names within the world of US doom/death, and rightfully so with the small, but sterling discography that they left us. Before they developed a taste for stunning atmospheric compositions on phenomenal albums like Solinari, they were a killer straight up death metal band in their early days. Dark Descent Records was nice enough to collect these recordings onto a compilation for us, which is very much their style, and I'm grateful for it. I don't think this will ever take the place of Morgion's definitive recordings, it is a great look into their early days and what might have been had they stayed this course. They were really great at playing death metal before adding doom to the proceedings, with a style that sounds much more Swedish or Finnish than American, and I'm not complaining about that. If you want to hear where this band was before they changed sounds, or if you just enjoy dark and heavy death metal, this is well worth your time to hear. Necrovation - Necrovation: Neuraxis - Truth Beyond...: Neuraxis is one of the longer running technical death metal acts from Canada, a second generation band that clearly owes a great deal to the likes of Cryptopsy and early Kataklysm. They're a lot more progressive and melodic sounding than either of those bands though, with their debut album almost qualifying as a brutal/melodic death metal album, and their musicianship and intricate songwriting approach has only grown from there. Truth Beyond... is probably my favorite album of theirs, being quite punishing and also quite memorable and catchy. I think if more technical death metal bands from this era could capture this kind of quality without getting lost in a sea of mostly unrelated riffs, we would all be better for it.
  47. 3 points
    FatherAlabaster

    What's on your mind?

    "Well, if by 'year' you mean 'century', by 'alcoholic beverage' you mean 'several pints of fresh human blood', by 'morning' you mean 'middle of the night', and by 'just to get your day started' you mean 'just to avoid withering into a dried husk and blowing away at the merest touch of sunlight', then, er, I suppose I'll have to answer in the affirmative..."
  48. 3 points
    Back when I was growing up you'd only hear new metal through the occasional radio show or if others at school had gotten albums. Its not like today when you'd know a band was releasing an album for months beforehand and you'd get drip-fed information or even songs along the way. New albums would just 'show up' in the record store....There were a couple of metal radio shows on 3PBS - 'Metal for Melbourne' or 'Demon Night' - where i'd lay awake hearing songs by bands I'd never actually heard before. Sometimes the guys running the shows would play 3-4 tracks back to back and you'd sit there waiting to hear who the previous bands were. Id lay there thinking of the bands I wanted to hear - "Could this one be Saxon?...is this song Accept..maybe this is Dokken?? and so forth. So many bands Id never heard but Id seen there picture...so i'd just lay in bed and listen...and wait - these radio shows were the first actual musical exposure we had to them. I remember hearing Helloween's "March of Time" and then Queensryche's "The Needle Lies" back-to-back not knowing the bands, and thinking it was the same band until the guy came on and announced the tracks. Must have been around '88 I guess. Next day at school there were a couple of us who'd get together and talk about the bands we'd heard "Did you hear that Celtic Frost song?..wow" and so forth. I remember seeing a picture of Motley Crue in a magazine (Shout at the Devil era) and they became my favourite band - even though I'd never heard a single song they'd sung. I showed my mum the picture and I remember her saying something like "they just think they're KISS". There were a couple of tv music shows (not MTV here in Australia..) that had a metal hour or so. One was called Beatbox, and it was on at 11am each Saturday morning; and I'd sit there taping the videos of the bands - this show introduced to me to less mainstream bands - eg Black'N'Blue, Lita Ford (Out for Blood - yeah!), Krokus, Heaven, Warrior's "Fighting for the Earth" and the almighty Queensryche "Queen of the Ryche' videos. They even played Keel's "the Right to Rock"...it's strange how 30 years later I can remember those lesser bands videos form the show. The local record stores were impossible to get much more than mainstream metal - you'd have to order stuff in 'on Import" and it'd cost a few $$ extra etc. records would take a month to come and they'd ring you when the album came in. The 30 minutes home on the bus were agonising cos you could see (sometimes for the first time) what the band actually looked like and read the lyrics - but you couldn't hear the music until you got it home. Then I'd tape it onto cassette and play it in my walkman whenever i wanted. Then we'd spend hours reproducing our own hand-drawn album covers (and track listings) for the taped cassette versions wed made. W'd spent hours trying to draw the album covers and color them in so they look exactly like the album covers. My best mate's dad went to the US and bought back 3 albums for us - Twisted Sister 'Stay Hungry', Motley Crue 'Shout at the Devil' and Ratt's debut. I remember him calling me and saying come over and listen. I was so excited riding my BMX over there to hear them all. Funnily enough he decided he didn't like heavy metal soon after so I got the albums. The a few years later, my mum and dad spent 3 months in Europe and before they went I asked my dad to bring home the new Motley Crue album (hadn't been released before they left) which was to be called 'Theatre of Pain'. Back then you couldn't hear pre-release tracks or anything like that so you had no idea how a new album would sound until you actually got it. I recall feeling really disappointed when I put it on - was so lightweight compared to Shout at the Devil..... I remember a friend's dad went to Japan and bought back Queensryche's "Rage for Order" and some Venom and other stuff. It was such a big deal when someone got a new album like that - we'd have like a listening party in his bedroom just rocking out to these new albums from bands we could only dream about. There was a famous metal shop here in the city called "Metal for Melbourne". Everyone knew it. Was the only metal store in all of the city. My friends and I would catch the train into the CBD to go to it - and stand out the front for 20 minutes too scared to walk in. The windows were all covered in posters and flyers and you couldn't see in; and all the guys going in/coming out were so much older, wearing leather and studs, long hair, earnings etc. For 14 year old private school boys we were shitting our pants. Inside they had everything - wristbands, bullet belts, picture discs, posters, badges, back-patches, t-shirts....fucking awesome shop. they'd publish a handwritten Top 100 albums list and 'new releases' lists and photocopy them and we'd always grab one off the counter as we left then spend all week reading them. My friend bought the WASP "Fuck Like a Beast" picture disc from there for some absorbent amount and we thought we were such heroes. Ha ha. The other memory I have is that once a month with my pocket money (allowance) I would go straight to the news agency and buy a metal magazine. My favourite was always CIRCUS coz they had so much Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, WASP and RATT. Id cut out all the pictures and paste them onto my school books or put them on my walls. Hit Parader was another,. When I went to Hong Kong I bought a copy of BUURN Magazine - but it was all in Japanese so I took it to school and my Japanese teacher read me some of the articles in class! Ha ha so much fun....seriously I could type another 2 pages on old pre-internet metal memories like these.
  49. 3 points
    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    ^This made me put on: Darkthrone "Under A Funeral Moon" - a storm has just died down a bit here and this is perfect accompaniment right now to the weather. Cold and dark. Emperor "Prometheus..." - forgot I had this.
  50. 3 points
    Fjara

    What Are You Listening To?

    Iron Maiden - Killers
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