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  1. Evile - Enter The Grave Iron Maiden - Senjutsu Malevolent Creation - Retribution Nuclear Assault - Handle With Care Sepultura - Arise Suicidal Tendencies - The Art of Rebellion Testament - The New Order The Haunted - One Kill Wonder
    5 points
  2. Helloween - Walls Of Jericho Running Wild - Death or Glory Saxon - Wheels of Steel Saxon - Denim and Leather No idea why I'm in such a 1980s mood.
    5 points
  3. Anthrax - Fistful of Metal Anthrax - Armed and Dangerous Death - Spiritual Healing Discharge- Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing Misfits - Earth A.D/Wolfs Blood Sodom - Agent Orange
    5 points
  4. Overkill - Horrorscope
    4 points
  5. Gorgoroth - Pentagram
    4 points
  6. Overkill - Horrorscope
    4 points
  7. Dismember - Like An Ever Flowing Stream Toxic Holocaust - Chemistry of Consciousness
    4 points
  8. OSSUARIUM - Living Tomb MORTIFERUM - Distorted From Pyschotic Depths
    4 points
  9. Sodom - Better Off Dead
    4 points
  10. Dimmu Borgir "Spiritual Black Dimensions" I'm not a huge fan of Dimmu Borgir compared to other bands, but this album is great for being 20 years old.
    4 points
  11. Immolation - Here In After / Failures For Gods / Atonement Yeah, I'm kinda obsessed with these guys. And they're finally releasing a new album next year! Needless to say, I'm excited.
    3 points
  12. Paradise Lost - Icon Rudimentary Penis - The EPs of R.P. Parliament - Mothership Connection Butthole Surfers - Hairway to Steven
    3 points
  13. Anthrax - Among The Living
    3 points
  14. markm

    What's on your mind?

    Those of us who migrated from Metal-Fi have been having these dialogues for what seems forever. I tend to think in analogies. Back in my "acting" days, I lived in L.A. between 94-2000 and then got married, had a child and moved back east for a larger home and a teaching position in Maryland. I used to go to these casting director audition classes in L.A. They were somewhat of a racket for all the unknown, unconnected plebeians trying to get a leg up. You were basically paying for the opportunity to meet a casting director. You'd give them your headshot and resume, do a reading and they'd give you feedback, but what you were paying for was exposure with a casting director who you hoped might bring you in for an actual audition. One of the takeaways from the classes was that casting directors didn't always know what they were looking for. They had a problem and they were hoping you were going to walk in the room and be the solution. Often actors would try to emulate a known star who they thought was their type, but the trick in auditioning was having about 10 minutes to prepare and bring something unique to YOU to bring to the few lines of script you were given, not to try to show off your impression of playing a goofy sit-com bro or young married guy or cop or street thug or whatever the role was. You have to "be you" in whatever the situation was not play to the stereotype in you head. To me this directly relates to the oversaturation of music we're exposed to today. When I started paying attention to heavy music online it was fairly late-about 2002 or so and I was pushing 40. I always liked heavy music but didn't really have a crew and was more of a solitary listener and didn't really hit shows-having been in a relationship a year after graduating college and given my acting circles (alternative rock fans all the way), kind of listened to mainstream metal until plugging in. Even now, I tend to look for consensus and research everything from the latest black metal albums to a new kayak or weed eater for my yard. My tastes have changed over the years and I'm certainly not biased to mainstream, slick production, but often go for the more popular albums in metal and tangential heavy albums slightly off the beaten track. Really, just don't have the time or inclination to spend hours each week going through YouTube channels and blogs. Back in 2002, I was burnt out on my old classic albums and not ready for extreme metal. I was looking for something new-for me that was riffy stoner rock which reminded me of the hard rock I'd grown up with and doom. I added harsh vocals at some point and those early 2000's had an explosion of exciting material to me. At first, I found hardcore influences along the lines found in post metal and bands that were tagged with metallic hardcore like Converge. But there was a great wealth of exploration: millennial updates on second wave black (Gorgoroth, Marduk, etc.) experimental drone, doom and stoner gneres (SunnO))), Mastadon, Electric Wizard, YOB, etc.) Dark Tranquility inspired Melodeth Opeth and the hordes of 70's prog death Hail of Bullets/Asphyx opened the gates to OSDM DSO and the explosion of avant-garde and dissonant metal. more mainstream death which at the time would have been Nile, Behemoth, Kataklysm and the l sludge and the variations of blackened sludge a la Lord Mantis, Mizmor, Primative Man etc. and perhaps my favorite slice has been the tearing down of walls and genre and the tendency to utilize whatever a band wants-unclassifiable bands with a penchant for "weird-ass heavy music" Crust I found terms like caverncore/Incantationcore, Entombedcore and so on. I liked both newer albums by both Incantation and Entombed, so that sent me eventually chasing after classic DM. But lately, things have been stale for me. This is where the General of goats and I usually part ways. Circling back to my original point, I'm feeling there has been a lack of movement or innovation and more of a looking back..... I've got enough music, that I don't want another OSDM or blackened this or that that is indistinguishable from the dozens of other albums. Because then what you have is simply mimicry. It's almost like bands are auditioning for ears in specific genre. But, if I have 50 doom death albums, I don't need another one to merely have the 2021 version of more of exactly the same. Just like my old acting days, I couldn't try to be, MIckey Rourke or Daniel Day Lewis or Tom Hanks or whoever, I had to bring my stamp. And that's really what I look for-a band certainly isn't expect to reinvent the wheel or innovate at this point-but to get my attention they need to put their own stamp on all these tired out tropes-or at minimum present an authentic sound.
    3 points
  15. Sodom - Better Off Dead
    3 points
  16. If you were looking for an automatic 'horns up' you got it. Worm - Foreverglade Frozen Soul - Crypt of Ice
    3 points
  17. navybsn

    What's on your mind?

    Seems to be the playbook for conservatives everywhere. Delay, reduce, and make more difficult everything and anything that doesn't fit their worldview. In a time where they are rapidly becoming the minority (if they are not already) and their belief system is contrary to popularly held opinion (see abortion, same-sex marriage, healthcare, etc) in the west, I find it unbelievable the amount of power conservative movements still hold. I would like to believe that there will be a massive shift in the next decade or so, but then again I'm surprised that they are still relevant at this point. Apathy on the part of younger voters (45 and under) is to blame in part although not the only factor.
    3 points
  18. NP: Archgoat/Worship the Eternal Darkness
    3 points
  19. Archgoat - Worship The Eternal Darkness (2021) This album is really good, as expected. They're definitely drifting away from their pure bestial black/war metal sound and incorporating more 2nd wave-ish elements, which is perfectly okay with me.
    3 points
  20. Dead1

    What Are You Listening To?

    Anthrax - Persistence of Time
    3 points
  21. @ Deadovic I'd like to hope you were just having a bad day and the suicide thing was a bit of hyperbole for dramatic effect. Believe me I know how some women can drive you nuts with their inexorable need to spend money that you don't have simply because they want things and they just don't feel it's fair that they should ever be denied anything that they want. I remember my late wife asking me one time how much money was left at the end of the month so she'd know how much she had available to play with. I showed her that there wasn't anything left over to play with and in fact we were dipping into my savings each month because there was a $300 shortfall. I told her I was waiting for her to finish breast feeding the baby so she could go back to work in the states like she did when she lived in NZ, just as we had discussed before she moved here and got pregnant. None of that mattered to her, it all went in one ear and out the other. She didn't make any effort to change her ridiculous & frivolous spending habits and neither did she make any effort to look for work. Shoppintg on her tablet and watching Netflix was like her full time job, the baby was just her excuse to stay home and do it. I also remember the night I changed the Paypal password without telling her and how mad she got the next day when she went to buy something online and couldn't. But it had to be done. And 3 days later when she started talking to me again she admitted that I had done the right thing. Unfortunately that strategy backfired on me because then she had to make her own Paypal account and she started selling some of the stuff that she had bought to raise money to buy more stuff. It wasn't the stuff itself that she really wanted it was simply the act of locating and acquiring and accumulating that stuff that she was addicted to. The bitch just wanted to buy shit. She ordered a couple hundred plastic mailing envelopes so whenever she sold some of her crap she'd get it all packed up and addressed and ready for shipping and then she'd leave little bundles of joy on the kitchen table for me to take to work with me in the morning so I could mail it off for her when I passed by a post office somewhere in my travels during my day. Guess who paid the shipping costs? Whenever she sold something the payment would go directly into her Paypal account and then she'd use that money to buy more stuff. I was the idiot who got stuck paying to ship it all over the country. But I guess paying her shipping was still a lot cheaper than the phase when she bought like $10,000 worth of cloth diapers (@$50 a pop shipped) and baby clothes. Even as the boy approached 3 and we knew he was going to be potty trained soon she just kept buying, selling & trading the stupid diapers with the beautifl prints that only we ever got to see when we changed him because he had pants covering them up the rest of the time. I still have a bunch of them in a box somewhere because they seem too valuable to just throw away, even though I know I'm never in a million years going to go on that Twinkie Tush website and list them for sale. Same with all her piles of $300-$400 Frye boots she just had to have and then wore once or twice at most. Can't bring myself to just throw away $400 boots even though I'll never figure out how to sell them. I wish I knew a chick who wore size 8.5/9 boots. (NZ 39) It's a sickness and an addiction that destroys lives like alcoholism or drugs or gambling that should be dealt with the same way. They need to have interventions and rehab for shopaholics. Gonna catch flak for this no doubt....but fuck it I'm gonna say it anyway. Deadovic if I were you I would be looking into the pros and cons of divorce, not suicide. True if you divorce her you'll still have to pay her and she'll still be spending your money but at least you should know up front how much it will be every month so you can budget and plan. No woman, or let's say no partner is ever worth killing yourself over.
    3 points
  22. navybsn

    What's on your mind?

    What's up boys and girls. Long time no see. Sorry about that. It's been a bit crazy at Casa de Navy for the last few months. I'm not finding a lot of time to jump on line and fuck off. Too many "new" responsibilities caring for others, maintaining the casa, work...etc. Seeing as it is the day before the holiday here and I'm a government worker soaking up a paycheck doing jack shit...might as well let you guys know I'm still alive. It hasn't been all miserable here, I have caught a few shows recently. Made it to Mass Destruction in Atlanta on my birthday. The lineup was mediocre, but I did catch Akhlys, Nuclear Assault, and a few others that were fun. Exciter killed it. I had seen them before and was less than impressed, but they were on point at that show. Caught Napalm Death and Eyehategod which was a decent show. Also Mastodon and Opeth who were doing a fan's request tour (which means they played a decent amount of old stuff). All the shows are slowing down at this point of the year, so a little break before the shows start cranking again for me around March. So I'm still kicking. I'll try to stop by more often if the dark lord allows. To all of you, have a Happy Turkey Day if you are in a country that celebrates it. If not, I hope you are doing well and enjoy the season! I'll be smoking a turkey and drinking copious amounts of bourbon tomorrow, so cheers to you all.
    3 points
  23. Ghoulgotha - The Deathmass Cloak ...a rec from my pal and yours, good old BlutAusNerd. Nailed this old-school guitar tone straight off the bat. This one's their untouchable classic and one of the best albums to come out of that scene, for my money anyway.
    3 points
  24. Slayer "Show No Mercy"
    3 points
  25. Running Wild - Death Or Glory
    3 points
  26. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
    3 points
  27. THE TEMPLE - The Temple, New Zealand
    3 points
  28. Wearing a band T-shirt or not depends on what I'm up to - and the weather. I have a Terra Tenabrosa shirt that I have never worn because my wife hates the cuckoo. I have never worn a band T-shirt to work either, but that is no longer an issue since - and here is the big news I hinted at a few weeks ago, GG - I saw my last patient 2 days ago and will be retired at the end of the month. I am past official retirement age at 66 and I should think that would officially make me the Oldest Bastard here.
    3 points
  29. GORGUTS - Considered Dead BLOOD RED THRONE - Imperial Congregation
    3 points
  30. NECROPHOBIC - Dawn Of The Damned WARTORN - Tainting Tomorrow With The Blood Of Yesterday RESISTANT CULTURE - Welcome To Reality
    3 points
  31. MORBID ANGEL - Formulas Fatal To The Flesh INCANTATION - Diabolical Conquest
    3 points
  32. Kreator - Endless Pain
    3 points
  33. Destroyer 666 "Phoenix Rising"
    3 points
  34. Ossuarium - Living Tomb
    3 points
  35. Sodom - Agent of Orange
    3 points
  36. Mercyful Fate "Don't Break the Oath"
    3 points
  37. Abigor - Verwüstung ...umlaut for days
    3 points
  38. Destroyer 666 "Phoenix Rising" It came in the mail today along with my other records.
    3 points
  39. NokturnalBoredom

    COP26

    Yeah that's one of the things that I find most alienating & disturbing about modern society. The only point of being alive is to "power the global economy". It's a lot like the Matrix and I usually hate Matrix comparisons but the people in first world nations exist in a completely fake reality where we're essentially kept asleep and function as batteries to power the economy which serves to enrich less than 1/10th of 1% of the world's population. It's pretty sickening if you actually think about it. But the problem is that we're all so much a part of the system, we exist in it so deeply, that it's impossible to see beyond it.
    3 points
  40. Testament - The Legacy
    3 points
  41. There's a huge sense of drama to the is thread that points to some underlying problems. I mean if you have stepped away from metal and your friends have turned away from you then it strikes me that they weren't good friends in the first place. Taken at face value your posts suggest you were sick of your life given the theatre around the language you used (guessing English isn't your first language though so may appear more dramatic then you intend). But it sounds like you're happy with your musical tastes now and you should never feel bad about evolving your listening habits.
    3 points
  42. Marduk "Dark Endless" at the moment. Probably going to do a little Destroyer 666 now that I've got them on the brain.
    3 points
  43. But then neither of them seem to get much into the newer avant-garde boundary pushing horseshit that makes some of us happy sometimes, they're both looking for familiar sounds in different ways.
    2 points
  44. Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry
    2 points
  45. Emperor "In The Nightside Eclipse"
    2 points
  46. Exciter - Heavy Metal Maniac
    2 points
  47. Sodom - Sodom Krieg - Blue Miasma
    2 points
  48. JonoBlade

    COP26

    This. I like to think of myself as a sensible misanthrope. Population is the big elephant in the room at all these conferences. There are nearly 8 billion human beings on the planet. A big chunk feel entitled to live any way they want and damn the consequences, a bigger chunk think that they want to be like and aspire to be the other chunk. They keep breeding like rats. Humans are the best and worst thing to ever happen to planet Earth. Best in the sense that intelligent life gives the universe meaning. Worst in the sense that it cannot prevent its own destruction when its staring it in the face. COP26 is just the latest face palm. I don't really follow it because you kind of know its a ship of fools. In the meantime all you can do is make changes in your own life. Review your food chain, every product you buy, what bank you use, where your pension is invested and who you vote for. There are many things that individuals can do.
    2 points
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