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  1. 4 points
    Athame

    What Are You Listening To?

    Megadeth - Peace Sells, But Who's Buying
  2. 3 points
    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
  4. 3 points
    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
  5. 2 points
    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
  6. 2 points
    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Mayhem "Grand Declaration of War"
  7. 2 points
    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 😁
  9. 2 points
    Sinister - Cross the Styx
  10. 2 points
    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    Black Sabbath - 'Master of Reality'
  11. 2 points
    Parker

    What Are You Listening To?

    Razor - Evil Invaders
  12. 2 points
    H34VYM3T4LD4V3

    What Are You Listening To?

    Accept - Metal Heart album
  13. 2 points
    Innominate

    New Purchases/Acquisitions

    Motörhead - Another Perfect Day Found a clean, first press copy of this. It sounds excellent.
  14. 2 points
    Saxon - Thunderbolt
  15. 2 points
    The Heretics. Requiem left, True Belief right.
  16. 2 points
    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!
  17. 2 points
    True Belief

    What Are You Listening To?

    Sentenced - The Cold White Light. Perfect in so many ways.
  18. 2 points
    Athame

    What Are You Listening To?

    At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
  19. 2 points
    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    Rotting Christ - 'The Heretics'
  20. 2 points
    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Car playlist today: Darkthrone “Transilvanian Hunger” Overkill “The Wings Of War” On loop.
  21. 2 points
    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.
  22. 2 points
    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.
  24. 2 points
    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.
  26. 1 point
    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    Dark Funeral - 'The Secret of the Black Arts' It amuses me that people claim to love this but hate their later albums, because they really haven't changed much over the years. Great band, then and now. Hail.
  27. 1 point
    H34VYM3T4LD4V3

    What Are You Listening To?

    Satan - Cruel Magic Can’t stop listening to this awesome little song
  28. 1 point
    MacabreEternal

    What's on your mind?

    Absolutely. I had to drive through some very heavy rain and strong winds on Tuesday night in a fully functioning car and that was scary enough.
  29. 1 point
    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    I just saw Ghost on the weekend in a huge marquee - amazing live experience. They can be a little hit and miss when it comes to their music though. Their latest album 'Prequelle' (the one with 'Rats' on it) was my second favourite album of 2018 (see the thread in the General Music forum). It is such an amazing album: perfectly produced, catchy, emotional. I can't say the same for all of their earlier songs, but there are great ones out there like 'Cirice' and 'Square Hammer'. Regarding the almighty 'Prequelle', I spent 3 weeks in Bordeaux, walking around at night tipsy listening to it and it was just heaven. It easily has their best guitar sound. Anyway, NP: Korpiklaani songs about alcohol. EDIT: Ghost - 'Prequelle'. The instrumental 'Miasma' loud! What a progression!
  30. 1 point
    Off the top of my head I'd say Iron Maiden - Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Powerslave Metallica - Damage Inc. - Master of Puppets Dark Angel - Perish In Flames - Darkness Descends Iced Earth - Dante's Inferno - Burnt Offerings I'll think more about this and see what I come up with.
  31. 1 point
    Athame

    What Are You Listening To?

    Krisiun - Assassination
  32. 1 point
    Stormchoir2000

    Looking for Vocalist

    I am looking for somebody to have a crack at doing some vocals for me on some of my tracks. You can vocalise about whatever you like, within reason. I don't want stupid stuff like a nun being raped by demons or that kind of stuff. I am in my 40s, and into more mature content. Your age has zero to do with it. I don't care if you are 16, or 60. I love to make music, as frustrating as it is, and would love for somebody to complete a few songs every now and then with some vocals for me. I do everything with making the music and videos, as it is just a one man project, but I just can't vocalise! I do have a couple of albums available on the usual streaming services that everybody knows. Here's some songs to give you an idea of what I do. These two songs are two that I would love to have vocals to!
  33. 1 point
    Vampyrique

    Books?

    Read freely and of your own will... and leave something of the happiness you bring.
  34. 1 point
    Requiem

    All Time Top 20 Favourite Metal Bands

    Our tastes run really closely together, because you've listed a lot of bands here who are in my next batch of favourites, like Motley Crue, Finntroll etc. And our top 2 is the same (although I put Katatonia in first place)!! Brilliant list.
  35. 1 point
    This is really hard. I've tried doing something like this before but I can never really choose a favorite over the other especially among my top 8-10. And I'm assuming we're only allowed to choose one album per band, which is even more difficult. Then I have to take into account different subgenres, which to me is like comparing apples to oranges. But...here goes. 20. Motley Crue - Shout at the Devil 19. Scorpions - Love at First Sting 18. Immortal - At the Heart of Winter 17. Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime 16. Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind 15. Suicidal Tendencies - Lights...Camera...Revolution! 14. Death - Symbolic 13. Gorgoroth - Antichrist 12. Moonsorrow - Voimasta Ja Kunniasta 11. Korpiklaani - Tales Along This Road 10. Turisas - Battle Metal 9. Finntroll - Jaktens Tid 8. 1349 - Hellfire 7. October Tide - Rain Without End 6. Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky 5. Paradise Lost - Draconian Times 4. Opeth - Orchid 3. Satyricon - Nemesis Divina 2. Katatonia - Dance of December Souls 1. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas And then there are all the albums I like from a lot of other bands who I wouldn't say are among my most favorite bands, but who have made some killer music (like Enslaved, Dream Theater, Annihilator, Skyforger, WASP, Skid Row, Eluveitie, and so on...and so on...)
  36. 1 point
    This reminds me that @True Belief will be here in less than an hour and he still hasn't posted his list. tut tut. Nice list with many of my favourites appearing. Here are my comments on selected entries that intrigue me: Dimmu Borgir so high surprises a bit, although I had them in my Honourable Mentions section. Akercocke so high interests me as well and I need to give them another listen. They never hooked me first time around when they were 'big'. The Meads... is a huge surprise! I have the split they did with Mayhem and it's pretty good but very weird. Top 10 as well! I also have 'Exuming the Grave of Yeshua' and I think I played it twice and it's been on the shelf for the last fifteen years. I'll give it another spin. Never heard of Darkness in Blood but they sound suitably vampiric. Very surprised to see you rate 'Ravishing Grimness' as the best Darkthrone album! I'll have to give that another listen as well - I think it was around that album that I finally lost interest in the band, so I won't have heard it since 2000 probably! It's certainly not in my collection. And Arcturus - great choice. I thought about including them in my Honourable Mentions but they just didn't have that added meaning for me that would have got them in there. Great band though.
  37. 1 point
    Brilliant
  38. 1 point
    Fjara

    All Time Top 20 Favourite Metal Bands

    Great list ^
  39. 1 point
    Requiem

    All Time Top 20 Favourite Metal Bands

    You understand my idea of 'romance' very well it seems....
  40. 1 point
    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.
  41. 1 point
    Almost done. Just need to rank them.
  42. 1 point
    The first entry in this new blog section celebrating the Finnish BM scene is dedicated to one of the finest split releases I have ever heard. In July 2004, Grievantee Productions released this split EP from two of the most established and revered acts on the BM scene in Finland. A split of real contrast, this offering gave two sides of the coin in every aspect. The lo-fi production of Horna with the shrieking vocals of Corvus at the front of the delivery giving marked difference to the scathing yet melodic attack of Behexen. I have read much criticism of Horna's contribution and to some degree I can understand this. The almost soulless performance sounds empty and devoid of depth in some ways. Yet this in so many ways is also why it works so well for me. The performance sounds authentic and atavistic, like the awakening of something believed to be long-dead and forgotten, now brought back to some living/undead state to unleash its ancient threat on an unsuspecting world. Punky stabs underpin the relentless delivery giving space for some respectful foot stomping as well as neck snapping. The grim and dank nature of Horna's four tracks here match perfectly the artwork that adorns (this version) of the release. It feels like Finnish BM, full of such cold hatred and pure, unbridled suffering. Its grimness punctuated by the already mentioned vocal prowess of Corvus. Horna here remind me of the understated riffing of Darkthrone elevated in an absolute maelstrom of pitch black darkness. By way of contrast, Behexen have a cleaner sound from the off. Obviously more melodic yet still racing and aggressive to make them marginally more accessible than Horna. Hoath's vocals are more buried in the mix than Corvus' but the intense gallop and scathing delivery somehow elevates them just enough. There's definitely more of a feeling of there being a "wall" of noise on the Behexen contribution but the tracks themselves have a more discernible series of transitions that fill the soundscape perfectly, permeating the parts Horna's contribution cannot reach. Despite the marked difference in production values, the Behexen tracks compliment the Horna ones perfectly (and vice the versa). The combination of the two styles make the EP a triumph of opposites and I find this EP works really well on shuffle to emphasise this. Of the Behexen tracks, "A Distant Call From Darkness" is my preferred choice with its blend of galloping riffage, scathing vocals and melancholic melody. The guitar sound on this track is fucking pandemic level infectious! I would encourage any BM fan to purchase and embrace this most essential of Finnish BM releases. 5/5
  43. 1 point
    True Belief

    What Are You Listening To?

    Stinking hot day here - and now it’s BBQ time on the back deck. Cranking Van Halen (and looking tight), a bit of Whitesnake’s ‘Slide It In’ and now Dio-era Rainbow. Neighbours all enjoying the show.
  44. 1 point
    MaxFaust

    Rate the song above you!

    Fucking classic!!! A major musical kick back in the day. 9/10. Sone years later ... and also somewhat inspired ... "black space metal" from Norway ...
  45. 1 point
    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Behexen "The Poisonous Path" Horna/Behexen split - because I am trooooooo!
  46. 1 point
    True Belief

    What Are You Listening To?

    Insomnium - In the Halls of Awaiting.
  47. 1 point
    RelentlessOblivion

    Hello

    Welcome to the community. We're glad to have you here. I'm not much of a gothic metal fan though I dig when it crosses over with black or doom metal. Speaking of black metal Dissection are another reasonably well known band you might enjoy.
  48. 1 point
    Aleki

    Numento - Melodic metal from Finland

    We're a melodic metal band with a touch of progressive and death metal from Helsinki, Finland. We came out with our newest single Dead Eyes a couple days ago. (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkUAmXIXQVc). I would really like to hear your thoughts about out music so we could keep improving our sound. Thanks a lot! More links: Bandcamp: https://numento.bandcamp.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_3YNrisPhQufU6IJmOEnMg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/numentofin/
  49. 1 point
    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.
  50. 1 point
    satan 59

    Controversial Metal Opinions

    Don't like thrash, there you go I've said it on the forum but I think most of you knew that anyway. My fav music style is old school UK goth hence why Fields of the Nephilim are my fav band of all time. Because of this forum doom and funeral doom is now very close and not forgetting a bit of death. Another one, I like Metallica, not the early thrash stuff (I do like some of it) but the Black album etc. Blasphemy on a metal forum but there you go.
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