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  1. Was in a real death metally mood this evening... Immolation - Close To A World Below Immolation - Unholy Cult Wormed - Exodromos Eskhaton - Horracle (2022) Incantation - Mortal Throne of Nazarene
    4 points
  2. Ton of CDs on my trip to Atlanta for WASP. I did buy a small amo on Amazon on Thursday for a future small hi-fi rig. More of a fun little hobby amp but one that gets excellent reviews and was only $60, so worth a go. CDs: Killing Joke - S/T (both), Hosannas, and Absolute Dissent Miles Davis - Jack Johnson Dokken - Breaking the Chains The Cure - Paris The Moody Blues - Days of Future Past Al Di Meola - Kiss My Axe Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, and Paco De Lucia - Passion, Grace, & Fire Violent Femmes - Add It Up
    4 points
  3. Cannibal Corpse - Bloodthirst Autopsy - Morbidity Triumphant
    4 points
  4. Bathory - Requiem Bathory - Octagon Sodom - Better Off Dead
    4 points
  5. Horna/Behexen - Split (2004)
    4 points
  6. Just gonna put out there that DT has yet to make an album I haven't liked. Honestly wish more legacy bands took there approach of switching things up while maintaining your musical integrity than just trying to rehash the good old days in search of another magic album like the one that gave them their status. As much as I dislike modern Metallica, I've more respect for them than many of their contemporaries because they took a chance on a new sound and stuck with it. They're not trend hopping like many did when grunge hit or after the Black album when everyone tried to duplicate the success but quickly abandoned it when it didn't work out. For DT, if they had continued to make stuff in the vein of the trilogy, or the period immediately after, I think they would be a parody at this point. They haven't become that and stay relevant/interesting because they change it up. Bathory is another good example of a band (artist) that wasn't afraid to make a drastic change. I'd put Enslaved and Opeth in that category too. DT exists in their own world outside of our silly mortal dimension. The rules just don't apply to them the way they do to other bands, and that's just unheard of for a band 30 years old. They have full license from me to do whatever the fuck floats their boat short of an Illud-level debacle for the rest of time. May not be an AOTY situation, but they won't fail to get my money.
    4 points
  7. Yeah, the internet seems to think it's either them, or a punk band called the Germs from LA. This Lexicon Devil EP is from May '78 but they also had a single out in '77 that was maybe a little less hardcorish. As with any new sub-genre it's hard to know exactly where to draw the line between what was punk and what was hardcore. I'm sure there were other bands in the mix as well that have been largely forgotten because they just didn't get any recordings out there. I was in high school from '76 to '79 and I wasn't aware of any of these bands at the time, I only knew the Ramones, the Pistols, the Dead Boys and the Clash. DC's Bad Brains formed in 1976, but I believe they were playing some kind of a jazz fusion at first going by the name of Mind Power and then switched to playing hardcore later, taking their name from the Ramones song Bad Brain (1978) Even though they wouldn't describe themselves as a hardcore band because they have wide ranging influences like jazz and raggae, I think most of the rest of the punk world considers them one of the earliest notable hardcore bands. But they did't get an album out til '82, and by that time hardcore was already a well established sub-genre. The Germs - Lexicon Devil EP 1978 SS - Coca Cola, 1978 Japan Raw Hardcore Punk/Noise Punk. Then there were these guys SS briefly over in Japan who broke up in 1979. The Clash - The Clash, UK 1977, first two Clash albums were better before they went all commercial. Not that I really mind their more commercial stuff. The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope, 1978
    3 points
  8. There will be plenty of people who will be glad if Metallica do stop making records.
    3 points
  9. They don't all wear red high heels NP: Lowest Creature : Sacrilegious Pain
    3 points
  10. High Command - Eclipse of the Dual Moons Thrashtastic!
    3 points
  11. Celtic Frost - Nemesis of Power '93 [Demo - In Session '93] recorded in 1992 when they were looking for a new label. Ye Goat-Herd Gods - Ashes Shall Be Made of Them, Calgary AB
    3 points
  12. Immolation - Here In After Jesus didn't die for me.... JESUS DIED
    3 points
  13. Helloween - Walls of Jericho
    3 points
  14. Navy, That sucks big time and I don't envy you!
    3 points
  15. Didn't know what you were referring to so I had to Google this 70's Laurel Canyon thing. "Laurel Canyon was home to various members of the Byrds, the Doors, Love and Buffalo Springfield; to Frank Zappa, the Mamas & the Papas, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Joni Mitchell. It gave us folk rock, country rock and a wealth of singer-songwriters." Haha if they would have included the Dead, the Eagles, Toto and the Doobie Bros they would have just listed pretty much every California band I hated from the 70's. Except for the Mamas & the Papas, I have fond memories of liking them as a kid, and I did have that one 32 million selling Joe Walsh & the Eagles album in high school too. Yes yuge downtuned riffage, check. 5 pound ceramic bong on the end table, check. Punk attitude, check. But nuanced? No can do. I guess I'm that asshole who doesn't have the patience to wait for them to get to the point. Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales & Emperor's Return comp Celtic Frost - Vanity/Nemesis
    3 points
  16. You are certainly welcome to frolic in my beanfield at any time you like. She exiled me to my office about halfway through Morbid Angel - Blessed Are the Sick which was fine by me. I was tired of pretending to like hanging with family anyway. Wife, dogs, cat...cool. Everyone else, well at least they're not sleeping here. Now it's just Geddy & me listening to New Order in the dark because we're the cool ones. NP - Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
    3 points
  17. It's undisputed facts, (undisputed because no one has bothered to do a counter study), that cows react well to music, especially during milking time. They apparently prefer soft, slow, pop type music. So it stands to reason that if I'm toughing up beef cattle something hard and heavy is the key. I think I'll stay out of nav's beanfield though, nothing worse than someone uninvited playing in your beanfield.
    3 points
  18. Meanwhile, Kuke is "bothering your livestock" and soon he'll be doing something with your beanfield. NP: Killing Joke - Outside The Gate Miles Davis - Sketches Of Spain
    3 points
  19. Florida Man Annoys Florida Man, see pg. 26 for details
    3 points
  20. Cracked my first one at 10am. Somebody drank fucking everything else in the fridge so they left me no choice. Plus, I can't exactly smoke a shitload of meat completely sober. That would be sacrilegious. Ran through KJ most of the morning. S/T - What's this, Democracy, Night Time. Now for something completely different. Antichrist Imperium - Volume III
    3 points
  21. Wo Fat - The Singularity, took FA's and Navy's suggestion and started my day with KJ-S/T, and now moving on to this one with the pretty cover that Marky Mark mentioned as one of his '22 favorites the other day. Gotta be honest I'm getting pretty bored with this 30 minutes in, not sure if I'll be able to hang with these Texans for another 45. It's serviceable stoner rock, nothing really wrong with it, but it doesn't really have the juice or pack the same punch as the top notch stoner bands bring. King Buffalo ‎- Dead Star, guess while I'm stoning it up here this morning I might as well check out this other stoner band Mark & Jon-boy have been gushing about. (that's just a joke guys, I know you stopped well short of gushing) Jesus Fucking Christ you guys are nuts, this record is more boring than watching paint dry. I can feel myself aging waiting for it to be over. 3/10. Maybe if I was actually stoned I could get into it? Not gonna do that because we have to go to my sisters for stupid turkey day in a couple more hours here. Guess I dIdn't know how good I had it with the Wo Fat. Sorry guys, no hard feelings, but I'm gonna have to put your boys King Buffalo in the bites the big one category. Circus of Power - Vices, NY 1990, alright then guess I'll just have to time travel back and enjoy an old favorite from the year my daughter was born. Don't stop believing, hold onto that feeling holmes.
    3 points
  22. Sulphur Aeon - The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos-2018-Been a minute since I've listened to this. They say the older you get, the faster times goes by. Did not think it was 4 years ago. Zach turned me onto this one. Dig the huge, exotic, melodic sound married with dissonance making this something different than your run of the mill DM release.
    3 points
  23. I've still never heard this band The Gathering you guys sometimes talk about. So I just dialed them up. Imagine my surprise when I heard a dude growling at me. 8 minutes in now and where the hell are the lovely female vox? The Gathering - Always OK I gave up on that one from '92 when I saw on M-A that she only joined the band in '94. So let's try another one: The Gathering - How to Measure a Planet? 1998...Oh. This is not good at all. Guess that explains why I never heard of them. But how did this get a 91 on M-A?!? Those scores have gotta be rigged I tell ya.
    3 points
  24. Paradise Lost-The Plague Within Krieg-Transient
    3 points
  25. BLACK BEAST - Arctic Darkness CANDLEMASS - Sweet Evil Sun LEMEGETON - Demons I To X
    3 points
  26. Megadeth - The sick the dying and the dead (2022) Master - Master (1990) Sacramentum - Far away from the sun (1996) Terra Odium - Ne Plus Ultra (2021) It's good to hear from Øyvind Hægeland, singer of the fabulous band Spiral Architect. And let's not forget Steve DiGiorgio who plays bass on the album. Vltimas - Something Wicked Marches In (2019) Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane (1995)
    2 points
  27. Wow, I am kind of the opposite I guess. I discovered IEMs about a year ago and can't get enough. I do keep the volume low and am pretty meticulous getting to right tips. Bluetooth is now just about in the hi-fi realm for audio quality right? Soon all our wired gear will be pointless, and there will be more must have things to buy. It never ends does it?
    2 points
  28. I just got my wife a pair of Sony WH-1000 XM4 bluetooth cans. I found my XM3s for a decent price whenever I got them... year and a half ago? They're great, anyway, and unlike the newer ones they support aptX. But now the NOS ones that are left are going for around $400, which is the same price as the newest version, which is stupid. Gotta say, after using over-ears exclusively for a while, I am never going back to in-ears. Torture devices. Horrible way to live.
    2 points
  29. Krvna - Long Forgotten Relic, Sydney Australia Šakal - Jav, Prav, Nav, Serbia Hey man, long time no see. You stateside for a bit here, home for the holidays as it were? Or will they ship you back out overseas somewhere before then? Happy Thanksgiving and Merry whatever floats your boat just in case we don't see you around here again before the Yule. Whatever happens make sure to stop back in February for my list of all the 2022 shit you missed.
    2 points
  30. Attention attention...we have a @Hungarino sighting. This is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill. Everyone man your stations. Good to see you drop by shipmate! Hope all is well!
    2 points
  31. Celtic Frost - Vanity/Nemesis Pantera - Great Southern Trendkill
    2 points
  32. Förgjord - Ruumissaarna pt. 1 Looks like it was due for release sometime this month
    2 points
  33. Can't go wrong with Sketches. More time with Swans/ Filth and Cop.
    2 points
  34. Antzaat - For You Men Who Gaze Into the Sun, 2020 Belgium Путь, Ignis - Трепет (Pathway, Ignis - Awe) Russia
    2 points
  35. Having worked for a period in Milton Keynes, I can only echo this sentiment. Land of endless roundabouts! NP: Acephalix - Theothantology (2022) Fuck Around Fridays sees me giving the latest from San Francisco death metallers Acephalix a spin. All very rudimentary in terms of pretty standard fare that you would expect from them. I like Vastum far more than Acephalix in all honesty. Meat and potatoes death metal on a Friday morning.
    2 points
  36. Or worse yet, poking your hay.
    2 points
  37. Inquisition - Black Mass for a Mass Grave Opeth didn't work, so let's try something louder and more offensive.
    2 points
  38. Opeth - Blackwater Park Time to annoy the neighborhood
    2 points
  39. Yes, one of those. Opposite ends of the planet. I don't think NZ is famous for being cold particularly - or full of white people. I find the Sulphur Aeon albums pretty much interchangeably good. They sound very similar in style and production to me. I think I slightly preferred the previous CoL...but that is another band that is pretty much interchangeably good. Will cue it up again tomorrow.
    2 points
  40. Killing Joke - Killing Joke (2003)
    2 points
  41. Killing Joke - Hosannas From The Basement Of Hell
    2 points
  42. Another band I'd throw into that DT category that I mentioned in another thread. Tom G can do no wrong. I like Cold Lake too. Wish he hadn't disavowed it but just been like "fuck yeah we did that, so what". Probably wasn't his idea in the first place though so it was easier to discard. I did see scuttlebutt somewhere that there's the possibility of another Triptykon album in the next few years. Don't remember where I saw that, but I'm completely down for it. Never got to see CF, but I did catch Triumph of Death at MDF this year (and have them on the agenda for Hell's Heroes next year) and they played a few of the classics. Just fucking crushing live. Course, it didn't hurt that Jamie Lee Cussigh (aka Slaughterwytch) is one of the hottest bass players I've been lucky enough to see live. She's smoking and of course was playing a Rick which of course is consistent with Navy Commandment #1 & 2. 1) Chick bass players rule. 2) Any band with a bass player on a Rick is going to slap.
    2 points
  43. before they became musta surma
    2 points
  44. I thought you were nestled somewhere in the London suburbs? Blackheath or Brixton or Finchley or Cricklewood or somewhere like that. Or are you farther out than that? I used to have a stop on Manhattan Ave, a Polish meat market just a few blocks down from St Vitus. I remember driving by to scope the place out one time because Dead Congregation were coming to town. I had it in my head they were playing in November, but when it got close to November and I went online to see about tickets I realized the gig had already taken place October 20th just a few days prior. So I've still never been inside the place. I've seen a ton of live videos of bands playing there though. They've certainly had a shitload of great bands on their stage. Love your Killing Joke deep dive, they've become one of my favorite bands in just a few short months. Don't think I can go 3 days without playing one of their albums or another.
    2 points
  45. A lot of this is personality style. Like, I'm pretty laid back and typically don't get on with high strung Type A individuals.
    2 points
  46. Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance, 2013. I'm a massive Darkthrone fan and I don't know what's going on the last few years but I didn't really like their last album very much tbh, and now the new one is alright, a little better I guess, but after 3 times through it I'm still not excited about it like I'd normally be with a new Darkthrone album. Oh well.
    2 points
  47. Helloween - Walls Of Jericho
    2 points
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