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  1. 4 points
    Natassja

    What Are You Listening To?

    Carcass - Heartwork
  2. 3 points
    Death - Human
  3. 3 points
    RelentlessOblivion

    What's on your mind?

    Well now I only have to come up with spending money and money for meals in Japan, everything else is paid for in full including transfers to and from the airport, an English speaking guide, all the tours, cooking class in Kyoto, I can't wait for this trip honestly.
  4. 3 points
    FatherAlabaster

    How important is a band name

    A bit. I'll give almost anything a chance, but I'm less likely to click on something with a name that turns me off unless it's been recommended to me.
  5. 2 points
    FatherAlabaster

    What's on your mind?

    I'm excited. Within the past week or so, we've bought a second car and found a bigger apartment in a quieter neighborhood. Lots of work to be done, but things might actually be looking up.
  6. 2 points
    Athame

    What Are You Listening To?

    Vital Remains - Dechristianize
  7. 2 points
    Corrosive

    Cheers, Maniacs!

    Thank You! Have you heard the new Swans album, 'leaving meaning'? "Fuck Yes" is a worthy reaction to it. I was amused at the "gateway cassette" description. I did have years of bands like Van Halen, Ozzy and Kiss floating around, but Metallica really changed everything. I had seen the video for 'One' first, as most kids from my era. I bought the tape either that weekend or the following one and I haven't been the same since. For the sake of detail, I also bought Bon Jovi's - 'New Jersey'. Guess what style won...
  8. 2 points
    RelentlessOblivion

    First 10 Songs

    We're not in the business of naming and shaming for music taste here anymore so you'll be fine 1. Savatage - Hall of the Mountain King (Hall of the Mountain King) 2. Suffocation - Involuntary Slaughter (Effigy of the Forgotten) 3. Suffocation - Infecting the Crypts (Effigy of the Forgotten) 4. Testament - Disciples of the Watch (The New Order) 5. Death - To Forgive is to Suffer (The Sound of Perseverance) 6. Deicide - When Satan Rules His World (Once Upon the Cross) 7. Deicide - Sacrificial Suicide (Deicide) 8. Judas Priest - Painkiller (Painkiller) 9. Mayhem - Funeral Fog (De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas) 10. Satan - Trial by Fire (Court in the Act)
  9. 2 points
    Thorns - s/t Fleurety - Min Tid Skal Komme
  10. 2 points
    Thrashman

    What Are You Listening To?

    Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss Happy Friday 🍻
  11. 2 points
    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    Batushka - Litourgiya Seems legit that these two will stay together for several more albums....
  12. 2 points
    Assück - Anticapital
  13. 2 points
    Natassja

    Cults

    Like some others above, I have always enjoyed reading and watching anything about strange cults and serial killers etc. I always found Manson an interesting character, the control some of these people seem to possess over others is crazy. Crowley is interesting also.
  14. 2 points
    Natassja

    What Are You Listening To?

    Sargeist - Satanic Black Devotion
  15. 1 point
    Natassja

    What's on your mind?

    Damn..well I'm glad you are moving to a quieter neighbourhood, I remember reading you had concerns where you were. May you all have oodles of happiness and love in your new place, you deserve it, hope that little cat is ok too
  16. 1 point
    Natassja

    What's on your mind?

    Aww jeez is that how long yous have been in? I remember when you moved there..tempus fugit..
  17. 1 point
    Starting off with Burroughs and ending with Rainbow just made my day! Hahaha! Does anyone else enjoy the fact that the name and look of this Artform both came from gay men? Take that, homophobe Metalheads! The Soft Machine is an awesome book - if you can handle odd literature. Killer band, too.
  18. 1 point
    Those who enjoyed Fall of the Leafe's two first albums ("Evanescent, Everfading" 1998 and "August Wernicke" 1999) then you should checkout Autumnfall. Composer Jussi Hänninen's new band that continues in the style of the two previously mentioned albums. https://youtu.be/z43jzIw9SYM
  19. 1 point
    Hell yeah, thanks for the headsup. 😁
  20. 1 point
    Natassja

    Post here if you're drunk

    And the store will be open again soon so you can get a ride,buy more and just carry on
  21. 1 point
    Natassja

    What Are You Listening To?

    Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
  22. 1 point
    H34VYM3T4LD4V3

    What Are You Listening To?

    Motörhead - Just Cos You Got The Power
  23. 1 point
    44. Monstrosity - Imperial Doom I just happened to be listening to this album while reading through the thread and see no reason why I shouldn't go ahead and give it praise now. Most Metal audiences know about Corpsegrinder and his many years fronting Cannibal Corpse, but before that, dwelling in the infamous Florida Death Metal Hell, he was raging in Monstrosity and their debut album, 'Imperial Doom' is one of the best to come from that legendary early 90s era. I first heard the tune 'Ceremonial Void' via the life-changing (for me) Nuclear Blast compilation, 'Death is Just the Beginning 2', and shortly after I tracked down the VHS comp of the same name, sans the 2 (not an easy task in those days, folks), and that had a short interview with Corpsegrinder and Mark Van Erp before launching into the video for 'Final Cremation'. The rest, as they say, is history. Such fine stuff. As time has flowed, this has grown into one of those important Metal albums I simply couldn't imagine not having. The songs are all total ragers and each member's performance is pure aggression! You can't fake the real thing. John Rubin's guitar work is the best Thrash and the best Death blending together. Just listen to those riffs, the attack. The solos sound like moments out of Horror or Sci-Fi cinema. Van Erp's bass guitar sounds like it's being punched repeatedly and asking for more. The insane drumming from Lee Harrison that is both loose and tight, and has better blast-beats than most Black Metal records. And of course, Mr. Fisher's vocals are that which actually sound like a psychotic demon - something lacking from oh so many "Metal" vocal performances. Of course, a great album benefits from a great cover and Dan Seagrave's offering here is #3 of my top three Seagrave covers. (I shall save what numbers one and two are for when I comment on those albums. Whether I post about them or someone else does, both will certainly be on this list.) As far as I have seen over time, this album remains sadly underrated. I cannot recommend it enough! Mandatory Death Metal!
  24. 1 point
    H34VYM3T4LD4V3

    Whatcha Eatin'?

    Pure heaven that
  25. 1 point
    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Megadeth - Rust In Peace
  26. 1 point
    Abronsius

    Greetings from darkest Oxfordshire

    Hi Everyone, Just joined and looking forward to metal talk! Into loads of types of metal; currently going through a pagan/folk phase - Månegarm, Ensiferum, Windir etc.
  27. 1 point
    Abronsius

    Greetings from darkest Oxfordshire

    Hi Parker, thanks! The first album I listened to fron Månegarm is Vredens Tid. On a par with Dödsfärd I think. Thanks for the recommendation: I'll check them out!
  28. 1 point
    Parker

    How important is a band name

    I agree with FA. I guess it's kinda like judging a book by it's cover, but you kinda can't help it. I have never listened to the group Soil Work, because I think it's a stupid name; it makes me think of farming, which doesn't seem very metal to me. However, if some one recommended them to me, and their description of the music sounded like something I'd dig, I'd check them out.
  29. 1 point
    Parker

    Marilyn Manson

    He is intelligent, and gives good interviews, but I haven't really liked any of his music since the first album. That first album wasn't a great album, but it was a fun album.
  30. 1 point
    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    Windir - 'Arntor' Hail Valfar, the true windir.
  31. 1 point
    Vampyrique

    Cults

    Crowley is fascinating. He has certainly left his imprint on today's culture in both good and bad ways. Hardly the 'wickedest man in the world', yet it seems The Great Beast fathered much of today's degeneracy and hedonism. Nevertheless, his legacy has endured the dull tedium of the modern mind; that mundanity of materialism that robs us of our imagination. Perhaps that's something worth praising. Most notably, how many bands have paid tribute to Crowley and put magic to music? Too many to name. Crowley was criticized relentlessly by the media so I can't blame him for firing back. I think he somewhat enjoyed the infamy even though that wasn't was he was striving for. I think he was an eccentric genius, but also a bit of charlatan. I rather like Crowley. Moonchild is an excellent novel, and his non-fiction is at least interesting to read though. Scientology is interesting as far as cults go. Incidentally, Hubbard knew Crowley and Jack Parsons. Parsons was a Thelemite/occultist too who worked with NASA developing rocket propulsion technology. Amazing that NASA was spearheaded by Nazis and occultists. But why am I not surprised...
  32. 1 point
    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    Forefather - 'Steadfast' Yes, this is awesome!
  33. 1 point
    Natassja

    In Human Form

    Haven't listened to all of the videos yet, but I like it, really different!
  34. 1 point
    Vampyrique

    Who are your current top 5 bands?

    Cadaveria cast her spell on me in June of last year and she has yet to release me from it. Being mainly familiar with Opera IX's first three albums, I wondered how it was that I had never properly given her solo work its due. Witching hours by night and full moon were spent listening to The Shadow's Madame. Preceding this, I re-listened to said first Opera IX albums as well as Maleventum (the first to feature a new vocalist). Despite my devotion (get it:? how clever) to Cadaveria, it is possible that I like Maleventum more than the first three. Symawrath were a pleasant new find for me in spring of last year and their hold has persisted since. Namely, their debut album and split release for reasons listed in other threads. I didn't care to even listen to their industrial-whatever metal that they later attempted. The Cure are one of many favourites outside the world of metal. Wish and Disintegration made my playlist for a while. But everybody, their grandmother, and their dog like The Cure; only diseases and the pharmaceutical industry don't like The Cure. As you know, Tiamat has been on my mind with the effort being made to re-familiarize myself with their later works. I'm glad I did so, especially with regards to Judas Christ.
  35. 1 point
    Vampyrique

    What Are You Listening To?

    Looking at it now.... Indeed, It seems legit, and It checks out with the one listed on discogs.
  36. 1 point
    Natassja

    What Are You Listening To?

    Windir - Likferd
  37. 1 point
    Requiem

    Your favorite death metal bands?

    I know what you mean about the first two songs on 'Kill' - it's a great opening to the album. Nice overview of the albums.
  38. 1 point
    FatherAlabaster

    What Are You Listening To?

    Void Rot - "Necrotic Deity" (promo track) ...one for @Thrashman if he hasn't already heard it. Atavisma - "Dread" ....from the other half of the split. This is fun too. BÁL - Bú SlaveOne - Omega Disciples
  39. 1 point
    Vampyrique

    What Are You Listening To?

    Tiamat - Judas Christ
  40. 1 point
    Balor

    Upcoming Albums, 2020 Edition

    Supposedly, new material from the masterful black/noise band Black Mass of Absu will be coming out (date unknown, but I can hope for this year!). It has been something along the lines of 20 years since their last release of new material, so anything would be great!
  41. 1 point
    Abronsius

    Greatest Song to Close an Album

    My Dying Bride: A Doomed Lover Sentenced: End of the Road
  42. 1 point
    FatherAlabaster

    Short introduction

    Yeah, this account seems totally legit, I'm really looking forward to that intro post.
  43. 1 point
    Athame

    What Are You Listening To?

    Sarcofago - INRI
  44. 1 point
    blaaacdoommmmfan

    Hi from Portugal

    Welcome to the forum, hope you have a good time here. Not massive fan of power or symphonic metal but I do listen to wintersun. There pretty much in category and do you listen to them or sabaton or that UK band dragon force. Probably best not to respond to my questions as this is just an intro. Been told off about this in past 😁 welcome to the forum
  45. 1 point
    Requiem

    Whatcha Eatin'?

    You monster! We need them to make toys! I’ve been rocking solo a bit lately while the family from hell is down the coast, so my diet has been less than healthy to say the least. Fried food, alcohol and black metal to be specific. I’ve even started to deep fry my alcohol and black metal, which can also apparently be done in fish n chip shops in Scotland.
  46. 1 point
    FatherAlabaster

    Help for a Young MetalHead

    You could: 1 - take your dad but have him wear earplugs and a blindfold the whole time. Tell him it's part of the fun. 2 - fly one of us over to pretend we're your dad. Several of us are probably old enough to be your dad, so this could work. Might have to pay us extra depending on who's playing. 3 - show your parents the lineup, and when they say no, freak out. Rip your clothes off, set fire to your hair, throw some blood or feces around, yell "Hail Satan", pretend to have a seizure... something to show them how important it is to you. This should convince them. 4 - scrap the whole thing until you're old enough to go by yourself. 5 - run away from home. Acquire fake ID. Join a traveling circus. 6 - tell them about the show and calmly explain that it would mean a lot to you if you could go, even though you don't necessarily agree with or enjoy all of the bands, because you love the music. I hope one of these fantastic options winds up working out for you. (I should probably also add a disclaimer here: I don't actually advise running away from home and I don't recommend the thing with the fire and blood and feces. Try option 6.)
  47. 1 point
    Psst we're trying not to make the kid feel like we're talking down to him. We all have our likes and dislikes right? It took me ten years to move from being able to tolerate harsh vocals in small doses to not being bothered by them at all and while six or seven years have passed since then I still remember what it was like. Felt stupid reaching out and asking for recommendations back then.
  48. 1 point
    MaxFaust

    New to metal and looking for music

    The phrase "heavy metal music" was coined by William Burroughs, in 1962, to describe the preferred tastes of "the heavy metal people on Uranus" ... I think the book was called Soft Machine ... which is also the name for a progressive rock band from the 70s (that's worth checking out). The concept was strongly associated with "drug culture" in its early years, that is to say before 1975, when Judas Priest decided to create a unique image for themselves, with various paraphernalia from sadomasochism (the studs and the leather and all that malarky) and a way sharper focus on the guitar shredding. They were the first to describe themselves as a heavy metal band ... a label that Black Sabbath has vehemently denied for their own work all along ... even though it's customary to name them as the founders of the genre and the first "real metal band". Inspired by Burroughs, the band Killing Floor released an album (in 69 or 70, I don't remember) called "Out Of Uranus". Knowing that obscure beatnick language connection will make it easier to see the pattern all along the way. When beatnicks said "heavy" they meant something very serious, or profound, either way something that had a heavy impact on you. Like drugs. However that may be, "drug culture" peaked between 1968-73, and has been in decline ever since, so that's hardly even relevant anymore. Nowadays, people mean only the sound (and some of the image) when they talk about what is and what isn't "metal" ... but for those who can remember the old times, there will always be the "brown acid and pink amphetamine" connection. Liking melody might mean that one of the real classics, "Rising" by Rainbow, could be of interest.
  49. 1 point
    Gorgoroth - "Maaneskyggens Slave" - Pentagram Darkthrone - "The Pagan Winter" - A Blaze in the Northern Sky & "En As I Dype Skogen" - Transilvanian Hunger Demilich - "Raped Embalmed Beauty Sleep" - Nespithe
  50. 1 point
    ParisNavy

    Symphonic metal?

    MMMM..I didn't know exactly where to go with this question, but, here goes: How come there is no symphonic metal thread among the other the different metal subgenre threads??? Just curious is all...8-[
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