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  1. Death - Spiritual Healing (1990)
    6 points
  2. Flying home today so lots of time to listen to tunes. Death - Individual Thought Patterns Death - The Sound of Perseverance Cynic - Focus
    6 points
  3. Black Sabbath - Neon Knights
    4 points
  4. Thatguy

    What's on your mind?

    A few more. Uploading images is such a pain I can only bear to do it every few days.
    4 points
  5. Obituary - Slowly We Rot (1989)
    4 points
  6. Sanctuary - Refuge Denied (1988)
    4 points
  7. Thatguy

    What's on your mind?

    I guess this is the best place for some photos as promised to the GG. Darwin is a place to fly out of - we went home from there, and long long drives on terrible red dirt/sand roads with usually no internet/phone reception. Gove Murwangi Also Murwangi Both East Arnhem Land I'll post more tomorrow. It's a pain shrinking my images to fit and it's hard when I'm doing everything one handed because of the needy black cat who hasn't got over being sent to cat prison yet being held on my knee with my other hand.
    4 points
  8. They never could top Albatross. COC - America's Volume Dealer
    4 points
  9. Mavorim - Aasfresser, Germany 2019 Shylmagoghnar - Transience, Netherlands Wormwood - Nattarvet, Sweden 2019
    3 points
  10. Kerry King - From Hell I Rise (2024) Come on! Let's give the product another chance...
    3 points
  11. Death - The Sound of Perseverance (1998)
    3 points
  12. The early stuff is where it's at. When I'm in the mood for Floyd these days, it's Piper through Obscured.
    3 points
  13. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here ...can't stop listening to these guys lately Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik - Hugsjá
    3 points
  14. Isis - Oceanic
    3 points
  15. Sarcofago - I.N.R.I.
    2 points
  16. Sepultura - Arise (1991)
    2 points
  17. Alestorm - Captain Morgan's Revenge
    2 points
  18. Isis - In The Absence Of Truth
    2 points
  19. Nocturnal Sorcery - Captive in the Breath of Life, Finland Commander Agares - Legions of Descending Twilight, Finland 2021
    2 points
  20. Atrocity - Todessehnsucht (1992)
    2 points
  21. Forhist - Forhist, France 2021 Deathspell Omega - Inquisitors of Satan, France 2002
    2 points
  22. Hey now! You're supposed to gatekeep that information otherwise it's like insider trading. Any young new band needs approval by the relevant council of elders and a full earmarked assayer of the federal metal reserve prior to dissemination. You know the rules. Close... sort of. Looking back we moved so frequently, and local reputation was so pivotal to my father maintaining his service and employment in whatever area of the country we were sent to/wanted to go, that there was a ton of back and forth as far as what I had access to musically. We could land in a spot for a year where pretty much nobody was going to bug you about what you listened to on your own time, to a place where even admitting to enjoying something outside the parameters of church music could spur a witch hunt by the rest of the community who safeguarded their desire not to expose their children to pervasive modern influences in the media at all costs. I was still, with a few notable exceptions pretty much always into the heavier side of radio-rock throughout everything, and the rest of it was just about access and the slow erosion of barriers via increasingly convenient technology. I just realized I probably sound like a whiny underdeveloped infant who hasn't gotten over certain aspects of the environments he grew up in. I can't emphasize enough that this isn't my intent. Truthfully I don't have the energy or time to carry around overripe anger with me anymore. It was just the reality of the situation for me at the time, for better or worse. Whatever the case, you were pretty close with your time-frame estimation. I'd really only add the qualifier to that frame that my early love affair with metal older than myself was not without circumstantial interruption. So there's going to be blind spots and holes here and there. As far as the subject at hand goes though, I do think that the heyday of thrash can be pretty firmly marked in the late eighties, with fewer and fewer really authentic thrash bands still firing the occasional head-shot into the early nineties. I just don't really see the point in kicking up dust over whether the Municipal Wastes of today can be completely qualified or disqualified from living up to the imminent legacy their thrash forbearers established. That's really all I meant. I don't know that that's all that hot of a take. I do agree with you in general, but I also think it's necessary to acknowledge that a big part of that line of reasoning is not wanting to be a part of your own personal Spinal Tap effect. It does seem to generally hold true, but I would personally hate for that idea to prevent me from listening to something even if it pales in comparison. Then again, I often give legacy bands far too much leeway. It seems fairly instinctive to understand that the primal or animal nature of thrash in particular can be intrinsically tied to youth, and it does sometimes get a sad sigh from me to see things like Slash getting molested live on stage by Fergie (Fergy? Furgie? Fuck I don't know) on the superbowl half-time show. Sometimes you just gotta eat a shit sandwich and hope what comes next is better, I guess.
    2 points
  23. No it's not! It's a testament to how most people have really shitty taste in music. Anyone with any experience listening to music should know that almost all of the most popular music will always be the worst most inane shit imaginable. The more popular it is, the worse it sounds. Because if it was really any good, it wouldn't be so popular. Thrash has held its popularity reasonably well in the wake of literally hundreds upon hundreds of derivative worthless modern garbage bands, mostly because the more extreme genres of metal are literally too extreme for most people. Thrash is about as extreme as a lot of people are equipped to deal with. Which I suppose is fine for the normies and casuals, but imo that's no excuse for genuine metalheads. Also, when you say thrash has been a thing for 40 years, all sub-genres of music from back in the day 30, 40, 50, 60 years ago are still things. Sub-genres don't ever really die, there's always some small group of dedicated fans out there keeping the flame alive. And also, could you please explain to me how every other genre has left behind a mess? What does that even mean, Orca? Post 1995 thrash is about the biggest mess I can think of within the metal world. There will always be some handful of exceptions, (can't really think of any off the top of my head though) but the overwhelming majority of that re-thrash shit is worthless and irredeemable. Totally fine if you're into it, knock yourself out as they say. But let's be honest with each other here for a minute. Because pretty much everyone you talk to over 35 or 40 who has any interest at all in thrash metal will all tell you the same thing: that for the most part these modern young bands' takes on traditional thrash is pretty much worthless garbage.
    2 points
  24. Wildly unpopular opinion I'm sure, but metal bands aren't supposed to be lifetime institutions. There will always be exceptions of course, but creatively speaking most bands don't have any more than maybe a good solid decade in them if they're lucky, and I'm fine with that. Give me your 3 or 4 or 5 best albums you have in you, and then fuck off already. Don't worry, I'll find plenty of new bands. To me these legacy bands from the 80's and 90's are like a football team winning the championship, and then keeping that same championship roster together for the next 30 - 40 years. Why would anyone care about listening to new stuff from, or especially seeing a band play live with mostly the same old geezers from 1985? I can't fathom it. I can certainly understand the nostalgia blast one can get from the occasional spin of an old favorite record from decades past. Or even young people discovering these old classic records for the first time. I'm not saying burn all the old records, but let these old geezer bands break up and retire already. Slayer had the right idea. I have their first 4 albums and I'll still spin them once in a blue moon, I don't need any more Slayer than that. Everything they've released since 1988 has sucked for me anyway. They're all 60 now, worth tens of millions, why keep going? Megadeth's last good album was 1992. Sepultura's and Coroner's were both 1991. I just have no interest in hearing any new albums from 99% of bands who've been together over 25 or 30 years. I've never been able to understand why so many fans just can't seem to let go of their favorite bands. The Metallica I knew were diagnosed as terminal in 1988 and then officially flatlined for me in 1991. They served their purpose for a few years, can't deny I enjoyed their records quite a bit back in the 80's. But I've since moved on. Couldn't possibly care any less what they've been up to over the last 30 years because they're in a different head space now. They're just not the same band from Ride the Lightning anymore, we've got irreconcilable differences now. I divorced them, told them to lose my number. I dug their first 3 records in the 80's, but they're another generation's band now, I don't even know who they are anymore. And it's not just them, I feel this exact same way about any 30+ year old band you could name. Bands that in some case meant the world to me at some point years ago, but it was a fleeting moment in time. Fans shouldn't expect that to last forever. The one and only possible exception to this legacy ban for me is Overkill. I did go and see them play live 3 years years ago, and I absolutely enjoyed the show. But I hadn't seen them live for close to 20 years before that, and these dudes are my age, so I did have to temper my expectations first before going in. Love Blitz, but even he would tell you he ain't the same Blitz from 1987, or even from 2003. But even with the 'Kill I'd be totally fine if they announced their retirement from music tomorrow. I reckon I had already gotten more than my money's worth out of them 20 years ago already now. And their retirement from touring and making records wouldn't mean I couldn't still spin Horrorscope or Taking Over or Killbox or even Wings of War when the mood strikes.
    2 points
  25. Most of those bands never really recovered from the 90s either. Sepultura haven't had a well liked album since max and igor left, Metallica has been repeating the same mistakes since death magnetic like poor production and songs that go on for way to long, megadeth albums have been hit or miss since 2004 and coroner haven't released an album since the 90s
    2 points
  26. No, this is the Fulci lovers' death metal band. They even named their band after him. Fulci - Tropical Sun, Italy 2021
    2 points
  27. That's because being born in '86 you didn't become musically aware and get into metal until probably '97 or '98 or so give or take. (close?) So to you everything that came before that would've all been just older stuff. 80's, 90's what's the diff? And then everything since then would be the "newer" stuff. In retrospect the thrash scene had a pretty short heyday. The first thrash albums hit the shelves in '83/'84 at the tail end of the NWOBHM heyday. Then by '85 more thrash albums dropped, suburban metalhead kids discovered moshing and thrash quickly became hot shit. But it was short lived, because the sub-genre had peaked by '86/'87. By the early/mid 90's around the time when Grin came out a lot of "thrash maniacs" had lost interest and moved on to other sub-genres, as had a lot of the OG thrash bands. There are so many 80's thrash bands where you can draw a line somewhere in the vicinity of '90/'91/'92 and say they were good - up until that point. Coroner, Metallica, Slayer, Sepultura, Testament, Exodus, Anthrax, Megadeth...I could go on and on. I was there in the 80's living through it as an adult. I was all in for thrash and I was buying each hot new thrash release as they came out. Yet there were heaps of 90's albums (thrash as well as the more extreme sub-genres) that I missed in real time and only found out about years later. Perfect example, I was a huge Coroner fan in the 80's but to this day I still don't think I've ever heard Grin. What did Testament do after The Ritual in '92? I have no fucking idea. I was a hardcore thrash maniac living in NY but somehow I never heard Demolition Hammer for another decade after those albums came out in '90 & '92. The buzz around thrash was just gone by then, in large part because the originators had all started sucking. And maybe more importantly, the majority of the hot new young metal bands spawned in the early/mid 90's which had themselves been heavily influenced by thrash metal, were mostly opting to play in other newer more extreme sub-genres. That's what really killed thrash, the better young metal musicians who had cut their chops on 80's thrash metal albums were coming of age in the 90's and forming death metal bands not thrash bands. Just like the young metalheads around my age who grew up on Sabbath, 70's dinosaur rock and the NWOBHM came of age in the early 80's and mostly chose to form thrash metal bands. Before I go though, I'll have to agree with your drummer friend Chris Black. When vetting an album and deciding if the collection of songs makes the grade or not, originality is about the last thing on my mind. I'm fine with originality when it occasionally happens, (as long as I like the music obviously) but it's definitely not a requirement. I really don't like weird little quirky surprises in my music. Don't reinvent the wheel dudes. Just write riffs that make me bang my head please.
    2 points
  28. A subject that interests me, thank you! Having started listening to Metal in 1984, I quickly branched out into Thrash Metal. I loved the first wave of albums (Slayer/Metallica/Anthrax/Megadeth/Exodus/Sodom/Kreator/Dark Angel) and when the second wave arrived (Death Angel/Vio-Lence/Testament/Defiance/Heathen/Forbidden), I went straight for it. It was a time when these bands had everything to invent from heavy metal, punk and Motörhead. San Francisco Thrash was the one I was most passionate about. In the mid-90s, after the Grunge wave and the massive influx of Black bands, Thrash quickly took a back seat. Death Metal had already taken its toll, but ... So, my favorite period will always be the 80s, but there were a lot of great records in the following decade. In the 2000s, I listened to a few bands like Evile, but apart from Vektor, I never stuck with them for very long. At the time, most of these bands were content to pick up influences left and right, but it was rare to find anything well digested on their albums. In the 2010s, younger bands arrived, influenced by those of 2000. Today, we're witnessing several waves. Bands are playing Bay Area Thrash, but without reaching an ounce of their elders' genius. Others pump Exodus to the point of nausea. At the moment, it's a kind of Speed/Black that's coming to the fore. Many of these bands are predictable. They invent absolutely nothing. After all, maybe that's just what they want. Okay, that's fine with me, but I'm not a fan at all. I'm still waiting for a band to emerge from this teeming wave and come up with THE little original thing that will give it personality and revive this musical genre that no longer has anything original about it. But I think I'm dreaming and it's never going to happen. It's the reason why I prefer to listen my old records.
    2 points
  29. There is a new wave? I don't wave much because I am antisocial
    2 points
  30. One more listening this morning : Metal Church - Metal Church (1984)
    2 points
  31. Lay down your soul to the Gods rock n roll
    2 points
  32. Holy Moses - Finished With The Dogs
    2 points
  33. Stellar Master Elite - Hologram Temple, blackened death/doom Germany 2019 Miiztyr - Blood Spills Like Wine, bm California Not a fan of anything else they ever did, but that debut is godly. Shame they never came close to that one again.
    2 points
  34. Metal Church - Metal Church (1984)
    2 points
  35. ASHES OF DEATH - Constant Looming Disaster PENIS - Nuclear Fukk ......how can you possibly go wrong with this......
    2 points
  36. Sort Sind - I Skyggen af Livet, Denmark Ritual Clearing - Penitence, Connecticut
    2 points
  37. I was into all the early Floyd up until the The Wall, unpopular opinion but I never really got into that album it seemed more of a commercial venture on that release same opinion with In Through the Out Door - Zep which I didn't like at all. Could be I was more into prog and getting into jazz fusion at the time. WYWH I would put in the top 5, Meddle would be in there too, Animals, Pipers and of course DSOTM If your into Trad doom check out Trouble, Pagan Altar, Uncle Acid maybe start with Blood Lust one of the top 25 TDM of all time, early albums by The Sword, The site has a lot of forums for all the different genre's there are some good suggestions in them.
    2 points
  38. I am really enjoying to listen some (Traditional) Doom Metal from Reverend Bizarre,Pentagram,Witchfinder General and Saint Vitus;black metal (both waves) like Behexen,Nocturnal,Nocturnal Breed,Root,Ocultan,Necromantia and Impaled Nazarene;death-doom like Coffins and some traditional heavy and/or NWOBHM like Satan and Saxon.I am really interested in japanese extreme metal scene.I already liked Sabbat stuffs.
    2 points
  39. Isis - Wavering Radiant
    2 points
  40. Municipal Waste - The Art Of Partying
    2 points
  41. Found this on YT, a lot of people don't know the dark haired guy in the movie was a young Frank Bonner who later starred as Herb Tarlick in WKRP in Cincinnati
    1 point
  42. High Command - "Eclipse of the Dual Moons" Fantastic album! Thrash with a good bit of groove mixed in. Enjoyed this one even more than I thought I would.
    1 point
  43. Neon Nights - Accept
    1 point
  44. Don't pay any attention to anything Vic says, it's worse than trying to argue with my ten year old who seems to think he's 18. Every post Orca makes along these lines he apparently either thinks he's making some kind of a joke, or he's being contrary just for the sake of it, or he'll say something completely ridiculous and then when you respond he'll tell you not to take his nonsense so literally. This is how he entertains himself on a slow boring day with the cows I suppose, but he keeps you guessing, you never have any way of knowing which one of these possibilities it might be each time. "Everything from day 1 has been a copy of it's predecessor" is a completely nonsensical statement on its face, so I won't even bother to respond. Nothing good could come of it. He's probably just trying to get a reaction out of me anyway. I think the Orca really just needs more black metal in his life. That's what keeps me so happy-go-lucky. All thrash and no black makes Vic a dull boy. He might find it cathartic. Or maybe he just needs to take a good long shit or go in for a colon cleanse or something. Maybe he just needs a good blowie to empty the tank and then he'd come right and we could reason with him. I have seen him engage in reasonably normal convos without playing all his games a few times over the last 3 years, so I know it's at least theoretically possible. Fuck if I can remember the last time that could have been though. But anyway, nice to see ya there Blivvington, I'd been wondering where you've been. How're you goin' mate, you find yourself a job in the kitchen yet?
    1 point
  45. Arioch

    What Are You Listening To?

    Sadus - Elements of Anger (1997)
    1 point
  46. CHALICE OF DAMNATION - Terrorwielder
    1 point
  47. Arioch

    What Are You Listening To?

    As someone who knows Warrel's singing style from Nevermore albums, I have to admit that I find it hard to recognize him on this first Sanctuary album.
    1 point
  48. Of Darkness - Missa Tridentina, Barcellona Spain, slow and heavy. Diabolic Oath - Oracular Hexations, Portland Oregon. Sentient Ruin's killing it the last year or two. Where do they find these bands? Death by Exile - Necrotic Tumorous Mutation, Germany
    1 point
  49. Iced Earth - Horror Show
    1 point
  50. I checked out a lot of material but could find nothing I am familiar with that has drumming similar to View From Nihil so far 🤷‍♂️
    1 point
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