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  1. 6 points
    FatherAlabaster

    What's on your mind?

    Not metal related, but the local weekly paper in the city where we're having a group painting show chose one of my pieces to print alongside the article. It hit me that for all the times I've seen my obscure little album and t-shirt illustrations floating around the internet, this is the first time I can recall seeing one of my personal paintings in print. I'm a little bit more excited than I should be, maybe.
  2. 5 points
    salmonellapancake

    What Are You Listening To?

    Burzum- "Filosofem"
  3. 3 points
    Athame

    What Are You Listening To?

    Danzig - Danzig
  4. 3 points
    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Destruction ‘Release from Agony’
  5. 3 points
    Evoken - Hypnagogia Hooded Menace - Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed ...that Celtic Frost cover basically demands that I listen to some Celtic Frost afterwards Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion Celtic Frost - Into The Pandemonium
  6. 3 points
    Athame

    What Are You Listening To?

    Krisiun - Black Force Domain
  7. 2 points
    RelentlessOblivion

    recommendations?

    I couldn't pick just 3 doom bands, there have been too many amazing bands to choose from. There's one of these threads stuck to the Doom metal sub-forum and I'd highly recommend looking through the video posts made by BlutAusNerd. What I can do is list my top 10 doom metal albums but keep in mind the genre makes up most of my album collection so will be incredibly diverse. 10. "Through The Darkest Hour" - Solitude Aeturnus. This is a stunning example of the epic doom metal style. Rob Lowe is an amazing vocalist backed up by great songwriting. 9. "Forest of Equilibrium" - Cathedral. This is some of the heaviest doom/death you'll ever hear. Despite that the band maintain some of the psychadelic tendencies they'd later be known for. 8. "Exhumed of the Earth" - Paramaecium. Doom/Death from Australia don't let the christian lyrics deter you these guys craft a huge, dramatic, sound. 7. "Psalm 9" - Trouble. Traditional doom at it's finest, once again the lyrics are christian but the music is so heavy and so well written you won't care. 6. "Nightfall" - Candlemass. Another example of epic doom metal this album is phenomenal. Heavy, heartfelt, and memorable songs litter this record. 5. "Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth" - Morgion. This is a more atmospheric doom/death album. Morgion's sound is complex and beautifully crafted. They alternate clean and heavy passages wonderfully well. 4. "Turn Loose the Swans" - My Dying Bride. Crushingly heavy, melodic, memorable, and heartfelt MDB have an amazing sound and really haven't released any bad albums. 3. "The Monad Of Creation" - Mournful Congregation. This is an example of melodic funeral doom from Australia. Memorable, heavy, dripping with atmosphere. Be warned this album (and indeed all funeral doom) is very slow, focusing more on atmosphere then riffs. If that's your thing you'll probably like this but if not you should pass. 2. "Embrace the Emptiness" - Evoken. More funeral doom, this band craft a cavernous sound, crushingly heavy, and with some melody but much less then Mournful Congregation. 1. "Stream From The Heavens"- Thergothon. This is by far the most unique funeral doom album. It's a great shame we only got one album from them. Lovecraftian lyrics, a weird atmosphere, this has to be heard at least once.
  8. 2 points
    Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse Abigor - Nachthymnen
  9. 2 points
    Morbid Angel- "Formulas Fatal to the Flesh" Vital Remains- "Let us Pray" These two have been in my regular rotation lately.
  10. 2 points
    Athame

    What Are You Listening To?

    Gorgoroth - Incipit Satan Gorgoroth - Antichrist
  11. 2 points
    There’s so much win here you could slice it, toast it and spread butter on it’s blackened crumb! Mmmmmmmmmm...blackened crumbs!
  12. 2 points
    Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times Darkthrone - Panzerfaust
  13. 2 points
    Musel

    Hi 🤘

    Good afternoon everyone, I want to introduce myself. Im a Pharmacist from Poland and I absolutely love Black and Death Metal. I came here to find more people who are deeply connected with metal music - like me - and talk and discuss about different subjects to learn about the community. 🤘 My favourite bands are : Dark Throne, Mayhem, Burzum, Bloodbath, Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir but I like also : Tsjuder, Avertia, Deicide and a lot more (Im not focused only for some bands I love to discover new).
  14. 2 points
    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Xasthur - s/t EP (2006) Xasthur - 'A Gate Through Bloodstained Mirrors'
  15. 2 points
    Moonsorrow ‘Verisakeet’
  16. 2 points
    Athame

    What Are You Listening To?

    Opeth - Blackwater Park
  17. 2 points
    Bathory - Blood Fire Death
  18. 2 points
    Moonsorrow ‘Verisakeet’
  19. 2 points
    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    Impaled Nazarene - 'Absence of War Does Not Mean Peace'
  20. 1 point
    Athame

    What Are You Listening To?

    Cannibal Corpse - Kill
  21. 1 point
    Balor

    What Are You Listening To?

    I just listened to this too. I liked it! "Piss Off!!!" - Mysticum Thanks @MaxFaust for listing this band in the recommendation thread!
  22. 1 point
    Requiem

    New Purchases/Acquisitions

    The new Eluveitie whose complex Gaulish name escapes me Mayhem - ‘Grand Declaration of War’ original digipack with sticker. This is my third copy of this album but first digipack. Mayhem - ‘Dawn of the Black Hearts’ DVD case edition. This is my third copy of this live show but my first DVD case.
  23. 1 point
    Requiem

    Top 3 albums/eps of the week.

    Three albums that have ruled the roost recently. Children of Bodom - ‘Hexed’. I don’t love this album but I do enjoy it. It definitely falls into the upper 50% of the Wildchild’s output. Don’t know how many spins it will receive when the gloss wears off though. Dark Funeral - ‘Where Shadows Forever Reign’. The last three songs on this are stellar. I love this band and this album. Impaled Nazarene - ‘Absence of War Does Not Mean Peace’. This is only my second IN purchase which is weird because I really enjoy their straight forward sound.
  24. 1 point
    W.A.S.P. Forget the theatre for a minute here. I knew all about Lawless and co’s stage antics and shock lyrical content, but it was not any of that brazen, cocksure headiness that drew me to the band. Nope it was purely the music. I would argue that from the debut through to ‘Crimson Idol’ they rarely put a foot wrong. Yes, ‘Inside The Electric Circus’ perhaps needed a trim and ‘The Last Command’ too. But neither were turkeys and I played both of them to fucking death as a teenager being energised by the likes of ‘Jack Action’, ‘9.5. - N.A.S.T.Y.’ and ‘Wild Child’. ’The Headless Children’ showed some real maturity with actual structure to the songs and a little more teeth and less tongue in cheek than what had come before (although ‘Mephisto Waltz’ sucked and blowed and the same time). The final piece of the maturity scale came with ‘The Crimson Idol’. To hear a band more infamous for tits n tattle perform a concept record and not get lost in the story and let the music still be centre stage was a real treat. I spent so many of my teenage years playing W.A.S.P. for a good portion of each of them it seems criminal that nowadays I don’t pick up their CD’s off the library shelves more. Key Album - The Crimson Idol Morbid Angel The mind bending sonic wizardry of Trey on Morbid Angel’s first 2 albums just blows me away still to this day. Despite my affection/nostalgia for Obituary as my death metal gateway band, Morbid Angel occupied my turntable/CD drawer for a large percentage of my teenage years also. There was a poise about MA that I felt no other band had at the time. Vincent looked like a shampoo model who ate puppies at children’s parties and the cool menace of his vocals further cemented the image. Sandoval was a fucking beast on the skins and Brunelle worked the riff engine, stoking the fires with near passive effort. ’Altars of Madness’ and ‘Blessed Are The Sick’ change places as being my favourite MA release more often than I change my duds! I even forgave the dry sound to ‘Covenant’ after many years off being put off by it. Hell, even when Vincent has been sacked, had handbags at ten paces with Trey or just decided that Country is his thang, Tucker steps right in and the band molds accordingly, creating some great records along the way. A common theme in my list is bands who mature, whose songwriting goes up a notch within mere years. The step up from the debut to ‘Blessed...’ is so obvious and the whole record is caked in fucking atmosphere to the extent that you can ice it, slice it and serve it dinner parties. Key Album (today at least) - Blessed Are The Sick
  25. 1 point
    MaxFaust

    recommendations?

    Mayhem, Emperor, Darkthrone. Not because there is a lack of other good bands but because those are (still) my three main BM bands. Can I have another three? Satyricon, Tsjuder, Mysticum.
  26. 1 point
    RelentlessOblivion

    recommendations?

    I can only pick 3? How do I narrow that down? I'd say Dissection are the top, I love their sense of melody and their more technical mindset. There are other albums I like more but that collection of The Somberlain and Where Dead Angels Lie epitomise melodic black metal for me. 2nd I can't go past Bathory. Those first four albums were hugely influential on what BM would become and set up the Viking Metal explosion as well. I can't justify putting them at the top because their viking metal sound eclipses the BM stuff for me. 3rd is Bethlehem. I'm a huge doom metal fan, and I love when doom and black metal cross over, Bethlehem did it brilliantly with Dark Metal before pioneering the DSBM sound. I'll admit that style is not my favourite but I enjoy the way Bethlehem do it.
  27. 1 point
    Musel

    All Time Top 20 Favourite Metal Bands

    Alright, everyone is posting they top 20 bands, so am I, but I will write very shortly with no description since these bands are rather well known (maybe not all), and these are my current favourites, but of course Im discovering new bands often : 20. Korn (its here only because of nostalgia - it was first ever metal band I have listened to when I was 15, with Linkin Park at the time, although now Im skipping that) - Follow The Leader / Untitled 19. Belphegor - Conjuring The Dead / Totenritual 18. Cannibal Corpse - Red Before Black 17. Morbid Angel - Kingdoms Disdained / Domination 16. Satyricon - Now, Diabolical 15. Decapitated - Anticult 14. System Of A Down - Every Album, Period 13. Gorgoroth - Instinctus Bestialis 12. Made Of Hate (if you never heard of it its Melodic Death Metal, something to chill rather, some Pirate Themes also) - Bullet In Your Head 11. Tsjuder - Desert Northern Hell 10. FrontSide - Zmartwychwstanie 9. Deicide - Overtures Of Blasphemy 8. Hate - Crusade Zero 7. Burzum - Filisofem 6. Paradise Lost - Medusa 5. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas 4. Dimmu Borgir - Eonian 3. Behemoth - The Satanist / Evangelion 2. Darkthrone - Every album has one of my favourite tracks, really hard to choose 1. Bloodbath - Nightmares Made Flesh / The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn
  28. 1 point
    Innominate

    What Are You Listening To?

    Lynyrd Skynyrd - (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd)
  29. 1 point
    Athame

    What Are You Listening To?

    Rotting Christ - Sanctus Diavolos
  30. 1 point
    bartz

    DEAD!!

    you know that singer dead, do you think he was better on the vocals? there's one track called freezing moon, i listened to the old version then the live version with the recent singer, i think dead sounded better yeah. i've not listened to much black metal but im quite liking the band murdak lately, songs like panzer division, blonde beast and throne of rats, ive added it to my playlist. it takes a while to get used to this style of music, im used to death metal, myself songs by behemoth, amon amarth that kind of style.
  31. 1 point
    Rlanford666

    DEAD!!

    Hey everyone! I'm new here and I started this for 2 reasons,meet fellow metal heads and I am on a quest,I'm looking to buy some things but I am specifically looking for pelle ohlin stuff,I want to collect as much as I can in regards to my favorite singer,any help would greatly be appreciated! Keep it dead always.
  32. 1 point
    Sacramentum 'Far Away From The Sun'
  33. 1 point
    Balor

    Thulean Perspective

    I watch his channel occasionally, but agree with almost nothing he says. Sometimes Varg posts some interesting insights about bm and Burzum, which make the subscription worthwhile. His Burzum live videos are especially nice.
  34. 1 point
    Balor

    Hi 🤘

    Welcome!
  35. 1 point
    Judas Priest Priest have nowhere near the impact on me that say an Iron Maiden or a Metallica have. My love of Priest was born completely out of 'Painkiller' and at the time of release I only had that and then 'Ram It Down' to listen to in my humble collection. It has not been until recent years that they have taken a more prominent position in my metal journey with my library being stacked with various releases of theirs. I think their importance is that they add a variety to my collection just by virtue of their discography alone. From the high octane metal of the aforementioned 'Painkiller' and last year's near resurrection of that quality on 'Firepower', to the arena rock anthems of the 'British Steel' era through to the intricate story telling of 'Sad Wings...' there's something for most moods in Priest's back catalogue. But I won't shy away from being another one (of the established many) who worship 'Painkiller', not just for its energy and intensity but also for the fact that in the year it was released it had several strong challengers (1990 was a great year) and it still stood head and shoulders above all. Key Album - Painkiller Deftones Yes, that's right, the Deftones are in here. There was a time when I had drifted from the metal shores of my established kingdom and was in danger of falling out altogether with the genre. Deftones actually served as my gateway back into metal with their blend of accessible, melodic and hazy/gazy songwriting coupled with that aggressive, hormonal teenager with a knife nu-metal style that all the cool kids listened to. 'Around the Fur' and 'White Pony' hold special places in my heart but it was actually 'Diamond Eyes' that originally grabbed my attention one Sunday afternoon when I was feeling bereft of music and needed something to slap me upside the head. Worked a treat. Key Album - Diamond Eyes Kreator I get the talents of Destruction and Sodom when talking about Teutonic Thrash metal and I enjoy most of the aforementioned two's output over the years but it was the evil intent that sat behind 'Pleasure To Kill' that really made me sit up and take notice of the German Thrash scene, above even 'In The Sign Of Evil' or 'Obsessed by Cruelty'. Mille Petroza's vocals were like acid in my ears and the raw atmosphere of the record coupled well with the structure of the songs that gave it a menacing edge over the likes of 'Seven Churches' even. Since the sophomore I have gone on to own all of their records through from the debut, up to and including 'Coma of Souls', and find myself visiting them all with regularity. Key Album - 'Pleasure to Kill'
  36. 1 point
    MacabreEternal

    Hi 🤘

    Welcome, thanks for taking note of the advice earlier. Hope you enjoy your time here. Based on your tastes it appears you are in good company here.
  37. 1 point
    MacabreEternal

    Thulean Perspective

    Moved from Intro section - please read the forum rules before posting non-intro threads in the Intro section. Further breaches of the policy will be considered as SPAM and may result in warning or bans.
  38. 1 point
    Athame

    What Are You Listening To?

    Vital Remains - Icons of Evil Hammer Down The Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiillss
  39. 1 point
    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    Great album, and great band. Try this on for size: Thyrfing - 'Farsotstider'
  40. 1 point
    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    Marduk - 'Heaven Shall Burn When We Are Gathered' Swedish again, this time by accident. An excellent accident.
  41. 1 point
    MacabreEternal

    What's on your mind?

    Metalhead makes ‘Culture’ section of newspaper. Take that Tipper Gore!
  42. 1 point
    bartz

    DEAD!!

    hey im quite new to black metal, it takes a while to get used to it but i respect the musicianship there. the creativity for creating the atmospheric music. when i watch video's on live performances i like the skill that goes into it. i was watching a video of a small shop that got loads of metal things for sale, is it true that mayhem band members ran that shop year's ago?
  43. 1 point
    Requiem

    What Are You Listening To?

    Def Leppard - 'Pyromania' Danger, such a strange emotion!!!
  44. 1 point
    Morbid Angel ‘Kingdoms Disdained’
  45. 1 point
    FatherAlabaster

    What Are You Listening To?

    Fen - Winter
  46. 1 point
    Requiem

    What's on your mind?

    About to launch into a brewery tour. Downing a quick pint or two to get the vibe.
  47. 1 point
    Emperor 'IX Equilibrium' (1999 - Candlelight Records) Whilst accepting this was a shift in direction that proved too much for some after the breathtaking majesty of the first two Emperor albums, I found the third offering to be very appealing. The aggressive sound and rogueish charm of the 'bashing pots n' pans' percussion creating that wall of sound was a welcome prospect to my ears (albeit they really got it right on the next release). Coroner 'Punishment for Decadence' (1988 - Noise Records) Maintaining the entertainment levels after the debut was always going to be a challenge for Coroner, but the sophomore release more than shows the progression of a band who not only maintain the momentum of the debut, but manage to up their game still on the technicality front whilst still maintaining a strong songwriting ethos also. DIssection 'Storm of the Light's Bane (2006 2CD Deluxe Edition - Black Horizon Music) I literally am sat here listening to this as I type with the delivery only coming a couple of hours ago. This version offers two different mixes of the record (one the "normal" mix, the other an unreleased alternative mix). Whilst disc one that contains the original sounds as magnificent as I remember, it is disc 2 with the alternative mix, unreleased 1994 demo and 'Where Dead Angels Lie MCD ' 96 Remastered Original Mixes that has me salivating as the band blister their way through Tormentor and Slayer covers amongst the various demo versions of tracks. Neat find.
  48. 1 point
    Innominate

    New Purchases/Acquisitions

    Just tell them it's the new Metallica.
  49. 1 point
    BlutAusNerd

    Black Sabbath

    I don't think any of them are OOP, but they're not stocked seemingly anywhere. We never had trouble getting copies of The Eternal Idol, Born Again, or Forbidden when I worked at the record store, but they would just sit on the shelf as people passed by them for other things. I still have a few gaps to fill in myself, but it's usually because they're out of sight, out of mind. It is a shame, I would never put them over their prime era, but most of those albums are pretty good. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  50. 1 point
    NTNR

    Black Sabbath

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