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  1. I managed to write some new guitar riffs today. It has been the first time in a while, as I have been really busy with other things. It feels great to have a little bit of free time again.
  2. Balor

    2019 Top Ten

    The chanted vocals sound really interesting, and your description makes it seem reminiscent of 777 - Cosmosophy. I will make sure to listen to the Mayhem album soon! You seriously didn't like that Blut Aus Nord album? I agree that it probably was not his best, but it did have a pretty cool atmosphere and some interesting riffs.
  3. Balor

    2019 Top Ten

    They also did an ep (I think) this year, but it was not as good as the two I listed. Honestly, this year, I tried to listen to so many things (both old and new) that I never spent any real time with the biggest metal releases. The new Blut Aus Nord has been on my list of stuff to listen to for a while, and I still have not listened to anything beyond the promo track for the new Mayhem album. Luckily, I have some free time coming up, so I should be able to fix this problem. Sent from my SM-S327VL using Tapatalk
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    2019 Top Ten

    Unfortunately, I, as usual, failed to listen to any large number of new releases this year. However, there were a few albums that came out that I thought were noteworthy, and very enjoyable. I will add more if I think of any. Here is my list (though it does not reach the desired "top ten"): 1: Reek of the Unzen Gas Fumes - Reek of the Unzen Gas Fumes This band quickly became one of my favorites, so I was extremely excited when I found out that they would be releasing a full length album for the first time. While this ended up being more of a best-of compilation than a full length, I still greatly enjoyed it. It contains some of their best material, and was produced in a beautiful format (nice art design, and a great booklet with lyrics). 2: Racial Superiority - Zyklon SS I don't really understand where the title of this album came from, as the content seems to be more religious than racial (the band is not a ns project). Despite this confusion, the music is awesome. It is dark, atmospheric, and oppressive heavy industrial/power electronics music by one of the best active projects. it has a great use of samples, well-placed vocals, and great cover art. 3: "YSY" - Reek of the Unzen Gas Fumes Yes, another of their releases. This was an interesting single-track ep. While short, I thought it was evocative. The music perfectly matched the underlying concept of kamikaze pilots. Honestly, it is the first case of atmospheric grindcore that I have ever encountered, and for that reason, it is remarkable.
  5. Strings always seem to break at the worst possible time... on a Floyd no less (replacing the strings on mine was a terrible experience),
  6. Today is a sad day, as I just learned that the man behind the noise/power electronics project Mania has just passed away due to cancer. He was one of the best, and will be missed.
  7. Given the stakes, that sounds horrifying. However, there seems to be a way in which it is also hilarious - perhaps even absurd. Wasn't this what Dr Strangelove was about? Sent from my SM-S327VL using Tapatalk
  8. Do you work in government? Sent from my SM-S327VL using Tapatalk
  9. Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate!
  10. I am from Southern California also, and live about 10 miles or so from the coast. It is nice weather here, though I would prefer it to be a little colder!
  11. I think that they changed their styles over time, but, then again, I am also not an avid listener of their music. That being said, I tend to think of their music as more humorous than offensive. The deliberate extremism in content, when blended with live performances that are downright hilarious, make their music appear to be an attempt to make fun of prevailing standards of both morality and music. I never heard of that documentary before, and it sounds really interesting. I will have to look and see if I can locate a copy/place to see it.
  12. Bizarre Uproar live recordings and Master of Puppets by Metallica.
  13. I think that is true, however, I am becoming increasingly aware that so few people even know what it is that it is rare fore someone to be offended by it. I can pretty much wear my Burzum shirt wherever without anyone questioning it (though it has happened). Are they metal though? I always classed them under noisecore.
  14. Welcome! Good to see another Californian around here (a vegan too!).