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  1. Amazing album! Destined to be looked upon as a genre classic one day. Manimal - "Armageddon" (album) Highly recommend this one - 2021 release from these bruisers. The Priest vibe is strong.
  2. Welcome, my friend! I wasn't aware of the Germans being stuffy and salty, but that country has produced some incredible heavy metal! Sodom, Destruction, Tankard, Accuser, Helloween, Primal Fear, Accept....man it's crazy just thinking about it. I'm a massive Cradle of Filth fan, myself, so it's great to see them mentioned in your original post!
  3. Fantastic choice! I've been a huge fan of My Dying Bride for several years now. Aaron Stainthorpe is a mastermind. "Songs of Darkness, Words of Light" was the album on which I discovered the band, and I've never looked back! If I had to pick a favorite album, it would probably be "The Dreadful Hours", but there really aren't any albums that I dislike.
  4. Saxon - "Battering Ram" (album)
  5. We can certainly agree to disagree. If an album is strong, I never find myself wishing it was shorter. I want more music for the money always. I love "Peace Sells", and I do wish it was a bit longer. I'm enjoying this most recent one just as much, though. My favorite thrash band is Overkill, and I've never necessarily been a die-hard Megadeth guy, but I like almost all of their catalog as a casual fan. I'd highly recommend checking the new one out if you get the chance! Happy listening!
  6. I'm really digging it so far! "Life in Hell", "Dogs of Chernobyl", and "We'll Be Back" are my early favorites, but I'll be listening to this beast plenty of times more in the coming days. And I've never been one to mind an album being long. The way I see it, I want more music for the money. I'd rather not drop my hard-earned money on an album that's 9 or 10 tracks and only 38-42 minutes long. Give me 12-14 tracks and 55+ minutes any day. This one is 14 songs, and a little over an hour in length, which I think is fantastic. I'd highly recommend it!
  7. Megadeth - "The Sick...The Dying...And the Dead" (album)
  8. KK's Priest - "Sermons of the Sinner" (album)
  9. Crowbar - "Sever the Wicked Hand" (album)
  10. Forbidden - "Forbidden Evil" (album)
  11. Temple Balls - "Pyromide" (album)
  12. JamesT


    Thrash is some of the best medicine out there! Second best sub-genre next to groove. High energy and ferocious, just the way metal should be.
  13. I'll certainly give it a shot! Overkill will dominate the list, so here it goes: "The Electric Age" - Overkill "Ironbound" - Overkill "White Devil Armory" - Overkill "The Grinding Wheel" - Overkill "The Wings of War" - Overkill "Enter the Grave" - Evile "The Call" - Angelus Apatrida "Formation of Damnation" - Testament "Titans of Creation" - Testament "Fire & Damnation" - Exumer "Hostile Defiance" - Exumer "Combat Cathedral" - Assassin "Rise of Violence" - freaKings "Drunk or Dead" - Alkoholizer "Time is Up" - Havok "The Dream Calls for Blood" - Death Angel "The Evil Divide" - Death Angel "Humanicide" - Death Angel "When Death Comes" - Artillery "Shovel Headed Kill Machine" - Exodus I currently have 1,811 songs on my thrash playlist in my music library, which amounts to more than 133 hours. So I'm not even close to the bottom of the barrel, but I tried to limit it to 20, per request!
  14. That is a crazy first metal show! He had a fantastic introduction! Yes, Crowbar will occasionally pick up the pace, and it really adds some nice variety to the sound. Their tagline throughout the years has been: "none heavier". And I'd have to agree. Less than a month away now - let the countdown begin! What have you been jamming to this weekend? I've been playing nothing but thrash for more than a week now. I went with some Death Angel and Chemicide yesterday, and I've also been playing a lot of Evile lately.
  15. Yes, I can't wait! August 14 is gonna be epic! They're already such a heavy band because of how downtuned their guitars are. But in a live setting, it literally makes your teeth rattle. It's crazy! My favorite album is their 1996 release "Broken Glass", followed closely by their 1998 release "Odd Fellows Rest" and their 2014 release "Symmetry in Black". Out of all 12 albums, I enjoy every single one, though. That's awesome that you're seeing Conjurer! What's your favorite song from their new album? I do enjoy some doom every now and then, so I'll make sure to check out more of their stuff. What's their best album, in your opinion?
  16. Our Raw Heart is awesome! I can't stop listening to it. Fantastic stuff. Yes, I'm afraid I'll have to book a ticket to Sweden to be able to see the mighty Bullet! I just bought my ticket to see Crowbar next month, though. They're one of my top 5 favorite bands of all time, and this will be the second time I've seen them live. Incredibly heavy show! I have all 12 of their albums. If you're not familiar with them, they play a dirty, heavy style of groove-sludge. Awesome stuff!
  17. I have heard some of YOB and really like their stuff! I haven't heard that album, though, so I'll be checking it out shortly. Unfortunately, I've never gotten to see Bullet play live. I live in the States, and I'm not sure how often those guys tour over here. I'm sure they tour all around their home country of Sweden, but if they ever come over to the States, I'll be right there on the front row! Thanks for the heads-up on YOB. I'm getting ready to listen to it now!
  18. Glad you liked Bullet! They're certainly one of my top 10 bands of all time. Udo Dirkschneider is a classic metal vocalist - originally in Accept and now in his own band called U.D.O. His voice is very unique. I'll definitely have to check out Mispyrming! If it's rock 'n' roll meets metal, it's welcome in my collection. Yes, I've certainly bought an album based on a few tracks, only to find out that those were the only tracks I could get into. It's such a bummer! I'm currently on a thrash kick - "M-16" by Sodom at the moment!
  19. Yep, exactly the same for me! Groove is my favorite metal subgenre, followed by thrash and traditional heavy metal. Lately, I've been rocking out to Bullet - a Swedish classic-sounding metal band. They've been around since 2006, but their music sounds like it's from the 80's. Killer stuff. Great guitar work and perfect vocals for the style. The singer sounds like a mix of Brian Johnson and Udo, if you can picture that. The band is criminally underrated. If you get a chance, try their 2011 album "Highway Pirates". My favorite Bullet album, and it's a blast to listen to. Happy listening!
  20. Yeah man! I enjoy deathcore, although I tend to listen to it in waves. The new Lorna Shore album will be released later this year in October, and I'll be sure to snag it as soon as it's available. I wish I could play along with them! But no, I don't play any instruments. I just use the word "jamming" to mean that I rock out to the music in my car or through my headphones. Very cool! I'll check out Sisyphean this evening. I don't like black metal as much, but if it's more of the atmospheric variety, I do enjoy it a lot more. Thanks for the recommendation!
  21. Septicflesh - "Modern Primitive" (album) Brand new album just released yesterday from these Greek symphonic death metal veterans. Loving it so far!
  22. Anvil - "Pounding the Pavement" (album)
  23. Very cool! I've been blasting a lot of deathcore lately. Lorna Shore just released their newest song yesterday, and I've been playing it repeatedly. I've also been jamming to Black Tongue, The Red Chord, and Shadow of Intent. Highly recommended!
  24. No problem! I enjoy making recommendations and hearing that someone else found it rewarding. That's a great question as to the genre that "St. Anger" would fall into. I guess I've always just thought of it as straight-forward heavy metal and not really being characterized by any specific sub-genres. Not sure, though! What have you been listening to lately?
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