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    Iceni given a Damn from FatherAlabaster in What Are You Listening To?   
    Definitely sounds like my kinda thing.
    ^ Also both of those albums kick ass.
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    Iceni gave a Damn to FatherAlabaster in What Are You Listening To?   
    I get a vintage Edge Of Sanity-meets-Cynic vibe. Pretty much killer for my taste, but given that it's a 1995 release, I didn't know how you would react to it.
    NP: 
    InanimateExistence - Underneath A Melting Sky
    Unhuman - s/t
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    Iceni gave a Damn to MacabreEternal in What Are You Listening To?   
    Chthe'ilist "Le Dernier Crépuscule"
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    Iceni given a Damn from Will in What are the "Big 4" of other genres of metal?   
    Tech-death:
    Death
    Nile
    Necrophagist
    Suffocation
    Not that I like any of them that much. If I could make a big 4 list synthesizing sustained quality, longevity and success it'd probably be:
    Gigan
    Gorguts
    Gorod
    Wormed
     
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    Iceni given a Damn from dilatedmind in How do you like your black metal?   
    He dae no' eat, nor dae he sleep; and feeds he only on the black-tar heroin o' the living. His imposing keep may be found in the outskirts of Dundee near a drainage ditch, he dunnae keep a moat so much as a ring of dilapidated cars guarded by rottweilers.
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    Iceni given a Damn from Requiem in How do you like your black metal?   
    He dae no' eat, nor dae he sleep; and feeds he only on the black-tar heroin o' the living. His imposing keep may be found in the outskirts of Dundee near a drainage ditch, he dunnae keep a moat so much as a ring of dilapidated cars guarded by rottweilers.
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    Iceni given a Damn from FatherAlabaster in What's on your mind?   
    Man, I first heard the phrase "bouncing off the walls" during a church service in Houston when I was about 11 or something and it was all I could do not to issue a resonant guffaw through the sanctuary. The mental image of a toddler just rocketing about a bedroom like a squash ball turned out surprisingly evocative, something of the Calvin and Hobbes to it.
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    Iceni given a Damn from Ina in The Official Progressive Metal Recommendations Thread   
    Re: intro to prog All RIGHT! Anyhow, I think I'm just going to give you a list and elaborate only a bit...It'll take eons if I try to give you a good impression of the band or album in question. I'll try to answer your questions on these bands if you want some more in-depth description. I recommend: 'The Weight Of The World' by 7days. This features my favorite guitarist Markus Sigfridsson and famed Candlemass vocalist Thomas Vikstrom on lead vocals; one of my favorite albums. 'Final Extension' by Andromeda. This is a reissue of their first album, but with their current singer who I think is better. Brainstorm overall. I have 'Liquid Monster' but people say that's one of their weaker albums. Otherwise, a pretty crunchy approach. Don't get their latest stuff, it's somewhat bland. 'Metus Mortis' and 'Soul Temptation' get good reviews. Circle II Circle overall. They use some of Savatage's talent and have a strongly guitar-based approach and great vocals. Circus Maximus overall. They have some great material on their two albums. 'Where Stories End' by Darkwater. This album is better than their first in my opinion; its melodies are more accessible and the guitar is better. Independent Harmony by Division By Zero. Their other album is also good, but this one showcases their awesome mix of thundering technical riffs better. Dominici overall. Good prog all around. 5th Season by Dreamscape. It's got a lot of long songs, but good and VERY underrated. Definitely a band which deserves more publicity. In Search Of Truth by Evergrey. This band really got to sucking recently, but their early stuff is good. Check out the song 'Watching The Skies'. MAD riff on that sucker! 'Memoirs Of A Broken Man' by Futures End. I think it's their only album, but it's great, very aggressive stuff while retaining clean vocals. 'Pulse For A Graveheart' by Mind Key. I discovered this recently, it's very good prog with a lot of passion behind it. Myrath overall. O yes, how I love this band. It's groovy, technical Arabic prog. What more do you need to hear? Nevermore overall. I like 'This Godless Endeavor' but they have a LOT of great stuff. The guitars are awesome here. Definitely one of my favorite prog bands. Orphaned Land overall. They combine complex arrangements with Hebrew instruments and prog. Pathosray's self-titled debut. Their songs have multiple passages, strong instrumentation and an overall aggressiveness and passion. 'Scent Of Snow' ranks up there as one of the best prog songs I've ever heard. Random Eyes overall. Yeah, their new album is called 'Light Up'. No, it's not about weed. Yes, it's pink. No, it's not horrible. These guys are a mixed bag; I like their album 'Invisible' the best but their other stuff is fine too. Redmption overall. They are the BEST prog band I've ever heard. Scar Symmetry overall. They haven't got one really strong album, but a lot of good material. 'Holographic Universe' is probably their best-loved album. 'Mercy Falls' by Seventh Wonder. Great Swedish prog and one of my favorite prog albums. Imaginary Sonicscape by Sigh. This is technically black metal, but the musicianship is great. Weird stuff and great for being strange. 'Aeons Past' by Solution .45. This is good progressive death metal with clean vocals. I know some people hate this band but I think they're good. 'When Time Fades' by Suspyre. This band has strong classical influences and a wide variety in their music. Definitely check them out for something interesting. 'Iconoclast' by Symphony X. This album features their crunchiest stuff, I think. Very aggressive, but it allows the keyboards to enjoy a bit more time in the limelight, putting it a bit ahead of 'Paradise Lost'. Threshold overall. They were the first prog band I discovered and remain one of my favorites. Sadly, their vocalist Andrew MacDermott died so we won't get to hear him again...try to find the material where he sings. 'Long Way Home' remains to this day my favorite song. Tomorrow's Eve overall. This German band is pretty underrated, but they're very good, nice and crunchy with good keyboards and drums as well. 'Reality' by Wingdom. This is good prog with wonderful keyboard melodies. And two Australian bands! 'The Fourth Season' by Vanishing Point. This band has good vocals and great atmosphere. Voyager overall. Look at their more recent stuff...I don't like their old work although others do. Their vocalist is quite exceptional, one of the best. Their overall sense of melody is great. Eeesh. Well, now my back hurts. Check these bands out!
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    Iceni given a Damn from ButterLettuss in sup nerds   
    One guy on Facebook used the phrase "slugfuck pacing" which certainly gave me a chuckle. Definitely gotta integrate that one into my vocabulary.
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    Iceni given a Damn from ChainsawAkimbo in sup nerds   
    Geez, maybe don't shit on the one band this fella's said he likes the second he hops on the forum... I mean, we're not Encyclopedia Metallum and in fact I distinctly recall a lot of our more prominent members saying that's what they liked about this place. Last I recall TBDM sounded kinda like a more simpler Sadist. Man, they must have undergone some drastic style changes if they sound like Epica now...
    Might surprise you @ButterLettuss but usually I'm considered the grouchy one hereabouts. Apart from Relentless, anyway.
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    Iceni given a Damn from dilatedmind in Mnemic   
    I have now come to like a number of the songs I used to just enjoy ironically, "Liquid" probably being at the top of the list. Then again, I'm on record as enjoying Disturbed. Mnemic do definitely belong to the Jumpdafuckup School but I can't hate it too much. I'd love to see them take a couple notes from bands like Alchemist, Gojira and Mithras and become a little more...hate to use this word, but raw. Some prog touches wouldn't hurt, but then I usually believe that about every band.
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    Iceni given a Damn from FatherAlabaster in sup nerds   
    Geez, maybe don't shit on the one band this fella's said he likes the second he hops on the forum... I mean, we're not Encyclopedia Metallum and in fact I distinctly recall a lot of our more prominent members saying that's what they liked about this place. Last I recall TBDM sounded kinda like a more simpler Sadist. Man, they must have undergone some drastic style changes if they sound like Epica now...
    Might surprise you @ButterLettuss but usually I'm considered the grouchy one hereabouts. Apart from Relentless, anyway.
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    Iceni given a Damn from Will in Hi from kent   
    My first couple gigs were to an Evangelical youth conference somehow intended to inculcate lasting spiritual fervor via two days of very earnest short-haired men providing analogies about fish and defecation punctuated by live sets from nu-metal bands. The best it ever got was one mediocre rock band suddenly breaking into the solo from "Carry On My Wayward Son". I think the miracle is that my faith survived this instead of immediately shriveling up like a boner in the presence of Miley Cyrus.
    First metal gig was Fallujah, BTBAM and Devin Townsend, so that wasn't a bad initiation.
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    Iceni given a Damn from Ross in Hi from kent   
    My first couple gigs were to an Evangelical youth conference somehow intended to inculcate lasting spiritual fervor via two days of very earnest short-haired men providing analogies about fish and defecation punctuated by live sets from nu-metal bands. The best it ever got was one mediocre rock band suddenly breaking into the solo from "Carry On My Wayward Son". I think the miracle is that my faith survived this instead of immediately shriveling up like a boner in the presence of Miley Cyrus.
    First metal gig was Fallujah, BTBAM and Devin Townsend, so that wasn't a bad initiation.
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    Iceni gave a Damn to FatherAlabaster in What's on your mind?   
    My first "metal" T-shirt was a Motley Crüe "Dr Feelgood" shirt that I somehow got when I was 11, and I wore it to my first "metal" show when I was 12 - Faith No More, Metallica, GNR. I also wore a wig so I could headbang properly, since my hair hadn't grown out long yet at that point.
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    Iceni given a Damn from salmonellapancake in The Official Black Metal Recommendations Thread   
    Iceland's been producing some good shit lately. Toska and Zhrine are two of my favorites.
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    Iceni gave a Damn to FatherAlabaster in What Are You Listening To?   
    Obsequiae - Suspended In The Brume Of Eos
    Obsequiae - Aria Of Vernal Tombs
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    Iceni gave a Damn to FatherAlabaster in New Purchases/Acquisitions   
    Am I psyched? You fucking bet I'm psyched.

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    Iceni gave a Damn to deathstorm in What Are You Listening To?   
    Some Batushka pretty good stuff 
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    Iceni gave a Damn to RelentlessOblivion in What's on your mind?   
    So I may or may not be performing at an exhibition run by the place I do my guitar lessons. I guess you'd call it a showcase. Myself and some other students will be there. Should be fun though I don't know what I'll play. Maybe 'Crown Of Sympathy' by My Dying Bride.
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    Iceni given a Damn from deathstorm in What's on your mind?   
    Conceptualizing Australian Cthulu gives me a chuckle...
    "Nothin better on a boggy arvo than crackin open a tinny of VB with me mates ayyy"
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    Iceni given a Damn from ChainsawAkimbo in What's on your mind?   
    Conceptualizing Australian Cthulu gives me a chuckle...
    "Nothin better on a boggy arvo than crackin open a tinny of VB with me mates ayyy"
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    Iceni given a Damn from RelentlessOblivion in What's on your mind?   
    Conceptualizing Australian Cthulu gives me a chuckle...
    "Nothin better on a boggy arvo than crackin open a tinny of VB with me mates ayyy"
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    Iceni given a Damn from ___ in What Are You Listening To?   
    Man, those are some goofy-looking fretboards.
    "Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescence" by Gigan. It's Gigan, it's good.
  25. Haha
    Iceni given a Damn from H34VYM3T4LD4V3 in Say Cheese   
    I like the newer costume, although the older one makes you look kinda like Eggman from the Sonic games
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