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  1. Just a brief dinner date. I don't remember much of that time at all, and feel like a completely different person these days. It all seems so long ago, but I was still just a dumb kid back then. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  2. Wow, I guess you and your wife got married just a couple of weeks after me and mine, our 9th anniversary was on the 26th. My friend that drums in the band was just 3 weeks before that. Love was in the air for metal dudes. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  3. Phobocosm - Deprived Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  4. Nice, my favorite from Pink Floyd. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  5. No, I don't have anything beyond this point and haven't cared to check any of it out. I probably wouldn't even still own Testimony if it wasn't included with my copy of Consuming Impulse. I put it on every once in a while to see if my opinion of it has changed, but it still disappoints me every time. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  6. Pestilence - Testimony of the Ancients After how good their first two albums were, it really sounds like they phoned it in on this one. Mameli's vocals aren't anywhere near as good as Van Drunen's, and the songs are repetitious, dull, and directionless for the most part. All of the instruments hang back more than usual, leaving enough open space to draw your attention to how ineffective Foddis' drumming is. It always has been, but it didn't matter on earlier recordings because the intricate and dynamic riffs mixed with the raging vocals and frantic pacing did plenty to consume the attention of the listener. They added keyboards, but the keyboards don't really add anything since they just follow the guitars or fill the empty spaces with whole/half notes, and having two guitars similarly doesn't matter if they're both going to play the same thing. Even Tony Choy hung back, barely doing anything that doesn't just follow the rhythm guitars, which begs the question "why bother bringing him in or mention that he's 'Tony Choy (from Cynic)' only to not utilize his talents?" I just don't get what happened here. How do you go from being the leaders of the pack to the runt of the litter in the space of two years? It seems like the pretense of ambition with keyboards and ambient interludes without any actual ambition. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  7. Except that they have written a great many good riffs, with Thorr's Hammer, Burning Witch, Goatsnake, and Khanate. That's the confusing part, they should know what they're doing, but it's as though they decided to turn off their brains and record themselves whacking off to amps and pedals. I maintain that the live performance of theirs I witnessed was good, but that likely had everything to do with Attila Csihar's involvement. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  8. That's top shelf material, nice. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  9. Don't forget about Voivod. What the hell would you call Nothingface if not progressive metal? Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  10. Indeed it is. When my doctor treated me for my first one, he said that he treated a cop who was suffering from one not long before I arrived, and the cop said the pain was more extreme than getting shot. Good luck, literally nothing you can do about it until it passes. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  11. I'm new to Malleus Maleficarum, and it is killer, but Consuming Impulse takes the cake for me. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  12. You could definitely group it into genres and say that some have been done to death. Slasher films already didn't have much going for them other than jump scares and gore, but at least had some novelty at the beginning before being done to death. Paranormal horror seems to be the same in today's environment, I can't say that I've seen anything in that style recently that I've particularly enjoyed. Alien kind of straddles the line between sci-fi and horror, but you're right that it delivers on atmosphere in a big way. You don't have to see a bloodbath to get creeped out, you can hear the sounds and feel like you're being stalked from the camera work. Not that bloodbaths are bad, they just have to have a point, otherwise they're not scary or even all that fun. I'm no expert, mind you, but here's a short list of some of my favorites, old and new: The Shining John Carpenter's The Thing Suspiria Hellraiser Halloween Antichrist Let the Right One In Rosemary's Baby I can tell that I'm not feeling well, I'm drawing a blank on anything else. Anyway, you get the idea. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  13. Yeah, Poison is more black metal, but Into the Abyss is killer. Messiah is cool, as are Necrophagia, Autopsy, Death, Obituary, etc..., but for 80's death metal, Consuming Impulse and Altars of Madness occupy the top spots for me. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  14. Were it not for Altars of Madness, Consuming Impulse would be my favorite death metal album of the 80's. So damn good. Speaking of which... NP: Pestilence - Consuming Impulse Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  15. Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  16. Pestilence - Malleus Maleficarum Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  17. That seems to be a pretty myopic view of a longstanding and broad genre of cinema. Sure, there are plenty in the field that do just go for jump scares and cheap thrills, but that's hardly indicative of all horror. That's kind of like writing off power metal just because you've heard how bad Hammerfall is, or writing off death metal because of how bad Six Feet Under is. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  18. Clearly the ladies from Butcher Babies are concealing deep artistic sensibilities within their plastic chests, whereas Queensrÿche is about the most trendy partying cock rock band of the 80's. To the untrained eye/ear, that black nipple tape hides their raw expression to all posers who wouldn't "get it" and don't belong among the metal crowd. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  19. I don't think I've heard their live recording. I have Black One and have heard studio tracks from a couple of other albums, but that's about it. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  20. They do push some boundaries, just in ways that I find really boring. Their albums don't do a ton for me, especially after seeing them live. If that could capture that atmosphere on recording, that would be something. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  21. I sure hope not. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  22. Pest - Rest In Morbid Darkness Black metal riffs FTW. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  23. That's all the time it takes, and yet somehow they never got that impression themselves throughout recording that whole steaming turd. How did none of them come to the same conclusion, or did they realize and decide to make a comedy album? Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  24. If you heard the albums they did before that one with a standard black/death vocalist, I don't think you would enjoy it. I love the juxtaposition, it absolutely makes their sound what it is now, but somehow I feel that the strength of the vocals elevates the music as well. Then again, even when the music is top shelf on its own, I feel his vocals always have that power to give the music a boost. He has definitely aged well, especially by comparison to most guys his age who haven't. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  25. It's almost is if they're trying to get worse, because they can't just accidentally suck more and more every time. That cover album is comedy gold though, and while I can't imagine you'll make it far into it, you don't need to hear much to get the idea and have a good chuckle. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
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