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  1. I'm still around guys and gals just been busy with uni and life.
  2. Black Harvest - Abject Been too long since I put this on...
  3. Well it's solid enough but Iced Earth don't do much for me outside Burnt Offerings so with that in mind 5.5/10
  4. 1. Immortal - In My Kingdom Cold 2. Mayhem - Funeral Fog 3. Dissection - Night's Blood 4. Darkthrone - In the Shadow of the Horns 5. Celtic Frost - Circle of the Tyrants 6. Bathory - Blood Fire Death 7. Behemoth - O Father O Satan O Son 8. Absu - Pillars of Mercy 9. Tormentor - Anno Domini 10. Venom - To Hell and Back Wow all the black metal today
  5. Darkthrone - Under A Funeral Moon
  6. Well I'mhavin an incredibly productive day. Finally hit on some riffs that work perfectly to finish off two songs. Now I need to program some drums to give myself a fuller idea of what the final product should sound like, and record that shit somehow.
  7. Well its list time again so here's RelentlessOblivion's Top 10 Albums of 1988 10. Sanctuary - Refuge Denied A fantastic debut with tons of energy. Memorable fast paced riffs, solid songwriting, and Warrel Dane's soaring vocals are a true highlight. If you like heavy/power metal this album should be right up your alley. 9. Holy Terror - Mind Wars Energetic is the first word that springs to mind when I think of this album. The riffs come fast and furious with great songwriting and a solid vocal perfoetal should sound. 8. Armoros - Pieces The eighties seems to be teeming with under-rated/overlooked thrash bands and this is one of them. Heavy riffs come thick and fast with no let up. If you're a thrash fan you need to check this out. 7. Razor - Violent Restitution Intense, furious, you know what you'regetting from Razor. A sublime follow-up to the excellent Evil Invaders. Just listen to it. 6. Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime By far Queensryche's best album. This is a classic Prog metal album with stellar songwriting, incredible vocals, sure the thme of the album is silly but don't let that stop you from enjoying the masterpiece that is Operation Mindcrime. 5. Sabbat - History of a Time to Come Most people familiar with Sabbat will point to Dreamweaver as their best work and while I agree with them this album is still excellent. Great riffs, impressive songwriting, its everything you'd expect of the band just a little less refined. 4. Crimson Glory - Transcendance This is a true classic of Power/Prog Metal. Memorable melodies, top-notch musicianship, awesome vocals what more do you need? If that doesn't appeal to you then there's something wrong. 3. Hobbs Angel of Death - Hobbs Angel of Death Hailing from the land down under Hoa put out a masterful debut. This is brutally heavy and in your face thrash metal. A shame these guys seem to fly under the radar because this album is truly awesome. 2. Sadus - Illusions Speaking of punishing thrash here's Sadus. This album is brutal. If you like your thrash metal to be punishing this is the album for you so check it out already. 1. Coroner - Punishment for Decadence No doubt the best record of the year. This is incredibly well performed thrash. Is technical, somewhat progressive, and vicious. Listen to it, that's an order! Honourable mentions to: Iron Maiden's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son for being their best album since Beast, Death's Leprosy for being an early benchmark for quality Death Metal, Rigor Mortis for a stellar thrash debut, Realm for a masterful melodic thrash record.
  8. Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name
  9. 0/10 because its impossible to rate a song Ican't listen to and it wouldn't work properly for me.
  10. Morbid Angel - Lord of All Fevers and Plagues Seems appropriate somehow...
  11. So is it bad that I'm really only disappointed that my Japan trip is off, that there's no footy for the foreseeable future, and that I don't know what the deal will be with my Port membership? All the othercoronavirus stuff doesn'tbother me in the least.
  12. Hope everyone is well and not stressing too much about the whole coronavirus situation. As for me well I'm looking forward to sleeping in as of next week with all my classes being either cancelled or shifted to online, just wonder how it will impact on assessments. More worried about the fact I can't get a refund on the now cancelled Japan trip honestly.
  13. Can't believe March is nearly upon us already. Uni starts on Monday and it just seems to have come around so quickly. Can't wait to get stuck in and I already seem to have a few contacts for when I finish the journalism degree depending on the path I choose to take.
  14. At the risk of this thread devolving into endless lists by yours truly I'll be stopping once I'm done with the eighties. Now on to the part no one asked for it's... RelentlessOblivion's Top 10 Albums of 1987 10. Pentagram - Day of Reckoning This doom metal classic is full of everything I love about traditional doom. Crunchy Black Sabbath inspired riffs, vocals perfectly suited to the music being crafted, Pentagram were on song with this recordandif you're a traditional doom fan youought to hear it. 9. Trouble - Run to the Light Perhapsnot as heavyas Psalm 9 this record still doesn't lack for punch. On top of the heavytone though isa stronger melodic element whichsets Run to the Light apart. The typical Ozzy inspired vocals ofTrouble are on full display here and it works so well with their sound. Not my favourite of their albums but it'sstill pretty damned good. 8.Napalm Death - Scum What can Isay about this record? It'sa grindcore staple, blink andyou'll miss half the record type stuff the genre is known for.The productionisgrimy,the vocalsnasty, the drumming furious and the riffsfull of energy. This isn't for everyone but boy will you know if Napalm Death are a band for you. 7. Melvins - Gluey Porch Treatments I know, I know, weird fucking title right? Welldon't let that stop you from checking this recordout. I guess you'dcallMelvins a sort of Doom/proto-sludge band. The riffs here are pretty damned heavy and there'splentyofthat hateful atmosphere Sludgewouldcome to be known for.Thiscanbe abrasive at times but that's part of thecharm if youaskme. 6. Running Wild - Under Jolly Roger Oh boy is this a fun listen. The title track alone is enough to put a smile on my face and is sure to do the same for anyone else who loves the fun side of metal. Memorable songs with some choruses you can sing along to, great riffs, andlyrics that will make you wish you could unleash your inner pirate. What's not to love 5. Sepultura - Schizophrenia This is easily my favourite Sepultura album The riffs are fast and furious, there's a relentless pummeling feel to this album that just gets me. Schizophrenia will have you banging your head so hard you get whiplash so kudos to these Brazilian thrashers for putting out an album which their peers would surely have been envious of. 4. Sarcofago - I.N.R.I Another entry from Brazil, this time first wave black metal. Everything about this record is nasty from the riffs, to the vocals, to the production and I love it There's a reason this record isconsidered a classic so go listen to it. 3. Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark When it comes to their blackmetal albums thisis Bathory at their best. Great riffs, evil atmosphere, menacing vocals, and great songwriting. No blackmetal fan should overlook this masterpiece. 2. Candlemass - Nightfall This is, quite simply, Candlemass' best album. The vocals are performed brilliantly, the riffs are heavyandepic, the songs themselvesare often sprawlingbutneveroverstay their welcome. Whenit comes to traditional/epicdoom thisisperhaps the best example of thegenreandit'sashame the banddidn't quitemanage tosustainsuchquality. 1. HolyMoses - Finished with the Dogs The top spotat lastand there was nocontestsofar as I'm concerned. This is an albumof vicious riffs, sick vocals, everythingyoucould ever want from a thrash album. Nothing else to say really just listen to it and do it right now. What a year this was and it's my bias for doom that decided a few spots hereso honourablementions are inorder:First to Death's 'Scream BloodyGore' for beingone of the first true death metal records and boasting some truly depravedvocals from Chuckandsome pretty sickriffs, Destruction's 'Release From Agony' for being phenomenal German thrash which would make the list most any other year, Sodom's 'Persecution Mania' for being their best album andanother classic of German thrash, and Morbid's 'December Moon' for being possibly thebest blackmetal demo ever missing out only because I'm not including demos or EPs on my lists.