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  1. MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Disincarnate "Dreams of the Carrion Kind" Morta Skuld "Dying Remains" Baphomet "The Dead Shall Inherit"
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Aborted “Terrorvision” Judas Iscariot “Heaven in Flames” Opeth “Sorceress”
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    What's on your mind?

    I went to my parents at the weekend and mum has the decorations up already. I mean she’s in desperate need of cheering up but I still had to bite my tongue!
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Album playlist today in car on a long drive to and from a meeting: Yob “Our Raw Heart” Satyricon “Nemesis Divina” Pestilence “Consuming Impulse” Mutiilation “Remains Of a Ruined, Dead, Cursed Soul”
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    Give this band a try!

    We already have a Kreator thread, please do not duplicate threads. I would expect with a band as popular as Kreator you would expect there to be a thread already. Thread locked.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Mütiilation "Remains of a Ruined, Dead, Cursed Soul"
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    What are you drinking?

    Maltsmiths Pilsner style Lager
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Evoken "Atra Mors"
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    What Are You Listening To?

    My first taste of them, they seem inconsistent discog wise but planning on catching up on all full lengths still.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Pyrexia "Unholy Requiem"
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    Soulfly "Ritual"

    Surprises are nice aren't they? I mean, not socks for Xmas type surprises. Not even tax rebate on your birthday-esque proportions either. I am more concerned with those times in your life where you tell yourself you will hate something before you even get round to trying it, convincing yourself in the process this unheard, untasted, unseen or unfelt thing would be a waste of your time. When you eventually throw caution to the wind and give it go you find no repulsion, no bile in your throat just the recognition that you might just have been denying yourself some entertainment or genuine fun for a proportion of your life. This is has been my experience of "Ritual" by Soulfly. You see I made my mind up that after "Arise" Max Cavalera was a spent force. "Chaos AD" had its moments but largely left me a bit, "meh!" When I tuned out of Sepultura activity entirely shortly afterwards I was aware that he had cropped up in various other guises over the years (Nailbomb, Cavalera Conspiracy) but understood Soulfly to be his nu-metal/world music project. Twenty-something me had no time for his fucking around and since Sepultura offered nothing interesting the Cavalera contribution to my record collection was over as far as I was concerned. There's been 20+ years since Max and Sepultura went their separate ways and it's far to say that in those two decades, Soulfly have matured a bit. Yes, there's still the fucking pointless moments ("Soulfly XI" - saxophone and acoustic nonsense that has no business being here) where styles get mixed up and world influences intervene unnecessarily. Yep, there's still nu metal sounds too (the melodic parts of "Bite the Bullet" for example). But there's also a fucking raging bull of anger, dissent and venom crashing through the political, social and religious delicacy of this particular chins shop in which we all live. It kicks and charges relentlessly at times, and despite the risk of becoming speared by a horn or trampled by rampant hooves you just find yourself running alongside it riff by riff. There's no wheels reinvented though. Anyone familiar with the band might be going "just another Soulfly album dickhead!" but the point is that I had real fun playing this. I pulled silly faces, made lots of silent shouts and nodded along appreciatively with all the catchy and familiar riffs on display. It opens with the tribal sounding title track but this soon descends into a chugging monster of a track, well paced and accessible without sacrificing any momentum. As the album plays we get groove, thrash and a fury long since thought gone from the Cavalera repertoire to my ears. There hasn't been a lot released this year to really get my juices flowing and my blood pumping and Soulfly scratch that itch perfectly here. In any other year with consistent high quality releases, "Ritual" would have much less of an impact I suspect, but as with most releases I have lauded this year (Judas Priest, Saxon..) it is the old guard doing a shift again and putting a lot of newer bands to shame in the process. 3/5
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    Top 3 albums/eps of the week.

    Soulfly "Ritual" - there's a review coming up on the blog section about this so I won't say too much now. Outer Heaven "Realms of Eternal Decay" Pyrexia "Unholy Requiem" - both of these are energetic sounding, catchy DM records with their share of groove (Pyrexia) or hardcore (Outer Heaven). Both thoroughly entertaining.
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    Suggestions?

    We have a ton of recommendations threads already so please feel free to browse the board (they are usually pinned at the top of sections). locking this thread to avoid duplication.
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    A Note To Promoters

    This section is for the community to discuss festival experiences and talk about upcoming festivals they are looking forwards to attending. Please do not post in here advertising your festival or event, we have a Promotion section for this purpose.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Reading up on the band I can see little in the way of negative comment on any of their stuff. Definitely enjoyed Atra Mors but need spend more time with it as not an "instant" record in terms of accessibility. NP: Soulfly "Ritual" - really surprised at how much I am enjoying this, again another band I have never ventured into and if I am honest one I have avoided given their early penchant for nu metal. Heard lots of good things about this so jumped in. Groove orientated DM with the usual amount of spat venom you'd expect from Max. No wheels reinvented here folks but some real fun had.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Evoken "Atra Mors" - this band has existed on my "To Do " list for years. Aware of the new release I decided to do some listening to older stuff first.
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    What are you drinking?

    Super Bock
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Pyrexia "Unholy Requiem" Outer Heavven "Realms of Eternal Decay"
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Soulfly “Ritual”
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    Hi all!

    Promotion is not permitted in the Introductions thread. Post moved to Promote Yourself. Any further incidents of promotion outside of relevant threads will result in a ban.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Mütiilation "Remains of a Ruined, Dead, Cursed Soul" Sargiest "Feeding the Crawling Shadows"
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    What Are You Listening To?

    On it later or tomorrow. NP Autopsy "Shitfun"
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    What Are You Listening To?

    I don't recall this. Reviewing my note book shows a mention of it but not whether or not I followed it through.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Autopsy "Acts of the Unspeakable"
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Rottrevore "Iniquitous" @Requiem say that band and album name10 times whilst drunk on red wine stood in front of your unruly bush!
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