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Everything posted by MacabreEternal

  1. “Sentenced to Life” Black Breath
  2. Hey, I dig some of your list. I am still spinning the last Svartidaudi release and hoping to get my ear’s around the new Sinmara this week. Welcome to the forum.
  3. McSorley’s comes recommended along with a multitude of other Irish bars. Stout talks a good game but looks a little hipster. Maybe a pint in P.J Carneys.
  4. 2 days to go until New York, not packed and only just pre-booking tourist stuff now. Found some drinking holes already though.
  5. Wolves in the Throne Room 'Celestial Lineage'
  6. Hairy tea is my favourite kind of tea. That and gritty coffee.
  7. Some of my best furnishings are made from ex-members of the forum. Drinking tea out of the skull of BAN as I type.
  8. Acherontas 'Ma Ion (Formulas of Reptilian Unification)' Emperor 'Emperor/Wrath of the Tyrant'
  9. Desolate Shrine - "Demonic Evocation Prayer" In The Woods... - "The Divinity of Wisdom" Summoning - "Earthshine" Portal - "Revault Of Volts" Blut Aus Nord - "Revelatio" Autopsy - "Funereality" Impaled Nazarene - "Hostos Humani Generis" Azaghal - "Nemesis" Slayer - "Show No Mercy" Abazagorath - "The Antigod"
  10. These threads are cool: Blind Guardian - Sacred Worlds - At The Edge of Time This is one of the most perfect examples of orchestral integration with metal music ever for me. It builds so well, is just so well arranged all round and feels a complete track as it fades out the guitars to allow the orchestral elements to close the track. The chorus is complete chest-beating, anthemic majesty and yet never once feels wanky! Judas Priest - Painkiller - Painkiller I mean, come on? This sets the tone for the entire album perfectly. Driven intensity from the word go as Scott bashes the living bejesus out of his drum kit before KK and Glenn get let loose with those fucking duelling guitars! Pantera - Cowboys from Hell - Cowboys from Hell I still lose my shit to this, years after first hearing it. Whilst the rest of the album hasn't quite stood the test of time so well, the opening track makes for a nostalgia driven piece of brilliance for me.
  11. The opening post makes no sense and this comparison is pointless. Thread locked.
  12. Behexen "Nightside Emanations"
  13. Altar of Plagues "Mammal" Behexen "Rituale Satanum" Behexen "My Soul for His Glory"
  14. Nevermore "The Politics of Ecstasy" Sanctuary "Refuge Denied" Opeth "My Arms Your Hearse"
  15. Alice In Chains "Black Gives Way To Blue" Ulcerate "The Destroyers of All"
  16. Moved from General section.
  17. So, Abbath sophomore due in July, entitled “Outstrider” album teaser up on YouTube (all 26 seconds of it). New EP due from Lvcifyre, “Sacrament” is ‘due soon’ (thanks Dark Descent Records for that unwavering level of detail) after a 5 year gap from the band. Track up on YouTube also (yep, too lazy to link), sounds reasonable enough.
  18. Hmmm... just played this and - decent lead wok aside - I was underwhelmed. Let’s see what the full length brings though, always good to see the old guard having a go still.
  19. Absolutely. I had to drive through some very heavy rain and strong winds on Tuesday night in a fully functioning car and that was scary enough.
  20. Heads for the Dead "Serpent's Curse" Morbid Angel "Altars of Madness" My new slip mat on my vinyl player appears to be doing a great job so hammering the record collection this afternoon.
  21. After a few changes of band name, Valgrinder and Prokrustes Thanatos eventually settled on the name Förgjord (Swedish for 'destroyed') and since 2001 have been releasing demos, compilations, full lengths and splits. "Ajasta Ikuisuuteen" was the debut full length release from 2008 on Hammer of Hate Records and is probably not a record you would hear discussed in the same pages as releases from Horna, Behexen or Beherit. The most prominent factor in the sound of "Ajasta Ikuisuuteen" is its barbaric crudity coupled with a clunky and cumbersome sense of melancholic melody, delivered at times with an almost obvious lack of playing skill and instrumental prowess. After the instrumental opening of "Alkusoitto" with its vaguely entrancing draw, pulling you into some dark, dank and fathomless void you are straight into the slow picked intro to "Kristuksen Malja, Ruumis Ja Veri" with the off kilter timing of the picked strings that eventually start to build cleverly into a solid riffing pattern over spoken word incantations, that eventually gives way to authentic second wave tremolo guitar riffs as good as any Norwegian outfit could deliver. It sounds bewildering to describe but in fact comes together really well. As clunky and awkward as the track sounds to start with the pacing is done well, creating a great sense of an increase of intensity whilst thundering along with some good ole' fashioned punky undercurrent at the same time. The instruments sit very well in the mix, considering that production values are not top of the agenda here, even in the midst of the frantic pace, double layered vocals and suffocating melancholy of "Veljeskunta" you can hear the motoring of the bass whilst still being aware that the drums are still there (perhaps low in the mix or maybe just a little bit bordering on the lost side of things) tapping along as required. As the pace changes in "Suohauta" show, Förgjord can work really well as a cohesive force without necessarily having to be masters of their instruments. They are even happy to throw in an atmospheric piano outro to the track to add some further depth to the sound. Vocally you get some pretty standard Black Metal croaking for your buck here, but these croaks are delivered with sufficient venom to remind you that these are not the ramblings of some insane old man, they are the sputum laced rasps of a band in their prime, sharing their Satanic devotion in a frenzied and authentic manner. With its use of song structure, the record feels like it is more melodic in direction than it actually comes across as being in reality. The more melancholic and icy cold piano and slow picked sections don't ever seem out of place, however limited they are in range or skill, even when they appear during the progression of a fast-paced BM assault of a track. The primitiveness seems to add to the melancholy and atmosphere without detracting from the more forceful passages of the tracks. I think the real treat in "Ajasta..." lies in the layers that you have to peel back like some ghastly autopsy on a leathery, decayed corpse. There's some real work involved in places to get under the skin but you surprisingly find flowing streams of life hidden beneath the hide. In other places the flesh appears to fall away easier only for you to find that there are still some horrific sights, smells and sounds that are as putrid as they look at first glance. (as promised @Balor, @Fjara)
  22. Sargeist "Feeding the Crawling Shadows" Nocturnal Breed "Fields of Rot"
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