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Posts posted by MacabreEternal

  1. 17 minutes ago, Requiem said:

    I think I'll join you and mow my lawns tomorrow as a sign of solidarity. An old English pub is my idea of heaven, so it's sad to think of them with doors closed, especially as most of them are struggling to stay alive as it is. 

    The metal pub I'm always banging on about doesn't serve food, so it was never able to open when restrictions here were lightened. Now that there is another 6 week lockdown, it hasn't been open since late March I think, and I don't know if it can survive. 

    Hail to the metal pubs and clubs that helped us all enjoy our music outside of our homes.  Remember them for what they gave us not what they became.  Friday night rock night at Maxime's in the town I grew up nearby was a most worthy way to spend a Friday night as a lad. 

  2. 26 minutes ago, Requiem said:

    Castle to myself and making the most of it, but looking forward to the vampires returning tomorrow. 

    Melbourne has had an outbreak of Covid, so the full lockdown is back, which is really disappointing because we thought we had passed through it. Restaurants etc all closed again now after a few weeks of being open. My kids have been given an extra week holiday while the schools wait to be told whether they go back to remote learning or can open fully. Friend's wedding was supposed to be this huge affair in October, now in jeopardy. Hope my eldest daughter's sleepover birthday party can go ahead late August. Family holiday to Indonesia was already cancelled from the first outbreak, but as we would have been back just a couple of days ago, it's something to think about. 

    Just lucky to still have our health and all that, so nothing really to complain about. I know a lot of countries have it much worse and many people all over the world, including Melbourne, are struggling financially, which is just terrible. 

    Didn't want to make a lame Covid post, but there you go. Time to pump some metal and get drunk while there's still time. 

    It's coming back everywhere, they have had to shut (some) pubs here in England within 4 days of them opening again.  The old life we all knew might just be gone for a while yet.  The economy is screwed though, my fiancee took redundancy last week.  To end on a positive note I had a good week at work and mowed my lawns earlier to celebrate.

  3. Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin - Stygian Bough Volume I

    I like Bell Witch a lot but this feels a bit of a let down as I listen.  There's no sense of forboding anywhere and too much in the way of clean lyrics for my liking making it sound like Funeral Doom meets Fleet Foxes.  I never get bored of Bell Witch records but this is losing me pretty quickly.

  4. 10 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

    Well, today's a good day to follow on from my last posts - I just sent my recording off to be mastered and we've officially postponed our trip down South. I was looking forward to seeing my parents and checking out their new place, but we all feel like it's not worth the risks right now. It's a bummer. Currently sitting in front of the AC trying not to melt.

    Probably for the best like you say.  This will all blow over eventually and you can enjoy a hopefully less stressful visit in the future.

  5. Deftones - Digital Bath White Pony (2000)

    Immolation - Here In After Here In After (1996)

    Accept - From The Ashes We Rise - Blind Rage (2014)

    King Witch - Call of the Hunter Body of Light (2020)

    1349 - Nekronatalenheten Beyond The Apocalypse (2004)

    Mitochondrion - Chapter 11 - Archaeaeon (2008)

    Ulcerate - Burnt Offering The Coming Of Genocide (2004)

    Musta Surma - Miekka Ja KrusifiksiHorna/Musta Surma - Vihan vuodet (2005)

    Autopsy - Forever Hungry Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves (2014)

    Anaal Nathrakh - The Supreme Necrotic Audnance - The Codex Necro (2001)

  6. Bolt Thrower Those Once Loyal (2005)

    Few bands get to go out on a high note and this is arguably their best release.  Proud to finally have this on CD and be stripping the paint from the walls by blasting The Killchain like some fucking teenager.  Resplendent death metal that is utterly relentless in it's drive and direction.

    Deftones Adrenaline - (1995)

    Not their best album by a long chalk but there's a tautness to the sound on here that belies their more explosive outbursts some years later.  A lot of immaturity is obvious here but also equal amounts of brooding talent just not yet able to be expressed enough by the skill set of the group.  They kept this pent up emotion constant right up until Gore although arguably it was on the wane before then, but my point is that I can track what I get on their debut and hear it through most of their recorded output over the next 20 years.

    Warlock Triumph and Agony (1987)

    Despite the excessive marketing of Doro as a sex symbol in the 80's (and let's be honest, who wouldn't ? - Sue me.) it was obvious she was a powerful vocalist not afraid to trade blows with the best of metal front men and women out there and Warlock's 1987 album shows this.  Trademark cheesy lyrics aside this was a band full of talent being led by a determined sounding young lady who could deliver.  Songwriting isn't brilliant but 10 out of 10 for effort Warlock.

  7. 3 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

    La Chouffe is good stuff. Happy birthday man!

    Thanks, I have a 4 pack of it with a branded glass so happy with that haul.  Longer term drink is my bottle of Highland Park Odin Single Malt in ornate Viking longboat style stand.

  8. I only recently got around to listening to CA so am still working my way through their discography so far.  Their drama put me off if honest at first, which is sort of what happened with Cradle of Filth over many years but then I instantly warmed to them also this year when I sat down and listened to one of their albums.

  9. 12 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

    You're a big fan of the later albums though, right? I never gave them a shot. I've always sort of lazily/stupidly figured that I just didn't like Cynic and that was that.

    I only have heard Focus and Kindly Bent To Free Us.  I think the latter is a solid modern prog rock/metal album and I prefer it to Focus by a long chalk.  Kindly Bent To Free Us is great background music which might seem an insult but isn’t meant to be.  It fills my head regardless of what I am doing without being intrusive.