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FatherAlabaster last won the day on May 19

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About FatherAlabaster

  • Birthday 11/05/1979


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    After several days in a larval stage, I have finally achieved immobility, and am currently digesting my own former body while I wait for new jaws to form.
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    Death metal, black metal, grind, guitar, vocals, painting, Star Trek, books galore

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  1. my feed now: Vocal Coach REACTS to Chess Grandmaster reacting to Classical Conductor watching INSANE 8 year old first time playthrough of Enter Sandman on Guitar Hero!!! !! Shitty Comedian You've Never Heard Of DESTROYS some other dipshit in VIRAL RANT!! (Buy these collectible coins) The History Of BLACK METAL as told by some teenager who read about it on the Internet Octopus vs Crab Gordon Ramsay cuts OWN HEAD OFF during Hot Sauce Challenge Lawnmower Deth live set NBC Nightly News 1990s classic cuts Brahms programmed on MIDI Keyboard WITH SHEET MUSIC
  2. Isole - "Bliss Of Solitude" (I can't find the full album on YT but here's a track): 3rd And The Mortal - "Sorrow" (great female vox, love the atmosphere on this): Marrowfields - "Metamorphoses" - friends of mine from MA, they have a new one in the works
  3. Frank Zappa - Sleep Dirt Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
  4. Agree with all of this. It's funny that Various Failures is now tough to track down. It used to be the only one you could find, and Love Of Life and White Light were out of print and massively expensive. @JonoBlade, one other rec. The "Swans Are Dead" live double album is all from sets in the mid to late 90s, and it's intense. Good recorded sound and great examples of how they pull apart and reimagine their songs for a live performance - everything is different from the studio versions. Lots of big post-rock buildups. A few songs from Soundtracks reappear in changed form. And some absolutely searing vocals from Jarboe. I remember in an interview she said something about how as Michael's vocals got more and more melodic, she felt the need to be more and more aggressive.
  5. I can't get into the prog-rock incarnation of Opeth on recordings, but I have to say the material from Heritage and whatever was after that - Pale Communion I guess? - is really strong live. And their enjoyment of playing it is obvious. I wonder how they sound with the new drummer now that Axe left.
  6. Johan De Farfalla. He had some great bass lines and did a lot of melodic stuff that sounded like extra guitar parts. Added a lot to the vibe of those first two albums.
  7. Tried to like Watershed for years before I gave up on it. I can't get into the songs. It all sounds forced and directionless. Ghost Reveries holds up really well to my ears as a sort of final chapter of what they started with My Arms, Your Hearse. It did take years for that one to click for me as well, so maybe there's hope for Watershed in my collection someday, but I kinda think not.
  8. I think they're all worth having. If I was trying to be objective I'd say Still Life is the "best" - and it's the first one with the full lineup from BWP, since Åkerfeldt had to record bass on My Arms. But they each have a unique atmosphere. The lineup on those first two albums is really cool, love all the high melodic stuff their old bass player did. Orchid in particular has a vibe I've never heard anywhere else. What I'm saying is, once you pop, you can't stop.
  9. Abigor - Taphonomia Aeternitatis Opeth - Morningrise Satyricon - The Shadowthrone
  10. Even Steve Albini lasted longer!
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