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    What Are You Listening To?

    They always post a bunch of lists - do you mean one of Andy Synn's lists? And how are you getting on with Gorod? I've always held them at arm's length - I enjoyed "Neurotripsicks" but their newer stuff doesn't usually bring me back for more.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Horrendous - Idol ...eh. I don't know what it is that keeps me from vibing with these guys, but I'm not feeling this. Ulthar - Cosmovore Imperial Triumphant - Vile Luxury Xenosis - Devour And Birth Kaleikr - "The Descent" ...this is a pretty cool promo track from an upcoming album. I liked it. I'll probably like the album if the rest of it sounds like this. But I really wish whoever wrote the blurb for the track premiere had kept the hype toned down. It's not "brain-frying"; it does not approach the "frayed edges of reason"; I did not have a sense of "soul-unstitching". It failed to tumble into "cavernous dimensions" and there was no "massive groove" that "drilled its way up my spine". It is not a "commanding statement of intent". It does not constitute a "new and imposing citadel on the extreme metal landscape". And for fuck's sake, it doesn't need to. It's a good track and that's all it has to be. Making it bear all this extra weight does nobody any favors.
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    Hi

    Welcome, hope you enjoy the place. What have you been listening to lately?
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    What Are You Listening To?

    If they were all over the whole album they might not sit too well with me either, but they're infrequent enough that they come across as a bit of texture. The music is great, especially when you listen to the album as a whole, definitely worth giving it another shot.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Mahavishnu Orchestra - Visions Of The Emerald Beyond (again) Moon Hooch - The Joshua Tree EP Opeth - Damnation
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    What Are You Listening To?

    You actually get those? Ah, for the quaint antipodean life, the simple joy of leisure! _____ Mahavishnu Orchestra - Visions Of The Emerald Beyond
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    What Are You Listening To?

    That album is fantastic traveling music. _____ Charlie Parker - Jam Session
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    What Are You Listening To?

    1914 - The Blind Leading The Blind
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    What Are You Listening To?

    With a few exceptions, that's been my feeling too, nearly everything seems to have a "been there, done that" feel to it. Might just be me though.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Any thoughts on that Of Feather And Bone? I didn't think too much of it but I might revisit.
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    What's on your mind?

    They do a great job clearing the roads here when it snows, but they suck at dealing with the sidewalks. Walking around here in winter is the worst, we have to step out into traffic all the time just to get anywhere. The good news is, there's a great sledding hill just ten minutes from our house.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Svartidaudi - Untitled
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Billy Cobham - Spectrum
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Svartidaudi - Revelations Of The Red Sword ...skyrocketing towards the top of the (pretty short) list of new releases I've enjoyed this year.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Beyond Dawn - Electric Sulking Machine Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds Of Fire
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    Painkiller vocal cover

    Welcome to the forum. I've moved this to the promo section. We treat this kind of thing as spam in all other areas of the forum, please keep it here from now on.
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    What's on your mind?

    I wish I had an easier way to get my son out of the house. We share one vehicle, which my wife uses for work, so he and I are frequently housebound (especially in crappy weather) and he'll literally bounce off the walls. We're looking down the barrel of another long winter...
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Zhrine - Unortheta
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    MacabreEternal's Top 10 BM Albums 2018

    Good sound on that recording, and nice artwork too. One of my local friends is all about it. I liked it but it might take a few more plays to click for me. Have you checked out Svartidaudi's "Revelations Of The Red Sword"? I'm hooked on it at the moment.
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    What's on your mind?

    You said that you had a housing voucher or a waiver or something, right? Is there some specific reason that you want to move out?
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    What Are You Listening To?

    I'm not saying albums can't resonate with me as much during an end-of-the-year scramble, but my guard is up -- I'm more likely to be comparing/contrasting/criticizing than just listening for enjoyment, and I get a bit jaded in the process. Regarding Evoken though, I could definitely understand if their darker and more consistently aggressive stuff was more to your liking.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    I really think it's great. I love the melodies and dynamics. Try it when you're feeling more receptive or less expectant or something. I've found that the year-end-list mindset isn't conducive to me being open-minded and enjoying something on its own terms. Don't know if that's something you go through as well. And definitely make some time for "Embrace The Emptiness". NP: Amphisbaena - s/t EP ...actually Macabre, this may be up your alley, menacing blackened dissonance from a few years ago featuring members of Antediluvian and Rites Of Thy Degringolade. Salmonella, Nat, and Balor may want to peep as well. Leprous Vortex Sun - Towards The Sun, Melting The Bones Inside ...Belarussian nastiness that sounds something like a stripped-down cross between Portal and DSO, with prominent, angry vocals. Fun. Ocean Of Grief - Nightfall's Lament
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Svartidaudi - The Synthesis Of Whore And Beast Golgothan Remains - Perverse Offerings To The Void
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Ayyur - The Lunatic Creature
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    Humungus - Live at Strange Matter - Richmond, VA

    Welcome. Please keep promotion in this section from now on; it's treated as spam in the rest of the forum.
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