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Anybody here like these guys? I haven't heard much by them, just Wildfire and Call of the Wild, but Hells Headbangers has both Phoenix Rising and Cold Steel for an Iron Age and I am debating picking them up if they're as good as the material that I've already heard by them. I like my blackthrash of course, and I'm going to assume that the latter two albums I named were probably better than both Wildfire and Call of the Wild, as they were earlier works by them.

I know that they're an Australian band, so I was wondering if some of our Oz residents were into them at all.

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I seem to be one of the few Aussies that don't like these guys. I haven't seen them mentioned here but on every other forum I've been on in the last 20 years they seem to be highly praised and loved but I just can't get into them.

It was the same for Ne Obliviscaris back in the mid 00's, everyone on the forums I was on seemed to love them but I just never saw the appeal. Although I believe their appeal showed it's true colours when they started a crowd funding campaign which was worded something along the lines of "Give us your money so we can retire from our jobs and tour Europe". They wanted $12000 AU a month from fans to keep their career going, to my knowledge they didn't get their tour or their retirement

 

 

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I picked up Phoenix Rising, I'm going to leave Cold Steel for an Iron Age and Wildfire for next paycheck. I listened to the album before just buying it because I hadn't heard it and I liked what I heard. Wildfire was the only full length I had heard by them previously and I was going to get that one first, but I decided to go a bit further back into their catalogue to start.

I used to have Call of the Wild on yellow vinyl, but I left it at my ex's when I moved out/went to jail and she never returned it to me despite not liking metal whatsoever. I haven't bothered trying to contact her and get it back, I don't really want to talk to her.

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Like I said, the only ones I've heard at this point in time are Wildfire, Call of the Wild, and Phoenix Rising. I'm actually not too up on Destroyer 666, but they're one of those bands that I want to get into because I hear a lot of great things about them and they seem to be on everyone's "best of" lists.

The other stuff I picked up was Rotting Christ "The Heretics", Panopticon "Social Disservices", Drudkh "A Furrow Cut Short", and Cemetery Lust "Screams of the Violated" (Because Hell's Headbangers the label puts out some great material like Acid Witch, Nekrofilth, and Nupraptor and I want to support them even if I've never heard of the band before). Usually ever two weeks or so I make an order from Hell's Headbangers. I was ordering stuff from Osmose for a while but it's all super expensive having to convert dollars to euros and for some reason, the last time I ordered something on Osmose, my bank shut my debit card off for "suspected fraudulent activity" because Osmose is based in France. Problem is, Osmose is the only place where I can get stuff like Nokturnal Mortum & Kroda reliably.

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You do realize they'll turn it back on for you if you let them know the transactions are legit. Happens to me every time I order more than 10 downloads from BC at the same time. I only click checkout once but it charges my debit card for each album separately to pay all the different bands/labels. So after the first 10 charges go through my bank always declines the next one. They send me a text message and ask me to verify that the charges are legit, and then once I do that then I can go back and finish my purchases. 

I don't buy music on physical media much anymore but at one time I did, and I remember Osmose always had particularly high shipping charges to the states. And that was just for CD's, can't imagine how much they'd clip ya for a stack of wax. There are other European distros.

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5 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

You do realize they'll turn it back on for you if you let them know the transactions are legit.

I just went and got a new debit card, because I am a member of a credit union and their fraud department is a little, shall we say, overzealous so they had completely killed the card and never made any effort to get in touch with me over the transactions despite having my phone number and an email address. Why they didn't just reach out to ask me, I have no idea or maybe they did and I was working so I couldn't take the call.

 

 

5 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

remember Osmose always had particularly high shipping charges to the states. And that was just for CD's, can't imagine how much they'd clip ya for a stack of wax. There are other European distros.

I only order maybe two records at a time from Osmose, because it's like 1.16 dollars to a Euro, so with shipping costs of 13e it usually costs me $45 for a Nokturnal Mortum or Graveland record. I thought about getting some Marduk stuff from Osmose, but realized that I can probably get it cheaper domestically even if it's not going to be special edition. Problem, is the only domestic Marduk stuff I've been able to find is Warschau and Dark Endless. I'm looking for Nightwing and La Grand Danse Macabre right now but nobody seems to have them aside from Osmose, so I'm going to hold off on those because I just bought $113 worth of wax off of Hells Headbangers because he had some really good stuff.

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On 11/6/2021 at 11:28 AM, KillaKukumba said:

 

It was the same for Ne Obliviscaris back in the mid 00's, everyone on the forums I was on seemed to love them but I just never saw the appeal. 

 

I can't stand Ne Obliviscaris.  I saw them live too - they were OK but too much mindless proggy shit that didn't quite fit.

 

 

As for D666, I love Wildfire - superb blackened speed metal album.  Their early stuff ranges from good if unremarkable to boring.

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3 hours ago, Dead1 said:

As for D666, I love Wildfire - superb blackened speed metal album.  Their early stuff ranges from good if unremarkable to boring.

Wildfire was the first album I heard by them, so it was the one I fell in love with and I just ordered a copy of it and Cold Steel for an Iron Age from HHR the other day. Really looking forward to those getting in because Phoenix Rising has convinced me that I legitimately do like D666. Next week I'll probably order Terror Abraxas and some more Cemetery Lust (Rotting in Piss most likely), because I really liked the album I got by them in my last order.

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