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On 6/7/2022 at 3:05 PM, zackflag said:

Panzerfaust - The Suns of Perdition, Chapter III: The Astral Drain (Black Metal, Canada)



Instant pre-order for me. Their last album was my AOTY for 2020 and the one before that was in my top 3 in 2019 so....... needless to say I'm head over heels excited for this one!

Shit...this is going to command attention. Panzerfaust is so good they are almost too good, meaning this music demands attention and commitment and is fucking serious top-tier metal. Not unlike how I feel about The Ruins of Beverast. So when one of these drops I know its going to shoulder out some fire-and-forget goat metal.

New one coming from Kurse Relic - black/dark metal from Seattle. I really like their debut.

Prisons of Perpetual Praise | Kurse Relic (bandcamp.com)



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On 7/10/2022 at 6:28 AM, SurgicalBrute said:

Not sure where else to put this, but in Dismember news, they've got their catalog back and signed a deal with Nuclear Blast. Means we'll probably be getting reissues of everything

Good stuff.  


No idea why Nuclear Blast is so slack with reissues!

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7 minutes ago, Hungarino said:

Black metal albums that go with the pink art can be a mixed bag, but this one is killer. Mixes punk, thrash, black n' roll. Sick album start to finish. Didn't see it posted yet.

Ecstasies of Never Ending Night | DEVIL MASTER (bandcamp.com)


I hate to be picky about genres, but it sounds more purple to me.

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19 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I hate to be picky about genres, but it sounds more purple to me.

I can hear that. At least its not dungeon synth. Now that I look at it the art doesn't seem to go with the music. This could easily be an uber low-fi raw black metal and I would be less surprised.

I think we take for granted the degree to which art communicates and shapes metal genres. I 100% initially judge whether to check out an album based on the art, and probably 90% of the time get the genre more or less right from the first glance. So many visual and stylistic conventions get communicated to the point for many of us its probably sub-conscious. A picture, as they say, is worth 1000 goats.

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