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1 minute ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Navy's 14 years younger than me, and a professionally trained killer. I know he sits on his ass a lot more than he used to these days and drinks beer and stuff, but so do I. Don't think there's any doubt the smart money would be on him. So fisticuffs is out. Maybe throwing axes? Best 2 out of 3? Loser buys the beer ūüćļ no wait I have it, loser has to listen to Rush catalog for an entire day while taking a tiki-tour of Sicilian cathedrals.


Having the opportunity to do that would probably be worth a couple ax wounds. Depending on location and severity.

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3 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

People need to harden the fuck up and stop being so bloody sensitive all the time.

No one is getting butt-burned because you don't like Dismember, Demilich, Negative Plane or anything else. If you think that's what is going on, then you're absolutely misreading the situation. You're just dealing with basic social dynamics. The fact of the matter is that, when it comes to music, certain bands and certain albums reach a high level of status because, whether it's in a closed group or a more open one, the majority has decided they deserve this status. When someone comes in with a contrarian opinion about that, they're going to get a lot of surprise, confusion, questioning, pressure to conform, and possibly even hostility, depending on the persons relationship with the group. When someone tends to do this on a fairly regular basis, they're unsurprisingly going to develop some degree of reputation within the group. Whether it's fair or deserved is inconsequential. It's just a natural consequence of setting yourself at odds with the group.

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5 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

This is a UK based forum guys, fisticuffs only please.


Only if we get to wear proper frilly shirts and pantaloons.

5 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

So fisticuffs is out. Maybe throwing axes?

Those giant padded q-tip thingies they use for hand to hand training. Set aflame of course because that's goat mafia law and all. Final offer. Loser buys the bourbon and has to listen to the gangsta rap greatest hits on repeat for 24 hours.

2 hours ago, markm said:

Anyway, this thread is Best-of-lists-2022. It is November. There will be many lists. I will read a fair amount of them. I will buy some music. Some of it legit and some of it not. 

And forget half of them by March.

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I've listened to 10 of those I think.   Of those there are some that I found quite good, like Undeath, Phobophilic, Immolation and Daeva.  Forced myself to listen to Imperial Triumphant, but really can't stand that style as it is too jazzy for my tastes.  Blackbraid was ok, but nothing more.  Ripped to Shreds was decent, but not a list making good imo.   I can't recall if I heard Nechowen, but the name sounds familiar.

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I must say that the Decibel list is quite varied and with some surprising inclusions. I liked the Sonja album, but I don't think I would put it on the top 10, much less top 5.

Speaking of which... I have fuck-all for a 2022 list, been listening to a lot of music but haven't been arsed to keep a real list this year.

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