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8 hours ago, AlSymerz said:

Schizophrenia are dropping an EP of covers today called Chants of the Abyss

1. Necrophiliac (Slayer cover)

2. Maze of Torment (Morbid Angel cover)

3. Metal Meltdown (Judas Priest cover)

4. Bullet (Misfits cover)

5. Strike of the Beast (Exodus cover)

6. Race Against Time (GBH cover)


Not a particularly adventurous collection of song choices (I'm not actually familiar with the originals for tracks 3 & 4 tbh) but I guess it could be fun for a spin.

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22 hours ago, Thatguy said:

Fuck the apostrophe and the horse it rode in on.

New Enslaved tomorrow.

Give it a few more years and they will look and sound like Yes.

If there is ONE THING I demand in metal it is correct grammar and punctuation!


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Enslaved Band Wallpapers - Wallpaper Cave

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Sortilège - Apocalypso (2023)

Today, March 3rd 2023, the new album of the French heavy metal band is released.

I haven't listened to it yet but there is a collaboration on some tracks with the band Myrath, as well as Stéphane Buriez (Loudblast).

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15 minutes ago, Hungarino said:

I love sub-sub-sub genres and am at a loss of where to even start with this one. 

Nightmare Visions | Theophonos (bandcamp.com)

MA calls it avant-garde black and that is simple but apt. I don't love the atonal aspects but I can see some elitist types losing their shit over this one.

Dissotechnical black? IDK what I'd call it but this is sick, even I can dig this.


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1 hour ago, Hungarino said:

Yeah, I can dig that. Nice ring to it. Blackened dissotech (not disco-tech! Very different)

Speaking or Greece, I love this beastial blackened death-doom 

Problem I have with Burial Hordes is they had that one incredible album Incendium in 2014 which was my intro to the band, and nothing else they've ever done has measured up to that one imho. It's like they changed their sound and turned into a different band after that. I will say this track from their new one sounds very promising though, and if the whole thing sounds like this, it'll be a definite purchase. I hate when they tease them this far ahead, album won't drop until 3 months from now, June 9th.

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Here are some quality black and black/death metal releases that are starting to pile up in my wishlist. Promo tracks mostly.

WESELE - "Fine de siècle" | Odium Records (bandcamp.com)



Arcane Paths To Resurrection (Black Metal) | DECIPHER | Decipher (bandcamp.com)

(Some of the best black metal I have heard in a while here)



Abyssgazer | APHOTIC | Sentient Ruin Laboratories (bandcamp.com)


Spiritual Essence | Chao Abyssi | Black Death Production (bandcamp.com)



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57 minutes ago, SurgicalBrute said:

This album is actually a couple of years old...it was on my Best of 2021 list. It's just getting another round of releases this year through a different label

Ahh so. Thanks Surge. Must have missed it first time around, or forgot which is just as likely.  

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On 3/22/2023 at 3:50 PM, Hungarino said:

Posted yet?

Posted it in last years thread when I first saw info about it...Thought it was coming out in '22, but they screwed me on the release cycle 😁.

1 hour ago, Hungarino said:


Funny thing about Ascended Dead, is that they really do sound good on their albums. Abhorrent Manifestation was fucking killer, but goddamn are they monotonous in a live setting. Think there just isn't enough dynamic range in their sound when they play live.



Veriluola - Cascades of Crimson Cruor

blackened death...band did a pretty sweet demo a couple years back



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