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23 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

If you enjoyed Entombed, I highly recommend the first two Grave albums, they're my first stop for old school meat-and-potatoes Swedish aggression. You might also dig the darker and more melodic approach of Necrophobic's "The Nocturnal Silence" and Gorement's "The Ending Quest". And if you haven't listened to Strapping Young Lad's album "City", now is the time to make that happen!

Awesome suggestions once again!  Really digging Necrophobic in particular.  Being a Canadian metalhead I was already aware of SYL, but hadn't listened to City in it's entirety.  What a monster of an album.  It was literally nonstop aggresion for 45 minutes, i actually had to sit in silence after finishing it to reset my brain.

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10 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Was going to ask, Eucharist didn't seem like your cup of tea. For that matter Decrepit Birth doesn't strike me as your kind of thing either, what do you think of it? "Mirrorworlds" might be a more appealing choice if you want to give Eucharist another chance, but they're not the most amazing early melodeath band in the world.

I am not massively pleased with Decrepit Birth either to be fair.  There's so many recommended DM albums that I have never heard before and these two have got their chance this afternoon.  Just reading Decibel's Top 100 DM Albums list and these two are at 69 (Eucharist) and 68 (Decrepit Birth) - ahead of Necrophagist "Onset of Putrefaction", Repugnant "Epitome of Darkness", Nile "In Their Darkened Shrines", Demilich "Nespithe" and Master's debut.  The fuck?? 

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28 minutes ago, MacabreEternal said:

I am not massively pleased with Decrepit Birth either to be fair.  There's so many recommended DM albums that I have never heard before and these two have got their chance this afternoon.  Just reading Decibel's Top 100 DM Albums list and these two are at 69 (Eucharist) and 68 (Decrepit Birth) - ahead of Necrophagist "Onset of Putrefaction", Repugnant "Epitome of Darkness", Nile "In Their Darkened Shrines", Demilich "Nespithe" and Master's debut.  The fuck?? 

Eh, who knows what kind of compromises and committee decisions go into making a top 100 for a magazine as big as Decibel. There are a bunch of really good albums on there, but the ranking is all over the place, and there are some weird inclusions and exclusions. I wouldn't look at it as anything other than a grab bag of suggestions. Also, it's five years old...

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1 hour ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Eh, who knows what kind of compromises and committee decisions go into making a top 100 for a magazine as big as Decibel. There are a bunch of really good albums on there, but the ranking is all over the place, and there are some weird inclusions and exclusions. I wouldn't look at it as anything other than a grab bag of suggestions. Also, it's five years old...

NP: Stargazer - The Scream That Tore The Sky

Absolutely, on the plus side i just got put onto My Dying Bride's debut full length which has pleased me greatly.

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Cannibal Corpse- "Butchered at Birth"

I've been revisiting a lot of bonafide OSDM albums lately, and while I still like the guitars and vocals on this album, I've come to think that its true beauty lies in the rhythm section; Paul's 8th note blast beats and double bass mixed in with his characteristic use of back beats and chaotic crashes pull together the album's dynanics in such a graceful manner, not to mention Alex's thundering bass, which (I think) is the backbone to the whole band's sound.

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11 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Australis - Spaces Of Hope   ...I like this more every time I listen to it lately. Organic-sounding tech DM with some old-school prog death influences. It's becoming one of my favorite DM releases from 2016.

Yeah, this is good too. You might like Excruciating Thoughts if these drums catch your fancy.

I gotta get you some recs, my deficit's getting embarrassing. You heard Nephilim's Howl? They sound kinda like Locust Leaves, Convulsing and Obsequiae.

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