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19 hours ago, Ekthelion said:

Artillery - Fear of Tomorrow

 

Fucking classic thrash!

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Obituary- "Slowly We Rot"

Haven't listened to this in quite a well. Obituary kind of fell through the cracks for me as I got into more Extreme Metal, but I don't think I ever gave enough credit to John Tardy for how great of a vocalist he is. Sometimes it's not about how low you can growl but about the force and expressiveness with which you growl and your ability to not get lost in the mix. John has always done a fine job of not letting his vocals get drowned out by the heavy instrumentals, which I'm sure is no easy task in a band like Obituary. When it comes down to it, the dude's voice just sounds fucking brutal. 

 

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Amorphis - Queen of Time

This is a funny one. I've really only heard it a couple of times so far, so I'm reserving judgement, but gosh this is metal lite. It makes Nightwish sound like Gorgoroth, and there are one or two Alestorm style melodies in here. But so far tracks like 'The Golden Elk' and 'Wrong Direction' are fantastic Amorpho-classics. 

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Dimmu Borgir - Eonian

This is a really good album. The more I hear this, the more I'm impressed. I'm going ahead and calling it their best since Puritanic Euphoric Misanthropia in 2001. It's slow, it's epic, the Jens Bogren production is sweet, and the choirs are really effective. You could put a choir on a car alarm and I'd still buy it to be honest, but all the same it's working well here for me. 

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