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Hate Eternal “Upon Desolate Sands” - not a lot to dislike here really, well put together death metal as you would expect from Hate Eternal.  At the same time though not a lot to get really excited over either, meat n potatoes stuff which whilst perfectly entertaining lacks any memorability.  Played this most of the week too.

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2 hours ago, MacabreEternal said:

Hate Eternal “Upon Desolate Sands” - not a lot to dislike here really, well put together death metal as you would expect from Hate Eternal.  At the same time though not a lot to get really excited over either, meat n potatoes stuff which whilst perfectly entertaining lacks any memorability.  Played this most of the week too.

I agree with the general sentiment here. Cool riffs, good dynamics, some neat ideas and textures throughout, solid sounds, but ultimately the songwriting hasn't grabbed me. It feels like a genre exercise. 

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Had my Walkman out while doing chores. In a weird mood.

Slayer: South of Heaven

Judas Priest: Sin After Sin

Anthrax: We've Come for You All

Anthrax: The Greater of Two Evils

 

In retrospect, I guess I was getting ready for Download,

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Outer Heaven "Diabolus Vobiscum" - picked up on this band after watching an episode of Banger TV where they got a shout out.  They suffer from a bit of "clicking" on the drum front but the rest of the instrumentation does the job nicely despite my concentration being totally on those fucking clicking drums most of the time.   Death/doom with some hardcore styling is my best description.  I hope they sort those drums out on the full length I have lined up for this afternoon's listening.

EDIT - Full length is better mixed and well paced too.  Neat find for a Sunday afternoon.

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Cancer "To the Gory End"

Incantation "Mortal Throne of Nazarene"

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