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On 11/12/2018 at 2:00 PM, MattCantina said:

Yup.I'm starting to dig it a little bit more right now, but I've seen so many people argue it was an embarassing attempt to experiment with trap. Considering the new album will bring much more variety though, I hope everything turns out well.

As I think about it more, it sort of reminds me of Diapsiquir (who they did a split with a while back).  Maybe Peste Noire is thinking about going in a similar direction with their own music.

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Sisters Of Mercy - First, Last, And Always

Portishead - Third

Debussy - Preludes (A. B. Michelangeli)

7 hours ago, Innominate said:

Samael - Blood Ritual

Krypts - Unending Degradation

Thou Art Lord - The Regal Pulse of Lucifer

Krisiun - Scourge of the Enthroned

That Krypts album is a bunch of fun.

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On 11/13/2018 at 9:28 AM, FatherAlabaster said:

Evoken - Hypnagogia  

@Requiem, something tells me the opening track of this monster might appeal to you. There's a good bit of vintage MDB vibe going on here.

I'll give it the old listening treatment. Thanks for the Reqommendation. 

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On 11/15/2018 at 12:19 AM, RelentlessOblivion said:

Judas Priest - Painkiller

Hey guess what, I'm learning this.

The bends in early solo are ridiculous, do you have a Floyd Rose? I broke high e like 3 times on my SG.

Good luck.

 

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Dissection - ‘Reinkaos’ 

Ridiculous the In Flames comparisons and the denigration this album gets. Jon Nodtveidt and I agree that this was the album that completed the pact and reached the zenith for the band. Amazing melodic black metal with emotional riffs. 

Three perfect albums. Hail Dissection. 

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2 hours ago, Will said:

The bends in early solo are ridiculous, do you have a Floyd Rose? I broke high e like 3 times on my SG.

Good luck.

 

Yeah I've got a Floyd on both my Dean ML and Dean Razorback, good thing too since I've taken to rocking the whammy on some natural harmonics in my riffs of late.

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20 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Yeah I've got a Floyd on both my Dean ML and Dean Razorback, good thing too since I've taken to rocking the whammy on some natural harmonics in my riffs of late.

Oh, cool. In hindsight I should have moved up a fret or two and bent less rather than attempting the the minor 3rd bends suggested by the tab.

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2 hours ago, Will said:

Oh, cool. In hindsight I should have moved up a fret or two and bent less rather than attempting the the minor 3rd bends suggested by the tab.

I guess that's where I have an edge. Since I can't really see well enough to read tabs I learn by ear (or more often through my guitar teacher lol).

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