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On 6/2/2019 at 9:47 AM, FatherAlabaster said:

Infernal Torment - Man's True Nature   @salmonellapancake and @Thrashman, I know I've mentioned this one before. Check it out if you haven't. Knuckle-dragging, bludgeoning mid-90s DM from Denmark that wouldn't have sounded out of place in the Long Island scene.

Ahhh, need something like this. You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. Cheers.

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Fatoumata Diawara - Fatou

Mulatu Astatqe - Ethiopiques 4

...my son has been more hyper lately (if such a thing is possible), and he's even gotten into a bit of trouble at school, so I'm trying to help counteract that by listening to more chilled-out stuff when he's around. Is it working? Who knows? I suppose I could conceivably play him Thergothon...

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Paradise Lost - Draconian Times

Someone recently posted about how great this album is. I hadn't heard it in maybe over a decade or more, so I'm giving it a spin. Is it a great album? No, IMO. But, it is a good, solid, entertaining album and I'm glad I dicided to listen to it again. Highlights are The Last Time and Forever Failure.

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Nightbringer - Hierophany of The Open Grave

Sinmara - Within the Weaves of Infinity; speaking of Sinmara I heavily suggest checking out their Bandcamp page since some of their albums (except the last one) are completely free to download. 

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1 hour ago, Balor said:

How is this?  I have one of their other albums, but never checked out any of their others.

It’s my favorite after “Ego Dominus Tuus”. I also feel like it was an improvement over “Death and The Black Work” and “Apocalypse Sun”. It might even be their best, honestly.

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