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Insomnium - 'Heart Like A Grave' 

A nice album, with some huge moments, but ultimately a lot of filler like they always seem to have. Their sound is locked in these days, although their best songs shine! 

Borknagar - 'True North;

Damn this album. So beautiful. 'Voices' is a beautiful song sung by Lars (and written by him too). I love Vortex and Lars so much. Vintersorg isn't really missed here, although I love that guy too. 

I wish people would take 30 seconds to say something about the album that they're listening to, otherwise, it's just a random list thread. Surely if you're keen enough to post what you're listening to, you can also say something about it? 

Worshipping at the throne of Garm, Vortex, Lars and Vintersorg. The world's best vocalists, all in the same band. 


No band has had better vocalists in and out. It's just insane. Hail 'True North'. Hail 'Winter Thrice'. 

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On ‎10‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 4:06 PM, FatherAlabaster said:

Deathspell Omega - The Furnaces Of Palingenesia

Anacrusis - Suffering Hour

Anacrusis fucking sweet!  They were very original with the proggy/alternative whatever you want to call that to the songwriting, they really stood apart from the pack as far as thrash bands go.


Lately I've been listening to-

Shub Niggurath- A deadly call from the stars- and - evilness and darkness

Mexican straight forward death metal. Evilness and Darkness is really fast.


Mortem- the devil speaks in tongues - and - deinos necromantis

Peruvian primitive death metal, fast and slow stuff but definitely not death doom.


Oraculum - sorcery of the damned ep

Chilean primitive death metal, kind of doomy slow parts but there's a fast song on here too. Killer John Carpenter Halloween intro to the ep.


The Chasm- Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

They are from Mexico but moved to the US. Killer old school death metal with dark yet melodic parts but this in no way shape or form melodeath.

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4 hours ago, True Belief said:

New Entrails. Solid meat & potatoes death metal. Dependable band if nothing unique.

I love Entrails to me they sound almost exactly like classic Entombed. I remember them being far more satisfying than Entombed AD at least for my tastes. I still haven't heard the last album or the new 1. I take it, it's good


Toxodeth- Mysteries of Life and Death

Shred/thrash/neo-classical hybrid band, at least on this album. 80% leads, 20% rhythm something like that.


Twisted Sister- the song Burn in Hell - over and over again, I can't get enough of this song

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