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18 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Swans - The Hanging Man (promo track)   ...really gonna have to hear this in context, it's not knocking my socks off. I may just not be in the appropriate mental state for this kind of repetitive songwriting right now. But then, isn't it their job as a band to get me there?

Agreed good sir........it doesn't sound bad per se......,but it is a bit lacking .

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48 minutes ago, Deadbydawn said:

Agreed good sir........it doesn't sound bad per se......,but it is a bit lacking .

Lacking is a good way to put it. I don't want to put too much stock in my first impressions, but I have to admit I haven't developed a lasting connection with any of the material from latter-day incarnations of Swans. Are you a fan?

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5 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Lacking is a good way to put it. I don't want to put too much stock in my first impressions, but I have to admit I haven't developed a lasting connection with any of the material from latter-day incarnations of Swans. Are you a fan?

Not a huge fan ,but I didn't dislike rhem either.  I  find myself going back to bands I've listened to back in the day because of today's musical shitscape.  

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Mayhem - Live in Leipzig

Seriously, of all the people who bitch about the recording quality of this album, it's pretty standard fare if you're used to listening to bootlegs from the 90s. Sure, for anything other than a bootleg the quality is shit, but the performance completely makes up for it. Maybe it's the headphones, but I've always thought they sound fucking great here. So much raw power.

"ARE YOU DEAD? HUH??" 

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41 minutes ago, Depraved said:

Mayhem - Live in Leipzig

Seriously, of all the people who bitch about the recording quality of this album, it's pretty standard fare if you're used to listening to bootlegs from the 90s. Sure, for anything other than a bootleg the quality is shit, but the performance completely makes up for it. Maybe it's the headphones, but I've always thought they sound fucking great here. So much raw power.

"ARE YOU DEAD? HUH??" 

Luckily I haven’t heard too many people bitch about the sound quality of ‘Live in Leipzig’ because I’d be coming around for a serious word. 

It’s one of the greatest live albums of all time let alone in black metal. Comparable to other amateur live recordings the sound is fantastic. Also what sort of black metal fan is going around complaining about the sound quality of a 1991 live black metal album? Goddamn. 

NP: Mgla - ‘Age of Excuse’

Definitely growing on me. 

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43 minutes ago, Requiem said:

Luckily I haven’t heard too many people bitch about the sound quality of ‘Live in Leipzig’ because I’d be coming around for a serious word. 

It’s one of the greatest live albums of all time let alone in black metal. Comparable to other amateur live recordings the sound is fantastic. Also what sort of black metal fan is going around complaining about the sound quality of a 1991 live black metal album? Goddamn. 

Lol right??? Most of the people I hear bitching about it are the younger generation. Which really doesn't surprise me lol. 

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47 minutes ago, Depraved said:

Lol right??? Most of the people I hear bitching about it are the younger generation. Which really doesn't surprise me lol. 

They should stick to their Scar Symmetry and Five Finger Death Punch Albums. 

NP - Insomnium - ‘Heart Like a Grave’

its really more of the same from Insomnium, and they recycle riffs and guitar tone enough to make Maiden and Rotting Christ look like innovators. 

Still, it’s a good album. They always have a couple of hits on each release and a bit of filler.

The true hit here is ‘Mute is my Sorrow’ which is an emotional masterpiece. It could be their best song. So beautiful. I hope they make a video for it. 

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Today is my birthday so, naturally, I'm visiting some cemeteries today and listening to all my favorite Norwegian black metal:

Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky

Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon

Darkthrone - Transylvanian Hunger

Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times

Satyricon - The Shadowthrone

Satyricon - Nemesis Divina

Might get around to listening to some Gorgoroth and 1349 too if I have time.

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9 minutes ago, Depraved said:

Today is my birthday so, naturally, I'm visiting some cemeteries today and listening to all my favorite Norwegian black metal:

Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky

Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon

Darkthrone - Transylvanian Hunger

Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times

Satyricon - The Shadowthrone

Satyricon - Nemesis Divina

Might get around to listening to some Gorgoroth and 1349 too if I have time.

Sounds like a great way to spend your birthday, best wishes.

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1 hour ago, Depraved said:

Today is my birthday so, naturally, I'm visiting some cemeteries today and listening to all my favorite Norwegian black metal:

Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky

Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon

Darkthrone - Transylvanian Hunger

Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times

Satyricon - The Shadowthrone

Satyricon - Nemesis Divina

Might get around to listening to some Gorgoroth and 1349 too if I have time.

Happy Birthday!

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2 hours ago, Balor said:

Happy Birthday!

Happy Bday!!!

LOL--- Not my bday today ,but I had the DarkThrone jones too.  Listened to some Bathory,Marduk,and am playing the shit outta Conjuror - Figbt Or Yield.

I hope somebody is though6ful enougb to either get you a warhammer, machete,or a piece of music that contains the word " eviscerate"  it in for your birthday!

All dumbshit aside--- happy bday!

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12 hours ago, Balor said:

Happy Birthday!

Thank you!

10 hours ago, Deadbydawn said:

Happy Bday!!!

LOL--- Not my bday today ,but I had the DarkThrone jones too.  Listened to some Bathory,Marduk,and am playing the shit outta Conjuror - Figbt Or Yield.

I hope somebody is though6ful enougb to either get you a warhammer, machete,or a piece of music that contains the word " eviscerate"  it in for your birthday!

All dumbshit aside--- happy bday!

Haha that would be awesome! I would love a war hammer. And also a war chariot so I could roll up to the office in style lol.

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