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1 hour ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue

Need to give this more attention as it definitely hasn't had as many plays as ...Dinosaurs... and Rainer Fog the latter of those two still ranking as one of my favourite records of theirs.  Been on an AIC trip of late and really need to make a playlist of their better songs as I find most of Facelift and Jar... unlistenable and not entirely enamoured with all of Dirt anymore but there's still some absolute fucking gems on all of those records that i never tire of.

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2 hours ago, MacabreEternal said:

Need to give this more attention as it definitely hasn't had as many plays as ...Dinosaurs... and Rainer Fog the latter of those two still ranking as one of my favourite records of theirs.  Been on an AIC trip of late and really need to make a playlist of their better songs as I find most of Facelift and Jar... unlistenable and not entirely enamoured with all of Dirt anymore but there's still some absolute fucking gems on all of those records that i never tire of.

If you like the last two, you should find plenty to enjoy in "Black Gives Way To Blue". It's just as solid to my ears. I didn't really get it until after "Dinosaurs" came out, somehow that album helped me understand the one before it. I don't own Rainier Fog yet (hooray for YouTube) but I've been playing the other two back-to-back a lot lately.

"Facelift" is front-loaded, there's a lot of half-baked songwriting on the second half of the album. Honestly I can't remember the last time I listened to "Jar Of Flies", I'm not even sure if I have it here. "Dirt" still casts a spell over me whenever I have it on, front to back it has to be one of my all time favorite albums; I think the self titled isn't as consistent but I've warmed up to it a lot more over the past few years. The honesty in the MTV Unplugged recording is a thing of beauty though. I've been on a big kick lately too!

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Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog

My Dying Bride - The Ghost Of Orion   ...the violins on this make me miss Martin Powell.

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Opeth - In Cauda Venenum   ...eh. YouTube keeps suggesting it, and I figured I've been listening to a lot of dad rock lately, I may as well give it another try... well, here we are. 

...and there it goes. Like all newer Opeth, some nice parts and I don't hate it, but I found nothing to hang my hat on. Maybe I'll try the Swedish version. It would fit in with the furniture we just bought.

NP: Blood Incantation - Hidden History Of The Human Race

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Hank Thompson- "Just an Old Flame"

Incantation- "Tribute to the Goat"

Listened to that Hank record 2 or 3 times today. His voice is stellar. And Incantation is playing right now. It feels like visiting an old friend, given that I haven't listened to them in what must be a couple months. I loved this CD to fuckin death for the longest time; I suppose I put it on hiatus and simply was worried it wouldn't hold up to my expectations whenever I decided to go back to it. It's still perfect haha. Hail Kyle Severn!

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On 3/12/2020 at 7:31 AM, FatherAlabaster said:

If you like the last two, you should find plenty to enjoy in "Black Gives Way To Blue". It's just as solid to my ears. I didn't really get it until after "Dinosaurs" came out, somehow that album helped me understand the one before it. I don't own Rainier Fog yet (hooray for YouTube) but I've been playing the other two back-to-back a lot lately.

"Facelift" is front-loaded, there's a lot of half-baked songwriting on the second half of the album. Honestly I can't remember the last time I listened to "Jar Of Flies", I'm not even sure if I have it here. "Dirt" still casts a spell over me whenever I have it on, front to back it has to be one of my all time favorite albums; I think the self titled isn't as consistent but I've warmed up to it a lot more over the past few years. The honesty in the MTV Unplugged recording is a thing of beauty though. I've been on a big kick lately too!

NP: 

Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog

My Dying Bride - The Ghost Of Orion   ...the violins on this make me miss Martin Powell.

I've given up on Alice in Chains and didn't buy 'Rainier Fog', which is the only release of theirs that I don't have. Even 'Black...' and 'Dinosaurs...' were just so flat and uninspiring, sort of like the self-titled album with Layne. 

Huge fan of 'Dirt' - one of the great rock albums - as well as 'Jar of Flies'. The debut is a bit unexciting. Actually I used to walk around with a 'Dirt' shirt back in the mid-90s. I thought I was the shit. 

NP: Marduk - 'Dark Endless' 

Pretty ordinary death metal album with some minor pretensions to blackness. This is definitely a 'sometimes food'. 

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14 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

 

100% success rate :D

 

Ha, both of the latter two or on my review list for elsewhere on the internet.  I don't play Nattens... anywhere near enough nowadays and I find Weakling to be a bit hit and miss for me even though when it hits it has some great moments.

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1 hour ago, MacabreEternal said:

Vinterland - Welcome My Last Chapter

This one has its weak points, but I still think it's fun when I'm in the mood for that sort of thing. What do you think of it? Is it part of your review listening? 

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Ulsect - s/t

Ved Buens Ende - Written In Waters

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5 minutes ago, Thrashman said:

Power ballads.

I am having a lone Saturday night power ballad session.

Never thought I would see the day 😄

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Wash your hands afterwards. Although Corovid19 is the least of your problems.

13 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

This one has its weak points, but I still think it's fun when I'm in the mood for that sort of thing. What do you think of it? Is it part of your review listening? 

 

I think it is all to easily overlooked in terms of the "go to" releases of the time (Storm of the Light's Bane, Far Away From The Sun etc) as it more than stands up with them.  I like the brooding atmosphere between the more uptempo sections and the real depth of the melancholy to the guitar tone.  Drums are too wet sounding for my liking though.  Yes was my penultimate review for my current BM showcase.

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