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On 3/15/2020 at 4:36 AM, Thrashman said:

Power ballads.

I am having a lone Saturday night power ballad session.

Never thought I would see the day¬†ūüėĄ

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^^^Gets my vote for Cutting Crew alone...

 

Last few in the office:

Killer Dwarfs - Dirty Weapons (8.5/10)

Paradise Lost - Fall From Grace (5/10)

Soliloquium - Things We Leave Behind (7/10)

Dawn of Solace - Waves (9.5/10)

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1 hour ago, True Belief said:

^^^Gets my vote for Cutting Crew alone...

 

Last few in the office:

Killer Dwarfs - Dirty Weapons (8.5/10)

Paradise Lost - Fall From Grace (5/10)

Soliloquium - Things We Leave Behind (7/10)

Dawn of Solace - Waves (9.5/10)

Love the Roxette, Whitesnake and Alice Cooper tunes. Good call on the new Paradise Lost track - you know my thoughts. 

I'm NP Tormentor - 'Anno Domini' from 1988. I've always loved 'Elizabeth Bathory' of course, but damn if the rest of the demo isn't amazing too. This is a great first wave release and I realise that I won't rest until I have it in my sinful wandering hands. 

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On 3/20/2020 at 2:43 PM, FatherAlabaster said:

Nice! I wouldn't have picked this as your flavor of doom, what do you think of it?

I seem only to like their earlier albums. I haven't listened to all their albums, but the later ones seem to have some cheesy sounding clean vocal parts that I don't like. You're right that I tend to go for a more epic thing, but growled funerary doom can be nice for napping.

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10 hours ago, Abronsius said:

My Dying Bride - The Ghost of Orion. 

The jury is out at the moment regarding Aaron's vocals.

I like the vocals. They're recognizably Aaron but they're a bit different for him, in mostly an interesting way. I dig all the layered harmonies. The songwriting on the album has yet to really grab me though, it's weird to read comments from people saying it's "their best". 

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13 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I like the vocals. They're recognizably Aaron but they're a bit different for him, in mostly an interesting way. I dig all the layered harmonies. The songwriting on the album has yet to really grab me though, it's weird to read comments from people saying it's "their best". 

Agreed. The album is better than Feel the Misery, and unmistakenly MDB but there's just that something that doesn't sit quite right and I can't put my finger on it.

I'll return to Carach Angren's Laugh and Dance Amongst the Rotten to ponder......

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