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16 hours ago, navybsn said:

Talking about Phil Swanson in another thread has put me on a binge. My favorite vocalist in metal atm.

Funny how it goes, you hear nothing special in Becker from AK and I hear nothing special in Swanson 😄 He's got a very laidback 70's doom sound to his voice, that's generally not something I gravitate towards.

 

Got these cassettes (yes, cassettes! Suck on it haters 😀) in the mail today so...

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Somme - Prussian blood

 

Spider God / Μνήμα - Split

 

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3 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Rush - Signals 

Rush - Permanent Waves

Both excellent albums. Hard to pick a favorite from the early Rush albums. Never a time these have not been in rotation over the past 30+years that I have been listening to them.

Cirith Ungol - Forever Black

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Winter Tales- Fantasies in Flesh.

Here's an interesting one. This is the unreleased album of Winter Tales, the solo project of Petter Tande Sem. The album was supposed to be released on Velvet records, but they folded and this album never saw the light of day. It's circulated on file sharing sites for decades. This is symphonic black metal in the vein of Limbonic Art and old Covenant. Very cool, and it must've been a hell of a lot of work for Petter to do everything himself, given that the music is quite intricate and layered.

 

Mortum - Antlantean Ouroboros

USBM, sometimes it's plodding, anti-riffs galor, other times they hit sweetspots with both riffs and drumming to fistpumping highs. "Tidal waves dwarf skyscrapers" is the standout track IMO.

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9 hours ago, navybsn said:

Both excellent albums. Hard to pick a favorite from the early Rush albums. Never a time these have not been in rotation over the past 30+years that I have been listening to them.

Man I love them. Such a great band. "Moving Pictures" was the one that got me hooked, also about 30 years ago. It took me longer to warm up to other albums, but I can pretty much binge on everything from "A Farewell To Kings" through "Power Windows". 

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29 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Man I love them. Such a great band. "Moving Pictures" was the one that got me hooked, also about 30 years ago. It took me longer to warm up to other albums, but I can pretty much binge on everything from "A Farewell To Kings" through "Power Windows". 

I usually go Caress of Steel through Grace Under Pressure when I binge. I do play Presto and Clockwork Angels quite frequently as well. Saw them half a dozen times and it was always excellent. I sometimes think my inner monologue is narrated by Geddy I've listened to them so much!

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Wolvennest - Ritual MMXX

Cultes Des Ghoules - Deeds Without a Name EP/Eyes of Satan EP

The Suns Journey Through the Night Sky - Demo 2

The Sisters of Mercy - First and Last and Always

Mork - Black Mass Live

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Ildaruni - Beyond Unseen Gateways
Murg - Varg & Björn

I think Ildaruni came from one of Goatmaster's youtube dumps from the metalfi forums. I'm digging it.. melodic black w/ some kinda pagan and folk elements. And it's NYP on bandcamp. Cool!

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Ildaruni is a nice release - Murg I too got from Goatmaster as being essential listening.

Now starting the Dark Funeral discog with first the EP from 1994 and now listening The Secrets of the Black Arts. 

All for the first time, like I still have to listen to all their releases. I have been missing out on some great music over the past..... Damn....

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