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Ulcerate/Stare into Death and Be Still

Emma Ruthe  Rundle & Thou /May Your Chambers be Full

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Michael Tilson Thompson Conducts Ives-working my way into 20th century Modernists/experimental classical

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36 minutes ago, markm said:

Ulcerate/Stare into Death and Be Still

Michael Tilson Thompson Conducts Ives-working my way into 20th century Modernists/experimental classical

I feel like this Ulcerate album is the best thing they've done. "Destroyers Of All" was my favorite for years but this one's supplanted it. A friend played me some Ives years ago that I thought was fantastic, but I never followed up on his stuff, how's this recording?

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1 hour ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I feel like this Ulcerate album is the best thing they've done. "Destroyers Of All" was my favorite for years but this one's supplanted it. A friend played me some Ives years ago that I thought was fantastic, but I never followed up on his stuff, how's this recording?

I have a complicated relationship with dissonant metal. I had trouble getting into Destroyers. My brain wasn't ready to process the complexity or something even though I'm a pretty big DSO fan. After the Hoopla and accolades of Shrines of Paralysis , I really worked at cracking their code you know, and to be fair it was a tad more accessible. I think I get them now. TBH, they don't really sound like death metal to me but something that exists in it's own unique metals space.  The new one is really good!

The Ives recording I picked up based on NRP's guide to classical CD collection . The reviewer says Thomas is one of our best Ivesians in the mold of Bernstein....as a modernist neophyte, figured that's good enough for me. It's a 4 disc comp that I've just cracked open. Ives M.O. seems to be to defy convention and include a little bit of everything in his work. Disc 1 features his 1st symphony, an early work while studying music at Yale and is very much in the mold of traditional Romantic classcical and symphony 4 is a later more well known work and is extremely experimental and demanding for an ochetra. It's surprisingly acessible and has moments of beauty among the wierdness-but it all makes sense to my ears so far. 

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5 hours ago, Sheol said:

This was fucking cool

Darkthrone - Translivanian hunger - Synthwave cover

 

I've seen a lot of these Darkthrone covers lately, but they all leave out the vocals. I think that would make them better.

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6 hours ago, markm said:

I have a complicated relationship with dissonant metal. I had trouble getting into Destroyers. My brain wasn't ready to process the complexity or something even though I'm a pretty big DSO fan. After the Hoopla and accolades of Shrines of Paralysis , I really worked at cracking their code you know, and to be fair it was a tad more accessible. I think I get them now. TBH, they don't really sound like death metal to me but something that exists in it's own unique metals space.  The new one is really good!

The Ives recording I picked up based on NRP's guide to classical CD collection . The reviewer says Thomas is one of our best Ivesians in the mold of Bernstein....as a modernist neophyte, figured that's good enough for me. It's a 4 disc comp that I've just cracked open. Ives M.O. seems to be to defy convention and include a little bit of everything in his work. Disc 1 features his 1st symphony, an early work while studying music at Yale and is very much in the mold of traditional Romantic classcical and symphony 4 is a later more well known work and is extremely experimental and demanding for an ochetra. It's surprisingly acessible and has moments of beauty among the wierdness-but it all makes sense to my ears so far. 

What grabbed me about Destroyers was the fragmentary melodies and the almost Isis/post-rocky way they would stretch parts out before resolving. It was a really engaging juxtaposition to hear that kind of writing in a blasty and overtly chaotic context. It's been great seeing them expand on their melodic ideas since then, I feel like they've always been there but the new one crushes in that regard. I think all of my favorite "dissonant" bands have a pretty strong melodic sensibility even if it's a bit abstracted or buried.

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Gentle Giant - Acquiring The Taste

Portal - Avow   ...I like Portal when I'm in the mood but I only find myself listening to them when a new album comes out anymore. A couple of tracks in, it sounds like, you know, a Portal album.

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