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On 6/4/2021 at 6:29 PM, Sheol said:

Yeah, I question to decision to keep this a 9 min track. But it's surprisingly competent doom. Like early Candlemass or Trouble with harsh vocals.

 

Not getting a Candlemass vibe here.  Early Candlemass (as in Epicus Doomicus Metallicus) is far less crusty and far more crunchy and epic. 

 

NP Carcass - Despicable 

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5 minutes ago, zackflag said:

Ceremonial Bloodbath - The Tides of Blood 

Looks like I missed this one from Vancouver last year too. Cool that they have a chick on drums. Not sure exactly how I feel about this album yet 4 minutes in, but they certainly make a big fucking noise, a total wall of sound. It's like death metal with a little black/death and a little war metal and a little death/doom thrown in. Halfway through now I'm digging it, guess I'll fork over the $8.

 

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Almost didn't click on this one because of the cover but when I finally did it turned out to be pretty good, better than expected anyway. Formed in Florida by three former members of Massacre (Terry Butler (bass) also did time in Obituary and Death and Six Feet Under) these old men play tight thrashy death metal. I'm getting a Swedish vibe moreso than a Florida feeling here. Sounds kinda like Grave to me.

 

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I'm on a real death metal kick this weekend for some reason.

Inoculation - Celestial Putridity, pummeling death metal from Cleveland Ohio, there goes another $8.

 

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Til death do us part....

 

Krypts Open the Crypt, demo 2009, Finland

 

 

Stench of Decay - Where Death and Decay Reign, 2009, Finland

 

 

Cadaveric Incubator - Sermons of the Devouring Dead, 2017 Finland

 

 

Cerebral Rot - Cessation of Life, demo 2018 Seattle

 

 

Bestial Warfare - Desecrating Goat Assault, 2020 Germany

 

 

Invultation - Unconquerable Death, 2021 Ohio

 

 

Lie in Ruins - Floating in Timeless Streams, 2020 Finland

 

 

Panssarituho - Loputon Teurastus, 2021 Finland

 

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9 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Almost didn't click on this one because of the cover but when I finally did it turned out to be pretty good, better than expected anyway. Formed in Florida by three former members of Massacre (Terry Butler (bass) also did time in Obituary and Death and Six Feet Under) these old men play tight thrashy death metal. I'm getting a Swedish vibe moreso than a Florida feeling here. Sounds kinda like Grave to me.

Inhuman Condition - Rat°God

 

Hell the cover and even the font of the band logo looks like Massacre. It's not bad though, I agree on the Swedish feeling.

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Schoenberg/ pierrot lunaire & Erwatung-so far Schoenberg is quite listenable to me. Not nearly as bizarre as I'd thought but maybe the later material will harder to appreciate. I'm thinking most open minded music lovers have heard their fare share of avant garde, free jazz and the like to not be shocked by some level of atonal and dissonant structures. All of this is quite interesting and enjoyable, although these selections employ soprano operatic singing which is probably a deal breaker for some, but not me.

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The 11th Hour - Weep for Me

 

Revisited this gem today. Ed Warby, the drummer of Gorefest, Hail of Bullets and Ayreon also happens to be a very talented singer and guitarist. The 11th Hour was his solo doom metal project that released 2 albums. Initially created to process some personal losses it turned out pretty damn great. Excellent stuff, especially Ed's mournful and fragile voice. I really wish he had continued. In fact, I don't know what he's up to now, other than Ayreon stuff, since Hail of Bullets bit the dust.

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