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5 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Katatonia - Brave Murder Day

Katatonia - Sounds Of Decay

October Tide - Grey Dawn

Epic listening session there. 

Np: Autumnal -  "The End of the Third Day".

Obviously picked up on these guys when their guitarist joined Saturnus in 2020. Very enjoyable if you like that mournful (late-era In the Woods type) guitar stuff. 

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5 hours ago, MarkhantonioYeatts said:

SUGAR - A Good Idea

SUGAR - Gift

SUGAR - Feeling Better




While I am casually familar with Hüsker Dü (had one of their albums Candy Apple Grey I'd found in a used bin years ago) I hadn't ever heard of this band Sugar before, but I think I fucking like 'em. Did Copper Blue first, now I'm diving into File Under Easy Listening. I'm getting vibes from all these other 90's bands like REM, Screaming Trees, Live and Smithereens, but Sugar seems somehow slightly heavier than them (in spots) while also being catchier at the same time. Dude writes a solid tune. Might make me go back and reevaluate Zen Arcade yet again. I get more of a Dead Kennedys vibe from that one, if maybe less frenetic. 



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18 hours ago, navybsn said:

The first 3 BOC albums are good (S/T, Tyranny and Mutation, Secret Treaties). 

Uriah Heep is decent through Sweet Freedom (first 5 iirc). Sweet Freedom is the only one I spin with any regularity.

Sabbath has a truly great discography through Dio. I listen to those 2 albums more than the rest.

And you're right. I'm sure we've had this discussion more than once. Probably a few polls involved as well. I'm sure if we polled it out, Sabbath would come in first.

Ha. "good" and "decent" hardly inspires "holy shit, you gotta listen to this!"

I suppose I am on a quest to discover a hidden gem that I never heard in the distant past despite it being considered a classic to others. Something that transcends the fact it has no actual nostalgia for me but is great anyway. 

A few years ago I went back and did a deep dive into Pink Floyd, despite never having heard anything before Dark Side of the Moon before. What I discovered was every bit as good as the later stuff, but that was because I knew the band's sound and was already attuned to the vibe from my formative years.

It seems nigh on impossible to find a band from the 60s/70s you never (or hardly) heard and convince yourself it is good now. There just isn't the nostalgia to prop it up.

In my opinion the Tony Martin Sabbath albums are as good as Dio's. Dio was a greater singer and the highs are higher, but nostalgia carries the TM era of Sabbath through because it was the current lineup when I was discovering metal as a whole.

NP - Cream - Disraeli Gears

(I did have an Eric Clapton compilation tape when I was a teenager so there is a chance I can harness nostalgia with this one)

interestingly, the stereo mix on You Tube is one of those early examples where the engineer thought it was a good idea to pan the drums all on one side. It's crazy but listening on speakers is fine. 


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12 hours ago, True Belief said:

Epic listening session there. 

Np: Autumnal -  "The End of the Third Day".

Obviously picked up on these guys when their guitarist joined Saturnus in 2020. Very enjoyable if you like that mournful (late-era In the Woods type) guitar stuff. 

Some all time favorites and the perfect painting playlist all in one :)

NP: some Rush tracks, and then:

Ulsect - s/t

Furia - Grudzien Za Grudniem

Furia - Marzannie, Królowej Polski

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Thinking there's a good chance I might have owned New Day Rising as well now that I stare at the gold sky and purpley-blue logo for a bit. Zen Arcade is just the one you see mentioned the most. Deffo haven't heard Flip Your Wig yet.

But we're taking a day off from siding and putting in windows today since we got slammed with heavy thunderstorms most of the morning. So I've taken this opportunity to take a dreary daytime trip down the evil rabbit hole here and there's no telling when I might emerge. Well that's not strictly true, it'll likely be sometime around 4:30 when the school bus drops off motormouth.



Lycanthropic Winter Moon - Nocturnal Wampyric Terror, Portugal


Satanize - Baphomet Altar Worship, Portugal


Invultation - Wolfstrap, one man USBM


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