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Just hanging about this afternoon and it occurred to me that I hadn't listened to KING CRIMSON - Starless and Bible Black for a few years.

What a great album this is. The opening riff of The Great Deceiver is one of the nastiest ever played...and on the album goes from there. Joyful, clever music.

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7 hours ago, Thatguy said:

Just hanging about this afternoon and it occurred to me that I hadn't listened to KING CRIMSON - Starless and Bible Black for a few years.

What a great album this is. The opening riff of The Great Deceiver is one of the nastiest ever played...and on the album goes from there. Joyful, clever music.

I pulled up the aforementioned album on YouTube and let 'er fly, as I had never actually tried to ingest a KC album in its entirety. I've only ever known those Court of a Crimson King and 21st Century Schizoid songs from the radio.

Seems you and I have vastly different definitions of the English word "nasty" my well refined and well seasoned friend. Unless there's a special Aussie definition of the word making its way around the Capital Territories I've been heretofore unaware of. An amusing, sprightly and playfull riff to kick off the album no doubt, but nasty? I should think not.

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5 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

I pulled up the aforementioned album on YouTube and let 'er fly, as I had never actually tried to ingest a KC album in its entirety. I've only ever known those Court of a Crimson King and 21st Century Schizoid songs from the radio.

Seems you and I have vastly different definitions of the English word "nasty" my well refined and well seasoned friend. Unless there's a special Aussie definition of the word making its way around the Capital Territories I've been heretofore unaware of. An amusing, sprightly and playfull riff to kick off the album no doubt, but nasty? I should think not.

The riff is indeed amusing and sprightly, but it has always struck me as also sneering and sarcastic, but of course all this is entirely subjective.

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3 minutes ago, KillaKukumba said:

Plague Years - Circle Of Darkness

Fantastic choice!  "Circle of Darkness" just slays from start to finish.  Plague Years has a real knack for deftly balancing the speedy thrash and groove-oriented sections of their songs.  Very well done.  I was just playing that album on my headphones at the gym the other day.  One of my favorites in recent memory.

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Been holed up  in my ride most of this week to Aaron Turner 's collectives art wank post sludge ib extended repeat

Old Man Gloom / Ape of God (2914) -my entry into OMG-This one (actually two albums) didn't click when it came out -the noise parts were just annoying and self-indulgent. "get to the point"! Play some metal and spare me the crackling feedback. They still are annoying to some extent, but the noise parts don't annoy me so much. It's aged well for me

Old Man Doom/Light of Meaning (2020)

Old Man Gloom-Darkness of Being (2020) -one of the more interesting metal/post hardcore adjacent albums for me last year

Sumac/May You Be Held-this album is the shit-nearly formless, shape-shifting and unknowable but it rules

Zeppelin/IV-This one isn't too bad, either

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For some reason I got the urge to listen to R.E.M.'s "New adventures in Hi-Fi" yesterday and now that's almost all that's been played here since yesterday. Me and a friend used to bond over this record and "Ok Computer" a lot in high school. I had a big crush on her for a while, which I funnily enough I think was fueled by our intense discussions about music, not us being in anyway a good match otherwise.

Leave is still such an amazing song. love the droning guitareffect that runs through the whole song.

 

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