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The Temple - s/t   ...I like this. Ulcerate comparisons are unavoidable. It doesn't have the same deep-dive intricacy. I guess that could be a good or bad thing depending on what you're looking for. Songs empty out into some cool melodic passages that I would like to hear go further. 

Plebeian Grandstand - Rien Ne Suffit

Nur Run - Among Those Waves 

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Off the grid doing a discog review of the only 3 post metal bands  that matter to see how they stack up as the years pass by...recently listened to:

Isis/Wavering Radiant-better than I remembered, but still my least favorite

Neurosis/The Eye of Every Storm-think this was my first Neurosis album, because it was released in 2004 when around when I dove back into heavy music-that said, this is the least heavy album in Neurosis' discog

Neurosis/Given to the Rising-highly underrated

Neurosis/Honor Found in Decay-better than I remembered

Neurosis/Souls at Zero-so this one goes down as albums I missed that are essential...I know I've given a few tracks a spin, but it never landed. Really missed the boat on this one. All the building blocks and doesn't sound dated.

Lingua Ignota/Caligula-a good example of extreme music influences in a non metal album-still harrowing in it's expose of sexual abuse 

Russian Circles/Guidance

Abbath/Abbath-this one has held up reasonably well even though it suffers from a production that stifles the attack with rounded edges.




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Mortiferum/Preserved in Torment

Christfucker/Portrayal of guilt

Archspire/Bleed the Future-another Archspire listen, another meh from me

non metal B.S.:

Grouper/Shade-low fi psyche/ambient folk--dig this

War on Drugs/I don't live hear -highly overrated, finally deliver on their promise to resurrect Springstein/Dylan/Petty and 80's MOR AOR along the lines of Don Henley with a bit of Steely Dan---sounds horrid, I know...but I rather enjoy this one

Emma Ruthe Rundle/Engine of Hell




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43 minutes ago, markm said:

the only 3 post metal bands that matter

Hmmmm. Gotta be honest, even after all these years I'm still not entirely sure exactly what constitutes or defines post metal. I have a vague notion of mellow depressive shoegaziness. But let me take a stab at this. Your only 3 pm bands that matter will be...Isis, Neurosis, and the not mentioned Cult of Luna? I never really thought of Neurosis as post metal though I've already admitted to not being quite sure what that sub-genre even is. Tbh I only guessed Isis because you mentioned them in your post, wouldn't have come up with them on my own, I'm just not at all familiar with their music. If any of my 3 guesses are wrong, who did I not name? And even if my 3 are correct, who in your humble opinion would be the next 3 post metal bands on the list of the ones that matter?



NP: Malignament - Hypocrisis Absolution, definitely not post metal


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Hmm...I'm not really sure what post-metal is either, but I guess Isis -  and what a great band they were. Neurosis? I dunno -  they are in their own category and maybe were born post whatever. I do like Neurosis - but there is that track with bagpipes - I forget which of their albums it is on and I do hate the bagpipes with a passion - so I only listen to the albums I am sure the bagpipes are not on. If I am ever in band again I will make it a rule that anyone who suggest bagpipes is immediately expelled. Cult of Luna? In my opinion - and who cares what this old bastard thinks -  their early albums are just metal,not post at all - and their later albums are prog metal of maybe prog rock.

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Post is a vague term that means different things to different people I think. Like prog or avant-garde I think it can mean whatever people want it to mean. I was just curious what other bands were considered titans of the post metal genre because both Isis and the Luna Cult do absolutely nothing for me.


NP: Cerebral Rot - Excretion of Mortality 


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On 11/19/2021 at 2:51 AM, Sheol said:

This was a nice little discovery I found last night.

Dormant Ordeal surprise dropped a new album today after 5 years of silence! Riff-heavy polish death metal. "We had it coming" was one of my favourite albums 2016 so I'm really stoked about this.


That Dormant Ordeal is indeed very good.

End of the year is heating up!

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