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Man, Miles is definitely in my top 3 artists of all time. Birth of the Cool is a great collection.

2 hours ago, markm said:

Worm /Foreverglade-checking this one out finally

Miles Davis/The Complete Birth of the Cool

Today, checking out a few more newer releases I've seen on a few lists this week:

Suffering Hour - The Cyclic Reckoning

Warloghe - Three Angled Void

Tomahawk - Tonic Immobility

 

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Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run, Recorded in Lagos Nigeria 1973, one of the first trio of albums I ever bought as a 12 year old kid along with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and LZII

 

Genocide Pact - Genocide Pact, M&P Washington DC death with just a hint of grindiness

 

Cultes Des Ghoules - Spectres over Transylvania, someone mentioned to me last night that this was one of their best efforts and it seems I don't have this one, just the full lengths so I've dialed it up to see what I'm missing

 

Ossaert - Pelgrimsoord, Dutch black

 

20 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Afterbirth - Four Dimensional Flesh (cassette version)  ...the cassette sound is giving me 90s flashbacks.

Cody loves cassettes, he's always telling us how he got a new batch of cassettes in the mail. Plays them in his ancient Mercury Marquis he inherited from some old relative that gets him to work and back.

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47 minutes ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run, Recorded in Lagos Nigeria 1973, one of the first trio of albums I ever bought as a 12 year old kid along with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and LZII

 

Genocide Pact - Genocide Pact, M&P Washington DC death with just a hint of grindiness

 

Cultes Des Ghoules - Spectres over Transylvania, someone mentioned to me last night that this was one of their best efforts and it seems I don't have this one, just the full lengths so I've dialed it up to see what I'm missing

 

Ossaert - Pelgrimsoord, Dutch black

 

Cody loves cassettes, he's always telling us how he got a new batch of cassettes in the mail. Plays them in his ancient Mercury Marquis he inherited from some old relative that gets him to work and back.

He's living on the edge, huh? I don't usually like cassettes but I have to say this version sounds fantastic. My whole "real" stereo setup is from the cassette era, so I guess it's the right way to travel.

NP: Abigor - Channeling The Quintessence Of Satan

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1 hour ago, FatherAlabaster said:

He's living on the edge, huh? I don't usually like cassettes but I have to say this version sounds fantastic. My whole "real" stereo setup is from the cassette era, so I guess it's the right way to travel.

NP: Abigor - Channeling The Quintessence Of Satan

I think I'd rather have herpes than cassettes. Fucking scourge of the music world.

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7 minutes ago, navybsn said:

I think I'd rather have herpes than cassettes. Fucking scourge of the music world.

I theoretically agree, and I'm pretty gosh darn critical of crappy-sounding tapes, and after all, how many stupid failure points does your technology need to have before it's obviously just a bad idea, but man, these sound fucking good for what they are.

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One thing that annoys me about audio cassettes is their longevity. Sure they can be stretched and eaten by the player but in general they do last. Whereas video cassettes are bloody terrible for storing as an archive. A video tape stretches a lot more when it's played and run over the play heads, which does eventually decrease it's life span, but I have hundreds of cassettes that still play fine, whereas my collection of VHS tapes are all slowly dying while being stored in exactly the same manner as the cassettes.

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5 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run, Recorded in Lagos Nigeria 1973, one of the first trio of albums I ever bought as a 12 year old kid along with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and LZII

 

I always liked Wings, had their 3 album live album Wings Over America that came out in '76-Paul actually rocked out pretty hard coming from his fab four days, Helter Skelter and Back in the USR excluded. They did a remaster in 2013 that I picked up on disc. Good music. One of my favorite classic rock recordings. 

From Wikipedia: In a retrospective review, AllMusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine explained the wild success of the triple album: "The Beatles mystique was still very much attached to record and artist alike – at the time, John Lennon had seemingly burnt out a major chunk of his talent, George Harrison was losing his popular edge and had done a disastrous 1974 American tour, and no one was expecting great things from Ringo Starr – and it seemed like McCartney represented the part of the group's legacy that came closest to living up to fans' expectations. Thus the album ended up selling in numbers, rivaling the likes of Frampton Comes Alive! and other mega-hits of the period."[7]

Just now, markm said:

I always liked Wings, had their 3 album live album Wings Over America that came out in '76-Paul actually rocked out pretty hard coming from his fab four days, Helter Skelter and Back in the USR excluded. They did a remaster in 2013 that I picked up on disc. Good music. One of my favorite classic rock recordings. It was overdubbed extensively tho. 

From Wikipedia: In a retrospective review, AllMusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine explained the wild success of the triple album: "The Beatles mystique was still very much attached to record and artist alike – at the time, John Lennon had seemingly burnt out a major chunk of his talent, George Harrison was losing his popular edge and had done a disastrous 1974 American tour, and no one was expecting great things from Ringo Starr – and it seemed like McCartney represented the part of the group's legacy that came closest to living up to fans' expectations. Thus the album ended up selling in numbers, rivaling the likes of Frampton Comes Alive! and other mega-hits of the period."[7]

 

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16 hours ago, Innominate said:

Deeds of Flesh - Reduced to Ashes

Hate Eternal - Upon Desolate Sands

Love that Hate Eternal album!  They're my favorite death metal band, and I regularly go on binges with their music.  I would say "Fury & Flames" is my favorite album, although "I, Monarch" gives it a run for its money.

AC/DC - "Power Up" (album)

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