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4 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Post MindCrime that’s a very valid question, prior to that album I can only answer that taste is subjective.

I would tend to agree. Hearing Operation: Mindcrime for the first time was a revelation. I borrowed it on cassette off a friend from school and handed it back saying, simply "this is a masterpiece."

Discovering the back catalog was great, but it went downhill from there. By and large the opening/closing tracks on each side of Empire are solid but the rest is drek, maybe excusing Silent Lucidity. That song is decent enough but just became an overplayed soccer-mom anthem. That's not the song's fault.

My memory isn't much but I am pretty sure I bought the cassettes of Empire, Ward One: Along the Way and probably King Diamond The Eye the same day in late 1990 with money I earned from mowing lawns.

 

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Father Befouled - Crowned In Veneficum (2022)

I always thought these guys were nothing more than C-tier Incantation plagiarists, but this new album of theirs is really clicking with me right now. This might be the best Incantation album since Diabolical Conquest! lol

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12 hours ago, JonoBlade said:

I would tend to agree. Hearing Operation: Mindcrime for the first time was a revelation. I borrowed it on cassette off a friend from school and handed it back saying, simply "this is a masterpiece."

Discovering the back catalog was great, but it went downhill from there. By and large the opening/closing tracks on each side of Empire are solid but the rest is drek, maybe excusing Silent Lucidity. That song is decent enough but just became an overplayed soccer-mom anthem. That's not the song's fault.

So lemme get this straight Jon, are you saying that you think the song is completely blameless? I don't believe that for a second. I would go so far as to say that the song is directly responsible. And not only that, I suspect it probably has some unsavory skeletons in its closet to boot.

 

 

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28 minutes ago, zackflag said:

Father Befouled - Crowned In Veneficum (2022)

I always thought these guys were nothing more than C-tier Incantation plagiarists, but this new album of theirs is really clicking with me right now. This might be the best Incantation album since Diabolical Conquest! lol

Any year that Father Befouled releases something it will generally end up in my top 10. In recent years I probably listen to their stuff more than Incantation's. 

 

Father Befouled - Holy Rotten Blood

 

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14 hours ago, Thatguy said:

That's pretty good actually. Not lo-fi at all...

Not everything I listen to is lo-fi. I'm sure it must seem that way sometimes, but not really. I thought that Aara album was pretty damn good too. But I think the winner just from the stuff I found yesterday was that new Suppression, death metal from Chile. Guess I'm gonna have to spend some more time with both of these later tonight.

But that'll have to wait until after I figure out what the hell I'm gonna feed this kid. Having no kitchen is a real pain in the ass. I've got a microwave and a toaster oven and an electric skillet and a singe electric burner so I could probably raid the freezer and throw something together but fuck that, I think I'll just take him out for a burger or something. Maybe some Chinese food, he loves General Tso's Chicken. I could really go for a burrito right now but I don't feel like driving an hour round trip to Chipotle. Alright then it's been decided, Chinese it shall be.

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Lately I've been listening a lot to this album. Heavy/power metal from Turkey(!). Singer has a little of that Dickinson-twang (without being a copycat) which I really don't mind. Incredibly catchy without being too saccharine.

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