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15 minutes ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Bilskirnir - For Victory We Ride - first Demo, 1997

 

Bilskirnir - In Solitary Silence - EP  2018

 

Bilskirnir - Wotan Redivivus, 2013

 

for victory we ride is for sure my favorite bilskirnir release. i really like demos a lot for some reason. i feel they have a certain musical purity to them

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1 hour ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Would watch.

Well, probably not, but maybe.

Well considering that you guys just had a baby not too long ago and mamma's probably still in the process of 'healing up' I'd imagine in your heightened state of horniness you'd probably be down with any smut you could get your hands on. But regardless, hopefully for your sake she's a fast healer!

 

Strahor - Зверовање EP, Serbia

 

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Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus - the only problem with this and Nightfall is they set the bar so high no other epic doom metal band or indeed doom metal band has ever been able to get even close.  Literally Candlemass simultaneously invented and perfected epic doom metal at the same time.

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1 hour ago, Dead1 said:

Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus - the only problem with this and Nightfall is they set the bar so high no other epic doom metal band or indeed doom metal band has ever been able to get even close.  Literally Candlemass simultaneously invented and perfected epic doom metal at the same time.

Can't really argue with that. I prefer the debut to Nightfall mainly because I prefer Johan's vocals over Messiah's, but both albums slay. One of a very small handful of 80's metal bands that I have not grown tired of at all and they always stay in the rotation. If you ever get a chance to see them live don't pass it up, it's pretty fucking epic, no matter who they've got on vox. A quick check on M-A tells me that apparently Johan is back, at least for the time being. That'd be a show I'd really like to see.

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2 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Can't really argue with that. I prefer the debut to Nightfall mainly because I prefer Johan's vocals over Messiah's, but both albums slay. One of a very small handful of 80's metal bands that I have not grown tired of at all and they always stay in the rotation. If you ever get a chance to see them live don't pass it up, it's pretty fucking epic, no matter who they've got on vox. A quick check on M-A tells me that apparently Johan is back, at least for the time being. That'd be a show I'd really like to see.

I too prefer Metallicus to Nightfall for same reason.  With Johan back, they are apparently playing the whole of the Metallicus album live.  Shame this won't get to Australia.

 

Carcass - Heartwork

Warbringer - Weapons of Tomorrow

 

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10 hours ago, zackflag said:

Blut Aus Nord - Disharmonium / Undreamable Abysses

Finally getting to analyze this one as I was away camping for the weekend. My initial take is I like it but don't love it.... yet. This definitely something I'll need to be in the right mood to properly appreciate.

D'oh. I pre-ordered this but overlooked the bandcamp notification it had released (on a Friday I get about 20 bandcamp emails and delete them all). Will be next in the queue after CUL - The Long Road North (because my OCD makes me incapable of skipping through tracks - yet another reason to hate long albums)

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Cavernlight/As I Cast Ruin Light upon the Lens that Reveals My Every Flaw (2022)-I'll call this somewhat experimental sludge/doom. Despair, suffering, atmospheric....anyway been enjoying the new Cavenlight-strange, dark and haunting album, bleak and beautiful. gotta weak point for these kinds of projects. 

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4 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Rush - Moving Pictures 

Blut Aus Nord - Disharmonium: Undreamable Abysses

That BAN is growing on me.  Can't go wrong with Moving Pictures!

So going through a bunch of stuff I've saved on Bandcamp from reviews I've seen recently for further eval...didn't listen to every single track, but gave each of these a fair shot:

  • Cave In-Heavy Pendulum-I  don't hate this at all
  • Evergrey/A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)-Yes I can go Evergrey, pre released tracks not really sticking to the landing for me.
  • Vital Spirit/ Still as the Night, Cold as the Wind-not for me. 
  • Egregore/The Word of his Law-interesting, not a purchase
  • Dead Register/ Alive-Chris's review on 9 circles had me at his comparison to Joy Division. Naught metal, dark rock/post punk, marginally doom, somewhat gothy....dig this first time thru!
  • Fer de Lance/The Hyperborean-Hard no (thank you)
  • Sumerian Tombs-one trick pony for me-enjoyed it one track in, this kind of melodic, user friendly BM sort of bores me.....dare I say commercial or slick?

 

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4 hours ago, markm said:

That BAN is growing on me.

It's Thatguy approved.

And I had a bit of a listen to the other ones on your list. 

CAVE IN. Already picked this up.

EVERGREY. After years of whining about it, I have come to accept that autotuned vocals are ubiquitous and I should get over myself. But sometimes they sound like shit. Like this.

VITAL SPIRIT. I will give this longer consideration. It's a maybe.

DEAD REGISTER. Kind of interesting. I don't much care for the vocals. Not for me.

FER DE LANCE. Also hard no.

SUMERIAN TOMBS. For the opening 30 seconds I thought you were wrong. But you were are right. This is generic, commercial and not interesting at all

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