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Asphyx - The Rack

Eternal Champion - Armor of Ire

Gorefest - False

Impending Doom - Nailed. Dead. Risen.

Mastodon - Emperor of Sand

Morbid Angel - Covenant

Nails - Obscene Humanity

Nosce Teipsum - Nothing Remains

Shedding Skin - We Of Scorn

Terror - Trapped In A World

Trap Them - Seizures In Barren Praise 

Twisted Sister - Under The Blade

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The Abyss - The Other Side   ...objectively I can hear how this is nothing special, but it's the first black metal album I can remember hearing as a young fella, so it has sentimental appeal. A middle of the road 90s BM offering from the Hypocrisy guys. I got the track "Marutukku" on a CD sampler from a shortlived magazine called Huh, along with some other stuff that I also wound up buying and listening to for years. It's been ages since I put this on but I remember every note.


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2 minutes ago, KillaKukumba said:

Head In a Jar - Free From the Fridge


You post a lot of bands/albums that are totally unfamiliar to me so every now and then I'll dial one up just to see how you're going down there. The intro was cool but then when the song kicked in this thing took a turn for the worse. But I did manage to stay with it for about 9 minutes. The goofy/punky generic recycled thrash riffs thing with high-pitched squealy vox sprinkled intermittently on top for seasoning was never really my bag though. What did you think of it?

Free from the Fridge by Head in a Jar (Album): Reviews, Ratings, Credits,  Song list - Rate Your Music

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While they are nothing original they are a fun live band. I don't necessarily like everything they have done but in different moods I can listen to their entire catalogue. I'm having a bit of an Aussie month with metal at the moment, going through older bands, going through bands that I've missed stuff from recently, just checking in with the scene really.


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20 minutes ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

You post a lot of bands/albums that are totally unfamiliar to me so every now and then I'll dial one up just to see how you're going down there.


As aside to the above about spending the month listening to a back catalogue of Aussie stuff. Since the pandemic started there has been something like 1500 Aussie releases according to M-A, all formats and all genres. I usually go through the list once or twice a year just to see what's been released because metal news is almost non existent in all forms here. We do have some dedicated genre news sources but even they miss a lot of stuff. A lot of the stuff from the last few years appears to be home recordings, a lot of one man black metal projects, or programmed metal, but there is a heap of bands who have released stuff on bandcamp, or on labels and much of it I haven't seen so I have to go and seek out myself.


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6 hours ago, KillaKukumba said:


As aside to the above about spending the month listening to a back catalogue of Aussie stuff. Since the pandemic started there has been something like 1500 Aussie releases according to M-A, all formats and all genres. I usually go through the list once or twice a year just to see what's been rele

Yet amount of touring to Tassie is minimal.  :(


Dimmu Borgir - Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia

Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son

Ministry - Psalm 69

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1 hour ago, KillaKukumba said:

The amount of touring in general isn't great, but of the 1500 releases I bet half of these bands haven't played a gig outside their own garages or local hall. Although there does seem to be a a growing number of bands from WA and SA lately.

Very true.  Having listened to a very small fraction of the 1500, there seems to be a lot of meh stuff there.  Eg recently listened to Reaper's Viridian Inferno which was very sedate and lacking in the kind of energy you expected from blackened speed metal.

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