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Morning/afternoon/evening (take your pick) GG.

Things are good could be warmer but you lot in the north stole our warmer weather!

How's things with you?

I like Forbidden Tree, but I think Warlust is a better album.


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Well it's 5:45pm here at the moment so I'll call that afternoon. 84° here right now (29°C) which is too warm for me, I've got the A/C going but most of my friends across the country have been having much warmer weather than here in Jersey so I won't complain.


Decrepitaph - Beyond the Cursed Tombs, 2010 San Diego CA...still in the D's


Degial - Predator Reign, 2017 Sweden


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Coming up to 8am here and it's 4.3 (39F). It's not as cold has it has been and thankfully the rain of yesterday has cleared and there is no wind so there is positives to the day.

I don't mind that Degial album but I haven't heard anything else they've done.


Bonded By Blood - Feed The Beast

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Haha, I know we have some strange names (WA and SA have weirder ones), but I've never heard of Patchewollock, although I have driven through nearby Ouyen a few times. Given Google shows grain silos when I searched for it I can immediately say its nowhere near me. Patchewollock is actually closer to Relentless Oblivion in Adelaide than me. I'm 750ks (470mi) to the east. Up in the wheat belt and closer to the fruit bowl the summer temps do get a bit hotter than down here, but our winter lows usually get lower an frostier south of the ranges. However this time of year the day time temps are fairly close and I think we are going to about that temp today too.


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I could see them being a fun band to see if they were playing mostly the old stuff, as much as anything else I think it’s been nearly 2 decades since they’ve released an album I’ve enjoyed from start to finish.

I could see them being a fun band to see if they were playing mostly the old stuff, as much as anything else I think it’s been nearly 2 decades since they’ve released an album I’ve enjoyed from start to finish.


NP: Gorgoroth - Under the Sign of Hell

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I last saw Maiden in 2012 and they were commemorating their tour to "Seventh Son..." and they were utterly fantastic. Literally couldn't have asked for a much better show and setlist. Mind you, they were merely uhhhh.... 60 yr olds back than and not..... whatever they are now (math is hard).

King Diamond - Them

King Diamond - Conspiracy 

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On 6/24/2022 at 10:08 PM, FatherAlabaster said:

Blood Incantation is a great live band. I still don't like Starspawn but seeing that stuff in person was a totally different and much more compelling experience.

I am a bit the same, although I do *like* Starspawn and wouldn't have checked out Hidden History if I didn't, but it was a bit murky by comparison. I like the ebb and flow of Hidden History. It tells a good story. If that is "prog" fair enough. I just see it as a well constructed death metal album. Even Obituary (the grandaddies of meat and potatoes death metal) did sort of soundscape intros/interludes and that is why Cause of Death is by far their best album. 

Anyway you slice it, seeing Blood Incantation after two years of no gigs was very welcome. So far I don't even seem to have got covid from the excursion.

My understanding is that the new EP is all wacky synths and stuff (haven't heard it as Century Media released it and they don't do bandcamp - which is why that label sucks). The buddy that I went to the BI gig with loves that shit, but it would be a shame if the next proper album leans more on ambience than death metal. That is when bands lose their way.


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