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I do listen to a lot of bands who write and sing their lyrics in a foreign language which I always thought was cool but the Scandinavians use our same Latin alphabet so it doesn't seem weird to me. I guess what I really just don't like is when I copy and paste an album on a desktop notepad to come back to it and when I go to save it, it tells me I can't do that and turns the characters into ???????

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I don't save lists of music that way... but maybe I should. I downloaded a couple of different alphabets for my phone keyboard a while ago, so I could have all the extra characters for the Scandinavian and Eastern European bands I listen to, but in practice it wound up fucking up all of my swipe suggestions, so I abandoned it. I'm not using swipe or any predictive text anymore, so maybe it's worth trying again. It must be funny for a native speaker/reader of those languages to see us spelling their album titles with our limited alphabet.

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My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult - Confessions of a Knife, fucking love this shit. Christian zombie vampires. I've been listening to stupid amounts of death metal the last several days while trying to get my list together and it's gotten to the point where I can't see the forest for the trees. Needed a diversion and Marko provided a timely one. This is awesome. And I've only just begun to dig into his 1990 list. Thanks for taking the time Marko. I've got death and black metal pretty well covered but this is exactly the kind of cool old shit I just wouldn't ever find on my own without your help. Shit I had no idea I needed until I heard it. Gonna have to check out all their records now.

 

 

The Electric Hellfire Club - Burn Baby Burn 1993, That Thrill Kill Kult album led me to discover this one. Fuck I wish I could have found both of these 30 years ago when they were new releases. These would have gotten played a lot, we could have slipped them in between the Sisters of Mercy, Nina Hagen, Siouxie Sioux, Cramps and Ministry records. 

 

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2 hours ago, Hungarino said:

Shroud of Satan - At the Behest of Time. Great raw black metal. Germany

Thorybos - Monuments of Doom Revolved. War black. Also Germany.

Cool to see someone else mention Thorybos! But you've gotta listen to Monuments of Doom Revealed  that's the good one. But it's not up on youtube, or at least it wasn't yesterday. Revealed was their 2012 debut and then Revolved was the rerecording of their debut in 2016 with two additional tracks. Why they thought it needed to be rerecorded I'll never know but the original version sounds infinitely better. Literally like night and day productionwise. Unfortunately these were their only 2 full lengths. 

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7 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Looked it up, it's Ukranian cyrillic, translates to Rospad. It means Disintegration

I wasted -  pleasantly enough -  some minutes working out how to type Ukrainian (I knew it was Ukrainian) on my keyboard, but didn't bother with the next step of translation, so thanks for that.

Like Our Father, I kind of like the foreign scripts. Since I can't understand 90% of the English language singing I listen to, it's all the same to me if people sing in their native language. Beyond that, I like that metal is now indigenised to many cultures.

 

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58 minutes ago, Thatguy said:

 Since I can't understand 90% of the English language singing I listen to, it's all the same to me if people sing in their native language.

But how do you sing along in the shower? :P

Years ago I was listening to Korpiklaani in my office and my eldest came out and stood behind me and just started singing. I swear she was singing the right words although she'd never heard it and never spoken foreign languages.

NP: SYL - Alien

 

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19 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Cool to see someone else mention Thorybos! But you've gotta listen to Monuments of Doom Revealed  that's the good one. But it's not up on youtube, or at least it wasn't yesterday. Revealed was their 2012 debut and then Revolved was the rerecording of their debut in 2016 with two additional tracks. Why they thought it needed to be rerecorded I'll never know but the original version sounds infinitely better. Literally like night and day productionwise. Unfortunately these were their only 2 full lengths. 

I never realized this, I know which one to keep on the playlist now!

This EP is my favorite stuff of theirs though, utterly devastating and superlative example of black/death/war imo

The Foul and The Flagrant | Thorybos (bandcamp.com)

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S.O.B. - Don't Be Swindle

Japanese hardcore/proto-grind circa 1987.

 

 

Mystik - The Plot Thickens

Long forgotten thrash metal from 1992.  Getting lots of Overkill, Testament and Flotsam and Jetsam vibes.

On it's own it's quite good and at times excellent, but one could see how thrash had become oversaturated.

 

 

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