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20 minutes ago, SurgicalBrute said:

I think Tara is the only Absu album I own, but never really clicked with me all that much. Maybe I'll get back around to it someday and give it another go.

ChaosMancer - Procreation of the Unholy

(South American death metal has really been hitting just right the last few weeks)

I'm almost positive I bought Absu's self titled in 2009 but I don't see it in my music folder so I must have deleted it. I thought Tara was pretty good just a little while ago but I'm not rushing to go pick it up. 

That Choasmancer though is one of the best things I've picked up all summer.

To cross threads your 2003 list hit me with 3 bands I've never heard of before and 4 albums that I've never heard so that oughta keep me busy for a little bit. 


Nocternity - Onyx Greece 2003, 4 minutes in and I already know this is gonna be killer.


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2 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I'm a big fan. I haven't gotten into their latest one but I can play all of their others pretty much whenever. I guess my favorites are Tonight's Decision, Last Fair Deal Gone Down, The Great Cold Distance, and The Fall Of Hearts. I see the old stuff with harsh vocals as mostly separate and l love that as well.

They also have the advantages of sounding great in my car and appealing to my wife, neither of which are entirely insignificant.

Tis a good point. WAM (wife approved metal) is always a win. My wife doesn't do much metal but also doesn't bitch and moan about what I listen to. She has gotten into a few decent bands at least to the point she recognizes songs and even knows the words to a few. Call it Stockholm syndrome, but she likes the chiller aspect of Opeth, does some Mastodon, Anathema, Priest, Maiden, and plenty of other NWOBHM along with some hard rock, punk, and metal adjacent stuff. She's not going to any fests or rocking a back patch, but I ain't complaining.

I'll check out some more Katatonia stuff. Might as well be able to recognize something live.

Absu is hit or miss for me, but I think Tara is the best of their output. Abzu is probably second. Listened to both a bunch back when I didn't have a lot of options to choose from and just consumed anything that came my way. There's better stuff out there from that era I'm aware of these days (maybe I'm missing the point of the list thing that has been going on lately while I was wandering in the desert), but 2001 me definitely has that album high up my list. Not Blackwater Park high, but in the top 10 for sure.

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3 hours ago, Thatguy said:

Really, dude? It's all echo and synth and no trousers. Plodding is what it is.

Says the man who listens to ambient music, 'noise' and microtones. And don't forget all the post-black that is actually mind numbingly plodding. The metal intelligencia has spoken.

Dude it's called atmosphere. Sorry if the underlying music is much too basic and not complex enough to hold your attention. But that's what some of us like about it.

Clearly fuzzy lo-fi black metal is not for everyone and I've learned to expect the little digs from all sides, and that doesn't bother me at all. But I thought a man of your pedigree and education and refinement and questionable listening history could at least appreciate the art form, even if it's not something you would choose to listen to in your study or on a walk.

I guess we all can't be Krallice and Yellow Eyes and Light Dweller and Ulcerate and Archspire and Chord. Guess some of us will just have to learn to accept that we'll never be worthy. Or have trousers.

Love ya Doc. Hope that response you provoked was as entertaining as you'd hoped. Lord knows I always strive to be entertaining. 

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Some stoner doom for our young friend who just discovered it.

Lee Van Cleef - Holy Smoke, Italy 2016


44 minutes ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Dam now I’m just imagining all the split albums I would love to hear…


Also Insomnia sucks so listening to some Miles Davis playlist until I’m actually tired.

Nothing worse than being tired at 2 and 3 and 4am and not being able to sleep. 

Just looked up all the 5 Aussie time zones. You people are nuts. 

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1 hour ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Dam now I’m just imagining all the split albums I would love to hear…


Also Insomnia sucks so listening to some Miles Davis playlist until I’m actually tired.

Miles never gets old.

Some stoner recommendations for Rexy:

OM - Variations on a Theme

OM - At Giza

Earthless - Rhythms from a Cosmic Sky

Earthless - Black Heaven


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