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2 hours ago, Thatguy said:

LIMINAL SHROUD - All Virtues Ablaze. Noice.

NP - LOCRIAN - Ghost Frontiers. Some of you won't like it.

Some of you won't like it. Yes there's my cue to hop on and take a little ride for Doc's amusement.

Hahahaha you've gotta be kidding me. Dialed her up on the tube and I was waiting for the music to start. And after a couple of minutes of the ambient intro I started getting impatient (like I sometimes do) so I skipped ahead a little. And then I skipped ahead a little bit farther, and a bit farther, and a bit farther, and a bit farther, and a bit farther........until finally I ran out of album and the music still hadn't started yet. I had to laugh that they bothered to break it up into two separate tracks. I'm surprised I'm still awake after that.

It's not a matter of not liking it. I'm sure it would probably make a perfectly acceptable 20 or 30 second intro to a black metal album or something. But as a standalone piece of 'music' (and I use the term 'music' rather loosely) running 30:45, I think that's about 30 minutes too long. I would think something like this might only be useful as background music if you were busy doing something else and directing the bulk of your attention elsewhere. Isn't that the point of ambient music? Or am I missing the point completely as usual?

This time Doc the Emperor is not only completely bare-ass naked, bald, blind and barefoot, but he has a shriveled little dick too.

The Liminal dudes are OK though, I was digging that one.

NP: Inquisition -Black Mass for a Mass Grave, 2020. this one's really grown on me a lot in two years. 

 

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Alright I'll give it a shot. I've recently been transposing some ancient 30+ year old MegaDave interview videos from Youtube into English. I mean the videos are already in English but the translations Youtube's closed caption system spits out are so completely fucked up and Dave talks so god damned fast that it's virtually impossible for non-English speakers to understand what the fuck he's saying. All this time I've spent with Mr Mustaine lately has made me wonder what ole MegaDave's been up to these last 25 years or so. So if Deadovic says this is one of Dave's better albums of the last 25 years then I guess this will be as good a place to start as any.

Megadeth - United Abominations 2007

 

I guess it's about what I expected from Dave. There's really nothing wrong with it, (aside from the political voiceovers which I could do without) I reckon it sounds about like what you'd want a Megadeth album to sound like, I just don't know any of the songs. This is probably better than the last Megadeth album I'd heard which was Cryptic Writings, but that's not saying much. At the end of the day this is just too mild and commercial for me, a musical style from a bygone era that I've long since moved on from. I'm sure I could play it 4 or 5 times and learn the songs but I just don't care about Megadeth that much. I could just throw on Peace Sells if I developed a Mega-itch that needed scratching.

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2 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Some of you won't like it. Yes there's my cue to hop on and take a little ride for Doc's amusement.

I know I'm a dick, but you are overestimating the extent of my dickitude. I was actually warning you off it!

2 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

I would think something like this might only be useful as background music if you were busy doing something else and directing the bulk of your attention elsewhere. Isn't that the point of ambient music?

Spot on. And that is what I was doing with it.

2 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

until finally I ran out of album and the music still hadn't started yet.

But here's the thing. You said you couldn't hear any music in the Nadja track on the other thread, but compared to this you really could, couldn't you?

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On 5/31/2022 at 7:19 PM, KillaKukumba said:

Schizophrenia - Recollections Of The Insane

 

Was about to post this in the new release thread. Consider it posted!

I liked these guys from their debut EP but I like this one better. A surprisingly mature and complete first full length. Great death thrash that leans more toward the thrash. Here's the art folks. Its on BC.

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43 minutes ago, Thatguy said:

I know I'm a dick, but you are overestimating the extent of my dickitude. I was actually warning you off it!

Spot on. And that is what I was doing with it.

But here's the thing. You said you couldn't hear any music in the Nadja track on the other thread, but compared to this you really could, couldn't you?

No, actually what I said was on that Youtube video I posted the other day of the Nadja track there was a blanket of static covering the whole thing which prevented me from listening very long. I could be wrong, but I didn't think that static interference was part of their music, I think it was just on that video. I asked you about it and your reaction indicated that you didn't seem to know what I was talking about. I figured it was just some drone record that I was never ever going to come back to so I just moved on with my life and didn't give it another thought.

 

Alright then forget what I just said. I just tried a different Nadja video of a different album and the static is still there. So I guess it must be their trademark production or something. (You do know what static is, don'tcha Doc?) It can't just be a ground loop that only kicks in on Nadja videos. I can't believe it's just the dude's guitar tone. My lo-fi black metal records sound better than this. Why would a band intentionally put a layer of static over their music? And then perhaps more perplexing is why would Doc act like he doesn't know what the fuck I'm talking about? There's definitely something fishy going on here, it's a god damned conspiracy I tell you! I blame the Christian Taliban.

 

Nadja - Luminous Rot

 

31 minutes ago, Hungarino said:

I liked these guys from their debut EP but I like this one better. A surprisingly mature and complete first full length. Great death thrash that leans more toward the thrash. Here's the art folks. Its on BC.

Sounds like a Hungarino special.

 

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1 hour ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Alright I'll give it a shot.

Megadeth - United Abominations 2007

 

I guess it's about what I expected from Dave. There's really nothing wrong with it, (aside from the political voiceovers which I could do without) I reckon it sounds about like what you'd want a Megadeth album to sound like, I just don't know any of the songs. This is probably better than the last Megadeth album I'd heard which was Cryptic Writings, but that's not saying much. At the end of the day this is just too mild and commercial for me, a musical style from a bygone era that I've long since moved on from. I'm sure I could play it 4 or 5 times and learn the songs but I just don't care about Megadeth that much. I could just throw on Peace Sells if I developed a Mega-itch that needed scratching.

 

At least you listened to it.

I am a Megadeth fanboy (except Risk) and I still have a place in my musical heart for more mainstream metal.  And I am wired to be tolerant to most things Megadeth and Iron Maiden even though I can't be arsed with new stuff by Overkill, Kreator, Arch Enemy, Kataklysm, Death Angel etc etc etc.

 

In other news that the Goatmaster will probably approve, the first two GBH albums I ordered arrived at the record shop (City Baby Attacked By Rats and Revenge of City Baby).  Sadly couldn't get them on vinyl without giving up my first born and a kidney so CD will have to suffice.

 

 

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36 minutes ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Why would a band intentionally put a layer of static over their music? And then perhaps more perplexing is why would Doc act like he doesn't know what the fuck I'm talking about?

I genuinely don't get what you are hearing. There is a drone of looped guitar and electronics underlying bass heavy slow riffing. Then vocals. I hear no static! 

And the one from the other day had even more discernible music, with, as I said, gentle strumming guitar then bass heavy riffing. Yep, there is a ton of distortion and a deliberately compressed sound, but I hear no static.

By the way, I don't really care for this particular track. I haven't heard it before.They are better without vocals.

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14 minutes ago, Dead1 said:

 

At least you listened to it.

I am a Megadeth fanboy (except Risk) and I still have a place in my musical heart for more mainstream metal.  And I am wired to be tolerant to most things Megadeth and Iron Maiden even though I can't be arsed with new stuff by Overkill, Kreator, Arch Enemy, Kataklysm, Death Angel etc etc etc.

In other news that the Goatmaster will probably approve, the first two GBH albums I ordered arrived at the record shop (City Baby Attacked By Rats and Revenge of City Baby).  Sadly couldn't get them on vinyl without giving up my first born and a kidney so CD will have to suffice.

CD's are better anyway, you donut! Why would anyone want to have to clean their records all the time and have to get up midway to flip the damn things over anyway? One of life's great mysteries.

I really like GBH's 3rd full length, Midnight Madness and Beyond as well as their first EP Leather Bristles Studs and Acne. Consider those absolutely essential as well as the two you got. I haven't heard all of their many releases but the later ones I have heard were all still pretty good.

As far as Megadeth goes, I was really only a marginal fan back in the day. I did keep buying all Dave's albums even well into the 90's because that's just what we did back then. But aside from the first two Megadiscs in '85 & '86, (especially Peace Sells) the rest of them never really got a huge amount of playtime. Was never a big Rust in Peace guy, but I did go through a brief Countdown phase in '92. I really lost track of the band and had all but stopped listening to them after Youthanasia, I did buy the sub-par Cryptic Writings out of habit but I think I only listened to it a couple of times. Tonight was the first time I'd heard anything from Dave and his hired guns released in this century.

After I got over my unhealthy Metallica infatuation in late 1986 once I became disillusioned with the more commercial direction MoP had taken, the 'big 4' (aside from Slayer) lost much of their appeal. Reign in Blood was a huge album for me in '86 and from that point on we were much more into bands like: Overkill, Slayer, Celtic Frost, Motorhead, Fate, Exciter, Razor, Exodus, Possessed, Coroner, Sepultura...and of course punk stuff like GBH, Discharge, The Exploited, and local NY bands like Cro-Mags, Plasmatics, Crumbsuckers, Carnivore, AF and Murphy's Law we could go see play live. We'd still go see Anthrax when they were playing just because it was fun, even though by '88 we'd basically stopped buying and listening to their albums. And the crossover craze was really big in NY in the mid to late 80's. By that point we were looking more for punky crossover stuff, not California pretty boys with white high-tops who played a thousand note solos. If I would have grown up on the west coast instead of the east coast I might've had a very different outlook on things.

 

NP: Hell's Coronation - Ritual Chalice of Hateful Blood, Poland 2019

 

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