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Type O Negative/Bloody Kisses-this fares better, clearly going for a more metal, albeit accessible sound -like a gothic doomy Danzig. I see it's considered a classic. 

After time spent with Swans/White Light and Various failures which are variously great and clumsy post punk comparisons-Swans can't be pigeonholed by anyone as they transcend genre description-----listening to:

Joy Division/Unknown Pleasures

Opeth/Pale Communion-because....well, I have no excuse, because I possess the disc.

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Am very busy with work recently and usually I try to listen Bandcamp releases in the meantime to help focusing when I can. This release is on quite a few times now and really appreciate it. Even the I guess you'd call it atmospheric parts on it.

Mystras - Empires Vanquished And Dismantled

 

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11 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

The Sound - From The Lion's Mouth ...@navybsn, you get into this? I somehow missed this band completely when I was getting into the whole post-punk/goth/darkwave thing, and only heard them a couple years ago. This album was pretty much an instant favorite.

 

Circle Of Ouroborus - Autuala

Night Sins - Violet Age

Oh yeah. That's a good album. I have it somewhere in the collection. Need to dig it out and give it some time. Been a few. The thing I like about it aside from the music/vibe which has a blend of all my favorite post-punk characteristics, is that the vocals sound great. Dude sounds normal. PP bands tend to get some really annoying singers. Can definitely ruin a perfectly good record. Thanks for reminding me of this one!

Some nice choices on your playlist today.

1 hour ago, zackflag said:

Negative Plane - Stained Glass Revelations 

These guys have been steadily climbing the ranks of my favourite bands this past year.

I'm going to call it now. This will be on my EOTY list. Took seemingly forever to get a new one from them, and it was so worth the wait.

Today, I just put the server on random. This winter's project is to rebuild the thing. Do some major cleaning. Too much garbage clogging it up. A few surprises I forgot I even owned and some faves. A few I remember:

Boston - Boston

Judas Priest - Priest Live

Tool - Lateralus

Uriah Heep - Sweet Freedom

Killing Joke - 2003 s/t

Vestal Claret - The Cult of Vestal Claret 

Cult of Fire - Ascetic Meditation of Death 

 

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15 minutes ago, navybsn said:

Oh yeah. That's a good album. I have it somewhere in the collection. Need to dig it out and give it some time. Been a few. The thing I like about it aside from the music/vibe which has a blend of all my favorite post-punk characteristics, is that the vocals sound great. Dude sounds normal. PP bands tend to get some really annoying singers. Can definitely ruin a perfectly good record. 

That's what I was thinking listening to some of these new post punk bands. The male vocals sound affected like they are mimicking a sound they think they they have to sound like. 

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3 hours ago, markm said:

I listened to this one today. Quite different.

Slow, Deep, and Hard was the Type O debut and it was basically a bunch of leftover Carnivore tracks Pete had after his first hardcore/thrash/crossover band had broken up. Not sure if you're familiar with Carnivore but they put out two albums in the late 80's which are worth hearing if you're into a more primitive less commercial crossover sound. The vestiges of their hardcore influences were still apparent even on '93's Bloody Kisses you can hear it on a few tracks like We Hate Everyone. The next album October Rust was basically Pete writing a bunch of gothic tunes that would specifically appeal to chicks so he could get laid more easily, according to Kenny Hickey the guitar player. They had started getting a lot more women at their shows after the success of BK and Black No. 1 so I guess he wanted to make the most of that. '99's World Coming Down was where they really hit their stride (their pinnacle in most of our opinions here aside from Blivvie) and then the last two albums (Life is Killing Me & Dead Again) were both excellent as well, more polished songwriting and skilled arrangements with less of the little filler throw away tracks. Or course I'm sure some people probably really love those little filler throwaway tracks. For me Kenny Hickey's catchy Sabbath inspired riffs were the highlight of the band's sound, and none of those records would be the same without his high pitched backing vocals. (Pete made him sing all the higher pitched fills and stuff that were out of his register) Pete always said the sound he was going for was basically Black Sabbath meets the Beatles. It's all accessible and melodic though, that's just what they were. It's basically like you're either into what they do or you're not. I could totally see how it's not gonna be for everyone. You might listen to 3 or 4 TON albums and decide you're not feeling it.

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10 hours ago, markm said:

That's what I was thinking listening to some of these new post punk bands. The male vocals sound affected like they are mimicking a sound they think they they have to sound like. 

There are a few that have good vocalist. Those are the ones who tend to make my collection. A few recent faves of the newer bands:

Secret Shame - female - one of my favorites. Sounds like the reincarnation of a young Siouxsie Sioux.

Vandal Moon

Twin Tribes

Pleasure Policy 

Casket Cassette 

Executioner's Mask

Crime of Passing - female 

Chain Cult

Poison Ruin 

And of course Drab Majesty

Many of the classic bands had crap vocals too however. There were some seriously shit singers back in the day. Morrissey for instance grinds my nerves to no end. For me at least, regardless of era, post-punk is a genre where the vocals completely make or break the band. There's no killer riffage or technical drumming to distract or cover up.

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