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Mørk Katastrofe - A Profane Shadow ov Destruction, rbm Spain

 

Verminous Knight - Malignant Descent, rbm Spain

 

Black Door - And the Spirit of Old Whispered Words of Amduat, rbm Netherlands

 

Eternality - Deaþwyrd, rbm Norway

 

1 hour ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

seems this is the point where my album awareness really slows down, not even 30 albums on my list between 2015 and 2019, none from 2020 onwards, and my OCD won’t let me go back to the 80s until I catch up to the modern day…

Why did you stop buying new albums? You do realize you're a mod on a metal forum where dozens of new albums are posted on a daily basis, right? Have you found no one here with whom you share a similar taste? Out of curiosity I just made a playlist of everything I've got from 2015 to 2022 I have over 2,000 albums from the last 8 years. 

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3 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Mørk Katastrofe - A Profane Shadow ov Destruction, rbm Spain

 

Verminous Knight - Malignant Descent, rbm Spain

 

Black Door - And the Spirit of Old Whispered Words of Amduat, rbm Netherlands

 

Eternality - Deaþwyrd, rbm Norway

 

Why did you stop buying new albums? You do realize you're a mod on a metal forum where dozens of new albums are posted on a daily basis, right? Have you found no one here with whom you share a similar taste? Out of curiosity I just made a playlist of everything I've got from 2015 to 2022 I have over 2,000 albums from the last 8 years. 

It was a matter of finance, when I could barely afford to keep the roof over my head finding new music stopped being a priority. I also had frequent periods of absence due to changing circumstances so wasn’t seeing many new releases.

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8 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

It was a matter of finance, when I could barely afford to keep the roof over my head finding new music stopped being a priority. I also had frequent periods of absence due to changing circumstances so wasn’t seeing many new releases.

The continuous conveyor belt of new music drains me though.  I find myself dipping in for a few releases and then I get naffed off with the sheer frequency of them.  I find just as much (if not often more) pleasure from spinning the stuff I have already nowadays.

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1 hour ago, KillaKukumba said:

Testament - Titans Of Creation

 

Amazing album!  Destined to be looked upon as a genre classic one day.

 

Manimal - "Armageddon" (album)

Highly recommend this one - 2021 release from these bruisers.  The Priest vibe is strong. 

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Went to see Obscura last night. It was ok. Very widdly and blast beaten. The only album I know is Omnivium and those songs did seem to go down the best with everybody else too.

Found it most interesting that Disillusion was the opening band (like, first of three bands, Persephone was second who I'd never heard of). I  missed most of the Disillusion set by accident (I knew they were playing but assumed they'd be second). Anyhow, I used to be very familiar with "Back to Times of Splendour" (2004) until they burned all their cred with the next album "Gloria". There was a review on Blabbermouth that was so scathing that it was removed by the next day when I tried to find it again.

Good on them for keeping at it. Apparently there is a new album in November, although the last one from 2019 didn't do much for me.

 BTW, how do you delete attachments from your metal forum account? I can see where to view attachments but there is no option to select and delete them.

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10 hours ago, JonoBlade said:

until they burned all their cred with the next album "Gloria".

People just want  what they are used to and get upset when they don't get it. I don't listen to 'Back To Times Of Splendour' often these days, but it is a great album. 'Gloria' is entirely different and clearly that upset people. It surprised me when I first heard it, but in some ways it is a better album than 'BTTOS'. Certainly it is better produced, and the songs are more focused. It could be a different band though. The 2019 album was too self consciously like BTTOS - some songs really were clones of earlier songs. It's OK, but I never go back to it. I am interested in what the next one will be like. Something completely different?

I think I would feel the same about Obscura live as you.

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2 hours ago, Thatguy said:

People just want what they are used to and get upset when they don't get it.

I think I would feel the same about Obscura live as you.

I want what I want. Obscura sucks the big one.

 

Vrångbild - Into the Abyss in Zero, Sweden 2015. Trippy atmo-black.

 

Vrångbild - A Psyche Engaged to the Vortex, 2017

 

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