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26 minutes ago, Dead1 said:

GG, Dodsrit seem a bit too melodic for your usual tastes?  Getting some real melodic post-black metal vibes from them.

Most of the 2nd wavey black metal I listen to is fairly melodic. For me the trick is trying to find the stuff that's melodic, riffy and caustic all at the same time. I suppose this is a bit more atmospheric and less evil Satanic in nature than much of the bm I listen to, but even I will deviate from my standard template occasionally. Last few years I've allowed myself to delve a bit farther into atmo territory than I used to, especially later in the evenings after I've put the kid to bed. (which I'm about to do now since it's 10:45 already) There is a point at which atmospheric black metal can become too "posty" for me and I don't think this quite crosses that line, but it certainly rubs right up against it. This Swedish band has been marketed as some type of a black metal/hc crust mashup and I don't really hear that so much myself, except maybe just a wee tiny little bit in the vocals. I'll admit the vocals here are not ideal, they're a bit screamy at times, and probably the one single complaint I have of these young men. But I think the music is good enough to overcome them.

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Fair enough.  Next thing you'll be cranking out Alcest with the good doctor whilst you both gaze at your shoes!  :P


At The Gates - With Fear I Kiss  The Burning Darkness - realised why I don't like this period of ATG - it's too black metal.  TSD and SOTS were far closer to death and thrash and thus more in my ballpark.

Nasty Savage - Penetration Point -last chance for this one and it doesn't make the cut.  Off to trade it in at the local record shop

Overkill - Under The Influence

Sepultura - Schizophrenia

Sodom - Obsessed By Cruelty

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Les Vieilles Salopes - Aime moi tendre, aime moi vrai (2003)

In English, the name of the band means Old Bitches 😁 and the album title is love me tender, love me true.

It's French punk rock that I listen to very often.

An Abstract Illusion - Woe (2022)

Antichrist - Sinful Birth (2017)


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8 hours ago, Dead1 said:

Fair enough.  Next thing you'll be cranking out Alcest with the good doctor whilst you both gaze at your shoes!  :P

If I start gazing at my shoes feel free to smack me and bring me back to my senses. I tried Alcest once out of curiosity, lasted about 15 seconds.


Been stuck on these two crusty classics recently:


Extinction of Mankind - The Nightmare Seconds, UK crust 2004


Swordwielder - Grim Visions of Battle, Gothenburg stenchcore 2013


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Extinction of Mankind - The Nightmare Seconds

Motorhead - Overkill

Slayer - Haunting the Chapel

Slavenkust Slavenkust 


Again thanks to the Goatmaster General for a couple of those recos.  When it comes to modern metal/extreme music, crustpunk, blackened speed and blackened thrash are where it's at for me - I can generally listen to any of that stuff and find it enjoyable.

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