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On 1/20/2023 at 11:08 PM, navybsn said:

Would agree. I really liked Lore but can't remember hearing anything after Reflections which I liked too. May have to investigate.

@Arioch and @markm.....

I had Lore on my wishlist but liked the album cover of the new one better so picked that one up. The only Elder I had previously was Reflections which I listened to a fair bit a few years ago. When comparing to new one I'd say all Elder is a bit interchangeable. Like really good atmosphere but if you are a fairweather fan needing a recommendation, you probably only need one album. Similar to how I really like King Buffalo but am forced to admit someone only casually interested could get a fix from any of their albums and not really have missed anything by not hearing the others. 

N.P. Black Harvest | GREEN LUNG (bandcamp.com)

Probably my favourite discovery of the last year. I have managed to miss seeing these guys live both opportunities I had - once at the local pub when I went down but it was sold out and then opening for Clutch a month ago when I had a ticket but accidentally double-booked with a weekend away. Shameful. 

Ominous they've signed to Nuclear Blast, apparently. They have a great organic sound, but I think it is in the NB contract you have to use Andy Sneap to make all their bands sound the same.


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16 minutes ago, Thatguy said:

I tried this album again on your repeated recommendation. My conclusion? I agree it sounds great and is well played, but those vocals...In all, just not my thing is my conclusion.

Ha. Yeah, I could see that. Although this, in my opinion, is what can make a good band great. A la Black Sabbath, AC/DC - technically limited vocalists that are nevertheless distinctive. To some, overtly annoying. I'm not saying Green Lung is the next Sabbath, but they have potential.

I find I am pretty forgiving about vocal styles so long as its actually in tune.

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Incantation - Diabolical Conquest (1998)

Incubus - Beyond the Unknown (1990)

Le Chant Noir - La Société Satanique des Poètes Morts (2021)

(The Black Sing - The Satanic Society of Dead Poets)

Ritual Carnage - Every Nerve Alive (2000)


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8 hours ago, JonoBlade said:

technically limited vocalists that are nevertheless distinctive

I actually agree with this. They have to be able to sing in tune I also agree. Examples? Peter Garret of Midnight Oil springs to mind. Great frontman especially when he was young and crazy but an extremely limited range covered by the other singers in the band but his voice completed the assets of the band.

And Ozzy for god's sake.

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Death Angel - "The Ultra-Violence"

Death Angel - "The Evil Divide"

Death Angel - "Humanicide"

Exumer - "The Raging Tides"

Yep, still fully on my thrash kick.  Tomorrow, I'll take a detour and have a Cradle of Filth day.  Nothing like a band whose extensive discography is fantastic from start to finish.  Can't wait to dive into the gothic flourishes.  My favorite album, "Nymphetamine", came out when I was just starting high school in 2004, and I've never looked back.  I'll be incredibly bummed out when these guys are no longer able to keep going.  But hopefully, there's some time still left before that happens.

On 1/19/2023 at 8:12 PM, RelentlessOblivion said:

Armored Saint - Delirious Nomad

Fantastic choice!  Classic Armored Saint is always good for a lift during the day.  Not as crazy about their later stuff, although "Punching the Sky" was a solid effort.

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18 hours ago, JonoBlade said:

@Arioch and @markm.....

I had Lore on my wishlist but liked the album cover of the new one better so picked that one up. The only Elder I had previously was Reflections which I listened to a fair bit a few years ago. When comparing to new one I'd say all Elder is a bit interchangeable. 

Yeah, my reaction to the new one was prolly a time and place kind of thing. Repeat listens will tell the tale if it holds my interest. The cool thing about Lore was the combination of the dexterous, almost elegant psych prog interspersed with these great Monster Magnet/Fu Manchu Sabbathy riffs which they've moved away from. 

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