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Acid Storm - Biotronic Genesis (1991)

Abramelin - Never Enough Snuff (2021)

Atrocity - Todessehnsucht (1992)

There is a dark atmosphere on this Atrocity album that I have never found anywhere else on a Death Metal album. Sure, Alex Krull's vocals are not always well placed on the music but it doesn't matter, all the tracks are unforgettable and timeless. 31 years after its release, I still listen to it and never get tired of it.

Brotality - The Woods Will End You (2022)



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They sold that Atrocity album as "Longing for Death" over here, but yes it's a good one. Funny how certain older albums like this one never fade away, they always seem to come up in convo every few months. My friends and I were just talking about that record last week.


Aeternus - Shadows of Old 1999, the following year after the classic ...And so the Night Became, they switched to playing death metal. And they were good at it. Unlike whoever designed the album cover. 


Dawn - Apparition, demo Sweden 1992. Just found out this past week that the much celebrated melodic black metal band Dawn actually started out as a death metal band in the beginning. This demo proves it and it fucking kills. Mind officially blown.


Cruentation - Cruentation, Massachussets 2022 this was still in the editor from last night when I fell asleep listening to this EP before I could post it.



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16 minutes ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

They sold that Atrocity album as "Longing for Death" over here, but yes it's a good one. Funny how certain older albums like this one never fade away, they always seem to come up in convo every few months. My friends and I were just talking about that record last week.

Ah, interesting anecdote 😀 I know that the title of the album translated is "Longing for Death" but I didn't know that they released it under the English name

Ok, I found this :

Atrocity – Longing For Death (1992, CD) - Discogs

I will go to bed less stupid tonight (French expression to say that I learned something today).

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So far this morning, from my most recent BC purchases. I definitely try to get money's worth early on, before they fall down the 300 deep collection...


The more I listen to that Gozer, the more I realise it basically is Neurosis. No idea how I landed on Mork. Someone mentioned it months ago, although the new album was only released about a week ago. I look forward to the eventual release of the career defining double album "...and Mindy"

I'll pick up some more Bolt Thrower soon. I never legally obtained Those Once Loyal, which is shameful. At least that one is direct from the band. I have picked up a few Earache FDR releases....which presumably goes straight into Digby Pearson's pocket. Ugh. But at least he makes them available. 

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King Diamond - Abigail (1987)

I love the voice and character behind King Diamond but I must admit that outside of Melissa and Don't Break the Oath, I don't know much about his music. So I'm trying Abigail this morning. 🤘🏻😀🤘🏻

Manowar - Kings of Metal (1988)

Not a big fan of Manowar. I saw them live a long time ago, in a small concert hall in France, with Skyclad as an opening act. I much preferred to see Martin Walkyier's band show than DiMaio's one. But a little listen from time to time, it doesn't hurt.

Heavens Gate - Planet E. (1996)

I love this album that never gets old and is full of good heavy/speed melodic ideas.

ADX - Suprématie (1987)

ADX and me, it's a love story for the first 3 albums, including this one.

une croix posée sur le coeur
a cross on the heart
demain ce monde sera le mien
tomorrow this world will be mine
à genoux pour ma grandeur
on your knees for my greatness
ta force m'appartient
your strength is mine


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