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4 hours ago, Arioch said:

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. ūü§ėūüŹĽūüėÄūü§ėūüŹĽ

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.

Goddammit, you've got me one a King Diamond bender. They are all on bandcamp.

Kings of Metal and The Triumph of Steel are solid. In fact ToS may well be in my top 20 albums of all time. A big call, but it was quite massive for an impressionable Jono upon release. 

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Diabolizer - Khalkedonian Death, T√ľrkiye 2021, this new spelling for Turkey is a pita, now I'll have to keep it handy to copy and paste because of the stupid umlauts. Up til now it's always been the band names that had the unlauts, not the names of the countries.

 

Wind In His Hair - Future Primitives, neocrust from Berlin Germany

 

Ferox Occulta - Oneiric Citadel, "experimental" black/death from Ontario Canada.

 

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12 hours ago, JonoBlade said:
  1. 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"

Doesn't seem like they'd be your kind of band Jon. But then I guess it's not like they're the primitive lo-fi kind of black metal or super caustic Norsecore, the dude does have a fairly modern take on Norwegian black metal. I've got a few of his releases but I heard a few minutes of the new one last week and passed on it. Revisiting it as I type to see how I feel about it now, but I'm almost halfway through and I'm not really feeling it.

Of course it's hitting me much better than that Triumph of Steel album I listened to 30 seconds of earlier because you'd posted it and I'd never heard it before. Only the names of their first 3 albums even ring a bell, which makes sense because '84 was the year I sort of left traditional metal behind. Guess I must have already been passed the "impressionable" age when Man O' War declared themselves the Kings of True Metal. Before that I just thought Man O' War was a badass jellyfish or a 17th century pirate ship or something. 

But back to Mork, interesting that in Norweigian the word "mork" means dark, but yet when Thomas is asked he says the name is not meant to be the Norwegian word for dark, it's just plain old Mork. Which makes me wonder if they ever even got that dumb show over in Norway, or if they did and it was dubbed into Norwegian if they could have changed the Mindy character's name to Maia or Marit or something more common up there. But mostly I wonder if he knows that most of us older dudes from English speaking countries see his band name and then can't help but think "...and Mindy"

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GOZER - An Endless Static. Yep, essentially Neurosis as JonO said. But that's fine since we are unlikely to get any more Neurosis any time soon if at all.

LOOPRIDER - Ouroboros. Popular name for albums, bands and songs, Ouroboros. Japanese stoner doom.

NP - modest by default - Sismical. Chill after a busy day. Not busy like days used to be though...you won't like it.

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Darkthrone - Panzerfaust (1995)

When I bought this album in 1996, it was one of the first Black Metal albums I listened to (along with Immortal's Battles in the North, Emperor's In the Nightside Eclipse or Setherial's Nord...). None of these albums appealed to me at first. I didn't like the sound ^^. I started to listen to Emperor's album with more attention before realizing that I had between my ears a majestic album! The Setherial one, I never got used to it. The one of Immortal, not so much either. As for this Panzerfaust, I sometimes listen to it because I like these throbbing riffs filled with darkness.

 

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9 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Doesn't seem like they'd be your kind of band Jon. But then I guess it's not like they're the primitive lo-fi kind of black metal or super caustic Norsecore, the dude does have a fairly modern take on Norwegian black metal. I've got a few of his releases but I heard a few minutes of the new one last week and passed on it. Revisiting it as I type to see how I feel about it now, but I'm almost halfway through and I'm not really feeling it.

Of course it's hitting me much better than that Triumph of Steel album I listened to 30 seconds of earlier because you'd posted it and I'd never heard it before. Only the names of their first 3 albums even ring a bell, which makes sense because '84 was the year I sort of left traditional metal behind. Guess I must have already been passed the "impressionable" age when Man O' War declared themselves the Kings of True Metal. Before that I just thought Man O' War was a badass jellyfish or a 17th century pirate ship or something. 

But back to Mork, interesting that in Norweigian the word "mork" means dark, but yet when Thomas is asked he says the name is not meant to be the Norwegian word for dark, it's just plain old Mork. Which makes me wonder if they ever even got that dumb show over in Norway, or if they did and it was dubbed into Norwegian if they could have changed the Mindy character's name to Maia or Marit or something more common up there. But mostly I wonder if he knows that most of us older dudes from English speaking countries see his band name and then can't help but think "...and Mindy"

I like this Mork stuff well enough. It sits in the right black metal zone for me. Plenty of variety and listenable production. My favourite of recent years is still Ordinance by a long way. Both albums. The vagina one and the purge one.

The Triumph of Steel is one of those real nostalgia trips that I fully understand no one else will understand, especially 30 years later. At the time Kerrang! (which still had some street cred) declared it could not be rated, so metal was its contents. That made me and my friends laugh and give in to its power. 

I tried to go back and listen to earlier Manowar albums but nothing clicked. I'd go so far as to say they sucked, except Kings of Metal. I had the album after Triumph when the pedo joined the band, but have not heard it for 20 years. Nevertheless it is on my bucket list to see Manowar, but they never seem to come to the UK.

Raise the Cairn | Cairn (bandcamp.com)

Anyone heard this? It has the vibe of early Opeth. Most of the album is fully acoustic, but when the last song picks up it actually gets fairly heavy. I can listen to this acoustic type stuff all day.

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2 hours ago, Thatguy said:

Popular name for albums, bands and songs, Ouroboros.

Yep.

 

Flaming Ouroboros - Uphold the Majesty, USBM 2021

 

Mortum - Atlantean Ouroboros, USBM 2020

 

Blood Ouroboros - Obfuscation of Hideous Ego Demo  2020 Brooklyn NY

 

45 minutes ago, Arioch said:

Darkthrone - Panzerfaust (1995)

When I bought this album in 1996, it was one of the first Black Metal albums I listened to (along with Immortal's Battles in the North, Emperor's In the Nightside Eclipse or Setherial's Nord...). None of these albums appealed to me at first. I didn't like the sound ^^. I started to listen to Emperor's album with more attention before realizing that I had between my ears a majestic album! The Setherial one, I never got used to it. The one of Immortal, not so much either. As for this Panzerfaust, I sometimes listen to it because I like these throbbing riffs filled with darkness.

Love Panzerfaust and I love Setherial. Immortal...comme ci comme ça. Still mad at Emperor for popularizing symphonic black metal. I'll forgive them one day. Do appreciate having another black metal aficionado here.

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I don't know if I am a Black Metal afficionado. In the genre, lately I really liked the following albums:

Paydretz - Chroniques de l'insurrection (France)

Aux Portes Du Metal : Chronique d'album metal Paydretz Chroniques de l' Insurrection (Black Metal) - Album Review

Le Chant Noir - La société satanique des poètes morts (Brazil)

La société satanique des poétes morts - Album by Le Chant Noir | Spotify

Akhlys - Melino√ę (USA)

Akhlys - Melino√ę | Eklektik Rock

But I don't listen to that much.

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