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NP: Anthrax - We've Come for You All

Today so far...

All Them Witches - Sleeping Through the War (Sleeping Through The War | All Them Witches (bandcamp.com))

Amon - Liar in Wait (Liar in Wait | AMON | Possession (bandcamp.com))

Only new purchase recently has been:

Forbidden (New Remix) (2024) | Black Sabbath | High Quality Music Downloads | 7digital United Kingdom

Even I, who is a big fan of the Tony Martin era of Sabbath (as essentially equal to Dio - sacrilege!!) wouldn't shell out a hundred quid for the Anno Domini box set. So, I really don't know who this is aimed at. 

But, I was keen to hear the much hyped remix of Forbidden from 1995. Luckily, I could find a 24 bit download to buy, separately to having to shell out for the whole thing (4 albums). 

Forbidden is well known as the worst Sabbath album. A year or two ago a mate of mine decided to do his own remaster and reordered the track listing. He moved Illusion of Power to the closing track and edited out the awful Ice-T rap section. 

The album made a lot more sense and I'd say rescued it to become merely a mediocre album.

The remix is decent and some alternative takes and endings are used. A definite sonic improvement but, much as I want to genuinely like it, it's still just not that good. 

Bizarrely, it made me revisit 13 at the weekend, the final one with Ozzy (menos Bill), and it made me appreciate that more. I'd never liked it at the time but there is a definite back to basics vibe. I truly believe it could have been a good (maybe not great) album if it had been mastered more dynamically (I've searched and can't find an FDR version - nor sure what the vinyl was prepared from) and the fat were trimmed off to a 1970/80s run time of 38 minutes.   




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NP: Tzompantli - Beating the drums of Ancestral Force

▶︎ Beating the Drums of Ancestral Force | Tzompantli | 20 Buck Spin (bandcamp.com)


"So it's just typical 20 Buck Spin fare with some Mesoamerican accentuation for flavor?"


"...And that's it?"


"...No post whatever half ironic disingenuous posturing?"


"Fuck yes!" 

Let it never be said of me that I was difficult to please.

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22 hours ago, RexKeltoi said:

Just learned about the release myself from a YT notification, hope you enjoyed the listen I did 🤘

I enjoyed it immensely!  Looking forward to playing it again during my 4-mile run tomorrow morning.  Long live heavy metal!

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1 hour ago, JamesT said:

I enjoyed it immensely!  Looking forward to playing it again during my 4-mile run tomorrow morning.  Long live heavy metal!

Destruction dropped a tune too, they are releasing a 12" with a cover of Fast As a Shark on the B side, looking forward to that one too🤘

20 hours ago, Arioch said:

Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith (1984)


Was at this tour, was a banger 🤘

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