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On 1/19/2020 at 12:44 AM, Abronsius said:

Top 5 are:

Windir

My Dying Bride

Napalm Death

Mayhem

Trollfest

Yes trollfest. Great band although my knowledge of them is limited to helluva album which is very funny. Video for street Sarah is hilarious with a surprising father Ted TV show reference.  Have you got there latest album. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, blaaacdoommmmfan said:

Yes trollfest. Great band although my knowledge of them is limited to helluva album which is very funny. Video for street Sarah is hilarious with a surprising father Ted TV show reference.  Have you got there latest album. 

 

 

Yes their latest is probably one of their best. It's a bit more restrained but still good.

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On 6/3/2020 at 5:10 AM, AidanL said:

Re: Who are your current top 5 bands?

1. Paradise Lost

2. My Dying Bride

3. Verikalpa

4. Funural Leach

5. Haggard

You're quoting the very first post. I know this because I've memorised the entire thread. 

Requiem's Top 5

1. Mayhem

2. Katatonia

3. Cradle of Filth

4. Septicflesh

5. Marduk

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Top 5 Lately:

London After Midnight - seductive Psycho Magnet; a dark wave of dancefloor-deathrock-gone-glam. 

Genitorturers - better than a morbid angel. Flesh is the Law and Mistress Gen must be obeyed!

Cadaveria - still under her spell...

Opera IX - she's dark Italianate, a hex times two upon you.

Siouxsie and the Banshees - I am the melting man before her. 

 

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Immolation - I have been going through their discography a lot of late and although I can't fight the fact that some dips in form occur I still think that they are one of the most consistent performers over the past 30 years of death metal.  They have a unique sound that is instantly identifiable and can drop in some really angular leads into any track at any point to add that sense of haunting atmosphere.  I would go as far as saying that any death metal fan needs to own Dawn of Possession, Here In After and Close to a World Below with nods towards Failures for Gods and Unholy Cult.

Gorguts - yep, I am still banging on about how good Gorguts are (my last gushing outburst here).  Looking at the band they were in the 90s and how they have developed their sound since and simultaneously (almost organically) pushed the boundaries of death metal as a genre into a whole new space, I can't help but be excited by the prospect of new music by these guys at any point.  Colored Sands is my top album of the 2010's, it was a huge release after such a long lay off (12 fucking years!) and they came back with every last drop of the skill of each musician poured into that album.

Ulcerate - more technical brilliance in this discography than you wave a shitty stick at!  Except that they aren't just a technical death metal band.  That genre tag does not cover the plethora of territory that Ulcerate occupy within the metal world.  Stare Into Death and Be Still is an atmospheric triumph, beyond just being an album of technical and progressive structures drowning in atmosphere it is an album that lets every riff, every string, every strike and every vocal pull, push, twist and contort the atmospherics they are shrouded in to deliver an auditory experience unlike much of anything else out there.  My only question now is, where next???  Looking at where they started out from, their development over the past seventeen years is astonishing and the thought of there being yet more in the tank is as frightening as it is intriguing.

Faith No More - my college years had this band so intertwined into them through the listening habits of peers that I have only realised in recent months (some 25+ years after my time in education) how influential they were to me if only on a sub-conscious level.  I can't pretend to like all of their stuff and if honest I think I like the approach often more than the whole of the content it produces, but an album like Angel Dust is like a theme tune to the blackest of comedies.  It is equal part accessible as it is obnoxious.  For all its tongue-in-cheek delivery there's a seedy and sordid undertone that makes it a proper "adult" alternative metal record.

Atramentus - finally, I am currentlly intrigued by the debut 3 track full-length, death doom metal release from Atramentus.  I don't go too mad for death doom but when it gets done right I do go weak at the knees.  Phillipe Tougas (of multiple band fame including Chthe'ilist) wrote this album himself in 2012 but only got round to releasing this year - now with a full band in tow.  It is journey akin to a Bell Witch record (well, the first two albums at least) in terms of length and the depths of atmosphere it generates in just over forty minutes.  I am about five or six listens in and still feel there's so much more to learn about the record.  Proper, lights out and volume up stuff.

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On 6/5/2020 at 12:11 PM, Requiem said:

You're quoting the very first post. I know this because I've memorised the entire thread. 

Requiem's Top 5

1. Mayhem

2. Katatonia

3. Cradle of Filth

4. Septicflesh

5. Marduk

You've obviously got finger on the metal pulse that another person has seen your list and has gone hellll yeahhhh ?????????????? that's my top 5 music too, let's cut and paste.Well done.??? Didn't think people did this but good  spot. ?

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Heaven Shall Burn, Venom Prison, Amorphis, Arch Enemy and Gojira. Not my favourite bands of all time but they are among the top 5 of bands I'm really listening to a lot of right now. Especially Venom Prison. Going to see them in October - at least hopefully if the world gets back to normal over here in Scotland

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