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18 hours ago, KillaKukumba said:

I just realised I didn't put a year on my last top 10 and no one even read it well enough to pick up on it. Obviously no one listens to thrash so they couldn't have guess the year all by themselves :P

 

Anyway here's 2004, that will give a hint to the previous year!!

 

1. Exodus – Tempo Of The Damned

2. Orange Goblin – Thieving From The House of God

7. The Hidden Hand – Mother Teacher Destroyer

 

I will give my horns to these three albums. 

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On 8/22/2022 at 9:34 PM, KillaKukumba said:

Another year and this one only took me 4 days to do. Wow I'm speeding through things now!!
 

3. Place Of Skulls – With Vision

10. Overkill – Killbox 13

Horns for these two. Another confession-I have never listened to a single Strapping Young Lad or Devin Townsend album. I'm not really looking to break the streak. Call it knee jerk pushback. 

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4 hours ago, markm said:

Horns for these two. Another confession-I have never listened to a single Strapping Young Lad or Devin Townsend album. I'm not really looking to break the streak. Call it knee jerk pushback. 

SYL is good stuff as is a good deal of Devin's subsequent work. It ain't thrash at all.

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2 hours ago, Thatguy said:

SYL is good stuff as is a good deal of Devin's subsequent work. It ain't thrash at all.

I consider Devin a freak of creative nature.... but even I'm not sure about the latest single.

NP: AC/DC - TNT

One of the most feel good albums I have to hand, but not even that can make me feel better right now....

https://blabbermouth.net/news/neurosiss-scott-kelly-admits-to-abusing-wife-and-children-announces-retirement-from-music

 

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2008: 10. Abstract Spirit - Liquid Dimensions Change

9. Blasphemophagher - Nuclear Empire of Apocalypse

8. Cannabis Corpse - Tube of the Resinated

7. Misery’s Omen - Hope Dies…

6. Hollenthon - Opus Magnus

5. Misery Index - Traitor's

4. Baptism - Grim Arts of Melancholy

3. Coffins - Buried Death

2. Dead Congregation - Graves of the Archangels

1. Darkspace - Dark Space III

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4 hours ago, JonoBlade said:

Wow. I remember reading an anniversary blog article about Through Silver and Blood. Part of the article described the intensity and darkness the album and subsequent tour took on the band. Performing it took a toll. Those shows were legendary. Basically like they were brilliant, damaged individuals that had to find a different direction for the band to go after TS&B.

Sometimes it seems that the majority of great artists are tortured and probably lead toxic lives. I saw the  Van Gogh exhibit recently. Made me wonder how many great artists suffer from mental illness.   

I imagine Tom Warrior isn't easy to live with.  

I'm sorry for his family. 

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25 minutes ago, markm said:

Made me wonder how many great artists suffer from mental illness.   

I imagine Tom Warrior isn't easy to live with.  

I'm sorry for his family. 

Tom G Warrior on his childhood:

“It was a catastrophe. When I was six years old my parents divorced. That was when the courts assigned me to my mother and she began a slow, spiralling descent into complete insanity. I had nobody. She moved away to that farm village where I knew no one. We had no family or friends. I was a total outcast. Of course, nobody helped me, even though people saw the condition of my home. Everybody must have realised that my mother was not fit to raise a child, and yet no one did anything. There was no youth authority to intervene. It became total hell and it had everything to do with who I am nowadays.”

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11 hours ago, markm said:

Another confession-I have never listened to a single Strapping Young Lad or Devin Townsend album. I'm not really looking to break the streak. Call it knee jerk pushback. 

I bought a SYL album called Alien once a long time ago. Hadn't heard any of it beforehand I'd only read that it was supposedly a "brutal balls to the wall heavy metal assault." But being progressive (weird) I couldn't connect with it at all. It might've been 'brutal' by mainstream standards, but those weren't death metal riffs.

I bought one of his solo albums once too, not really sure which one, could have been Ocean Machine or maybe Terria. But that wasn't any better for me. He certainly seems to have a lot of devotees, even several of my friends dig all his stuff. But needless to say I have no use for any of his stuff myself.

Man's clearly very talented, and he does have an impressive set of pipes on him, can't take that away from him. I think DT is one of those cases where I can see that his music is 'good' and has value, just not to someone like me.

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City is SYL's undisputed high point for me. I also thought Alien, the self-titled one, and The New Black were pretty cool at one point, but I haven't put any of them on in years and years. I liked them in college and I guess they stayed there when I left. Devin has an absolute boatload of material that I don't like, too, and I don't think I'm keen enough on his schtick to wade through it all looking for the gems I'm obviously missing.

Guess I need a chart or a book or some responsible administrator to tell me what the best Devin Townsend songs are so I can just have a cool playlist and not have to worry about ever being exposed to bad music.

But yeah, City is a cool album. Worth hearing.

 

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This is not getting any easier!

 

2008

Proclamation - Messiah of Darkness and Impurity

Dead Congregation - Graves of the Archangels

Lathspell - Elegia

Baptism - Grim Arts of Melancholy

Behexen - My Soul for His Glory

Necrovation - Breed Deadness Blood

Revenge - Infiltration.Downfall.Death

Heidevolk - Walhalla wacht

Portrait - Portrait

Deadnight - Messenger of Death

Avsky - Malignant

Faustcoven - Rising from Below the Earth

Hail of Bullets - ...of Frost and War

Darkspace - Dark Space III

Evilfeast - Lost Horizons of Wisdom

Grave Desecrator - Sign of Doom

Waylander - Honour Amongst Chaos

Father Befouled - Obscurus Nex Cultus

Blasphemophagher - Nuclear Empire of Apocalypse

Atomizer - Caustic Music for the Spiritually Bankrupt

Helstar - The King of Hell

Horna - Sanojesi äärelle

Hooded Menace - Fulfill the Curse

Wolfsschrei - Demons of My Inner Self

Volahn - Dimensiónes del trance kósmico

Winterfylleth - The Ghost of Heritage

Cultes des Ghoules - Häxan, ...or Medieval Witchcraft and Infanticide...

Vanhelgd - Cult of Lazarus

Perversor - Cult of Destruction

Dishammer - Vintage Addiction

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5 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Guess I need a chart or a book or some responsible administrator to tell me what the best Devin Townsend songs are so I can just have a cool playlist and not have to worry about ever being exposed to bad music.

Don't do it! SYL sent Devin to the nut house, he had to stop playing, and it's also why he largely ignores the SYL catalogue on stage these days, the same thing could happen to you. It's not worth the risk. Leave it to those strong enough to handle it. :P

 

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5 hours ago, SurgicalBrute said:

This is not getting any easier!

 

2008

Proclamation - Messiah of Darkness and Impurity

Dead Congregation - Graves of the Archangels

Lathspell - Elegia

Baptism - Grim Arts of Melancholy

Behexen - My Soul for His Glory

Necrovation - Breed Deadness Blood

Revenge - Infiltration.Downfall.Death

Heidevolk - Walhalla wacht

Portrait - Portrait

Deadnight - Messenger of Death

Avsky - Malignant

Faustcoven - Rising from Below the Earth

Hail of Bullets - ...of Frost and War

Darkspace - Dark Space III

Evilfeast - Lost Horizons of Wisdom

Grave Desecrator - Sign of Doom

Waylander - Honour Amongst Chaos

Father Befouled - Obscurus Nex Cultus

Blasphemophagher - Nuclear Empire of Apocalypse

Atomizer - Caustic Music for the Spiritually Bankrupt

Helstar - The King of Hell

Horna - Sanojesi äärelle

Hooded Menace - Fulfill the Curse

Wolfsschrei - Demons of My Inner Self

Volahn - Dimensiónes del trance kósmico

Winterfylleth - The Ghost of Heritage

Cultes des Ghoules - Häxan, ...or Medieval Witchcraft and Infanticide...

Vanhelgd - Cult of Lazarus

Perversor - Cult of Destruction

Dishammer - Vintage Addiction

I need to look deeper into the Volhan catalog. I absolutely love El Tigre del Sur but I haven't heard anything else by him. Should I just check out the two full lengths, or are any of the splits worth tracking down?

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2 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

I need to look deeper into the Volhan catalog. I absolutely love El Tigre del Sur but I haven't heard anything else by him. Should I just check out the two full lengths, or are any of the splits worth tracking down?

I haven't dug too deep into the splits since I'm not a major fan of that format, but the Debajo del símbolo del sol split with Blue Hummingbird on the Left was pretty good

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Alright so Surge and Blivvie have both now posted their 2008's, Kuke is up to 2004 and Serpie92 is way out in front of all of us at 2015. I've posted my 2009 so once I see Surge and Blivvie's 2009's then I can proceed to 2010. In the meantime...

 

                    1986

Slayer - Reign in Blood

Necronomicon - S/T

Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

Cro-Mags - Age of Quarrel

Motörhead - Orgasmatron

GBH - Midnight Madness and Beyond

Straw Dogs - We Are Not Amused

Dark Angel - Darkness Descends

Ruthless - Discipline of Steel

Kreator - Pleasure to Kill                .

The Accüsed - The Return of Martha Splatterhead

Crumbsuckers - Life of Dreams

Hellbastard - Ripper Crust demo

Messiah - Hymn to Abramelin

Onslaught - The Force

Vulcano - Bloody Vengeance

Nuclear Assault - Game Over

Megadeth - Peace Sells

Discharge - Grave New World

Adrenalin O.D. - Humungousfungusamongus

 

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2009: 10. Diocletian - Doom Cult

9. Denial - Catacombs of the Grotesque

8. Exgoriate - On Pestilent Winds

7. Stabat Mater - Stabat Mater

6. Unanimated - In the Light of Darkness

5. Grave Miasma - Exalted Emanations

4. Funebrarum - The Sleep of Morbid Dreams

3. Dragged into Sunlight - Hatred for Mankind

2. Ahab - The Divinity of Oceans

1. The Chasm - Farseeing the Paranormal Abyssum

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