Mordy's Metal Listening Club - New Albums Every Monday

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Nah. It's not on spotify and like I said, trying not to just download musics. Will maybe listen to one of the two records they do have on spotify but considering i am catching up as it is, it doesn't seem like a big deal.

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 20:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

Srs this sounds like it should be the soundtrack to a fucking awful 80s cartoon epic. You are intentionally putting shit albums in the listening club to see if we can tell the different, right?

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 20:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

soundtrack to a fucking awful 80s cartoon epic

one day i'd like to use this to describe something i actually enjoyed.

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 20:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

That mastodon is very different to what came later, you cant compare them.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 20:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

uh be nice now

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 21 April 2010 20:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh and i didnt pick these 3, glenn did!

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 20:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

and i would prefer it if a mod made it clear on the thread title that i did not pick Him & cradle of filth! lol

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 20:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

Are we only allowed to be part of the listening club if we like 100% of the records? Or was an ilxor a member of fates warning and I just didn't know?

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 20:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

no winston, its fine if you dislike them. I dislike all 3 picks, but y'know, try to be constructive rather than insulting to glenn or whoever picks albums.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 20:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

ok well maybe i'll look for the mastadon tomorrow. one a day seems plenty. the artwork for the one here certainly suggests its worth a lot more of my time than the lol r u srs ones on spotify

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 20:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ok, yeah, that was my bad. Sorry glenn.

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 20:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

There's so many sub-genres in metal its going to be impossible to like everything , that's why I think its better to not stick to albums in the same genre when choosing (not that glenn did this, but you know what I mean).

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 20:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

Sam if you scroll up you will find some Mastodon youtubes.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 20:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

:D Well I think I have heard less metal records than there are metal genres, so I think we are ok on knowing whether I like everything or not.

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 20:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

If you tell us what you do like, I'm sure we would all be happy to recommend you stuff in that vein/we might think you will like.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 20:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

That goes for anyone reading the thread. I like people recommending me stuff too btw (hint hint)

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 20:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

I don't know what I really like yet! And I'm cool with just taking the backseat atm.

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 20:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Mastodon are Didier Drogba - strong,punishing ,classy with great skill but a bit petulant.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 23:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

not an arsenal player damn you wenger for not paying the extra 500k before he went to marseille

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 23:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

viera then?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 22 April 2010 01:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Aside from glenn, is anyone other than me familiar with any of HIM's previous albums? I definitely thought that Venus Doom was an unquestionably metal album (if a rather poppy, gothy metal album) but this does sound like a departure to me so far. Also, it sounds like crap so far (and I actually enjoy radio emo).:P

(My girlfriend is a big HIM fan. We sang "Wings of a Butterfly" as a karaoke duet once.:P)

Sundar, Thursday, 22 April 2010 02:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

By way of comparison:

Sundar, Thursday, 22 April 2010 02:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

Now I'm trying to pinpoint exactly what the differences are that make me identify these albums as different styles...

Sundar, Thursday, 22 April 2010 02:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

ok, fates warning. just going to have to judge this off the one song i seem to be able to stream on grooveshark. inoffensive i guess? def hits the same queensryche hate vibes mentioned upthread, although it is better than that horseshit. idk, i get it, but not really for me, not getting as much of a prog-metal dream theater vibe as other people are, which is good, this just sounds like mainstream relaxing metal for metallers stuff. not bad at that tho. not running out to buy it in the near future tho.

song was eye to eye btw

HOT DISH THYME MACHINE (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

ok going to go ahead and liveblog the cradle of filth experience.

Devil Woman is cheeeeeeeeeezy, kinda sub par kinda boring. too much industrial undercurrent done the wrong way, also this guitar player sucks.

HOT DISH THYME MACHINE (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

hate the drum sound here on the intro to soft white throat, but that is not really their fault, its a shit drum sound that i hear on lots of stuff from the era.

vocals sound cartoony to me? kind of a fake evil going on here, maybe ive just been bent by listening to peste noire too much.

ok stutter vocal was irritating, but the post part here is better than anything else so far. still some sort of clinical separation in the recording that is distracting from whats going on. theres no density here - which is kind of frustrating, because if there was, i would prob be digging this. song screams for heavy, and there isnt any here.

HOT DISH THYME MACHINE (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

so uh what the hell is going on here (bestial bitch)? now its all halfassed motorheady, but with scratchy doubletracked vocals? again, this could be kind of great but its like this band is listening to a lot of stuff and not really making good choices about how to put it all together.

ok now its prey and its the best thing so far, by far. hated the intro, but i could listen to this (less the DUMB mindless self indulgence synth stab noise shit going on in sometimes). and now, its all mediocre synth bridge which sucks a lot. and now its back to the song, but ehhhhh. also that drum thing that just happened was crap.

this seems to be a band that could be good but is too busy fucking around outside of what they can actually do well (which given my U1v3r and SGM and whatever leanings seems like a strange thing to criticize but).

cant help but feel that for a second there i heard a band that might be pretty good, but is too distracted.

track 5 seems like the best thing so far despite my evanescence puke reaction. still, the guitar is just so LAME, and i dont need like shredder stuff going on, but can this dude (dudes?) actually play beyond a simple functional level? i am now to the part where there is a dual guitar lead and still, this is hitting me as dumbed down "metal guitar", theres nothing really interesting going on here.

ok so the crowley cover just started and i am either going to be super stoked or really pissed. just started to kind of obsessively revisit this song a couple weeks ago and i am kind of in the zone with it at the moment.

HOT DISH THYME MACHINE (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

ok fuck you guys I HATE THIS A FUCKING TON. taking a legitimately creepy song and dressing it up in your crap arglebargle voice with a bunch of pitch shifting and then some badly executed half time blastbeats turns it into some clown shoes LOOK AT ME I AM SPOOKY garbage. this is tex avery moustache twisting evil. yuck.

HOT DISH THYME MACHINE (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

not sure that HIM is metal so far but i would def rather listen to this than cradle of filth.

HOT DISH THYME MACHINE (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

actually, first song has some kind of amazing pop-metal nostalgia going on for me. throat screamy thing out of nowhere is pretty cool, and doomy monk chorus in the middle is pretty cool. surprised, but theres something going on here that works for me. and this is def a pop informed metal prob hard rock album, but they are sneaking in some cool shit here, and doing decent pop shit as well (on the second track now, which is like some sort of popjizz explosion for the most part, but i am digging it.)

if i was going to draw a totally unsolicited compare/contrast thing here, cradle of filth is positioned as a metal band sneaking in pop, and HIM is some sort of pop/rock/poppunk thing sneaking in metal, but these dudes are making me buy it and COF sounds like a bunch of teengrabbing bullshitters.

third song is semi-awesome pretty pop but fails on the metal side so far.

HOT DISH THYME MACHINE (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 April 2010 06:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ok so tbf, I like this a lot. But more and more as a funtime party album thing, not so much a metal deal.

HOT DISH THYME MACHINE (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 April 2010 06:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

album is ok. trying hard not to be "death to false metal" dude here but eh idk. most enjoyable of the three by far.

HOT DISH THYME MACHINE (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 April 2010 06:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

wait til dan reads that you enjoyed HIM

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 22 April 2010 12:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

I wish I had more constructive things to sat tbh

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 22 April 2010 15:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

*say

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 22 April 2010 15:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

goddammit i accidentally listened to three songs from the nymphetamine bonus disc instead of the album itself

― call all destroyer, Monday, April 19, 2010 7:42 PM (3 days ago)

and upon further research that is exactly what i did as well, so all my COF ranting up there was about the bonus disc.

fucking hell

HOT DISH THYME MACHINE (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 April 2010 15:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

memo to lala users, the first result thats only 6 tracks long is not the one yer supposed to be listening to.

HOT DISH THYME MACHINE (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 April 2010 15:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeeeeah the actual disc is better tho i ended up having more than my share of complaints about it.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 22 April 2010 16:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

the real tragedy is that i cant unhear that garbage mr crowley cover

HOT DISH THYME MACHINE (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 April 2010 16:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

rofl

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 22 April 2010 16:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

but you dont mind the cliff richard cover?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 22 April 2010 16:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

well i wasnt a fan, but it didnt offend me on a personal level

HOT DISH THYME MACHINE (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 April 2010 16:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

and the cof version?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 22 April 2010 16:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

come on guys, where's the chat?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 April 2010 12:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

Anyone playing catch up want to talk about last weeks albums?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 April 2010 12:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

Gonna watch last nights 30 rock and then try the him/mandrills.

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Friday, 23 April 2010 14:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

Just don't mistakenly try a Himdrill

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 April 2010 14:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

OK, a few things about Cradle of Filth, to end my picking week. I had long ignored them, assuming from the name that they were goregrind or some other grimy niche that I'm not really into. I gave Thornography a chance, for reasons I have forgotten, and really liked it, and that sent me belatedly scouring through the back catalog. I like most of it, including some of the dubious-sounding EPs and compilations. Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder is probably the first whole record of theirs I've been actively disappointed with. (But I saw them on tour for it, and they were still fabulous.)

Nymphetamine may or may not be my favorite, but it's the one that seems most intriguing on its own, to me, precisely for its tension between flagrant cryptic ugliness and goofy goth-pop ambition. In a way it finds Cradle of Filth trying to be both Dimmu Borgir and HIM, at once. Easy enough to hate, for many reasons, but for me the artistic risk involved is admirable for its own sake, and obviously it doesn't hurt that I like the effect, personally. I'm a devoted metal fan, but I'm also an unapologetic pop fan, and a fan of a lot of other things, and I have no purist agenda for any of them. Cross them all! Cradle of Filth is plainly wearing "evil" as a costume, but I guess it basically always seems like a costume to me. I don't inherently take Emperor or Gorgoroth or Bathory any more seriously. Anybody who was "really" evil wouldn't be wasting their time writing songs about it.

If this were a three-song listening club, I might actually have used that bonus-disc cover of "Mr. Crowley". I like their own material better, but hearing them take something familiar and transform it kind of demonstrates their style and agenda even more succinctly. Could have done HIM's cover of "Wicked Game", and one of the many Dream Theater covers in place of Fates Warning. Or maybe Anacrusis doing NMA's "I Love the World"...

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 23 April 2010 14:49 (3 years ago) Permalink


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