Rolling Metal Thread 2012

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we certainly have our work cut out for us to find the next singer of Killswitch, something we plan on making priority #1 going forward.

Fucking love this quote from their website. Yes, I'd imagine finding a new vocalist would be a good #1 priority at this point.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

priority #2: write some sick breakdowns

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Thursday, 5 January 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

priority #3: throw off those mental chains
ooh ooh ooh

(Algerian Goalkeeper) Vs (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Thursday, 5 January 2012 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

What do people make of Behold! The Monolith? I always thought they were "hipster metal" or ironic or whatever but there are a few really good tracks on their new album Defender, Redeemer.

Doran, Thursday, 5 January 2012 16:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

The smartest piece of musical analysis you'll read all month. Sergeant D is a fucking genius, and someone should give him a book deal.

誤訳侮辱, Thursday, 5 January 2012 16:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fucking bullshit.

Doran, Thursday, 5 January 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sorry, that was unnecessarily aggressive.

I didn't enjoy that piece you linked to but thanks anyway.

Doran, Thursday, 5 January 2012 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

What didn't you like about it? I think it's pretty important to keep an eye on what people younger than me are listening to, and D is inarguably one of the best people doing it right now. Do you disagree with his conclusions?

誤訳侮辱, Thursday, 5 January 2012 17:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

who is 誤訳侮辱 ? i cant keep track of posters names!

(Algerian Goalkeeper) Vs (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Thursday, 5 January 2012 17:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh i forgot to post ~~~ VOTING THREAD FOR ILX METAL POLL 2011 - All ilxors or lurkers ballots welcomed (Closes Sunday JAN 15th @ 11.59pm UK Time) here. Had to bring forward it by a week as the big ilm poll is being run the week i planned for.

(Algerian Goalkeeper) Vs (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Thursday, 5 January 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

hmmm

n a nutshell, there is nothing more trendy this year than being tr00. MySpace is long dead, and while some of the bands that flourished on the site are still around, they’re dying along with the scene that surrounds them. Neon merch, generic deathcore and crabcore are out; ‘real hardcore,’ old-school death metal, and djent are in. Yesterday’s scene kid is today’s hipster/metal nerd, and in what should be welcome news to MS readers, it’s cool to be an elitist snob!

(Algerian Goalkeeper) Vs (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Thursday, 5 January 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

grunge was more fun to me than hair metal or nu-metal shite

(Algerian Goalkeeper) Vs (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Thursday, 5 January 2012 17:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

not sure the world needs a metal carles but sergeant d can be funny sometimes.

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Thursday, 5 January 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I guess I just don't care much about the music he's into and think it's kind of weird that he's fascinated by attack attack growing up

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Thursday, 5 January 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I did enjoy that chart

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Thursday, 5 January 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^ alan n 100% otm w/"metal carles" zing

unlistenable in philly (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 5 January 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

the one point dude makes, and it's a good one, at the end is the sticking point: assholes like me have been scowling at the shitty non-metal the kids dig for years and goin' "fuckin', Autopsy is way better than this." if the kids then get into Autopsy, purists do not get to go "oh fuck, you're still kids though." But in the actual world of people listening (vs. uninteresting meta-scene analysis, which is boring) I don't see too many old-school dudes grousing when kids like death metal. + Hot Topic ppl already loved Gothenburg melodic death for years, like over a decade, this isn't really a new trend

unlistenable in philly (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 5 January 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

i dont know who carles is

(Algerian Goalkeeper) Vs (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Thursday, 5 January 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

the hipster runoff dude. sgt d's posting, and especially its end, is very much in the HRO house style.

unlistenable in philly (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 5 January 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ahh ok, never read that either.

(Algerian Goalkeeper) Vs (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Thursday, 5 January 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was complaining in the Sandbox how YOB was skipping the entire midwest for their Tool tour. Fortunately they announced some headlining dates, including not only Chicago at the Empty Bottle, but my old hometown Dubuque! Yes, the long-suffering city that somehow gets singled out when someone wants to mention a shitty Midwestern city that no one cares about, most recently in the Love Goes To Buildings On Fire book.

Graveyard are also avoiding the midwest this month, though openers Radio Moscow are coming to Chicago just before the tour.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 5 January 2012 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

i noticed that they were playing at the EB later this month, was thinking about going but kinda depends on the day of the week

La Lechera, Thursday, 5 January 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

debating the drive to Austin to finally see YOB.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 5 January 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

sorry that was boring and superfluous

let me offer some interesting info

i went to see this (pretty awesome) metal supergroup thing at the MCA a week or so ago, and it was great (aside from the barely credited but integral to the performance female string section), but the real news related to the incident from last year during which it was suggested that i go outside and get some fresh air because my feathers were ruffled due to a tasteless rape joke -- jef/leviathan dude was the designated drummer for this ensemble, and he didn't come out until maybe 2/3 of the way through the song (as planned, i'm sure)

then he started just BANGING on the drums, and the conductor (jr robinson) went over to talk to him like hey cool it dude, and he cooled it a little. then he went right back to banging at top volume. another little talk. then he threw his drumsticks behind him and sulked for the rest of the show.

everyone else was super professional, and the harmonium dude totally stole the show, but this guy came off like a giant baby at an art museum. ha.

La Lechera, Thursday, 5 January 2012 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

alan n 100% otm w/"metal carles" zing

― unlistenable in philly (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, January 5, 2012 5:46 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

it's not a zing, he spends a lot of his time actively and by his own admission writing blog posts in 'the Carles voice'

Buster Mottrhymes (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 5 January 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Really good album I totally missed last year: Astrohenge II by Astrohenge. Instrumental, progressive death/doom metal.

Doran, Thursday, 5 January 2012 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

First spam of the new year! Drunken skate punk classic: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/the-lazarus-pit-gang-greens-another-wasted-night/

Midnight Maniac (J3ff T.), Friday, 6 January 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

One month till my speech in Berlin - time to start seriously overdosing on 80s German thrash. Currently listening to Living Death's Vengeance of Hell, which is OK.

誤訳侮辱, Monday, 9 January 2012 02:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hellbound has its top Canadian albums of 2011 up. It's always one of my personal favourite polls to participate in. It was a very good year for heavy music here.

http://www.hellbound.ca/2012/01/top-10-canadian-metal-albums-of-2011/

A. Begrand, Monday, 9 January 2012 05:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Holy hell, the Liberteer album is awesome.

Simon H., Monday, 9 January 2012 06:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Shit Simon H... I just came here to say exactly the same thing. I just had a very satisfying first listen to that.

Doran, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that one seems to be the grind record for people who don't normally like grind and also the people that do.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 00:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like it when it gets all orchestral and shit.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 03:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

holy shit nightwish released an album last year? i have lost track of time

markers, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Slayer day of I'll Be Your Mirror in London is looking more and more like the greatest day of a festival ever: SLAYARGH! Wolves In The Throne Room, Melvins, Yob, Sleep. And there's more Yob news coming tomorrow apparently.

Doran, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

you have time to listen to it and vote for it along with lulu and 8 others markers.

as does rockapads if he finds his way here

Jimmy Riddle Orchestra (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

i listened to so little new metal last year -- i couldn't vote

markers, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought the same but in the end there were at least 20 metal albums i was able to vote for

they accumulate

Mordy, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 22:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

and you have til sunday to listen to the spotify playlist and vote

Jimmy Riddle Orchestra (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 22:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

As Adrien mentioned above, the Christian Mistress is great. No curveballs thrown, just more of exactly what they do so well.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 12 January 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, no real changes, just better produced. "Haunted Hunted" is the one track I keep going back to.

Meanwhile the Wizard Rifle album is a total, indescribable blast.

A. Begrand, Thursday, 12 January 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow, the Guardian is embracing metal at the moment:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jan/12/voivod-to-the-death-demo-metal

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Friday, 13 January 2012 11:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Quite agree that this group of nobodies has done nothing for contemporary pop music

tumblr white's secret kool-aid drinker (DJ Mencap), Friday, 13 January 2012 11:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

need to hear the new Christian Mistress

the show I was doing for them in March has apparently been pulled as they're re-routing their tour :(

tumblr white's secret kool-aid drinker (DJ Mencap), Friday, 13 January 2012 11:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

as no-one's mentioned the awesome Loincloth album yet I hereby break my normal habit and link to my own review of it http://drownedinsound.com/releases/16730/reviews/4144319

tumblr white's secret kool-aid drinker (DJ Mencap), Friday, 13 January 2012 11:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sunday morning new-download audition results: Lyra and I concur that Revilement and Saturnian Mist are, as she put it, "a little bit terrible", although she was into Saturnian Mist until the guy started shouting. Lacuna Coil survived for later listening in its entirety, although "Losing My Religion" didn't impress us much (but it got me trying to explain the concept of losing your religion to a 4.5-year-old when we'd had only half a cup of coffee between us, so that's something). She wasn't much into Syven, but I was. We both provisionally endorse Cardamon, although I'm not as sure as L is that her mother would like them, too.

That concludes the metal portion, as we also have to catch up on the last two Simple Minds albums, as I've discover I forgot about them...

glenn mcdonald, Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hey, vote in the damn poll if you haven't already. Phil, Chuck, JD, everybody. What other poll gives you 50 votes?

glenn mcdonald, Sunday, 15 January 2012 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

they didn't but they're all welcome to comment on the albums here
THE ILM METAL POLL 2011 RESULTS (All lurkers/non metalheads welcome to join in!)

hope everyone comes and joins the fun. Everyones welcome to discuss the albums.

Jimmy Riddle Orchestra (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Monday, 16 January 2012 01:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

only listened to the first first songs in the car so far but on the basis of those first few, fucking A this new one by RAM is tremendous! It sounds kinda like earlier Judas Priest crossed something more proggy - not epic prog just sorta spacey structures - fucking great so far

unlistenable in philly (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 16 January 2012 02:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I sort of assumed that was because he chose them to cover?

Simon H., Monday, 24 December 2012 02:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

man ... i dig this Dawnbringer album overall, but "V" damn near ruins it for me. i am ok with ballads and "softer" stuff; i adore "Yellow & Green." but i don't know about this song. this is some serious cheese.

alpine static, Monday, 24 December 2012 07:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

No way, it feels like those great ballads Alice Cooper used to write with Dick Wagner. Only the true metal dudes can write a good power ballad and pull it off.

A. Begrand, Monday, 24 December 2012 08:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

Brandon is an IRL metal dude, his dues are all paid up and his membership's current and I dig him, but I think he's taken in right now by 1) Profound Lore's "aura" for lack of a better term - v. image-heavy label and 2) "USBM" about which interest/boosterism I have much to say, none of it good, even though one of the best black metal bands (Ares Kingdom) is from Kansas City

too many encores (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 24 December 2012 11:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

but I think he's taken in right now by 1) Profound Lore's "aura" for lack of a better term - v. image-heavy label

I think it's easy for anyone to be taken in by that kind of thing, and it's always happened. Ten years ago we would have said the same thing about Hydra Head.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Monday, 24 December 2012 14:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah it does certainly some like profound lore 1) puts out a ton of records and 2) knows how to promote those records.

but i only see like 3 usbm records in the top 25, maybe 3 more in the top 40? it doesn't strike me as a list that's heavy on that stuff. i'd have to go back and check but it seems to include more diversity (and esp. more death metal) than previous years.

an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Monday, 24 December 2012 14:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

Bandcamp Christmas deals continue: http://beastwars.bandcamp.com/album/beastwars just dropped to "name your price."

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Monday, 24 December 2012 22:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

Another Summoning update:

27.12.2012
Last month we recorded all the guitar riffs for the new album, and Protector recorded already his vocal lines. Silenius will do his vocal parts in the next weeks.

We replaced the original intro with a new one (which has a stronger intro feeling), the old one will be transformed into an instrumental track, which maybe will be used as a bonustrack together with the missing song from the othbound session.

The new albums will be entitled "Old Mornings Dawn". A one minute teaser is in progress and will be available on the Napalm Records homepage soon.

Siegbran, Friday, 28 December 2012 15:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

Man, South Pole Dispatch is always one of the first things I read when I get my new issue of Decibel in the mail, but goddamn the man deserves some kind of award for the 100th issue 2-pager.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 28 December 2012 18:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

Orphaned Land
The recordings of the new Orphaned Land album have started NOW in Istanbul!
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Mordy, Saturday, 29 December 2012 15:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

An Italian reader reminded me to check out Sweden's Left Hand Solution for another doom band with great female vocals. I'd heard of them but never got around to hearing them until today. Fevered (1997) is pretty great! Haven't started on Light Shines Back (2001) yet. They've been on extended hiatus, but have performed a couple times in recent years.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 29 December 2012 21:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

Really enjoying the Grand Supreme Blood Court album that came out last month. Four (ex-)Asphyx members + one Hail Of Bullets guy playing...exactly what you'd expect.

Siegbran, Sunday, 30 December 2012 21:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

In fact, now that the nominations for the EoY poll are closed I'm suddenly finding shitloads of great records:
Melankoli - Wind
Lustre - They Awoke to the Scent of Spring
Dark Forest - Land Of The Evening Star
An Autumn for Crippled Children - Only the Ocean Knows
Borgne - Royaume Des Ombres
Locus Neminis - Weltenwanderung

Siegbran, Sunday, 30 December 2012 22:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Also, more Lustre to come in January:

Siegbran, Sunday, 30 December 2012 22:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

Happy New Year, you bastards!!

SeanWayne, Monday, 31 December 2012 20:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

Really enjoying Beneath's Enslaved by Fear. They're Icelandic death metal ,and to me sound kind of like Behemoth without the black metal influence, catchy songwriting, well-played death metal.

Also digging Malignancy's Eugenics, although being that my first experience with them (and only) was Intrauterine Cannibalism, I barely recognized them.

NINO CARTER, Tuesday, 1 January 2013 00:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

Rolling Metal Thread 2013

Lock thread!

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 1 January 2013 00:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

isnt it like 5pm your time? a little overanxious dude.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 1 January 2013 00:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

It was midnight GMT. LOCK EZ.

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 1 January 2013 01:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

I! AM! THE THREAD-KILLER!

Nate Carson, Tuesday, 1 January 2013 02:31 (1 year ago) Permalink


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