Rolling Metal Thread 2012

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hey, there are hospital employees who don't give a rat's ass about health.

j., Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

And teachers that don't give a shit about educating students.

(Obviously not anyone around these parts, just sayin'.)

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

and the question is why?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, the argument could be made that RR hasn't been a purely metal label since the 1990s - that the roster's been diverse pretty much all along, and maybe now it's more diverse than it's ever been, and some of the non-metal acts are doing the biggest business (like Nickelback, obviously, but also Young the Giant). So, you know, you can work here - as one of the two primary publicists does - and never have anything to do with the metal side of things.

誤訳侮辱, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah that's true.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

you just do the metal side then?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

No, I run the website for the entire label. I interview and write about all our bands.

誤訳侮辱, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hard to say as it still has the advantage of being new and exciting to me, but after six listens to the Christian Mistress, I'd take it over Judas Priest's British Steel, and any Saxon or Accept albums.

I see that Christian Mistress isn't even listed in Metacritic's Upcoming Release Calendar. None of the major metal releases are.

I posted this on my FB to sort of rally metalheads to give 'em a poke:

Of releases by Orange Goblin, Goatwhore, Pilgrim, Pallbearer, Drudkh, Christian Mistress, Corrosion Of Conformity, Napalm Death, Sigh, Black Breath and Ancestors, guess how many are covered by Metacritic or at least included in the upcoming releases list? None. They really need a better representation of metal reviews other than Revolver and Kerrang! Write 'em and encourage them to step up their abysmal metal coverage by including major magazines Decibel, Terrorizer and Rock-A-Rolla. Even if you don't care about using Metacritic, it would give the bands better exposure.
http://metacritic.custhelp.com/app/ask/session/L2F2LzIvdGltZS8xMzI5ODYwNjE1L3NpZC9ZUjYxaGhSaw==/sno/0

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 22:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd love to think it's better than Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law or Demin and Leather but excuse me if I don't believe you.

Aunt Acid and the Gaviscons (aldo), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 22:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Depends on what your preferences are, but I think it's safe to say Christine Davis at least has better range than Biff Byford.

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 23:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey, there are hospital employees who don't give a rat's ass about health.

I literally laughed out loud..

SeanWayne, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 23:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

must be republicans

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 23:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

For me, Christian Mistress's power is on stage. I like both records, but don't think they've really hit their stride in the studio yet. Live, they are a force to be reckoned with.

Nate Carson, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wasn't impressed by Christian Mistress before, but I liked the new album pretty well on first listen.

I know very few other metal fans IRL. But at my new job one of the interns complimented me on my Agalloch hoody, so that's something. And while I'm the only person who ever puts non-classic metal on the communal Sonos system, nobody makes me turn it off, either.

I'm on a pretty serious gothic-metal kick at the moment: Nightwish, Xandria, Lunar Path, Liv Moon, Ideas, Amaranthe. And, um, 80s Franco Battiato records.

glenn mcdonald, Thursday, 23 February 2012 02:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahaha a 15 year old boy in just now. Says bullet for my valentine are proper metal because "by definition metal is a change in the rythm in the 8th 16th or 32th notes and bullet does that!" and can at least scream better than the tracks playing (deicide/emperor/burzum/death)

sean is trying to get him to introduce him to other stuff

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

sean is the teacher of metal. Dr Hellbeard.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

by definition

Mordy, Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw he came in and added 40 odd bfmv songs hence the reaction he got.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

but yeah hes a kid. but sean is trying. no point in putting mercyful fate or judas priest on, he hates high pitched screams. He prefers five finger death punch and avenged sevenfold.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

if anyones around, what recent stuff would you guys recommend to him? Obv doom and BM type stuff are out.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

he seems to like this Coalesce track. Maybe recommend DEP?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

of course, Converge!

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

he says hes heard some DEP and hes heard of Slayer. Anything else kinda popular and importantly recent?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh he's heard of Leviathan and likes a few songs. wasn't expecting that. Phil/Smithy/Adrien you guys around?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am so fucking confused by what just happened.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh nevermind.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://open.soundrop.fm/s/VjWCayQ8GaB04GHI if you really want to know. its the metal room on spotify. come add some stuff

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh I thought you were like liveblogging some kid irl coming into a record store.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

we were talking about it upthread and about how the metal we listen to here is very different to kids in the real world.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

if you have spotify come in (the kids gone btw)

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Someone played this in the room. I feel like i lost 99% of my IQ level after hearing it.

Can any of you watch the whole of that?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 24 February 2012 02:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

No thanks, I used to actually own their first terrible album.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 24 February 2012 02:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm having an exciting evening in which I'm finally realizing just how crushingly brilliant Celtic Frost's Into the Pandemonium is.

Clarke B., Friday, 24 February 2012 02:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 24 February 2012 03:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Working on a review of the new Terrorizer for BurningAmbulance.com. How much you like it will depend entirely on how much you like Resistant Culture, as they're half the band now (vocalist Anthony Rezhawk and guitarist Katina Culture). On the other hand, the rhythm section is Morbid Angel—David Vincent on bass and drummer Pete Sandoval on drums. I think it's a pretty great record, even if it's got basically nothing to do with the group that recorded World Downfall, sonically or lyrically.

誤訳侮辱, Friday, 24 February 2012 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like to imagine the Huntress singer went swimming straight after the camera went click

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Friday, 24 February 2012 08:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok im beginning to like some of the classic old skool DM, stuff i never liked at the time but somehow sounds great now (just like what happened to me 7 or 8 years ago with some BM). The stuff that just doesnt just go wwwwwwaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhhhh anyway. The vox aren't as bad as i remembered. Even obituary - slowly we rot vox are fine. Oh well its great, lotsa good stuff to check out !

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 24 February 2012 09:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

i always liked entombed as you guys know, so finding vox like that seems to be the key. Also, its not too extreme y'know?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 24 February 2012 09:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

not to keen on deicide or most gothenburg stuff btw. I do like Death,Obituary, Atheist,Cynic stuff like that. Infact think i'll start a thread asking for some recommendations

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 24 February 2012 09:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

You need to check out some early Autopsy dude. Severed Survival/Mental Funeral especially. I really liked the weird pre-blastbeats period where death metal had some doom elements added in.

also xp: Figured she was going to Comic Con as Vampirella.

Will the waveform be unbroken? (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 24 February 2012 09:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah i like the autopsy i heard.

please post your recs here
Recommend 100 Old Skool DM or Tech-DM for ilxors wanting to discover the classics

the doom elements are obviously welcome!

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 24 February 2012 10:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Has anyone else been listening to this remastered Diamond Head album? It's amazing!
http://open.spotify.com/album/5Zf6AmEtLYps5wwkhtjGV7

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Friday, 24 February 2012 13:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

sadly, not available in the States.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 24 February 2012 13:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

ah sorry. My first listen to this record, it's really excellent.

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Friday, 24 February 2012 13:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

interestingly reminding me of Zeppelin, vocally at least.

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Friday, 24 February 2012 13:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

The record is great and would love to hear a decent remaster. Glad you're enjoying!

EZ Snappin, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

have to admit the Onion AV Club's rather good article on NWOBHM prompted me to look for it:
http://www.avclub.com/articles/new-wave-of-british-heavy-metal,69758/

Next up: Angel Witch!

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd love to discover those bands anew! Enjoy Angel Witch too.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fuck, I'm really into this new Spawn of Possession album. As much as I've loved the Obscura stuff of late, I think this one totally raises the tech-death bar.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink


World renowned hard rock band High On Fire will release its new studio album De Vermis Mysteriis on April 3 via eOne Music. Recorded in Salem, Massachusetts' GodCity studios with producer and Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou, the 10 song effort -- touted as "direct, eye-opening and powerfully supernatural" -- is the band's sixth studio recording and the follow up to 2010's Snakes for the Divine which debuted at #62 on the Billboard Top 200 and has been called "wonderful" by The New York Times and "an exhilarating rush" by The Chicago Tribune.

De Vermis Mysteriis (or "Mysteries of the Worm") takes its title from a fictional grimoire created by Psycho author Robert Bloch and incorporated by H. P. Lovecraft into the lore of the Cthulhu Mythos (Lovecraft mentioned De Vermis Mysteriis as one of the books that "repeat the most hellish secrets learnt by early man"). The album carries a deeply mystical undercurrent, incorporating fantastical themes and lyrics detailing, among other things, time travel, a serum called liao that is made out of a black lotus and "a Jesus twin who can see the past through his ancestors' eyes." And that's just scratching the surface!

Musically, De Vermis Mysteriis is absolutely explosive, showcasing the California power trio's thundering roar and expanded harmonic and rhythmic palettes while the songs move confidently through multiple riffs and movements. High On Fire construct tough, burly stoner metal that is at once devastatingly epic and mercilessly metallic as superstar guitarist Matt Pike's sizzling ax and avenging-angel riffs fuse with Des Kensel's double-kick-drum onslaught and Jeff Matz's concrete crushing, Burton-esque bass guitar. Over the course of forty-five minutes, High On Fire have created an amalgamation of fantastical lyrical ideas and brute force musicianship anchored in an endlessly captivating, punkishly frantic sound. Simply put, the band generates awesome on demand and has a virtual chokehold on monolithic-sounding, masterfully crafted epic music. High On Fire is a savage bull in the china shop of modern metal.

When asked for comment on De Vermis Mysteriis, Pike somewhat cryptically replied, "Prepare for your dark journey."

The track listing for High On Fire's De Vermis Mysteriis is as follows:

01. Serums of Liao
02. Bloody Knuckles
03. Fertile Green
04. Madness of an Architect
05. Interlude
06. Spiritual Rites
07. King of Days
08. De Vermis Mysteriis
09. Romulus and Remus
10. Warhorn

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 24 February 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink


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