Rolling Metal Thread 2012

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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

aw yeah

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Friday, 24 February 2012 20:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's some talk about in the High On Fire thread.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 24 February 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's pretty hideous but these guys always bring it, so whatever

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Friday, 24 February 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought the last one was basically unlistenable from a recording standpoint so hopefully ballou does right by them.

call all destroyer, Friday, 24 February 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

03. Fertile Green

man i hate it when metal tracks start with acoustic intros and shit

j., Friday, 24 February 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

so hopefully that one is about weed

j., Friday, 24 February 2012 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought the last one was basically unlistenable from a recording standpoint so hopefully ballou does right by them.

― call all destroyer

I agree whole-heartedly. Though after seeing them live I don't know if I give a rat's ace anymore.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

not good live?

call all destroyer, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

i saw 'em in '05 and they shredded but that was a while ago now

call all destroyer, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

They were crushingly good live; tight and powerful and mixed wonderfully (unlike the last record).

My problem was that Matt was calling out to the meatheads to get more violent and get a real pit going in a relatively small crowd. Egging on the worst part of the crowd when most everyone was into it and head-banging and listening and singing along rubbed me the wrong way. He got his wish, and the lunkheads who had skipped the two opening bands gamely started charging into people and swinging their arms like truncheons.

At which point I ducked to the back, waited for the break between songs when things might calm down a bit, but Matt said, "that's more like it!" or something to that effect and I left shaking my head.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

ugh

call all destroyer, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

It appears we talked about it on Rolling Metal 2010.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahaha -- i was going to say "ugh dnw" but apparently i said that a year and a half ago

i'm relatively little and i got bumped around at the eyehategod show i went to earlier this year. it sucked.

― The Great Jumanji, (La Lechera), Friday, October 22, 2010 1:33 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Friday, 24 February 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was a good discussion overall. I thought about it the other day because Adrien tweeted this link:

Death To Mosh Pits!

EZ Snappin, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've never seen this karate moshing thing IRL, I don't think we have it here. I just think of that jpg with the gurning woman that was always on the Noize Borad.

The Eyeball Of Hull (Colonel Poo), Friday, 24 February 2012 22:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

moshing here = pogoing tho ocassionally you do get small pits

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 25 February 2012 01:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Guys this Spawn of Possession is really good.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Saturday, 25 February 2012 01:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

the new christian mistress makes me feel like beavis and/or butthead every time a riff locks in for more than, like, one bar

j., Saturday, 25 February 2012 05:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

endorse

abyssal-home.bandcamp.com

Brakhage, Sunday, 26 February 2012 23:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's yet another remaster of Lightning To The Nations? You'd think there'd be remasters for the first two Def Lep albums by now.

Speaking of NWOBHM, or NRWOTHM, these two new releases share those roots.

RAM - Death (Metal Blade)
Pharaoh - Bury The Light (Cruz Del Sur)

I believe both are on their third albums. Swedish band RAM's Lightbringer (2008) and Philadelphia-based Pharaoh's Be Gone (2008) are also good. Still loving Christian Mistress' album the best by far though!

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 27 February 2012 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2012/02/announcing_the_1.html

Killing SXSW line up.. I wish Iwas going just for this shwocase...

SeanWayne, Monday, 27 February 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

NRWOTHM

Huh??

xhuxk, Monday, 27 February 2012 20:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

"New retro wave of traditional heavy metal"? Never heard of that before.

I like the Ram album a lot, but I've been enjoying the new Pharaoh even more.

A. Begrand, Monday, 27 February 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Finally got to hear the new Christian Mistress in it's entirety and it's... solid? Not a disappointment exactly, as there are a couple of songs that really blew me away ("Black TO Gold" and "Haunted Hunted"), but it doesn't hold a candle to their live show. It's a bit too restrained or something. I'm with Nate in that they absolutely killed me live, but for some reason this record doesn't. I'm sure I'll listen to it a bunch through the year but maybe my expectations were too high.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 27 February 2012 22:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

i found that it got a bit more involving the louder i played it (duh, big surprise). the low end filled out more too. the interplay is more exciting than it sounds like at first when all you can hear is davis and the leads wheedely-wheedelying.

j., Tuesday, 28 February 2012 00:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Got my package from Profound Lore today with the Pallbearer and the Witch Mountain reish, ready to dig in!

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 01:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Heard the new Meshuggah this morning. Really impressed on first listen. Denser than obZen and not as Tool-damaged, and/but it's not Chaosphere 2 or anything like that. In fact, it might be their most human album to date - there are drum tracks on a few songs that actually sound like drums, in a room, being hit with actual sticks by a living drummer. I made it all the way through on the first try, and definitely want to hear it again soon - that's a first for me with Meshuggah. I've always kind of admired them from a distance and only rarely felt the need to actually push through a whole record. (That said, they were ferocious live when I saw them around the time of Catch 33.

誤訳侮辱, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

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good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh man, really getting excited for the new meshuggah.... (xpost)

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

I got this last year from a publicist I assume but didn't get to it til now. Trad 80s metal which I am fucking loving, I'm going to take some glucosamine for my knees and then get the fuck down to this

unlistenable in philly (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I've long liked Widow, and the new one's a blast, I reviewed it for Terrorizer a couple months ago.

A. Begrand, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not a bad time for doom, really enjoying both the Pallbearer and Pilgrim debuts.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

has j3ff said what he thinks yet about

Mordy, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 23:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I kind of like the Freedom Call album.

A. Begrand, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Meanwhile the new High on Fire track sounds great:

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/13243-fertile-green/

A. Begrand, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's a huge step up from Snakes. Nice mix.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

that sounds really good!

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink


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