Rolling Metal Thread 2012

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Where are you catching Killing Joke? Oh wait - you're going to Roadburn.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 5 March 2012 20:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maybe they were right. That's probably the weakest Killing Joke show I've ever been to, and I've been doing it for over 25 years (including the Outside The Gate years). More to follow, but a massive let-down.

Aunt Acid and the Gaviscons (aldo), Monday, 5 March 2012 23:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey all, profound lore sez -

CASTEVET Update
KRALLICE bassist/vocalist Nicholas McMaster has joined CASTEVET as their new bass player. The band also have a string of upcoming live dates which will mark the band's first appearance in Canada and an appearance at this year's Maryland Deathfest. Dates are as follows:

3/23 - w/ Aesahaettr, Ensorcelor + more @ Death Church (Montreal, QC Canada)
3/24 - w/ Aesahaettr, Ensorcelor, Sound Asleep & The Sustained Low ‘C’ of Richard Strauss “Also Sprach Zarathustra” @ Soybomb (Toronto, ON Canada)
3/25 - w/ Phantom Glue + more @ Radio (Boston, MA)
4/27 - w/ Inquisition & Villains @ Saint Vitus (Brooklyn, NY)
5/24 - Maryland Deathfest X @ Club Sonar (Baltimore, MD)

The band are also in the process of writing and rehearsing new material.

anyone know if mcmaster remains krallice's bass player as well?

(and what happened to castevet's old bass player? i like his playing a lot more than mcmaster's on 'diotima', though it may just be the nature of the songs that gives them different things to do.)

j., Tuesday, 6 March 2012 02:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I believe he's still in Krallice. He's become quite an important member of that band.

A. Begrand, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 03:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

wtf

Trivium @TriviumOfficial is now following you (@Algerian_Goalie).

its only a dummy acc to get into outloud, i dont do twitter, but how the hell have i been added. does it mean so that i get crap tweets from them?

fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 14:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

No, it just means they would see your tweets. You'd have to follow them back to see theirs.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 14:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

so they just add everyone they can in hope they follow them back?

fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 14:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

i really dont understand twitter tbh

fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 14:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

so they just add everyone they can in hope they follow them back?

― fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, March 6, 2012 9:25 AM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yes

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 14:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

This morning's pleasing surprise: German pagan/black metal band Ahnengrab's new album Omen. "Pagan" = "some violins every once in a while", "black" = "raspy vocals", and in this case I guess the "/" means "with a propulsive energy closer to thrash, and guitar exuberance that might almost sound like power-metal if it were produced differently". Like maybe if Agrypnie had grown up with more Iron Maiden records, or maybe just less self-consciousness about that.

Yesterday's pleaasing surprise: Minneapolis goth/prog/synth band Echoterra's unpromisingly titled 2011 album Land of the Midnight Sun, their second but first since taking on Visions of Atlantic singer Melissa Ferlaak. The band is definitely on the Nightwish/Epica axis, but where the form usually tends to bombastic production, this album is way on the other end, with a dry demo-like ambience that I'm finding intriguing to listen to. I imagine that if you don't like this kind of thing, that might be kind of like me extolling a painting of dogs playing poker for the unusual design on the backs of the cards. Actually, it might be like that if you do like this sort of thing, too. Details are cool!

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 14:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Been listening to the Christian Mistress more, and liking it more pretty much every time. Finally dawned on me who they remind me of: UFO. Both instrumentally and even, in a way, with something in both Phil and Christine's voices.

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 14:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

are alcest worthwhile live?

adam, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 15:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Adrien told me they were so I bought tickets.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 15:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, they've become a good live band.

A. Begrand, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Their vocals were painfully flat and sometimes off-key when I saw them. Not sure if it was an isolated experience or if that's just how they are. I don't like them very much, so...

beard papa, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 22:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Another nice $10 lineup this Friday at Ultra Lounge. Anyone going?

Black Tusk
Royal Thunder
East Of The Wall
Hull

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 22:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Saw Alcest a couple of years ago, pretty great (it was just before the US tour where he lost his voice), saw them for the 2nd time a few weeks ago & the interim touring has seriously honed the band. If you like them already I'd say go. Only problem might be the venue/soundguy has to be able to cope with them. The recent show I saw seemed like you had to be stood in the right place, which luckily I was for the most part, as some positions in the venue it wasn't sounding as good.

Wandering Boy Poet, Thursday, 8 March 2012 14:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

ahh they're playing at this stupid art gallery nonsmoking type place that's like a square cinderblock room, we'll see. torche sounded like farting mud in that space. but hey it's $5.

adam, Thursday, 8 March 2012 15:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

This new Black Breath kicks all kinds of ass. Just stunning from front to back.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 9 March 2012 00:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Immortal/Tsjuder tomorrow in Lausanne - worth going? Haven't seen Immortal in years...

Siegbran, Friday, 9 March 2012 20:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

dunno if anyone cares but there's now
Doom Metal Room http://open.soundrop.fm/s/Vw6FRBau3Qe1JQ0X (doom/sludge/stoner/drone etc)
and
Black Metal Room http://open.soundrop.fm/s/Vw6FJO3toeFpfBqa
on spotify/soundrop now.

You need links to join as they're not putting it on the main page in an experiment to avoid trolls and to see how many join via word of mouth. There's a bug just now that means the room appears empty so just go back to the main page and the room should be there so just click on the room and it will work.

DM (which presumably will cove Thrash/Grind too) room is coming in the future they said.

fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Monday, 12 March 2012 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Listening to the new Ancestors album, In Dreams and Time. The vocals are very Baroness-ish this time out, but some of the songs are more Pink Floyd-circa-1971 than anything they've ever done before. I really love their brand of retro stoner psych, and think this might be their best full-length to date.

誤訳侮辱, Monday, 12 March 2012 19:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Very curious to hear this solo album by Mike from Yob. Looks like he's channelling his inner Lebowski a bit more on this one.

Conan The Asshander (Doran), Monday, 12 March 2012 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

That sounds promsing re: the Ancestors album, but I'm one for whom "Pink Floyd-circa-1971" makes me happy, rather than run screaming.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 12 March 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wrote about the A Storm Of Light/Valient Thorr/Torche/Corrosion Of Conformity show on one of my blogs if anyone is interested.

http://notfromtx.tumblr.com/post/19237527640/my-corrosion-my-conversion

Short version: Great show, and I want to follow Valient Thorr around in an airbrushed van with shag carpeting in the back.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 15:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yep, Valient Thorr absolutely kill it live. Would see them again anytime.

誤訳侮辱, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seriously one of the best bands I've seen a long time. They have 4 shows the next 4 nights within about a 4 hour drive from my house, and I have to say I'm sorely tempted. The two at SXSW are making me itchy.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

A bit early to review an Apr 3 release, but here's one for High On Fire's De Vermis Mysteriis
http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2012/03/12/highonfirereview-2/

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 19:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Valient Thorr are amazing live.. I've seen em 3 or 4 times.. the 1st time, the 1st year they did Warped tour, total fluke.. it was only 11am, butit was by far the best band I'd seen all day, and the fisrt one I'd seen doing big rock again. It was refreshing!

SeanWayne, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 05:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

The new Asphyx, people! They've never sounded heavier, tad more doom than the previous one (don't let the video fool you). They've pretty much become the Motorhead of death metal, down to the inimitable vocals of Martin van Drunen.

Siegbran, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 22:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love the new asphyx! i've been listening to the title track ('deathhammer'!) obsessively. (but it's all good)

cb, Thursday, 15 March 2012 10:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

'this is true death metal, you bastards!' - it's no idle boast neither.

cb, Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

hi metal ppl, i'm listening to pallbearer right now and this is great, doesn't have the two things that i can never stand about lots of metal i hear ppl talking abt - shitty production and either gargling or screeching vox

konybrony (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 March 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here's a thing I did for work: a Spotify playlist of 20 metal songs that use the "(X) of (Y)" titling formula.

誤訳侮辱, Friday, 16 March 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Rockin' like Wacken"? Really, J3ff? Otherwise, another great Lazarus Pit.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 16 March 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha, I was just coming here to link it. Well, while I'm here: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/the-lazarus-pit-angel-dusts-enlighten-the-darkness/

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Friday, 16 March 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

That track you embedded is really solid. Didn't think I'd like it, but you're slowly making me appreciate power metal again.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 16 March 2012 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's a genre with really a lot of dreck in it, but when something in it hits me, it hits me hard. Angel Dust are one of those bands that do the style really, really well, and get zero credit for it.

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Friday, 16 March 2012 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEAN

fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Sunday, 18 March 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks Kerr!

SeanWayne, Sunday, 18 March 2012 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hey Konybrony--there are LOTS of metal bands with great singers and great production. You're on the trail man.

Nate Carson, Monday, 19 March 2012 07:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Pallbearer album is good, another solid Profound Lore release.

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Monday, 19 March 2012 09:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

This new Black Breath album is intense. As presented I'd say it is a good, solid record. However, if this was 15 minutes long I would love it to death. Even though it is a relatively short half-hour the intensity leaves me tired and a little bored. I appreciate that they try to change things up a bit by varying some tempos (particularly in the second half of the album), but even those initially slower songs tend to ramp right back up into the same tempo as everything else. I hope that songs like "The Flame" and "Obey" are received well, because they are trying to expand their palette of sounds (even if the former does escalate to familiar territory). A great record in small doses.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 19 March 2012 15:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh wow, you guys, I've never listened to a Sigh record before and I'm listning to In Somniphobia right now. This is not at all what I expected, but I really like the OTTness of it all.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 19 March 2012 15:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I haven't heard the new one yet but you should also check out imaginary sonicscape. that is a classic.

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Monday, 19 March 2012 15:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

scenes from hell was also strong, I thought. it's what got me back on board after losing interest for a few years.

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Monday, 19 March 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

and pretty much everything these guys have ever done is way, WAY OTT.

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Monday, 19 March 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks, I'll definitely be checking out more after this. For some reason, I always assumed they would be some sort of deadly serious band like Corrupted or whatever, did not expect this!

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 19 March 2012 15:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, the new Sigh album is easily their most interesting work since Imaginary Sonicscape, which is their best.

A. Begrand, Monday, 19 March 2012 16:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

tweet from the promoter of tonight's black metal extravaganza mentioned upthread:

Nachtmystum weren't "feeling sxsw & decided to go home" Fucking BS!

So no Nachtmystium and no Bruce Lamont. Not cool, but this should mean the other bands get longer sets. And it is total fucking BS.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 19 March 2012 18:58 (2 years ago) Permalink


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