Rolling Metal Thread 2012

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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

That is "fucking BS". I don't understand the point of pull that shit either, its not like Nachtmystium are at a level where they can all fly first class down to Austin and turn around on a whim. Seems insane to travel all the way from Chicago to Austin and not even bother to do a show.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 19 March 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

This was supposed to be a special gig before they headed out - a short trip to Dallas, play with some friends, make a few bucks, head on home.

Oh well - Alcest gets to be the headliner again.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 19 March 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 19 March 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

why is the nachtmystium guy such a dick?

call all destroyer, Monday, 19 March 2012 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

well now i can make fun of him for always wearing unbelievably tight pants
nice pants

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 19 March 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hope the show goes on - line of storms coming through an hour before show time with tornados and torrential rain, and huge numbers of power outages expected. Winds already gusting in the 50 mph range.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 19 March 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's pretty metal.

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Monday, 19 March 2012 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

True. And pretty wet.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 19 March 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

3-6" rain in next 24-36 hours.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 19 March 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

with tornados and torrential rain
i read this as tomatoes and loled

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 19 March 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sounds like Nice Pants may have had the right idea.

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Monday, 19 March 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha ha, Nicepantsium

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Monday, 19 March 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Biggest problem is nice pants didn't tell the booker until he was back in Chicago this afternoon. No chance to round up anyone else for the bill.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 19 March 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

More details coming out: Nachtmystium asked to play on the bill a couple of weeks ago. Booker didn't pursue them. Booker was then forced to reschedule to a larger venue because Nachtmystium apparently hasn't played here either at all or since the first record (not sure on that part), so their fans helped sell out the smaller venue very quickly.

Incredibly unprofessional.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 19 March 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow NachtmysiBUMS amirite?

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 19 March 2012 21:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nachtseeinum

EZ Snappin, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I kinda feel like Hot Topic should slide a copy of a Sigh album in with every copy of Iwrestledabearonce, to show the kids how the genre-mashing thing is really done.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 19 March 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh my god i love everything about this sigh record

thank you dudes

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Monday, 19 March 2012 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

new one is definitely their best since Imaginary. Hangman's Hymn felt a little too straightforward and the production on Scenes from Hell was far too muddy.

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Monday, 19 March 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

yea hangman's hymn was a big letdown for me and the production was terrible on that one too.

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Monday, 19 March 2012 21:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

altho I don't think I heard the reissue

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Monday, 19 March 2012 21:50 (2 years ago) Permalink


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