Rolling Metal Thread 2012

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I think the new Astra's a step up from The Weirding. They're always derivative, but I still thoroughly enjoy their stuff.

A. Begrand, Thursday, 29 March 2012 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Listened to the first High On Fire the other day for the first time in years. It really does sound like a whole different band, but some of my favorite of their songs are on there ("10,000 Years" in particular).

In other news, I have a copy of the upcoming Gojira album and you don't.

誤訳侮辱, Thursday, 29 March 2012 18:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

10,000 years is my alltime fave

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 29 March 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Interested to hear what you think of the Gojira album, Phil. It's been a very long time coming obviously.

A. Begrand, Thursday, 29 March 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's really good. They haven't changed their style much - they're still Gojira - but the more young, idea-less djent bands I listen to, the more brilliant these guys sound. Plus, the first song is one of the great album-opening tracks of all time. Seriously crushing.

誤訳侮辱, Thursday, 29 March 2012 18:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah The Black Chord is really awesome, but i'm also totally a sucker for this stuff. i like the more spacey sound than The Weirding. totally unoriginal, retro shit but i'm down.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 29 March 2012 19:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Art of Self Defense has the best songs. Surrounded By Thieves is the most brutal. Blessed Black Wings has the best sound. After that, I don't care anymore...

Nate Carson, Thursday, 29 March 2012 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

These guys are very enthusiastic about the HoF
http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2012/03/12/highonfirereview-2/
http://www.doommantia.com/2012/03/high-on-fire-de-vermis-mysteriis.html

And holy crap, Gojira! I didn't even know there was an official release date yet, let alone a title! What is the title? And the release date?

I like the new Astra, need to listen more. This sounds promising:
Mares Of Thrace - The Pilgrimage (Sonic Unyon) Apr 24

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 30 March 2012 02:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Mares of Thrace album is crushing. Having Sanford Parker produce really brought out the heaviness of their live sound, plus the songs are ace.

A. Begrand, Friday, 30 March 2012 05:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like Mares live and on CD. It's more abrasive than a lot of what I listen to these days, but it's really good. Pulls no punches.

Nate Carson, Friday, 30 March 2012 07:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seriously though, throw us a bone! What's the new Gojira called, and when's it out?

I've only heard the Mares of Thrace EP on Bandcamp so far, though my bud Collin mastered it. Look forward to hearing it based on this: http://www.doommantia.com/2012/03/mares-of-thrace-pilgrimage.html

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 30 March 2012 15:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm glad to live in a world where women can make such a terrific racket like that.

j., Friday, 30 March 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Do you like generic D-beat from members of Extreme Noise Terror? Well, here you go anyway: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/the-lazarus-pit-disgusts-brutality-of-war/ (watch the YouTube embed, the intro is priceless).

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Friday, 30 March 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have both Disgust albums in my iPod. They're both really good.

誤訳侮辱, Friday, 30 March 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Surprised that there is a High on Fire discussion without Algerian Goalkeeper complaining about the production on Snakes for the Divine.

You're a notch, I'm a legend (Bill Magill), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, 10,000 Years and Last off the first album rule.

You're a notch, I'm a legend (Bill Magill), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

And Fireface.

You're a notch, I'm a legend (Bill Magill), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

New High on Fire is growing on me. It's not as immediate as some of their previous work, but there are layers to it.

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

layers of skin? lizard skin?

j., Friday, 30 March 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've got that Disgust album! It is 100% pure generic D-beat, but it's pretty enjoyable. There are/were better Dis- bands though.

The Eyeball Of Hull (Colonel Poo), Friday, 30 March 2012 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Any suggestions? My selection process was basically "crap, blog post due tomorrow, I'll scan my CD collection, hey how about this one."

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Friday, 30 March 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean, I hate to dispel the illusion…

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Friday, 30 March 2012 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Disclose really took it to another level, a very noisy level.
Pisschrist's name doesn't begin with Dis but they rule(d) - I think they might've broken up though.
Raw Noise (another Extreme Noise Terror related band but I think they might predate them)
Avskum

then there's lots of crust bands - e.g. Disrupt! but that's (slightly) different

The Eyeball Of Hull (Colonel Poo), Friday, 30 March 2012 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man, the High On Fire is great. Listen to Madness Of An Architect for chrissakes - it's easily one of the best songs they've done and there are a lot more slower, more epic introspective numbers... it's not just more of the same. Anyone else down with the new UFOmammut yet?

Conan The Asshander (Doran), Friday, 30 March 2012 23:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm dying to hear it. It's been reviewed at, you guessed it, Doomantia - http://www.doommantia.com/2012/03/ufomammut-oro-opus-primum.html

The last time I saw High On Fire a couple years ago, it was a bit monochromatic, lacking in variety and dynamics. It was just too loud overall, so everything became a neverending block of sound, and I got bored. But the album does have variety, more interesting pacing, and dynamics. So it's strange to see anyone who have considered themselves fans dismissing it.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 30 March 2012 23:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Leaving for Alcest in Philly now. Really looking forward to it!

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Alcest were good when I saw them last week - much better than I expected. Have fun!

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Listening to the new HOF now. I wasn't sure Ballou was a good choice for producer - thought he might indulge their worst instincts. But so far, the band sounds terrific. Don't really love the way he treats the vocals, but there's only so much you can do with Matt Pike's voice. And yeah, the songs are definitely solid.

I've also been really pleasantly surprised by the songs on the new Cannibal Corpse - they've actually broken ground, at least within the range of what it is they do. I really don't think there's anything else like "Scourge of Iron" in their discography. They've been on a streak for sure these past few years.

誤訳侮辱, Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like all Ufomammut, but the new one does sound a little "lazy/more of the same."

If you're a fan of heavy psych drone, it's a gift. But as someone who's followed their trajectory since the first demo, I'd like to see them branch out more. Of course if they d

Nate Carson, Saturday, 31 March 2012 08:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

...if they did, we'd just complain about that.

Nate Carson, Saturday, 31 March 2012 08:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't see how them recording one 90 minute song and splitting it over two albums isn't them breaking new ground...

Anyway, one quarter of the year is gone. Can we have some top fives?

1. High On Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
2. UFOmammut - ORO: Opus Primum
3. Cannibal Corpse - Torture
4. White Hills - Frying On This Rock
5. Killing Joke - MMXXII

Obviously I'm including heavy rock in this as well at the moment.

Conan The Asshander (Doran), Saturday, 31 March 2012 10:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Right now my top contenders look like:

Accept - Stalingrad
Alcest - Les Voyages de L'Ame
Christian Mistress - Possession
Meshuggah - Koloss
Torche - Harmonicraft

A lot's going to change between now and December, but I see Accept hanging around the top 8, 9 months from now.

A. Begrand, Saturday, 31 March 2012 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Meanwhile, KEN Mode has just won the Juno Award (Canada's Grammy) for Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year. They deserved it the most out of all the nominees (Anvil, Cauldron, Devin Townsend, Fuck the Facts), but still this is pretty incredible.

A. Begrand, Saturday, 31 March 2012 23:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I guess my top 5 so far...

Eluveitie - Helvetios
Alcest - Les Voyages de L'Ame
Lyriel - Leverage
Christian Mistress - Possession
Black Pyramid - II

Mordy, Saturday, 31 March 2012 23:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Really having fun with the new 3 Inches of Blood, totally cheesy (I mean, "Metal Woman"? "Leather Lord"?) but so very fun.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 1 April 2012 01:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Chile is weird. I haven't found any music I knew nothing about, but if you see kids in band t-shirts it's Death, Cannibal Corpse, Deicide and Morbid Angel - even in churches.

Aunt Acid and the Gaviscons (aldo), Sunday, 1 April 2012 02:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

haven't heard that many, but so far:

Asphyx - Deathhammer
Master's Hammer - Vracejte konve na místo
Accept - Stalingrad
Furia -Marzannie, Królowej Polski
Heidevolk - Batavi

Siegbran, Sunday, 1 April 2012 08:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Um, you guys, holy shit!!! Metal Archives is gone.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 1 April 2012 14:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think I've used that site more often that even wikipedia for research. I wonder where all that came from.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 1 April 2012 14:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh fuck me, I just realized the date. Nevermind me guys.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 1 April 2012 14:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

April Jon.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Sunday, 1 April 2012 14:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

i had just woken up, thats my excuse

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 1 April 2012 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Top 5 so far:

1. El Doom & The Born Electric – El Doom & The Born Electric (Rune Grammofon)
2. Thunderkraft – Totentanz (Svarga)
3. 3 Inches Of Blood – Long Live Heavy Metal (Century Media)
4. Bushman’s Revenge – A Little Bit Of Big Bonanza (Rune Grammofon)
5. (Tie): Christian Mistress – Possession (Relapse)/The Devil’s Blood – The Thousandfold Epicentre (Metal Blade)

If #1 and #4 are deemed ineligible, I'd replace them with Angel Witch and Sigh.

xhuxk, Sunday, 1 April 2012 16:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was just listening to that sigh album yesterday -- the cover was much more interesting to me than the music i'm afraid :/

Mordy, Sunday, 1 April 2012 16:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought (hoped) it'd be like renaissance gregorian folk metal type thing

Mordy, Sunday, 1 April 2012 16:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm starting to cool off re the new High On Fire. Listened to a bunch of it in the car today and it just didn't sound that awesome. Not sure the world needs six High On Fire albums. (Says the guy with 15 Napalm Death albums and 21 Motörhead albums in his iPod.)

誤訳侮辱, Sunday, 1 April 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Scion Profound Lore sh

Nate Carson, Monday, 2 April 2012 00:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

(argh iPhone)

Scion Profound Lore showcase was obviously awesome. YOB unsurprisingly stole the show. Atlas Moth definitely held their own in a deserved main support slot. And Pallbearer definitely lived up to the hype.

Now I'm back to rainy P-town. \m/

Nate Carson, Monday, 2 April 2012 01:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really want to hear the new High on Fire. Their first three were AMAZING! I still need to hear Snakes. Also really want to hear new Corrosion of Conformity & Cannibal Corpse

what is a dog-robber? (loves laboured breathing), Monday, 2 April 2012 01:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, and Astra too.

what is a dog-robber? (loves laboured breathing), Monday, 2 April 2012 01:22 (2 years ago) Permalink


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