ILX METAL ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2008 RESULTS (NOW COUNTING DOWN THE TOP TEN, BTW)

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Before TORCHE were recording their masterpiece of an album, Meanderthal, they were completely unorganized and quickly trying to scramble for material to put the album together. This recording, engineered by Torche's own Jonathan Nunez, documents the band pre-Meanderthal showcasing seven rougher, rawer, heavier and slightly different versions of tracks later recorded at God City with Kurt Ballou. An essential for any serious Torche fan... and the unserious ones too."
2nd pressing: Limited to 400 copies.

Track Listing:

1. Triumph Of Venus
2. Grenades
3. Pirhana
4. Speed Of The Nail
5. Sandstorm
6. Healer
7. Across The Shields

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 11 July 2009 00:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

fyi, the robotic empire store had that torche demos cs for five bucks a few weeks ago. I guess it was the original pressing? ordered mine there but it still hasn't come yet so I can't say for sure.

imo, eight bucks is a little pricey for what this. plus, hydrahead charges ripoff prices for shipping!

picture me lolin' (Alan N), Saturday, 11 July 2009 17:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I want to get this (and the Wold tape on the same label actually) but the price is making me halt. If someone gets it in the UK (tho the person I was banking said prolly not) it'll be four quid tops most likely

At War With False Nose (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure what pressing it was but I got the original a month ago.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

i would bet the tape would be £8 min in the UK.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

On a vaguely related note, got the new Southern Lord reissue of Thou's 'Tyrant' LP - I say related cos it was £8.50 from the distro I grabbed it from and £16 at my local indie emporium (tho I felt like I was telling teacher when I mentioned this to dude). Thou don't get enough props on here

At War With False Nose (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

xp I'm basing that on getting the tape ish of 'Cthonic Rites' by Moss, on the same label, for possibly as little as £3 from a distro here

At War With False Nose (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

the only metal albums on my best of '09 are Buried Inside, Cattle Decapitation, Defeatist & Blut Aus Nord and I don't expect the Buried inside to make the cut

very boring year for metal imo

worm? lol (J0hn D.), Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

J0hn - weren't you talking up the Bloody Panda a few months ago? (I don't feel like scanning the thread to check)

It finally sees release next month so the rest of us will get to hear it. I have high hopes.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh that's right is that out? totally not bein' that guy it's just that I got to hear it really early, sometime late last year, and it slips my mind. but yeah it's great, will make my overall '09 list easy.

worm? lol (J0hn D.), Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

Gnaw is probably my favourite metal-related release of 09 but not actually that metal so ehhhhh. New Nachtmystium EP is good I think. Cobalt and L'acephale (see Gnaw - black metal band not kicking out a lot of BM) are good. Loads of stuff I've not heard obv

At War With False Nose (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

and there's a new havohej coming, that could be good

for the most part though practically everything is like zzzzzzzzzz this shit is giving stagnation a bad name

worm? lol (J0hn D.), Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

I really like the new Yob and Minsk albums.

Bloody Panda tour dates (great live band, see 'em if you can):

July 21 Bethlehem, PA @ Burners
July 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (w/Woe)
July 23 Washington, DC @ The Red And The Black (w/Salome)
July 24 Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi (w/Dysrhythmia)
July 25 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox (w/Dark Castle)
July 27 Savannah, GA @ The Wormhole
July 28 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
July 30 Miami, FL @ Goo (w/Dark Castle & Maruta)
July 31 TBA (w/Dark Castle)
Aug 1 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn (w/Dark Castle & Withered)
Aug 2 New Orleans, LA @ Hi Ho Lounge
Aug 3 Baton Rouge, LA @ Lacey’s House (w/Thou)
Aug 5 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music (w/Zucura)
Aug 6 Nashville, TN @ The End
Aug 7 Indianapolis, IN @ Casa Del Kotex (w/Black Arrows Of Filth And Impurity)
Aug 8 Chicago, IL @ White Star Bar (w/Giant Squid, Grayceon, Lord Mantis)
Aug 9 Columbus, OH @ The Summit (w/Lord Mantis)
Aug 10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler's (w/Giant Squid, Grayceon)
Aug 12 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
Aug 13 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
Aug 14 Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
Aug 15 Portland, ME @ New Systems Laundary (w/Ocean)
Aug 16 Boston, MA @ Church
Aug 18 TBA
Aug 19 TBA
Aug 20 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head
Aug 21 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

the blut aus nord is still (BY FAR) the best metal record I've heard this year. so much stronger than TWWTG that it's not even funny.

and yeah, I'd agree, not too many other standouts this year.

picture me lolin' (Alan N), Monday, 13 July 2009 14:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

thou are pretty cool too, yeah. I like that they host high quality mp3s of everything they put out + upcoming stuff + unreleased stuff on their site:

http://noladiy.org/mp3/thou/

picture me lolin' (Alan N), Monday, 13 July 2009 15:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

More Thou vinyl due out soon I think

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 22:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah, seems like it. I think that they have a bunch of splits due soon.

have you heard the sabbath covers lp? (through the empires of eternal void) have to say, I was a little disappointed. they don't really vary up the material much at all and what's up with 3/4 of the material coming from master of reality? a little lame considering sabbath have such a deep back catalog.

picture me lolin' (Alan N), Thursday, 16 July 2009 15:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

no, not heard about it.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 16 July 2009 15:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

It was hella limited but you might still find copies. It's not Thou's crowning glory exactly but I enjoyed it fine enough

Pissed Jenas (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 16 July 2009 15:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

I have never bought any Thou because theres so much and it would cost me a fortune to get it all. Money is tight.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 16 July 2009 15:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah, there is a bunch. but in general, I've found thou stuff to be reasonably priced. they don't gouge like some bands do, anyway. maybe bc they're vegan punx.

picture me lolin' (Alan N), Thursday, 16 July 2009 15:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

anyway, it's cool that they have mp3s of their whole catalog right up on their site. respect.

picture me lolin' (Alan N), Thursday, 16 July 2009 15:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

there's a split coming with Salome that I will get.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 16 July 2009 16:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

tbh i'm glad some of you who pay attention closer than i do are feelin the "boring year" thing. i like the blut au nord but haven't listened to it much, and the kylesa album is really good. i guess i will check out yob too, but that's about all i've been really into from 09.

north sea jazz dit weekend (call all destroyer), Thursday, 16 July 2009 17:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

I haven't found it a boring year at all

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 16 July 2009 20:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Baroness,Orthodox,Om will be joining Mastodon in this years top ten I think.
If we run a metal poll at the end of the year that is -- depends on the interest.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 4 September 2009 00:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

The Baroness isn't a million miles away from Torche (neither was the last album mind you)

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 4 September 2009 21:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

shhh

Angus Young (roxymuzak), Friday, 4 September 2009 23:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

lol ?!

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 4 September 2009 23:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

you will like it, hoos

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 4 September 2009 23:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

sam here's the full list for your perusal
ILX METAL ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2008 RESULTS (NOW COUNTING DOWN THE TOP TEN, BTW)

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

Going down the list till I got to something on Spotify I hit Opeth. As someone completely ignorant of this, I assume band, what do I try o Kerr?

Samuel (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

I dunno, never cared for Opeth. LJ is a fan I think.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

LJ is no more though :(

Went with Minnie Riperton instead. Metal can wait, I'm only young.

Samuel (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 21:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

When should we open nominations for the 2009 poll?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 16 November 2009 19:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

Not much longer to go in the year, are there any big releases to come?

I thought I could make it work because you look a bit like a man (aldo), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

There's a new Mudvayne album three days before Christmas. That's about all I know about.

neither good nor bad, just a kid like you (unperson), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

I suspect that that isn't going to get a ton of votes.

Van Slyke Paidbreed (J3ff T.), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

I was thinking about starting the voting on jan 1st. So how long do you want for a nominations process?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

A couple weeks should suffice. Maybe start nominations around December 15 or so?

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Monday, 16 November 2009 23:45 (4 years ago) Permalink


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