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Because I am dying to talk about the new Watain...

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 17:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

cool!

xp I haven't heard the new Watain but I assume it will have the same effect on me as most of their albums, excitement that quickly diminishes as I notice they're kinda shit at writing riffs anymore.

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 23:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The new Visigoth album (out 2/9) is as good as the debut.

I am currently downloading a promo of Therion's latest, which is a 3-hour, 3-CD metal opera with 28 different singing parts on it. Total madness.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 4 January 2018 01:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna dive into this 3-hour Therion album and see how long I last.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 4 January 2018 14:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Godspeed

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 4 January 2018 21:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Rather him than me looool.

queens of the stonage (ultros ultros-ghali), Friday, 5 January 2018 00:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Lugubrum sneaked an album out in late December btw:

https://thoseopposedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/wakar-cartel

queens of the stonage (ultros ultros-ghali), Friday, 5 January 2018 00:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I made it about halfway through the Therion thing. I didn't abandon it because it sucked - it's actually really good and well produced - but because life got in the way. Like I say, it's good, but three hours is a lot.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 5 January 2018 01:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I am so digging this new Necrodancer 'Void' record - like brainbombs/monoshock mixed with sludgy hardcore - fun record.

BlackIronPrison, Saturday, 6 January 2018 20:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The new Agrimonia (out 1/26, I think) is really good. It got me revisiting their back catalog.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 6 January 2018 20:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp ok u got my attention going to have to check that out

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 6 January 2018 22:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

coming off more like the Arabrot of a few albums ago to me but feeling this, thx

thirst trap your hare (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 6 January 2018 22:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Feel like the new Watain is an obv reaction to the fans that hated the last one

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Saturday, 6 January 2018 23:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I quite liked Sworn to the Dark but am unable to recall a single second of their subsequent releases. The new one can't possibly be worse than The Wild Hunt, though.

pomenitul, Saturday, 6 January 2018 23:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It's much more like their previous albums

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 7 January 2018 02:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Necrodancer is reminding me of Okkultokrati and I have no problem with that at all.

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 7 January 2018 10:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

OK I have a problem in that I don't think this got nominated for the poll? But otherwise it's all good.

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 7 January 2018 10:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

New Summoning album is out now, With Doom We Come. These two trailers do not sound promising at all though.

Siegbran, Monday, 8 January 2018 20:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Kim Kelly did a great interview with them:

https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/3k5vew/summoning-is-the-best-tolkien-obsessed-anti-fascist-metal-band-in-the-world

Simon H., Monday, 8 January 2018 20:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I really hope Napalm Records somehow screwed up those clips because they sound like complete ass, and while I'm one of the biggest Summoning fans in the world, there's absolutely no excuse for production that bad, after twenty years on a big label.

That is a good interview indeed. I wonder if we'll ever see another Ice Ages or Kreuzweg Ost album, these were fantastic projects.

Siegbran, Monday, 8 January 2018 21:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the summoning album is fucking amazing.

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 23:19 (one week ago) Permalink

and yeah the YouTube compression is severe - I listened to it on living room speakers having bought AACs through Bandcamp and it sounded very good. I do suspect that Summoning works at home mainly now, and bands working at home, in the metal world, has fucked up the fidelity in a general sense - studios exist/ed for a reason and should be utilized when the budget's there. but it's a great record, better than Old Morning's Dawn to my ears.

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 23:41 (one week ago) Permalink

I do suspect that Summoning works at home mainly now, and bands working at home, in the metal world, has fucked up the fidelity in a general sense - studios exist/ed for a reason and should be utilized when the budget's there.

Just discussed this issue with Nortt for an upcoming Bandcamp Daily piece.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 23:45 (one week ago) Permalink

oh wow -- I like the Nortt record and am very eager to read this piece, to me his record sounds pretty great

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:30 (one week ago) Permalink

I understand the gripe about the Summoning production but liked the songwriting I heard in the snippets so bought a copy....haven't had a chance to play yet

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:56 (one week ago) Permalink

New Chaos Echoes is growing on me after initial mistrust.

Doran, Thursday, 11 January 2018 09:27 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, I don't love it as much as Transient. But they've also got another album coming out this year - a collaboration with Mats Gustafsson - and that one's wild.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 11 January 2018 11:02 (one week ago) Permalink

Power Trip and Sheer Mag are touring together - I'm struggling to think of another co-headlining tour with less audience overlap

Simon H., Thursday, 11 January 2018 13:36 (one week ago) Permalink

The new Visigoth video is appropriately silly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raBpZfbSX10

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 11 January 2018 16:11 (one week ago) Permalink

Turns out my quest for icy synthy black metal has led me to Paysage d'Hiver

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 11 January 2018 19:56 (one week ago) Permalink

new Drudkh in March on Season of Mist

StanM, Friday, 12 January 2018 11:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Anybody wanna own up to still being a Destroyer 666 fan?

My favorite part is when Lil bb Keith admits he doesn't eat pussy by using "cunt suckers" pejoratively

OG article: https://t.co/3OcnDZZHXE pic.twitter.com/2XMd0C2Asn

— Lucretia Boredgia (@KelseyChapstick) January 12, 2018

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:19 (one week ago) Permalink

people liked that shit? oh yeah they did. lol

#TeamHailing (imago), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:24 (one week ago) Permalink

surprised you didn't know them/him already Gott Punch -- if you also don't know, check out Darkspace asap

Dominique, Friday, 12 January 2018 19:45 (one week ago) Permalink

xxp Never heard them, never will, fuck that. On a related note I loooooove how much promotion (Swe) Shining's latest pile is getting straight up ignoring how much of a piece of shit that guy is.

you can make fun of birthday parties all you want (ultros ultros-ghali), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:46 (one week ago) Permalink

when metal musicians turn out to be fuckheads, 95+% of the time their music is turgid bollocks

#TeamHailing (imago), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:48 (one week ago) Permalink

nokturnal mortum guy and varg are a rare breed

#TeamHailing (imago), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:49 (one week ago) Permalink

Deathspell are the ones in my collection that I have to kind of uncomfortably ignore how much of a fuckhead the vocalist is.

I can remember the relief I felt when I finally listened to a couple of Burzum albums for the first and last time before deciding that they were tepid bollocks.

you can make fun of birthday parties all you want (ultros ultros-ghali), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:59 (one week ago) Permalink

This is unfortunate, I’m not a big fan of the older stuff but he last few Destroyer 666 albums are excellent.

Siegbran, Saturday, 13 January 2018 09:58 (one week ago) Permalink

The new Destroyer 666 EP is a load of cobblers though, it should be said. I was profoundly untroubled by deleting it from iTunes this morning.

Unperson: that collaboration sounds amazing - I'm failing to find anything online about it though - is it on UTECH, via that connection? Any info would be welcome.

Doran, Saturday, 13 January 2018 10:18 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't know if any of you out there still like Primordial, but the new album is splendid and powerful. I can't think of a better band that can reflect the societal chaos of 2018 than these guys.

A. Begrand, Monday, 15 January 2018 04:57 (one week ago) Permalink

The new Gnaw Their Tongues (Genocidal Majesty, Consouling Sounds, Feb 9) is intolerable after coffee and provigil. In a good way. Had to turn it off after four songs - giving me a full on nervo.

Doran, Monday, 15 January 2018 11:48 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't know if any of you out there still like Primordial, but the new alb...

OMG THERE'S A NEW PRIMORDIAL ALBUM???

Dinsdale, Monday, 15 January 2018 20:41 (one week ago) Permalink

hey ultros, i'm curious to know what you find odious about M1ko (i assume he's the DSO dude you're talking about). i'm not going to defend him in any way as i tend to assume most all bm dudes are problematic on some level though there's nothing in DSO lyrics that i take issue with. now if you're talking about Clandestine Blaze then i see that and more so if you're thinking of his noise/pe projects like Grunt and Nicole 12. he certainly puts out dodgy stuff on his 2 labels. haha, i guess i've answered my own question. to his credit, i find him smarter and more considered in his thinking than warrants a wholesale dismissal.

Yelploaf, Monday, 15 January 2018 22:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Primordial is one of those bands where every time I put on their record, I'm super glad I did

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 15 January 2018 22:41 (one week ago) Permalink

Japanese art-metal weirdos Dir En Grey have a new 3CD best-of out, with all songs chosen by fans and re-recordings of three tracks; I wrote about it for Burning Ambulance. I saw them open for Deftones in 2008 and have been a fan ever since. Deftones were sluggish and dull; DEG were amazing.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 16 January 2018 14:12 (six days ago) Permalink

xxp he's a racist and possible peadophile is my problem. I don't have an issue with the stuff that he contributes to Ds, his lyrics and vocal performance for them are fine in themselves but I'm not as good as other people at looking the other way when the performer is a shithead. The way I rationalise it is that MA has very little to do with what I really like about DsO which is the riffs and the drumming. I wouldn't mind one bit if MA was replaced, but, I mean the other members might be even worse but they at least keep their gobs shut whoever they are :/

you can make fun of birthday parties all you want (ultros ultros-ghali), Tuesday, 16 January 2018 14:22 (six days ago) Permalink

new track from the next Portal -- album out in a couple of days

https://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/track/phathom

clean/non-cavernous production, tried & true Portal guitar sound/riffing -- rhythmically angular, but still manages to drive forward. at the moment, hitting me like Beefheart death metal

Dominique, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 16:29 (six days ago) Permalink

Fabio Lione and Alessandro Conti have teamed up for an album coming out next week. Here's the first single/video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW8Cj22KXtM

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 16 January 2018 19:41 (six days ago) Permalink

We never talked about Satan's Holllow did we? On the retro NWOBHM tip.

https://satanshallow.bandcamp.com/

summervillain, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:18 (five days ago) Permalink

I nominated them for the 2017 poll. Good album!

Simon H., Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:20 (five days ago) Permalink

Jute Gyte/Spectral Lore split streamed a day early:

http://www.invisibleoranges.com/jute-gyte-spectral-lore/

you can make fun of birthday parties all you want (ultros ultros-ghali), Thursday, 18 January 2018 12:27 (four days ago) Permalink

Haven't been able to get that working on Chrome at all today. The streaming window keeps disappearing and turning into an advert. I can wait a day maybe

#TeamHailing (imago), Thursday, 18 January 2018 12:29 (four days ago) Permalink

Ok my verdict after 1 listen is that JG's side is very strong and could have easily slotted in the 1st half of Oviri, SL's track takes a while to really get going but when it does, fucking wow.

you can make fun of birthday parties all you want (ultros ultros-ghali), Thursday, 18 January 2018 13:10 (four days ago) Permalink

So the new Anvil record is solid. They should just call it An Anvil Record.

The new Tribulation is brilliant. I think I like it better than the last one which is no mean feat.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 18 January 2018 19:28 (four days ago) Permalink

Def digging the new Arkona (this one arkonamoscow.bandcamp.com; I guess there are three?) Lot's of texture and contrast, some melodies that flirt with hookiness. I've played all the shortish songs and am intrigued enough to see what the longer ones have to offer.

summervillain, Friday, 19 January 2018 19:08 (three days ago) Permalink

Victory is reissuing Jungle Rot's What Horrors Await; originally released in 2009, but only barely.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 19 January 2018 19:14 (three days ago) Permalink

That Anvil album is an embarrassment! I never thought I'd hear a song about a guy complaining about his car's GPS system, but here we are.

https://open.spotify.com/track/3hNC0RtfJNKPXzK03vMeXa?si=gGRhQUXgSYu8qtwI_iUPzg

A. Begrand, Friday, 19 January 2018 22:59 (three days ago) Permalink

new Slugdge track rules, new album out in March

https://slugdge.bandcamp.com/track/putrid-fairytale

Dinsdale, Saturday, 20 January 2018 13:13 (two days ago) Permalink

Ok my verdict after 1 listen is that JG's side is very strong and could have easily slotted in the 1st half of Oviri, SL's track takes a while to really get going but when it does, fucking wow.

Listened to this last night. I was impressed by the Spectral Lore side. Some really nice playing there. Jute Gyte is doing what he does: I sometimes suspect he could be more rigorous about his microtonality and his work might benefit from it but there's still something compelling that keeps me listening.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Saturday, 20 January 2018 14:37 (two days ago) Permalink

Complaining about Anvil lyrics being terrible is like saying the solos on a Ramones record were terrible. Anvil has always had cheesy lyrics.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 22 January 2018 03:13 (thirteen hours ago) Permalink

In other news, anyone else check out the new album from Clamfight? Silly name notwithstanding, the band's third album is quite good. If the idea of a sludge jam band is appealing, check it out.

http://clamfight.bandcamp.com/album/iii

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 22 January 2018 03:17 (thirteen hours ago) Permalink

Power Trip and Sheer Mag are touring together - I'm struggling to think of another co-headlining tour with less audience overlap

internet sensations, why not

j., Monday, 22 January 2018 03:37 (twelve hours ago) Permalink

my goal this year is to listen to all of Beloved Antichrist come hell or high water

I will probably be thrown out of the house for this at some point so if somebody has an open couch let a man know

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 22 January 2018 14:37 (one hour ago) Permalink

internet sensations, why not

I can't tell if this is meant to be dismissive of both bands, but I've seen them live separately and they're both great

Simon H., Monday, 22 January 2018 14:53 (one hour ago) Permalink

Disfear's Live the Storm came out 10 years ago today. I wrote about it for Stereogum.

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 22 January 2018 15:59 (twenty-seven minutes ago) Permalink


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