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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 (one year ago) Permalink


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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink


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

Rather him than me looool.

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

Lugubrum sneaked an album out in late December btw:

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

It's much more like their previous albums

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

Kim Kelly did a great interview with them:

Simon H., Monday, 8 January 2018 20:54 (one year 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 (one year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year ago) Permalink

New Chaos Echoes is growing on me after initial mistrust.

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

The new Visigoth video is appropriately silly.

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

new Drudkh in March on Season of Mist

StanM, Friday, 12 January 2018 11:57 (one year 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:

— Lucretia Boredgia (@KelseyChapstick) January 12, 2018

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

people liked that shit? oh yeah they did. lol

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

nokturnal mortum guy and varg are a rare breed

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

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


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

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

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 (one year ago) Permalink

Heavy Metal

1. Wytch Hazel – II: Sojourn
2. Castle – Deal Thy Fate
3. Rough Spells – Modern Kicks For The Solitary Witch EP
4. Judas Priest – Firepower
5. Satan – Cruel Magic
6. Haunt – Burst Into Flame
7. Gatekeeper – East Of Sun
8. Tempelheks – Midnight Mirror
9. Cauldron – New Gods
10. Professor Black – Sunrise
11. Hammer King – Poseidon Will Carry Us Home
12. High Priestess – High Priestess
13. Lizzies – On Thin Ice


1. High On Fire – Electric Messiah
2. Deadbird – III: The Forest Within The Tree
3. Zeal & Ardor – Stranger Fruit
4. Slugdge – Esoteric Malacology
5. Tomb Mold – Manor Of Infinite Forms
6. Sumac – Love In Shadow
7. YOB – Our Raw Heart
8. Drug Cult – Drug Cult
9. Voivod – The Wake
10. Dopethrone – Transcanadian Anger
11. CHRCH – Light Will Consume Us All
12. Mantar – The Modern Art of Setting Ablaze
13. URSA – Abyss Between The Stars

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 17 December 2018 21:15 (five months ago) Permalink

The Armed - Only Love
Black Viper - Hellions of Fire
The Body - I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer.
Convulsing - Grievous
Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
Dödsrit - Spirit Crusher
Ghastly - Death Velour
Horrendous - Idol
Ilsa - Corpse Fortress
Mammoth Grinder - Cosmic Crypt
Pig Destroyer - Head Cage
Portal - ION
Rebel Wizard - Voluptuous Worship of Rapture and Response
Skeletonwitch - Devouring Radiant Light
Sleep - The Sciences
Sumac - Love in Shadow
Thou / Ragana - Let Our Names Be Forgotten
Tomb Mold - Manor of Infinite Forms
Vein - Errorzone
Voivod - The Wake
YOB - Our Raw Heart

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 07:47 (five months ago) Permalink

Hahaha I don't know how far this MAGA thing has infected Pitchfork, but these are nearly all American bands.

Siegbran, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 08:25 (five months ago) Permalink

I count 8 non-US bands

but three of them are australian

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 09:06 (five months ago) Permalink

Non-Metal For Metalheads

Here is an expansion on what I did in 2016. At first I figured my Avant list pretty much covered it, but then I got more into the idea and pulled in albums from a variety of genres, like Emma Ruth Rundle from the dream pop list. Metalheads seem to appreciate her Americana noir for it's intensity, much like Wovenhand has been a favorite in past years.  Rundle, <strong>Daughters, Anna von Hausswolff</strong> and others have shown up on a few year-end lists from metal publications. Hopefully mine has a few unique offerings. I excluded most obvious stuff like heavy psych/stoner, prog, hardcore punk, post-hardcore, industrial, noise, etc. A few things might have those elements, but rules are fuzzy for a hybrid list like this. Senyawa's Indonesian experimental psychedelic drone folk is intense, with Rully Shabara's gutteral vocals bringing to mind Tuvan throat singing. This is their fifth album. Check out this performance below. Speaking of Tuvan throat singing, it seems to have fallen out of fashion since the 90s when Huun-Huur-Tu and Yat-Kha toured the world, but Hartyga from Tyva Republic, Russia are doing great stuff, mixing in jazz fusion and prog on their third album. | Spotify

1. Senyawa – Sujud
2. Emma Ruth Rundle – On Dark Horses
3. Hartyga – Amyrsanaa
4. Jaye Jayle – No Trail And Other Unholy Paths
5. The Messthetics – The Messthetics
6. Secret Chiefs 3 – Malkhut
7. Pharaoh Overlord – Zero
8. The Mon – Doppeleben
9. Elkhorn – Lionfish
10. Beak> – >>>
11. Julia Holter – Aviary
12. Here Lies Man – You Will Know Nothing
13. Sunwatchers – Sunwatchers II
14. Lonnie Holley – MITH
15. A Place To Bury Strangers – Pinned
16. TVAM – Psychic Data
17. Wardruna – Skald
18. Daughters – You Won’t Get What You Want
19. Jungle By Night – Livingstone
20. Anna von Hausswolff – Dead Magic
21. Toundra – Vortex
22. Black Dresses – WASTEISOLATION
23. Jenny Hval – The Long Sleep EP
24. Caudal – Fight Cry Fight
25. The Skull Defekts – The Skull Defekts
26. Oneida – Romance
27. Nils Frahm – All Melody
28. Gnod – Chapel Perilous
29. The Garden – Mirror Might Steal Your Charm
30. Author & Punisher – Beastland
31. Anguish – Anguish
32. Sons Of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile
33. The Oscillation – Wasted Space
34. Dance With The Dead – Loved To Death
35. Stieglitz – For The Love Of The Living Dead
36. Daniel Davies – Events Score
37. Isidor – Lord Of Synth
38. Dead Can Dance – Dionysus
39. Mind Over Mirrors – Bellowing Sun
40. Offermose – Mørk Forår
41. Immersion – Sleepless
42. Moodie Black – Lucas Acid
43. Death And The Maiden – Wisteria
44. The Lucid Dream – Actualisation
45. Misha Mishajashvili – 2018
46. Fire! – The Hands
47. Buzz Kull – New Kind Of Cross
48. Kemialliset Ystävät – Siipi Empii
49. Vessel – Queen Of Golden Dogs
50. Tyshawn Sorey – Pillars

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 18:47 (five months ago) Permalink

Nice idea. Senyawa and Julia Holter are definitely in my favourites.

jmm, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 18:57 (five months ago) Permalink

Yob + Voivod + Amenra on tour next year:

Mar. 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
Mar. 27 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Mar. 28 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Mar. 29 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Mar. 30 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
Mar. 31 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Apr. 02 - Portland, ME @ Geno’s
Apr. 03 - Boston, MA @ Royale
Apr. 04 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
Apr. 05 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Apr. 06 - Richmond, VA @ Broadberry
Apr. 07 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings
Apr. 09 - Knoxville, TN @ Concourse
Apr. 10 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell)
Apr. 11 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s
Apr. 12 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse
Apr. 13 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda
Apr. 14 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
Apr. 16 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater *
Apr. 18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red +
Apr. 19 - San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick +

+ YOB only

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 21:06 (five months ago) Permalink

Yo shout out to Elkhorn on that list

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 20 December 2018 03:11 (five months ago) Permalink

Sunwatchers rule

alpine static, Thursday, 20 December 2018 09:02 (five months ago) Permalink

1. The Body – I Have Fought Against It But I Can’t Any Longer
2. Thou – Magus
3. Mournful Congregation – The Incubus of Karma
4. Sleep – The Sciences
5. Yob – Our Raw Heart
6. Svartiðaudi – Revelations of the Red Sword
7. Fórn – Rites of Despair
8. Imperceptum – Heart of Darkness
9. Sargeist – Unbound
10. Svalbard – It’s Hard To Have Hope
11. Kriegsmaschine – Apocalypticists
12. Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
13. Infernal Coil – Within A World Forgotten
14. Cultes Des Ghoules – Sinister, Or Treading The Darker Paths
15. Closet Witch – Closet Witch
16. Slugdge – Esoteric Malacology
17. Agrimonia – Awaken
18. Evoken – Hypnagogia
19. Zeal & Ardor – Stranger Fruit
20. Vile Creature – Cast of Static and Smoke

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 20 December 2018 14:10 (five months ago) Permalink

Here's my Top Albums list which Invisible oranges just published:

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 20 December 2018 18:24 (five months ago) Permalink

Something to look forward to in 2019!

The awe-inspiring Finnish metallic psychedelicists Oranssi Pazuzu and their Tampere cohorts Dark Buddha Rising, known for their grandiose slug-paced ritualist doom metal, have recorded a new album, which will be released on Svart Records on April 5th, 2019. The amalgam of these two entities is melted as one on Syntheosis, to be released under the moniker Waste of Space Orchestra.

willem, Friday, 21 December 2018 10:36 (five months ago) Permalink

oh hell yeah

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 21 December 2018 11:43 (five months ago) Permalink

speaking of 2019

You thought it was over, it's not over... Tomb Mold

— 20 BUCK SPIN (@20buckspinlabel) December 21, 2018

resident hack (Simon H.), Friday, 21 December 2018 19:13 (five months ago) Permalink


pomenitul, Friday, 21 December 2018 19:20 (five months ago) Permalink

oh hell yeah [2]

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 21 December 2018 21:27 (five months ago) Permalink

Having fun with Nergal off stage:

My management team today received this email below from Ben Umanov and Matt Rosenberg @ Metal Sucks. •
What we have here is a media outlet trying to create a controversial story in order to get clicks by whatever means they can. In this case they are trying to interpret comments, posts, photos and even t-shirts to paint me as something I’m not. For profit. They wanted me to give them a quote for their story to tell my side of things. But, I don’t feel compelled to help them with their news business. Instead, I will address the issues that they imply with my own statement in my own words direct to those who care to read it. •
First I will say this - I am my own person and am against any form of racism, fascism, discrimination or hate. As many of you know, I say a lot of crazy stuff, but I am prejudice against no human-being. I’m a controversial character, I’ll admit it…it’s part of me and sometimes I like to stir things up on purpose. When will I learn? Likely never. But, the simple fact is, I am an open-minded, loving, loyal person. •
Rob Darken - I took some photos recently backstage in Poland after a Behemoth show with Rob from Graveland, a buddy and fellow Pole. I have known Rob for many years since 1992 and we hang out sometimes in Wroclaw. He did some recordings on our first and second demo tapes. He also has a photo published in my book “Confessions Of A Heretic”. Rob and I share a love of black metal and its rich history. But aside from that, I don’t condone Rob’s personal ideals and agenda because I don’t know them. I can’t take responsibility for every person I take a photo with. •
Bölzer - We’re friends and we’ve toured several times. I don’t have to say much more myself about Okoi and Bolzer other than what Okoi says himself - go to Bölzer’s page for more! •
Eugenics – I have little knowledge and no interest in the subject. I made a comment about my countrymen not being suited to play football. It’s true, the post was removed, but I reposted moments later (still there) with an image more appropriate to the text as the previous was misconstrued. Story of my life!

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 21 December 2018 21:45 (five months ago) Permalink

seems legit, sorry 2 bother u Nergal

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Friday, 21 December 2018 21:46 (five months ago) Permalink

It's a very old discussion but I don't think Okoi is a racist. He got shit for a tattoo, his explanations showing massive naivety but not intolerance.

Honestly the pictures of him and his dad in his Facebook post on the subject were adorable and makes me think he dad was pretty cool (and definitely not white).

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 21 December 2018 23:55 (five months ago) Permalink

He did manage to be a total dick to the organisers of the small Swiss festival where I saw Bölzer play a couple years ago.

And yes that is a completely separate issue, I know.

Siegbran, Saturday, 22 December 2018 00:10 (five months ago) Permalink

I concur with the Bolzer issue. I know people who know people who know Okoi, and they vouch for him being not a racist, so I take them at their word. My own opinion is that Bolzer are edgelord bullshitters who don't take too well to being called out on such.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Saturday, 22 December 2018 12:32 (five months ago) Permalink

I forgot about Striker, cuz I haven't managed to find a digital dl to buy yet. Road Warrior's grown on me too, in the heavy metal list:

05. Striker – Play To Win
12. Road Warrior – Power

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 22 December 2018 18:55 (five months ago) Permalink

Ironflame - Tales Of Splendor And Sorrow: Second album from Brimstone Coven's Andrew D'Cagna. Some songs address Greco-Roman mythology, and closer "Our Great Defender" is an allegorical tribute to DIO!

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 23 December 2018 01:55 (five months ago) Permalink

For those who are interested my top (mostly) albums of the year.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 25 December 2018 01:12 (five months ago) Permalink

New Swallow the Sun EP, along with a video about the majesty of winter and shit:

pomenitul, Tuesday, 25 December 2018 20:03 (five months ago) Permalink

Favorite movie over the holiday weekend: Heavy Trip, the epic tale of Finland’s greatest symphonic post apocalyptic reindeer-grinding-Christ-abusing extreme war pagan Fennoscandian metal band, Impaled Rektum. Bottoms up to Jynkky in Valhalla! Also watched completely bonkers horror flick Mandy, which uses King Crimson's "Starless and Bible Black" as the theme song. Nick Cage is at his most unhinged since Vampire’s Kiss (1988), complete with a chainsaw battle. Lots of creepy, psychedelic horror. I’m traumatized.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 27 December 2018 06:42 (four months ago) Permalink

Pretty interesting story pertinent to our photojournalist friends:

How I Got Banned from Photographing the Band Arch Enemy

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 27 December 2018 14:58 (four months ago) Permalink

that is disgusting. Angela Gossow's page is getting lit up with people calling her on it, too.

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Thursday, 27 December 2018 15:34 (four months ago) Permalink

you expect more out of a popular band? *hollow laugh*

imago, Thursday, 27 December 2018 19:24 (four months ago) Permalink

A lot of stuff I never heard of, and he also rattles off a long list of honorable mentions.

20 NWOTHM Albums of 2018

#20: Sign of the Jackal - Breaking the Spell
#19: Wytch Hazel - II: Sojourn
#18: Eliminator - Last Horizon
#17.1: Shadowkiller - Guardians of the Temple
#17.2: Ancient Empire - Eternal Soldier
#16: Evil-Lÿn - Disciple of Steel
#15: Lucifer's Hammer - Time Is Death
#14: Steelballs - Thunder Strikes Again
#13: Seven Sisters - The Cauldron and the Cross
#12: Espionage - Digital Dystopia
#11: Gatekeeper - East of Sun
#10. Manacle - No Fear to Persevere
#9. Lizzies - On Thin Ice
#8. Blackslash - Lightning Strikes Again
#7. Toledo Steel - No Quarter
#6. Striker - Play to Win
#5. Snakebite - Rise of the Snake
#4. Silver Talon - Becoming A Demon
#3. Haunt - Burst Into Flame
#2. Hitten - Twist of Fate
#1. Visigoth - Conqueror’s Oath

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 27 December 2018 19:33 (four months ago) Permalink

Friday's Viking's Choice podcast was pretty good:

Chapel of Disease, ... And As We Have Seen the Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye
Four words: Death-metal Dire Straits. No, wait, come back! Metal has long reckoned with its rock and roll roots, from Entombed's Wolverine Blues to Tribulation's flamboyantly gothic King Diamond worship. Germany's Chapel of Disease may have started as a Morbid Angel homage, but on its third album it embraces '70s hard-rock swagger, proggy sorcery and, most surprisingly, the fluid melodicism of Mark Knopfler's guitar work, all atop death-metal growls and chugged riffs. There's no reason why this should work, and it's a testament to Chapel of Disease's heavily worn record collection, as the group now raises fists and beer to the storm.

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 30 December 2018 14:28 (four months ago) Permalink

There's a lot of Tribulation in the first track on that album (the only one I've listened to so far). Might be worth giving them $7.

Broooootal slamz of the day: Habitual Depravity's Realms of Abysmal Servitude:

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 30 December 2018 14:34 (four months ago) Permalink

some nice discoveries from the AMG lists that have yet to be mentioned in this thread: lovingly gloomy doom-black hybrid Eneferens (The Bleakness of Our Constant); Woods of Ypres-influenced bleak alt-metal from Altars of Grief (Iris)l; very melodic, very extended (like, 6 songs in 70 minutes) doom, somewhat akin to what I recall of early Opeth, from the appropriately named The Eternal (Waiting for the Endless Dawn).

resident hack (Simon H.), Monday, 31 December 2018 01:56 (four months ago) Permalink

Where do you see those? They are not on this list:

ArchCarrier, Monday, 31 December 2018 11:19 (four months ago) Permalink

AMG = Angry Metal Guy, I think?

Dinsdale, Monday, 31 December 2018 12:11 (four months ago) Permalink

Ah I see

ArchCarrier, Monday, 31 December 2018 13:47 (four months ago) Permalink

If there's no metal poll this year, do we all post our top 10/25/50 lists here?

Siegbran, Monday, 31 December 2018 18:00 (four months ago) Permalink

I guess so. That would really suck, though.

pomenitul, Monday, 31 December 2018 19:09 (four months ago) Permalink

been started!

imago, Monday, 31 December 2018 19:18 (four months ago) Permalink

We are doing metal poll this year!

ILX Metal n' Heavy Rock Poll 2018: NOMINATIONS thread - open till Jan. 19th, 2019!

Go ahead and nominate your favorite albums and talk about them at great lengths, if you so choise

slack thompson (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 31 December 2018 19:20 (four months ago) Permalink

Haha xp

slack thompson (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 31 December 2018 19:20 (four months ago) Permalink

Apparently nominations should be bolded. My mistake; I'm the new guy!

Yob - Our Raw Heart
Sleep - The Sciences
Ghost - Prequelle
Thy Catafalque - Geometria
Mournful Congregation - The Incubus of Karma
Pillorian - Obsidian Arc
Khorada - Salt
Evoken - Hypnagogia

slack thompson (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 31 December 2018 19:26 (four months ago) Permalink

Aw fuck

slack thompson (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 31 December 2018 19:26 (four months ago) Permalink

Four words: Death-metal Dire Straits. No, wait, come back!

― Fastnbulbous

why did i listen to this

in other news from now on whenever i see the acronym "amg" i will substitute in "angry metal guy" in my brain

errang (rushomancy), Monday, 31 December 2018 19:27 (four months ago) Permalink

Yay for the metal poll! I was getting worried.

o. nate, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 02:05 (four months ago) Permalink

Pretty interesting story pertinent to our photojournalist friends:

How I Got Banned from Photographing the Band Arch Enemy

this story - or, more specifically, the online reaction to it - is kinda crazy to me. is this photographer a particularly well-connected or widely read guy? i realize he has his own niche site and re-ran the story on a photography site, but i guess i'm surprised he has rallied this band's fans against it - quite vocally, it seems - over his own copyright claim ... which i would think is something very few people actually care about, especially enough to turn against a band they love!

what am i missing here?

alpine static, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 09:33 (four months ago) Permalink

i guess what i'm saying is, yes, he is right, and he did a good job of detailing his side of the story, and still i am amazed that the Arch Enemy FB is full of comments like "how dare you re-post an artist's work without credit, you are scum and i'm done supporting this band!" and not "whatevs, it's just a pic on the internet, the photog should be happy for the exposure, Arch Enemy rules"

alpine static, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 09:36 (four months ago) Permalink

Because of the missing counter narrative from the band?

Siegbran, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 09:44 (four months ago) Permalink

Ah I see Angela Gossow did respond - in the dumbest way possible, in a whiny dramatic tone accusing the photographer’s factual statements as ‘highly emotionalizing’ the issue.

Siegbran, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 10:34 (four months ago) Permalink

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