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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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months ago) Permalink

Godspeed

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

Rather him than me looool.

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

It's much more like their previous albums

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

New Chaos Echoes is growing on me after initial mistrust.

Doran, Thursday, 11 January 2018 09:27 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months ago) Permalink

The new Visigoth video is appropriately silly.

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

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 11 January 2018 16:11 (nine months 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 (nine months ago) Permalink

new Drudkh in March on Season of Mist

StanM, Friday, 12 January 2018 11:57 (nine months 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 (nine months ago) Permalink

people liked that shit? oh yeah they did. lol

#TeamHailing (imago), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:24 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months ago) Permalink

nokturnal mortum guy and varg are a rare breed

#TeamHailing (imago), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:49 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months ago) Permalink

bit on the fence between physical/digital purchase for The Wake, anyone wanna try to sway me one way or the other?

summervillain, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 15:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

like for instance, I went physical for the Jean Grae/Quelle Christopher album coz I wanted to pore over the detailed credits of every track, but it didn't actually have detailed credits to pore over. I would also like detailed credits for The Wake, and if there's a weird little story like with Hatross, so much the better.

summervillain, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 13:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I got the deluxe CD version, there's a booklet (mostly lyrics and a picture of the band) and a cool but small 9 panel storyboard kind of thing printed in the digipak. Definitely not impressive - the LP comes with a poster that might be the same thing but bigger, which would be cool.

Paul Reverse and the rediaRs (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 27 September 2018 02:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Like effort put into the digipak: 5/10
Effort put into, say, Nothingface: 9/10

Paul Reverse and the rediaRs (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 27 September 2018 02:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://horrendoussom.bandcamp.com

new horrendous out tomorrow!!

j., Thursday, 27 September 2018 06:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

thanks, that's super helpful

summervillain, Thursday, 27 September 2018 13:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Will def have to check Sektarism and (I'm told) rejuvenated Voivod. Meanwhile, just past what should have been the end of what in my neck of the woods is a lingering and most everywhere ill summer, seemed like the right time to repost my ancient Charloaf review of Sepultura's Dante XXI:
http://nodepression.com/album-review/technically-end-summer-sunday-flashback-symptoms-ov-life

dow, Thursday, 27 September 2018 21:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

holy shit the new A Forest Of Stars is sounding AMAZING

https://a-forest-of-stars.bandcamp.com/album/grave-mounds-and-grave-mistakes

imago, Friday, 28 September 2018 11:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Wow this is fantastic. The singer sounds like a cross between David Tibet and the guy from God Bullies.

2 bonus tracks on the 'Luxus' edition: https://a-forest-of-stars.bandcamp.com/album/grave-mounds-and-grave-mistakes-luxus

ArchCarrier, Friday, 28 September 2018 13:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Excellent song titles too.

ArchCarrier, Friday, 28 September 2018 13:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah he's played up the David Tibet thing this time around. you get the real thing in a couple of weeks too!

imago, Friday, 28 September 2018 13:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My perspective from a long-term fan is that they often come close to self-parody but certain tracks are still pretty amazing (Tombward Bound, fuuuuck)

obnoxious pun (ultros ultros-ghali), Friday, 28 September 2018 13:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

New Horrendous reminds me of Human era Death.

Not that it sounds like it but in its ambitions.

Of course the irony being that it's not forward thinking anymore but hey.. it had a good beat qnd I can mosh to it

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Friday, 28 September 2018 14:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Bandcamp is donating proceeds from today's sales to the Voting Rights Project. I picked up Irreversible Mechanism's Immersion, along with a bunch of jazz and avant-garde stuff.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 28 September 2018 14:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I know nobody in this thread will care, but Machine Head are breaking up - basically, everybody but Robb quit on Wednesday. But they're going to finish out their current tour. If the show I saw in 2015 is any indication, it'll be a blast.

I first saw them live in 1999; Robb was wearing a tracksuit and had cornrows. I saw them about a half dozen times after that, including headlining dates in NYC, a show on the Mayhem Festival tour, an opening slot for Metallica, and finally the 2015 show I mentioned, which was a no-opening-act "An Evening With..." performance that ran well over two hours. They were fun to work with at Roadrunner, too, and while I didn't like their latest album much, i still listen to the four before it from time to time.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 29 September 2018 01:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't spend a lot of time listening to Machine Head these days, but there was definitely a time when they seemed to me like the definitive metal band of that moment.

glenn mcdonald, Saturday, 29 September 2018 14:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Burn My Eyes is a fantastic record, the drop after that was huge unfortunately.

Siegbran, Saturday, 29 September 2018 14:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I saw one of those long 2015 shows, too. They were pretty awesome.

alpine static, Saturday, 29 September 2018 16:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm not big on power metal, but amateurs should check out Immortal Guardian's Age of Revolution:

https://immortalguardian.bandcamp.com/album/age-of-revolution

pomenitul, Sunday, 30 September 2018 09:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

shit I've dug of late

the aforementioned Satan and Voivods

the new Pyrexia (now with 25% less murderer)
the new Monstrosity
the new Pig Destroyer (tho admittedly, it's not one that I'm revisiting a lot)
new The Skull (heavy af)
new Horrendous

need to wait for the right moment to try the new Anaal Nathrakh

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 30 September 2018 14:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The new Thou album is absolutely terrifying.

tangenttangent, Sunday, 30 September 2018 19:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

New Ragana/Thou split is great too, though I think the Ragana side is the better of the two

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Monday, 1 October 2018 15:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There's a new Behemoth coming I see?

Siegbran, Monday, 1 October 2018 23:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Anyone heard Argonavis's Passing the Igneous Maw (awesome title btw)? Murky, blackened death/doom with the occasional horn chorale. Opens with an almost subliminal a capella piece, closes with straight-up chamber music. Really good shit:

https://katabasisargonavis.bandcamp.com/releases

pomenitul, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 10:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The new High On Fire (out tomorrow) has a nine-minute song and a ten-minute song. I am enraptured.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 5 October 2018 01:42 (one week ago) Permalink

can't fuckin wait. hoping I can finally see them again on that weird bill they're on, but my November is in flux atm

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Friday, 5 October 2018 01:45 (one week ago) Permalink

I like the HoF more than I liked the previous two albums. it's mega. also speedier, like their older material

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 6 October 2018 14:47 (one week ago) Permalink

new Behemoth feels like the album prior to a major pivot. small things, like clean vocals, less extreme moments, more choral moments, ambient passages.

I think I like it tho!

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 6 October 2018 14:54 (one week ago) Permalink

First listen and I agree the new HoF sounds more like old HoF which isn't a bad thing at all. It's got more weight to it and I think "man that's almost a Slayer riff" less often.

DEATH PUPPET (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 7 October 2018 01:29 (one week ago) Permalink

i know people revere HOF and they're a badass heavy band and i got lots of respect for Pike but more and more i just find their albums to be a chore to get through..

alpine static, Sunday, 7 October 2018 04:18 (one week ago) Permalink

gasp

j., Sunday, 7 October 2018 04:28 (one week ago) Permalink

This review actually makes the Lords of Chaos movie sound interesting, which shocks me.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 7 October 2018 15:07 (one week ago) Permalink

new Behemoth feels like the album prior to a major pivot

it does! totally rips shit anyway

princess of hell (BradNelson), Monday, 8 October 2018 16:24 (one week ago) Permalink

kinda think its transitional quality is part of why it's so good, songs at times feel an instant away from shapeshifting into something different, and you can feel them really going for it

princess of hell (BradNelson), Monday, 8 October 2018 16:29 (one week ago) Permalink

I've been listening to Sárr's Ávitun a lot this week. A solo EP by Þórir from Nyss that came out in April.

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 October 2018 18:31 (one week ago) Permalink

Would you kind dudes help a confused old man out? Is your man Nergal from Behemoth a racist? (I've seen a photo of him dressed as an SS officer and I know his name used to be Holocausto and obviously neither is a good look but is there some kind of screed where he nails his colours to the mast - some damning thing he's said that I'm not aware of? I mean, is he actually a card carrying racist or just a bit of spanner with poor judgement?) I've googled it and the first thing that comes up says he is because literally all black metal is racist, so that's not much help. I can't keep up with it all, tbh.

Doran, Monday, 8 October 2018 23:23 (one week ago) Permalink

oh god if so i am not aware of it

princess of hell (BradNelson), Monday, 8 October 2018 23:24 (one week ago) Permalink

Here’s a deleted Instagram post from the World Cup.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 00:40 (one week ago) Permalink

Well that didn't work.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 00:40 (one week ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgFHPUnW0AA2xbU.jpg

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 00:41 (one week ago) Permalink

He's at least an idiot.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 00:42 (one week ago) Permalink

Wasn't the Nazi photo from a movie he was in where he played a Nazi?

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 00:48 (one week ago) Permalink

Apols about the Nazi costume thing... I was just googling around trying to find out what the score was. Fair play on that score, didn't know he'd been acting.

The football thing... it's pretty ambiguous. Feels a bit dog-whistle-y maybe? Definitely a dickish thing to post. Not really the smoking gun I thought I was going to find either - or is there more text?

Anyway, thanks.

Doran, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 01:11 (one week ago) Permalink

heads up DSO style metal enthusiasts this blasts

https://sentientruin.bandcamp.com/album/phsphr-entropy

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 22:12 (one week ago) Permalink

I've been listening to Sárr's Ávitun a lot this week. A solo EP by Þórir from Nyss that came out in April.

I auditioned the last track and it had a really weird psychoacoustic effect on me, and wondering if anyone else had the same reaction to this (or any other particular) piece of music?

I have some tinnitus, not terrible, but basically I carry my own noise floor wherever I go. Playing the song was like having my noise floor raised significantly - like someone had identified key frequencies that ring in my ear, and boosted them (and only them) a lot. Really viscerally unpleasant.

I listen to TONS of extremely noisy shit and never had this experience before.

(Stephin Merritt has suggested strongly that the Magnetic Fields album "Distortion" was mixed to tigger his hyperacusis, but not sure that's the same)

summervillain, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 14:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Wow, that is weird. Do you have the same effect with the other two tracks? I don't hear a lot of difference in the way they're mixed.

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 11 October 2018 09:26 (six days ago) Permalink

Meant to post this earlier - but Satan were pretty damn good in Chicago this past week. Doomsday Clock/Twenty Twenty Five one-two punch was sweet. I took a buddy who had never heard 'em before, who's not much of a metalhead, but is a huge Iron Maiden fan, and he loved 'em and bought Cruel Magic at the merch table. Was happy to bring them a new fan. Brian Ross was good fun, and his banter was often hilarious!

BlackIronPrison, Sunday, 14 October 2018 17:19 (three days ago) Permalink

New Terrorizer is interesting.

It's basically a Sandoval blastbeat showcase like World Downfall but the music isn't that style, it's grind but not the punky kind.

Not sure how I feel yet but the Monstrosity boys do a good job. It's not like the 2nd or 3rd Terrorizer albs either

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 14 October 2018 17:41 (three days ago) Permalink

I liked those two Terrorizer albums that were basically Resistant Culture albums with Sandoval on drums. Checking out the new one now.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 14 October 2018 18:21 (three days ago) Permalink


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