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WIMPS AND POSERS, LEAVE THE HALL

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 1 January 2020 22:30 (one year ago) link

This is the kind of new beginning I can get behind.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 22:31 (one year ago) link

Very happy to not open this thread to that ugly Yatra cover (or any record cover). I couldn’t hit ‘jump to most recent message’ enough.

Yelploaf, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 22:52 (one year ago) link

Anyone here up on the Kolkata scene? The last metal release I got in ‘19 was the Brahmastrika tape. It’s maybe more noise than metal but there’s some kind of scene or collective going on there centered around Tetragrammacide.

Yelploaf, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 23:04 (one year ago) link

Yesssssss

pomenitul, Friday, 3 January 2020 16:31 (one year ago) link

hell yeah

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 3 January 2020 16:32 (one year ago) link

definitely read that album title as The Ghost of Onion

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 3 January 2020 16:33 (one year ago) link

Same lol.

pomenitul, Friday, 3 January 2020 16:34 (one year ago) link

Yessss! Enjoyed the last one even if it had the worst title ever

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 January 2020 16:42 (one year ago) link

pretty stoked for that Satan/Night Rider/Haunt tour, also

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 3 January 2020 16:42 (one year ago) link

Wait what

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 January 2020 16:43 (one year ago) link

Satan / Night Demon / Haunt / Bewitcher — 2020 Tour Dates
04/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Decibel Beer & Metal Fest
04/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
04/06 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
04/07 – Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom
04/08 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
04/09 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
04/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
04/11 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
04/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Blades of Steel Fest
04/14 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
04/14 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
04/15 – Tulsa, OK @ The Shrine
04/16 – Austin TX @ Come and Take It Live*
04/17 – Houston, TX @ Hell’s Heroes Festival*

*No Bewitcher

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 3 January 2020 16:44 (one year ago) link

Not coming here BUT i will be seeing them at Decibel Metal and Beer fest in Philly so....win

(Satan, that is)

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 January 2020 16:45 (one year ago) link

Woulda liked to see Bewitcher tho :/

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 January 2020 16:45 (one year ago) link

Some stuff that came out in the past few days:

Oath - Legacy (Steve from Tantrum's solo thing)
Erythrite Throne - Call of the Northern Moon
Pestilength - Eilatik
Sors Immanus - Le Diable Violoneux
Grimah - Intricacies of Bowed Wisdom

jello my future biafriend (roxymuzak), Friday, 3 January 2020 20:47 (one year ago) link

lmao Wilderun just tweeted about being on that ridiculous metal cruise ship thing, that kind of would make it worth it for me tbh

imago, Saturday, 4 January 2020 00:48 (one year ago) link

obviously Neanderthal has to actually start a thread/blog for it when it actually happens

imago, Saturday, 4 January 2020 00:48 (one year ago) link

It's my cruise they joined lol. It was a surprise add.

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 January 2020 01:00 (one year ago) link

man when is that fucking decibel fest. I don't even drink beer now but I'd really like to see Satan.

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 4 January 2020 01:09 (one year ago) link

April 3-4 at Fillmore in Philly.

You can get beerless tix, i think it's 85 for both days combined with no beer

I'm gonna be there and Satan is one reason why!

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 January 2020 01:13 (one year ago) link

final lineup for the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise: Aborted, Aeternam, Aether Realm, Archon Angel, Atheist, At the Gates, Axxis, Bloodbound, Brujeria, Candlemass, Carach Angren, Cattle Decapitation, Cruachan, Dark Matter, Devin Townsend, Edenbridge, Einherjer, Emperor, Epica, Ereb Altor, Exodus, Finntroll, Firstbourne, Flotsam and Jetsam, Ghost Ship Octavius, Grave Digger, Haggard, Havok, Ihsahn, Incantation, Kampfar, Kissin’ Dynamite, Leaves Eyes, Michael Schenker Fest, Moonsorrow, No Raza, November's Doom, Omnium Gatherum, Once Human, Origin, Orphaned Land, Possessed, Ross the Boss, Seven Witches, Soen, Sortilege, Spoil Engine, Stam1na, Striker, Suffocation, The Agonist, The Faceless, Toxik, Trollfest, Venom, Vio-Lence, Whiplash, Wilderun, Wintersun, Without Waves, Zero Theorem

Have discovered Toxik and No Raza, as well as Ereb Altor, who are all solid.

papa stank (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 January 2020 21:12 (one year ago) link

Um, that "ridiculous metal cruise thing" is the best time ever. Pretty good lineup this year, too!

A. Begrand, Saturday, 4 January 2020 23:24 (one year ago) link

i hope it's the best time ever, given what I paid for it. getting to see Emperor is a bit of a dream

papa stank (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 January 2020 23:28 (one year ago) link

As in years past, I think it's gonna be up to me to pollute this thread with knuckle-dragging bullshit. Here's "Ex Inferis," a track from Phoenix, AZ blackened death metal act Deadspawn's independently released debut album Pestilence Reborn, which comes out this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcfNmm2HOEg

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 6 January 2020 13:38 (one year ago) link

I dunno, that's pretty far from lunkheaded brutality to my ears (which is not a value judgement, love that shit too) - definitely will check out their album.

"Third of the Storms" Jazz (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 6 January 2020 13:52 (one year ago) link

Recent current events had me reminiscing about 80s and 90s anti-war metal songs. I started putting together a playlist and am looking for suggestions. I have obvious stuff like War Ensemble, Mandatory Suicide, Disposable Heroes, War Pigs, The Trooper, Refuse/Resist (kinda?), World War Whatever (by dead horse - a personal favorite)... I could probably Google for more, but thought it might be more fun to solicit favorites from Rolling Metal.

beard papa, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 04:37 (one year ago) link

Asphyx - Asphyx (Forgotten War)

Siegbran, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 07:21 (one year ago) link

Bolt Thrower - For Victory

Siegbran, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 07:36 (one year ago) link

Gorefest - The Glorious Dead

Siegbran, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 07:38 (one year ago) link

Dead Horse's Army Surplus from their Death Rides A Dead Horse is also great (Life is army surplus/200,000 die/The US Army claims us/For its filthy fucking lies)

"Third of the Storms" Jazz (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 08:45 (one year ago) link

https://adrasteia777.bandcamp.com/album/demo-ii

experimental "winter synth" black metal, released last week

idgaf (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 13:34 (one year ago) link

Lingua Ignota, Dylan Walker and Lee Buford ARE.....The Screaming Wilburys Sightless Pit!

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/lingua-ignota-full-of-hell-the-body-members-form-sightless-pit-share-song-off-debut-lp/

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 15:46 (one year ago) link

Getting on the boat... tonight's sched for me is Vio-Lence, Exodus, Devin Townsend, Emperor, and late add Soilwork. Maybe Atheist if I decide not to eat

papa stank (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 16:40 (one year ago) link

very excited for that Sightless Pit album. thank you for bringing this to my attention. love all 3 of them

gman59, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 18:57 (one year ago) link

the adrasteia sounding cool & intriguing ty

keep the updates coming N

imago, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 19:25 (one year ago) link

plot twist: nuclear war breaks out, all the land of the world is destroyed, and only 70,000 Tons Of Metal survives. this, the dystopian debut nov

imago, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:40 (one year ago) link

more of a concept album tbf

imago, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:41 (one year ago) link

That's very Battlestar Galactica!

papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 14:04 (one year ago) link

Day 1

Vio-Lence: sound was abysmal but i still enjoyed it

Exodus: fantastic. Since they're doing Bonded in its entirety in two days they focused on later material and it was great

Devin Townsend: in awe. He was amazing. He also played "All Hail the New Flesh" and "Detox"!

Emperor: outright life changing. I cried.

papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 14:07 (one year ago) link

Ihsahn looks like a big fuckin nerd

papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 14:07 (one year ago) link

Emperor: outright life changing. I cried.

<3

Keep up the shipping news!

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 14:20 (one year ago) link

Like the tide, shadows flow towards the shore of light.
The night comes whirling like a maelstrom.
Warring waves of crackling clouds embrace this nightside landscape.
The heavens bleed, through open wounds, the dim light of the Moon.
The winds are crying mournfully and tears fly with the gusts.
They whip my clenched faces freezing skin with ice-cold burning cuts.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 14:22 (one year ago) link

Did anybody have crack at a My Heart Will Go On cover?

Siegbran, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 14:41 (one year ago) link

I might have to do that at karaoke

papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 15:01 (one year ago) link

with growly vocals obv

imago, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 15:12 (one year ago) link

Obv.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 15:13 (one year ago) link

Two Dutch dorks made a death metal album, and roped John McEntee in to do vocals. It's awesome.

Beast of Revelation, The Ancient Ritual of Death, out in March.

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

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 15:20 (one year ago) link

https://adrasteia777.bandcamp.com/album/demo-ii

experimental "winter synth" black metal, released last week

― idgaf (roxymuzak), Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:34 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

TY for this!

💠 (crüt), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 16:11 (one year ago) link

My day... getting a Possessed setlist, meeting Emperor

https://i.ibb.co/Q9kx8N5/IMG-20200108-161012.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/Wgz9f6v/IMG-20200108-123430.jpg

papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 21:13 (one year ago) link

Out on Christmas Day lol.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 01:43 (four months ago) link

I love how one of the album's descriptors on RYM is 'hateful'.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 01:45 (four months ago) link

Someone should add it is also Forresty.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 15 December 2020 02:15 (four months ago) link

lol now I'm tempted. And if it gets rejected, I'll try 'sylvan' instead.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 02:17 (four months ago) link

New Ruins of Beverast out in February.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 15:35 (four months ago) link

O good

imago, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 15:37 (four months ago) link

That's a good one to look forward to re: 2021!

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 15 December 2020 15:37 (four months ago) link

Here's a foretaste:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46Kpo7-QzFo

pomenitul, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 15:39 (four months ago) link

there's that enormous noise we know and love

imago, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 15:50 (four months ago) link

There's a 2CD Coffins compilation, Defilements, coming in January from the Horror Pain Gore Death label; it gathers up various EPs and splits and it totally rips. They're one of the most knuckle-walking bands I listen to, but I absolutely love their sound. Guitars as thick as tar.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 17 December 2020 01:00 (four months ago) link

aw yis, Coffins rule

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Thursday, 17 December 2020 01:01 (four months ago) link

The Pit claims to be a "Heavy metal news, opinions, and culture" website.
It is actually owned by Warner Music, so their top metal albums of 2020 probably takes that into account.

20. Kvelertak, Splid (Rise Records)
19. Necrot, Mortal (Tankcrimes)
18. Deftones, Ohms (Reprise Records)
17. Mr. Bungle, The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo (Ipecac)
16. Nothing, The Great Dismal (Relapse Records)
15. Carnation, Where Death Lies (Season of Mist)
14. Mrs. Piss, Self-Surgery (Sargent House)
13. Tombs, Under Sullen Skies (Season of Mist)
12. Code Orange, Underneath (Roadrunner Records)
11. Bedsore, Hypnagogic Hallucinations (20 Buck Spin)
10. Avatar, Hunter Gatherer (eOne)
9. Killer Be Killed, Reluctant Hero (Nuclear Blast)
8. Wayfarer, A Romance With Violence (Profound Lore)
7. Video Nasties, Dominion (APF Records)
6. Body Count, Carnivore (Century Media)
5. Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou, May Our Chambers Be Full (Sacred Bones)
4. Primitive Man, Immersion (Relapse Records)
3. The Black Dahlia Murder, Verminous (Metal Blade Records)
2. Spirit Adrift, Enlightened In Eternity (20 Buck Spin)
1. Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)

http://www.wearethepit.com/2020/12/the-pits-20-best-albums-of-2020/

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 17 December 2020 22:02 (four months ago) link

The pit the pit the pit the pit... In. The. Pit.

beard papa, Friday, 18 December 2020 18:17 (four months ago) link

I knew 20 Buck Spin were industry plants.

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Friday, 18 December 2020 18:22 (four months ago) link

That Bedsore album is some unusual progressive death metal from Italy, with melodic atmospheric interludes, vintage synths, and interesting melodies and riffs. It'll be on my EOY ballot.

o. nate, Friday, 18 December 2020 21:22 (four months ago) link

The last two albums on my Want List for 2020 were released today.

Children of Technology - Written Destiny (Hells Headbangers)
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/8/9/6/5/896508.jpg?3637
http://children-of-technology.bandcamp.com/album/written-destiny

Old school speed metal from Italy that touches the same receptors that Destruction and early Voivod touched when I was an incorrigible young punk.

Evangelist - Ad Mortem Festinamus (Nine Records)
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/9/0/0/8/900849.jpg?0537
http://ninerecords.bandcamp.com/album/ad-mortem-festinamus
http://evangelistdoom.bandcamp.com/album/ad-mortem-festinamus

This is the second 2020 album with a Manilla Road cover to make my Wish List (the other being Dream Quest Ends by Toronto's Smoulder). Both groups are tagged doom metal but they both also seem much more trad/power metal to these ears, in their case mainly because even the more doomy moments are majestic as fuck ["Anubis (On the Onyx Throne of Death)"].

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 18 December 2020 22:21 (four months ago) link

i struggled to get into the last few ulcerate records so i wasn't rushing to listen to this year's and wow it's really fucking good

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Saturday, 19 December 2020 00:38 (three months ago) link

It’s phenomenal, top 10 EOY material, no doubt about it.

pomenitul, Saturday, 19 December 2020 00:41 (three months ago) link

Yeah, I have it at #4 right now, though it's almost too heavy for my ears.

jmm, Saturday, 19 December 2020 00:45 (three months ago) link

a few more listens and yeah, what an achievement. don't think i've ever heard brutal tech death so melodic and liquid

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Saturday, 19 December 2020 15:39 (three months ago) link

love that children of technology cover

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 19 December 2020 17:41 (three months ago) link

Grizzly Butts goes all out:

https://grizzlybutts.com/2020/12/21/the-top-100-albums-of-the-year-2020/

pomenitul, Monday, 21 December 2020 14:06 (three months ago) link

Wow, thats an interesting list, so relatively few things I’ve heard from it though. Lots of stuff that sounds intriguing, for sure.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 21 December 2020 14:35 (three months ago) link

Love the Cénotaphe write-up in all its over-the-top glory tbh

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 21 December 2020 14:46 (three months ago) link

2. SWEVEN – The Eternal Resonance (Ván Records)

My man!

jmm, Monday, 21 December 2020 15:32 (three months ago) link

Shit. Look at this oldschool 1985 metal gig ft Slayer, Venom and Exodus

black dice live ft. jerry garcia (rizzx), Monday, 21 December 2020 18:38 (three months ago) link

Relapse Records turned 30 this year, and to celebrate they've put a 241-track sampler up on Bandcamp for name-your-price.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 21 December 2020 19:22 (three months ago) link

hot shitting batankles, staphman, the Coffin Curse album mentioned in Grizzly Butts is my kinda death metal. rifftastic, 90s-ish uptempo thrashy riffs, with the occasional atonal batfuckery.

bats.

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 03:06 (three months ago) link

Just a friendly reminder that you've got till Jan 8th to nom your faves:

2020 Metal ’n’ Heavy Rock Poll: NOMINATIONS Thread (open until the 8th of January 2021)

pomenitul, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 14:00 (three months ago) link

it's kind of amazing how many reviews they publish in a year and yet there's a major chunk of those that don't have reviews. there's so much metal!

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 16:43 (three months ago) link

Half of that AMG list goes back to the '80s (well, Body Count's debut was in '92 but still), which I find pretty funny actually.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 16:44 (three months ago) link

It kind of cracks me up how stingy AMG is with their ratings. A 3.5 on their 5.0 scale is basically the equivalent of a 9.0 on the Pitchfork scale. Case in point, one of the reviewers listed the Duma record his album of the year, which was given a 3.5 in his own review. I mean, I know the intention is a corrective to like the MOJO/Uncut model where almost any record gets a 7 or better out of 10, but it makes me laugh when the best of their year end lists all get 3.0s and 3.5s.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 24 December 2020 00:59 (three months ago) link

the new Wombbath album is ok (not a patch on their 90s stuff) but production is enough to give me a sinus headache. hollowed out the classic Swedish guitar sound to where it's nauseatingly full of mids and sounds like teeth chattering.

the riffs being second tier don't help.

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Friday, 25 December 2020 16:17 (three months ago) link

I feel like weirdly sculpted death metal guitar tones are getting more and more common and I'd really rather listen to some bedroom 4 track demos any day of the week.

Shaidar Logoff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 26 December 2020 02:51 (three months ago) link

Can't remember the band but I bought some OSDM album a couple years back where the HM2 was so overdone you couldn't really hear the notes or chords, just a loud buzzing rumble.

Shaidar Logoff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 26 December 2020 02:53 (three months ago) link

that's exactly what it was. it was the aural equivalent of riding an old rickety wooden rollercoaster while having a sinus headache

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Saturday, 26 December 2020 03:52 (three months ago) link

More AMG lists:

https://www.angrymetalguy.com/l-saunders-and-mark-z-s-top-tenish-of-2020/

pomenitul, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 15:51 (three months ago) link

While browsing RYM I came across this list of albums we can expect in 2021 and it's more exciting than I expected:

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/Bagauda/-my-top-metal-2021-/

Dordeduh's second LP is also bound to come out in 2021.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:10 (three months ago) link

(Gotta copy/paste that link; it's not ILX-friendly.)

pomenitul, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:10 (three months ago) link

Scald??? finally a follow up to the truly brilliant Will of Gods Is a Great Power?

Oor Neechy, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:25 (three months ago) link

Iced Earth's Jon Schaffer part of the Capitol riots today? Fuck that guy.

BlackIronPrison, Thursday, 7 January 2021 01:35 (three months ago) link

yup, he was, and yup, fuck him hard

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 7 January 2021 01:37 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

read this, interesting! (title is a bit of hyperbole tbh compared to a lot of bands)

listening to Fire Down Under, really good hard rock/metal

https://www.loudersound.com/features/the-story-of-riot-the-unluckiest-band-in-the-world

what the fuck were they thinking with that dumb-ass seal?? such a weird decision.

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 2 February 2021 16:04 (two months ago) link

As much as it pains me to say it (again), Romanian metal mostly sucks balls, but this is actually good:

https://daius.bandcamp.com/album/ascuns

pomenitul, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 22:11 (two months ago) link

Forgot to provide a brief description: folky, neo-Romantic quasi blackgaze with passionate vocals, some lovely melodies and a uniquely prominent nai (pan flute) part that manages to keep cheese at bay (Gheorghe Zamfir this is not). Daniel Neagoe is way too prolific for his own good so it's nice to hear him hit the bull's eye for once.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 17:32 (two months ago) link

lol look at the title of the thread

Wrong Screamed Barney (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 3 February 2021 17:33 (two months ago) link

Ffffuuuu

pomenitul, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 17:34 (two months ago) link

(FYI: 'tis a truncated 'fuck' rather than an 'f u'.)

pomenitul, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 17:37 (two months ago) link


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