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WIMPS AND POSERS, LEAVE THE HALL

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

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

pomenitul, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 22:31 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

Yesssssss

pomenitul, Friday, 3 January 2020 16:31 (ten months ago) link

hell yeah

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 3 January 2020 16:32 (ten months ago) link

definitely read that album title as The Ghost of Onion

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

Same lol.

pomenitul, Friday, 3 January 2020 16:34 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

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

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

Wait what

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

Woulda liked to see Bewitcher tho :/

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

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

imago, Saturday, 4 January 2020 00:48 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

Asphyx - Asphyx (Forgotten War)

Siegbran, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 07:21 (ten months ago) link

Bolt Thrower - For Victory

Siegbran, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 07:36 (ten months ago) link

Gorefest - The Glorious Dead

Siegbran, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 07:38 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

the adrasteia sounding cool & intriguing ty

keep the updates coming N

imago, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 19:25 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

more of a concept album tbf

imago, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:41 (ten months ago) link

That's very Battlestar Galactica!

papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 14:04 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

Ihsahn looks like a big fuckin nerd

papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 14:07 (ten months ago) link

Emperor: outright life changing. I cried.

<3

Keep up the shipping news!

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 14:20 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

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

Siegbran, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 14:41 (ten months ago) link

I might have to do that at karaoke

papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 15:01 (ten months ago) link

with growly vocals obv

imago, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 15:12 (ten months ago) link

Obv.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 15:13 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

the melodic sensibility and mood of the Fuck the Facts album is fucking fantastic so far

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 20 November 2020 05:31 (six days ago) link

Feminazgul is some hard shit! It’s a girl band!

black dice live ft. jerry garcia (rizzx), Friday, 20 November 2020 08:44 (six days ago) link

Feel like I'm still catching up on albums that this thread was all over earlier this year, but: FLUISTERAARS

jmm, Friday, 20 November 2020 14:52 (six days ago) link

Such nice atmosphere and songwriting on this album.

jmm, Friday, 20 November 2020 14:53 (six days ago) link

Glad ppl are coming around to the Aktor. That album is sorta like what I wish Ghost B.C. sounded like

more haim than good (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 21 November 2020 08:50 (five days ago) link

The new Wytch Hazel is some damn solid 70s trad metal revival shit.

pomenitul, Saturday, 21 November 2020 18:53 (five days ago) link

Lamp of Murmuur have a really nice sound. Icy and raw but with enough low-end to nod along to.

jmm, Saturday, 21 November 2020 21:13 (five days ago) link

That much is true, but upon revisiting it I found myself bored with its songwriting.

pomenitul, Saturday, 21 November 2020 21:20 (five days ago) link

there's a new Inquisition on the way and the fact that the special editions are already sold out illustrates that there are a good amount of metal guys who not only don't care about politics but also don't care if their heroes are probably pedos

Splack Packath (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 22 November 2020 00:05 (four days ago) link

What's it called, "Securing an Enlargement of the Undraped Stripling's Likeness"?

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Sunday, 22 November 2020 00:13 (four days ago) link

Shockingly, the label that was willing to release it appears to be run by dumbfucks.

I mean... 😬 Fuck all the way off guys, seriously pic.twitter.com/XkGWVTh9bF

— Kez Whelan (@kez_whelan) November 21, 2020

jmm, Sunday, 22 November 2020 00:24 (four days ago) link

Won't anybody think of the poor black metal musician

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Sunday, 22 November 2020 00:26 (four days ago) link

Glad you guys brought up Aktor again. Listening to it again now, and the more I listen the more I like it. Reminds me a bit of synthy 80s Christian hard rock bands like Petra.

o. nate, Sunday, 22 November 2020 03:34 (four days ago) link

Something like this is a bit Aktor-y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTWTYCpKU7Q

o. nate, Sunday, 22 November 2020 03:36 (four days ago) link

lol man. I will admit to liking their Not of This World album, from back when I was a thumper

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Sunday, 22 November 2020 03:37 (four days ago) link

They had a few good tunes!

o. nate, Sunday, 22 November 2020 03:40 (four days ago) link

"Bema Seat", horrifying lyrics aside, is a bop.

if Aktor's similar to that, might have to give em another whirl. think I bought something of theirs five years ago and didn't return to it much.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Sunday, 22 November 2020 03:42 (four days ago) link

never spun them before, but very into the Contrarian album that just dropped. "prog death metal" in 2020 sends me scampering because it usually means paper thin guitars playing boring as fuck riffs. this is more from the Death-school of prog death (though I wouldn't say they sound LIKE Death, just share more in common with that kind of prog death).

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Sunday, 22 November 2020 04:51 (four days ago) link

How did Tombs put out another album in 2020?

I don't like Under Sullen Skies quite as much as Monarchy of Shadows but it's still very good. I get a Celtic Frost/Triptykon vibe on some of the tracks here which is not a bad thing.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Sunday, 22 November 2020 17:45 (four days ago) link

I only listen to 3-4 power metal albums a year, tops, but Decibel wasn't kidding when they gave Eternal Champion their #2 EOY spot. I wouldn't go that far, but it's pretty good.

pomenitul, Sunday, 22 November 2020 17:49 (four days ago) link

Listening to the new Botanist quite a lot, love the dynamics, lots of tempo changes. Sludgy black shoegaze for the win!

black dice live ft. jerry garcia (rizzx), Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:20 (four days ago) link

ps. Otrebor (aka Roberto Martinelli aka Botanist) might be one of the few extreme metal dudes with a Linkedin profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/roberto-martinelli-sf/

black dice live ft. jerry garcia (rizzx), Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:23 (four days ago) link

lol that's quite funny

imago, Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:27 (four days ago) link

Couldn't help it and pre-ordered the mega deluxe Among the Living graphic novel package which includes picture disc vinyl, engraved plaque, t shirt, graphic novel, etc.

I just love that alb what can i say

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Sunday, 22 November 2020 20:19 (four days ago) link

Going through older issues of Decibel and playing this I didn't get to.

Man, this Uada album is great! Funny that the only mention of the band above was their exceedingly tenuous allegations of being semi-closeted Nazis.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 19:36 (two days ago) link

I thought it was a real step down from their first two albums musically and that the mopey anti-SJW lyrical content of the track "No Place Here" belied their previous claims of being "apolitical" and made it pretty clear that their stance is much more right wing and reactionary than anything else.

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:02 (two days ago) link

I had no idea that large chunks of The Devil's Blood had reformed as Molassess, but better late than never, I like this quite a bit. Really obnoxious that they needed to break an album that was barely longer than an hour into two CDs though.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:06 (two days ago) link

(xp) While I disagree it's a step down musically, checking out the lyrics of that song do tell a tale that the Decibel cover story did not.

Being "cancelled" due to tenuous connections (a la Woe, who seemed to suffer the same repercussions for the same reason) bothers me, but Woe didn't write anything like that, nor would they. I don't know if they are right wing but that track reeks of the kind of bothsiderism that I am pretty much done with. So thanks.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:08 (two days ago) link

I'm not gonna listen to that Uada song but the lyrics as reproduced make me think the last section might be...a rap? Please tell me it is.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:13 (two days ago) link

What's the deal with Woe getting "cancelled"? Nearest I can find is because they were sharing a bill with Inquisition?

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:14 (two days ago) link

And then I checked out Twitter to see what ws being said about the band.

Hahahahaha I'm sorry but Uada choosing this particular moment in time to release merch featuring "a battlte torn and bloodied American flag" is objectively more embarassing than every hammy corpse-paint photo combined.

— Kez Whelan (@kez_whelan) November 7, 2020


LOL pic.twitter.com/fy7gU858TQ

— EXTINCTION (eco-slam) (@Capt_Grapefruit) November 7, 2020


Uada are being fcken ridiculous. Today of all days is NOT the time to be ‘ambivalent’. And of course it was timed for release. pic.twitter.com/5sTNet11ym

— JayKeeley (@doomedparade) November 7, 2020

Yikes.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:14 (two days ago) link

Gunning for that opening slot on the next Five Finger Death Punch tour (whenever that might be), I see.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:19 (two days ago) link

like i dunno has there ever been a metal band who got accused of suspect political shit that didn't ultimately prove to be true? like it seems like it happens every 2 weeks

looks like their twitter is gone

The new Wytch Hazel is some damn solid 70s trad metal revival shit.

― pomenitul, Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:53 PM (three days ago) bookmarkflaglink

thanks! i got into II: Sojurn from the metal thread a couple years ago and I could never remember the name of the band I just kept think Wishbone Ash

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:20 (two days ago) link

xposts to unperson

calling it a rap might be a stretch, but if I recall, it is effectively a slightly distorted spoken word rant versus the rest of the song and album which is all standard unintelligible growls, so it seems they wanted to words from that last part to come across more clearly for the listener for some reason.

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:20 (two days ago) link

I thought the music was mediocre and I’m a sucker for this style.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:20 (two days ago) link

woah
i just had a crazy musical moment

the youtube of that petra song was playing over that controversial uada song on spotify

got pretty trippy

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:25 (two days ago) link

Re: Wytch Hazel, I haven't heard the first couple, but they're on my list now. Quality Christian rock is a rare bird.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:29 (two days ago) link

I really liked the second Wytch Hazel, this is a good reminder to grab it along with the most recent two Brown Acid releases from Riding Easy.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:31 (two days ago) link

Nobody posted this so I may as well - Decibel's Top 40 albums of 2020

40. Dark Fortress, Spectres from the Old World, Century Media
39. Fawn Limbs, Sleeper Vessels, Roman Numeral
38. Exgenesis, Solve et Coagula, Rain Without End
37. Megaton Sword, Blood Hails Steel – Steel Hails Fire, Dying Victims
36. Oranssi Pazuzu, Mestarin Kynsi, Nuclear Blast
35. Svalbard, When I Die, Will I Get Better, Translation Loss
34. Enslaved, Utgard, Nuclear Blast
33. In the Company of Serpents, Lux, Self-released
32. Xibalba, Años En Infierno, Southern Lord
31. Wake, Devouring Ruin, Translation Loss
30. Cirith Ungol, Forever Black, Metal Blade
29. Proscription, Conduit, Dark Descent
28. Celestial Season, The Secret Teachings, Burning World
27. Midnight, Rebirth by Blasphemy, Metal Blade
26. Krallice, Mass Cathexis, Self-released
25. ACxDC, Satan is King, Prosthetic
24. Temple of Void, The World That Was, Shadow Kingdom
23. Atramentus, Stygian, 20 Buck Spin
22. Tombs, Under Sullen Skies, Season of Mist
21. Haunt, Flashback, Church
20. Kirk Windstein, Dream in Motion, eOne
19. Pallbearer, Forgotten Days, Nuclear Blast
18. Lamp of Murmuur, Heir of Ecliptical Romanticism, Self-released
17. Godthrymm, Reflections, Profound Lore
16. Dropdead, Dropdead, Armageddon
15. Ripped to Shreds 亂 (Luan), Pulverized
14. Vile Creature, Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!, Prosthetic
13. Of Feather & Bone, Sulfuric Disintegration, Profound Lore
12. Armored Saint, Punching the Sky, Metal Blade
11. Incantation, Sect of Vile Divinities, Relapse
10. Goden, Beyond Darkness, Svart
9. Paradise Lost, Obsidian, Nuclear Blast
8. Uada, Djinn, Eisenwald
7. Sweven, The Eternal Resonance, Van
6. Necrot, Mortal, Tankcrimes
5. Spirit Adrift, Enlightened in Eternity, 20 Buck Spin
4. Paysage d’Hiver, Im Wald, Kunsthall Produktionen
3. Imperial Triumphant, Alphaville, Century Media
2. Eternal Champion, Ravening Iron, No Remorse
1. Napalm Death, Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism, Century Media

Some have decried the inclusion of so many old bands but it makes sense in this year of uncertainty that people would gravitate to known quantities.

I have checked out most of these albums. The ones that made my purchase list are Napalm Death, Imperial Triumphant, Paysage d’Hiver, Paradise Lost, Of Feather & Bone, Vile Creature, Haunt, Tombs, Krallice, Cirith Ungol, and Oranssi Pazuzu, nearly a third of the list.

A lot of the rest I liked but not quite enough to pull the trigger on buying the album. In the past I might have seen these bands on tour and picked them up from the bands so the pandemic was responsible for me consuming less music this year.

There are a handful of things I didn't get to check out so far and I will spend the next few days doing that, starting with the Eternal Champion.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 21:44 (two days ago) link

The Eternal Champion LP is GREAT. I voted for only nine of those dB albums, but that's been par for the course lately. Drifting away from black metal will do that!

A. Begrand, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 21:50 (two days ago) link

I've heard 11 of those (Enslaved, Xibalba, Tombs, Pallbearer, Dropdead, Armored Saint, Incantation, Necrot, Spirit Adrift, Imperial Triumphant, and Napalm Death). Enslaved and Tombs and Dropdead were all kinda forgettable, but the others were good. I just don't have as much time to listen to metal as I once did, and anything new I do check out is gonna have to compete with comfort-food metal (Judas Priest, Motörhead, Metallica, Slayer, Grand Magus) for my few available listening hours.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 21:52 (two days ago) link

We briefly discussed it in the EOY lists thread but you're right, this is a better place for it. The Eternal Champion is really good btw, and I say this as someone with very little appetence for power metal in general.

I've been re-listening to various faves now that 2020 is drawing to a close and of those 50, probable locks for my own top 50 are currently: Paysage d'Hiver, Necrot, Atramentus, Oranssi Pazuzu. Possibly the Eternal Champion if it doesn't outstay its welcome.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 21:54 (two days ago) link

It's gotta suck for Eternal Champion to be completely sold out of vinyl and CD copies of this album right when they are getting lots of end of year buzz.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 21:59 (two days ago) link

They keep popping CDs on. In fact, just today they added CDs back to their Bandcamp page.

However $19 is a bit much (with shipping) and Amazon has it for $13.98 and I am a Prime Member so no shipping however the release date is the week before Christmas but I can wait a few weeks to save five bucks.

It's not on Spotify, which is a bummer mainly because I cannot add anything from the album to my Best of 2020 playlist. There's always a few albums that I like that aren't on Spotify but this is considerably higher in profile than the other stuff.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 02:07 (yesterday) link

Stoner metal and heavy psych are still mostly terra incognita for me but Rezn’s Chaotic Divine is doing a damn good job of holding my attention despite clocking at 1h4m.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 02:53 (yesterday) link

Ha, Eternal Champion must have restocked those CDs between my post earlier and yours, I had just checked there before I posted and everything was sold out. Think I may wait for Amazon myself too though, seeing as that’s an option.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 03:35 (yesterday) link

that band name keeps reminding me of the Sega Genesis game so i want to buy it

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 04:33 (yesterday) link

Bornyhake, the guy behind Borgne, among innumerable other projects, somehow also found the time to record a one-man funeral doom album as My Death Belongs to You, and it's a 2020 subgenre highlight alongside Atramentus's Stygian and Ahab's Live Prey:

https://mydeathbelongstoyou.bandcamp.com/releases

pomenitul, Thursday, 26 November 2020 00:16 (nine hours ago) link

The subgenre being funeral doom rather than one-man funeral doom, mind you.

pomenitul, Thursday, 26 November 2020 00:19 (nine hours ago) link

missed this but the new KD is still coming out, just bumped to 2021, and new Mercyful Fate as well

http://metalstorm.net/events/news_comments.php?news_id=39864

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Thursday, 26 November 2020 00:23 (nine hours ago) link


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