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I won't start this thread with an album cover image this year, I promise...

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 2 January 2021 04:41 (one year ago) link

Quick list of metal and metal-adjacent albums I want to check out sorted by release date:

15-Jan Bloody Hammers
15-Jan Dread Sovereign
22-Jan Nervosa
22-Jan Asphyx
22-Jan Wardruna
22-Jan White Ward
29-Jan Tribulation
5-Feb Korpiklaani
5-Feb Subterranean Masquerade
12-Feb Amigo The Devil
12-Feb The Pretty Reckless
26-Feb Black Sheep Wall
26-Feb Culted
26-Feb Empyrium
26-Feb Epica
26-Feb Architects
26-Feb Alice Cooper
26-Feb Moonspell
5-Mar Nightfall
12-Mar Eyehategod
26-Mar Genghis Tron

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 2 January 2021 04:43 (one year ago) link

Well uh... Asphyx! That's something.

Shaidar Logoff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 2 January 2021 06:01 (one year ago) link

Dread Sovereign's capsule description sounds interesting.

Shaidar Logoff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 2 January 2021 06:02 (one year ago) link

White Ward listing is a reissue of this

https://whiteward.bandcamp.com/album/origins

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Saturday, 2 January 2021 06:25 (one year ago) link

the first tracks from that Wardruna are fantastic

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 2 January 2021 15:14 (one year ago) link

I like Nervosa, Tribulation, and Eyehategod, so I'll be checking those out.

Coffins have a 2CD compilation of EPs and splits coming out 1/22.
A new NYC band called Gravesend have their debut, Methods of Human Disposal, coming out 2/19. Noisy, sludgy grind; RIYL Kill The Client but also Unsane.

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 2 January 2021 16:23 (one year ago) link

Aside from the Wardruna and Asphyx, I'm especially looking forward to: Dordeduh, Sur Austru and Cult of Luna.

pomenitul, Saturday, 2 January 2021 18:43 (one year ago) link

There's a new Dordeduh? Fuuuck yea

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Saturday, 2 January 2021 19:37 (one year ago) link

Apparently it's been ready for a while now, they're just taking their sweet time.

Also forgot to include Ruins of Beverast in that mini-list.

pomenitul, Saturday, 2 January 2021 20:42 (one year ago) link

Btw don't forget to nom your 2020 favourites before next Friday:

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

pomenitul, Saturday, 2 January 2021 20:44 (one year ago) link

I love Nervosa and Eyehategod. also excited for the Asphyx and Tribulation

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 January 2021 00:41 (one year ago) link

jesus god that Revenge from last year. I know their albums always sound like you're sitting inside a dishwasher listening to a band play outside but this shit sounds like being in a bunker listening to bombs hit above ground.

in other words, gets my highest score as a critic, 7.5 out of 10

I'm not a critic.

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 January 2021 00:42 (one year ago) link

ILM 2020 METAL & HEAVY + Adjacent Albums Poll CAMPAIGNING THREAD IS NOW OPEN

Voting thread wont open until the general EOY poll rollout has ended

Oor Neechy, Sunday, 3 January 2021 20:58 (one year ago) link

Holy shit, Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom is dead. He was only 41.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 4 January 2021 11:37 (one year ago) link

Devastating news, wow. I've always loved Bodom, he was one hell of a guitarist and a pleasure to interview.

A. Begrand, Monday, 4 January 2021 12:31 (one year ago) link

This review of Hatecrew Deathroll was maybe the second thing I ever published in the Voice. (The headline is pure C.E., of course.)

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 4 January 2021 12:58 (one year ago) link

wow , 41. rip

Oor Neechy, Monday, 4 January 2021 17:23 (one year ago) link

60 MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUMS OF 2021
Revolver Magazine

3TEETH
Alien Weaponry
Amenra
Animals as Leaders
Anthrax
Arch Enemy
Architects
Ashes Divide
At the Gates
Avenged Sevenfold
Baroness
Beartooth
Bring Me the Horizon
Bullet for My Valentine
Cane Hill
Cannibal Corpse
Jerry Cantrell
Carcass
Converge
Crowbar
Cult of Luna
Daughters
Dead Cross
Deafheaven
Dying Wish
Evanescence
Every Time I Die
Exodus
Eyehategod
Ghost
Gojira
GWAR
High on Fire
The HU
Ice Nine Kills
Jinjer
Judas Priest
Kerry King
King Diamond
King Woman
Mastodon
Megadeth
Melvins
Metallica
Ministry
Ozzy Osbourne
Polyphia
Poppy
Emma Ruth Rundle
SeeYouSpaceCowboy
Spiritbox
Serj Tankian
Times of Grace
Tomahawk
Turnstile
Vein
Venom Prison
Whitechapel
Youth Code x King Yosef
Rob Zombie

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:24 (one year ago) link

Is the new ERR another Thou collab? They’re about to release a new EP, so hopefully Revolver is referring to a solo LP.

Pumped for At the Gates.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:30 (one year ago) link

Stoked to hear - Amenra, At the Gates, Baroness, Carcass, Cult of Luna, Daughters, Deafheaven, Ghost, Gojira, Priest, King Woman, ERR

Cautiously optimistic about - Cannibal Corpse, Exodus, King Diamond, Mastodon, Melvins

Would love to be surprised by - Metallica, Ozzy, Zombie

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:41 (one year ago) link

I'm in for Baroness, Cannibal Corpse, Converge, Eyehategod, Ghost, Gojira, High on Fire, Judas Priest, Mastodon, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie

If the Melvins/Big Business quartet ever reforms, I'll be thrilled, but nothing they've done post that incarnation has held my interest.

I can't imagine who wants to hear a solo album from Kerry King.

I sure hope the Megadeth album is a concept album about tyrannical government overreach!

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:48 (one year ago) link

Kerry King's solo album is gonna be a rap album IMO

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:51 (one year ago) link

If the Melvins/Big Business quartet ever reforms, I'll be thrilled, but nothing they've done post that incarnation has held my interest.

Yeah, that's why they are on my "cautiously optimistic" list. They haven't inspired me much lately, but I've liked to much of their overall catalog that I don't know if I'd ever be able to completely write them off.

Totally spaced on seeing Converge, totally on my stoked list.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:52 (one year ago) link

Holy shit, the Dee Dee King album is on Spotify.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:55 (one year ago) link

lol who hotly anticipates a new Anthrax album in 2021?

Oor Neechy, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 22:08 (one year ago) link

I wouldn't even say I'm "mildly" anticipating it, but I remember Worship Music being pretty decent.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 22:09 (one year ago) link

Worship Music was dope. the one after, not so much.

they could still have some surprises in em

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 22:16 (one year ago) link

who is the vocalist these days?

Oor Neechy, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 22:22 (one year ago) link

Unless I missed something, still Joey Belladonna. He's been back since 2010 and their last two albums.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 22:24 (one year ago) link

yup it's Joey

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 22:31 (one year ago) link

I am genuinely anticipating: Amenra, Baroness, Carcass, Crowbar, Cult of Luna, Deafheaven, Ghost, High on Fire, Judas Priest, King Woman, Mastodon, Melvins, Emma Ruth Rundle, Tomahawk, Venom Prison, Youth Code x King Yosef

I am not expecting much: Anthrax, Arch Enemy, At the Gates, Exodus, Eyehategod, GWAR, King Diamond, Megadeth, Metallica, Ministry, Ozzy Osbourne

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 01:17 (one year ago) link

I know it's 2020, but my copy of Ravening Iron finally showed up. Holy hell, yeah, this is as good as the buzz indicates. In addition to everything else, they've got a killer rhythm section.

Also, I did not learn until today that artist Ken Kelly is Frank Franzetta's nephew. Makes sense, but I had no idea.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:33 (one year ago) link

my only frustration with the Eternal Champion is that I wish the vocalist were more charismatic. he's effective but at times gets stuck in a monotony.

the songwriting is ace though. this is the kind of power/heavy I wish was in greater prevalence, cos it has teeth.

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:47 (one year ago) link

Oh yeah, I'd be way more into power metal if it sounded like this more often.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:48 (one year ago) link

my only frustration with the Eternal Champion is that I wish the vocalist were more charismatic. he's effective but at times gets stuck in a monotony.

This is exactly why this album didn't click with me. Riffs galore, but the singer - meh. That's why the Spirit Adrift album was my power metal pick for the year. (I wish Visigoth would put out more music soon.)

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:57 (one year ago) link

Yeah I still think the Spirit Adrift record is slightly better, but I was really impressed with the bassist for Eternal Champion. It's not often with this kind of metal that I find myself gravitating towards the bass player.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:59 (one year ago) link

one of todays trump insurrectionists

https://i.imgur.com/7fchcWA.jpg

Oor Neechy, Thursday, 7 January 2021 00:36 (one year ago) link

you fucking kidding me

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 7 January 2021 01:06 (one year ago) link

I knew he was a bit of a loony politically but....goddammit.

welp, bye Iced Earth...for now, until things blow over.

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 7 January 2021 01:06 (one year ago) link

I think Tribulation has a new album out 1/29, right? Surprised that's not on the list of anticipated up there.

New Ghost album would be sweeeeeeeeeeet. I'm like 65/35 "he's had some time off to work on it and thus it will be amazing" vs. "they're about due for diminishing returns"

alpine static, Thursday, 7 January 2021 01:48 (one year ago) link

🙄

pomenitul, Thursday, 7 January 2021 15:57 (one year ago) link

sad thing is unlike the other two bands, I think IE's lunacy is mostly concentrated in Schaffer (though ex-singer Barlow was a cop soooo...). but that's cos his bandmates seem to change every album.

I bet they break up as a result (or he replaces the current lineup after they quit)

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 7 January 2021 16:09 (one year ago) link

These guys, dubbed ‘Cold Thrower’ in the comments (which I think is both funny and accurate) are about to drop their first LP tomorrow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EKV1O7gJDU

pomenitul, Thursday, 7 January 2021 16:20 (one year ago) link

I listened to some of it this morning. It's fine. If you need one more record that sounds like that, get it. They're from Texas, though, so don't be surprised to find yourself deleting it in a month when they turn out to be Trumpoid revanchists or something.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 7 January 2021 16:42 (one year ago) link

re: Frozen Soul, am a big fan of their Maggot Stomp demo, but haven't had a chance to listen to the full length yet, but I'd say it's pretty unlikely they are right-wing Trumpists since they donated a few hundred bucks to BLM over the summer (more than Exhumed and other bigger bands did if I recall correctly) and have also mocked anti-maskers on their socials.

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Thursday, 7 January 2021 17:10 (one year ago) link

Those who listen to post-Udo Accept (i.e. not me) may be disappointed to hear that their upcoming album Too Mean to Die has been postponed from January 15 to January 29.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 7 January 2021 18:51 (one year ago) link

Ban fans

imago, Thursday, 2 December 2021 21:56 (one year ago) link

lol dare I ask?

7. Ice Nine Kills - The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 2 December 2021 22:42 (one year ago) link

Got 24 minutes to spare?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f47YfYpAXSU

JRN, Friday, 3 December 2021 00:42 (one year ago) link

oh shit is it the 90s again

made entirely of styrofoam (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 3 December 2021 02:42 (one year ago) link

The new Lucifer, IV, is really good, if you are into that sort of thing.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 3 December 2021 23:06 (one year ago) link

I liked the last one and will definitely check this one out.

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 3 December 2021 23:20 (one year ago) link

I'm only one listen in, but it might be even better than the last one. At least even higher peaks this time.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 3 December 2021 23:30 (one year ago) link

Dormant Ordeal, The Grand Scheme of Things. Brootal tech death. Very evil hard and heavy riffs that bulldozer your head with a touch of grandiose melody shining through. Dunno think you guys might like this?

bonus donut (rizzx), Saturday, 4 December 2021 10:12 (one year ago) link

Nice review of the Dream Unending on Pitchfork today. This has very quickly become my probable AOTY.

jmm, Monday, 6 December 2021 14:45 (eleven months ago) link

that Dormant Ordeal album is hitting the spot. Thanks for the tip. Also loving the Worm and Dream Unending albums (which are hitting a different spot).

beard papa, Tuesday, 7 December 2021 19:23 (eleven months ago) link

Dream Unending is indeed great.

Cool Im An Situation (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 December 2021 20:10 (eleven months ago) link

I feel like I go through a cycle each time a good Greek black metal album comes out. While I end up enjoying it, there's never really that flashbang of inspiration or awe. Still I love most of it, and end up snapping up whatever's hot that year.

This however is a different (great) beast. While it has a lot of stuff that says, yes, we are in that tradition, not to mention some of the bands that created that tradition, there's a very "alive and breathing," open and relaxed feel to it. Bit of a curve at the beginning, though, haha, a six minute monologue (in Greek) and two of the slower songs on the album. Still that's part of what makes it stand out. When it was over I felt like I was dizzily walking out of a theater.

https://thyrathen.bandcamp.com/

Devilock, Wednesday, 8 December 2021 03:34 (eleven months ago) link

Anna Von Hausswolff’s church shows cancelled after protest of “satanist” music

https://www.brooklynvegan.com/anna-von-hausswolffs-church-shows-cancelled-after-protest-of-satanist-music/

Surprisingly, this was not in America but in Europe.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 9 December 2021 06:12 (eleven months ago) link

Kinda surprised by how much I'm enjoying this new Cynic record. First few tracks were a bit jarring, but it gets really good about halfway through. Maybe helped that I had really low expectations going in...

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 10 December 2021 16:33 (eleven months ago) link

new immolation incoming:
https://immolation.bandcamp.com/album/acts-of-god

teaser sounds like immolation, meaning it's sick and sound better than every other band

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Friday, 10 December 2021 20:20 (eleven months ago) link

they played that song live when I saw them at Decibel Metal and Beer fest. so fucking excited.

and they're headlining touring next year!

hopefully this review helped someone (Neanderthal), Friday, 10 December 2021 20:35 (eleven months ago) link

oooooh… would love to catch them live!

last album was really interesting, broke some new ground for em. really excited to hear this new one.

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Friday, 10 December 2021 21:41 (eleven months ago) link

and the new malignant altar delivers. “ceremonial decapitator” is so sick. love how much the drums swing on this record, esp the fills during the morbid angel-ey chugging on that track.

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Saturday, 11 December 2021 19:07 (eleven months ago) link

^holy shit, this RULES

hopefully this review helped someone (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 15 December 2021 05:43 (eleven months ago) link

seconding! great stuff, massive riffs

made entirely of styrofoam (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 15 December 2021 15:51 (eleven months ago) link

love the vox too. but I would, given this interview -


Your vocal style hearkens back to the days of death metal yore, before people figured out "splatter" vocals and instead expressed rage and disgust through a more natural and vaguely human sound. Who are your biggest influences from that era and why?

Dave Edwardson on "Locust Star" by Neurosis, Dave Vincent’s vocals on Covenant (especially "Lion’s Den"), Rottrevore’s dual approach, just about everything from Immolation, and Hevi-era Corrupted are my favorite vocals out there. They all enunciate while still sounding brutal and non-splattery, as you mentioned, without many effects (if any). Strictly power.

basically all my faves

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Wednesday, 15 December 2021 17:43 (eleven months ago) link

oops, that's a quote from https://www.invisibleoranges.com/malignant-altar-premiere-interview/

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Wednesday, 15 December 2021 17:44 (eleven months ago) link

Sněť – Mokvání v okovech (Czech Republic)

This is some great high-tempo, guttural death metal in the style of Undergang (better than their last one actually).

o. nate, Wednesday, 15 December 2021 20:19 (eleven months ago) link

You know what I love that is usually not in my wheelhouse these days?
The new Pyrexia.

It's brutal Suffocation gas mask death metal (I call it that because the vocalist sounds like he's wearing one) really well done.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 16 December 2021 04:10 (eleven months ago) link

Yea it's really good. Ironically the death metal band improved after replacing its murderer vocalist.

hopefully this review helped someone (Neanderthal), Thursday, 16 December 2021 05:58 (eleven months ago) link

Yeah, I pre-ordered that a while ago and liked it a lot.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 16 December 2021 12:21 (eleven months ago) link

If you like your metal florid and melodic, I recommend the new Temperance album, Diamanti, which I'm pretty sure will be my album of the year after hearing it all the way through just once.

Liking this a lot actually. Kind of like Ghost meets Andrew Lloyd Weber.

o. nate, Thursday, 16 December 2021 21:18 (eleven months ago) link

First you had me.... then you completely lost me.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 16 December 2021 21:24 (eleven months ago) link

Listening to the upcoming second album by Nite (it'll be out in March) and...I wish I liked it better. I almost do. It's got really good galloping old school riffs (very Iron Maiden, very Slough Feg, very Cirith Ungol) but instead of the clean, soaring vocals the material demands, the singer is a hoarse growler who sounds almost exactly like Rob "Just Asking Questions" Miller (Amebix, Tau Cross, dude who shouts out Holocaust deniers in his liner notes). Oh, well.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 16 December 2021 21:28 (eleven months ago) link

ta daaa

https://funeralmist.bandcamp.com/album/deiform

It's bonkers, as usual.

Devilock, Friday, 17 December 2021 09:14 (eleven months ago) link

Blood Incantation are putting out an ambient record, Timewave Zero, in February.

Cosmic Death Metal band BLOOD INCANTATION have just announced the release of their first Ambient record, 'Timewave Zero', coming February 25, 2022. Recorded at World Famous Studio in Denver, Colorado, 'Timewave Zero' will be available as 180g Gatefold LP+CD, Ltd. CD+Blu-ray Digipak and on all digital platforms.

The Ltd. 2CD Digipak version will feature an additional 27-minute-long bonus track (“Chronophagia”) and contains a blu-ray with the full album as a 5.1 mix + over 40 minutes of visuals directed by Wayne Joyner (https://www.waynejoyner.com/).

The band comments: “An astute listening to our previous recordings reveals a gradual and deliberate increase of Experimental, Progressive and Psychedelic components. ‘Timewave Zero’ is the distillation of these elements into a concentrated piece; stripping away the Metal and emphasizing the Dark, Cinematic and exceedingly Cosmic atmosphere our music is known for.”

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 17 December 2021 13:23 (eleven months ago) link

ta daaa

https://funeralmist.bandcamp.com/album/deiform

It's bonkers, as usual.

― Devilock, Friday, December 17, 2021 2:14 AM (seven hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

i was just coming in here to ask if anyone heard the new funeral mist

new fucking funeral mist!!!!!!

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Friday, 17 December 2021 17:05 (eleven months ago) link

So this came out today...

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0267/8122/0924/products/846193ef4af36ae1b9e6fe4f2b37c483_500x.jpg?v=1635864754

Cirith Ungol "Frost and Fire (40th Anniversary Edition - Deluxe Artbook)" Boxset

Disc 1: CD - 40th Anniversary Remix
01. Frost and Fire (40th Anniversary Remix)
02. I'm Alive (40th Anniversary Remix)
03. A Little Fire (40th Anniversary Remix)
04. What Does It Take (40th Anniversary Remix) [Goldmine Mix]
05. Edge of a Knife (40th Anniversary Remix)
06. Better Off Dead (40th Anniversary Remix) [Goldmine Mix]
07. Maybe That's Why (40th Anniversary Remix)

Disc 2: CD - 2021 Remaster
01. Frost and Fire (2021 Remaster)
02. I'm Alive (2021 Remaster)
03. A Little Fire (2021 Remaster)
04. What Does It Take (2021 Remaster)
05. Edge of a Knife (2021 Remaster)
06. Better Off Dead (2021 Remaster)
07. Maybe That's Why (2021 Remaster)

Disc 3: CD - Demos
01. I'm Alive (Demo - April 23rd, 1977)
02. A Little Fire (Take 2 - April 23rd, 1977)
03. Edge of a Knife (Take 2 - April 23rd, 1977)
04. I'm Alive (Demo - Sept 1980)
05. A Little Fire (Demo - Sept 1980)
06. Edge of a Knife Demo - Sept 1980)
07. Maybe That's Why (Demo - Full Band - Sept 1980)
08. Frost and Fire (Demo - Unknown Date)
09. A Little Fire (Gtr Demo)
10. What Does It Take (Demo - Unknown Date)
11. Better Off Dead (Demo - Unknown Date)
12. Maybe That's Why (Demo - Unknown Date)

Disc 4: CD - Rare Interviews and Fan Tapes
01. KKBZ Radio Interview - Ventura, CA
02. KLOS Radio Local Show - Los Angeles, CA
03. Rock Punto 7 Radio Interview - CDMX, Mexico
04. Answering Machine Fan Messages

Frost Blue / Fire Orange Marbled Vinyl:
=================
SIDE A
01. Frost and Fire (40th Anniversary Remix)
02. I'm Alive (40th Anniversary Remix)
03. A Little Fire (40th Anniversary Remix)
04. What Does It Take (40th Anniversary Remix) [Goldmine Mix]

SIDE B
05. Edge of a Knife (40th Anniversary Remix)
06. Better Off Dead (40th Anniversary Remix) [Goldmine Mix]
07. Maybe That's Why (40th Anniversary Remix)

SIDE C
08. Frost and Fire (2021 Remaster)
09. I'm Alive (2021 Remaster)
10. A Little Fire (2021 Remaster)
11. What Does It Take (2021 Remaster)

SIDE D
12. Edge of a Knife (2021 Remaster)
13. Better Off Dead (2021 Remaster)
14. Maybe That's Why (2021 Remaster)

Deluxe Artbook Features:
+ 50-Page Hardcover Book (12" x 12")
+ 4 Compact Discs
+ Frost Blue / Fire Orange Marbled Vinyl
+ Artbook Contents: rare photos, flyers, memorabilia, as well as detailed liner notes and essays by the band
+ European Import

I am not one who gets vinyl but the only way to get the extra CDs is in this package (the standard CD is a double-disc set with both versions of the album and no bonus material) so I think I may have to bite the bullet here.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 17 December 2021 20:20 (eleven months ago) link

That looks fantastic, but I don't think I can spring for the full thing - I hate when the dialed down 2xCD edition excises the good stuff, though I suppose that's the point.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 17 December 2021 20:21 (eleven months ago) link

Okay, I bought it. I was able to use a 10% off offer plus I qualified for four payments two weeks apart with no interest so that's not a big hit!

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 17 December 2021 20:29 (eleven months ago) link

omg why didn't anybody tell me about this release this year

https://lavadome.bandcamp.com/album/conflagrate-the-celestial-refugium

they claim to sound like Morbid Angel and Angel Corpse, which isn't far off the mark, though I don't find them as occult and mysterious sounding as MA. it's just intense and rifftastic.

hopefully this review helped someone (Neanderthal), Monday, 27 December 2021 02:00 (eleven months ago) link

drumming is Krisiun like with basically blast beats just covering the music

hopefully this review helped someone (Neanderthal), Monday, 27 December 2021 02:00 (eleven months ago) link

from earlier this year: https://inoculation-maggotstomp.bandcamp.com/album/celestial-putridity

was described as similar to Deicide by the person who told me about it, but I don't hear it. very creative, catchy riffs. nothing new under the sun, but infectious af, and heavy.

hopefully this review helped someone (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 29 December 2021 05:28 (eleven months ago) link

I am doing last-minute albums of the year that I missed from the last Decibel Magazine.
I am glad I discovered the Alda record and plan on buying it when the Eisenwald store reopens after their holiday break.

http://open.spotify.com/album/1WX7fiFDOzSJceDvVnwQan?si=_9sMIsScSXSmHPMfjrxrag

They don't like the term "Cascadian black metal" but I like it as a descriptive term.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 1 January 2022 20:09 (eleven months ago) link

Also discovered in the Decibel year-end issue:

http://pan-amerikannativefront.bandcamp.com/album/little-turtles-war

Little Turtle's War by Pan-Amerikan Native Front
Pro-War, anti-Western imperialism Native American collective.
Solid black metal that sounds like the classic stuff but with flourishes unique to their passion and mission statement.

This was a "Record that tied for 41" incidentally.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 1 January 2022 20:42 (eleven months ago) link

Another one that I didn't check out is the Enforced record that Century Media put out in March.

http://open.spotify.com/album/7Ctn7LIvEDjR2etYrwsD3K?si=vXY2dlzlRnmQagbZEaOlTQ

Crispy thrash that reminds me at different times of classic Sepultura or mid-period Testament? Sign me up!

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 1 January 2022 21:12 (eleven months ago) link

Possibly the last album of the year I am going to buy:

The new Pantheist album is the same quality ethereal Funeral Doom they have become known for, maybe with the added touch of desultory Ennio Morricone at times.

http://pantheistuk.bandcamp.com/album/closer-to-god

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 02:18 (eleven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I'd never heard of <code> before, but "Flyblown Prince" is an agreeable slice of weird black metal with prog elements, recommended for fans of Khanus, apparently they have some kind of connection to that Finnish band:

https://codeblackmetal.bandcamp.com/album/flyblown-prince

o. nate, Tuesday, 18 January 2022 16:25 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...

The new Decapitated song is...kinda good. More tech-deathy than they've been in a while. Of course, it's called "Cancer Culture," so lots of dickheads are gunning for them on Twitter.

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

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 18 March 2022 18:35 (eight months ago) link

Necrom - All Parts Are Left Here (Osmose Records, 25 March 2022)

This is getting released tomorrow, Ukrainian Entombed-worshipping OSDM from Kharkiv.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tuno6605Aks

Siegbran, Thursday, 24 March 2022 12:23 (eight months ago) link

(ah using the wrong rolling Metal thread it seems!)

Siegbran, Thursday, 24 March 2022 12:26 (eight months ago) link

I just received last year's Panopticon album finally - they didn't do a standalone CD release this time, instead including it in with the vinyl, and I slept on the first pressing that immediately sold out. The second pressing finally made it into my grubby hands which means I have officially purchased every 2021 release I wanted on CD, LP, Tape, or Digital Download if all else failed.

As such, here's my list. It's late to the game but that's Panopticon's fault as far as I am concerned.

My Favorite 2021 Metal(lic) Albums

Aduanten - Sullen Cadence
Alda - A Distant Fire
Animal Schoolbus - Going To Grammy's House!? 2021 Remix
Artillery - X
Big|Brave - Vital
Black Mass - Feast at the Forbidden Tree
Blasphemous Creation - Forsaken Dynasty
Bloody Hammers - Songs of Unspeakable Terror
The Body - I've Seen All I Need to See
The Body & Big|Brave - Leaving None But Small Birds
Bone Tower - We All Will Die Someday
Bongzilla - Weedsconsin
Carcass - Torn Arteries
Cirith Ungol - Half Past Human [EP]
Cirith Ungol - Frost and Fire (40th Anniversary Edition)
Cosmic Burial - …To The Past
Cradle of Filth - Existence is Futile
Craven Idol - Forked Tongues
The Crown - Royal Destroyer
Darkthrone - Eternal Hails…
Dead Neanderthals - Rat Licker
Deafheaven - Infinite Granite
Deceased - Thrash Times At Ridgemont High
Dola - Czasy
Dordeduh - Har
Dread Sovereign - Alchemical Warfare
Dusk in Silence - Beneath the Great Sky of Solitude
Enforced - Kill Grid
Evile - Hell Unleashed
Fiat Nox - In Contemptuous Defiance
The Flight of Sleipnir - Eventide
Fluisteraars - Gegrepen Door de Geest der Zielsontluiking
Full of Hell - Garden of Burning Apparitions
Gaunt Emperor - Femur
Graveyard Shifters - Head Turns First, Eyes Follow...
Haunt - Beautiful Distraction
Heavy Temple - Lupi Amoris
The HIRS Collective - The Third 100 Songs
Hot Breath - Rubbery Lips
Iceburn - Asclepius
Impaled Nazarene - Eight Headed Serpent
Iron Maiden - Senjutsu
Khemmis - Deceiver
King Woman - Celestial Blues
Knoll - Interstice
Korpiklaani - Jylhä
Krallice - Demonic Wealth
Lingua Ignota - Agnus Dei [EP]
Lingua Ignota - Sinner Get Ready
Lucifer - IV
Lucifuge - Infernal Power
Lys - Silent Woods
Mastodon - Hushed and Grim
Melvins - Working With God
Mesarthim - Vacuum Solution [EP]
Mesarthim - CLG J02182–05102
Monster Magnet - A Better Dystopia
Mourners - Act I: Tragedies
Necromantical Invocation - Dogme el Rituel de la Haute Magie
Negură Bunget - Zău
Pan-Amerikan Native Front - Little Turtle's War
Panopticon - …And Again Into the Light
Pantheist - Closer to God
Paysage d'Hiver - Geister
The Pretty Reckless - Death By Rock And Roll
Pyrexia - Gravitas Maximus
Red Fang - Arrows
The Ruins Of Beverast - The Thule Grimoires
Sentinel Beast - Depths Of Death (Reissue)
S.H.I. - 4 死 Death
Skepticism - Companion
Sleep - The Clarity [12"]
Spectral Wound - A Diabolical Thirst
Steel Bearing Hand - Slay In Hell
Stone Deaf - Killers
Sur Austru - Obârșie
Throat - Smile Less
Thy Catafalque - Vadak
Thyrfing - Vanagandr
Towards Atlantis Lights - When the Ashes Devoured the Sun
Tribulation - Where the Gloom Becomes Sound
Wardruna - Kvitravn
Warish - Next to Pay
White Ward - Debemur Morti [EP]
Windfaerer - Breaths Of Elder Dawns
Wolves in the Throne Room - Primordial Arcana
Youth Code / King Yosef - A Skeleton Key In The Doors Of Depression
V/A (Sisters of Mercy Tribute) - Black Waves Of Adrenochrome

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 7 April 2022 04:10 (seven months ago) link

No Meshuggah? I think the new one is great! Agree with the criticisms above that they aren't reinventing the wheel at this point, but I feel they've earned the right to simply skate along on the wheel they've already invented. They've simply honed and refined over time their groovy battering ram vibe, and sound as immaculate and uncompromising as ever. I dunno, I can never have too much of that sound.

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 7 April 2022 09:27 (seven months ago) link

This ended up being my top 5:

Asphyxiate - Altar of Decomposed
Deafheaven - Infinite Granite
Sněť - Mokvání v okovech
Temperance - Diamanti
Worm - Foreverglade

o. nate, Thursday, 7 April 2022 18:07 (seven months ago) link


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