Rolling Metal Thread 2010

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It's the new year in Japan -- into the pit once more!

Agent ov Fortune (J3ff T.), Thursday, 31 December 2009 20:16 (ten years ago) link

you're always in a rush to start this

Pfunkboy : The Dronelord vs The Girly Metal Daleks (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 31 December 2009 20:17 (ten years ago) link

is there some sort of metal poll going on?

scott seward, Thursday, 31 December 2009 20:20 (ten years ago) link

Ha ha. Awesome. There are some amazing fan videos of the 'Child song, with horses, that like actually change colour and shit.

Doran, Thursday, 31 December 2009 20:21 (ten years ago) link

I have heard fleeting whispers of one in the dark and eldritch passages that man has forgotten, but those who have attempted to explore the arcane mysteries of the poll have all been driven mad... those who made it back at all, that is.

Agent ov Fortune (J3ff T.), Thursday, 31 December 2009 20:23 (ten years ago) link

well you didn't like the "british" talk in the other thread.

Pfunkboy : The Dronelord vs The Girly Metal Daleks (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 31 December 2009 20:28 (ten years ago) link

that song is kinda kickass, makes me wanna ride a motorbike -_-

that clitties version of "mr. que" (acoleuthic), Thursday, 31 December 2009 20:34 (ten years ago) link

New Mnemic album, Sons of the System, is vastly superior than the abortion that was their last record. Still sub-Fear Factory rhythmic industrial, but they ditched the nu-metal this time around. Speaking of, has anyone heard the new Fear Factory yet? I'm pretty psyched for that one.

Agent ov Fortune (J3ff T.), Thursday, 31 December 2009 20:37 (ten years ago) link

I have the new Fear Factory and new Mnemic albums, but it's hard to get excited about either, their last ones were such colossal disappointments.

Two that I'm really into right now are the new ones by Ihsahn and Shining. Norwegian prog/jazz Shining, not Swedish suicidal black metal Shining. Coincidentally, Jorgen from said Shining plays a very prominent role on the Ihsahn record with some terrific sax solos.

A. Begrand, Thursday, 31 December 2009 21:22 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, that new Ihsahn record is great. Here's my AMG review. I liked the Shining disc okay, but didn't love it.

neither good nor bad, just a kid like you (unperson), Thursday, 31 December 2009 21:31 (ten years ago) link

wow, sax solos. does ihsahn cover "baker street"? or maybe "harden my heart". that would be way cool.

scott seward, Thursday, 31 December 2009 21:34 (ten years ago) link

whoa wait the new Shining is nearly out? STOKED! opening track of 'Grindstone' made my top 23 songs of the decade! hopefully this one lives up to it. not sure it's metal tho

that clitties version of "mr. que" (acoleuthic), Thursday, 31 December 2009 21:34 (ten years ago) link

Their cover of "20th Century Schizoid Man" is something this band was born to do, I just love it.

And yeah, Ihsahn's record is is strongest to date. Talked to him a couple weeks ago, he's an interesting fella. Nice guy.

A. Begrand, Thursday, 31 December 2009 22:31 (ten years ago) link

Phil, your review makes me wanna hear that Isahn disc.

And now back to 2010--the year of Ludicra!

Nate Carson, Thursday, 31 December 2009 23:02 (ten years ago) link

I'm excited for the Fear Factory because they now have Dino back along with Strapping Young Lad's rhythm section.

Agent ov Fortune (J3ff T.), Thursday, 31 December 2009 23:12 (ten years ago) link

I didn't know Hoglan's on the new one...nice!

A. Begrand, Thursday, 31 December 2009 23:15 (ten years ago) link

Hoglan's always looking for the next paycheck, eh?

Nate Carson, Friday, 1 January 2010 00:31 (ten years ago) link

ian christe has put out a big fat hellhammer/celtic frost book you can buy me:

http://www.bazillionpoints.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/onlydeathisreal.jpg

scott seward, Friday, 1 January 2010 02:19 (ten years ago) link

me wants

Pfunkboy : The Dronelord vs The Girly Metal Daleks (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 1 January 2010 02:57 (ten years ago) link

Will be buying this to go on my shelf next to his other books.

Nate Carson, Friday, 1 January 2010 03:10 (ten years ago) link

oh yeah!

the not-fun one (Ioannis), Friday, 1 January 2010 11:25 (ten years ago) link

holy shit, where can i get that immediately

also AYO NEW YORK DUDES come see me play doom/black metal tomorrow night?? will buy 1 beer for yuns. 2010 is gonna kick so much ass. i just quit my job for the sake of metal btw

S.E., we runnin' this FAP shit (roxymuzak), Saturday, 2 January 2010 19:08 (ten years ago) link

oh woops i mean day after tomorrow - that is the 4th. at a place called Lit in downtown manhattan iirc

S.E., we runnin' this FAP shit (roxymuzak), Saturday, 2 January 2010 19:13 (ten years ago) link

I'll book your Portland show ;)

Nate Carson, Sunday, 3 January 2010 02:44 (ten years ago) link

ok, when?

S.E., we runnin' this FAP shit (roxymuzak), Sunday, 3 January 2010 20:03 (ten years ago) link

Well, if you're going to play in Portland, you have to do an LA date.

Agent ov Fortune (J3ff T.), Sunday, 3 January 2010 20:58 (ten years ago) link

none of us do jobs or anything normal anymore so i mean

S.E., we runnin' this FAP shit (roxymuzak), Monday, 4 January 2010 07:54 (ten years ago) link

ma i met "grim kim" of terrorizer and general awesomeness last night, and she was like "oh u know c0smo l33?" and i was like "yeah" and she was like "you know all these critics -- do you know KSP????" it made me lol

S.E., we runnin' this FAP shit (roxymuzak), Monday, 4 January 2010 07:55 (ten years ago) link

lol @ "ma", i was not referring to yall as maternal figures, i meant to say "man", fwiw

S.E., we runnin' this FAP shit (roxymuzak), Monday, 4 January 2010 07:55 (ten years ago) link

For a Portland gig I need 3-5 months notice and a link to your myspace tunes. And if you have an EPK with Sonicbids I will automatically take you less seriously ;)

Nate Carson, Monday, 4 January 2010 10:47 (ten years ago) link

lol, not in this band

http://www.myspace.com/argentinumastrum

consider this your 3-5 months notice

S.E., we runnin' this FAP shit (roxymuzak), Monday, 4 January 2010 16:47 (ten years ago) link

Man this Ihsahn record is amazing. Hell of a way to kick off 2010.

Sonic Bum, Monday, 4 January 2010 20:53 (ten years ago) link

The guy who did the Axxis album cover from last year strikes again!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_6IxeL1PRYH4/SuumiBSEYiI/AAAAAAAABSs/Gdk6SpGINEc/s400/Heavenly+-+Carpe+Diem+by+Eneas.jpg

Agent ov Fortune (J3ff T.), Monday, 4 January 2010 21:21 (ten years ago) link

I wonder if that chick on the right is the same one that was wielding the flame whip?

Agent ov Fortune (J3ff T.), Monday, 4 January 2010 21:23 (ten years ago) link

xpost - Nice southern sludge Roxy. Pick a date, I'll hold it.

You're playing bass?

Nate Carson, Monday, 4 January 2010 21:29 (ten years ago) link

J3ff -- I think those are both the same chick, right? I wonder if he's doing a blue-skinned Avatar version of that cover for Japan?

Nate Carson, Monday, 4 January 2010 21:30 (ten years ago) link

I think they are supposed to be different, but I don't think he's very good at making the faces look different. It's possible that it's the same model. In which case, she's about to make out with herself... which is just kind of weird.

Agent ov Fortune (J3ff T.), Monday, 4 January 2010 21:35 (ten years ago) link

maybe each is a different aspect of the same person and they are reconciling by making lusty tongue faces at each other

richie aprile (rockapads), Monday, 4 January 2010 22:02 (ten years ago) link

Man this Ihsahn record is amazing. Hell of a way to kick off 2010.

― Sonic Bum, Monday, January 4, 2010 8:53 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Yeah I'm feeling this a lot - he has turned into, idk, a metal version of Barry Adamson or something. Walks a v v corny tightrope but is fully upright as far as my ears can tell me

Ferry Aid was a popular appeal and it still is (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 5 January 2010 23:18 (ten years ago) link

Was there any discussion of the Nokturnal Mortum record "The Voice of Steel" in the '09 thread? (I think it came out late '09; I still can't find a version of the album with English-translated titles, so it may not have worldwide distro yet.) If so, I apologize for bringing it up here, and for any redundancy, but man it is a MONSTER. I resist even using the words "folk-metal" because they totally destroy any of my old associations with that term, but yes, there are strings and synths and Ukranian folk elements. But it's insanely brutal and epic and expansive and even catchy. Can't say enough. Thing absolutely destroys.

Sonic Bum, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 14:45 (ten years ago) link

whoa, will check that one out. sounds good.

pulled out my copy of DHG supervillian outcast the other night. the rob zombies of black metal. fun!

original bgm, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 14:49 (ten years ago) link

nate -

yes, bass

ill be in touch

S.E., we runnin' this FAP shit (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 16:46 (ten years ago) link

Was just doing some quick research for a preview of the upcoming Behemoth tour and found this hilarious Nergal stalker video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k4wBw9pVBo

Nate Carson, Thursday, 7 January 2010 02:25 (ten years ago) link

hahahahaha!!!

original bgm, Thursday, 7 January 2010 03:37 (ten years ago) link

also, I guess metal guys have it easier in every conceivable way in europe, huh? not too many metal dudes in the USA w/model gf's I imagine.

original bgm, Thursday, 7 January 2010 03:39 (ten years ago) link

I love how the song really kicks in to photos of them running on a beach

original bgm, Thursday, 7 January 2010 03:43 (ten years ago) link

Ha, someone at MSN Music must have linked my blog post on the Soundgarden reunion to the main page, because folks were just lining up to call me a dick: Check it out. I love the Internet.

neither good nor bad, just a kid like you (unperson), Thursday, 7 January 2010 14:07 (ten years ago) link

Listening to the new Through The Eyes Of The Dead right now and just not hearing anything new. Borrowed riffs, standard-issue attitude, the same ol' typewriter drums...how is anyone supposed to be excited about this album, this band, this genre? Even when I try to take the standard metal-fan approach of appreciating tiny incremental change within an overall landscape of structural sameness, there's just nothing here for me to grab onto and say, "Okay, this is Through The Eyes Of The Dead's unique little patch of ground that enables me to tell them apart from their peers and appreciate their contribution to the metal gestalt in 2010."

neither good nor bad, just a kid like you (unperson), Thursday, 7 January 2010 16:23 (ten years ago) link

..she wouldn't exist.

Shakey Moe Szyslak (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 24 December 2010 17:49 (nine years ago) link

celebrating Xmas with some Deathspell Omega iirc

acoleuthic, Saturday, 25 December 2010 15:34 (nine years ago) link

Darkblack still have a dumb name and a crappy singer. My impressions from two-three years ago were correct. Pretty tasty classic metal riffs, though.

Moving Pixels (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 28 December 2010 02:12 (nine years ago) link

looks over-roasted to me

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 20:42 (nine years ago) link

Has anybody else heard Hour of 13's The Ritualist? As retro-minded doom goes, I think I like it better than Ghost. The songs are pretty fucking catchy, in a Roky Erickson and the Aliens sort of way, especially "Demons All Around Me."

that's not funny. (unperson), Thursday, 30 December 2010 14:42 (nine years ago) link

yeah, I have. it's pretty good but I liked the s/t one from a few years ago a bit better. could just be the extra time I've spent with it, tho.

original bgm, Thursday, 30 December 2010 17:36 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, pretty good traditionalist doom. Didn't really do much to grab my ears outside of some decent tunes, though. I just love the harmonies and atmosphere of the Ghost record the more I listen to it.

Moving Pixels (J3ff T.), Thursday, 30 December 2010 18:30 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, the Hour of 13 album is terrific. Old fashioned doom that's not afraid to employ good melodic vocals.

A. Begrand, Thursday, 30 December 2010 18:54 (nine years ago) link

By the way, over at Hellbound we've put up our critics' poll of the best Canadian metal albums of 2010:

http://www.hellbound.ca/2010/12/hellbounds-top-10-canadian-metal-albums-of-2010/

A. Begrand, Thursday, 30 December 2010 18:59 (nine years ago) link

Have you heard the new Cauldron, Adrien? I love it.

that's not funny. (unperson), Thursday, 30 December 2010 19:04 (nine years ago) link

I'm nuts about it. The cover of Halloween's "I Confess" is brilliant. And I had a blast talking to Jason about obscure Canadian 80s metal bands. They used Scorpions' Blackout as the template for this album, and they really pull it off, it's got more of a German metal feel than the NWOBHM comparison that people keep tossing out.

A. Begrand, Thursday, 30 December 2010 19:12 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, I can totally hear the Scorpions in "Frozen in Fire" and stuff like that.

that's not funny. (unperson), Thursday, 30 December 2010 19:13 (nine years ago) link

Plus I love how "Queen of Fire" has a total George Lynch rip-off riff and tosses in the line "under lock and key".

A. Begrand, Thursday, 30 December 2010 19:17 (nine years ago) link

does everyone else who's heard the Cauldron record hear 'Tears Have Come' as "tears of cum"? :/

When I Pardew I See Rakes (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 30 December 2010 19:52 (nine years ago) link

So I really, really love this one Shadow Theory song ("I Opened up My Eyes") that has some crazy awesome Jethro Tull flutecomment but then the rest of the album is decent but generic Dream Theater/Symphony X worship, which makes me sad.

Moving Pixels (J3ff T.), Thursday, 30 December 2010 20:30 (nine years ago) link

flute, not flute comment

Moving Pixels (J3ff T.), Thursday, 30 December 2010 20:30 (nine years ago) link

I love the new track Cauldron is sharing on their myspace.
Are they sharing any others elswhere?

serenchwilen, Friday, 31 December 2010 00:11 (nine years ago) link

I think that's the only one so far. It's a good indicator of how the entire album is, though.

A. Begrand, Friday, 31 December 2010 01:12 (nine years ago) link

Rolling Metal Thread 2011

Please lock thread.

Doomsday Derelict (J3ff T.), Friday, 31 December 2010 17:33 (nine years ago) link

no dont. delete new thread. its not new year yet

Shakey Moe Szyslak (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 31 December 2010 17:36 (nine years ago) link

ilx runs on UK time plus there's no Aussie metallers.

Shakey Moe Szyslak (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 31 December 2010 17:37 (nine years ago) link

this is still 2010

Shakey Moe Szyslak (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 31 December 2010 17:38 (nine years ago) link

this is still 2010

― Shakey Moe Szyslak (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 31 December 2010 17:38

Shakey Moe Szyslak (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 31 December 2010 17:38 (nine years ago) link

Rolling Metal Thread 2011 [Started by Doomsday Derelict (J3ff T.) in December 2010 looks stupid.
No-one else will steal the thread start from you, just start it in 2011 please.

Shakey Moe Szyslak (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 31 December 2010 17:39 (nine years ago) link

So let's stay here

Shakey Moe Szyslak (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 31 December 2010 17:42 (nine years ago) link

bitch bitch bitch.

Doomsday Derelict (J3ff T.), Friday, 31 December 2010 17:43 (nine years ago) link

What time is it where you are?

Shakey Moe Szyslak (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 31 December 2010 17:44 (nine years ago) link

Time for metal.

Doomsday Derelict (J3ff T.), Friday, 31 December 2010 17:47 (nine years ago) link

10am jan 31st?

Shakey Moe Szyslak (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 31 December 2010 17:59 (nine years ago) link

Has anyone actually got advances of 2011 albums?

Shakey Moe Szyslak (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 31 December 2010 18:42 (nine years ago) link

Several folks talking about the Cauldron record, so yes.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 31 December 2010 18:48 (nine years ago) link

I have a few 2011 releases already: the new Cauldron, the new Destruction, the new Full Blown Chaos, the new Motörhead, and a double disc by some black metal band called Helrunar.

that's not funny. (unperson), Friday, 31 December 2010 19:00 (nine years ago) link

how is the Motörhead?

Shakey Moe Szyslak (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 31 December 2010 19:08 (nine years ago) link

New Motorhead's as solid as ever.

Cauldron and Ken Mode are the best 2011s I've heard so far, but there are some biggies I'm hoping to hear next week.

Oh, and Graf Orlock's Doombox is great fun too.

A. Begrand, Friday, 31 December 2010 19:31 (nine years ago) link

I like Ken Mode. Not familiar with Cauldron at all.

Shakey Moe Szyslak (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 31 December 2010 19:36 (nine years ago) link

Is the Cauldron release available online in the usual crevices?

no pop, no style -- all simply (Viceroy), Friday, 31 December 2010 21:49 (nine years ago) link

You mean journalists who never buy music?

Shakey Moe Szyslak (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 31 December 2010 21:51 (nine years ago) link

I wish I didn't have to buy as much music as I did this year.

A. Begrand, Friday, 31 December 2010 22:00 (nine years ago) link

Rolling Metal Thread 2011

Okay, NOW lock thread.

Doomsday Derelict (J3ff T.), Saturday, 1 January 2011 00:00 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1tAYmMjLdY

markers, Saturday, 1 January 2011 00:03 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

hi metal dudes did any of u hear this album out last year and/or dig it? my drummer showed it to me today and i loved it! not the type of thing i consider my thing at all, i guess it's like... power metal? kinda proggy? rly have no idea how to talk abt this, but it's like, relentless, epic, ongoing soloing (exclusively in triplets), really energetic, kinda posi. gave me a bit of a 70's psych vibe, too

http://www.mindovermetal.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/titan-300x300.jpg

flopson, Friday, 25 February 2011 04:19 (nine years ago) link

..?

flopson, Saturday, 26 February 2011 21:56 (nine years ago) link

Quite a few people love titan here (myself included) but noone probably responded to you as you revived the 2010 thread! I didn't notice this one had been revived.
their first release on paradigm recordings is still my fave thing they have done

Algerian Goalkeeper, Saturday, 26 February 2011 22:11 (nine years ago) link

sweet i'm glad u guys dig it, i revived this thred bc i didnt want to be scorned

imagine ppl in this band high five each other on the reg

flopson, Saturday, 26 February 2011 22:41 (nine years ago) link

Titan are okay, but like most of those prog revival bands they leave me kind of cold. I would rather listen to Area.

You sure slapped some meat in their eyes, Jimmy. (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 27 February 2011 04:20 (nine years ago) link

huge late pass but I'm just now hearing Stargazer and it fucking kicks ASS.

five gone cats from Boston (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 10 March 2011 14:13 (nine years ago) link

double disc by some black metal band called Helrunar

Haven't heard their new one (iirc their label only deals in digital promos now, fuck that), but I wrote this a few years ago about an earlier album by them and one by their labelmates Noekk, both of which I still pull out and play, three years later -- still like the Prophecy-label Nucleus Torn album from that year, too:

http://blog.rhapsody.com/2008/03/excellent-boring-metal-from-germany.html

Otherwise, people will perhaps be shocked to learn that I actually agree with lots of the people on this thread! Or at least people who say the Cauldron album is their favorite metal album from this year. In fact, as I already mentioned on Past Expiry Hard Rock, it's one of my favorite albums from this year, period, and one of the catchiest metal albums I've heard in years. Also been liking the Holy Grail and Christian Mistress albums from 2010 (hey, I'm slow, sue me), though the latter with reservations; wish it was less thinly and fuzzily produced, so I could hear the singing and songs more. But I do detect real potential in that band.

Thought the new albums by Burzum, Crowbar, and Stryper (all of which I reviewed for Rhapsody) were bearable; will never play them again, though.

And finally, here's something halfway amusing I wrote a couple weeks ago on all-covers albums by metal bands. (Garage Days and the Def Leppard one from a couple years back aren't available on Rhapsody, so those got left out; I'm sure I left out other obvious ones too, but this was still fun to do):

http://blog.rhapsody.com/2011/02/metal.html

xhuxk, Thursday, 10 March 2011 14:41 (nine years ago) link

I'm slow, sue me

So slow that I probably just posted, for maybe the very first time, on last year's thread! (Didn't notice 'til now, oh well.)

xhuxk, Thursday, 10 March 2011 14:59 (nine years ago) link

lol

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 10 March 2011 15:04 (nine years ago) link


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