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the last minute of harmonia is one of the best things i've heard all year!!!

http://twitter.com/hipsterrunoff/status/56581234846990336 (markers), Friday, 20 May 2011 16:31 (eight years ago) link

(haven't listened to all of aesthetica tho yet tbh)

http://twitter.com/hipsterrunoff/status/56581234846990336 (markers), Friday, 20 May 2011 16:31 (eight years ago) link

\m/

PG Harpy (Doran), Friday, 20 May 2011 16:40 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

good album

dmr, Tuesday, 14 June 2011 20:52 (eight years ago) link

three years pass...

"Burzum meets Bone Thugs n Harmony" is the descriptor given in a recent Noisey article re: their new record "The Ark Work". I love those things individually, and could see a raw black metal rap project being incredible, but I have sincere doubts about this one.

Tomás Piñon (Ryan), Thursday, 19 February 2015 23:25 (four years ago) link

three songs in and it seems like it's just the vocals having a more hip hop cadence rather than something more blatant. sounds pretty cool imo

diamonddave85​ (diamonddave85), Friday, 20 February 2015 00:15 (four years ago) link

I am pleasantly surprised to say I am enjoying the hell out of this. There is absolutely no way any metal fans are going to be down with this weird like, Bizzy Bone x Blut Aus Nord style, but it's doing something for me.

Tomás Piñon (Ryan), Friday, 20 February 2015 03:44 (four years ago) link

On first listen it sounds joyous and glittery.

Simon H., Friday, 20 February 2015 04:09 (four years ago) link

"Reign Array", my goodness

Simon H., Friday, 20 February 2015 04:24 (four years ago) link

This is surprisingly good. But man, is this gonna piss some folks off, and I completely understand that reaction.

But yeah, "Reign Array" and "Kel Valhaal" are so great.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 20 February 2015 23:25 (four years ago) link

I really don't know what to think of this album as a whole, but the first three tracks are amazing together. Love the horns.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 24 February 2015 22:25 (four years ago) link

Since seeing EZ's tweet about this album over the weekend I've been really anxious to hear it. Also anxious to see the kvlt blow their lids over it. Not so anxious for another twelve dozen thinkpieces about Liturgy though.

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 24 February 2015 22:29 (four years ago) link

given that a huge part of Bone Thugs' appeal is that they harmonize I'm a little skeptical of this presskit look

Not so anxious for another twelve dozen thinkpieces about Liturgy though.

otm

The Complainte of Ray Tabano, Tuesday, 24 February 2015 23:01 (four years ago) link

that's why I'm hoping everyone will just agree this is rad

Simon H., Wednesday, 25 February 2015 00:06 (four years ago) link

strongly disliked "quetzalcoatl" when it got linked to metalthread a month or so back. not cuz impure, but the lifeless vocals really repelled me. i quite liked the more densely packed of the songs two main sections, but not enough to get me over the dreary rest. still curious...

describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner (contenderizer), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 00:13 (four years ago) link

This is surprisingly good. But man, is this gonna piss some folks off, and I completely understand that reaction.

But yeah, "Reign Array" and "Kel Valhaal" are so great.

― EZ Snappin, Friday, February 20, 2015 6:25 PM (4 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

y do you understand this reaction? liturgy are just doin liturgy. prescriptive black metallers who accept nazi bands but not hendrix's attempts to "transcend the haptic void" are the worst people

Treeship, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 01:36 (four years ago) link

I understand because people will be expecting metal of some sort based on the band's past and this isn't a metal album.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 01:51 (four years ago) link

it's sort of a metal album

Treeship, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 02:33 (four years ago) link

i'm on my third trip through "reign array", and while the blackmetal signposting is very clear (mostly in the guitars), i'm more inclined to call this metal-influenced progressive indierock than metal as such. not sure what to make of it, tbh, but at least it's not yr standard-issue anything. though i like this track a good deal more than "quetzalcoatl", dude's vocals are still a big problem.

describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner (contenderizer), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 02:34 (four years ago) link

this came up after reign array last time through. you're welcome.

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

describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner (contenderizer), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 02:37 (four years ago) link

Today, we continue to praise and glorify God, through a multiple, array of gifts and talents displayed through the presentation of theatrical type arts currently known, more commonly, as mime and praise dancing.

describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner (contenderizer), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 02:38 (four years ago) link

from his transcendental black metal essay from 2k10 or 11 or something:

the burst beat is a hyper blast beat, a blast beat that ebbs, flows, expands and contracts, breathes.

i think they've really accomplished this here, especially on quetzalcotl

Treeship, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 02:40 (four years ago) link

the vocals are starting to remind me of Liars, which is fine by me

Simon H., Wednesday, 25 February 2015 03:14 (four years ago) link

he sounds kinda like panda bear

Treeship, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 03:16 (four years ago) link

the vocals are starting to remind me of Liars, which is fine by me

otm, was thinking the same thing earlier on. but in a bad way.

describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner (contenderizer), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 03:34 (four years ago) link

well I tried listening to this but it's not really my thing, cheers to people who dig it, it's all good

metal-influenced progressive indierock

I would cut "progressive" from here - the riffs for sure are metallic but the presentation, all the aesthetic choices, are really...the kind of indie rock that was popular around 2007?

The Complainte of Ray Tabano, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 04:26 (four years ago) link

I loved the indie rock that was popular around 2007 (I'm guessing you mean Battles, Fang Island, perhaps even Parts & Labor or so) and I've been missing it, and yeah, this does sound a bit like that. But that was always a bit progressive inspired as well.

I like this album more and more, but it doesn't flow as much as I want it to.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 19:24 (four years ago) link

prescriptive black metallers who accept nazi bands but not hendrix's attempts to "transcend the haptic void" are the worst people

this is not a binary

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 20:19 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

uh you guys what is this

gybe horses (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 18 March 2015 15:48 (four years ago) link

i saw greg fox drumming last weekend (not with liturgy) and i have some observations

1) what a maniac! wow. made it look so easy too.
2) he is the healthiest looking metal drummer i have seen in probably ever, kudos to him for that and also for wearing a shirt
3) i need to check out guardian alien bc i'm not sure i care about this band but he was an incredible drummer

groundless round (La Lechera), Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:06 (four years ago) link

no offense intended at other metal drummers -- they are probably v healthy

groundless round (La Lechera), Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:07 (four years ago) link

He's amazing. Definitely check out his work with Guardian Alien and Zs.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:12 (four years ago) link

have enjoyed a GA record or two but when I saw them play it was kind of like a set-length drum solo with some other parts added as an afterthought

sick (healthy) drummer though for sure

Reader, I murder dem (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:17 (four years ago) link

i still have to listen to that Zs record. he talks about some healthy stuff here:
http://noisey.vice.com/en_ca/blog/greg-fox-guardian-alien-interview

lil urbane (Jordan), Wednesday, 18 March 2015 17:51 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

I caught these guys last night. The songs really blossomed for me in a live setting; Hunt-Hendrix's voice sinks back and lets everything else take center stage. "Reign Array" was gorgeous and majestic.

Talking to friends, it seems they've been a bit hit or miss on this tour. Last night was hit after hit, even with a guitar dying on the second to last song. Greg Fox launched into a hypnotic solo as they sorted out replacement gear and then it was straight back to business.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 9 April 2015 14:20 (four years ago) link

They should love Greg! Everyone should love Greg. Very nice guy, and a joy to watch and hear.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 9 April 2015 14:29 (four years ago) link

i just impulse bought a ticket to the show friday
i will turn into a pumpkin at midnight, but i'll get to catch the openers and they're pretty good (horse lords and another band i don't know) and a little of liturgy if i'm lucky.
his whole worldview re drumming is really otm and inspiring

groundless round (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 April 2015 15:46 (four years ago) link

Yes! Seeing Liturgy and Horse Lords on a double bill is a rad idea

the tune was space, Thursday, 9 April 2015 16:50 (four years ago) link

The show in Dallas was Horse Lords at 8, Sannhet at 9 and Liturgy at 10. I was home by 11:30. It was awesome.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 9 April 2015 17:01 (four years ago) link

Hm, that might be worth a trip to Montreal.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Thursday, 9 April 2015 17:02 (four years ago) link

Liturgy, Horse Lords, and Sannhet sounds very exhausting.

I'm looking forward to catching them with Lightning Bolt in a few weeks!

Tomás Piñon (Ryan), Thursday, 9 April 2015 17:11 (four years ago) link

this show starts at 9 so i expect to miss some liturgy but that's ok bc i have a (really long) class to teach the next morning

groundless round (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 April 2015 17:21 (four years ago) link

Sund4r I'll be at that show
Greg is amazing, Guardian Alien is amazing

got a long list of ilxors (fgti), Thursday, 9 April 2015 17:28 (four years ago) link

It wasn't exhausting at all. Maybe 2 hours and 10 minutes of music total, spread out over three hours and in pretty different styles.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 9 April 2015 17:36 (four years ago) link

five months pass...

Listening to Kel Valhaal for the first time

:D

twunty fifteen (imago), Wednesday, 7 October 2015 21:57 (three years ago) link

all of metal heard this song and cried and cried

twunty fifteen (imago), Wednesday, 7 October 2015 21:58 (three years ago) link

just the best sort of annoying

twunty fifteen (imago), Wednesday, 7 October 2015 22:00 (three years ago) link

so i guess i should hear that new DHG album, huh? haven't listened to them in a long time.

scott seward, Monday, 19 October 2015 18:29 (three years ago) link

I think we went through these same arguments on frobishers extreme metal poll

Cosmic Slop, Monday, 19 October 2015 18:31 (three years ago) link

okay the new DHG is the first one since the last album i heard so i guess i didn't miss much! and listening to this on youtube i wonder if i would really need to hear this for an hour...pretty funny though.

scott seward, Monday, 19 October 2015 18:42 (three years ago) link

"I doubt they would've called themselves a metal band at all until well into Barney's tenure..."

I think critics might have disagreed, but grindcore was not really one thing to be sure.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 19 October 2015 18:43 (three years ago) link

still love that dhg record, it's so weird

tremendous crime wave and killing wave (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 19 October 2015 18:51 (three years ago) link

At their gig. They're on in forty minutes. Stoked, yah

twunty fifteen (imago), Friday, 30 October 2015 20:09 (three years ago) link

HHH is on the arena floor, swigging some fizzy beverage. Guy in a Liturgy shirt next to me wandered over to say hi but the second he moved, HHH drifted off to the other side of the floor, without looking. I now think he was drinking a special energy drink that gives him ESP

twunty fifteen (imago), Friday, 30 October 2015 20:15 (three years ago) link

He only notices you if you start chanting HE-EEEY HE-EEEEY HE-EEEY

ultros ultros-ghali, Friday, 30 October 2015 20:25 (three years ago) link

Hahaha they are totally dressed to troll

twunty fifteen (imago), Friday, 30 October 2015 20:45 (three years ago) link

hope youre enjoying it lj! Not seen them live, and despite having their first two albums I havent heard the new one yet as im skint.

Cosmic Slop, Friday, 30 October 2015 21:23 (three years ago) link

Oh man that was rad

twunty fifteen (imago), Friday, 30 October 2015 21:38 (three years ago) link

I was about 4 feet from Greg Fox

twunty fifteen (imago), Friday, 30 October 2015 21:38 (three years ago) link

Can't hear anything except tinnitus now

twunty fifteen (imago), Friday, 30 October 2015 21:39 (three years ago) link

Do we (gf + me) stay at the front now or let the Three Trapped Tigers fans have a go? We know nothing about them

twunty fifteen (imago), Friday, 30 October 2015 21:42 (three years ago) link

Correction: "I've listened to two of their albums on Spotify!"

Well so-rry

twunty fifteen (imago), Friday, 30 October 2015 21:44 (three years ago) link

The people behind us are very, very short. With a heavy heart, we're staying put

twunty fifteen (imago), Friday, 30 October 2015 21:45 (three years ago) link

how straight fire does a band have to be in order to justify your tinnitus?

Sean Daesh (nakhchivan), Friday, 30 October 2015 21:46 (three years ago) link

Fairly. They have to have guitar canons.

twunty fifteen (imago), Friday, 30 October 2015 21:49 (three years ago) link

erm I own both their first 2 albums and the 12" (and the manifesto) why say i only heard them on spotify?

Cosmic Slop, Friday, 30 October 2015 21:53 (three years ago) link

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/why-are-black-metal-fans-such-elitist-assholes

Because band like Liturgy, Deafheaven and Myrkur are thrust into our faces and we're told if we don't like them it's based on some kind of horrible, prejudiced elitism and not knowledge of the form that dates back to, you know, before last year.

However, at some point you need to just accept that the thing that you love may get more popular or have elements of it co-opted by other genres—and if you take a step back, that's part of what makes music or any other art form valuable to the culture.

"The culture." Yessss. Black metal is, traditionally, very concerned about the culture and integrating itself into it. That's why the word "misanthropy" figured into half of the early album titles in the genre.

si monvmentvm reqvires, pvmpkin spice (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 30 October 2015 23:56 (three years ago) link

"I don't understand metal at all, let me tell you metal guys why you're jerks."

si monvmentvm reqvires, pvmpkin spice (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 30 October 2015 23:57 (three years ago) link

lol that article is such garbage. p lol that somebody'd bother to write it and then somebody'd read it and go "this is good, let's publish this"

tremendous crime wave and killing wave (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 31 October 2015 04:13 (three years ago) link

suspect it was more like "this is bad and will generate pageviews via its badness, let's publish this"

it is extraordinarily feeble though and I suspect the tone of wounded surprise to be disingenuous, which makes it worse

Sheriff U. Agri (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 31 October 2015 11:20 (three years ago) link

four months pass...

pretty sure i defended this album when it came out but with time and experience i realize that i don't even really get it. aesthethica was great though.

seeing these dudes tonight.

Treeship, Thursday, 17 March 2016 18:19 (three years ago) link

three months pass...

Mr. HHH, on the astronomically small chance that you read this, please understand that I genuinely love Liturgy, but goddamn it you make it so hard to defend you sometimes

https://kelvalhaal.bandcamp.com/releases

ultros ultros-ghali, Monday, 27 June 2016 01:00 (three years ago) link

looool

imago, Monday, 27 June 2016 12:56 (three years ago) link

i can't hate on music this weird tbf. it's definitely at risk of being shit but there's something compelling in there too

imago, Monday, 27 June 2016 12:59 (three years ago) link

he's turned pretentiousness into a fine art!

imago, Monday, 27 June 2016 12:59 (three years ago) link

He kind of reminds me of that Kula Shaker guy

he reminds me of an ilxor

Cosmic Slop, Monday, 27 June 2016 15:38 (three years ago) link

four weeks pass...

i cannot help but like this

imago, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 12:06 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

been thinking about hunter

imago, Saturday, 24 September 2016 15:09 (two years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib5UR5T6rTw

could use an update: Fuck Off the NPR Black Metal

punksishippies, Saturday, 24 September 2016 18:18 (two years ago) link

Hah, I quite liked that. It's no Reign Array though.

banhammers of misfortune (ultros ultros-ghali), Saturday, 24 September 2016 18:34 (two years ago) link

Which other hipster metal threads can we bury Attila in?

imago, Saturday, 24 September 2016 18:43 (two years ago) link

the ones you started?

Cosmic Slop, Sunday, 25 September 2016 00:37 (two years ago) link

Aluk Todolo really need a thread of their own and Oranssi Pazuzu too but I think we missed the boat on that.

Cosmic Slop, Sunday, 25 September 2016 00:38 (two years ago) link

eleven months pass...

greg's solo album is...baffling MIDI wank?

imago, Friday, 8 September 2017 10:30 (two years ago) link

always thought he was the straight role to hunter's freaked-out cyber-shaman thing but this is more unsuccessfully pretentious than anything hunter's released

imago, Friday, 8 September 2017 10:31 (two years ago) link

his 'Mitrial Transmission' album from a few years ago is a favourite of mine, hypnotic processed gamelan pieces. not heard the new stuff

thirst trap your hare (DJ Mencap), Friday, 8 September 2017 12:24 (two years ago) link

i haven't listened to the greg fox's solo album yet
it's not percussion?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 8 September 2017 12:56 (two years ago) link

From the review I read it's apparently MIDI triggered by drums. This is on my to do list but not high priority...

ultros ultros-ghali, Friday, 8 September 2017 13:19 (two years ago) link

Mitrial Transmission is amazing.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 8 September 2017 13:57 (two years ago) link

Huh on the track here it sounds like the kick drum is triggering the synth bass, which always reminds me of playing Roland V-Drums in a music store in the late '90s.

https://gregfox.bandcamp.com/track/catching-an-l

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 8 September 2017 14:11 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

The Ark Work still bannngs

imago, Sunday, 3 December 2017 11:52 (one year ago) link

yes.

ultros ultros-ghali, Sunday, 3 December 2017 13:38 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

um...holy shit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dNmymSI8uQ

imago, Friday, 6 September 2019 15:29 (one week ago) link

that's some really, really good Liturgy

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 6 September 2019 16:03 (one week ago) link


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