Your five favorite metal records of the moment

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I thought it would be fun to have a sort of rolling metal thread that incorporated older stuff as well as this-year stuff. As someone who's gotten deeply into metal over the past year, it's hard for me to participate in the 2012 rolling metal thread since I'm still playing catch-up on several decades of amazing music. But I feel like I'm discovering like three or four incredible albums every week, and I feel the need to enthuse somewhere. So, what are the five metal records you're listening to the most right now?

(1) Dissection: The Somberlain -- Does this count as "melodic black metal"? I was starting to worry I didn't like that style based on being lukewarm on the Enslaved, Emperor, Opeth, etc, I've heard, but THIS is flat-out incredible. I love that it has an Iron Maiden heart. I've played this probably six times in the past two days. I really need to hear Storm of the Light's Bane.

(2) Carcass: Symphonies of Sickness -- I still can't decide whether I like grindy Carcass or the Heartwork stuff best, and I still think I like Necroticism the best in my limited listening, but this is just really fun. I love how joyous Carcass's music is despite the grisly lyrics; they tear into the music with such infectious zeal.

(3) High on Fire: [/i]The Art of Self-Defense[/i] -- My first record from these guys (I just picked it up the other day), and man does this hit the spot. It seems a bit tighter and more focused than Sleep, more single-minded, a little less "taking a journey"-ish.

(4) Morbid Angel: Altars of Madness -- I really cannot stop playing their first three records. When I'm not sure exactly what I want to listen to and start scrolling through the iPod, I've been picking a Morbid Angel record with egregiously disproportionate frequency. These guys seem totally serious and joyless, but it somehow totally works for them.

(5) Autopsy: Mental Funeral -- I LOVE this. I love when death metal gets slowed down and a little doomy but still maintains its death-ness (well, judging from this and how much I love Winter's Into Darkness); more recommendations in this vein would be hugelyy appreciated.

Clarke B., Friday, 9 November 2012 01:11 (six years ago) Permalink

"I really need to hear Storm of the Light's Bane."

yeah you do. its even better. i just call it blackened death. or deathened black.

scott seward, Friday, 9 November 2012 01:13 (six years ago) Permalink

those are four great classics that everyone needs and a high on fire album. (just never been a big fan. i've tried.)

scott seward, Friday, 9 November 2012 01:14 (six years ago) Permalink

Are you a Sleep fan? HoF is definitely the oddball in the group, and I kind of think of it as not-metal somehow; I mean, I realize that it is, but it scratches a very different part of my brain than most of the other metal I've been loving. I find myself in the mood for it less frequently than the other stuff too. But really-loose-soloing-hovering-about-midway-up-the-neck-over-thick-riffs is catnip to me when done well.

Clarke B., Friday, 9 November 2012 01:21 (six years ago) Permalink

i like the epic sleep thing. the only one i feel like i need to hear. i like Om okay. though i did sell all my albums at my record store so i guess i don't love them.

scott seward, Friday, 9 November 2012 01:26 (six years ago) Permalink

none of which are essential? i dunno, essential for someone out there obviously. maybe the nasty savage is essential. i like it a bunch.

scott seward, Friday, 9 November 2012 01:36 (six years ago) Permalink

the leeway album is in no way essential.

scott seward, Friday, 9 November 2012 01:37 (six years ago) Permalink

Entombed - Wolverine Blues
Possessed - Seven Churches
Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
Carcass - Heartwork
Kreator - Extreme Aggression

suggest butt (Pillbox), Friday, 9 November 2012 01:41 (six years ago) Permalink

^ my top five AT the moment, not OF the moment obv

suggest butt (Pillbox), Friday, 9 November 2012 01:42 (six years ago) Permalink

oh but totally essential and stuff i've been playing would be posessed circa 1984-86. man, just the best. been playing a live tape of an 84 show a bunch.

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

scott seward, Friday, 9 November 2012 01:44 (six years ago) Permalink

Scott, I can't wait to watch those youtubes once I'm hooked up to my speakers. I'm already predisposed to like them from the graphics alone. Ah, Dopethrone! I like that one too, but I don't quite get the INTENSE reverence for it just yet I suppose.

Clarke B., Friday, 9 November 2012 01:45 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, Possessed; they're on my short to-check-out list too.

Clarke B., Friday, 9 November 2012 01:46 (six years ago) Permalink

TS: "Death Metal" by Possessed vs. "Black Metal" by Venom

suggest butt (Pillbox), Friday, 9 November 2012 01:48 (six years ago) Permalink

vs. "Power Metal" by Pantera?

suggest butt (Pillbox), Friday, 9 November 2012 01:52 (six years ago) Permalink

I've found my enthusiasm for Venom fading a little as I've been diving deeper into stuff that came later. I'm finding them harder to take seriously--which I think is probably part of the point (I know they weren't "really" Satanic), but I feel like their stuff lacks depth sometimes.

I got to do something awesome last night. It was snowing like a beast in NY, and I was on a bus on the way back from Pennsylvania riding through it in the dark and cold, watching it come down. And I listened to Transilvanian Hunger and it never sounded better to me than it did then.

Clarke B., Friday, 9 November 2012 01:57 (six years ago) Permalink

Five things I'm loving:

Gore Mean Man's Dream still a sick record after all these years SL reish is amazing
Liturgy Aesthetica kinda ashamed that I've ended up liking this record so much, but I put it on in anticipation of the TJ 20th anniversary show and it's great hipster metal or no
Eagle Twin The Unkindness of Crows
Aluk Todolo Finsternis
Altar of Plagues White Tomb

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Friday, 9 November 2012 02:01 (six years ago) Permalink

that aluk todolo is so amazing. the new album is intense. man oh man love that stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow1g4xd7gTM

scott seward, Friday, 9 November 2012 02:13 (six years ago) Permalink

I haven't heard any recent Utech stuff but that label can basically do no wrong.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Friday, 9 November 2012 02:16 (six years ago) Permalink

my favorite label. for like the last 3 years in a row.

scott seward, Friday, 9 November 2012 02:25 (six years ago) Permalink

new aluk is on ajna offensive.

scott seward, Friday, 9 November 2012 02:26 (six years ago) Permalink

What recent Utech stuff would you recommend?

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Friday, 9 November 2012 02:26 (six years ago) Permalink

definitely get the new Gog album. which is coming out soon. or pre-order it or whatever.

scott seward, Friday, 9 November 2012 02:30 (six years ago) Permalink

the sky burial album from last year is one of my favorite things ever. that album is a trip.

scott seward, Friday, 9 November 2012 02:32 (six years ago) Permalink

new aluk is on ajna offensive.
--scott seward

I have that but I prefer Finsternis.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Friday, 9 November 2012 02:33 (six years ago) Permalink

I love the other Gog Utech record so I will have to look for that.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Friday, 9 November 2012 02:33 (six years ago) Permalink

oh and the architeuthis rex album. urania. very very disorienting. if you always need to know where you are don't get that one. but if you don't mind being split from your body than definitely get it.

scott seward, Friday, 9 November 2012 02:34 (six years ago) Permalink

i'm a Gog super-fan. william fowler collins/gog collab album is well worth seeking out as well.

scott seward, Friday, 9 November 2012 02:36 (six years ago) Permalink

New VagusNerve in December as well!

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Friday, 9 November 2012 02:51 (six years ago) Permalink

don't listen to Scott re: High on Fire, they're amazing.

love this thread idea! I haven't been listening to metal so much the past month except for I went on a two-night binge of The Silent Enigma and I seldom let a few days pass without some Mercyful Fate. I am playing the Hooded Menace record a lot.

Inconceivable (to the entire world) (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 9 November 2012 03:40 (six years ago) Permalink

I haven't been listening to much metal at all either. 2012 just isn't the year for me. but there was a snow storm the other day and I had to walk over a bride, so clearly I had to play a darkspace album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXdCBAUW244

original bgm, Friday, 9 November 2012 04:49 (six years ago) Permalink

haha walk over a BRIDGE, I am not a monster that walks over brides

original bgm, Friday, 9 November 2012 04:49 (six years ago) Permalink

but check out that darkspace clip if you've never heard em. everyone should listen to darkspace.

original bgm, Friday, 9 November 2012 04:50 (six years ago) Permalink

actually, watch the cool space grafix on the first vid but listen to this one instead:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rwt_UjLPrk

didn't realize the killer slo-mo slayer outro got the axe in the first vid

original bgm, Friday, 9 November 2012 04:58 (six years ago) Permalink

tonight just ain't my night

original bgm, Friday, 9 November 2012 04:59 (six years ago) Permalink

thoughts on deathhammer? can't decide if they are pretty righteous or kind of generic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzYMnGn5NSI

original bgm, Friday, 9 November 2012 05:06 (six years ago) Permalink

(5) Autopsy: Mental Funeral -- I LOVE this. I love when death metal gets slowed down and a little doomy but still maintains its death-ness

Asphyx is your band. " The Rack" and "Last One On Earth" from their older incarnation, "Death The Brutal Way" and "Deathhammer" from the reunion lineup.

Siegbran, Friday, 9 November 2012 08:17 (six years ago) Permalink

Wow, thanks Alan; that Darkspace is phenomenal on first listen. And thanks for the Asphyx recommendation, Siegbran. Anyone have an opinion on the best Gorguts record to start with?

Clarke B., Friday, 9 November 2012 13:37 (six years ago) Permalink

Obscura, if you don't mind atonality and bizarre compositions and genius. The second one (Erosion of Sanity) if you're a little more into straight Death Metal.

You're a pushy lil bastard, ain't ya? But I like that. (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 9 November 2012 13:42 (six years ago) Permalink

don't sleep on from wisdom to hate either. dials the skronk down considerably from obscura but it's still top-notch and also has a much sludgier sound. you might dig that since the autopsy death/doom mix is really doing it for you.

original bgm, Friday, 9 November 2012 14:08 (six years ago) Permalink

glad you dug darkspace btw. they scratch an itch little else does for me, pretty special band.

original bgm, Friday, 9 November 2012 14:10 (six years ago) Permalink

I have to admit, I have innate misgivings about the *idea* of Obscura, given what I've read about its similarity to free jazz/skronk. I have lots of time for free jazz/skronk (though less than I used to, I think), but it's hard for me to imagine it not sounding a bit like a formal exercise. I'm alwas suspicious of those records, though, that allow people not very steeped in a genre to say, "now THIS, this is showing how [genre x] can stretch boundaries"... Whatever, I probably just need to listen to the damn thing!

Clarke B., Friday, 9 November 2012 14:13 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah, just listen to it. it's incredibly and doesn't really sound like naked city or whatever. it's certainly a death metal record at the end of the day.

re: asphyx: the records from the reunited lineup are definitely solid but I have to say that the production on each was a turn-off for me. they definitely have that modern metal sound - no warmth or space in the mix, big slab of sound. guess I gotta listen to the old stuff already.

original bgm, Friday, 9 November 2012 14:16 (six years ago) Permalink

Production in metal is something I've been thinking about a lot. It seems like a hard genre (broadly speaking) to produce, and I remember reading something how only that one guy could really harness the sound of those first-wave Florida death metal bands, but lots of people hate his production. Then there's the stuff I gravitated to first like Priest and Sabbath and Maiden (early at least) which is definitely more "'70s hard rock" production (are there bands still recording metal in such a sort of drily documentarian way, or did that die off?). Then there's all the second-wave Norwegian BM stuff which is legendarily "poorly" recorded but part of the aesthetic--which I love for certain records but find for others that it feels forced and genuinely unpleasant to listen to (e.g. Nattens Madrigal by Ulver--I can understand not wanting super-clean production, but those melodies are so lovely and it feels like this very willful attempt to uglify them). I don't know that I've encountered much with that "modern metal sound" but it sounds like the loudness war is alive and well in the genre.

Clarke B., Friday, 9 November 2012 14:28 (six years ago) Permalink

cosign on perennially underrated From Wisdom to Hate

Obscura's great but I don't like to admit it because it's one of those records that people who won't listen to straight-up beautiful death metal say is SO GREAT because it sounds at points more like stuff they already know

Inconceivable (to the entire world) (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 9 November 2012 14:41 (six years ago) Permalink

every gorguts album is well worth owning.

scott seward, Friday, 9 November 2012 14:42 (six years ago) Permalink

don't forget to listen to siegbran's other favorite band if you haven't already:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi2REgByOqs&feature=related

scott seward, Friday, 9 November 2012 14:45 (six years ago) Permalink

Obscura's great but I don't like to admit it because it's one of those records that people who won't listen to straight-up beautiful death metal say is SO GREAT because it sounds at points more like stuff they already know

― Inconceivable (to the entire world) (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, November 9, 2012 9:41 AM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Zackly how it's scanned to me in reading about it, but having you guys who listen to metal with metal ears recommend it means I will now check it out. I can't believe how many amazing records are still out there for me to discover. It's almost stressful.

Clarke B., Friday, 9 November 2012 14:49 (six years ago) Permalink

Scott, I LOVE that record. I got it some months back and wore the hell out of it, so it's not in my "current top 5" or whatever, but it made an enormous impression on me. I'd never heard anything like it.

Clarke B., Friday, 9 November 2012 14:50 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah I mean you can't hold that against it, it was a pretty fucking ballsy move at the time & it's still great

Inconceivable (to the entire world) (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 9 November 2012 14:50 (six years ago) Permalink

i totally concur on the aeternus album. others i've been enjoying in the past year or so:

new(ish)
- progenie terrestre pura - 'u.m.a.'
- summoning - 'old mornings dawn'
- lustre - 'wonder'
- carcass - 'surgical steel'
- autopsy - 'the headless ritual'

old (but new to me) discoveries (revelations!)
- tormentor - 'anno domini'
- dream death - 'journey into mystery'
- master's hammer - 'ritual'
- enslaved - 'frost'
- grave - 'into the grave'

cb, Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:33 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh man, I love Dream Death. Check out the demo comp they had a while back, it's great.

barranca jagger (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:43 (four years ago) Permalink

cool, i will. really dig the album (was trying to track down a copy for ages....)

cb, Wednesday, 22 January 2014 16:24 (four years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

weakling

j., Wednesday, 7 May 2014 20:54 (four years ago) Permalink

Isengard - Vinterskugge
Darkspace - III
Darkthrone - Sardonic Wrath
Hellhammer - Satanic Rites demo
Belketre - Ambre Zuèrkl Vuordhrevarhtre

Dominique, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 20:58 (four years ago) Permalink

*beams with pride* Darkspace got a hold of you then :D

Which of those other records d'ya think I'd most dig?

imago, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 21:00 (four years ago) Permalink

hmm, maybe the Belketre. None of the others are as extreme as Darkspace, but Belketre is almost uncomfortably dark and lo-fi. Truly "black" metal. (just as good is their split with Vlad Tepes)

Dominique, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 21:16 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm enjoying all kinds of death metal lately. Carcass, Suffocation, Incantation, Cruciamentum. I couldn't stand any of this stuff six months ago. My ears must be changing shape.

Also Triptykon, Celtic Frost, Sodom, Exciter, Mercyful Fate.

jmm, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 21:47 (four years ago) Permalink

ooh ty!

imago, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 21:48 (four years ago) Permalink

intro was truly beautiful. second song is like a BM take on The Fall :D

can see myself really getting on with this

imago, Thursday, 8 May 2014 00:51 (four years ago) Permalink

holy shit this is magnificent

it hits the same wonky pleasure-spots that the most haggard, fucked-up Fall does, seriously. feels like a malignant, semi-lucid Other swaggering demonically to bathe me in wrongness

imago, Thursday, 8 May 2014 00:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Gigan - Multi-Dimensional Fractal-Sorcery And Super Science
Mithras - Behind the Shadows Lie Madness
Aevangelist - Omen Ex Simulacra
Absu - Tara (as usual)
Megadeth - Rust in Peace (ditto)

original bgm, Thursday, 8 May 2014 01:02 (four years ago) Permalink

Verhzleyavbtreleambreb is not only a fucking incredible song, but possibly the most unfuckwithable songtitle since 'Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos'

imago, Thursday, 8 May 2014 01:13 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

incantation - mortal throne of nazarene

j., Thursday, 22 May 2014 19:17 (four years ago) Permalink

I love that record. There's something deep and primeval about Incantation. Maybe because the vocalist sounds like Treebeard.

jmm, Thursday, 22 May 2014 21:17 (four years ago) Permalink

on a big metal kick.

morbus chron - sleepers in the rift
cosmic church - ylistis
moonblood - blut und krieg
darkthrone - panzerfaust
teitanblood - death

viacom dios, Thursday, 22 May 2014 21:47 (four years ago) Permalink

autopsy -'tourniquets, hacksaws and graves'
morbus chron - 'sweven'
annihilator - 'alice in hell'
mayhem - 'deathcrush'
behemoth - 'the satanist'

cb, Friday, 23 May 2014 09:14 (four years ago) Permalink

also,
necrovation - s/t
slaughter - 'strappado'
the obsessed - s/t
paysage d'hiver - 'einsamkeit'
pestilence - 'consuming impulse'

cb, Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:32 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

rigor mortis!!!

j., Monday, 18 August 2014 21:01 (four years ago) Permalink

Teitanblood - Death
Thorns - s/t
Harvest Gulgaltha - Necrosophic
Rotting Christ - Thy Mighty Contract
Dream Death - Somnium Excessum

oblique blasphemies (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 18 August 2014 22:32 (four years ago) Permalink

Brutality - Screams of Anguish

jmm, Monday, 18 August 2014 22:51 (four years ago) Permalink

xp I feel like I should note that this is the first Rotting Christ album I've ever owned, having taken some weird disliking to their music back in the day that I'm over. Great stuff!

oblique blasphemies (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 18 August 2014 22:55 (four years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

http://lastrit.es/reviews/7257/spectral-lore-iii

still feeling this so much this year

j., Friday, 5 June 2015 03:50 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://jackholesrealm.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/c0021227-solar-system-and-nicolaus-copernicus-spl.jpg

If I had wishes, I would shout to you and scream
But now I realize, you're like young dying streams
I'm in the real world, with people, crises and scars
Copernicus, I don't care about your stars

j., Wednesday, 15 July 2015 01:56 (three years ago) Permalink

Vorum - Poisoned Void/Undergang (new one with Danish title)
Dark Descent death metal. Undergang takes me back to first hearing demos by Entombed, Grave, Funebre, etc, real gutteral grave gnarl. Vorum is just vicious old school death.

Inquisition - Obscure Verses for the Multiverse
A couple of songs on this approach Bolzer's "Entranced by the Wolfshook" for weird melodic ideas that sound new to metal. Also greatly appreciate the weird, warping riffs generally.

Stargazer - A Merging to the Boundless
These guys are so great. I feel like this walks back what I didn't like about "A Work of Great Ages," a more defined production highlighting the contrast between the fluid, proggy bass guitar and mildly discordant, off-kilter riffs.

Root - Hell Symphony
Finally got a copy of this. Czech old school black metal, featuring the weird barks of Jiri "Big Boss" Valter, founder (and no longer member) of the Czech branch of the Church of Satan. I was listening to Triptykon recently and realized some of the bits with clean vocals actually reminded me of later Root.

Necrophobic - Nocturnal Silence
File under bands I somehow never heard until recently. Great black death stuff, first time I listened to it in the car I wound up driving around for ten minutes so I wouldn't have to stop it before the album ended.

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 20 July 2015 19:04 (three years ago) Permalink

Okay I used the word "weird" like fifty times, sorry.

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 20 July 2015 19:05 (three years ago) Permalink

wait so you liked the one before 'work of great ages' better?

j., Monday, 20 July 2015 19:06 (three years ago) Permalink

Nah, I should've separated that. I didn't like Work of Great Ages as much, kind loses the band in that murky production. New one's great, though.

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 20 July 2015 19:07 (three years ago) Permalink

kind of loses, that is. It's like 85 degrees and 99% humidity here, I think my brain's melting.

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 20 July 2015 19:08 (three years ago) Permalink

At the moment i'm listening to:

Tribulation - Children Of The Night
Taiga - Gaia (over-the-top Siberian depressive black metal)
Obsequiae - Area Of Vernal Tombs
Vile Creature - A Steady Descent Into The Soil
Below The Sun - Envoy (really beautiful cosmic doom, again from Siberia)

I wear my Redditor loathing with pride (ShariVari), Monday, 20 July 2015 21:24 (three years ago) Permalink

*Aria*

I wear my Redditor loathing with pride (ShariVari), Monday, 20 July 2015 21:26 (three years ago) Permalink

I love this Vorum track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaOECtl6Q4A

jmm, Monday, 20 July 2015 21:56 (three years ago) Permalink

^^^^ awesome. They've really got a knack for making their stuff sound vicious.

Tribulation - Children Of The Night

I really like this record but it doesn't really stick with me; not necessarily a bad thing if you can kind of rediscover an album repeatedly.

Going to have to check out Below the Sun and Taiga later.

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 20 July 2015 22:13 (three years ago) Permalink

I quite liked last years "Ashen Light" by Taiga so good to see they have a follow-up so quickly.

Siegbran, Tuesday, 21 July 2015 07:22 (three years ago) Permalink

i don't have five right now but i genuinely can't stop listening to coroner's mental vortex and razor's shotgun justice

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 July 2015 20:10 (three years ago) Permalink

Those are great albums, man, easily worth 250% of many other metal albums.

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 21 July 2015 22:00 (three years ago) Permalink

I got the Violent Restitution reissue recently and it's awesome but I keep going back to Malicious Intent too. It's less polished and straight-up thrashy but still vicious.

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 21 July 2015 22:02 (three years ago) Permalink

Well I've been hooked on Razor's Evil Invaders lately, our Canadian thrash stars are not aligning! Metal record I constantly find myself coming back to is Vhol's debut. Happy to hear a new one is coming out this year.

BlackIronPrison, Tuesday, 21 July 2015 23:19 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

blut aus nord: 777 cosmosophy
morbus chron: sweven
motley crüe: too fast for love
paradise lost: medusa
gorement: the ending quest

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 11 October 2018 01:59 (two months ago) Permalink

I think Cosmosophy is my favorite of the 777 series.

DEATH PUPPET (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 13 October 2018 18:58 (two months ago) Permalink

morbus chron: sweven

yeeeeeah

I listen to too much metal but here's five I keep coming back to recently:

Skepticism - Stormcrowfleet
Thergothon - Stream from the Heavens
Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain
Falls of Rauros - Vigilance Perennial
Adramelech - Psychostasia (has a weird style of riffing similar to Nespithe but more listener-friendly)

I'm pretty certain that one day Blut aus Nord will click with me but I find them pretty hard going tbh

obnoxious pun (ultros ultros-ghali), Saturday, 13 October 2018 19:29 (two months ago) Permalink

I actually had that reaction to BAN for many years - thought it was interesting but it didn't really grab me. The 777 series and Deus Salutis Meae finally did it.

Love that Adramelech album!

DEATH PUPPET (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 14 October 2018 07:41 (two months ago) Permalink

I've never understood why Indian aren't huge - because of their un-searchable name?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB9ElBNon-E

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Sunday, 14 October 2018 09:40 (two months ago) Permalink

SubRosa - More Constant Than the Gods
Slayer - Decade of Aggression
Ashbringer - Yügen
Sárr - Avitun
Sepultura - Arise

ArchCarrier, Monday, 15 October 2018 18:28 (two months ago) Permalink

xp tbh I never checked out Indian because the (not great) name led me to think they were on some generic stoner business... that's why more ripping than I was expecting.

Anyway this week:

Uncle Acid - Wasteland
Mortuous - Through Wilderness
High On Fire - Electric Messiah (& a lot of Blessed Black Wings too)
Voivod - The Wake
Dog Soldier - Barking of the Dogs of War (strong 80s UK metal punk vibes)

DEATH PUPPET (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 15 October 2018 18:59 (two months ago) Permalink

*way not why

DEATH PUPPET (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 15 October 2018 18:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Recently started going through my 2018 'to listen' list. So far:

Kroda - Selbstwelt
Dautha - Brethren of the Black Soil
Hamferð - Támsins likam
Argonavis - Passing Through the Igneous Maw
Arkona - Khram

pomenitul, Monday, 15 October 2018 19:04 (two months ago) Permalink

Panopticon - The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness
Portal - ION
YOB - Our Raw Heart
The Body - I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer.
Thou - Magus

Would love to mention Deafheaven and The Armed but a bit too false for this

gman59, Thursday, 18 October 2018 03:01 (one month ago) Permalink

Gorguts - Colored Sands
KEN Mode - Loved
Helms Alee - Sleepwalking Sailors
Cult of Luna - Mariner
Immolation - Atonement

beard papa, Thursday, 18 October 2018 04:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Ghost- Opus Eponymous (still my favorite of theirs)
Peste Noire - Ballade Cuntre li Anemi Francor (recent discovery)
Tribulation- Down Below (their streak continues)
Khanus- Flammarion (very promising debut)
King Heavy- s/t (haven’t been able to get into the new one but this is still a classic)

o. nate, Thursday, 18 October 2018 16:25 (one month ago) Permalink


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