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Australian/NZ metal

Australian/NZ metal
January 11, 2012, 09:06:28 PM
I'm interested in metal albums worth having by artists from my neck of the woods. Here is what I can think of, please add to the list if warrented:

Disembowelment - Transcendence into the Periphary (1993) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySo5EoQL9_c&feature=related
Bestial Warlust - Vengeance war 'till death (1994) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaYjn32JuaY&feature=related
Destroyer 666 - Violence is the Prince of this world (1995) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFmvL3w15is&feature=related
Destroyer 666 - Unchain the Wolves (1997) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1YP30_OQ4w&feature=related
Stargazer - The scream that tore the sky (2005) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYnkdZVMXe8
Portal - Outre (2007) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDeP9hmOxh4&feature=related
Ignivumous - Path of Attrition EP (2007) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGujJRhBMFM

Re: Australian/nz metal
January 11, 2012, 09:15:19 PM
other than Sadistik Exekution, thats about it. Destroyer 666 bores the shit out of me though.

These have some novelty:

Edit: Also, Spear of Longinus.

Re: Australian/nz metal
January 11, 2012, 11:34:30 PM
Oh Yes, I forgot spear of longinus, thanks! Psycroptic is mind numming music, to my mind.

Nazi Occult Metal (1995) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUOij_40E48

Re: Australian/nz metal
January 12, 2012, 02:57:11 AM
Eternal Dirge, Death Metal, I'd give them a B+.

Re: Australian/nz metal
January 12, 2012, 03:51:47 AM
Midnight Odyssey has some good ideas but I mainly like the Firmament album. Otherwise there's not much, but the first four Dead Can Dance albums makes up for it where metal is lacking.

Re: Australian/nz metal
January 12, 2012, 04:14:20 AM
The only things decent from my country of NZ would be Ulcerate.

Re: Australian/nz metal
January 12, 2012, 11:17:03 AM
What ever some opinions are of Ulcerate are, I will say this: their guitar work is like no other, and in a way it is the work I was hoping Luc Lemay would enter. Very challenging work indeed!

Re: Australian/NZ metal
January 12, 2012, 07:24:47 PM




Re: Australian/NZ metal
January 12, 2012, 08:17:57 PM
Aside from Stargazer and Ignivomous, both of which bore me, I'd say you have most of it covered already. The two D666 albums you named are the only ones worth hearing, if only for their energy and machismo.

Additionally, what little you haven't covered has already been named by others. Dead Can Dance alone cements Australia as having contributed quality music to the world. SadEx is a sore omission, within the very narrow aesthetic scope it occupies - no beauty or majesty, just razor-wire filth and inebriated hatred. And I like everything Portal's made so far. Midnight Odyssey is also good. Spear of Longinus is a band that I respect immensely, but to be honest, enjoy very little; their music just doesn't speak to me. Not when taken on its own, anyway; when heard in light of their frontman's interviews(best metal interviews I've ever read bar none, by the way), the music does take on a new dimension.

There may be some painfully obvious exemptions that I'm unforgivably forgetting, but from the top of my head the only names I can think of to add to the list are Sacriphyx, Abramelin, and Martire - and, with somewhat less certainy, Misery, Nazxul, and Lord of the Command. Sacriphyx does the Greek style of black metal, and does it well; Peninsula of Graves and the song from their split with Stargazer are both immensely Romantic works. Abramelin's first album is not unlike Blood's O Agios Pethane in execution, although with longer songs; punchy grindcore riffs strung together into a cohesive unit, so its initial impression of blockheaded fury belies a deeper innate understanding of musical structure that just so happens to sound vitriolic. Martire is a bit of an odd duck, I'm actually having trouble thinking of a way to describe it; it's probably best just to listen to their self-titled EP without any prior description.

The other three are not as good as any of the names already mentioned, but have their own value nonetheless. Misery had a very unique brand of death metal that reminds me a bit of Adramelech's Pure Blood Doom - not in style or structure, as it sounds entirely different, but rather in just how entirely inorganic of a world it conveys. Nazxul's melodic black metal is a good listen, although I wouldn't rate it higher than a low B. Lord of the Command is the weirdest of the bunch, and in fact I can't say for certain if I even like it or not. All I know is that I find myself returning to it every so often; it's very weird and confused, but I not in a way that doesn't make sense. They only made two short demos, so you might as well just try them out yourself and see what you think.

Re: Australian/NZ metal
January 12, 2012, 09:54:21 PM
You guys missed VOMITOR - BLEEDING THE PRIEST.  Dirty filthy thrash metal , kind of a blend of Motorhead,  Bathory, and Sodom.


Re: Australian/NZ metal
January 14, 2012, 04:41:44 PM
Armoured Angel's Mysterium and Stigmartyr EP's are really good, and their full length Angel of the Sixth Order is compelling yet painfully simple death metal. The band is worth taking a look at concerning the history of metal though, as they started out in 1982.

Psychrist is high quality death metal, both their albums are very solid.

Re: Australian/NZ metal
January 15, 2012, 01:54:45 PM
Armoured Angel started out in 1982.

I think you're thinking of Armoured Saint.

Re: Australian/NZ metal
January 15, 2012, 02:08:54 PM
I think you should look it up

Re: Australian/NZ metal
January 15, 2012, 08:59:37 PM
Ruins are another band worth checking out, very underrated: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsXL2Q7-yjE&feature=related