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The new metal classics

Re: The new metal classics
June 19, 2009, 07:06:37 PM
I'm being sent Havohej's new album as a promo. I can't wait! High hopes for this one.

Much to my disappointment, upon first listenings, this album is trash. I'll keep listening but so far this seems like fodder for the recycle bin. (I have to review it, its one of my promos)

I've been hearing mostly positive things about the new Suffocation album. Any thoughts?

Trauco

Re: The new metal classics
June 19, 2009, 07:29:14 PM
New Suffocation thread

I'll give it a listen eventually. Too bad to hear (err...read) that the new Havohej is shit, although I'm still willing to give it a try. Can anyone upload it to the Audiofile?

As I'm typing this I'm sending two more tracks for uploading. I'll might add a track from Sacramentary Abolishment's first album, even though is not post-96, but from the year. I'll give the 2nd one a listen too. Cool stuff. Much better than the material I heard from Axis of Advance, which was boring as hell to me.

Re: The new metal classics
June 19, 2009, 08:45:52 PM
New Suffocation thread

I'll give it a listen eventually. Too bad to hear (err...read) that the new Havohej is shit, although I'm still willing to give it a try. Can anyone upload it to the Audiofile?

As I'm typing this I'm sending two more tracks for uploading. I'll might add a track from Sacramentary Abolishment's first album, even though is not post-96, but from the year. I'll give the 2nd one a listen too. Cool stuff. Much better than the material I heard from Axis of Advance, which was boring as hell to me.

"Distracting Stone" the 2nd album, is garbage sadly, but River of Corticone deserve every second of your time. Axis of Advance was boring for you? Perhaps you were listening to "The List" instead of "Strike". =)

ozz

Re: The new metal classics
June 20, 2009, 07:49:38 PM
My list... of special note is Helstar's The King of Hell: not quite Remnants of War, however this is the best 'comeback' album I've yet to hear from anyone... ever.

Abusiveness (POL) - "Hybris" (4.5 / 5) (black metal)
Aeon (SWE) - "Bleeding the False" (4 / 5) (brutal death)
Anata (SWE) - "The Infernal Depths Of Hatred" (4 / 5) (technical death)
Anata - "Dreams Of Death And Dismay" (4.5 / 5)
Anata - "Under a Stone with no Inscription" (5 / 5)
Anata - "The Conductor's Departure" (5 / 5)
Akercocke (UK) - "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone" (5 / 5)  (progressive death/black)
Avenger (CZE) - "Shadows of the Damned" (black / death) (5 / 5)
Avenger (CZE) - "Fall of Devotion, Wrath and Blasphemy" (5 / 5)
Beheaded (MLT) - "Ominous Bloodline" (4.5 / 5)
Bolt Thrower (UK) - "Those Once Loyal" (4 / 5)
Blood Freak - "Multiplex Massacre" (5 / 5) (death/grind)
Blood Freak - "Sleaze Merchants" (4.5 / 5)
Benighted (FRA) - "Benighted" (4 / 5) (brutal death/grind)
Benighted (FRA) - "Psychose" (4 / 5)
Benighted (FRA) - "Insane Cephalic Production" (5 / 5)
Benighted (FRA) - "Identisick" (5 / 5)
Benighted (FRA) - "Icon" (5 / 5)
Belphegor (Aut) - "Pestapokalypse VI" (4.5 / 5) (black/death)
Belphegor (Aut) - "Blutsabbath" (5 / 5)
Belphegor (Aut) - "Lucifer Incestus" (4.5 / 5)
Bible Devil - "Freedom Metal" - (4 / 5)  (stoner metal)
Burst (SWE) - "Lazarus Bird" (4 / 5)
Death - "The Sound of Perseverance" (5 / 5)
Deicide - "Stench of Redemption" (5 / 5)
Deeds of Flesh - "Crown of Souls" (5 / 5) (brutal death)
Deeds of Flesh - "Of Whats to Come" (5 / 5)
Destroyer 666 - "Cold Steel... For an Iron Age" (4.5 / 5)
Destroyer 666 - "Defiance" (4.5 / 5)
Destruction - "The Anti-Christ" (4.5 / 5) NAILED TO THE FUCKING CROSS!!!!
Drudkh (UKR) - "Autumn Aurora" (4.5 / 5)
Drudkh (UKR) - "Forgotten Legends" (5 / 5)
Drudkh (UKR) - "The Swan Road" (4.5 / 5)
Drudkh (UKR) - "Blood in Our Wells" (5 / 5)
Dub Buk (UKR) - "Rus Ponad Vse!" (pagan black metal) (4.5 / 5)
Empyrean Sky - "The Snow White Rose of Paradise" (5 / 5)
Enslaved (NOR) - "Eld" (5 / 5)
Enslaved (NOR) - "Below the Lights" (4 / 5)
Fleshgod Apocalypse (ITA) - "Oracles" (4.5 / 5) (brutal death)
Ghoul - "We Came for the Dead" (3 / 5)
Hour of Penance (ITA) - "The Vile Conception" (4.5 / 5) (brutal death)
Helstar - "The King of Hell" (4.5 /  5) (speed metal)
Horna (FIN) / Behexen (FIN) - split EP (black metal) (5 / 5)
Hypnosia - Extreme Hatred (4.5 / 5) (death/thrash)
Immolation - "Close to a World Below" (5 / 5)
Immolation - "Unholy Cult" (5 / 5)
Immolation - "Harnessing Ruin" (4 / 5)
Immolation - "Of Hope and Horror" EP (5 / 5)
Immolation - "Shadows in the Light" (5 / 5)
Immortal (NOR) - "At the Heart of Winter" (4 / 5)
Immortal (NOR)- "Sons of Northern Darkness" (4 / 5)
Incantation - "Primordial Domination" (4.5 / 5)
Incantation - "Decimate Christendom" (5 /5)
Incantation - "Diabolical Conquest" (5 / 5)
Infernal War (POL) - "Conflagrator" (4.5 / 5)
Iniquity (DEN) - "Five Across the Eyes (4.5 / 5)
Insect Warfare - "World Extermination" (4.5 / 5)
Kronos (FRA) - "The Hellenic Terror" (4 / 5) (brutal death)
Lock Up - "Pleasures Pave Sewers" (4.5 / 5)
Lykathea Aflame (CZE) - "Elvenfris" (5 / 5)
Massemord (POL) - "The Whore of Hate" (4 / 5) (black metal)
Monstrosity - "In Dark Purity" (5 / 5)
Monstrosity - "Rise to Power (5 / 5)
Monstrosity - "Spiritual Apocalypse" (4.5 / 5)
Necrophobic - "The Third Antichrist" (4.5 / 5)
Neurosis - "A Sun That Never Sets" (5 / 5)
Neurosis - "The Eye of Every Storm" (4.5 / 5)
Order of Ennead - "Order of Ennead" (3.5 / 5) (black/death)
Ragnarok (NOR) - "Arising Realm" (4.5 / 5)
Ragnarok (NOR) - "Diabolical Age" (4.5 / 5)
Recueil Morbide (FRA) - "Waste of Senses" (4 / 5) (brutal death/grind)
Sacramentum (SWE) - "The Coming of Chaos" (5 / 5) (black / death)
Sacramentum (SWE) - "Thy Black Destiny" (5 / 5)
Sigh (JPN) - "Hangman's Hymn" (4.5 / 5) (avant-garde black/thrash)
Suffocation - "Suffocation" (4 / 5)
Suffocation - "Souls to Deny" (4 / 5)
The Project Hate MCMXCIX - "In Hora Mortis Nostrae" (5 / 5)
Trauma  (POL) - "Imperfect Like a God" (4.5 / 5) (death metal)
Vital Remains -  "Dawn of the Apocalypse" (4.5 / 5)
Windir (NOR) - "1184" (4.5 / 5)

Re: The new metal classics
June 20, 2009, 11:43:04 PM
Ghoul is fun, but not really anything apart from pure entertainment.

Belphegor is pretty mediocre, if you want material of theirs which is good in any respect, stick to the first 4 albums.

Kronos I wouldn't call classic, but certainly very solid. Above average for modern death metal.

Akercocke, Hour of Penance and Benighted I'd suggest staying far far away from.

Re: The new metal classics
June 21, 2009, 02:47:42 PM
That list isn't composed of "influential" bands. For example: few compositions of Sorcier des Glaces inspire me personally but I think that its impact on metal is insignificant.

Disciples of Mockery's Prelude to Apocalypse is well composed and had broader range of themes than mentioned Incantation's latest. It is a solid work.

Absence of Crimson Massacre is a mistake unless im missing something about them...Even if their new album will fail they deserve mention for Luster of Pandemonium because while not flawless it lonely leads technicality and phrasing in good direction.

Re: The new metal classics
June 22, 2009, 02:16:23 AM
Absence of Crimson Massacre is a mistake unless im missing something about them...Even if their new album will fail they deserve mention for Luster of Pandemonium because while not flawless it lonely leads technicality and phrasing in good direction.

The omission of Crimson Massacre is a bit startling now that you mention it. No Nox Intempesta either. Both are better than half the represented bands. Legion of Doom would also better be served with something not off 'The Horned Made Flesh.' Try Narjniians Eternal Winter, Chariots of Thunder, or Bridge of Lunar Tears.

Re: The new metal classics
June 22, 2009, 03:20:13 AM
So what exactly is the reason for no Immolation anyway?

ozz

Re: The new metal classics
June 22, 2009, 01:40:27 PM
I completely forgot

 Lykathea Aflame - Elvenfris (5 / 5) brutal grind stuff

Ghoul is fun, but not really anything apart from pure entertainment.

Belphegor is pretty mediocre, if you want material of theirs which is good in any respect, stick to the first 4 albums.

Kronos I wouldn't call classic, but certainly very solid. Above average for modern death metal.

Akercocke, Hour of Penance and Benighted I'd suggest staying far far away from.



Good points, however Akercocke's "Words Unspoken..." is phenomenal and I'm totally gay for French metal, so I am admittedly a raving Benighted fanboy.  Thoughts on the Varberg quartet Anata? Maybe I'm totally lame but I do believe Schalin & Allenmark are one of the more astounding guitar tandems in metal history.  I also think that Blood Freak "Multiplex Massacre" is FUCKING awesome.

Then again I'm still stuck in the late 80s... Sabbat (UK), Artillery (DEN), d.r.i., Sepultura (Schizophrenia & BTR), Mercyful Fate, Atheist, Coroner, Cadaver, Death, Forbidden, Massacra, Razor, Overkill

Re: The new metal classics
June 22, 2009, 03:12:12 PM
Lykathea Aflame - Elvenfris (5 / 5) brutal grind stuff

They may be influential but it's not kind of influence we want to have for future generations. Just listen to them - they are ostentative but bland with weak structures, nothing underneath, reminds me of Kataklysm. I don't pay attention for acoustic and keyboard parts , as they are there to distract. They even aren't so brutal...




ozz

Re: The new metal classics
June 22, 2009, 10:55:26 PM
Well you're certainly entitled to your opinion, however I disagree: 'Elvinfris' is an awesome slab of grind-influenced art.

And of course 'brutal' is a bastardized cliche term that I should have known not to use when characterizing 'grind/death' oriented music since music of this nature is inherently 'brutal' and adding a redundant adjective does raise an objective eyebrow.

Immolation - Unholy Cult (5 / 5).  Best metal album ever?

 

Re: The new metal classics
June 23, 2009, 12:43:57 AM
Good points, however Akercocke's "Words Unspoken..." is phenomenal and I'm totally gay for French metal, so I am admittedly a raving Benighted fanboy.  Thoughts on the Varberg quartet Anata? Maybe I'm totally lame but I do believe Schalin & Allenmark are one of the more astounding guitar tandems in metal history. 

Anata is solid. Nothing to lose your mind over, but like Kronos, above average for modern death metal.

Re: The new metal classics
June 24, 2009, 10:21:21 AM
Veneficium - De Occulta Philosophia - A Missae Tenebrae

Still the most enduring 2008 release for me. Check out their myspace here and send me a pm if you want me to upload their album on audiophile.

http://www.myspace.com/veneficiumqc

Re: The new metal classics
June 24, 2009, 03:21:51 PM
I do have to second that for Lykathea Aflame. Being european, it does have alot of its own national qualities that you will not find anywhere else.....

Trauco

Re: The new metal classics
June 28, 2009, 05:09:52 PM
Here's a list of stuff to check out for possible inclusion to the tape. I want you to tell me what do you think/what specific albums would you recommend in case there isn't one mentioned.

Root - The Book
Maniac Butcher - Lukan Antikrist or something else
Megiddo - The Atavism of Evil or The Devil and the Whore
Hail - Inheritance of Evilness
Immolation - Unholy Cult
Nagelfar
Crimson Massacre - The Luster of Pandemonium
Nox Intempesta
Destroyer 666
Disciples of Mockery - Prelude to Apocalypse (or maybe a superior example of modern brutal death metal?)

Thanks for the suggestions, BTW.