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Title: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: hell on November 09, 2013, 05:52:44 AM
Infernal Curse (Argentina) - Awakening of the Damned 2012
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Post by: Angel of Disease on November 09, 2013, 05:59:31 AM
Grave Miasma: Odori Sepulcrorum

There are some good parts to it.
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Post by: dead last on November 09, 2013, 02:35:54 PM
Morpheus Descends - Ritual of Infinity

I am ashamed to never have listened to this album until a few weeks ago. The Florida and New York death bands speak to me in a profound sense and this album is an exceptional example of the styles. Much more mystical and evil version of Suffocation, but lacking in instrumental prowess compared to Effigy or Pierced. A good trade, though, in the end.

Also Oblivion- Called to Rise, since I pay attention to what gets praised on the DMU front page. I hear a distinctly satisfying lack of 'core, and am reminded of the first two Obscura albums, but Oblivion has a much more vicious and even slightly sinister sound. Very impressive in terms of modern death.
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Post by: ksava on November 11, 2013, 01:54:45 AM
Morpheus Descends' first LP - A cryptic release, indeed. It is interesting that interviews they talked about how they aimed to make their music Gothic. I, too, recently experienced this album's might.

For me:
Beherit live show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WNn8jqwJfk [with a reading of the thoughtful DLA interview with NHV which spurred various contemplations] and experiencing "The Return..." for the first time. It was the only classic Bathory I had somehow delayed in listening.
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Post by: Eleison on November 11, 2013, 04:54:10 AM
Morpheus Descends - Ritual of Infinity

I am ashamed to never have listened to this album until a few weeks ago. The Florida and New York death bands speak to me in a profound sense and this album is an exceptional example of the styles. Much more mystical and evil version of Suffocation, but lacking in instrumental prowess compared to Effigy or Pierced. A good trade, though, in the end.

If someone asked me "what is death metal?", that is the album I would show them.  It's probably the most archetypal example of the style imo.
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Post by: dead last on November 11, 2013, 10:31:24 AM
That's what I was thinking too. That triplet breakdown in the 2nd or 3rd track is a great example of how much raw percussive power a band can exercise with a simple arrangement of instruments and simple techniques. Also, those vocals are absolutely morbid. I feel like a voice from beyond heaven and hell is warning me of my own impending, horrific death. The lyrics are unsettling as well; maybe typical gore and horror but well-done nonetheless. A great example of all death metal indeed. Because of all these traits of greatness, I'm left wondering why RoI isn't talked about more, while all the -ation bands are circle-jerked over (and rightfully so, I guess).

(It's probably the goofy logo and cover art.)
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Post by: KingdomGone on November 11, 2013, 03:22:34 PM
All the new bands seem to suck and the old ones have been spun too many times.

The new Summoning was good, must listen to it more.

Also Impaled Nazarene's Ugra Karma, uuh. That is some quality black metal/hardcore.
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Post by: trystero on November 11, 2013, 07:00:47 PM
Paradise Lost - Gothic

Ignored this album for years because I believed this is where they started to explore shit I dont like. It made the front page recently but I still didnt bother to listen to it. I love the first album, Lost Paradise, and I was listening to that Vallenfyre album, ruminating about how shitty it was when it occured to me; I dont need to waste my time on this, the 2nd Paradise Lost album couldnt possibly be worse!

After checking it out I really regret not doing so earlier. Yes, it contains elements that are pretty cheesy (think 2nd album Septic Flesh), but at the same time it contains a refinement of the style developed on Lost Paradise. Greg Mackintosh is just amazing on that album. Currently enjoying this track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0drLbh85Cw8
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Post by: Imposition on November 11, 2013, 09:34:44 PM
Perdition Temple - Edict of the Antichrist

&

Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids 1990 A.D.

And later:

Some Toto followed by Lionel Richie
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Post by: death metal black metal on November 12, 2013, 04:22:15 AM
Early morning Iron Maiden. Always helps kick start those stubborn days.
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Post by: yanluowang on November 12, 2013, 05:19:47 AM
Nox Intempesta. Better than Satyricon, Vinterland, Old Man's Child and so many 1996 clones.
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Post by: fenrir on November 12, 2013, 06:51:52 AM
Repeating, going over Slayer's South Side of Heaven, Deicide's Legion and Celtic Frost's To Mega Therion. 
New to Pagan Mind's Celestial Entrance.  This one is pretty good in its genre, but I cannot stand listening to all the album without a break. The last couple of songs in the album are gold, specially the very last two.
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Post by: hell on November 12, 2013, 10:03:43 AM
Perdition Temple - Edict of the Antichrist

&

Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids 1990 A.D.

And later:

Some Toto followed by Lionel Richie
at the final WHAT? jaja.(im sorry).

today : LVCIFYRE - THE CALLING DEPTHS (morbid angel touch).
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Post by: KingdomGone on November 12, 2013, 04:30:09 PM
Early morning Iron Maiden. Always helps kick start those stubborn days.

Early Iron Maiden is such a burst of energy. The S/T and Killers, so innocent yet so evil. DAMN IT!
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Post by: King_Benny on November 13, 2013, 11:23:04 PM
Hell Hammer-Death Fiend Demo
Von-Satanic Blood (2012)
later
Obliteration-Nekropslams n  Black Death  Horizon

Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: trystero on November 14, 2013, 12:10:23 PM
That Paradise Lost album ended up disappointing me, it is too normed to be compelling, but I still love the song I linked and like other bits on the album. The bonus tracks, overdubbed instruments on two songs from the previous album, are horrible. Instead I have been listening to Screams of Anguish by Brutality. Some of it is fairly solid, the rest just trudges along faithfully enough but fails to be great. The lead guitarist is something else though. I especially like him on the first track, one of the strongest on the album.
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Post by: Vigilance on November 14, 2013, 03:49:02 PM
Vomitor for 9 hours.
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Post by: dead last on November 14, 2013, 06:36:49 PM
Today I listend to:

Napalm Death - Harmony Corruption

Morbid Angel - Gateways to Annihilation

That ND album is awfully boring. I have never been a fan of ND but I never tried any of their more death metal material, which is what I would consider Harmony to be. Still, nothing great. Boring vocals, boring guitar patterns, boring drumming, so-so soloing.

The MA album was pretty great, I thought. I had heard GtA ripped apart by some reviews before but I didn't hear the decline in quality from prior albums, that the reviews claimed was present. I'm not very familiar with MA's albums, but I have Altars, Blessed, and Formulas, all of which I think are very high quality among all death metal, new and classic. Could be I am easily impressed by "guitar fireworks" and am a sucker for about anything Trey plays.
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Post by: Vigilance on November 14, 2013, 08:41:19 PM
Today I listend to:

Napalm Death - Harmony Corruption

Morbid Angel - Gateways to Annihilation

That ND album is awfully boring. I have never been a fan of ND but I never tried any of their more death metal material, which is what I would consider Harmony to be. Still, nothing great. Boring vocals, boring guitar patterns, boring drumming, so-so soloing.

The MA album was pretty great, I thought. I had heard GtA ripped apart by some reviews before but I didn't hear the decline in quality from prior albums, that the reviews claimed was present. I'm not very familiar with MA's albums, but I have Altars, Blessed, and Formulas, all of which I think are very high quality among all death metal, new and classic. Could be I am easily impressed by "guitar fireworks" and am a sucker for about anything Trey plays.

Listen to Gateways a few more times. The fireworks won't have an effect and it will be a chore to listen to.
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Post by: Rotten Ralph on November 15, 2013, 03:22:42 AM
Today I listend to:

Napalm Death - Harmony Corruption


You're right, this album is a complete bore. Try Utopia Banished instead. It's a lot more exciting.
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Post by: metalcore on November 15, 2013, 07:25:21 AM
Napalm Death - Harmony Corruption

That ND album is awfully boring. I have never been a fan of ND but I never tried any of their more death metal material, which is what I would consider Harmony to be. Still, nothing great. Boring vocals, boring guitar patterns, boring drumming, so-so soloing.

I wonder why. It's their first album after their true grindcore years (FETO = 1988; HC = 1990). As many have noted, they made a transition to a more death metal influenced style. It's almost as if in an effort to make the stylistic transition they over-emphasized the metallic elements and lost their own music in the process. Where have we seen this before? Amebix Monolith comes to mind, or Broken Bones (ex-Discharge). Maybe even the second Cro-Mags album.
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Post by: Humanicide on November 15, 2013, 09:26:10 AM
Today I listend to:

Napalm Death - Harmony Corruption


You're right, this album is a complete bore. Try Utopia Banished instead. It's a lot more exciting.

Nah Harmony Corruption is pretty solid. The way it melds hardcore riffing with more tremolo heavy death metal type riffing is a feast for the ears. It's basically punks trying death metal. Utopia Banished is a great record too though; I would say it's Napalm Death's last really good album. Everything after that was either just dull or too indie rock influenced. If you've never been a fan of Napalm Death though Harmony Corruption is a bad place to start.

Broken Bones is pretty awesome, I'd recommend Dem Bones, I.O.U.....Nothing and Bonecrusher. These releases are better than anything Discharge did post-1983. The Complete Singles collection is a good overview of the band for those getting into them for the first time. Part of the reason I enjoy these so much is Bones' characteristic guitar riffing; he's got his own style which is rare for a punk related guitarist.

As for what I've been listening to - lately it's been a lot of Suffocation, Wormed, Cryptopsy, old Kataklysm and similar sounds. It's been quite a death metal month, particularly of the more percussive kind.

Gonna agree with tyrstero on Brutality - good record, particularly good lead guitarist.
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Post by: thrust on November 17, 2013, 08:32:05 AM

Napalm Death - Harmony Corruption


I wonder why. It's their first album after their true grindcore years (FETO = 1988; HC = 1990). As many have noted, they made a transition to a more death metal influenced style. It's almost as if in an effort to make the stylistic transition they over-emphasized the metallic elements and lost their own music in the process. Where have we seen this before? Amebix Monolith comes to mind, or Broken Bones (ex-Discharge). Maybe even the second Cro-Mags album.

Crossover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS6jtOihTCg.
Suicidal Tendencies, Crumbsuckers, Cryptic Slaughter, seemed every 'hc' band was trying to put more meat on their bones by then, but most ended up piles of meat minus a backbone.
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Post by: hell on November 19, 2013, 05:28:47 AM
Exmortis - Immortality's End (D.1989) aaaaarrrrggghhh.
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Post by: hell on November 22, 2013, 08:44:08 AM
Forteresse - Mtal Noir Qubcois (2006)
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Post by: trystero on November 22, 2013, 12:29:34 PM
Today I listened to the first two Sanctuary albums. Warrel Dane is a very strong vocalist though he can sometimes sound a little cheesy. This is very good power metal, some of the best I have heard.
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: hell on November 27, 2013, 05:56:13 AM
Today I listened to the first two Sanctuary albums. Warrel Dane is a very strong vocalist though he can sometimes sound a little cheesy. This is very good power metal, some of the best I have heard.

I Agree.

Today Think of Misery - Poverty is NO Disgrace

and         Powermad - Absolute Power      
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Post by: Humanicide on November 27, 2013, 02:28:29 PM
Today I listened to the first two Sanctuary albums. Warrel Dane is a very strong vocalist though he can sometimes sound a little cheesy. This is very good power metal, some of the best I have heard.

I agree with the sentiment about Mr. Dane. When I was exploring Nevermore a few years back, I found almost every element of that band inconsistent, except his vocals. He knows how to project without sounding forced, though yes he can be cheesy. A shame his talents aren't utilized better in a better project.

Anyway, I listened to Slaughter's "Strappado" on the way to and from work today. Such a burst of energy, the whole album.
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Post by: trystero on November 27, 2013, 06:38:33 PM
Love that album. The feel of it is so awesome, like preachy hardcore inverted into evil. It is like a horror movie where hipsters die. When they say `the government`s a demon` they are not making a political point or allegory or anything, the government is literally a demon!

In the bible we looked while our cities all cooked!
Mutants didnt learn, towards Satan they turned
The wind ripped and tore with the wrath of the Incerator!
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Post by: Wild on December 02, 2013, 02:06:58 PM
Impaled Nazarene - Tol Cormpt Norz Norz Norz (http://www.deathmetal.org/bands/impaled_nazarene/impaled_nazarene-tol_cormpt_norz_norz_norz/)
Impaled Nazarene - Ugra-Karma (http://www.deathmetal.org//bands/impaled_nazarene/impaled_nazarene-ugra_karma)
Impaled Nazarene - Suomi Finland Perkele  (http://www.deathmetal.org//bands/impaled_nazarene/impaled_nazarene-suomi_finland_perkele)
Impaled Nazarene - Latex Cult  (http://www.deathmetal.org//bands/impaled_nazarene/impaled_nazarene-latex_cult)
Napalm Death - Scum (http://www.deathmetal.org//bands/napalm_death/napalm_death-scum_from_enslavement_to_obliteration)
Discharge - Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing (http://www.deathmetal.org//bands/discharge/discharge-hear_nothing_see_nothing_say_nothing)
Nausea - Extinction
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Post by: hell on December 03, 2013, 03:05:56 PM
Yesterday!!

EMPEROR - In the Nightside Eclipse

TODAY!!

Impaled Nazarene - Ugra-Karma (http://www.deathmetal.org//bands/impaled_nazarene/impaled_nazarene-ugra_karma)
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Post by: dawn on December 03, 2013, 11:55:54 PM
Today I am (finally) checking out Surgical Steel. I have to say I don't like it at all. It sounds EXACTLY like Heartwork. I actually have a soft spot for Heartwork because it was one of the first "extreme" metal albums I ever heard, but this album just feels like Carcass took their biggest selling album and tried to write something that sounded exactly like it. Pass...
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Post by: trystero on December 04, 2013, 03:11:33 AM
Listening to Skepticism - Alloy. Never paid this band too much attention. Always favoured Ras Algethi. This is good though, I think this is their best album, where it all comes together and they are able to express themselves in their style. Stormcrowfleet is too much of just the same mood and has to be appreciated song by song.
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Post by: fenrir on December 04, 2013, 06:26:37 AM
Gorguts - Obscura
Bathory - Twilight of the Gods
Voivod - Target Earth
Zealotry - The Charnel Expanse (best 2013 Death Metal album, IMO)
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Post by: Squarekiller23 on December 04, 2013, 03:17:57 PM
Listening to Grand Belial's Key for the first time. "Goat of a Thousand Young" demo. It's a little hokey, especially with the weird keyboards. The version of "Shemhamforash" has an intro that sounds like it should be in a Rihanna song. Besides that, it's not the worst demo to come from a USBM band.
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Post by: fenrir on December 04, 2013, 04:43:19 PM
Listening to Skepticism - Alloy. Never paid this band too much attention. Always favoured Ras Algethi. This is good though, I think this is their best album, where it all comes together and they are able to express themselves in their style. Stormcrowfleet is too much of just the same mood and has to be appreciated song by song.

I've only listened to Stormcrowfleet, and I think that in the right mood, right setting, it does constitute an excellent experience.  But it's true that it is pretty much the same mood throughout all the songs.
I'm going to check that album out immediately. Thanks for the tip.
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Post by: Squarekiller23 on December 06, 2013, 12:08:18 PM
Besides that, it's not the worst demo to come from a Gay Midget Fecal Pr0n (GMFP) band.

Lol wut
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Post by: trystero on December 06, 2013, 04:19:53 PM
Wordfilter strikes again. I didnt realize grand belials key was an N5BM band though.

Listening to Baphomet - The Dead Shall Inherit. One of those albums that initially misled me due to its aesthetic. The classic example of an album like that is Onwards to golgotha I suppose. It seems really primitive and bad, but once I had the patience to stick with it the impressive songwriting became apparent.
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Post by: dead last on December 06, 2013, 07:24:54 PM
Wordfilter strikes again. I didnt realize grand belials key was an N5BM band though.

Listening to Baphomet - The Dead Shall Inherit. One of those albums that initially misled me due to its aesthetic. The classic example of an album like that is Onwards to golgotha I suppose. It seems really primitive and bad, but once I had the patience to stick with it the impressive songwriting became apparent.

Shut me down if need be for going off topic, but I didn't realize there was an issue here with National Socialist bands. I got into a handful of Blazebirth Hall groups a little while back and was really floored at the quality of the composition as well as the raw quantity of energy coming from them. I know that knocking National Socialist bands is the PC thing to do but I never expect PC perspective to pervade this particular forum.

To compensate for my deviance, here is what I listened to today;

Atheist - Unquestionable Presence was annoying to me at first but this is just a plain good album no matter how you judge it. Good in all senses; outstanding depending on your perspective. Outstanding in my perspective.

Bathory - Hammerheart is always good.

Artificial Brain - Butchering Cosmic Giants (EP) - has anyone heard of these guys? I think the members come from faux-extreme metal groups but this is really engaging to me.
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Post by: trystero on December 07, 2013, 09:29:47 AM
Dont have to be PC to knock N5BM, it sucks, the bands suck, the ideology sucks too. Yeah sure there are a few exceptions, but they are not really notable (I can only think of NM atm). As far as the ideology is concerned, getting a lot of things right but some vital things wrong is worse than bad.
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Post by: hell on December 07, 2013, 06:43:01 PM
Yesterday : Impurity (br) live!!!

Today:

Nocturnal Graves - Satans Cross.

Listening to Grand Belial's Key for the first time. "Goat of a Thousand Young" demo. It's a little hokey, especially with the weird keyboards. The version of "Shemhamforash" has an intro that sounds like it should be in a Rihanna song. Besides that, it's not the worst demo to come from a Gay Midget Fecal Pr0n (GMFP) band.

WOW!!
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Post by: dead last on December 07, 2013, 06:55:17 PM
Dont have to be PC to knock N5BM, it sucks, the bands suck, the ideology sucks too. Yeah sure there are a few exceptions, but they are not really notable (I can only think of NM atm). As far as the ideology is concerned, getting a lot of things right but some vital things wrong is worse than bad.

I can imagine many reasons why you would say that, but I'm curious enough to ask you to clarify and elaborate. Do you take issue with National Socialism in general as an ideology? Or do you mainly have a problem with the bands?

Also, today:

More Bathory

The Abyss - The Other Side
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Post by: Vigilance on December 07, 2013, 07:32:28 PM
Dont have to be PC to knock N5BM, it sucks, the bands suck, the ideology sucks too. Yeah sure there are a few exceptions, but they are not really notable (I can only think of NM atm). As far as the ideology is concerned, getting a lot of things right but some vital things wrong is worse than bad.

It's as you say, the music is awful. That's the most damning aspect of it. I'm positive that at some point the Norwegian black metal celebs had NS sympathies but the music was not shit. I will say however that the only worthwhile NS band I've experienced is Spear of Longinus.
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Post by: Squarekiller23 on December 07, 2013, 08:07:57 PM
Listening to Grand Belial's Key for the first time. "Goat of a Thousand Young" demo. It's a little hokey, especially with the weird keyboards. The version of "Shemhamforash" has an intro that sounds like it should be in a Rihanna song. Besides that, it's not the worst demo to come from a Gay Midget Fecal Pr0n (GMFP) band.

WOW!!

I didn't type N5BM. I typed American black metal band. I don't think this was a word filter. I have a feeling a wily mod may have changed it. Maybe because GBK isn't too appreciated around here? I don't know.

Just for fun, N5BM actually filters to NSBM.

And, on topic, I listened to AC/DC's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap today for the first time in years. Still as awesome as it was when I was thirteen.
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Post by: Jim Necroslaughter on December 07, 2013, 08:38:21 PM
Listening to Grand Belial's Key for the first time. "Goat of a Thousand Young" demo. It's a little hokey, especially with the weird keyboards. The version of "Shemhamforash" has an intro that sounds like it should be in a Rihanna song. Besides that, it's not the worst demo to come from a Gay Midget Fecal Pr0n (GMFP) band.

WOW!!

I didn't type N5BM. I typed American black metal band. I don't think this was a word filter. I have a feeling a wily mod may have changed it. Maybe because GBK isn't too appreciated around here? I don't know.

Just for fun, N5BM actually filters to Narrow Squirting Bowel Movement.

And, on topic, I listened to AC/DC's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap today for the first time in years. Still as awesome as it was when I was thirteen.

U5BM is word filtered, no wiliness.

USBM
NSBM
Opeth
Pantera

Collect them all!

I listened to Dawn - Nr Solen Thingamajig for a re-appraisal.  I would say it's better than Dissection but not as good as Far Away from the Sun.
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Post by: Wild on December 08, 2013, 07:11:52 AM
Bolt Thrower - In Battle There is No Law (http://www.deathmetal.org//bands/bolt_thrower/bolt_thrower-in_battle_there_is_no_law)
Zupfgeigenhansel - Volkslieder II
Zupfgeigenhansel - Jiddische Lieder
Ildjarn - Ildjarn - Nidhogg (http://www.deathmetal.org/bands/ildjarn/ildjarn-ildjarn_nidhogg/)
Nausea - Extinction
Napalm Death - Scum (http://www.deathmetal.org/bands/napalm_death/)
Ildjarn - Strength & Anger (http://www.deathmetal.org/bands/ildjarn/ildjarn-strength__anger/)
:wumpscut: - Embryodead
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Post by: Squarekiller23 on December 08, 2013, 07:49:53 AM
U5BM is word filtered, no wiliness.

Gay Midget Fecal Pr0n (GMFP)
Narrow Squirting Bowel Movement
Pink Frothy AIDS
ARE YOU TALKIN TO ME?

Collect them all!

Oh. Indeed it is filtered. Well, excuse the accusation of wiliness, good sir.

Dont have to be PC to knock N5BM, it sucks, the bands suck, the ideology sucks too. Yeah sure there are a few exceptions, but they are not really notable (I can only think of NM atm). As far as the ideology is concerned, getting a lot of things right but some vital things wrong is worse than bad.

It's as you say, the music is awful. That's the most damning aspect of it. I'm positive that at some point the Norwegian black metal celebs had NS sympathies but the music was not shit. I will say however that the only worthwhile NS band I've experienced is Spear of Longinus.

I agree about Spear of Longinus. I'm listening to "Nazi Occult Metal" right now. Killer demo. The way they did the vocals would be cheesy if a less competent band tried to pull it off, but these guys are very competent composers. They're the perfect blend of punk and metal. "The Yoga of National Socialism" is their best album, and would be a good place to start for someone who hasn't heard them.

As for the ideology of National Socialist bands sucking, I think it may have to do with how much they distort it. A lot of those bands filter the ideology down to "I hate n*ggers" and leave it at that. That's another thing that sets SOL apart. You'll find none of that in their lyrics. They glorify war, chaos, and the ancient gods, and don't just yell about how great white people are.
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Post by: trystero on December 08, 2013, 08:40:41 AM
I can imagine many reasons why you would say that, but I'm curious enough to ask you to clarify and elaborate. Do you take issue with National Socialism in general as an ideology? Or do you mainly have a problem with the bands?

I do take issue with NS as an ideology, I consider it a modernist perversion of tradition which as a consequence does a lot of shit right (because the source is great), but some fundamental shit wrong (no religion = insta-fail for instance). I suppose you could say I have NS sympathies? Also neo-nazis are just intolerable. As far as N5BM is concerned though, when it comes to music it is always music first. Not only do the bands suck, they talk big and suck on top of that. I am a big believer in ideological and spiritual integrity translating into great art (depending on the artist). When you see such artistic desolation it is a near-sure sign that something is wrong. This goes beyond black metal when it comes to NS. I have never seen any good Nazi or neo-Nazi art.

There were a couple of N5BM threads here a couple of years ago where this was discussed in detail. Maybe it will satisfy your curiosity.

Listening to Sacramentum - Finis Malorum. Anyone else wish that they had done more songs like Moonfog and Devide et Impera? I really liked the style on this EP. It was a tiny bit clumsy, but the refinement that led to FaftS also ditched some elements that I thought were great. The songwriting style is also a little different as a consequence, more circular on the full-length for some songs as compared to the climactic songs named above on the EP. I really like this heavy metal kind of black metal.
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Post by: Wild on December 08, 2013, 08:48:41 AM
Reforming Christianity and reviving Nordic ideas is incompatible with the the claim of having no religion.
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Post by: dead last on December 08, 2013, 08:53:12 AM
Reforming Christianity and reviving Nordic ideas is incompatible with the the claim of having no religion.

Well that's what I was going to say. Maybe trystero means that they don't have an established background or foundation in a traditional religion. I don't think such an establishment is necessary for religion though. Religion can be created most anywhere from most anything (and I'm talking of REAL religion, with a moral code, worship of aspects greater than the individual, rituals to transcend the mundane and profane existence, and the rest of that jazz).

I'll look for that older thread, trystero. Thanks for elucidating.
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Post by: lost_wanderer on December 08, 2013, 11:23:55 AM
Sigh - Scorn defeat. I really liked it. It's raw and has some melodic, piano part at the same time and it's done in good taste.
Sort Vokter - Folkloric Necro Metal
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: hell on December 09, 2013, 10:57:24 AM
[quote from: Jim Necroslaughter]
I listened to Dawn - Nr Solen Thingamajig for a re-appraisal.  I would say it's better than Dissection but not as good as Far Away from the Sun.
[/quote]

Excuse me to disagree, but it is just a matter of likes
I prefer, also now hearing:

Dawn - Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

and actually if not better (also by preference) just maybe Dissection style.

as for example

Raise Hell - Holy Target or Mork Gryning...similar styles (I think)I hope you understand me.
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: Humanicide on December 09, 2013, 03:39:40 PM

Dawn - Nr Solen Thingamajig

Fuck, I laughed really hard at this. Kind of like Burzum's Hlidjfkalsjfls.

Nausea - Extinction

Hey, good to see another fan of these guys here. Amy's voice is kind of annoying but the music holds up with the best of crust/hardcore.

As for what I've been listening to the past few days:

Absu (various albums, nothing past Tara)
Crucifier - Humans Are Such Easy Prey
Assck - Blindspot and Anticapital
Hellbastard - Ripper Crust and Heading For Internal Darkness

I also heard Into Oblivion's Creation of a Monolith yesterday. (I'm a late comer to this album I know) Only made it through once, but wow. Very intriguing. This is going to be an album to contemplate over. One thing's for sure, they've made death metal unlike ANY I have ever heard, and that is saying something. I think I need a day with just this album.
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: Valz on December 09, 2013, 06:22:06 PM
Was listening to some Emperor today at work. It had been a while since I last heard them.
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: Parasite on December 09, 2013, 10:09:13 PM
Deathhammer - Onward to The Pits

I always avoided it for the awful cover art but today i wanted to listen to something fast that actually has balls and this really came through.  Pretty much sounds like a  50/50 blend of old Destruction and Bathory and i love the way the singer screeches and screams throughout the whole thing. Cool album!
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: Winter on December 09, 2013, 11:11:16 PM
The new Sammath. First song and I'm sold. The new Birth A.D. is next.
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: Jim Necroslaughter on December 10, 2013, 07:06:44 AM
Quote
[quote from: Jim Necroslaughter]
I listened to Dawn - Nr Solen Thingamajig for a re-appraisal.  I would say it's better than Dissection but not as good as Far Away from the Sun.

Excuse me to disagree, but it is just a matter of likes
I prefer, also now hearing:

Dawn - Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

and actually if not better (also by preference) just maybe Dissection style.

as for example

Raise Hell - Holy Target or Mork Gryning...similar styles (I think)I hope you understand me.

I'm sorry comrade, I'm afraid I don't quite understand you.  My criticism of Dissection is that they are really not that subtle, in fact at times I would call them sappy.

Humanicide - I was just happy when I learned how to make the '' character.
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: Vigilance on December 10, 2013, 07:56:37 AM
I think Sacramentum FAFTS is excellent but there is something lacking. I can't put my finger on it, but it keeps the album from being a mainstay for me. I've never given Dawn a listen, only Niden Div.
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: Wild on December 10, 2013, 09:52:12 AM
Quote
Hey, good to see another fan of these guys here. Amy's voice is kind of annoying but the music holds up with the best of crust/hardcore.

She's decent, but the female voice is inferior to the male for this type of music. The rest of the album is great except for the abortion that occurs during track 6.

Extinction is on par with Amebix. Their work afterwards seems uninspired.
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: Humanicide on December 10, 2013, 03:07:17 PM
Quote
Hey, good to see another fan of these guys here. Amy's voice is kind of annoying but the music holds up with the best of crust/hardcore.

She's decent, but the female voice is inferior to the male for this type of music. The rest of the album is great except for the abortion that occurs during track 6.

Extinction is on par with Amebix. Their work afterwards seems uninspired.

Agreed. I like the Cybergod EP too but for the most part the material 1991-92 is blah.

The Punk Terrorist Anthology releases are good collections for those interested.

Sort of related - do you enjoy Agnostic Front?
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: Wild on December 10, 2013, 03:12:56 PM
I haven't heard them yet - I've only recently started to explore this genre.
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: Humanicide on December 10, 2013, 03:21:10 PM
A-Front isn't crust, they're hardcore. Pretty good stuff - stick to everything before the first breakup (1992) and you'll be fine. Vocals are pretty whiny in general....which takes getting used to. I'd recommend United Blood and Victim in Pain to start with. Fortunately not too preachy, but it's hardcore so it inevitably happens. As a fun tidbit, the lyrics for their song "Public Assistance" were written by Peter Steele.

If you are interested in crust, try out those Hellbastard releases I listed. I'd put them near Amebix/Doom/early Neurosis in quality.
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: hell on December 12, 2013, 04:34:36 AM
Nocturnal Graves - ...from the Bloodline of Cain

One great thing about many bands in the Aussie underground is that they play their Metal unadorned, with no frills, and with a 'bloodline' tying proudly into the pedigree of the 1980s. NOCTURNAL GRAVES is one such band, and their new record is guaranteed to melt the faces of the true headbanger legions. Having strong Thrash Metal influences without being a pointless retro Thrash band, this band's Black Death attack has a prominent 1985 SLAYER - like momentum with frequent, magnificent solos courtesy of Shrapnel (ex - DESTROYER 666). This seamless blend of deadly Metal styles, in my opinion, make NOCTURNAL GRAVES the perfect tourmates for a band like GOSPEL OF THE HORNS. Perfect levels on all the instruments here, and thankfully the drummer stays with a natural and yet pounding, anti-digital sound. Before I close, I have to point out the track 'The Conqueror's Flame'. After an opening salvo of bruising speed, at around 2:23min the band hits you with one of the headbangingest riffs you'll hear in 2013 - awesome. "...From The Bloodline Of Cain" is one of my favorites for this year, and it's an album that could incite you to assault the next puke you see in an ASKING ALEXANDRIA shirt... See more here: www.facebook.com/nocturnalgraves, www.hellsheadbangers.com

Dick Osmond‎ (voices from the dark side).
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: hell on December 13, 2013, 05:49:37 PM
Now.
Mighty MOONBLOOD - BOOTLEG COMPILATION.
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: hell on December 21, 2013, 09:47:05 AM
Nile - In Their Darkened Shrines 2002.
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: Tancred Hauteville on December 21, 2013, 04:52:29 PM
Bathory- Blood, Fire, Death
Samael - Worship Him
Gorgoroth -Antichrist
Bach - The art of fugue
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: fenrir on December 21, 2013, 06:10:45 PM
Bathory- Blood, Fire, Death
Samael - Worship Him
Gorgoroth -Antichrist
Bach - The art of fugue

Nice! I also like the combination of Classical and Extreme Metal art in successive waves.
Today it's Massacra's first three albums, Haydn's London Symphonies, Derogatory's debut and Beethoven late string quartets for me!
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: Humanicide on December 21, 2013, 08:08:42 PM
Been listening to God Macabre's The Winterlong a lot this week. I like it - seems like this is the sound that Vallenfyre wanted to do. Can be a bit hokey (the key samples are kind of grating) but for the most part this release is solid. I'm glad I checked it out.

Also been re-listening to Sodom's Persecution Mania and Agent Orange this week. Solid albums, the former in particular. Goddamn it "Conjuration" is only 4 fucking notes and it's better than nearly the entire nu-'thrash' movement. TAKE NOTES POSEURS.  ;D
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: trystero on December 21, 2013, 10:39:40 PM
The DLA review of Persecution Mania makes the major issue of that album very apparent. Lets take one of my half favourite (will explain why) songs for instance; Christ Passion. This song is basically similar to the track Persecution Mania, only filled with totally idiotic mood ruining `thrashy` bouncy riffs. One moment you are enjoying the deepening dark mood, the next moment its back to totally out of place idiocy. If that song was stripped of half its content it would be the best track on the album. Anyway, its still cool. I even like Agent Orange.

Been listening to Lost horizon. Really solid stuff, putting it right up there with Sanctuary and Adramelch as some of the best power metal I have heard. You can even hear some Luciferion in it. The only complaint I have is the songs can go on too long without variation.

Also been listening to Mozart`s K310 Piano Sonata 8 in Am played by Denis Matthews. The Presto is the most metal thing I have heard that isnt metal; a beautiful melody turns into a vice grip on the soul. But I am a simple man so I still prefer my metal ^_^ (P.S.: Strongly recommend Denis Matthews, the man has an awesome musical sense).
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: hell on December 23, 2013, 10:25:45 AM
Caladan Brood - Echoes of Battle 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py6iHvKbDjs
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: hell on December 28, 2013, 03:41:38 AM
Deicide - Deicide 1990

http://www.deathmetal.org/bands/deicide/deicide-deicide/
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: trephanation on December 28, 2013, 09:52:05 AM
Morbius - Alienchrist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfQs3Lw5XrI

Some truly excellent drumming alongside riffs utilizing themes/motifs in a way similar to a more straightforward Timeghoul and reminds of the grandeur of classical music at times.
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: hell on December 30, 2013, 11:21:50 AM
Gift of Gods - Receive (Ep 2013)

The new from Nocturno Cultos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_TLOMS7P00
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: aquarius on January 03, 2014, 04:00:44 AM
Carcass - Symphonies of Sickness

This is such a great album on so many different levels.



Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: hell on January 07, 2014, 05:40:22 AM
Carcass - Symphonies of Sickness

This is such a great album on so many different levels.

Marvellous!!

Today:

Nifelheim - Nifelheim 1995
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: death metal black metal on January 07, 2014, 05:58:40 AM
I AM THE FUCKING SODOMIZER.

...currently listening to Gift of Gods. Next up: Voivod.
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: yanluowang on January 08, 2014, 11:13:45 PM
Carcass - Symphonies of Sickness

This is such a great album on so many different levels.

Marvellous!!

Today:

Nifelheim - Nifelheim 1995

Nifelheim is a sing along death/speed metal retro band and this self-title album is their best.
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: UglyTom on January 09, 2014, 02:31:16 AM
This Ukrainian guys is tearing my brain! Simple and powerful - just what I like!


downwind.bandcamp.com


Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: hell on January 09, 2014, 06:07:53 AM
This Ukrainian guys is tearing my brain! Simple and powerful - just what I like!


downwind.bandcamp.com

You're listening to or making propaganda?

now:

Obituary - World Demise 1994
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: UglyTom on January 10, 2014, 06:10:21 AM
This Ukrainian guys is tearing my brain! Simple and powerful - just what I like!


downwind.bandcamp.com

You're listening to or making propaganda?

now:

Obituary - World Demise 1994


Oh, of course. The correct answer was DOWNWIND - Thy Childre (2013)

And now I'm listening In Flames - The Jester Race 1996
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: fenrir on January 10, 2014, 04:44:21 PM
If "band" is only Metal:

Celtic Frost and At the Gates (in a playlist with Bruckner, Saint-Saens and Wagner).

Today I also have a hunger for Cenotaph's second album, Time Ghoul's two-song EP and Morpheus Descends.  Probably some Baroque music mixed in with these last bands.
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: trystero on January 11, 2014, 07:32:55 AM
Today I also have a hunger for Cenotaph's second album... and Morpheus Descends.

Me too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap6EIJHgkBY
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: Annihilation on January 11, 2014, 07:42:52 AM
Summoning - Minas Morgul.

Previously this album had come across to me as the band's most awkward release. Now it seems exceptional.


Seasonal favorites:

Sorcier des Glaces
Norwegian black metal (what you'd expect)

Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: dead last on January 11, 2014, 10:51:45 AM
Today (and yesterday) Paganini's Caprices on violin, and then Rachmoninoff's orchestral interpretation of the same. I heard the two versions back-to-back played on the radio and WOW. Can't say that one is clearly superior to the other, but hearing both definitely deepend my appreciation for the music overall. Beautiful stuff.
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: Vigilance on January 11, 2014, 11:49:09 AM
Giving Obliteration - Black Death Horizon a shot. Initial impressions: High energy, cool drum performance, but unbalanced and awkward composition. The band seems to be unaware that the atmosphere parts aren't working as well as they think when juxtaposed next to the "fun" Celtic Frost sections, which sounds more like Darkthrone doing Celtic Frost. On occasion I forget I'm not listening to Aura Noir. C-

Editupdate:

The more I listen the more I hate it, there's a good heavy metal band in here but they won't admit it to themselves.
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: fenrir on January 12, 2014, 12:20:32 AM
Today (and yesterday) Paganini's Caprices on violin, and then Rachmoninoff's orchestral interpretation of the same. I heard the two versions back-to-back played on the radio and WOW. Can't say that one is clearly superior to the other, but hearing both definitely deepend my appreciation for the music overall. Beautiful stuff.

doing back-to-back listening or different renditions while really paying attention often yields interesting insights into the music.  I really like doing this too.  When I have the energy to do so...

I trying to give the band Obscura a chance after a long time.  On Retribution right now, can't say much.  Pretty pedestrian and not very creative stuff, composition-wise.  I will give the famed Cosmogenesis  a good listen later.
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: trystero on January 12, 2014, 05:13:14 AM
Not worth the time (Obscura the band). Dont bother. All crap.
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: dead last on January 12, 2014, 07:36:20 AM
Not worth the time (Obscura the band). Dont bother. All crap.

Yes, I went through all their albums starting at the most-recent. Sometimes there are cool guitar lixx but I'll just listen to Paul Gilbert or Steve Vai if that's what I want to hear. Retribution is the best album (even has Death and Morbid Angel covers if I remember) but mostly just modernized bang-whiz-pow holy-triggered-blast-beats, Batman and Van Halen guitar fireworks.
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: Humanicide on January 12, 2014, 10:54:21 AM
The DLA review of Persecution Mania makes the major issue of that album very apparent. Lets take one of my half favourite (will explain why) songs for instance; Christ Passion. This song is basically similar to the track Persecution Mania, only filled with totally idiotic mood ruining `thrashy` bouncy riffs. One moment you are enjoying the deepening dark mood, the next moment its back to totally out of place idiocy. If that song was stripped of half its content it would be the best track on the album. Anyway, its still cool. I even like Agent Orange.

Going to flat out disagree here. Could be my upbringing as a hardcore/punk kid (higher tolerance for 'bouncy' riffs I guess?) but I don't see what you've described as a problem. In fact, the slowing down to half time helps make the last section of the song have that much more impact. The break in "Electrocution" is a fine example of that too. The intensity drops are deliberate and well done if you ask me. Speed/thrash have always had their fair share of 'bouncy' riffs - it's a characteristic of the genre.


Anyway, today I've been listening to:

Disfear - A Brutal Sight of War and Soul Scars
Rudimentary Peni - Farce and Death Church
Sodom again, actually. Heh.
and Demolition Hammer's 2 good albums.
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: Vigilance on January 12, 2014, 11:06:51 AM
Good to see another RP fan.

Today so far, Dr Know and Nominon.
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: Humanicide on January 12, 2014, 11:10:29 AM
Good to see another RP fan.

Nice! I have no idea why they aren't mentioned more in general. Demented, disturbing, and just plain WEIRD punk. Farce is fucking brilliant.
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: Vigilance on January 12, 2014, 11:14:10 AM
I don't know anyone in metal circles that really likes RP, most haven't even heard of them. Step outside of that and every punk/crustie drools.

Cacaphony is weird, an entire album about the life of HP Lovecraft set to the music of a schizophrenic, literally.
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: hell on January 13, 2014, 04:34:24 AM
Anyway, today I've been listening to:

Rudimentary Peni - Farce and Death Church

 Thx for this!!!

Anyway, today I've been listening to:

and Demolition Hammer's 2 good albums.

I Agree.



three-day of Master - Master
                             - On the Seventh Day God Created... Master
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: aquarius on January 13, 2014, 03:47:05 PM
Mortuary Drape - All the Witches Dance

Wouldn't have found this without seeing that article on the homepage.

Was further drawn in by the old-school looking cover art.


Bulldozer - Day of Wrath

(Followed the youtube link to it)
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: aquarius on January 13, 2014, 04:37:10 PM
Summoning - Minas Morgul.

Previously this album had come across to me as the band's most awkward release. Now it seems exceptional.

Yes. It's an interesting transitional work that retains some of the fiery energy of their debut while moving towards the epic, ambient, highly 'structured' material they are known for. I would probably put it up there with Dol Guldur for inspiration, but not 'refinedness'. It would actually be a really cool album to hear re-worked and re-recorded in their modern style.
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: Squarekiller23 on January 17, 2014, 06:49:00 AM
Skepticism - Alloy

It's cold, grey, snowy, and bleak where I'm at. It seemed very fitting.
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: Tancred Hauteville on January 17, 2014, 10:13:06 AM
Therion- Symphony Masses and ....Of Darkness
Sacramentum - Comimg of Chaos
Into Oblivion - they just released a split with Disintered and its really good!
Cromlech- Ave Mortis
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: Ramtin on January 17, 2014, 04:04:12 PM
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Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: fenrir on January 18, 2014, 02:06:42 AM
Corelli sonatas
Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
Saint-Saens' 3rd
Timeghoul
Napalm Death's Scum
Deicide's Legion
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: hell on January 21, 2014, 11:58:30 AM
  MayheM - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanaaaas!!!
-I-       -I-

http://www.deathmetal.org/bands/mayhem/mayhem-de_mysteriis_dom_sathanas/
Title: Re: What Band are you listening today?
Post by: Humanicide on January 21, 2014, 05:28:24 PM
Anyway, today I've been listening to:

Rudimentary Peni - Farce and Death Church

 Thx for this!!!

You're welcome! Glad I could recommend.

Today :
Pentagram - Relentless
Immortal - Pure Holocaust

Been very snowy today. These albums are quite appropriate for the weather.
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: trystero on January 21, 2014, 06:04:15 PM
Listening to Creepmime - Shadows and Winter - Into Darkness. Two very different kinds of doom metal, and both bands that I think should have either continued in this vein and refined their music or at least strongly influenced some other outfit. Oh well, maybe in decade or two. I am sure Into Darkness had a DLA (or something) review, if anyone knows where I can find it, would be very appreciated. Creepmime was a late addition to the Archives, and for me was a chance recommendation that turned out to be an amazing, lasting album. Shadows is well worth a listen, it sounds a bit weepy like some doom metal can but under the surface its not like that at all.

If any one of you have missed either of these, give them a go.

Edit: A LARM review for Winter (not the one I am after) which is a bit spotty. Says there is no lead work, there is and some very interesting stuff to boot. Must mean big solos I suppose.
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: Wild on January 22, 2014, 02:08:34 AM
http://www.deathmetal.org/zine/winter-into-darkness/
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: fenrir on January 22, 2014, 03:17:27 AM
At the Gates' Gardens of Grief
Goatcraft's All for Naught
Immolation's Here in After
Nihilist's best of compilation

in the middle, Anton Bruckner's 3rd directed by Daniel Barenboim
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: trystero on January 22, 2014, 07:02:38 AM
http://www.deathmetal.org/zine/winter-into-darkness/

Thanks, but not it I think. I cant even get through this lol, despite my respect for the writer. Just a figment of my imagination maybe?
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: Wild on January 22, 2014, 07:41:24 AM
http://web.archive.org/web/20080314143911/http://www.evilmusic.com/reviews/winter/79.html
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: trystero on January 22, 2014, 09:16:15 AM
Yeah, thats it. Dont remember it being on evilmusic but shows what I know. Owe you one, thanks.
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: Vigilance on January 22, 2014, 06:52:49 PM
Infest - Slave

Heresy - 20 Reasons to End it All

Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: Parasite on January 22, 2014, 07:53:52 PM
Lots of Nunslaughter for me these days, specifically , HEX and GOAT.  I love the energy and straight forward style, along with the touches of humour,it' s been a good week blasting this stuff!  There is actually some awesome riffing throughout each album, some songs are mid paced, some are slow , some are grinding, and I love hearing the grating voice of Don of The Dead!

I did switch it up finally tonight, witn DEMONCY - ENTHRONED IS THE NIGHT!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: Imposition on January 22, 2014, 11:04:27 PM
Can't get enough of Perdition Temple's 2010, which happened again today. Old school Morbid Angel worship at its best. Also, Lantern's 'Below' again (amazed no one else around here has enjoyed this one).
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: Humanicide on January 23, 2014, 10:03:07 AM
Infest - Slave

Heresy - 20 Reasons to End it All

You have excellent taste. Infest is one of the last bands to do something different (but still good!) with punk music. Basically I think of them as grindcore if it were played by punks who pre-dated the grindcore movement. Great stuff; and even the few longer slow songs they have are interesting - even if I find them less compelling than their normal confrontational bursts of grindpunk. Had the pleasure of seeing them at Maryland Deathfest last year - was definitely in the top 3 performances of the entire fest.

Heresy is cool too but they aren't as good. I like their Peel Sessions compilation.

Today:
Brutality - Screams of Anguish
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: Vigilance on January 23, 2014, 01:05:39 PM
Infest - Slave

Heresy - 20 Reasons to End it All

You have excellent taste. Infest is one of the last bands to do something different (but still good!) with punk music. Basically I think of them as grindcore if it were played by punks who pre-dated the grindcore movement. Great stuff; and even the few longer slow songs they have are interesting - even if I find them less compelling than their normal confrontational bursts of grindpunk. Had the pleasure of seeing them at Maryland Deathfest last year - was definitely in the top 3 performances of the entire fest.

Heresy is cool too but they aren't as good. I like their Peel Sessions compilation.

Today:
Brutality - Screams of Anguish

Haha thanks brudda! I agree on all points, including Heresy. The first thing that struck me about Infest was how concise and focused the songs are. Especially for that style and period of time. You'd almost expect it to be choppy and uneven.

I haven't been much for metal this past week:

Victims Family - The Germ
Annihilation Time - Tales of the ancient (Decadent "fun" iron maiden/rock punk hybrid)
Dr. Know - This Island Earth
Cryptic Slaughter - Convicted
Gridlink - Orphan (just getting around to this and WOW this is inventive writing)
Descendents - I don't wanna Grow up. (Pop punk highmark)
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: trystero on January 23, 2014, 01:23:19 PM
Catching up with some indian classical, Salamat Ali Khan and Ali Akbar Khan mostly. Also listening to the Vangelis Blade Runner soundtrack.
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: hell on January 24, 2014, 05:01:09 AM
Also listening to the Vangelis Blade Runner soundtrack.
Wow this great for me...and also Dr. Know and Brutality.

two days of:

SARCOFAGO - INRI (playing UNREAL in computer) aaaarrrgghh!!!

http://www.deathmetal.org/bands/sarcfago/sarcfago-inri/
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: fenrir on January 24, 2014, 05:28:05 AM
Debussy's La Mer
Centurian's Contra Rationem
 Derogatory's Above All Else
Morbid Angel's Altars of Madness
Beethoven's Op. 127 (String Quartet) by Quartetto Italiano
Massacra's Final Holocaust and Enjoy the Violence
Profanatica's Thy Kingdom Cum

And permanently, every day, ever few hours: Timeghoul's Tumultuous Travelings
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: Humanicide on January 24, 2014, 07:27:28 AM
Catching up with some indian classical, Salamat Ali Khan and Ali Akbar Khan mostly.

I've seen Indian classical mentioned around here a few times. Would you mind recommending me one symphony/opus from either of these composers? I'd like to dive into this genre; I've never heard classical music outside of a European/American context and I'm pretty curious.

_______________________________________________________________________

ATTN: Vigiliance - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvaod_ZHJOo
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: Vigilance on January 24, 2014, 08:11:12 AM
In hindsight, it would have been worth flying to the otherside of the country to see Infest. Thank you and fuck you.
Title: Re: What bands are you listening to today?
Post by: Tree on January 29, 2014, 09:23:11 AM
Intestine Baalism - An Anatomy of the Beast
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Post by: Vigilance on January 30, 2014, 07:43:13 AM
Disclose. Dug this out of the depths of maybe 3 years. Still awesome and the only other good D-Beat band.

Therion - Gothic Kabbalah. Not sure how I feel about this. It's good in moments but the pop/mainstream/goofic stuff is really grating. Unfortunate because there is some really good ideas in here.
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Post by: trystero on January 31, 2014, 04:28:14 PM
I've seen Indian classical mentioned around here a few times. Would you mind recommending me one symphony/opus from either of these composers? I'd like to dive into this genre; I've never heard classical music outside of a European/American context and I'm pretty curious.

Sorry my friend, missed this post. I am afraid what you requested does not apply, both of these are performers. There is no real concept of composer separate from performer in indian classical. In fact it has pretty much nothing in common with Western music, even the understanding of scales/notes etc. is different. Indian music would be closer to folk music as opposed to the large scale of western classical. There is generally a single performer with a small supporting group and the music consists of a single melodic line (there are no chords in indian music) with a strong focus on improvisation within certain forms. There was a thread on the forum which may be a good place to start just to ground yourself and satisfy curiousity: http://www.deathmetal.org/forum/index.php/topic,7791.0.html (if you have further interest just bump that thread).

Try this, focusing on the final two minutes or so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hobK_8bIDvk

Listening to Betrayer - Calamity. I might even prefer Maze of Suffering to Maze of Torment :D
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Post by: aquarius on January 31, 2014, 05:02:45 PM
I've seen Indian classical mentioned around here a few times. Would you mind recommending me one symphony/opus from either of these composers? I'd like to dive into this genre; I've never heard classical music outside of a European/American context and I'm pretty curious.

Sorry my friend, missed this post. I am afraid what you requested does not apply, both of these are performers. There is no real concept of composer separate from performer in indian classical. In fact it has pretty much nothing in common with Western music, even the understanding of scales/notes etc. is different. Indian music would be closer to folk music as opposed to the large scale of western classical. There is generally a single performer with a small supporting group and the music consists of a single melodic line (there are no chords in indian music) with a strong focus on improvisation within certain forms. There was a thread on the forum which may be a good place to start just to ground yourself and satisfy curiousity: http://www.deathmetal.org/forum/index.php/topic,7791.0.html (if you have further interest just bump that thread).

Try this, focusing on the final two minutes or so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hobK_8bIDvk

Listening to Betrayer - Calamity. I might even prefer Maze of Suffering to Maze of Torment :D

Found this (http://www.amazon.com/Music-India-peggy-holroyde/dp/B002CSMQNC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391215746&sr=1-1) book to be of great use in helping to understand 'Indian classical music' from a western perspective. It's also worth noting that Hindustani and south Indian music are largely considered to be as distinct from each other as they are from western classical music.
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Post by: trystero on January 31, 2014, 09:17:25 PM
Nah they share a lot, I dont know why you would say that. Carnatic music is much more streamlined as far as theory is concerned now though. Still, they operate on similar principles. Personally, I prefer hindustani music and hindustani performers, probably a bit of cultural bias at work there; more courtly/regal. I distrust western sources on indian music because often some of the greatest performers are just not engaged (language and exposure issues), and the ones that are do a lot of crap fusion-y and experimental stuff or are somewhat dishonest (fuck Ravi Shankar). It isnt difficult to understand or appreciate, a bit of experience is all that is required. Wikipedia is probably good enough to sort out any holes after that. Anyway, not the place for this stuff.

Currently listening to Insanity - Death after Death and Emperor - Wrath of the Tyrant. Love that last one, sometimes even more than ItNE. Someone needs to copy that shit, its so deliciously evil.
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Post by: hell on February 01, 2014, 05:37:12 AM
the simplicity of the BATHORY - BATHORY

http://www.deathmetal.org/bands/bathory/bathory-bathory/
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Post by: Humanicide on February 01, 2014, 05:12:03 PM
Thanks for the information, trystero. Shows how unfamiliar I am with it when I can't request properly! I'll dive into it tomorrow as I've got the whole day off with not much planned.

Today:

Fang - Landshark/Where the Wild Things Are
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_KRk9e5Zy4 (best track by far hah)

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Post by: aquarius on February 01, 2014, 05:27:23 PM
Three days ago I listened to Immortal - Battles in the North.
Two days ago I listened to Impaled Nazarene - Ugra Karma.

Do you see some sort of pattern occurring here?
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Post by: hell on February 14, 2014, 12:08:54 PM
Dark Angel - Leave Scars 1989

All music by Hoglan & Durkin
All lyrics by Hoglan, except Never to Rise Again by Durkin & Rinehart
and Immigrant Song by Jimmy Page & Robert Plant.
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Post by: Humanicide on February 14, 2014, 10:21:26 PM
Root - first 3 albums.

Forgot how good this band is. Refreshing stuff, even if a little awkward at times.
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Post by: trystero on February 15, 2014, 01:33:40 PM
Constantly listening to Saint Vitus, the first two Wino albums. I used to think Dave Chandler`s solos were mostly noise, but he puts enough structure in them that they turn into something else entirely. Kind of like Trey Azagthoth if he sucked at guitar. The lyrics are very powerful and very metal. I am usually not impressed by sordid tales of drug abuse but these are profound, not half because of the delivery, Weinrich is *ADJECTIVES*.
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Post by: death metal black metal on February 15, 2014, 03:27:31 PM
In the kitchen, obsessively blasting early Massacra, Sepultura and Incantation.
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Post by: fenrir on February 15, 2014, 08:38:05 PM
the simplicity of the BATHORY - BATHORY

http://www.deathmetal.org/bands/bathory/bathory-bathory/

On Schumann at the moment.
But then I'm going to go through Bathory's first three albums.
Then hit some Locatelli and Beethoven.
Afterwards I'll probably listen to At the Gates, Demilich, and Incantation while getting some music studying done. :D
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Post by: Angel of Disease on February 15, 2014, 09:48:03 PM
Burzum. Nothing post-jail.
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Post by: hell on February 21, 2014, 05:28:32 AM
Taake - Hordalands Doedskvad 2005

The album features guest performances by Nattefrost, Nordavind, Taipan, Discomforter, Utflod, Stoever & John Boyle.

Hordaland is a county in south-western Norway (it includes the city of Bergen). "Doedskvad" means death chant in English.
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Post by: freddc on February 21, 2014, 08:39:17 PM
Most of the time :

Over-powered swedish style guitars.
Loud kick/snare.

Bolt thrower ... we will remember.
Exhumed
Hypocrisy. Ultra violent destruction.


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Post by: Humanicide on February 22, 2014, 11:31:58 AM
I'm in the middle of giving Bongripper's Satan Worshipping Doom a try. The fact that there are no vocals is a strong point of this album - really lets the riffs breathe. They're pretty good at providing a lot of variation within one particular tempo. Downsides are a few post-rocky sounding riffs here and there. Overall I'm liking this first listen, but will have to see how it holds up in the future.
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Post by: NVM on February 23, 2014, 08:09:35 AM
I'm in the middle of giving Bongripper's Satan Worshipping Doom a try. The fact that there are no vocals is a strong point of this album - really lets the riffs breathe. They're pretty good at providing a lot of variation within one particular tempo. Downsides are a few post-rocky sounding riffs here and there. Overall I'm liking this first listen, but will have to see how it holds up in the future.

They're certainly a huge cut above the rest of the slow, sludgy Metal that weekenders seem to like. I like that album.

Lately I've been on a big Fields Of The Nephilim, Samhain and Sisters of Mercy kick.
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Post by: tollaf on February 23, 2014, 11:42:06 AM
I cant get over the country metal groove riffs that Bongripper tends to write. Other than that I liked this album when I heard it on bandcamp, but it hasnt lasted for me. It is still worlds better than the rest of the stoner doom trash heap though.

Listening to Imposition - Memento Mori; had the urge after that Mayhem track on the front page. Congratulations Imposition, you are better than Mayhem.
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Post by: WrappedinDarkness on February 23, 2014, 09:33:18 PM
Deicide - Legion. Classic american death metal.
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Post by: Imposition on February 23, 2014, 10:32:23 PM
I cant get over the country metal groove riffs that Bongripper tends to write. Other than that I liked this album when I heard it on bandcamp, but it hasnt lasted for me. It is still worlds better than the rest of the stoner doom trash heap though.

Listening to Imposition - Memento Mori; had the urge after that Mayhem track on the front page. Congratulations Imposition, you are better than Mayhem.

Excellent. Immediate suicide otherwise.
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Post by: fenrir on February 26, 2014, 10:23:36 PM
Oxiplegatz's Worlds and Worlds, Anton Bruckner's 9th, Vader's The Ultimate Incantation

later at night... want to get some Locatelli and Ancient's first album in my system...
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Post by: Tree on February 27, 2014, 01:01:42 PM
Vengeful - The Omnipresent Curse

"Modern" death metal band from Montral that describe themselves as "death metal with a hypnotic edge." Good grasp on songwriting in all scopes (riff, song, album). Appropriate balance between faster pummeling songs and atmospheric mid-paced tracks. This album stands above most modern death metal, and I think it is worth exploring if you can get past the production (the bass drum is obnoxious). Sample song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqEsGWkASB4).
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Post by: BarrytheMortician on March 02, 2014, 12:33:15 PM
Barry the Mortician - For fans of Cannibal Corpse, Six feet Under and Chimaira

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_wLqE0_zHY
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Post by: fenrir on March 07, 2014, 11:02:18 AM
Nokturnal Mortum - The Voice of Steel
Bartok - First Piano Concerto
Locatelli - Violin Concertos 10~12
Atlantean Kodex - The White Goddess
Sibelius - Symphonies 1 and 2, Music for Violin/Cello and Piano
Yes - Tales from Topographic Oceans

tried listening to Exodus, but besides the tasty solos, couldn't find anything redeemable in their music.
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Post by: Wild on March 07, 2014, 03:29:20 PM
Godflesh
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Post by: fenrir on March 16, 2014, 05:19:16 AM
Origin - entity ( *yawn*)
Sammath - Godless Arrogance
Timeghoul's discography
Sammath - Godless Arrogance
Beherit - Engram

queued for a little later:
Blinded by Faith - Chernobyl Survivor
Gorguts - Obscura
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Post by: Frostam on March 18, 2014, 06:50:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvkoqNrHFdw

Blzer - "Aura". Black/Death metal from Zurich, Switzerland. They have more of a "modern" sound but I can hear potential in it.
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Post by: aquarius on March 18, 2014, 07:08:35 PM
Beyond Mortal Dreams - Dreaming Death

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N25XSW9Se4E



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Post by: fenrir on March 23, 2014, 09:23:52 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvkoqNrHFdw

Blzer - "Aura". Black/Death metal from Zurich, Switzerland. They have more of a "modern" sound but I can hear potential in it.

I listened to them quite a bit last year. They have some pretty nice ideas, but it seems like they do not know how to develop them or bring songs to a closure.
I find Von's 2013 album to be a more complete version of this same feeling.  At least in my mind these two seemed to be somehow related.  I may be mistaken, though.
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Post by: Vigilance on March 23, 2014, 02:12:33 PM
Terrorizer - Hordes of Zombies

Good, but could have been stronger if the songs were condensed. The title track, specifically, feels like it hangs around for 20 minutes.
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Post by: fenrir on March 24, 2014, 11:05:17 PM
I woke up in the afternoon today feeling too drowsy to make sudden movements.  The street is quiet and the sky is gray.  The music I want to listen to today doesn't (apparently) particularly match this setting...

1) Cadaver - Hallucinating Anxiety
2) Bathory - The Return
3) Discharge - Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing

4) JS Bach - Solo and Double Violin Concertos, interpreted by the Academy of Ancient Music
5) JS Bach - Weihnachts Oratorium
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Post by: August on April 14, 2014, 04:15:02 PM
Hypocrisy - Penetralia

I hate myself for not checking this stuff out earlier, it has the same type of simple violence with surgical precision as Massacra and Deicide. A mix CD of these three bands would be a really good idea!
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Post by: Saif al-Malik on April 19, 2014, 10:24:01 PM
Lately:

"Heavy" Metal
Candlemass
Solitude Aeturnus
Heaven and Hell
Dio
Black Sabbath
Judas Priest
Iron Maiden

Hardcore/Crossover
Cro-Mags
Sick of it All
Integrity

and more.
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Post by: Tree on April 23, 2014, 07:33:19 AM
Laid down and gave my attention to Necromantia - Scarlet Evil Witching Black last night, and I really enjoyed it. Some thoughts, upon first listen:

*The manner in which the tracks are arranged works very well. Start with the most blasting and straightforward track, and allow the album to open up as it progresses. Track 4, the synthesizer one, is a well-situated and pleasant break from the metal aesthetics.
*The creative (sometimes almost wacky) elements of timbre and rhythm always augment the songs, instead of acting as random distractions.
*The atmosphere is strong and dark, yet the riffs and structures remain tangible and exciting (compare to many modern bands that try to be atmospheric...boring).
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Post by: Perennial_Man on April 24, 2014, 11:27:01 AM
Finally coming to Profanatica's Thy Kingdom Cum; the repetition of guitar riffs evokes a sarcasm of the three Gospel books. Man & Jinn provokes an excellent trance and with this third release alongside the others I am finding a refinement in that conception of rumbling harmony. THe bass is always lurid. Profanatica remains my favorite U.S. Black Metal.
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Post by: Tree on April 24, 2014, 10:15:57 PM
Incantation - Onward to Golgotha. Just as splendid as when I first heard it. This album has that eternal quality about it. The best of the best!
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Post by: fenrir on April 30, 2014, 10:55:30 AM
Black Metalling early Ancient and Immortal...
Bach and Locatelli

I've found that I enjoy my listening more by alternating between well-composed music with these opposite characteristics. 
A very stable one versus a largely dissonant one.
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Post by: Vigilance on May 01, 2014, 02:39:30 PM
Profanatica - Dbag/ Thy kingdom

I firmly believe Profanatica to be the best black metal band active today.
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Post by: HoosierHessian on May 01, 2014, 11:04:12 PM
Profanatica - Dbag/ Thy kingdom

I firmly believe Profanatica to be the best black metal band active today.

I thought Thy Kingdom Cum left a lot to be desired. It felt much drier than Disgusting Blasphemies or the like.
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Post by: Vigilance on May 02, 2014, 07:03:04 AM
Profanatica - Dbag/ Thy kingdom

I firmly believe Profanatica to be the best black metal band active today.

I thought Thy Kingdom Cum left a lot to be desired. It felt much drier than Disgusting Blasphemies or the like.

Drier? It's their most musically dense album! It's a lot like an experimental Dethrone the Son of God in that they didn't write riffs and melodies that would appeal to anyone. I think I said this earlier but I believe its intent was to blaspheme black metal convention and Profanatica at least as one might have come to expect them to sound.
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Post by: HoosierHessian on May 02, 2014, 10:21:43 AM
I just found a lot of the riffs to be extremely out of place, uninspired, and annoying. I love DtSoG but this does nothing for me. I'm probably gonna be listening to it again though because your praise of it piques my curiosity.
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Post by: Vigilance on May 02, 2014, 11:41:48 AM
I just found a lot of the riffs to be extremely out of place, uninspired, and annoying. I love DtSoG but this does nothing for me. I'm probably gonna be listening to it again though because your praise of it piques my curiosity.

I'm convinced that what you describe was the objective of the album. Hence the comparison to the first Havohej album. It is black metal in the way nobody wants to hear it. Compare it to the latest Demoncy for example. The album, while excellent, plays black metal the way people want and expect. They play ideas that, while containing emotional depth, are desirable. Profanatica have never really been about riffs so much as energy, motion and feeling. Which is why they get away with angular, often redundant to idiotic riffs that border child-like. It's never been about the musical ideas, but the more subconscious primal cadence. With the latest album they take that and expand it into the realm of melody.

I've found that the best way to experience Profanatica is to put it on without actively listening to it. It only makes sense when it is felt. I doubt that makes any sense. It's difficult for me to relay my experience.
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Post by: HoosierHessian on May 02, 2014, 01:28:07 PM
I'll definitely be giving it another chance.
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Post by: Vigilance on May 05, 2014, 08:54:12 AM
MDC-Millions of Dead Cops all

Infest-No Man's Slave

Siege-Drop Dead
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Post by: fenrir on May 06, 2014, 11:44:00 PM
Started on a playlist that will probably end by tomorrow evening as I am able to listen throughout a great part of the day and evening.

Basically, it's Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelungs , with a classic Black Metal albums in between.
Started off with The Celtic Winter, and then into Das Rheingold.
The other Black Metal albums presiding the other three sections are Transilvanian Hunger, Det Frysende Nordariket and Dol Goldur.
To close the playlist I placed Hvis Lyset Tar Oss and Filosofem after Gotterdammerung.

It may be someone thinks this interrupts the feeling of the opera. But I think considering the fact that each of the sections is from 2 to 4 hours long, I am not sure this is a valid point. You 'd need to take breaks from it anyway. And I will, and while in the break submerge into the small window into spiritual worlds those Black Metal albums present us with.
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Post by: flytrap666 on May 07, 2014, 02:51:54 PM
 A lot of early black metal. There is just something that is so perfect about the aggressiveness of Thrash Metal and the grittiness of Black Metal. Bathroy, Sodom, and Venom: all great black metal bands from the '80s.
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Post by: aquarius on May 07, 2014, 05:56:07 PM
Fenrir, I honestly don't know how you can listen to metal and classical back to back. I mean, it's great that you can and I can certainly appreciate the deeper link between various, seemingly contrasting forms of music, but my own experiences as a listener would find the abrupt jump from one 'sound texture' to the next a bit jarring.
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Post by: fenrir on November 21, 2014, 05:12:16 PM
Fenrir, I honestly don't know how you can listen to metal and classical back to back. I mean, it's great that you can and I can certainly appreciate the deeper link between various, seemingly contrasting forms of music, but my own experiences as a listener would find the abrupt jump from one 'sound texture' to the next a bit jarring.

It depends on mood, and as you say I listen to the whole WORKS back to back, not to songs. Now that would really be problematic. Also, I tend to transition when I feel there is a bridge.For instance, the flat, or even terraced, dynamics typical of first-album Immortal and Ancient and their consistent mood share these traits with baroque music such as Locatelli's. They provide different experiences through character but they share a certain common plain.
I don't feel a too-abrupt feeling then, also because I listen to the complete work, which gives me a closure's peace before the next thing starts. When this happens the contrasting effect also makes me much more aware of certain details in the next work. Say Haydn's String Quartet after Vader's The Ultimate Incantation. But this doesn't always feel right. I do so when I need progression. But it is never 10 minutes of one thing and then 10 of another. It usually is a matter of complete works, just like when you are listening to metal albums. In the case of short-lasting works such as EPs or short symphonies (such as some of Mozart's), I need to listen to more of the same together in order to not make an abrupt change, in order to satiate my craving for each "scenery". Maybe it has to do with particular feelings towards music.


These are the sort of observations you must draw to listen to a lot of Beethoven's music as well. His works are almost always tied together by something that makes it consistent, yet this element is not always the same. Sometimes his way of transitioning through keys is so intense that it is difficult to determine the MAIN key of a movement. Sometimes this movement doesn't even make use of a main key and the main key is determined by the whole work's other movements of which this singular quasi-keyless movement is part of.

Sometimes it is a motif, but some of his works don't have this sort of glue and instead its something else, he even foreshadows a typically French Romantic take on it where the coherence is provided not through motif, rhythm or even harmony but solely through mood and character, as in his Choral Fantasy, as far as I have read (though I cannot vouch for it in detail since I am not really acquainted with the score).
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Post by: death metal black metal on December 08, 2014, 09:32:54 AM
These are the sort of observations you must draw to listen to a lot of Beethoven's music as well. His works are almost always tied together by something that makes it consistent, yet this element is not always the same. Sometimes his way of transitioning through keys is so intense that it is difficult to determine the MAIN key of a movement. Sometimes this movement doesn't even make use of a main key and the main key is determined by the whole work's other movements of which this singular quasi-keyless movement is part of.

How does an artist conceptualize?

Experience -> Conclusion -> Metaphor -> Melody or rhythm-melody pair

The rest is setup for this and note choice follows those needs, with key as a guide more than a boundary.
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Post by: death metal black metal on July 15, 2015, 08:02:13 AM
A good introduction to Locatelli (https://mega.nz/#!GRx1SZKb!RVSjtQOJ5gjDRDUduP8mR1zBFxTyJkSeYfYgnAttrtc).