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Metal / Re: Is Gorguts destined to fail?
« on: May 05, 2012, 03:40:08 AM »
Polvo won me over - In Prism was fucking awesome. Iron Maiden's last 4 albums are awesome. I believe. Hell, even Electric Wizard hit their stride late in their career.

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Metal / Re: Is Gorguts destined to fail?
« on: May 04, 2012, 11:33:52 AM »
The live clips don't seem to be especially exceptional, but there's a youtube of a instrumental track that sounded prety good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWqNR4xFCzg&feature=related

I'd be into this, if it ever gets released?

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Metal / Re: Buying CDs
« on: May 04, 2012, 02:12:45 AM »
I buy everything I really like in physical format... if it's not worth purchasing, it's not worth hearing.....

I buy less and less as I get older, I tell myself. But I still buy tons of cool new sounds and cool old sounds.....

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Metal / Re: Composition difficulties.
« on: May 01, 2012, 11:59:01 PM »
Jam more with others and record what you do - stuff sounds so different when you play it back in a different context. Might help you refine what you're looking for.

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Metal / Re: Hipster Metal
« on: April 28, 2012, 05:52:46 PM »
blah blah blah the sword blah blah blah boris blah blah blah nachtmystium blah blah blah sunn blah blah

So sick of hearing about this "phenomenon" of hipsters - anyone using the word in 2012 should be guillotined....

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Metal / Re: Vinyl
« on: April 22, 2012, 03:33:40 PM »
More points:

Earache has had to admit that a lot of their recent reissues were just the CD master pressed to vinyl. Any benefit to the format then? You're essentially getting a much more aesthetically pleasing cover with a digital signal path.

Most albums rarely receive a separate vinyl master. Same way the early CDs were rarely master properly at the start of the digital age.

Most albums are recorded digitally, then pressed to vinyl. Typically unless you pay out the ass, most pressing plants involve a digital stage even if it's recorded on analog tape.

There's very little accountability from vinyl labels - take 4 Men With Beards. I bought their reissue of Cluster 71 and the fuckin' thing is full of pops and clicks. Where are they sourcing this material from? Where are they pressing it? They don't even have a website or a contact address. Great cover with a cheap standards of quality. And look how many albums they issue every month. Is there any benefit besides aesthetics to these?

I have records from the 70's that are well played well loved and then sat in a musty basement for 30 years and play perfectly. I have new records I bought last week that are full of pops.

In summation: anyone who says, with authority "vinyl (or CDs) are better" that person is not looking at all the issues involved.

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Metal / Re: Vinyl
« on: April 22, 2012, 03:17:26 PM »
This is an internal debate I'm driven crazy by. Since I was about 14, I only bought records, CDs when that was the only option. When I hit about 24 I stopped buying so many records and moved to CDs, mainly due to changing tastes (most of the prog/jazz/noise/krautrock I was listening was CD only or else originals were crazy rare. Now I'm back to buying vinyl almost exclusively and there's a ton of stuff I could never even have dreamed of finding in LP format a few years ago sitting there new for a reasonable price, so I'm re-buying favorites I already had on CD.

Yet more than half the time, I listen to music on my phone in 320 mp3, on the go since I don't have even a fraction of the time I'd like to spend in front of my record player. Now I have to make time to actually listen.

Does vinyl sound better? It is more dependent on the stereo/turntable/speakers/headphones than the format. I bought my first "real" stereo about 5 years ago - I didn't go overboard but I bought an excellent system and wonderful speakers. CD, tape or vinyl, I felt like before I had ears filled with shit. CDs shouldn't sound any worse if you're listening to them properly.

Here's a great article on vinyl vs. CD from the hifi shop down the street from me. Great store, even if the level of audiophile insanity is really just ou to lunch:

http://www.planetofsoundonline.com/articles/yesvinylisback.php

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Metal / Re: "NWN bands"
« on: April 11, 2012, 08:28:12 PM »
I'm.... 60/40 on his stuff probably which is an amazing ratio for me, for Profound Lore or HHR it's probably 10/90 or some comperable ratio... he runs a great distro too....

As for the forum, I'm a regular there and it's got it's share of dreamers and sillyhearts, but at least the focus is music.... can't say that about too many places these days.

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Metal / Re: New "Old School Death Metal"
« on: April 09, 2012, 03:12:19 PM »
That Execration LP is fucking awesome. I always forget about them for some reason, but every time I spin the LP I'm really impressed. They did this 2x7" called OSLO WE ROT with Obituary parody artwork, I didn't find a copy but it was a really well executed idea.

I kind of forget to lump Necros Christos in with this genre since they're so unique, but it's worth mentioning I thought Doom Of The Occult was the best death metal record of 2011

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Metal / Re: REVENGE: Scum.Collapse.Eradication now available.
« on: April 08, 2012, 05:46:26 PM »
LP out May 1

Fucking thing is savage. Best one yet in my humble opinion.

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Metal / Re: Disma - Towards the Megalith
« on: April 08, 2012, 03:41:43 PM »
I was unimpressed with this and it hasn't grown on me either. Something about it disagreed with me - I can't say what exactly. I'll give it some time, but the songs I found flat and uninspired and the entire aesthetic - name, album cover, etc to be not to my tastes. Never say never though....

An aside: I was on the tram with my non metal wife a while back, and some ultra metal dude got on wearing a giant Disma shirt, she says: "do you know that band? That shirt is so gay"

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Metal / Re: Fake "Old School Death Metal"
« on: April 08, 2012, 03:32:11 PM »
I must have been on a fuckin' BENDER last night because I don't even remember starting this thread

I regret nothing....

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Metal / Fake "Old School Death Metal"
« on: April 08, 2012, 02:26:57 PM »
Hooded Menace are fucking great. I couldn't get into goofy shit in the same vein like Acid Witch or other Razorback acts, but I can definitely get down with HM.

There's a few of these retro death acts that are so fucking cringeworthy.... I couldn't even fathom checking out this band based on the cover:



I mean, are you fucking kidding me?

No offense

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Metal / Re: New "Old School Death Metal"
« on: April 07, 2012, 06:04:26 PM »
For me I think the new Cruciamentum is just totally 100% top notch. A full LP of this would just be incredible. I am going to have to order the demo 10" and the split 7" asap to get myself caught up. To my ears the MLP sounds like a mix of the best elements of RoC Bolt Thrower mixed with early Incantation and that is a definite winner....

The new Embrace Of Thorns, as well really made an impact. I suspect that has more black metal elements for the scope of this discussion, but really is a great album.

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Metal / Re: New "Old School Death Metal"
« on: April 06, 2012, 01:16:39 PM »
I had forgotten about Father Befouled until they were mentioned here. VERY underwhelming, and no surprise Relapse snapped them up. Totally cookie cutter stuff from what I remember. Plus the name, awful stuff. Sounds like an old man shit himself in a respite home. Plus the cover artwork is so generic

I have not checked out the Grave Miasma LP - which is unfortunate as I loved the Goat Molestor 7" they released before changing their name. I'm going to have to order that before it goes OOP.

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