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Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: July 07, 2008, 10:43:55 AM »
Moonsorrow-extremely boring band, listened only to their 2nd and 3rd, they were attracting to me when I was rocker(will not say hipster)
They have kinda dark atmosphere, but they are very slow at riffing and the riffs are not heavy as they are in good doom metal. Avoid at all cost, especially if you are into black or death metal or classical music

I actually enjoy Moonsorrow. Their songs can get too long sometimes, but i like the dark atmosphere they create.

Metal / Re: Newer Graveland
« on: July 06, 2008, 11:51:19 PM »
I really found myself enjoying "The Fire of Awakening". Darken sure has an ear for simple, yet emotional and epic riffage. two thumbs up from me.

Metal / Re: grindcore and such
« on: July 01, 2008, 03:34:51 PM »
Waking the Cadaver is another product of the current "deathcore" phase. trendy crap which borrows liberally from Devourment and some random metalcore band.

avoid avoid avoid.

Interzone / Re: Thrash versus Thrash Metal
« on: June 30, 2008, 08:23:46 PM »
i agree, Artillery's "By Inheritance" is a fantastic album.

Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: June 17, 2008, 07:40:15 AM »

Drawn and Quartered has atmosphere similar to Immolation, but they get dull half way through their albums. Best listen to the superior band.

I never really made that correlation, but now that you bring it up, I suppose youve got a point.

D&Q arent bad at all, but youre right, Immolation is a lot better.

Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: June 17, 2008, 07:37:27 AM »
Decrepit Birth epitomizes what is wrong with modern death metal. Their first album is full on blasting br00tality with little or no songwriting to be found. Directionless garbage. Now it seems with their newest one they decided to ape the worst ideas from ITP-era Death, Cynic, and Atheist. Just as bad, if not worse, than their first album.

Metal / Re: grindcore and such
« on: June 16, 2008, 11:22:30 AM »
I'm becoming a growing fan of Waking The Cadaver. My facorite song from them is Blood Splattered Satisfaction, followed closely by Chased Through The Woods By A Rapist.

I REALLY hope youre joking. Or that youre a troll.

Because if youre not....then I will have to die laughing right now.

Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: June 16, 2008, 11:04:53 AM »
I second deadite's opinion on Spawn of Possession, Psycroptic, and Anata.  With art I always say stick with the original - in my opinion you're better off with Suffocation, Deeds of Flesh, Cryptopsy, et al.

Any of these worth a shot?

High on Fire
Asbestos Death
His Hero is Gone
Acid Bath

ive mentioned before that HHIG combines melodic guitars and crust punk. i honestly dont think those two elements should be together, and so they really arent my thing. others may find them of interest, and they certainly do what they do well.

Axegrinder is like a gloomier, more metallic version of Amebix. On "Rise of The Serpent Men", their only full length, speed is abandoned for the most part (as opposed to some songs on their demos) in place of sludgy riffage and a good deal of double bass passages. They also like to rely on ambient-like keyboards which are sprinkled in at some points on the album. The first two tracks "Never Ending Winter" and "Hellstorm" intertwine most effectively. The rest of the tracks are still good, but not as good. Overall, id suggest this band to someone in the mood for some metallic sounding punk.

Acid Bath is decent, but they delve a little bit too much into nu-metal territory for their own good. Great lyrics though.

Sleep is a doom band, very Black Sabbath influenced. I must admit I do not own an album, but what i have heard is of good quality. I just have to get used to the vocals, which I was not a fan of.

High On Fire is a band which one of the members of Sleep formed after that band's breakup. I find them to be very dull.

Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: June 14, 2008, 10:58:34 AM »
Some I'd never heard of, from an interview:

Spawn of Possession - Cabinet and Noctambulant
Augury - Concealed
Anata - Under A Stone With No Inscription
Psycroptic - The Scepter Of The Ancients
Defeated Sanity - Prelude To The Tragedy

SoP is your generic tech death. All the soul of a Necrophagist, with slightly less wankery.

Psycroptic's only good point is that their drummer is in The Amenta, who are pretty decent.

I found Anata to be overrated, as hype i heard proclaimed them to be an ideal mix of technical and melodic death metal. "Under A Stone With No Inscription" was by no means a terrible album, but again, nothing really stood out. Enjoyable for a song or two.

Metal / Re: grindcore and such
« on: June 14, 2008, 10:52:31 AM »
I think it is partially because Blood is not necessarily a name which "jumps out" at you. The music speaks for itself, obviously, but they have a very generic name, and they are pretty obscure, at least in the way of tracking down releases from them.

I mean, Napalm Death, there is a name that sticks in your head. Misery Index, Brutal Truth, Siege, they stick out too.

Calling yourself Blood just doesnt seem too original. I know i sound like a stupid advertising agent but to catch a listener's attention a band does have to come up with some sort of memorable name.

It could also be the fact that their releases are not widely distributed, or that they were a second comer to the developing grindcore scene.

Metal / Re: Morbid Angel - Formulas
« on: June 14, 2008, 03:22:22 AM »

Longstreth's drumming is also impressive(generally speaking) as usual...but 'pedestrian' seems a good descriptive for the whole album honestly.  

yeah, even though Mr. Longstreth has been involved with a fair share of weak bands, it doesnt diminish the fact that he is a superbly talented drummer.

Metal / Re: Morbid Angel - Formulas
« on: June 13, 2008, 05:27:42 PM »
Dim Mak is metalcore with hints of death metal. i liked their riffing style on "Knives of Ice" (only album i have heard), but the vocals were pretty pedestrian.

Metal / Re: grindcore and such
« on: June 13, 2008, 05:24:53 PM »

that album is indeed a monster, ASBO. it reminds me of Blasphemy/early Impaled Nazarene in its violent reckless abandon, and those RIFFS! "Cannibal Ritual" has one of the most skullcrushing riffs i have ever heard. fantastic stuff.

Metal / Re: Mathcore
« on: June 12, 2008, 08:32:43 PM »

I'm sorry.  I should have chosen my words more carefully here.  While later Death does not necessarily fit the same style of music (it lacks the chugga chugga riffing, etc.), it still suffers the same flaws as the bands listed do.



Chuck explicitly states that he's "trying to incorporate all my personal tastes, influences, and stuff."

"I'm into a lot of different types of music ."

Even on Human you can hear Chuck attempting to add several outside influences to the music (especially jazz), as well as purposefully increase the technicality of the band.

It seems that people on this site think the only reason for a stylistic change in Death was because of Christianity and AIDS.  Clearly, however, as the interview illustrates, Chuck was trying to move death metal in a new direction by adding as much shit to it as he could.  Of course, we all know how well that turned out.

you make a good point. for me, a person who actually enjoys Death despite what people claim on this site, i appreciate the first few albums, and call "Human" my favorite. i think it is a very good balance of death metal/speed/thrash with jazzyness and all those other things brought in by Paul and Sean from Cynic, as well as Chuck. the next album, "Individual Thought Patterns" suffers from the "album which couldve been a great EP" syndrome. the less said about Death's last 2 albums, the better.

Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: June 12, 2008, 08:25:52 PM »
on Wintersun - ill admit i have a soft spot for Ensiferum, and i think Jari's talents serve him better in that band.

on the album itself, i got it when it first came about about 4 years ago. there are some good ideas throughout, and the only track which is COB-ish is the first track. keyboards are heavily used in an ambient kind of role, and they arent ever really done distastefully. the only problem is the album drags on and the lyrics to some of the songs are pretty bad.

id give Wintersun a 5/10. nothing too bad, but nothing that jumps out at you.

on Arckanum, have never been able to get into them because of the HORRIBLE vocals.

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