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Audiofile / Re: Requests/Report Dead Links
« Last post by Undermind on June 23, 2014, 02:57:37 AM »

Any worthwhile albums by Voivod or Gehenna.
Metal / $5 CD'S - Gravenvelope - 06/22/14 Update - Metal CD'S
« Last post by Gravenvelope on June 23, 2014, 02:12:08 AM »

06/22/14 UPDATE!

New Arrivals From Vader, Autopsy, Skeletonwitch, Nachtmystium, Death, Nile and more!

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Death Metal/Black Metal/Sludge/Doom/Grind/Hardcore/Heavy/Progressive/Old/New/And More!

« Last post by ChromePeelerRec on June 22, 2014, 11:30:17 PM »

Essential double LP collection of work by Jonathan Canady (Dead World, Angel of Decay, Nightmares) of crushing American power electronics for fans of Sickness, Whitehouse, Prurient. Taken from deleted cassettes, 7"s and CD-R releases, expect nothing but extreme power electronics at its best. By the time this record completes its run you will feel exhausted with an inner ugly that doesn't seem totally healthy yet is rawly satisfying at the same time.

The gatefold features new artwork by Nicola Vinciguerra (Fecalove) and layout by Canady. Limited to 500 copies on randomly mixed color vinyl with digital download card. Randomly mixed color vinyl is a random blend of colors that comes out with a marble like appearance. No two mixed color records look the same.

LIMITED TO 500 COPIES. Order @ http://www.chromepeeler.com/order.html
Metal / Re: Eucharist
« Last post by Tralfamadorian on June 22, 2014, 08:44:29 PM »
As a side note, does anyone know why the name 'Eucharist' was chosen? I've read all the interviews I could find, but there is no mention of it.
Metal / Eucharist
« Last post by Tralfamadorian on June 22, 2014, 08:42:20 PM »
While the DLA doesn't outright condemn this band, it seems it is excluded from the 'pantheon' of greats. And yet, I cannot get enough of their first album 'A Velvet Creation'. Most songs are well constructed and are centered around a main theme supported by meandering but relevant explorations. The handful of shaky arrangements are overcome by the expert ear for melody on display. This release was light-years ahead of its contemporaries, including In Flames, Dark Tranquility, even Unanimated. Why 'A Velvet Creation' never became a household name among melodic death aficionados is beyond me, but it probably had something to do with the muffled guitar tone and the unstable line-up. This unfortunately meant that Eucharist's above-mentioned less-than-stellar peers provided the template for future melodic metal, killing a nascent subgenre before it could ever reach maturation (some might consider TRitSiO the zenith of this style, and it was clearly enormously influential on it, but I would say that album is more closely aligned with traditional death metal due to the preponderance of non-diatonic riffing).

While Eucharist's debut is an essential part of the collection of anyone even remotely interested in melodic metal, their second outing 'Mirrorworlds' is an interesting listen but not much more than that.

You can download the band's discography off of their website in MP3 192kbps:
Metal / Re: How Slayer re-invented the postmodern world
« Last post by Vigilance on June 21, 2014, 10:19:28 PM »
Hell Awaits the greatest album made and the perfect intersection between every relevant branch of metal. If someone were to ask me "What is metal?" THAT is the album I would show them.
Metal / Re: Profanatica - Progenitors of the Omni-Riff
« Last post by Vigilance on June 21, 2014, 10:15:56 PM »
I think the key to Profanatica/Havohej is that the music is body music like punk or hip hop. It's something felt not something intuited. John Gelso has stated that he feels black metal is at its best when it's close to punk. I can't be that far off he he. But really, their music has more to do with movement, motion, aggression violence, mockery in dance than it does "Romanticism of darkness and reality." I honestly to this day cannot figure out why it is praised next to stuff that meets the standards of artistry upholded by ANUS etc. Etc.

I'm discussing their entire disco. Not just the latest album which I believe is great.
Metal / Re: OrthodoxBlackMetal webzine
« Last post by Mpastardos on June 21, 2014, 05:24:25 AM »
The review for the very interesting, first full length album of Akrotheism from Greece, "Behold the Son of Plagues (2014)", is online.

English http://www.orthodoxblackmetal.com/akrotheism-beholdthesonofplagues2014.php

Greek http://www.orthodoxblackmetal.com/akrotheism-beholdthesonofplagues2014gv.php

Metal / Re: How Slayer re-invented the postmodern world
« Last post by Saif al-Malik on June 21, 2014, 03:48:41 AM »
The influence and relevance of Slayer will never cease.  They stand as heroes in the hall of metal musicians for their influence has reached into many genres of metal.  Black metal, death metal, speed metal contemporaries, and even some of the power metal bands that flirt with a darker side of music owe some homage to Slayer.  Slayer was also the first introduction for many metalheads, and non-metalheads who like metal to the darker side of metal musics, for Slayer holds a special position where they were/are able to convey the dark side of humanity in a format which in an artistic fashion does not exclude the newcomer, but offers insight with an acquired taste.

Hail Slayer!
Metal / Re: Profanatica - Progenitors of the Omni-Riff
« Last post by aquarius on June 20, 2014, 02:20:50 AM »
There's probably a writer and thinker out there better than myself who can state this more concisely than I can. Admittedly I came across this observation months back and didn't bother writing down my thoughts so this is coming out very approximated and incomplete but whatever. Have it.

You've summed it up quite well. I had the same thoughts about it and even the lyrics seem follow that basic pattern (randomly geneterated out of basic genetic starting material). It's admirable though I guess I probably just don't go for that sound. Give me short, ripping stuff like Dethrone... or their Collection CD any day. And on that note I actually enjoyed the Grand Masters Sessions better than this .
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