22 thoughts on “Sadistic Metal Reviews 07-26-15”

  1. Daniel says:

    Good job Staff! That’s a lot of shit. Must’ve been asshole ripping. Crustier and move caveman Swedeath than even the crustiest songs on Left Hand Path was done and done well by God Macabre and Nirvana 2002. They are both essentially crust bands who just happened to have been produced by Skogsberg at Sunlight. Funny how no Entombedcore band has actually used them as a template.

    1. Cooperation rules. This is how this site could be kept rich, if all the people that believe in its mission and importance would contribute something every time they can.

      1. This is how this site could be kept rich, if all the people that believe in its mission and importance would contribute something every time they can.

        Excellent point. It is a community more than anything else.

  2. Egledhron says:

    As much as I really hate to admit it, Venezuela (my country) excels at having a really terrible output in metal. Funebria looks like the type of band that just pointed at random words from a Dark Funeral booklet while blindfolded, and then used a lyrics randomizer to put it all toghether.

  3. OliveFox says:

    I always feel bad for really hardcore Power Metal fans. Typically very nice, fun, earnest, honest, hard working, intelligent folks from my experience. The opposite of most hipster, “holier than though” cocksuckers you run into at a show or a bar…but Jesus, could it be any easier to shit on an ENTIRE sun-genre of metal? That Lothloryn album cover makes me want to vomit.

    Has their even been a decent Power Metal album in the last, fuck I don’t know, decade and a half?

    1. Jesus, could it be any easier to shit on an ENTIRE sun-genre of metal?

      This provoked quite a chuckle. It is truly a cheese-fest. It reminds me of the last days of speed metal because the overly-stylized, almost rushed form squeezes out most of what makes metal interesting. However, there are some good musicians working in there and if we view it as heavy metal, most of seems more developed than the average band floating around in the 80s.

      1. Daniel says:

        The listenable early power metal was speed metal: Metal Church’s debut, Riot’s Thundersteel, early Blind Guardian, Running Wild. Manowar always sucked.

        1. I agree, except about Manowar. They are a pure metal/AOR combo and do it quite well. I prefer not to listen to it but can admire how well done it is.

          I spent a lot of time listening to the Metal Church debut. At the time, I enjoyed it. It was also one of the dozen speed metal albums available in stores.

          Might throw Powermad in there and middle-period Queensryche…

          1. Daniel says:

            Best Manowar album? I’ve just heard their pure cheese stuff.

            1. Dickspill OfBeta says:

              They didn’t turn into complete self-parody until their 5th album, Fighting the World. Their first album is too rock’n’roll and their fourth is kinda their “Covenant” if you catch my drift. Stick to Into Glory Ride and Hail to England.


        2. no troll says:

          Manowar always combined epic heavy metal tracks with self-conscious loud hard rock bullshit, thus they never made a consistently good album. Come to think of it, this is the case for almost every early US heavy metal band, but they were the best of the bunch. I’m still not convinced they weren’t an influence on Hammerheart – TotG era Bathory though. Quorthon was probably bullshiting people, like when he said he never listened to Venom.

          1. Daniel says:

            Of course he was. Quorthon was a habitual liar. Boss was his father and the first album is the only one without a drum machine.

            1. And the music is no less great for it. The composition is superb, drum machine or not.

      2. OliveFox says:

        I hope I did not seem cynical about it. I can certainly be seen whipping around my kitchen, headbanging to Ample Destruction or Fit for Fight on occasion. So the childlike joy of great Power Metal is not lost on me. But somewhere along the line it became a parody of itself and the subject matter of the music became more important than the actual music. Maybe Blind Guardian is the best example of that, not sure. Mid 80’s maybe?

        1. parasite says:

          Blind Guardian is music to play Kings Quest 5 to, that’s about it. It’s fairytale stuff, it’s one of those once a year listens.

          1. Most of it isn’t even that good, music-wise.
            I prefer the clarity and depiction of early Rhapsody by far.
            Now, I still would like to “get” Manowar and Helloween (are these guys actually any good?)

            1. Tyuiop says:

              Try Bridge of Death, Mountains, and Secret of Steel.

              1. Tyuiop says:

                Also, the best heavy/power metal album ever made: Adramelch – Irae Melanox

                1. Don’t know, I didn’t find it that impressive.

                  1. rtyui says:

                    Adramelch or those Manowar songs?

                    Also, best thrash album: Artillery – By Inheritance

  4. freudian says:

    Any Einstürzende Neubauten worth listening to? Their name comes up in the Beherit reviews.

  5. Parasite says:

    Hey staff,

    i just got Ritual of Infinity LP in the mail on Friday, and havent stopped listening to it. I see Morpheus Descends has reissued everything they have done up to present time. Lets hear some honest opinions on their other efforts!

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