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Because I am dying to talk about the new Watain...

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 17:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

cool!

xp I haven't heard the new Watain but I assume it will have the same effect on me as most of their albums, excitement that quickly diminishes as I notice they're kinda shit at writing riffs anymore.

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 23:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

The new Visigoth album (out 2/9) is as good as the debut.

I am currently downloading a promo of Therion's latest, which is a 3-hour, 3-CD metal opera with 28 different singing parts on it. Total madness.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 4 January 2018 01:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna dive into this 3-hour Therion album and see how long I last.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 4 January 2018 14:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

Godspeed

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 4 January 2018 21:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

Rather him than me looool.

queens of the stonage (ultros ultros-ghali), Friday, 5 January 2018 00:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

Lugubrum sneaked an album out in late December btw:

https://thoseopposedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/wakar-cartel

queens of the stonage (ultros ultros-ghali), Friday, 5 January 2018 00:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

I made it about halfway through the Therion thing. I didn't abandon it because it sucked - it's actually really good and well produced - but because life got in the way. Like I say, it's good, but three hours is a lot.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 5 January 2018 01:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

I am so digging this new Necrodancer 'Void' record - like brainbombs/monoshock mixed with sludgy hardcore - fun record.

BlackIronPrison, Saturday, 6 January 2018 20:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

The new Agrimonia (out 1/26, I think) is really good. It got me revisiting their back catalog.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 6 January 2018 20:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

xp ok u got my attention going to have to check that out

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 6 January 2018 22:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

coming off more like the Arabrot of a few albums ago to me but feeling this, thx

thirst trap your hare (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 6 January 2018 22:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

Feel like the new Watain is an obv reaction to the fans that hated the last one

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Saturday, 6 January 2018 23:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

I quite liked Sworn to the Dark but am unable to recall a single second of their subsequent releases. The new one can't possibly be worse than The Wild Hunt, though.

pomenitul, Saturday, 6 January 2018 23:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

It's much more like their previous albums

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 7 January 2018 02:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

Necrodancer is reminding me of Okkultokrati and I have no problem with that at all.

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 7 January 2018 10:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

OK I have a problem in that I don't think this got nominated for the poll? But otherwise it's all good.

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 7 January 2018 10:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

New Summoning album is out now, With Doom We Come. These two trailers do not sound promising at all though.

Siegbran, Monday, 8 January 2018 20:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

Kim Kelly did a great interview with them:

https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/3k5vew/summoning-is-the-best-tolkien-obsessed-anti-fascist-metal-band-in-the-world

Simon H., Monday, 8 January 2018 20:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

I really hope Napalm Records somehow screwed up those clips because they sound like complete ass, and while I'm one of the biggest Summoning fans in the world, there's absolutely no excuse for production that bad, after twenty years on a big label.

That is a good interview indeed. I wonder if we'll ever see another Ice Ages or Kreuzweg Ost album, these were fantastic projects.

Siegbran, Monday, 8 January 2018 21:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

the summoning album is fucking amazing.

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 23:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

and yeah the YouTube compression is severe - I listened to it on living room speakers having bought AACs through Bandcamp and it sounded very good. I do suspect that Summoning works at home mainly now, and bands working at home, in the metal world, has fucked up the fidelity in a general sense - studios exist/ed for a reason and should be utilized when the budget's there. but it's a great record, better than Old Morning's Dawn to my ears.

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 23:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

I do suspect that Summoning works at home mainly now, and bands working at home, in the metal world, has fucked up the fidelity in a general sense - studios exist/ed for a reason and should be utilized when the budget's there.

Just discussed this issue with Nortt for an upcoming Bandcamp Daily piece.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 23:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

oh wow -- I like the Nortt record and am very eager to read this piece, to me his record sounds pretty great

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

I understand the gripe about the Summoning production but liked the songwriting I heard in the snippets so bought a copy....haven't had a chance to play yet

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

New Chaos Echoes is growing on me after initial mistrust.

Doran, Thursday, 11 January 2018 09:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I don't love it as much as Transient. But they've also got another album coming out this year - a collaboration with Mats Gustafsson - and that one's wild.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 11 January 2018 11:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

Power Trip and Sheer Mag are touring together - I'm struggling to think of another co-headlining tour with less audience overlap

Simon H., Thursday, 11 January 2018 13:36 (eight months ago) Permalink

The new Visigoth video is appropriately silly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raBpZfbSX10

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 11 January 2018 16:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

Turns out my quest for icy synthy black metal has led me to Paysage d'Hiver

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 11 January 2018 19:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

new Drudkh in March on Season of Mist

StanM, Friday, 12 January 2018 11:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

Anybody wanna own up to still being a Destroyer 666 fan?

My favorite part is when Lil bb Keith admits he doesn't eat pussy by using "cunt suckers" pejoratively

OG article: https://t.co/3OcnDZZHXE pic.twitter.com/2XMd0C2Asn

— Lucretia Boredgia (@KelseyChapstick) January 12, 2018

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

people liked that shit? oh yeah they did. lol

#TeamHailing (imago), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

surprised you didn't know them/him already Gott Punch -- if you also don't know, check out Darkspace asap

Dominique, Friday, 12 January 2018 19:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

xxp Never heard them, never will, fuck that. On a related note I loooooove how much promotion (Swe) Shining's latest pile is getting straight up ignoring how much of a piece of shit that guy is.

you can make fun of birthday parties all you want (ultros ultros-ghali), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

when metal musicians turn out to be fuckheads, 95+% of the time their music is turgid bollocks

#TeamHailing (imago), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

nokturnal mortum guy and varg are a rare breed

#TeamHailing (imago), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

Deathspell are the ones in my collection that I have to kind of uncomfortably ignore how much of a fuckhead the vocalist is.

I can remember the relief I felt when I finally listened to a couple of Burzum albums for the first and last time before deciding that they were tepid bollocks.

you can make fun of birthday parties all you want (ultros ultros-ghali), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

This is unfortunate, I’m not a big fan of the older stuff but he last few Destroyer 666 albums are excellent.

Siegbran, Saturday, 13 January 2018 09:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

The new Destroyer 666 EP is a load of cobblers though, it should be said. I was profoundly untroubled by deleting it from iTunes this morning.

Unperson: that collaboration sounds amazing - I'm failing to find anything online about it though - is it on UTECH, via that connection? Any info would be welcome.

Doran, Saturday, 13 January 2018 10:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

I don't know if any of you out there still like Primordial, but the new album is splendid and powerful. I can't think of a better band that can reflect the societal chaos of 2018 than these guys.

A. Begrand, Monday, 15 January 2018 04:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

The new Gnaw Their Tongues (Genocidal Majesty, Consouling Sounds, Feb 9) is intolerable after coffee and provigil. In a good way. Had to turn it off after four songs - giving me a full on nervo.

Doran, Monday, 15 January 2018 11:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

I don't know if any of you out there still like Primordial, but the new alb...

OMG THERE'S A NEW PRIMORDIAL ALBUM???

Dinsdale, Monday, 15 January 2018 20:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

hey ultros, i'm curious to know what you find odious about M1ko (i assume he's the DSO dude you're talking about). i'm not going to defend him in any way as i tend to assume most all bm dudes are problematic on some level though there's nothing in DSO lyrics that i take issue with. now if you're talking about Clandestine Blaze then i see that and more so if you're thinking of his noise/pe projects like Grunt and Nicole 12. he certainly puts out dodgy stuff on his 2 labels. haha, i guess i've answered my own question. to his credit, i find him smarter and more considered in his thinking than warrants a wholesale dismissal.

Yelploaf, Monday, 15 January 2018 22:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

Primordial is one of those bands where every time I put on their record, I'm super glad I did

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 15 January 2018 22:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

Japanese art-metal weirdos Dir En Grey have a new 3CD best-of out, with all songs chosen by fans and re-recordings of three tracks; I wrote about it for Burning Ambulance. I saw them open for Deftones in 2008 and have been a fan ever since. Deftones were sluggish and dull; DEG were amazing.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 16 January 2018 14:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

xxp he's a racist and possible peadophile is my problem. I don't have an issue with the stuff that he contributes to Ds, his lyrics and vocal performance for them are fine in themselves but I'm not as good as other people at looking the other way when the performer is a shithead. The way I rationalise it is that MA has very little to do with what I really like about DsO which is the riffs and the drumming. I wouldn't mind one bit if MA was replaced, but, I mean the other members might be even worse but they at least keep their gobs shut whoever they are :/

you can make fun of birthday parties all you want (ultros ultros-ghali), Tuesday, 16 January 2018 14:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

new track from the next Portal -- album out in a couple of days

https://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/track/phathom

clean/non-cavernous production, tried & true Portal guitar sound/riffing -- rhythmically angular, but still manages to drive forward. at the moment, hitting me like Beefheart death metal

Dominique, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 16:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

Kill the light of christ and replace it with beautiful riffs

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 26 August 2018 12:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IMhNSro3GE

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 21:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

did we notice there's a new album by SKULL FIST out soon?!

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

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Thursday, 30 August 2018 02:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

new Master Boot Record is totally on my short list for year's best metal and I ain't even jokin

https://blood-music.bandcamp.com/album/direct-memory-access

summervillain, Thursday, 30 August 2018 13:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

pig destroyer record streaming on npr. i was a little unsure of it from the singles but atm it sounds like it fucking rips https://www.npr.org/2018/08/30/641382167/first-listen-pig-destroyer-head-cage

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 30 August 2018 14:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the riff that opens "circle river" @_@

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 30 August 2018 14:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lj go immediately to let the mortal heroes sing your fame

― princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, August 23, 2018 4:21 PM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this turned out to be a good idea

imago, Friday, 31 August 2018 22:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

New stuff I like from old bands:

The new Satan record is more of the majestic metal we have come to expect from the band. While reviewing it I noticed that their debut was one of the best albums of 1983 and the first comeback album was one of the best albums in 2013. Can you name a band in any genre that can claim two of the best albums of the year thirty years apart?

The new one from The Skull is doomy and psychedelic, the best of both '80s and '90s Trouble rolled into one album.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Finland's Radux is Nuclear Assault Redux on their debut EP Disaster Imminent on Svart Records. Derivative but fun.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Can you name a band in any genre that can claim two of the best albums of the year thirty years apart?

Obituary came close; their last album was great, 28 years after their debut.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

for some reason i got sucked into a looong (and only part 1) and somewhat cheaply made documentary about Rigor Mortis last night....hilariously narrated by Phil Anselmo who is also a talking head in it...

anyway kind of interesting, though jeez it's detailed almost a gig by gig breakdown

def some wild texas boys

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 20:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

new thou record is their best, very tuneful, nice guitar tones, there's a weird black metal interlude way down in the mix at one point for reasons unknown

adam, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 20:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I was at the debut of that doc with the Rigor Mortis guys doing a Q&A. They told stories they left out of the doc because they were “in poor taste”

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 21:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

um so how'd that go

Paul Reverse and the rediaRs (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 22:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

They were in poor taste. And some slightly criminal.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 23:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but I met Bruce when Warbeast played NYC a couple of years ago. Super nice guy. And Rigor Mortis were great. Mike Scaccia was easily one of the most criminally under-recognized guitarists of the whole thrash era. He did some shit even with Ministry ("TV Song") that's fucking mind-blowing.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 23:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I feel like he was born with the speed picking ability of one of those 1960s country dudes lilke Joe Maphis but he turned it towards evil

Paul Reverse and the rediaRs (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 23:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Rigor Mortis guys were such sweethearts to me every time I met them. Sadly I didn't get to see them with Mike.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 23:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i never liked ken mode before but their new album is sounding pretty alright

https://kenmode.bandcamp.com/album/loved

j., Wednesday, 5 September 2018 03:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

pret-ty dang alright

j., Wednesday, 5 September 2018 03:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I liked the last one a lot, and this one sounds pretty good on first listen.

o. nate, Friday, 7 September 2018 00:57 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah, on first impression seems to split the difference between the last one and the older stuff, with a nice sheen.

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 7 September 2018 02:28 (one week ago) Permalink

New Satan album is out and, on first listen, would appear to have RIFFS

jmm, Friday, 7 September 2018 13:04 (one week ago) Permalink

they can do no wrong in my book

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 7 September 2018 13:07 (one week ago) Permalink

Brian Ross is 64, still sounds awesome, and concurrently handles vocal duties for a whole-ass other band (Blitzkrieg)

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 7 September 2018 13:35 (one week ago) Permalink

I reviewed the Satan record and agree with all of the above comments!

http://www.invisibleoranges.com/satan-cruel-magic/

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 7 September 2018 17:43 (one week ago) Permalink

I love Satan

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 September 2018 17:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Listening to the Siege of Power album, which is Chris Reifert on vocals and three dudes from Asphyx and/or Hail of Bullets and/or Grand Supreme Blood Court on guitar, bass, and drums. Care to guess what it sounds like?

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 7 September 2018 20:14 (one week ago) Permalink

it sounds fuckin rad is what

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 7 September 2018 20:23 (one week ago) Permalink

If you like Krisiun, you will like the new Krisiun album a lot. It's head-down, blasting death metal with no intros or other BS. Eight tracks in 38 minutes: they come, tear your face off, and leave. I saw them completely smoke Nile live about 10 years ago. This year, they're playing with Suffocation (on Frank Mullen's farewell tour), Cattle Decapitation and Soreption, a band I'm not familiar with - the NYC date is 11/16, and I might just go.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 7 September 2018 22:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Advance singles for A Forest Of Stars are making me excited a bit

imago, Sunday, 9 September 2018 19:57 (one week ago) Permalink

I love the new Krisiun but one of the riffs is fucking "Chopsticks"

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 September 2018 21:26 (one week ago) Permalink

The new Satan and The Skull are amazing

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 September 2018 21:26 (one week ago) Permalink

Passing up Priest and Purple tonight to interview Aaron Turner when Sumac plays in town.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Sunday, 9 September 2018 21:32 (one week ago) Permalink

been revisiting some albums from earlier this year. so far, Usurpress and Tomb Mold seem to be the ones I'm most likely going to expend energy stumping for at year's end

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Monday, 10 September 2018 14:19 (one week ago) Permalink

A lot of good records, but I feel I haven't found the top 3 records of the year yet.
Recommended at least: Abigor, Krisiun, Necrophobic, Summoning, Ungfell, Urfaust, Wiegedood, Varathron, Skeletal Remains, Messa, Kły, Funeral Mist, Cosmic Church, Délétère, Ataraxy, Alrakis

Siegbran, Monday, 10 September 2018 15:21 (one week ago) Permalink

Will give those all a try, ty - there's usually at least two things in your yearly metal trawl that I love

imago, Monday, 10 September 2018 16:11 (one week ago) Permalink

Likewise.

pomenitul, Monday, 10 September 2018 17:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Twelve days.
https://i.imgur.com/E7NFQEw.jpg

There's an advance track on their bandcamp, I've seen some dispiriting reax to it, I'm going to wait to hear the whole thing at once. Coven was a bit of a chore but I'm hopeful some of the magic of their prior work comes back.

Devilock, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 16:03 (one week ago) Permalink

saw Sumac the other night and they completely blew me away. new stuff sounds great live. touring with Dalek who also crushed

gman59, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 16:53 (one week ago) Permalink

I also caught that tour in Philly. Did an interview with Aaron Turner that I am very happy with. Will link to it when it runs next week.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 15 September 2018 16:17 (five days ago) Permalink

new Deicide is dope

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 15 September 2018 16:17 (five days ago) Permalink

Sektarism
Fils de Dieu
(End All Life Productions)

French funeral doom mines the same cacophonous desolation of avant-guitarist Caspar Brötzmann's Massaker. Only two songs punctuated by "Sacrifice," a half hour of menacingly twisting depressive areligious genius. #TwitterLPReview pic.twitter.com/nerippLuuW

— Brian O'Neill (@NYC__Native) September 15, 2018

https://open.spotify.com/album/5NfjG9FxOK8zuptocJZVzu
https://sektarism.bandcamp.com/album/fils-de-dieu
https://youtu.be/lupQlka2ZqQ

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 15 September 2018 16:18 (five days ago) Permalink

also caught Judas Priest again the other night. they pulled out "Electric Eye". I was happy.

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 15 September 2018 16:18 (five days ago) Permalink

going to have to check that Sektarism out later, you've definitely intrigued me

but let me just say before I take a nap: the expanded Saxon reissues rule

Paul Reverse and the rediaRs (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 16 September 2018 05:15 (four days ago) Permalink

Saw that Moon Tooth are shooting a video for a new single, so I'm assuming there's going to be an album announcement relatively soon.

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Sunday, 16 September 2018 05:26 (four days ago) Permalink

sektarism p nice stuff - feel like there's a sort of live-room-sound thing going on in weirdo doom right now. like some late jeweled antler collective impact here or something

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 16 September 2018 19:10 (four days ago) Permalink

The new Monstrosity snuck up on me but it's really good! Very melodic but still technical and face punchy

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 17 September 2018 22:53 (three days ago) Permalink


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