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Discussion in 'music' started by egodissolve, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. egodissolve

    egodissolve ....you're telling me Unicorns aren't real!

    OK, will do! This will be even harder than the list above as last year was so epic!
    I will give you one guess who number 1 would be ;)
  2. Hetue

    Hetue New Member

    I grew up on old school, and at the age of 20 years, I started listening to metal. Now my favorites are:
    -Omnium Gatherum
    -Letzte Instanz
    And so on. But lately, it's very hard to find a good group. I will be glad if you advise several new groups.
  3. egodissolve

    egodissolve ....you're telling me Unicorns aren't real!

    Welcome Hetue, great you posted your favs, not many of us here on PFM but keep watching and hopefully you can pick up on new bands. It's advisable to ignore my posts as they are usually pretty obscure bands that nobody has heard of! ;)
  4. egodissolve

    egodissolve ....you're telling me Unicorns aren't real!

    This black 5 list is really testing me BMB!
    Its changing all the time.

    Ok, I am NOT including UADA or Phantom Winter as top 5 because PWinter has already been listed and UADA are untouchable IMHO!
    The Phantom Winter is an awesome work that defies the norm, OK in no order:

    Verheerer - Maltrér
    Mare - Ebony Tower
    Rites of Thy Degringolade – The Blade Philosophical
    Slidhr – The Futile Fires of Man
    Svartidauði – Revelations of the Red Sword

    The Svartidauði is late on the scene but a worthy addition.
    Other bands that come close to year favourites are:
    Wayfarer – World’s Blood
    Outré–Hollow Earth
    Kriegsmaschine – Apocalypticists
    Gaerea – Unsettling Whispers
    Construct of Lethe – Exiler
    Ascension – Under Ether
    Barús – Drowned
    Varathron - Patriarchs of Evil
    Spectral Wound - Infernal Decadence
    Schrat - Alptraumgänger
    One Tail, One Head - Worlds Open Worlds Collide
    Plus the crushing Devouring Star - Antihedron

    Of course let's not forget the new Sulphur Aeon – The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos is released next week, heaps of expectation on this one, this band will hopefully blow all of the above list apart!

    I could go on but I won't (hooray you all cry!), the last year was great in my metal void, hopefully it will continue...
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  5. Blackmetalboon

    Blackmetalboon pfm Member

    Hooray! You got there, eventually!;)

    The Kriegsmaschine album has been on my Bandcamp wishlist since it came out and I had completely forgotten about it!

    I had a listen to a couple of tracks off Sulphur Aeon - Gateway to the Antisphere, it’s very good, thanks for the heads-up on that band.
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  6. deek

    deek pfm Member

    Here's a short list of bands that I've been introduced to this year via this thread that I think have something unique and have widened my metal tastes...

    (in no particular order)
    Deathspell Omega - I don't have a favourite album but FAS - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum is the one where 'it' clicked.
    Bergraven - Again, no preferred album. Just bloody outstanding.
    Ved Buens Ende - Written In Waters - the right amount of weirdness that keeps me coming back.
    Akercocke - I was surprised (and a bit annoyed) that I'd never heard of these guys before. I thought I knew all the bands that've had a MOSH catalogue number (WRONG!)
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  7. egodissolve

    egodissolve ....you're telling me Unicorns aren't real!

  8. egodissolve

    egodissolve ....you're telling me Unicorns aren't real!

  9. Yomanze

    Yomanze pfm Member

    The Goat of Mendes and Choronzon are my two faves from Akercocke.
  10. Blackmetalboon

    Blackmetalboon pfm Member

    I’ve just had a good catch up on AMG, here’s a link for those who don’t know about it....https://www.angrymetalguy.com

    Considering Sulphur Aeon’s latest album ( cheers @egodissolve ) only just came out, it gets numerous mentions in reviewers 2018 Top Ten’s. I’ve only listened to it once so far, but the praise seems justified!
    It seems only one reviewer “got” Anaal Nathrakh’s latest album (Boo, Hiss!), but considering I don’t think any of my Top 5 made it onto any reviewers list, what do they know!;)

    Going back through albums I bought this year I realised it was a pretty good year, I guess time and how many repeated plays albums get will tell how good it was!

    Hopefully you guys will keep up the recommendations in the new year, while not everything is my cup of tea, there have definitely been some absolute gems in there. So thanks for those.

    Merry Christmas, PFM Metallers!
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  11. Jonathan

    Jonathan pfm Member

    always wondered if there was a kind of 'metal subculture' in the audiophile world where loudspeakers with 'grating treble', say, were particularly admired ...
  12. Blackmetalboon

    Blackmetalboon pfm Member

    In the spirit of Christmas, that truly is Christmas Cracker Joke “worthy”!:)
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  13. Dave***t

    Dave***t pfm Member

    In my experience, people who look down on metal music expect metal listeners to want horrible treble (among other things). In fact, it’s not the case at all, possibly because a) metal listeners aren’t deaf idiots and b) the recordings (at least the decent ones - crap is crap regardless of the type of music) have the appropriate sound already, and they don’t benefit from being chewed up by replay equipment any more than jazz recordings do.

    It might be common for non-audiophile metal listeners in general to expect expensive hifi to have lots of bass or go really loud, but that’s true of the majority of non-audiophile listeners regardless of musical tastes, I’d say.

    FWIW I have a lot of experience with metal music, and I use Harbeth speakers.
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  14. Jonathan

    Jonathan pfm Member

    yes i didnt mean to suggest they were ... i used the 'grating treble' term more for comic relief than anything ... or could well be 'mellow' treble ... or just about anything i guess ... what interested me was the idea that afficionados of a particular music type might favour one particular register over another ...think of klezmer say, or reggae ... or kodo drumming ...
  15. egodissolve

    egodissolve ....you're telling me Unicorns aren't real!

    I can't stop playing the Sulphur Aeon J, I was hooked on the 3rd listen, it has totally devoured me! I have bought stuff since as well but I can't stop spinning it...definitely a top 5, if not best of the year IMHO.
  16. egodissolve

    egodissolve ....you're telling me Unicorns aren't real!

    I thought it was Christmas day not April 1st...
  17. Blackmetalboon

    Blackmetalboon pfm Member

    Don’t worry Dave, we won’t hold this against you!:D
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  18. egodissolve

    egodissolve ....you're telling me Unicorns aren't real!

    Any doom guys out there should know and forgive me if you already know, Swallow the Sun release "When a Shadow Is Forced into the Light" on January 25th.
    Check out the striking video of a track that isn't released on the forthcoming lp:
  19. egodissolve

    egodissolve ....you're telling me Unicorns aren't real!

    I think the lists on AMG are a little predictable this year Blackmetalboon. The only ones that stood out for me personally was the formidable Collapse of Light and Morrow on Grymms list.
  20. egodissolve

    egodissolve ....you're telling me Unicorns aren't real!

    Good to see you picked up the Hail Spirit Noir BMB, I have this on vinyl, it gets played a lot. Great band.
    Edit, the Keygen Church was a little left field and surprise BTW!

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