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

  1. egodissolve

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

    It was a blind buy based on a recommendation and reviews BMB. Lesson learnt.
  2. Blackmetalboon

    Blackmetalboon pfm Member

    We’re on page 2 again, so time to bump our thread.

    What’s everyone listening to? Any new recommendations? I’m still revisiting last year buys, Skeletonwitch - Devours Radiant Light has definitely grown on me, almost to the point where it could possibly made my 2018 list!

    I should have time this weekend to check out peoples “Best of 2018” lists, hopefully there will be some albums that resonate with me, that I might have missed.
  3. AllyD

    AllyD ex audio room poster

    In order to get most of the festive season off, I've had to do a load of 12 hour shifts. So, I haven't really had a chance to get through the recommendations. Though I did unfortunately check out Imperial Triumphant's Vile Luxury, yeuch! Been catching up on some Mastodon lately, as I will be going to see them tomorrow night in Glasgow. Hope the snow stays away at least another 24 hours.

  4. egodissolve

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

    :rolleyes:...I can't give that Imperial Triumphant away!
    I remember picking up Mastodons Crack the Skye and was throughly impressed, I must dig it out again. I lost touch after that, the following release (was it Blood Mountain?) didn't grab me...just noticed they are on a UK tour, enjoy the gig Ally, let us know how you go on.
    Like you BMB, I am still playing many of last years releases (apart the the Imperial Triumphant!).
    I am picking up Veiled "In Blinding Presence" on vinyl and I am eagerly awaiting the release of Glosons new EP and Illimitable Dolors LP, not forgetting Swallow the Sun's LP later this month.
    I am checking out Imha Tarikat latest but it isn't grabbing me like their previous EP. The Vanum and Hermóðr were both on my radar J and I didn't know they had been released yet, I will check them out....I will give the Skeleton Witch another go, I didn't give it enough time..
    Let us know the outcome of the 2018 best of list opinions...
    All you doomsters watching Evoken latest "Hypnagogia", is a masterpiece. Mark my words this will go down as a classic of its genre.
    Thanks BMB for resurrecting this thread from page 2 and Fulci for backing metal up in the very silly "worst genre" thread, that one's crawling with trolls....
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2019
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  5. egodissolve

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

  6. egodissolve

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

  7. egodissolve

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

  8. deek

    deek pfm Member

    I rate Sleep's The Sciences quite high, it gets played a fair bit, as do Dopesmoker and Holy Mountain. It's not ground breaking stuff but I like familiarity at times . Same with Voivod's The Wake.
  9. Blackmetalboon

    Blackmetalboon pfm Member

    @egodissolve I’ll give those two a listen. The VANUUM album was a pre-order, it’s not released until next month.
  10. Mongeddavid

    Mongeddavid pfm Member

    One here love metal and hard rock if you want something left field check out this

  11. Mongeddavid

    Mongeddavid pfm Member

    Bit more rocky but good . Voltbeat are excellent btw
  12. AllyD

    AllyD ex audio room poster

    Mastodon were awesome, though not perfect. Brent Hinds voice is pretty much shot and he had guitar problems early on. Things improved halfway through when Scott Kelly of Neurosis joined them and gave some sterling vocals and added guitar. The second supporting band Kvelertak from Norway were impressive. A bit punky/heavy metal, though with three guitarists you got a big lush sound. A new lead singer who claimed he thought he broke his leg earlier, but discovered Buckfast and claimed it did wonders for his leg. Though the way he limped as the set wore on might well indicate something seriously wrong. All in all it was a great night.

    Mosh pits. At my age I really should avoid them, got covered in beer and god knows what else. My ingrown toenail got seriously trod on, ouch. Due to track works I took the car and with me driving, I didn't have any alcohol to help numb the pain. On the way home it was agony every time I had to use the clutch.

    The album which followed Crack the Skye was The Hunter. Apart from a great opening track "Black Tongue" it didn't really have any stand out tracks, but I thought it a solid album. Blood Mountain was sandwiched between Leviathan and Crack the Skye (imho) their best albums. Blood Mountain is well regarded and has some great stuff on it but for me doesn't really gel as an album. Their last offering Emperor of Sand is a bit of a return to form but does sag a bit in the middle.

    A real bummer to find out legendary SAHB drummer Ted McKenna had died. I saw him in various guises in the late 70's early 80's and lastly with the reformed SAHB just over 10 years ago. RIP Ted.

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  13. egodissolve

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

    I am to old now for mosh pits Ally, I stand at the back now in my slippers! Pleased you had a good night despite the pain! Noted the time you posted, 3:37am, respect!
    Yes, it was The Hunter, I remember now, I remember listening to it and not being bowled over. CtS was the last one I purchased.
    Sleep well my friend!
  14. egodissolve

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

    That's filthy and depraved. :)....I need a bath quick...
  15. egodissolve

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

    You wanted filth...
    ...I feel much better now...
  16. egodissolve

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

    Speaking of DM, last year had some great releases, my personal favourites being:




    Burial Invocation

    Devouring Star

    Of Feather and Bone



    Disgusted Geist

    and of course anything released by Undergang.

    The interesting thing about the bands I have mentioned are how well they have been recorded and mastered (big shout to Dan Lowndes at Resonance Studios), I sometimes wish BM bands would make more effort...
    A couple of examples of BM bands that do make efforts are:

  17. Dave***t

    Dave***t pfm Member

    I tried to allow the Mastodon penny to drop, and watched them several times in the early days. But I just didn't warm to them. It remains that the only thing of theirs I like is the very starting riff that goes 'dilddly-dilddly-didlly-dur' on the album with a horse on the front of it (their first?). Ah well, I gave it a whirl. Their (old) drummer's work with Today Is The Day on In The Eyes of God was amazing, though.

    I preordered the new Bergraven album last night. There's a teaser track here - https://bergraven.bandcamp.com
  18. AllyD

    AllyD ex audio room poster

    Aye, that would be March of the Fire Ants

    I don't know why folk use their mobiles and don't just enjoy the gigs, I never have and never will. Having said that, here's a wee taste of the gig.

    I enjoyed the Bergraven track. Look forward to the albums March release. I'll drop some hints to the family leading up to my birthday in March.

    I've been getting to grips with Ancestors - Suspended in Reflections. A bit of a slow burner, but i'm getting into it.

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  19. egodissolve

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

    I really enjoyed Ancestors "In Dreams and Time". I did give the new one a quick play through but I heard some jazz influences in there and after my experience with Imperial Triumphant recently I put it to one side...I did read somewhere Ally it took its time to work its magic.
    The Bergraven does sound promising, did you check out Daves other recommendation Stilla?

  20. deek

    deek pfm Member

    Just seen this:

    Looks a bit 'Bill and Teds excellent Norwegian Adventure' but minus the love interest it might be really enjoyable.

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