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Old 07-23-2013, 09:32 PM   #21
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The albums that have really stood out so far this year for me have been

Birth AD - I Blame You
Satan - Life Sentence
Summoning - Old Morning's Dawn

I've listened to the new Graveland once and first impressions were a little disappointing but I'll definitely be giving it a few more listens to let it sink in because Rob Darken's releases in the last few years have been very good. Other than that, I'm definitely going to check out that Procession album after that description. Candlemass plus Scald? Yes please.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:27 AM   #22
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Has to be Tribulation - The Formulas of Death for me. One of the best-written albums I've ever heard. Every time I listen to it I discover something new, and for someone at my level of musical cynicism that's quite a feat. A classic.

Other worthy contenders are

Cauchemar - Tenebrario
Satan - Life Sentence
Procession - To Reap Heavens Apart
Mourning Beloveth - Formless
Romannis Motte - Kosmiche

Best album out earlier but only discovered in 2013? Coffin Texts - Tomb of The Infinite Ritual
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:21 AM   #23
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What's this about an LSD & The Search for God full-length?

I thought I'd read it was a full length, but when I looked into it last night, it turns out it's a single in a few weeks, followed by two EP's later in the year. Though surely 2 EP's worth of material would probably constitute an album? Unless there's either 2 distinct sounds, or they're somehow conceptual.

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Опричь - Небо Без Птиц (Oprich - Sky Without Birds).

This Russian folk metal outfit originally got off to quite a shaky start; while ideas and potential were there, the professionalism and musicianship to tie all of the elements together were lacking, and thus their earlier work (split with Chur, Kroda and the first album) felt either underdeveloped and loose for what they were trying to accomplish, - or "overripe" and redundant. The reason I selected this album however, is because the band has clearly reaped benefits and learned a lot of lessons from those releases and live performances. Conceptual elements are clearly defined, the metal parts are much better written and no longer feel like an afterthought, and all of the instrumentation works in a more organic fashion; the arrangements are a step up from everything the band has been able to achieve thus far. While I know that it's not everyone's cup of tea on this forum, for me personally this album has been one of the highlights, not just because I enjoyed the music, but also because of the major improvements in the band's craft.


I still need to listen to that. I've got it on my hard drive because I was due to review it before jacking in doing reviews. I just completely forgot about it, but I'm quite keen to hear it as the trio of tracks they did on the Триединство split (To which I did a short essay of a review for) quite impressed me. There was a noticeable improvement both in their song writing and production. So I'm interested to see how the new album is, plus it gets your stamp of approval which means to my mind it must be pretty good.

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Old 07-24-2013, 05:49 AM   #24
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Fall Out Boy - Save Rock And Roll


Did you not think it was a bit, erm, snide? Like 'We're going to shoot processed pop out of every orifice and you're going to bloody love it, or else'
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:01 AM   #25
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I think I liked it for it's poppyness. I wasn't expecting From Under the Cork Tree II, but nor was I quite expecting how it ended up. Save Rock and Roll seems perhaps an ill fitting moniker for such a sound, but that aside I thought it was a really well executed, often interesting, annoyingly addictive album. I feel it looses momentum a little in the middle with The Mighty Fall, but by the time Paddy is duetting with Elton in the final track I no longer care. I literally listened to it none stop for a week when I first got it.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:38 AM   #26
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Folie a deux was pop, it's just that Save Rock and Roll was proper sickly about it. Disappointing that it was so desperately saying 'look at me!!' when I thought they'd shaken that attitude with the last two pre-hiatus albums. It was so badly mixed as well, sucked the soul out of some of it.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:46 AM   #27
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Aaron, you check out the new Jex Thoth?


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indeed.

Gonna give that album a spin later, once I've listened to the few cds that just arrived in the mail.


It's really good. It's early, and I'm already terrible at explaining how music sounds, so just take my word that it's good.

As a side, I would like to say that it's great to see someone else even bother with the new Peste Noire. Went completely under the radar this year.

But this has been a massive year for big name metal band releases, so I get it. I'll work on my demo/EP list today and see what I have.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:23 PM   #28
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I also enjoyed the new Burzum, but I haven't listened to much metal from this year. News of new Rosetta excites me though.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:45 PM   #29
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Oops. I forgot to mention the new Peste Noire. That album was awesome.

EDIT: Also, Deafheaven and their hipster fans need to fuck off. Sunbather is not good. Or groundbreaking. Better than Roads to Judah, but that's not saying much.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:38 PM   #30
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I'm starting to enjoy it. Who broke the ground previously? The Amesoeurs full length had hints of it and obviously there's various other influences but I've not heard anything exactly like it before.

Roads to Judah remains a lanky streak of piss.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:32 PM   #31
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One of these three, I guess (until new Atlantean Kodex, Watain, Ruins of Beverast, Nokturnal Mortum, Craven Idol or Necromass(probably not) ):

Procession - To Reap Heavens Apart
The Meads of Asphodel - Sonderkommando
Tribulation - The Formulas of Death

I also highly enjoyed these:

Cerekloth - In the Midst of Life We Are in Death
Church of Misery - Thy Kingdom Scum
The Monolith Deathcult - Tetragrammaton (it's fun!)
Dream Death - Somnium Excessum
Chaos Invocation - Black Mirror Hours
The Devil's Blood - III
Sacriphyx - The Western Front

And still need to check out because I have reasonably high hopes for:

Cathedral - The Last Spire
Satan - Life Sentence
Bolzer - Aura
Lantern - Below
Cultes Des Ghoules - Henbane
Orchid - The Mouth of Madness
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Mind Control
Caladan Brood & new Summoning, perhaps?
Aosoth - IV
Sinister Realm - World of Evil
Abyssal - Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius

And loads more I'm forgetting, not enough time to listen to everything that I want to!
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:53 AM   #32
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I'm starting to enjoy it. Who broke the ground previously? The Amesoeurs full length had hints of it and obviously there's various other influences but I've not heard anything exactly like it before.

Eh, honestly it just feels like Lantlos but more drawn out to me. Or other such bands.

That, and the post-rock is so terribly derivative [mostly of EITS/Mono] which makes it seem less "new." And then there's the fact that even at it's most "aggressive" it mostly still sounds like post-rock to me, which is not in itself a bad thing. But still, I should like it and I just dont.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:06 AM   #33
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The Meads of Asphodel - Sonderkommando

Really? I was very disappointed with that one. After the scope of TMoJtJ, this just felt a bit contrived and tame, and lacking any sort of flair.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:32 AM   #34
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I don't think I have heard any of the listed albums (or any new album this year infact - not even Megadeth - and a I am huge fan, still guess it was for the best)
I did mean to check out that Procession album and didn't get around to it :s

What I am definitely waiting for is the new Atlantean Kodex and the new Pagan Altar
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:17 AM   #35
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Eh, honestly it just feels like Lantlos but more drawn out to me. Or other such bands.

That, and the post-rock is so terribly derivative [mostly of EITS/Mono] which makes it seem less "new." And then there's the fact that even at it's most "aggressive" it mostly still sounds like post-rock to me, which is not in itself a bad thing. But still, I should like it and I just dont.


I honestly can't hear any Explosions in there. Don't know Mono well enough but to call it derivative would suggest that there are concrete 'post-rock bits' and concrete 'metal bits' with no connection between them.

If you feel you should like it but don't perhaps you ought to tone down on all the 'hipster' stuff
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:14 AM   #36
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Best album has to be Echoes of Battle. Never have I run out and bought an album faster after hearing it.

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Galneryus - The Ironhearted Flag Vol 1: The something or other (Kytokinesis would love this)

Good thing I was nosy enough to read through this entire list. Never cared much for Galneryus, but this stuff is pretty good, sounds like a worthy re-mixing based on what I've heard before.
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I think the Deafheaven made my list by default a little, in as much it was a metal album I listened to. However I didn't think it was that bad. Less post rock and shoegaze in the sound than everyone keeps telling me. It reminded me of a more modern black metal ala what Winterfylleth have sort of become, but eschewing the folk elements for a more post rock style approach perhaps, which for me is no bad thing. Not as pant wettingly awesome as some would have me beleive, but not terrible either.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:10 PM   #38
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I have been busy opening up a weed store somewhere in San Diego and unfortunately have only spent half of my wallet on music. I've spent a lot of time Gothing and Cold Waving and Joy Divisioning lately.

Also hail Have A Nice Life with all my worth.

Gonna go on a shopping spree soon boys.
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Wormed. Dude, Wormed.

Wormed.

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