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BL1NDSIDE-J
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Join date: Dec 2010
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#9282
Quote by dthmtl3
For me, a good DM band has to offer either rhythm, melodicity, or complexity or a combination of those. Plus a good br000tal sound. Nothing annoys me more than so many bands that offer nothing interesting and sound like heck.


Yea but how many bands have you heard that have all of those and still ****ing suck? I think it goes deeper than that but I'm probably just over complicating things.
NotFromANUS
Naturalist
Join date: Jan 2010
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#9283
Quote by BL1NDSIDE-J
What separates a good DM band from a mediocre one for you guys? After all my years of listening it seems I'm still not any closer to figuring out why I like certain bands over others because it seems like every time it's something different that sets a band apart. Maybe it's stupid to even think about but I find it interesting.

This is a good question but somewhat muddled by putting the focus on bands. It would probably be better to focus on albums specifically, as many good bands can turn to shit and awful bands sometimes have one good album in them.

The best death metal albums tend to break from convention, even conventions of metal in some sense, to create terrifying abstract music. Since guitars are the lead 'voice' in metal and vocals are indiscernible, great death metal focuses all its energy into constructing a sequence of riffs that tell something like a story formed from impression of impact and atmosphere.

Sometimes (a good example would be Autopsy) the works of death metal bands resemble collections of spooky / horror stories. The type that might be found in anthology works. They are all similar in nature, despite being seemingly unrelated, and in aggregate have the effect of forcing you to confront the absolute sublime horror of death and the unknown / unknowable, placing man in his rightful place in a vast, cold, indifferent universe of abominations.

Also, gotta luv those chugga chugga riffs
Born Headless
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Join date: Oct 2009
874 IQ
#9284
Since you've all decided to let this place fall into ruin, I've had to start seeking out new music elsewhere. I've journeyed far into the cyber abyss and this is what I've found:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0Idq5LRUBE

Psyched for this! Drops July 31st. Kind of getting a diSEMBOWELMENT vibe which is not a bad (or common) thing.

EDIT: Maybe it's just the production but this really reminds me of The Ruins of Beverast too.
Last edited by Born Headless at Jun 10, 2015,
severed-metal
moo
Join date: Nov 2006
4,320 IQ
#9285
comon playa I can show you a good time

But I'm not hearing too much else other than death/doom stuff. Doesn't quite have the appeal as dISEMBOWELMENT. I get where you're coming from though. Like the space between chords and then faster riffing sections throughout. It's not bad.
progbass
UG Resident
Join date: Feb 2007
1,030 IQ
#9286
Vincent out of Morbid Angel

His replacement?

Steve Tucker.


Discuss
HESSIAN HAREM
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severed-metal
moo
Join date: Nov 2006
4,320 IQ
#9287
****ing gay, but not as gay as teased hair and a pentagram on your pvc sleeveless bondage shirt. I think David's insane these days so maybe it might be better for somebody who has actively playing death metal for the past ten years rather than killing cops.
The Wildchild
COME TO INDONESIA!!!!!!!!
Join date: Aug 2007
3,282 IQ
#9288
Quote by progbass
Vincent out of Morbid Angel

His replacement?

Steve Tucker.


Discuss


Blessed Are the Sick is the best Morbid Angel album.

DMU says it's Abominations of Desolation. The metal populace says it's Altars of Madness, but...

I bend my knee not
But for my own selfish desire
lstfm

I'm a Nazi, baby
I'm a Nazi, yes I am
I'm a Nazi schatzi, you know I'll fight for the Fatherland
progbass
UG Resident
Join date: Feb 2007
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#9289
Formulas was half new material, half reused old material.
Gateways and Heretic, although trite, were still death metal.

I remain ambivalent, but certainly anything is better than Illud
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romencer17
Take it easy, but take it
Join date: Sep 2006
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#9290
is there really any redemption possible for them though? even if it's not as bad as the last one, I can't imagine anything new from them being actually good anymore.
Free your mind and your ass will follow
The kingdom of heaven is within
Open up your funky mind and you can fly

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progbass
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Join date: Feb 2007
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#9291
That's more or less my point. If you expect something to the caliber of Altars or Blessed then you are just setting yourself up to be upset
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The Wildchild
COME TO INDONESIA!!!!!!!!
Join date: Aug 2007
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#9292
Tragic is my middle name
lstfm

I'm a Nazi, baby
I'm a Nazi, yes I am
I'm a Nazi schatzi, you know I'll fight for the Fatherland
Last edited by The Wildchild at Jun 16, 2015,
NosferatuZodd09
Maiden thread -> Barf
Join date: Feb 2007
1,561 IQ
#9293
hey dudes, I submitted like three Demigod tabs, go check em out and vote em in, corrections welcome, I think I finally nailed all of Perpetual Ascent though, fak yea
SmellKellHell
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#9294


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