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^ hey man, I posted Dark Millennium in OP hahaha.
I usually don't comment until I've had 3-4 listens to a new album, but I felt compelled to do so after one listen of Pale Communion.
They took everything that was good on Heritage and got rid of it. There are next to zero riffs, the more "moody" stuff is just recycled from Heritage, and yeah....
I will eagerly wait for the new At the Gates album to restore my faith in Swedish metal...
they have a kind of "scary" sound to them
So does anyone want to discuss the new Slipknot song?
Pariah - Blaze of Obscurity, maybe? Russ Tippins and Steve Ramsey are absolutely ace.
Best albums so far this year?
I don't know any songs like Disposable Heroes at its time. It stripped the thrash riff down to nothing more than a one-note syncopated chug, yet with that it added shifty pacing that I can't compare to anything else at its time.
Damage Inc was similarly choppy yet at its speed comes of as closer to the kind of riffing you'd find in a 90s post-thrash band like The Haunted (or at least the thrash that led to it, such as Believer).
The Thing That Should Not Be is ridiculously dark and heavy, and again I don't know any song of its time that did quite the same thing. And although the solo is brief, that brief flash of dissonance is the kind of thing death metal wouldn't pick up on for years (see: Harmony Corruption).
The point I was trying to make is Sabaton's Heroes is so good that I put up there with the generally accepted "best of the best" when it comes to Metal albums. Albums that will stand the test of time. Albums like Rust, Seasons in the abyss, MoP, Powerslave. I put Heroes on that same level.
To put it in sports terms. Say I think MoP was Michael Jordan in his prime, sure there have been many great players since him. Hes a once in a generation player. I was simply saying that Heroes is such a good, cohesive and powerful album, it could be a generational classic that could take years or even decades for another metal album to come out like it.
Heroes is one of those trasures that only come out every 10-20 years and will go down as a masterpeice. Thats my opinion of the album. I really havent got such a rush of a feeling from a metal album quite like Heroes. Especially while driving.
A number of them were fairly unimportant and certainly not nearly as broad in scope as Master of Puppets. Darkness Descends? Excellent album but at best it was just one step in extremity ahead of Slayer. Endless Pain? Dated even for 1985, Petrozza's vocals being the only notable element. RIP? Cool album but again not particularly significant, even in the niche realm of tech-thrash. Schizophrenia? At least pick their earliest death metal material, not their first step towards American thrash. Manilla Road? Basically inconsequential and with some incredibly poor songwriting.
Of course, Puppets didn't kickstart an entire extreme metal movement like Slayer and Hellhammer/Celtic Frost did, so under certain contexts I can definitely admit that it is overrated, but when you look at posters above and some of the albums on that "Best Of Thrash" list, it's just silly underdog-fellating.
looking for new albums that aren't gay
High quality opera/goth metal. Don't know much about either one and would like to expand my pallet a little.
If anyone also has recommendations for symphonic death metal that would be good. so far all I have is:
Need some download links/purchase links/ for the following bands since I can't find their material anywhere (mind you I haven't looked very hard either):
Some good Hi-fi death metal, modern or otherwise. I have a lot in my library already, most of the ones listed at the start of this rec thread, but lets see if there is anything else out there. Things like:
That does it for now. I look forward to the brutality that is headed in my direction.
Weapon are also from Canada but have a fairly mediocre output after Drakonian Paradigm.
I've never had Mead. No stores around here sell it. Of course, I'm in Wisconsin, which basically has a lovefest with beer. You say, "Do you have any Mead?", and the employees give you weird looks.
Give me my god damn 7''