Quote by severed-metal

Prime example!

One of those that comes back for more... isn't that fucking satisfying.
It seems a fitting descriptor would be the "Death Rush": that part of the song where the artist may or may not have dispensed with a polite intro and barrels into a balls-to-the-wall sonic assault: blasting, tremolo picking, firing on all cylinders and -- most importantly -- layering on a bestial roar that may or may not include several band members, lesser demons, power tools, and no doubt some farm animals for good measure, and the longer and more the screaming the better. I don't think an album feels complete without one such track on it somewhere. Does this device have a name already?

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And perhaps my personal favourite:
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EDIT: fucking youtube links, how do they work?
I'm looking for online sources (sites, blogs, whatever) for finding out about recent metal releases. The source must be preferably be reliable, diverse, and focused on extreme metal. It looks like Metal Injection's list of recent reviews isn't bad, although the fact that they do maybe 20 reviews a month makes me wonder what good stuff I'm missing. On the other hand, has a cool advanced search function but the sheer volume of new releases makes it difficult to go through. Wikipedia has a "2017 in metal" page which is sometimes helpful, but also lists crap like Papa Roach and Incubus. Can anyone recommend me a cool resource to use?
Sadly, it seems we will never return to the sheer aggression of "Obzen".
Recently I've received much joy from:
Primal Fear - Delivering the Black / Black Sun (the latter is sci-fi themed)
Sabaton - Art of War
Kamelot - Haven / Black Halo
Hammerfall - No Sacrifice, No Victory
Teräsbetoni - Vaadimme metallia
When did KISS ever claim to be metal?
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Need some death metal recommendations please: relatively recent releases (last 10 years maybe), but no brutal death and no -cores, just straight death metal. Not super obscure. Good production a plus. Think Bloodbath.

Quote by severed-metal
Question - Doomed Passages
Beyond - Fatal Power of Death
Teitanblood - Death
Incantation - Dirges of Elysium
Immolation - Kingdom of Conspiracy
Dead Congregation - Promulgation of the Fall
Cruciamentum - Charnel Passages
Blaspherian - Infernal Warriors of Death

If you want more, it shouldn't be too difficult for me to list off a few more.

That's what I'm looking for, thanks. More recommendations welcome. Don't hesitate to include "obvious" names like Bolt Thrower, Nile, Deicide... I may have missed them. (Obviously not the ones I mentioned).
Need some death metal recommendations please: relatively recent releases (last 10 years maybe), but no brutal death and no -cores, just straight death metal. Not super obscure. Good production a plus. Think Bloodbath.
Suggestion to the TS: this is where you say: "Here's a tall glass of STFU; I enjoy the music and I don't recall asking you what I may and may not like, so **** off."
They do it because, let's face it, religion is dumb.
Ha ha, thanks for that Wildchild. I know you have been reposting that for years but it never gets old. I totally agree with the underlying message about Gojira. You opened my eyes to their mainstream values. I never knew they wrote intro's and choruses into their songs, or relied heavily on such pop-culture trappings as guitars and microphones. Totally not brutal.
Well now, on a lighter note, listen to In Flames - December Flower. Great melodic solos.
More death like Bloodbath please.
I hope Anette's replacement doesn't get walked over too.
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I would disagree, in that I can listen to music that sounds horrid, insetting and eirie, and not be entertained, but disturbed, and am getting the artistic message out of it still.

The obvious answer is: "horrid, insetting and eirie" (sic) music is what constitutes entertainment for you. Let's face it, if you didn't like it, you wouldn't listen to it.

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I would challenge the validity of this statement. The concept of music as a "pleasant distraction" is, relatively speaking, a recent development. For most of human history, it has been far more than that.

I'll concede that the historical purposes of music are relevant. Could you briefly list these purposes for my benefit?

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The relationship between art and accessibility is not inherently inverse. Accessibility is contingent upon the prejudices of the listener.

My point was that bringing accessibility into the escapism discussion isn't necessary in the first place.
Does the word "Trangressive" in the thread title annoy anyone else? About the escapism issue, music is entertainment and therefore exists foremost as a "pleasant distraction", so one could easily argue that all music is escapist. Of course entertainment can be more, or less, accessible, which dichotomy people often refer to when trying to raise "art" to a level above mere "entertainment"; and, while there is often more integrity and value in less accessible forms of entertainment, it doesn't change the fact that it remains entertainment.
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I might be wrong, but isn't that a quote from somewhere? I can't google it to find the source since all the results are Meshuggah related.

Ah hah, here we go:

"Revenge... is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion."
-Albert Schweitzer

Good, so the singular "It" in the song title doesn't refer erroneously to the "Bones" but to the "rolling stone", in which case the title is actually grammatically correct.

Meshuggah > me.
"Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion"...

Why oh why did we boot the English grammar consultant?!
I thought they hate Future Breed Machine?
But... but... what about the jet-engine amp?
I personally think that Koloss is just dumbed-down Meshuggah. The songs don't have nearly the complexity and variation of those on Obzen... it's frankly boring and disappointing compared to Meshuggah's best. BUT it stands well on its own though, because the guitar tone is the best that they've had so far, the drums are not triggered, it's heavy as hell, and it's Meshuggah after all. So for me it's about a 7/10.
Kirk is a homosexual isn't he? 'Course I have no problem with this, but it does make wonder about Dave's homophobia.

Disclaimer: I may have stopped paying attention to Metallica 15 years ago.
Hey I used to play bass for Bastard Tooth.
I'd have loved it if the "Meshuggah-ripoffs" did a better job of it, but pretty much all of them seem to miss the "cerebral" mark while squarely hitting the "spastic" mark (eg Wildhjarta and, famously, Periphery).
Life is brutal man.

(couldn't help it.)
(looking forward to the EP though )
You're thinking of Little Albert.

And in fact it was the "Little Albert Experiment".
Are we talking about the album with "Children of the Grave" on it? You know, that bad-ass motherf*cker of a song that is one of the paradigms of metal?
Don't know what's waiting down below...

...the wolfpack LURKS

It certainly would appear that fumb duck thought those two were very bad examples.

As for the characteristics: these genres are generally based on sets of heterogenous features, usually stylistic tendencies and musical and lyrical themes originally employed by one or more archetypal groups in the genre, and then copied by subsequent artists. These features would include (but not be limited to): for death metal, frequent tempo changes, downtuned, chromatic riffing, blast beats, and guttural vocals; for black metal, tremolo riffing, blast beats, low-fi production, and screechy vocals. However, although one can name some features, the characteristic sound is really best demonstrated by listening to said archetypal bands. The rest of the metal forum can argue about what these bands are.

EDIT: One word threads FTW
Quote by jazar94
I'm not even sure what groovy means, never heard it used outside of an Austin Powers movie.. Like, music with a good rhythm to it? How the hell could anything be labelled groovy?

As far as I'm concerned a "groove" is just a strong rhythm that gives a feeling of movement in a piece of music. So I'd use the term "groovy" not in terms of the 70's slang colloquialism, but simply in describing something that has a good groove. It's a pretty loose definition, and as such can apply to parts in songs that are obviously metal such as "World of Lies" by At The Gates, "Symptom of the Universe" by Black Sabbath, "Combustion" by Meshuggah. Hence my confusion when one of the above posters said that metal isn't supposed to be groovy.
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This was the correct answer. Metal was never about the groove. Attempting to make Metal groovy is to try to make it something it is not. Bad try, bad.

So, if I understand you correctly, you're saying anything that is groovy is not metal?
It is avoidable.
I only recycle 'cause Dev tells me to
Girls who walk around barefoot whenever they get the chance, and put flowers in their hair even when there's no-one to see
lol at people posting in here to get their usernames noticed

On topic, IIRC there's someone called "fatkidsonmopeds</3" which wins my vote!
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After several listens to Decon, I have to say there are parts of it I'm not overly fond of. The longer, "epic" songs (namely The Mighty Masturbator and Deconstruction) honestly seem a little try-hard to me and although there are redeeming parts to them I feel like they're just not coherent compared to the shorter songs on the album.

I feel dirty, should I rinse my mouth out with soap?

"The Mighty Masturbator", while rambling, still has some good bits that make it worth listening to... but I just can't sit through "Deconstruction". "Planet of the Apes" is great, and everything else just gets better.
Rammstein - Rosenrot

Not the most brutal of bands... but these guys have been releasing the most consistently excellent and tasteful music videos of any band I know of. Other favourites include the videos for Sonne, Du Riechst So Gut, Links 2 3 4, Ich Tu Dir Weh. If you haven't seen them... do so!

EDIT: of course understanding the lyrics makes it so much better too.