Way late to the party but I've been getting into Arghoslent. I've heard a few tracks from them but I never really "got it" because I was expecting it to be Death Metal or something. Once I just freed my mind from all that dumb shit I just started to hear the riffs. Sick band.
Also listened to Queens of the Stone Age's new album Villains and I really enjoyed it. They rarely let me down. Great band.
Other than that
Autopsy - Mental Funeral King Crimson - In the Court... and Red. Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power and Fun House. Slayer - Show No Mercy. Kreator - Pleasure to Kill. Pestilence - Consuming Impulse. Wulkanaz - Paralys.
Those are the most played albums as of late for me.
Queensryche along with Iron Maiden were actually my two first Metal bands. I vividly remember listening to a Queensryche compilation in my pops' car and later listening to the album myself. The self-titled EP will forever and always be in my blood.
I never got into Operation Mindcrime as much. I dunno why. In fairness, I haven't listened to it in years.
One of the greatest lead guitar performances in all of death metal.
By fucking far. That album tripped me out on first listen because for whatever reason I didn't expect it to be as remarkable as it is.
Lately I've been using Powerslave's neat little guide for USPM. Power Metal is probably the only genre where I've only heard like one or two of the essential bands, which is a shame, so I decided to give it a fair shot. Queensryche was one of the first metal bands I ever heard and truly loved along with Iron Maiden, so I have no reason to just ignore Power Metal.
Anyway, it's been Ample Destruction on repeat and Crimson Glory coming up next.
That's more or less how I feel about Timewind. It's cool, same with irrlicht, but not something I'd listen to all the time. Much bigger fan of Tangerine Dream than Klaus, though. Rubycon all day every day.
I tried to get into Tyrant but they bore me. I don't get the praise.
Listening to Order from Chaos - Stillbirth Machine at the moment. Desolate, alien and evil, just how I like it.
Been on a bit of a punk binge, sifting through the relatively small number of punk releases I like. Most recently Negative Approach and the killer Faith/Void split. Planing to explore Industrial a little. I've honestly never heard Godflesh before, and only heard a few early Swans albums. That's the extent of my familiarity with the sound unless you count stuff like Nitzer Ebb.
Before that I was listening to Biosphere - Microgravity. Neat album. I'm really into minimalist approaches to techno and ambient music, so it hits the spot nicely.
Binged hard on Finnish death for a while with new found love for Adramelech as a reward.
Played Don't Break the Oath nonstop for a while the other day.
And before all that I was on a strict diet of pure heavy metal. Manilla Road, Manowar, Iron Maiden, etc. Along with some new stuff like Sumerlands.
That reminds me, how come nobody ever talks about Oz? Fire in the Brain has to be one of my favorite heavy metal albums ever.
Been revisiting Psychostasia as of late. Interestingly enough, revisiting Demigod before this gave me a different perspective on Adramelech. I think it's a bit unfair to compare it to Nespithe. Psychostasia has this violence and savagery that sets it apart and carves a unique mark next to Demigod and Demilich.
Fuck me I love the riffs on this goddamn album. Seriously. But is it just me, or are the drums a bit bland? Doesn't ruin the album, but something about the drums doesn't click with me.
Shit, man. I need to get myself into Thin Lizzy as well. One of those bands I've always been meaning to give a shot but just ignored for some stupid reason. Little Girl in Bloom was sweet perfection to my ears.
The point was that it was supposed to be absurd. I don't understand how you didn't realize that. The dirty kid that claims to smell like moldy lawn realized it. Why didn't you? You don't happen to make watches or hats, do you?
To be fair, I wasn't completely sure it was a joke. I just treated it like it was because whether you meant it as a joke or not, it was a joke.
Sure, there are women in metal, as VG advertised, but they seem to take kind of a traditional womans role within it, not wanting to be the centerpiece of all the attention.
What do you mean by this?
Personally, I've never found hyper-masculinity to be an incredibly important aspect of the music. I suppose you could argue it's more important in traditional Heavy Metal, with the Conan the Barbarian imagery and whatnot, but I don't really give a shit either way. That's why I'm not really sure what there is to discuss. It's clearly male-centric, as I said, but that's just the way it is, and there's nothing more to say as far as I'm concerned.