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post #10426 of 16107

New Fleshgod Apocalypse song! Like a death metal Carach Angren, and perhaps Septic Flesh's melodramatic and extroverted and immature brother.

 

 

 

I have to say, if you didn't like Agony's bombastic over-the-top symphonics, you won't like this one, but for those that dug the style, give it a whirl. The guitars have a cooler production, but it still bugs me that it's taken a backseat. It's still a bit all over the place, of course, that's what you might listen to this album for, but it also doesn't help that the mix is a mess, and is brickwalled to the max. The bass drums have more sub to them, which tickle me as a drummer, but I can imagine it getting fatiguing pretty quick. Other than that, simply epic death metal goodness, and I just find their cheesy over-the-topness endearing and enjoyable. Still don't know what to think about the operatic vocals, but it certainly fits the music still.

 

This, like Agony, will be a very polarizing release.

 

EDIT

 

And one more band, mentioned by Luc Lemay of Gorguts. Nero di Marte... a progressive/Mastodon-like Ulcerate...? Very very cool. Took a more musical version of dissonant tech metal (if that makes sense) and put in progressive aspects. Very unique.

 


Edited by vaed - 7/10/13 at 2:19am
post #10427 of 16107
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

48 in later this month. I'm just glad I'm not the only one on this site over 30....make that over 16very_evil_smiley.gif

 

I'm even more glad that you guys are even older than me biggrin.gif  (44 later this year)

post #10428 of 16107
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

 

 

True Dat....some very astute 16 year olds. NTL, I think I have much better taste in heavy music in my old age!

 

In my case, a hundred years ago with I was 16, I listened to the hard rock of the time and the drivel that was marketed as heavy metal in the early 80's because I wasn't cool enough....or, at least, I  didn't have the cool enough friends around me to show me  what  was bubbling in the underground. Of course, that was before words like "extreme", "black" and "death" were part of the metal lexicon, and before the internet when vinyl was the only game in town. That was also before the merging of alternative, punk and metal occurred which I generally think helped make metal more interesting.

 

That said, I just reripped all of my classic Sabbath, Priest and Maiden discs into lossless files.....I don't listen to them often, but when the mood strikes they still sound pretty darn good with my "extreme" metal IMO.

 

And, I stand by my assertion that, SQ loudness, etc. aside, the new Sabbath album is pretty great-even if you just view it as a throw back to blues based hard rock.

 

The early 80s were exactly when punk, metal & alternative started merging! The NWOBHM would never have happened without punk influence, and then hardcore started merging too in the early 80s. Venom "Black Metal" came out in 1982, and IIRC, they called themselves "Black Metal" even before that - so the phrase was there even if the (modern) meaning wasn't.

 

I'm guessing you were never a tape trader? In the days before the internet, that was my lifeline to the underground!

 

Anyway, having been massively into early thrash and death metal (way before it was fashionable, acceptable or even recognised), when I'm in a metal mood these days, I find myself playing the likes of early Sabbath, early Maiden, Motorhead etc waaay more than I do more extreme forms of metal.

 

Oh, and I totally agree on "13"...it's not Vol 4, but it's still better than we had any right to hope for.

post #10429 of 16107
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Originally Posted by Jamesy1969 View Post

 

The early 80s were exactly when punk, metal & alternative started merging! The NWOBHM would never have happened without punk influence, and then hardcore started merging too in the early 80s. Venom "Black Metal" came out in 1982, and IIRC, they called themselves "Black Metal" even before that - so the phrase was there even if the (modern) meaning wasn't.

 

I'm guessing you were never a tape trader? In the days before the internet, that was my lifeline to the underground!

 

Anyway, having been massively into early thrash and death metal (way before it was fashionable, acceptable or even recognised), when I'm in a metal mood these days, I find myself playing the likes of early Sabbath, early Maiden, Motorhead etc waaay more than I do more extreme forms of metal.

 

Oh, and I totally agree on "13"...it's not Vol 4, but it's still better than we had any right to hope for.

good to share some common history! In my case, I was the oddball kid that listened to metal and had basically non-metal friends. I was interested in acting and the "theater" crowd I hung w/ were in to alternative, new wave, etc. I was kind of a lone wolf listening to my music that was never "cool". Pretty much collected records back then. I was way, into thrash as well-absolutely-Motorhead, early Metallica, slayer, NWOBHM. Just didn't have many around to show my new stuff.

post #10430 of 16107
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Originally Posted by vaed View Post

New Fleshgod Apocalypse song! Like a death metal Carach Angren, and perhaps Septic Flesh's melodramatic and extroverted and immature brother.





I have to say, if you didn't like Agony's bombastic over-the-top symphonics, you won't like this one, but for those that dug the style, give it a whirl. The guitars have a cooler production, but it still bugs me that it's taken a backseat. It's still a bit all over the place, of course, that's what you might listen to this album for, but it also doesn't help that the mix is a mess, and is brickwalled to the max. The bass drums have more sub to them, which tickle me as a drummer, but I can imagine it getting fatiguing pretty quick. Other than that, simply epic death metal goodness, and I just find their cheesy over-the-topness endearing and enjoyable. Still don't know what to think about the operatic vocals, but it certainly fits the music still.

This, like Agony, will be a very polarizing release.

EDIT

And one more band, mentioned by Luc Lemay of Gorguts. Nero di Marte... a progressive/Mastodon-like Ulcerate...? Very very cool. Took a more musical version of dissonant tech metal (if that makes sense) and put in progressive aspects. Very unique.



I met Luc when G-Guts opened up for the Death To All tour. Great guy!

EDIT: He was wearing a DSO shirt so we had a lot in common.
post #10431 of 16107

I really liked Agony and this new song sounds like I'll get more of the same goodness :)

post #10432 of 16107

I laughed and thought this was piss poor when i first heard this album.

Its pretty damn cool if you give it a chance

post #10433 of 16107

Im very new to this band and like this cd

post #10434 of 16107
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

You have every right to like whoever you like. I don't care it it's Barry Manilow....well, maybe that's pushing it tongue_smile.gif

 

I've been listening to Deafheaven and Cult of Luna quite a bit. Vertakal is amazing to me. Sunbather is going to be on every hipster's best of 2013 year list and it deserves it. But, the CUL is a real sleeper for me-hear different stuff w/ every listen.

 

I need to catch up on DM 2013 releases. I don't know if I can deal with the new Autopsy. I purchase their last release-my first exposure I suppose to old school gore DM-it played a bit to much like a snuff film for my tastes....me, not being into murder and rape and all. If that gets you off.....you might want to seek some professional help.

Good to see another Cult of Luna fan - definitely check out their back catalog if you haven't yet.  I think Deafheaven are decent, still trying to get into Sunbather.  A friend of mine is a huge fan of it, and I actually went with him recently to see them play.  Not bad live, their stage presence left a little to be desired but overall it was a good show.

post #10435 of 16107



OK, another highly technical, amazing recording by a band at the top of their form, requiring seven days of critical uninterrupted listening before you get the first clue of what's going on.


I love it.
post #10436 of 16107
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Originally Posted by modulor View Post

Good to see another Cult of Luna fan - definitely check out their back catalog if you haven't yet.  I think Deafheaven are decent, still trying to get into Sunbather.  A friend of mine is a huge fan of it, and I actually went with him recently to see them play.  Not bad live, their stage presence left a little to be desired but overall it was a good show.

Sunbather took me several spins to get into. Def finitely takes some time and patience. It feels, long and sprawling and unless I'm in my car, I have difficulty having the time to listen to the whole thing in one setting. But, I think it's an engaging mix of styles.

 

I've been following CUL since their "Beyond" album...which for anyone else interested in their back catalogue has a really heavy crushing post hardcore Doom sound. Great album for fans crushing extreme doom.

 

 I think Somewhere Along the Highway and Salvation are my favorites.

 

Vertikal sounds in some ways less melodic, less accessible, yet really engrossing....pretty varied. Not as "pretty" sounding....thematically grim AF, but absorbing....doesn't bore me the way some post metal does....and I'm generally a fan of the style when done well.

 

Good album.


Edited by markm1 - 7/10/13 at 9:23am
post #10437 of 16107
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Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post




OK, another highly technical, amazing recording by a band at the top of their form, requiring seven days of critical uninterrupted listening before you get the first clue of what's going on.


I love it.

 

so much fun, so over the top...love it.  

 

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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

Sunbather took me several spins to get into. Def finitely takes some time and patience. It feels, long and sprawling and unless I'm in my car, I have difficulty having the time to listen to the whole thing in one setting. But, I think it's an engaging mix of styles.

 

I've been following CUL since their "Beyond" album...which for anyone else interested in their back catalogue has a really heavy crushing post hardcore Doom sound. Great album for fans crushing extreme doom.

 

 I think Somewhere Along the Highway and Salvation are my favorites.

 

Vertikal sounds in some ways less melodic, less accessible, yet really engrossing....pretty varied. Not as "pretty" sounding....thematically grim AF, but absorbing....doesn't bore me the way some post metal does....and I'm generally a fan of the style when done well.

 

Good album.

 

i just got into Cult of Luna this year, i'd heard them but never got into it.  i loved vertikal so much i got salvation and somewhere along the highway.  i really enjoy them now, i'll have to check out beyond

 

sunbather doesn't do much for me, it's definitely not a bad album by any stretch but when i listen to ash borer or leucosis, deafhaven seems to lack something to me...

post #10438 of 16107
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Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post




OK, another highly technical, amazing recording by a band at the top of their form, requiring seven days of critical uninterrupted listening before you get the first clue of what's going on.


I love it.

Symphonic Black/Death is something I don't like yet.

post #10439 of 16107
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Originally Posted by wrathzombie View Post

Symphonic Black/Death is something I don't like yet.

Not even the serious and super dark ones like Septic Flesh?

post #10440 of 16107
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post

 

so much fun, so over the top...love it.  

 

 

i just got into Cult of Luna this year, i'd heard them but never got into it.  i loved vertikal so much i got salvation and somewhere along the highway.  i really enjoy them now, i'll have to check out beyond

 

sunbather doesn't do much for me, it's definitely not a bad album by any stretch but when i listen to ash borer or leucosis, deafhaven seems to lack something to me...

Cool.....Beyond is slightly a different animal-heavy doom w/ the same post hardcore vox. A few soft moments, and creatively arranged songs, but less dynamic than the stuff you've heard. For the most part HAF, much less "post metal"-think of the heaviosity of Electric Wizzard's heaviest Dopetrhone  moments or Ufomammut....in terms of heavy guitar sound....but not stoner at all. Just heavy doom w/ hardcore vox. If I'm in the mood for being smashed into pieces by heavy ass doom w/ little in the way of vocal melody-Beyond will server your head.

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