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Originally Posted by torres savior View Post

Could it be their collaborative album with Ulver?
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Originally Posted by Kirnupiima View Post

Sunn O))) has new material for preorder on their site tongue.gif Lucky day!

No that's Terrestials in Feb 2014. CLICK ME

2014 is going to be a BIG year with new releases from Ulver, Agalloch, Behemoth, Godflesh, Pallbearer, Alcest (well, that is not metal and AMG's review wasn't very kind), and Agalloch!

Did I mention Agalloch?
Edited by Trogdor - 12/29/13 at 1:32pm
post #12737 of 25888
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 

 

Makes sense. Do you listen to most of your music directly from the PC vs an traditional stereo set up? I'm guessing a lot of you have monitor speakers for your PC.

Directly from my PC. I have some active monitor speakers right in front of me and they are doing their job more than fine.
Really happy with this setup!

I also have a small stereo setup, but that's just a $200 one from LG. I'm barely ever using it :P

post #12738 of 25888

Not to mention Panopticon!

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Also Nokturnal Mortum and PROBABLY Darkspace. Hopefully more Vektor as well

:D

 

And yes, Agalloch + Panoptican. 

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Originally Posted by torres savior View Post
 

Also Nokturnal Mortum and PROBABLY Darkspace. Hopefully more Vektor as well

:D

 

And yes, Agalloch + Panoptican. 

I'm totally down for some more Darkspace!
But Nokturnal Mortum? I wouldn't mind these Nazis to just quit and be gone forever.

post #12741 of 25888

well i guess it's the end of the year and i've had some time to review my 2013 in metal....so in no particular order 

 

Leucosis - Leucosis

Killer USBM with a depressing sound and plenty of post rock atmosphere.  Awesome record and a good mix of atmosphere and traditional blast beats

 

Oathbreaker - Eros/Antaros

It took me a while to warm up to this, but the fantastic vocals and lo-fi feel won me over.  

 

Gorguts - Coloured Sands

This may be my #1 this year.  Amazing mix of styles and superbly well recorded for how brutal and technical it can be in spots.  And beautiful...which for gorguts is saying something!

 

Cultes des Ghoules - Henbane

Scary, old school BM, with an occult tongue firmly in chanting cheek.  They don't make it like this much anymore

 

Cult of Luna - Vertikal

Everyone should have heard this by now.  Just gorgeous and very deep, great for quiet late night listening

 

Protest the Hero - Volition

Super well recorded uber-tech wankery, and the closest i get to enjoying "prog".  Strong record from the young Canadians 

 

Gris - A l'Ame Enflammee, l'Ame Constellee

this one has a beauty and delicate side that is impossible to resist.  Sad stuff and constantly rewarding on further listens

 

The Dillinger Escape Plan - One of us is the Killer

A nod to the older math-metal origins of the band, with plenty of hooks and classic Dillinger wit.  

 

Immolation - Kingdom of Conspiracy 

Brutal tech death, done right.  Rips from start to finish

 

Soulfly - Savages

This one surprised me, more brutal and death-oriented than anything from Max in the last decade +.  Just plain fun

 

And of course the honorable mention, Ash Borer -  Bloodlands.  My favorite metal recording this year without question but only an EP so i won't count it :)

 

Looking back through there was actually a lot of strong recordings this year, including some surprises from some old school favorites and a good representation of all the genres, it would be easy to name another 10-15 metal albums this year that were outstanding for one reason or another

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Colored Sands...didn't like it tbh. The "dynamic mastering" thing left the low-end really murky and totally destroyed the power of Luc's vocals. I get that this was an intentional choice but it grates with me. The drumming sounded uninspired and boring, plus that production and the guitars were kinda messy. No bite or heaviness. I liked what Gorguts tried to do and they are still quite skillful in it but in this type of music the production is kind of a big part of the music

 

Immolation have been going through the motions tbh, least they haven't gone stale. Kingdom of Conspiracy is proof that they're still good.

 

Soulfly i never really liked...

 

DEP and Gris really delivered, so did Cult of Luna and other bands.

 

Not a fan of USBM really, so i might check out Leucosis .

 

Cultes des Ghoules sounds Polish, are they from Poland? Just curious, might listen to them.

 

Anyways, just my opinion. I'm not one of those meathead "elitist" metalhead telling you to go listen to some "ultra-br00tal" Devourment or some shiz like that or the typical RYMer metalhead so...yeah. Hi :D


Edited by torres savior - 12/29/13 at 3:41pm
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

I'm totally down for some more Darkspace!

But Nokturnal Mortum? I wouldn't mind these Nazis to just quit and be gone forever.

Apparently they are not fascist anymore.

Panopticon, I did not know that. Woohoo!
post #12744 of 25888
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Originally Posted by torres savior View Post

Colored Sands...didn't like it tbh. The "dynamic mastering" thing left the low-end really murky and totally destroyed the power of Luc's vocals. I get that this was an intentional choice but it grates with me. The drumming sounded uninspired and boring, plus that production and the guitars were kinda messy. No bite or heaviness. I liked what Gorguts tried to do and they are still quite skillful in it but in this type of music the production is kind of a big part of the music

Do you use SoundCheck or ReplayGain when you listen to metal? If not, give it a shot with the new Gorguts record and jump around and see if you still feel the same way.

You may, but figure I would ask anyway.
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post

Looking back through there was actually a lot of strong recordings this year, including some surprises from some old school favorites and a good representation of all the genres, it would be easy to name another 10-15 metal albums this year that were outstanding for one reason or another

Great list, but I want to harp on that last point you made since its spot on. This year had a LOT of awesome albums to choose from. More so than last year I think. What's strange is despite all that I thought overall, the death and doom index both went up (especially death) and the black index was definitely down.
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"here"


Edited by Redcarmoose - 12/29/13 at 5:12pm
post #12747 of 25888
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Originally Posted by Trogdor View Post


Apparently they are not fascist anymore.

Suuuuure....
Just the rebelious phase of some pubescent teenagers.



It got a bit silent around this band, but the last thing they posted on their FB site was that they are working on a new album.
So, I guess that's one record I'm looking forward to :)

post #12748 of 25888

Yeah, wasn't as many solid black metal releases as there were death and doom (now we need more death doom lol)

 

And yeah I tried Soundcheck and replay gain and it didn't really change of opinion of Colored Sands. It's a 3.5/5 imo.

post #12749 of 25888
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Originally Posted by torres savior View Post

Yeah, wasn't as many solid black metal releases as there were death and doom (now we need more death doom lol)

Totally
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And yeah I tried Soundcheck and replay gain and it didn't really change of opinion of Colored Sands. It's a 3.5/5 imo.

Thanks for doing that, much appreciated.
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

Suuuuure....

Just the rebelious phase of some pubescent teenagers.


It got a bit silent around this band, but the last thing they posted on their FB site was that they are working on a new album.

So, I guess that's one record I'm looking forward to smily_headphones1.gif



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Ah Galloloch....lol!

VoS was amazing. Be hard to top that.
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