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Started a thread with 17 headphones review for doom metal. Other metal subgenre reviews and summary table will follow. Comments are welcome!

http://www.head-fi.org/t/713255/headphones-for-metal-music-ultimate-solution-doom-metal 

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I don't know what took me so long, but the last week or so Ive come to discover how awesome the newest Last Chance to Reason CD is. Turned out Dave might have been right :p

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I don't know what took me so long, but the last week or so Ive come to discover how awesome the newest Last Chance to Reason CD is. Turned out Dave might have been right tongue.gif

He usually is. biggrin.gif
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Lol that's the spirit!

All y'all need to listen to Morbus Chron - Sweven

Another rec from Trogdor, and it's really amazing, unique stuff (and well recorded)

 

I've been enjoying the Morbus Chron for a month or so, and it looks like people are picking up on it. Check out this review - https://www.metal-fi.com/morbus-chron-sweven/

 

I'm listening to this right now: http://dopelord.bandcamp.com/album/black-arts-riff-worship-weed-cult

 

A summary of my recent faves - http://fastnbulbous.com/winter-album-rundown-2014/

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Lol that's the spirit!



All y'all need to listen to Morbus Chron - Sweven



Another rec from Trogdor, and it's really amazing, unique stuff (and well recorded)



 



I've been enjoying the Morbus Chron for a month or so, and it looks like people are picking up on it. Check out this review - https://www.metal-fi.com/morbus-chron-sweven/



 


Hahaha! You realize the guy who wrote the review posted directly above you, and also posted a link to his review earlier, right?

I kind of wish they stuck with the old school death metal sound... I've just been on an OSDM kick lately and MC do a good job of it. I'm sure the new album is great though, it's on my wish list.
Edited by campj - 4/6/14 at 9:31am
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Not sure how I'm supposed to know that Trogdor = Alex from metal-fi, but I'm happy to draw more attention to his reviews. 

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I never got why Anthrax is part of the Big 4.
Exodus makes way better music IMO and they are totally as influential as Anthrax :/

I mean, listen to this


and then this



:|


Exodus are cool-but for whatever reason they weren't on my radar  in the 80's and 90's. Probably because in the pre internet days I listened to what you'd call more pop or commercial metal. At the time I thought Motorhead and Metallica were awesome, but I wasn't in a "metal scene" and didn't have people around me to point out good, edgier stuff. My friends were all listening to REM  and Jane's Addiction era alternative rock.

 

In the mid 2k's, I became interested in Thrash again and bought a couple Exodus albums-2004 Temp of the Damned which I thought was pretty solid and 2005's Shovel Headed Kill Machine which fell pretty flat for me...and start gravitating to DM and BM.

 

All that said, I don't think Worship the Music is the best way to judge Antrhax as it was basically a recent come back album that IMO was just OK. Of the recent old commercial thrash heavy hitters -I thought the last couple of Testament albums were among the best. Kreaotor's last album is hands down my favorite recent thrash album for some old timers-but they're in a different league IMO and definitely not commercial.

 

Antrhax was always kind of hit and miss-but their strongest releases IMO were in the late 80's-90. I still think Persistence of Time was their best and holds up for me...even though I rarely listen to it these days.

 

Opinions will vary, but as someone actually living and consuming metal in the 80's, my perspective is that Antrhax (in large part due to MTV exposure) were fairly innovative and had a strong impact on the growth of thrash. They were at the front of the thrash movement in the late 80's. They brought a hardocre punk vibe to thrash with a sense of humor. I give them credit for trying to mix metal with rap...but ultimately that's where they started to lose me-"bring in the Noise" just wasn't a winner for me.

 

Now-why Exodus, Testament, etc. never hit the really big leagues is anyone's guess. Testament had that melodic thing down pat. They should have made it bigger than they did.

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Hey Alex, I have been curious for a while. How much DR is too much in your opinion? Personally I think 15+ is going on redundant.

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Great even after all these years!





I purchased Pleasures Of The Flesh by Exodus, back in 1987 when it came out on vinyl and let me tell you, it was totally amazing. No Internet, no You Tube, not much music so somthing like that was almost life changing at the time.

I figure that Exodus was an underground sensation where as Anthrax was already mainstream. Anthrax in the coming years till 1990 became even more famous. Still I've seen Anthrax live, listened to all their recordings and seen many live recorded shows, I think Anthrax is over rated. There I said it.tongue.gif





Anthrax did not age well either. This is a 1987 release too.
Edited by Redcarmoose - 4/6/14 at 7:25pm
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I'm not an anthrax fan but I did always like their humour, Scott Ian is a genius songwriter and they always had a good singer

Exodus is much better, Gary holt is for serious what a riff machine and a great songwriter as well, but exodus are harder to listen to (for less hardcore metal heads) and it's not hard to see why anthrax was more commercially successful

I'm fascinated by the second and third tier thrash as some of it was really good, I think it was a lot of time and place and luck
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Hey Alex, I have been curious for a while. How much DR is too much in your opinion? Personally I think 15+ is going on redundant.

I don't do numbers! wink.gif

However, with that said, I think you can have fantastic sounding stuff in the DR8/9 area for metal. DR15+ is a bit outlandish true, but it really depends on the material (think Ulver with a full symphony).

A great example where I think compression SHOULD HAVE been applied was the last Elysian Blaze record. It does sound a bit thin to my ears (even at high volumes).
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I don't do numbers! wink.gif

However, with that said, I think you can have fantastic sounding stuff in the DR8/9 area for metal. DR15+ is a bit outlandish true, but it really depends on the material (think Ulver with a full symphony).

A great example where I think compression SHOULD HAVE been applied was the last Elysian Blaze record. It does sound a bit thin to my ears (even at high volumes).

EDIT: Dan "The Man" showed me a few picks from his next project. Holy macrel!
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Testament were underrated for sure. When I saw Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax a few years back, I kinda wished Testament were there too! I second Kreator love.

 

I assume there's some Voivod fans around here? I figured their adventurous stuff that touches on prog would hit the right buttons for some people. Also Coroner. I don't listen to nearly as much thrash as I do doom/psych/sludge, but here's some I liked last year:

 

Power Trip – Manifest Decimation (Southern Lord) 

Havok – Unnatural Selection (Candlelight) 

Dark Design – Prey For The Future (Heaven and Hell) | Bandcamp

Onslaught – VI (AFM) 

Dream Death – Somnium Excessum (Dream Death) 

Chimaira – Crown Of Phantoms (E1) 

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Some of the best doom I have ever heard. Pure unadulterated groovy evil. [@BC]

 

 

I am so f***ing stoked I'm finally going to see these guys live at Roadburn this weekend...

 

Also Yob, TWICE! :)


Edited by Wnuwk Siphon - 4/7/14 at 12:39am
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Originally Posted by Trogdor View Post

I don't do numbers! wink.gif

However, with that said, I think you can have fantastic sounding stuff in the DR8/9 area for metal. DR15+ is a bit outlandish true, but it really depends on the material (think Ulver with a full symphony).

A great example where I think compression SHOULD HAVE been applied was the last Elysian Blaze record. It does sound a bit thin to my ears (even at high volumes).

Alex stop, talking about symphonies right now is gonna make me cry, I'm listening to Labyrinth right now on the train and can only dream of how f***ing epic it would be with a DR of like 12
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