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post #19021 of 19034
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Their three latest on season of mist are stellar albums. I've been on a total funeral kick lately...esoteric, evoken, mournful congregation, corrupted, etc have dominated my playing for the last week. I think it got kicked off after I fell in love with the new Bell Witch, amazing album that is fast becoming a big favorite

Thanks for the recommendations. Listen up, when Ferday puts out a recommendation-it's usually really good-of course we may just have similar tastes :veryevil:

 

I'm listening to Bell Witch after your post. Holy schit. You fracking nailed it. This is a great album. Doom heads need to listen to this. I'm going to go on a limb and say this should be on a lot of year end lists. Kind of reminds me of the traction Thou got last year...takes time to digest but really heavy, really involving, nuanced and just stellar all around. Amazing the sound without a guitar. I would not have guessed.Enormous and gorgeous at the same time. I like this initially better than Thou.

 

 I feel like DM and BM are in kind of a stale period-a lot of the better albums perhaps being older bands and Behemoth/Carcass/Gorguts/Bloodbath etc.) putting out defining albums but a lot of copy cats and Doom and sludge IMO are making the big creative moves right now. And, maybe genre shifting avant garde and prog. I'm ready for a good meat and potatoes DM album or a BM album as good as classic Marduk.

 

Their are some great metal recommendations on this site-Moose, Trogdor-too are always turning me onto great stuff.

 

And Tom-I've got my eyes on you :) I just listened to Esoteric-Circle-yeah that is a great doom track-I'd say transcends funeral doom into something bigger. Good call!

 

A lot of stuff these days I kind of think-meh, heard that, derivative, whatever, but when it's good-yeah-I get pretty pumped


Edited by markm1 - Yesterday at 4:36 pm
post #19022 of 19034
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

I don't care what anyone says, this is my favorite Shining album:

 

I know you probably don't care but I just found this band to be interesting thanks to their newest album IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends :L3000:

post #19023 of 19034
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Anyone know of good death metal out this year? The only things I have been impressed by are Sulphur Aeon and Ad Nauseam (I have Alkaloid... It's aiiight, but not great)? Any old school recommendations?

There have been a lot of massive black metal albums though... Shining, Porta Negra, Akhlys, and my favorite, Arcturus.


This came out 14 days ago. I would classify Entrails as retro-Swedish genre?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gC6he9Qmj2U
post #19024 of 19034

Funeral doom go :atsmile:. I never though this would be the place where I find fellow fans of this beautiful and somber genre :ph34r:. Yeah, Bell Witch among other brilliant bands belongs in my recent funeral discoveries, by chance I just listened to their new album today too ha ha. Now I'm going to recommend one band that I think deserves big attention too. Russian band Everlasting. The form of funeral doom metal they play is the one that really suits me, the kind that for example Mournful Congregation play too, at least in my ears.

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Aren't the volumes levels kind of jacked up on sideshow symphonies? Listening to track two right now and it sounds considerably quieter than the first track like I'd read on wiki. I will buy this though, sounds good. Just crank the volume to 11.


The CD sounds good to me, it also states it was an HD recording. I like it, it is a loud CD though. I like it maybe because it was my first album by the band and I connected with what they are doing, which is very different. The album seems to flow better than their last one. Also for unknown reasons I could hear the band make style reference to the Hawkwind sound and then their old sound on the new album? So maybe it was there on Sideshow but I did notice derivative stuff?

I have used the second song on Sideshow as a test track too. Seems like a good recording though I always like Andy Sneap produced stuff better and look at him as the best sounding producer in metal. Even Andy Sneap's live recording are the best. So DR is important of course but the recording technique comes first IMO Your not going to get DR if the original does not have DR recorded into it?

With sideshow you have an excellent use of synth, and super cool standard bass tone. Still I have to hear their older stuff, folks here recommend it as better than Sideshow?
Cheers!

Still the volume level of one song is not a big deal in the grand scheme, glad you will get it, you will like it.

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I just read about the volume issue and it even reads like the band later knew of it? Never noticed it though?
Edited by Redcarmoose - Yesterday at 8:16 pm
post #19026 of 19034
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Originally Posted by campj View Post

Anyone know of good death metal out this year? The only things I have been impressed by are Sulphur Aeon and Ad Nauseam (I have Alkaloid... It's aiiight, but not great)? Any old school recommendations?

There have been a lot of massive black metal albums though... Shining, Porta Negra, Akhlys, and my favorite, Arcturus.


This came out 14 days ago. I would classify Entrails as retro-Swedish genre?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gC6he9Qmj2U

Oh yeah, forgot about Entrails. I like their older stuff, I will check out the new one (no matter what rating AMG gave it heh).

The new Shining is really great. I think it takes a little time to take in. It's similar to Halmstead, another fantastic album, possibly their best. I haven't heard every song they ever put out, so I can't say for sure though. Isn't that the new standard for giving an opinion on anything, Maieutic Alchemist?
post #19027 of 19034
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Oh yeah, forgot about Entrails. I like their older stuff, I will check out the new one (no matter what rating AMG gave it heh).

The new Shining is really great. I think it takes a little time to take in. It's similar to Halmstead, another fantastic album, possibly their best. I haven't heard every song they ever put out, so I can't say for sure though. Isn't that the new standard for giving an opinion on anything, Maieutic Alchemist?


Well I have not read the AMG review but normally he is very harsh.....angry?lol

The guy at Encyclopedia Metalium reviews it at a very high score but does not like the mid-pace slowdown in contrast to the early LPs. I'm into mid-paced stuff, heck Left Hand Path by Entombed 1990 sounds mid-paced now, though it is fast as hell and not mid-paced.
Edited by Redcarmoose - Yesterday at 8:24 pm
post #19028 of 19034
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Originally Posted by campj View Post

I haven't heard every song they ever put out, so I can't say for sure though. Isn't that the new standard for giving an opinion on anything, Maieutic Alchemist?

 

Wow, that was such a clever alteration of my user name! Kind of fitting, since alchemists and philosophers are linked, in a way. Anyway...you only need to hear one song by a band to be able to comment -- on that one song. But to talk about the band as a whole, you should really get to know the band.

post #19029 of 19034
Just messing with you bro.

These guys sound pretty good.

https://corpsegarden.bandcamp.com/album/entheogen

And I mentioned both these earlier... here are some links (really good old school death metal)

https://listenable-records.bandcamp.com/album/false-prophecies

https://gruesomedeathmetal.bandcamp.com/album/savage-land-deluxe-edition
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New King Parrot is awesome :

 

post #19031 of 19034

Question-how is the new Steven Wilson album metal? I ask that owning it and thinking it's one of the better albums I've heard this year.

 

Since this is somewhat rhetorical, I'll begin by answering myself as if I were homeless and talking to myself.

 

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 Yes, I know Stevie and Mikael A are great friends he produced some great Opeth albums. I know Porcupine Tree had a bit of a metal influence on Dead Wing and in Abstenthia. Hand Cannot Erase is a beautiful album with occasional heavier guitar parts and sounds fantastic. Uh, news flash, it's not metal. It is however recommended as a record of the month on one of our favorite blogs-AMG. Just sayin'

OK-if we are going to list every band that has a former or tangential affiliation with metal, then I am going to post a non metal band. Mark Lanegan, formerly of grunge band, The Screaming Trees (think Alice N Chains, Soundgarden, etc.) for all of you born after 1980 or so has been cranking out singer songwriter material for some time. He has appeared with a lot of bands like QOTSA. He has one of the best baritone "rock" voices around. Anyway, he has a new album called Phantom Radio that he supposedly recorded with his Iphone.

 

Caveat-this is totally un metal-but he has this dark, gothic young Leonard Cohen quality and I just think he's pretty boss:

 

I could easily see his songs being used for a horror film or David Lynchish movie. The cover at least is pretty metal. Great American singer songwriter whose been through some schiit

 

post #19032 of 19034
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 

Question-how is the new Steven Wilson album metal?

 

I don't see anyone here claiming that. It looks like you started discussion with yourself, by yourself :duggfloat:. But I suppose that was the intention.


Edited by Sonnycz - Today at 4:19 am
post #19033 of 19034

There are like two tracks I on the new Steven Wilson album.
The concept is really cool and the super special edition of the album is one of the most interesting special editions I've ever seen, but....I'm just not into this pop-ish rock :|

post #19034 of 19034
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Originally Posted by Sonnycz View Post
 

 

I don't see anyone here claiming that. It looks like you started discussion with yourself, by yourself :duggfloat:. But I suppose that was the intention.


Nope. Not here. Maybe I should have clarified. I sometimes will do a google search for a band or album. Just making the point that Wilson seems to get press in some blogs-AMG, Metalsucks-for basically as Tom Yum Goong said is a pop/prog rock sound.


Edited by markm1 - Today at 5:12 am
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