I know this is from 2012, but I finally got around to it. I'm new to the streaming bandwagon as I'm putting together a decent dedicated speaker and HP system.
I just listened to Kreator's Phantom Antichrist on Rhapsody and I'm going through some of their back catalog. For whatever reason, I never listened to these guys even though I've always liked thrash.
I think they're pretty solid! Should have checked them out years ago. This probably isn't their best album, but I find it super enjoyable as compared to any of the big 4 stuff/crap. I think their older stuff holds up pretty well compared to many of the older thrash bands. Just MO.
Swans-My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky.
Yes, this is non metal. It is, however, awesome.
The Swans, being oft cited by Neurosis as an influence have long been on my radar, but like Kreator (talk about mix mashing styles!) have always been low on my priorities. After the glowing review of The Seer from 2012, I finally decided to listen to them. The Seer is phenomenal IMO. Going through their back catalog....one of those bands I've always read about, but never investigated.
Man! I don't know what it is, but I'm digging Swans!! If you like Post metal and drone at all, and haven't, you should check them out.
Wierd-experimental-noise like rock.
They are an acquired taste-but I would say there are definitely heavy moments-and I find their music trance inducting and EXTREMELY compelling.
Which lead me to another influencial band that I'm new to.....
I keep reading they are not metal or punk, you could have fooled me.
I think this is a killer, raw release.....
Edited by markm1 - 3/20/13 at 8:05am