Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread

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JoshK

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« Reply #580 on: 4 Jan 2017, 03:12 am »
That is killer, worth it for sure.   Unfortunately I have the vacation days but not really the opportunity at work to take them right now.    I literally would book it the night before otherwise, who cares if only the expensive cabins are left (I looked). 

mca

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« Reply #581 on: 4 Jan 2017, 11:08 pm »
Bite down on this noise, music and gear reviews!

http://www.metal-fi.com/


JoshK

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« Reply #582 on: 5 Jan 2017, 02:54 pm »
That is a good site, MCA.  I knew about the Angry Metal Guy, but not this one.   I guess I would say I qualify as a metal-fi guy.   I really am pleased when metal groups pay attention to the production quality.   

I am a fan of Sam Dunn and have been watching all the videos on youtube from Banger including his reviews and top 10 lists.    Really great stuff there and I happen to have a pretty big overlap with Sam Dunn's taste.  When he threw up Faith No More's Sol Invictus up on the top 10 of 2015 I was really shocked and impressed (Huge FNM fan here).   If he recommends something now that I don't really know too well I pay attention.   I am trying to warm up to Abbath, but perhaps I am not such a fan of black metal as he is, it's entertaining but doesn't really hook me.

That said, on the episode of the top 10 of the first half of 2016, he brings in an editor of another Canadian metal rag who likes his old skool death.  A number of times they put down the production quality as being too clean, wanting it edgier.  I wished people like that would invest in a compressor and do it themselves and leave the master alone.

JoshK

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« Reply #583 on: 23 Jan 2017, 04:07 pm »
Been listening to Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence.  It might be the only ethereal and uplifting metal album I can think of.  Really puts you in a calm and happy mood, which is unusual for metal.   Clean vocals too. 

FireGuy

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« Reply #584 on: 31 Jan 2017, 01:21 am »
Been listening to Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence.  It might be the only ethereal and uplifting metal album I can think of.  Really puts you in a calm and happy mood, which is unusual for metal.   Clean vocals too.

Finally got around to DTP's Transcendence.  Must say, has some super cool metal elements that gets a grip and keeps hold.   Might lack that metal darkness but makes up for it in a "spiritual" sense of fullness and grandeur.   Great texture too on the drums.  Damn good work.

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« Reply #585 on: 31 Jan 2017, 02:25 am »
I'm SOOO thankful for someone pointing out DTP Transcendence...what an album. Definitely a fun and inspiring listen. I can't wait to get this on a decent system!!!

THANKS AGAIN GUYS!!!! ROCK IT LIKE YOU GOT IT!!!!
 

FireGuy

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« Reply #586 on: 1 Feb 2017, 01:25 am »
I'm SOOO thankful for someone pointing out DTP Transcendence...what an album. Definitely a fun and inspiring listen. I can't wait to get this on a decent system!!!

THANKS AGAIN GUYS!!!! ROCK IT LIKE YOU GOT IT!!!!
 

My first taste of DTP  live work.  Impressive, indeed.  Then add vocal Anneke van Giersbergen.  A luxurious addition.   In total shock not knowing about this band.  The beauty and the spirit of this thread works again. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaeB_rG_lOo

Folsom

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« Reply #587 on: 2 Feb 2017, 10:47 pm »
The LP is awesome.


milford3

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« Reply #588 on: 16 Feb 2017, 02:21 am »
Check out the band Rotting Christ.  Just fantastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHW2CF4GF-8

FireGuy

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« Reply #589 on: 24 Feb 2017, 09:07 pm »
Check out the band Rotting Christ.  Just fantastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHW2CF4GF-8

Yes Sir.  My new top Black Metal Band.  Pounding and atmospheric.  With the right elements in chorus, this genre can be incredibly satisfying.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotting_Christ

JoshK

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« Reply #590 on: 1 Mar 2017, 04:30 pm »
Speaking of Angry Metal Guy, I find their site to be really good for the metal-fi guy.   Their records of the month are almost without question worth buying.  I found some really good bands I didn't know this year, like Khemmis (not typically a huge fan of doom, but this is an exception), Vektor, King Goat, The Vision Bleak.

http://www.angrymetalguy.com/

FireGuy

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« Reply #591 on: 1 Mar 2017, 06:50 pm »
Speaking of Angry Metal Guy, I find their site to be really good for the metal-fi guy.   Their records of the month are almost without question worth buying.  I found some really good bands I didn't know this year, like Khemmis (not typically a huge fan of doom, but this is an exception), Vektor, King Goat, The Vision Bleak.

http://www.angrymetalguy.com/

I'll check these out tonight.    Especially Khemmis, since I am a huge fan of doom.  Kinda been aloof on "new band" safaris.
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JoshK

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« Reply #592 on: 1 Mar 2017, 08:54 pm »
If you like Doom, I can't see you not liking Khemmis.  That album is their 2nd release, both are on bandcamp.

FireGuy

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« Reply #593 on: 2 Mar 2017, 01:02 am »
Khemmis has real promise.  Dig the overdriven guitar riffs.  Encyclopaedia Metallum's review cited Decibel and called their sound as doom metal Iron Maiden.  That's pretty darn close I think.  A little more atmosphere and texture change and it's going to be a nice long ride.

JoshK

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« Reply #594 on: 3 Mar 2017, 02:49 pm »
While I am awaiting shipment of my CD from Persefone's newest release Aathma, I decided to stream it from bandcamp.  So far so good!  :rock:


https://persefone1.bandcamp.com/

Review: http://www.angrymetalguy.com/persefone-aathma-review/

Edit: one time through and already it will be a contender for AOTY for me at least.  So much love already.  These guys know how to write.   Paul Masvidal's (Cynic, Death) was a welcome presence.  I was listening while working on something so not paying super attention and I was like, that doesn't sound like the lead vocalist's vocals, but sounds very familiar, then it clicked...ah....Cynic!

FireGuy

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« Reply #595 on: 3 Mar 2017, 03:50 pm »
Mucho appreciado on Persefone's new release.  Angry Metal Guy's review drips of perfection and he's gone gaga on this one.  I can't agree on all of his reviews but he's usually in the ball park most of the time.    Work can't end fast enough.

FireGuy

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« Reply #596 on: 4 Mar 2017, 02:48 am »
Mucho appreciado on Persefone's new release.  Angry Metal Guy's review drips of perfection and he's gone gaga on this one.  I can't agree on all of his reviews but he's usually in the ball park most of the time.    Work can't end fast enough.

First listen.  Stunningly agile.  Bordering on a prog masterpiece.  On the board too for AOTY.   Switched from 2.2C speaker to headphones.  Turns out to be a good call... it allows to extract way more production elements.  This is good stuff my friend.

JoshK

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« Reply #597 on: 4 Mar 2017, 05:53 pm »
If you aren't already familiar with their back catalogue, they have 3 other albums.  The last one prior, Spiritual Migration, is on the same level.  Shin Ken before that is really good and experiments heavily with asian instruments.   

Yesterday, Wolfheart released their new album through Madsupply.com.   I gave it a once through at it is definitely on par with everything else Tuomas has done.  Highly recommended checking it out if you like melodic death (lighter side of melodeath).

FireGuy

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« Reply #598 on: 5 Mar 2017, 02:20 am »
If you aren't already familiar with their back catalogue, they have 3 other albums.  The last one prior, Spiritual Migration, is on the same level.  Shin Ken before that is really good and experiments heavily with asian instruments.   

Yesterday, Wolfheart released their new album through Madsupply.com.   I gave it a once through at it is definitely on par with everything else Tuomas has done.  Highly recommended checking it out if you like melodic death (lighter side of melodeath).

I haven't heard anything done by Tuomas Saukkonen I haven't liked.  Before The Dawn albums are exceptional.  He just can't sit still... now his latest, Wolfheart.

 BTD "The Ghost"  for me stands out.



BTW, 2nd time through for Persefone's Aathma.  Most impressive new release I've heard since Draconian's Sovran (2015). 

JoshK

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« Reply #599 on: 5 Mar 2017, 06:16 pm »
I don't own that one.   I don't own any of the first 3 albums as Nuclear Blast doesn't sell them anymore and the only places I could find them they are hundreds of dollars.   I might have to torrent them.   I don't normally download albums without paying for them if I can, but in their case I don't really have a decent option.