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

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FireGuy

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« Reply #720 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 #721 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 #722 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 #723 on: 2 Feb 2017, 10:47 pm »
The LP is awesome.


milford3

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« Reply #724 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 #725 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 #726 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 #727 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 #728 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 #729 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 #730 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 #731 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 #732 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 #733 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 #734 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 #735 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. 

JoshK

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« Reply #736 on: 6 Mar 2017, 08:03 pm »
Another great Doom metal album is Ordos - House of the Dead.  Its a bit harder/darker than Khemmis, including some harsher vocals (not outright growls though). 



https://ordosofficial.bandcamp.com/album/house-of-the-dead

jarcher

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« Reply #737 on: 6 Mar 2017, 08:52 pm »
Something to get the tikes started out - down with Barney : Enter Hevisaurus!

https://apple.news/AxWnuHhLHTKOG-hLSXmJ-8Q

Don't know if "take a bath / do your homework" is exactly the nonconformist metal message - but it beats the Barney namby-pamby lessons.

JoshK

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« Reply #738 on: 8 Mar 2017, 02:38 pm »
Ok, here is an unusual recommendation from me, as I typically don't really dig black metal on the whole (some exceptions).  This band is "cosmic black metal".  It has a symphonic element to it and is spacey, electro at times, but definitely the black metal vocals.   And it has a DR of 11!  That means it is highly dynamic, not compressed to hell.  It is 1 20 minute EP but costs $1.

https://mesarthim.bandcamp.com/album/the-great-filter-e-p

JoshK

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« Reply #739 on: 16 Mar 2017, 07:17 pm »
I think these guys do a pretty cool variation on stoner doom metal, instead making it more anthemic and more uplifting.

https://open.spotify.com/track/4UR9MN45Pp9Pc0Gnue3FOa