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Metal Discussion / Re: Now Playing
Today at 01:06:51 PM
Amorphis - Karelian Isthmus.

Demigod - Slumber of Sullen Eyes.

Howling Sycamore - Howling Sycamore, Seven Pathways to Annihilation.

Manilla Road - Crystal Logic.
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Metal Discussion / Re: Riffs
Today at 12:20:41 PM
The first four Mastodon records really are an embarrassment of riches (riff-ches?!)

 :abbath:
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Metal Discussion / Re: Riffs
July 11, 2024, 10:18:06 PM
Ooooh, Mastodon's best song, and one of the best metal songs of this century, full stop.

"... within the wrath we wait to be dirt again"  :abbath:  :abbath:  :abbath:
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Metal Discussion / Re: Now Playing
July 11, 2024, 12:42:31 AM
Quote from: B├╝rggermeister on July 10, 2024, 06:14:01 PM
Quote from: Pentagrimes on July 10, 2024, 05:57:25 PMha, couldn't resist. I feel like I've said talked about that album before; but my general feeling is that there's a few good tunes on it but it was very clear they were trying to hop on the Athiest/Cynic/"Human" band wagon and didn't have the imagination
It was released a week after Unquestionable Presence and a month before Human  :laugh:

Testimony is class and while with Spheres, yeah their ambition was probably a beyond their abilities, that recent remaster really shines a new light on it.

https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com/album/spheres-remaster

I must give this a whirl, big fan of Spheres (easily their best slab).

I think Testimony is a decent record too, but all the interludes boil my piss no end.

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I think I was a bit more enamored with them when I was younger and hearing Still Life for the first time as I heard that before any old school prog rock.

And also before I heard Camel, as Akerfedlt's lead playing borrows heavily from Andy Latimer and it became a lot less distinct to my ears after sitting through Mirage and Moonmadness.

I dropped off them hard after Watershed as the songwriting had simply evaporated, though I might revisit the latest one after BSC's praise :abbath:
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Ooh, Progeny was today's Metal Heardle track too.
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Metal Discussion / Re: Riffs
July 10, 2024, 01:22:24 PM
Quote from: The Butcher on July 10, 2024, 12:25:50 PMIs there a more evil sounding riff than this intro riff?


Belter. Haven't listened to that album in an age, might chuck it on later.
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Pretty much. The title track is a whopper too, but it's the last track on the album and you've the other five tracks of filler to get through first.
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Andrea True Connection - More More More.

Had a "woah" moment a few months back listening to this and realising that 90s pop ditty Steal My Sunshine by Len is built around a sample of the instrumental break in this.
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Quote from: Anvil on July 10, 2024, 09:09:20 AMJust stuck Still Life by Opeth on this morning and I can't help but to ponder why it doesn't get the credit it perhaps deserves.   Possibly my favourite Opeth release (also was my first, which is probably why it is my favourite) but I have often thought is an overlooked album in their discography. 

My Arms, Your Hearse is my favourite, but Still Life is really close to it. Still Life is also home to my two favourite Opeth songs, namely Godhead's Lament, and Moonlapse Vertigo.

Never quite understood why Blackwater Park was raved about instead of Still Life; always found that Blackwater Park sags in the middle.
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Metal Discussion / Re: Bands members-discussion
July 09, 2024, 01:34:16 PM
Quote from: The Great Cull on July 08, 2024, 09:35:07 PM
Quote from: Giggles on July 08, 2024, 08:19:00 PMMetal is a young man's game? Tell that to Rob Halford!!

I fucking wish someone would tell him

He's got access to some great painkillllllllllaaaas and can plough on.
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Metal Discussion / Re: Controversial Metal Opinions
July 09, 2024, 11:11:56 AM
Agree with Mr. BSC here, it has such a vibe (right down to the obnoxiously-coloured sleeve).

Just perusing MA's MA entry - the non-CD versions of AoM don't feature Lord of All Fevers and Plague?!  ???  ???  ???

That's one of their best songs full stop, and having it sit just before Chapel of Ghouls is chef's kiss.
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Metal Discussion / Re: Controversial Metal Opinions
July 08, 2024, 10:05:11 PM
Quote from: Count Magnus on July 08, 2024, 09:27:44 PMSurprised there's so much love for Domination! That album is bog standard compared to the first 3. Formulas Fatal to the Flesh pisses on Domination. Even Gateways to Annihilation is better.

I prefer Domination out of the first four. Mostly down to the production.

Further controversial MA opinion - Gateways is their best album. I have no idea why either :laugh:
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Metal Discussion / Re: Riffs
July 08, 2024, 12:33:46 PM
Yup, that's the superior version of the song vs. the one that ended up on Focus.


That's a pretty metal riff (and album artwork) for 1968.
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Metal Discussion / Re: Riffs
July 07, 2024, 09:20:24 PM