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larvtard
11-30-2011, 01:02 PM
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Natrlhi
11-30-2011, 01:06 PM
I SAW A HIPSTER ONCE AT A HATE ETERNAL SHOW GRANTED HE WAS DUCT TAPED FROM HEAD TO TOE AND SUCKING HIS THUMB IN THE CORNER BUT STILL THIS WHOLE FUCKING THREAD IS NULL AND VOID

masterguy49
11-30-2011, 01:11 PM
(Suffocation is brutal death metal, right? I fucking hate them).

That's all I heard.

Gtfo.

mankvill
11-30-2011, 01:17 PM
I really don't know if Logan is just a giant troll or really doesn't know basic metal genres

Natrlhi
11-30-2011, 01:23 PM
That's all I heard.

Gtfo.I think you just kicked him out of his own thread.

That's awesome. :party:

treghet
11-30-2011, 01:28 PM
I really don't know if Logan is just a giant troll or really doesn't know basic metal genres

I think a little bit of both. :lol:

masterguy49
11-30-2011, 01:31 PM
I think you just kicked him out of his own thread.

That's awesome. :party:

To put it how you would,
http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/12/18/129056381869035573.jpg

:cool:

Natrlhi
11-30-2011, 01:42 PM
It's mainly about the hipster thing. I thought it was obvious by my post above, which, by the way, is insanely funny. :cool:

GarageMetal468
11-30-2011, 03:10 PM
yay Chicago represent! :fist:

I've been meaning to check out Cianide's material, I enjoyed them at MDF this year.

mankvill
12-01-2011, 11:28 AM
>hipster-free
>Cianide and Lock Up

BloodoftheKings
12-01-2011, 12:03 PM
Why is every thread in the Album Reviews just arguments about hipster metal lately?

Maiden33
12-01-2011, 12:05 PM
I guarantee my album thread should be 100% devoid of any "hipster" discussion.

makethemsuffer12
12-01-2011, 04:39 PM
I guarantee my album thread should be 100% devoid of any "hipster" discussion.

:fist:

hb420
12-01-2011, 04:39 PM
22.
Tombs - Path of Totality
http://www.theomegaorder.com/Tombs-Path-Of-Totality781676715824.jpg

When I first heard this, I LOVED it. Actually before a few days ago, it was still in my top ten. But my most recent listen proved to be too much. Still, this album is really interesting. It's very much black metal - but not traditionally. It's really sludgy, too. Could it be... *gasp*... blackened sludge?! :eek:
They creep in a lot of melody, as well. Not so much where it becomes expected, but, you know. It's welcomed :)

Vermillion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXhLPqnBRmw)
Passageways (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trl5Is0ZKB8)

Nice pick, and the same thing happened to me as well. While I loved it at first, it grew off me pretty quickly.

Rocco44
12-01-2011, 08:45 PM
Yeah, he has great tone for sure. Solid album and I hope to see these guys live because they destroy.

Seventhzealot
12-02-2011, 08:07 AM
Same, I am seeing them on an off-date with Zoroaster (they're local) and The Body soon. Excited as hell :party:

20.
Landmine Marathon - Gallows
http://cache1.bigcartel.com/product_images/40806629/LM-Gallows-300x300.jpg

Landmine Marathon is one of the most badass death metal bands around today. Granted, they worship Bolt Thrower a bit too much, but they're much more modern-sounding, and they've got a bit of their own sound as well. If you've never listened to them before, I'd urge you to check them out immediately.

Anyway, on to the album. At first listen I was a bit disappointed. No memorable songs or anything. It felt like they were going in the absolutely same direction (not necessarily a bad thing) but not pushing themselves at all. It took several more listens but it's finally warmed up to me. There are a couple memorable songs, actually. However, it is important to note that this album is still nowhere near as good as their previous album, Sovereign Descent. But since these guys have such a unique sound, it's always refreshing to hear them with new material.

Three Snake Leaves (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz_IPO2iv5k)
Cutting Flesh and Bone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDEHi9J8Y-I)

Good pick. I've been pretty surprised to see this album nowhere on anyone else's list.

Epidemic Reign
12-02-2011, 08:28 AM
Good pick. I've been pretty surprised to see this album nowhere on anyone else's list.

It was #19 on DethMaiden's list, and it just MIGHT be on mine when I get around to finalizing it.

Seventhzealot
12-02-2011, 08:48 AM
It was #19 on DethMaiden's list, and it just MIGHT be on mine when I get around to finalizing it.

I was unsure on first listen but after listening to it a couple of more times, it really grew on me and has a good chance of making mine too.

Natrlhi
12-02-2011, 02:39 PM
I was unsure on first listen but after listening to it a couple of more times, it really grew on me and has a good chance of making mine too.This.

metallicbrian666
12-03-2011, 12:07 PM
Same, I am seeing them on an off-date with Zoroaster (they're local) and The Body soon. Excited as hell :party:

20.
Landmine Marathon - Gallows
http://cache1.bigcartel.com/product_images/40806629/LM-Gallows-300x300.jpg

Landmine Marathon is one of the most badass death metal bands around today. Granted, they worship Bolt Thrower a bit too much, but they're much more modern-sounding, and they've got a bit of their own sound as well. If you've never listened to them before, I'd urge you to check them out immediately.

Anyway, on to the album. At first listen I was a bit disappointed. No memorable songs or anything. It felt like they were going in the absolutely same direction (not necessarily a bad thing) but not pushing themselves at all. It took several more listens but it's finally warmed up to me. There are a couple memorable songs, actually. However, it is important to note that this album is still nowhere near as good as their previous album, Sovereign Descent.

Get the fuck out, Gallows is easily their best album yet. The production is raw but clear, and there are no filler songs. Kudos to having it on the list though, as someone previously stated the album has been pretty much ignored by most people's lists.

metallicbrian666
12-03-2011, 12:35 PM
I'M SO CONFUSE :confused:
That's why you're supposed to read the rest of the post.

300%_Density
12-03-2011, 05:00 PM
This ain't your pussy Skeletonwitch shit, this is the real [metal] deal.

Inb4theflamesofManks

El Gordo
12-03-2011, 10:44 PM
Yeah, I'm not sure about that... I know manks will give me shit for calling Skeletonwitch 'pussy shit,' but will he give me the benefit of the doubt knowing that I think Absu is better? We'll see :D

Meh, I'm not Mankvill but I like the new Skeletonwitch better than the new Absu. There isn't one song on Abzu that has the riffs that "Cleaver of Souls" does.

mankvill
12-03-2011, 10:48 PM
Yeah, I'm not sure about that... I know manks will give me shit for calling Skeletonwitch 'pussy shit,' but will he give me the benefit of the doubt knowing that I think Absu is better? We'll see :D

they're both good bands with solid new releases and neither of them are pussy shit, so i dunno what you're getting at :eyes:

quit trying to seem like you know a lot about metal, you're still in entry-level land, nigguh

jhdeity
12-03-2011, 10:49 PM
Meh, I'm not Mankvill but I like the new Skeletonwitch better than the new Absu. There isn't one song on Abzu that has the riffs that "Cleaver of Souls" does.

This

treghet
12-03-2011, 10:58 PM
quit trying to seem like you know a lot about metal, you're still in entry-level land, nigguh

boom roasted

hellawaits77ny
12-04-2011, 12:00 AM
Good read so far.

Definately gotta check out Landmine Marathon's new album. Liked their last one a lot.

treghet
12-04-2011, 12:51 PM
Cheesy because of the lyrics? Well... it IS Deicide. :lol:

hellawaits77ny
12-04-2011, 09:40 PM
Cheesy because of the lyrics? Well... it IS Deicide. :lol:

You're right about that. I really hope noone takes Glen's lyrics seriously. I loved this album.

treghet
12-04-2011, 10:00 PM
I've never been that into Krisiun, but the stuff I've heard from the new album actually sounds pretty good. I think I'm going to have to give it a proper listen.

Epidemic Reign
12-04-2011, 10:25 PM
I've never seen that version of the Deicide cover. What the hell were they thinking when they released the other one?

Epidemic Reign
12-04-2011, 10:36 PM
..wat

Nevermind, I'm an idiot.

I would explain but then I'd just look like even more of an idiot :lol:

daimonos
12-04-2011, 10:43 PM
Oh shit Krisiun came out with a new album?!?

...I should get on that...

treghet
12-04-2011, 10:48 PM
Looked up Krisiun on Metal-Archives... turns out I had downloaded their lowest rated album. :lol: That explains why I didn't care for them.

GarageMetal468
12-05-2011, 06:23 AM
Looked up Krisiun on Metal-Archives... turns out I had downloaded their lowest rated album. :lol: That explains why I didn't care for them.

Get Southern Storm!!!

Epidemic Reign
12-05-2011, 06:27 AM
Get Southern Storm!!!

I agree. Contradictions of Decay is my favorite Krisiun song by far.

Seventhzealot
12-05-2011, 09:52 AM
16.
Krisiun - The Great Execution
http://www.centurymedia.com/media/news/large/634510475010611192.jpg

Before I downloaded this album, I had heard a couple Krisiun songs and loved them. Never got around to downloading any of their albums until this one, though (so I can't say to what extent this one ranks next to their old ones). I'm glad I did. Krisiun's style of death metal is outstanding and fairly unique, I gotta say. I dunno what sets them apart from other death metal bands, but I like them a lot more than their contemporaries, so that's gotta count for something, right?

If I only have one qualm about this album, it's the length of it. C'mon man, 10 songs in over an hour? The songs themselves don't stick out that much from another so this is a big no-no in my book. Either way, this is some fantastic death metal and I'd urge all death metal fans to check it out.

The Will to Potency
Blood of Lions (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCjO42Pmgjw)

Good shit.

treghet
12-05-2011, 12:53 PM
Get Southern Storm!!!

Yeah, I listened to a couple songs off it. Definitely going to check out that and the new one.

christopher
12-05-2011, 03:15 PM
15.
Book of Black Earth - This Cold Testament
http://www.metallife.com/news/images/3033.jpg

I'm sure this album flew over most of your guys' heads. Very solid Behemoth-style blackened death metal. They sound a lot like Behemoth but at the same time they're really different. On a couple songs they take a pretty crusty approach, but that's not the norm. Overall, though, I just really like their approach to songwriting and they can write a damn good song despite sounding almost exactly like Behemoth. But, hey, at least they're not Hate.

Weight of the World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0KPk0dgwuA)
Cross-contamination (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loiVnGpbpuA)

I'm going to have to download this one. I saw BOBE twice over a weekend in 2009. They played with Amebix on Friday, then played with Cattle Decapitation and Psyopus on Sunday. I forgot about them until now.

christopher
12-05-2011, 03:33 PM
Sounds like a solid concert weekend. My friend's band opened for Psyopus and while he said they're completely unlistenable on record, they're sick live.

Yeah Psyopus was fucking sick! I hope they come back around here soon. Speaking of Cattle Decapitation, have you heard of Murder Construct? If not, look them up now. Travis from CD, Leon and Danny from Exhumed/Phobia and Kevin from Lack of Interest/Fetus Eaters. Good shit.

christopher
12-05-2011, 03:43 PM
Not a fan of Murder Construct. I don't really like brutal death/deathgrind that much, honestly.

...That's weird, I just looked at their last.fm and most of their similar artists are straight-up grindcore :eyes: Maybe another listen is in order?

Well they definitely sound like Exhumed with Cattle Decap vocals. I guess they finished recording the new album and it supposedly sounds faster than the first release.

jhdeity
12-06-2011, 10:12 AM
Vektor recorded Reign in Blood? :D

I'd describe Vektor as Sadus if they stayed on their natural path... or ANY path for that matter.

While not as great as Black Future, Top 10 for sure. Just needs a few more spins I bet...

jhdeity
12-06-2011, 10:19 AM
You said that last time :tp:

It never gets old... since it's fact. hahaha

Nice call on American Heritage BTW. Never heard of em but I'm digging the tracks you posted.

mankvill
12-06-2011, 10:37 AM
Rerecording stuff from the first album lowered your expectations?

So did you have lowered expectations for Black Future too? ;)

BloodoftheKings
12-06-2011, 10:42 AM
Black Future is my favorite album of all time. So I was definitely looking forward to this. Well... it's not as good. Standing alone? This album is fantastic. But it's impossible to listen to this while pretending that isn't the same band who put out the greatest thrash album of all time. I've warmed up to this after several listens, but it's still a disappointment. When the band announced that they were re-recording a a lot of stuff from their first demo for this album, my expectations significantly lowered, as I didn't that was really moving forward. But they were still high enough to leave me disappointed.

(And, frankly, I cannot understand how ANYONE thinks this album is better)

Let's talk about the album, though. It pretty much follows in the same direction as Black Future, just not as many memorable songs. There ARE some birlliant songs here, though. I don't think there's any one person here at this point who hasn't heard Vektor, but if there is, I'd describe Vektor as progressive/technical thrash, for fans of Voivod, Coroner, Destruction, and Atheist. Funny enough, I don't like any of those bands :lol:


I can't get a good image macro for this since i'm in english class but yeah... :faceplam:

Seventhzealot
12-06-2011, 11:41 AM
Fuck you guys, American Heritage rules.

13.
Vektor - Outer Isolation
http://store.heavyartillery.us/images/HA55026CD-HA55012CD.jpg

Black Future is my favorite album of all time. So I was definitely looking forward to this. Well... it's not as good. Standing alone? This album is fantastic. But it's impossible to listen to this while pretending that isn't the same band who put out the greatest thrash album of all time. I've warmed up to this after several listens, but it's still a disappointment. When the band announced that they were re-recording a a lot of stuff from their first demo for this album, my expectations significantly lowered, as I didn't that was really moving forward. But they were still high enough to leave me disappointed.

(And, frankly, I cannot understand how ANYONE thinks this album is better)

Let's talk about the album, though. It pretty much follows in the same direction as Black Future, just not as many memorable songs. There ARE some birlliant songs here, though. I don't think there's any one person here at this point who hasn't heard Vektor, but if there is, I'd describe Vektor as progressive/technical thrash, for fans of Voivod, Coroner, Destruction, and Atheist. Funny enough, I don't like any of those bands :lol:

Cosmic Cortex (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGicoRxP4a4)
Tetrastructural Minds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tAbcWrrIQU)

One of the stand-out releases of the year for me and good choice of tracks to list too ;)

slapguitarer
12-06-2011, 12:13 PM
American Heritage was cool stuff. I know they did a split with Mastodon way back when, and I've been looking for the new album because Decibel gave it a 9, but I couldn't find it anywhere. Good stuff, for sure :rocker:

illuminatus917
12-06-2011, 12:33 PM
Yeah, your two featured tracks are my favorite two on the album.

However,

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/8261/screenshot20111206at330.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/202/screenshot20111206at330.png/) > http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/9178/screenshot20111206at331.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/832/screenshot20111206at331.png/) ;)


You know why?

Song variation.

;)

Seventhzealot
12-06-2011, 07:59 PM
Okay, okay. I still think the songs on Black Future are better overall.

12.
Mastodon - The Hunter
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/28/Mastodon-The_Hunter.jpg/220px-Mastodon-The_Hunter.jpg

OH SHIT!! :eek:

First time I gave this a listen, I didn't really know what to think. It wasn't bad, it was just... what? But after a hefty amount of listens, it finally clicked with me. The songs stood out to me and the songs that I couldn't stand before actually struck me as pretty good (e.g. Stargasm). This is definitely a different approach for Mastodon. But I respect that. They seem to be going into a commercial direction; although that sounds bad, all it means is that they are able to write shorter songs that pack a punch and could easily be played on hard rock radio. But, like I said, not necessarily a bad thing. The style is somewhere between Blood Mountain and Crack the Skye, I'd say, with one or two glimpses into their sludgy past. Mastodon are one of my favorite bands and I'm glad I finally warmed up to this.

Thickening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mdEuysyo8E)
Octopus has no Friends :lol: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUl_qwr0SiA)
All the Heavy Lifting (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEL_-5dJqK8)

My thoughts exactly.

Natrlhi
12-06-2011, 08:09 PM
14.
American Heritage - Sedentary
http://reigninart.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/American-Heritage-Sedentary-150x150.jpg

If you like Leviathian-era Mastodon, you should enjoy this. It's basically that but with more of a punk urgency and perhaps more stoner than sludge. Not very original, but at the same time, not that generic, either. They've got a cool sound of their own going on.

I discovered this at the beginning of the year, and while it used to be in my top ten, it certainly has lasting appeal. Killer songwriting.

City of God (http://americanheritage.bandcamp.com/track/city-of-god)
Sickening Rebellion (http://americanheritage.bandcamp.com/track/sickening-rebellion)I know I'm a little delayed in saying this (I've been away from here for a few days), but nice call here. This was a good one from 2011 that very few folks have mentioned so far. In fact, I think it may have been you who turned me on to this album. If so, thanks! :fist:

GarageMetal468
12-07-2011, 09:13 AM
uh, settle down man. I don't think I've heard a single person say that this album was bad in any way. Hell, this is definitely in my top 5 favorite releases this year.

BloodoftheKings
12-07-2011, 10:53 AM
uh, settle down man. I don't think I've heard a single person say that this album was bad in any way. Hell, this is definitely in my top 5 favorite releases this year.

This. This will probably show up in my top 10 when ever I get around to making one. I don't think A Shrine to Madness is the best song though. I think The Window is my favorite.

BloodoftheKings
12-07-2011, 11:54 AM
lol. the tr00 metalheads wouldn't approve.

I don't get why some tr00 metalheads say old Bodom is real metal but BDM isn't. Maybe it's the fact that a lot of BDM shirts are pretty scene looking. My first impression of BDM was that they're probably a shitty deathcore band but when I actually listened to their music I was surprised.

mankvill
12-07-2011, 12:30 PM
lol. the tr00 metalheads wouldn't approve.

I don't think anyone on this forum out and out bashes BDM. In fact, I'm pretty sure there are a lot of fans here (including me). Where have you been? :eyes:

mastodon421
12-07-2011, 12:57 PM
I thing you might have jumped the gun think your going to get flamed about BDM. They really aren't hated here at all. There are a lot of BDM fans here (myself included obviously) and I wouldn't be shocked if Ritual made the site's top 20 (maybe 10 if it can get enough of a push).

mankvill
12-07-2011, 01:06 PM
I don't think I was gonna get flamed here, necessarily. I'm just... I dunno, kind of ashamed of myself :lol: Maybe it's just because so many scenefags like them and I don't want to associate myself with them

...then again, I bought one of their shirts, so I think I'm past that point now :lol:

But seriously, to what extent is TBDM accepted by the metal community?

>he is ashamed to like a band because of their fans

c'mon dude

mastodon421
12-07-2011, 01:08 PM
BDM's fanbase is confusing. A lot of old-school death metal fans like them, a lot of people that like more underground bands like them, and a lot of scene kids like them. They are pretty much the death metal band that everyone from across the extreme metal spectrum likes.

smearCampaign
12-07-2011, 01:09 PM
I don't think I was gonna get flamed here, necessarily. I'm just... I dunno, kind of ashamed of myself :lol: Maybe it's just because so many scenefags like them and I don't want to associate myself with them

...then again, I bought one of their shirts, so I think I'm past that point now :lol:

But seriously, to what extent is TBDM accepted by the metal community?

I hear what you're saying about them not really being accepted by the kvlt crowd and I think some people incorrectly lump them into the metalcore scene but I won't apologize for liking them.

Natrlhi
12-07-2011, 10:24 PM
10.
Bloodiest - Descent
http://img.ceolte.org/pic_e/14201-1302297058571__.jpg

This used to be my #2, actually. But last week I gave it a spin for the first time in a couple of months and I forgot what I loved about it. Still pretty killer, though. I don't really know how to explain the sound - maybe avant-garde doom/atmospheric sludge with a heavy dose of psychedelia? I mean, it's fucking Bruce Lamont, people. He's the master of putting the weird in metal. Or something.
Also, people like to describe the sound as Swans meets Neurosis. I guess I can see that.

All I can say is that album is some of the most epic, powerful music to hit my ears... like, ever. Even if you're not a fan of this style of music, give it a listen. I'm definitely not a fan but this still captivated me beyond words.


Fallen (http://bloodiestband.bandcamp.com/track/fallen)
Slave Rule (http://bloodiestband.bandcamp.com/track/slave-rule)
Incredible. Fucking. Album.

EDIT: You don't exactly sell that fact like a motherfucker, but still. Glad you liked it a lot. :lol:

illuminatus917
12-07-2011, 11:07 PM
YES. This is the first album we really agree on. It's way the fuck up on my list as well.

EDIT: Regarding the argument at hand, I'm an Avenged Sevenfold fan and they have one of the most detestable fan bases of any band ever :lol:

El Gordo
12-08-2011, 05:32 AM
I've been enjoying the fuck out of that album as well, and it's not even kind of close to what I normally enjoy.

Seventhzealot
12-08-2011, 11:10 AM
Procrastinating on studying for my two finals tomorrow so let's get on with #9:

9.
SubRosa - No Help For The Mighty Ones
http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/les%20goupes/S/SubRosa/No%20Help%20for%20the%20Mighty%20Ones/No%20Help%20for%20the%20Mighty%20Ones.jpg

Like a lot of the albums on this list, I didn't think this was anything special at first. But I've grown to absolutely adore it. This is crushingly heavy doom but hauntingly beautiful. The violins + female vocals give it such a surreal vibe. It's just... wow.

Although I love their accapela rendition of the traditional English folk song "House Carpenter" - I've listened to it SO many times - I still think it's too random. If they wanted to break up the monotony then they could've done with a short ambient instrumental or something. Gotta say that's my only problem with this incredible fucking album. The songs are easily distinguishable and the songwriting is quite stellar.

Stonecarver (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7GU-oaQLFo)
Attack on Golden Mountain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcgIonOOZ0I)

:fist:

illuminatus917
12-08-2011, 03:17 PM
Although I love their accapela rendition of the traditional English folk song "House Carpenter" - I've listened to it SO many times - I still think it's too random. If they wanted to break up the monotony then they could've done with a short ambient instrumental or something. Gotta say that's my only problem with this incredible fucking album.

I think it's sooooo much more unique and effective than just another ambient instrumental. Somehow I don't think the album would've been complete without that track.

illuminatus917
12-08-2011, 03:25 PM
I love the song, don't get me wrong, it just feels too out of place for me. It's like...what?

Yeah, I get that. But at the end of the day, I can't imagine the album without it. It would still be a masterpiece of an album, but it wouldn't be as "whole" as it is with it, and that's what tells me how necessary it was and what an important role it plays.

Seventhzealot
12-09-2011, 10:06 AM
8.
Rwake - Rest
http://wickedchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Rwake-Rest-300x300.png

HOLY FUCKING FUCK. I don't listen to sludge/doom metal much, but this is by FAR the best album I've ever heard out of that genre. The songs are BRILLIANTLY crafted -- BRILLIANTLY -- and, well, they rule hard. The vocals are not traditional for this genre but they work so well. Frankly, I'm surprised hb420, our resident sludge/doom fan, hasn't rated this higher.

It Was Beautiful But Now It's Sour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXE2WbmznUU) (listen to this blazed in the dark)

I agree with you on that. This is the album I loved most out of the sludge releases from this year. The songwriting is immense too while combining those heavy riffs with melodies.

El Gordo
12-09-2011, 10:08 AM
This list is really getting hipster...

Epidemic Reign
12-09-2011, 10:10 AM
This list is really getting hipster...

See Nick, this is what I'm talking about :lol:

Seventhzealot
12-09-2011, 10:11 AM
See Nick, this is what I'm talking about :lol:

:lol: Right on cue. Here we go again.

El Gordo
12-09-2011, 10:55 AM
Comedy is all about timing, boys.

Rocco44
12-09-2011, 11:02 AM
Dude, great fucking list so far. Subrosa and Rwake are probably in my top ten.

Natrlhi
12-09-2011, 02:53 PM
9.
SubRosa - No Help For The Mighty Ones

8.
Rwake - Rest

This list is really getting hipster...Fuck yes, fuck yes and go suck a bag of dicks.

Rocco44
12-09-2011, 05:19 PM
Ha, thanks man. Appreciate it. However, I don't think you'll like the rest of the list, judging by your firm foothold in the stoner/sludge/doom realm :(
You might be right, we shall see. It seems like recently, especially due to all the great doom released this year, it's becoming my favorite genre.

Epidemic Reign
12-09-2011, 05:27 PM
7.
Cannabis Corpse - Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise
http://www.sonicabuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/CANNABISCORPSE_LP_350x350.jpg

Is that the same dude from the cover of "Spreading the Disease" by Anthrax? :lol:

Been meaning to check this one out, just haven't gotten around to it yet. You're absolutely right about them being ridiculously good for a parody band.

Seventhzealot
12-09-2011, 05:29 PM
Ha, thanks man. Appreciate it. However, I don't think you'll like the rest of the list, judging by your firm foothold in the stoner/sludge/doom realm :(

7.
Cannabis Corpse - Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise
http://www.sonicabuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/CANNABISCORPSE_LP_350x350.jpg

It's funny how a tongue-in-cheek "parody" death metal band such as Cannabis Corpse is so much better than most "serious" death metal bands on the market today. Unlike their namesake, Cannibal Corpse, Cannabis Corpse play mostly straight-up, no-frills death metal. But, oh god, the hooks! Who thought that a death metal band could manage to write catchy songs? Best straight-up death metal album of the year, no doubt.

(I wonder if their weed-influenced lyrics make the music sound better while high)

Chapel of Bowls (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcyfSiJDspM)
Blaze of Torment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCxg2fcpPco)

Brilliant album. Felt gutted that I'd to leave this one out of my list :( The vocals remind me sooo much of early Cannibal Corpse :lovedup:

Seventhzealot
12-09-2011, 05:30 PM
Is that the same dude from the cover of "Spreading the Disease" by Anthrax? :lol:

Been meaning to check this one out, just haven't gotten around to it yet. You're absolutely right about them being ridiculously good for a parody band.

Haha that's what I thought too on first viewing! :lol:

Seventhzealot
12-09-2011, 05:52 PM
Chris Barnes can go fuck himself :finger2:

:flame:

BloodoftheKings
12-09-2011, 08:05 PM
(I wonder if their weed-influenced lyrics make the music sound better while high)


I can't imagine they do. Good pick but you should have put Immortal Pipes and Sworn to the Bag in the recommended tracks list.

jd091
12-09-2011, 08:10 PM
I can't imagine they do. Good pick but you should have put Immortal Pipes and Sworn to the Bag in the recommended tracks list.

Slave to the Chron is my favorite. :shred:

El Gordo
12-09-2011, 11:17 PM
go suck a bag of dicks.

Well that was uncalled for.

mankvill
12-09-2011, 11:48 PM
Well that was uncalled for.

I know, right?

It's

"Go climb a wall of dicks."

or

"Ride a wheelbarrow full of dicks right up your ass"

treghet
12-09-2011, 11:50 PM
The thought of climbing a wall of dicks made me :lol:

es156
12-10-2011, 07:21 AM
Well that was uncalled for.

Actually, I kind of agree. I thought your post was funny.


@Nat:

Lighten up Francis. ;)

Epidemic Reign
12-10-2011, 08:21 AM
So what if this is generic thrash that's basically just ripping off Exodus? I don't like Exodus.

:wallbang: :wallbang: :wallbang:

treghet
12-10-2011, 08:57 AM
So what if this is generic thrash that's basically just ripping off Exodus?

That's Bonded by Blood, not Warbringer.

Epidemic Reign
12-10-2011, 09:23 AM
:cool: All three of their vocalists suck ass.

:mad:

Steve Souza is by far one of the greatest thrash vocalists of all time.

GarageMetal468
12-10-2011, 09:28 AM
That's Bonded by Blood, not Warbringer.

THANK YOU! And Warbringer is trying to recreate the sound that Demolition Hammer had, if anything.

xStructualDefect
12-10-2011, 07:20 PM
Yeah that Warbringer album is very good. I wasn't really a fan of them before until I heard that album.

treghet
12-10-2011, 07:23 PM
I didn't even know about this. :eek: SEXY.

xStructualDefect
12-10-2011, 07:27 PM
I've known who Cannabis Corpse for awhile but never bothered to check them out for some reason. I really like what I'm hearing from those 2 albums. Definitely gonna check out their other stuff.

El Gordo
12-10-2011, 09:58 PM
Ah. Well, I'm just repeating what everyone on the internet says.

[B]5.
Assaulter - Boundless!

While I'm not a HUGE fan of black metal, I tend to love those genres which black metal is applied to (e.g. blackened death, blackened thrash, blackened crust). Assaulter, a band from Australia featuring members of Destroyer 666, just put out the blackened thrash album of the year, no doubt.

While this style of blackened thrash isn't my favorite, the songwriting more than makes up for it. More bands like this need to try harder to make catchy songs, songs that stick out from each other. On Boundless!, Assaulter have more than perfected this art.

Outshine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOoTHQVvisE)
Into Submission

Definitely not a fan of this one. I'm a fan of Destroyer 666 and generally enjoy blackened thrash, but I just find this one to be way too sloppy sounding to be enjoyable.

mankvill
12-10-2011, 10:13 PM
Ah. Well, I'm just repeating what everyone on the internet says.

going in my custom user title

mankvill
12-11-2011, 07:10 PM
KC

Epidemic Reign
12-11-2011, 07:17 PM
It's a shame they couldn't wait until Jason Keyser was available to track the vocals on that record. It could have been so much better.

jd091
12-11-2011, 07:35 PM
Well, fuck you guys.

:confused:

Agree with with what Epidemic said, too.

mankvill
12-11-2011, 08:06 PM
It's a shame they couldn't wait until Jason Keyser was available to track the vocals on that record. It could have been so much better.

Iz dis true?

Epidemic Reign
12-11-2011, 08:40 PM
Don't get me wrong, I still thought the end result was pretty damned good, but Jason is one of the best death metal vocalists out there if you ask me. Totally would have been worth the wait to include him on the album.

Epidemic Reign
12-11-2011, 08:45 PM
Logan, I've never heard of that Owen Hart band but I looked them up and apparently they changed their name to Earth Control because the WWE threatened to sue them for using the wrestler's name :lol:

SomewhereInTime72
12-11-2011, 08:55 PM
I've never been able to get into Origin for some reason. It kind of bothers me because on paper I should dig them.... but I just don't at all. :eyes: :(

mankvill
12-11-2011, 09:00 PM
Don't get me wrong, I still thought the end result was pretty damned good, but Jason is one of the best death metal vocalists out there if you ask me. Totally would have been worth the wait to include him on the album.

No I mean like

Where does it say its not Jason?

Epidemic Reign
12-11-2011, 09:19 PM
No I mean like

Where does it say its not Jason?

I talked to him on Facebook before the album came out, he said he wasn't able to do it cause he was living in India at the time. Paul and Mike (guitarist and bassist) recorded all of the vocals.

mankvill
12-11-2011, 10:25 PM
I talked to him on Facebook before the album came out, he said he wasn't able to do it cause he was living in India at the time. Paul and Mike (guitarist and bassist) recorded all of the vocals.

oh okie. yeah i saw that it said that on metal-archives, i just wondered if no one had put in a vocalist because no one knew who did it. :lol:

BloodoftheKings
12-13-2011, 08:38 AM
I heard the title track of Darker Handcraft on the radio once. I thought it was pretty good, I should check out the rest of the album.

smearCampaign
12-13-2011, 09:00 AM
Good call on Trap Them. That album is high on my list as well.

mankvill
12-13-2011, 11:50 AM
Touche Amore - Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me

Post hardcore with a bit of a sludgy influence.

um

BloodoftheKings
12-13-2011, 03:46 PM
There is no title track... but I'm assuming you meant The Facts :lol: Yes, listen to the whole album.


Looked it up and that is the name of the song. Liquid metal listed it as Darker Handcraft.

ShatteredFlame
12-13-2011, 05:03 PM
listen to it harder
I have heard the album over 35 times and have never once thought of that. :P

Defeatist broke up after they released that btw. Final show in Brooklyn this Saturday :(.

jd091
12-13-2011, 08:08 PM
So you're a skram fan, huh? ;)

mankvill
12-13-2011, 08:10 PM
You better be fucking going to that!

and on the topic of sludge in Touche Amore. I listened to it again and couldn't hear anything :eyes: (I was just being a sarcastic asshole to manks) but, I mean, there are some sorta sludgy riffs...I think

No there are not :hmm:

OraclesofAgony
12-13-2011, 11:18 PM
Well, fuck you guys.

3.
Origin - Entity
http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/data/bands/origin/releases/origin.entity.jpg?x=330&y=330

Before I heard Origin I never considered myself a fan of tech-death. Their style of technical death metal seems unique. What is it about it that attracts me, unlike other tech-death? Is it because it's mixed with brutal death metal? I don't consider myself a fan of brutal death so this doesn't take too much sense, but I do find sometimes that mixing two genres I'm meh on brings about positive results. If there's some sort of science behind this theory, I'd love to hear it.

I downloaded the rest of their discography after getting into this, and I can comfortably say that this is definitely their best album.

Saligia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pwn0V9thtM)
Swarm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuT6Td7kLKw)

Bravo. This album is a beast.

BloodoftheKings
12-14-2011, 01:56 PM
You think Red Winter was the standout track on the new Toxic Holocaust? That song almost ruined the album.

Epidemic Reign
12-14-2011, 03:12 PM
That Ending Quest song is awesome. Tyrannosorceress is pretty sweet too, not really a big fan of the grindy ones though.

slapguitarer
12-14-2011, 05:36 PM
Are all of the mentions really honorable? It just seems like you're naming every other release you've heard this year...

treghet
12-14-2011, 05:36 PM
Are all of the mentions really honorable? It just seems like you're naming every other release you've heard this year...

He wants to show us how many bands he knows. ;)

Epidemic Reign
12-15-2011, 02:48 PM
I didn't know Torture Division had a new EP out. Badass :rocker:

illuminatus917
12-15-2011, 11:13 PM
It just wouldn't be a proper Logan-style review if there wasn't a "fuck you guys" somewhere in there :lol:

illuminatus917
12-15-2011, 11:16 PM
wait, have I said that before?

It might just be me, but it seems like you curse your audience an awful lot. I'm not complaining or anything, I just find it humorous.

mankvill
12-15-2011, 11:16 PM
*facepalm*

mankvill
12-15-2011, 11:22 PM
on your face or mine? cuz there's poop on mine HAHA YOU HAVE POOPY HANDS NOW

so you can't control where you piss AND where you shit?!

illuminatus917
12-15-2011, 11:25 PM
We can call Larv tub boy.

masterguy49
12-16-2011, 05:14 AM
They can also be random as fuck, like when BTBAM puts a random polka section in their song (which is FUCKING RETARDED).


FUCK YOU POLKA IS AWESOME

Crionics
12-16-2011, 03:20 PM
Most disappointing albums of the year!

First one...

Machine Head - Unto the Locust
http://www.metalunderground.com/images/covers/Machine_Head_-_Unto_The_Locust_cover.jpg

The Blackening was a fucking masterpiece. It was groove metal with epic melodies (GREAT clean vocals) and thrash riffs. I was surprised I liked it so much.

But their new album doesn't really live up its predecessor, sadly. Pretty much the same style but for the most part the songs are mediocre. A couple songs here and there still have that Blackening charm (I Am Hell, mostly) and some that make me shiver every time I hear them (Locust, Who We Are). They actually do take some risks here, and some of them pay off (the clean vocal chorus of This Is The End), but most of them (like that goddamned child choir in Who We Are) don't really work at all.

I suppose I'll give it another listen now and see if I still feel the same way, though.

Not a huge fan but...I thought Unto The Locust was their best work yet...

masterguy49
12-16-2011, 03:28 PM
Most disappointing albums of the year!

First one...

Machine Head - Unto the Locust
http://www.metalunderground.com/images/covers/Machine_Head_-_Unto_The_Locust_cover.jpg

The Blackening was a fucking masterpiece. It was groove metal with epic melodies (GREAT clean vocals) and thrash riffs. I was surprised I liked it so much.

But their new album doesn't really live up its predecessor, sadly. Pretty much the same style but for the most part the songs are mediocre. A couple songs here and there still have that Blackening charm (I Am Hell, mostly) and some that make me shiver every time I hear them (Locust, Who We Are). They actually do take some risks here, and some of them pay off (the clean vocal chorus of This Is The End), but most of them (like that goddamned child choir in Who We Are) don't really work at all.

I suppose I'll give it another listen now and see if I still feel the same way, though.

I loved the album tbh. It's their second best, right before The Blackening. Actually, I like listening to this more than The Blackening now a days. I think people we're expecting too much. I expected more Machine Head and that's what I got :D I don't like the child coir much, but I think people are over exaggerating.

jhdeity
12-16-2011, 04:08 PM
UPDATE: Not nearly as bad as I remembered. I still think "Locust" is one of the worst songs I've ever heard, though (and they picked it as a single :lol:). "Who We Are" isn't even a bad song per se (aside from that goddamned child choir :mad:), I just CANNOT get into the style of clean vocals he uses here. That being said, there are actually some great tracks on here. Still not as good as The Blackening, though, but like I said, that'd be quite a feat!

To be honest, I'd probably put this up for Top 25 consideration now :lol: Sometimes two months between listens is all it takes.

It's Top 5 for me and would probably be Top 3 or #1 is it wasn't for that child choir. Some people don't mind it and i'll admit that song itself is decent but that was idiotic to include that the way they did. I'd rather head dubstep over whiny ass kids anyday.

Be Still and Know and Darkness Within are my 2 favorites right now. Both took a while to grow on me but they did and I can't get enough of them now. The lyrics to Darkness Within are f'n awesome and fit the music perfectly.

masterguy49
12-16-2011, 08:41 PM
UPDATE: Not nearly as bad as I remembered. I still think "Locust" is one of the worst songs I've ever heard, though (and they picked it as a single :lol:). "Who We Are" isn't even a bad song per se (aside from that goddamned child choir :mad:), I just CANNOT get into the style of clean vocals he uses here. That being said, there are actually some great tracks on here. Still not as good as The Blackening, though, but like I said, that'd be quite a feat!

To be honest, I'd probably put this up for Top 25 consideration now :lol: Sometimes two months between listens is all it takes.

:finger2:
Locust is cool! :hmm:

El Gordo
12-16-2011, 10:55 PM
:finger2:
Locust is cool! :hmm:

Honestly, other than Lulu, it's the worst thing I've heard this year. I don't know what it is, but Robb Flynn pisses me off like no other. Dude's just gotta stop singing.

mastodon421
12-17-2011, 04:38 AM
I loved the album tbh. It's their second best, right before The Blackening. Actually, I like listening to this more than The Blackening now a days. I think people we're expecting too much. I expected more Machine Head and that's what I got :D I don't like the child coir much, but I think people are over exaggerating.

+1, you precisely nailed my thoughts on this album:lovedup:.

mankvill
12-18-2011, 03:45 PM
Vektor - Outer Isolation

Really, guys, I think Outer Isolation is a brilliant record and the Vektor guys are just as consistent as ever. But I held Black Future in such high regard that I wasn't surprised that this kinda disappointed me in that aspect. There's also the concern of whether re-recording songs from two albums ago, which I've brought up here before, but to be honest that's kind of a moot point.

>upset Outer Isolation has 2 re-recorded songs
>Black Future had 2 re-recorded songs as well

http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2008/08/05/jackie-chan.jpg

treghet
12-18-2011, 03:48 PM
>upset Outer Isolation has 2 re-recorded songs
>Black Future had 2 re-recorded songs as well

http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2008/08/05/jackie-chan.jpg

Outer Isolation has 3. You should know these things, you're their biggest fan! ;)

mankvill
12-19-2011, 03:20 PM
They played here but I wasn't too keen on what I heard online so I skipped em

Spiner202
12-19-2011, 03:47 PM
Razormaze is a band I really want to see live. I don't listen to them much because I can't get into the vocals, but I have the feeling that they would just destroy everything live. Also, they'd probably play with Lich King, who is also awesome :D

jd091
12-19-2011, 09:52 PM
Definitely in my top 10 performances for this year. They were pretty damn flawless. And I got to see them all in speedoes! :tongue:

Oh, and inb4 a certain band that I know will be your #1.

OraclesofAgony
12-19-2011, 11:34 PM
I saw ETID with Gwar. I absolutely hate the vocals. They have a lot of energy, but I don't care for the music at all.

Epidemic Reign
12-20-2011, 01:39 PM
I said in my review that I'm not a fan of Obituary on record (I think they're pretty boring, if not mediocre), but I decided to check them out anyway. I'm so glad I did. They are absolutely MONSTROUS live!!!

Absolutely agree. Collectively their studio output is pretty drab, but they are a forced to be reckoned with on stage :rocker:

treghet
12-21-2011, 07:24 AM
Obituary fans seem to be completely divided when it comes to their live shows. A lot of people think they're crushing live and that John's vocals sound perfect, which I agree with, but then there a lot of people complain about Ralph totally fucking up the solos. Which he does.

jd091
12-22-2011, 09:46 AM
Awesome top 3. Origin is probably my 3rd best performance I saw this year; really awesome. Also pretty jelly you got to see Wormrot! :nag:

brutal_descent
12-22-2011, 09:47 AM
Also pretty jelly you got to see Wormrot! :nag:

twice :nag:

GarageMetal468
12-22-2011, 06:59 PM
(Atheist fanboy here!) I'm guessing Atheist sucked nowbecause of the new material... it's not very good and to they probably took the approach when writing it to a live performance. I can understand that. I'm lucky I saw them 2 years ago where they didn't even start writing the new album, were great live and their set list kicked ass!

GarageMetal468
12-22-2011, 07:36 PM
:confused:

you mean they made their older stuff sound like their newer stuff for their live show? what?

Pretty much, especially with the vocals. Kelly Schafer's vocals have pretty much been shot now.

treghet
12-22-2011, 08:18 PM
I thought Atheist was pretty damn good when I saw them. They were really tight and Kelly still sounded good. He's not as good as he was on the old material, but he sounds like pretty much what you hear on Jupiter. Also, I wish he was still able to play guitar live. Old video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MTaTiKS0Jk

masterguy49
12-22-2011, 10:01 PM
live in Miami (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7RSk3e3Uxc&feature=related)

:nag:

Dammit this was in Churchills too! :mad:
The place has changed in 2 years :lol:

MPF
12-22-2011, 10:19 PM
Bottom 5 Live Bands:

5.
Vital Remains
opening for Origin

Maybe it was just bad sound for them, or maybe they've become shitty performers since the last time I saw them on Summer Slaughter. Either way, I didn't enjoy myself. Even their only stand-out song, "Dechristanize," was pretty fucking bad.

4.
Abigail Williams
opening for Melechesh and Rotting Christ

Really, really bad symphonic black metal with deathcore parts. They put on a mediocre performance as well. Hopefully when I see them with Dark Funeral they'll be better because they sound like WITTR now.

3.
Last Chance to Reason
opening for Revocation and Atheist

I... I don't even... what? Progressive/technical deathcore, sorta djenty...not my bag at all. The vocalist was doing the worst pig squeals ever, and he looked simply retarded while doing them :lol: It was just terrible. Holy shit...

2.
Denial Fiend
opening for Obituary

They sound like they would be a decent death-thrash band (they have Terry Butler, Sam Williams, Rob Rampy, and Blaine Cook), but...they're not. They're, um... really, really bad :lol: I thought they sounded okay when I listened to them on Spotify, but hearing them live was pretty traumatic. I left after about two or three songs.

1.
Atheist
headlining short East coast tour with Revocation

Most of the time when people on this board say "I'm gonna get flamed for this," they end up not getting flamed at all. I dunno why. But I know I'm gonna get flamed for this. You know what? I hate Atheist. I think they're one of the worst bands I've ever heard in my life. But it's not just that I don't like them on record. Their performance sucked. It SUCKED. I can't believe I stayed a whole hour. I can't believe I wasted a precious hour of my life on that. Frankly, I cringe at the memory. It was that bad.

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:


.....the fuck?

treghet
12-22-2011, 10:23 PM
:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:


.....the fuck?

To all of them or just Last Chance to Reason?

MPF
12-22-2011, 10:35 PM
To all of them or just Last Chance to Reason?

The only band I haven't heard of Denial Fiend, but mainly LCTR and Atheist.

Having seen/hung out with Abigail Williams, and vital Remains being....VITAL REMAINS, this just blows my mind.

jd091
12-22-2011, 11:06 PM
I really enjoyed Vital Remains live, but I'll agree that Abigail Williams was pretty meh-tastic. Not unbearable, though.

MPF
12-23-2011, 01:15 PM
:lol: I was hoping I would piss him off with that comment :cool: But seriously MPF, if you can't understand how people wouldn't like Last Chance to Reason... I have no words.

Still can't tell if trolling, or sad you actually had a real thought about that.

If anything I'm more pissed about how you are a metal fan and say Atheist and Vital Remains sucked live.

John The Drummer
12-23-2011, 01:37 PM
I was never a huge Atheist fan, but I enjoyed their performance GREATLY. That drummer is amazing.

MPF
12-23-2011, 01:39 PM
I was never a huge Atheist fan, but I enjoyed their performance GREATLY. That drummer is amazing.

Steve Flynn is one of my unsung inspirations. His work on Unquestionable Presence is awe-inspiring.

GarageMetal468
12-24-2011, 12:10 AM
I can definitely understand Vital Remains as well. The first couple times I saw them they were awesome, but this year at Hate Eternal/Origin, they were pretty lacking. Not to mention that their set list pretty much hasn't changed in the 4 times I've seen them :hmm:

BloodoftheKings
12-26-2011, 05:36 PM
SONG OF THE YEAR

La Dispute - "King Park" (Wildfire)

If there's anything right in the world, this song will go down as a post-hardcore epic. Each song's lyrics on this album are moving, but this one puts me to metaphorical tears (it does make me shiver, though). The frontman I assume is narrating a story in which he floats as a ghost to a recent crime scene where a drive-by murder struck the wrong person, a young kid. The story is extremely moving and my favorite part is how the many different riffs in the song all seem to follow the words. For example, the guitars suddenly speed up rapidly during the climax of the story in which the murderer has locked himself up in a hotel room threatening to kill himself. This song is just beautiful. As far as post-hardcore goes, I think Touche Amore's latest album, also released this year, is a lot better than Wildfire, but this song kills every single song in Touche Amore's catalog, quite frankly.

King Park (with lyrics)

Nice. FYI the album is called Wildlife.

slapguitarer
12-26-2011, 05:55 PM
1.
Atheist
headlining short East coast tour with Revocation

Most of the time when people on this board say "I'm gonna get flamed for this," they end up not getting flamed at all. I dunno why. But I know I'm gonna get flamed for this. You know what? I hate Atheist. I think they're one of the worst bands I've ever heard in my life. But it's not just that I don't like them on record. Their performance sucked. It SUCKED. I can't believe I stayed a whole hour. I can't believe I wasted a precious hour of my life on that. Frankly, I cringe at the memory. It was that bad.

Suck a dick :finger2:

jd091
12-26-2011, 06:31 PM
>titles thread "100% Hipster-free"

SONG OF THE YEAR

La Dispute - "King Park" (Wildlife)

...

BloodoftheKings
12-26-2011, 07:49 PM
>titles thread "100% Hipster-free"



...

There was plenty of hipster bands on this list before La Dispute.

jd091
12-26-2011, 07:52 PM
There was plenty of hipster bands on this list before La Dispute.

Well yeah, I just didn't notice the title until now. :lol: