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street_burial
03-25-2012, 09:00 PM
I was inspired by kalfitegrdan to do this. Don't expect 4 paragraph in depth reasons why you should listen to an album. Don't ask questions. Just do it. Not sure how many I'll do. probably around 25-30. Maybe more, maybe less. so yeah.

street_burial
03-25-2012, 09:24 PM
Agoraphobic Nosebleed- Bestial Machinery (2005)

http://f0.bcbits.com/z/18/59/1859390364-1.jpg


A 2 disc compilation spanning all of the bands material that was written and or recorded before the 1999 "Honky Reduction" release. The first disc contains all of Agoraphobic Nosebleed's EP, split EP and album releases, while the second contains the band's first demo and all of their compilation tracks, plus thirteen previously unreleased songs. I bought this on Itunes back in '08 and it started my love for Grindcore. This compilation of pure and grindy goodness is truly the beast that started it all.

Favorite tracks:

Gravework (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfG9evg0xgM&feature=related)


Hessian Bodyfarm (http://agoraphobicnosebleed.bandcamp.com/track/hessian-bodyfarm)

Hooker Bomb (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfEEFyLYTeE)


So Many Car Phones, So Few Bullets
(http://agoraphobicnosebleed.bandcamp.com/track/so-many-car-phones-so-few-bullets)


And then one of my favorite covers of all time

Forgotten In Space (Voivod cover) (http://agoraphobicnosebleed.bandcamp.com/track/forgotten-in-space-voivod)

kalfitegrdan
03-25-2012, 09:49 PM
Haven't heard that album, but I love Agoraphobic Nosebleed. I'll have to check that out. :fist: Glad my list did something. :lol:

street_burial
03-28-2012, 06:33 PM
Watain- Lawless Darkness (2010)


http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/watain-lawlessdarkness-full.jpg


I consider Watain to be the one of the prime examples of what black metal should be. This is the ONLY black metal album that I keep listening to over and over again. From the tortured vocals to the (as some would say) melodic and hate-filled guitar work it is the perfect black metal album, the production value is, again, perfection for black metal. It's raw but not so raw as to deter people away from it.

Favorite Tracks:

Reaping Death (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlJVBr6Vma8)

Death's Cold Dark (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNkqBH38DbA&feature=relmfu)

Waters Of Ain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2e1TEuE4P4&feature=relmfu)

street_burial
03-29-2012, 12:42 PM
Evans Blue- evans|blue (2010)


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6d/Evans_blue_%28album_cover%29.jpg



Since I first heard the song "Erase My Scars" this band has been my favorite mainstream band, and even then they aren't all that well known. Which is a damn shame. Dan Chandler's voice fits so damn perfectly with the instrumental work. I can listen to this album 6 times in one day and not get tired of it. Some of you may be thinking "oh great, a stupid rock band". no, this bands musicianship is what every mainstream rock band should take after. Bands like My Darkest Days, Theory of a Dead Man, etc.. could learn a lot from Evans Blue and this album.


Favorite Tracks:

Future In The End (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiuVYZovQMQ)

Who We Are (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geQq6IqjkTo&feature=related)

Show Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFvdBPtObok&feature=relmfu)

A Step Back (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY72c2i9G7Y)

VoidFlame
03-29-2012, 01:06 PM
The last Watain album was incredible, their best by far. Also, I agree with Agoraphobic Nosebleed :rocker:

jd091
04-01-2012, 10:29 PM
no Whitechapel = pointless list ;)

street_burial
04-02-2012, 06:20 PM
no Whitechapel = pointless list ;)

Who says there won't be any? ;)


The last Watain album was incredible, their best by far. Also, I agree with Agoraphobic Nosebleed :rocker:

:fist:

jd091
04-02-2012, 06:33 PM
I actually like these types of lists; keep it going! Need to listen to more Agoraphobic Nosebleed definitely.

street_burial
04-02-2012, 06:49 PM
Bloodbath- The Fathomless Mastery (2008)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nk6gcfDUqn8/TVqBPWGDMKI/AAAAAAAAAXc/xZr2vaEqPsA/s1600/cvr.jpg


One of the few Death Metal albums that I consider perfect. Armed with the expected modernized Stockholm buzz and rumble as well as Mikael Åkerfeldt’s absolutely perfect growl, The Fathomless Mastery highlights the bands perfect mix of classic, malevolent moodiness of (early) Entombed/Grave and Dismember inspired death metal flocked with just enough Floridian technicality and time changes to make it more than a pure homage. All members of Bloodbath perform with a passion and precision that only veterans of the scene and lovers of the genre could do, managing to make the Stockholm sound come across with a new found intensity and tightness while still culling all the genre’s best traits. The Fathomless Mastery is a masterpiece. Plain and simple.



Favorite Tracks:

Drink From The Cup Of Heresy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkQCYMlf_Eg)

Process Of Disillumination (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeNs974hP_o&feature=related)

Hades Rising (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiX-dLh6gPQ&feature=related)

Mock The Cross (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84hF6mitvCM)

dcmetal108
04-02-2012, 06:52 PM
Bloodbath- The Fathomless Mastery (2008)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nk6gcfDUqn8/TVqBPWGDMKI/AAAAAAAAAXc/xZr2vaEqPsA/s1600/cvr.jpg


One of the few Death Metal albums that I consider perfect. Armed with the expected modernized Stockholm buzz and rumble as well as Mikael Åkerfeldt’s absolutely perfect growl, The Fathomless Mastery highlights the bands perfect mix of classic, malevolent moodiness of (early) Entombed/Grave and Dismember inspired death metal flocked with just enough Floridian technicality and time changes to make it more than a pure homage. All members of Bloodbath perform with a passion and precision that only veterans of the scene and lovers of the genre could do, managing to make the Stockholm sound come across with a new found intensity and tightness while still culling all the genre’s best traits. The Fathomless Mastery is a masterpiece. Plain and simple.



Favorite Tracks:

Drink From The Cup Of Heresy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkQCYMlf_Eg)

Process Of Disillumination (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeNs974hP_o&feature=related)

Hades Rising (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiX-dLh6gPQ&feature=related)

Mock The Cross (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84hF6mitvCM)


First Bloodbath album I ever bought and heard.

Epidemic Reign
04-02-2012, 06:54 PM
Bestial Machinery is a fun record. Not a huge fan of straight-up grind, but when I'm in the mood for it that one hits the spot.

Never actually listened to Watain, although it's been on my to-do list for quite some time. I'll try to make time for it this week.

Probably not gonna bother with the other one. Sorry ;)

Epidemic Reign
04-02-2012, 06:56 PM
Oh, and The Fathomless Mastery... fucking awesome record :rocker:

street_burial
04-02-2012, 07:01 PM
I actually like these types of lists; keep it going! Need to listen to more Agoraphobic Nosebleed definitely.

well I'm gonna post about 4 or more tonight. :D



First Bloodbath album I ever bought and heard.

Same here :party:



Bestial Machinery is a fun record. Not a huge fan of straight-up grind, but when I'm in the mood for it that one hits the spot.

Never actually listened to Watain, although it's been on my to-do list for quite some time. I'll try to make time for it this week.

Probably not gonna bother with the other one. Sorry ;)

The thing with Bestial Machinery is that since it has so many songs, they tend to run together which is a downfall, But I don't mind it too much.

You need to get on that shit!

It's okay. Mainstream rock isn't for most people on this board, but there are a few who should enjoy that album.

street_burial
04-02-2012, 07:31 PM
Corrosion Of Conformity- America's Volume Dealer (2000)

http://meisterkitty.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/corrosion-of-conformity-americas-volume-dealer.jpg


America's Volume Dealer was COC's first album in 4 years since their mighty Wiseblood album. So I do expect some changes to be had, although I wasn't quite sure what direction they would be heading in. This album ends up being many different types of music and varieties and that's why I think some people don't like this. This album has many different elements in it, because a song or two are indeed soft and some are very rockish. People just never seem to give this album a fair chance mainly because it's not heavy enough for the population. Peppers vocals kept getting stronger and stronger with every release and this is no exception as the vocals really shine on this. I've loved this album since I first heard it when it came out. The musicianship is superb and the production is top notch as well. This is an album that is easy to get into, cruisin music, drinking music, or fucking music, this album pretty much suits all your needs. They still have their own unique crazy style that's groovy as hell. A great and memorable album that I wish to see one day performed in full

Favorite Tracks:

Diablo Blvd. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb7QOIzNZhY)

Who's Got The Fire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff_50moFeBA&feature=related)

Over Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atF9CdhlVSM&feature=related)

Zippo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T50esAvsj-o)

street_burial
04-02-2012, 07:48 PM
Opeth- Damnation (2003)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/4/9/2/14928.jpg

This wasn’t a huge surprise. Opeth has included acoustic portions into their songs since the dawn of creation, so an entire album built upon this innovation was nearly inevitable. I wasn’t shocked, and neither should you! Any idiot who thinks this isn’t ‘metal enuff, d00d!” has clearly missed the point, or just cannot process forewarning and other forms of syndicated information. Opeth said themselves that this was to be a clean acoustic album, hence, it’s a clean acoustic album. The lack of distortion and growls throughout Damnation should go without saying. But anyway. If you’ve heard Blackwater Park, this album has the same approach as the track Harvest. It’s slow paced folk-ish soft rock with humming guitars and a few keyboard moments with minimal drumming and soft vocals. Song lengths are much shorter than on previous albums, which really doesn’t bother me, as the songs don’t drag on too much here. There are a few songs on here that follow a typical verse-chorus-verse pattern, and some that remind me of sludge style doom metal. In fact, although it has a rock basis, it’s focus is on longing, sadness, and flat out misery. Imagine if Grief had a different vocalist and forgot to turn on the distortion. It’s good, just different. If you do take a liking to this, don't expect to put it down anytime soon. It's addictive and just so atmospheric. All of that being said. Aside from this album I highly dislike Opeth. I put this album into the same category as Agalloch, Alcest, Les Discretes, Swallow The Sun, etc..


Favorite Tracks:

Death Whispered A Lullaby (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvmM3yHP0XM)

Hope Leaves (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu-c1ixMsYw)

In My Time Of Need (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa65embWO1Y&feature=related)

To Rid The Disease (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlT8Ojbi5Y4&feature=related)

street_burial
04-02-2012, 08:35 PM
Agalloch- Ashes Against The Grain (2006)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/1/3/1/113100.jpg?1324

Sort of a track by track review on this one. Ashes Against The Grain continues exactly the path which was forged with the previous 2 albums, moreover, this one is more metallic than The Mantle was. The album unites elements of Black Metal, doom metal and folk music. Harmonious dark riffs, sometimes still reminding me the Brave Murder Day/Discouraged Ones period of Katatonia fused with strong and melodic leads sauced by unique vocal parts, both harsh and melodic ones. The first song begins with a weeping tune, which reminds me of My Dying Bride’s grief-stricken guitar leads, and after a few minutes turns into a monumental part. Second song starts very dynamic bringing excellent riffs and beautiful acoustic breaks. A very well-assembled and memorable song. After 20 minutes comes the 3rd song, a short interlude, which is only made of a few resonating notes and a dreary industrial noise in the background, showing new nuances of the band. Fire Above, Ice Below is the longest track, and has everything which makes Agalloch only one of its kind. Many acoustic dreamy folk parts, a sad and warm voice, crescendo drumming, gradually growing into more epic parts, then the metal riffs in the last part of the song are surprisingly sustained by a U2-type of rock drumming. Next song – Not Unlike The Waves - has the heaviest riffs, but also the most beautiful acoustic moments and clean vocals. The last part of the album is the “Our Fortress Is Burning” trilogy with all the 3 tracks spinning around the same musical theme. Part I is totally acoustic, part II is a prog-rock/post-rock song with Black Metal vocals, while part III is unexpectedly a drone/noise/ambient track. I owe Wine and Slap for introducing me to Agalloch back in 2010 and I'm damn glad that they did.


Favorite Tracks:

Falling Snow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4ih3JVrRPE)

Fire Above, Ice Below (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlVzgAsVI4I&feature=related)

Limbs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIzoyPfPKO4&feature=channel)

Our Fortress is Burning... II - Bloodbirds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1aJPEFtoNg&feature=relmfu)

MPF
04-02-2012, 08:57 PM
Although I haven't mentioned it before. I really like your reviews of these awesome albums. Detailed and well worked out.

Keep up the great stuff man.

jd091
04-02-2012, 09:24 PM
Agalloch- Ashes Against The Grain (2006)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/1/3/1/113100.jpg?1324

Sort of a track by track review on this one. Ashes Against The Grain continues exactly the path which was forged with the previous 2 albums, moreover, this one is more metallic than The Mantle was. The album unites elements of Black Metal, doom metal and folk music. Harmonious dark riffs, sometimes still reminding me the Brave Murder Day/Discouraged Ones period of Katatonia fused with strong and melodic leads sauced by unique vocal parts, both harsh and melodic ones. The first song begins with a weeping tune, which reminds me of My Dying Bride’s grief-stricken guitar leads, and after a few minutes turns into a monumental part. Second song starts very dynamic bringing excellent riffs and beautiful acoustic breaks. A very well-assembled and memorable song. After 20 minutes comes the 3rd song, a short interlude, which is only made of a few resonating notes and a dreary industrial noise in the background, showing new nuances of the band. Fire Above, Ice Below is the longest track, and has everything which makes Agalloch only one of its kind. Many acoustic dreamy folk parts, a sad and warm voice, crescendo drumming, gradually growing into more epic parts, then the metal riffs in the last part of the song are surprisingly sustained by a U2-type of rock drumming. Next song – Not Unlike The Waves - has the heaviest riffs, but also the most beautiful acoustic moments and clean vocals. The last part of the album is the “Our Fortress Is Burning” trilogy with all the 3 tracks spinning around the same musical theme. Part I is totally acoustic, part II is a prog-rock/post-rock song with Black Metal vocals, while part III is unexpectedly a drone/noise/ambient track. I owe Wine and Slap for introducing me to Agalloch back in 2010 and I'm damn glad that they did.


Favorite Tracks:

Falling Snow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4ih3JVrRPE)

Fire Above, Ice Below (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlVzgAsVI4I&feature=related)

Limbs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIzoyPfPKO4&feature=channel)

Our Fortress is Burning... II - Bloodbirds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1aJPEFtoNg&feature=relmfu)

Cool review. I think I might like the Mantle slightly more... it's usually whatever one I listened to last. :lol:

street_burial
04-02-2012, 09:35 PM
Although I haven't mentioned it before. I really like your reviews of these awesome albums. Detailed and well worked out.

Keep up the great stuff man.

Thanks. I thought this isn't something I should half-ass like I did my year-end list last year.


Cool review. I think I might like the Mantle slightly more... it's usually whatever one I listened to last. :lol:

As much as I love The Mantle, AATG was the first album I had listened to by them and it started my love for this band.

street_burial
04-03-2012, 12:07 AM
Negură Bunget- OM (2006)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/3/3/1/133198.jpg

This is not a band people would expect to see on any list of mine but seriously one of the best Progressive/Folk/Atmospheric Black Metal bands to ever come into existence. OM is based on the principle of five and also tells the tale of the first human in Transylvanian mythology. The lyrics are in Romanian so I cannot understand them and I do not really desire to find translations. Knowing the ideas behind this was enough for me. The production here is top notch. Everything is equalized very well so it's clear and everything is mixed to let all the instruments have room. This is not over-compressed and you can actually hear the bass lines which are fantastic. All in all, very tasteful production of the highest quality. The drumming is superb and uses a hefty amount of cymbals and toms. There is still quite a good bit of straightforward blasting on the snare and bass drums (great snare sound by the way). The guitar players complement each other very well and play winding riffs that morph and change frequently. The guitar tones themselves are excellent, very rough sounding and saturated enough to give texture but not so much so that they aren't clear. There is not a single song on this album with verse/chorus structure either. All of the songs have very fluid pacing. There are frequent transitions both jarring and gradual. The band exhibits a mastery of building and releasing tension which adds a very epic and dramatic feel to the music. There's even ambient, keyboard driven sections and OM has the best synths I have ever heard -- they are truly beautiful. A lot of Romanian folk instruments are used (of the wind and percussion variety). I'm not sure what they all are, but they sound great and the band actually plays them...they're not synths! There is a very strong jazz feel to many parts of this album, too. This along with the unconventional song structures, unique instruments, and ambient sections makes OM very progressive.

Favorite Tracks**:

Cunoașterea Tăcută (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnXcl3tYyDs&feature=BFa&list=PLF1D08D17FF2EBE4D&lf=results_main)

Dedesuptul (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWP53sDeJSE&feature=BFa&list=PLF1D08D17FF2EBE4D&lf=results_main)

Cel Din Urmă Vis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsYYGBUim2Y)


**You really need to listen to the album start to finish with no distractions to really understand how great this is. The full album is up on youtube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELKxXyl42EM)

street_burial
04-03-2012, 12:35 AM
Soilwork- The Panic Broadcast (2010)

http://www.angrymetalguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Soilwork-The-Panic-Broadcast-300x300.jpg


I FUCKING LOVE SOILWORK. The album begins with "Late For The Kill, Early For The Slaughters" which begins with a guitar and keyboard melody combining to create a majestic atmosphere. Then at 18 seconds in it kicks off with a blast-beat drum roll which leads to material that goes even beyond "Blind Eye Halo", bringing us back to Steelbath Suicide-sounding material. This album is indeed a roller-coaster (depending on your definition of a roller-coaster). The diversity isn't even just from song-to-song, it's also in songs. There's the blast-beat/fast-paced song"King Of The Threshold", which ends acoustic and almost directly connects to melodic and beautiful "Let This River Flow". There is also the mid-tempo and lyrically powerful "Two Lives Worth Of Reckoning", "The Thrill" and "Deliverance Is Mine" Bjorns vocals are at their best in this album. He covers most of the vocal spectrum with screaming, growing, beautiful singing, harmonious talking, and the echo in his vocals at some points. "Let This River Flow" displays Bjorn's best vocal work with his screamy verse which leads straight into beautiful high-pitched singing and growling before the 2nd chorus. The guitar and drum work are the best since Natural Born Choas. With the return of Peter Wichers and new-found member Syvain Coudret, the guitar work is more melodic, atmospheric, heavy, and groovy than it's ever been. Dirk Verbeuren only joined the band 2 albums ago and is displaying better drum work than the last 2 albums combined. There's everything from the groovy drumming in the slow and somewhat doomish "Epitome" to the doublt-pedal work in "Night Comes Clean" to the blast-beat "King Of The Threshold" Sven Karlsson's keyboard work hasn't been this good since Natural Born Chaos. He throws in some quite diverse and progressive keyboard sounds/melodies. The keyboards are definitely more atmospheric this time and give an amazing background to the songs. The highlight for the keyboards would be on "The Akuma Afterglow" though "Night Comes Clean" follows closely. Last but definitely not least, we have the instruments coming together for a 2 1/2-minute intro in "Enter Dog Of Pavlov". For the 2nd half of the outro, there's "Sweet Demise" (bonus track). Both songs give each instrument a chance to REALLY shine. This is truly one of the greatest and one of the most well put together albums I've ever listened to in my life. Every little detail is magical and so well executed. In honesty I doubt they could ever beat the greatness that is The Panic Broadcast.


Favorite Tracks:

Night Comes Clean (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh8l90fBMpw)

Let This River Flow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUxpegDlFPA&feature=related)

King Of The Threshold (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-XDGzaTWmw&feature=related)

Two Lives Worth Of Reckoning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNmmqFEv8Ts&feature=related)

street_burial
04-03-2012, 07:07 PM
Acid Bath- When The Kite String Pops (1994)

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l61kwnr0QO1qasw0so1_500.jpg


This is one of the most diverse albums to ever emerge from the United States. I cannot pinpoint exactly what category musically to put Acid Bath in. I hear doom and death as well as black and sludge elements. Even thrash and melodic rock emerge at some point. Lets just say that Acid Bath were ahead of their time so much that they are revered as legends only 10 years after their departure from the metal world. Dax, for starters, is a very interchangeable vocalist. His range can go from extremely melodic to as extreme as screaming can get. This Jekyl and Hyde personae works well with Sammy's blackened screams and the rest of the bands different methods and tones. When listening to songs like 'Scream of the butterfly' and 'Bones of baby dolls' the listener can become mesmerized and lost in the overall depth of the beauty. The melodies are very ballad like and quite overwhelmingly soothing. They are what sets them apart from the very aggressive ferocity of songs like 'Cassie eats cockroaches', 'Jezebel' (which when the song breaks down, gets calm with decipherable lyrics) and 'The Blue'. Overall each song has a different individualistic stance when it comes to pace, sound and story. There are no nuances nor mundane offerings. This is for all listeners. Whether you prefer the doom/sludge aspects or the black and death alike. Metal aficionados who appreciate new territories explored and calculatingly executed will find at least one thing they like about 'When the kite string pops'. It Usually take 2 or more releases to give this much impression for just one album. Not to mention awesome cover artwork done by sadistic madman John Wayne Gacy.


Favorite Tracks:

God Machine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3RfxpGi2Kg)

Jezebel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSTfsA4qS4U&feature=related)

Tranquilized (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3230ZLDjVo&feature=related)

Cheap Vodka (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbTUrKU8ZLg&feature=related)

christopher
04-03-2012, 07:12 PM
Thanks for the Agoraphobic Nosebleed! I've been meaning to download them for a long time but never have. I fucking love that Acid Bath album!! I wish they put out more than the two albums. RIP Audie :(

BloodoftheKings
04-03-2012, 07:13 PM
I've been listening to WtKSP a lot lately. I plan to get it on vinyl sometime in the near future.

street_burial
04-03-2012, 08:09 PM
Thanks for the Agoraphobic Nosebleed! I've been meaning to download them for a long time but never have. I fucking love that Acid Bath album!! I wish they put out more than the two albums. RIP Audie :(

:party:. I agree on the wishing of more Acid Bath albums.


I've been listening to WtKSP a lot lately. I plan to get it on vinyl sometime in the near future.

STOP HESITATING AND DO IT RIGHT NOW

BloodoftheKings
04-03-2012, 09:50 PM
STOP HESITATING AND DO IT RIGHT NOW

There's a few others I need first. Like the whole Kiss discography.

christopher
04-03-2012, 09:53 PM
:party:. I agree on the wishing of more Acid Bath albums.

I heard there was a third album recorded but it never saw the light of day, so Sammy used the guitar riffs for Goatwhore. I wish I could hear it one day :(

kalfitegrdan
04-03-2012, 10:12 PM
I've been listening to Agalloch a lot lately and I have to say that that album is my current favorite by a slight margin. I've really been meaning to check out Negura Bunget. I'm gonna have to get that album. Personally I disliked that Soilwork album, maybe I'll have to go give it another listen. And as for When the Kite String Pops...:rocker: :rocker:

Anyway, keep 'em coming, man. :fist:

IrritatedTrout
04-04-2012, 05:33 AM
Acid Bath is sweet, very original.

John The Drummer
04-04-2012, 06:12 AM
Watain- Lawless Darkness (2010)


http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/watain-lawlessdarkness-full.jpg


I consider Watain to be the one of the prime examples of what black metal should be. This is the ONLY black metal album that I keep listening to over and over again. From the tortured vocals to the (as some would say) melodic and hate-filled guitar work it is the perfect black metal album, the production value is, again, perfection for black metal. It's raw but not so raw as to deter people away from it.



ALthough this album was good, it is far from their best. I'd say its a toss up between Casus or Sworn to the Dark, both very good and feel a bit more memoriable than this one.

street_burial
04-12-2012, 09:57 PM
I've been listening to Agalloch a lot lately and I have to say that that album is my current favorite by a slight margin. I've really been meaning to check out Negura Bunget. I'm gonna have to get that album. Personally I disliked that Soilwork album, maybe I'll have to go give it another listen. And as for When the Kite String Pops...:rocker: :rocker:

Anyway, keep 'em coming, man. :fist:

:fist:



I'm gonna continue this tonight because I need something to keep myself busy

street_burial
09-05-2012, 01:35 PM
I forgot about this thread.



oh well


ON TO THE NEXT ONE




Whitechapel- This Is Exile (2008)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/9/7/5/197515.jpg?1942


One of the first "extreme metal" albums I actually purchased before listening to any of. I was in F.Y.E. a few weeks after it's release trying to find teh most br00talist shit evar. Yeah I was young and inexperienced in metal. The band have dropped their heavily brutal death metal influenced riffage in favor of a more melodic tone. This is hardly As I Lay Dying style melodic leads. There is also a lot of soloing on this album. A common problem with deathcore bands is THEY CAN'T SOLO! This is not the case for Whitechapel. The solos found in songs like Possession and To All That Are Dead are brilliant, and a few more would've really helped the album a lot. There are probably more breakdowns on here than there were on The Somatic Defilement (a lot), but once again, they never use the same one twice. Phil Bozeman is still a good vocalist. He still sounds incredible and unique, and his higher vocals have improved a lot from the last album. Guy Kozowyk from The Red Chord also pops up on Exalt. He makes a good change from Phil's grunts and screams for all of two lines.The drums, once again, are excellent. The blasts are fast, the fills are expertly done, the breakdowns are groovy, the tone is great. The drums are just exactly what you need on an album. A perfect rhythm with lots of tempo changes and fast parts. The album also contains some bits between tracks where a distorted demonic voice is heard. I have no idea what it's supposed to represent, but it doesn't last long and really only serves as brief interludes. The final track also contains an ambient section that lasts most of the song, before going back to the Whitechapel sound with Phil growling "I AM THE END!" over and over, as low as he can. A great end to a great album. To this day it is still in my top 10 favorite albums.


Favorite Tracks:

Eternal Refuge (also one of my all time favorite tracks) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iitWFrfZcI&feature=related)

Father Of Lies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3p5UB0-6vg)

Possession (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WRb_398_tE&feature=related)

To All That Are Dead (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXLrgl31LII&feature=related)


Hey JD, here's that sweet ignorant deathcore ;)

jd091
09-05-2012, 01:47 PM
somatic defilement or GTFO

(jk)

(but really)

masterguy49
09-05-2012, 02:37 PM
somatic defilement or GTFO

(jk)

(but really)

Yeah this.
Somatic Defilement>This is Exile

street_burial
09-05-2012, 02:42 PM
Yeah this.
Somatic Defilement>This is Exile

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9o5qb47YX1r4ozfc.gif

kalfitegrdan
09-05-2012, 04:00 PM
Yeah this.
Somatic Defilement>This is Exile

somatic defilement or GTFO

(jk)

(but really)

Yeah, all this.

TIE is still good, but nothing compared to Somatic.

illuminatus917
09-05-2012, 06:37 PM
Agalloch- Ashes Against The Grain (2006)


That's seriously one of the greatest albums of all time.

treghet
09-05-2012, 09:32 PM
There are probably more breakdowns on here than there were on The Somatic Defilement (a lot)

No.

Hey JD, here's that sweet ignorant deathcore ;)

You don't seem to grasp the concept of "ignorant deathcore".

And I will be the fourth to say it: The Somatic Defilement > This Is Exile.

makethemsuffer12
09-06-2012, 04:58 AM
I really don't get what you guys see about The Somatic Defilement. Nothing too special about it, IMO.

street_burial
09-07-2012, 02:06 PM
I'm not gonna give explanations on these next few. If you've listened to them you know why they're so great. To the point where I can't pick out favorite tracks.

The Sword- Warp Riders (2010)

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/reviewpics/swordwarp.jpg



Celtic Frost- Morbid Tales (1984)

http://image.maniadb.com/images/album/603/603910_1_f.jpg


Sodom- Agent Orange (1989)

http://www.coverdude.com/covers/sodom-agent-orange-front-cover-32164.jpg


Pelican- The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw (2005)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3a/The_Fire_in_Our_Throats_Will_Beckon_the_Thaw.JPG

The_jman
09-11-2012, 12:07 PM
I'm glad to see soilwork on your list. I absolutely love the panic broadcast but still can't rank it higher than natural born chaos, nbc is just so good.

brutal_descent
09-11-2012, 12:20 PM
Bliss in Concrete is one of the best albums I've ever listened to, but choosing The Fire in Our Throats is cool, too.

Natrlhi
09-11-2012, 07:08 PM
Bliss in Concrete is one of the best albums I've ever listened to, but choosing The Fire in Our Throats is cool, too."Bliss in Concrete" is a song, not an album.

wat a n00b :rolleyes:

brutal_descent
09-11-2012, 09:34 PM
"Bliss in Concrete" is a song, not an album.

wat a n00b :rolleyes:

Goddamn it, I do this all the time :hmm: I obviously mean City of Echoes.

illuminatus917
09-11-2012, 09:37 PM
Goddamn it, I do this all the time :hmm: I obviously mean City of Echoes.

Sure. Nice save. n00b.

;)

brutal_descent
09-11-2012, 09:47 PM
Sure. Nice save. n00b.

;)

:finger:

street_burial
11-04-2012, 07:11 AM
Here's some more without explanations because of the same reasoning as the last post.

Insect Warfare- World Extermination (2007)

http://www.earache.com/webstore/images/InsectWarfareWE_CD.jpg



Nails- Unsilent Death (2010)

http://spinaltapdance.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/unsilent-death.jpg



Terrorizer- World Downfall (1989)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/6/9/9/2699.jpg



Tribulation- The Horror (2009)

http://www.webofmetal.com/images/products/the-horror-tribulation/the-horror-tribulation.jpg?1236546261




Madball- Look My Way (1998)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-d4RYkr0T5Ac/TazdGKJgsNI/AAAAAAAAATU/BKAHoKPDqnI/s1600/Madball%2B-%2BLook%2BMy%2BWay%2B%25281998%2529%2BCOVER.jpg



Gama Bomb- Citizen Brain (2008)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-d5sc9RSeiyc/Td4FUc8COXI/AAAAAAAAAoo/c0_8oNQ-4Qc/s1600/039-gama-bomb-citizen-brain--large-msg-123077717725.jpg

treghet
11-04-2012, 08:10 AM
I'm not gonna give explanations on these next few. If you've listened to them you know why they're so great. To the point where I can't pick out favorite tracks.

What you meant to say is that you haven't listened to them enough to be able to describe them or pick out a favorite song.

street_burial
11-04-2012, 12:40 PM
What you meant to say is that you haven't listened to them enough to be able to describe them or pick out a favorite song.

It's not that so much, it's more I just like every track equally. There are tracks that standout but not enough to blow away the rest of them and become a favorite. That coupled with the fact that I just felt like updating this thread since it's been a while. I'll eventually do write ups for them but laziness and lack of time gets in the way.

jhdeity
11-04-2012, 03:41 PM
cool thread