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« Reply #120 on: August 28, 2010, 07:50:48 PM »

Quote from: kratz on August 28, 2010, 06:20:14 PM

Grimwar, based on your description of that album, you should check out that Black Tusk.

I gave them a listen and they are pretty good.  Reminds me a bit of Mastodon or Baroness.  I think I'll pick this one up.
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« Reply #121 on: August 30, 2010, 03:50:28 PM »

Hey Gratch, saw your post about Draconian an Swallow the Sun, two of my favorite bands, and wanted to recommend Nox Aurea - Ascending in Triumph (if you haven't already heard them)
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« Reply #122 on: August 30, 2010, 04:56:36 PM »

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Hey Gratch, saw your post about Draconian an Swallow the Sun, two of my favorite bands, and wanted to recommend Nox Aurea - Ascending in Triumph (if you haven't already heard them)
http://www.myspace.com/noxaurea

Really digging that one, thanks for the recommendation.
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« Reply #123 on: August 31, 2010, 09:47:47 PM »

Bought another interesting one today:

Black Pyramid

Doomy, stonery, very Sabbath/Sleep-esque... vocals are hit and miss... but cool overall.
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« Reply #124 on: September 13, 2010, 11:46:15 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApA3Z5KfOPo


40 sec. in.  Metal.
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« Reply #125 on: November 11, 2010, 06:20:55 PM »

A new release that I would call a 'must-buy' for fans of the genre:

Kylesa - Spiral Shadow


Weird video of the first track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0HM958kCpQ


And then just today, for some reason, Skeletonwitch just... CLICKED for me... I am loving the hell out of these two albums:




Awesome video... zombies v. furries! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZA43nNekKA
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« Reply #126 on: November 11, 2010, 06:22:08 PM »

Oh, and that Sword album is also awesome (though a couple songs lose me):



We went to the show in Denver... one of the few they played before the drummer quit and they had to cancel the rest of the tour (which they have since rescheduled).  Very, very good live...
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« Reply #127 on: November 11, 2010, 06:47:36 PM »

Quote from: kratz on November 11, 2010, 06:22:08 PM

And then just today, for some reason, Skeletonwitch just... CLICKED for me

Surprising...figured you'd hate the vocals.

I've been really digging The Chasm lately.  The Spell of Retribution might be the best album I've bought this year.  Death metal with some absolutely killer riffs.



Also have to give props to Nechochwen.  Native American inspired folk metal, heavy on the "folk".  Azimuths to the Otherworld is a pretty awesome album..  Liked it so much I actually bought the physical CD...the first I've done in years.  Check out "Winterstrife".

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« Reply #128 on: November 11, 2010, 06:49:53 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on November 11, 2010, 06:47:36 PM


Surprising...figured you'd hate the vocals.


I know, right?  I kind of do still, but the music is stupid good.
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« Reply #129 on: November 11, 2010, 06:50:09 PM »

Quote from: kratz on November 11, 2010, 06:22:08 PM

Oh, and that Sword album is also awesome (though a couple songs lose me):



We went to the show in Denver... one of the few they played before the drummer quit and they had to cancel the rest of the tour (which they have since rescheduled).  Very, very good live...

I also love this album/band.  I have always been metalcore fan but this whole genre of stoner metal is really growing on me.  
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« Reply #130 on: November 11, 2010, 06:52:16 PM »

Speaking of Native metal, my buddy who is Native Canadian has a metal band out of Ottawa.. they are heavy!

http://www.myspace.com/biipiigwan
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« Reply #131 on: November 11, 2010, 08:24:52 PM »

Quote from: Grimwar on November 11, 2010, 06:50:09 PM

Quote from: kratz on November 11, 2010, 06:22:08 PM

Oh, and that Sword album is also awesome (though a couple songs lose me):



We went to the show in Denver... one of the few they played before the drummer quit and they had to cancel the rest of the tour (which they have since rescheduled).  Very, very good live...

I also love this album/band.  I have always been metalcore fan but this whole genre of stoner metal is really growing on me.  

Sounds like you need to get into Borzaya!
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« Reply #132 on: November 11, 2010, 08:50:34 PM »

Quote from: kratz on November 11, 2010, 08:24:52 PM

Quote from: Grimwar on November 11, 2010, 06:50:09 PM

Quote from: kratz on November 11, 2010, 06:22:08 PM

Oh, and that Sword album is also awesome (though a couple songs lose me):



We went to the show in Denver... one of the few they played before the drummer quit and they had to cancel the rest of the tour (which they have since rescheduled).  Very, very good live...

I also love this album/band.  I have always been metalcore fan but this whole genre of stoner metal is really growing on me.  

Sounds like you need to get into Borzaya!

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On another note, I'm surprised so many of the bands in this thread have been recorded in my little city of Cola S.C. at a studio ran by an old acquaintance of mine.
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« Reply #133 on: November 11, 2010, 09:11:47 PM »

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Not too shabby... might have to pick up that album.
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« Reply #134 on: December 06, 2010, 11:32:16 PM »

A couple new additions this week:

Ghost - Opus Eponymous:  Some 70's sounding stoner rock with a satanic bent.


Keep of Kalessin - Reptilian:  Think Behemoth with more orchestral elements and better riffs.  Lyrics can get a little goofy, but they're fast, loud, and kick-ass.


Agallloch - Marrow of the Spirit:  What can I say, I'm a total sucker for folk metal, and this is about as good as it gets.
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« Reply #135 on: December 06, 2010, 11:46:11 PM »

Amazing...


Triptykon's (from the lead guy from Celtic Frost) new song from their new EP.  I'm a dead-head, Tom Waits, James Brown fan (to name but a few) but I love my metal, and this song is phenomenal.  If you like it slow, heavy, and evil  icon_twisted, this is for you. 
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« Reply #136 on: December 07, 2010, 12:17:12 AM »

Quote from: Laner on November 11, 2010, 09:11:47 PM

Quote from: El-Producto on September 13, 2010, 11:46:15 PM


Not too shabby... might have to pick up that album.

Why is there like 3 minutes of silence at the end?
I'm assumng it's not like that on the cd, right?
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« Reply #137 on: December 07, 2010, 04:10:15 AM »

On the album there is about half a second of silence then the next song.
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« Reply #138 on: December 07, 2010, 04:19:42 AM »

Ghost is sort of cool... but then I saw some live stuff, which was retarded, and the talking part into that horrid solo... other than that pretty cool.

If you like that, check out Graveyard and Witchcraft - both 70's sounding Scandinavian stoner rock bands...

Graveyard:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FnvxhMD_4o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJyoeHyTqg4

Witchcraft:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzq8l4el5Sg (clear your schedule...)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxj6uwq4hS0
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« Reply #139 on: December 07, 2010, 05:45:35 AM »

I got a real Blue Oyster Cult vibe from Ghost, which is not bad.
Pandora clued me in on Electric Wizard; very Sabbathy stoner metal.  Dopethrone and Come, My Fanatics[/b] are their best albums, their later work doesn't measure up for me.
Oh, I hadn't heard Baroness before this thread.  Thanks. A lot.
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« Reply #140 on: December 07, 2010, 02:10:23 PM »

Quote from: kratz on December 07, 2010, 04:19:42 AM

Ghost is sort of cool... but then I saw some live stuff, which was retarded, and the talking part into that horrid solo... other than that pretty cool.

Sure the live set is goofy, but you have to admit it fits the shtick they're going for.

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If you like that, check out Graveyard and Witchcraft - both 70's sounding Scandinavian stoner rock bands...

Graveyard:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FnvxhMD_4o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJyoeHyTqg4

Witchcraft:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzq8l4el5Sg (clear your schedule...)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxj6uwq4hS0

Will check those out, thanks.  I can only handle stoner rock in small doses, but certainly dig it every once in a while.
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« Reply #141 on: December 07, 2010, 05:08:11 PM »

They aren't stoner rock in the droning Kyuss vein... but in the 70s rock vein.

RuperT, if you are into Electric Wizard, I hope you've checked out Sleep... fathers of genre...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DJpZD5d9Io
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3XYhXaPitE

You might like Orange Goblin and Los Natas too...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNOYy4gzzag

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DJpZD5d9Io
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6oORTB4awM
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« Reply #142 on: December 12, 2010, 02:39:19 PM »

A surprisingly good "Best Metal Albums of 2010" list (minus the WTF inclusion of Ratt)

And yes, the Agalloch album is that good.
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« Reply #143 on: December 12, 2010, 07:27:02 PM »

Ghost reminds me of Mercyful Fate/King Diamond, especially "Ritual".
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« Reply #144 on: December 25, 2010, 05:58:13 AM »

If you're looking for a good overview of great metal albums that have come out this year, each of the reviewers over at Number of the Blog has put together their "best of" lists.  There's a shiteload of amazing albums, and those lists are going to cost me a lot of money in downloads over the next week.  I'm getting an Amazon gift credit and have already planned out how most of it will be spent:

-  Fleshgod Apocolypse
-  Decrepit Birth
-  Wormrot
-  Ihsahn
-  Immolation

 headbang headbang
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« Reply #145 on: December 25, 2010, 07:20:20 AM »

The only thing I've listened to lately is Rammstein - Du Hast
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« Reply #146 on: December 25, 2010, 07:21:41 AM »

Quote from: RuperT on December 07, 2010, 05:45:35 AM

I got a real Blue Oyster Cult vibe from Ghost, which is not bad.

I'll need to check them out.
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« Reply #147 on: February 03, 2011, 04:19:17 PM »

Here you go, metal heads:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b7H7Q5_3dk&feature=player_embedded
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« Reply #148 on: February 03, 2011, 11:10:10 PM »

Quote from: El-Producto on November 11, 2010, 06:52:16 PM

Speaking of Native metal, my buddy who is Native Canadian has a metal band out of Ottawa.. they are heavy!

http://www.myspace.com/biipiigwan

Man, I really liked what I heard.

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« Reply #149 on: February 04, 2011, 02:31:13 PM »

Been on an instrumental metal kick lately...a few favorites:

Keith Merrow (you can DL Keith's first two albums for free at his site)
Cloudkicker
Tre Watson (Tre's latest album is a "pay what you want" deal on his bandcamp page)
Periphery
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« Reply #150 on: February 16, 2011, 07:32:39 PM »

Quote from: Alefroth on February 03, 2011, 11:10:10 PM

Quote from: El-Producto on November 11, 2010, 06:52:16 PM

Speaking of Native metal, my buddy who is Native Canadian has a metal band out of Ottawa.. they are heavy!

http://www.myspace.com/biipiigwan

Man, I really liked what I heard.

Ale

I'll let him know.. super nice kids.

A little late to the party.. but that Kylesa album is so incredible.

Enjoying Electric Wizard as well.

www.mapofmetal.com - You're welcome.
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« Reply #151 on: February 16, 2011, 11:42:18 PM »

Quote from: El-Producto on February 16, 2011, 07:32:39 PM

www.mapofmetal.com - You're welcome.

Cool find, even if I'd argue with where they slotted some of those bands.
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« Reply #152 on: April 04, 2011, 04:48:25 PM »

Kvelertak: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-__g2_uMUd8

Norwegian, in Norwegian... songs about how great mead is, and vikings, and who fucking cares, this shit rocks!



http://www.amazon.com/Kvelertak/dp/B004PWQAFS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301935678&sr=8-1
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« Reply #153 on: April 04, 2011, 06:16:56 PM »

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Kvelertak: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-__g2_uMUd8

Norwegian, in Norwegian... songs about how great mead is, and vikings, and who fucking cares, this shit rocks!

I typically like screamy/growly vocals, but that dude's voice grates on my nerves.  Pass.  I'll stick to these guys for my fill of vikings and mead and such.



I finally broke down and picked up a couple Skeletonwitch albums a couple weeks ago.  I'd heard their stuff before, but never bothered buying any.  Damn fine stuff, that.  On the more epic and/or symphonic side of things, I've really been digging on Septicflesh lately. 

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« Reply #154 on: April 04, 2011, 06:24:06 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on December 12, 2010, 02:39:19 PM

A surprisingly good "Best Metal Albums of 2010" list (minus the WTF inclusion of Ratt)

And yes, the Agalloch album is that good.

Thanks for the heads up on Agalloch.  I picked up all four of their albums after listening to some samples.  Then I just happened to find out they were coming to play locally.  These guys were outstanding live.  Really glad I got out to see them as they haven't toured through here since 2004.
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« Reply #155 on: April 05, 2011, 03:14:44 PM »

Ya the new Amon Amarth is awesome.   Seeing them in 2 weeks and i'm stocked.   Small venue that i'll probably be able to get right up to the stage.   Taking my flip camera and hopefully get some good footage.
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« Reply #156 on: May 12, 2011, 07:11:23 PM »

In addition to putting out a second record (Murder the Mountains) that is better than 90% of their first album, Red Fang has also made another awesome video... maybe not quite Prehistoric Dog awesome, but still quite awesome:

http://www.monsterenergy.com/us/en/bands/red-fang:videos/#0/6/211/
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« Reply #157 on: May 13, 2011, 11:54:09 PM »

Quote from: kratz on May 12, 2011, 07:11:23 PM

In addition to putting out a second record (Murder the Mountains) that is better than 90% of their first album, Red Fang has also made another awesome video... maybe not quite Prehistoric Dog awesome, but still quite awesome:

http://www.monsterenergy.com/us/en/bands/red-fang:videos/#0/6/211/

I like the video, but it doesn't seem metal.
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« Reply #158 on: June 13, 2011, 08:37:12 PM »

Listening to classic rock/80's stations on the radio, I like a lot of the guitar work in metal and the high tempo and intensity makes for good workout music.  The problem is the vocals largely suck.  I don't care for the ball-less WOAAHHHH!!! YEAAHHHH!!! screeching type stuff.  Is there good metal out there that's totally voiceless?  I'm thinking of something along this vein:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGPLMkZqepQ
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« Reply #159 on: June 13, 2011, 09:11:34 PM »

Quote from: ScubaV on June 13, 2011, 08:37:12 PM

Listening to classic rock/80's stations on the radio, I like a lot of the guitar work in metal and the high tempo and intensity makes for good workout music.  The problem is the vocals largely suck.  I don't care for the ball-less WOAAHHHH!!! YEAAHHHH!!! screeching type stuff.  Is there good metal out there that's totally voiceless?  I'm thinking of something along this vein:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGPLMkZqepQ

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