The MetalEra |OT| We're not in the Stone Age anymore

Skade

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Oct 28, 2017
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The song is good but that mix... The fuzz on the drums at the beginning and at the end. Erk. Hurts my ears.
 

hobblygobbly

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Oct 25, 2017
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Baden-Württemberg
Not a bit fan of a lot of Tiamat's work (way too experimental across genres for me) but I do love their 90s albums like Clouds when they played some solid fucking death-doom.

I have been playing V:TMB again and it has a Tiamat track in it, which made me go back and listen to their 90s albums. =)

it is one of the catchiest metal tracks for me, along with classics from sabbath/maiden/entombed (wolverine blues) etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPS4HEc8KLQ

 
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Oct 29, 2017
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Minnesota
Really digging the new Disentomb song. First time hearing them, and it's fucking wild. Wish the vocals were a hair louder though.

I've been working on a melodeath project for a bit now, and I'm almost done mixing it. I've a feeling most people here won't like it because it's pretty sophomoric, but it's been fun and I'm happy to see it coming together. Guitars are all sequenced with a VST called Shreddage 2 because I can't play guitar. I also can't drum so them's all samples. Taught myself how to scream though! So that bits me. Got a friend working on some album art for me.

Big listens lately have been the new Eluvatie album and the new Crystal Lake. God 2019 has been great so far.
 

Aiii

何これ
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Oct 24, 2017
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This new Rammstein album is hands down my favorite album since Mutter. So good. Great mix of different styles from song to song.
 

Morrigan

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Oct 24, 2017
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Not a bit fan of a lot of Tiamat's work (way too experimental across genres for me) but I do love their 90s albums like Clouds when they played some solid fucking death-doom.

I have been playing V:TMB again and it has a Tiamat track in it, which made me go back and listen to their 90s albums. =)

it is one of the catchiest metal tracks for me, along with classics from sabbath/maiden/entombed (wolverine blues) etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPS4HEc8KLQ

Such a great band. Their early gothic metal period is great too.

One of my favourite tracks by them:
and

90's gothic/atmospheric metal* was so cool. Any recent band playing that style lately? Seems like that style died in the mid-90's...

* Not the Within Temptation-like "symphonic metal with female vocals and violins" wimpy shit. But stuff like 90's Moonspell and Tiamat.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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Hannes Grossmann:

"At the moment I feel like my brain is melting. That's what you get from working out new Blotted Science drum lines. Yes folks, you heard right, we are working on new material. How it's gonna sound? Heavy and complex!"

#blotted science


I can't wait to see what we get :)
 

Zelenogorsk

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Mar 1, 2018
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Grossman is so prolific right now. Eternity’s End, Hate Eternal, Alkaloid, solo album, Blotted Science. The guy just doesn’t stop!
 

E_i

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Oct 27, 2017
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Hannes Grossmann:

"At the moment I feel like my brain is melting. That's what you get from working out new Blotted Science drum lines. Yes folks, you heard right, we are working on new material. How it's gonna sound? Heavy and complex!"

#blotted science


I can't wait to see what we get :)
Holy shit!!!
 

hobblygobbly

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Oct 25, 2017
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Baden-Württemberg
Such a great band. Their early gothic metal period is great too.

One of my favourite tracks by them:
and

90's gothic/atmospheric metal* was so cool. Any recent band playing that style lately? Seems like that style died in the mid-90's...

* Not the Within Temptation-like "symphonic metal with female vocals and violins" wimpy shit. But stuff like 90's Moonspell and Tiamat.
Yeah that whole gothic and death-doom genre of the 90s died out. Few months ago I complained about the same in the thread, today the genre seems to be replaced by "funeral doom" which I don't like and like you say, that poppy stuff like Within Temptation, which I can't stand either. The 90s sound of gothic and death-doom metal (to me these genres always had a bit overlap with each other like Paradise Lost's early albums and Katatonia's Dance of December Souls/Brave Murder Day) is completely gone.

I actually got to see Tiamat live for the first time this year, at the Dark Easter Metal Meeting in Germany, their set had their older tracks, e.g Whatever That Hurts and The Ar.


 

Morrigan

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Oct 24, 2017
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Yeah that whole gothic and death-doom genre of the 90s died out. Few months ago I complained about the same in the thread, today the genre seems to be replaced by "funeral doom" which I don't like and like you say, that poppy stuff like Within Temptation, which I can't stand either. The 90s sound of gothic and death-doom metal (to me these genres always had a bit overlap with each other like Paradise Lost's early albums and Katatonia's Dance of December Souls/Brave Murder Day) is completely gone.

I actually got to see Tiamat live for the first time this year, at the Dark Easter Metal Meeting in Germany, their set had their older tracks, e.g Whatever That Hurts and The Ar.
Oh that's cool. I would love to see this version of Tiamat live for sure (really love The Astral Sleep as well), but I don't think they ever came to North America. Hmm or wait they might have come in the 90's (I recall my brother mentioning they were opening for a completely ill-fitting band, like Motörhead or something lol) but I was too young to go to concerts then...

As for gothic/doom stuff, they're not new, but have you heard Stillborn? Fantastic band, love their debut Necrospirituals:
They have a recent album in 2017 too.

But since this hybrid of gothic rock and metal has mostly died out, I've been listening to more goth rock itself. Not quite metal, but Star Industry is probably my favourite goth rock band right now.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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more hannes grossmann

howling sycamore released a new track. I didn't realize they were releasing new content again but I'll give the new album a spin when it releases.
 

RDreamer

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Oct 25, 2017
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New Opeth announced:



BIG NEWS! Opeth are pleased to present you with the title and tracklisting for their awaited 13th observation!
"In Cauda Venenum", is due out this fall on Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, In Cauda Venenum will be released in two versions, in both Swedish and English languages. Various physical and digital formats will be available and additional details will be announced in the coming months.

In anticipation of the impending release, OPETH will be performing shows around the world through the end of the year. Dates are and ticketing info can be found here: www.opeth.com/tour-dates or on the "Dates, Tickets' tab on this Facebook page. Additional touring will be announced soon.

In Cauda Venenum Tracklisting:
1. Livet’s Trädgård / Garden Of Earthly Delights (Intro)
2. Svekets Prins / Dignity
3. Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör / Heart In Hand
4. De Närmast Sörjande / Next Of Kin
5. Minnets Yta / Lovelorn Crime
6. Charlatan
7. Ingen Sanning Är Allas / Universal Truth
8. Banemannen / The Garroter
9. Kontinuerlig Drift / Continuum
10. Allting Tar Slut / All Things Will Pass

The artwork was once more created by the very delicate hands of Seempieces - The Art of Travis Smith
 

Wolfgunblood

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Dec 1, 2017
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The Land
This song is so sick. The chorus is just disgusting.

Dragony is pretty hit or miss for me (the Kung Fury Hasselhoff cover is certainly a hit) but this one is one of a kind, a really unique atmosphere and sound.

 

RDreamer

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Oct 25, 2017
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Really interested to hear the differences in Swedish and English versions. Wonder which was done first.

Saboton did the same sort of thing before. Not sure which version of theirs was first either.
 

hobblygobbly

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Oct 25, 2017
2,086
Baden-Württemberg
Oh that's cool. I would love to see this version of Tiamat live for sure (really love The Astral Sleep as well), but I don't think they ever came to North America. Hmm or wait they might have come in the 90's (I recall my brother mentioning they were opening for a completely ill-fitting band, like Motörhead or something lol) but I was too young to go to concerts then...

As for gothic/doom stuff, they're not new, but have you heard Stillborn? Fantastic band, love their debut Necrospirituals:
They have a recent album in 2017 too.

But since this hybrid of gothic rock and metal has mostly died out, I've been listening to more goth rock itself. Not quite metal, but Star Industry is probably my favourite goth rock band right now.
Yeah I know Stillborn but didn't know Star Industry, so I have been listening to them this week and I like them, thanks for the recommendation!
 
Oct 27, 2017
549
even though we're only mid-way-ish into the year I'd say it's an aoty contender for me (along with devy and raiju)
that bandcamp stream starts out on the 3rd song as an fyi, but my favorites are
2 - the fires of frustration
5 - imitatio dei
8 - standing on the work of slaves
9 - renegade ashes
10 - absolutist regeneration
 
Oct 27, 2017
549
New Russian Circles!


New album coming August.
So good.

The first time I saw Russian circles was robot most fest 2007 which was the year of that "satan" outrage in WI that was covered in a few news sources.

I think thats when Alex from depised Icon filled in for Ion Dissonance for gab 357 (right before Kevin) which was the best
 
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Adryuu

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Oct 27, 2017
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Ok I'm gonna recommend another new album. Anyone else into Zeitgeister? Valborg is not my favourite project by them, but their new album Zentrum has surprised me for real good. Reminds me of The Fischer, Godflesh and some Cosmosophy era BAN even.

And the cover is amazing:



If no one here knows what Zeitgeister is, it's a collective of German people releasing music under several outfits, with members often collaborating in more than one or two or almost all of them:


I highly recommend Island, Ekpyrosis, Gruenewald (first two albums especially) and Woburn House (same, first two albums). The styles are varied, sometimes even inside the same "band". One of my absolute favourite albums by this collective:



This post comes full of meat, I hope it doesn't go unnoticed. It would be disheartening.