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

Saften

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Oct 26, 2017
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Song of the Day:


Population Reduction - Yuppie Assault Vehicle

"This Comp Kills Fascists" had so many awesome bands on them, this was one of them. Goody Grindness.
 

Altazor

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Oct 25, 2017
1,697
Chile
Listened to the new Opeth Song.

It's... good, actually. Some of the most memorable stuff they've done in years, IMHO.

It's just that... it's the same for me with pretty much all their songs (except a couple) post-Watershed: they fail to ellicit an emotional reaction from me. They're not bad songs, but I get "nothing" from them. And, hell, they used to be one of my favorite bands! Their songs pretty much gave me goosebumps - most of them had at least a section, a moment that just slayed me and shook me deeply.

I haven't gotten any of that from their post-Watershed output, to be honest, and with every new release I realize the band I used to love doesn't exist anymore and the current incarnation of Opeth is not really for me. Which is fine, BTW - they still are a great band and they're making the music they WANT to make (something admirable) and they still have lots of fans who support them. So it's more on me* than on them**.

*: Funny because I love prog and yet "new" Opeth, who are very much PROG, somehow are not for me.

**: They're still a damn good live band.
 
Oct 27, 2017
562
Man.. I cant believe behold... the arctopus and dysrhythmia are only playing east coast dates together. Last time I saw dysrhythmia in Chicago was 2013? And b...ta the year after? They havent come back since.

I had to go to cleveland last year to see b...ta and the timing is poor for me to make these new dates.

Dysrhythmia - Terminal Threshhold will be out in October at least and a new arctopus album in 2020.

Dysrhythmia also shared this snippet of part of the cover art



Just a throw back to their 2nd to last album:
 

E_i

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Oct 27, 2017
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Man.. I cant believe behold... the arctopus and dysrhythmia are only playing east coast dates together. Last time I saw dysrhythmia in Chicago was 2013? And b...ta the year after? They havent come back since.

I had to go to cleveland last year to see b...ta and the timing is poor for me to make these new dates.

Dysrhythmia - Terminal Threshhold will be out in October at least and a new arctopus album in 2020.
New Dysrhythmia and Behold...the Arctopus? HOLY SHIT.
 

Panther2103

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Oct 27, 2017
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How come bands still release stuff on cassette? Is there a market for those?
I have a friend who collects cassettes and when he does releases of his solo project does it on cassette as well as CD. Not really sure why though, when I've asked he just says he thinks they are cool.

So I mean there are still small amounts of people interested I guess.
 
Oct 27, 2017
562
I have a handful of cassettes ._.
partly because some bands like haunter will only release a cassette as their "physical media" and I like to support the band (and I still get the digital version from the purchase on bandcamp).



I have no way to play it and I'd prefer it on vinyl tbh.
 
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selfReg

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Oct 26, 2017
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all formats matter. Honestly cassettes are sick. It's the perfect demo format and it has its own sound. I once tried to rationalize all this but after a while I just decided not to overthink it. Most people buy hard copies because they're cool and because of ownership, certainly not because they're convenient today. Each format has its own appeal so I try not to think of arguing for one over the other. BTW I'm using a Nakamichi BX-300 for tapes. I wonder how many people here have heard one not played on a 90's ghetto blaster lol.
 

Sanctuary

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Oct 27, 2017
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That seems pretty premature. It feels like a promising direction but I can think of at least 2-3 better tracks on each Heritage through Sorceress album.
The only song that I can name that I liked as much as the new track would be "Sorceress", which wasn't actually indicative of the album overall unfortunately. Even getting over the loss of the growls, none of the albums since Heritage have been repeatable for me. This track at least seems high energy, and almost sounds like one of the more metal focused Porcupine Tree songs...which I really dig. Way too early (just like with Sorceress) to think that the entire album is going to have songs of this quality disseminated throughout.

Still, as a huge fan of Morningrise through Ghost Reveries, I'd be remiss to act like I don't still hold a microscopic glimmer of hope for another solid Opeth release. Good thing Anciients exists though to scratch that old Opeth itch. They should have a new album out next year too.
 
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Luminaire

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yuzukingdom
"Jail"
Melodic Death Metal
Yuzukingdom is a project between a Jpop idol and Blood Stain Child. They create a pretty great melodic death sound circa BSC's first three albums (2002-2005ish). I love both albums they've released so far. I previously listened to Yuzuki's pop group Q'ulle and never thought I'd hear her screaming metal a few years later.


Blood Stain Child
"Del-Sol"
Melodic Death Metal / Trance / Electronic
Speaking of BSC, they recently put out a new album and its possibly the best thing they've put out in almost a decade. They have Sadew, the vocalist of the Mozaiq album back, and he's improved quite a bit. I grew up with this band so I'm pretty happy.