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Brian_FETO

The Million Post Man
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Oct 25, 2017
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First time I've seen this, guess it was uploaded a year ago

Classic Nokturnel live footage


For the longest time there was only live videos of their reunion, where they're only playing shitty newer songs

Nothing But Hatred is a bit corny but it rips super hard.

 
I normally skip most doom/death, but Runemagick 'Evoked from Abysmal Sleep' is turning out to be one of my favorites of the year. I haven't gotten into a doom band in a long time.
It is one of my favourite genres but very few releases nowadays as it's not so popular any more, but that album is my favourite of the year and also a return to form for the band. You should check out Daylight Dies if you like doom-death in general.
 
Oct 26, 2017
567
New Serpent Column came out today


Also new Death Fortress

Death Fortress is a blessing to USBM.

but, I was just reminded that Fallen Empire will be ceasing operations as a label pretty much by the end of the year. If I'm not mistaken, the most recent batch of releases is the absolute last under their banner. Can't really complain, as people gotta do what they gotta do. They were definitely one of the strongest underground labels around.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,146
Anybody following the chusterfuck that's the Arch Enemy/photographer story?

http://www.metalsucks.net/2018/12/3...ollowing-arch-enemy-photographer-controversy/
Yeah a bit. It's an interesting topic for me, a photographer and someone that does social media for business purposes.

The one thing no one seems to bring up in the fine line between "commercial" and "non-commercial" on social media that I find interesting: The picture was originally reposted on the singer's instagram. That singer didn't get a cease and desist/pay demand. The band is essentially fine reposting pictures of themselves. And, who would really argue with that? But realistically the clothing person did the same thing. Band reposts with "Hey this is an awesome picture of me!" and the clothing person reposts with "hey this is an awesome picture of the shit I made!" Not a big difference there. Unless you don't see the band as a business. But they are. Each photo they repost is business related just as much as the clothing person. They want you to buy their records or come to a show. The picture sells the show to viewers.
 
Oct 25, 2017
262
Song of the Day
Krummholz - To Father Worlds in the Bones of Ancient Solitude (African Atmospheric Black Metal with members from Kenya, Djibouti, and Uganda)



Also here is my end of year list. Top 25 and then the rest that I enjoyed listening to in no particular order.


Taphos - Come Ethereal Somberness - https://youtu.be/IYIycFKkPtU

Kwade Droes - De Duivel en zijn gore oude kankermoer - https://youtu.be/Vmm3_okccpU
Funeral Mist - Hekatomb - https://youtu.be/qMvTLbwwIK4
Urfaust - The Constellatory Practice - https://youtu.be/ayCHct5hXPc
Wolvennest - Void - https://youtu.be/SEI8g4GHX_g
Anna von Hausswolff - Dead Magic - https://youtu.be/E0fCpOeIlUg
Evil Warriors - Fall From Reality - https://youtu.be/5h7eI5hcviI
Hyperdontia - Nexus Of Teeth - https://youtu.be/6RrmNnDa1a0
MARE - Ebony Tower - https://youtu.be/LwSyaa9IqPA
Balmog - Vacvvm - https://youtu.be/zCvDaO0g-ss
Lychgate - The Contagion In Nine Steps - https://youtu.be/eABO5Pr_7CM
Convulsing - Grievous - https://youtu.be/ZW42-tMm5gs
Vilkacis - Beyond The Mortal Gate - https://vilkacis.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-the-mortal-gate
Yob - Our Raw Heart - https://youtu.be/VunIoLslYrE
Torture Rack - Malefic Humiliation - https://listen.20buckspin.com/album/malefic-humiliation
Cadaver Dog - Dying Breed - https://youtu.be/xX8zzS7GAWM
Mylingar - Döda Drömmar - https://youtu.be/N_2Tz5CfAhU
Disgusted Geist - Reign Of Enthrallment - https://youtu.be/tXSLltCGGZo
Galvanizer - Sanguine Vigil - https://youtu.be/7TYR_F93IZE
Slavehouse - Taste In Pain - https://youtu.be/qs-JbbRwjIM
Dakhma - Hamkar Atonement - https://youtu.be/M5F2O0Ze0Nw
Svartidauði - Revelations Of The Red Sword - https://youtu.be/dxKk2zIKYx4
Esoctrilihum - Pandaemorthium - https://youtu.be/tY1f1KbEYYk & Inhüma - https://youtu.be/QxP_7QJ4WJw
Kostnatění - Konec je všude - https://youtu.be/I6pgIbIvdYw
Tomb Mold - Manor Of Infinite Forms - https://youtu.be/pt3N4O2de8U

Bongripper - Terminal - https://youtu.be/1Sd1QKdhqHI
Panopticon - The Scars Of Man On The Once Nameless Wilderness - https://youtu.be/uM5vm4FetTE
Slugdge - Esoteric Malacology - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUaYxO3Pq2U&list=PL_llK9_JyyJVwkCTJAhhgjilcgsfnXVJj
Ripped to Shreds - 埋葬 - https://youtu.be/QzVYDyyMTbY?t=9
Skeletal Remains - Devouring Mortality - https://youtu.be/nBYbIrnshpg
Quantum Heirarchy - Neutron Breed - https://youtu.be/PKvWyUT2XwE
Craft - White Noise and Black Metal - https://youtu.be/MiCLnDDZ4w0
Antlers - Beneath Below Behold - https://youtu.be/MeaEDZLNjAs
Hoth - Astral Necromancy - https://youtu.be/b3ANortlqos
Ascension - Under Ether - https://youtu.be/dJhcq9M6tOE
Snakefeast - In Chaos, Solace - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvJQpcBMKbk&list=PLsqTxsaMCuwCiqAoO7yjEQLhK67PL0-KZ
Golgothian Remains - Perverse Offerings To The Void - https://youtu.be/vuV9SDz1E6c
Mournful Congregation - The Incubus Of Karma - https://youtu.be/YWAZ11W-jOE
Adzalaan - Into Vermilion Mirrors - https://youtu.be/1v0Xrz2CIWU
Extremity - Coffin Birth - https://youtu.be/XSXM36tIgwM
Spectral Wound - Infernal Decadence - https://youtu.be/29Ncl7clJjo
Axis of Despair - Contempt For Man - https://youtu.be/SUrmTuYzZho
Sahon - Chanting For The Fallen - https://youtu.be/No1G_m9BsFA
Khôrada - Salt - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CRbY7zBxXo&list=PLToXWne2Bk-egyjBcGyqp7wq-OsgvhmQH
A Forest of Stars - Grave Mounds And Grave Mistakes - https://a-forest-of-stars.bandcamp.com/album/grave-mounds-and-grave-mistakes
Mantar - The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze - https://mantar.bandcamp.com/album/the-modern-art-of-setting-ablaze
Innumerable Forms - Punishment In Flesh - https://youtu.be/qoA-KElrfk0
Runemagick - Evoked From Abysmal Sleep - https://youtu.be/UBmb3D3nLH0
Drawn and Quartered - The One Who Lurks - https://youtu.be/SUDgqt0HIDs
The Armed - Only Love - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xspFxtNagfM&list=PLzE57-EGhxwJJMZwpWoSqBj04jmXmgV9H
Horrendous - Idol - https://youtu.be/UkHG8VSah3k
Solar Temple - Fertile Descent - https://youtu.be/1fmiWP1pQTM
Obliteration - Cenotaph Obscure - https://youtu.be/pCtWBOB6FOU
Windhand - Eternal Return - https://youtu.be/iiKXTLLe7VI
The Lion's Daughter - Future Cult - https://youtu.be/_os24w7m9aE
Vreid - Lifehunger - https://youtu.be/ayc2Z-9ptnI
Meat Spreader - A Swarm Of Green Flies Over The Rusty Pot - https://youtu.be/fd7njnlngkg
Malepeste - Deliquescent Exhaltation - https://youtu.be/iniqkCYv4Qk
Aeternus - Heathen - https://youtu.be/7_FD1joU5P8
Adaestuo - Krew Za Krew - https://wtcproductions.bandcamp.com/album/krew-za-krew
Devathorn/Inferno split - Zos Vel Thagirion - https://wtcproductions.bandcamp.com/album/zos-vel-thagirion
Gaerea - Unsettling Whispers - https://gaerea.bandcamp.com/album/unsettling-whispers-black-metal
Verberis - Vorant Gnosis - https://youtu.be/luHysQuPn1k
Grave Gnosis - Saturnian Majesty - https://youtu.be/l2bxRIg1Ppc
This White Light - S/T - https://thiswhitelightsl.bandcamp.com/album/s-t-demo
Krummholz - Rooted In Despair - https://youtu.be/hEpEbfL-Nes
Windfaerer - Alma - https://youtu.be/adiCxlqEOZ4
Sulphur Seas - Suzanne - https://youtu.be/-RVPucmyBoU
Code Error - S/T - https://youtu.be/EdcE40Tj4DE
Deceased - Ghostly White - https://youtu.be/9wz_c6wozjg
Cantique Lépreux - Paysages Polaires - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_K6BzRbhNA&list=OLAK5uy_n6VpSbI2gfhUieUWegQZC89oBiqYi6XlQ
Deafheaven - You Without End - https://youtu.be/ITgslYJhfx0
Infernal Coil - Within A World Forgotten - https://youtu.be/C3sBxsdvkHY
Shezmu - The Scent Of War - https://shezmu.bandcamp.com/album/the-scent-of-war & Breaching The Tomb - https://shezmu.bandcamp.com/album/breaching-the-tomb
Zealotry - At The Nexus Of All Stillborn Worlds - https://zealotry.bandcamp.com/album/at-the-nexus-of-all-stillborn-worlds
Nekrofilth - Worm Ritual - https://nekrofilth-ohio.bandcamp.com/album/worm-ritual
Sigh - Heir To Despair - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMA52RxMzxY&t=0s&index=2&list=PLAAhi9mxnpIXcZjEWyXWy9YBlWMvJkkYr
Serpent Column - Invicta - https://youtu.be/AiKNLuwVCVE
Warp Chamber - Abdication Of The Mind - https://youtu.be/E5IoI3GD4Lc
Bog Body - Through the Burial Bog - https://youtu.be/H2wbdvmesm8
Haunter/Crawl split - MMXVIII - https://hauntertx.bandcamp.com/album/haunter-crawl-mmxviii
Dödsrit - Spirit Crusher - https://youtu.be/pr9TOHkYU_0
Lantern - Lost Paragraphs - https://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/lost-paragraphs
Cult Leader - A Patient Man - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3k6p4oytuY&list=PL9hYR5qRkc2wcA9yr9c67OaKhYV5-VibL
Cadaveric Fumes/Skelethal split - Heirs Of Hideous Secrecies - https://cadavericfumes.bandcamp.com/album/heirs-of-hideous-secrecies
Antiverse - Under The Regolith - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZSxczEeI_c
Uruk - Nihilistic Warfare In Inhuman Realms - https://youtu.be/IdhQzo4Xj6c
 

Morrigan

Armoring
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Oct 24, 2017
8,894
Also here is my end of year list. Top 25 and then the rest that I enjoyed listening to in no particular order.
Holy fuck lol, Deceased is the only one in that entire list that made my top 10... >_>

I also actually know (beyond just by name I mean) like, 5% of that list? <___<
 
Oct 25, 2017
262
Holy fuck lol, Deceased is the only one in that entire list that made my top 10... >_>

I also actually know (beyond just by name I mean) like, 5% of that list? <___<
A lot of it is death and black metal, with some psych/black and psych/doom in between and some outliers. No Power this year as that is not my thing.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,443
Helsinki, Finland
Yeah a bit. It's an interesting topic for me, a photographer and someone that does social media for business purposes.

The one thing no one seems to bring up in the fine line between "commercial" and "non-commercial" on social media that I find interesting: The picture was originally reposted on the singer's instagram. That singer didn't get a cease and desist/pay demand. The band is essentially fine reposting pictures of themselves. And, who would really argue with that? But realistically the clothing person did the same thing. Band reposts with "Hey this is an awesome picture of me!" and the clothing person reposts with "hey this is an awesome picture of the shit I made!" Not a big difference there. Unless you don't see the band as a business. But they are. Each photo they repost is business related just as much as the clothing person. They want you to buy their records or come to a show. The picture sells the show to viewers.
Speaking of which, all the photographers I know have been happy to provide bands photos of their gigs for free, as long as they're properly mentioned if the pics are published online. Sometimes I've added them to the guest list for a gig in return. Naturally, it's a different thing if the photos will be used for albums or other merchandise. In those cases, we've usually hired a photographer to take the pics. That's why I was astonished when a photographer asked me to pay to have gig photos of ourselves for my own personal archive, eventhough I said they wouldn't be published anywhere. So, no money or fame would be involved. That just seemed greedy as hell to me.
 

DrM

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,265
Slovenia
What is happening at Batushka? In the middle of the December it was announced that the singer is leaving the band. Now Krzysztof Drabikowski (founder and the main author of the band) is claiming that the former singer Bartłomiej Krysiuk made a copyright claim on the band's name and took control of social media sites and he hired musicians to continue touring under Batushka's name. So looks like they will be facing each other in court....
 
Oct 27, 2017
398
Canada
Hey all, this looks like the place to ask. I used to listen to a lot of metal when I was in high school/a few years out of it and I've been getting back into it a bit. I'm pretty lost with whatever's come out more recently with the exception new releases by groups I already knew. Specifically, and what I had trouble with even back then, does anyone know any bands that are similar to Gorguts post-Obscura? That remains to this day one of my favourite albums and it was so hard to find other music like it. I already know about Deathspell Omega.. and that's about it. I think Gorod was suggested to me as a similar group as well but I wasn't into them as much.

If not, I'm open to more general suggestions of other bands I might like. Apart from those two I also like a lot of Meshuggah and Gojira.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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does anyone know any bands that are similar to Gorguts post-Obscura? That remains to this day one of my favourite albums and it was so hard to find other music like it. I already know about Deathspell Omega.. and that's about it.
haunter might be along the lines of what you're looking for. the 2018 split with crawl was definitely one of my favorites of the year
https://hauntertx.bandcamp.com/

these two might be a little far off, but a couple of my top 15 for 2018 were
bosse-de-nage - further still
https://bosse-de-nage.bandcamp.com/

mutilation rites - chasm
https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/chasm
 
Oct 26, 2017
567
Hey all, this looks like the place to ask. I used to listen to a lot of metal when I was in high school/a few years out of it and I've been getting back into it a bit. I'm pretty lost with whatever's come out more recently with the exception new releases by groups I already knew. Specifically, and what I had trouble with even back then, does anyone know any bands that are similar to Gorguts post-Obscura? That remains to this day one of my favourite albums and it was so hard to find other music like it. I already know about Deathspell Omega.. and that's about it. I think Gorod was suggested to me as a similar group as well but I wasn't into them as much.

If not, I'm open to more general suggestions of other bands I might like. Apart from those two I also like a lot of Meshuggah and Gojira.

Ad Nauseam (ITA) - Nihil quam vacuitas ordinatum est


Pyrrhon (NY) - The Mother of Virtues

nice av btw. KoF fan or SNK fan in general?
 

Morrigan

Armoring
Moderator
Oct 24, 2017
8,894
Results from the Metal Archives community vote for top 10 albums of 2018, if anyone cares:
  1. Visigoth – Conqueror's Oath
  2. Amorphis – Queen of Time
  3. Solstice – White Horse Hill
  4. Satan – Cruel Magic
  5. Voivod – The Wake
  6. Varathron – Patriarchs of Evil
  7. Primordial – Exile Amongst the Ruins
  8. Judas Priest – Firepower
  9. Horrendous – Idol
  10. Chapel of Disease - …and as We Have Seen the Storm, We Have Embraced the Eye
Full results here. Not a bad list, and I'm glad Visigoth beat Amorphis (by 1 point haha), but I'm disappointed that Summoning was so low (it was even beaten by the new Ghost, baaarf) and that I was the only one who even gave a vote to Deströyer 666's new EP, even.

But congrats to Visigoth \m/

That's a shame. I hope Pertubator, Master Boot Record, etc. continue doing well.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Results from the Metal Archives community vote for top 10 albums of 2018, if anyone cares:
  1. Visigoth – Conqueror's Oath
  2. Amorphis – Queen of Time
  3. Solstice – White Horse Hill
  4. Satan – Cruel Magic
  5. Voivod – The Wake
  6. Varathron – Patriarchs of Evil
  7. Primordial – Exile Amongst the Ruins
  8. Judas Priest – Firepower
  9. Horrendous – Idol
  10. Chapel of Disease - …and as We Have Seen the Storm, We Have Embraced the Eye
Full results here. Not a bad list, and I'm glad Visigoth beat Amorphis (by 1 point haha), but I'm disappointed that Summoning was so low (it was even beaten by the new Ghost, baaarf) and that I was the only one who even gave a vote to Deströyer 666's new EP, even.

But congrats to Visigoth \m/


That's a shame. I hope Pertubator, Master Boot Record, etc. continue doing well.
Really surprised Rivers of Nihil is getting more love, seemed like everyone loved that album.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Results from the Metal Archives community vote for top 10 albums of 2018, if anyone cares:
  1. Visigoth – Conqueror's Oath
  2. Amorphis – Queen of Time
  3. Solstice – White Horse Hill
  4. Satan – Cruel Magic
  5. Voivod – The Wake
  6. Varathron – Patriarchs of Evil
  7. Primordial – Exile Amongst the Ruins
  8. Judas Priest – Firepower
  9. Horrendous – Idol
  10. Chapel of Disease - …and as We Have Seen the Storm, We Have Embraced the Eye
Good list. Visigoth, Solstice, and Satan were all up there for me and I enjoyed everything else on there. Also happy to see Chapel of Disease crack the top 10. I've been spinning that regularly since it came out.

You're right about the new Ghost album. Been a long time since I've been that disappointed in new music.
 
Oct 29, 2017
1,475
Minnesota
Yay more music from my hometown :D Really like the cover image, this is the vista that I watch every day.
Vocals are from the vocalist from Within Destruction
Huh. I always thought the Veldes dude was just one really talented person. Didn't know that.

One of my favorites in black metal though. Dissection got me to really check the sub genre out, but Veldes got me to dive deep into it.
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,368
I know a few of you live in the Bay Area. Do you know what music clubs I should check out if I want to see where bands like Vio-Lence played?
Oakland metro, slims, dna lounge, elbo room, regency ballroom...

spread it out to San Jose, Sacramento, I mean club scene is not as jumping, hell walk thee streets in the 80s 90s and any clib would have featured them.

I went to the Sean Killian benefit concert at the Oakland Metro, that is my favorite venue for thrash so definitely stop by
 

DrM

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,265
Slovenia
I have no idea, why Ghost are listed as metal band. They are more like arena rock and they were, at least for me, always on the rock side of the music. And I really liked Prequelle, it took some time to click at me, but now it is one of the few albums from 2018 that I can listen in one sitting. Can't wait to see them live.

Speaking of bands getting big, I had no idea that Powerwolf are so popular in Germany. To sell out Zenith in Munich and Saarbrucken arena it is not a small feat.

Huh. I always thought the Veldes dude was just one really talented person. Didn't know that.

One of my favorites in black metal though. Dissection got me to really check the sub genre out, but Veldes got me to dive deep into it.
All music is written and performed by one guy, but this time he invited a vocalist from Within Destruction (deathcore/slam). Veldes guy used to play a bass in WD and they play in another band (Nephrolith) together.
 
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I have no idea, why Ghost are listed as metal band. They are more like arena rock and they were, at least for me, always on the rock side of the music. And I really liked Prequelle, it took some time to click at me, but now it is one of the few albums from 2018 that I can listen in one sitting. Can't wait to see them live.

Speaking of bands getting big, I had no idea that Powerwolf are so popular in Germany. To sell out Zenith in Munich and Saarbrucken arena it is not a small feat.



All music is written and performed by one guy, but this time he invited a vocalist from Within Destruction (deathcore/slam). Veldes guy used to play a bass in WD and they play in another band (Nephrolith) together.
ghost wound up thought of as poppy metal by my friends and I because the first song we ever heard by them was Cirice and that riff sounded doomy enough for us to mentally sort them as light metal band and not hard rock band.

i think there's also that rock isn't a dominant form of pop right now so the only people regularly looking for new music that's even remotely heavy are the metal fans, so the world at large sorted them on the metal spectrum too.

they really did turn the arena rock up on Prequelle tho.
 
Dec 1, 2017
186
I know a few of you live in the Bay Area. Do you know what music clubs I should check out if I want to see where bands like Vio-Lence played?
Do you mean current venues or old venues thrash bands used to play at? There only a handful of venues left, but Oakland Metro, DNA Lounge, Slims, and Regency Ballroom are the usuals.

Last time I saw Vio-Lence played was at Slims, Maritime Hall, and The Pound back in the early 2000s.