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Here is something that I wouldn't normally listen to, but it keeps my attention:


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[quote=AudioJosh;49988337]How did I not know about these guys?! I mean seriously, I'm a fan of Opeth, fan of Katatonia, fan of Dan Swano. How did I not know they made a super group as a tribute to the old school swedish death style.


Ditto! I was not aware of this band either. Solid pick!
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Schmoke and a pancake and.....

This album. Crushing!


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Brutally heavy feminist (all-female) death metal EP. Scary name.

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Not a huge fan of beauty and the beast vocals, but this is an interesting track.

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In the mood for some progressive black metal

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Enslaved has always had some catching riffs.

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OK, I succumbed to pressure (real or imaginary) and bought the new Metallica album. Honestly, I liked Death Magnetic except for the terrible recording quality. It was fun to crank while I wasn't really paying too much attention. This album feels like it fits into the same vibe but isn't quite as bad of quality, at least on decent speakers. I tend to think of it as pop metal, but not terrible. Babymetal might be what I call terrible pop metal.

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This reminds me of early Opeth with maybe a little Tool thrown in.


It's certainly better than Metallica's latest
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I've heard of them a few times lately. Will have to check them out. I am on a bit of a Meshuggah kick lately. Never really thought I'd warm up to them, but somehow I did.

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This reminds me of early Opeth with maybe a little Tool thrown in.

Nailed To Obscurity - King Delusion

It's certainly better than Metallica's latest

Oh man, now there's a combination that gets my attention. I'll have to check this out next chance I get.
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I have a confession to make. I really like the new Metallica album.

No, it's not 80's Metallica. Nothing ever will be.




Haha, yes Halo on Fire is my favorite song on the album, especially the last section of it. However.... no way I've listened to it 169 times. I must have had repeat on from doing some omnimic test tone measurements and left the room when Halo was on and it played over and over or something like that.
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I've heard of them a few times lately. Will have to check them out. I am on a bit of a Meshuggah kick lately. Never really thought I'd warm up to them, but somehow I did.
I keep trying but I haven't been able to yet. All the songs I've heard sound the same to me. Any specific song recommendations?
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I keep trying but I haven't been able to yet. All the songs I've heard sound the same to me. Any specific song recommendations?
Their first album, Contradictions Collapse, is pretty good and has some cuts that sound like AJFA, especially the song Erroneous Manipulation. Well worth a listen. Their other albums are too dissonant, experimental, djenty, syncopated or staccato for me. Frustrating because every once in a while they can get into a good groove and then they lose it. They never stay in one place long enough for me to catch a hook. Funniest, and probably most accurate comment I remember reading about them was something like "I'd like to headbang to this, but I'm not good at math"
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I really like the polyrhythms. Meshuggah is definitely an acquired taste and I still don't like everything they did. Bleed is one of their most popular song, but for me its only so-so. My two favorite songs that grabbed me were Combustion and Do Not Look Down. Off Obzen and Koloss respectively. I must confess that I was probably really drunk when first got into them. I think you have to be in a state of mind to just go with it for it to click. At least for me. But now that it did click I really do like it.

And I am good at math (did my BS and MS in stats and math). That however is an amazing quote. Also for me, Meshuggah absolutely has to be heard on a good stereo (you got that covered) as on typical headphones it is all just one sound and there is no delineation which is required IMO.

Re: Hardwired.... I got the album yesterday in the mail (usually buy off amazon if not on bandcamp) and listened to it last night. It is a fun metal album. I admit that I was grooving on it, whereas I really didn't like the tracks I heard on Youtube but it sounded better on my stereo. I actually liked Death Magnetic, however the production quality was total ****!

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I keep trying but I haven't been able to yet. All the songs I've heard sound the same to me. Any specific song recommendations?

I agree that Meshuggah's track do sound a lot alike. I feel the same way about Shadow's Fall.

I think the best band out right now is Insomnium. The same feeling I got when I first heard bands like Metallica, Pantera, Opeth, Nile. They are bands that furthered my progression into metal.

Insomnium is serious. I still have only listened to 3 albums, but just ordered every other CD.
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Also for me, Meshuggah absolutely has to be heard on a good stereo (you got that covered) as on typical headphones it is all just one sound and there is no delineation which is required IMO.
Can't remember if I've ever heard Meshuggah on good speakers because I've only had "really" good speakers for a couple of years. No matter. If I'm listening to "busy sounding" music it either hits me right away, like Deviant Process recently did, or it never does. Besides, I've been going a little nuts sampling a massive amount of stuff on Bandcamp. I've got plenty to sift through to keep me busy for a while. I've been stacking them up in my wish list, using it as my queue for stuff I want to check out in depth.

I think I finally figured out a good system for sampling Bandcamp. At first I was looking at collections of people who had the most matches with mine. But my God, many of these people have THOUSANDS of albums in their collections. I think they're album hoarders. I didn't like the vast majority of their stuff and it was taking too long to sift through, especially without the anticipation of finding more keepers. So I switched to looking only at the people who had my favorites in their collection. Those people seem to match my tastes better. However, the massive collectors did open my eyes to some non-metal music I wouldn't normally have listened to, like some electronic stuff, which honestly I'm not all that into, but my goodness when I play The Monk of Chunk's song Tiger Prowl I just have to laugh at the effect coming from my system.
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Their first album, Contradictions Collapse, is pretty good and has some cuts that sound like AJFA, especially the song Erroneous Manipulation. Well worth a listen. Their other albums are too dissonant, experimental, djenty, syncopated or staccato for me. Frustrating because every once in a while they can get into a good groove and then they lose it. They never stay in one place long enough for me to catch a hook. Funniest, and probably most accurate comment I remember reading about them was something like "I'd like to headbang to this, but I'm not good at math"

Haha, that's awesome.

So, I'm checking out Erroneous Manipulation and beginning is ok... then all of a sudden at 50 seconds my head starts bobbing. Good stuff here. Production is weak but I'm liking the guitars for sure.
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I really like the polyrhythms. Meshuggah is definitely an acquired taste and I still don't like everything they did. Bleed is one of their most popular song, but for me its only so-so. My two favorite songs that grabbed me were Combustion and Do Not Look Down. Off Obzen and Koloss respectively. I must confess that I was probably really drunk when first got into them. I think you have to be in a state of mind to just go with it for it to click. At least for me. But now that it did click I really do like it.

And I am good at math (did my BS and MS in stats and math). That however is an amazing quote. Also for me, Meshuggah absolutely has to be heard on a good stereo (you got that covered) as on typical headphones it is all just one sound and there is no delineation which is required IMO.

Re: Hardwired.... I got the album yesterday in the mail (usually buy off amazon if not on bandcamp) and listened to it last night. It is a fun metal album. I admit that I was grooving on it, whereas I really didn't like the tracks I heard on Youtube but it sounded better on my stereo. I actually liked Death Magnetic, however the production quality was total ****!
I liked DM too but couldn't listen to the regular album with all the clipping. I burned the guitar hero 3 version right after the album came out and it is so much better. No clipping/distortion on it. Still, it doesn't have a good of production as the new album, I think it sounds great. If they had crunchy guitars I'd be screaming from the roof tops about how good this album is.
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I agree that Meshuggah's track do sound a lot alike. I feel the same way about Shadow's Fall.

I think the best band out right now is Insomnium. The same feeling I got when I first heard bands like Metallica, Pantera, Opeth, Nile. They are bands that furthered my progression into metal.

Insomnium is serious. I still have only listened to 3 albums, but just ordered every other CD.

I love Insomnium. You should check out Omnium Gatherum if you haven't already. The album The Red Shift is my favorite of theirs. I like Insomnium a bit more but it's close.
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Mastodon has a new album coming out in a cpl months


the newest OG album "Grey Havens" is really good as well if you haven't heard it. if you like Insomnium you will prob like Ensiferum as well. Start with "From Afar" if you don't know them.

Also Wintersun has a new album coming out this year and no its not Time II, but it should be good anyway
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It might be an unpopular opinion, but I like Wintersun's debut self titled much better than Time I.

I really like Insomnium, but I don't love them. The vocalist is just ok IMO and I am a huge MDM fan. I like OG's vocalist even less, but do still like them. For me, when it comes to that style of MDM Be'lakor is by far my favorite.

Some of my favorite MDM bands right now are:
Mors Principium Est
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It might be an unpopular opinion, but I like Wintersun's debut self titled much better than Time I.



I really like Insomnium, but I don't love them. The vocalist is just ok IMO and I am a huge MDM fan. I like OG's vocalist even less, but do still like them. For me, when it comes to that style of MDM Be'lakor is by far my favorite.



Some of my favorite MDM bands right now are:

Mors Principium Est

Dark Tranquillity

Be'lakor

Insomnium

In Mourning


Love some Mors Principium Est.

Can't wait for the new After the Burial album to come on Spotify.


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Normally not a huge Doom/Stoner/Sludge fan but this is pretty good. I hear lots of things in it and yet it sounds fresh enough.


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I love Insomnium. You should check out Omnium Gatherum if you haven't already. The album The Red Shift is my favorite of theirs. I like Insomnium a bit more but it's close.

I checked out Omnium Gatherum. Solid Pick! I do think Insomnium is better. I listened to Redshift and Grey Heaven, which I personally liked better than Redshift.

I will continue to listen.
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The Best Metal Song Ever Composed, In the History of Metal!......*IMO
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Absolutely gorgeous song! Hard to say if the best metal song because I'd want a long list for whichever mood I'm in. Sometimes you just want to crank some Cattle Decapitation and act like a spaz in your living room, other times you want to take psychedelics and wax philosophical to ambient black metal (didn't actually happen, just in case someone took me serious). That is one of the reasons I love metal is that it is so diverse but heavy on emotions (hate, anger, despair, voyeurism, mortality, spiritualism, etc).
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Never could understand the whole satanic thing in metal. Always thought that Satanism was always shock value and lack of art maybe.

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I disagree. I think this album is a work of art. I guess religious people would find the Satanism offensive. I find it adds a cinematic theme to their music. This band is all about the live show. I recommend seeing them.

I agree with you about metal and its variety of moods that it covers. "The Drapery Falls" ,to me, just encompasses a wide range of moods.

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