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[Hesher] Bloody Hesher

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  • FearmeisterFearmeister Registered User regular
    edited November 2018
    Like clockwork, Decibel has blown their top 40 list a month and a half too early.

    http://www.metalinjection.net/latest-news/decibel-reveals-their-top-40-metal-albums-of-2018

    The new Obliteration, Chapel of Disease and Sulpher Aeon albums hasn't even come out yet.

    Edit: Well, it looks like Chapel of Disease is on there though

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  • ProlegomenaProlegomena Frictionless Spinning The VoidRegistered User regular
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    I love The Perineal Yell

    Kreutz
  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    I'd say half that Decibel list is legit stuff this time around, even if I don't agree with the placement (and really, who ever does on these things?).

    VanguardLoveIsUnity
  • VanguardVanguard Je suis le savant au fauteuil sombre. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    autothrall wrote: »
    I'd say half that Decibel list is legit stuff this time around, even if I don't agree with the placement (and really, who ever does on these things?).

    yeah, there's a lot to like from there - here's what i've enjoyed this year

    40. Panopticon – “The Scars Of Man On The Once Nameless Wilderness I And II“
    34. Thou – “Magus“
    23. Mournful Congregation – “The Incubus Of Karma“
    22. Sleep – “The Sciences“
    7. Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, – “Wasteland“
    6. Skeletonwitch – “Devouring Radiant Light“
    3. UADA – “Cult Of A Dying Sun“
    2. Tribulation – “Down Below“
    1. YOB – “Our Raw Heart“

    things i would add:

    windhand - eternal return
    conan - existential void guardian
    marijannah - till marijannah
    slugdge - esoteric malacology
    arson - harakiri for the sky

  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    edited November 2018
    Voivod and Satan are on there, easily my two favorites of the year so far. They also placed that Evoken album high and I would have done the same it is marvelous.

    Kind of surprised at all the love for that Uada album, thought it was very average and sounds like a lot of other bands. Oh well.

    |I agree Harakiri for the Sky should be there. Slugdge might not be in my own top 40 but it will be on my top 100 on RYM list for posi.

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    LoveIsUnity
  • VanguardVanguard Je suis le savant au fauteuil sombre. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    autothrall wrote: »
    Voivod and Satan are on there, easily my two favorites of the year so far. They also placed that Evoken album high and I would have done the same it is marvelous.

    Kind of surprised at all the love for that Uada album, thought it was very average and sounds like a lot of other bands. Oh well.

    |I agree Harakiri for the Sky should be there. Slugdge might not be in my own top 40 but it will be on my top 100 on RYM list for posi.

    Yeah I listened to the Uada album when it came out and remembered feeling that it was very workmanlike

    Just listened to it again and it’s pretty generic

    I’m actually surprised at their nominatipn of YOB for the best album of 2018; Our Raw Heart is certainly their most consistent work to date and an album I’ve enjoyed a lot but I suspect there is some mythology propelling that to a higher spot on the list given the circumstances of Mike S

  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    edited November 2018
    But Decibel...the year ain't over until it's over...

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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx Spicy Rudolph Registered User regular
    Unless something amazing hits between now and Jan 1, Harakiri for the Sky is in my top spot.

    Make. Time.
  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck the search for the means to put an end to things an end to speech is what enables the discourse to continue ~ * ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) excelsior * ~Registered User regular
    been re-listening to syl after not really doing it for at least a decade

    some of the stuff ive been enjoying the most is bonus tracks



    also shout out to this weird ass ocean machine demo

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    autothrallMcKid
  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck the search for the means to put an end to things an end to speech is what enables the discourse to continue ~ * ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) excelsior * ~Registered User regular
    edited November 2018
    autothrall wrote: »
    "Centipede" is far and away one of my favorite Strapping Young Lad tracks.

    i feel like i dont get much syl cred because a frond once asked me what i liked the most and i said "the second half of detox and all hail the new flesh" and he walked away looking disgusted

    also not sure if this counts as hesh but also loving this album that still rules, some seriosuly fuzzed out japanese shoegaze

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  • FearmeisterFearmeister Registered User regular
    edited November 2018
    Start the 2019 hype early. New Queensrÿche

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    autothrall
  • GreasyKidsStuffGreasyKidsStuff MOMMM! ROAST BEEF WANTS TO KISS GIRLS ON THE TITTIES!Registered User regular
    Which version?

  • FearmeisterFearmeister Registered User regular
    edited November 2018
    The better one

    The Geoff Tate one goes under Operation: Mindcrime now.

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck the search for the means to put an end to things an end to speech is what enables the discourse to continue ~ * ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) excelsior * ~Registered User regular
    edited November 2018
    also i had totally forgotten about this song that rules on tnb

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    autothrall
  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    also i had totally forgotten about this song that rules on tnb


    My favorite from that album. Kinda feels more like a DTP song than SYL.

  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck the search for the means to put an end to things an end to speech is what enables the discourse to continue ~ * ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) excelsior * ~Registered User regular
    yes although its a bit of a bait and switch with how rapidly it turns...

    i cannot recommend that youtube channel that posts random asian shoegaze bands enough, have found so many GOOD FUZZY BOIS on there

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  • EidolonOrpheusEidolonOrpheus Registered User regular
    autothrall wrote: »
    Voivod and Satan are on there, easily my two favorites of the year so far. They also placed that Evoken album high and I would have done the same it is marvelous.

    Kind of surprised at all the love for that Uada album, thought it was very average and sounds like a lot of other bands. Oh well.

    |I agree Harakiri for the Sky should be there. Slugdge might not be in my own top 40 but it will be on my top 100 on RYM list for posi.
    Also also

    Haken
    Amorphis
    Ihsahn
    Møl

    Futt Buckerautothrall
  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    edited November 2018
    Haken
    Amorphis
    Ihsahn
    Møl

    All of those are currently on my list, one of them being way up. Actually, not all, I liked Møl's album but it gives me a headache after awhile.

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  • EthelTheFrogEthelTheFrog Registered User regular
    Don't forget Summoning!

    autothrallLoveIsUnity
  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck the search for the means to put an end to things an end to speech is what enables the discourse to continue ~ * ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) excelsior * ~Registered User regular
    can you dudes think of any kind of gloomy minor-key washed out prog in a sort of generalised latter-day katatonia vein released in the last couple years?

    youtube played me soils song recently and i realised i havent found any gloom merchants recently >:(

    (if you dont know this song it is one of those songs that to me beautifully shows how words like "lurching" can exactly capture something about a song that formal terms somehow cannot...)

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  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    edited November 2018
    I don't know how much they sound like Katatonia, @surrealitycheck but atmospherically I might have pulled some similar vibes out of the new album from Poland's Entropia. Definitely some modern metal-rooted gloom here with a few twists.



    If you want something more to the rock-oriented side of Katatonia, the new Antimatter (ex-Anathema) record is super catchy.

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    Damn, I haven't thought about Antimatter in a long time. I honestly didn't know they were still going, but that's cool. That new song sounds inline with the rest of their stuff.

    Their first album is still my favorite, especially with Michelle Richfield's guest vocals. She seems to have completely faded away, with most of her work being with Peaceville Records bands in the late '90s. Later she had a trip hop/electronica project called Sear, but nothing really came of that either.

  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    SteevL wrote: »
    Damn, I haven't thought about Antimatter in a long time. I honestly didn't know they were still going, but that's cool. That new song sounds inline with the rest of their stuff.

    Their first album is still my favorite, especially with Michelle Richfield's guest vocals. She seems to have completely faded away, with most of her work being with Peaceville Records bands in the late '90s. Later she had a trip hop/electronica project called Sear, but nothing really came of that either.

    Planetary Confinement is my personal favorite Antimatter album. I kinda lost touch with them after Leaving Eden and I need to catch up, but Duncan Patterson's writing was my main draw to the band (though I did really like Mick's songs from Planetary Confinement).

  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    edited November 2018
    I've listened through my new Sigh album a couple times now and it's clearly a winner. And a weirdo, which is what I always want from this band. Lots of twists, turns, surprises, and of course the killer guitars that marry black/thrash and 70s prog rock. Also one of my favorite cover arts of the year (along with the Sepulcher album).

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  • FearmeisterFearmeister Registered User regular
    So basically the band is a filthy liar saying that it actually sucks

  • Futt BuckerFutt Bucker Registered User regular
    He explained that he wasn't saying the album sucked, but that it was "too personal" and that everyone would hate it. A useful distinction, I suppose. But yeah, the album rules.

    My color is black to the blind
    autothrall
  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    Everybody gets to be wrong sometimes. To my great satisfaction, this is one of those times!

    Fearmeister
  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck the search for the means to put an end to things an end to speech is what enables the discourse to continue ~ * ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) excelsior * ~Registered User regular
    talking of prog i cant remmeber if i ever dropped sinoia caves in here

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  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    edited November 2018
    93 of the 100 picks for my year's end list over at RYM have been written. A very diverse crowd. Now I'm just juggling a few around that might fit into the last spots, and seeking out whatever I haven't heard. Couple potentially cool things coming out in the next 6 weeks, so it's far from over.

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  • Futt BuckerFutt Bucker Registered User regular
    edited November 2018
    Heir to Despair is really something fantastic. There is so much buried in these songs, it keeps me coming back again and again. Mirai is a genius.

    "Hands of the String Puller" might be the best song on the album, I think.

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  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    edited November 2018
    "Hands of the String Puller" is amazing. It's a really good album.

    Two that have really grown on me over the year: Madder Mortem Marrow, and Manes Slow Motion Death Sequence. Excellent albums that sound like nobody else. The new Wombbath has also gotten better with subsequent listens and I think that's probably their best album.

    You guys have probably heard Witherfall, with the guy replacing Warrell Dane in Sanctuary, and their new album is also pretty awesome, darker US power/progressive metal, and his vocals are Dane-like.

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  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    edited November 2018
    Pitchshifter reformed to do six shows - their first in a decade and running back to back this week - to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their defining www.pitchshifter.com album (sadly the website doesn't exist any more; although, much to the band's amusement, the domain now points to a Japanese supplements site!). They're promising nothing beyond these shows, and have been at pains to point out that they live in different cities and, in some cases, countries to each other now.

    This has made the logistics of the tour rather chaotic, as they managed to get in just one rehearsal all in the same place, the night before the first gig! Characteristically, their Facebook page has some good updates on it; they were one of the first bands I saw really embrace the internet with a very solid website and singer JS Clayden's brilliantly entertaining tour diaries even back in the late '90s, and even though it's not quite like that any more they're keeping the tradition alive.

    I'm going to go to the Nottingham show on Saturday, the last gig of this tour (so potentially their last ever) and in their old hometown, so I'm hoping for a good party atmosphere. They only made enough merch for the tour, so I hope there's at least one t-shirt left in my size!

    I've never heard another band quite like them, they really had a unique fusion of sounds (from metal to punk to industrial to electronica to d'n'b etc etc etc) with a distinct lyrical style, and they're a band I would have loved to see carry on properly (the last studio album was in 2002), but I'll happily take the opportunity to see them again, very possibly for the last time.

    Jazz on
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  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    I really liked the first few Pitchshifter releases like Submit and Desensitized, groovy industrial metal. They lost me at some point when they felt more like a nu-metal band with electronic beats and techno breaks, but I should probably go back and revisit some of their later stuff.

  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    edited November 2018
    I've seen the nu-metal badge applied to their later records, but to my ears never really thought it was all that accurate. Yeah, their first few records were far more industrial metal leaning (Submit and Desensitized in particular from that era have some great stuff on them), then the sound changes a lot for the .com album and that style stuck for the two albums (Deviant and PSI) that followed it. There's even a tacit acknowledgement in the way the band's name was spelled - Pitch Shifter on the earlier records, Pitchshifter on the later ones, and to my ears they might as well be two separate bands (although the Infotainment? album was definitely a bit transitional), but both good. I prefer the later stuff - the punk and electronica elements in particular shine through for me (even though they're not usually my thing) and let JS in particular bring a lot of personality to it.

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  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    edited November 2018
    I only own physical copies for 15 of my (current) top 18 metal albums of 2018. Must rectify that.

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    Fearmeister
  • Futt BuckerFutt Bucker Registered User regular
    autothrall wrote: »
    I only own physical copies for 15 of my (current) top 18 metal albums of 2018. Must rectify that.

    I just snagged a whole bunch from Amazon. I'm waiting for the Christmas sales to get whatever else I want.

    My color is black to the blind
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