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  • FearmeisterFearmeister Registered User regular
    I think the only 'canonical' remaster there is is Sigh's Gallows Gallery. I never listened to it myself but I've heard that the original '05 recording was awful (this is the album where they claimed they recorded it with WWII sonic weapons) to the point where they remastered it 2 years later and is the one that you'll hear if you snag a dl the tracks.

  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    edited October 6
    The original Gallows Gallery recording is pretty obnoxious, but even with the remaster it's still my least favorite of their albums.

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  • CampyCampy Registered User regular
    I have wondered how much the bands have to do with the remastering process, or if they're purely at the mercy of the record label that owns the original masters.

    EthelTheFrog
  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    There are cases of both, sometimes the bands and labels work on it together, but sometimes the labels want to repackage and update some of their big name catalogue and they want something new to offer so people will buy it again, thus the bonus tracks, bonus disc and remastering. I know some dudes who literally try to collect EVERY single version of every record that comes out, which is just bonkers to me, and I'd even say I was a collector of many things. I can only imagine being that focused in on one type of media!

  • EthelTheFrogEthelTheFrog Registered User regular
    edited October 6
    For those who are interested in buying the Blind Guardian reissues, like I am, the band is definitely behind them. Charlie Bauerfeind is the one doing the remixing and remastering; he's been working with the band since Nightfall. And there's a series of interviews/documentaries on YouTube with him and the band discussing the history of each album.

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  • DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    So Eddie Van Halen just died.

    Fuck cancer

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  • JazzJazz Fuck cancer. Un-UKRegistered User regular
    I was just coming to post that.

    Fuck cancer so hard.

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  • EthelTheFrogEthelTheFrog Registered User regular
    edited October 6
    Confessions of a twenty-something who only really started listening to non-orchestral music in 2008: I've never actually listened to Van Halen non-incidentally. Now seems like a good time to begin. Where should I start? Just debut to swansong?

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  • Futt BuckerFutt Bucker Registered User regular
    The debut is an excellent record, definitely start there.

    My color is black to the blind
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  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    1978-1988 gets you all the best stuff, and all the best stuff with the first two singers.

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    Another new Sólstafir song. A quiet one, and it doesn't do much for me, but it seems to be the first song they've done in English in 11 years:

  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    New Crippled Black Phoenix album is pretty good, kinda post-rock stuff if you're unfamiliar, but it does get heavy.

    Fearmeister
  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    edited October 10
    Oh fuck yes, the new and possibly final BLUE OYSTER CULT album has arrived, and it's the heaviest one they've ever done, with some genuine metal parts! DAD ROCK 4 LYFE my brothers.

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Darkness is a perspective Watching the ego workRegistered User regular
    Complete with circa-1991 Eye of the Beholder-style graphics at the start, nice.

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  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    The album is interesting because it touches a lot of their styles, some songs are the heaviest they've done but others go with the old catchy melodic hard rock like their hit singles. It's very good stuff, a lot of old bands have been killing it lately: Kansas, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, and now these guys with their first album in 19 years. You can certainly tell a couple of the guys are in their 70s (especially in the videos). I like that they also maintain the occult/conspiracy theory edge to a lot of the lyrics too, which was always one of their most interesting traits.

  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    Completely random, but someone on reddit posted an old picture of Opeth with an early band logo and it made me chuckle:

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  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    edited October 10
    Oh, ya know, just spending Saturday morning listening to the new Horna album. Here's a sample.

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  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    Some German sludge rock/post-metal whatever here, pretty decent album although I'd much prefer it with vocals.

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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    A briandead, but entertaining crossover of America and Italy's joke band trailblazers:



    First they came for the Muslims and we said...NOT TODAY MOTHERFUCKERS!
  • BlakoutBlakout Lordran's SpookylandRegistered User regular
    Semi-related to the remaster/reissue discussion, Linkin Park released a 20th anniversary edition of Hybrid Theory on Friday - it's not a band or album that I expect to get a lot of love here but the re-release is really well done. It's incredibly generous, with six discs and nearly four and a half hours of content, and a huge chunk of it is actually meaningful. There's the untouched album, the followup remix album, the original difficult-to-find EP, and three discs' worth of live tracks, b sides, and demos (and even the demos are substantially different and worthwhile for fans, with entirely different arrangements/lyrics, not just sloppier versions of the final tracks). I don't care enough to seek out a physical copy but it's apparently very well done too, with a large amount of unreleased interviews and photos from that time period. It's just an impressively all-encompassing collection of everything the band was doing in that era and makes the typical "here's one b side and maybe a couple live tracks" re-releases look absolutely skeletal in comparison.

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  • MgcwMgcw Registered User regular
    The BÖC song is fun, I can only hope come anywhere near kicking ass when I'm 75.

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  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    edited October 12
    Digging the new Ordinul Negru EP, they've got just the right balance of savagery and atmospheric Romanian grace.

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  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    Spirit Adrift delivers again, great new album. CD should hopefully turn up this week.



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  • DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    autothrall wrote: »
    Oh fuck yes, the new and possibly final BLUE OYSTER CULT album has arrived, and it's the heaviest one they've ever done, with some genuine metal parts! DAD ROCK 4 LYFE my brothers.

    At this point I think it's Grand-dad Rock. But boy this track came out of left field.

    autothrall
  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    edited October 13
    I'll accept Grand-dad Rock. Hell I'm old enough to be a Grand-dad although my sons are too young so I'm more of a really Old Dad.

    My physical copy of that album just showed up as well as the new Necrophobic.

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  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    This Greg Puciato solo album is all over the place but it's got some decent stuff on there.

    jungleroomx
  • CampyCampy Registered User regular
    Huh, I didn't know he actually played anything, I'd always assumed he was just a (very good) vocalist.

    I'm an absolute sucker for anything DEP related (and yes, it still hurts), so I'll give his album a little bit of time at the very least.

  • DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    edited October 15
    Campy wrote: »
    Huh, I didn't know he actually played anything, I'd always assumed he was just a (very good) vocalist.

    I'm an absolute sucker for anything DEP related (and yes, it still hurts), so I'll give his album a little bit of time at the very least.

    Did you check out the new album from The Number Twelve Looks Like You? Strong DEP vibes. Not the same, obviously, but it's nice in their absence. Greg's solo stuff doesn't do it for me. I love him as a vocalist, but it's clear to me Ben Weinman was the driving creative force behind the band.

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  • KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Registered User regular
    Wombbath is releasing a new album for their 30th anniversary. Old school swedeath.

  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    ANOTHER one this year? Didn't they just release an album in the Spring?

    Man, Wombbath has been quite productive since they reformed.

  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    edited October 15
    Just got the full promo for this one, Heretical Sect, and it's righteous. New Mexico black metal, it's some of the same guys from the death metal band Superstition (also great).

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  • KaputaKaputa Registered User regular
    edited October 15
    I haven't been listening to metal much at all this year, but on a whim I decided to check if Circles of Ouroboros, one of my favorite black metal bands, had released anything recently, and saw that they dropped an album last February.



    It's fucking sweet. Nothing outside of their norm; it's that hazy shoegazy black metal sound they've perfected, oozing with grey despair. I'd say this one is a bit more black metal and a bit less shoegaze than some of their stuff, but still very much in that spectrum. Vocals are a mix of snarly and clean; I actually dig their clean vocals more which is rare for me. The cascading black metal riffs are great, almost always holding my attention; but my favorite bits are when they slow down; it sounds like the band is drowning.

    Definitely worth checking out for those who dig the band; for those who don't, this one won't change your mind. I always felt that these guys deserved more recognition than they get; they've been so prolific for like fifteen years, and while not every album has been good, the majority have been great.

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  • CampyCampy Registered User regular
    Campy wrote: »
    Huh, I didn't know he actually played anything, I'd always assumed he was just a (very good) vocalist.

    I'm an absolute sucker for anything DEP related (and yes, it still hurts), so I'll give his album a little bit of time at the very least.

    Did you check out the new album from The Number Twelve Looks Like You? Strong DEP vibes. Not the same, obviously, but it's nice in their absence. Greg's solo stuff doesn't do it for me. I love him as a vocalist, but it's clear to me Ben Weinman was the driving creative force behind the band.

    So I know I said I'd give it a little bit of time... Yeah, not gonna happen. Just a bizarre album, couldn't even make it to the end. Ben clearly was Dillinger. Kinda makes sense, since they were writing amazing shit way before Greg joined. Still love Greg's vocals across all of DEPs newer stuff though.

    I've heard The Number Twelve Looks Like You had grown up a bit in their sound since I'd last listen maaaany years ago, so I'll definitely give them a shot. Might scratch that mathy itch!

    On a very different wavelength of metal Wayfarer have released A Romance with Violence. I was a little worried after the teaser track didn't tickle me quite like their previous album. But having the intro track and it's follow on had me grinning from ear to ear. Hopefully it keeps it up. Clicky for bandcamps.

  • jungleroomxjungleroomx Panem, circenses, credulous descent. A Gadarene charge into endarkenment Registered User regular
    ERRA's politely aggressive prog/djent/core stylings have been growing on me as of late.



    They do make a show of their technical chops and don't always rely on over-quirking, a thing bands like Periphery sometimes fall into.

    Make. Time.
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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    Vocals take me out of the groove at times, but that is a tasty as hell solo at the 2 min mark.

    First they came for the Muslims and we said...NOT TODAY MOTHERFUCKERS!
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  • DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    Campy wrote: »
    Campy wrote: »
    Huh, I didn't know he actually played anything, I'd always assumed he was just a (very good) vocalist.

    I'm an absolute sucker for anything DEP related (and yes, it still hurts), so I'll give his album a little bit of time at the very least.

    Did you check out the new album from The Number Twelve Looks Like You? Strong DEP vibes. Not the same, obviously, but it's nice in their absence. Greg's solo stuff doesn't do it for me. I love him as a vocalist, but it's clear to me Ben Weinman was the driving creative force behind the band.

    So I know I said I'd give it a little bit of time... Yeah, not gonna happen. Just a bizarre album, couldn't even make it to the end. Ben clearly was Dillinger. Kinda makes sense, since they were writing amazing shit way before Greg joined. Still love Greg's vocals across all of DEPs newer stuff though.

    I've heard The Number Twelve Looks Like You had grown up a bit in their sound since I'd last listen maaaany years ago, so I'll definitely give them a shot. Might scratch that mathy itch!

    On a very different wavelength of metal Wayfarer have released A Romance with Violence. I was a little worried after the teaser track didn't tickle me quite like their previous album. But having the intro track and it's follow on had me grinning from ear to ear. Hopefully it keeps it up. Clicky for bandcamps.

    ooo I was a big fan of Wayfarer's last album but didn't listen to the new single at all. Looking forward to sampling the whole album though!

  • jungleroomxjungleroomx Panem, circenses, credulous descent. A Gadarene charge into endarkenment Registered User regular
    Vocals take me out of the groove at times, but that is a tasty as hell solo at the 2 min mark.

    They very much have the AGGROmellow vocal dynamic that's almost a requirement these days for 'core acts, and it can get a little tired.

    The instrumentation though is just hrmph

    Make. Time.
    BlackDragon480
  • KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Registered User regular
    New Dark Tranquility.



    Not too far from their last album's sound.

    SteevLXantomas
  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    I have no idea why I randomly thought of a band called Quo Vadis I remembered from 25 years ago this morning...a band whose only song I had heard was about a quarter of a song in a .wav format...but I looked up their debut album and this first song seems pretty good. A shame I never bought the album back then, but I suppose I can correct that.

  • KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Registered User regular
    @Campy

    Akhlys has another track from their upcoming album out. Another descent into nightmarish black metal.



    And I guess th Black Dahlia Murder has been around long enough that there's now upcoming bands that sound heavily influenced by them. Here's Summoning the Lich.



    Campy
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