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    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2009
    dirtfedd. if your into heavy u cant beat them
    really into new thrash too with warbringer and evile and all over the new devildriver disc
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    @sleestak I checked out some Hail!Hornet and I much approve. Thanks for turning my ears in that direction.

    Time to listen to some modern classical after glitch mob melted my face.
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    I second (third?) the praise for Weedeater...
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2009 edited
    Looks like we've got most of the good sludge covered, so I guess I could mention all the black metal I've been listening to lately, specifically:

    Taake - Nettestid - some of the more musical and creative Norwegian black metal
    Xasthur - Subliminal Genocide - like being punched in the soul... guy's voice sounds like two giant stones being ground together
    Wolves in the Throne Room - Diadem of Twelve Stars
    Enslaved - Frost
    Primordial - To The Nameless Dead - Irish black metal... very interesting sound
    Emperor - Prometheus - fantastic album
    Krallice - Krallice
    Old Man's Child - Slaves of the World
    Marduk - Panzer Division Marduk
    Goatwhore - Carving Out the Eyes of God - their newest and best so far

    Other metal on the mp3 player lately:

    Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Agorapocalypse
    Kylesa - Static Tensions
    Behemoth - Evangelion
    Greymachine - Disconnected
    Mastodon - Crack The Skye
    Darkest Hour - The Eternal Return
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2009
    I have to second WITTR's Diadem. I actually like it better than their later stuff (though I've been told by the boy that's because it's more accessible...)

    Once they are done recording, I'm absolutely going to have to plug a friend's new EP on here. They cite Gorguts, Death, Cynic, Morbid Angel, Edge of Sanity, Suffocation, and Misery Index as influences (among others, of course) and are going to be playing a show with Criminal Element in September.

    Also, local Philly band Lethean is pretty damn talented.
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2009
    dorkmuffin: "...that's because it's more accessible...)"

    Perhaps, but I'm still with you on that album. Black Cascade was good, but there's something more evocative about those two older albums that draws me in.
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    LANDMINE MARATHON is gonna be live on the radio today 2-4 PST, here. its live from somewhere in norcal, and if you are in the area i guess you can pick it up over air on 87.9 fm. WOO
    • CommentAuthorybm
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2009
    Endless Blockade anyone?

    The new Burnt by the Sun record is amazing
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    Endless Blockade anyone?


    i have their splits with WARZONE WOMYN and HATRED SURGE. unfortunately when i saw them live it was 90% drone, 10% powerviolence, which is the opposite of the ratio i want.
      CommentAuthorMike Black
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2009
    @infomancer God, I love Goatwhore. I've spoken to Falgoust a few times, and he is by far one of the cooler musicians I've met. I've been on a bit of a fourth-wave kick lately (the turn of the century "revivalist shit",) like Naglfar, FOG, and the like.

    Kind of frustrated, as I missed Mayhem Tour here in Tampa yesterday. I haven't seen Slayer in almost 6 years and it's killing me.
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2009
    My recent finds:

    Made out of Babies and Battle of Mice. I loves me some metal belted out by angry women.
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2009
    Yeah, I missed Mayhem here, too. I didn't feel so bad, though, because it wasn't a general admission venue. It was one of those old dinosaur venues where the pavilion near the stage is basically rich-ass VIPs and they don't allow pits at all. So anyone who actually wanted to see Slayer would have to pay for lawn seats and just stand there. That would have been a pretty depressing way to see Slayer. I want to get in there and get crazy.

    As for Goatwhore, I agree about Falgoust. When I saw them just after Funeral Dirge came out, this sketchy looking long haired dude was working their merch table. I bought a shirt and he turned out to be a really nice guy who chatted with me for a bit. Then, of course, he got up on stage and took the mic. At the time I didn't really know what Falgoust looked like so I was standing there for fifteen minutes chatting with him and had no idea he was the lead singer. Sammy Duet was pretty cool as well, but I recognized him from Acid Bath, so there was no surprises there.
      CommentAuthorMike Black
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2009
    Sammy Duet was pretty cool as well, but I recognized him from Acid Bath, so there was no surprises there.

    Heh. You can't miss the tiny guy with the 6-inch goatee.
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2009
    Made Out of Babies and Battle of Mice are actually both the same vocalist, Julie Christmas. She's really fucking good. I know Circle Takes the Square also has a female vocalist. I dunno how much she sings often, but they do group vocals that are pretty neat too.
    • CommentAuthorColm
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2009
    New to these forums so gonna fire in - some tasty links there guys
    Quality German death metal. their debut Death Prevails blew me away
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2009 edited
    CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE is fucking amazing. especially because they pull it off live 100%, no matter how out of hand the show is. ive seen them do it with people getting thrown into their drums. in the same vein, i highly recommend THE ASSISTANT. epic hardcore/metal/violence. beuatiful into crushing in a split second.

    also, my beloved HATRED SURGE is split male/female vocals. DESPISE YOU has some, and so does ANCIENT CHINESE SECRET.
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2009
    You guys have successfully shifted me out of my recent black metal kick back into a sludge metal kick. It also just seems more appropriate for the oppressively hot weather. Currently listening to Eyehategod - Take as Needed for Pain.
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2009
    @infomancer - Love me some Eyehategod. A friend once described them as "hate in music form."
      CommentAuthorMike Black
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2009
    It's a extremely pleasurable side product of living in the south that almost 10 months of the year are "Sludge Months".

    The diet's been excessive for me for a while now. I wrote my whole first novel on nothing but NOLA scene stuff. As I'm sitting down to write my second I'm tossing in some late Black Flag, Napalm Death, and The Obsessed. Nihilism at it's best.
    • CommentTimeAug 14th 2009 edited
    Brand spanking new EP from a friend's band

    So the above EP was recorded by a friend's band and mixed by a different friend who is in the music industry program at Drexel, and it's pretty fucking awesome. My recommendation for a first listen is "God's Parabola" but really, the whole thing is really awesome. They're incredibly tight and disgustingly talented musicians. The band, named Pyrrhon, finished recording this on Wednesday. Uh, it's really intense. I highly recommend it, and would be really interested in hearing what people think of it. I'm kind of a dilettante when it comes to metal so I don't really have a frame of reference other than "WOAH I CAN TELL THAT THIS IS REALLY GOOD BUT CANNOT EXPLAIN WHY I KNOW THAT." That and I've been told it's death metal.