Death Metal... all metal really...

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Postby antiyou on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:06 am

Since the Meshuggah thread had a few pages, maybe there are enough members of this forum to warrant a metal thread.

To start, here were my favourites from last year:

#1 - Beyond Creation - The Aura
I doubt anyone here heard this indie Canadian release but I guarantee if you like DM with memorable songs and delicious fretless bass, you will fudge bricks when you hear this. This will be a record I will appreciate for a very, very long time.
http://www.myspace.com/beyondcreationofficial

#2 - Gorod - Transcendence EP
It's about a 35m EP with a Flamenco style cover of one of their old songs, a perfect cover of a Cynic song and a 15 minute epic Prog/Death/Thrash that is so full of twists and turns, it's almost exhausting to listen to. These guys are on another level. They can be so brutal but the melodic thrash parts are so hook laden you hum them to yourself after one listen.

#3 - Benighted - Asylum Cave
How much is enough Pig Squeal? If it was possible to say that there's a tasteful way to utilize Pigsqueal vocals, this would be it. Pretty brutal Death Metal with a couple short melodic parts. Again, it's about memorable songs, lots of bands can keep up with Benighted but it's hard to make memorable Death Metal songs.
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Postby TheBlack on Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:23 am

Job For A Cowboy :)

Ruination, Gloom & upcoming album Demonocracy, all worth it.
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Postby antiyou on Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:42 pm

Spawn of Possession: Incurso
http://www.myspace.com/spawnofpossession
TechDeath... I believe Christian Meunzner from Obscura (ex-Necrophagist) is on this album. Stunningly good.
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Postby Xander on Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:22 pm

Loving the new Swallow the Sun album.

http://www.swallowthesun.net/site/
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Postby clandestinex on Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:43 pm

I really liked The Black Dahlia Murder's new album Ritual. They're definitely one of my favorite bands, although I do lean more toward deathcore than straight death metal :rock:
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Postby antiyou on Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:07 pm

clandestinex wrote:I really liked The Black Dahlia Murder's new album Ritual. They're definitely one of my favorite bands, although I do lean more toward deathcore than straight death metal :rock:

Been a fan their entire career. Look for the cover of "Paint it Black" from 1 of the first 2 EP's they put out. 2nd best only to the Stones themselves. I would just call them a straight up Thrash band. I can't think of anyone in the US that emulates Sweeden as well as these guys. The early work had some Death Metal elements but they've streamlined and found a formula that works for them. They aren't doing anything new but as I always say, good thrash never goes out of style.
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Postby Bersan on Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:33 am

I really havent listened a lot to the Black Dahlia Murder's last few albums but Miasma gets played reguraly. I thought their dvd Majesty was great, the energy of their live performance was captured very good. The booze and weed induced fun, backstage and on the tourbus had me laughing out loud a few times.
Any one got a recommendation for good metal concert/documentary Dvd's?
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Postby pathways on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:54 am

Miasma is the tits. Definitely my favorite of all their albums. I've had Ritual but for some reason I just haven't given it a good listen yet. Ever since their original lead guitarist left their solos haven't been the same! Don't get me wrong.. I still get boners so hard I start to bleed out of my eurethra but Miasma is just hard to beat. Not many screenprints for Blach Dahlia, but thank god I own the best one :twisted:

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I've recently been listening to the new Veil of Maya album Eclipse. They have some the most ridiculous timings and breakdowns. Lol, I felt like such a high school kid saying 'breakdowns'. I think I've reverted to saying 'this part' when listening to it. I feel dirty saying that other word.
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Postby shivashakti on Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:15 pm

Favorite metal albums last year were:

Deafheaven - Roads To Judah(in my opinion the best metal release of the year, and total beasts live!)
Cave In - White Silence
Leviathan - True Traitor, True Whorror
Krallice - Diotima
Indian - Guiltless
Ash Borer - Ash Borer
Burzum - Fallen
Tombs - Path of Totality
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Postby Stingers on Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:35 pm

I've heard the Burzum & it's great , I need to hear the Tombs one as I like what I've heard from them otherwise , I'll check the others too .
Thanks for the list !
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Postby clandestinex on Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:23 pm

pathways wrote:Miasma is the tits. Definitely my favorite of all their albums. I've had Ritual but for some reason I just haven't given it a good listen yet. Ever since their original lead guitarist left their solos haven't been the same! Don't get me wrong.. I still get boners so hard I start to bleed out of my eurethra but Miasma is just hard to beat. Not many screenprints for Blach Dahlia, but thank god I own the best one :twisted:

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I've recently been listening to the new Veil of Maya album Eclipse. They have some the most ridiculous timings and breakdowns. Lol, I felt like such a high school kid saying 'breakdowns'. I think I've reverted to saying 'this part' when listening to it. I feel dirty saying that other word.


I've always wanted a gigposter for them but like you said there aren't very many, I think I like DWITTs the best though. Image

Veil of Maya is the fudge - everything they've put out is just bliss to the ears. Very technical and can't complain about their awesome breakdowns, they would be super fun live!
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Postby Stingers on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:05 pm

YOB - Atma was a great one from last year . . .
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Postby pathways on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:23 pm

I'll have to check that one out, I see YOB everywhere and haven't given them a good listen either.
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Postby Stingers on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:31 pm

Here's some good ones for a start :

Ball of Molten Lead (off The Illusion Of Motion)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GiEPwfWY0A

The Lie That Is Sin (Ooff The Great Cessation)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y7Rz1HVBc0

Prepare The Ground (off Atma)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdxiEmvHVvI


They are in chronological order from old to new to give half an idea of their progress & style .
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Postby Bersan on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:40 pm

Really liked Atma. One of my favorits from last year. Crowbar's Sever the wicked hand is another one. Couldn't go to their concert last year somehow this happens every time they tour these parts so I have never seen them live.
Best concert i went to last year is Nile. Super small venue with great sound and some of the best musicians in metal.
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