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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:38 pm 


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I don't want to shit up the listening thread too much with my reminiscing, but I spent a good *ahem* couple hours going back and reading almost all of it (at work, natch).

Makes me remember my first foruming days when I was his age, discovering all sorts of rad stuff and wanting to discuss and learn more about it -- all while being a little shit! What a ride. But I feel for the dude to an extent; a surprising amount of posts in the Hardware section learning stuff about CRTs, and likewise an appreciation for game manuals. I can appreciate that!

Hope he stopped telling teachers to drink bleach, and waging wars against his militant SJW school that didn't understand his English report on Double Dragon and still lives that sweet game life. RIP ATHEISTGOD, the most brilliant username in history.

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I don't want to shit up the listening thread too much with my reminiscing, but I spent a good *ahem* couple hours going back and reading almost all of it (at work, natch).

Makes me remember my first foruming days when I was his age, discovering all sorts of rad stuff and wanting to discuss and learn more about it -- all while being a little shit! What a ride. But I feel for the dude to an extent; a surprising amount of posts in the Hardware section learning stuff about CRTs, and likewise an appreciation for game manuals. I can appreciate that!

Hope he stopped telling teachers to drink bleach, and waging wars against his militant SJW school that didn't understand his English report on Double Dragon and still lives that sweet game life. RIP ATHEISTGOD, the most brilliant username in history.

Pouring out a :cry: for you, wherever you are.


Lol, what a fucking asshole this guy was.

GP if you are reading this, something involving this turd seems like it could be the next dusty gem.
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Been waiting for this shieeeet.

https://youtu.be/frMkdkCV2D0
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Recent re-release of Música Esporádica (1987)

Spanish electronic music. Very "world music" flavor, but also eno/kraftwerk inspired. Highly recommended by me. lol


https://www.musicfrommemory.com/release ... -espordica


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^ Truly great impressions, thanks for the recommendation Image Is that a Moai head on the album cover? (Gradius-predisposed)

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Monophonics - Into The Infrasounds

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Christa Lee - Welcome to the Fantasy Zone

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Violently drunk and blasting SATANIC HAIR METAL par excellence. EAT FUCKING SHIT if you can't like this album. Except for "Call Of The Wild," that one sucks dick, dick and dick! BUT it's irrelevant with WHEN DEATH CALLS, KILL IN THE SPIRIT WORLD and NIGHT WING. STRETCHING EVERY MUSCLE I WAIT FOR THE END yo it's like he's filming GAY 4 PAY porno! POUND THAT WOOD HOME :o
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 Post subject: metal before black
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Getting more into trash metal, I made the prominent "mistake" to listening to Venom's Metal Black, while originally I wanted to hear the overly revered Black Metal. I found it tight, but I get the notion it's a bit on the shadow side with a relation like that. I'm of the habit in finding things that come without a legacy more fun to dabble with. Further that having fun with metal is similar to philosophy: I can't tolerate all, I have to break a piece off the ol' rump and run as fast as I can with it.

Recent experience with Megadeth's Peace sells..., Anthrax's Spreading the Disease and Among the Living, Testament's The Legacy, Annihilator's Never, Neverland. I came to 'em the way it was intended: over awesome cover art. Gotta have those.
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 Post subject: Re: metal before black
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Getting more into trash metal, I made the prominent "mistake" to listening to Venom's Metal Black,


Yeah, I couldn't ever really get into Venom. If want to go back, I'm more likely to hit the Hellhammer / Celtic Frost stuff. Some Morbid Tales to darken up my night.


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BIL wrote:
Violently drunk and blasting SATANIC HAIR METAL par excellence. EAT FUCKING SHIT if you can't like this album. Except for "Call Of The Wild," that one sucks dick, dick and dick! BUT it's irrelevant with WHEN DEATH CALLS, KILL IN THE SPIRIT WORLD and NIGHT WING. STRETCHING EVERY MUSCLE I WAIT FOR THE END yo it's like he's filming GAY 4 PAY porno! POUND THAT WOOD HOME :o

Headess Cross absolutely rips. And it's opening track is a straight up monster. I've only recently gave the Tony Martin-era a chance(same with Glenn Hugues') and I'm glad I did because there's some superb stuff in there. HC is so heavy, dark, and envelopped in thick athmosphere. And Tony Martin's voice is nothing short of mesmerizing, the guy is a damned beast.

"but, but but... Ozzy is the ONLY real frontman of Black Sabbath!!!1!!1!" yeah? well get out of my face you poseuriffic pussy. EAT SHIT AND DIE. Go back to getting brainwashed by that demon that took the terrestrial form of one Sharon Osbourne...

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Yeah, I couldn't ever really get into Venom. If want to go back, I'm more likely to hit the Hellhammer / Celtic Frost stuff. Some Morbid Tales to darken up my night.


Gotta love Frost :mrgreen: You get a thumbs up from me. In the famous words of Tom G. Warrior : "HUH!!", "OUH!!", "HHHA!!!", "HEYYYY!!", "HURGH!!!" and many many more meme-tastic interjections of his :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently listening to?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:58 pm 


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Tom reminds me of that Far Side "Dog Bark Decoder." :lol:

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(UH!)
HEYYY
I said
HEYYY

<333 + BIG METAL BONERS for MORBID TALES and TO MEGA THERION, pretty much enough to singlehandedly redeem any razzes lobbed at poor VENOM Image (even by one as estimable as Lemmy!)

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Headess Cross absolutely rips.


God I love that album. Was a bit sauced when I posted but I'll blast it stone cold sober any day. :mrgreen: I find "Call of the Wild's" chorus a bit much, but even that one's pretty solid. The rest is genuinely killer melodic power metal.

Or maybe it's power hair metal, but that's never a pejorative with me. ^__^ There is a fine art to landing monstrous city-levelling hook after hook without sacrificing heft or impact, gotta know WTF you're playing at!

Have you heard Tyr? Although "Jerusalem" is again a bit poppy for me, and I don't think it's as monolithically solid as Headless Cross, there are a handful of tracks that would do that record proud. "The Sabbath Stones" is superbly done theatrical doom. Tony Martin's gift for operatic yet intensely personal, instantly hooky vocals was genuinely Dio-tier. I'm gonna go look for that bootleg of "Die Young" off the Headless tour, he (and the rest of the band) were on fire.

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Venom


I genuinely like these guys, though I think all you really need is their double live album Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Captures them at peak performance hammering through most of their essentials. Only omission I note is fucking "Angel Dust," grahh! I'd kick the lame "Nightmare" off for it in a heartbeat. Cotton-mouthed addict fury! Image

Thankfully Voivod's Anachronism contains a killer cover (among many others!), which I just cheekily drop in. Can't tell the difference tbh! Image Sadly the copy you linked me a while back seems to be down Baton, but I know you'll vouch for that set's quality! Also packs a superhumanly intense WITCHING HOUR cover - "ALL HELL IS BREAKING LOOSE!" - that, tbh, blows the merely excellent one on Eine Kleine out of the fucking water.

DIE HARD - BATTERING Image
BLACK METAL - essential; forget the studio ver. Face-shredding proto-thrash murder machine Image
FLYTRAP - underrated crisis-point rocket, much like Angel Dust.
SATANARCHIST - MECHANISTIC ULTRA VIOLENCE with bloodening roar-along chorus.
WARHEAD - shmuppin DOOM as fuck. CHANCE THE WARHEAD/WIN OR BUST don't die with bombs in stock, daft cunts!
BURIED ALIVE / LOVE AMONGST THE DEAD - AFAIK Hetfield cited Buried as inspiring "One," makes sense. Atmospheric, propulsive!

I've never bothered with their later work... ala Sabbath, with the personnel involved, I've no doubt they managed some very good stuff. Just never got around to it. From brief browsing of Cronos's discography, I'll vouch Babylon (towering epic sleaze), and his startlingly good cover of some New Wave guys' Love Is Infectious (cookin' groove!)
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I've yet to give Tyr a shake, but I will eventually. Gotta say, the fact that it seems to have quite few acoustic/quiet passages and rely pretty heavily on crescendos, kinda turned me off a bit, since I like to go straight in the monster riff. But with your recco, and the fact that HC has flat out some of the best atmosphere in the whole damn Sabbatth catalog if we're being honest, I'll give it a fair shake.

Ahhhhh no don't tell me that Anachronism was taken down from YT :( That's like my favourite heavy metal/speed metal thing. Well, now I might actually go with an idea I was toying with last year, which is to buy an actual copy of the OG tape run, which I saw for sale online(that wasn't super expensive) or the CD reproduction counter part, and upload it myself :mrgreen:

speaking of Venom : it's been awhile since I listened to that double live album, but isn't there a killer Sabbath cover on it, that's like better than the original tune? or maybe I'm thinking of another live record of theirs...

Also yeah no shame here either with listening to the "hair" metal. :mrgreen: I mean what's wrong with melody? Screamy scream is great and all but vocal harmonies and infectious hooks(aka actual good fucking SONGWRITTING) are too big a pleasure to the human ear and brain to be dismissed. You can't just seriously ridicule the monster concepts of harmony and hooks just on the account of it "not being \m/etal", now that's a laugh and a goddamn half. Of course there's a fine line there and you don't wanna fall into dickcheese territory. it's a delicate dance. but the payoff of melodic metallic might is immense when done right. "pop" and "metal" can coexist indeed!

Speaking of which, I've been rokken some DOKKEN lately and having a grand ol' time :) I cannot believe how fucking good Tooth and Nail is... unholy fucking christ. Lots of other great tracks across their catalog too. I usually go with the aforementionned record and then some best-ofs to grab good songs from the rest of their output. and then go with the remainder of the early 3 record. (Breaking the Chains kicks ass. Under Lock and Key is great too but hyper-polished, almost to a fault and of course you gotta skip the saccharine ballad Slippin' Away. but great stuff regardless, catchier than an STD)




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I forgot to say : do not sleep on Sodom. When you're going proto/early thrash metal, they are a mandatory listen. They're just staggeringly good, and are one of the best metal bands full fucking stop, all sub-genres of metal included. unbelievably great and ahead of their time, creating the modern thrash sound (and helping the progression of black metal as well). Their seminal record Agent Orange is probably the best place to start(an insanely good album), but check their earlier stuff too as well as the 1990 LP Better Off Dead (absolutely killer record!)

I'm tempted to recommend their Teutonic cousins Kreator as well (whom I adore), but I think if you gotta experience just one, it'S gotta be Sodom. But Kreator IS essential thrash and you should give them a listen regardless
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I've yet to give Tyr a shake, but I will eventually. Gotta say, the fact that it seems to have quite few acoustic/quiet passages and rely pretty heavily on crescendos, kinda turned me off a bit, since I like to go straight in the monster riff.


The opening track "Anno Mundi" seems to be a popular pick among the record's biggest fans (I had an acquaintance who was big on his power metal and swore by the thing) - yeah, that's generally the style it goes for. Very "Children of the Sea" / "Sign of the Southern Cross," although I wouldn't put Tyr on the level of Heaven And Hell or Mob Rules. Southern Cross's evil splendour absolutely schools it on doom theatre. Though I don't think Tyr's meant to be particularly wicked-sounding. They were going for a more amoral neo-Norse theme AFAIK.

Fucking Dio. Was like 5'3 in platform heels, cast the shadow of a titan. Blasting Stargazer (featuring Headless Cross's Cozy Powell on drums!) for good measure.

"Gimme back my WILL!"

Tyr's a record I can take or leave, save for the damn near Dio-tier "Sabbath Stones." That last despairing scream, "What future did we earn?!" is the kinda shit that makes me suddenly realise I'm wearing a monocle, no idea how the fucker got there. Image :mrgreen:

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Ahhhhh no don't tell me that Anachronism was taken down from YT :( That's like my favourite heavy metal/speed metal thing. Well, now I might actually go with an idea I was toying with last year, which is to buy an actual copy of the OG tape run, which I saw for sale online(that wasn't super expensive) or the CD reproduction counter part, and upload it myself :mrgreen:


Easily pro-standard, that boot, even with the understandably muddy sound that a bit of EQ tweaking can pressure-wash away to reveal the hammering machinery beneath. I'd buy a re-release in a heartbeat if I wasn't a cheapskate. :lol:

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speaking of Venom : it's been awhile since I listened to that double live album, but isn't there a killer Sabbath cover on it, that's like better than the original tune? or maybe I'm thinking of another live record of theirs...


Not on Eine Kleine AFAIK, unless there's a special edition or two out there (as often happens with Motorhead - had no idea "Leaving Here" was on No Sleep until trying out the two-disc special). The only Sabbath cover I've heard under their name is a fairly nice "Megalomania," off Prime Evil. Not quite the same without the original's bitter, boozy lead-up. No clue what the lineup was by then, certainly isn't Cronos on vocals.
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That is gold :mrgreen: yes perfectly encapsulates the spirit, lol


Funny you mention Stargazer, I just watched a Top-20-drum-fills video and Cozy Powell's powerful fill was in there. I really need to give that album a go.

Sabbath Stones is a killer song indeed, I'm familliar with that one

Yes Dio is a titan indeed. SPeaking of him, have you peeped at the Heaven & Hell named incarnation of "Sabbath" band that did the album the Devil you know? seems like pretty good Dio-fronted doomy affair. I've yet to spin it myself but I will tonight I think
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Rising is friggin dynamite. Despite some fairly soaring song structures, there isn't a second of filler in its relatively lean 33 minutes... three heady epics, three shorter stompers, all grounded in classic bluesy grit. Blackmore's trademark proto-metallic gallop soldiering in after the Moog overture encapsulates.

Incidentally... it used to drive me up a wall, trying to remember where I'd heard Starstruck's solo. Turns out noted JP power metal veteran Naoto Shibata stole it for Konami Shooting Battle. :mrgreen: Appropriate, it's a very "arcadey" record WRT its runtime!

"Starstruck"
TRIGON - "FARAWAY" (Konami Shooting Battle Volume 1)

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SPeaking of him, have you peeped at the Heaven & Hell named incarnation of "Sabbath" band that did the album the Devil you know? seems like pretty good Dio-fronted doomy affair. I've yet to spin it myself but I will tonight I think


I'm only familiar with "Follow The Tears," liked what I heard and it seemed to get a pretty happy reception at the time - unfortunately, this is the classic setup for my not actually getting around to an album until years after the fact. Image They were on excellent form for that last tour under the same H&H moniker... recorded a belting Lonely Is The Word Image

I like that they played a couple tunes off Dehumanizer, a less stellar album overall than their first two, but "After All (The Dead)" (id Software + DOOM approved! Image) is classic doom sludge. Riff like a boulder coming down the stairs.

What do you say to the dead? "Will you forgive me for living?" Can't believe the things that they said... The fuck :shock: :lol: Image
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Yeah, Dehumanizer has a couple killer tracks! Despite the record as a whole being sub par. Really wish I saw that Heaven and Hell tour, too.


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Holy fuck, I so stoked :V I just scored japanese remastered LP copies of the first 4 Dokken albums over the weekend. THIS IS MELODIC HEAVY METAL/HARD ROCK MAYHEM!!!!1!!1!!

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These 2009 remasters never were sold anywhere outside of Japan, and are the best sounding pressing by all accounts, so that's fucking cool that I was able to score all 4 in excellent condition for very reasonable money. Sound quality aside, I do get a kick out of owning a japanese copy of an LP from a heavy metal band that was huge in Japan. Seems fitting! and the obi looks nice on there, not gonna lie ^_^ b

Now the only other Dokken LP I need, is the excellent Up From The Ashes album under the Don Dokken name (solo record with John Norum on guitar and freakin' Mikey Dee on drums. Jeeeeez... what a fucking beast of a lineup). But that will happen sooner than later

Can't wait to get these babies here, I think when they do arrive, my dick will explode! :V
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