It's almost christmas!
Well fuck I didn't see this thread and made my own, I'm retarded. Been fucking jamming out to these bands lately, me and my friend cant decide what the best metal album of 2014 is yet. its between these choices:
Beyond Creation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--ubJ062_PE
For me id say either Soreption or Alterbeast. Soreption improved a lot since they're 2010 album. But god damn that alterbeast though. My friend says its JFAC's sun eater. Not to say its a bad album but none of the songs really stand out.
I know this isn't really metal.
But I so love aor/melodic rock
Especially after some raw black metal, those cheesy romance songs pump up just a little more.
After Bathory I always listen this track
How about some bands that are the cancer killing the metal scene. Especially in southern cali where i live, we are infected with gross shit bands like these
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkG9Y6it-MA (not to say this band is entirely shitty but the guitarist acts like ehs the best player ever because he can get 300bpm, if he even can. hey kid look up rusty cooley faggot)
Specifically my town is infected with these fucking trash bands. hearing this shit makes me want to puke its so terrible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGS8vvQKg14
>But I so love aor/melodic rock
Do you like Praying Mantis?
>the guitarist acts like ehs the best player ever because he can get 300bpm
God I hate those chug chug chug chug, and then that wank wank guitar shit.
what the shit.
I can have a shit day, listen to their debut and then I'm cheerful for a week.
For every interesting moment Rings of Saturn promises they cut it to pieces by throwing in breakdown after breakdown. You cant go more than like 15 seconds without open note chugging.
Yeah the second link is what my area is infected with, but we do have one saving grace. they arent the best but they have potential:
they were pretty decent live. They played with Archspire who is also a pretty good underground band. good local show
I think the main reason most of those tech deathcore bands are utter shit is because of the focus on being faster and more technical than the guys before them and are willing to throw away most of their musicality to play even 10 bpm faster.
I think any genre with technical in front of it is going to end up with a lot of cancer.
Album of the fucking year.
Find one flaw in this album
>protip: you can't
haven't you heard? the only metal you're allowed to discuss in these threads is black, death, thrash and doom
Even since I heard this album in it's entirety, I haven't felt the need to listen to any song other than the opening track and closing track
god that climax on the last track is fucking amazing
every other track just felt so superfluous, it's incredibly disappointing.
wow this album is boring. i mean the drumming is pretty interesting, but these riffs have not aged well. am i missing something? what are the best songs generally agreed to be?
Immolation are decidedly mediocre to me. I think the best tracks on that album however are Into Everlasting Fire, Those Left Behind, and Immolation. But even with those tracks, i'd still much rather to listen to some other Death Metal band. The absolutely flat production just murders the listening experience...and the lack of captivating riffs. Even though I sort of do enjoy the vocals, they get rather grating after a while because of being essentially monotone.
Haven't been able to stop listening to this
Man I don't even need small doses of it. I can never get enough pure cheese to be honest.
Also new Orden Ogan in January and I'm hype.
I haven't listened to this specific album by these guys but I have it downloaded and I've heard their first.
Those clean vocal sections are just not my thing, but it's fun otherwise.
It's not really metal but damn does this album sound amazing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLU9gcqeOWU
God damn, I've been waiting for something like this for a while. Thanks for posting.
Found this on /mu/ a few months back, it does sound a little bit processed but otherwise this band is solid.
Could anyone give me more recs for atmospheric death metal/death metal with shoegaze-y guitars?
Thanks mang I'll check em out
I know TFP is tech/prog death but it's extremely atmospheric, and has a lot of shoegaze-y guitars.
Can anybody recommend any bands that sound "godly" like Nile or Lykathea Aflame?
>lack of captivating riffs
>rather grating after a while
Holy fuck, look at this faggot.
I wonder what kind of death metal you don't find boring, if you find Immolation boring.
That band has moved death metal to new planes. From the exclusive aggressive rapid fire intensity music with horror lyrics, to the mystic and intricate, heavy-on-atmosphere metal.
Also, >>52323638 made a good point.
yeah, I can't really get into much black metal so it kinda sucks.
I think Death Metal should take a step back from all the ridiculous overtly technical shit for a while so the genre can get back in touch with its sloppy, gritty as fuck roots.
>i.e. less Origin/Necrophagist and more early Autopsy/early Cannibal Corpse/Possessed and Brutality.
Also, I recommend you all to check out Necrophagia's "White Worm Cathedral" (pic related) if you want some earthly DM from this year.
>more larger than death metal
>all the way back in the late 80s
outside of Bathory and the other first wave groups (who don't really sound all that black metal to current listeners), black metal wasn't even nearly as big as death, thrash and grindcore.
It wasn't until at least 1992 when black metal really started to pick up some major steam if you ask me.
> all the ridiculous overtly technical shit
So much this.
Luckily bm as a genre is pretty much immune for those overly wanky kids.
Death metal and also progressive metal have really been ruined by kids who just want to play faster for the sake of being faster than the rest.
It's a shame that it's become very hard to find new bm bands that sound like early Bathory or To Mega Therion from Celtic Frost.
I guess death metal developed from the same experimental bands as black metal, they just took a different direction.
Also what do people think of this (proto?)prog-death metal album?
Not as brutal as their debut, but still very good
But yeah what gives with early death metal?
Experimental death metal bands weren't really known or respected, but with early 90s black metal you had bands like sigh getting signed to trve kvlt labels and shit
So this is really good. Any recs for bands that incorporate bagpipes into their music?
Man, Light Bearer is extremely hit and miss for me, and that's coming from someone who is super gay for atmosludge. I mean, take Lapsus for example. Starts of sort of weakly, then becomes actually interesting with Armoury Choir and The Metatron, and then it drops straight into a total cheesefest with Prelapsus. I really want to like them but uuugh.
I'm glad you like it anon. Not Metal, but you'll probably enjoy Kayno Yesno Slonce too as it incorporates all those traditional Bulgarian folk things in the album.
For Metal with Bagpipes, check out Arkona, Cruachan's The Middle Kingdom, Skiltron, and lots of German Mittelalter bands like Subway to Sally, Saltatio Mortis, Ignis Fatuu, Schandmaul, there's dozens of them.
>Experimental death metal bands weren't really known or respected, but with early 90s black metal you had bands like sigh getting signed to trve kvlt labels and shit
Sigh wasn't always a lolsorandum band. Their early albums actually had them writing songs and making black metal.
>these fucking kids
Fine, here you go. Stop complaining.
Immolation-Close to a World Below
Yet even their non-experimental early albums were pretty strange for black metal at the time, being one of the first bands to incorporate keyboards into black metal and having guitar solos and more of a doom/NWOBHM style of riffing rather than tremolos and a focus on atmosphere that most other second wave bands did at the time.
I don't know what to tell you guys. Sigh used to make black metal, and they did so in a more straightforward fashion than the random crap they make now. I didn't say their early stuff wasn't experimental, I said it wasn't the lolsorandum garbage they make now. It is possible to be experimental, especially in the early development of a scene or genre, without having to use saxophones and female vocals and jazz time signatures.
Modern Sigh is garbage, I agree with you there, and they did use to make a lot more straightforward metal but for 1993 Scorn Defeat was strange for black metal at the time. their only good albums are their first 3 anyways and that one power metal album, everything else is garbage.
nope you are just a pleb fuck
This album is way beyond the conceived notion of how metal, or music, should be. In Essence it is a movie without pictures; a celluloid phantasmagoria. Accordingly, the film jumps, and another scene, seemingly unconnected with the previous context, is suddenly inserted in between frames. Every sound on this album is deliberate, and if you find that some parts of this album are strange, it isn't because the music is in itself strange, but because your conscious self is ill-equipped to comprehend the sounds produced on this recording.
When you think of it, Sigh isn't really lolsorandom, they're just bizarre and use strange instrumentation. everything they do generally fits the theme of each respective album they have, hardly random at all.
Sigh's one of the only good avantgarde metal bands, because they don't rely on the eclectic genre-mashing gimmick as hard as some shittier bands, they actually know how to write killer riffs and don't pretend to be "above" metal like most avantgarde bands think or act like they are.
>Sigh's one of the only good avantgarde metal bands, because they don't rely on the eclectic genre-mashing gimmick as hard as some shittier bands, they actually know how to write killer riffs and don't pretend to be "above" metal like most avantgarde bands think or act like they are
But if you remove the thing about good riffs, you've just described Sigh...
Their riffs really are great, at least in their first 6 albums. They're catchy and fun and almost wreak of 70s and 80s cheesiness that you see in NWOBHM bands.
also what sets them apart from other avant-meal is that they combine genres so naturally, whereas other avant-meal makes the combined genres seem tacked on for the sake of being eclectic.
They're fun and catchy, but still take themselves seriously enough to the point it doesn't seem like a joke, that's generally why people like them. It's a refreshing take on black metal, but it's also one of the few good takes on avantgarde metal.
Not really, they combine genres into the song when they feel like it adds to the song, rather than combining genres for the sake of being stalk full of genres for the sake of looking eclectic.
Every "random" genre they put into the song is only there for the sake of progressing the song, not to show off that they put a jazz/classical interlude in the middle of a blackened thrashy doom metal song ;^)
you aren't going to convince that guy and besides even though its ones of my alltime favorite albums I can see how some of the genre fuckery on Imaginary Soniscape can seem over the top or forced to someone who isn't a fan.
spot on with the riffs though
Hey, since it's Christmas, can we get some happy metal going? Pic related is one of the few albums I can think of that fit the description.
(shit quality unfortunately)
Can you name a better NWOBHM than this?
I'm the same fuckhead that said they are mediocre. The only songs I really care about on that album are Lost Passion and the title track.
Which are really good slabs of death metal to me. I'm not saying they are bad or anything, they just don't really do anything for me. I remember finding it difficult to differentiate some of the songs on that album from each other. It was just fucking relentless blasts/double bass the entire time with average riffs.
Pick an sub-genre and tell us what band got you "into" it
Death Metal for me was Bolthrower
Black Metal was Bathory
"Suici.De.pression" by Thy Light is probably my favorite, I haven't listened to that much DSBM though
i found out about this dude during nbbmn and pretty much spammed him for the rest of the month
imo it sounds a lot like depression feels like
or maybe more alcoholism, idk
is this considered black metal?
This fist perfectly, lock on repeat all evening.
Thx to kind anon who posted this few days ago
>tfw want to start band with friend
>we jam but he just plays wanky Rush and Dream Theater tunes
>tfw I want to play black, sludge and doom
>he hates heavy distortion
What do I do /metal/?
For me it was Job For A Cowboy (more specifically the album Ruination), The Black Dahlia Murder (I know they're melodeath but they got me more into dm and extreme metal in general and i never really got too into melodeath) and Death
>Technical Death Metal
Wittr,Hate Forest,Xasthur,Burzum, and Darkthrone
>inb4 I get shit on
ditch that fucking poser wimp and make one man metal obviously
Death Metal was a combination of the Chris Barnes Cannibal Corpse albums, Possessed's Seven Churches and Scream Bloody Gore
Not really into Black Metal though, although I fuckin' love Impaled Nazarene.
this thing is really growing on me (snatched it from here), kind of surprised they're not more known
tracks 3 and 4 sound almost exactly like drudkh which is great, last track is fucking killer too
dude thanks for posting these. i found Beyond Creation earlier this year and loved it. now i've been checking out lots of tech death because it pleasures me sexually. god damn those riffs.
also you need to check out Artificial Brain - Labyrinth Constellation right fucking now
The new Beyond Creation album my nigga, my AOTY
I specifically used those two albums instead of Burzum and Darkthrone is because I could at first only listen to Filosofem and it was what definitively set me into BM but after forcing myself into Blaze in the Northern sky I pretty much surrendered to the Black Metal world