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Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:05 pm
by Subway Diet
Huh. Wintersun put out a new album? Guess i'd waited so long that I forgot.

Anyone heard it yet? I'll get a copy when I'm in town on Monday, though it seems like AMG and others are a bit underwhelmed if the reviews are anything to go by.

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:39 am
by Snowy
Had a brief listen yesterday. Will have another listen but I never really saw what the fuss was about Wintersun. Too many power metal elements for it to properly grip me.

So - probably the wrong person to comment :D

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:31 am
by gpa-gone-west
Well this took me by surprise a bit.


Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:23 am
by Snowy
I really enjoyed that!

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:31 am
by gpa-gone-west
Motorhead does Bowie, and does a dam fine job of it.

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:42 am
by Subway Diet
A few singles from old black metal names this year:

Satyricon:

They continue being Dad Black Metal. Still sounds fun, though.

Enslaved:

The Viking lads continue to get proggier.

Samael:

They might be on to something this time. Getting back to sounding epic.

Been a year or so. Guess it's time to try bashing my head against Above and Lux Mundi again. :-k

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:31 am
by Mantis
Not a bad effort, glad they're returning more to their previous vibe. The single doesn't really have an amazing hook at any point though.

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:47 pm
by Subway Diet
Mantis wrote:Not a bad effort, glad they're returning more to their previous vibe. The single doesn't really have an amazing hook at any point though.


Some more:


Yeah, it's not exactly their "poppiest" sound, but they've at least convinced me to give the full album a try.

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:53 am
by Subway Diet
Holy crap. The new Perturbator is damn good. Wonderfully dark and heavy at spots. Vocal track is a bit rubbish, though.

https://perturbator.bandcamp.com/album/new-model

I'm just mad because the option to buy the CD isn't working yet.

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:57 am
by Mantis
Wow. This album is incredible. That bass drop in Tactical Precision Disarray is dirty as hell.

I really like that all my favourite synthwave artists are starting to move away from the more 80s inspired sounds to newer, far darker ones. Mega Drive did a fantastic album this year that experiments a lot more with his style too.

I like the vocal track too.

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:57 am
by Subway Diet


Sounds right up my alley, though the lyrics might need some unpacking. :-k

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:55 am
by Subway Diet
Blargh. I have not been following music much at all this year. Bought 28 new albums in 2016. A whopping 12 this year.
Some real good stuff, sure, but it feels like I'll be hard pressed to make a top 5.

Really need to go read up some AMG, see if there's anything awesome that I've missed. :-k

Anyone been finding any hidden gems?

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:04 am
by Snowy
Wormwood still my AOTY at the moment.

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:33 pm
by Subway Diet
Some Rob Zombie felt fitting today.

You know, that first album is still really good.



Hey!

(Haha. And the friggin video... There does seem to be a thing for Rob Zombie live shows where the camera tries to seek out every topless woman in the audience)

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:17 am
by Snowy
Yeah I have to say that video casts Rob Zombie live in a whole different (and very misleading) light.

When I saw him firstly I was not cast asunder in a mosh-pit of naked boobies, and secondly the gig was nowhere near as dynamic as that makes out. Most of ol' Rob's stuff is pretty turgid imo, kinda like Ministry but with the balls snipped off :D