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Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

Postby deetz » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:59 pm

This week I've been mostly listening to

Absolutely love her voice. Gorgeous as well.




Started this thread because i think the last what are you listening to thread died when the old music folder was killed.

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Re: What are you listening to now?

Postby Animalmother » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:04 pm

Heard that Lana Del Ray song a while back, one gorgeous looking girl alright.

Love this one, unfortunately the rest of their stuff ain't as great.

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Re: What are you listening to now?

Postby Mantis » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:08 pm

I just had a lapse of concentration on dissertation work and bought myself six albums off iTunes on a bit of a whim. Currently mixing it up between the death metal genius of Dan Swáno and the ambience of Max Richter.

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Re: What are you listening to now?

Postby JohnyHumf » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:38 pm

You.... you paid.... you paid for music? [-X

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Re: What are you listening to now?

Postby Snowy » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:15 pm

Getting the most airplay at the moment for me are:
Ghost - Opus Eponymous

Machine Head - Unto the Locust

Disma - Towards the Megalith

Mastodon - The Hunter

Devin Townsend - Deconstruction


Note the lack of Opeth - Heritage. Not on there because it is a steaming pile of shite (song inserted here actually reasonable).
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Re: What are you listening to now?

Postby The Snot Goblin » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:11 pm

Bad As Me, the new Tom Waits album. Only had one listen, but Hell Broke Luce is my current stand-out track. More investigation is required however.

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Re: What are you listening to now?

Postby Mantis » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:03 pm

Snowy wrote:Note the lack of Opeth - Heritage. Not on there because it is a steaming pile of shite.


:shock:

Really? I'd have thought you'd have accepted it for what it was given how much of a dedicated fan you are. Why so much hate?

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Re: What are you listening to now?

Postby Snowy » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:01 pm

I tried, I really did, but I love Opeth for what they produce and what the produced with Heritage just wasn't an Opeth record for me.

Opeth are (for me) about epic, intricate metal; gentle melodic phrases juxtaposed with thunderous blastbeats and riffing; clean vocals alongside growling. Many people point to Damnation with contempt as it was their 'mellow' album, and I loved that, but I just don't love this faux-70's Prog album.

It is just too weak. The songs meander along, drifting seemingly aimlessly between pointless musical whifflings and, at best, light rocky riffs. They lack structure overall I feel, and the album also contains several songs that fall into the filler category, a complaint I couldnt level at any of their previous releases. The absence of growled vocals is a shame too - the worlds best death metal vocalist and he has decided he doesnt want to do death metal vocals any more :(

I won't even mention the jazz flute! Oh wait, I did...

There are redeeming moments, but too few and far between for me to really view this as an Opeth album at all, almost all of the trademark features are missing and it is like listening to a different band. My tastes tend towards the brutally heavy, and Opeth were the band that managed to absolutely nail the sweet spot in my musical taste, but Heritage missed the mark completely for me.

I think Åkerfeldt is concerned about the damage growling might do to his voice - it certainly sounded a little off at the RAH gig. Seeing the setlist for the forthcoming tour (that I have tickets for), there is not one growling track on there. Makes me wonder if the quantum shift in their sound is a response to that concern, but the direction they have taken is not for me.

What did you make of it, out of interest?
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Re: What are you listening to now?

Postby Quietman » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:20 pm



Tis good drawing music.
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Re: What are you listening to now?

Postby Eny » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:42 pm

Yeah, Lana is just there. Great look, REAL lips! and fantastic music from an introverted soul. I'm looking forward to her album in the new year.

The b-side 'Blue Jeans' is a great track too.
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Re: What are you listening to now?

Postby Animalmother » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:27 pm

She did Later with Jools Holland earlier in the month, looked great but sounded a bit nervous.

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Re: What are you listening to now?

Postby JohnyHumf » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:50 pm

Listening to some old Kasabian, the new album didn't impress as much as the older ones.


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Re: What are you listening to now?

Postby deetz » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:24 pm

Quietman wrote:

Tis good drawing music.


That i like. :)

Links, Snowy, LINKS!!! Make full use of the youtube tags!

I won't even mention the jazz flute! Oh wait, I did...


Jazz flute like this?

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Re: What are you listening to now?

Postby Snowy » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:06 pm

deetz wrote:Links, Snowy, LINKS!!! Make full use of the youtube tags!


Linkied.

Enjoy :mrgreen:
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Re: What are you listening to now?

Postby j1nh » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:32 pm

I really want the new Giant Squid album but can't find it anywhere :(



So I just bought Rustie - Glass Swords instead :/ It's not too bad though.



Voyager - The Meaning Of I



Unexpect - Fables of the Sleepless Empire
Mastodon - The Hunter
Machine Head - Unto The Locust
Leprous - Bilateral
Textures - Dualism



Insomnium - One for sorrow
Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor. Old one, but fuck me it's awesome.


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