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Albums currently kicking your ass

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by The Ozzman, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Einherjar86

    Einherjar86 Active Member

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    So fucking good. An improvement on Opportunistic Thieves of Spring, although that album is also great.
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    Personally, i think thats the worst AFoS album...
     
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    'warfare' might be my favourite on the album along with 'harder than steel', which makes it by extension one of my favourite metal tunes of all time ('the crucifix' is amazing too for sure). the riffs are quite NWOBHM but the way the note is allowed to burn through the verses with conklin (AKA top 5 vocalist of all time) doing the most swaggery performance of his career over the top, each bridged between the ridiculously epic connective melodies, then the sheer axe-swinging bravado of the chorus... nwobhm was never so huge, so powerful - it's more like listening to slayer than saxon for me, same adrenaline rush. then there's that middle section building up so beautifully, and the leads cutting in in the final 20 seconds or so... every development comes so naturally, every decision is perfect. love that song man. i mean i feel like they could write shitty songs with that album's sound and they'd still sound good, but every song on there is pretty damned great, and some are incredible.

    i do think the album's slightly front-loaded, but i barely know of any 80s metal albums that are completely consistent front to back, and i've always thought brocas helm in particular are pretty uneven from song to song... i guess i find them a bit messy in general, more a band of great moments than great albums, but maybe that's just me. i'd also argue most of the songs on BATTLE CRY are a notch or two below 'death rider' for example. that album's also a bit front-loaded.

    all great bands at their best, anyways.
     
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    The Sword is bad ass! Anyone else like this shit?
     
  5. KafkaX

    KafkaX Mr. Self Destruct

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    I cant get into the vocals.

    Personally I like that album better than Warp Riders, though.
     
  6. Dak

    Dak mentat

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    I think both those albums are good. Apocryphon felt phoned in though.
     
  7. Master_Yoda77

    Master_Yoda77 Juggalo

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    mah niggah

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    Just a fucking EP, but this is just as awesome as their demo. That first song has a HUGE Bathory vibe. It's like a wonderful mix of epic Viking-metal Bathory with some 2nd wave black metal.
     
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    Draehl Lurker

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    I really like their first album Age of Winters the best. Especially Winter Wolves, Iron Swan, and Lament of the Aurochs- such lighthearted groove... When I've had too much BM I like to switch over to these guys, Earthless or Ghost... nice change of pace.
     
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    ASD observing the sabbath

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    Loses a bit of steam towards the end but still fantastically weird.

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    ooh, i really liked the demo. i better get on this.
     
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    dwellerINTHEdark Curator of the mausoleum

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    :kickass: My favorite release of theirs.
     
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    ProphetofHatred We boogie on the floor

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    Lol, that John Martin painting is my desktop background. Gotta check this out.
     
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    zerostatic Damned in Flames

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    dwellerINTHEdark Curator of the mausoleum

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    Dak mentat

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    Missed this when it came out. Welcome return to form.
     
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    KafkaX Mr. Self Destruct

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    Those. Fucking. Riffs. :worship:
     
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    V.V.V.V.V. Houses Ov Mercury

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    Fuck everyone, this is killer.
     
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    AchrisK Weakling

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    Exploring Intestine Baalism - An Anatomy of the Beast right now. Pretty good stuff.

    Others I have recently come to really like:
    Antestor - Omen
    Dehuman - Black Throne of all Creation
    Extol - extol
    Naglfar - Sheol
     
  19. Bryant

    Bryant Mr. Sleepy

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    I am digging the new Accept release "Blind Rage." These guys are in their late 50's and the singer is 60. I don't see how they are churning out the best stuff they have made in their career, since their reformation in 2010. Kudos to these oldschool warriors. They are awesome.


    Bryant

     
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