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Albums currently kicking your ass

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

  1. Phylactery

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    Dawn is great but I wouldn't really consider them a melodic death metal band; I find them to lean far more heavily to black metal on most of their releases.

    Have you tried With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness by ATG? I'd recommend trying "The Break of Autumn" and "Primal Breath" if you haven't.
     
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    Probably the most disagreeable opinion I've seen you post yet. Blessed are the Sick is a masterpiece. That Hexenhaus album just isn't as good, although I do need to revisit it.
     
  3. Funerary_Doom

    Funerary_Doom My head is bloody, but unbowed.

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    I spoke too soon, as I was thinking of their demos. Their demos are death metal, but their full lengths are definitely black metal.

    I'll listen to those albums. I've only sat through the two already mentioned a few times, figured those were their best and if I didn't like it I wouldn't like ATG. However, totally willing to give another album a shot.
     
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    i'd suggest the GARDENS OF GRIEF ep as well, it's like a more accessible version of TRITSIO.
     
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    Nah, Blessed are the Sick is fairly generic and mediocre, half of it is leftovers of stuff too boring to make it to the first album. A definitive sophomore slump. A Tribute to Insanity is a masterpiece.
     
  6. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    Nothing At The Gates did is remotely interesting
     
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    Nah, the first two albums are definitely some of the most interesting metal of the entire 90s.
     
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    So far I've only heard Images and Words and Metropolis. I tried listening to The Astonishing the other night to see if I should consider seeing it live but lost interest after 30 minutes. Granted, that was only a first impression.

    I can imagine why you would feel that way, but Metropolis is a really well composed and executed concept album. It seems to have a very different intent to that of I&W.
     
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    I saw them on the Metropolis Pt. 2 tour, it's a good album but I don't find myself coming back to listen to it. Some of my favorite parts of that album are when they quote Metropolis Pt. 1.

    I did forget to mention my favorite album by them: A Change of Seasons. It beat out Awake and Images & Words when I found it. It's lesser known due being an EP/Live Album but the 23 minute title track is a prog masterpiece. I do like the live performances also.
     
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    Metropolis Pt 2 is so bad. Beyond This Life in particular is one of the worst songs they've ever done, it's like you take Metallica's Fuel and try to turn it into an 11 minute song, just horrible.

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    Man I've neglected the shit out of tech-thrash period Hexx. I listened to this album maybe twice and dismissed it because it was nothing like the USPM debut. One minute in and it's already kicking my ass. Amazing energy here.
     
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    EchoForever HAIL!

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    A lot of bland thrash riffing on that album. Abominations and Thy Kingdom Come are the only ones that feel like they're advancing the genre beyond the 80s.
     
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    The Astonishing is one of the most bloated and dull prog metal albums I've ever listened to. I'm with you all the way on that one as a fan of the subgenre.
     
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    Good, you don't like it, so now I know it's great.
     
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    Vastum - Patricidal Lust
    Old-school death metal from California
     
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    EchoForever HAIL!

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