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NEW SOLSTAFIR IS OUT NEW SOLSTAFIR IS OUT NEW SOLSTAFIR IS OUT

Discussion in 'RC' started by Erik, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. MFJ

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    TJR is 100% legitimate and you really can't even consider it to be the same band. The real In Flames died after Whoracle.
     
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    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    That snare drum crack in Moonshield. Grabs me every time and doesn't relent until the album ends.

    I think the last time I was truly EXCITED by a brand new album was Atoma by Dark Tranquillity. I bought it expecting a few joyous spins but it was in my car for like a year. Pretty solid run for nowadays crap!

    I have not been able to make it through an entire In Flames song since Whoracle. I mean I have tried but that new shit is just............everything wrong with modern music. Awful.
     
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    einride friendly pal with a smile

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    colony is like ten times better than whoracle and either my favorite or second favorite in flames album depending on which day you ask

    whoracle is kind of crappy and full of filler. it could be an ep with jotun, food for the gods, gyroscope, the hive, and episode 666 and nothing of value would be lost

    the only thing worse about colony is the lyrics because anders friden started kinda-sorta writing them himself instead of letting niklas sundin do it but ignoring that, zombie inc and embody the invisible alone just fuckin kill whoracle effortlessly and then everything else on the album is just solid as fuck except "the new word" is a little ehhh

    in flames died with clayman

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    here's how in flames works imho

    [SUPER GOOD TIER]
    1. the jester race/colony
    2. subterranean
    3. lunar strain

    [GOOD BUT MAYBE YOU SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN ANOTHER REAL SONG INSTEAD OF THAT STUPID FUCKING DEPECHE MODE COVER ALSO "MORPHING INTO PRIMAL" IS SO OBVIOUSLY ABOUT FUCKING AND I DON'T REALLY NEED TO LISTEN TO MELODIC DEATH METAL ABOUT HOW IT FEELS WHEN ANDERS FRIDEN EJACULATES IN THINLY VEILED METAPHOR IT WAS BAD ENOUGH WHEN "DEAD GOD IN ME" WAS ABOUT HIS FATHER RAPING HIM IN EVEN MORE THINLY VEILED METAPHOR TIER]
    4. whoracle

    [I BARELY GIVE A SHIT BUT IT'S AT LEAST GOOD ENOUGH TO EVEN HAVE A TIER TIER]
    5. clayman
     
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  4. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    Wait, I kinda like Colony, I thought that came before Whoracle. Nope. So I guess I mean since Colony then.

    I don't own a copy of either one though, ha.

    EDIT: Uh, words. Oops.
     
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    Colony was my 1st In Flames and my favorite. Bought it at Best Buy back in the day when they had a decent selection.

    I like "Swim" from Clayman. Thats it.

    Whoracle has a few good songs

    I should listen to IF and DT. Havent in a long while
     
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    we took a couple rolls of analog film in iceland and we just got them back from developing (haha yes we are that slow) so please enjoy this super standard photo of me standing on that one crashed plane that everyone knows about

    [​IMG]
     
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    Very nice. I went to Iceland in 2006 with my friend. We were 17 years old, stupid, had to itinerary whatsoever, and were completely broke after flying there from The Netherlands. It was a quick 3 day trip where we didn't have the funds or resources to see many of the natural wonders that exist far beyond Reykjavik. The best thing about the whole experience was that we got there before the gigantic tourism boom. It was very quiet there in April. I'll never forget listening to Masterpiece of Bitterness as we took the bus from the airport to the hotel. We were so young and ignorant that we took like 10-15 pictures the entire time. They were uploaded to imageshack or some website where they were eventually lost forever. Here is one of three pictures which exists on Facebook:

    iceland.jpg

    Here is a picture with the tattoo artist from "House of Pain". This is where I got the mannaz rune on my thumb. I asked his opinion about the most painful area on the body to tattoo. His response in broken english, "Between the pussy and the bunghole"

    houseofpain.jpg
     
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    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    I thought about this for a spell, and here is what I came up with. All Time Metal Classics that I still listen to decades later as if they remain new:

    Ulver - Bergtatt
    Carcass - Heartwork
    Agalloch - The Mantle
    Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
    Megadeth - Rust In Peace

    Black, Death, Atmospheric, Heavy, Thrash. This list covers a lot of metals for me.

    I am coming 'round to Masterpiece of Bitterness... I've found that starting at Nature Strutter works well for me and then I can loop back around to the opening track and then listen to the entire thing all the way through. Kinda weird, I never do that type of thing, but it kinda works. Your other choices I adore, Storm of the Light's Bane in particular was a formative album for me in the late '90s. I sometimes forget how good that album is, letting it sit on a shelf for too long.

    Heartwork gets a lot of undue flak (much like The Jester Race). I remember in some guitar magazine back when it was released they did a triple review of Chaos A.D., Wolverine Blues, and Heartwork. The review was praising them all for moving beyond the realms of death metal, growth/progress/whatever, but of particular note was that Heartwork was the lowest rated because it still clung to "undecipherable riffs" and blast beats, etc. Honestly even back then, long before I really enjoyed Ugly Death Metal, I thought that is what made Heartwork so special. It was catchy and melodic, but also fucking mean at times.

    This early '90s death n' roll movement introduced me to a lot of bands at the time, all signed to major labels and shown on the MTV, but I didn't really appreciate the early material for awhile. Old skool death metal wasn't my jam when I checked it out as a kid (well, except Napalm Death, oddly enough), even stuff like Necroticism and Clandestine took me 10 years to appreciate. Now I love all that old shit, with Chaos A.D. and Wolverine Blues being damn near unlistenable in 2020.

    Heartwork remains amazing. Always then, always now.

    Anyhow. This is one of those days where I feel the only thing left I can rely on is Heavy Metal so that's my boohoo waaaaah 2020 suxxx post for today.
     

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