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Opeth17's Cool and Fun Thrash Metal Reco Exchange

Discussion in 'RC' started by Opeth17, Jun 5, 2021.

  1. Opeth17

    Opeth17 Bill Ward's Red Pants

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    Well, we should be approaching page 2 soon. :lol:

    I just wanted to have a couple of representative songs per album at hand for easy access on my recommendations. I know it's hard to get people to listen to my stuff as is, let alone if they have to go look it up. Folks may not trust my tastes, but a lot of the above (Tourniquet, Believer, Seventh Angel, Opprobrium, Realm, and Deadly Blessing in particular) are pretty highly regarded across the board. Since I'm already searching, I don't mind looking up your stuff.
     
  2. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    I own Realm and Deadly Blessing and def recommend them as well.
     
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    einride your best friend

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    you're welcome, that's what the thread is for right?



    but yes, carry on, i'm out
     
  4. dorian gray

    dorian gray Returning videotapes

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    It’s fun to see how many people were trying to ride the wave of thrash popularity in 89-90.
     
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    dorian gray Returning videotapes

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    Havok satisfy all my thrash cravings. They are far superior than any of the 80s and 90s bands. Conformicide has Nick Schendzielos on bass. V is my 2020 AoTY. Check em out if you haven't.
     
  6. Opeth17

    Opeth17 Bill Ward's Red Pants

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    I'll look into Havok.

    I can't believe no one has mentioned Hirax! They're perfect for this thread. I knew about them because of Glenn Rogers. He joined the c. 2000 Hirax revival which produced The New Age of Terror, but back in the day he wrote some of the best songs on that Vengeance album (including the two I posted here) and played guitar on the Deliverance debut recommended above. I hadn't taken the time to check them out, but both eras are solid musically and lyrically (and the debut came out in '85!).
     
  7. Henrik Main

    Henrik Main Hello

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    Were you always this strongly into the Christian faith, or did it develop over the years? I seem to recall you blasting all kinds of death metal back in the day, including bands with anti-religious themes.
     
  8. Opeth17

    Opeth17 Bill Ward's Red Pants

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    No, I was not raised as a Christian and I was agnostic back then. I became interested in defining some of my spiritual and political views in 2007 and then had a full-blown existential crisis in 2008 that led to belief in some kind of God (and, I think, real experience of God). I read a lot of history, philosophy, theology, science, etc. trying to find answers. I studied various religions and visited some places of worship. I went through a period where I was very interested in Islam before turning away for various reasons. I never really considered Christianity because the form of Evangelical Protestantism that I was familiar with I found abhorrent (still do). Of course, my days in Metal had also given me a sort of antagonism towards Christianity that didn't have any real substantive basis (I think I listened to MOSTLY anti-Christian and satanic bands). In 2009 I learned about Orthodox Christianity and read a book called "The Orthodox Way" by a bishop (Kallistos Ware) that I found very compelling and moving and that led me into philosophical alignment with the Ancient Christianity of the Early Church. By then I had sort of settled into college and put some of those questions on the backburner so I didn't pursue conversion to Orthodoxy (and I was still interested in exploring the existence of the other Christian denominations for some stupid reason). I visited many churches, but never settled in anywhere. In 2014, I got cancer which was a serious reminder that I needed to actually act upon the things I had come to believe intellectually. I became a catechumen in the Orthodox Church in 2015 and was baptized in 2017. I've found that Orthodox Christianity has very little in common with what people in the West think of when they think of Christianity and I wish it was the normative form of the Faith that people came into contact with because Roman Catholicism and (especially) the myriad forms of Protestantism are tremendous misrepresentations.

    That's the cliff notes version anyhow. :p
     
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    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    Opeth17, are you familiar with the writings of Meister Eckhart?
     
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    EricT Don't you ever get...

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    nice wall of text i didn't read any of it fuck you
     
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    EricT Don't you ever get...

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    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    Well, okay then…
     
  13. Hell Mike

    Hell Mike fuck melodic black metal

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    I read all of it and find it very interesting tbh
     
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    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    Thx Mike. Eric Tomasetti clearly needs some deep loving but I wasn’t about to share any of mine.
     
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    Henrik Main Hello

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    Thanks for elaborating! Hope you've fully recovered from cancer. Religion ain't my thang, but I found it interesting to read about your journey nonetheless!
     
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    I'm sure another thread can be created, but what are everyone's beliefs? My journey has actually been the exact opposite of Josh's
     
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    Hell Mike fuck melodic black metal

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    Believe in a fuckbunch of things, always have, but nothing I'd call religious
     
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    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    Considered the whole G-d thing when I was 3 years old and thought it sounded ridiculous.

    The End
     
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    it does sound ridiculous, but lots of beliefs do such as past lives, zodiac signs, summoning demons, the amityville horror was real, thrash is good, wokeness, and pineapple not going on pizza. the world is cookoo
     

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