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Postby JP » Sun May 06, 2007 8:49 am

As a young whipper snapper i was really into my death metal. I then started to listen to music where lyrics had something to say, which ruled that music genre out :lol:

As a bit of a homage i started going through youtube for some old favourites and some new ones alike.

Anyone else into this kind of music?

Here are some gems in my opinion:

First the best one out of the way, and at the same time major idiots, Dimmu Borgir. Why is it that norwegian black metal is so damn good? Maybe they get help from the devil himself :lol: Just take a look at these clowns:

dimmu borgir - sorgens kammer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JOPI8eQ6VM

Emperor is another gem of a band from that genre, but even more dodgy politics/opinions (if possible!).

I used to be into this band back in the days, this is their new stuff though:

Morbid Angel - God Of Emptiness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ5heiu5H_o

I used to also be into carcass, which is a veggie/vegan band (i learned much later!), but i couldnt find any good songs from them. Bolt Thrower was another great one, this one very typical Bolt Thrower style stuff:

Bolt Thrower - Cenotaph
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxMJDTJXleI

Honourable mention to Amorphis, who come from the same area than me in finland and some of my childhood friends play in it. They also have vegan members in that band:

Amorphis - Black Winter Day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVLCHDw9vOk
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Postby ninearms » Sun May 06, 2007 9:26 am

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Postby Muay Jin » Sun May 06, 2007 9:56 am

Yeah, I moved away from metal for quite a while when I started listening to a lot of hip-hop and punk but have recently been moving back a little:

my all time top 3 metal songs are:
Venom:Sacrfice
http://youtube.com/watch?v=l36I1wXdmhE

Satyricon: K.I.N.G
http://youtube.com/watch?v=NQQdsKH3Qt8

Slayer: Raining Blood
http://youtube.com/watch?v=CUDWLp1yIWw

My favourite metal genre is definately black metal, unfortunately some of the best is NSBM which I dont listen to anymore out of principle... but such is life =(
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Postby james79 » Sun May 06, 2007 10:41 am

I am similar JP - I used to be obessed with extreme metal as a teenager then got more into hardcore music and culture. I still like a lot of metal. Here are my top 5:



Cannibal Corpse

Master of catchy, brutal and technical death metal. The lyrics are quite funny although some of the early Chris Barnes stuff is a bit dodgy. Saw them in Manchester recently and they were great. I wish I could play guitar like this!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOb6JSQd-Qw



Bolt Thrower

UK band, bit of different style to Cannibal Corpse. Very heavy mid-paced stuff with all songs about war. They have been going 20yrs and have barely changed their style at all. I like their latest album but my favourite would have to be 'The IVth Crusade'. You can hear how Heaven Shall Burn have been influenced by this band.



My Dying Bride

Doom metal band from Yorkshire. Their music is very depressing and slow (a bit gothic?). I like to listen to this kind of stuff sometimes, often before I go to sleep. Best album for me would have to be 'The Dreadful Hours'. 'The Light at the End of the world' and 'Turn Loose the Swans' are also essential. Beautiful song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGro6xC_C9M



Suffocation

Ultra brutal and technical DM. Similat to cannibal corpse but a bit less gimmicky and catchy. They have lots of nice breakdowns which hardcore bands could learn a few things from! Favourite album would be 'Pierced from Within'.



Darkthrone

My favourite black metal band. I like the cold and raw sound of this genre. Favourite album would be 'Transylvanian hunger'. The sound is really dodgy and playing sloppy - I think it was recorded in a day on an 8 track but that is kind of the appeal. They don't take themselves seriously or have dodgy politics unlike e.g. Burzum


Jin2 - I found an amazing shop in Melbourne devoted purely to metal when I was there recently - it had like 5million death and black metal records! Incredible. Can't remember the name of the place. It was below the railway by the river. You know it?

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Postby soniczip » Sun May 06, 2007 12:37 pm

ha, death metal ... nobody mentioned :twisted: death :twisted:
i'm focusing on some kind of stuff
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Postby ninearms » Sun May 06, 2007 12:38 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_y0X5TRpJM

Incredible. One of the most evil-sounding bands ever.
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Postby Daddy Fungus » Sun May 06, 2007 1:19 pm

yeah...never really got into metal as such, but listening to punk/hardcore you come across bands that span several genres...

Audio Kollaps- 5 vor 12, pretty death metally, check out the vox!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQZrYAZlLXo

D.R.I- Beneath the wheel, ok its thrashmetal, but a song knocking school is always good with me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxR1xluLvAs



oh and Brutal Truth's "Collateral Damage". all 2 seconds of it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia7vWGsTBFo
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Postby albin » Sun May 06, 2007 1:30 pm

I also used to listen to a bit of death metal in my younger days, but mainly the mainstream death metal stuff: Death, Entombed, Edge of Sanity, At The Gates, Bolt Thrower, Dissection, Massacre. Never really got into black metal though.

And some music:
Morbid Angel - Blessed Are the Sick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxkvx9ZEUrE
Entombed - Stranger Aeons
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LCY05jyV1w
Dissection - Night's Blood (live 1996)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTKsxRgnY1k
Massacre - Chamber of Ages (live 1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKuIgTCWLRc

Not death metal, but I found this Kreator video and I have never seen it before, and it is a great song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw8VNA2e2Ro


james79 wrote:Darkthrone

My favourite black metal band. [...] They don't take themselves seriously or have dodgy politics unlike e.g. Burzum

To me, printing "Norsk Arisk Black Metal" on your album cover is a bit dodgy and questionable.
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Postby ninearms » Sun May 06, 2007 1:46 pm

albin wrote:
james79 wrote:Darkthrone

My favourite black metal band. [...] They don't take themselves seriously or have dodgy politics unlike e.g. Burzum

To me, printing "Norsk Arisk Black Metal" on your album cover is a bit dodgy and questionable.


I'm sure you'd have been condemned for your "thoroughly jewish behaviour" back in the day. 'Soulside Journey' is the best Darkthrone album anyway.
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Postby james79 » Sun May 06, 2007 7:13 pm

[/quote]
To me, printing "Norsk Arisk Black Metal" on your album cover is a bit dodgy and questionable.[/quote]

I had no idea about that to be honest. Feel a bit silly now.

I own the 2001 reissue which must have had it removed.
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Postby bronco » Sun May 06, 2007 8:01 pm

soniczip wrote:ha, death metal ... nobody mentioned :twisted: death :twisted:

One of the best bands in my opinion so hear it is:
Death - Zombie Ritual

ninearms wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_y0X5TRpJM

Incredible. One of the most evil-sounding bands ever.

One of the mysteries of my life is whatever happened to the grotesque tshirt I bought at the very first gig I ever went to? I'm still hoping it will turn up some day, allthough it would of course be very poserish of me to wear it since I never actually listened to the band.
JP wrote:Spirulina is a badass crew, and they often just hang around in street corners looking to beat up proteins.

They oftenget confused by the fact that they are almost half protein themselves.
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Postby ninearms » Sun May 06, 2007 8:09 pm

bronco wrote:One of the mysteries of my life is whatever happened to the grotesque tshirt I bought at the very first gig I ever went to? I'm still hoping it will turn up some day, allthough it would of course be very poserish of me to wear it since I never actually listened to the band.


Very poserish. It would be much better to donate it to a non-poser who has owned the 'Incantation' EP on vinyl since it's original release, such as myself.

Sweden has all the best death metal bands. Apart from the few good ones from Finland.
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Postby bronco » Mon May 07, 2007 7:21 am

ninearms wrote:Very poserish. It would be much better to donate it to a non-poser who has owned the 'Incantation' EP on vinyl since it's original release, such as myself.

True, that would be much less poserish.
JP wrote:Spirulina is a badass crew, and they often just hang around in street corners looking to beat up proteins.

They oftenget confused by the fact that they are almost half protein themselves.
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Postby fist of doom » Mon May 07, 2007 1:29 pm

i'm a huge Bolt Thrower fan. bought the eye of terror cassette after reading about in White Dwarf. It's still prolly my fav metal album ever. their later stuff is good, but pales in comparrison to that one. nearly every aspect of my life has changed since i got that album, but it still holds up.

Suffocation Effigy of the Forgotten/Pierced From Within 2 fantastically brutal death metal classics.

Mortician -any of their albums are great. the vocals are the deepest gruntings of evil you'll ever hear. really minimal and really really heavy. i mean insanely ridiculously heavy. i saw them play once and the singer is terrifying

Embalmer -there was blood everywhere. pretty tough to find but a classic low fi ultra brutal lp. highly suggested

as for newer stuff:

Black Dalia Murder isn't too shoddy. nothing new or innovating but they pay homage to some of the greats.

Death Breath is f'n fantastic. it's one of the guys from Entombed playing inceredible old school death metal. instant classic!
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Postby Muay Jin » Tue May 08, 2007 2:19 am

Ok, while we're on death, his are my 8 favourite death albums, I've thought about this most of the morning..

1. Morbid Angel - Domination
2. Deicide - Self titled.
3. Suffocation - Pierced from Within?? I think the title is called that at least....
4. Obituary - Cause of Death
5. Cannibal Corpse - Bleeding
6. Behemoth - Zos Kia Cultus
7. Entombed - Left Hand Path
8. Cryptopsy - None So Vile
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