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Old 03-07-2009, 12:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Death - Scream Bloody Gore

I much prefer Death's later output but I fancied a blast of their debut. The production is a little muddy and there is little evidence of the technicality that they brought to their music in later albums, yet it was a still a noisy blast with glimpses of Chuck Schulinder's (Death Metal's answer to Dave Mustaine) time signatures (Zombie Ritual).

I was pleasantly surprised to still enjoy the album despite it's shortcomings.

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I like that album but it's not one I listen to often.
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:52 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I still love it. Zombie Ritual is outstanding. I'll have to give it another go as it's a long time since I listened to properly rather than just odd tracks here and there. I need to crack on with a lot of other Death albums, which I have been meaning to do for months.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:08 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I just did this with Metallica on the new vs. old thread, I had forgotten about kill 'em all..... The Four Horsemen, but in respect to the freshness of postings, i'll change. Hall and Oats, Sara Smile. I've got goosepimples.
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I just did this with Metallica on the new vs. old thread, I had forgotten about kill 'em all..... The Four Horsemen, but in respect to the freshness of postings, i'll change. Hall and Oats, Sara Smile. I've got goosepimples.
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Napalm Death - Scum


Birmingham UK 1986/7. Napalm Death arrive with the explosive energy of 2nd wave Punk, the grind of Thrash Riffs and a shedload of speed. Grindcore is born. Oft imitated, rarely bettered. 28 tracks. 33 minutes long (the shortest is 2 seconds). It is still the template that other grindcore bands adhere too. only a couple of bands have come close. Justin Broadrick was a founding member who went on to form Godflesh and Jesu.


The bassist (Shane Embury) is known to both myself and The Cat and bonus points if you recognise the guitarist.
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Napalm Death are great when I'm in the mood. I'm still missing a good few albums though and unfortunately a couple of those are older ones.

And its hard to tell from that video but is that guitarist the bloke from Carcass?
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Napalm Death are great when I'm in the mood. I'm still missing a good few albums though and unfortunately a couple of those are older ones.

And its hard to tell from that video but is that guitarist the bloke from Carcass?
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:11 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I haven't given this a spin since 2006, so it'll be interesting to hear an acclaimed, albeit overlooked and underlistened album for me. I was so obsessed with Wire the summer that I bought this that I overlooked pretty much every post-punk album I bought.

I recall thinking this album was much slower and less engaging than what Im listening to at the moment. Not only is this a really noisy album, but all of the instruments are really tight, and everything sort of clicks together perfectly, like on Television's "Marquee Moon".

I like this ALOT better now than 3 years ago, when it was an album I couldn't understand and wouldn't hold my attention. Perhaps my affection for No Age has bridged the gap. In any case, I'm going to be listening to this alot more after digging it out.

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Old 03-26-2009, 09:38 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I had this many years ago, a friend copied it for me and i think i listened to about half of it once and decided it was boring. I had Radiohead and this just seemed like a rip off with no hooks.

I went back to it today, download since i lost the CD-R yonks ago and it's bloody great. The first thing you notice is the huge amount of layers to it. Whether it's screeching shoegaze guitars or horns or strings, there's a ton of stuff going on and it'll take a load of listens to get my head around it all. To say this is noisy is an understatement. There's some great basslines too, especially on No God Only Religion.

Highlights include the uplifting Come Together, Electricity and the 17 minute guitar meltdown Cop Shoot Cop. This was a pretty out of the blue listen but it's payed off!
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:09 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Iron Maiden-Killers (1981)


By far my favourite of the Di'anno studio releases Killers has massive nostalgia value to me but even without that nostalgia clouding my judgement it is still a damn fine metal album and it marks the beginning of the classic Maiden sound a lot more than their debut (Phantom of The Opera notwithstanding).

The breakdown and dueling guitars in the instrumental 'Genghis Khan' illustrate this perfectly as does Martin Birch's production which was the start of a brilliant partnership that graced the bands most successful period in the 80's. There is also a rawness on this album that Birch couldn't quite polish off on this album which is a plus and not a hindrance.

Clive burrs drumming (and sound) is much more preferable than replacement Mc Brains and Adrian Smith entering the fray added some glorious guitar harmony's. then of course we have the cover. It's still cool as fuck nearly 30 years on. Many fans prefered the debut in the Di'anno period and have high praise for their breakout album 'The Number Of The Beast' but the energy, riffs and attitude will always make this my favourite of their early releases.

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