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Old 09-11-2016, 06:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thought about posting in one of the regular threads as I've been revisiting this heavily as of late, but it dawned on me how much this album actually means to me and how large of a part of my life it's been since I discovered it. That and the underlying belief that no one pays attention to things I post that will never leave me no matter what anyone says because I'm a god damn psychoPATH..... So I'll put it in here which is ultimately a contradiction because if I already think that than why would I think people read my journal?

Jk though, never mind all that, people read it probably.

This is a masterpiece of indie rock, a true 10/10 in my eyes. It features a strong loud-soft dynamic, subtle musical shifts awash in repetition, and the most important part, building catharsis. The last track here "You're a King" (played with sludge metal band Toadliquor) builds into some of the most utterly heart jerkingly powerful vocals I've ever heard regardless of genre. Listening to the whole album gives this finale more meaning, more emotion, more appreciation for the delivery. This album is one I'd call perfect.

Also a shoutout to the second track "Slightly Dazed", which is amazingly mesmerizing and has an undeniable black metal influence. That simple drum pattern is basically the epitome of depressive black metal.

If you don't like this then chances are you just don't like music.
i could not agree more man....this and All Destructive Urges... Seem So Perfect are damn near perfect albums.....such a great choice from a truly underrated band
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Old 09-18-2016, 06:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Just gonna keep it going because I'm very low on things to occupy my time. At least I can kill a few minutes with every entry.



As it stands right now, this is my number one metal album of all time. My dad let me borrow the CD to listen to many years ago, I was probably 12? I didn't ask for it after hearing it played, he just busted it out of nowhere one day. And I'm thankful for that. I can imagine this being one of, if not the first extreme metal albums that would be tattooed onto my brain forever, at the time when I was just letting things play, and my extreme metal enjoyment was very casual.

Here we are now, and I know this album like the back of my hand, maybe even better. Every single lyric, every riff, everything down to the smallest note or sound. And yet, even after thousands of plays through this album, it has never grown stale. I'm not ever bored or not interested in it, instead it's like "**** yeah, I know every riff, and I know right where they are, and I can't wait for any of them."

Yes, it does an amazing job remaining fresh. There is no other album like it, not even the bAnd's second album matches the morbid and deranged universe sculpted by this album. A melting pot of grunge, sludge/doom metal, punk, blues, death/black metal, psychedelia, and everything in between.

While it is almost unfortunate that there's nothing out there quite like it when you're hungry for more, that also makes it that much awesomer, a hulking obelisk carved with convoluted and esoteric patterns, towering solemnly above the sea of heavy metal.
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Just gonna keep it going because I'm very low on things to occupy my time. At least I can kill a few minutes with every entry.



As it stands right now, this is my number one metal album of all time. My dad let me borrow the CD to listen to many years ago, I was probably 12? I didn't ask for it after hearing it played, he just busted it out of nowhere one day. And I'm thankful for that. I can imagine this being one of, if not the first extreme metal albums that would be tattooed onto my brain forever, at the time when I was just letting things play, and my extreme metal enjoyment was very casual.

Here we are now, and I know this album like the back of my hand, maybe even better. Every single lyric, every riff, everything down to the smallest note or sound. And yet, even after thousands of plays through this album, it has never grown stale. I'm not ever bored or not interested in it, instead it's like "**** yeah, I know every riff, and I know right where they are, and I can't wait for any of them."

Yes, it does an amazing job remaining fresh. There is no other album like it, not even the bAnd's second album matches the morbid and deranged universe sculpted by this album. A melting pot of grunge, sludge/doom metal, punk, blues, death/black metal, psychedelia, and everything in between.

While it is almost unfortunate that there's nothing out there quite like it when you're hungry for more, that also makes it that much awesomer, a hulking obelisk carved with convoluted and esoteric patterns, towering solemnly above the sea of heavy metal.


Love this album so much.
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I only discovered this album a few years ago thanks to the Metal Wars thread, but it's quickly become a top 5 metal album easily, and it's currently my second most listened to album on Last.FM. It's heavy in a doom way, intense in a hardcore punk way, brutal in a death metal way, creepy in a... goth way? But never is it anything less than ****ing badass. I just queued it up and "The Blue" is obliterating me as it always does and always will.

P.S. And pretty much everything else that Dax Riggs (Acid Bath singer) has touched has been gold as well.
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Oh and "Scream of the Butterfly" is one of the greatest songs ever recorded.
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I've lived this album from the first time I heard it, up to now, and through to the end. One of my all time favorites and frankly life just wouldn't be as awesome without it. So if you don't like that, then you can file a complaint with Trouble Salad Inc, or write a letter and send it out and I won't ever read it or even get it because I don't have an address.

Anyway, there's absolutely nothing special or original about this, just an old school piece of rockin and catchy NWOBHM. I love every track, pretty much know all the words. "You Got Me Runnin", "Let it Go", and the title track are some if my top jams of forever.

Quiet Riot hella ripped off the verse part from Let it Go in the Metal Health song.
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Old 09-30-2016, 10:37 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Painkiller - Execution Ground
https://karlrecords.bandcamp.com/album/execution-ground

That's my main man John Zorn. Another one of my main men Mick Harris. So Painkiller is free jazz meating grindcore and they shrad out some bitchin stuff.

This album though, is a hulking pile of cosmic boulders and ruins and the metaphysical statue of eternity.

They still do jazz and grind blasts, but this is all interwoven with twisted dub and ambient music, and experimental fields of sound. It's a complicated yet leisurely listen (at least for me) all at the same time. It's a blast of phat dub with shredding jazz here and there. Then there's disc two, which contains two strictly ambient renditions of some of the disc one tracks.

John Zorn opened me up to a world of music that I thought only existed in my wildest dreams. I thank him for that.








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Old 10-01-2016, 08:26 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Guts of a Virgin was not only my introduction to Zorn but Bill Laswell as well
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:40 PM   #19 (permalink)
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First screamo album I listened to and it remains number one. It was no doubt that I would fall in love after the 15 second blast 1:30 into "Interview at the Ruins". to this day that is one of the absolute best and most epic segments of music I've ever heard.

They pack so so many ideas into these songs, it's almost unrealistic how someone can craft this music. They also succeed in showing that chaos in music can be as beautiful as anything else.
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Well I'm not exactly sure what to say about this one shaping my life, but I do know it did something somehow. It's one of the metal albums I've been listening to the longest and one of my first CDs. I'm not a huge prog metal fan (especially non-extreme prog like this), and in all honesty I like the John Arch/more fantasy power metal era of Fates Warning better. But this album has it's own special place in my heart even if I can't put my finger on its impact.

I do love it though. Every track gets 5 stars from me and all remain prevalent soundscapes within my brain that I'll never forget. "Silent Cries", "In a Word", "Anarchy Divine", they've been with me for a very long time, and I imagine that will stay true.
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