23rd September 2013, 9:55 AM
I'm not a metalcore fan by any means, but I'm finding myself really liking the new As I Lay Dying album for some reason.
24th September 2013, 4:10 PM
Track from Solstice's upcoming "Death's Crown Is Victory" mini LP coming out next month digitally and the month after physically from what I gather.
I've already heard the track as they played it live when I saw them in 2011, but it's nice to hear it recorded.
25th September 2013, 2:03 AM
That new Dream Theater album came out today. It's about what you'd expect, if maybe a little better. "The Enemy Inside" is probably the only song like it on the album, at least, in terms of general sound -- the rest is still basically Dream Theater. "The Looking Glass" borrows heavily from Rush songs for its sound in some areas. The 22-minute finisher seems a little disjointed. "Along for the Ride" is kinda forgettable, but I understand why it would be released as a single.
In all: I think I was way more excited for this album than I should have been.
25th September 2013, 11:10 AM
I really don't have any desire to listen to it out of anything other than curiosity. But given I've been in a more shoegazy mood this last fortnight, It's like the complete opposite of what I've been in the mood for, so I haven't bothered.
1st October 2013, 2:58 PM
Samples from the soon out Atlantean Kodex album
sounds like it's going to be massive.
12th October 2013, 3:36 AM
Krimh's (ex-decapitated drummer) solo project came out a few weeks ago. It's a one man project and it's pretty sweet groovey instrumental prog. it's worth checking out
here's his bandcamp www.krimh.bandcamp.com
saw tesseract / scale the summit / anciients the other day.
all bands blew me away especially tesseract who surprised me. I actually wasn't too big a fan of their new style and altered state but boy were they
great live especially their vocalist!
14th October 2013, 2:13 PM
I thought the new DT-album was just mediocre as hell. Not their worst album, but there was nothing interesting going on, and it wouldn't even make my top80 albums of 2013 so far.
17th October 2013, 5:03 AM
18th October 2013, 7:35 AM
I've kinda given up on DT at this point, I haven't liked an album of theirs since SDOIT.
Overall I'm really happy with this year musically so far, a lot of fantastic releases.
24th October 2013, 11:50 AM
The Mighty Solstice are back, you all need to hear this.
30th October 2013, 2:13 AM
I'll be honest on the new Dream Theater album -- I liked it when I first heard it, but now, a few weeks later, I can't remember a single song off it except for "The Enemy Inside." Ehhh.
Monster Magnet's Last Patrol was pretty good, though. I have Motorhead's Aftershock to listen to still, but do I have to? Motorhead definitely have a consistent level of quality to their albums.
30th October 2013, 10:56 AM
Over the last few days I can't stop listening to the new Atlantean Kodex. It's so good, and so much better than the Golden Bough. I find it's a lot more immediately memorable, and the vocals are more powerful, and more melodic. Definately going to be in my top 10 come the end of the year I think.
31st October 2013, 12:43 PM
Just listened to the new Nails album, and whilst it's more hardcore than metal, or entombed-core as seems to the the phrase used these days, I really liked it a lot. I've got the new Convulse on now which seems pretty good. It doesn't feel new, which I think is a good thing.
Then I've got albums from Falkenbach, Everlasting, and Monolithe lined up. Quite a mixed day to say the least haha.
5th November 2013, 2:58 AM
Though there is some lighter stuff I like, pretty much the only thing I listen too is heavy metal. Mostly black, death/melo death, and a little power metal. My two favorite bands are Kalmah and Disarmonia Mundi. Just got the new Kalmah album around a month ago, and though there's some unusual parts to it, I'm loving it a lot.
A few of the others I like:
Mystic Prophecy; Shadows fall; Ouroboros; Arch Enemy; Scar Symmetry;
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30th November 2013, 12:46 AM
Giving the thread a well deserved bump with the latest Alcest single. I love it.
30th November 2013, 9:39 AM
Eh I can't get into it at all. Too light for my tastes, and this is from someone who loves what Alcest has done in the past. Anyway, seeing how close to the end of the year we are, anyone else have their top 10 lists ready yet? I'm pretty sure Helloween's in there somewhere, Straight out of Hell was a joyous romp, and it deserves to be up there.
30th November 2013, 4:40 PM
I could probably put together a top ten, but with Germ, Beastmilk and Ceremony all releasing albums in December I don't want to jump the gun. But at the moment a top ten probably looks like.
Atlantean Kodex - The White Goddess
Black Hearted Brother - Stars Are Our Home
Csejthe - Réminiscence
Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll
Fanisk - Insularum
LowCityRain - LowCityRain
Sonnenbrand - В осознании превосходства
Soror Dolorosa - No More Heroes
Stargazer Lillies - We Are The Dreamers
Wędrujący Wiatr - Tam, gdzie Miesiąc opłakuje Świt
The ones in bold are the metal albums.
3rd December 2013, 5:46 PM
Serious question, where the hell do I find a cohesive list of releases by year? Metallum just does genre/country, but I want a year by year list. Neither does metal storm. Never mind, just filtered the releases on metal storm and found one! Now to do some research....
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7th December 2013, 11:24 AM
For anyone who likes their heavy/speed metal, check out Stallion.
And for anyone who likes Anathema circa Judgement, but also appreciates a bit of black metal, check out Vaura