Latest Music Purchases.

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Re: Latest Music Purchases.

Post by Skyquake87 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:26 pm

The B-52s are AMAZING. One of the greatest bands ever in the world ever. I love their 'Mesopotamia' and 'Whammy' albums, still to track down their first one, so thanks for the nod! Found some amusing mash-ups with them and Slayer and Slipknot on YouTube, which work better than they should (Search 'Raining Lobsters' and 'Slipshack')

I quite like Metallica's black album, but it does feel out of place in the context of grunge (which is metal, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise!). A bit like a lot of more traditional sounding metal did at the time. It's good, but very much feels apart from everything. Much like Extreme's 'Pornographitti' and Ugly Kid Joe's 'America's Least Wanted'.

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Post by Skyquake87 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:20 pm

Music!

Amaranthe - 'Helix' (2018)
Bombastic orchestral metal with three different singers! Although I can't tell the two fellas apart, as they're both of the shouty/ growly type. It's very grandiose and sweeping, yet pulverising and stabby at the same time. I like it, but then I listen to a lot of this sort of stuff nowadays.

The Birthday Massacre - 'Under Your Spell' (2017)
More glacial goth synths turned up to 11. Love it! And they're from Canada. Who knew Canada had goths? Not me, that's for sure.

Burning Witches - 'Dance With The Devil' (2020)
Awesome pounding metal, full of nods to being dead and devilry. Not big on originality, but enormous fun. A big black magic romp.

Code Orange - 'Underoath' (2020)
Interesting fusion of industrial clankings and hardcore brutality. A neat step up and away from their last one, which was a like listening to a punch in the face. This one is like being bunched in the face with a gauntlet with diamonds in the knuckles.

Derange - 'The Awakening' (2015)
Harsh sounding goth/punk/hardcore/metal stuff that the UK does so well. Found out about these through a free CD of their output that came free with Metal Hammer last year, and found this a jolly good listen.

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Post by Skyquake87 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:12 pm

I have been listening to things. These are the ones I've got around to buying!

In This Moment 'Mother' (2020)
ITM dial it back a bit on this one, giving us a more consistent record. I liked 'Ritual', but am struggling to name a song off it. This one is like a big bowl of crunchy metallic cornflakes that don't go soggy with the milk. The two covers are there, (Queen's 'We Will Rock You' with Lizzy Halestorm and Taylor Momsen and Mazzy Star's 'Into Dust') but don't need to be as ITMs own stuff is good enough, thanks.

The Lovely Eggs 'I Am Moron' (2020)
I've really got into their whimsical indie punk, thanks to Marc Riley's really rather good 6 Music radio programme. My favourites off this are 'You Can Go Now' (appropriate for our times), 'Insect Repellent' and 'Still Second Rate'. Lovely stuff. I like the weird wibbly cartoon artwork too.

Future Of The Left 'The Peace & Truth Of' (2016)
I lost track of this lot after the undercooked 'How To Stop Your Brain In An Emergency'. Having been to see the reformed Mclusky (which made me so happy) last year reminded me I should see what Andrew Falkous' other band were up to. Or one of his other bands, anyway. I forget what the other is. Something about Christians. But not The Christians *shudders* ANYWAY. This is back to the grinding acerbic stabs of wit I loved so much about FOTLs earlier stuffs - highlighted as much by 'back when I was brilliant' and 'proper music' - that I've nearly worn this out since buying it just yesterday.

The Pretty Reckless 'Who Are You Selling For' (2016)
Dunno how I missed this one, because I love the Pretty Reckless. I think this might be my favourite album of theirs. I loved that it taps much more heavily into the blues/ country hinted at under the frenetic blasts of their last two albums. This one's much slower and gives Momsen's cracked drawl plenty of space to shine. Do cracked things shine? I've no idea. All the slow stuff from the back of the album is pure gold - the title track, 'Bedroom Window', 'Living In The Storm' and a list of other song titles.

...maybe James Acaster is right and 2016 is the best year for music. Or it just seems like that because the world's kind of been in a mess since then.

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Post by HeavyArms » Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:36 am

Weird Al Yankovic - Mandatory Fun - Probably the first Professionally produced album I've bough in years and it was a fun as I had hoped.

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