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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Re: Latest Music Purchases.

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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