Blitz Metalhead Thread


#241

Here’s my list of all the 2016 albums that I’ve heard enough times to consider ranking. Obviously a fair bit of thrash and Aus bias here:

  1. Vektor - Terminal Redux
  2. Deströyer 666 - Wildfire
  3. Suicidal Angels - Division Of Blood
  4. Hobbs' Angel Of Death - Heaven Bled
  5. Sodom - Decision Day
  6. Exumer - The Raging Tides
  7. Destruction - Under Attack
  8. Desaster - The Oath Of An Iron Ritual
  9. Exmortus - Ride Forth
  10. Abbath - Abbath
  11. Rezet - Reality Is A Lie
  12. Death Angel - The Evil Divide
  13. Voivod - Post Society
  14. Be'lakor - Vessels
  15. ColdWorld - Autumn
  16. Entombed A.D. - Dead Dawn
  17. Paradox - Pangea
  18. Ihsahn - Arktis.
  19. Flotsam And Jetsam - Flotsam And Jetsam
  20. Game Over - Crimes Against Reality
  21. Testament - Brotherhood Of The Snake
  22. Novembre - URSA
  23. Megadeth - Dystopia
  24. Dust Bolt - Mass Confusion
  25. Nervosa - Agony
  26. Anthrax - For All Kings
  27. Artillery - Penalty By Perception
  28. Toxic Waltz - From A Distant View
  29. Metal Church - XI

Any obvious exclusions?


#242

I think we have similar tastes munchen don, though I didn’t listen to many new releases in 2016, mainly older stuff (trying to find old gems). You should check.out Ripper. My fav of 2016 of what I heard would be.the borknagar album.

On the megadeth thing, I only have tapes but I do have mp3 files of the.original recordings so ok for my ipod except for “these boots” which has the lyrics bleeped out (farking.annoying)


#243
I think we have similar tastes munchen don, though I didn't listen to many new releases in 2016, mainly older stuff (trying to find old gems). You should check.out Ripper. My fav of 2016 of what I heard would be.the borknagar album.

On the megadeth thing, I only have tapes but I do have mp3 files of the.original recordings so ok for my ipod except for “these boots” which has the lyrics bleeped out (farking.annoying)

I didn’t know Borknagar had an album out this year. I like their other stuff, so I’ll have to check it out. Cheers.

With Ripper, there seems to be a few bands by that name. Is there a particular album?

Some older stuff I’d recommend if you haven’t heard would be:
Tankard - The Beauty and the Beer (2006)
Deceased - Fearless Undead Machines (1997)
Voivod is a band that I had written off for some reason, their old stuff is quite good, eg. Nothingface (1989)


#244

The Ripper from Chile

And Deceased is amongst my favorite bands. Tankard and voivod are on my to do list.


#245

New Kreator is out. Arrived a day early in the post :slight_smile:
It’s a pretty solid release, good songs, great production. I’ve only listened once, but I think it will end up as one of their better ones.


#246

I plan to go to Summerbreeze this year, if anyone is… around


#247
Just a Hail Mary: does anyone have the original cd versions of Megadeth's, 'Peace sells' and or 'So Far so good so what?' ?

Not the bullshit remastered/remixes - the originally released mixes!?

I only have the cassette copies.

Managed to find an original ‘Rust in peace’, but the other two have eluded me.

I have both on vinyl.


#248

New Mastodon album out in a couple of months. The two singles released are actually pretty good. Looking forward to hearing more.


#249

Hail of Bullets have called it quits. Real shame, I love this kind of groovy death metal that rolls over you like a tank


#250

I hadn’t heard of them - sound pretty amazing. That is a seriously raw vocal. Intense.


#251

:astonished: Sorry, but I just don’t u/stand this sort of stuff … If I said, “Indecipherable Pointless Noise”, … would that be too harsh?

If you don’t want the lyrics to be understood, why bother wriring any, … what is the point?


#252

You’re making it sound as though the human vocal chords arent an instrument any different to a guitar or drums

That said I don’t like that particular style of harsh vocals all that much.
Prefer either metalcore style or more like this


#253

:confused:


#254

My favourite cover.

edit
uploaded wrong link


#255

Yeah, a shame. They were going to be at summerbreeze this year. Korn just got announced as headliners. I really dislike them


#256

As eastie boy says, vocals are only part of the arrangements, and I’m not sure a clean vocal would suit the aesthetic with that kind of music. I can generally get by understanding most growled vocals but it doesn’t concern me if I don’t.

But on topic…


#257

Gutteral and primal vocals are expressive in themselves, especially when war is the primary theme.


#258

This is a really funny clip from Obituary’s new album:

I’ve liked what I’ve heard from the album so far and will hopefully get the CD tomorrow.


#259

@Muchen_Don Very different lead guitaring style. One of my favourite Death Metal bands.

Edit: had a listen to a few songs. Almost a grindcore feel on some songs, and some more straightforward rock feel in places. Unmistakably, Obituary, but they’ve definitely modified their sound with the new guitarist. Bass a lot more prominent in the mix as well. ‘Turned to stone’ sounds like something off “World Demise”. Great sounding album - bigger sounding that ‘Inked in Blood’.


#260

I’m definitely enjoying this more than Inked in Blood. I think it’s a really good release (only second listen in), and yeah can see some similarities to World Demise, which for me is a really good thing.

The song “Straight to Hell” is very different, standard start then after about a minute it goes into full doom sludgyness. Still fits the album though