A History of Heavy Metal

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The Gojira is great - I'm hearing it thru now
Gojira - Magma
Badass l.p.!
(17th August 2017, 15:52)Muttley Wrote: Gojira - Magma
Badass l.p.!

and some more...

Possessed - Seven Churches (1985)
Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (1986)
Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus (1986)
Gojira - Magma (2016)
Slayer - South of Heaven (1988)
Trouble - Psalm 9 (1984)
Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse (1994)
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity (1999)
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988)
Converge - When Forever Comes Crashing (1998)

I'm aiming to reach 100 metal LPs and then stop

or else go through to the end of August so as to make it a month of metal

Check out Pentagram if you haven't already.


Early 70's, doom metal roots & all. I watched this doc on the singer of Pentagram, Bobby Liebling called "Last Days Here" which is intrinsically sad, given his decades of addiction and unheralded commitment to all things Pentagram, no matter what circumstance his life may be in at any given time. Dude is a survivor, lets put it that way. The doc itself shows commitment to rock'n'roll, even if you end up an addict living in your parents house, keeping the dream alive, and YES, there are fans who hold Liebling up! There are glimpses of light within the doc as well. Overall,  "viewer discretion is advised" if you watch aspects of the doc. "Last Days Here" is available to watch in full on youtube.  It is hard to watch at times.  

Coincidentally, earlier this year while touring with Pentagram, Liebling has ran into some recent personal legal troubles, and Liebling's involvement with Pentagram have once again ceased.  




Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger (1994)
Bathory - Nordland I (2002)
Mayhem - Pure Fucking Armageddon (1986)
Obituary - Slowly We Rot (1989)
Prong - Prove You Wrong (1991)
Hellyeah - Blood for Blood (2014)
Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve (1995)
Pentagram - Relentless (1985)
Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding (1994)
Overkill - I Hear Black (1993)
Rob Zombie - The Sinister Urge (2001)

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Meshuggah was the best of those. Bathory was terrible. Pentagram was okay, but it didn't blow me away or anything.

Watain - Sworn to the Dark (2007)
Gorguts - Obscura (1998)
Onslaught - The Force (1986)
Lawnmower Deth - Ooh Crikey It's... Lawnmower Deth (1990)
Bolt Thrower - Realm of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness (1989)
Boris - Amplifier Worship (1998)
Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness (1989)
Cradle of Filth - The Principle of Evil Made Flesh (1994)
Entombed - Left Hand Path (1990)
Napalm Death - Scum (1987)
Autopsy - Mental Funeral (1991)
Suffocation - Effigy of the Forgotten (1991)

all played on youtube, apart from the Napalm Death for which I got my old vinyl copy out Smile
Gorguts was the best of those, Cradle of Filth the worst
and that's now 100 metal LPs in three weeks
I'm getting to the point now that if I ever hear another blast beat it'll be too soon

that's a totally appropriate smiley though

Xyxthumbs Hahaha
some more...

Portal - Vexovoid (2013)
Absu - Abzu (2011)
Korn - Korn (1994)
Anaal Nathrakh - Hell is Empty and All the Devils Are Here (2007)
Meshuggah - Koloss (2012)
Cattle Decapitation - Monolith of Inhumanity (2012)
Cryptopsy - None So Vile (1996)
Brutal Truth - Sounds of the Animal Kingdom (1997)
Morbid Angel - Blessed are the Sick (1991)
Ildjarn - Det Frysende Nordariket: Norse / Ildjarn / Minnesjord (1993/94)
Sigh - In Somniphobia (2012)
Cannibal Corpse - Butchered at Birth (1991)


for some of them anyway
not In Somniphobia which was simply dreadful
and in a different kind of way the Korn was awful as well Thumbd
Your top 10 of what you've heard so far?
(28th August 2017, 09:23)girth_maul Wrote: Your top 10 of what you've heard so far?

that's a question; they're all sort of blurring into each other


but I'll have a go when I've finished Smile
You could always re-listen to be sure, take one for the team Wink Wink Wink
(28th August 2017, 10:35)girth_maul Wrote: You could always re-listen to be sure, take one for the team Wink Wink Wink

no, I shan't do that Icon_razz

meanwhile, here's another set of LPs...

Sunn O))) - ØØ Void (2000)
Summoning - Dol Guldur (1996)
Metallica - The Black Album (1991)
Damageplan - New Found Power (2004)
White Zombie - La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One (1992)
Chimaira - The Impossibility of Reason (2003)
Anthrax - Persistence of Time (1990)
Anathema - The Silent Enigma (1995)
Atheist - Unquestionable Presence (1991)
Ebony Lake - On the Eve of the Grimly Inventive (1999)
Cynic - Focus (1993)
Esoteric - Metamorphogenesis (1999)
Hemdale / Exhumed - In the Name of Gore (1996)

I quite like a bit of white zombie, even if it is cheese.
Give me a good fuckeverything listen freebies.
Best time for metal was the late 1980s - mid1990s. so many awesome albums. However, the 1990s also saw horrible things metal-concerned like Korn and Tool. Dreadful teenage memories of mine Icon_sad

And there was .... Metal-Rap , also dreadful.
Music critic for the Tally Ho
(29th August 2017, 08:12)girth_maul Wrote: I quite like a bit of white zombie, even if it is cheese.

I've never listened to much White Zombie, not that I was interested back then. From a distance looking back from what I can remember, they did have a really interesting range,  from the camp industrial thing, theatrics, the beats, maybe even a slight conceptual element?  Definitely for listeners who like a total package - imagery, tunes, a subculture based around a band, and of course a sense of humor. That's what I got out of the White Zombie thing from brief glimpses. 

I'm slightly more interested in Rob Zombie as a creative mind outside of his music, with his touted works as a comic book artist, graphic novel author, graphic design, his animation & cartoon projects, and generally all things spooky & visual. I like his take on things visually. Never takes himself too seriously.  MUCH more interesting than his music, imo.  He has lots of art & related projects to check out.
There was a discussion in the comments of one of the white zombie videos where people were discussing how rob zombie has made a whole career on singing "yeah". LOL
Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve (1995)

Best LP of them all. Won't listen to any one saying otherwise.

That is all. Drums
(30th August 2017, 14:13)NoodeL Wrote: Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve (1995)

Best LP of them all. Won't listen to any one saying otherwise.

That is all.  Drums

see my post of 21st August 2017, 16:27 Wave
okay, last batch...

Anthrax - State of Euphoria (1988)
Demilich - Nespithe (1993)
DevilDriver - The Fury of Our Makers Hand (2005)
Morbid Angel - Formulas Fatal to the Flesh (1998)
Today is the Day - In the Eyes of God (1999)
Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale (1997)
Converge - Jane Doe (2001)
Warning - Watching From a Distance (2006)
Napalm Death - Harmony Corruption (1990)
Esoteric - The Pernicious Enigma (1997)
Nocturnus - The Key (1990)
Graveland - Carpathian Wolves (1994)
Obituary - Cause of Death (1990)
Immolation - Failures for Gods (1999)
Testament - The Legacy (1987)

I shall now go and think about my top ten from the 140 LPs I've listened to over the past month


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