2020 Albums

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Re: 2020 Albums

Postby gazsetsfire » Sat May 30, 2020 6:50 pm

Got the new Vandenberg through today..... love it

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Re: 2020 Albums

Postby someone else » Sun May 31, 2020 10:28 am

Really enjoying the PL and Shrapnel albums

The new Sorcerer one came out yesterday which is an AOTY contender
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Re: 2020 Albums

Postby gavdann » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:47 am

The new Witches album is a banger. :rock:

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Re: 2020 Albums

Postby Ghost » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:29 pm

In flames have decided it's a good idea to rerecord some clayman tracks :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2020 Albums

Postby Black Wizard » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:11 pm

Ghost wrote:In flames have decided it's a good idea to rerecord some clayman tracks :lol: :lol:

I came here to post the same thing. I heard the re-recording of the title track on Spotify earlier and it sounds fine but I can't imagine it will interest the majority of the current fanbase. When they first put out a video teaser for the 20th anniversary of 'Clayman' I was expecting a live stream of them playing the entire album from the studio. Instead it's a remaster plus four re-recordings and an instrumental. Quite underwhelming.

I wish this band had changed its name in the early naughties to mark the substantial change it sound. The sort of insipid drivel they make now sort of taints the legacy of their classic albums for me. 'Whoracle', 'The Jester Race' and 'Clayman' are three of the greatest Metal albums for me and what they did post-'Clayman' is bitterly disappointing. I only started listening to them in 2005 and was immediately drawn to their pre-'Reroute to Remain' albums rather than their present style.

Perhaps they'll do some 20th anniversary of 'Clayman' shows next year but I won't hold out any hope of them making any music like that again.

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Re: 2020 Albums

Postby gavdann » Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:01 pm

Ghost wrote:Good week for death metal. Enjoyed the new releases by Centinex, Xibalba and Sodomisery.

Really enjoying that Sodomisery album btw. With a name like that, I expected them to be a lot more brutal but they're actually fairly mid-tempo and melodic. They remind me a lot of Oden era Amarth.

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Re: 2020 Albums

Postby Ghost » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:10 am

gavdann wrote:
Ghost wrote:Good week for death metal. Enjoyed the new releases by Centinex, Xibalba and Sodomisery.

Really enjoying that Sodomisery album btw. With a name like that, I expected them to be a lot more brutal but they're actually fairly mid-tempo and melodic. They remind me a lot of Oden era Amarth.


They do have a bloody awful name. :lol:
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Re: 2020 Albums

Postby Soze » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:59 am

In Flames' re-recording of Clayman is horrible. Just sounds weak and bland plus Anders has used his awful new vocal style on it. He and Bjorn are the only two left from the original album...the band died for me when Jesper left. Pretty much everything they've done since has been arse.

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Re: 2020 Albums

Postby Black Wizard » Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:14 pm

Soze wrote:In Flames' re-recording of Clayman is horrible. Just sounds weak and bland plus Anders has used his awful new vocal style on it. He and Bjorn are the only two left from the original album...the band died for me when Jesper left. Pretty much everything they've done since has been arse.

I'm surprised you managed to hold on with In Flames until Jesper left. I started listening to their great albums in 2005 and when I heard what they'd turned into my interest dropped off quickly.

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Re: 2020 Albums

Postby i0th2 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:58 am

Behold... The Arctopus - Hapeleptic Overtrove is the worst thing I've heard all year and the first album I've had to turn off before finishing. Most of it sounds like someone rattling a fork in a metal cup, dire.

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Re: 2020 Albums

Postby Ghost » Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:05 pm

Power Trip have released an official Live album. It's good quality and captures their....erm....power.
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Re: 2020 Albums

Postby Ghost » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:28 am

New album by London's Zebadiah Crowe is good. A bit different grindcore.
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Re: 2020 Albums

Postby gavdann » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:04 pm

Ghost wrote:Power Trip have released an official Live album. It's good quality and captures their....erm....power.

This seems to be a thing a lot of bands have been doing to make some much needed cash during these Corona hit hard times.

Archgoat have released a career spanning one as well. Surprisingly the sound is better than on some of their earlier studio recordings. :lol:

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Re: 2020 Albums

Postby Haldamir319 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:57 pm

The new Vampire album is a good slab of blackened thrash :)
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Re: 2020 Albums

Postby Ghost » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:57 pm

Ulthar's new album Providence is a good bit of death metal.
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