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SFC Metallers ASSEMBLE!!!

Postby Chaos Wizard » Wed Dec 21 2016 2:27pm

In no particular order, save maybe the first one. Moonsorrow > Everything you probably listen to.

Moonsorrow - Jumalten Aika

Ihsahn - Arktis

Atlantis Chronicles - Barton's Odyssey

Within Destruction - Void

Saor - Guardians

Alcest - Kodama

Batushka - Litourgiya

Katalepsy - Gravenous Hour

Honorable Mention:

Vektor - Terminal Redux (literally just listened to this one a little while ago)

What did I forget, and/or what am I missing. (And it's getting increasingly hard to find good shit since the internet is saturated in music, and there is no longer any large scale promotion for new talent.

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DUDE!

First Fragment - Dasein
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Re: SFC Metallers ASSEMBLE!!!

Postby TheUnknownMarine » Wed Dec 21 2016 11:59pm

This is all the metal I will ever need:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkysjcs5vFU
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Re: SFC Metallers ASSEMBLE!!!

Postby Chaos Wizard » Thu Dec 22 2016 9:01am

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Re: SFC Metallers ASSEMBLE!!!

Postby Corsair » Sun Dec 25 2016 12:24am

Seconding:
Ihsahn - Arktis
Alcest - Kodama
Batushka - Litourgiya
Vektor - Terminal Redux


Adding:

Darkher - Realms
Thy Catafalque - Meta
Abbath - S/T
Haken - Affinity (Got super heavy rotation through October)

I really -want- to like Devin Townsend's transcendence - The first 4 tracks are some of the best material he's put out in years, but I think he's too saddled with other folks expectations of him.

Oxxo xooX's Namidae isn't officially out yet but I really dig it. Most folks justifiably won't however. C

Some instant classics for sure, but I feel like 2015 was a bit stronger overall. Hell, A Forest of Stars 'Beware the Sword you Cannot See' puts 2015 is the running on its own. Shit's magnificent.
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Re: SFC Metallers ASSEMBLE!!!

Postby Stordarth » Sun Dec 25 2016 2:28pm

Still live me some Dragon Force. Saw them at a local gig 2 years ago.
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Re: SFC Metallers ASSEMBLE!!!

Postby Chaos Wizard » Sun Dec 25 2016 5:11pm

I've got to agree with you on Dev.

I think he personally is going in a different direction that what his fans want from him but still writing comparably. With Transcendence I've really got to recommend the Deluxe edition. I think the extras have some of the strongest stuff, and are oftentimes considerably heavier and more straight forward than what made the canon album.

It's good stuff, but I have a hard time spending too much time listening to it from start to finish because it doesn't necessarily keep me engaged past the aforementioned first few songs which was one of the problems that I had with Sky Blue, which has admittedly grown on me quite a bit. (I think Z2 was much more live material coupled with a lot of mellow poppy stuff in Sky Blue. I f*cking love Dark Matters Live, hated the album... Stupid I know.)

Oh, and I can't believe I didn't mention Fallujah's Dreamless album.
Absolutely astounding stuff. Abandon has to be one of my favorite things they've ever done.

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Re: SFC Metallers ASSEMBLE!!!

Postby Chaos Wizard » Tue Dec 27 2016 7:08pm

Alrighty, definitive list from me in no particular order. Yeah, this was a good year for Metal, shitty year for everything else.

Fallujah - Dreamless



Ihsahn - Arktis



Alcest - Kodama



Moonsorrow - Jumalen Aika



Rotting Christ - Rituals

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Re: SFC Metallers ASSEMBLE!!!

Postby Corsair » Sun Jan 08 2017 11:58pm

Not sure how I negelcted Rituals.

Shit's radness level is like 17k+
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Re: SFC Metallers ASSEMBLE!!!

Postby Chaos Wizard » Mon Jan 09 2017 2:55pm

I saw them and Watain not too long ago.

They stomped ballsack, but admittedly it was the weakest I've ever seen Watain. They are better suited for a smaller more intimate setting methinks.
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