Wow, a lot of classic titles there, especially some old school 80's speed metal, all good choices.Benvolio wrote: ↑Thu Jan 13, 2022 13:26 Listening to lots of heavy duty stuff from back in the day lately...
In approximate order of date but not necessarily genre:
The Exploited - Punk's Not Dead (1981)
Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
Discharge - Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing (1982)
The Exploited - Troops of Tomorrow (1982)
The Exploited - Let's Start a War... Said Maggie One Day (1983)
Black Flag - My War (1984)
Black Flag - Slip It In (1984)
Sacrilege - Behind the Realms of Madness (1985)
Amebix - Arise! (1985)
Dark Angel - Darkness Descends (1986)
Nuclear Assault - Game Over (1986)
Vio-Lence - Eternal Nightmare (1988)
Dark Angel - Leave Scars (1988)
Laaz Rockit - Annhiilation Principle (1989)
Nuclear Assault - Handle With Care (1989)
Kreator - Extreme Aggression (1989)
Some truly great stuff to be sure. Really helps one cope with how things just don't feel right on planet Earth these days, to hear how similarly people must have felt in the '80s.
As we've had various discussions of female vocalists in heavy music before, I'd like to point out that the vocals by the British "crust punk" (basically Metal) band Sacrilege are excellent and I would point anyone interested towards giving a listen to "Behind The Realms of Madness". It also for me features really well recorded guitars - some might of course disagree - where the rough somewhat low fidelity sound gives it the fearsome aggression that such music deserves - yet the richness of the rhythm guitar tone and its low tuning is far from lost in the process - the heaviness is truly in your face especially on reasonable speakers. I love the lead guitar - for me it carries just the right amount of influence from Kirk Hammett's lead guitar sound on Ride the Lightning - and it brings class metal music values to what remains to some extent a punk record (as much of good metal does).
Monochromatic Black's Vicissitude came out on November 26th. They have their merchandise on Big Cartel. Infected Rain also has their merchandise on Big Cartel as well, including their new CD Ecdysis which came out on January 7th. When I preordered Vicissitude from Big Cartel I got it a week earlier. I made the mistake of ordering Ecdysis from their record label Napalm Records instead of Big Cartel. Napalm is a European record company. Granted they do have an American site, but even then the orders are not using the US dollar (they are using whatever currency the EU uses). So I guess they shipped my CD across the Atlantic, it will sit in customs for God knows how long. It's been almost a week now and I still don't have my CD yet. The only way I can listen to it is online streaming for now. I will check out Sacrilege when I have some time.
In the last few days I have been listening to:
Infected Rain- Ecdysis
Monochromatic Black- Vicissitude and Pneuma
Killer Be Killed