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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).
Wow, a lot of classic titles there, especially some old school 80's speed metal, all good choices.

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

Immolation
Dying Fetus
Soulfly
Cavalera Conspiracy
Sepultura
Killer Be Killed
Clutch
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Syllypryde wrote: Fri Dec 24, 2021 15:12
The Shifted One wrote: Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:07 Yes I have, not bad at all but not entirely for me neither.
But I also must admit not having dived too deep into their library.
Extreme metal is not for everyone.
Well that's not really the problem.
I've got a collections spanning pretty much all forms of metal (and punk but that's a different thing).
From more traditional metal like Iron Maiden to Nu Metal all they way to obscure black metal tapes.
Just not everything clicks for reasons you can't always explain.

Right now I'm listening to "Baphomet" by "Belphegor".
I was going to their show with Suffocation and Hate but unfortunately its been canceled/postponed because of COVID-19 so this is the best I got right now.
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A few weeks back I bought tickets to Deicide (supported by Krisiun and Crypta) in April in Dublin however a week after booking it got cancelled for COVID reasons. Which makes absolutely no sense as Ireland like many countries was literally scrapping more COVID rules than it's done since the start of the whole gargin' thing so I don't get it.

Still clinging on to my Napalm Death tickets, now 2 Jul 2022 in Dublin having previously been rescheduled to 17 Jul 2021, and before that 12 Dec 2020, and before that 29 Aug 2020, and before that 28 March 2020. Unbelievable.

Meanwhile in other genres, I am optimistic that I'll be seeing Echo and the Bunnymen in London next week (originally meant to be May 2021). Surely nothing can get in the way of that one now...
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Benvolio wrote: Sat Jan 29, 2022 18:26 A few weeks back I bought tickets to Deicide (supported by Krisiun and Crypta) in April in Dublin however a week after booking it got cancelled for COVID reasons. Which makes absolutely no sense as Ireland like many countries was literally scrapping more COVID rules than it's done since the start of the whole gargin' thing so I don't get it.

Still clinging on to my Napalm Death tickets, now 2 Jul 2022 in Dublin having previously been rescheduled to 17 Jul 2021, and before that 12 Dec 2020, and before that 29 Aug 2020, and before that 28 March 2020. Unbelievable.
Napalm Death would definitely be a band I would love to see live. They have an a min-album coming February 11th called Resentment is Always Seismic- A Final Throw of Throes. With the single they dropped from it plus the name of the EP, it sounds like B-sides from Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism, or a Pt.2 of the previous album. I already pre-ordered it.
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Perry Como! I started listening to his singing either this year or last year, and since then I frequently come back to him. He's very talented! :)
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Never listened to Perry Como but it sounds like I ought to, as I do love the music of the early-mid 20th century (the 78 era). Recently revisited (on Youtube) a few tracks that were on an old cassette of Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney that we had in the car going on holidays several years as a kid.

However the song resonating right now is just slightly less old, Bob Dylan's "With God On Our Side" from '64.
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A few days ago I went and saw Slash live. It was a great show and I was in the 2nd row from the pit, so lately I've been listening to the new album, simply titled 4, as well as some of his previous ones such as World On Fire and Apocalyptic Love. I picked up the boxset for 4, which was released last month, which came with a few extra goodies and such, so I'd say that was money well spent.

Aside from that, I've been listening to the 2 new Guns N' Roses songs that came out last year: Hard Skool and Absurd (Though I still refer to them by their original titles: Hardschool and Silkworms). Gotta say, never thought they'd ever release any more material, and I certainly didn't think Silkworms would ever be released, since it's one of the strangest songs they've ever made. They're good, but I prefer the original versions, especially back when Silkworms was a more industrial, Nine Inch Nails style techno song. (Earlier versions of these songs leaked a while back, I have those as well as tons of other unreleased songs).
The Shifted One wrote: Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:07 From his original line of albums I'd say The Cuckoo clocks of Hell, Captain EO's voyage and Shadows between the Sky with EO's voyage probable edging them out.
My favorite pikes include in numerical order:
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  • 81 - Carnival of Cartilage
  • 97 - Passageways
  • 131 - Down the bayou Part 1 (I actually own a signed physical copy of this)
  • 132 - Chamber of Drawers
  • 219 - Raindrops on Christmas
  • 231 - Drift
  • 245 - Space Viking (perhaps my favorite)
  • 264 - Poseidon
I have to get up to date with his latest releases though.

My favorite single track is still Nottingham lace.
Every time it pops up in my car I have to fight the urge to speed up to far illegal speeds in my country; I wish we had an autobahn with no speed limits ;)
Good choices, man. I see a couple of my favorites out of the ones you listed too. (Captain Eo's Voyage, Shadows Between the Sky, Raindrops on Christmas, Drift and Poseidon)

A couple other favorites of mine include Electric Tears, Colma, Pepper's Ghost, Population Override and The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock.

Some of my favorite pikes include:
  • 8 - Racks
  • 15 - View Master
  • 32 - Rise of the Blue Lotus
  • 46 - Rainy Days
  • 51 - Claymation Courtyard
  • 65 - Hold Me Forever
  • 71 - Celery
  • 73 - Final Bend of the Labyrinth
  • 101 - In The Hollow Hills
  • 102 - Sideway Streets
  • 213 - Hornet
  • 235 - Oneiric Pool
  • 241 - Sparks in the Dark
  • 247 - Rivers in the Seas
  • 276 - Healing Inside Outside Every Side
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Soul Monster wrote: Mon Mar 07, 2022 8:45 Good choices, man. I see a couple of my favorites out of the ones you listed too. (Captain Eo's Voyage, Shadows Between the Sky, Raindrops on Christmas, Drift and Poseidon)

A couple other favorites of mine include Electric Tears, Colma, Pepper's Ghost, Population Override and The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock.

Some of my favorite pikes include:
  • 8 - Racks
  • 15 - View Master
  • 32 - Rise of the Blue Lotus
  • 46 - Rainy Days
  • 51 - Claymation Courtyard
  • 65 - Hold Me Forever
  • 71 - Celery
  • 73 - Final Bend of the Labyrinth
  • 101 - In The Hollow Hills
  • 102 - Sideway Streets
  • 213 - Hornet
  • 235 - Oneiric Pool
  • 241 - Sparks in the Dark
  • 247 - Rivers in the Seas
  • 276 - Healing Inside Outside Every Side
Population Override could/should have easily made my list too but I didn't want to crowd it too much.
Really a masterpiece that's so easy to listen to yet very deep.
Your selection of pikes is also excellent and included several I also own like Rise of the Blue Lotus.

Right now I'm listening to various Alestorm songs.
Stuff that never fails to put me in a good mood.
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The Shifted One wrote: Tue Mar 08, 2022 8:20 Population Override could/should have easily made my list too but I didn't want to crowd it too much.
Really a masterpiece that's so easy to listen to yet very deep.
Your selection of pikes is also excellent and included several I also own like Rise of the Blue Lotus.
Believe me, my list could go on and on, but if I put down all my favorites, it'd take up an entire page.
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Crowbar- Zero and Below
Corpsegringer
Immolation- Acts of God
Once Human- Scar Weaver
Napalm Death- Resentment is Always Seismic... A Final Throw of Throes
Infected Rain- Ecdysis
Monochromatic Black- Vicissitude
Monochromatic Black- Pneuma
Jinjer- Wallflowers
Tool- Fear Inoculum
The Pretty Reckless- Death by Rock N Roll
Rob Zombie- The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy
Pulverized Cranial Matter- Brutality Begets Brutality
Pig Destroyer- Pornographers of Sound... Live in NYC
Stitched up Heart- Darkness
Ozzy Osbourne- Ordinary Man
Incantation- Sects of Vile Divinities
AC/DC- Powerup
Kirk Windstein- Dream in Motion
Cannibal Corpse- Violence Unimagined
Body Count- Carnivore
Killer Be Killed- Reluctant Hero
Clutch- The Weathermaker Vault Series, Pt. 1
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So, there's been a couple things I've been listening to lately:

2 months ago, I was at an event in Indiana with some friends called All Monsters Attack, and after hours, over the course of 2 nights, I held a listening party consisting of unreleased material/demos of songs by Guns N' Roses, mostly from the Chinese Democracy sessions. The total runtime was about 6 hours (3 hours per night) with over 60 songs total being played. Everyone who heard it loved it, and anyone who had listened to the officially released version of Chinese Democracy prior told me that what I played was WAY better.

I've also been listening to the new Alter Bridge album Pawns And Kings that came out last month. Leading up to this, I listened to the entire Alter Bridge discography in anticipation, and I gotta say, it's a pretty good album. It's got the heaviness of their last few albums, but it's also got elements of the classic ones in it as well. There's a few songs that caught my interest and really stand out from their other works such as Holiday and Season Of Promise due to their unique sounds and lyrics. I recommend giving it a listen.

One thing that's always been fascinating to me is the soundtrack to Commander Keen: Mirror Menace. To me, the music in that one stands out from the other mods due to the unique style and sometimes whimsical and cheerful feel to it (to me, at times, it almost sounds like it could be Christmas music with how it sounds in IMF format) and recently I've been listening to it trying to find out more about its music. What I found surprised me: :O

Turns out about half of the tracks in the mod are outtakes from Keen 9, and the other half are English folk songs converted into IMF format from MIDI files by Barry Taylor, which were outtakes from Ye Olde Pirate Mod. Now a lot of its more whimsical and happy songs make more sense to me knowing that's where they originated. If someone would like a full tracklist let me know and I'll post it in the Mirror Menace thread.

Lastly, as I write this, I'm listening to Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven.
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Since the last time I posted here:

Clutch- Sunrise on Slaughter Beach LP
Delco Detention- The Joy of Homeschooling
Delco Detention- The Slasher (New track)
Delco Detention- Crack the Lock EP
Metallica- Lux AErerna (brand new track)
Metallica- All Your Lies and Head Injury (Tribute to Chris Cornell)
Metallica- Blackened 2020
Jinjer- Wallflowers LP
Jinjer- Macro LP
Jinjer- Teacher, Teacher!
Decapitated- Cancer Culture LP
Decapitated- Carnival is Forever LP
Decapitated- Organic Hallucinosis LP
Decapitated- The Negation LP
Decapitated- Nihility LP
Decapitated- Winds of Creation LP
Infected Rain- Ecdysis LP
Infected Rain- Ecdysis (Instrumental) LP
Seas on the Moon- Break Out
Lacuna Coil- Comalies LP
Lacuna Coil- Comalies XX LP
Lacuna Coil- Layers of Time
Monochromatic Black- Pneuma EP
Monochromatic Black- Vicissitude LP
The Pretty Reckless- Other Worlds EP
Corpsegrinder LP
Immolation- Acts of God LP
Dying Fetus- Compulsion for Cruelty (New track)
Butcher Babies- Best Friend (New track)
Once Human- Scar Weaver LP
Crowbar- Zero and Below LP
Arch Enemy- Deceivers LP
Emasculator- Depraved Disfigurement EP
Castrator- Defiled in Oblivion LP
The Machinist- All is Not Well LP
Obituary- The Wrong Time (Brand new Track)
Ozzy Osbourne- Patient Number 9 LP
Primus- Conspiranoid EP
Soulfly- Totem LP
Nita Strauss- Summer Storm (New track)
Nita Strauss- The Wolf You Feed (New Track)
Suicide Silence- Thinking in Tongues (New track)
Suicide Silence- You Must Die (New Track)
Suicide Silence- Capable of Violence (New Track)
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Soul Monster wrote: Tue Nov 29, 2022 8:35 One thing that's always been fascinating to me is the soundtrack to Commander Keen: Mirror Menace. To me, the music in that one stands out from the other mods due to the unique style and sometimes whimsical and cheerful feel to it (to me, at times, it almost sounds like it could be Christmas music with how it sounds in IMF format) and recently I've been listening to it trying to find out more about its music. What I found surprised me: :O

Turns out about half of the tracks in the mod are outtakes from Keen 9, and the other half are English folk songs converted into IMF format from MIDI files by Barry Taylor, which were outtakes from Ye Olde Pirate Mod. Now a lot of its more whimsical and happy songs make more sense to me knowing that's where they originated. If someone would like a full tracklist let me know and I'll post it in the Mirror Menace thread.
I was equally shocked when I learned all this, especially when I realized some big popular song was the origin of the track that was at one point in the first level (dunno if it still is, it was an early version). That would be the cover of Bad Apple by thehackercat. 8) Heard a different cover and had a hard time figuring out why it sounded so familiar... It was crazy to me because that track is probably the most nostalgic one for me from the Mirror Menace soundtrack, and it was kind of tied to the place I was when we first played it.

Something I've really wanted to do for a few years is to create a YouTube channel to archive every song from every mod, and clearly credit the authors and song names and sources, a la ReclusiveLemming. Sometimes the music authors aren't even visibly credited in the mods! This is an injustice and it must be fixed! I thought this might finally be the year I get started on that but nope.
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proYorp wrote: Tue Nov 29, 2022 23:57 I was equally shocked when I learned all this, especially when I realized some big popular song was the origin of the track that was at one point in the first level (dunno if it still is, it was an early version). That would be the cover of Bad Apple by thehackercat. 8) Heard a different cover and had a hard time figuring out why it sounded so familiar... It was crazy to me because that track is probably the most nostalgic one for me from the Mirror Menace soundtrack, and it was kind of tied to the place I was when we first played it.

Something I've really wanted to do for a few years is to create a YouTube channel to archive every song from every mod, and clearly credit the authors and song names and sources, a la ReclusiveLemming. Sometimes the music authors aren't even visibly credited in the mods! This is an injustice and it must be fixed! I thought this might finally be the year I get started on that but nope.
Now that I didn't know. When Ceilick sent me the MIDI file, it was under the title BOTB, not Bad Apple, so at the time I thought it was an original composition. I guess that explains why I always thought that track had an Asian sound to it.

It would be cool to have a YouTube channel to serve as an archive for all the music used in these mods. The music is something I've always been fascinated about in these mods, and Mirror Menace was a good example of a soundtrack that had a mystique to it due to all the tracks included from outside sources, which gave it a very unique sound. It's always nice when modders take the extra step to include a list of the track titles complete with the composer of each track and the stages they're included in. That's an awesome idea proYorp! I look forward to seeing it one day!
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Soul Monster wrote: Mon Dec 12, 2022 4:35 Now that I didn't know. When Ceilick sent me the MIDI file, it was under the title BOTB, not Bad Apple, so at the time I thought it was an original composition. I guess that explains why I always thought that track had an Asian sound to it.

It would be cool to have a YouTube channel to serve as an archive for all the music used in these mods. The music is something I've always been fascinated about in these mods, and Mirror Menace was a good example of a soundtrack that had a mystique to it due to all the tracks included from outside sources, which gave it a very unique sound. It's always nice when modders take the extra step to include a list of the track titles complete with the composer of each track and the stages they're included in. That's an awesome idea proYorp! I look forward to seeing it one day!
Despite my musical tastes I do enjoy most of the music done in the mods we play, But I'm also guessing because of those same tastes I do not listen to any of those midis outside of the mods. I believe they are perfect for what they are intended for but can't bring myself to put any of them onto an iPod and play them on any regular basis. Such a significant change in music would kill my mood, going from dozens of metal songs then all of a sudden one of these midis pops up. It would feel like it came out of left field with a hockey stick.
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