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No. 38017 Systemkontra
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Discuss all things related to music from new discoveries to debates about musicians and the impact of their work.

Digging this lately:

Over this land

Over this waaaaaaaaaaaaaaasteland
No. 38027
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I've been on a Scriabin binge lately, listening mostly to his études etc., but there's also his overly ambitious magnum opus that he left unfinished, after several decades it was completed by Alexander Nemtin.


Scriabin described his vision of the performance as following:
>"There will not be a single spectator. All will be participants. The work requires special people, special artists and a completely new culture. The cast of performers includes an orchestra, a large mixed choir, an instrument with visual effects, dancers, a procession, incense, and rhythmic textural articulation. The cathedral in which it will take place will not be of one single type of stone but will continually change with the atmosphere and motion of the Mysterium. This will be done with the aid of mists and lights, which will modify the architectural contours."

The music is already impressive by itself, but I imagine it'd be a wholly different level to see it performed live appropriately.
No. 38037
Some months ago, I found this song but I still haven't found anything that can surpass it. It makes all other music sound like the infantile efforts of children.

No. 38040
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I feel obligated to post this, along with the attached video:
No. 38041
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And attached are some recs from a friend
No. 38046
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Lately I have been listening to:


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Been listening to a lot of Canterbury scene. So far, my favorite would have to be Space Shanty by Khan. Stranded and Driving to Amsterdam are top tier.
No. 38134
>The Strawbs - The Hangman and the Papist
The "Forgive me, God, we hang him in Thy name"-passage counts to best things I've ever heard in folk music.
No. 38136
For me it's Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin.
Vocal Trance, Psy/goa trance
County and Irish folk music.
No. 38138
I really loved Datach'i when I discovered them (same time I discovered Venetrian Snares, so maybe ~2008) and thanks to you I've now remembered their existence. Gotta check out new releases from the last 10 years, which honestly gets me a bit excited right now :3
No. 38145
I enjoyed System and Bones. I haven't listened to his earlier stuff yet however so your mileage may vary.
No. 38160
I mostly listened to two albums: 'The Elements' and 'Shock Diamonds'. The former is more melodic, you could say "easier" on the ears while the latter is rather abstract and represents the pinnacle of IDM in my book. Or at least it did 10 years ago, I should have a listen and re-evaluate...
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Just something that came to mind recently
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Very nice, and in vorbis too.
No. 38185
Listened to a bit of Shock Diamonds. I found it interesting, but more in the manner of a cool field recording than music if that makes any sense. Compared to that album, I think these two most recent Datach’i albums are definitely a departure towards a more accessible style.
No. 38211 Kontra
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>and in vorbis too
It's actually opus in the OGG, not vorbis. I use opus due to it being slightly more performant (though marginal at 128k). The main reason I wrap it in an OGG is because this will activate the built-in player on Discord, so people can play it directly from the chat client's page. A raw opus stream would have to opened in another tab or downloaded.

I usually use the following ffmpeg flags to go from lossless to lossy:
ffmpeg -i [SOURCE].flac -b:a 128k -application audio -c:a libopus -vn [OUTPUT].ogg

Polite sage for off-topic.
No. 38235

Apparently Russia has a Space Force too, and they have a fire anthem/march.
Excuse me for saying it but with the orchestration, it sounds like an anime opening.
*Space Battleship Yamato Potemkin* :D
No. 38242
Meh. Here's the spaciest Russian song, IMO:

Or maybe this one:

Or even this one:

There are also space songs as old as mammoth shit like "Знаете, каким он парнем был", or electronic stuff that wasn't necessarily meant to be about space but still was spacey as hell, like Eduard Artemyev or Zodiaks (it is intentionally spacey (or Space-y, because their biggest influence is Didier Marouani, heh), but they aren't Russian though). Soviet people loved space.
No. 38245
Wow that is campier sounding than the Village People
No. 38254 Kontra
That's very clever, I wish opus had wider support.
No. 38280
Gijensu - Red Tooth District [ISM001]

DYEN - Flashbacks [ISMVA002.3]

Under Black Helmet - Direct Collapse [KRLF011]
No. 38285
Interesting, moost probably nobody know "Трава у Дома" from foreigns. Actually thinking about that, only russian songs are known is different 18-19 centuary classics and different communist\soviet molitary\hymn stuff probably and nothing more. Or some shit like "hardbass" or what it's even mean.
No. 38398
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Been listening to a lot of STRFKR this past week. It's slow, indie/synthpop and is a bit different from what I usually have on, but we go where the mood takes us, right?

Starfucker // STRFKR - Golden Light

STRFKR - Julius

STRFKR - Bury Us Alive

STRFKR - Never Ever

STRFKR // Florida
No. 38457
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>Bernard Herrmann - Wuthering Heights - "I have dreamt."
Jesus, this aria is so gorgeous. I almost get into fits of crying because it's such pure and unaltered emotion, which rarely ever happens with any music I listen to (but may also be the case because I was highly instable in the last weeks and today some of the pressure pulling me down went away). I only knew Herrmann as a composer of film music so far and didn't even watch one of the movies), who would have thought that he wrote some wonderful neo-romanticist opera? Never again will I look down on american culture, this opera makes up for all the degeneracy spread.
A shame it's not regularily played at all in the operas and you can't find a video online.
You can listen to the whole thing on youtube though, so do it! I haven't even read wuthering heights but only know a few things about the story and you already get all of the emotions burned into you as through a magnifying glass, it's simply hnnnnng. Really makes me wanna read Bronte's original or at least the libretto. And there's a moby dick cantata from Herrmann as well, which I only listened a bit of but it seems equally wonderful.
No. 38475
Is it normal that I'm not a musical person? All people around talk about groups, albums, clips, there famous bands etc. but I somehow always was far from it and all, like lliteraly all songs and music I listen is from movies and videogames - ones I have other connection beyound songs itself. Even things like Africa from toto - I just liked it on radio in vice city. Never even can remember when "oh I found out %singer_name% and started losten him because I like" since even good for me music - if it has no additional connection to me, it not "ticks" inside to re-listen it over and over.
No. 38478
Yep, nothing wrong with that. Music is just one form of art, you don't really have to have an interest in each and every kind of artistic expression. A lot of people don't like literature, for example, or visual arts. It just so happens that music is one of the more accessible and less time-consuming arts to experience (creating it is a different case, though), and that's why it's popular among a wide audience.
No. 38484
Well, it's not necessarily bad or something but I'd definitely say that you miss out. Sure, one of the things that binds us to music is the emotional connection. Probably it's even a basic condition to enjoy music.
Great music should not need any other context than itself to create an emotional connection to the listener.
I want you to participate in an experiment. Sit or lie down, maybe close your eyes and listen to this (only takes you 11min). Report what you feel afterwards.

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Russian rock album from 1989. The first track is very good and I like it very much.
No. 38515
Well I have interest, but I need more than just music itself often. But if this music have it - I almost never tired of it.

Wagner is cassics. As just music for me it's well just "generic orchestral background music" that sounds nice but I has nothing real with this music. If I'll watch whole opera from start to finish and I'll like it, music will clearly will be in my playlists for long time.

Like for example, this - same as some other tracks from DOW Winter Assult in my playlist for like... 12 years?
But I bet without emotional connections, specific scenes and other tracks - namely main Ig theme from game that I also like and which this is basicly "slow background remix" of I'd find this boring.

Super ultra classics lol. ||Hungary partially involved in death of main person of this group, thia death was as big thing as Kurt Cobain's one on the west lol. Don't worry, it was not murder but road accident||
No. 38569
Some experimental minimal techno, really ebin:

>Warhammer music
I'm not really into it, but this really slaps:
No. 38710
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The Random Picture Thread brought this to mind; it's my favorite Tragically Hip song:

Tragically Hip- Fireworks

The lyrics are brilliant:

If there's a goal that everyone remembers
It was back in ol' 72
We all squeezed the stick and we all pulled the trigger
And all I remember is sitting beside you
You said you didn't give a fuck about hockey
And I never saw someone say that before
You held my hand and we walked home the long way
You were loosening my grip on Bobby Orr

While I'm at it, here's a video of that goal, scored by Canada against the USSR in the 1972 "Summit Series":

No. 38792
Motohiko Hamase (濱瀬元彦) - Reminiscence - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWDGK6PIgqw

It's a pretty good Japanese album from the 80s. Can't put my finger on the genre.
Kinda atonal at times, has a strong impact on my sould because of that.
Reminds me of the Neon Genesis Evangelion soundtrack quite a bit.
No. 38815
>Negative XP - 1965
Damn, so catchy.

Welcome, you just entered the world of japanese ambiet/new-age. It's one of my favorite territories in electronic music. I probably spent hundreds of hours listening to it on opiods.
I'll just post some of my fav albums.

>Hiroshi Yoshimura - Flora
Very soothing and harmonic.

>Haruomi Hosono & Friends - Pacific
Goes in a bit more city-popesque direction, but it's wonderfully tropical and perfect for hot lazy summer days.

>Shiho Yabuki - The Body is a message of the Universe
I remember being quite sad one day, spacing out on my diwvan while looking at the outside world getting darker and the lights on the neighbouring houses balconies starting to go on. Beautiful.

>Haruomi Hosono - Watering a Flower
I would call this one "minimalistic ambient". It can quite literally bring you in a trance, no matter where you are or what you do. It's just a few notes being repeated over three long tracks. First one is harmonic and lullaby-like, second one starts to feel dysharmonic and alien and has a subtrack in its second half that in its creepiness can be compared to the Lavender town theme. Finally it ends on an exhausted and melancholic third track reconciling the two first tracks with each other. Take your time to listen to the whole piece, it's really worth it!

>Takashi Kokubo - Jamaica
Basically underwater life ambient.

>Stomu Yamashta - Sea and Sky
Technically as far as I can judge it it's a mix between new age/ambient and classical music. Quite great and rare.
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No. 38847
I preordered the upcoming Porridge Radio album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27BvZLSzaz8

Mura Masa is on tour here but is sold out already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0uvt97Xn20

But I saw Turnstile last week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYzzmGjsWoE

Gonna see Ic3peak next month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqohApD6Ng8

Some German music I liked recently:

Blond: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sN3dXlSe9c

Mia Morgan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIA_vzFlKag
No. 38919
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Thanks for the recommendation, this is really nice.

It reminds me most of the music and ambience Kirby 64. At first glance it looks like a cutesy harmless children's game, but there's something unsettling and dark lurking just under the surface. It's hard to describe, but it gives the same vibe as some of the dark children's movies from the 80's.

Or even more accurate: It's like someone took these weird forgotten Japanese albums that pop up on Youtube, and turned them into a videogame. You should check it out.
No. 39276
BWV 1052 by jean rondeau (harpsichord)
it's quite fast, but rondeau makes it sound excellent this way. i would like to hear him play bach on an organ.

thousand knives of ryuichi sakamoto

i always ignored krautrock except ashra tempel and klaus schulze, but i've listened to tago-mago by can recently and actually liked it a lot
No. 39438
I'm looking for a particular 2010s slavic meme pop song. Around 2014-2015 there was this music video popular on chans including kraut, it was a Russian or Ukrainian music video, electro style music, there was a girl singing and she was dancing in tights in the video and some other weird stuff was going on, there was also a faggoty looking skinny guy in it that was her age too. It was posted in webm threads a lot. It started with just the girl singing "a muzhy v blah blah" and the chorus was like "i palie" and had the line "lyubit moya" in it, I didn't understand it obviously, that's the best I can do to imitate russian. The band's name was also something really weird and hard to remember, like three letters and some numbers.
No. 39439 Kontra
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I've actually had this album sitting on my hard-drive since it was released back in 2014 but it's really grown on me lately. It's a great album for 'doing-stuff' if you find vocals can get a bit distracting.

From the aesthetics you would get the impression that The Marías are a band for depressed Instagram addicts to feel cool listening to. This is true but there's a beat you can nod along to.
No. 39673
Found this a while ago and it has been stuck in my head ever since.
The vocals contrast with the instruments in a very good way.
No. 39679
Herman Li livestream on YouTube in 7 hours

No. 39681
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Is this the worst Iced Earth album? It's so cringey, it's like if the American Bear made a metal album, there's even the line "freedom isn't free" in it (The Reckoning). And somehow Tim Owen's voice just doesn't fit on it, it's like he's overacting. I remember it being a big disappointment for me when it was coming out, first Matt Barlow's departure, then this was the lid on the tombstone for this band for me, I haven't really followed their newer material since even though I still listen to the old stuff. I can understand that this was the Bush era and Schaffer was obsessed with 9/11 but this was 3 years later, and an entire album of it? Well, whatever. The Gettysburg trilogy is at least a bit better. I wonder how he looks back on it now.
No. 39763
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Don't know that particular one, but I love their older stuff, especially Night of the Stormrider and Something Wicked This Way Comes. I remember listening into their newer albums and not being very impressed, but that might have other reasons. The former mentioned albums are all part of myself growing up and drinking with my pals, so there is a lot of emotional connection for me here. Listening to newer stuff alone at home while already being older and to compare this with their older works is maybe unfair and can't ever be objective. Still, I think that after Barlow left, there was a drop in quality, which is sad, since I liked them a lot.

I also was never a big fan of Demons and Wizards, the Jon Schaffer / Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)-coop-project, which is strange, since I like Blind Guardian even more than Iced Earth. I guess building a supergroup does not necessarily yield super-success.
No. 39771
Personally I love D&W, at least the first album, it has a personal connection to me but I also like the music on its own merits. I think the path of discovery for me was Iced Earth -> D&W -> Blind Guardian, all in a short timeframe, and like you I also like BG more than IE. Anyway the first DW album has the edginess of late '90s Iced Earth/Schaffer with Hansi Kürsch's voice on it, so I love it. Poor Man's Crusade is a real stomper of a song, it reminds me of Another Holy War and Precious Jerusalem thematically. One of my all time favourite albums, even controlling for the memories attached to it.
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I just found this song and it's amazing. The Modern Lovers are described as proto-punk, and while this was recorded in the early 1970's, it could easily be mistaken for modern indie rock.

The Modern Lovers -Hospital

tbh, the entire album is worth listening to:

The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner

The Modern Lovers - Pablo Picasso

Love the lyrics on that last one:

Well some people try to pick up girls
And get called assholes
This never happened to Pablo Picasso
He could walk down your street
And girls could not resist his stare and
So Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole
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One month later, I'm still captivated by God's Own Medicine.

For those unaware, The Mission is a British Goth band formed by Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams after falling out with Andrew Eldritch and leaving The Sisters of Mercy. In a way, they could be considered (if you're uncharitable) a diet version of The Cult in that they started playing Gothic music that had an edge and would later transition to radio-friendly Hard Rock without going Grunge or Glam. Goth purists would hate them for being sell outs while Hard Rock enthusiasts would probably consider them too wussy especially when compared to Mötley Crüe, W.A.S.P., Dokken or Skid Row. Critics panned The Mission for their kitsch, melodramatic lyrics that even sound vaguely homoerotic to me, but fuck me, that groovy bassline on "Wasteland" and haunting arrangements on "Severina" are infectious.

Am I the only one?
No. 40019 Kontra
I should note that The Mission's Hard Rock phase was brief and confined to only one album before returning to their signature style of Goth Rock whereas The Cult permanently transitioned towards Hard Rock by the time they released Electric, so perhaps comparing the two bands isn't entirely fair despite the former opening for the latter.
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Wasteland was a great song to start this thread, but with Severina you convinced me to hear the full album. Great stuff, I can see why it grabbed hold of you. In listening to their follow up albums, Children and Carved in Sand, neither have matched God's own Medicine. Although there were a number of tracks that stood out-including Deliverance and Amelia(fair warning, the subject matter of the latter track is abuse, and may be disturbing). While Fabienne lacked a driving hook, the music was beautiful.

The Mission - Fabienne

I also enjoyed this Aerosmith cover:

The Mission-Dream On

And I just have to mention this one from the album Masque. I'll confess that I didn't actually go this far forward into their discography, but skipping ahead I landed on She Conjures Me Wings. It's quite a departure from their usual sound, but is a really fun track. I can't believe they didn't release this as a single:

She Conjures Me Wings
No. 40108
still can't get over how great this scene was and how well the song works here

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In continuation from the developing music discussion in the journal thread >>40656

Regarding rap, I mostly listen to Moscow Death Brigade, but I've stumbled across some alright-sounding German music too through various labels. Audiolith has a breddy good lineup at the moment. I quite like Pöbel MC's sound even though I don't speak a lick of German.

Also, MDB's new album, 'Bad Accent Anthems', came out. It's not bad. I wouldn't say it's as good as Boltcutter, but it's got some good tracks on it.
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Still need to check out the rest of their discography, but thanks for the links. I'll admit to having trepidation because it's often that bands lose their creative mojo on their subsequent releases. Just found out the song "Amelia" was inspired by a fan who was relating a story of her traumatic childhood to the band. Inspired by such openness, the band wrote a song dedicated to the woman.

On another note, it's no secret I'm an unironic fan of Christian Metal despite being secular and agnostic. Often, it's tempting to dismiss Christian Metal as commercialized dross marketed to an already willing-to-receive audience, and even competent bands pale in comparison to their secular counterparts, but on occasion, some masterpieces which happen to be monuments to each band's faith surface. I've previously sang the praises of Saviour Machine and Paramæcium, both of who have produced classics that even the staunchest atheist could enjoy musically.

And then, there are some bands who have produced some of the quirkiest Metal I've laid ears on. Enter Christian thrashers Torn Flesh or what would happen if Common Filth formed a Metal band:

Ever the lover of outsider music, I discovered the band's backstory courtesy of Tim Lybarger's fanpage for Torn Flesh that features a bio, lyrics, photos, interview, memorabilia and more:

The band's origins are not too dissimilar to many others, but have the added twist of fundamentalist Christians performing music long associated with The Beast. Fresh out of high school in 1982, Greg Hudson yearned to perform extreme music for young minds, but was thoroughly disgusted by the lifestyles promoted by mainstream Rock bands. Greg would meet up with likeminded individuals and form Psalms 150 Ministries to both release music and spread the Gospel. After recording a few demos and appearing on a few compilations in the Christian Metal underground, the band would release their first and only full-length LP Crux of the Mosh.

Blistering power chords and thrashy tremolos are punctuated by Greg's unconventional style where he unleashed a torrent of lyrics completely out of rhythm like an auctioneer on speed. Perhaps not too coincidentally, Greg Hudson sounds suspiciously like Greg Turkington from Faxed Head, but that's another story. Much like the band's contemporaries, the lyrics feature clunky and inept sloganeering that ranges from gobsmackingly inane to unintentionally hilarious, which includes a diss track called "World Pollution" aimed at several leading Metal bands from the '80s like WASP, Venom, Ratt, Slayer, Skid Row and Mötley Crüe. And then, there's the tortured metaphor that fuels "Man's Best Friend" that compares people rejecting God and Jesus to cruel pet owners who abuse their pooches. No matter what the intentions may be, likening the highest authority and sole source of divinity to a domesticated animal diminishes the power such a being commands.

In spite of all that, there's something charming and even admirable about Torn Flesh's crusade. The band's revolt against the masses expressed through performative proselytism comes across as very Punk in terms of pure, uninhibited self-expression on one's own terms no matter what others think, including their immediate peers. I admire dedication to one's convictions in music and art where the expression make performers transcend their perhaps immediately lackluster means and become something much more powerful.

Final note: to performers of Christian "Black" Metal, why bother? Unlike other genres of Metal that are open to interpretation, that scene strictly belongs to your most dedicated and fervent enemies. Taken for what it is, Christian "Black" Metal is music performed by Lambs playing in the dark or perhaps playing at the dark. Depending on how charitable I feel, it is either a nonsensical paradox or misbegotten novelty no more worthy of respect than a self-professed vegan willfully employed by Armour Franks would be.
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Very nice song about being shy:
No. 40748

So good, some sort of lofi synthpop in Spanish

And the girl is just way too cute
No. 40751
The Berserk ‘97 soundtrack is so fucking good

No. 40753
Noice, Hirasawa's pretty dope

Apropos Japanese soundtracks, been digging this lately: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWOxJ5NpIy8
By Kota Hoshino/freQuency, the From Software composer/band
No. 40774
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Here burning soundtracks.

Probably Apocalypse Now OST is the record I've listened the most in my whole life. Probably 200 times.

How burning the Incidental music OST from Dawn of The Dead (the good one) "I never treated a woman right ♪"
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A dark ambient drone doom netlabel I did not know. It's Russian, so it can be glorious.
No. 40793
>Apropos Japanese soundtracks, been digging this lately: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWOxJ5NpIy8
>By Kota Hoshino/freQuency, the From Software composer/band

Very cool track. I've never played armored core though. From Software are the Dark Souls guys right?

>Noice, Hirasawa's pretty dope

Yeah it's funny, a friend of mine sent me the original version of Berserk - Forces by Hirasawa and I ended up listening to it like 200 times last week. This actually caused me to look into the '97 anime and now I'm on volume 11 of the manga. But the guy who originally showed me the song is just a Hirasawa fan who's never watched or read Berserk.
No. 40797
Anyone here have any favorite videogame soundtracks? It shouldn't come as a surprise that Guilty Gear, King of Fighters and (early) Mega Man X franchises altogether forged my undying love for Heavy Metal and Hard Rock, but other games have phenomenal scores that hold up years later.

I'd like to dedicate this post to my favorite fighting game franchise: The King of Fighters

King of Fighters '94 has the weakest OST/AST of all the games, including '97 which relies heavily on field recordings and background noise for some of the fights. It doesn't help that the Ikari Warriors first theme's chords was directly lifted from "Surprise! You're Dead" by Faith No More:

The best theme belongs to the Japan team which was then reused in KOF98:

The few non-Rock tracks are okay, but largely pedestrian and forgettable. '94 was also the rare moment where the arranged soundtrack sounded worse than the original soundtrack. Just compare the OST and AST for the Rugal Bernstein fight. The arranged version has these utterly stupid, dissonant samples that disrupt the flow and undermine the intended effect of intensity needed for a final boss battle:

The soundtrack to King of Fighters '95 was a marked improvement in all regards, including production values that gave the tracks a much needed boost. Being the rockist I am, "Desert Requiem" easily stands out as my personal favorite, especially the arranged version. Even thinking about it sends chills down my spine:

Those who like Jazz will likely enjoy the Rival Team's theme:

Not a fan of EDM, but the theme for Rugal wasn't half bad either. The beat coupled with the mean guitar fit the mood of riding a nuclear missile silo's elevator as its launch is commencing, emphasizing the urgency to win the battle and stop the madman from raining atomic death upon the world:

And then, comes King of Fighters '96, featuring some of the best tracks in the entire franchise which includes my personal favorite final boss theme. Absolutely no track here disappoints. All the Rock songs hit the right notes and serve as perfect scores for an intense and vicious street fight:

King of Fighters '97 experimented with field recordings and ambient background noises for some of the fights, leading to considerably fewer characters having songs dedicated to them. Even so, the tracks here are on almost on par with '96 and easily eclipse the first two installments' respective soundtracks:

King of Fighters '98 borrows heavily from all the previous installments, but presents more than a few unique tracks and remixes:

The soundtrack to King of Fighters '99 is neck and neck with '96 and '98 for personal favorites. Although less Rock-based than previous soundtracks, the songs here kick major ass:

Sadly, 2000 and 2001 just don't do it for me, but 2002: Ultimate Match is great. Those familiar with my taste can easily see why this one would rank highly, although the production on some of the tracks is somewhat obnoxious. Nice reference to James Bond on the Agents Team soundtrack:
No. 40798
mine are

turrican 2:

das schwarze auge - schicksalsklinge:

and the gta vice city soundtrack.
No. 40799
i forgot

chambers of shaolin by jochen hippel
No. 40803
>Anyone here have any favorite videogame soundtracks?
I think I wouldn't even care about music if not for videogames. It all started with absolutely awesome soundtracks of Contra and Battletoads & Double Dragon that rocked the socks off of six-years-old me:

Then there was Sega Megadrive which had a lot of games with nice music. My favorite is probably Golden Axe 3, especially the BGM for Ride the Whirlwind stage:

As for PC, there is of course the soundtrack of Heroes of Might and Magic III, which is the perfect fantasy game soundtrack, IMO:

Music from Unreal Engine based games, like UT and Deus Ex:

And anything by Frank Klepacki:

I'd also like to mention a really underrated soundtrack for Commandos II:

There are tons of games with great music. Castlevania series, Touhou series, original Painkiller, game scores by Inon Zur, Jeremy Soule, Jesper Kyd (although these three mostly do orchestral shit which I dislike, I make an exception for them), Fallout 1/2 dark ambient tracks, and so on.
No. 40805
>Jesper Kyd
really talented guy. before he went orchestral he used to compose nice synth based tunes as a member of a then renowned warez/demoscene group.
No. 40807
Speaking of Jesper Kyd and classic consoles.
Jesper Kid used to be a demoscene composer and a rave music aficionado, he made some absolutely amazing soundracks for the Genesis / Mega Drive FM chip:
Both games had amazing visuals, due to being made by demoscene people.
Also, in the Red Zone track you can hear the same motifs as Blood Money soundtrack which he also did.
No. 40809
Halo soundtracks are kino in both form and in the way they're used. First up you get ebin mixes of choir and orchestral music with guitar riffs, but the sound design in-game means that most of the time there's no music except when it's used to set a tone. Halo 3's is the peak if you ask me.

I'm a big fan of the ODST one too, the sax and ambient rain sounds is noice.

I also have a fondness for WWII video game soundtracks. I use them a lot while writing content for Operation Whitebox.
No. 40881
>I think I wouldn't even care about music if not for videogames. It all started with absolutely awesome soundtracks of Contra and Battletoads & Double Dragon that rocked the socks off of six-years-old me

Indeed. Videogames inspired my love for music. I no longer game like I used to, but I'll revisit game soundtracks to take a trip down memory lane, arranged or original.

Funny you mention Battletoads & Double Dragon for the NES. Despite having half the technical capabilities, the soundtrack sounds so much better than the weak sauce score for SNES:

My favorite game soundtracks apart from the previously mentioned KOF series: Xardion (pure nostalgia here), Guilty Gear: The Missing Link, Guilty Gear XX, Manhunt, Contra III: The Alien Wars, Mortal Kombat II, Eternal Champions: Challenge from the Darkside, Killer Instinct, Resident Evil (1996), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (SNES), Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyūshutsu Emaki / The Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon, Goemon's Great Adventure, Bomberman 64, Bomberman Hero, Star Fox, Star Fox 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Samurai Spirits II, Samurai Spirits III, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Street Fighter Zero 3, Mega Man 2, Mega Man 3, Mega Man IV, Mega Man X, Mega Man X3, Rival Schools: United by Fate, Project Justice, Batman Returns (SNES)

No. 40882 Kontra
*the NES soundtrack sounds so much better than the weak sauce score for SNES

polite kontra
No. 40883
NES have 5-channels chip where each channel can produce only one type of wave, thus everything on NES sounds kind of same.
SNES have actual compicated system of chips by sony that allowing instead of any syntasis it's allow custom digital samples, in styler of Amiga but with 8 channels.
However, since samples themselfs are very compressed, board with this sound sistem almost separate from console etc. it creates a lot of wierd effects on the way like "bathtub" effect.
No. 40884
>Funny you mention Battletoads & Double Dragon for the NES. Despite having half the technical capabilities, the soundtrack sounds so much better than the weak sauce score for SNES
Haven't played BT&DD on SNES, but the Megadrive port just seemed... I dunno, wrong to me. Sprites and palette were kinda messy, music wasn't right, and even controls somehow felt odd despite that they shouldn't have been different (probably because of the Megadrive gamepad). And the port of the original Battletoads was similar, IIRC. I guess all the ports of Battletoads games to next-gen consoles were half-assed. Good thing that the proper remake of the first game for SNES (Battletoads in Battlemaniacs) turned out to be pretty damn great.

>Contra III: The Alien Wars
Hm, I can't remember its soundtrack. I need to play it seriously someday, it was a great game. By the way, you should check out the soundtrack of Contra: Hard Corps if you haven't already: it's easily among the kickassiest Megadrive soundtracks (unless you're allergic to techno, that is).

>Mega Man
Ah yes, it's the kind of 8bit/16bit music that just begs to be metalized.
I'd like to say that I'm really glad that emulators exist. Not only they allow me to revisit the games that are nostalgic, but they also let me play the classic that I missed on back then for some reason. In the 90s we were limited to 8bit games pirated by the Chinese, so the only "Mega Man" game I saw then was the Darkwing Duck hack with the DW sprite replaced by the sprite of Mega Man. Yeah. Later I was able to try actual Mega Man games from NES thanks to emulators, and I thought that if I could play them when I was a kid, they would blow my mind. As for the SNES, it wasn't popular at all in Eastern Slavlands (I only saw it in TV ads, and in my whole life I knew exactly one guy who owned it), so I wasn't familiar with its awesome games (including Mega Man X, which is a perfect platforming scroll-shooter in every aspect, IMO) up until 2004 or so, when I discovered emulation.

>Street Fighter II
Yeah, that's the game where there are no bad tracks. Even the weaker ones (like Blanka's and Dhalsim's) are still really great and memorable. My favorite ones are probably Guile's, Ken's (although they totally stole the opening riff from Mighty Wings by Cheap Trick for it) and maybe Balrog's (the boxer dude) and Cammy's. The only thing I dislike about SFII music is that it increases the tempo and loses its melody when one of the fighters is close to KO. I don't remember whether this feature was in the original game or they introduced it in one of the numerous add-ons, but I'd prefer if the music would stay the same during the whole fight.

>Batman Returns (SNES)
The soundtrack for the NES version of Batman Returns is great too, which isn't surprising at all, because it was made by Konami back when it was actual Konami:
No. 40885
>Console music
Eeeh, NES Syntasis was very static and limited. I liked Castlevania NES ost, but best era of "synthesised" video game music was mostly late 80s early 90s sound cards and sound modules for PC, espessially. Of cource some of this sound modules like Roland ones costed same as whole new top console of the time, but still.

https://youtu.be/i3dB0qEcG20 - this is probably most known and most beautifull examples of it, however I have full collection of different vidja games soundtracks with best recording and sets of instruments if anyone want it.
No. 40891
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>vg music
What about this?

"Sound output is through a beeper on the machine itself, capable of producing one channel with 10 octaves."
No. 40894
I discovered Eleni Karaindrou through spotify and I can't stop listening.

I mean it was familiar and I'm sure I've heard eternity and day especially here and there, but I hadn't heard who was behind it. Also runs against my long-running notion of women making great pianists and terrible composers.
No. 40897

Been enjoying some of Paul Gilbert's instrumental stuff lately. I find that Gilbert has the best phrasing out of all the famous shred guitarists I've come across.
No. 40901
Dude's really cool. Although it's a bit weird to hear him strumming to "Wild World" after knowing that he did stuff like this:
But I guess it's just another way for him to show off his versatility.
No. 40902
Vice Project Doom is another favorite NES title of mine:

The music to the first stage would be perfectly rendered as a Power Metal song:
No. 40916
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Speaking of video game soundtracks, I really like the Stubbs The Zombie OST. Sometimes I listen to it standalone.
The modern renditions of 50s and 60s songs are really good, and the whole retrofuturistic parody of Americana was done way better than fo3, imo.
One of my earliest game purchases. Read about the game on IGROMANIA magazine and bought it after saving lunch money.
No. 40974
A while ago Ernst posted "Ingmar Burghardt". Thank you very much for that!
Because he sings poetry, the words tend to be spoken slowly and clearly. As a result, I have used this channel as a way to help my german pronunciation by "shadowing" the singer. I both pause the video and repeat the spoken line, as well as try to speak along with the singer.

One problem though, the uploader took some of the videos down (I assume as result of german youtube's strict behaviour and because people reported the videos). There was one poem though which I thoroughly enjoyed: "Kophtisches Lied" by Goethe.
It was a bit stupid of the uploader to have a political message during the video as the poem was pretty general and not directed to any political cause in particular (at least not in the poem itself).
Did Ernst save this video somewhere? Or does the uploader have some sort of video archive?
No. 40983
Yea, very cool thing for one-channel with limited modulation. Don't think you can copy it on PC speaker tho.

Some things I like from synthesised OSTs, don't know if there anyone who have similar tastes but still:
https://youtu.be/biU8ufIC8Vk - TES Arena ost on Yamaha MU100. Very like this ost, original TES1-2 composer did a great job delivering exeacly needed atmosphere for this games.
https://youtu.be/CqUCz7E1s90 - All 2.5 hour Daggerfall ost including unused and bonus tracks on Roland SC-55. Also very atmospheric thing. I missing this dark creepy ambientinc dungeons feels like in games like tes2 - they don't do such things anymore.
https://youtu.be/gUfGyfbzl9k - original Dune on Adlib Gold. Rare thing, nobody bothered almost do unique support for Adlib Gold besides Dune since card was failrue.
https://youtu.be/oPfqO2dctvo - Hexen on Roland JV-1010. On 00.14 seconds Winnowing Halls ost is pure gold in mine opinion.
https://youtu.be/fz1wlcZnhv8 - System shock 1. Pure gold from start, I think. This is one of games that never should be re-created, including it's music. Only this MIDI tracks can deliver this "hacker" experience it provided.
No. 40991
It's probably been me. Sadly I didn't save anything by him but lately he posted that he'd re-upload a lot of the old stuff soon.
You can leave him a message under another video and ask for that specific one, he is responsive and will surely be glad to hear about someone from overseas listening to his content.

In the meantime I can only supply you with the "Lied"-Version by Hugo Wolf and Fischer-Dieskau:

No. 40997
Guess I'll post a couple of vidya soundtrack stuff as well (with some vague genre descriptors):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxg5W5wKvLE ~ post-rock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm17vgmh854 ~ experimental electronic (by Kota Hoshino as well, incidentally)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eGnTY85mmI ~ ambient
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqcANoctDF4 ~ funky rap?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3472Q6kvg0 ~ epic nu metal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcf_FBbIRpM ~ bliss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKyB51o9AJg ~ creepy, some ambient, some new wave-ish stuff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl1r3eiSJUY ~ a waltz? (way underrated game too)

That Megaman live performance is really cool

>From Software are the Dark Souls guys right?
Exactly, though Kota Hoshino didn't work on the DS soundtrack. Funnily enough, I've been recently playing Dark Souls and realized just how much it's inspired by Berserk. (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-uuR9B1gjQ) I guess I have to pick up the manga again, I don't exactly remember where I left off though.
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>Often, it's tempting to dismiss Christian Metal as commercialized dross marketed to an already willing-to-receive audience, and even competent bands pale in comparison to their secular counterparts, but on occasion, some masterpieces which happen to be monuments to each band's faith surface.

I've found that Christian-themed rap and hip hop is another area where the message can be personal, while the execution still rivals that of the best secular artists. That doesn't mean the music form is ideal for sharing your faith. The danger is that hip hop/rap can't help but draw attention to the performer. The lyrics are about Jesus, but it's still the clever rhymes which stand out to me, and not the subject of those lines. So it's a difficult task, to draw attention to yourself, and then redirect that gaze upward to God. Still, if the artist's devotion is sincere, then there is no reason they can't use this modern musical expresssion instead of a more traditional one.
While you mentioned the black metal scene as being a lost cause for Christians, I feel that the rap scene, while frequently dominated by songs about violence and lust, still retains a fanbase open to songs about more than just that(like me, I suppose) There are even some messages for which this genre is perfectly suited. Take "Make War" by Tedashii. Here, the aggression inherent in street corner bragging games, is smoothly directed to the enemy of believers: sin.

>I make war!/ Cause sin never sleeps/ It's got me in a trance/ You can see it in my dreams/ I make war!/ Man I beat my flesh/ To the death, every breath/ Like I beat my chest/ I make war/ Sun up/ I make war/ Sun down/ I make war/ Time in/ I make war/ Time out/ I make war/ Against lust/ Against pride/ Against me/ Until I die

Tedashii - Make War

And Christianity is loaded with stories and literary allusions which are fertile ground for lyrics. In this track, among refernces to the believer's eventual resurrection, is line about taking Communion:

>What you said? All that fame done gone to my head?/ Like that same power that save me/ Can't raise me from the dead/ They get me reading thinking bout keeping peace/ While I'm raging war on myself/ I'm feeling myself then I'm killing myself/ I'm sipping on blood and I'm chewing on flesh/ Just chill out we don't want to hear that mess/

Tedashii - Nothing I Can't Do ft. Trip Lee and Lecrae

Here's another of my favorites. The spin on oversized hip hop jewelery is a bit campy, but it has a great hook:

Jesus Piece - Gideonz Army Ft. T Haddy
No. 41644
ZUN, creator of the Touhou Project, used the SC-88Pro as his main composition device in the period between his PC98 games (YM2608 OPNA sound) and his later employment of DAWs to refine his MIDIs.

When used with the SC-88Pro, it is some of the richest MIDI sound I've heard. Though I imagine most people at the time didn't have the hardware to really appreciate it:
No. 41645
Being a Catholic School product, I've never understood people who went through that system and came out the other side as anything but jaded as fuck borderline church-burners.
No. 41657
My mother grew up in the Church, Catholic school and everything, but raised us away from it, while still passing on the faith. Maybe that was a good thing. I can't say I'm big on institutions, but instead choose to focus on the message-and the messenger- they were built upon. I'm going to find my way back into those pews eventually, though. Then we'll see how it goes, the prodigal son returns and all that.

Unrelated, but I just found this song and I love it:

Hot Rod Lincoln · Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen

My pappy said, "Son, you're gonna' drive me to drinkin'
If you don't stop drivin' that Hot Rod Lincoln"

Some of the lyrics in this one may be slightly related, but I'm not posting it for that. I'm posting it because it's a great song that is currently stuck in my head:

Alvvays - Archie, Marry Me
No. 41658
My experience was a bunch of useless slobs with nothing going for them except the self-righteous bullshit about how some kiddy diddler putting some tapwater on their head makes them better than everyone else. Hell, they received no invite, but the school still couldn't resist sending along representatives to my old man's funeral back then, because you know, it's all about them wanting to show off how 'good' they are instead of respecting the wishes of the people running the damn show.

If you have a better experience, props. All I got was a bunch of hypocritical crypto-fascists trying to instill self-loathing and deference instead of pride and dignity. There were multiple teachers I would still lay the fuck out if I could get away with it, many years after graduation.
No. 41659
Don't get me wrong, high school was pretty fucking awesome on the whole looking back, but the place didn't sell their lifestyle very well.
No. 41676
It helps that Hip Hop has lots of spiritual MCs, be they Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and otherwise. If a MC wants to rap about Jesus, he can do it compellingly provided the beat rocks and the rhymes flow.

Boogiemosters's music might be for you:

You probably already know of Bushwick Bill, but towards the end of his career, he switched from Gangsta Rap to Christian Rap:

Personally, I preferred him rapping about thug life. Keep in mind his rhymes were far from divorced from his spiritual convictions. Indeed, he rapped plenty about Jesus as he covered everything from serial murder and kicking ass to sex and pimping. Not very godly, but memorable:

My favorite from him is rapping about kicking ass despite being a dwarf:

As you could surmrise, lyrical content is far from a dealbreaker for me. My problem with modern Hip Hop is entirely aesthetic, especially when the loss of sampling in mainstream Hip Hop production since the 2000s no thanks to copyright issues from the artists being sampled negatively impacted the quality of beats. Couple the problems with instrumentation with MCs getting less clever each passing year and you've removed any novelty the music once held for me. Seriously, are rappers today lyrically constipated? They can barely rhyme, and the few times they do, they string the same exact words over and over. Compare that to Scarface or Ice Cube who could flow like crazy:

As to your links, eh, not my style. The rhymes are kind of weak and the instrumentation on the beats is whack.
No. 41807
>It helps that Hip Hop has lots of spiritual MCs
True. DMX always stood out to me as particularly good at mixing violent street lyrics with a series of prayers. Talk about inner conflict; his music deals honestly with all of that stuff (He has a long string of arrests, but is now also a deacon). The Convo is a great example of this, as the lyrics talk about the environment which demands one thing, and the small whisper which asks for something else:

DMX - The Convo

Thanks for Boogiemonsters. I only knew Bushwick Bill casually-via Geto Boys, and a few random tracks-and wasn't aware of his turn towards Chriatian rap. My Testimony Of Redemption is a solid album. That man knew how to rhyme.

>Size Ain't Shit
Wow, that's a great one. Honestly, I can take either the thug life tracks, or those religious ones, depending on my mood.

>the loss of sampling in mainstream Hip Hop production since the 2000s
I hadn't realized sampling had declined. I guess my rap tastes have been stuck in the 90's-00's. That's a shame, beacuse it really can make or break a song. Just look at Puff Daddy sampling Led Zeppelin's Kashmir. The lyrics and delivery are fine, but the track only works because of the guitar. Jimmy page even played it live with him. I'm not usually a fan of live rap recordings, but this peformance is an exception:

Jimmy Page with Puff Daddy 1999 (Come With Me) live
No. 42211
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Somehow rediscovered The Bangles recently. Turns out that they have much better material than what they usually knows for - "Walk Like Egyptian" and "Manic Monday".
Their earlier stuff is really good and heavily influenced from the 60's.


And their last album from 2011 actually goes back to these 60's roots.


And overall after listening to all their albums on Spotify I can say that like 90% of their songs are absolutely brilliant, they are really underrated band and didn't get the fame that they actually deserve
No. 42325
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In today's episode of Hell Frozen Over, I discovered a Riot Grrrl band that's worth listening to: Smut

Metalpunk Catalan, you might wanna give these gals a listen because, like Life Cycle, they're takin' cues from Celtic Frost.


Blood, Smut and Tears is the 1993 debut from a Minnesota all-female four-piece band frequently lumped in with the Riot Grrrl crowd, and while nothing I would call inaccurate, lurking within their unexpectedly aggressive, brusque din is something that forbids it from completely adhering to that rather careless branding, and it's admittedly hard to lay a finger on. Call it Grunge, Hardcore and Celtic Frost-inspired Thrash thrown into a blender or imagine what would happen if Babes in Toyland started binging on meth and either description will bring you closer to describing Smut's sound.

Smut charges with more lethally straightforward Hardcore/Metal while their contemporaries' agendas (be it their immediate neighbors Babes in Toyland or their Washington-based analogues 7 Year Bitch) often tend toward more musically discordant Punk. The chunkier guitar tone generates an unusually thick wall of sound, one that stands tall and imposing around frantic "Emotional Suicide", roaring "Goodness No Grief", and bludgeoning top tune "No Sacrifice", and boasts more command than plenty of pure Metal releases out there. More importantly, of course, is how guitarist Dawn Miller augments this sound with a strangely urgent brutality (or brutal urgency) that I'm convinced is a style all her own.

Main vocalist Germaine Gemberling retains notes as often as she dashes them off, only without classic n’ tired pre-set bi-polar boundaries, and the paradox her calmly-elongated drawling builds within rhythmically-anxious "Alone" and album-opener "Cave" is as interesting as what her remaining sharp, afflictive style brings to “Object of Intentions” and “Emotional Suicide”. Somewhere at the center is a brief conversational monotone that only ambles through the slightly more conservative, yet combative "Take Back the Night". Backing and alternate vocals are also contributed by drummer Estelle Thielen, meanwhile Miller is unleashed all by her lonesome in "Women", resulting in the most vehement lung barrage on the disc.

In addition to vocals, Estelle Thielen is an enthusiastic drummer to say the least who never seems to fail in finding homes for a hundred wild fills, countless obscure and off-kilter beats and a dozen tracks worth of original, mind-of-their-own timing signatures, their stories readily told in "Take Back the Night", "Spirit" and "Baby Jack".

Blood, Smut and Tears, top to bottom, has proven to me to be an antithesis of boring, an opposite of lackadaisical and an antidote to the vaunted disease of ordinary. It's perpetually hot-headed, confrontational, and without compassion; always seems on the verge of becoming unhinged.
No. 42342
>jimmy page live
lucky guy. led zeppelin is by far my favorite rock band ever and i'll never see them live :-(
No. 42649
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hey thank you RAC Fantastic Man, I hope everything is all right

What I have been listening...


It's not music but for brave ears it can be! Yay wales!
No. 42650
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This is what you get when you have a fast PC, that you don't realize some kinds of things

Ugh I forgot I downloaded this, let's see how it is
No. 42831
Anyone got an idea what this song is about? I get the "longing for peace" stuff, but what exactly is she trying to say about the shot burger president? (maybe it's obvious for someone who knows the matter better, but I really don't know much else than that he was shot and had been a catholic)

>Shona Laing - (Glad I'm) Not A Kennedy


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Living on through politics
Body-guarded, heart in bits
A blue-eyed honesty
Indigo injury
The family tree is felled
Bereavement worn so well
Giving up on certainty
Wilderness society

Wearing the fame like a loaded gun
Tied up with a rosary
I'm glad I'm not a Kennedy

Imagine being a Kennedy
Rule without remedy
To watch your family die
The world loves a sacrifice
Prophets longing for the three
Honoring the tragedy
They hunger for the crime
The privilege to take a life

Wearing the fame like a loaded gun
Tied up with a rosary
Ooh, I'm glad I'm not a Kennedy

And is not peace basically
A matter of human rights?
The right to live out our lives
Without fear of devastation?
The right to breathe air
As nature provided it?
The right of future generations
To a healthy existence?
Let us if we can step back from
The shadows of war and seek out
The way of peace

I love the look in your eyes
I can see your soul sometimes and we laugh
When we try too hard we stop and start
Oh imagine being a Kennedy
I'm glad I'm not a Kennedy

Wearing the fame like a loaded gun
Tied up with a rosary
I'm glad I'm not a Kennedy

Imagine being a Kennedy
Ooh I'm glad I'm not a Kennedy

The cost of freedom is always high,
Yet one path we shall never choose
That is the path of surrender or submission.
When a man's way please the lord,
The scriptures tell us,
He maketh even his enemies
To be at peace with him'.
We will not prematurely or unnecessarily
Risk the course of worldwide nuclear war
In which even the fruits of victory
Would be ashes in our mouths
Ashes in our mouths
Ashes in our mouths
Ashes in our mouths
No. 42833
2,3 MB, 1:39
Perhaps a more refined and milder worded version of the Misfits Bullet?
No. 43366
Been listening to Life Without Buildings recently. Hard to describe the genre, Scotland saw many bands emerge in the 2000s that lyrically take you on a rambling path, Arab Strap is another example.


I have no idea on how well this will sound to foreign ears, it's also post/math-rock I guess.
No. 43367
Love the lyrical style, thanks.
The first video was showing as unavailable for me. Maybe that's only happening with US IPs, but I found another upload.

Life Without Buildings-Sorrow
No. 43727
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There was a brief time in the early 2000s (pre-imageboards) where Newgrounds was perhaps the edgiest site on the internet along with shock sites like Stile Project, Rotten and Ogrish. Twas one of my earliest experiences using the internet apart from browsing various fansites of whatever I was into at the time. My friends and I spent hours playing flash games. Most of them have aged horribly, but they still hold some nostalgic value. Those games were quite raw and full of sound effects/music lifted from other games, but it was fun picking out the sources. Even funner was discovering all those independent musicians from mp3.com (RIP) developers would source their soundtracks from.

One of the bands I discovered thanks to the Love Hina Sim Date RPG (don't ask) was The Superjesus whose song "Over and Out" was featured at the closing credits:

Sadly, the music from that album isn't available anywhere in North America, but it was thanks to that little game that I discovered the rest of their discography. The music is archetypal radio-friendly Alt Rock/Post-Grunge I wouldn't have listened to twice had I been less impressionable, but that band was a part of my early journey through the internet.

Other favorite songs:

Any other favorite bands you discovered during the era of Web1.0/early Web2.0?
No. 43764
>Any other favorite bands you discovered during the era of Web1.0/early Web2.0?

I was introduced to Broken Social Scene by a girl on a forum I used to use as a teenager. She was older so naturally I was like a lost puppy:

Shame that forum was deleted. It was fun to go back years later and laugh at my own stupid jokes. Although maybe for the best.
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<Any other favorite bands you discovered during the era of Web1.0/early Web2.0?
>be 1 year old computer user
>hear i can download music with kaazaa or some other p2p thing (time is a some years napster came out)
>download stuff i know from the radio like full CRAWWWWWLING IN MY SKIIIIIIIIIIIIIN album
>randomly download some more music by typing random words in search box
>from system of a down (also knew from the radio), find -=MuDvAyNe=- [sic] - L.D.50
>w0w this is good. burn to CD and listen on walkman, later put on 128MB MP3 player
>listen on the way to school, while doing community service, while walking in the city, etc
>much urban wow
>eh isnt this CP or something illegal on the album cover whats with that. whatever
to this day i have not found much better music, and i listen to thousands of artists. i also discovered in flames by typing "flame" in the search bar in kaazaa, another one of my favorite bands (up to the album before come clarity)
i also found some band with "jade" in the name, to this day i cant remember what the name is. and lost it the month after from the yearly HDD crash. it sounded like a coy light rock style small band like your "Superjesus" band
No. 43877
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If you've actively listened to and sought out Rock music long enough, chances are you've encountered the nebulous term of derision called "Butt Rock". It originates from braindead radio station DJs plugging their programs with the catchphrase, "Nothing BUT Rock!" Overtime, listeners would refer to these dreadful playlists of popular Hard Rock music at the time as Butt Rock.

So what is Butt Rock exactly? The term continues to be contested as tastes differ from person to person, but genres almost universally included are commercially-oriented Hard Rock and Hard Alternative, especially Post-Grunge and Nü-Metal. No one knows for sure who to blame, but the quintessential Butt Rock bands are Nickelback, Creed and 3 Doors Down along with has-beens like Limp Bizkit, Mudvayne and Staind. Some listeners even include overindulgent '70s Glam bands and '80s Hair Metal, but those guys were capable of making mindblowing music. If you ask me, the problem started with Alice in Chains (as much as I like them, they inspired scores of bad imitators), Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots along with wannabes like Silverchair, Bush and Candlebox. It also become the predominant form of Christian Alternative, featuring content that could give the churchgoing youth something to listen to without upsetting the local pastor.

Common themes among Butt Rock bands include, but are in no ways limited to, generic "heavy" sounding guitar tones, simple verse/chorus song structure, overwrought emotionalism, ostentatious yet inauthentic machismo, strained attempts at being philosophical / poetic / introspective, dreadful yarling, harmonized vocals and more. Perhaps the heaviest critique levied at Butt Rock is the lack of originality. Butt Rock makes no such pretenses of originality and proudly plays formulaic Rock music. That said, you don't need to proverbially reinvent the wheel to make compelling music.

So tell me, what do you think of Butt Rock? Are there any bands you like in spite of their association with the term?
No. 43879
I don't get why you classify grunge bands as Alice In Chains or Pearl Jam as the "beginning of buttrock". I barely see anything in common between them and the bands one can find in the image you posted.
No. 43882
Largely because AiC and Pearl Jam both featured harmonized vocals and yarling respectively as well as staying within the confines of verse/chorus structure. Songwriting also wasn't a strong point for either band, and songs like "Down in a Hole" was clearly about Layne being unable to get high. Those guys also strictly adhered to the verse/chorus structure, but what separated them from the bands that followed was their ability to do much more with the verse/chorus structure. The strong focus on instrumentation is also why they're praised much more than those that came after. In other words, they still rocked. Not only do Butt Rock bands slavishly conform to the verse/chorus structure with little deviation, they generally emphasize their vocalists to the point the instrumentation does little more than serve as perfunctory background noise. When you have scores of vocalists without any identifiable character to separate one from the other, the music all becomes a formless mass of indistinguishable shit.

And, to emphasize, fucking yarling. This is a joke, but goddamn, it applies to so many bands:
No. 43883
>Are there any bands you like in spite of their association with the term?
I suppose Seether would qualify as Butt Rock, and I like them. Shaun Morgan is so good at impersonating Kurt Cobain that I can't help but appreciate it. Other than that, a handful of songs from other bands have made it into my permanent collection. Nickleback's "Rockstar", for instance, is a fun one. I used to listen to more from Creed, but that list has been narrowed to basically "What If". Their overwrought emotionalism(to borrow your phrase) was good for the moment, but failed to create an enduring attachment. Staind, on the other hand, pefected that emotionalism, and the result was a more lasting appeal. I still listen to their songs "Ouside" and "It's Been Awhile".

Seether - Remedy

Kurt Cobain & Shaun Morgan Voice Comparison

Creed - What If
No. 44311
Metal Genre Power Rankings...according to me.

>Heavy Metal / NWOBHM
>Thrash Metal
>Black Metal
>Doom Metal
>Old School Death Metal
>Death/Doom Metal

>US Power Metal
>'80s German Power Metal
>Speed Metal
>Sludge Metal

>Folk/Viking/Pagan Metal
>Gothic Metal
>Metal-oriented Grindcore
>Heavier Glam Metal
>Groove Metal
>'90s Metalcore
>Neoclassical Metal
>Progressive Metal
>Stoner Metal

>Drone Metal
>Flower Metal (or saccharine late '90s/2000s-era Euro Power Metal)
>Funeral Doom Metal
>Medieval Folk Metal
>Industrial Metal
>Melodic Death Metal
>Technical Death Metal

>Modern Metalcore, especially Melodic Metalcore
>Symphonic Metal
>Brutal Death Metal
>Slam Death Metal
>"Alternative" Metal / Hard Alternative

>Nu-Metal (I don't hate it, but Metal, it isn't)
No. 44329
Hm, why did you put Doom under God-tier and Funeral with Drone under Low? Aren't those adjacent styles? Although I don't know much about them since I don't like them and don't listen to them (the only Doom/Drone/whatever band I like is The Angelic Process, and I'm not even sure if they are actually Doom). The gap between different flavors of Death is quite big too. Personally I'd put regular Death under mid probably, together with MDM, and Technical and Brutal under low. Actually, I would put MDM slightly higher than regular Death, but not a tier higher.
No. 44340
I don't consider "Trad" Doom to be a thing except if you're going to refer to post-2000s bands modeled after the first wave of Doom Metal bands. I explained in the previous thread what Doom Metal is:

As to what distinguishes Doom Metal from Funeral Doom and Drone, well, everything from compositional grammar to pacing, tempo, phrasing, guitar tone and even aesthetics distinguish all three of them. Funeral Doom may be a derivative form of Doom Metal, but rest assured, it has little to do with its ancestor. Funeral Doom features plodding, dirge-like riffs often coupled with keyboards to capture a funereal atmosphere, hence the name. They're all consistently slow tempo.

Drone Metal, on the other hand, is Metal in only the loosest interpretation of the term. Those bands barely have riffs, and they frequently abscond with percussion. The music is guided by guitars that only craft purely atmospheric heavy music built on droning riffs, hence the name.

Of course, a song is worth a thousand words, so I'll let these songs define what Doom Metal is:
https://youtu.be/IZUm0BPjlLI (warning: nudity)
https://youtu.be/nZ62Mewedbs (ditto)

Why do I consider Doom Metal superior to Funeral Doom and Drone Metal? Everyone has a different standard for their ideals, but for me, the crushing riffs, ominous lyrics and tempo hit all the right notes. Doom Metal is much more focused on riff-guided passages with crushing riffs that nonetheless rock out hard whereas Funeral Doom and Drone put a premium on atmosphere at the expense of the overall music. As a consequence, Funeral Doom and Drone Metal are plodding, dull and gratingly dirge-like. To me, both genres are Death/Doom stripped of any redeeming qualities.

That said, I do have favorites from Funeral Doom and Drone Metal.

Funeral Doom favorites:

Drone favorites:
No. 44342 Kontra
I should note that, by "don't consider to be a thing," I mean that the term "Traditional Doom Metal" is redundant and meaningless. "Traditional Doom" is just Doom, but if you have to force the term into existence to distinguish Doom Metal from the subgenres that share "Doom" in the name, then I think it should only refer to Doom Metal bands that formed after the year 2000.

Polite kontra.
No. 44359 Kontra
>Stoner mid tier not above
>Pagan/Viking also mid tier not below
This is objectively wrong.

t. used to listen to metal
No. 44372
Stoner Metal is wildly inconsistent for me, hence the mid-tier ranking. Bands like Sleep, Kylesa or Elder are all incredible, but so many other bands are just painfully mediocre, especially Electric Wizard. Holy shit, are they overrated. Despite all the rave reviews, Dopethrone is a colossal bore with "Funeralopolis" and the title track as the only highlights of note. Boris, High on Fire and Kyuss are all tripe for hipsters and yuppies.

As to Folk Metal, my thoughts here:

I largely suspect late '90s / 2000s Folk Metal music was popular with people who liked the notion of Metal but weren't keen on bands celebrated by metalheads. Every defining facet from the ultra clean production values to the simple chugs and epic Power Metal riffs all catered to those people's tastes and sensibilities. I would be less charitable, but the early days of the genre are worth noting.

It's certainly better than garbage like Feuerschwanz, Subway to Sally or In Extremo. In my view, only Obsequiae is deserving of the title Medieval Metal as their music captures the mood much better than any of those bands:

Other Viking/Folk Metal favorites: Bathory, Borknagar, Empyrium, Skyclad, Cruachan, Waylander, Ñu, Mägo de Oz, Jaldaboath, Грай [Grai], Руян [Ruyan], Молат [Molat], Темнозорь [Temnozor']
No. 44373
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Do you have additional recommendations for Stoner, Doom and Thrash Metal? Your opinions seem based on extensive experience.
No. 44382
Prepare thyself. To me, the quintessential Doom Metal albums are:

Stoner Metal essentials:

Thrash Metal is going to be its own post because I've got tons of recommendations.

*Weedeater might be a hipster darling, but I'm not gonna knock that album because that's where they did everything right. Weedeater sounds like a metallic, fuzzy version of Southern Rock, which is more or less how Southern Metal should sound as opposed to tripe like Texas Hippie Coalition. Contributing to their identity are the riffs are divorced from any of the conventions found in Stoner, Sludge or Doom bands. Sadly, Southern Metal isn't a true genre, so I suppose "Stoner Metal" will be the only appropriate tag for the band.
No. 44387
Sorry for the delay, but as you will see, this is quite a beastly list.

Thrash Metal recommendations by genre.

Thrash Metal:

Crossover Thrash:

Technical Thrash:

No. 44388 Kontra
I know I'm failing to name everything I know and love, but just for shits and giggles:
No. 44389
>Subway to Sally or In Extremo
i like folk, chanson etc. and am not a big fan of either sts or in extremo personally, because for my taste they both sound way too "mainstream" these days. however subway to sally and in extremo are still good bands and not "garbage", particularly in extremo's live shows have always been well made and entertaining. also, they don't play metal. it's an own genre, which is probably mostly popular in germany, and is influenced by early/late 1970s/early 1980s european folk, rock and industrial bands e.g. tri yann, malicorne, ougenweide, einstürzende neubauten as well as actual medieval poems and folk songs or even older motifs of germanic or celtic origin. musically it's got not much to do with "pagan metal", "viking metal" etc., since e.g. in extremo use real traditional instruments, self-designed tone and noise generators as well as lyrics in old high german and musical elements of old folk music and mix it all with their particular style of rock music. on the other hand "pagan metal" or "viking metal" bands usually play chords and melodies that may sound pagan to them and their fans, but don't have actual historic roots. note i'm not saying "pagan metal" is bad music. i actually do like e.g. falkenbach and abbath's side project "i" is awesome, too. i've never really liked bathory though.

also, i absolutely hate the anglo/american OBSESSION with "vikings" and "nordic". i hate it so god damn much. under every yt video that has remotely something to do with scandinavia there are numerous anglos worshipping vikings for some reason. i don't even read yt comments often, but the yt recommendation algorithm also seems to favor MUH VIKINGS.
>i have actually x percent viking heritage
>VIKINGS discovered the USA
>VIKINGS used to rule Great Britain
>watch some swedish woodworker talking about woodworking using an axe only - youtube recommends over 9000 videos about VIKINGS
>watch a video about some norwegian dude sailing alone from trondheim to shetland - youtube recommends over 9000 videos about REAL VIKINGS
>watch any random video about european medieval and migration period history - youtube recommends a series about VIKINGS
and so on and so forth, it's really annoying.
No. 44394
RACBernd, you are the biggest autist ever, which is why we love you so much even though your taste in music is vile.
No. 44401
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"Make us die-slowly-nuclear winter"!
No. 44402
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"na na nu nu nu na make your testament-nuclear winter!"
No. 44403
yeah indeed

>>RAC Bernd #post

I did not realize you made such an encyclopedia RAC Bernd, man, now how I'm going to listen to all this.

>late 80s when Doom starts being a real murderer
I had lots of fun listening to Necro Schizma from Netherlands, early 90s. Delirium with a record called "Zooouh" or something like that, more sophisticated, sure.

>what else

I'm listening a lot WMRI, fantastic electronic music from Russia. You can find it in archive.org. Ambient, berlin school, personality personality. A fave is -> https://archive.org/details/wmri-area-view <- Masterpis
No. 44410
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The way Tom Angelripper enunciates English is just so delightfully German. On Agent Orange, his awkward stresses are even more noticeable.



>I did not realize you made such an encyclopedia RAC Bernd, man, now how I'm going to listen to all this.

Oh, Catalan. I could regale you with tons of Metal demos and still have more to go. In the odd chance we should ever meet, I would spend the day with you drunk listening to Amebix, Hellbastard, Mentors and The Raunchous Brothers.

As I said, I was going to miss out on recommendations, but that would just monopolize the thread and prevent others from butting in. Not too many people on Ernst have even half as much interest in Extreme Metal as we do, especially '80s and '90s stuff.

Just to round off the list for Austria and whoever else may be interested, I'll leave you with these. This should be a sufficient introduction to quality Thrash Metal. It is my favorite genre of Extreme Metal. Special mention for Dream Death as it is the perfect fusion of Celtic Frost-esque Thrash with Death/Doom Metal.

- Solstice (USA) - Pray for the Sentencing: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kWlLgpw4bNu_GXeOO9FX5R7Y0ysO5nLlg
- Dream Death - Journey into Mystery: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kUF1kHioQ7nHe_MpQ6iN7o4I8d7UnYKUc
- Assorted Heap - Mindwaves: https://youtu.be/sexTIbRkflY

>Necro Schizma

That one slipped under my radar. I'll be sure to investigate as our tastes are generally well aligned.

Just for you, I will leave you with this demo of forgotten Bay Area Thrash that caught my ear hours ago. It's delightfully fierce.

- Damnakleez - Angel of Evil: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqytfNFx9GhxEWDlJsh-Zln6VgRMdWHCD
No. 44411

Listened to 2 albums from The Streets today, nostalgia'd hard and felt a lot better for it
No. 44802
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I enjoyed Invasion by John 5 and the Creatures. John 5 is the guitarist who plays with Rob Zombie, but this music is less metal, and more rock. Also, much like Buckethead's work, instead of lyrics you just get more guitar :D. There are also a few songs which display John 5's country music influences. Howdy stands out to me as the best of that group.

I Want It All - John 5 and The Creatures

Crank It - Living With Ghosts - John 5 and The Creatures

No. 44956

Damn this stuff goes hard, starts out with some metal riffs, then goes on into a whacky saxophone solo and so on, madness for sure
No. 45008
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You posted something really nice RAC, thank you very much, I don't know what to reply in a sensible manner, I only put outbursts here. I'll guess something. Ah yes: do you use Soulseek?
No. 45009
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>search for a pic in gougle images for "zero tolerance"...
>heh the grey wolves one is in 1st page
>"This release has been blocked from sale in the marketplace. It is not permitted to sell this item on Discogs."




No. 45026
>do you use Soulseek

As a matter of fact, I do.

Right now, I'm unable to use it meaningfully, but once things return to normal, I'm going right back on it.

What's your username?
No. 45038
Thanks to the youtube algorithm I discovered the Jungle-genre. It's glorious.
Literally every single song has the same base line (amen-stop) but they still sound good :DDD
Every single fucking song has the amen-stop. No exceptions. It's not jungle otherwise.

It's what I'd call perfect work-music.
No. 45039
There area few other breaks one sampled track is also played on the radio in GTA San Andreas on thta funk station, you have vocal chops in that one, can't find a jungle example rn, the (chopped) amen is by far the most famous and used one though.

Also 90s dirty jungle is best jungle
No. 45044
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My favourite musical discovery of 2020, Khruangbin, released a new album recently.
No. 45400
ehhhh sorry for not noticing your message!

Today I've been listening to Putrevore and Bolt Thrower and this record from AC/DC covers: veri nais!

No. 45416
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Lately i really like to listen through recordings of the KCRW Broadcast. A radio Show by Henry Rollins who plays great music most of the time and tells nice stories every now and then. He also has guests sometimes.
Can recommend. 10/10 music.

No. 45432
>Henry Rollins

Where do I know that name from? Let's as Wikipedia...

>He had recurring dramatic roles in the second season of Sons of Anarchy, in the final seasons of the animated series The Legend of Korra as Zaheer, and has also had roles in several films.

Hooo boy, that voice also makes music? His performance gave me goosebumps in Korra. Guess I'll have to check this out, thanks.
No. 45439
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I recently discovered Canadian singer/songwriter Fred Eaglesmith. I would describe his music as country, mixed with a little folk rock, containing strong-usually sad- lyrics and storytelling. But more than that, there is a bit of an edge/irony to those lyrics, and that's what really caught my ear:

Fred Eaglesmith - 105

Fred Eaglesmith - Seven Shells

Mighty Big Car

Benchseat Baby(Live)

I prefer his faster songs, but some of his slower tracks are amazing:

Fred Eaglesmith - Cigarette Machine

I found them this past year as well, via KEXP(a great source for live music, so long as you don't mind clicking through some not-so-great stuff). I listened to that set, as well this Pitchfork show-very laid back:

Khruangbin @ Villain | Pitchfork Live

No. 45440
He's one of the most influential figures in 80s hardcore punk

No. 45448 Kontra
Henry Rollins is heinously overrated. Even more so than Jello Biafra. That said, Damaged, My War and Slip It In are good albums. Still prefer Jealous Again, though.

Side note: he now looks like a lesbian dodgeball coach.
No. 45459
What about Joe Strummer? I don't know much about punk rock and neither do I care about it, but Joe seems like a pretty cool guy.
No. 45462 Kontra
I consider The Clash to be one of the most overrated acts ever, and Joe Strummer similarly didn't impress me. CRASS had The Clash nailed perfectly, and Rimbaud's glib comments couldn't have been more fitting.

>Do you still think the Clash were “trash”?
>Largely speaking, yes. Their music was no better than your average rock’n'roll, but their politics were archetypal trendy leftist whitewash, which for all its bravado did little but dis-empower and disillusion a body of youth who deserved (and expected) better.
No. 45480
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Ron Wasserman is one of the greatest Metal composers of all time. Were it not for him, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers would've died after the first season. Even now, I still get chills down my spine from hearing the theme song.

In 2012, he re-recorded the show's major theme songs. While far from replacing the originals done on a synth, it's nice to hear the songs on some heavy guitars as they were intended:
No. 45504
It's called the ReacTable and it has to be just about the coolest shit that I have ever seen in my life. THIS is exactly what I would get if I was rich or build if I had a real electrical engineering degree and wanted to get experimental. This is just simply amazing to me. I wonder how much does it cost...
wtf do you mean error 404?! I want this to exist!
why can I not find http://reactable.com/live/ ..
oh... http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2010/03/23/got-13000-get-yourself-a-reactable-tangible-synthesizer/
welp it was much much much more expensive than I had even thought. Dayum shame. But that has got to be just about the coolest music making device I've ever yet encountered in this reality.

I pretty much feel the same. He can be my favorite poster it's just his well not just tastes but even manner of speaking can feel very Patrick Bateman-y, and deploying that in the same way Bateman would go on in great detail about something as low tier as Huey and the News. But I don't think it's because he isn't knowledgeable in fact he's probably one of the most knowledgeable people I've encountered when it comes to music. I suspect you could actually ask him about jazz or 19th century composers and you would know about that too. Just because a chef knows how to make the best sauteed salmon and filette minon sprinkled in gold dust doesn't mean he isn't going to go home and secretly enjoy 99 cent kraft mac n cheese.

But I do think that RAC Ersnt is truly among our most EC tier posters and we've got quite a few of them. It's just a shame that there's so few of us that it's rather difficult for any one ernst to keep up with the other's profoundly narrow set of interests rather than everyone being able to engage each other as equals in the realm of knowledge. I suspect it makes some people here lonely sometimes when like no one can really discuss aircraft in autistic detail with Australia rather than us having a couple of actual pilots here.

I think that the superior version of EC would probably be if we ended up having a couple of hundred posters so everyone can have multiple people to talk to no matter how narrow the interests but hopefully without making the board faster, which likely would just be the lifecycle of any good *chan. It happened to KC which is what here feels like, which is the 2009 version of KC.

but yeah tl;dr RAC's music autism is perfect
No. 45509
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>I suspect it makes some people here lonely sometimes when like no one can really discuss aircraft in autistic detail with Australia rather than us having a couple of actual pilots here.

Nah. I like to dip to a point deeper than average in a variety of subjects but I wouldn't consider many of my delves into subjects to be particularly impressive. You don't even need to go onto aircraft forums to find people more autismal on the subject, most Simulation forums have you covered on that front.

Tbh, my actual strength in terms of serious discussion potential is knowing a bit about a lot of subjects and not just endless knowledge on one subject.
No. 45512
I watched the reactable in action years ago. It was nice but I think you can make savage things with cheaper stuff

Fuck yeah Jorge Fuck yeah
No. 45513
No. 45525
Wow I did not know about any of this. Fascinating
No. 45616
Bernard Paganotti is my current negroid, along with der Frank Zappa.
No. 46053
Croatian Amor & Lust for Youth - Sister
No. 46156
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Now here's something you don't hear everyday. Potentially patriotic Post-Hardcore:

Sadly, absolutely no information about this band can be found anywhere online: no interviews, no websites, nothing. These German gentlemen released three albums from the mid to late '90s on the controversial Skull Records and later Rock-O-Rama. Considering how wildly different this band sounds from their labelmates, I'm too damn curious as to how they got signed onto those labels. Given, the Schaffelhuber brothers had several endeavors outside Rechtsrock, including distributing completely non-political music through their various labels. Allegedly, they were involved in bootlegging. In any case, their albums were later reissued by Rock-O-Rama Records and billed as "Patriotic Rock", so right-wing sympathies could very well be possible although it's apparently difficult to discern.

I've also asked Germans elsewhere to help transcribe these lyrics or at least parse out their themes, and none reported anything overtly political. Some cringed at how melodramatic their lyrics were, though.

"Drei Kreuze" particularly grabs me. Despite the shaky vocals, the bass tone is infectious and the synths heighten the atmosphere. All the instruments serve the arrangements well. The music takes some surprising turns just when you start worrying it would be too predictable. The shifts work and are far from anything gratuitous or incongruous in the wider context of the music.

Side note: these guys couldn't look more quintessentially 90s if they tried.
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I'm listening to the most recent Descendents album at the moment and it's really fascinating how the contents of punk music lyrics can change over a few decades.

Can't have no more juicy burgers
Can't have no more greasy fries
Doctor took my lipid profile
He told me I'm barely alive
No more fat
No more fat
No more chicken pot pies, no more chorizo
I can't have that
Got this problem from my father
Grandpa died at forty-five
Heart attack and a triple bypass
Future's looking very bright
No more fat
No more fat
No more apple fritters, no more ice cream
I can't have that
No more fat
No more fat
I like food, but all the food that tastes good...
I can't have that
No. 46988
Anybody remembers witch house?

Salem just released a new mixtape after 7 years or so of hiatus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWHhV5TDKnA

Also a new MV which is pretty great, mostly just footage of them driving through hurricanes and storms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OldLS3YE04Y
No. 47075
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I would describe modern glam rock band The Struts as a cross between Queen and Oasis. Their lead singer has the bravado/arrogant persona of Liam Gallagher, but performs with a more bold stage presence reminiscent of Freddie Mercury. I think my repeated searches for 1980's rock, combined with occasional clicks on more contemporary stuff, finally led Youtube to recommend these guys. Selections from their 2018 album Young & Dangerous:

The Struts - Tatler Magazine

The Struts - I Do It So Well

The Struts - Ashes(Part 2)

The Struts - Primadonna Like Me

You know, The Struts also did a cover of Ballroom Blitz, but Batmobile's version has more energy. So have that instead:

Batmobile - Ballroom Blitz live at Klubfoot

Beautiful music video. Seeing a tornado in person must be a truly surreal experience.
No. 47078
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I've been producing music, with no formal training, for about 4 years now. I still struggle with song structures, so I mostly only produce loops. A few people have told me my music would fit well in some particular games; what's your take on it? Check the attached files.

Yeah, of course. I still listen to Clams Casino from time to time, and you have some similar genres, namely wave, under which a lot of music is still produced. I take it you've come across the FOMH channel on Youtube before?
No. 47087
You obviously love very deep booming bass. But cleanly produced. And if you struggle with song structure and loops work, indeed it would be something for games, most likely some jump and run?
No. 47089
I've been making electronic music myself and taught it myself more or less for 5 years or so before I quitted and started reading books instead in my freetime heavily.
Usually a loop of 1-4 bars is the norm as starting point. The rest, arrangement aka song structure is made by introducing elements, taking them away and having breaks/buildups or in other generes something like bridges or chorus.

I came across this one not long agao, since I'm a huge fan of Drexciya and their aliases it was quite nice, might give an idea of how song structure can work


also this might be cool, it's a good track
No. 47110
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I am a true music nerd, I dont listen to any music produced after 2019.
No. 47278
For long I've felt ashamed about my teenage power metal phase, but now I can listen to it again without guilt and embrace the kitschy ebinness for some reason.

>Blind Guardian - Mirror Mirror
This was my fav back then.

>Blind Guardian - The Bard's Song
Retrospectively this one is quite neofolkish, might have been formative for my latter interest for the genre.
No. 47288
>The Bard's Song
Heard it the first time when I was about fifteen, in some animoo-styled Flash cartoon. Even with my crappy English skills back then I found the lyrics very cheesy, but despite neither being into power metal (my favorite band then was another teenage shame for lotsa East Slavs in the 2000's: Rammstein) nor knowing who are Blind Guardian, I was kinda digging it. Later, in high school, I started listening to crap like Epidemiya (and believe me, you wouldn't find a more cliched power metal band with cheesier lyrics no matter how hard you try), and in the first year of uni I got exposed to Western power metal by my buddies (for some reason, there are tons of metalheads in programming and engineering faculties, and not only students but even some lecturers), including Blind Guardian, so that song kinda got back to me after several years.

Also, I don't like when power metal is associated with elves and dragons and shit. I understand that it's a tribute of sorts to early hard rock bands like Rainbow and Uriah Heep who often wrote fantasy-themed lyrics for their songs, but I think that diverse themes only make the band better. Like these guys, for example (probably my favorite power metal band):

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For the few of you who might actually care, I buckled down and have completely overhauled my chart with brand new nominations and a handy legend for those seeking to tailor any search to their respective tastes. The symbols should be especially handy for those who may be colorblind.
No. 47776
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Great bluegrass song with a beautiful video. Train hopping and dropping graffiti-in chalk- across America.

Billy Strings - Watch It Fall (Official Video)

Well the old men said the great big apple
Is rotten to the core
With Wall Street skimming from the till
While no one minds the store
And how could someone get so low
In a building so damn tall?
How long until there's nothing left at all?
No. 48302
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Mikey Mike's entire channel is fun:

Mikey Mike - Doin' Me (Official Video)

The Search for Life on Earth

Mikey Mike - Cut My Hair (Official Music Video)

Mikey Mike Stars in New 'Amazon Prime' Commercial
No. 49589
Metal Enterprises produced some of the most bizarre, ugly, heinous and thoroughly otherworldly records cut to wax. Little is known about the label's founder Ingo Nowotny, although when Google+ was active, he apparently uploaded what is, to date, the only extant photos seen online.

Based on the handful of LPs mentioning release/recording dates, Metal Enterprises presumably started in the mid '80s. The first LPs were licensed editions of non-German releases, but overtime, it released unique LPs. By far, the most infamous LPs were what were later called Metalploitation records, where previous signees would allegedly forfeit the rights to their names before Nowotny and his merry band of hired studio musicians recruited by Holger Schmidt would release fake follow-ups similar to those shitty Italian horror/sci-fi film sequels. At least three bands were prey to these schemes, including Killer Foxx, Kahlkopf and Thrash Queen.

Among these pseudo-sophomore LPs was Ashes to Ashes by "Thrash Queen":

The story behind the original Thrash Queen is a rather curious one. Formed in Southern New England around 1984 at the behest of a friend who would later marry (then divorce within a year) the band's guitarist, Thrash Queen would record what is largely regarded as one of the worst Heavy Metal records ever recorded: Manslayer. Featuring simplistic riffs and tanker bottom-tier productions, the album's statement as being the world's first all-female Thrash band would be entirely lost on the world, but the story doesn't end there.

Across the pond, Metal Enterprises was more than curious about Lanslyde Records's airfare and agreed to release licensed editions of both Killer Foxx and Thrash Queen. According to Lanslyde founder Matthew Brooks, Nowotny apparently did not ask for master tapes which were customary industry practices, leading him to assume he mastered the German edition directly from the vinyl. Considering how shoddy the original LP sounded on account of being recorded on a Studiomaster 4 track with the guitars in turn recorded through a microphone and a 4x12 cab stuffed into the rear of a Toyota (try picturing that in your head), God only knows how the German edition sounded:

After the band broke up in 1987, Metal Enterprises would then record and release the pseudo-sophomore Ashes to Ashes.

Opening with a grotesque rendition of Richard Strauss's immortal "Also Sprach Zarathustra", the completely discordant arrangement sets the tone before the album hits you with "Vox of Thrash". The riffs start out with what you could expect from '80s Metal, but then comes the vocalist. This woman shrieks out nigh incomprehensible hebephrenic lyrics that follow no coherent theme and convey no narrative or message. It's like what would happen if an echolalic child recorded an album comprised from movie quotes, but in this case, it's a tone deaf woman trying to imitate opera. The woman's hysterical yelping and thick German accent drive home cheery lyrics like: "VOX OF THRAAASH! LIGHT THE INFERNO! Let's make love in the pool! Let's make love in the refrigerator!" As if that was not enough, the subsequent track "God Save the Queen" features our lovely lady caterwauling, "GOD SHAVE THE QUEEEEEEEEN!" With each proper song running well over 7 minutes in length when the music can only justify 3 at most, you'll be questioning reality before your brain gets sucked into a black hole.

Must be heard to be believed.
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Whoops! Forgot my pics.
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>Among these pseudo-sophomore LPs was Ashes to Ashes by "Thrash Queen":

lol the vocals. Anyway if I'm this demented in music I'd bring the song to make a remaster and lower them down, they are somewhat out of place in this regard imho

I'm no one to criticize anyway because you know,


P.S. Nunwhore have at least a pair of good records, one is a kind of homage to Gut. This latter live I post is too fucked up in sound terms
No. 50163
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Do you like cracking open a cold beer? The Cadillac Three certainly do, and their album Country Fuzz is an ode to drinking- and little else. From the opening lyrical declaration "I sure am thirsty" through the final track "Long After Last Call" the Southern rock band sing their love for blue collar brew. Of course songs touch other important subjects- women, driving, and nostalgia for long past country nights- but the recurring theme is drinking. And occassionally smoking.

The Cadillac Three - Slow Rollin'

The Cadillac Three - Whiskey And Smoke

>Must be heard to be believed
You weren't kidding. Wow.
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Ah, yes. Libido Airbag. One of the pioneers of Pornogrind along with GUT. That stuff has never been my thing despite the aesthetics being delightfully repulsive. My intrigue in the more off-kilter Grindcore subgenres waned quickly, so now, I only stick to Grindcore, Deathgrind, Goregrind and Powerviolence.

> You weren't kidding. Wow.
Oh, do I have some wonderful things to show you.

Re: the True Thrash Queen

I've listened to my share of crappy Metal albums, and after sitting through this track to track, the music itself isn't any worse than some generic Speed Metal band's demo tape, although it doesn't help when your title track is both your worst and opening track. Nonexistent production values aside, even the good tracks are monotonous and repetitive.

Of course, the Fake Thrash Queen will forever be something else.

The story behind Lanslyde Records is rather fascinating if mildly depressing. Founded by the idealistic Matthew Brooks, the label formed as a means to self-distribute his own music in an increasingly crowded and competitive market. Brooks was out on workman's comp and needed capital to record music for his band Hunter. Seeing that self-distribution afforded him more creative control and would by-pass the necessity of going through a major label, he successfully petitioned the local vocational rehab office for a $6k grant to start Lanslyde Records. Of course, when you're starting a label on a grant, you're going to need to release more than just your own music. Enter Killer Foxx.

Killer Foxx was the brother band of Hunter and Thrash Queen. Formed by Matthew Brooks under the alias Mick Stryker, the band recruited members of a local cover band. Brooks wrote virtually all the music while writing roughly half for Thrash Queen. Musically, Killer Foxx was hardly different from any other Speed Metal band from the '80s. While not awful, they're far from anything I'd call extraordinary. They're competent, if thoroughly derivative. On a scale from 1-10, I'd give them a 7 if I'm being generous. A solid C-:

Unfortunately for Killer Foxx, releasing the record under the intended title All You Can Eat would land them in hot water. The original cover art for Killer Foxx's debut LP was to feature a man and woman engaged in oral sex hence the highly suggestive title. Legal action forced the band to change the cover and title to the tame SFW The Night. Word has it the woman who issued the grant was dismissed from her position.

Metal Enterprises later released The Night as Going Under with the band's name misspelled as Killer Fox. Shortly after its release overseas, Killer Foxx called it quits, but four years later, Ingo Nowotny and his merry band of hired studio musicians would record and release another freakishly bizarre album under the Killer Fox moniker.

The Fake Killer Foxx - Orgasm of Death:






For reasons the band likely didn't intend, this album ranks as one of my personal favorite disasters. I pity the fools who hate this because they just can't appreciate something this delightful.

Opening with a robot voice that narrates a twisted sci-fi tale set in a futuristic timeline where man must travel beyond the means of this world to continue their species in the face of destruction, Orgasm of Death sets the tone with menacing drumbeats and spacy guitars. And then comes the first true song.

Everything the album builds towards immediately collapses and the rest of the album follows what must be a schizophrenic's attempt at a concept album. The music follows an industrial-like drumbeat with standard Heavy Metal riffs filling each track, but much like the Fake Thrash Queen, the Fake Killer Fox features a crazed loon for a vocalist spewing out shrill hebephrenic lyrics where he screams about Vixens of Slaughter and SEEKING THE JUICY PUSSY! Fuck knows what else he's saying, but it perfectly fits the theme of man brought to the brink of extinction and reduced to a point where all one can do is shriek out in defiance.

To me, this is Avant-Garde in ways most Metal bands labeled that way just aren't. To me, it's what would happen if a sex-starved Prog Rock musician made Metal just by reading a description of the genre rather than directly listening to other bands. It's that outsider approach to music that distinguishes this album from others. What I suspect alienates most listeners is both the admitted monotony and tastelessly graphic lyrics (from what you can make out), but it's just too likeably absurd to hate.
No. 50272
Enjoyed the fake Killer Foxx much more than the fake Thrash Queen. Not good, but they tried :D. You know the worst part of that Thrash Queen album? The opening song -Also Sprach Zarathustra- was used in 2001: A Space Odyssey ofc, but Elvis also used it as his concert intro and that's the association my brain has formed. So I hear those notes and I'm expecting something good. Needless to say, in this case that expectation rapidly dissipates. Maybe the fake Thrash Queen version would have been a good concert intro for psychobilly artist Elvis Hitler :D.

Hard to imagine a scam like these pseudo-band albums working today, with Youtube etc, but who knows. Maybe these type of albums are hiding in the bargain bins you see in convenience stores.
No. 50638
yes, gruppa krovi is great
No. 50639
I found some weeks ago this Brazilian band (Legião Urbana)


I love it
No. 50640
I can never tell if these random balls are real people or just more Australian/Kazakh/etc proxies.
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Some great stuff, with that unmistakable 1980's sound.

>Australian/Kazakh/etc proxies
Nah, the music taste doesn't match either of them. Although brick is good for some suprises now and then. And, now that I think about it, I shouldn't pidgeon-hole Australia either. So...I'll go with probably not.
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Talk an about face in stylistic changes.

Eastern Youth is a Japanese band that started playing tough-as-nails Oi! with a patriotic message but later changed to Post-Hardcore influenced Indie Rock with a few nods to Midwest Emo. No idea what became of their lyrics, but suffice to say, they completely dropped the politics and started playing music for general audiences.

Normally, this genre isn't remotely my style at all, but these gents somehow manage to compose refreshing and invigorating songs. The music is intense, emotional and heartfelt yet still retaining a modest sense of manliness. In other words, it's not overbearingly wussy like so many of these other Indie bands are.

Choice albums:
-雲射抜ケ声 (Kumo Inuke Koe): https://youtu.be/I6dmpup-6JU
-感受性応答セヨ (Kanjusei ōtō seyo): https://youtu.be/hwa4fYh1adE
-其処カラ何ガ見エルカ: https://youtu.be/83N1vY3B1zg

For those curious about their past as an Oi! band:
-East End Land: https://youtu.be/HG6Jb1wbz2U
-"Bite Your Master": https://youtu.be/BGBcGN8QEL8
-"What We Protect": https://youtu.be/rowj9ugi9xo
-"Capital Punishment": https://youtu.be/FuZBwEvizTw
No. 51626
I love that word lol

I myself also discovered a genre which I normally don't like much: (Russian) black metal. I discovered this gem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqAtk5D1R1Y. It's a vigorous, meldoic piece of art.
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The water becomes a groove the groove becomes a canyon, the sight becomes a vision the vision becomes belief the belief becomes conviction the conviction becomes the reality

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No. 52574
After watching Mandariinid there were some georgian songs in my yt recommendations

I liked them
No. 52631
Ahahahaha! I already posted this last year! And then I posted it again nearly a year to the day.
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No. 52691
Over the weekend I have been listening through the Pink Floyd discography up until The Final Cut. Apart from Wish You Were Here and Animals all of those were first passes, so here's my preliminary rating:

Wish You Were Here
Atom Heart Mother
Obscured By Clouds
The Wall
Dark Side Of The Moon
Saucerful Of Secrets
Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
The Final Cut
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>WYWH first, The Final Cut last, The Wall/Dark Side in the middle
Agree 100%. Wish You Were Here is their masterpiece, while the insanely popular "The Wall" is for their standards merely a solid album. I would have switched Animals with Meddle, and maybe Piper a little higher, but that's just personal taste. Also: It seems I should listen to "More", I have ignored that one until now.

I listened to those, at times they feel a little too "jumpy" for me. No doubt there is ability involved, though. I liked the third one best, it seems to be the most accessible for your everyday music listener.
No. 52703
As I said, this is a first-pass list. WYWH and Animals are not debatable though, but I have listened to a few albums in my time that only "clicked" after the second, third, fourth run, although I don't think I will ever like The Final Cut.
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It wasn't glorious, sorry.

Now let's see which chill but not overlistened to, or too dry music I can play... Yes this one.


Hey: check this site and tell me if you recognize any artist. Because I've been there many times and I think I'm music versed but I only recognize like 1% of the catalogue.
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A hip-hop track about breakfast cereal and cartoons. I love it.

Z-Trip - Breakfast Club feat Murs and Supernatural

>Hey: check this site and tell me if you recognize any artist
Discogs.com? I know the famous artists, and some of the less famous ones.

On a related note, this guy in pic 2 -lil Yachty-is on my box of Reese's Puffs cereal, and I have no idea who he is.
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General info: Old Europa Cafe was one of the most important industrial labels, even in distribution terms.

Oh sorry I meant this link.
http://www.discosparadiso.com/20-electronica-ambient. I don't recognize anything yay

You video is nice BTW. When you listen rap lyrics are important or do you manage to smother them in your brain and only get the rhythm/music?
No. 52773
>this link
Ok, on that site I don't recognize any of the artists.

>When you listen rap lyrics are important or do you manage to smother them in your brain and only get the rhythm/music?

Hm, I can enjoy it either way. Sometimes I just like the beat, and the lyrics aren't great (or I can't figure out what they're saying, :D). But then there are artists who really excell at writing. They're clever, or provocative, or insightful. I really enjoy that. At its core, rap is a verbal game. A track can survive with a good hook, a good sample, I can like it a lot- but the best have great lyrics too.
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I like Aktion T4 and In Tyrannos. That's an opinion and I posted it here.
No. 52811
>In Tyrannos

MEIN NEGER! At last, another appreciator of Rechtsrock has arrived.

If you ask me, In Tyrannos is the best Gigi project apart from Stahlgewitter and Saccara. Schlimmer als die Pest departs slightly from Die Maske fällt! with the introduction of Heavy Metal elements as opposed to the pure Slayer worship on the debut, although both are solid Metal albums. Slayer worship projects like Durandal and Hobbs Angel of Death generally rule, and anybody who dislikes '80s Slayer is probably some uptight asshat who eats steak well-done, assuming said asshat eats steak at all.

Highlights: "Spartas gesetz", "Winkelried", "Anno neun", "Rammjagd", "Vercingetorix"

>Aktion T4

I'll admit, these guys have stayed off my radar. I revisit some old favorites as well as new acts that seem promising, but NS Black Metal moves me less than it used to. That song you posted reminds me of Peste Noire and early Immortal; more Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism than At the Heart of Winter. Any suggestions where to start with Aktion T4?
No. 52813
>Any suggestions where to start with Aktion T4?

Evgeniks and Der Ostfeldzeug.
No. 52816 Kontra
>That's an opinion and I posted it here.
So fuck off with your opinion then.
No. 52818 Kontra
Wow rude
No. 52851
> Datach'

I know I'm a year late but I am really enjoying this. Thanks.
No. 52861 Kontra
I'm listening to a lot of music lately, but not enough to catch up with the devleopped tastes of Ernst. There's so many things to listen too and so few time.
No. 52950
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I like Metalcore...when done right.

Overcast - Expectational Dilution:

Metalcore is done best when it isn't strictly confined to its '90s Hardcore influences. In Overcast's case, the music succeeds where most others fail. The guitarwork is packed full of aggression that even dares to express technicality at times. The transitions between breakdowns and thrashy tremolos aren't abrupt, tasteless or overindulgent, all problems that would plague thousands of bands to come in the following decade. The vocalist shifts between agonized screams to crestfallen singing designed to channel deep-seated existential angst.
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Listened to David Bowie's studio albums because he's considered important and influential for pop music. Well, it's not exactly my kind of music, but I did like some of his stuff, specifically more electronic albums like Low, Heroes and Lodger (these had some pretty nice instrumentals) and the industrial rock one Outside (in particular, tracks Hallo Spaceboy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heal8E-3Hh8 and No Control https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLkNdXQ9FU4).

It also turned out that I'm more familiar with Bowie songs than I thought, because I've heard some of them without knowing that they were by him. Like, I've often heard Space Oddity when I was a kid on some music TV channel:

I listen to the radio at work, and they often play The Man Who Sold The World (Nirvana's cover, but still):

This one was in GTA: San Andreas (damn, K-DST might be my favorite radio station in all GTA games):

And the title track from Heroes actually made me want to listen to Bowie when I've heard it on the radio a week ago. It's a very nice track overall, and its lyrics remind me of Depeche Mode's Stripped for some reason. I wonder if Stripped was inspired by Heroes?

Also, it's very impressive how many styles the man worked in. Beatles-like pop, rock, funk, soul, electronic and so on; few popular musicians have such a diverse output.
No. 52996
I know Bowie from the soundtrack of Alan Wake. It was Space Oddity and it blew me away instantly.
Shortly after he died, but I haven't even left the 80s yet.

Flight of the Conchords did a great parody of his music styles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8f_XCH3zmM
No. 53341
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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy-"Blueberry Jam"

Damn, this is a good song.
Also, scrolling down to the comment section, I found the answer to my question: Yes, the blueberries were infused with THC.

>On January 13, 2018, an emergency alert lit up phones throughout Hawaii, warning of a ballistic missile approaching the island. “SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER,” it read. “THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” Among the recipients were Will and Elsa Hansen Oldham, who had recently arrived at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as artists-in-residence and who were suddenly preparing to spend their last moments together.

>Calmly, the couple ate some THC-infused blueberries that they had been gifted by a friend—why let them go to waste?—and Will began writing a whimsical new song to calm his nerves. “When life is tough and very scary,” it went, “My wife and I/We chomp a blueberry.” By the end of the song he distilled its message to just three words: “We’ll be fine.”


You've probably heard the Johnny Cash cover of "I See A Darkness". Cash does it better, but Bonnie "Prince" Billy's original is worth a listen:

Bonnie "Prince" Billy - I See A Darkness

And the Cash version, because why not?

Johnny Cash - I See A Darkness
No. 53383

Despite this cover, this record is a beast. Reminded me of the "From here to Tranquility series".
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Is Ernst interested in live recordings of concerts? Be it video or audio only.

For the audio part, i pretty much always prefer studio recordings, but there's some great videomaterial out there.
For example, nothing better than watching two drummers play together:


No. 54082
Studio audio is better than live shows 90% of the time. I do search for those exceptions, though, because a great live performance adds S-O-U-L. As for the visuals, Elvis is an artist I'll consistently watch for the added spectacle of his performance. I've also found myself watching various guitar players to see their fingers as they play, and some busking videos have a visual component that goes beyond the audio.

Brothers Moving : The Back of the Busk

Oh, Elvis is fun to watch in the studio too:
I Just Can't Help Believin' (rehearsal)

>watching two drummers play together
Okay, that is amazing.
No. 54084
I like live albums. I get to hear live experimentation with good sound quality.
Amateur recordings of live shows, I don't like, with rare exceptions.
Video does nothing for me.
No. 54086
Not a big fan of live versions, but there is one song played live that completely blows the studio version out of the water, IMO: Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits (Alchemy Live). Not only Mark plays a great solo at the end, but Terry Williams goes completely crazy on drums.

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I don't really like live albums. You usually get worse sound than the studio version without actually being there. Sometimes I DO prefer the live version though, like with Slayer's "The Antichrist", it's just so much more brutal live than the studio version. This one is from Decade of Aggression.
Otherwise, I can enjoy tour DVDs where the live atmosphere is a bit more tangible than just by audio or if the band is doing really cool live stuff, like Fantomas (where also the Melvins dude is a member of).
No. 54103
There are absolutely great live recordings. Kraftwerk's bootleg "Concert Classics", from an Autobahn era live, it' so great that I can't imagine living Kraftwerk without that record.

I have listened to many Godflesh bootlegs, and it's ver nice to know that a band that is focused in unrelenting Chugga-chugga-chugga througout all their career, they can be kinda psychodelic if they please.

etc etc etc
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Just discovered this gem by DJ 'D outta the Aceyalone/Freestyle Fellowship entourage. The production is adding some kind of underpressure, can't think of anything really similar to this, maybe some dirty south or Company Flow stuff. Looked it up on discogs and ordered it for 15 € including shipping from the UK. Ridiculous this is not more famous?

Also found out about Neptune's Lair by Drexciya a couple days back. Amazing IDM.
No. 54141 Kontra
Still wondering where I know the "In the Hood" song from, I don't think there was a video for it. Maybe it was in a skatevideo or I heard it get airplay on Jam/FM which was almost always impossible to receive where I lived.
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>Also found out about Neptune's Lair by Drexciya a couple days back. Amazing IDM.

I played their aliases when Ec radio was new.


These are just three, there are around 100 or so. Mostly they did these as solo projects, James Stinson sadly died in 2003 already, whiel Gerald Donald is still making music about maths and science.

Also if you look for amazing IDM check Cignol!

You could also check the channel of the upload. Ballacid is uploading IDM and other good underground stuff every other day. Much more than in the past so you have more that won't suit your taste but he is a good source for new IDM and the likes.
No. 54157 Kontra
around 10*
No. 54158
>Gerald Donald is still making music about maths and science
I heard a rumour he now lives in a village in Bavaria?
No. 54168
Are you the german who listens to techno as well btw?

If so check this out if you don't know it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOFT00NjXBE
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No, did not reach me, but it could be true as well as a nice myth, both seems to fit him :DDD

I pretty much listen to electronic music 90% of the time I listen to music myself for 10 years now. So yeah I think. I really like that some 90s sounds, especially 90s trance make a comeback, like in your link. I mean I started with 90s trance as first genre I really digged thanks to youtube, but I came from goa/psytrance, quickly went further into techno and house, I cherish them all, psytrance not anymore really, but from the time I went partying I have my music. Nowadays I sometimes listen to 90s trance for a throwback feel. Usually digging 90s house and techno while listenting to current techno and house did lofi house myself before it really blew up, ~2016 as well. Also much electro and IDM in the style of Dopplereffekt etc. or Cignol. Lately I got some sets from the early 2000s techno, kinda cool now as well, really dirty and machinic. Also I fancy dutch electro/disco/techno whatever it is. Den Haag and Rotterdam, the whole Delsin, Clone and Creme Organization (labels)

I even sent a demo 4 tracker to Pinkman Records in Rotterdam, cool guy, he wanted to take another track of mine and asked me to produced two others, another one would be a remix of one of these three, but I never did that, I cannot produce music by force. Now that was many years ago, 4-5 I think.

I also really like the 303 acid sound and thus acid techno and trance
I got the 303 clone myself and tweaking it together with distortion and reverb/delay is a bliss, really a simple sound but damn I could listen for hours, it's such an affective sound while also being mentally penetrating.
No. 54212
I urge any ernst who has never listened to Soda Stereo to do so


This is what I consider to be their best album.

Give the songs here a shot and who knows, maybe this will be the start of your journey into the world of Latin American music.
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Go back to Turkey, Mehmet.
No. 54415
My trustful CD player broke, go figure. Thx God I know someone good that will repair it. > 20 years without major problems Marantz fuck yes.

So I'm listening to cassettes. The foobar2000 stuff is in another PC. Cassettes are glorious. 90 minutes without having to sit up to change the record, woh. Listened to SunnOOO or whatever, Om and this magnificent compilation from https://www.discogs.com/Various-The-Microcosm-Visionary-Music-Of-Continental-Europe-1970-1986/release/9285367.
No. 54422
Now another Italian called Baffi or something like that, Berlin School, record called "La Dolce Vita" or something like that again, in Klaus Schulze label. Uh the record makes "puf puf" a pair of times. I prefer a solid "hissss" from the tape, that actually is unperceptible if you listen to it low. Booo vinyl
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As tempting as it is to dismiss Christian Metal as commercialized dross marketed to an already willing-to-receive audience, some masterpieces which happen to be monuments to each band's faith surface.

Some quality Metal bands that rock for the King.


This band is best known for their early career as one of Poland's premiere Hardcore Punk bands and later as their leading Post-Hardcore band, but in the mid '90s, Armia briefly chose to experiment with the path of heaviness and strength. Enter Triodante, an avant-garde concept album fusing Progressive Metal with hints of Post-Hardcore and Folk Rock. The most striking thing about this album of course is the prominent use of French horn, but far from being a gimmick, the atypical instrumentation contribute to a feeling of sheer apocalyptic dread which the overall concept evokes wonderfully.

The album was later adapted into a feature-length music video going from track to track:

Barren Cross

Barren Cross was a typical '80s American Metal band with the exception that, instead of raising a beer glass with one hand and grabbing some chick's tit with the other, they were bearing God's sword and the Holy Bible. Of note, these guys broke the mold and managed to get signed onto the secular Enigma Records. Drummer Steve Whitaker joined by vocalist Mike Lee would later appear briefly on an episode of the Morton Downey Jr. Show circa 1989 as Rockers for Christ in contrast to Scott Ian from Anthrax, Ace Frehley from KISS, Honey 1%er from Cycle Sluts from Hell and the presumably intoxicated Joey Ramone who could barely string a sentence together. They were the soft-spoken nice guys on the panel between the dunderheaded rockers and obnoxious attention-seeking music critics.


Barren Cross's music was similar to Lizzy Borden, Armored Saint, and Malice with a special resemblance to Iron Maiden, especially with the good impersonation of Bruce Dickinson done by frontman Mike Lee. The highlights are obviously "Imaginary Music" which got a video and a lot of airplay on MTV and "Living Dead" with its exquisite guitar riffing and double bass delicious rhythm parts. In contrast to its predecessor, Atomic Arena tackles more politically charged subject matter like abortion, cults and terrorism in between all the hymns to God.



Believer stands out as one of Christian Metal's most technically proficient acts. While acts like Saint, Stryper or Barren Cross are straightforward '80s Heavy Metal acts, Believer is a different band entirely as past exploits won't be repeated like the dry mechanical riffage at the start of "Gone" shows only too well. Allusions to the aggressive rhythms of Pantera are immediately drawn, but this is a Believer recording, after all, and once Bachman's apocalyptic shouts hit alongside the intricate razor-sharp mid-tempo guitars, things nearly get back to normal. "Future Mind" rather tells a past story by bringing back the Technical Thrash vigor from earlier affairs with nervy staccato leaps and bounds. Although later the focus is not exactly on fast-paced explosions, the other notable exception being the great amorphous shredder "Singularity", one should have no problems savoring minimalistic atmospheric creepers like "Dimentia", or superb miasmic technical steamrollers like "What Is But Cannot Be" where surreal angular riffage tussles with bouts of linearity, this symbiosis culminating on the outstanding amorphous "No Apology", a hectic atonal delight that would make anyone from Mekong Delta to Gorguts envious, with overlapping motifs creating a dense hallucinogenic atmosphere, one that entire albums may find hard to achieve, not to mention the first-class lead guitar work timely provided throughout.


The Crucified

Prior to releasing The Pillars of Humanity, The Crucified were an utterly forgettable Hardcore Punk with vague Thrash leanings. Their utterly silly lyrics from songs like "Directed Youth" and "I'm Not a Christian Punk" did them no favors and only received groans from those bothered to check them out.

Given this background, no one had any right to expect anything like The Pillars of Humanity, but this album ranks among the most criminally underrated and underdiscussed Crossover Thrash records. The Crucified fully integrated their Thrash leanings from previously releases and evolved into a thunderous Metalpunk beast. The songwriting here has also seen an improvement, addressing a range of social issues including crooked Pastors and Televangelists, government corruption and exploitation that can be appreciated from a secular perspective. Every riff and every lyric achieves maximum impact. The band has the skill and presence of mind to transcend the three-chord, three-minutes-or-less Punk strictures with epics like "Blackstone/So Called Living 1991" which opens with an echoey solo reminiscent of Metallica's "Orion" and "Intro/Hateworld" which thunders along for over five minutes. The production is great, too, with a thick-but-clear bass tone and guitars that buzz and cut better than anything on Master of Puppets.

If you weren't believing before, you will after you witness this Godly album:
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The Christian Def Leppard. While better known for their Post-Grunge/Pop Rock/Hard Rock hybrid albums, their early career consisted of bonafide Heavy Metal in the vein of the NWOBHM. Guardian first came onto the scene as part of a six band split with other Christian Metal/Hard Rock acts called California Metal. While "Spiritual Warfare" was somewhat forgettable, Guardian made up for it with the swiftly-stirred "Marching On" and its vocally cream-colored chorus.

Their first LP First Watch opens with "I’ll Never Leave You" and "Mystery Man", whom I identify with as companion tracks from how both play up the type of commercial hooks of the kind to keep you returning with repeat listen. "I'll Never Leave You" gives prominence to a mid-paced focus with radio friendly vocal melodies. "Livin' for the Promise" is a straightforward and mid-paced hard rocker that's competent if rather plain.

One of the highlights here is "Saint’s Battalion" with its stylishly mid-paced riffing but put over the top by an understated heaviness. "Rock in Victory" is a Metal anthem feel prevails front to back, with headlong guitars and keyed up rhythm section setting the irrefutable tone and copious vocal melodies lending a brightening effect.

Incubus (later Opprobrium)

Incubus mixed Death Metal and Thrash Metal seamlessly that straddles the line between Teutonic Thrash and Bay Area Thrash Metal. The band manages to be refreshing in its uniqueness with the music that can sound quite sinister like Morbid Angel or Deicide or epic as any Power Metal band. Catchy and chaotic, epic and pillaging, Incubus covered a lot of ground here, never failing to sound fucking cool.

The riffing can be attacking, pulverizing, epic or groovy. The guitar sound is heavy yet ripping. Solos are either on melodious side (ones one can remember easily) or then they are insane like, say, Slayer's or Kreator's. At fastest its really a guitar tornado, slower palm-muted riffage can be totally commanding. There was one guitar player, Francis M. Howard, but guitar are at times happening on more than one track, especially during solos:

Last Descendants

Calling Last Descendants merely Thrash Metal isn't quite accurate because the music runs through as much Speed and Heavy Metal riffage not a world away from Artillery. Aside from "P.O.W. 13" and some of the decent, though overlong instrumental "PG 13", Last Descendants are the last band you would call normal. Kick off track "Not My World" shoves the "first song is a safe song" notion out the window. Acoustical tracts, an oddly chugging post-chorus riff, semi-soulful vocals, and some spiraling solos throw a lot of what this LP has to offer right into the limelight. A respectable crash of on again-off again grittiness, unforeseen musical pizzazz, and reflective songwriting that's not too reflexive, and the bottom line is that One Nation Under God delivers more than expected:


Ah, Mortification. The band everyone loves to hate. If you can look past the goofy aesthetics, their first two albums are a solid mix of Death Metal and Thrash Metal that would keep even the staunchest of non-believers thrashing about.

Steve Rowe's vocals in here sound exquisitely sinister; raspy, guttural and deep. The riffing sounds like a mix of Possessed, Obituary and early Death. In regards to the lyrical content you know what to expect. Steve Rowe will always talk about God. He truly believes what he sings. The messages here are very strong but this is caused also by the fact that Roger Martinez from Vengeance Rising produced the album. Thus, the production and guitar crunch is very raw and goes in the same vein of Human Sacrifice and Once Dead from the aforementioned band:
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I will not bore you with a description. Read deathmetal.org's dissertation which explains in much better detail than I could be bothered with:

For fuck's sake, listen to this album and believe for yourself. If you don't like this, you probably don't like Metal:

Sacred Warrior

A shame Sacred Warrior stayed obscure even in the world of Christian Metal. Master's Command sounds in many ways to recollections of many bands that were not even at the peak yet. The overall sound of the band is somewhat reminiscent of Queensryche circa The Warning, especially in regards to speed and heaviness and even glimpses of Fates Warning circa The Specter Within. The vocals are very much alike those of Geoff Tate and Michael Kiske but not that high pitched as Kiske yet very melodic. Rey Perra's incredible skills do not go unnoticed along with the precision of the band's complex drumming patterns and bass lines make the album a worthwhile experience:


Standing out immediately is how close Saint comes to sounding like Judas Priest. Simple rhythm patterns that hook the ear covered in dual guitar attacks make up the base structure, as hoarse but concise vocals with chant-like choruses lift things to new heights. All of this allows for Too Late For Living to emulate a broad spectrum of sounds. None of this is an accusation as no band is obliged to reinvent the wheel. Saint does what they know best, and boy, is this album a keeper. "Accuser" is a Speed Metal banger with its screeching solo, riding riffs, and thunderous attitude reflecting the devil himself. You also get a few scoops of falsetto for effect. Another one of the more jarring tunes is the instrumental "Returning", blasting away with several mood changes, explosive kicks, and bouncy leads that have a rougher, cutting edge.


Saviour Machine

This ranks with Paramaecium as one of the best acts this scene has ever bequeathed.

Saviour Machine was a progressive, Christian Gothic Metal/Symphonic Metal group that formed by brothers Eric and Jeff Clayton. The origin of the group's name is derived from a composition of David Bowie known as "Saviour Machine".

While this group does seem to take inspiration from the likes of David Bowie, Sisters Of Mercy, Iron Maiden, Queensrÿche, Black Sabbath, U2, King Crimson, Genesis and Classical music (perhaps even a little from Pink Floyd, Trouble, Dead Can Dance, Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure and Opera) somehow they still manage to create their own special, eclectic and unique style. One thing that immediately distinguishes them from other Gothic Metal contemporaries is the passionate voice of Eric Clayton, who tends to have quite a versatile vocal range as well. Eric can go from using rich, baritone vocals to higher-pitched, semi-operatic singing.

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Scarlet Rayne

Scarlet Rayne can best be described as classic US Power Metal, inviting a comparison to contemporaries Sacred Warrior, Recon, Queensryche, Fates Warning, Barren Cross and Iron Maiden. Scarlet Rayne's greatest talent lies in their Progressive approach to Metal. Note the time changes associated with the seven minute "Through Eyes of the Past", "Scarlet Rayne", "Alpha & Omega" and the intricate "Covered Fear".

The high end and operatic vocal sensibilities of Danyl J., of course helps lend comparison to many of the previously referenced bands in question. Guitar-wise, Danyl also delivers the goods with a performance rivaling that of their religious and secular contemporaries. While his soloing more often than not comes across blazing, he can also move in a more blues based direction. At this point it must be noted the confidence Scarlet Rayne exhibits in its instrumental sound, tastefully showcasing its musicianship on the extended instrumental portions gracing "Tales of the Lost" and others.

If you like more Progressive US Power Metal, then Theater Humanitarian should be for you:


A shame these gents poured all their talent into the first record before about-facing into tired and done-to-death AOR/Cock Rock on the self-titled sophomore album. An even bigger shame that only two songs from their first album are online. Carnival World is a wonderful fusion of US Power Metal and Hard Rock with lyrics tackling faith and social issues from a Christian perspective. The music is very straightforward with the Metal tracks packed full of aggression tempered by the sensibilities of the vocalist while the softer tracks tend to be more brooding and contemplative.


Seventh Angel

Lament for the Weary, an album where a thick, rusty guitar tone grinds its way through a fiendish array of dominant, Xentrix-style riffs with each and every one hitting like a bulldozer. "Secure in Eternity" is an avalanche, thundering ahead with oppressive thrash riffs laid atop a distinct 4/4 march time signature that effectively oscillates back and forth from double-time.

The album certainly likes its tempo shenanigans, much more so than its straight-talking predecessor The Torment. There are plenty of technical moments to make note of. When Seventh Angel aren't warping tempos and time signatures like a Salvador Dali painting, their doom influence is given full limelight.



Love 'em or hate 'em, here they are. If you ask me, they still got it years later. If you ask me, The Fallen is just as strong as anything they released in their prime. It would be redundant to describe them as their reputation already precedes them, but if you must watch something, Razorfist's review of their entire career is worth it:

And, of course, their classic albums:
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Alright, last post.


Between Stop the Bleeding, Psychosurgery and Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance, it's difficult to decide which album is their best, but the latter of the three is a good introduction on account of the solid instrumentation and quality production values. The instruments are clear with even the bass very present for most of the album and taking more than an auxiliary role. Victor Macias has a great, bouncy sound to his bass, and has some standout moments on the record. The most obvious one being the distorted bass part on the title-track.

When it comes to the drumming, the band's main songwriter and mastermind Ted Kirkpatrick does his most varied and technical drumming, he had ever done up to this point. The drum-sound is huge and full and Kirkpatrick does countless fills where he bangs on every drum, cymbal and cowbell imaginable. He does fill after fill on "Incommensurate", has a staccato way of playing most of his drums, as it follows the melody of the guitar on “Gelatinous…” and on the few doom-parts of the album, he delivers a heavy rhythm using many different cymbals. Regarding the vocals, Guy Ritter and guitarist Gary Lenaire manages these, just like they did on Psychosurgery.

Tourniquet was no stranger to controversial subject matter. Ted Kirkpatrick spoke openly about his support of animal rights in "The Ark of Suffering" and condemned cults on "A Dog's Breakfast". On this album, "The Skeezix Dilemma" deals with child abuse. It has a 12-string acoustic guitar intro, circus music, a really heavy mid-section where all four vocals are singing, an instrumental/acoustic Christmas hymn and ends with a 2, 5 minute outro jam-section before it fades to silence. "Descent..." pays homage to Edgar Allan Poe.



The importance of this band cannot be overstated. Without Trouble, Doom Metal may not have evolved as we know today. Trouble's early work and, in particular, Psalm 9 represent everything that Doom Metal should be. Trouble's music is a buffet of tempo, arrangements and mood that breaks the mold while still being true to Doom Metal's spirit. While being Doom to the bone, the music isn't afraid to thrash about and feature traditional Heavy Metal touches. At its heart there's nothing regressive or tastelessly throwback pandering about this record. I could go on, but there's a reason this band is hailed as one of the leading architects of Doom Metal along with Pentagram, Saint Vitus, Cirith Ungol, Pagan Altar and Candlemass.

But Trouble's main talent is that they're always on the move, refusing to be stationary. The music hurls a steady stream of riffs that all culminates in cohesive songs that stand the test of time. Eric Wagner's vocals, the Judas Priest-gone-Doom guitar delivery and that staggering rhythm section. You can tell that this is a band who have just been locked-up in a rehearsal room for years, playing to the walls, with minimal contact with the outside world. The album truly feels like a force of nature rather than just music to vibe to.



Tyrant performs a dark, crushing brand of Heavy Metal rooted in the NWOBHM and Speed Metal from the '80s. Too Late to Pray has its commanding air about it. The music switches between slower, crushing riffage that would win over Doomsters while also having enough pacing for US Power Metal fanatics. "Valley of Death" cries sorrow all over the dirty veneer of the album, then breaks into some heavier moments near the end. "Babylon" is very atmospheric and reeks of mid paced Doom while "Bells of Hades" features the signature bells and another tasty number with the mix of heavier and melodic vocals.



Warlord's And the Cannons of Destruction Have Begun gives the impression of a band much larger and more successful, but sadly never actualized their fame. Releasing a live album is incredibly risky, especially since they have no full-length albums before this. This album was intended as the soundtrack to their live performance that strangely works with its smooth production, tight playing, and great songs. They apparently recorded this album on video but without an audience, but what's more astounding is the fact that they can recording compelling music on just one take with solid production values to boot. Of course, this could be a pseudolive album like other bands done in the past, but in the end, the presentation works wonders.

The album starts with apocalyptic urgency. Existential balladry dwells among crooned doomsaying, all imbued with streaks of potent urgency by dual-doom riffage and Bill Tsamis' icy melodic shredding. The vocals are even more convincing in this "live" setting. Despite sounding imperfect and human, he also sounds zealous enough to have his enemies struck down by searing voltage from heaven. The mean and advanced melodic flair of these riffs as well as the Almighty rhythm section gives this the satisfying, truly heavy power that newer bands often lacks for all of the fantastical polished production values.

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Way to derp up the first post!
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Woah RAC thank you very much. I didn't know at all Incubus were Christian. The record from Believer that has an U2 cover was pretty nice, although as usual lacks from overall brutality which I tend to dig into recently (you know Coffins, Cruciamentum, Undergang etc x 100).

Mortification blue record is interesting in the fact that he recalls how he survived a deadly laeukemia thanks to the Lord. The record is nothing spectacular but hey, respect: I keep the record (a Polish edition, go figure).

My fave Christian record for now and always I guess is Mental Destruction's "Straw". What a record.

I recall listening to the Paramecium record but I thought it would be more of a son of a bitch. I figure I expected something like Therogothon or... This band I have to check more... Tyranny, from Finland.

"Ladies and gentlemen, at my left, we have the fast steamroller, in the middle the mid speed steamroller, and at my right the slow steamroller. All steamroll"


BTW Hooded Menace can be famous but IMHO they end up being annoying. I figure I don't enjoy that much their particular tropes they repeat without end.

Ah, and great Trouble, indeed.
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The 1990s was a turning point for the global White Nationalist skinhead movement. After Nationalist Rock's exhaustive expression through Oi!, Punk and Hard Rock from the glut of records produced throughout the previous decade, the necessity for the scene to evolve lest they face stagnation grew pertinent. Technique would temper Nationalist aggression without any loss of manliness, and it would then be determined that Punk Rock would give way to Heavy Metal. The close of the 1980s saw the release of several landmark LPs that marked the transition from the raucous spirit of Punk rebellion to the path of epic heaviness and strength that would eventually include Ian Stuart himself. After Skrewdriver's The Strong Survive kicked off the 1990s, Ian would collaborate with Steve "Stigger" Calladine in a new band called White Diamond whose signature sound would be the closest Skrewdriver's legendary frontman would ever come to '80s Metal. Sadly, the beginnings of this journey would be rocky as White Diamond's The Reaper feature frustratingly terrible production values. It is undeniable that solid Metal-influenced LPs existed during this transition era, but Ian Stuart's side-project regrettably paled in comparison to Forward Into War, Europa, Soldat or Générations futures.

Conceptually speaking, Heavy Metal and RAC are perfect bedfellows. Lots of Nationalist skinheads were fond of their native NWOBHM scene despite coming from a Punk background, and both scenes champion triumphant lyrics which deal with heroism in the face of adversity as well as the fringe and occult, so perhaps it was inevitable RAC would get heavier with time. Once Punk subculture had effectively cast out virtually everyone to the right of Arthur Scargill, RAC had nowhere else to go but Metal. Metal's greatest gift is that anyone from any background can be true to the sound. Despite both emphasizing their respective subcultures, Metal is still music first and a subculture second. Punk, on the other hand, is so wrapped up in its scene that people still endlessly debate what's Punk or not. This distinction allows for much more diversity in thought within Metal than Punk.

However, there still remains one key caveat despite being strong bedfellows. Apart from subculture and sound, perhaps the biggest difference between both RAC and Metal is that the former is expressly political whereas the latter is metapolitical. Virtually every influential RAC band speaks of concrete ideals and goals with rarely a moment dedicated to introspection. Metal, on the other hand, goes deeply inward. Once you study all the bands and their respective ideas from Kreator or Sacred Reich on the left to Burzum or Graveland on the right, you'll come to realize that Metal is rather realist and beyond left and right in the typical sense as it is beyond good and evil. Metal is truly a Nietzschean genre. No matter what the individual metalhead's beliefs may be, almost unanimously they agree that civilization's decline must be overcome by pursuing the heroic spirit in the face of adversity and embracing the totality of existence and learning through mythological paradigms. As such, expressly political Metal bands risk being little more than propaganda vehicles with fleeting musical substance, although even the most partisan acts enjoy audiences across the political spectrum. No one denies that Napalm Death, Carcass, Kreator or Amebix are all genre-defining titans capable of composing music that endures decades after releasing their respective classics. Can the same be said for the Nationalist skinhead movement?

Legendary Swedish RAC band Vit Aggression would continue this tradition with great success. These hateful Swedes entered the world playing gritty, shambolic Punk Rock, debuting first as part of a 4 band split titled Nordland that represented Sweden's nascent RAC scene. After several crucial line-up changes that would purportedly include Oskar Forss of Therion (citation desperately needed, Metapedia), the band would release the aggressively titled Död åt ZOG!, literally Death to ZOG. Vit Aggression's militant work has been subject to state suppression after the police raided a 1998 gig in Brottby following the band rousing the audience with Hitler salutes. The police shutdown netted in shirts and merchandise being confiscated and over 300 people arrested. To this very day, the album's blatant militancy continues to court controversy which led to the Swedish state trying Midgård Records for inciting racial hatred. Eventually, the court ruled that the album's lyrics did not directly incite listeners to commit acts of violence despite containing certain expressions that may be considered to include a glorification of gun violence.

So how does this album hold up? Surprisingly well. After initially writting these guys off years ago, revisiting Död åt ZOG! rewarded me with a solid fusion of Heavy Metal and Oi!. The two genres coexist in an uneasy harmony as the Metal dominates most of the album with the Punk tracks seemingly recorded to appease loyalists to the old style of RAC. The production values are clean with all instruments being quite audible especially the heavily reverbed guitar tone, although the drumkit is tuned down a little too much as are the vocals. The volume is otherwise mixed evenly so there is no clipping or excessive loudness from one instrument or the other.

The riffs cycle between NWOBHM-inspired Metal akin to Iron Maiden and the occasion dash of Motörhead Speed Metal. The Metal songs work best when they're galloping at full speed whereas the slower songs sound competent but notably weaker. The Punk songs are entirely done in the spirit of Svea hjältar by fellow countrymen Ultima Thule. "Ett enat Folk" is a solid anthemic Viking Rock tune on account of its driving power chords and unmistakable chorus. Also on this album is a metallic rendition of Edvard Grieg's classic "In the Hall of the Mountain King" (Swedish: "I bergakungens sal") which serves as a neat break between all the action that doesn't sound dull or tasteless, although the keyboard symphony may slightly inch your eyebrows.

Perhaps this album's biggest flaw comes from vocalist Göran Gustavsson whose flatness robs the lyrics of their intended punch. His vocals are decidedly worse in English than his native tongue, and the fact they are turned down a little too much in comparison with the rest of the mix hinders the listening experience.

The reissue removes the song "Parasiter" presumably on account of the lyrics which is a goddamn shame because the music there ranks among the album's highlights, but making up for it are the bonus tracks taken from their appearance on White Solidarity which includes the controversial "Sniper", a tribute to serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin known for murdering interracial couples and his botched attempt to assassinate Hustler kingpin Larry Flynt which led to his lifelong confinement in a wheelchair. Franklin was eventually arrested, sentenced to death and finally executed on November 30th, 2013. Heinous subject matter and valorizing a murderous psychopath notwithstanding (we'd have to indict a huge swath of artists within Metal and beyond including Grindcore legends Macabre and Impetigo), the tune is packed full of catchy, aggressive riffs that gallop from start to finish which may make listening to this tune somewhat uncomfortable. "Gods of Our Blood" is a Heavy Metal epic praising Norse Gods that closes out the album well enough. The tune begins slowly before building to a climax that carries the album to a satisfying conclusion.

Highlights: Var hälsad, Parasiter, Ett enat folk, I bergakungens sal, I hjältars sal, I vilddjurets skugga, Sniper, Gods of Our Blood

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Holy shit, it's Patrick Bateman.
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I know dude I burst out laughing IRL after reading the first couple sentences and had this exact image pop into my head. You'd think I'd be used to his posting by now after all these years but I still can't help reading it in Patrick Bateman's voice. He's a true imageboard treasure.
No. 54716
Never made this analogy although is very clear lol.

Main difference for me is that by reading the book, the reviews Bateman make, after a brutal killing... They are horrifying. It's such a big contrast, dunno, it's pure horror.

I'd appreciate someone made a photoshop of your pic with a genuine Rock Against Communism CD because I like portraits of my heroes :D Because it fits: so elegant! :D
No. 54726
>showing yiour record collection is so passé, let's show your CD-R and DVD-R collection instead

It's comfy as fug now that I have the setup complete, even more practical than cassettes ha ha. Like 30 records in a DVD. And people is throwing DVD spindles go figure. Now listening to Aube Reworks Maurizio Bianchi.
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Passenger - Fast Car(Tracy Chapman cover)

I woke up with this song running through my head. It continued for an hour, until I left the house, and turned on my mp3 player. It immediatly started playing, lol. Turns out it was the last song I listened to yesterday. Mystery solved.
Anyway, it's a good cover. I have it in a playlist with similar themed songs like:

O.A.R. - California

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - Ohio
No. 54804
Somehow I just took one look at the dude and immediately knew he was somehow folksy and probably going to sound like a lot of the music the people I used to be around listened to and I was right. Don't take it the wrong way but I immediately needed to cleanse my pallete after listening to that with this
This is about as folksy as I get

There's like, only two forms of music I cannot listen to, and that is folk and country. Or psychedelic, funk, whatever the fuck it's called that sounds similar to that most people listened to in college.
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>Don't take it the wrong way but I immediately needed to cleanse my pallete after listening to that
No offense taken; reading that actually made me laugh.

>There's like, only two forms of music I cannot listen to, and that is folk and country.
Ok, then you definitely wouldn't like this country/folk artist :D.

Corb Lund - The Truck Got Stuck

>Mariana Bernoski - Blue Theme
I must have more of this! Google, google, sigh...google...ok..an album on soundcloud. Moody instrumentals mixed with sparse vocals produced for TV/film. Nice.


Youtube comments offer Esthero, Portishead, and Kate Bush as similar artists. Portishead, is brilliant, ofc, and Kate Bush recently came onto my radar thanks to a radio stream. So a bit of cool synchronicity there.
No. 54821
I have a Don Williams cassette and I like it.

I liked a lot Willie Nelson and... Allison Kraus perhaps has more a commercial sound but I found dignity in a record of her. I found Red Sovine's output very cute. And I love Johnny Cash.

Please excuse my ramblings! It's that one does not have an opportunity to talk about music that I find exotic!
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>Don Williams
He has a voice that was made for country music. Perfect.

Don Williams - Sing Me Back Home

Don Williams - Good Ole Boys Like Me

I have to confess that I haven't listened to much from Willie Nelson, and know him as more of a pop-culture icon than as a singer. It's the same with other large figures in the genre. I move through country music randomly, looking for a certain sound, or liking a certain song, and end up overlooking a lot of artists. Johnny Cash is god-tier, though. I would never overlook him. He sang with soul. My favorite songs are the ones with religious overtones. "The Man Comes Around" , "Ain't No Grave", "God's Gonna Cut You Down".
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I dig the religious part of Cash a lot, too. Perhaps you'll like this record from Nelson, which I have (rescued from the street)

https://www.discogs.com/Willie-Nelson-Bobbie-Nelson-Gospel-Old-Time-Religion/release/10759436: no bells and whistles. Obviously is not as dark as Cash but he's transparent. Clear as water.

I did not know who Nelson was. I did not know he was that famous. Then I learnt it. And one day, watching that TV show, "Monk", I said "Oh! That is Willie Nelson! Yes he's a real singer, he's not an actor!"
No. 54858

I don't know if it's that I'm in a very good mood but it's the first time I enjoy this record. I can't think of a more neutral record in terms of feelings evoked. Good. Music for the machines.
No. 54861
I don't even think of Cash as country or folk. I have no clue what to call him. God's Gonna Cut You Down is definitely one one of the best songs ever made though.

I have no idea what to call this music
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Dunno, I'm not expert at all in that labels. Take into consideration is a cover of a traditional folk song. You can add to the final result the fact that Rick Rubin produced the records that brought Cash back, making Cash virtues more apparent to the younger generations. Rubin is a beast: IMHO the ultra compact yet abrasive sound of Slayer's Reign in Blood is groundbreaking.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukm47prxisw <- this one is a fist
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>Willie & Bobby Nelson album
Thanks, that was an unexpected pleasure. I never thought of Willie Nelson singing gospel songs. I should have known better; country music, with its geographic roots in our Bible Belt, has always been intertwined with Christianity and sooner or later every artist will sing about God.

Oh, speaking of Christian music...

Tourniquet really grabbed me. I burned through those three albums and went looking for more. Vanishing Lessons and Crawl to China were disappointing, and I ended up skipping them. I understand the band did a genre switch there, or something. Anyway, I was glad to see they righted the ship. Loved Where Moth and Rust Destroy. At first I was uncertain on it, but then hit the last track "In Death We Rise". Brilliant. I had a full stop, "what am I hearing" moment and gave the album another spin. Worth it.

Tourniquet - In Death We Rise

Marilyn Manson did a nice cover, too. If Cash's version was dark, this one is downright menacing.

Marilyn Manson - God's Gonna Cut You Down
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> I understand the band did a genre switch there, or something. Anyway, I was glad to see they righted the ship. Loved Where Moth and Rust Destroy. At first I was uncertain on it, but then hit the last track "In Death We Rise". Brilliant. I had a full stop, "what am I hearing" moment and gave the album another spin. Worth it.

Happy to have shown you Tourniquet.

Those two albums you mentioned are largely considered Tourniquet's nadir, so I never bothered with them in any depth. They were likely chasing trends, so they likely felt they had to stay relevant by trying on Groove Metal and Alternative Metal. I'll admit Microscopic View of a Telescopic Realm is where I had checked out, so I'm unfamiliar with the rest of their discography. As much as I love Thrash that stresses technicality and progression, that album felt so sterile and lacking in intensity especially when compared to their compatriots Believer. Where Moth and Rust Destroy is a blindspot for me, but that closing track is rather curious as I've never pegged Tourniquet for trying on Doom Metal. Gotta say, it's not quite landing for me, but I'll give that a listen.

A few new mentions for those who may be interested in Metal that rocks for the King...

Living Sacrifice

A shame these Arkansas metalheads never quite matched their debut album because everything else they've done pales in comparison. The riffs here jam on Slayer and Teutonic riffs at a blazing intensity with lyrics covering life, death and Christ. The vast majority of the tracks speed along at a breakneck pace, but bringing the tempo down are "Second Death / Obstruction", "No Grave Concern" and "The Prodigal" that all still go hard. Never a dull moment on this album.


Die Happy

Formed by former members of Vengeance Rising whose frontman Roger Martinez later completely lapsed in faith, Die Happy were joined by Robyn "Kyle" Basauri from Joshua and switched from Thrash Metal to US Power Metal. While Vengeance Rising had a strong debut, little else appealed to me. With Die Happy, Basauri's smooth Blues-infused pipes mix with Die Happy's melodic-yet-crunchy Metal sound in the vein of Metal Church that all makes for a satisfying album. "Perpetual Motion" bounces along at a bluesy riff while the title track is very reminiscent of Black Album era Metallica.


Armageddon USA

These guys could give their secular peers a run for their money, and a track like "More than Conquerors" amps up the the aggression. From that point forward, the band manage to keep at least some of the aggression and driving Metal riffs, staying competent at the absolute worst and excelling way more than expected at best with other highlights like "(Liberation From) The Blazing Wasteland" and "The Judge" featuring lead vocalist Vance's craziest shrieks and growls with an infectiously catchy chorus to boot.

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I stumbled across this and kinda liked it: https://modernbon.bandcamp.com/album/pyr-ne
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I eventually managed to have an audacity-built decade old project remastered.
Plunderphonics and préciosité were at the core of this project.
No. 55284
I've been stuck on this hip hop release lately:


Waiting for vinyl to finally drop.
No. 55285
Also Bob Dylans old themed radio shows are available online, a mixture of folk/country/soul/rock classics and some hidden gems. If you wanna check it out:

No. 55286 Kontra
Not that old btw.
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I've been listening to Adia Victoria, a southern blues singer/poet. She has high pitched, breathy vocals, but don't confuse them for seductive. Her lyrics are fueled more by rage than by a desire to be desired. While her delivery works most of the time, it can fall flat at times. She has a voice that is both passionate and beautiful on her best tracks, and irritating on her worst. That being said, in her young career there are more than enough highlights to make up for those meh moments.

Adia Victoria - Pacolet Road

Adia Victoria - Dead Eyes

Adia Victoria - Poetry Reading at Third Man Records

Did I mention she released an EP covering French pop songs?

Adia Victoria - Laissez tomber les filles
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Good Lord do I enjoy me some :Wumpscut: remixes
I wonder how many people, not just on here, but in America generally are even aware of half the music I listened to or liked such as Covenant, Funker Vogt, VNV Nation, Velvet Acid Christ, Suicide Commando, Front 242, so on and such. I just realized that NIN and Manson are now even dad rock tier. Fugg. I'm listening to boomer music now. But then again of course I never listened to whatever shit people listen to popularly in this country anyway since like my teenage years when Korn and Slipknot was still relevant.

What on earth do people listen to nowadays? I got told stuff about some rapper by 20 somethings and have no clue wtf they are talking about. I think the hippest thing I even listened to or was aware of was like, Drake, Whiz Khalifa, and that guy who made the swimming pool song Kendrick Lamar that's it.

Fuck do people even listen to? And why is it so terrible?
No. 55437
>Covenant, Funker Vogt, VNV Nation, Velvet Acid Christ, Suicide Commando, Front 242,
The only American related thing I listened to was Dawn of Ashes. But don't listen too much to me, I only know VNV and 242 are from this side of the pond.

And VNV are lovely.
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I listen to..well, here's my current playlist. Been loving the Drones. Just discovered R.L.Burnside. As to what's popular with the kids in short pants? No idea....check Spotify top 200...hey, Justin Bieber is still charting. I knew he was still making music, but had no idea if anyone was listening. Other than that, quite a diverse list, but I'm more familiar with the bottom half than I am with the top. Anyway, it can't all be shit, right?


Oh, for what it's worth, in that first block of artists you mentioned I didn't know any until NIN. I can't believe Trent Reznor is a legit Oscar winning composer now.
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>What on earth do people listen to nowadays? I got told stuff about some rapper by 20 somethings and have no clue wtf they are talking about. I think the hippest thing I even listened to or was aware of was like, Drake, Whiz Khalifa, and that guy who made the swimming pool song Kendrick Lamar that's it.
>Fuck do people even listen to? And why is it so terrible?

I often ask myself the same question. Hell, it's strange talking to people who are now entering their adulthoods born in the early 2000s because their frame of reference is thoroughly alien to me. They literally had no idea what life was like pre-9/11, so trying to relate what comes naturally to you or me goes right over their heads.

As to your inquiry about where people under 30 get their music taste from, God only knows. I think we've gone over this before, but what's absolutely certain is that Rock is dead, especially Alternative, Hard Rock and Metal. For better or worse, they're all losing presence in the mainstream and rapidly becoming hobby genres for those with fringe tastes. Very little will change for Extreme Metal or Punk which have vast numbers of acts churning out music year after year without any financial support or mainstream exposure. Bandcamp has become the central hub for virtually all independent artists and labels thanks to its ability to provide lossless audio, and tons of Metal and Punk acts release their own music there rather than go through a label. The only true benefits of signing onto a label are press connections within the underground and perhaps some funding for merch/touring, but most of those bands pay out of pocket.

I have discovered this artist courtesy of my local gym's media system that's been playing the shit out of this music video, but curiously, very few people appear to have even heard of her. This single came out in March and hasn't scraped even 70k views on YouTube but still has the distribution from UMG.

Videos like this are part of a strange trend I've noticed online which I'm henceforth referring to as the submainstream: content that is clearly produced for a wider audience yet fails to leave any noticeable impact where even the most indiefuck hipster shit trends better than what should be far more appealing to common sensibilities. This isn't music I'm remotely interested in, yet this video is captivatingly bland. I don't know. Maybe I'm being too harsh since I'm not the target audience and I despise the lyrical content
No. 55454
>I am an overly jealous wench: the song
Jesus fuck, take me outta here.

Not sure I listened to bandcamp much but one woman in particular turned me on to soundcloud, which I really should spend more time with. She had very unique sensibilities, a drug issue, was a little bit strange, and like two or three years older than me so as usual she was someone I appreciated a lot. Thats
Oh yeaaaah I fuckin found it!
You have no idea how fuckin hard it is to find shit like this again, not just because it's obscure but is willfully made hard to find with all those random symbols. Yeah, that one in particular was able to leave a brief but deep impression on me. There's this huge difference between late genXers, and everybody else I kinda see as the same amorphous zoomer/millenial blob. I don't even see myself as one of them and never have. Even in childhood I thought kids ny age were idiots, and it was always the young babysitter tiers and their bf or whomever that was I guess smarter, more mature, had better perspective. At first I thought it was an age maturity thing but I've come to believe it's generational. They never stopped being stupid in their 20s and their tastes remained abhorrent to me.
Sorry I'm just starting to think about 22 year old memories now, like whatever happened to these two hot South Americans I knew when I was like 11 or 12 and they were 15 or something. Being a man whose preferred age range is like 40 year olds as not a weird fetish on a chan is a strange experience to consciously think about. This must be how all those BBS users felt when we shat up their internet.

But anyway yeah if I wasn't fully detached from the mainstream ten years ago, I sure as fuck am now and it already was beyond awful back then. Of course it was equally terrible at the end of the 90s in certain aspects I just was too young to appreciate that and still had plenty of good soundscapes at least even if KoRn Issues wasn't the best it had excellent soundscapes. Speaking of which I wonder what the hell zoomer child abuse tiers even listen to. It all sounds so bland and soulless. I think Peaches Fuck the Pain Away was awful and could never understand why privileged millenials would listen to that type of shit.

Basically the only new music I listen to nowadays is whatever apparently super underground music is on soundcloud or youtube also speaking of which I both need to download the shit out of all that before it dead links and also did you know these kids literally own and have nothing? It's all a fucking subscription. They literally don't have any music or movies downloaded on their drives and view something like utorrent as "illegal hacker shit" why are these people so retarded with computers is it because they all grew up on tablets and windows10 and iNSA's?
No. 55457
>I am an overly jealous wench: the song

This is precisely why I despise Pop music generally and have for the past few decades. Style aside, the genre's primary lyrical themes seem to be either implicitly or explicitly anti-male. Whether it's them bitching about their (ex-)boyfriends or this contrived girl power crap, it's all designed to cater to teen and tween girl egos bitter about boys. Songs like "Oops, I Did It Again" still make my heart palpitate in anger. It's why Eminem, in all his misogyny, was such a breath of fresh air when I was a teen. His music was a huge middle finger to trash like that. Of course, his greatest strength as a musician was his ability to open up about himself and let loose.

Sadly, these anti-male themes have shown no sign of ebbing and only seem to amplify each and every decade. Another insipid song that wormed its way into my ears was this little number:

This one is far more popular and thus a trillion times more bydlo to boot, so prepare yourself. I could go on, but at this rate, you get the picture.

>Peaches Fuck the Pain Away was awful and could never understand why privileged millenials would listen to that type of shit.

Another song that inspires the worst emotions within me. Cementing my absolute hatred for that song is the disturbing amount of acclaim she receives for her work. What the hell do people see in this?

The Soviets were right; western liberalism is a mental disorder.
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Uhhhh I'm pretty sure "hit me baby one more time" wasn't "explicitly anti-male" if anything between that and shit like "Barbie World" I was creeped the fuck out even as a 13 year old, mainly because she was like a 15 year old on that album cover. It would take me a great many years to put two and two together with things like Dan "the foot man" Schneider and pedophilic elites. But really though it wasn't just all the often of a particular tribal persuasion child rapists in Hollywood and the recording industry, it wasn't just Dan "Get in the Van" Schneider or Kevin Spacey not sticking with innocent good things like sexually harassing Danish royals, but a much deeper kind of rot. Do you remember how all the dipshit male kids around us would boast about being "pimps"?

Fact is it wasn't anti-male, or rather it wasn't just anti-man and anti-woman, but rather anti-morals, anti-human, and anti-God. This had become the main sticking point by my early 20s which was that the conspiracy was solidly of a Satanic nature and I've literally never stopped believing in that, not even now. Clearly the shitshow Qtards and MIGA became saddened me greatly although I still believe that whole movement was meant to be a self sabotaging controlled op.
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> The Soviets were right; western liberalism is a mental disorder.
We all know this feel
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>"hit me baby one more time" wasn't "explicitly anti-male"

I specifically named "Oops, I Did It Again", didn't I? I also added "implicitly or explicitly", meaning the songs in reference could go either way. I also don't quite agree with your media analysis re: anti-male/anti-female/anti-human, but frankly, I'm not interested in derailing this cozy thread in yet another tiresome kulturkampf discussion. Our priors are fundamentally different from each other which is causing us to respectively operate on strong perceptual biases. I feel a good deal of media targeted towards women promotes estrangement from men, and that's that.

>Do you remember how all the dipshit male kids around us would boast about being "pimps"?

Yes, mainstream Rap during the late '90s and 2000s was retarded, superficial, materialistic and toxically banal that promoted the toxic attitudes for men to have towards women. It was certainly a far cry from what had come a decade earlier. Admittedly, I had a brief wigger phase in middle school and wanted to be all hood. Thankfully, that waned after a Jewish friend bluntly explained why trying to be "hood" was an exceptionally bad fit for me. That said, one set of music is generally praised as "brave" and "revolutionary" whereas the other is called out.

In any case, I would rather listen to the worst Rock/Metal band than the best Pop act.

Speaking of music played at the gym, this apparently passes for "Hard Rock". My local gym has been playing this one shitless, too. These guys sound like Rush if they couldn't rock:

On that note, I'm going to clean my ears with 2112 by the infinitely more talented Rush.
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No, I wasn't disagreeing with you, just pointing out it slides the other way too. and perhaps I wasn't clear enough on what I meant by anti-human, but basically you kinda pretty much described it in your description of rap from that era. Petty, banal, materialistic, backbiting, self absorbed, carnal, low brow are among the other things that come to mind. It's a Protocols tier level of spiritual and moral and philosophical rot

At any rate I have to cleanse myself after being subjected to whatever the fuck that was
thank Christ I don't actually have to have the radio on it work. I remember one summer they played that "set the world on fire" song over. and over. and over. and over again. I wanted to exact an excruciating amount of sadism on the bad members after that as well as the radio station operators.
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Been listening to The Charlie Daniels Band. He's famous for "Devil Went Down To Georgia" fiddle song. He also has some interesting songs.

Charlie Daniels' song 'Uneasy Rider', had two releases - one in 1973 and another in 1988, the later having the title "Uneasy Rider '88" XDDD. The original is sang from the perspective of a hippie whose peace sign adorned car breaks down and whose long hair provokes some local yokels to hassle him. He gets out of this situation by accusing one of them of being an gommunisd FBI agent who is also a frien of "them long-haired hippie type pinko fags". This buys him enough time to escape.

The song Uneasy Rider '88 is somewhat similar in structure, but it's now about the protagonist and his friend assaulting homos. Our protagonist assaults a homosexual who teased him at a gay bar. His friend realizes he was kissing a crossdresser and "dropped that dude like a shot from a gun". The two then fight their way out of the gay bar.

His magnum opus is probably Simple Man. I keep coming back to this song, the lyrics are wild but I actually like the song, has an enjoyable aesthetic to it. The nasheed of proto-MAGA.
No. 55490 Kontra
I'm thinking he just got more openly political at as time passed, the comments on his political posts are interesting. Window into amerigan soul.
No. 55495 Kontra
He's only talking about a segment of Ameriga and it's hilarious he described him that way considering Trump accomplished literally fuckall during his entire presidency other than offend some people and massage Bibi's balls while giving head which really showed the extra mile he was willing to go particularly when he pardoned a literal fucking traitor to America who committed literal treason on his way out, oh and he also pardoned a couple rappers and a corrupt Israeli billionaire.

Half their retarded concerns are stoked by Fox "news" and absolutely insane bullshit foreigners (sadly rightfully) me about us on. There is no fucking inflow of radical Islam into America. It's true of yurop but not in here. There were no "excesses" of Obama and most of the worst shit he did was literal continuation of Republican policy, including Obamacare which was Mitt Romneycare in Massachusetts before Obama tried turning it into a national plan that got immediately sabotaged and porked by the immensely powerful pharmaceutical, medical, and insurance industries--industries heavily backed by Republicans mind you.

All Trump did was tell a bunch of retards you're good your great, what wonderful people you should feel good, but there's some very bad people that want you to feel bad. That's it. Literally that's all he did.

I'll tell you wjat is wrong with the Republican party
When Skull and Bonesman dubya was installed they flipped the stars upside down. That is what happened.

You see, the GOP had always been a party of rich people exploiting whatever fears and kulturkampf of poor white people. It made them scared and feeling good while it kept fucking us. Finally enough people wised up they half bucked the system, only to install a more wildly Zionist corrupt oligarch than we ever had before. It's not that all their instincts are wrong, but they're so brainwashed and filled with bullshit it's literally as bad if not worse than tranny enablers. But you don't need me to explain that, because poltardation is ultimately an Americancentric type of a thing showing you how outlandishly stupid these people really are with their 5G microchip fears and mask burning and they are perpetually used and lied to and fucked over. Republicans are hookers beaten by their pimps who get a nice warm bath and some pills after a beating and humiliation.

Meanwhile they stay captive because dumbass liberals and democrats routinely talk down to them (frankly I thought Trump talked down to us I was insulted the way he talked to me then I realized the people around me are genuinely so stupid it's at their level) and became the bougie hipster white hating faggotry party somehow. Dems basically would win every single election forever if they simply catered to the working man like they used to instead of dumb psychotic kulturkampf bullshit like that psychotic fucking tranny Trump left in charge of our healthcare and the electoral college was done away with. In fact even with the worst excesses of the Dems they'd still win most elections now if it was an actual democratic country, but it isn't, and it never was because it was a society for rich plantation owners from the very beginning. We've simply kept trying to evolve beyond that while being utterly crippled by our economic system politically that had always remained the true power behind the throne, and no one noticed or cared so long as they were fat and stupid and loaded on enough beer and pills and fast food and flouride to remain a docile workforce.

But why did I mention the pentagram?

Because it is a total inversion of our values and a complete rejection of the truth that started in full with that crypto-Satanist Bush. Hence, Qanon, that themselves get some of the right instincts but have been captive for so long they always get led like sheep to psychotic levels of stupidity. Trump himself is a son of perdition, the very image of the Lawless One from Revelations, and the fact all these people who were outraged by Clinton's blowjob were defending this adulterer with a pornstar besmirching the dignity of the office like never before is a testimony to how spiritually dead and empty the party and much of its adherents really are now.

When Trump says "we need to grab their guns first due process second" and people aren't even outraged anymore it shows the degree to which they are valueless, for no truth can be found in them anymore. They no longer hold any real values not hold onto belief in any objective truth.

I'll tell you what it is, they're caged animals blindly lashing out. They have no plan, they have no policy, they have no morals. They have a Sith like power grab, blind lust for grabbing power at literally any cost, like their father the devil.

I no longer give two fucks about what they have to say about literally anything anymore because of this, because they literally don't believe in American freedom at all while it's all they shout about. They'd put half the country in jail and have armed riot cops marching down every martial lawed street if they could just like this
They are the epitome of useful idiots for the Satanic oligarchs, the pedophiles and the deep state, and they are irrational wounded animals lashing out as the jaws clamp shut. They have zero principles at this point. They back "muh team" just because it's "muh team." I remind you dubya literally ran on the campaign promise of America first and no more nation building

That election literally changed my entire life because I was going to become a politician before it. It was literally my career path and life goal before realizing how corrupt the system was and I stopped believing in our political system entirely after this. It is why I went down the road I did or didnt because it was rigged by CIA and Skull and Bones and I knew then that I would never, ever get far because it's solely a club by and for well connected multigenerational rich elites--like the Trumps.

And I will tell you full sale that is exactly what is happening to all those folks right now: they stopped believing in American democracy after the 2020 election. For entirely retarded reasons, but their direction remains the same. The problem is that they will continue to lash out like scared angry wounded animals at whatever some idiot on a well funded soap box tells them to lash out at. Even people I respected told me the most deranged shit this year and I stopped respecting their views because of it and wondered how otherwise intelligent people could take dumb bydlo around them so seriously, I guess much like a cult.

The system is irretrievably broken, and the problem is they always do exactly the wrong thing at the time and likely will continue doing so. Nobody believes in the system anymore, and that is why Trump happened, who God willing helped thoroughly disillusion them to the point at least some of them will detach from the system entirely.
No. 55496 Kontra
I hate to do this but

You can go anywhere and see it at this point. That whole thing with Ghislain and Epstein. All the shit buried under the rug. We can see it in plainview and it's wounded COINTELPRO'd and psyop'd animals lashing out in angered confusion. I think that on some fundamental level, that's what BLM was too, and that both groups are made and manipulated to collide into each other by the feds so the most dangerous thing doesn't happen, which is everyone waking the fuck up and joining together across those kampf lines to see in plain view with scales fallen from their eyes the evils in our midst and that is the system itself and those that profit from it. Why they sincerely believed Trump in particular was going to save them I have no idea because he was so transparent, meanwhile others didn't even like Biden in the same way lots of people didn't like Trump but at least he wasn't Hillary. Ironically he got deposed the same way "at least Biden isn't Trump" while the whole problem is, we should elect neither.
No. 55498 Kontra
You just had to open up that can of worms, huh?

>There were no "excesses" of Obama and most of the worst shit he did was literal continuation of Republican policy, including Obamacare which was Mitt Romneycare in Massachusetts before Obama tried turning it into a national plan that got immediately sabotaged and porked by the immensely powerful pharmaceutical, medical, and insurance industries--industries heavily backed by Republicans mind you.

Indeed, Obama effectively continued Bush's policies and was, in practice, just another Bush whose buddies included insurance companies. That said, Fox News didn't manufacture the outrage wholecloth. The instincts against him were already there and they just exploited it. Publicly commenting on the Trayvon Martin shooting before the facts came out was an extremely shameful move on his part. His comments stoked racial tensions and would set the tone for events like Michael Brown, Freddie Gray and Eric Garner. Since leaving office, he has also publicly supported reparations. Of course, it's entirely done for racial self-interest, but that still doesn't inspire any respect from me. Let's also not forget him passing the NDAA with only a few members of Congress opposing that liberty-destroying bill.

Re: Trump and the GOP. Your assessment of the GOP as it currently exists is mostly on point with a few areas that don't quite hit the mark, but you first must understand why Trump won. The salient feature of Trump's victory is the power of populism. No other Republican in recent years campaigned on as fiercely populistic a platform as Trump, but his economic nationalism that he never delivered on resonated across America. Career Republicans were avoiding the stigma of political incorrectness at the expense of connecting with their base, but Trump was unshackled by such concerns. Being a complete outsider was perhaps his greatest strength, and the signaling towards the edgier segment of voters on Twitter energized them. Who would've thought he'd retweet an image of a Pepe? Overnight, imageboard Libertarians fell in love.

Moreover, the Democrats erected Hillary Clinton, a lifelong career politician whose public persona is thoroughly toxic, at the expense of the more populistic Bernie Sanders. It was during that election that Berniebros knew what it felt like to be a Ron Paul voter circa 2012. Even with the Democrat establishment and mainstream media entirely on her side, she still couldn't connect with her constituents because the entire party divorced themselves from their own base. The coveted Obama coalition simply didn't care for Hillary, and her campaign was certain it could ignore the White working class's plights in favor of playing the liberal middle class's favorite game of minoritarianism. It's hard to boil down her campaign's failure to a single factor, but nothing stank of condescension quite like her counterslogan "America Is Already Great." She had the gall to say this at a time where:
-America is stuck in a foreign policy quagmire through executive overreach in the Islamic world
-The chasm between the upper, middle and working classes continue to widen
-Jobs continue to get outsourced to developing nations courtesy of favorable trade deals
-Healthcare premiums continue to climb

Quite frankly, Hillary deserved to lose. And boy, was I personally happy she did. That said, Trump's victory also made too many right-wingers complacent which cost them dearly.

In the end, Trump was a gigantic failure, and the political reality only became worse for the constituents that initially were his most rabid online supporters. Censorship, demonetization and deplatforming accelerated at unseen rates, hamstringing the ability to organize politically. The momentum built by the alt-right was singlehandedly destroyed in the aftermath of Unite the Right, and virtually every pro-White movement is in a far worse position than they've ever been under any former President and will likely get worse with time. Trump delivered on absolutely none of his promises. Indeed, the only promises he kept were the ones to Israel. There was a small but extremely vocal segment of Fascists opposed to Trump from the outset that repeatedly reminded everyone of Trump's cringeworthy speech he gave at AIPAC. Time proved them right. The Wall, his star position, amounted to a paltry amount of bollard fencing being built. The Middle East continues to be unstable. No jobs were ever brought back. The government response to COVID19 was disastrous. Cities burned in the wake of George Floyd. Last, but not least, his war on Section 230 threatens internet freedom for everybody. He may have failed (thank God for THAT one), but other politicians will likely take up the charge.

Threatening to touch Section 230 has opened a Pandora's box, and this decade may very well be the last one where you can go online and consider it a separate world. Everyone has been herded online by corporations and governments throughout the COVID lockdowns, and now with everyone and their grandmas exposed to social media and the internet at large, the demand for lawmakers and big tech to make those spaces as benign as possible will enable them to censor whatever they want. The international movement to impose minimum corporate income tax and online censorship is the beginning of a very small world and much smaller internet. Historically, United States was the shining city that lifted the entire world up and made everybody a little more free. Those days are now over.

But all hope isn't lost. A segment former Trump supporters who abandoned ship in 2019 have since formed their own political parties. They won't win elections or influence mainstream politics, but within these movements can hopefully form groups of men who can organize politically, start families and create spaces where people can safely express pro-White views.
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>crypto-satanism, "pro-white" values, qanon, trump, obamacare, george floyd
Mother of dogg wat done XDDDD
No. 55511 Kontra
I think this speaks to a deeper cultural narrative
No. 55556 Kontra


Oh Jesus that's right it was the music thread that got shat up, my condolensces
go here instead
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What is Ernst favorite song about Bananas?
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Hoo boy, you have set me off.
I have bananas for days.
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tfw 50GB of music and no banana songs. Ctrl+F uncovers only bands Bananarama and Melt-Banana.

So...have these songs about apples.
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Fruits? Ok.
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That's an oddly specific inquiry, Ernst. Might I ask what moved you to ask?

Anyways, my music tastes generally don't involve bands talking about food...except for one band: FOOD METAL

And, indeed, mastermind James Perry has a song about bananas:

I want to eat my favorite fruit, it's so awesome
Get my daily supply of potassium

O Banana
O Banana

Bananas grow on trees in a bunch
I want to have Banana with my lunch!

O Banana
O Banana
O Banana
O Banana
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Coconuts are technically fruit
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Let's see what fruit-related music I have left...Huckleberry Love by CAAMP...The Lemon Song by Led Zeppelin...hmm, a reading of the poem Figs by DH Lawrence. Spoiler on that one, figs are used as a metaphor for you know.

Let's go with The Runaway's Cherry Bomb and Soco Amaretto Lime by Brand New.
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I have no idea how is it perceived when you don't understand lyrics (maybe even better), but you tell me.
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No. 57623
Soda Stereo is indeed good, during those years argentina made great rock
No. 57626
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I just discovered Rome recently
I liked their album Flowers From Exile (especially the song with that name and the first two)
No. 57628
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Rome is pretty good in general. He also made a concept album about Rhodesia.
No. 57710
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Now try 'Death in Rome', a band which covers pop songs in the style of Rome & Death in June, with some quite pleasant results
No. 57711
>Neofolk cover album
And I thought I had seen everything
No. 57715 Kontra
>Last Christmas by Wham! cover contains Chopin's Trauermarsch
No. 57726
There is an entire neofolk cover group (Down in June)
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Lol, unironic nazis in comments.

> what is echo chamber?
No. 57735 Kontra
I find that ROME have some really good songs. But the when I read carefully the lyrics I’m a bit ashamed of listening them. Neofolk flirts a bit too much with neonazism to my taste.
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Lolwut? Rome are one of those rare left leaning neofolk bands.
What lyrics were those?
Here's some actual "flirting with neonazism" neofolk.
No. 57748
I have no problem believing you. Rome is pretty tame in the context of neofolk but I wouldn't say left leaning. And the context of the genre doesn't really matter when I make non-amateurs listen to their songs. For example, one of their most well known songs, "who only Europe know", bases some part of the lyrics from an Enoch Powell speech against african and Paki migration in England and transposing it in a broad European context. With the warning of a possible bloodbath and civil war resulting from culture mixing. You are right when you say this is not exactly neonazi, but I wouldn't go as far as saying this is left leaning.

And last time I checked, the comment section of this was full of "time to clean up europe boys" wich I assume is a quotation from the Christchurch shooter. I didn't check though.
No. 57749
Just taking that one song out of context of the album is pretty dishonest imo. That's like saying Black Sabbath were satanists because they sang about the devil.

>comment section being full of retards
What a surprise
No. 57750
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You asked to give you "neonazi flirting" lyrics not to take them in context. Praising about mass murder of foreign ethnicities in a comment section is not your typical comment retardation. And hundreds if not thousands people liked those comments.
No. 57751 Kontra
It would really be stupid to virtue signal neofolk. Even more when I enjoy it. I will stop this is pointless.
No. 57753 Kontra
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You're still being dishonest. Is "Born in the USA" flirting with MAGAtards because they misunderstand the lyrics? And really, bringing youtube comments as any kind of evidence for anything whatsoever is really a weak move.

Don't be a sheep ;^)
No. 57755 Kontra
Ach, yes, you are right. It also means I don't plainly understand the band. I'll try to get a little more interested and actually understand them then.
No. 57775
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>if you want an honest look at my faggy retarded ideology you should excusively listen what faggy retarded ideologues have to say about my evil retarded faggy ideology
Knowing both me grandfathers bombed and shot these people is swelling me with an immense amount of pride on this morning, how about you Ivan?
No. 57777
Glorifying Satan or at least bashing Christianity is a very common conceit among a variety of metal bands and Black Sabbath I mean it's in the very name. Done for edginess sake is irrelevant particularly in a tamer time like the late 1970s before it was seen as the cool thing to do. Also you're comparing apples to oranges because you can't really say "this thing is this ideology" when said ideology only existed far after, your reductio ad absurdum appeal beside. Now if those musicians made the song after you could have better ground to make such dumb arguments, though in this case it's really more that the genre itself and its fans tends to be flirting with NSDAP/Fascist overtones.
No. 57823
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Thread already went this way, so we have nothing to lose.
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Dude what the fuck is wrong with you, Biden is a fucking creepy pedo
No. 57834
that's american elite culture, from Washington DC to Los Angeles, if you don't like it, you can get out buddy
No. 57835
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>What is wrong with you, /pol/-faggot?
No. 57836
Do you think it's OK to creep on children, you disgusting pervert?
No. 57837
>Quand une petite fille de 5 ans, 5 ans et demi, commence à vous déshabiller, c’est fantastique. C’est fantastique parce que c’est un jeu érotique, maniaque.

t. Daniel Cohn-Bendit, German/French elitist

But it's OK, it was the 80s when he said this, no hard feelings!
No. 57852
This controversy went over my head (time for a wiki excursion I guess) but it's absurdly twisted and quite shocking which offices he held so recently. Imagine he said something along the lines of 'Negroes different' in the 80s and it would become public later.
No. 57853
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The rule of thumb is that however criminal and degenerate you think the other parties are, the Greens (especially the old guard) are AT LEAST as criminal and degenerate. They are certainly the biggest hypocrites of them all.

That said, since we had review Ernst talking about all those italo slashers and the like and because Goblin were pretty awesome, I remembered that not too long ago I discovered another italian prog band called Apoteosi, with female vocals. Very good, they only released a single LP.
No. 57856
And I come back to EC to see that my glorious music thread has been defiled. Thanks for nothing. Seems to be my curse that my music threads degenerate towards the very end.

Don't care about Rome's alleged Nazism or lack thereof. Neofolk and Fascist aesthetics are deeply intertwined, so divorcing the two is nigh impossible. In any case, Rome make compelling music that stirs my soul, although I'm listening to Neofolk much less these days because it's just too drab for me.

Quit the Biden simping. For the record, my grandfather killed tojos, but it neither fills me with pride nor burdens me with shame. He was drafted and sent to the Pacific to kill for Uncle Sham where he lost his leg and virility. At least he got a cool pension for it and could start his own business selling antiques. He did well for a barely literate man with no high school diploma.

The band took their name after this film:

Having never seen it (I know, I'm a bad fan), the film had a strong cult following and influenced lots of musicians during that era. These guys were doing occult-themed Rock before Black Sabbath released their first album:

He's a doddering old dustfart who's probably being manipulated by powers greater than himself.

Korrozia Metalla RULES!

Russia's most ebin Metal band.

They have some street cred as having their underground basement concerts shut down by the KGB in the 1980s, but as things were winding down for the USSR, they got featured on MTV:

Sadly, they peaked a little too early, so their first four albums are their best. Everything else they've done is, sadly, kind of shit:

My personal favorite:
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No. 57858
Korroziya Metalla is more of a meme than an actual band, though, with all of its "тащемта" and "трэш, угар и содомия". What do you think of true kings of Russian thrash metal — Kuvalda?
No. 57859
My favorite Russian Metal bands: Apия [Aria], Acпид [Aspid], Кoppoзия Meтaллa [Korrozia Metalla], Кpyиз [Kruiz], Macтep [Master], Лeгиoн [Legion], Apкoнa [Arkona], Чёpный oбeлиcк [Cherny Obelisk], Pseudogod, Walknut, Spitehowling, Forest, Branikald, M8Л8TХ [M8L8TH], Коловрат [Kolovrat], Россия [Rossija], Jedem das Seine, Киборг [Kiborg], Родосвет [Rodosvet]

No. 57862
> is more of a meme than an actual band
Moreover, rage comics tier meme. Everyone forgot about it and if someone accidentally remembers it, he dies from cringe.
I just posted the pic because it's funny and related to post. By the way it also mentions "Ensemble of Christ the Savior and Mother Raw Earth". Would recommend. Many of their songs are officially considered extremist so you can be bottled for publishing them. Also youtube deletes all their best clips:

> What do you think of true kings of Russian thrash metal — Kuvalda?
You wanted to say Bredor?
No. 57865
Wow, you actually responded seriously to my shitpost. That's RAC Murica for ya.

Anyway, I didn't listen to most of these bands, but I gotta admit a couple of them are actually pretty good.

Favorite band of my best buddy in high school. I never was much of a fan, but I do like some of their songs. Also, Kipelov > Berkut.

This one's about a terrorist. Pretty fun song: "heroin at night, hexogen in the morning", heh.

Somewhat Christian (but not really) song about heavens. I like the chorus for some reason.

Possibly their prettiest song. It's about monarchy or somesuch, but whatever, it's nice.

This one gives fantasy vibes. If this one was performed by Dio with Rainbow, it would totally kick ass, but it's still pretty good as it is.

Basically, Maiden's Aces High, but about Soviet bomber crew instead of Brit Spitfire wankers. Not a bad song. I also was surprised to hear it in one of the Flash porn "games" of 00's.

This one got covered by fucking Rammstein of all people. Really dark lyrics about cannibalism.

A power ballad. Maybe it's not Beyond the Realms of Death or Cemetery Gates, but it's still good.

Another ballad. This version is with a symphonic orchestra, "we wanna be Metallica", yeah. It was spammed incessantly on Russian music TV channels in the 00's, and if it was just a little bit shittier, I would probably hate it as much as Nickelback's "How You Remind Me". It barely avoided that fate.

The first time I heard these guys was on a Soviet vinyl I found in my aunt's collection (dunno why she had it, probably just grabbed any music she could get). The audio quality was atrocious due to vinyl's wear (audiophools who say that vinyls are better should go fuck themselves), the twelve years old me still loved it. Also, their guitarist Valery Gaina had everything to become the Soviet Steve Vai, but something went wrong, and he's largely forgotten now.


Also, you should create a new threda. Might post about some music I liked recently.
No. 57894
>Neofolk flirts a bit too much with neonazism to my taste.
but Flowers from Exile by Rome is more Republicano imo