Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Compilations: Metal Maniacs October 2008

I have not done one of these for a couple of weeks, so I thought I would throw one in here today.

BLOODBATH: "HADES RISING"
The Swedish death metal supergroup is always good for bludgeoning music. I already own this album, so I don't really need to tell you how much I like this.

GRAYSKULL: "MY CHAINSAW WEIGHS A TON"
Kind of a stupid song title. It's also metalcore. No thanks.

UNEARTH: "MY WILL BE DONE"
Well-known metalcore band. They're one of the better such groups, but I don't really care for them. This song does nothing to change my mind. This song in particular sounds exactly like Killswitch Engage.

AMON AMARTH: "TWILIGHT OF THE THUNDER GOD"
Of course I already own the damn Amon Amarth album. Who do you think I am?

BATTLELORE: "THIRD IMMORTAL"
I also already own this album by the Finnish symphonic metal band. Decent stuff. Lots of Tolkien references. The music is a mix of power, gothic, folk, progressive, and melodic death.

MALIGNO: "ASTRAL BACCHANALIA"
With a song title like that, my guess was some sort of stoner doom. And it appears I was right. Not too bad. I generally enjoy this genre when I am in the mood. Always good to find another band.

MENDACITY: "BLINDED EYES"
This kind of reminds me of later Tiamat. Not sure why. It's very ethereal and yet retains some metal riffs and harsh vocals. It frequently breaks into a melodic interlude. It's not too bad. I don't know if I would actively search these guys out though.

GUILDOFIENDS: "STATUTE CLEAR"
No idea what this is, some sort of hardcore. Pass.

NETHERBIRD: "THE BLACKEST BREED"
It's symphonic blackened death metal with some pretty extreme vocals. I really enjoy this song. Never heard of the band before though.

WITHERING SOUL: "TIDES OF THE ACCURSED"
Some crushing and blasting blackened death metal with some progressive elements. This also sounds pretty good. It kind of drags around the middle when it goes melodic, but it comes back.

CYANOTIC: "BRUTAL DELUXE (GLITCH MODE DEMO)"
This is industrial music kind of similar to the early Nine Inch Nails stuff. I used to like this kind of thing, but those days are long gone now. I still like industrial metal, but this does not qualify.

ARTAS: "THE HEALING"
Metalcore again. Ever notice how all these bands sound the same?

TREMOR: "LIPSYNCED WITH SATAN"
This band kind of reminds me of Ancient. Very theatrical black metal. I do like Ancient okay, but this really isn't doing much for me.

3 comments:

  1. Hey,
    glad you found Netherbird on that disc, been ages since we agreed to take part of it!

    More Netherbird:
    First album for free and legal + a cover EP can be found here: http://www.netherbird.com

    New full length album is out on spotify and on myspace.com/netherbird

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  2. Nifty. I may have to check that out.

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  3. Cool, I will also have to check this out.

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