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What are you listening to, heavy metal version ?

Mr. Gregory

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I've been all over the place musically for the last week or two. A conversation with Magic about the recent Louisiana church burnings, which inevitably led to a brief discussion about the infamous Varg Vikernes, resulted in me listening to Burzum (specifically the Burzum/Aske combo album and Fallen) for the first time in probably several years.

Then, I found out that there's apparently a Lords of Chaos movie that just came out recently, which looks like a ridiculously over the top Lifetime movie version of the book. (I read the book, which explains the history/backstory of black metal, several years ago when I initially started getting into that stuff, and it was very good.) Of course, all of that makes me want to listen to some Mayhem, which I also haven't listened to for years.

Meanwhile, Meredead, the Leaves' Eyes album that I've probably listened to the least out of all of them, was a great choice for a late night virtual train ride in Train Sim World the other day. :giggle:

 

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British thrash, mid-paced and a pretty standard thrash setup going on what with the anti-government/anti-corporation theme and the beats. But this album is driven by riffs, so it's got some catchy switch-ups!
 

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This was a band from Germany and the only release from this band. The album sounds very early "Priest-ish".

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I've mentioned Stream of Passion in passing a couple of times on here but have only posted one of their songs so far, in one of the random game threads. Unacceptable! (n)

They were an underrated symphonic/progressive metal band that amicably split up a few years ago. I love Marcela Bovio's gentle yet powerful and passionate vocals. She's a good singer, and she's totally adorable! :giggle:



 

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Very Nice! I will definitely look into Stream of Passion (possibly by way of a thread <hint>). BTW, "The Curse" is really good.....


Been going through Dokken's discography.

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Very Nice! I will definitely look into Stream of Passion (possibly by way of a thread <hint>). BTW, "The Curse" is really good.....


Been going through Dokken's discography.

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Ask and you shall receive. The more detailed bits about their history are paraphrased from Wikipedia, as usual - there was actually a lot of stuff that I didn't know about them in that regard. I classified them as a symphonic metal band, but I could have legitimately picked that or progressive. Either way, at least they'll be in the right subsection of the forum regardless. (y)

I really should make a thread for After Forever as well. Maybe they'll be next.
 

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So, UnSun was a Polish gothic metal band started by ex-Vader guitarist Muarycy Stefanowicz and his wife, Anna. They were one of the very first metal bands I tried listening to. I liked the song "Whispers" from their debut album, The End of Life, and I bought that album, but I just couldn't get into them.

Now, seven or eight years later, I've been listening to their second (and final) album, Clinic for Dolls, off and on. I have to say, I've definitely heard worse. I love the meaty, chugging riffs here, which contrast nicely with Anna's light, playful sounding vocals. Once I found out who the guitarist was, I was like "yep, makes sense." Ha ha.



Sadly, they disbanded in 2016 due to Anna developing health issues which affected her throat/vocal chords and nervous system and prevented them from releasing their third album, which had been in the works. :(