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Old 05-02-24, 12:01 AM
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Re: The Official METAL! Thread- Metalcore, Thrash, Progressive, Death, and MORE

Two pretty big tours just got announced that Iím pretty pumped for. Testament/Kreator/Possessed and Morbid Angel/Suffocation/UADA/Mortiferum/Fulci/Knoll. Really looking forward to seeing Kreator and that Morbid Angel tour is absolutely stacked.
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Re: The Official METAL! Thread- Metalcore, Thrash, Progressive, Death, and MORE

Originally Posted by beavis69
Two pretty big tours just got announced that Iím pretty pumped for. Testament/Kreator/Possessed and Morbid Angel/Suffocation/UADA/Mortiferum/Fulci/Knoll. Really looking forward to seeing Kreator and that Morbid Angel tour is absolutely stacked.
Looks like Fulci has a new album coming out this summer from 20 Buck Spin.
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Looks like Fulci has a new album coming out this summer from 20 Buck Spin.
Yep, I've enjoyed their last two. They rolled through Seattle in support of Oxygen Destroyer a few months back but I missed them, happy to get another opportunity.
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I've honestly never listened to Oxygen Destroyer (I'm more into black metal than death metal) but the kaiju theme and name really intrigues me, I'll have to check them out.
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Got the new Feuerschwanz cd "Warriors" in the mail today. (It was released today May 3, 2024).

As far as I can figure out, it sounds like English versions of songs from their past few albums. Basically german / western european style folk "drinking songs", played in a power metal style with bagpipes and violins. Their humor is not quite as obvious in these english versions.

In contrast, their humor is more obvious in their previous videos, such as the song "Berzerkermode".



Going further in their back catalog, their older albums from the 2000s decade sounds like schlager drinking songs with parody/comedy titles about medieval stuff. I don't know enough german to figure out what exactly is humorous about the lyrics, other than doing translations via google translate.

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Re: The Official METAL! Thread- Metalcore, Thrash, Progressive, Death, and MORE

Been listening to Lord of the Lost (seeing them in a few months) and Gothminister a bit lately. Not sure how to describe them. Nothing growly, more like deep (not "low low deep") male voice, but some of the stuff is very catchy
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Listening to the new Darkthrone album ("It Beckons Us All......."), it's in a similar vein to their last few, which I liked, so I'm liking this one as well. It's just Fenriz and Nocturno Culto continuing to do whatever the hell they want. Both guys have day jobs (government jobs with a pension), haven't played a live show in decades, and just continue to pump out albums every couple years, playing whatever kind of music they feel like, not caring about critic or fan reaction, they're just doing it for themselves. I envy that kind of creative freedom.
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Iíve seen some reviews calling them Doomthrone. Not a bad album, but not one I would buy.
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Originally Posted by cultshock
I wasn't familiar with Melissa Bonny but she's a cutie!
Two funny Feuerschwanz videos that Bonny was a guest singer on. One is a Manowar cover, and the other one is a cover of German reggae/hiphop band SEEED from 15+ years ago.

- Warriors of the World Unite (Manowar cover)


- Ding (SEEED cover)


- original version of Ding by SEEED
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Originally Posted by Trout
I’ve seen some reviews calling them Doomthrone. Not a bad album, but not one I would buy.
Yeah, the last several albums have had a strong doom feel (blackened doom metal?). For me, the recent albums have been slow growers, first listen I think "Oh, not bad" but after a few more listens, they really start clicking for me and the riffs become earworms that I can't get out of my head, so catchy. So at first I think "Listening to the album on Spotify is good enough" but after a couple months I'm like "I need to buy this on vinyl!". They now use a studio with all analog equipment (they are really an old school band), so this stuff sounds great on vinyl.
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Re: The Official METAL! Thread- Metalcore, Thrash, Progressive, Death, and MORE

"Ding" was my first exposure to Feuerschwanz many years ago; YT probably recommended it to me because of Melissa's involvement and I've been a fan ever since. You have to be impressed by a German folk metal group who can pull off a multilingual cover of a rap song.

I also really like their cover of Weeknd's "Blinding Lights."

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Originally Posted by The Cow
Been listening to Lord of the Lost (seeing them in a few months) and Gothminister a bit lately. Not sure how to describe them. Nothing growly, more like deep (not "low low deep") male voice, but some of the stuff is very catchy
I like a fair amount of their stuff. It can get pretty cheesy at times.
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Old 05-13-24, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by morriscroy
Rumor has it that Sodom is releasing an ep in November, which appears to be remaining five tracks which were left off of "40 Years At War". These remaining five tracks were in the deluxe box set variant of "40 Years of War", where I only recognized the tracks Witching Metal and Equinox.

https://www.discogs.com/release/2499...-Hell-Of-Sodom
I picked up this "1982" Sodom ep as an impulse buy.

The re-recorded "Witching Metal" sounds very different than the version on In The Sign of Evil. It sounds like they're played in completely different keys.

- re-recorded version from 2022


- version on In The Sign of Evil from 1985


Two of the other re-recorded 2022 tracks "Victims of Death" and "Lets Fight In The Darkness of Hell" sound like very primitive songwriting, where it appears they were orginally on the "Victims of Death" demo from 1984. For that matter, this 2022 re-recorded version of "Witching Metal" sounds like the version on the 1984 Sodom demo tape :"Victims of Death".

https://www.discogs.com/release/3384...ctims-Of-Death



The 2022 re-recording of "Equinox" sounds more coherent, even with the really primitive songwriting on the Obsessed By Cruelty album.
Old 05-14-24, 11:07 AM
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Interesting, I might have to grab that EP. To be honest, although I heard all the early Sodom albums back in the 80s, I've never heard the Victims of Death demo.

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