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The \m/etal thread

Mokrap of Croton

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Not sure if you would consider Portrayal of Guilt metal or hardcore, but their new album shreds.
Always down to see more hardcore/hardcore adjacent stuff in here! A lot of the stuff I really like lately blurs the lines between metal and hardcore, not so much in the "deathcore" or "metalcore" styles as calcified by bands in the early 2000s but in the was Xibalba, Fuming Mouth, Terminal Nation, Hanging Fortress, et al are doing basically crossover but with death instead of thrash.

To that effect, have just gotten onto Bad Ideals. They mix up thrash, hardcore, maybe some death metal, just lots of things into a slurry that sounds like it's brawling its way down a staircase in the best way possible. The moments when they barrel into a stomping break riff are absolutely killer! Have yet to put them to the true test for any hardcore/metal band (does this, in fact, increase my squat/deadlift?) but we'll find out soon!


And in the opposite direction I've found a new psych/doom band I really dig! Blackwater Holylight merge big fatass riffs with ethereal singing and will occasionally let some grunge show through. Excellent stuff.

 

Behemoth

Dostoevsky is immortal!
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Always down to see more hardcore/hardcore adjacent stuff in here! A lot of the stuff I really like lately blurs the lines between metal and hardcore, not so much in the "deathcore" or "metalcore" styles as calcified by bands in the early 2000s but in the was Xibalba, Fuming Mouth, Terminal Nation, Hanging Fortress, et al are doing basically crossover but with death instead of thrash.

Great! On a slightly more traditional front, I've been enjoying the new Grima album.

 
the grima is great. here's a couple more bandcamp albums i've been enjoying:
no reinventing the wheel, just some great tech death.
french black metal, and it does kinda remind me of MkM stuff (temple of baal, aosoth). generally relentless, a little melodic. the only thing is that the production is very sharp, which isn't an anomaly, but it was striking for me
great conceptually, great musically. variates between atmo-black and some more harsh orthodox stuff


and of note, paysage d'hiver released a preview for the upcoming album
 

Mokrap of Croton

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That Colossus album sounds rad. Will check that out further.

Recent stuff that tripped my trigger:

Enforced's new album fucken RIIIIIIPS! Added a little death metal to their crossover thrash and it really works.


New God's Hate!

Hardcore band fronted by a pro-wrestler featuring a terminator-samurai machine gunning yokia on the cover art? YOU ALREADY KNOW


Hideous Divinity is teasing a new EP with an Aliens theme. Two great tastes that taste great together! If you're not familiar, HD are in the Hate Eternal/Nile sort of school of brutal, fast, and grandiose death metal. It is exhausting in the best possible way.

 
That Harakiri for the Sky is great, but it's just too long for me. It's mostly that I'm less into that blackgaze sound than i was even like 2 years ago.

great stuff. that god's hate was a lot of fun.
also, new Blut Aus Nord Forhist album. Great, sounds a bit like BaN, but less mechanical and more melodic?

this was a fun one too. Just very solid Melodic Black Metal.

and Panopticon's upcoming now has 2 preview tracks. gonna be an emotional one
 

Behemoth

Dostoevsky is immortal!
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That Harakiri for the Sky is great, but it's just too long for me. It's mostly that I'm less into that blackgaze sound than i was even like 2 years ago.
I've heard this same sentiment from a few people over the past few years, but blackaze/atmospheric black metal is still the sweet spot for me. (But I am a self-admitted metal dilettante).
 
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