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Review by Kelley Simms from http://bravewords.com/reviews/infernal-majesty-no-god :

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Combining the punishing power of Vader, the viciousness of Venom and the evilness of Slayer, Canadian cult metal titans Infernäl Mäjesty lets you know its back in a big way on opener “Enter The World Of The Undead” from its long-awaited fourth full-length release, No God. Infernäl Mäjesty usually get overlooked when discussing classic Canadian thrash metal bands. It may have something to do with the 13 year hiatus between albums. On No God, original vocalist Christopher Bailey and dual guitarists Kenny Hallman and Steve Terror have tapped into their original sound from its 1987 cult classic debut album None Shall Defy.

Those familiar harmonized Slayer-laden guitar leads return on “In God You Trust,” which also contains a savage, mid-paced grind. “Signs Of Evil” and the title track tread into Sodom territory, accompanied by some rhythmic thrash blastbeats and Bailey’s gritty Tom Araya-esque bark. “False Flag” is a haunting two-minute instrumental with an ominous reverb guitar picking intro as chilling news samples of 9/11 plays in the background. It serves as a prequel to the powerful aural attack of “Nation Of Assassins.” Mostly, No God follows the playbook of Canadian thrash stalwarts including Annihilator, Anvil, Exciter and Razor, as well as capturing American influences such as Death and Slayer with a touch of German thrash thrown in for good measure. Although No God isn’t breaking any new ground, I for one am glad Infernäl Mäjesty is back.


I think this is their best release since None Shall Defy.

Stream the entire album here: https://infernalmajesty.bandcamp.com/

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From https://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/prod ... -1974-1998 :

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John Carpenter is a legend. As the director and composer behind dozens of classic movies, Carpenter has established a reputation as one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of modern cinema, as well as one of its most influential musicians. The minimal, synthesizer-driven themes to films like Halloween, Escape From New York, and Assault on Precinct 13 are as indelible as their images, and their timelessness was evident as Carpenter performed them live in a string of internationally sold-out concert dates in 2016. Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 collects 13 classic themes from Carpenter’s illustrious career together on one volume for the first time. Each theme has been newly recorded with the same collaborators that Carpenter worked with on his hit Lost Themes studio albums: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.

TRACK LISTING:
1. In the Mouth of Madness
2. Assault on Precinct 13
3. The Fog
4. Prince of Darkness
5. Santiago (Vampires)
6. Escape from New York
7. Halloween
8. Porkchop Express (Big Trouble in Little China)
9. They Live
10. The Thing
11. Starman
12. Dark Star
13. Christine


The entire album can be streamed at the above referenced website (one song leads into the next).

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More free shit on bandcamp. This band is just classic

Happy new year

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More free shit on bandcamp. This band is just classic

Happy new year

https://angelwitch.bandcamp.com/releases

Thanks for the heads-up. Just gripped it.

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More free shit on bandcamp. This band is just classic

Happy new year

https://angelwitch.bandcamp.com/releases

Thanks for the heads-up. Just gripped it.


It's really good

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Yeah that shit stuck in the head easily

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Review by Kelley Simms from http://bravewords.com/reviews/infernal-majesty-no-god :

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Rating: 8.0

Combining the punishing power of Vader, the viciousness of Venom and the evilness of Slayer, Canadian cult metal titans Infernäl Mäjesty lets you know its back in a big way on opener “Enter The World Of The Undead” from its long-awaited fourth full-length release, No God. Infernäl Mäjesty usually get overlooked when discussing classic Canadian thrash metal bands. It may have something to do with the 13 year hiatus between albums. On No God, original vocalist Christopher Bailey and dual guitarists Kenny Hallman and Steve Terror have tapped into their original sound from its 1987 cult classic debut album None Shall Defy.

Those familiar harmonized Slayer-laden guitar leads return on “In God You Trust,” which also contains a savage, mid-paced grind. “Signs Of Evil” and the title track tread into Sodom territory, accompanied by some rhythmic thrash blastbeats and Bailey’s gritty Tom Araya-esque bark. “False Flag” is a haunting two-minute instrumental with an ominous reverb guitar picking intro as chilling news samples of 9/11 plays in the background. It serves as a prequel to the powerful aural attack of “Nation Of Assassins.” Mostly, No God follows the playbook of Canadian thrash stalwarts including Annihilator, Anvil, Exciter and Razor, as well as capturing American influences such as Death and Slayer with a touch of German thrash thrown in for good measure. Although No God isn’t breaking any new ground, I for one am glad Infernäl Mäjesty is back.


I think this is their best release since None Shall Defy.

Stream the entire album here: https://infernalmajesty.bandcamp.com/


This one finished at #3 for me this year. I think it's fuckin fantastic. It gets me air guitaring and anticipating riffs/parts as much as anything else I've heard this year. The time length might turn some people off, being over an hour long...but I always want it to keep GOING, once I'm finished listening.

Damn shame more people aren't talking about it.

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Review by Kelley Simms from http://bravewords.com/reviews/infernal-majesty-no-god :

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Rating: 8.0

Combining the punishing power of Vader, the viciousness of Venom and the evilness of Slayer, Canadian cult metal titans Infernäl Mäjesty lets you know its back in a big way on opener “Enter The World Of The Undead” from its long-awaited fourth full-length release, No God. Infernäl Mäjesty usually get overlooked when discussing classic Canadian thrash metal bands. It may have something to do with the 13 year hiatus between albums. On No God, original vocalist Christopher Bailey and dual guitarists Kenny Hallman and Steve Terror have tapped into their original sound from its 1987 cult classic debut album None Shall Defy.

Those familiar harmonized Slayer-laden guitar leads return on “In God You Trust,” which also contains a savage, mid-paced grind. “Signs Of Evil” and the title track tread into Sodom territory, accompanied by some rhythmic thrash blastbeats and Bailey’s gritty Tom Araya-esque bark. “False Flag” is a haunting two-minute instrumental with an ominous reverb guitar picking intro as chilling news samples of 9/11 plays in the background. It serves as a prequel to the powerful aural attack of “Nation Of Assassins.” Mostly, No God follows the playbook of Canadian thrash stalwarts including Annihilator, Anvil, Exciter and Razor, as well as capturing American influences such as Death and Slayer with a touch of German thrash thrown in for good measure. Although No God isn’t breaking any new ground, I for one am glad Infernäl Mäjesty is back.


I think this is their best release since None Shall Defy.

Stream the entire album here: https://infernalmajesty.bandcamp.com/


This one finished at #3 for me this year. I think it's fuckin fantastic. It gets me air guitaring and anticipating riffs/parts as much as anything else I've heard this year. The time length might turn some people off, being over an hour long...but I always want it to keep GOING, once I'm finished listening.

Damn shame more people aren't talking about it.


I agree. This album is a total rager. I definitely think more people need to know about it.

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Review by Al Necro from https://www.cvltnation.com/album-review ... xorkizein/ :

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The band Possession is well-known to fans of underground metal.  They started out playing blackened thrash for label Iron Bonehead Productions, and since then, they’ve evolved their approach into what sounds most similar to black/death metal.  Their songwriting chops on newest release, Exorkizein, have retained the band’s penchant for catchy accessible songs that go from blastbeats to slower downpicked chord transitions.  They haven’t hiccuped yet. Exorkizein is as enjoyable as the band’s previous material, and there’s no mistaking the band for other practitioners in the black/death metal underground.  They come with a unique sound and the band doesn’t focus on blast and stop mediocrity.  They instead write memorable songs that stay with listeners for days.

True to the band’s namesake, Possession like song topics such as demonic possession.  In Exorkizein, the band features more intensity.  There are catchy riffs in each song, and the transitions lead to choruses that sometimes urges fans to sing along.

This time, Possession feature more material than they’ve done previously.  There’s no mistaking this band for releasing mediocre songs as filler.  There is no such thing on Exorkizein, and Possession may be my pick for the next kvlt underground band to appeal to mainstream fans of legitimate kvlt acts like Watain and Shining.

The band also feature some movie samples in intros.  They add character to an album that already brims with distinct quality.  The drums have interesting hi-hat patterns and the choral voices in the background of some songs prove that the band pays attention to details.

Lacking nothing in intense play and quality craftsmanship, Possession show an evolved mature songwriting style that still appeals to fans of more accessible songwriting.  If Possession are to rise from underground kvlt status to mainstream media exaltation, it would be well-deserved for the band and their fans.  I’m just unsure as to whether Possession would accept such a status in metal fandom.

The songs last for a decent length, allowing fans more to sink their teeth into.  At Cvlt Nation, through the years, we have been fans of Possession since their debut ignited underground circles years ago, and we still proudly pronounce acclaim for their quality material.

The songs tend to slow down in the latter parts of the album, but there’s no lack of energy and execution to make note of.  From the blast sections in opening track, Sacerdotium, to the sing-along chorus of Take the Oath, Possession proves to underground fans that underground metal still trumps mainstream melodic black/death metal that major labels are feeling the pressure to release.


Full album stream available here: https://ironboneheadproductions.bandcam ... exorkizein

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Raventale + Planetarium

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One man atmo black from Ukraine. Dude hasn't released a bad album and this one lives up to expectations.

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Should the 2018 thread be pinned yet?


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Should the 2018 thread be pinned yet?


Yeah had a few 2017 left to post (Voidsphere, Cult of Erinyes, Woeful Silence, Blattaria ect..) but i think that the 2017 thread ran its course. Will focus more on 2018 and so on..

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If you love classic metal, you’ll dig the hell out of Night Demon.

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This thread should be archived!


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Review from https://tribunalrecords.bandcamp.com/album/fatal-opera :

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After parting ways with thrash titans Megadeth in 1987, highly regarded percussion maestro Gar Samuelson began his next chapter. Relocating to Orange City, FL, Gar rented a farm and began converting its barn into a studio with the help of his brother, guitarist Stew Samuelson. Largely influenced by jazz fusion and carrying the primary goal of simply achieving a heavy sound, FATAL OPERA was later solidified in 1990 with bassist Travis Karcher, Dave Inman on vocals, and short-term guitarist Jeff Bloom — who left the band the following year after contributing to a 10-song demo that was not widely circulated.

Over the next two years, the remaining quartet wrote and recorded the group's 10-song self-titled debut, after which they were joined by another fusion-influenced guitarist in Bill Brehme. Initially self-released on cassette, FATAL OPERA signed with German label Massacre Records in 1994, which finally provided the album with a proper CD release in 1995. Cited by Gar as having been an "outward" effort — lyrically focused on socio-political matters, etc. — Fatal Opera displayed an adventurous and truly incomparable brand of technical thrash metal, peppered with melodic hooks and wild, jazz-inflected soloing.

Now, more than 20 years later, Divebomb Records is excited to reissue FATAL OPERA's debut outing — expanded to include two previously unreleased bonus tracks. Fully remastered by Jamie King at The Basement Recording, the package will also boast a 20-page booklet including reimagined cover art, photographs, lyrics, and a retrospective interview with the bulk of the surviving band members. For the fans, by the fans!

Released October 13, 2017


Line-up:
Gar Samuelson (R.I.P. 1999) - drums and percussion
Dave Inman - vocals
Travis Karcher - bass guitar
Stew Samuelson - guitars

Most of the remastered album can be streamed here: https://tribunalrecords.bandcamp.com/album/fatal-opera

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In Twilight's Embrace - Vanitas

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https://intwilightsembrace.bandcamp.com/

Only familiar with this and previous album, but this one blows it out of the water.


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That album cover is horrible


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That album cover is horrible


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It's probably someone's family photo from over there. I'm sure I could pull a couple similar ones from mine.

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definitely looks like my grandma glogiewicz.

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It definitely speaks to me. When I look at that, I recall things from my family's past that I would rather forget. That discomfort is what can make a great album that much better. That cover is probably my top of the year for that reason.

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It's an odd cover, especially compared to the previous one. But the music is the selling point for me.

How many classic albums out there have weird/bad art on it, but the music is top-notch?


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But this isn't that. The cover is aesthetically fine, it just seems to rub people the wrong way.

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