Bigfooty General Metal Thread Mk.VII

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deathevocation

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I've been in the exact same spot over the last year or so... I kinda thought I was on top of Black Metal to a degree, but I have not even heard of 90% of the bands coming out these days - even by name, and when you look them up a majority of them haven't existed prior to 2019, Must've been the effect of covi, haha. Bit ironic that a genre that founded itself on trying to be as inaccessible as possible in retaliation to Death and Thrash is probably comfortably the more popular of the three? Then again, the production is meant to be a bit naff so it's easy to produce from home by yourself without having to worry about quality like other genres would, maybe.

I have a list of problems with a lot of black metal and most of it stems from posers trying too hard - it is usually lo fi TH worship rubbish which attracts that type. Reckon most of them move on after a few years too and thank fu** they usually have no interest in death, thrash and heavy metal.
 

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I've been in the exact same spot over the last year or so... I kinda thought I was on top of Black Metal to a degree, but I have not even heard of 90% of the bands coming out these days - even by name, and when you look them up a majority of them haven't existed prior to 2019, Must've been the effect of covi, haha. Bit ironic that a genre that founded itself on trying to be as inaccessible as possible in retaliation to Death and Thrash is probably comfortably the more popular of the three? Then again, the production is meant to be a bit naff so it's easy to produce from home by yourself without having to worry about quality like other genres would, maybe.

Slapping together a polished home made recording with no experience has never been easier too.

I'm so bored with new bands. Most of the time I find anything new I listen to is either trying to reinvent the wheel or trying to hard to mimic something else. I have a very refined black metal sound I like. I just want to hear that but with a slightly different flavour every time. It's surprisingly hard to find.
 

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I have a list of problems with a lot of black metal and most of it stems from posers trying too hard - it is usually lo fi TH worship rubbish which attracts that type. Reckon most of them move on after a few years too and thank fu** they usually have no interest in death, thrash and heavy metal.

It probably takes more effort to make a lo fi recording these days. It just screams of poser to do it now.
 

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I guess I am a little different in that I came (very) late to the BM party (it was a long walk from the Sunset Strip) and so for me the last 2-3 years have been a massive exploration of new and old BM bands, variations of the style and so forth. I have discovered more interesting new BM bands in the last 12 months than the previous 10 years of my life. It's still a little new to me and I am having the time of my life.

Bandcamp, YouTube, Spotify, forum recomendations etc. are a never ending rabbit-hole of music and the challenge is both the volume of material out there and for someone like me who isn't as grim and frostbitten as others, differentiating the 'good' v the 'great'. So I trust my ears - if I dig it I dig it regardless of what people say (hello Uada).

And I cant wait for the new music I am going to discover these next 12 months.
 
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Dee Snider

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A mate has been a huge Drudkh binge this last month or so and its rubbed off on me this week - 'Blood in our Wells' and 'Autumn Aurora' have been on a fair bit this afternoon. I bought Microcosmos and Handful of Stars but that's all I have. Will fix that.
 

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A mate has been a huge Drudkh binge this last month or so and its rubbed off on me this week - 'Blood in our Wells' and 'Autumn Aurora' have been on a fair bit this afternoon. I bought Microcosmos and Handful of Stars but that's all I have. Will fix that.

Absolutely love the opening riff after the intro on Autumn Aurora. Blood in our Wells is probably my favourite too.

Really surprised we haven't seen another Drudkh in the last 12 months.
 

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Dee Snider

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Smashing some bench press in the garage to Dokken - Tooth n Nail, still have asperations to post a top 10, mite unwind later & try slap something together (aswell as check out some of the bands you guys have posted)

Looking forward to your list. Also, I had Tooth & Nail on this morning. The solo in the title track is amazing.
 

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Hey guys I'm launching a new show format tonight at 8pm. I'm essentially creating "street press in video" with gig reviews/previews. Interested on feedback on what you like, don't like and any suggested improvements. Cheers!

 

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Hey guys I'm launching a new show format tonight at 8pm. I'm essentially creating "street press in video" with gig reviews/previews. Interested on feedback on what you like, don't like and any suggested improvements. Cheers!


... and trust there to be a swag of gig cancellations the same minute I put out a gig guide for January. F*ck how I hate governments in Australia.
 

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