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Re: Albums of the Year 2020
« Reply #15 on: 26 November, 2020, 05:05:44 PM »
Liking the Villagers of Ionna City one too.  Gonna play this to my partner at the weekend think she will really dig it.

Really chuffed you checked these out and liked a couple!

Always good to check out some new stuff. I drifted away from metal a bit in the 2000s and rediscovered it again in the 2010s when I stopped DJ'ing and clubbing quite so much. There's so much out there these days I find the best way to find new stuff is following recommendations from friends and internet forums.

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Re: Albums of the Year 2020
« Reply #16 on: 29 November, 2020, 07:08:46 AM »
Not much for me this year which is rare as music is my primary concern. Apologies Tharg!

Sepultura - Quadra. Excellent follow-up to Machine Messiah which itself was a stunning return to form, IMO.

From the album - Isolation
                          Guardians of Earth

Brave The Cold - Scarcity. New Death/Grind project featuring Mitch Harris (Napalm Death) and Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth). Great debut album and quite a lot of noise for a two-piece outfit.

From the album - Blind Eye
                          Hallmark of Tyranny
Both of these songs have really good animated videos.


Rajju Baba - Shamanic. Which is an hour long mix of some of the artists previous releases and can be found Here.


And not forgetting Napalm Death - Throes Of Joy In The Joys Of Defeatism which I may have mentioned before on this forum.


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Re: Albums of the Year 2020
« Reply #17 on: 29 November, 2020, 11:43:28 AM »
Old school hard rock and metal fan here, as well as most other genres.

Albums that I listened to this year were a bit thin on the ground to be honest.
But Ozzy Osbourne's, Ordinary Man album hit me in the feels and there were excellent albums from Grunge stalwarts, Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots.
Iron Maiden released the simply magnificent live album, Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast Live In Mexico City which must rank as one of their best (up the Irons!!).
The criminally underrated British rock band, UFO also released the definitive 8 disc version of their seminal live album, Strangers In The Night, an absolutely essential purchase.

Of releases next year, I'm particularly excited to hear the new album from another unjustly ignored British band, Thunder, with Danny Bowes still having one of the finest voices in rock.

It should prove to be a hard rocking new year, whatever else it promises!
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« Reply #18 on: 30 November, 2020, 09:29:11 AM »
Iron Maiden released the simply magnificent live album, Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast Live In Mexico City which must rank as one of their best (up the Irons!!).

Agree on this, it's a brilliant live album. Good to hear stuff like The Clansman live as well instead of a lot of the usual suspects. Wasn't out when I posted my list else it'd have been on it for sure.

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« Reply #19 on: 30 November, 2020, 09:31:46 AM »
Liking the Villagers of Ionna City one too.  Gonna play this to my partner at the weekend think she will really dig it

Hope she did. I find a lot of bands of this style quite ordinary but this album is pretty special. I love the incorporation of the Turkish bagpipes. There's some awesome bands coming out of Greece at the moment.
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« Reply #20 on: 30 November, 2020, 09:39:23 AM »
Brave The Cold - Scarcity. New Death/Grind project featuring Mitch Harris (Napalm Death) and Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth). Great debut album and quite a lot of noise for a two-piece outfit.

This is pretty cool!
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« Reply #21 on: 30 November, 2020, 02:38:29 PM »
Hope she did. I find a lot of bands of this style quite ordinary but this album is pretty special. I love the incorporation of the Turkish bagpipes.

Yeah went down well.  Think this and the Wayfarer will be joining the ever growing to-buy list.

Listening to the Wayfarer again today reminded me of Horseback https://horseback.bandcamp.com/album/the-invisible-mountain They're another band who are somewhere on the margins of black metal and incorporating all kinds of other influences into their sound.

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« Reply #22 on: 01 December, 2020, 10:49:55 AM »
Listening to the Wayfarer again today reminded me of Horseback

I'd never heard of this band but I'm really enjoying it so far. It's desoltae stuff which I fond really evocative.

After this I'm giving the new Pearl Jam a try as recommended by dweezil2, for a proper styles clash.
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« Reply #23 on: 01 December, 2020, 09:28:38 PM »
Iron Maiden released the simply magnificent live album, Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast Live In Mexico City which must rank as one of their best (up the Irons!!).

Agree on this, it's a brilliant live album. Good to hear stuff like The Clansman live as well instead of a lot of the usual suspects. Wasn't out when I posted my list else it'd have been on it for sure.

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Glad you enjoyed the Maiden album as much as me, dude!!!

Give the Thunder album Robert Johnson's Tombstone a go, an absolute corker!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #24 on: 02 December, 2020, 12:08:20 AM »
The Wildhearts - 30 Year Itch is the best live album since No Sleep Til Hammersmith to my ears, an absolute belter.

Other than that, Pearl Jam - Gigaton got me through summer lockdown. Album of the year for me.
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Re: Albums of the Year 2020
« Reply #25 on: 02 December, 2020, 10:28:20 AM »
Other than that, Pearl Jam - Gigaton got me through summer lockdown. Album of the year for me.

Yeah GIGATON was a great album.
Had tickets to see Vedder and the boys at Hyde Park, until COVID put the kibosh on the whole escapade!!!  :'(
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Re: Albums of the Year 2020
« Reply #26 on: 02 December, 2020, 10:47:41 AM »
Gutted for you there, dweezil, but I think they’re rescheduling?
Last time I saw ‘em was (I think) on the Backspacer tour in Manchester with Gomez supporting. One of the best gigs I’ve ever seen! Stone Gossards amp caught fire halfway through. Eddie lit a joint on it and blissfully smoked throughout the chaos of roadies with fire extinguishers while the band played on. Nonchalant sod.
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« Reply #27 on: 02 December, 2020, 11:17:03 AM »
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Re: Albums of the Year 2020
« Reply #28 on: 02 December, 2020, 11:32:33 AM »
Liar, Flower's (Katie Jane Garsides latest incarnation) Geiger Counter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT0SYaqKyFc

Adrienne Lenker's Songs and Instrumentals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKcQyUszdhw

Fiona Apple's Fetch the Bolt Cutters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM63Tzv-uZg

and the one fifth of Jessica Lea Mayfield's album (Emotional Abandonment? Who knows!) release on 7 inch so far....Let's hope she goes with that as the title rather than the rather unsettling (but great) .....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUm1EJqQjzo


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Re: Albums of the Year 2020
« Reply #29 on: 02 December, 2020, 12:31:59 PM »
The Chats - High Risk Behaviour

Angry Aussie kids playing proper punk

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - K.G

More 'Strayans. A bit disappointed they only managed one studio album this year, but they're always doing something new and weird
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