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SoWN is definitely Anthrax's version of the Black album. In fact, James Hetfield has called "Only" a song he wishes he'd written.

What is Anthrax's St. Anger?

They never made that mistake. Anthrax doesn't have a Lars.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

SoWN is definitely Anthrax's version of the Black album. In fact, James Hetfield has called "Only" a song he wishes he'd written.

It's completely terrible?

r013nt0 wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

SoWN is definitely Anthrax's version of the Black album. In fact, James Hetfield has called "Only" a song he wishes he'd written.

It's completely terrible?

No, again, Anthrax never had Lars drum for them. They could never reach Metallica's lows.

Spoiler:

The Black album is a great collection of pop tunes.

Black Album is good and Black Album is metal.

*Legion* wrote:

Black Album is good and Black Album is metal.

Two wrongs don't make a right. Or a good album.

Now for actual #content:

**Cool sh*t alert!!! == New Behemoth Video**

Unfamiliar with this band, but the song came up on the Seasons of Mist YouTube channel.

Incredibly solid track! The entire 1:30 opening is amazing. Then 4:55 or so is face melting. Really good stuff.

The last Great Old Ones album made my end of year list, it was pretty underrated IMO. It was almost Black Album good. Looking forward to this next album.

Eww.

But now I'm going back and listening to their older albums. Starting with EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy.

They seem pretty damned solid.

*Legion* wrote:

It was almost Black Album good.

Love Krallice. Wish I had this article when I started going back through their discography from start. I've only made it up to Years Past Matter, so I still need to dig into Ygg huur and finish catching up to the newer albums that I started with.

Love The Great Old Ones! Nice to hear they're coming out with something new. I'll be checking that out for sure.

Krallice is so good. They put up their first four albums as one long playlist on Bandcamp recently. It's got the great name The Wastes of Time. I've mentioned them before, but Krallice's drummer is also in a fantastic band called Anicon (he's also the drummer for Woe - I don't know how that guy does it all). I saw Anicon live a few months ago and it was an amazing show. It looks like Krallice's bassist is also in Yellow Eyes. Those guys really get around!

Tonight I'm heading to see Wayfarer, Infera Bruo, and Falls of Rauros. Really looking forward to it.

I've enjoyed GOO's previous album. If you name your band something Lovecraftian or Soulsbourne-ian I will always give you a shot.

It is funny how I care about alleged lyrical content in music where the words are unintelligible...

I guess that's one more reason to appreciate Revocation.

Speaking of Lovecraft, there's a read-through on the Lovecraft subreddit that's just recently started. It is in week three, and one could very easily catch up at this point.

I couldn't come up with a more appropriate GWJ thread to mention this on, but if y'all think of one, please let me know.

*Legion* wrote:

Previously, I was listening to a lot of early death metal, to try and gain a bit more context and perspective on the genre. But then I realized that I needed to go even further back, so now I'm listening to all the '80s thrash albums that I never listened to outside of the classic Metallica and Megadeth albums (and Reign in Blood).

Listen to the 2 albums by Realm. Not typical thrash, but both Endles War and Suiciety are incredible.

garion333 wrote:

Sound of White Noise is fantastic, but it's barely an Anthrax album.

Seriously, though, I think it's a great album. A pop album, but a great album.

I don't see SOWN as pop at all. If anything they got angrier on that album. It's easily my favorite Anthrax album.

MattDaddy wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Sound of White Noise is fantastic, but it's barely an Anthrax album.

Seriously, though, I think it's a great album. A pop album, but a great album.

I don't see SOWN as pop at all. If anything they got angrier on that album. It's easily my favorite Anthrax album.

I think he's exaggerating in order to troll his fellow Goodjers. For shame!

Is this a place I can bring up hardcore? I couldn't find a punk thread.

I'll cautiously push forward in humility in front of the metal gods.

But I've been way into turnstile lately. Also...those first 3 hatebreed records. Sooo goood

I think we had a punk thread once that never caught on; maybe it just lacked the awesome emoticons this thread has.

Punk is my favorite genre, although I listen to more metal these days. I'm under the impression there aren't many punk bands in styles I like these days, whereas metal is going very strong.

As for hardcore, I'm final going to see Sick of it All on tour with Municipal Waste and Napalm Death this Fall!

Fedaykin98 wrote:
MattDaddy wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Sound of White Noise is fantastic, but it's barely an Anthrax album.

Seriously, though, I think it's a great album. A pop album, but a great album.

I don't see SOWN as pop at all. If anything they got angrier on that album. It's easily my favorite Anthrax album.

I think he's exaggerating in order to troll his fellow Goodjers. For shame!

It is an exaggeration but I'm not trolling. The songs are more straightforward metal with grunge overtones. It's darker, which is why I like it. Admittedly I haven't listened to much of their newer stuff post-White Noise.

Whoever said it's their Black album was spot on.

garion333 wrote:

Whoever said it's their Black album was spot on.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

SoWN is definitely Anthrax's version of the Black album.

As usual.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

SoWN is definitely Anthrax's version of the Black album. In fact, James Hetfield has called "Only" a song he wishes he'd written.

John Bush's voice is incredible. So much soul.

I really dug Armored Saint's first album (even though the production-end sucked), but when they released the followup Delirious Nomad* my appreciation for his talent kicked into overdrive.

* EASILY in my Top 10 metal albums of all time.

Aaron D. wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

SoWN is definitely Anthrax's version of the Black album. In fact, James Hetfield has called "Only" a song he wishes he'd written.

John Bush's voice is incredible. So much soul.

I really dug Armored Saint's first album (even though the production-end sucked), but when they released the followup Delirious Nomad* my appreciation for his talent kicked into overdrive.

* EASILY in my Top 10 metal albums of all time.

Soul, eh? Hadn't really considered that. It took me a long time to realize one of the things I loved about Bradley Nowell from Sublime was that his voice was so soulful. All you need to do is look at some of the comments on Sublime vids on YouTube to see the fanbase does nothing but talk about his soulful voice.

Anyway, it shouldn't surprise me then that I like Bush's vocals on White Noise since I tend to be a more emotional listener. Technicality is cool and all, but if you aren't doing more than that I probably won't give you a second listen.

Yeah Bush's vocal style reminds me a lot of RJ Dio.

They can both take a sustained note and put like 5 different inflections on it, giving it weight and emotion.

...huh... I didn't realize Nuclear Blast signed Lovebites. Wonder if it's just for European distribution or covers them in Japan as well. I also wonder if this could be a gateway for more metal Japanese bands to get wider distribution or if it's only because the vocalist is singing in English.

It's pretty power-metal-ass power metal, to repurpose the "video-game-ass video game" descriptor, but for me, it's just cool to see former members of Destrose get a second chance.

I have long preferred Bush to Belladonna. That's why that "Anthrax covers Anthrax" album I mentioned is so good. It's called The Greater of Two Evils.

r013nt0 wrote:

New Opeth

I'm really liking this.

Also, I recommend listening in the proper language.

Yeah, it's incredibly good. I'm so stoked for the album.
And also yeah, it's great in Swedish.

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