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Mokrap of Croton
04-02-2012, 07:15 PM

(Infernal) Order:

Week 1 May 20 - 26: Krakenbrau

Week 2 May 27 - June 2: Odin

Week 3 June 3 - 9: MikeHawkIsLarge

Week 4 June 10 - 16: Matchstick

Week 5 June 17 - 23: chud_666

Week 6 June 24 - 30: Stephen

Week 7 July 1 - 7: Me!

Week 8 July 8 - 14: Ryan

Week 9 July 15 - 21: Calorie Mate

Week 10 July 22 - 28: theSL

Week 11 July 29 - August 4: Stiv

How does that look? Any requests for changes? GET THEM IN NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE

04-02-2012, 07:25 PM
As per usual: I am down (but not necessarily Down).

Also, surprising everybody, I've actually already started on my mix.

04-02-2012, 08:17 PM
You have been messaged, good sir.

I have a couple of ideas but nothing has crystallized into a definitive mix yet. Whatever it winds up being I think there will be something for almost everybody on here.

04-03-2012, 10:30 AM
Ooh me me

04-03-2012, 02:01 PM
I'm so hard I guess I have to be in.

04-03-2012, 03:49 PM
Is... is this a rad thing? I'd like to do it but I don't know if my musical tastes are RAD enough for it.

04-03-2012, 04:47 PM
I'm in, messaged

04-03-2012, 05:05 PM
Is... is this a rad thing? I'd like to do it but I don't know if my musical tastes are RAD enough for it.

As long as your rad score is 5 out of 10 or higher, you're welcome to join.

I can tell you what kind of mixes you're in for, if you're still on the fence: One will be 25 2-minute tracks from bands no one has ever heard of or ever listen to again, one will be mid-2000's semi-popular American bands, one will be 80's as fuck, one will consist entirely of moldy tracks from old bands that ape more popular counterparts, and one will be kvlt and trve and from Pennsylvania.

04-03-2012, 05:09 PM
As long as your rad score is 5 out of 10 or higher, you're welcome to join.

I can tell you what kind of mixes you're in for, if you're still on the fence: One will be 25 2-minute tracks from bands no one has ever heard of or ever listen to again, one will be mid-2000's semi-popular American bands, one will be 80's as fuck, one will consist entirely of moldy tracks from old bands that ape more popular counterparts, and one will be kvlt and trve and from Pennsylvania.

Left as an exercise for the reader: which mix will come from which person?

04-03-2012, 05:27 PM
Is... is this a rad thing? I'd like to do it but I don't know if my musical tastes are RAD enough for it.

Do it Boddicker. Call your mix "bitches leave".

My tastes suck and I still participate, much to everyone's chagrin

04-03-2012, 07:54 PM
I'm in, messaged

We missed you!

As long as your rad score is 5 out of 10 or higher, you're welcome to join.

I can tell you what kind of mixes you're in for, if you're still on the fence: One will be 25 2-minute tracks from bands no one has ever heard of or ever listen to again, one will be mid-2000's semi-popular American bands, one will be 80's as fuck, one will consist entirely of moldy tracks from old bands that ape more popular counterparts, and one will be kvlt and trve and from Pennsylvania.

I see that my new wave of Odin heavy metal (NWOOHM) was left off the list there. It's complex enough for a prog fan, but metal enough for most of you fvkkers.

04-03-2012, 08:09 PM
I'm in, just put me out a ways since I'm going to have to replace my hard drive in the next week.

Sir Sly Ry
04-03-2012, 09:34 PM
I wanna be in, but I can't participate until the semester is over. It's crunch time as fuck for the entire month of april and into May, no joke. If that sounds ok, then I'll pm my addy on over.

04-03-2012, 11:58 PM
Believe it or not, as a Metal Dude my tastes are fairly milquetoast and mainstream but BE PREPARED FOR WHATEVER I CAN BRING because I'm gonna sign this shit RIGHT UP

Mokrap of Croton
04-04-2012, 06:08 AM
I wanna be in, but I can't participate until the semester is over. It's crunch time as fuck for the entire month of april and into May, no joke. If that sounds ok, then I'll pm my addy on over.

I can put you at the end.

You're in, bitch.

Sir Sly Ry
04-04-2012, 11:08 AM
Stephen, I hate to disappoint but there probably won't be much black metal on my next mix. It's going to span many more genres of rock and metal. But only because I'm a total hipster and this is totally ironic.

Sir Sly Ry
04-04-2012, 08:17 PM
By the way, I'm loving the name of this edition.

04-04-2012, 08:28 PM
I want the next one to be called Tumescence for Putrescence.

Mokrap of Croton
04-04-2012, 08:29 PM
I want the next one to be called Tumescence for Putrescence.

That's hot. It will be so.

Sir Sly Ry
04-04-2012, 08:51 PM
That was aces. Top shelf.
"Top draw, Kensington!"

Calorie Mate
04-12-2012, 07:56 PM
Sure, I'll come back for this, it's always a good time. Y'all need someone to shove more stoner metal down your throats, anyway. I might even try and make time to comment!

I would also like to be right near the end of the rotation, because RAD SCHOOL.

Sir Sly Ry
04-14-2012, 11:11 AM
You guys ever heard of Pantera before? I kind of want to put "The Sleep" on my next mix but I don't know, I'm not sure if anyone is into the underground stuff like that.

04-14-2012, 11:14 AM
Pantera is balls, I'm going to make an all Down mix. http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/images/icons/icon6.gif

Sir Sly Ry
04-14-2012, 11:18 AM
Pantera ain't balls, but Down is also cool.

Calorie Mate
04-15-2012, 07:59 AM
Pantera. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WYSb_F6qhk&feature=youtu.be)

04-15-2012, 08:54 AM
The only difference is the speed and heavier sound after the glam years. Although it still sounds good.

Right on youtube commenter!

04-23-2012, 02:31 PM
I'm in. PM, away!

Re: Stiv - A reliable source tells me you're totally metal enough for this, so let's hear it.

"one will be mid-2000's semi-popular American bands" - i-is this me?

Mokrap of Croton
04-26-2012, 09:45 AM

Should be PMSing the address to everyone this afternoon.

04-26-2012, 12:56 PM
I think I'd rather go sooner than later.


EDIT: Also, I'll be away for the second week of June.

04-26-2012, 01:01 PM
Just don't put me in the last couple weeks of May as I'll be on vacation / recovering from vacation.

04-26-2012, 09:28 PM
I'm fine with going whenever as long as I don't have to deal with getting stuff out before 5/11 or so.

04-27-2012, 02:23 PM
Me: not first week of june or first 2 of july!


Mokrap of Croton
04-30-2012, 09:42 AM
Address list is out! Take a look at it and let me know if it's all good. I will put the schedule together in a bit.

04-30-2012, 03:44 PM
Mine's good. Now to wrap up my mix... it's almost there.

04-30-2012, 05:23 PM
Address list is out! Take a look at it and let me know if it's all good. I will put the schedule together in a bit.

Mine is correct.

Sir Sly Ry
04-30-2012, 06:13 PM
I think you spelled my last name wrong but other than that.

04-30-2012, 09:05 PM
Hey, at least your name is on there. My first name was simply omitted.

Also, I could never write the name McM-Anus without doing what I just did, so props for that.

04-30-2012, 09:06 PM
I think you spelled my last name wrong but other than that.

Relevant. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_aYibUx1B8)

Sir Sly Ry
04-30-2012, 09:18 PM
Actually, no sir, neither of my names are on there.

Also you don't even use your first name! Hell you probably don't even remember what it is!

04-30-2012, 09:52 PM
OK, so:

I'm going to be going through a move in the next couple of weeks (months? WHO KNOWS) because my roommate is moving out. This means that while I can send my mix to people, I would prefer for it to be a little later, and please guys don't mail me yours until I can get an address I am guaranteed to actually be living at when it arrives.

05-01-2012, 09:03 AM
Mine looks good.


05-01-2012, 10:45 AM
Earlier than later is probably better for me

05-01-2012, 05:22 PM
Also, I could never write the name McM-Anus without doing what I just did, so props for that.

Same with my ex when she was in a silly mood. Thankfully I was home schooled as a child, so I didn't have to deal with that for 12 years of public school.

Mokrap of Croton
05-07-2012, 08:04 AM
My first name was simply omitted.

I did that on purpose. I don't believe this "Eric" bullshit.

Mokrap of Croton
05-07-2012, 08:14 AM
check The First Post

05-07-2012, 11:15 AM

(Infernal) Order:

Week 1 May 20 - 26: Krakenbrau

I can dig it.

Week 6 June 24 - 30: Stephen

That's the week of my birthday, so you better have a kickass mix, Eric Stephen.

Sir Sly Ry
05-07-2012, 01:45 PM
By the way, who here is already intimately familiar with the song "Stripped, Raped, and Strangled"? Show of hands! I feel like putting someone from "The Bleeding" on my mix but I'm not going to if everyone already knows it all.

Mokrap of Croton
05-07-2012, 02:06 PM
I am familiar with it, yup. It is glorious.

EDIT: Also, totally dig the idea of thinking of/referring to songs as people. Death metal albums are actually just little gangs of retarded brutes/brutal retards.

Sir Sly Ry
05-07-2012, 02:43 PM
That was the best capitalization on a typo I've seen in a good long while.

Will: so you know and love that song, do you know the whole album? I figured you wouldn't be too familiar since you've stated you don't like Barnes.

05-07-2012, 03:42 PM
I can do that. *goes to listen to mix for umpteenth time* Still not quite right, but I have a couple weeks. Totally doable.

Mokrap of Croton
05-07-2012, 03:55 PM
I've heard the whole album, but it's been ages.

Last time I heard the song was when I saw them live.

05-07-2012, 04:09 PM
It's awesome that I'm going near the end of June, that gives me time to do something special.*

That's the week of my birthday, so you better have a kickass mix, Eric Stephen.

I hope you like the 70's.

*Specialness of thing not guaranteed. You might hate it, but I'm comfortable with that.

05-07-2012, 05:15 PM
I hope you like the 70's.

Despite what you've already heard on my last mix, I am familiar with music from before the year 2000.

Sir Sly Ry
05-07-2012, 06:11 PM
What does before the year 2000 mean? Is that a thing that means something?

Mokrap of Croton
05-07-2012, 06:22 PM
It's a joke from page one of this thread. A funny one!

05-07-2012, 06:45 PM
The year 2000 is the distant future, where people drive flying cars, women wear nothing but diaphanous robes of silk and SOILENT GREEN IS PEOPLE (and delicious). Before the year 2000 everyone lived in caves and listened to gregorian chant. It will have been awful.

Sir Sly Ry
05-07-2012, 07:13 PM
Yeah I didn't get what Will was saying, thanks for clearing that up Stephen.

05-07-2012, 07:28 PM
I'm a Clarificationeer, it's what I do.

05-09-2012, 11:44 AM
If it's cool with youse guyse, I'm thinking about sending my mix out early. As early as Friday, possibly. I know it takes ages to get to you America-types.

Sir Sly Ry
05-09-2012, 11:53 AM
I would not be offended but I'm not the one in charge of this operation.

05-09-2012, 12:34 PM
If it's cool with youse guyse, I'm thinking about sending my mix out early. As early as Friday, possibly. I know it takes ages to get to you America-types.

Sweet - can't wait to be all passe on it by the time these yanks get it. :P



Mokrap of Croton
05-10-2012, 06:16 AM
Sarright by me. Sooner you send it the sooner I can throw it away without listening, then make up comments.

Sir Sly Ry
05-10-2012, 03:10 PM
The metal mixtape exchange is one of the most involved and longrunning trolls ever. Will is a true master.

Sir Sly Ry
05-15-2012, 12:55 PM
Unfortunately wal-mart was selling jewels cases only in packs of 30. The fuck do I need 30 jewel cases for? I'd have 20+ just sitting around. So you guys are getting discs in paper sleeves. Sorry. The discs themselves should be aces though, the mix is already made and I'm burning copies right now.

Mokrap of Croton
05-15-2012, 03:10 PM
Good point, because this is going to be the last time we ever have one of these!

Sir Sly Ry
05-15-2012, 05:02 PM
I'm running out of things to put on mixes. I'm not as good at finding cool new things as you guys. Unless I start overwhelming my mixes with Christian bands...I'm sure you guys haven't heard most of that stuff.

05-15-2012, 07:56 PM
I'm running out of things to put on mixes. I'm not as good at finding cool new things as you guys. Unless I start overwhelming my mixes with Christian bands...I'm sure you guys haven't heard most of that stuff.

No Vengeance Rising, please.

Sir Sly Ry
05-15-2012, 08:27 PM
I actually talked to the drummer from that band online a couple of times, when I was a high school kid.

edit: I don't want to ruin any surprises, but I threw an Acacia Strain track on there, just for you, Will. Get your kettlebell ready.

Mokrap of Croton
05-15-2012, 08:47 PM
They should make a documentary about how extremely butthurt Roger Martinez apparently still is about the whole Vengeance Rising thing.

@ Ryan: Yay! Is it from The Dead Walk? I haven't checked that one out yet.

Sir Sly Ry
05-15-2012, 10:03 PM
@ Ryan: Yay! Is it from The Dead Walk?

05-22-2012, 07:14 PM
Mixes away!

Sir Sly Ry
05-22-2012, 07:33 PM
My penis weeps with excitement.

I'm glad girls don't read this thread.

Sir Sly Ry
05-29-2012, 08:47 AM
First mix, get. I got Roger's AKA Crackinsnout. On the third track as I type. Comments imminent. (must spin whole mix twice first)
First impression: Protest the Hero was aight.

05-29-2012, 02:07 PM
Have the mix as well. Immediately took a skinny dump on it. Impressions soonish

Calorie Mate
05-29-2012, 03:46 PM
Received the first mix as well. Haven't spun it yet, but glancing at it I see Nile, and Long Distance Calling, so I'm already pleased. (Although you switched the name of the song and the name of the band on the last track, duder.)

On the other hand, you included Daughters and a pretty overrated Pantera song, so...

05-29-2012, 04:41 PM
Received the first mix as well. Haven't spun it yet, but glancing at it I see Nile, and Long Distance Calling, so I'm already pleased. (Although you switched the name of the song and the name of the band on the last track, duder.)

On the other hand, you included Daughters and a pretty overrated Pantera song, so...

Yeah, I realized I mixed up the Long Distance Calling listing right after I'd printed and cut and packed half the mixes already.

Sir Sly Ry
05-29-2012, 06:14 PM
Oh! Post rock! That's what Long Distance Calling is. According to wiki. I've noticed lots of not really metal things on here (but that's totally fine). I pretty dig this track though.

Are you getting excited for the first comments?

05-29-2012, 06:59 PM
Yes! I am!

05-30-2012, 03:31 PM
I just got the mix in the mail!

I am going to print out inserts elsewhere tomorrow as I am currently printerless and my mixes should be out Friday if everything goes according to plan.

I am going to be out of town with limited internet access next week so I will look forward to all of the commentary on my mix. I will also post liner notes on my song choices and selections when I get back from the trip. (I don't want to spoil your fun).

Mokrap of Croton
06-01-2012, 12:20 PM
Will spin Kraken's mix this weekend. I'm already impressed with the booklet/inlay thing!

I'm glad we do this.

06-02-2012, 07:40 AM
It's away!

Love it or hate it, you can't deny the talent of the bands I have selected. And due to a printer mishap (no blue ink), the cover art turned out the color of blood and organs. I think it makes it more sinister.

I swear the girl at the post office ripped me off.

Sir Sly Ry
06-02-2012, 02:05 PM

Robot - Rad Assassin

1. Scale the Summit - So I'm not crazy about how this song starts off, but a little ways it in changes into a jam, and I really quite dig it from that point forward. Nice.
2. Protest the Hero - Might be my favorite track on the mix. Progressive metal but with a classic metal sound. I also really dig some of the vocal work, it stands out. Some very cool music here! Good addition.
3. Prong - Maybe ten years ago I would have been more interested in something like this, but this does nothing for me.
4. Daughters - Weird sound, kinda noisy alt rock or whatever. Overall? Pretty cool.
5. Nevermore - For every cool guitar part, there's at least as many inane parts. I also don't like the vocals at any point.
6. While Heaven Wept - I can't think of anything to say about this other than I don't like it at all.
7. Revocation - I'm not crazy about the first half of the song, but once it gets to the more melodic fun stuff, it really comes into its own. So I really dig the latter half of this tune.
8. Vader - Before looking fully at the tracklist, I was like hey, this is Vader! Not a bad track by any means.
9. Nile - Before looking fully at the tracklist, I was like hey, this is Nile! I'm not crazy about it until it gets to the heavy plodding chug. Then it becomes righteous.
10. Behemoth - I listened through the mix at least twice and had no idea I listened to a Behemoth song. That's not a good sign.
11. Burst - Kinda sounds like they're trying to be avant-garde but aren't particularly gifted at it.
12. Tid - Song drags in places, so I can't say I love the overall tune, but there are some very cool aspects to it that I like a lot. Not bad overall, just wish they tightened it up a bit.
13. Pantera - Not much to dig here except for some of the guitar work.
14. Long Distance Calling - My thoughts here are sort of similar to the Tid track. I love the way this track starts and ends, nice use of the sound bite, it just sounds like utter melancholy. But the in-between stuff isn't nearly as interesting to me.

So overall, I got to hear some really neat ideas and might further check out a band or two. Thanks Roger Robot!

06-02-2012, 06:56 PM
Listened to this on a long drive today. I liked most of it! Listening notes... after I'm done playing Diablo 3.

Sir Sly Ry
06-02-2012, 07:08 PM
What album is that Protest the Hero song from, Roger? And is that where you recommend I start? I figure I should give 'em an honest try. That song IS pretty damn rad.

06-02-2012, 11:33 PM
That's the opening track from the newest album (April '11), Scurrilous. That whole album is gold. Same goes for the one before it, Fortress. I can't count the number of times I've listened those two albums. When I first heard Fortress, I literally didn't play anything else on my mp3 player for weeks. I wouldn't really recommend anything that came earlier than that though. As to where you should start, my gut says start where I did, with Fortress, but I think you'd probably be fine starting with either.

(If you get into them, I'll be pretty damn excited. PTH have almost been a guilty pleasure of mine, since every metal-person I've spoken with regards them rather scornfully.)

And yeah, the best part of that Nile track is the massive chug. One of my favorite moments on the album.

Mokrap of Croton
06-03-2012, 11:49 AM
Robot - Rad Assassin*

1) Scale the Summit "The Great Plains" - Reminds me a lot of the sound Intronaut has on the quiet, interlude parts of their songs. Soothing, breezy, silky. The credits are rolling at the end of Arc the Lad II.

2) Protest the Hero "Cest la Vie" - A speedy, proggy hissyfit! Sounds like someone listened to a lot of Fates Warning. I think. I hate Fates Warning. Totally shredtastic, bass sound is nice, soaring vocals. They sound like they are really good at this music. Not my bag.

3) Prong "Snap Your Fingers Snap Your Neck" - Sort of like Pantera and Ministry mixed, I guess. I never gave these guys a shot, despite having heard about them a lot over the years. Didn't grab me.

4) Daughters "The Hit" - A boring person who didn't know about drugs would say this sounded like Danzig on acid. What it actually sounds like is Danzig on art school. Which is, to my surprise, pretty cool. I will have to look into this further!

5) Nevermore "Born" - No amount of badass Jeff Loomis riffing/soloing will ever make me not hate Warrel Dane's voice. The fact that it is so unique and polarizing is exactly what makes it cool, and I'd guess ol' WD-40 doesn't give a fuck what I think, so more power to him (keep in mind this is coming from a dude who non-ironically likes this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1WQIlg2L4k), so what I think about singers is probably not normal (srs)). Except they broke up? Oops.

6) While Heaven Wept "Hour of Reprisal" - Sad elfmetal that actually has some balls. Weird! Not my bag, but I give them props for sounding about a million times heavier than what I think of as their contemporaries. Also, even if Metal Archives says otherwise, this band is Finnish as fuck.

7) Revocation "Chaos of Forms" - Easily one of my favorite young/modern bands and a total contender for SAVIOR OF METAL. They have the pop songwriting chops to appeal to a wider audience than most metal bands, breakdowns and thrash riffs for the moshlords, wicked solos for the neckbeards, and have just a tad of the deathcore gestalt that might get the kids into it. Also, on this album they totally said, "Fuck it, why not put organ solos and cock rock stuff in?" Fucking A right.

8) Vader "Lead Us" - Vader fucking rules. Cold, punishing, Slayerized death metal with one of the most awesome vocalists in death metal. Vader pretty much always makes me go, "Fuck yeah!" immediately upon hearing them, even if I don't listen to them as much as I should. Should be right next to Bolt Thrower on your "Death metal to lift weights to" playlist. Put on Vader, pick up a heavy thing. Repeat until getting laid without 1) paying for it or 2) GHB/rohypnol becomes feasible.

9) Nile "4th Arra of Dagon" - One of my favorite bands! The only thing more awesome than fast Nile songs are slow Nile songs. Or the other way around. Like a giant fucking anaconda squeezing shit and final breaths out of an entire planet.

10) Behemoth "Inner Sanctum" - I really like Behemoth, but kind of feel like this album had the misfortune of being a pretty good album released between great albums. Also, I KNOW YOU'RE THERE, WARREL! I hope you're happy. There is one song on my hard-drive that you sing on. He'll probably do a guest spot on the new Pig Destroyer or something and really chap my ass.

11) Burst "I Hold Vertigo" - I remember hearing about these guys a lot when the whole NeurIsis thing blew up in the early 2000s, but I never actually listened to them. The vocalist has a weird, uncontrolled hardcore vibe that I'm liking. OH SNAP THE QUIET PART. Whoa, they come back from the full-break with some death vocals. This has a sort of bouncing undercurrent that I'm digging. Nice! Even the quiet parts are bubbling rather than just oozing around in elevator-cheeze. Will give these guys a further look.

12) Tid "SE" - Sounds like Vikings marching through a swamp. Eventually they're going to reach that monastery on the other side and oh, boy! So much rape is going to happen! This is menacing as fuck. I want to listen to this next time I walk my dog through a sketchy neighborhood at night.

13) Pantera "Floods" - A very cool sort of interludish track from what is probably Pantera's most pissed-off record. I mean, all of their post-glam period albums are totally awesome music to do beers, lift chicks and fuck weights to. GSTK, though, has some really fucking abrasive, crazy fast shit on it. Hey, they got Seth Putnam to guest on it, so there you go. This song, though, was sort of a pressure release near the end of the album. It actually sounds sort of Downish at points. I dig, obvi.

14) Long Distance Calling "The Very Last Day" - OMINOUS DRONE CLOUD ON HORIZON. This is a pretty good closer! I like the zombie/disease outbreak/disasterpocalypse movie vibe it gives me. I'M FUCKIN' DONE, SON - signed planet earth.

packaging - good work! You obviously put some effort into this and it shows. I really dig the label-maker look. I was obsessed with label makers as a kid (have severe brain problems).

*Of course I didn't actually listen to this. Dogs took radmassive dooks on it and I just made some stuff up.

Sir Sly Ry
06-03-2012, 03:03 PM
There is no way that post was written while sober.

Mokrap of Croton
06-03-2012, 03:28 PM
Actually, it was. Perhaps the afterglow of a particularly good workout session was making me giddy.

Sir Sly Ry
06-04-2012, 10:51 AM
Second mix, hoooooooo! Is everyone seriously going to put Rihanna on the packages they send me? I laughed. Let's see what you got, Odin.

06-04-2012, 05:43 PM
I want to know when Will was replaced by a body snatcher.

Second mix, hoooooooo! Is everyone seriously going to put Rihanna on the packages they send me? I laughed. Let's see what you got, Odin.

I got the second mix today as well. I know a lot of the stuff on it already, but they're not bad tracks. ;)

Robot Rad Assasin feedback:

1. Scale the Summit - The mix has a bunch of proggy stuff in it, so it's fitting that it kicks off with a track that has that aspect to it. The long guitar runs in the latter half of the tune are cool. Pleasant.

2. Protest the Hero - Okay, this is way better than my opinion of Protest the Hero says it should be. I've heard a tune or two from compliations in the past, and they didn't do much for me, but this one is good.

3. Prong - I'm a fan of Prong (at least the first two records), although this isn't a track I'm particularly into. Good, but not great.

4. Daughters - This is the kind of thing I'm afraid of when I see somebody listed in a band as playing "Electronics". All the electronic wankery overpowers the guitars, but not in a good way. The singer seems like he's channeling PiL-era John Lydon.

5. Nevermore - I've followed Nevermore since they rose from the ashes of Sanctuary, and they can be a bit hit or miss for me. I think the mix on this is not doing Jeff Loomis any favors. He's guitar just doesn't cut through the way it should, and the drums are way too up front (which I'm saying as a drummer) and sound like shit. I dig on the solo, though.

6. While Heaven Wept - This is the kind of thing I'm afraid of when I see when I see sombody listed in a band as playing "Keyboards". Actually, this track is fine, but the production sucks all the life out of it. The singer has got some good pipes.

7. Revocation - It's riff soup in the Dillinger Escape Plan style. This kind of tune lives or dies on the strength of the individual parts. The parts on display are a mixed bag.

8. Vader - Nicely atmospheric intro (even if it has keyboards). Oh, now comes the completely squashed flat drum sounds. Aside from that, I dug the middle section.

9. Nile - The beginning of this track kind of drove me nuts. It just seemed like each member was playing a different song without hearing what the others were doing. The drummer especially just made me scratch my head. However, right around 5:30 it turned awesome. I didn't even care how repetitive it was, because it was so brutal and bludgeoning and awesome.

10. Behemoth - This is a band that I've heard of for a long time and even heard a few tracks from, but they've not done much for me. The tune is a lot more varied than anything I've heard from them before. The presence of Warrell Dane was a little jarring at first. Overall I like this, but I wonder if the more black metal-ish tendencies I recall from other tunes is the rule with these guys.

11. Burst - Man, the snare on this song sounds like complete shit. The vocalist reminds me of somebody, but I can't put my finger on it. I know it's cool to bag on metalcore, but I dig a lot of it. This makes it harder to defend.

12. Tid - This track starts out pretty relentless. I dig the intensity and tempo (not quite fast enough to be thrashy, but too fast to be doomy). Spacey at times as well.

13. Pantera - I was really into Pantera until right before this album came out. I think Far Beyond Driven just seemed to indicate they weren't going to climb out of the rut they were digging ever deeper. I concur with Will that there's some Down to be heard in here, but I think that's mainly Phil's delivery.

14. Long Distance Calling - Once the guitars finally kick in, this gets pretty epic (at least until they back off). I like this although I'm not sure there's 10 minutes worth of stuff I enjoy in it.

Mokrap of Croton
06-04-2012, 06:04 PM
I want to know when Will was replaced by a body snatcher.

Wat mean?

Sir Sly Ry
06-04-2012, 06:06 PM
However, right around 5:30 it turned awesome. I didn't even care how repetitive it was, because it was so brutal and bludgeoning and awesome.
Fuck yeah, bro. http://globaldomination.se/forums/images/smiles/icon_tuck.gif

@Will in regards to Matchstick: I didn't know Talking Time had its own Floodhorse!

Regarding Protest the Hero: I checked out those two albums, Kraken. I liked the newer one much better, but I'm still not convinced I need to drop ten dollars to own it. The newest one does have the most progressive and metal elements though.

Tid: even though I said I didn't like every part of the track, it left enough of a good impression on me that I want to give them a try. What should I check out, bro guy?

06-04-2012, 07:14 PM
Tid: even though I said I didn't like every part of the track, it left enough of a good impression on me that I want to give them a try. What should I check out, bro guy?

Their first album (Bortom Inom) (http://www.timeisdivine.com/) is free, and also the only good one (of two total).

06-04-2012, 09:24 PM
Wat mean?

I was teasing in that you didn't just take a dump all over him even though you liked a lot of the mix.

06-04-2012, 10:01 PM
Man, it makes me sad to see everyone ragging on Burst. I didn't care much for Lazarus Bird (the album that Krak's track is from), but I really like Origio and Prey on Life.

I first heard them on a split with Burnt by the Sun, which is a point in their favor, and their bassist is Jesper Liverod from Nasum. Try this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ5gigoP_DU) and the follow up tune (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rChCsZeGhw) from Prey in Life. The sound quality isn't great on those samples, but Burst had this really cool crystalline sound that set them apart from all the other bands I was listening to at the time.

Sir Sly Ry
06-05-2012, 07:05 AM
Their first album (Bortom Inom) (http://www.timeisdivine.com/) is free, and also the only good one (of two total).
Thanks for the tip! Downloaded, listening. If you guys like the tune on the mix, you might as well get this. I might try the second album too even though you say it's no good. Just to see what happens.

Mokrap of Croton
06-05-2012, 09:15 AM
Man, it makes me sad to see everyone ragging on Burst. I didn't care much for Lazarus Bird (the album that Krak's track is from), but I really like Origio and Prey on Life.

I first heard them on a split with Burnt by the Sun, which is a point in their favor, and their bassist is Jesper Liverod from Nasum. Try this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ5gigoP_DU) and the follow up tune (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rChCsZeGhw) from Prey in Life. The sound quality isn't great on those samples, but Burst had this really cool crystalline sound that set them apart from all the other bands I was listening to at the time.

I actually ended up checking out and then buying Lazarus Bird.

06-05-2012, 05:36 PM
Man, it makes me sad to see everyone ragging on Burst. I didn't care much for Lazarus Bird (the album that Krak's track is from), but I really like Origio and Prey on Life.

I definitely liked the two tracks you linked more than the one I bagged on. :p

06-05-2012, 08:13 PM
Krak BRO

I'll have my review soon!

Sir Sly Ry
06-07-2012, 10:40 AM

Strange Powers

1. Skeletonwitch - These guys never give me full broner, but they're usually pretty aight. This song is definitely aight!
2. Witchfinder General - It's interesting how alike modern stoner bands' guitar sound is exactly like this guitar sound. This is not bad stuff by any means, I love the way it starts out. But the vocals don't really do it for me. They definitely LOVE Sabbath though.
3. Electric Wizard - Another band that sounds pretty cool but doesn't bring me to full arousal. It starts to get drab, but then they bring it that psychedelic guitar noise for the rest of the track which makes the song better.
4. Iron Maiden - I just can't get into anything I've heard that came later than 1989. This does not change that.
5. The Sword - I dig the sword well enough, but I think I'll only ever need one album, and that album happens to be "Warp Riders". A fine enough tune though.
6. Nightwish - I hate this kind of music. And by and large, I do not like female vocals. This music is the anti-Ryan.
7. Red Fang - Hey this is pretty cool! Jamming lead guitar makes the song much better.
8. Motorhead - This is from what many seem to say is the best Motorhead album of the 00s. I don't really care for this album though, I like the next two after it though. This particular song is just kind of ehh.
9. Mastodon - Not what I expected from a Mastodon song. Which is fine! Because I don't really like Mastodon. But this is pretty cool.
10. Christian Mistress - Good classic styled metal with....female vocals. She's not bad but I don't know....she kind of makes the song sound sleepy. Music is pretty damn good though.
11. Cormorant - This is pretty cool sounding stuff and then it gets to that riff. And that riff and variations on it drive the rest of the tune and bring it home. Might warrant further checking out.
12. 3 Inches of Blood - Music starts off sounding promising. And then the vocals. I hate the vocals in this band. Either vocalist. Awful. They just kill it, even if the music is some good classic metal.
13. Anthrax -Not that I've ever listened to an Anthrax album before. In fact, I'm not sure if I've heard any song by them before except one from an EP or something. This song is actually ok. It's a pretty solid modern hard rock tune.
14. Iron Maiden - There are about nine seconds of riff I like in a song that's almost nine minutes.

Thanks for the mix, pal! I liked elements of a number of songs but I'm just really picky. Cormorant though, I'm gonna check them out right now.

Calorie Mate
06-07-2012, 06:39 PM
Sorry it took so long!

Robot Rad Assasin feedback:

1. Scale the Summit - This song was great to listen to first thing in the morning. Most of it sounds like that rad b-tier light jazz you'd hear in a grocery store.

2. Protest the Hero - I suspect this guy wished he sounded like the dude from Candlemass, but sadly he'll never be that cool.

3. Prong - Very distinct vocals. Didn't love it, but good on 'em for sounding a tad different.

4. Daughters - UGH. Daughters always sound like they're trying way too hard. I still don't get what anyone sees in them. (But I love you anyway.)

5. Nevermore - Not a fan of the vocals. The guy sounds...desperate, I guess. Maybe he needs a friend. The rest of the track was forgettable.

6. While Heaven Wept - I didn't care for this. At all.

7. Revocation - Like Mr. Sly Ry, I also thought the song got a lot better in its second half.

8. Vader - Hell yes, Vader. Not the best musicians in the world, but always fun in a pinch.

9. Nile - I'm not the biggest Nile fan in the world, but there are parts that are niiiiice and heavy, and that rules.

10. Behemoth - I'll second that this didn't strike me as a Behemoth song, but that just left mild indifference instead of the usual dislike. Good job!

11. Burst - This song was sure...something. Some parts were cool, but some were pretty lame. A pretty mixed bag, just like most metalcore, I guess. I AWARD IT 50/100 METAL POINTS.

12. Tid - Drags a bit, but I listen to doom metal, so what do I care? This song was pretty ok!

13. Pantera - This is my "I don't get why everyone likes it so much" track for Pantera. I've got no beef with Pantera - on the contrary - and this song isn't BAD or anything, it's just that this one gets a lot of praise for whatever reason.

14. Long Distance Calling - I'm pretty sure you were the one who recommended them a year or two ago (and if not you, someone else on TT), and I've liked 'em ever since. Great stuff.

Thoughts on the next album coming soon!

Calorie Mate
06-07-2012, 07:14 PM
Wait, Ryan hasn't heard Anthrax before?

...are you trolling the mix thread?

Anyway! Strange Powers:

Let me start by saying, I love that you had such a strong theme tying the album together. Also, your cover might be the one to beat this round.

Now on to the music!

Skeletonwich - Man do I hate this kind of black metal drums. Otherwise, it was pretty ok.

Witchfinder General - This song does a weird thing where the vocalist stops singing, and THEN the transition from the instruments happen. I found it kind of jarring, like it wasn't cohesive enough. It was distracting to me! Seemed like a band very early in their music career.

Electric Wizard - Now THIS is my fuckin' jam. Best song on the disc, hands down.

Iron Maiden - Hey, an Iron Maiden song I haven't heard! ...oh. Well, that could have been way worse.

The Sword - This one time a guy I knew sent me The Sword's first album and said it was pretty cool. A couple years later, I heard him call them a bunch of posers, and then I called him a poser for caring about what other posers thought. He then called me a poser for trying to look like I didn't care about that. Anyway, the moral of this story was going to be that nobody likes posers, but it actually turns out The Sword is pretty popular. BURN.

Nightwish - Ahahahahaha oh man do I hate Nightwish.

Red Fang - Second best song on the disc, hands down. Great song, great album.

Motorhead - I love Motorhead unconditionally, but...I don't know, I think you can tell they're not really trying here. The simple riff is kind of fun, though.

Mastodon - I've cooled on this album a bit since it first came out, but still a good track. Nice to hear a little bit of grit from them every now and then.

Christian Mistress - I love Agony and Opium, but hadn't heard this album yet. This song has the same great riffs as their last outing, same amount of Maiden/Priest worship, it seems. Once again, i'm all about the trad. metal stuff the instruments were up to during this. I always want to like metal mommas, but the ones worth their salt - and backed by bands that aren't posers - are too few and far between. I'll have to check out the rest of the album soon!

Cormorant - Not a huge fan of the vocals, but the guitars are rippin', if a bit meandering.

3 Inches of Blood - I will never be convinced to like this band.

Anthrax - Not my favorite Anthrax tune, but good, and a fun solo, to boot.

Maiden - Definitely the better of the two Maiden songs on this album.

Sir Sly Ry
06-07-2012, 09:25 PM
...are you trolling the mix thread?
Strangely no! Two out of the three big four bands basically suck. Metallica has one good album (Ride the Lightning, duh) Megadeth has two and a half good albums (Killing, Rust, and Countdown is ok for what it is) and Slayer, well, I love Reign in Blood, and Undisputed, and I like a smattering of their other stuff. And no one has convinced me that Anthrax is really worth the time.

Mokrap of Croton
06-08-2012, 05:42 AM
Anthrax has always bored my tits off. S.O.D. is the only Scott Ian related thing I need.

06-08-2012, 05:51 AM
3 Inches of Blood - I will never be convinced to like this band.

I'm still not sure I can actually force myself to buy one of their albums, but when I saw them open up for a random show a couple months ago they were pretty great. Dude's voice is pretty hard to take either way, and its not endearingly high pitched like a Rob Halford or something.

06-09-2012, 05:46 PM
Didn't make it to the post office in time today, mixes going out on Monday

06-13-2012, 02:36 PM
Robot Rad Assasin feedback:

1. Scale the Summit - Seem'd Mastodon-y, but didn't really turn my crank. Didn't hate, but it was a bunch of stuff i listened to and then.... yeah

2. Protest the Hero - Not bad.. vocals put me off. He's probably over-concerned with his star tattoos.

3. Prong - I liked this song.. dude vaguely reminds me of Trent Reznor for some reason, like some long lost broken track. Pretty cool.

4. Daughters - I liked this song. Droning but kick ass. I'll keep tabs on these chuds.

5. Nevermore - This was ok. I liked the guitars.

6. While Heaven Wept - Yuck. This song kinda sucks - sawry brah...

7. Revocation - This didn't grab me at all. Calories and Ryan can slobber on both sides of my knob, regardless of which side they deem better. :)

8. Vader - This was cool - like a bunch of cavemen eating the brains of neanderthals

9. Nile - That was fun, I'm a sucker for Lovecraft references

10. Behemoth - This was another fun one. I all of a sudden want to go drink cheap beer and kick some ass.

11. Burst - I enjoyed this one. Continued the drinking from previous song. On to jager shots.

12. Tid - Another good one. Pounding Patron Silver. Head butting strangers. Tasty. Itchy.

13. Pantera - I don't like these guys, never have. I can appreciate their muscianship and even Anselmo's dedication to exploring various aspects of metal... but they don't do anything for me.

14. Long Distance Calling - Hey this was atmospheric and rad!

Overall I enjoyed myself! THESE ARE FUN AND I LOVE YOU LONG TIME

Sir Sly Ry
06-15-2012, 02:01 PM
T-t-t-TWO mixes arrived in the mail today, Mikehawk's and Kurt's. Spinning Mike's right now. COMMENTS, IMMINENT. You know, after I spin them a few times each.

06-16-2012, 06:53 AM
Krakenbrau - Robot Assassin

1. Scale the Summit - The Great Plains. Holy fuck yes, this is what I want in my music! I believe you have captured my interest even more than my own mix opener does. If I wanted more epic music by these guys, where should I start?

2. Protest the Hero - Cest La Vie. Good riffs here. The vocals are a little annoying but this has already started to grow on me after a couple listens.

3. Prong - Snap Your Fingers Snap Your Neck. The groove is okay but this song doesn't do anything for me.

4. Daughters - The Hit. Doesn't get me going. Sorry brau.

5. Nevermore - Born. Sick drumming, love it! But the rest of the song doesn't appeal to me.

6. While Heaven Wept - Hour of Reprisal. I like the epic tone it has - power metal vocals are fun. The rest of the instruments bring it together for me. I will have to check these guys out.

7. Revocation - Chaos of Forms. Not doing it for me.

8. Vader - Lead Us. I think I've heard these guys before. The intro was damn good. The vocals aren't my favorite but the power chords are chugging at just the right tempo to pump my blood. Bitchin' solo.

9. Nile - 4th Arra of Dagon. I liked the first two minutes of instrumental. The vocals didn't add anything to the song until the chanting at the end. If this song isn't part of a Cthulu soundtrack, it needs to be. Give me the instrumental and I'll look at some apocalyptic artwork, it'll be a good time.

10. Behemoth - Inner Sanctum. This is barely okay as active listening music when I focused completely on listening to the mix, but made totally bitchin' background music when I relistened to it while doing other stuff.

11. Burst - I Hold Vertigo. This song went on too long. If they trimmed it down by about 2 minutes it would be much better.

12. Tid - SE. Again, this makes for better background music. Decent atmospheric music at that, I especially like the bit from 5:10 til the end when they bring in the Middle Eastern flavor. A good jam.

13. Pantera - Floods. It's okay but not the best Pantera track I've heard, but it has a good meandering solo.

14. The Very Last Day - Long Distance Calling. Fucking epic track of epic length. It's like you put it on here for me. If I were to buy an album, which album should I buy?

06-16-2012, 07:22 AM
Here are the promised liner notes for my mix. I'm glad to see the responses so far, and I plan to respond to those at some point today.

Liner notes for Strange Powers:

First off, I chose a theme after running through a couple dozen songs. I stuck to mostly songs I had listened to since the last Slingin' Lead, to keep you abreast in the world of Odin Metal. I then looked at the tracks I had assembled and began to see a theme among about half of them. Once I chose a theme, some good songs had to go because they did not fit the theme of "Strange Powers". This encompasses the supernatural, the afterlife, superhuman powers, and the evil that hides inside all men. Some of you rightly called out the Motorhead track as weak. It is far from their best, but it fit the theme. This is a concept album assembled from Frankenstein parts lopped off of real musicians. I hope these liner notes help you understand why I love these songs and why they were chosen. For you audiophiles at home, all songs were ripped from original CDs at Apple Lossless and then burned onto the mix CD.

1. Skeletonwitch - "This Horrifying Force (The Desire to Kill)": This is their new album opener and a fucking killer track. The way the acoustic guitar lulls you into a false sense of security then the electrics come in with the drums and melt your face off got me hooked. Brutal enough to tear your face off, and the lyrics deal with a force controlling you and demanding brutal vengence. I am still waiting for these guys to tour near me again, they are a show worth seeing.

2. Witchfinder General - "Witchfinder General" - To quote TT's own Ethan: "the single greatest metal song, by any band, ever. It's a fact." While he and I don't quite see eye to eye on that (*coughHallowedBeThyNamecough*), it is an amazing stoner/NWOBHM song, selected by one Lars Ulrich for inclusion in a retrospective compilation. I love this song to death and just wish it had better production, the guitars bleed into each other and the drums and bass are shit in the mix. Once I realized I had several songs about witches, I decided to find the best three and include them in a trilogy throughout the disc. For bonus points listen to these tracks and then watch "Witchfinder General" starring Vincent Price.

3. Electric Wizard - "I, The Witchfinder" - Major thanks to Ethan and Mokrap for getting me this disc (I narrowly beat Mokrap to buying the sonically superior original release off Ethan). I've been intrigued by Electric Wizard since the first Lead volley, and this album has paid for itself multiple times. It is heavier than my car. My speakers and headphones cannot contain the glorious weight of this album. The theme again is Witches and guys who find them, now with enough bass to vibrate your windows right out of their frames. Listen with pleasure. Try not to rattle your head off as you slowly headbang through the massive droning outro.

4. Iron Maiden - "Dance with Death" - I love Iron Maiden. Even select tracks off the Blaze years. All you haters know where to shove it. This song was a last-minute inclusion because I wanted more supernatural themes, and this song is about an out-of-body experience and features some damn fine songwriting by the Maiden crew. This song is beautiful live - Bruce is a master storyteller. I know a lot of you hate progressive songs, and you are free to diss it - but know that I am their audience when they write this stuff. This is one of my top three tracks off that album. Interesting note: MikeHawkIsLarge included one of my other top 3 tracks on his mix!

5. The Sword - "Maiden, Mother, & Crone" - "Warp Riders" is their best album by far, but this had more of a supernatural bent over "Tres Brujas" and thus satisfied the theme. It's catchy but not their best work by far. I am still a fan of the band no matter what your opinion is. The album "Gods of the Earth" ultimately has 3 good tracks and this is the third of the three, so just get "Warp Riders" and be happy. There is no need to look at earlier albums as I will eventually give you all of the good tracks off of them.

6. Nightwish - "Ghost River" - This is my favorite track off their new album. Female vocals are not excluded from metal, no matter what you meatheads say. This is a good song by a good band and I will continue to sing their praises. I especially love the interplay between Annette and Marco's vocals. This album is only about 35% metal though so I understand if you pass on it. Nightwish is more their own symphonic pop soundtrack metal thing now and I have made my peace with that.

7. Red Fang - "Hank is Dead" - If this track does not get your head banging, you might want to check your pulse. Detuned guitars pound out a catchy riff and voices drone on about remembering deceased friends. This is one of the best bands you are not listening to. Stephen, thank you. \m/

8. Motorhead - "In the Year of the Wolf" - This is a weak track included for thematic reasons. They've written better, but I am still jamming off and on to this album a year later so it clearly caught me somehow. You didn't want me to do the obvious and include Metallica's "Of Wolf and Man", did you?

9. Mastodon - "Spectrelight" - This is for all the haters who say Mastodon isn't "metal" anymore. Then what the fuck do you call this!? They've still got it when they want to, "The Hunter" proves it in this track and a couple others. "Crack the Skye" is still my favorite Mastodon album. I personally prefer the more progressive, less metal cuts off "The Hunter" but this is a metal compilation so enjoy the facepunch. If this doesn't do it for you, you might need to speak to a doctor.

10. Christian Mistress - "Haunted Hunted" - I discovered this band with the release of their first full album "Possession" and I was hooked. Smokey female vocals backed by a NWOBHM sound? I must have died and gone to heaven. The guitars are both competent at cranking out the riffs and tasty solos, and the rhythm section holds this song together as it gyrates through several movements. Some of their other songs are more high-energy in the classic NWOBHM vein, but I love the way they stitched several riffs together and made a rocking song out of them. The bass has just enough punch and the guitars are crisp. That and the whole fated, cursed love lyrics matched the theme. Calories, I just picked up "Agony and Opium" a couple weeks ago and "Possession" pushes all of those aspects to 10 - you need this album. Highly recommended and the one track I want everyone to discover off this compilation. That's right, you all need to become Christian Mistress fans and get them a nationwide tour. Do it for me. Do it for metal.

11. Cormorant - "The Purest Land" - This is not my favorite track off their second album, "Dwellings", but it is both the most accessible (i.e. under 5 minutes) and it fits thematically, dealing with one man's overriding passion to convert a country to Christianity, to the point where he is driven beyond sanity and spirituality. All of the songs off "Dwellings" deal with man trying to make an everlasting place for himself in history, both good and bad. If you dig this complex and flavorful blend of metal (coffee), I recommend everything else Cormorant has ever done. If you have a long attention span, I cannot recommend "Unearthly Dreamings" and "Funambulist" off their second album enough. Think of the songs as 4 or 5 tracks blended into one, as they change time signatures and/or riffs at least that often.

12. 3 Inches of Blood - "All of Them Witches" - The conclusion to The Witchfinder Trilogy, this is one of the few tracks I enjoyed off "Here Waits Thy Doom". I agree, Cam Pipes sounds like an overgrown crow. On this we are all agreed. The band knows its stuff, however, and knows when to play tongue in cheek, unlike a lot of metal bands who take themselves super-seriously. Their new album is a step up from "Doom" and plays closer to "Advance and Vanquish" and "Fire Up the Blades", but does not quite reach the heights of its predecessors. I wanted to include something off their new album but none of it fit the theme, so it got chopped. Maybe next mix.

13. Anthrax - "I'm Alive" - This deals with the evil inside all men and has a catchy chorus and riff that I was singing along to for weeks after I saw them in concert (even though they didn't play this song, I got the album then). I have only heard a couple of Anthrax albums and their earlier stuff was better, as is the case for most (all?) of the Big 4, but these guys still put out good hard rock even if it doesn't fully meet modern "metal" criteria. Respect them.

14. Iron Maiden - "The Talisman" - I almost put this on the first two mixes, but it just didn't flow. This is the live cut off their "En Vivo!" CD/bluray and packs a little more energy than the original recording. Iron Maiden grew older and now write progressive metal and I am perfectly okay with that. All you haters know what to do. I'd recommend you see their Maiden England tour this summer and have your face melted off by a bunch of 56-year-olds, but it's based around their "Seventh Son" tour, and "Seventh Son" was basically a preview of 2000's Maiden so I know where I'll be and where you won't be.

Sir Sly Ry
06-16-2012, 07:43 AM

It's Nice and Heavy

1. Judas Priest - Well this is certainly a fine song from their '80s stuff. They were good at the commercial metal sound. They kept it more metal. Especially compared to stuff like...

2. Warrant - It's an ok commercial metal tune. Not bad, not great.

3. Ronald Jenkees - At first I was like man, I like this despite the electronic drums, why put electronic drums with the guitar like that? And then I learned that the guitar is actually a keyboard. That's....incredible. I would have never in a million years imagined the "guitar sound" (which is the name of the track) was just a keyboard that sounded like a guitar. Even listening to it knowing that, it totally sounds like a guitar. By the way, this music is fantastic. Badass keyboard sounding keyboard soloing in the second half of the song too. I still think this would have sounded better with real drums, even if it's just a guy playing keyboard and a drummer. But I'll put up with it considering how excellent the keyboard playing is. Was this track review long enough?

4. Dragonforce - This is Dragonforce. Why don't I hate this? Not that I particularly like it but hey, I don't mind it.

5. Rainbowdragoneyes - It's like chiptunes fornicated with shitty pop from 2001 and added....harsh metal vocals? What the fuck? Man, I hate this, I can't get around that.

6. Volbeat - I've heard about this band before but I'm not sure why. Seems like pretty standard modern metal. Not much going on in the music department. Vocals are too one note for such a big emphasis being placed on them.

7. Rev Theory - "Give me a this.....give me a sucks!!" Sorry I guess this kind of stuff just is not for me.

8. Five Finger Death Punch - I was in the other room when this song was playing and I was like, "Is this Five Finger Death Punch?" Sure enough it was. So at least I can recognize the guy's annoying vocals. Not my style.

9. Ozzy Osbourne - I've never really liked anything I've heard of Ozzy's solo stuff. This song ain't bad at first, but then it brings in all these strings and just kills it.

10. Megadeth - Mustaine sounds like an angry chipmunk. The album this is from is ok, but they basically dropped almost all elements of thrash for it. Good guitar solo at least.

11. Rob Zombie - White Zombie was better. That ain't sayin' much but hey.

12. Iron Maiden - I don't know why but none of their stuff after the '80s has appealed to me. Also, why are all their albums from "Brave New World" on like three hours long?

13. Metallica - I'd never heard of these guys before. Kidding. "One" is an ok track but I pretty much hate the album it's from.

14. All that Remains - Crisp modern American metal. Hate the production. There's come good double bass work though which gives that one riff a bit of groove. Hmm, and the part right before the solo was kind of neat. Overall though this is not my style at all.

15. Eluveitie - The bagpipes are a nice touch.

16. King Diamond - This is...pretty good. I'm not at all familiar with his solo stuff. I think the only King Diamond related I really need is Mercyful Fate - "Melissa". Still, this is one the more enjoyable tracks on the mix for me. Hell maybe I'll check out the album this is from. "Abigail" is supposed to be the magnum opus album anyway, right?

06-16-2012, 06:02 PM
MikeHawkIsLarge - It's Nice and Heavy

1. Judas Priest - "Screaming for Vengeance". This is a great Judas Priest track off a fantastic album. I love early Priest and this is from one of their most commercially respected and fan-beloved albums. I love how Halford nails that scream and how the whole band brings their A game.

2. Warrant - "Uncle Tom's Cabin". I have never liked Warrant, at all, and this song doesn't change that. Better luck with another band.

3. Ronald Jenkees - "Guitar Sound". I'm not sure what this is, but with the keyboard guitar I like the sounds that are being produced. I would listen to more by this "Ronald Jenkees".

4. Dragonforce - "Cry Thunder". This is the slowest Dragonforce song I have heard. Like most Dragonforce, it winds up being okay power metal but doesn't leave a lasting impression in my mind.

5. Rainbowdragoneyes - "Heavy Weather". This is a bizzare mishmash of genres. I'm not sure if it works. It reminds me of the stuff I would listen to back in college mixed with modern metal vocals. I just don't know.

6. Volbeat - "A Warrior's Call". I like his voice okay. The music is pretty good, too. I keep seeing Volbeat pop up different places but this is the first time I've actually been exposed to their music. It's good stuff but doesn't grab me and say "BUY THIS ALBUM!"

7. Rev Theory - "Hell Yeah". When this came on I expected to be transported to a jock bar, cheap beer in hand. Not really my thing.

8. Five Finger Death Punch - "Remember Everything". I didn't realize FFDP did ballads. Then I realized the only FFDP I've heard is their cover of "Bad Company", so I'm not sure what all they play. I definitely like the vocalist here.

9. Ozzy Osbourne - "Diary of a Madman". I'm not a huge solo Ozzy fan, but the Rhoads albums were fantastic. Good stuff.

10. Megadeth - "Sweating Bullets". Great song off a great album, although I'm more a fan of "Countdown to Extinction" and "Foreclosure of a Dream" off the same album than I am the radio singles. I don't mind commercial 90s Megadeth, but you do have to pick and choose your songs. This song has a good music video, and the band still pulls it off live on a regular basis.

11. Rob Zombie - "Dragula". I haven't listened to much Zombie aside from this and "More Human Than Human", but I like what I've heard.

12. Iron Maiden - "Rainmaker". This is my second favorite track off Dance of Death. I don't understand why people say they only like 80s Maiden - this is very close to their late 80s sound. Just because it was written in the last 10 years doesn't make it automatically mediocre. I really like the lead melody and solo on this song, and the message is uplifting - something you don't always get in metal.

13. Metallica - "One". At the risk of repeating myself, "Great song off a great album". Oh crap, I just did. The point still stands. It took me time to learn to love ...And Justice for All, but I'm glad I did. It's a complex piece of work, although it would be more complex if you could hear the bass in the mix. *rim shot*

14. All That Remains - "Two Weeks". Okay song, decent solo.

15. Eluveitie - "Inis Mona". I like the instrumentation. More hard rock and heavy metal with Celtic instruments would be awesome. Vocals are a bit harsh for my tastes. Do you know of anything with the same kind of instruments but traditional metal vocals?

16. King Diamond - "A Mansion in Darkness". This is a good tune. I'm not familiar with King Diamond except as a bullet point on a lot of my favorite bands' influences lists. I can see why. Classic styling, classic sound, still awesome.

06-16-2012, 10:05 PM
Dragonforce - I don't know if it's the new singer but most of the songs on the new cd didn't sound like they were trying to jerk off the guitars as fast as they could.

Ronald Jenkees - Most of his other stuff is more electronic/pop. I found him through rockband and I guess he's pretty popular on youtube, Disorganized fun is his better cd. I almost didn't think the song was heavy enough for the mix, but knowing it's played on a keyboard makes it bad-ass.

Eluveitie - I saw them open for Children of Bodom and I think I liked them more than COB. My friend knows more about them than I do so I'll ask him if he knows of any similar bands. They have a new cd called Helvetios that I haven't had a chance to listen to yet.

Mokrap of Croton
06-17-2012, 06:51 PM
Strange Powers

1) Skeletonwitch - "This Horrifying Force (the Desire to Kill)": Ultra funtime black thrash! I haven't been keeping up with them lately, but this is a pretty cool song. Awesome live band, too.

2) Witchfinder General - "Witchfinder General": The singer sucks in a way that is actually really cool. Not sure how else to put that. I've never listened to these guys, so I don't know if they really belong halfway between Black Sabbath and Deep Purple or if they're young kids trying to sound old, but this is neato. Lol @ "C'mawwwnn fokes!"

3) Electric Wizard - "I, the Witchfinder": *click, click, bubble noises, cough cough cough* Heavier than the whole fucking world. Class album all the way through. Whales, elephants, battle tanks, oceans.

4) Iron Maiden - "Dance of Death": Put me in with Ryan, I just don't dig post 80s Maiden. I think this would have been cooler without the fruity keyboards.

5) The Sword - "Maiden, Mother and Crone": Definitely young kids trying to sound old. I'm supposed to go "Grrrrr fucking hipsters" but this is a rad song. I actually have never heard this album, but I own the first one and the last one. Definitely more rooted in the Sabbath worship of their early stuff. I enjoy them more once they started ripping off Thin Lizzy, but this is still quite nice. Summer time, cold gin, bros.

6) Nightwish - "Ghost River": Hey, that's a neat guitar lick OH FUCK NO, ORCHESTRA HITS *next*

7) Red Fang "Hank is Dead": Thanks to Stephen for turning me on to these dudes. This album was less "HEADBANG TILL PUKE SNOTBEER OUT OF NOSE" than the first one (although it still has plenty of that). They really threw in some Melvins influence this time around (am I doing this right, I only recently got into Melvins enough to claim that every band owes them blowjays). They make the best music videos, too!

8) Motorhead - "In the Year of the Wolf": I don't have whatever album this is from, but I generally boner for Motorhead. This has got to be fairly recent. Love the braindead genius lyrics, the fat bass, everything.

9) Mastodon - "Spectrelight": I keep trying to get into these dudes, but it never really sticks. Leviathan is rad, and I like some of the one about Rasputin. This is heavier and more stripped down than that one. I can dig it. Doesn't bowl me over, but if I was drunk right now I would be much more excited about it.

10) Christian Mistress - "Haunted Hunted": *brb growing a mullet* Whoa, her voice is weird. I like that! I really have very little room for retro/new-jack-trad metal, but these guys might sneak in there because they're at least trying one thing that's interesting and different. The run that kicks in around 3:16 (OMG! liek the Bibel) really took this song to the next level. Also, the thrashy beat underneath! \m/ This is a fucking winner and the first thing I'm checking out from your mix.

11) Cormorant - "The Purest Land": Silky smooth guitar work. Like the unhinged vocalist. He keeps sounding like he's about to lose it and just fuck the song up, but never does. Interesting. On my list. For some reason I thought these guys were one of those neopagan/folkmetal bands (not talking about lyrical themes, you know what I mean).

12) 3 Inches of Blood - "All of them Witches": The vocals always kill this band for me. (Again, my opinion of singers safely ignored since I non-ironically like this dude's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH6CHERihH4&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL42C78803944E9778) voice.

13) Anthrax - "I'm Alive": I never liked any of Anthrax's classic thrash stuff, and I really dislike their more recent stuff. Just not my bag at all.

14) Iron Maiden - "The Talisman (live)": There are always like 12 too many words in every Maiden vocal line. Nice pop when the song blows up. Bruce still wails. This is pretty neat, but I'm just not really all that big of a Maiden fan.

Nice mix, duder! Christian Mistress went from, "Ok, more of this 'born too late' shit" to "Wow, this is legit!" Cover art was very cool. You have acquitted yourself well, brother.

Sir Sly Ry
06-18-2012, 10:27 AM
What the fuck is going on with Confessor?

Also I should probably check out that Christian Mistress album as well. I dug the music quite a bit but I'm still on the fence about the vocals. That Cormorant album wasn't nearly as exciting as I hoped it would be, but the track on this mix kicks all sorts of dicks.

Mokrap of Croton
06-18-2012, 11:08 AM
I've liked Confessor since sometime in college and it's the first thing that pops into my head when I think of strange/awful singers that I like.

Sir Sly Ry
06-18-2012, 03:02 PM
It's bizarre. But not necessarily wrong. Just confusing. I like the music though.

Checking out some of that Christian Mistress album. Music is pretty darn good so far. Vocals don't bother me. Hmmmmmm.

edit: digging the cover art too.

06-19-2012, 02:18 PM
I am really happy to hear you guys getting in to Christian Mistress and Cormorant. I also really like the cover to Possession.

Witchfinder General: this was the band early in their career back in 1982. They only lasted two albums before disbanding, although they put out a reunion album around 2005. You can hear the Sabbath worship more fully on some of the other tracks on the disc. The album photography is tits because it has tits - a "witch" being sacrificed in a church graveyard.

Cormorant: their EP and first LP are available for digital download at Bandcamp (http://cormorant.bandcamp.com/) at name your price. If you're a cheap bastard that could mean free, but I strongly encourage you rad, hard dudes to give them some beer/gear money if you decide to check them out. They are completely independent and financed all of their records themselves. That takes day jobs and balls.

Question for those who know their Electric Wizard: if I really, really dig Dopethrone and want to add to my collection, what album should I buy next? Thanks!

Mokrap of Croton
06-19-2012, 05:50 PM
When given the choice, I always pay $6.66 for albums on Bandcamp.

*eagerly awaiting someone's answer to Electric Wizard question*

06-19-2012, 10:03 PM
My stuff going out a little late..!

Sir Sly Ry
06-20-2012, 12:06 AM
My stuff going out a little late..!
Way to go, Canada. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HGPh8Hjyg8)
(just kidding I'll totally drink Labatt Blue) (but I mean by and large)

06-20-2012, 06:50 PM
My stuff will go out tomorrow...!

06-20-2012, 06:52 PM
It's cool. My headphones broke so I won't be able to properly review Match's album until Friday when Amazon delivers glorious new headphones (I hope) to my doorstep. I bought "real" headphones this time too so I'm curious to see how they handle my varied musical tastes.

06-23-2012, 07:40 AM
Matchstick - Doomy Doomy Doom

1. Thor's Hammer - Troll. Vocals not my bag and the guitars are a one riff pony. Waste of a good band name. It definitely lives up to the title of the mix and sets the stage for the rest of the album.

2. Doomriders - Heavy Lies the Crown. Nice guitar. I like the lyrics.

3. Neurosis - A Sun That Never Sets. Diggin' the doom groove here but not enough to go looking for more Neurosis right now.

4. Anthrax - The Devil You Know. I liked this track off their new album. Great guitar and vocals, sweet guitar solo. Classic thrash feel. Highlight of the album so far.

5. Ahab - The Hunt. A doomy dirge indeed. Good background music but not quite lively enough for active listening. Initial impression is that Electric Wizard >>> Ahab.

6. Vektor - Oblivion. Eh. Didn't do much for me.

7. Trouble - The Tempter. \m/ Love that retro sound and singing guitar work. Progressive song structure as always gets bonus points with me. I liked the other Trouble song that was on the previous mix, too. I really should look into getting a Trouble album at some point. Which one would you recommend, Matchstick?
8. Enslaved - Path to Vanir. I appreciated the quiet dynamic in the middle.

9. Rwake - An Invisible Thread. The drums and intro had me going til the vocals started. I could probably learn to like the vocals, they're a bit like Cam Pipes but harsher. Digging the band's vibe but they ultimately sound like Mastodon's little brother.

10. Lamb of God - Desolation. I can see why these guys have a following. Talented guitar work but the pace set by the drums is a bit more frenetic than I like my music.

11. Yob - Quantum Mystic. I've heard Yob touted in the Metal thread more than once, and on several "best of" lists last year. I might have to pick up their album because I liked what I heard here.

12. Loudness - Like Hell. This ain't doom metal, but it's catchy... is that the Japanese band I saw on VH1 that one time? *checks Wikipedia* Yes, yes it is. Wait, these guys are still making music and have 20 studio albums? They're good.

13. Sunn O))) - It Took The Night to Believe. Repetitious as all get out. Decent background music for a Halloween party but not that great of a way to end the mix.

06-23-2012, 09:43 PM
7. Trouble - The Tempter. \m/ Love that retro sound and singing guitar work. Progressive song structure as always gets bonus points with me. I liked the other Trouble song that was on the previous mix, too. I really should look into getting a Trouble album at some point. Which one would you recommend, Matchstick?

I think both Psalm 9 and The Skull are both worth having. This track is from the former, and the track from the other mix is from the latter. After those two records, they started to mix up their sound more and get less doomy. I suppose if you only pick one, I'd probably go for Psalm 9.

12. Loudness - Like Hell. This ain't doom metal, but it's catchy... is that the Japanese band I saw on VH1 that one time? *checks Wikipedia* Yes, yes it is. Wait, these guys are still making music and have 20 studio albums? They're good.

I specifically alternated doom and non-doom tracks to break up mix and give the doom tracks a bit more impact.

06-24-2012, 11:28 AM
I'll have some more reviews by end of week - listening to Strange Powers and Doomy Doomy Doom... ENJOY. No pt 3 yet tho...?


Some Vol V WASTELANDER Liner notes

My mix is post-apocalypse themed.. I tried to put music on it that I thought post apocalyptic punks, raiders, anarachists and fascists would listen to. There is no black metal on here and everything has more speed, and rawness than my previous mixes. In fact I'd say only 2/3s are metal proper with some punk and rock in the mix.

1. Dayglo Abortions - Nuclear Supremacy: From "Little Man In the Canoe", a Gymbo album. Very much an 'intro' song but I think gives you an idea of whats to come.

2. Ghoul - Off With Their Heads: From their latest album. Was introduced to these guys in a calories mix awhile back. Like an alternate reality GWAR.

3. Splatter Whore - Post Apocalyptic Outlaws: Some random CD I picked up in my travels... really raw sound, apparently it's "goregrind" but sounds very much punk to me. Whatever - they kick ass.

4. Carcass - Keep On Rotting In The Free World: Not news to most of you, but Carcass is pretty awesome. When I first listened to this song, I put it on repeat like 10 times. Fucking epic.

5. GWAR - B.D.F.: Probably the most offensive GWAR song ever. Approaching GG Allin territory. I know few of you guys like GWAR... but too bad.

6. Rigor Mortis - Grudge Fuck: These guys are hot and cold, but this track is pretty awright.

7. Municipal Waste - Standards And Practices: From their new album. I picked up on these guys when Will compared Dayglo to them, to Dayglo's detriment. Dayglo still rules, of course, but these guys make me want to shotgun pilsners in the playground outside the community hall where the all ages show is. Richmond VA has a lot of cool bands.

8. The Virus - Bomb Drop: Some punk band I recently discovered... enjoy?

9. Mung - Puke: This song is epic. These guys are from Winnepeg and recently resurfaced after evaporating for 10+ years. Really dirty music. This track was previously sent out on a Listening Time disc. Only Sweet Scotty Lowe would have previously listened to it.

10. Judas Priest - Breakin' The Law: First there was the milky way, then there was the crab nebula, then there was....JUDAS PRIEST! " I hear this laser show is quite enjoyable!"

11. Ween - It's Going To Be A Long Night: This is the only Ween song that can go into one of these mixes.. It's like Ween doing Motorhead covers. Went out, fruitlessly, on LT. Don't call your mother, Don't call your priest, DOn't call your doctor - CALL THE POLICE!

12. FEAR - I Love Living In The City: Dirt bag, flash in the pan New York band. AND! ANother LT reject. Honestly this band fucking sucks... but this song and their name rules.

13. X-Cops - Junkie: X-Cops was a mid 90s GWAR side project. It features Casey Orr (Rigor Mortis, Beefcake the Mighty) on vocals and some new drummer. This song is from a rare 7" that, to my knowledge, was only sold at shows. It's not as hard as the songs on the full album - but it's rare as shit you fucking ingrates.

14. L7 - The Bomb: L7 is awesome.

15. Turbonegro - Prince Of The Rodeo: Dirty sounding rock and roll about a gay cowboy by a dirty ass rock band. Makes me want to NEVER wipe my ass.

16. Dayglo Abortions - Punker Bitches: Sleazy song about nailing gross broads by a gross band full of wretched scumbags with crabs. Not alaskan king - but they feel huge. More rock than most DA stuff, but pretty killer.

17. Toxic Holocaust - Bitch: Picked this up based on band name alone. They don't disappoint. Also the song name is super progressive - perfect soundtrack for reading the cringeworthy misogyny thread!

18. GWAR - Womb With A View: A very considerate song. This is from "War Party", the first album with the late Cory Smoot as Flattus Maximus. The lead guitar here is pretty epic.

19. Sodom - Fuck The Police: Just discovered these guys and already becoming one of my favourite bands. Fast and grimy.

20. Gama Bomb - Hell Trucker: Not super pumped about the vocals of this band, but they otherwise hot the spot. Continued feeling of shotgunning beers at playground. Escalated to pouring mickeys of Russian Prince into a cream soda slurpee while sloppily going down on 7/11 nachos slathered in cheese and F-grade chili. Definitely DTF, but also whiskey dick.

21. Pig Destroyer - Carrion Fairy. Hey these guys rule. Discovered via references on these here metal threads. I don't know if these guys really drink beer at the playground, but they might freebase baby skulls.

22. Hexen - Gas Chamber: These guys were on a Sweet Delicate Scooty Lowe Slinging Lead disc.. This song is pretty sick - now barfing in the tire swing while masturbating furiously and fruitlessly.

23. Deep Fried Orphans - Fondness For Terror: Another random track picked up from a sampler mix disc on my myriad adventures. Literally only song I've heard from these guys, but it's pretty rad. Now snorting rails off of a filthy bum hole. Looks like powdered nestle quik mix.

24. Hail Of Bullets - Ordered Eastward: Hey this song rules. I love this bands almost inverted vocals... Like he is yelling inward. Barbarossa has never been more fashionable!

25. Splatter Whore - City Of The Sleazehounds: More from these dirtbags. Greasy sounding song. Now have broken into a Tim Horton's bathroom, lifting lid off of toilet tank to attempt a sky dump. Forcibly ejected by staff. Shit self on bus ride home.

Crystal King - Ai Wo Torimodose!!!: Theme song from ye olde Fist of the North Star series. This song gives me goose pimples. And hives

06-26-2012, 12:52 PM
Strange Powers

1. Skeletonwitch - I love this band, but am not 100% on board with new album. BUT!!! This track hauls ass - so its all good. If I miss these guys a-fucking-gain... I'll hate myself... FOREVER!

2. Witchfinder General - This is solid. Who knew that Matthew Hopkins was so prolific in metal! Like other asshats here, I am not super pumped by vocals... but this is something I could get into

3. Electric Wizard - Not bad - but i was kinda like: lets get to the fireworks factory already. Of course all music ive been listening too lately is tracks of like 2 minutes... so... yeah

4. Iron Maiden - I would usually say here "Maiden... meh" Or maybe "Iron Mehden!" But I enjoyed this, felt epic and within the theme of this mix. MAGICKS! Alister Crowley Castle ORGIES! THE PASSWORD IS "SILENCIO"

5. The Sword - This is pretty excellent. Makes me feel that I am lacking denim jackets.

6. Nightwish - I fucking hate this song. And probably the band too. And like everything about it. First off "Nightwish" that name makes me want start a riot and overthrow all of society... because any culture that produced this cannot be just. It sounds like a superband comprised of Dani Filth and Sephiroth. And that sucks. A lot of it sounds like jrpg boss music. BLAH!!!

Ok I think I overdid it. :P

7. Red Fang - Reminds me of old Queens Of The Stone Age. That's good. Makes me want to use a 6-pack ring as a cock ring. Also as an aside - I wish my name was Hank.

8. Motorhead - It's Motorhead!

9. Mastodon - Great song. I've been drifting away from these guys for awhile now, but they can bring it when they want to.

10. Christian Mistress - This is pretty sick. I'll echo not crazy about the vocals... not because they suck... they don't, but they feel like they are for another song?

11. Cormorant - Pretty rocking. Will investigate further. 6 pick ring starting to cut off circulation. Dick head exploded.

12. 3 Inches of Blood - I love this band, but my least favourite album for sure. This song here is decent.

13. Anthrax - This was awright.

14. Iron Maiden - Some more maiden. Wait - can I do it now? MEHDEN

Good mix! Except for Night Wish. Blearg!

06-26-2012, 01:29 PM
Matchstick - Doomy Doomy Doom

1. Thor's Hammer - Good start to the doominess - but... and this may seem an odd complaint- a bit toneless.

2. Doomriders - Hey! This kicks ass.

3. Neurosis - not my bag.

4. Anthrax - I guess I'm not really into ANTHRAX! Even though one of my friends looks like 80s Scott.

5. Ahab - This was really atmospheric and cool.

6. Vektor - Not bad - but didn't get me quite as turgid as you'd hoped (don't lie - you did hope for that)

7. Trouble - This was awesome. Felt insane and old.

8. Enslaved - This was ok.

9. Rwake - I liked the vocals quite a bit... but music left me cold

10. Lamb of God - Not crazy about this band - this song is pretty decent... but there is quality to them that just makes me shrug. I'm seeing them next month (Dethklok, Lamb Of God and Gojira)

11. Yob - Very epic. These 12 minute songs you guys are so fond of make me want to go drunk in a snow bank. MacCready and Chiles would listen to this as they await death.

12. Loudness - It's weird these guys are Japanese. They sound like the Scorpions (AXIS POWER METAL). Anyway - i liked this a lot!

13. Sunn O))) - I love Sunn O))) - It's something that I shouldn't like... it's very drony and repetitious and I complain about that all the time... but this is one of the bands I think makes it work. Perfect music for introspective existential nightmares!

Another sweet mix - lots of new stuff... and I didn't out and out hate anything. VAE VICTIS!

06-29-2012, 06:44 PM
I decided to rework my playlist at the last minute, so it'll be out early next week instead of this week. Sorry, but sometimes you must wait for perfection. It's like a souffle or Greek architecture or some other classy shit.

Also, I had a long road trip last weekend and listened to all the mixes I've received so far. They kept me entertained and I didn't fall asleep at the wheel and kill a family on a miserable road trip vacation so GOOD JOB

06-29-2012, 07:01 PM
My mix may cause spontanaeous blow jobs at gas station lavatories... Did that happen?

Sir Sly Ry
07-03-2012, 09:50 PM
Doomy Doomy Doom

1. Thorr's Hammer: Nice and dirty and crusty sounding. Also: slow. But that's fine. Not sure if I could get into a whole album of this but hey!

2. Doomriders: Well. I guess the crown lies heavy and stuff. But it doesn't really do anything for me.

3. Neurosis: I like that sound effect in the beginning. The way it ends is ok too. But it doesn't really do it for me. I guess I just don't care for Neurosis. Or my neuroses.

4. Anthrax: Simply but catchy riff during the solo. I mean this is tolerable, but like the other Anthrax tune on the mix, it's not memorable. Just kind of easy listening.

5. Ahab: Well this is certainly long. I like the lead guitar the starts at about 8:48. That bit is memorable.

6. Vektor: This is totally fine! The extended music only section that starts in the middle and goes towards the end is what I like the best.

7. Trouble: This is more like it. One of the riffs I don't like, where it's just kind of walking down and up, but other than that, cool stuff.

8. Enslaved: I kind of like the verse.

9. Rwake: I like when it gets to that slightly middle eastern sounding riff.

10. Lamb of God: Do not like these guys vocals. Never have. Never will. However, some very cool guitar playing. Some cool riffs in breakdown parts, the drumming accentuates some of those riffs, like the cool double bass at the end of the song.

11. Yob: This is also long. But more engaging. Some cool riffery. Vocals are pretty neat! So is a bit too long for its own good though. You can hear some bass though, which you know I dig. I just feel like stuff this long needs more riffs/parts. Still, pretty darn cool track.

12. Loudness: I guess this is some decent classic styled heavy metal. Nothing for me to get excited over.

13. Sunn O))): Seriously, named yourself after your amps? AND kept the same logo? I don't understand, is this some sort of marketing scheme band? That confuses me. Setting that aside, so that you don't think that's an ad hominem attack: this is kind of eerie! Not sure I could sit through a whole album of this but, an occasional track like this could be cool. Cool warbly low end.

I think of anything I'm most likely to check out further from this mix, Trouble would probably be it. Thanks for the mix, MatchKurt!

Sir Sly Ry
07-04-2012, 12:04 PM
Match's review complete, and here's one for Chud!


1. Dayglo Abortions: A little cooler than what I expected out of this band. Some crusty sounding semi-thrashy punk. (I don't know if I'm using crusty correctly but it feels right.) Song seems like it ends a little quickly though.

2. Ghoul: Dirty thrash! Pretty cool.

3. Splatter Whore: It's not bad by any means but kind of flies on by.

4. Carcass: I used to have a download of this album. I remember thinking that the first few tracks were cool and catchy but after that the album just kind of piddled off. This song is pretty neat though. Needs more cowbell.

5. GWAR: It's GWAR I guess. These guys don't do anything for me. I guess they're supposed to make metal "fun"?

6. Rigor Mortis: I listened to it, and a few songs after it, and was like wait I need to go back and pay attention, and then forgot I was listening to it again.

7. Municipal Waste: Some punky thrash. A bit better than some of the other tracks on this mix.

8. The Virus: Pretty decent punk tune.

9. Mung: Man these lyrics are stupid. Don't care for the music either.

10. Judas Priest: Who doesn't like Priest?

11. Ween: Pretty fun! Not bad stuff. Stands out a bit from the rest of the pack.

12. Fear: Well this guy certainly loves living in the city. Drum sound is pretty weak though.

13. X-Cops: I expected this to be horrible based on the other X-Cops song I heard. But it's not bad. Also these guys apparently do lots of drugs.

14. L7: Next.

15: Turbonegro: In the south, it's appropriate to refer to black people as negro. Will told me so. These guys are all right though. I think when it comes to the party rock style though I'll just listen to Kvelertak.

16. Dayglo Abortions: Cool music. Dumb lyrics.

17: Toxic Holocaust: The breakdown riff makes a pretty rad song even more rad. Maybe my favorite track on the mix.

18: GWAR: Better than the other GWAR song. Not mind blowing but it sounds like they actually gave a shit about the music for once.

19: Sodom: Yeah. This is rad. Except the bass kicks are really odd. Other than that, I quite dig this track. This also might be my favorite track on the mix. Doesn't have a badass breakdown riff like Toxic Holocause though.

20. Gama Bomb: Pretty cool thrashing with some kind of goofy vocals thrown in. Not bad.

21: Pig Destroyer: Fuck yeah Pig Destroyer.

22: Hexen: One of the better tracks on the mix for sure. Some pretty sweet thrashing. Pretty kickass.

23: Deep Fried Orphans: One of the dumber band names I've encountered but by no means the dumbest. So they hint at some grinding early in the track. It's basically some dirty, quick as lightning thrash. Not bad by any means.

24: Hail of Bullets: Some decent death metal. Nothing fancy, pretty straightforward. Kicks a decent amount of ass in the verse.

25: Splatter Whore: Well it sure is lo-fi. Not terribly interesting. It's fine for what it is.

26: Crystal King: Track skips like a motherfucker. Also: what is this?

Thanks for the mix, Chudly. Enjoyed those Toxic Holocaust and Sodom tracks for sure.

07-04-2012, 03:30 PM
WhoooOOOooOoOooOoo is this the thread for talking about METAL?

i'm not much of a metal guy, but i love the artier ends of the spectrum, like Sunn0))), as well as the poppier ones, like Baroness, whose new album i'm super-excited to hear.

Mokrap of Croton
07-04-2012, 06:25 PM
Wrong thread, hosscat. Go for "The Metal Thread \m/"

This is a specialized thread for a mixtape exchange.

07-04-2012, 08:33 PM
Who knew Will was such a thread NAZI.

Man, I didn't even know Baroness had a new album coming out, so some good came of it, at least. They also have some samples up on youtube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZKPpeuHvJk)

My mix may cause spontanaeous blow jobs at gas station lavatories... Did that happen?

Your mix didn't arrive until after my last road trip, but I've got a 3 hour drive this weekend, so we'll see how it goes.

Also, whoever tagged this thread with "gas station blowjays"? I love you for what you tried to do AND for what you actually did.

07-04-2012, 09:33 PM

Nuclear supremacy - i put it there as an "intro" song ... I thought it blended with ghoul pretty awright

Crystal king - theme song to the fist of the north star anime, keeping with wastelander theme. Its horrid 80s jpop but it gives me goose bumps.

Sir Sly Ry
07-04-2012, 09:47 PM
Woorrrdd. Too bad that track skips like a son of a bitch. I could tell I wasn't enjoying it though.

I don't have a clever name for my mix, but I decided to use a cool picture one of my air force buddies made however many years ago. And I'm totally hoping to surprise one or two of you with some tracks. We shall see. This shit goes out next week! (Am I selling it enough?)

I will hand one to Stephen IN PERSON. Won't that be exciting?
(and I suggest not reading the tracklist before listening, but that may just be more fun for me)

07-04-2012, 10:16 PM

Sounds like that!

Its not metal - thats why its "bonus". Fun for me cuz i fist nerd.

Sir Sly Ry
07-04-2012, 10:25 PM
For some reason I thought First of the North Star was a show, not just a movie. I've never seen it.

07-04-2012, 10:28 PM
For some reason I thought First of the North Star was a show, not just a movie. I've never seen it.

Its both - the movie has other tacky jrock. The track is from the 80s show. The 80s movie is like the best thing ever

Mokrap of Croton
07-05-2012, 01:19 PM
My mixes are going to go out a little late, looks like. OH WELL.

07-05-2012, 05:45 PM
My mixes are going to go out a little late, looks like. OH WELL.

Fuck yer face

07-05-2012, 06:04 PM
1. Thorr's Hammer: Nice and dirty and crusty sounding. Also: slow. But that's fine. Not sure if I could get into a whole album of this but hey!

n.b. The vocals are done by a woman.

I think of anything I'm most likely to check out further from this mix, Trouble would probably be it. Thanks for the mix, MatchKurt!

Trouble is my go-to doom band, so I'm with you on that. The length and relative samey-ness of the tunes is considered a feature for most doom bands, but since I knew that not everybody would be able to deal with an hour straight of that kind of stuff, I wanted to mix it up a bit.

Sir Sly Ry
07-05-2012, 06:11 PM
It was definitely a cool mix. I'm just not the biggest doom guy. I did put a death/doom track on my mix though; I hope you all enjoy it! My shit is going out next week.

Sir Sly Ry
07-08-2012, 09:37 AM
Getting my mixes ready. My printer was fucking up this morning but started working again...wasted a bunch of paper so I'm printing stuff on the backs of previously printed out pages. If you end up with some of my philosophy notes, you'll know why. Prepare for 18 tracks of power.

07-08-2012, 02:24 PM
Getting my mixes ready. My printer was fucking up this morning but started working again...wasted a bunch of paper so I'm printing stuff on the backs of previously printed out pages. If you end up with some of my philosophy notes, you'll know why. Prepare for 18 tracks of power.

I would be honored to get your musings on philosophy alongside tracks of power. It gives me a mental image of you scratching out your screeds on existence while power chords and thundering bass drums fill the air around you in a symphony.

Mokrap of Croton
07-08-2012, 05:32 PM
My mixes are all burned. I'll try to get the cover art finished soon and get them sent out this week.

Mokrap of Croton
07-09-2012, 09:18 AM
It's Nice and Heavy

1. Judas Priest - Screamin' for Vengeance: Fuuuuuck yeeeesssssss! Fist in the air righteous mountain top tune! In the idiotic false-choice debate that is Maiden v. Priest, I go with Priest. Great way to start off, here, bro.

2. Warrant - Uncle Tom's Cabin: Ok, I'm sober right now, so hair-metal is probably not going to get me going. I actually don't think I've heard this song before. It's not bad, it's got that multi-layered 1980s thing on the chorus that makes it sound like a million dudes are in the band and the huge snare drum. I can dig both of those things. I usually am more of a Crue guy when I want sleazy hair metal, but this would work.

3. Ronald Jenkees - Guitar Sound: What a ree-dick name! I feel like I'm selecting my character for a Dynasty Warriors game (not an insult). Cool, spacey, smooth.

Dragonforce - Cry Thunder: Super talented guitarists, fo sho. My buddy Kevin and I listened to whatever album had "Fury and Fire and Flames and Fury and Fire" on it about 100 times right after it came out and now any time I hear them I want to puke. That's not their fault. Just not my bag.

Rainbowdragoneyes - Heavy Weather: Is this chip-tunes? I hate chip-tunes. The singer dude is kinda funny because he sounds like the guy from Bad Religion if he were Eastern European or disabled.

Volbeat - A Warrior's Call: The singer dude is kinda funny because he sounds like James Hetfield if he were revisiting the Fuel-era or disabled. This would totally make a perfect intro to a UFC event or a boxing match, which I'm pretty sure is exactly what they were shooting for. Nailed it!

Rev Theory - Hell Yeah: I just can't get into the modern rock sound with singers like this. I don't know what to call them, but Nickleback/Theory of a Deadman/this band, knowwaddamean? I don't go apoplectic to prove how tr00 I am, it just kind of turns into background music for me. My dad likes this, srs. I think he probably has one of their albums, b/c he's all over that sound.

Five Finger Death Punch - Remember Everything: See above, except my dad hates this band b/c of their cover of "Bad Company."

Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman: I'm just a greatest-hit(no s) Ozzy fan. This didn't do anything for me.

Megadeth - Sweating Bullets: Hey, Megadeth! I can totally dig Megadeth in small doses! Mustache's vocals are funny in a cool way sometimes, and this is one of them. Rad.

Rob Zombie - Dragula: Giant anthemic chorus! This song got heavy rotation from my bro and I back in the day. He ended up getting into more of Rob Zombie's stuff, but this was pretty much the only one I ever heard. Nailing its target audience of goth/raver chicks in the 90s harder than dudes who look like the Crow/dudes with ecstasy!

Iron Maiden - Rainmaker: Sweet, sweet twin-guitar harmonies! I was not familiar with this one (I only have Number and Powerslave), and it's pretty cool.

Metallica - One: Like pretty much most metalheads, Metallica was responsible for getting me into metal in a big way. Slowing thrash metal down a tad to use it to tell the epic stories of NWOBHM was a stroke of brilliance. No matter how tr00 and kvlt a metalhead is, if you put on old Metallica (like, first three albums) while they're drunk, headbanging and sing alongs will happen. Unless they're a total asshole. Then just ease on back up the stairs and leave their parents' house.

All That Remains - Two Weeks: Gothenburg-core with some cleanish singing. Done very well and with a good, hooky chorus. Not my bag, but totally on point.

Eluveite - Inis Mona: I can't tell if this is good or not because it is folk-metal and I don't listen to that much at all. I remember really liking this one Finntroll song, though, "Trollhammeren." This is sort of like that, and I could totally swing a horn of mead to it, but I just don't know anything about this genre/scene. I bet they have huge festivals for this type of music somewhere in Europe that are probably a shitload of fun. Would paint my face and wear a skirt and tell everyone it's a kilt and get really drunk and piss in a ditch/10.

King Diamond - A Mansion in Darkness: KD seems like such a cool dude! I saw him back in like 2004 or so (I was there for Nile and Behemoth, my brother was there for KD, perfect show!) and he killed it! Really nice guy, it seemed, and great showman. It actually makes me sad that I don't like much of his stuff on record. My two main problems: 1) I just don't like his falsetto much, despite trying to force myself to and 2) I hate "story telling" lyrics in metal. For whatever reason, narrative-type lyrics just don't fit metal for me and I hate them. Bruce Springsteen or some old country or something? Yeah! Metal? No! I do dig some Mercyful Fate stuff, which makes me feel less guilty.

I feel like I was kind of a jerk in this review, but some of this stuff just wasn't my bag. None of it just straight-up sucked, and the thing as a whole would make awesome party-time drinking music!

Sir Sly Ry
07-09-2012, 03:42 PM
Excellent comments from an excellent dude. And also, my mixes went to the post office, TODAY. Odin, I definitely had you in mind for at least one of those tracks. I think there might be a little something for everyone this time out.

07-09-2012, 09:42 PM
Excellent comments from an excellent dude. And also, my mixes went to the post office, TODAY. Odin, I definitely had you in mind for at least one of those tracks. I think there might be a little something for everyone this time out.

Psh, waiting for things in the mail is so passe.

Sir Sly Ry
07-09-2012, 10:57 PM
That's true, Stephen got handed a copy, in person. He even got to be witness to my perplexing and momentary printer problems!

Calorie Mate
07-11-2012, 06:53 AM
I've got some catching up to do! And unfortunately for mix #3, I accidentally grabbed Matchstick's mix for the commute yesterday morning instead, so he gets reviewed first!

Doomy doomy doom

Thorr's Hammer - A great way to start the mix, and gets right to the heart of "doomy doom doom". The sun was shining, but my morning was bleak anyway thanks to this track.

Doomriders - We've discussed this at length together already (http://www.onthestick.com/268/on-the-stick-75-shattered-by-paranoia), so you already know I love this.

Neurosis - A band near and dear to my heart. (In fact, the only band I've ever written a drunken letter to.) That said, I tend to think of Neurosis as a full album experience kind of band, and so I haven't yet put a track on any of these mixes. I'm honestly impressed you were able to choose a single one to include. One of the true greats.

Anthrax - I like their old stuff, and don't recognize this...doing a quick internet search tells me that, yep, it's a new(ish) song. And Jesus H. Cristo, is it awful. The vocals are especially egregious - Anthrax used to have really fun vocals and now they're biting off of exactly what I don't like in metal vocals these days. (Well, one thing out of many, anyway.)

Ahab - It's slow and plodding. Of course I liked it.

Vektor - I hate to be a Mike (see previous link above), but I've never been able to like Vektor, entirely due to the vocals. I just can't get past them in this case.

Trouble - You're already well aware I love this band (I won't go so far to say as much as you, but I'm not that far behind). There's a non-zero chance I even included this exact track in my first mix (I can't remember, but it was definitely in the running for whichever Trouble song I ended up putting on there).

Enslaved - A pretty good summation of the things I don't like about black metal. (Not that there aren't black metal bands I like, but there's a significant subset of black metal that I get bored with, and this falls squarely in that.)

Rwake - Oh hey, some Southern sludge! ...but shockingly, I wasn't all that into it for some reason.

Lamb of God - I will never be convinced this band is any good. You guys can stop putting it on your mixes, really.

Yob - I really enjoyed this. The crushing tune that relentlessly plows forward - except for the moments where it entirely stops, which was awesome. I've been meaning to check out YOB for some time, and now I see why. Where do you recommend I go from here?

Loudness - I'm not sure this exactly fits in with the theme of your album, but it was rad nonetheless. Really, really liked it.

Sunn O))) - People actually listen to Sunn?

As is usual for these exchanges, it's looking like Matchstick's is the one to beat yet again. Really enjoyed this, over all.

07-11-2012, 10:36 AM
]It's Nice and Heavy

1. Judas Priest - Screamin' for Vengeance: One of the best Priest songs ever. Good choice!

2. Warrant - Uncle Tom's Cabin: This is alright. Not my bag, but I enjoyed it. I almost wrote it off completely on account of it being Warrant... but there you have it

3. Ronald Jenkees - Guitar Sound: This was ok. To mirror Will S Pudd, this sounds like soul calibur or something. The soul burns on!

Dragonforce - Cry Thunder: I don't like Dragonforce, but this was all in all inoffensive

Rainbowdragoneyes - Heavy Weather: I hate this song.

Volbeat - A Warrior's Call: This was ok. Makes me want to masturbate on a tapout shirt.

Rev Theory - Hell Yeah: I don't know exactly what it is that is putting me off of this, because some parts are cool and catchy. Maybe it's because I get embarrassed when guys fake laugh in their songs. Not for me.

Five Finger Death Punch - Remember Everything: POWER BALLAD! Feelings are gay, obviously.

Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman: Classic Ozzy. Ozzy is cool and all - but he never reach the rad heights of Sabbath, Zakk Wylde or no. Anyway - I like this song

Megadeth - Sweating Bullets: The spoken word bits were weak - but ok song overall.

Rob Zombie - Dragula: I used to really be into White Zombie / Rob Zombie. I stopped caring at Sinister Urge, but I tracked down all the WHite Zombie albums including Let Them Die Slowly and SOul Crusher. plus the KMFDM remixes of Thinderkiss. Anyway - 1998 - this song was huge and was seriously in every movie and game soundtrack for like 5 years. I'm still experiencing the burnout.

Iron Maiden - Rainmaker: Decent Maiden - but my feelings on Maiden have been well documented.

Metallica - One: This song is fucking tits. One of the best Metallica songs by my estimation.

All That Remains - Two Weeks: Not bad!

Eluveite - Inis Mona: This folk metal stuff is really weird. It does make me want to have a sietch orgy in a peet bog during the equinox, while the druids look on through their smokey eyes, masturbating furiously, spilling their ancient seed unto their woolen cloaks. SAMHAIN FOREVER

King Diamond - A Mansion in Darkness: KD (King Diamond, not Kraft Dinner) seems fucking awesome - I should look into this more. I like that even though he is Danish he looks like Baron Samedi or something. The loa are riding me....

Lots of good classic tracks.. and some other stuff! Will search out some further KD and Eluveite.

Mokrap of Croton
07-11-2012, 11:47 AM
Spun Matchstick's mix yesterday and will give it another whirl and try to put some comments up tonight. I am already familiar with and already dig a good chunk of it (esp. Neubrosis and Nob) and I enjoyed the thing overall.

Except for the parts that sucked.

Sir Sly Ry
07-11-2012, 04:13 PM
Gentlemen, your mixes should be arriving any day now. I am super excite! Well maybe not you Canadian fellows. Your own damn fault for being Canadian.

Calorie Mate
07-11-2012, 05:13 PM
Gentlemen, your mixes should be arriving any day now. I am super excite! Well maybe not you Canadian fellows. Your own damn fault for being Canadian.

Yep, got mine today. Which is excellent, since this summer weather has me itching to throw around a frisbee anyway.

Sir Sly Ry
07-11-2012, 05:13 PM
YOU ARE A SON OF A BITCH AND I LOVE YOU. Let me know what you think. You might even find something you like!

07-11-2012, 08:30 PM
Anthrax - I like their old stuff, and don't recognize this...doing a quick internet search tells me that, yep, it's a new(ish) song. And Jesus H. Cristo, is it awful. The vocals are especially egregious - Anthrax used to have really fun vocals and now they're biting off of exactly what I don't like in metal vocals these days. (Well, one thing out of many, anyway.)

It's like I don't even know you, man.

Vektor - I hate to be a Mike (see previous link above), but I've never been able to like Vektor, entirely due to the vocals. I just can't get past them in this case.

I totally get that, actually. I would like them a lot more if I liked their vocals more.

Lamb of God - I will never be convinced this band is any good. You guys can stop putting it on your mixes, really.

So, my Slingin' Lead v4 mix will be all LoG all the time.

Yob - I really enjoyed this. The crushing tune that relentlessly plows forward - except for the moments where it entirely stops, which was awesome. I've been meaning to check out YOB for some time, and now I see why. Where do you recommend I go from here?

I have the album this song is from (The Unreal Never Lived) as well as The Great Cessation and the new one, Atma. The first one is probably my favorite overall, and "Quantum Mystic" is my favorite track of everything I've heard. I think Will made appreciative noises about Atma when it came out.

Sunn O))) - People actually listen to Sunn?

Sure. :p In another bookending flourish from me, the main guys in Sunn O)))) is actually the two guitarists for Thorr's Hammer.

Gentlemen, your mixes should be arriving any day now. I am super excite! Well maybe not you Canadian fellows. Your own damn fault for being Canadian.

I got mine today. I'm intrigued by the track listing. I owe feedback on two mixes so far. I'll get on that shortly.

Sir Sly Ry
07-11-2012, 10:38 PM
I'm intrigued by the track listing.
I think you said that last time! I like causing intrigue. Enjoy, my man.

Calorie Mate
07-13-2012, 07:38 AM
It's Nice and Heavy
All in all, a decent mix. Some stuff I'd heard, some brand new, and some new form bands I'd heard (Warrant did another song, WTF?). I'm getting the impression you really like wailing guitars, especially in the first half of this mix.
Best songs: A Mansion in Darkness, One, Screaming for Vengeance (None of these were new to me, but they all kick serious ass)
Worst songs: Cry Thunder, Dragula (I'd hang out with Rob Zombie, as long as he didn't make me listen to his music), Heavy Weather (despite my undying love of the GameBoy)
Your cover: ...was great. I like the effort everyone else has put in, but the cavalier "I don't even give a fuck" attitude on display here warms my heart.

Sir Sly Ry's Family Fun Center Presents: Your Mom
I wasn't into a good chunk of these - it's just not really my style. (I can't shake the feeling a bunch of the drummers were trying to go as fast as they can, with little thought to whether it actually sounded interesting, but I digress). That said, you managed to include good tracks from both The Acacia Strain and Type O Negative, bands I'd previously heard and didn't care for, so I'd definitely call that a win. Plus, I've got some friends who do like this kind of noise, so I've at least got recommendations to hand out.
Best Songs: 4x4, IYDKMIGTHTKY (Gimme That),The Voyage of the Severed
Worst Songs: The Love Song, Angel's Decay
What the hell did I just listen to?: 1916

p.s. I finalized my track list (after cutting it down...it was too long) and have been giving it a spin today. I'm excited about this.

Sir Sly Ry
07-13-2012, 08:43 AM
Glad you found a few tracks you dig! If you find two or three good tracks you really enjoy on a mix, that's pretty much a total success. Not sure why it's not your "style" though as this mix covers almost every genre of metal except for grind and classic stuff. What is your preferred style? More doomy stuff?

Also, I totally need to open up a Family Fun Center. Thanks for the business idea.

Sir Sly Ry
07-13-2012, 01:40 PM
Also I am super excite for Will's comments. He is the best commentator. I think he's always on acid when he leaves his comments, but nope, that's Will.

Calorie Mate
07-13-2012, 02:34 PM
More doomy stuff?


07-13-2012, 09:37 PM
Also I am super excite for Will's comments. He is the best commentator. I think he's always on acid when he leaves his comments, but nope, that's Will.

He's an awesome commentator, but disabled.

Mokrap of Croton
07-15-2012, 09:01 AM
V. 4: Doomy Doomy Doom by Matchstick

1. Thorr's Hammer - Troll: Wow, that sure is heavy, mister! For some reason I always thought this band was more like Electric Wizard or something. Grimy, gargantuan doomdeath. It sounds like someone put an Asphyx record on too slow. Unfortunately, I got sort of bored with this by the time it was over.

2. Doomriders - Heavy Lies the Crown: Fuck yeah! You know I love this album, and this song is tits. Paraphrasing a review I read: imagine that Thin Lizzy formed in the 2000's and wrote the soundtrack to a Conan movie. Righteous.

3. Neurosis - A Sun that Never Sets: One of my favorite bands. Pleasantly surprised you didn't go with "Stones from the Sky." I love that song, also, but that's the one most folks would throw on a mix from this album. This song is everything you love about Neurosis: looping tribal drumbeats and a song that is the audio equivalent of wolves loping around just beyond the light of your campfire.

4. Anthrax - The Devil You Know: Not!

5. Ahab - The Hunt: Thank you! Been meaning to check these guys out. Seems like a lot to digest, and I may wait awhile, but this was pretty cool. The nautical theme is perfect and permeates everything about this music. Giant-mammals-sliding-through-murky-depths-core. Really dig the ultra-lowwww vox, too.

6. Vektor - Oblivion: Vektor fucking rules! I actually dig the vocals they use. It brings in a little black metal/Destruction sort of sound. Fast and extremely fun to listen to. Vektor are one of the very few modern thrash bands that aren't just retro-throwback garbage.

7. Trouble - The Tempter: One of my buddies in school was big into Trouble, and I remember hearing them a lot at parties and such. I really, really like this and need more of it. It's been way too long since I listened to them.

8. Enslaved - Path to Vanir: I dig both old and new Enslaved, but had sort of skipped this album. I really like the ringing guitar tone. The vocals are brutal as fuck and really mean. I like how the riff swaggers around like it knows it's a badass. Reminds me I need to check out that last album they put out.

9. Rwake - An Invisible Thread: For some reason I thought these guys were a NeurIsis also-ran. This was way more rockin' than I expected. Not bad. Might give them some more attention.

10. Lamb of God - Desolation: The very definition of "they're ok, I guess?" Seeing them live was fun way back, and probably still is (when they're all free men), because they draw a large crowd of mosh-oriented gentlemen.

11. Yob - Quantum Mystic: \m/ Yob is so badass only faggy emoticons can express my appreciation for them. An extremely unique guitar sound, fucking crazy vocals, and one of the best headbanging riffs ever. YOB SOTHOTH

12. Loudness - Like Hell: Always wondered what Loudness actually sounded like. I used to get them confused with Boredoms, haha. Tight oldschool heavy metal. Ready for fucking drunk.

13. Sunn O))) - It Took the Night to Believe: Lots of folks have a story that ends with them having done way too much of some sort of drug and then listening to this and sort of wigging out. I've already done that [THANKS COLLEGE], so there is literally no reason for me to be listening to this.

Mokrap of Croton
07-15-2012, 11:55 AM
Update on my late-ass mix: All the mixes are burned and encased as jewels. The mailers are all labeled. The cover art and track list are done. All that's left is to print those and put the bitches in the mail!

Sir Sly Ry
07-15-2012, 12:18 PM
Hurry up and get those out because I'm tired of this 24/7 erection!

07-16-2012, 09:29 AM
I'm basically the worst mixtape reviewer ever. Sorry for my extended absence, guys. I was out of province for the first half of June, then immediately began a new job when I got back, which has kept me pretty busy. I've got 4 mixes to listen to and comment on, and I'm workin on it. Again, apologies for the tardiness.

1. Scale the Summit - The Great Plains. Holy fuck yes, this is what I want in my music! I believe you have captured my interest even more than my own mix opener does. If I wanted more epic music by these guys, where should I start?

I actually don't know much about their discography; the album that track is from is Carving Desert Canyons.

6. While Heaven Wept - Hour of Reprisal. I like the epic tone it has - power metal vocals are fun. The rest of the instruments bring it together for me. I will have to check these guys out.

I don't think I really expected anyone to dig WHW at all, so consider me pleased! (The album is Fear Of Infinity)

11. Burst - I Hold Vertigo. This song went on too long. If they trimmed it down by about 2 minutes it would be much better.

If I have a complaint about this tune, it's that the very end really fucking drags.

14. The Very Last Day - Long Distance Calling. Fucking epic track of epic length. It's like you put it on here for me. If I were to buy an album, which album should I buy?

Satellite Bay.

07-16-2012, 11:07 AM
I was thinking of doing a liner-notes type thing for Rad Assassin, but wasn't sure if I should. Then Odin did it for his mix, so now I'm gonna.

Scale The Summit - The Great Plains (Carving Desert Canyons) - First heard these guys on Invisible Oranges (http://www.invisibleoranges.com), back when Cosmo still ran the show. I'm pretty sure it was on his Best of 2009 mixtape. I love this song as an opener. While I wouldn't call it 'upbeat', I'd say it's uplifting. I was goin for a 'Hey, welcome to my mix! Sit back, relax, enjoy! It will have things you like, and things you don't, but in the end, I hope you feel satisfied' kinda thing. Furthermore, for SL2, I was trying to pick tunes that I thought you guys might not already know, and that you'd like. This time, I was still going for that, but I put more emphasis on (bravely) showcasing what I'm into these days.

Protest The Hero - C'est La Vie (Scurrilous) - I think I said it already, but I freakin' love these guys. Well, ever since Fortress. I discovered them via a custom song collection for FretsOnFire (guitar hero, on your PC!)(I'm pretty pro at it :cool:). Took me a bit to warm up, but once I got over the vocals, I was hooked. The kinda music I'm into has almost always got some combination of the following goin for it: Riff, Rhythm, and/or Melody. These guys hit it pretty well for me on all 3 counts.

Prong - Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck (Cleansing) - Another IO discovery, although the more I learned about 'em, the more I felt like I should have heard of them sooner. Prong satisifies my Riff and Rhythm requirements. (And also my attraction to the 90s.)

Daughters - The Hit (Daughters) - I really, really love this album, and I have a very hard time talking about why. They've got some Rhythm, I guess, and maybe some twisted interpretation of Riff. It sounds like a bunch of sounds were thrown together, and just happened to land in a very pleasing configuration, more well-organised than it first appears.

Nevermore - Born (This Godless Endeavor) - Here's one of those songs that I wasn't expecting too many of you guys to be into. For this track, it all boils down to the the chorus. I love the simple vocal melody, running over the more complex guitar (and accompanying drums). Melody and Rhythm.

While Heaven Wept - Hour of Reprisal (Fear of Infinity) - Thanks again to IO for this one. More or less got the reaction I was expecting from this one. It's power metal, but in a weird kinda way, that I'd never heard before. All about Melody here.

Revocation - Chaos of Forms (Chaos of Forms) - Could be my favorite track on the mix. It's hard for me to explain why I like techdeath, based on my general criteria. Rhythm, I guess. But this is no ordinary techdeath. It's quite competent, with a surprising, grin-inducing twist, that turns out to be more than just a gimmick. It works really, really well.

Vader - Lead Us!!! (Lead Us!!! [EP]) - Yup, more from IO. This EP has got a pretty rad cover of Raining Blood, which everyone should check out. It has no surprises: it's Vader, doing Slayer, which sounds exactly like you think it would. The title track turned out to be my favorite original Vader tune, among all Vader tunes I've heard. Riff & Rhythm.

Nile - 4th Arra of Dagon (Those Whom The Gods Detest) - IO again. I'm not that familiar with Nile's discography, but this is my favorite of the couple albums I've heard. I remember it being a contender for my favorite album of '09. Techdeath, so Rhythm, I guess. A bunch of you guys weren't all that into the first part of this tune. At first blush, it sounds like every band member is just doin his own thing; but that's not the case. It is coordinated. (Kafir! from the same album is similar, and actually has something that I would call a techdeath riff) You all were pretty unanimous about the heavy chug being totally badass though, and I agree.

Behemoth - Inner Sanctum (The Apostasy) - I like this song for a couple reasons; I dig WD's voice, and it just sounds really evil, especially as background. I'd never heard anything like it in 2007, back when I was really getting into metal.

Burst - I Hold Vertigo (Lazarus Bird) - Rhythm, and then Melody. The heavy parts of this song are alright, but what I really love are the softer interludes (and the contrast they make with the rest of the song). I haven't heard any other Burst albums, but the rest of this one I found forgettable, as much as I tried to get into it.

Tid - Se (Bortom Inom) - Slow, plodding build, into some kind of massive, towering Swedish behemoth of sound.

Pantera - Floods (The Great Southern Trendkill) - This may have been My First Pantera. The section before the ending solo is just really heavy to me, and the ending solo itself is awesome. So awesome, that I figured out how to play it on a piano, and impressed everyone in highschool (:cool:).

Long Distance Calling - The Very Last Day (Satellite Bay) - I like this song for the same reasons you guys (and Cosmo Lee) do. And I don't think I have a more 'end of the album'-ish track in my music collection.

As an added bonus, here are some songs that I really wish I had found room for (the total running time wound up being 1:19:53, which gave me seven seconds of headroom). Consider this as DLC.

Amebix - Knights of the Black Sun (Sonic Mass) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cydJjbigZ3Q)
Gojira - Adoration For None (The Way Of All Flesh) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_jQmYiUh-g)
Death - Crystal Mountain (Symbolic) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8g5QsT-RSw)
RAGE - The Missing Link (The Missing Link) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cGAyIWLoww)

Mokrap of Croton
07-17-2012, 07:03 AM
My mixes went out this morning!

A few quick notes: I did a bad rush job on printing/cutting out the covers/tracklist. I really like the pic I made (b/c it's terrible MS Paint, which is my medium), but it's sort of hard to make out in black and white, so here it is in color:


Also, a few of you may have the first track chopped off of your list. It is "Sweet Dreams" by Titan.

Sir Sly Ry
07-17-2012, 07:11 AM
Man if it didn't turn out too well, I'll print that bitch out myself in color. It's too wonderful to not be included with the jewel case.

07-17-2012, 05:06 PM
Color printing FTW! I am totally printing that shit in color because that is too awesome to not use! I am excited for your mix, but feel bad I haven't reviewed 2 other mixes now. Maybe Friday I'll find the time to give them the attention they deserve.

07-17-2012, 05:44 PM
I think that liner notes were a great idea. Everyone follow suit!!

Calorie Mate
07-18-2012, 10:02 AM
My mixes went out this morning!

I'm glad you're late, because I was all set to send mine out...and then I was 2 blank CDs short. And then my printer broke. Looks like the world is conspiring against me, but luckily I made a deal with this nice fellow with hooves for feet that offered to help out.

Also, I'm pretty sure you won the cover contest for the next 3 exchanges with that beast. Bravo, sir.

Calorie Mate
07-19-2012, 01:23 PM
So after throwing Ryan's mix around outside for awhile I got it stuck in a tree...but luckily Will's mix arrived in time to replace it.

Sir Sly Ry
07-20-2012, 10:55 AM
I cherish your friendship.
Spinning Will's mix right now! Digging some of these badass brutal/tech death riffs.

07-20-2012, 02:33 PM
Got Ryan's mix.

Will listen to it after done farting ass pubes on it.

Calorie Mate
07-25-2012, 12:52 PM
Mixes sent out today! I would have sent 'em sooner, but they made me pay extra because of how heavy they were.

Also, bonus metal points to you if you bother to figure out the meaning of the title / cover.

Sir Sly Ry
07-26-2012, 08:15 AM
Will guy
Vol. VII: In Space - Weaponized Hallucenogenic Disasterfuck

1. Titan - This is fine music and all. Doesn't do much to excite me though.
2. Hawkwind - Spack rock! (People not from GD won't get that) This is pretty cool stuff. It pairs nicely with the first track.
3. Genghis Tron - Some nice back and forth between fast heavy stuff and keyboards. Reminds me a bit of Horse the Band but not as zany.
4. Abiotic - Love the robot voice intro. It's some pretty cool techy brutally death, I like the lead guitar at one point in the song.
5. Arbiter - Some very cool open note riffing/chugging. There's also a really sweet bend in there somewhere. I love really sweet bends. The clean vocals (which show up for like two seconds) are a surprise. Not a bad track by any means!
6. Disfiguring the Goddess - The death metal isn't too interesting but they keyboards he mixes in adds an interesting touch. Not up my alley though.
7. Wormed - Nice and brutal. But like much of metal these days, it doesn't do enough to really stand out from the pack.
8. Origin - Of all the tech/brutal death on the mix, this is probably my favorite of those bands (except for Rings of Saturn but I'll get to them in a moment). I like the catchy riff they start to use a bit before the halfway point.
9. Cephalic Carnage - Lots of death metal on this mix. Not bad by any means, but doesn't stand out as much, at least after that Origin riff.
10. Gigan - Yes. Rad. One of the best tracks on the mix, if not my favorite.
11. Psudoku - Win. I checked them out on bandcamp two, three weeks ago. I like. Will be purchased at some point.
12. Rings of Saturn - Will turned me onto them before I got the mix. Love the album. Besides doing the brutal, semi-tech death thing very well, they also have guitars that sound like an LSD induced epileptic seizure in space. Or as someone on Talking Time noted, they sound like a "pinball machine on crack" or something to that effect.
13. Golem - It has a cool sound but the riffs in the beginning aren't interesting to me. About a minute and a half or so into the song it starts to get better but then loses my interest again.
14. Sulaco - I like the latter parts of the song where they start to use happy sounding riffs. It sets them apart from the pack. But before they do that, they're kind of playing it straight. It lacks that brutal punch I'm looking for in music like this.
15. Vektor - Very cool track. I dig it. Maybe I'll pick up the latest album at some point.
16. Voivod - I've heard very little Voivod. Hell maybe this is the only song I've heard from them. It ain't bad. I dig the Agoraphobic Nosebleed cover of this tune.
17. Zozobra - Ehhh just doesn't do much for me, not my thang. Although when that percussion or whatever kicks in, then more snare comes in, that part is cool.
18. Who's My Saviour? - I also have this album and recommend it to everyone who is cool. It's rad as hell.

So for the most part it seems my interest in metal lately is steering towards the weird, if done well. For the not weird stuff, Origin was probably the coolest. What album of theirs has the highest amount of catchy, cool as balls riffs?

I like this mix overall and definitely some badass standout tracks. Thanks Will guy!

Edit: thanks for mailing out the coasters, Calories!

07-26-2012, 06:48 PM
I'm going to bang out my mixes and some mix impressions this weekend. Sorry I'm late, but my tire went flat in a snow storm both ways up hill into the wind don't pee into it (the wind), while I was just keeping up with traffic my grandma died.

Who wants to have their taste pooped on first?

Mokrap of Croton
07-26-2012, 08:24 PM
fuck you

07-26-2012, 09:20 PM

07-27-2012, 01:52 AM
Who wants to have their taste pooped on first?

You AND your taste sucks!

07-27-2012, 04:33 AM
Awwwww come one guys I was just joshin'.

Sir Sly Ry
07-27-2012, 09:52 AM
That post was bizarre, almost artistic in the amount of nonsense.
I knew you were just funnin'! Send out your mix and leave me some comments! (don't you have comments to catch up on for like...everyone? Get your head in the game, pal!)

Will is going to be blown away by my mix when he gets back to Bama. Or he'll just think it's ok. Or maybe dislike it. Any way you spin it, it's going to be awesome.

07-27-2012, 05:33 PM
I got a package in the mail from a certain CaloriesMan today. Dunno when I'll find time to spin it because I'm going to mosh to some local metal bands that are playing in town tonight! \m/

07-27-2012, 05:44 PM
hey cool dudes I've been getting all your CDs but I don't have a good enough sound system to put them on yet. THAT'S COMING SOON. In the meantime I have a new address that I gave Lord Mokrap so if you are planning on sending me a CD then you might want to get it from him.

PS fuck you whoever put X-Cops on your CD because you stole one of my tracks

07-27-2012, 07:22 PM
That was me!

Lets boan...!

Sir Sly Ry
07-28-2012, 08:04 AM
Should I do a track by track commentary on my own mix, as a couple others have done? Hopefully you all have listened to it by now (except for Stiv, who is apparently waiting for this soundsystem (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNCfM3BhYAk&feature=fvwrel)).

1. Acacia Strain - I know will is getting more into stuff like this, and this album is excellent workout music. A cool track from a cool album.
2. Crowbaw - I'm not the biggest Crowbar fan, but when they're kicking ass, they're kicking ass thoroughly. This song has some sweet riffage.
3. Manson - I know Marilyn Manson ain't metal and you all probably hate him but I dig about four albums, and he has a wicked scream, featured on this track. This track also rocks.
4. Solefald - I like this track and the album it's from, I figured the sections that kind of sound like classic rock would catch some of y'alls attention.
5. Samael - Not really into this band but I have one album of theirs. Normally this isn't my thing but I love the piano in this track. I just dig the shit out of this tune.
6. Impellitteri - Tell me this isn't fun and awesome! I love this tune, but almost used a different one based on account of its sweet solo. This guy solos FAST.
7. Cannibal Corpse - The album this song is from is not good. This song however is awesome. TWO super badass riffs that standout from all of the other cool riffs.
8. SYL - This song is mean and kicks a hefty amount of ass in a short amount of time, a worthy inclusion (and I wanted to use a track that was less obvious than "Oh My Fucking God").
9. Type O - I love the way the song begins, love the chorus, love the way the outro riff just pops in. This is a very cool tune from Type O's most "fun" album.
10. Atomic Opera - I love love this tune and am hoping some of you others enjoyed it as well. Great vocals, lead and harmonies. The music rocks too!
11. HORSE the Band - It has that one part with the keyboards that is just like my favorite thing ever. This is from their second album, definitely an album that plays like an album and not just a collection of songs.
12. Krisiun - From "Assassination", the first eight or nine tracks are solid with some of them standing out and kicking ass. Figured a little ass kicking would help the mix.
13. Paramaecium - The album this is from has a few missteps, but it's overall very good and when Paramaecium are doing it right, it's some of the best death-doom I've ever heard. Hope this found a way into some of y'alls hearts.
14. Impelliterri - I definitely had Odin in mind, because I know he likes sweet guitar playing.
15. SSS - Oh man, the intro riff sounds like Slayer and then it kicks into full speed and it's insane how much ass it kicks. Easily my favorite track from that album.
16. Tsjuder - Fuck yeah badass black metal. I love this song.
17. Furia - I love the quiet breakdown. I love the mood it sets. Furia make good music. This also was meant to lead into....
18. Motorhead - If you haven't listened yet I don't want to ruin it for you but this is not your typical Motorhead track. If I'm really listening and paying attention to the lyrics, I come close to shedding a tear, no joke.

Now you guys, provide your comments on it! I'm anxious.

07-28-2012, 08:35 AM
Travel back in time with me to the very first mix:

1.) Scale the Summit - Really nice example of pole-pillar-column-stake-metal. I buy 2 or 3 albums of this kind of thing a year--most of it blurs together after a while, but the first 4 or 5 listens are rad. ADD TO LIST

2.) Protest the Hero - Ooooo-ooooohhhh-whoooooooooooooooooo-ooooo My sense of popular opinion on PtH: People loved them, then there was a backlash to the love, then there was a backlash to the backlash, then everyone moved on the next band that played easily digestable modern metal. Don't think I've ever actually listened to them, though. Music is kinda catchy, the vocals are annoying in a bad way.

3.) Prong - First time I heard these dudes was an Beavis and Butthead re-run on MTV2. Loved the shit out of Cleansing for few months, but like most groove it wears out pretty quickly. So 90's it hurts.

4.) Daughters - A little off-kilter and a little catchy. Sounds like something I'd like to hear more of.

5.) Nevermore - Painted my garage to this album... Give me a minute to look up the release date. FUCK. 7 YEARS AGO. FUCK. DUDE. Upset because I'm old and it's almost time to paint the garage again. The solo is still fucking killer. Dane's voice is annoying in a good way (sometimes).

6.) While Heaven Wept - http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmhi65Qi6a1qdaaw6o1_500.gif

7.) Revocation - Beastly and fun and everything I like about METAL

8.) Vader - A badass death metal band that I've been saving for a rainy day sort of thing. Like, for many years I was flush with classic death metal to catch up on, so I never got around to them. Now that I've worked my way through a lot of the other greats, maybe I should give them some time. What album?

9.) Nile - Nile is just Not For Me. My fondest Nile memory: Reviewing Ithyphallic and making a million fish penis jokes. Unzipping my Trout-sers and Salmon into her over and over.

10.) Behemoth - Same as Nile: Not For Me.

11.) Burst - Fun-fact: Did you know Burst and the mighty Nasum have the same bassist? I love everything by Burst EXCEPT The Lazarus Turd. I've tried to put Burst songs on my previous mixes, but they always sound weird out of context. Classic Burst in case anyone gives a shit (they don't): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTxVnAeNDTY AND http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rChCsZeGhw&feature=related

12.) Tid - Pretty rad mix of stanchion-metal and actual, real metal. Like Rwake from the frozen wastland of whatever northern Europeein' cuntry I'm guessing they hail from. Headbanging in space.

13.) Pantera - An all-time great band that I don't really like.

14.) Long Distance Calling - Got some Neurosis vibes on the intro, though that never paid off (sadly). Still, it's another cool shaft-metal song (running low on post synonyms, Shaft metal would literally be the coolest thing ever).

Good job Kraken, your rad music has made me a hard dude.

07-28-2012, 10:06 AM
Volume 2, Strange Powers:

1.) Skeletonwitch - Been featured on a couple previous mixes. Still very cool, still haven't checked out album other than Beyond the Permafrost.

2.) Witchfinder General - Great album. BOOBS on the cover. Witches were easy to find back in the day, because they all looked like Playboy models.

3.) Electric Wizard - Like their sound, find their songs incredibly boring.

4.) Iron Maiden - Modern Maiden is okay sometimes. Like this. This is pretty good.

5.) The Sword - I saw these dudes open for Kyuss Lives last year. Their albums are pretty good, but they are FUCKING FANTASTIC live. Most bands would have been burned from my memory in the hot desert-sun brilliance of Kyuss, but the Sword held their own. They remind me of Clutch in terms of music (a little) and (a lot) in terms of work ethic and album/live dichotomy.

6.) Nightwish - Not even a little bit. My only exposure to this band was Dark Passion Play, which is the goddamn stupidest album title of all time. It's a Passion Play, but it's Dark which makes it metal. Fuck.

7.) Red Fang - Love these dudes with all my heart and penis. They're great live, their albums are really good, their attitude is perfect. Everything I want in a metal band.

8.) Motorhead - Very cool. I only have a couple of the classics (which are great), but I should probably get a newer album at some point.

9.) Mastodon - One of the better songs off a strong album.

10.) Christian Mistress - I really want to LOVE this band. There's a ton of room for a classic doom/heavy metal band with a female vocalist, but Christine Davis sing-speaks and it rubs me the wrong way after a couple of songs. It's wise to stay in your lane, but she's got the range of Hootie from Hootie and the Blowfish. Not that most bands in this style have great vocalists, but at least the Wagners and Wino's are pouring their hearts into it.

11.) Cormorant - Picked this up after your last mix. It's a well written and well performed piece of progressive metal. I really like these guys.

12.) 3 Inches of Blood - All dem bitches. Same as last time: Fun, but the vocalist bugs me.

13.) Anthrax - This is probably a retarded opinion, but I think I like Old Belladonna vocals more than Young Belladonna vocals. Kinda fun, but I only like Anthrax in small doses.

14.) Iron Maiden - Modern Maiden is okay sometimes. Like this. This is pretty good.

Odin, that was a fairly rad mix and, though I'm not in throbbing red-alert mode, I'm way past half-mast.

Sir Sly Ry
07-28-2012, 02:30 PM
Witches were easy to find back in the day, because they all looked like Playboy models.
That's awesome. Playboy should a witches special issue.

07-28-2012, 07:20 PM
Stephen, thanks for the kind review! I'm happy I've turned you on to some awesome bands. I'm glad to hear that The Sword hold up against a Kyuss show, and that you are digging Cormorant and Christian Mistress (at least a bit).

FYI for all you Rad Dudes - Dwellings is currently $NameYourPrice (http://cormorant.bandcamp.com/) on Bandcamp. Support independent metalheads!

That's awesome. Playboy should do a witches special issue.

I'd buy it. You know you would, too.

07-28-2012, 08:26 PM
Considering how long Playboy has been around, there probably is a hot witches issue floating around somewhere.

FYI for all you Rad Dudes - Dwellings is currently $NameYourPrice (http://cormorant.bandcamp.com/) on Bandcamp. Support independent metalheads!

Do as the man says. It's a real good album.

Volume 3, It's Nice and Heavy

1.) Judas Priest - Badass. Not a huge JP fan, but they've got some great songs (duh)

2.) Warrant - Fun in very small doses.

3.) Ronald Jenkees - The dude that did the theme to Bill Simmons (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0tOvgi9BGM) podcast. This is pretty cool too. Raw for a keyboard track.

4.) Dragonforce - They're the power metal band with absolutely no restraint, sense of pacing, or foreplay. I mean, you don't have to go leaping straight for the clitoris like a bullet, start her off with kiss, boy. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK6Tmisw9w8)

5.) Rainbowdragoneyes - Can' figure out if I detest this or if it's so retarded and crazy it circles back around to cool.

6.) Volbeat - I really like Cher Elvis's singing, especially when he goes into full on Swedish Chef mode. The metal is kinda generic, but I really like them when they play up the slight country/blues bent. "Sad Man's Tongue" is so freaking awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mV_HHL-h6g

7.) Rev Theory - My uncle would probably like this band. Too polished and sleek for my tastes. Sounds like a wrestling theme song (and I think they do some WWE themes).

8.) Five Finger Death Punch - Reeks of a James Vander Beek or Jennifer Love Hewitt movie from 1997.

9.) Ozzy - I like Ozzy's solo stuff in small doses. Cool.

10.) Megadeth - Silly MD song. I have the Peace albums and neither one does it for me.

11.) Rob Zombie - Jesus, this song was played multiple times at every party I went to in HS. Which weren't many, becuase I was a nerd at a small school, but still. Dragula, that one Korn song, that fucking horrible Poppa Roach song, fuck, for 3 or 4 years you just couldn't escape them. I don't need or want to listen to this ever again, but it's a cool tune.

12.) Iron Maiden - Between this and the track from Odin's mix, maybe Dance of Death is better than I thought? Or maybe I'd still get bored with it half way through. Still, rad song.

13.) Metallica - Hell yeah man. Even AJFA's tinny production can't ruin this song.

14.) All That Remains - They're good at what they do, I just got bored with that style a long time ago.

15.) Eluveitie - I own a couple Finntroll albums, I loves me some Amorphis and Vintersorg is fucking crazy fun sometimes. This is pretty mediocre compared those guys, but still kinda fun.

16.) King Diamond - I'm not a huge King fan, but he's one of kind and that's worth a lot in my book. Another fun song.

Rad enough. I give it 5 out of 6.5 inches.

07-29-2012, 02:50 PM
When I opened the case for Doomy Doomy Doom, all I found was my copy of Black Sabbath's Sabotage. I already own 75% of the tracks on the mix, so I reconstructed it with iTunes and Youtube and wrote down impressions... and then I lost that. Abridged, lazy notes for the 4th metal mix follow:

1.) Thorr's Hammer - DOOOOOM

2.) Doomriders - I fucking love this album

3.) Neurosis - See above. The only track on AStNS I like more is "Stones From the Sky"

4.) Anthrax - Another newer Anthrax song. I kinda like this one too--it got me headbanging when I was driving at 3am on one of my summer roadtrips.

5.) Ahab - I own Divinity of Oceans. It's good, clean fun(eral doom). This is also good, muddier, but still good.

6.) Vektor - Will passed this to me, I passed it to you. It's like herpes you want to catch. The best modern thrash band I've heard.

7.) Trouble - Every one of your mixes has a Trouble song, which is great because Trouble is great. The best Sabbath worshipers of all time.

8.) Enslaved - Rad song. I've got a pile of Enslaved albums, but I skipped RUUN for whatever reason. I might get it or I might hold out for the new album coming in the fall. Still kicking myself for missing the Enslaved/Alcest tour last year.

9.) Rwake - Post-sludge? I reviewed their previous album a few years ago--it wasn't great, but it was interesting enough to stick in my craw. Rest is really good though.

10.) Lamb of God - I don't have a strong reaction to these dudes. They're O-K.

11.) Yob - The first Yob song I ever heard. I imagine this is what the Sabbath guys heard in their heads when they drugged out of their minds.

12.) Loudness - Either 80's or 80's revival and the accent is clearly German or something. Total left turn, pretty fun.

13.) Sunn 0))) - My guinea pig (RIP) went into a weird trance the first time I played Sunn--his pupils got huge and he sat, motionless and just zoned out. That's the only thing close to an exciting Sunn story I have, they're super boring.

14.) I assume you put the Doom Song on the end as a bonus, because if you didn't you are super lame.

Fantastic mix, unfortunately our tastes are so close (and amazing) that I already own a lot of this stuff. RAD HARD

07-29-2012, 04:22 PM
Stephen - i hope i get you to full chub

07-29-2012, 04:50 PM
1.) Dayglo Abortions - Picked up Corporate Whores after last year's mix. These dudes are tastless, they rock hard and they are fun.

2.) Ghoul - Someone had a Ghould track last year that I liked. I also like this. Time to get on that.

3.) Splatter Whore - Vocals that sound like someone's rasperrying the fat rolls under the left butt cheek of a 700 pound Asian man. Nice guitar sound, though.

4.) Carcass - Rock n' roll Carcass and the only Big C album I don't own. I've listened to it a few times, and it's not bad or anything, but I was always like, "Why would I listen to Swansong when I could listen to Heartwork or Necrotism or Symphonies of Reek?" It's been few years though, maybe I should rethink that.

5.) GWAR - Still GWAR as fuck. Not For Me

6.) Rigor Mortis - Still rad.

7.) Municipal Waste - Also still rad. Chud's music tastes lead me to believe that he'd be a fucking cool dude to chill with. Fast and punk and fuck yeah and dude man let's go get drunk and smash windshields with baseball bats and get reverse mohanks

8.) the Virus - The production (or mp3 rip) of this song is fucked. Might be fun though, I can't tell through the PAIN

9.) Mung - Great chorus.

10.) Judas Priest - I like Halford when he's not going all high pitched and trying to break my windows with his voice.

11.) Ween - Ween's another "small doses" band for me. I like a Ween song, but I don't think I'd like a Ween album.

12.) Fear - I disagree with the basic premise of this song. Fuck cities.

13.) X-Cops - The GWAR guys, right? Not bad, I'd rather listen to this than GWAR, I think.

14.) L7 - hawt punk chix. Not as awesome as the Gits song from Kurt's mix last year, but nice.

15.) Turbonegro - Running out of things to say about all these punk bands. Tried to get into these dudes at various times, nothing stuck for whatever reason.

16.) Dayglo Abortions - See song #1. YEAH FUCK PUNK OR NOT SINCE THIS IS ALMOST PUNK YOUR PUSSY SMELLLS LIKE FISH Vulgarity for vulgarity's sake is fine with me.

17.) Toxic Holocaust - The 80's didn't die, they just put their cut off jean jacket vest away for a few years.

18.) GWAR - See #5

19.) Sodom - Not an NWA cover, sadly. This is kinda goofy for the nastiest of the big 3 German thrash bands.

20.) Gama Bomb - Like Gamma Ray, but a bomb? Also, this song could be a good alternate song for this video: http://vimeo.com/7670880

21.) Pig Destoryer - Yup, awesome band

22.) Hexen - Doom with MAGIC

23.) Deep Fried Orphans - Are my speakers broken?

24.) Hail of Bullets - Look, I have a man crush on Martin Van Drunen, right? So of course I like this band.

25.) Splatter Whore - Why can't we leave that fat man's ass alone? Does his skin flap taste like teriyaki bacon?

BONER SONG.) Oh Japan.

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07-29-2012, 05:01 PM
24. Hail Of Bullets - Ordered Eastward: Hey this song rules. I love this bands almost inverted vocals... Like he is yelling inward. Barbarossa has never been more fashionable!

DUDE. PESTILENCE. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9tdqYmaLOk)

DUDE. ASPHYX. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWLuoXFQKVw)


07-29-2012, 05:08 PM
Ill look into it - my next mix will be heavier methinks. Punk will never die etc.

Did you get your salad tossed at a gas station by Anton Chigur? Inquiring minds want to know!

Also: haven't received yours or Will's mix yet.... THE FUCK

07-29-2012, 07:10 PM
I just got Will's and I haven't mailed mine yet soooooo....


1.) Titan - It's like the late-60's/early-70's are puking all over my dick and my dick is getting harder and harder and BOOOOOOOM my balls explode out my ass and I'm expanding and embraced in the arms of the Milky Way, a galactic hug before dark, pan-galatic warmth propelling me out into the inky empty nothing of the space between space, faster and faster until nebulae blur by and smush into my nose and eyes like mosquitos on a windshield and then, lodged in the swiss cheese that divides universes, I perish alone, unloved and unhated and unknown by all.

Buying this now.

2.) Hawkwind - Good follow up to the previous song. This time the late-60's/early-70's puke (all over my dick) is actually from that era. Vintage dick puke. Hawkwind is one of the bands that missed making my 70's mix (that I'm sending out soon, swear). They're OKAY, not my favorite, but OKAY.

3.) Gengis Tron - Own a GT album, couldn't get into it for whatever reason. Pretty cool track.

4.) Abiotic - Technical without any build, crescendo or songwriting what-so-ever. Just a bunch of stuff that's probably hard to play and sounds like shit.

5.) Arbiter - Hey it's space Meshuggah and then it's all CHUG CHUG CHUG and there's some light shreddin' guitars and some engineered bass hits and man what the fuck pick a lane and rock my face stop hopping round like a damned horny toad. STUPID KIDS GET OFF MY LAWN

EDIT: Metallum lists their lyrical themes as "Self-Betterment". METLA AZ FUCK

6.) Disfiguring the Goddess - It's all like heavy and then there's this cool keyboard loop and then there's some much happening at once nothing really stands out. I'm also having a really hard time telling if this supposed to be sincere or ironic. It's like I'm playing a Who loop, an Athiest song and and some crappy deathcore band on youtube doubler. The problem is that I go to metal (organic) and electronic (synthetic) music for different reasons and I don't like the two mixing. I'd say this is some sort of bias against cyborgs, but I LOVE Robocop, so that's not it. Maybe this just sucks.

7.) Wormed - MORE FUCKING LIKE IT oh shit the vocals damn it

8.) Origin - Never thought I'd cling to an Origin song like a drowning man on a piece of driftwood, but here we are.

9.) Cephalic Carnage - RIGHETEOUS. They've actually gotten LESS weird as time has gone on, but they can still bring it.

10.) Gigan - I have this album. It never really clicked with me, but there's something cool going on there. I really like the way that crazy, wavy, white noise develops into something almost resembling a death metal riff, before dissolving again. They're the second best band named after a giant, rubber Japanese monster.

11.) Psudoku - I need a hook or an arc or SOMETHING, or I just go, "Cool" and forget a band exists. Who's this again?

12.) Rings of Saturn - This song builds to the bleepy-bloopy, which I like, but the guitars sound thin and annoying as fuck.

13.) Golem - Nice, fat guitar sound. That I like. More up my alley, though it's not a patch on that other song about youngsters from space (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ONVuhP8nOg)

14.) Sulaco - Love the vocals, though they don't seem br000000tuhl enough for this mix. Kinda drags at the end, but still pretty cool.

15.) Vektor - Fucking goddamn yes yes YES

16.) Voivod - Super thing sounding, but it's still VOIVOD! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Fl8wkNNvU&t=0m35s) so I'm not complaining. KT is one of the VOIVOD! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Fl8wkNNvU&t=0m35s) albums I've passed over, because from what I've heard of it, it's kind of a tweener thing. Not as raw and energetic as the debut, not as measured and well written as Nothingface and Dimension Hatross. This song is pretty good, though.

17.) Zozobra - Yeah, dude. Diggin' this. The BASS man, the BASS.

18.) Who's my Savior - That riff at the beginning is so rad. Liking this... and it's over. Sounds like a intro/outro/interlude. What do these guys actually play?

The most up-and-down mix by far, but there was a couple tracks that touched me in all the right places. I think I can officially state that I hate anything with super deep deathcore vocals.

Space is scary and unpleasent sometimes, but even when the going was rough I didn't windsock completely. Still hard for metal.

07-29-2012, 08:03 PM
I've been dragging ass, albums will out before the end of the week.

Mokrap of Croton
07-30-2012, 12:57 PM
Space is scary and unpleasent sometimes, but even when the going was rough I didn't windsock completely. Still hard for metal.

Mission accomplished! Glad you liked some of it, also glad you hated some of it.

Mokrap of Croton
07-30-2012, 02:53 PM

1) Titan: They have one of the Zombi dudes on this album, so it's automatically good. Makes me feel like I'm starting off on an adventure. IN SPACE! I love the dirty, fuzzy guitar married to the spacey synths.

2) Hawkwind: In case anyone didn't know, it's the band that Lemmy was in before Motorhead. You can hear his buzzing bass throughout most of their tunes (as well as his backup vocals from time to time), but his playing is very different. He's more slippery and less pummeling. The music is basically a manly version of classic prog rock that is all the time locking into awesome grooves and then slowly devolving into lysergic freakouts.

3) Genghis Tron: Is what I was listening to when I came up with this theme. I love this band, and even though the lyrics aren't about space, really, their sound fits.

4) Abiotic: Human beings are disgusting creatures.

5) Arbiter: Tons of awesome breakdown riffs. Perfect workout band. In SPACE! Lyrics often take on sci-fi themes, sound evokes high tech explosions.

6) Disfiguring the Goddess: One man brutal death metal band done by a dubstep DJ. It's exactly what you're thinking it is and it's awesome.

7) Wormed: Not really metal (although one verse is sort of yelled and a few parts have electric guitars). Included mostly because the lyrics fit the theme and it'll give you guys a breather.

8) Origin: Trillion-miles-an-hour Origin! Although, on this album, they actually focused a bit more on catchy riffing and varying their sound some. Song is about a star blowing up.

9) Cephalic Carnage: Duh. Eat it.

10) Gigan: Skronky, weirdass death/grind. About space. There is a guitar noise that I think is impossible to make.

11) Psudoku: Always wanted to play crosswords but are a fucking moron who can only read numbers?

12) Rings of Saturn: In the liner notes to this album the guitarist credits the game Dead Space with giving him the inspiration to start a band.

13) Golem: Hard to kill in Dungeons & Dragons. Song is about a star having a baby. Possibly the star Origin blew up? SUB-PLOT.

14) Sulaco: Eric Burke of Brutal Truth/one Kalibas album fame. I describe them as Voivod playing grindcore (they don't really sound like that, probably, but I like saying it to people).

15) Vektor: You heard them on Kurt's mix and NOW THEY'RE BACK! This is from their second album, which features an astronaut in a heck of a pickle on the cover.

16) Voivod: Stephen is right that this is from a transitional period. It is, however, tits. Definitely a huge influence on #15.

17) Zozobra: That percussion thing that Ryan pointed out is so fucking badass and always makes my yob yodel.

18) Who's My Saviour?: Stephen - this is, indeed, an outro on the album I lifted it from. It's hard for me to describe their overall sound, but they only have one album out, Glasgow Smile. Definitely grindcore-based, but with some melody and a sense of spaciness and oddity that is hard to pin down. I'd lump it with Psudoku and Dephosphorus into "astrogrind" (even though those three bands are all quite different from one another). If you'd like to hear more about this pretty-much-fake subgenre that is really, really hard to describe, join an Xbox-Live party featuring Ryan and me, wait for us to get drunk and/or high, and say "So, astrogrind?" We will overexplain the shit out of it and confuse you and ourselves. It will, however, probably remind us to put on WMS? or Dephosphorus and we will thank you.

Sir Sly Ry
07-30-2012, 03:29 PM
Awesome liner notes, especially for number 18. That does sound like fun by the way.

Sir Sly Ry
07-30-2012, 05:50 PM
Got Calorie's mix today by the way. It's actually....pretty good....so far. As much as I hate to admit it. Comments will come after I spin it a couple more times.

Calorie Mate
07-30-2012, 06:11 PM

07-30-2012, 09:33 PM
I am waiting for my Calories mix - i always get a few gooders. Ghoul n slough feg rule. Also i think Ghost was on one

Sir Sly Ry
07-31-2012, 09:14 AM
OJ 287

1. Orange Goblin - Man this song is cool. I'm not too familiar with this band but I've heard some stuff and they sound pretty solid. I wish I had watched them instead of Skinless at MDF 2011.

2. The Melvins - Hey this song was pretty cool. Had to turn up the volume though, it's a lot lower than the other tracks.

3. Angel Witch - Not very cool. "You're an angel witch, yyooouuuu'rrreee an angel witch! You're an angel witch, yyooouuuu'rrreee an angel witch!" Just not cutting it. Oh well, they can't all be winners.

4. Gurt - YES. MAN THIS IS COOL. Fuck yeah sludge fuck yeah. I will say that a different vocal approach may have been more appropriate, but whatever, fuck it, this music is rad as shit. Fuck yes.

5. Pallbearer - Man, this is pretty cool. Some real deal doom, much closer to the classic side. Slow, plods along, but is some pretty neat music. I've heard them before, maybe I need to give them a closer look.

6. Midnight - I really like the sound. I think the riffs are kind of lacking though. The style is great, the execution, not as great. Not bad though.

7. Goddess - I kind of zoned out during most of the track, maybe the chatting facebook but man like the last minute of the song is soooo cool. Cool cool music.

8. Ghoul - I was getting turned onto Ghoul from other mixes, but I don't like the narration storytelling approach this song takes. I'm sure it's an anomaly among their discography, but it's just not what I'm looking for. It's pretty cool when they actually start playing a song with vocals but those narration parts don't tickle my fancy.

9. Dopefight - Again, another pretty cool track! I think it may take a bit long with the buildup though, it's around two and a half minutes or more before it has full power in my opinion. But it sure does sound great after that point.

10. Viaje A 800 - A little more mellow, more open. Pretty cool music though. Stoner rock from Spain is new to me! Not bad though, by any means.

11. Stubb - This was a fairly fun little tune. Not bad but many of the other tracks are stronger.

12. Pelican - Kind of a cool band name. I've heard the name before, never actually listened to them though. So how is my first exposure going? Well, it's pretty cool for what it is. Nothing really reaches out and grabs me, but it sounds like well done slow stuff.

13. Hooded Menace - I saw these guys once! I thought they were more of SUPER SLOW death metal. This sounds a bit more doomy and stoner rockish than I recall from seeing them at MDF. Also, this is pretty cool!!

14. Trippy Wicked and the Cosmic Children of the Knight - Man this is a cool song. Kind of simple, but effective. I wasn't sure about the vocals, but I don't mind them, and at times he sounds really good. Cool stuff. Great way to end the mix. Which is funny, because it's the first track from the album this came from.

So yes, overall, lots of very cool stuff on this mix. Gurt is probably my favorite track. Thanks for a cool ass mix, Calories! You're a contender for coolest mix this time around, in my mind. We'll see what the remaining guys bring though....

Edit: Is that an organ I hear in the Goddess track? Ok it just got cooler.

Mokrap of Croton
07-31-2012, 11:24 AM
Just got Calorie Dude's mix. It'll get in line behind the few others I've yet to listen to, but a quick scan of Ryan's review has me excited.

Also, I see what you did there with the title.

08-02-2012, 11:35 AM
Had to go to a post office in the ghetto to get them out before next week, but my mix is in the mail now. Expect it withing 2-5 days (more if Canadian).

Calorie Mate
08-04-2012, 10:18 PM
Glad you liked my mix, Sly Guy. A couple things:

1. I agree with you about Gurt, even about the vocals. This song is actually from a split they did with Dopefight (AKA #9 on my list). I think Dopefight is the better band, but both are pretty good up-and-coming sweet bands (and both from the UK, I believe). Don't forget to check out the video for the song! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvbkkxmHxw8)

2. I also went back and forth on Trippy Wicked's vocals for a really long time. I'm pretty sure I've fallen on the side fo "like 'em", but it took awhile to get there.

3. Yes, that's an organ in the Goddess track. That's the best part! (Well, that, and the totally fuzzed out sound.)

4. Way to totally miss the boat on that goofy-ass Ghoul track.

Also, I received TheSL's mix in the mail, and I believe he is long overdue for a dick punch.

Sir Sly Ry
08-04-2012, 10:23 PM
The Ghoul track I admit grew on me a little bit. But I'd only be able to take one track like that. It's a neat idea that doesn't need to be done more than once.

Calorie Mate
08-04-2012, 10:54 PM
The Ghoul track I admit grew on me a little bit. But I'd only be able to take one track like that. It's a neat idea that doesn't need to be done more than once.

And it isn't! Lord knows I've already given you folks a taste of real Ghoul by now.

08-05-2012, 10:45 AM
August 4th??? I'm really sorry guys, mine will get sent out next week. I've been so busy moving and everything that I totally spaced on this. I will try and make it extra-rad to compensate.

08-05-2012, 11:04 PM
I got The SL's in the mail yesterday, now I just need to sit down long enough to review some metal!

Calorie Mate
08-06-2012, 08:11 AM
Ok, I got TheSL's REAL CD today, he deserves slightly less of a dick punch.

I'll try and post pictures soon of what earned him a full on dick punch, though.

08-06-2012, 08:31 AM
Ok, I got TheSL's REAL CD today, he deserves slightly less of a dick punch.

I'll try and post pictures soon of what earned him a full on dick punch, though.


Sir Sly Ry
08-06-2012, 01:00 PM
That's too good.

08-06-2012, 09:27 PM
Haha that's awesome

08-07-2012, 08:58 AM
That is EPIC! I'd say "enjoy your bonus disc" but HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahaha! Seriously they don't really get me hard but there is much, much worse metal out there to listen to.

08-08-2012, 01:30 PM
Ry's 8th week of jizz milking:

1. Acacia Strain - Not a fan. I have "Continent" by these chaps - but it doesn't really speak to me.

2. Crowbaw - I saw a Crowbar video like 15 years ago. A friend of mine dubbed them "Huge fat guys with tiny little guitars". This isn't bad.

3. Manson - I was a huge Marilyn Manson fan in the 90s. The last album I even checked out was Golden Age of The Grotesque - which was pretty terrible, but had 1 song that I think is better than anything off of Holywood (ugh). This album here is Manson getting back to more a rock sound after Mechanical Animals... unfortunately he didn't have Reznor produce, as he had on Antichrist Superstar and Portrait... and Reznor really made those albums if you ask me. So Holywood feels over produced like MA, but instead of Glam stylings its back to rock and missing that more raw sound. So... yeah. Also he has a song that seems pretty similar to Climbing up the Walls by Radiohead.

MM Lamb of God 2000: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTI8cApuoZw
RH Climbing The Walls 1997: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbtZyuOMdHI


I still like MA but not much else. This song is awright and I'd say he at the very least has a pretty boss voice. This took me back to the before times, that's for sure.

4. Solefald - This is very fucking cool... haven't heard much music like this, but its got my attention

5. Samael - Sounds like Castlevania.

6. Impellitteri - Hrm. I have to say that it wasn't fun and awesome. Hopefully we can work past this.

7. Cannibal Corpse - Hey it's the real life Dethklok. Good song.

8. SYL - Usually see these guys on these track listings, I'm like - oh fuck these guys again. This song was sick though. So fuck me i guess!

9. Type O - I know I put a (totally boss) Type O sabbath cover a few mixes ago, but generally these guys don't do much for me.

10. Atomic Opera - Some of this sounds like Dr Feelgood. Not a judgment call... maybe

11. HORSE the Band - Cool song!

12. Krisiun - Hey! This was fun. Makes me want to throw a garbage can through the windshield of a cop car!

13. Paramaecium - I think this track was too long. I started thinking about how much febreze and cat food I needed. The febreze is for my unwashed cum crusted drawers. The cat food I eat on public transportation while talking loudly to other passengers. Duh.

14. Impelliterri - I liked this. Where do I buy the "How to shred like the masters" instructional video? I want the keys to the lambourgini!


Oh - found them!

15. SSS - I liked how this was right for the throat. Made me crash my Lambourgini!

16. Tsjuder - This was fucking epic - will check out more by these guys

17. Furia - Wow - another rad track. I can't believe they look like this: http://www.furiaband.com/

18. Motorhead - I don't know if sentimentality fits Lemmy much - did make me want to get some sad whiskey though. SAD.

What a odd mix!
Sir Sly Ry is an enigma. THE PLOT THICKS

Will be listening to SPACE METAL and Calories BJ machine soon

Sir Sly Ry
08-08-2012, 03:16 PM
Sweet! Thanks for the comments my man, and glad you found a few tracks you really dug. This is definitely my most diverse, all over the place mix, but I was going for that this time!

I have the SL's and will post some comments before too long.

08-08-2012, 06:19 PM
Please tell me you watched that michael batio link

Mokrap of Croton
08-12-2012, 02:56 PM

Awesome cover art, I think I've seen the movie that's from?

1) Dayglo Abortions - "Nuclear Supremacy": Awesome snapping thrash beats and speed metal guitars welded to a hardcore punk chassis. Sort of reminds me of Carnivore (possibly the awesome vocals?). Fuck yes. I began making armor out of car parts.

2) Ghoul - "Off With their Heads": I need to actually get some fucking Ghoul. What's a good album to start with? I love the round, bass heavy thud of their sound. Ass-shakin' thrash! Gang shouts! Swank. Really cool tone on the solo. My hubcap armor complete, I begin to search for a weapon.

3) Splatter Whore - "Post Apocalyptic Outlaws": Nice dirty guitar and bass sound. Fist pumping riff! Hilarious (in a sort of cool way) vocals. This is nasty. The guitars just saw into my brain. Bitchin' mix so far! I find a .357 Colt Python with a six inch blue steel barrel. It only has four chambers loaded and I'm not too sure it'll work, but it's nice and heavy. Also I build a flail out of a Maglite, a bike chain and a big dildo.

4) Carcass - "Keep On Rotting in the Free World": Carcass basically invented a new subgenre with every release, and all of their releases but this one kicked tons of ass. This is a sweet song, though, def the strongest from that mediocre album. One constant through all their genre-jumping was that fucking gnarly and gutwrenching bowelstomper guitar tone. I begin to strut out into the waste (I have leather pants and my chest hair shows through the patched together armor (and it is bushy and radical)).

5) GWAR - "BDF": GWAR's schtick just doesn't really do anything for me, even though I think their music is alright most of the time that I'm exposed to it. I'd conceivably go see them live, but I'm not in their cult. It's one of those bands that you're either WAY the fuck into or you just sort of don't care about. I shoot Kevin Costner while he tries to deliver end-times mail.

6) Rigor Mortis - "Grudge Fuck": Like grime being fired out of a firehose! Very much like. The nonsense Slayeresque solo was cool (I love nonsense Slayer solos, that's not pejorative). Like the snarly vocals. I shoot Kevin Costner as he tries to make peepee into end-times water.

7) Municipal Waste - "Standards and Practices": MW is exactly as awesome as the concept of retro-thrash is lame. The amount of liver damage I did to their music back in school is SOME METAPHOR FOR A LOT/BIG. I shoot Charlton Heston while he whines about end-times apes.

8) The Virus - "Bomb Drop": Kind of a shittier version of above? Still pretty cool, but sort of went by, you know? Cool bass sound. I shoot a Terminator but it just sort of shrugs and keeps walking through end-time walls and cackling.

9) Mung - "Puke": Hahaha, this is a riot. I'm pretty much out of adjectives for bass-heavy rough sounding punkish metal, but I'm not out of affection. Also, beer, duh. I buy some end-times drugs from a post-apoc witch who lives in a whorehouse made out of a bombshelter. They get me super high and radioactive.

10) Judas Priest - "Breaking the Law": Fuck fucking yes. Priest 4 eva! Best song about having to get laid on the DL ever. I try to find a motorcycle, but they're all predictably broken. In my end-times drug euphoria I dry hump a wolfman into submission. He agrees to carry my gear for me while I wander the streets of an end-times shanty town, nude, bathed in the light of neon beer signs, drooling, erection uncovered and seething.

11) Ween - "It's Gonna Be a Long Night": I've never heard a Ween song before, I think. From what I understand they play a million different genres. Here they're playing in Motorhead's court. It's not bad, kinda funny and cool, but really just makes me want to actually listen to Motorhead. The wolfman and I stroll into an end-times saloon. He orders us some sort of drinks while I hump the jukebox and growl. Bartender asks wolfman what's up with that guy? He on witch/whore drugs? Oh yeah, he is. Few beers will cool him out or something.

12) Fear - "I Love Livin' in the City": A classic I never listened to. I love how his throat gets growly in the chorus. Fist is still pumped. Wolfman and I pound some end-times cold ones and my mind starts circling back towards me. I put my pants back on and arm-wrestle a mutant. I win and everyone laughs at him while wolfman and I pound victory shots of apocalypse tequila.

13) X-Cops - "Junkie": This is a GWAR side-project. See GWAR above. The mutant flips an end-times bar table over and yells some stupid bad words "Like fleg you, you grut!" Wolfman howls, which distracts the mutant, because holy shit it's loud! I smash the mutant with my flaildo. He can't stand the heat so he gets out of the kitchen, but he's all wobbly because he has a mutant concussion.

14) L7 - "The Bomb": Awesome chick vocals (even if it's a dude? Is it?) Rawesome. A round of end-times darts turns into blowjays from apocohookers for wolfman and me. They're for free, too, because EVERYONE was tired of that fucking mutant. Not racist, but you know what I'm saying.

15) Turbonegro - "Prince of the Rodeo (LIVE)": Fucking love this band! Awesome sense of humor. This particular song is a real shit-kicker. What does their new singer sound like? I can't imagine them with out Hank. Wolfman and I bust at pretty much the same time and end-time high five. I throw the Python through the last unbroken pane of glass in the joint and we swagger into the streets again, looking for what we're looking for.

16) Dayglo Abortions - "Punker Bitches": Stupid ass song that is fun and fast, but not as cool as the first Dayglo song on this mix. Wolfman starts telling me some story about his wolfpack and all his puppies and shit (that I guess he tried to eat some of?) but I'm sort of not paying attention due to being really end-times drunk and also trying to be hyper vigilant about bad guys and traps and stuff.

17) Toxic Holocaust - "Bitch": I never really checked these guys out, despite hearing good things. Pretty rad, but I'm not sure I need a whole album of it since I have albums by actual oldschool bands that sound like it. It's pretty rad, though, no joke. Wolfman and I fight what I am pretty end-times sure were aliens at an old gas station. We win, barely even get hurt at all, and my flaildo was in rare form. I take a sweet pair of boots off one of 'em while he twitches on the concrete. "Have fun getting eaten by apococoyotes, you deadass shits!" I yell exultantly as wolfman and I lope off down the street laughing like crazy old cooters.

18) GWAR - "Womb with a View": GWAR. We end up in another bar/whorehouse/secret end-times gang hideout/drug lab/general store (which is what basically building is in the apocolypse, fyi). I play poker with a apocoslut who says she has some space-meth. I obviously do space-meth with her and wolfman is like, "Nah, but I'll get us some beers. One of us has to sort of be sober" and we proceed to get hella drunk with the riff-raffs all over the bar and the whores and stuff. It's going pretty good.

19) Sodom - "Fuck the Police": Haha, fuck yes, I love Sodom. And also sodomy, of which wolfman and I both get to do a lot while hanging out in this awesome whorehouse bar place. I mean, not with each other. Wolfman and I aren't gay (not that there's anything end-times wrong with that), but we can see each other during some of the sexes and just kind of wink or laugh or air high-five each other. (Note: when I dry humped him earlier I was super high and hallucinating on the witch whore drugs and it was really about dominance more than sex anyway)

20) Bama Bomb - "Hell Trucker": Another band I've been curious about for some time, despite the obvious stench of retro. Sounds like they're trying way too hard. They actually say "speed metal" in a song? And it's not super old? I can't do this. Super tight and energetic, but not my bag. End-times bandits crash the joint and stab a hooker with a spear. IT'S ON, SUCKAHS. Luckily the madame (boss hooker, fyi) has a machine gun, so we're pretty much O.K. Wolfman and I sort of skirt the edge of the fight, taking down bandits who stray away from the main pack of bandits. I almost broke my flaildo wailing on some biker-looking dude's skull, but I reinforce the chain with his wallet-chain which I take as a trophy after smashing him.

21) Pig Destroyer - "Carrion Fairy": PxDx is one of my favorite bands of all time! Razor fucking sharp metal guitars fucking up grind songs! They can lurch into a damned good groove every now and then, too! Sort of like Nasum in their ability to shoehorn lots of neato stuff into a really restrictive art form. Also, there's a total Cannibal Corpse rifflet in there. Post-fight afterparty in the brothel is predictably crazy and awesome. Try to imagine it and then multiply that by a lot. It gets kind of hazy at this point because I keep doing space-meth, but wolfman was just really drunk so maybe he knows?

22) Hexen - "Gas Chamber": Pretty cool, but sort of falls into the same area as Toxic Holocaust. I wake up and it's tomorrow now and I'm on the floor of the whorehouse. I scrounge up my gear and wake up wolfman. It's time to roll, homie. He agrees in very gruffly and we walk out into the end-times morning to see what's in store for us.

23) Deep Fried Orphans - "Fondness for Terror": This just sort of didn't do it for me. Not really positive as to why, but there it is. This isn't like a band you're in, is it? Because I don't want to sound like a dick. Wolfman and I discover end-times Waffle Houses are basically like the ones we remember from before the bomb. Pretty neat.

24) Hail of Bullets - "Ordered Eastward": Crushing! Anyone know synonyms for battletank? Because I could use all of them here. Drunen is one of my alltime fave vocalists, and he kills it here. Very unique howl, he has. I never heard that other album they did, was it this good? Having never really had a plan to start with, because fuck it, wolfman and I end up deciding to live in the town and become hired muscle/bartenders/blowjay testers for the madame (boss hooker). It's a pretty good end-times job, and we get to kick mutants out of the place like non-STOP! I mean, nothing against mutants in general, you know, I've met some good ones, just like you and me and wolfman except they're mutants, you know? But you know what I'm saying.

25) Splatter Whore - "City of the Sleazehounds": Lo-fi as fuck, which can be cool for me. I like how it sort of transitions from an almost black metal riff into hoompa-hoompa thrash beats. Those whacky vocals again! Nice. Wolfman and I are through talking to you guys for now. Peace.


08-12-2012, 03:59 PM
That was like the best review ever!

Deep fried orphans some band i heard on a random mix cd of local vegas bands that i bought in what was almost a post apocalyptic punk/metal store off the strip (ie the wasteland). It was kinda fun - be all the dick you wanna be beauitiful. Fun fact - i also bought splatterwhore there, and the shrinkwrap was covered in blood. And all the staff had track marks. And probably staph. AIDS is Punk!

Too bad you plebs don't like Gwar, because will be on my mixes now and forever.

TRBNGR - new album singer is pretty rad, but they are very firmly in rock territory now. Also 1st album pre hank is fucking awesome lofi shit.

Sir Sly Ry
08-14-2012, 10:44 AM
Fun post apocalyptic story! Can you do a coming of age tale about a closeted teenage homosexual boy who gets funny feelings when he sees pictures of firemen for mine?

Mokrap of Croton
08-15-2012, 07:10 AM
I have spun through Calorie's mix once now and will review it soon.

First thoughts: HOLY FUCK heavy.

Gurt is fucking retarded. Straight-up caveman downscore and I love it. Dopefight, too. Those are my early favorites.

Sir Sly Ry
08-15-2012, 09:12 AM
Yeah I'm probably going to download each band's respective half of the split that Gurt track came from, located here (http://dopefight666.bandcamp.com/album/split-gurt) and here (http://gurt.bandcamp.com/album/split-dopefight).

08-20-2012, 05:56 AM
So far I think Anthony's mix has been my favorite, other than that Ghoul track that didn't really do anything for me.

08-20-2012, 12:09 PM

1.) Titan - This is a great song to start on your fucking space adventure. I'm thinking of my rocket blasting through the worm whole to the ink in water skies of Mongo. And I am going to totally fuck Ming's hot daughter. I'll also push Klytus' eyeball back in to his skull with my still glistening cock. Brian Blessed will bellow approvingly in the background while he ejaculates off the side of the floating disc.

2.) Hawkwind - After airbrushing my Van, and hosing out all the bong water and cum, we cruise down to Castle Grayskull to pick up hot barbarian chicks. Skeletor and his leather gang are watching Scorpio Rising and terrorizing a village of halflings with their triangular treaded shark tanks. "Here's to feeling good all the time!" he yells as he holds aloft his havoc staff unleashing a torrent of undead nano-robotic cum from the ram's skull.

3.) Genghis Tron - Mer-Man pulls his corn-sword out from his own green ass (cloaca?) and decapitates the nearest halfling captive. Admidst the chaos we shotgun a couple of imported imperial pilsners and started stealing halfling mail. I take all the social security cheques and food stamps.

4.) Abiotic - At that moment the entire planet is attacked by a Klingon armada. We decide that it's a good time to get back in the van. We engage the warp engines and head for the worm hole, hoping we can cash the cheques on the other side.

5.) Arbiter - We fly through heaven and hell. The robot Maximillian boards the van. He seems to be possessed by space Karl Marx. He simultaneously busts some buds and grinds coffee with his hand blenders. I take a shit in an old folgers can and huck it out the window.

6.) Disfiguring the Goddess - Maximillian directs us to a shipping lane - we disable a ship with our mass drivers and steal their cargo - Gorn sex mutants. Reptillian blowjobs all around.

7.) Wormed - A Gorn pimp arises from the fray. He demands payment - but his voice starts to warp as he is still sucked into a time hole. He de-develops until he is a pile of lizard jizz on the upholstery.

8.) Origin - We are attacked by a skull shaped craft and boarded by Orks. They chainsword our disco ball in half and damage the warp coils. We hyper modify the vans cigarette lighter into a flamethrower using a piece a radioactive gorn poo.

9.) Cephalic Carnage - We push the ORKs back to the rear doors. One heroically takes the last of our six packs, jacks off on my jean jacket, and leaps back onto his ship. They escape before i can smash the windshield of their skull ship with my tire-iron.

10.) Gigan - Now beerless we are forced to dock at a Centauri space station. We release the Gorn sex mutants into the general populace, who will never recover from Space-Crabs. I don my pissed on jean jacket and pop the collar. "Let's go" I say with great character and resolve "and cash these social security cheques and foodstamps for off brand liqour"

11.) Psudoku - All i could get is 8 giant bottles of La Fin Du Monde. How did the Centauri get a hold of this Quebecois shit? It tastes like an innertube. I chug a whole bottle and start to gag. I cough into my sleeve which is caked with trace amounts of Skeletor nano-jizz-bots.

12.) Rings of Saturn - The undead cyborg sperm borrows into my spine. I feel a great surge of POWER! Then puke neon purple for the next few hours.

13.) Golem - I awake eons later. All my friends and beers are gone. My sweet jacket stolen. No one held my hair back. Desolation. I wander aimlessly on the ruins of the space station, which had crashed planet side centuries earlier during my convalescence. The bio-spheres of the station cracked open on impact and the microbes evolved into giant amoebas mounted by distant relatives of Centauri and Gorn Whores.

14.) Sulaco - I find my jean jack encased in a nulentropy field in strip mall. I steal it and find 18 bucks and 3 energon cubes in my pockets. I buy some jamaican patties and Keystone Light from the 711 and hitch a ride with some colonial marines.

15.) Vektor - The marines are off to fight the final war of Kralizec on the side of Space Odin versus the mutant undead hordes of Zoth-Ommog. There is a lot of flexing and card playing. In the gym, a naked man spins through the room greased like ChoAniki. It's all laughs and grab-ass in the showers. I piss down the shower drain and lose gym privleges.

16.) Voivod - We arrive at the battle of the end of the universe. The marines get themselves pumped up with super-modified Romulan meth. Green ooze pours from their gums and eye lids. The drop ship lands - the pour out like maniacs wielded their chainguns and standard issue broken pool cues - stuffing them in the asses of the Space-Zombies.

17.) Zozobra - I am standing in a pile of gnawed skulls a popped entrails. The marines fought with psychotic fervor worthy of their motto: "Semper Disasterfuck". I armour myself with hunks of their broken bodies and find the ultimate weapon - a pillow case filled with door knobs - and meet Zoth-Ommog in single combat.

18.) Who's my Savior - "Life...Dreams...Hope...Where'd they come from? And where are they headed...? These things...I'm going to destroy!!" bellows Zoth-Ommog as I swing the pillowcase of door knobs right into its face-vagina. The chain reaction destroys the planet. I am flung into the furthest reaches where I become lodged in Galactus' dick slit, where I remain for all eternity. A space crab is fucking my face.

Another fun mix - I am definitely liking the mixes with a strong theme.

See you on Klendathu motherfucker.

08-20-2012, 06:43 PM
My (very belated, sorry) mix is getting sent out this week guys so GET READY FOR THAT. It's gonna be super cool!

Also sorry that I didn't get to it sooner, but it's like an extra special bonus metal gift for you now!

Sir Sly Ry
08-21-2012, 07:53 AM
We are super excited (and totally aroused).

08-23-2012, 11:52 AM
SO WAIT - did Stephen mailout cds yet - or was I imagining that???????

OJ 287

1. Orange Goblin -Pretty awesome song. I like goblins. Ever hear of this band Goblin Cock?

2. The Melvins - 90s! This is pretty cool. There is a fucking weird Fantomas / Melvins super group. I think some melvins dudes are in Fantomas. Hey. I like Fantomas

3. Angel Witch - I liked this. Made me want to shoot traffic signs with my wrist mounted crossbow from the smashed out teardrop window of my my orange GMC econline van.

4. Gurt - I am a dude with a beard. Also with a cat. He also has a beard, and a cat of his own. Pretty boss. The cat I mean. Song is ok too.

5. Pallbearer - I wish this was Paul Bearer. But yeah - anyway - this was fucking epic

6. Midnight - Hey this was wild.

7. Goddess - This is a bit too laid back and spacey.

8. Ghoul - Not the best Ghoul song, I'll agree with popular sentiment.

9. Dopefight - Pretty boss - intro segment was too plodding.

10. Viaje A 800 - This was ok, not super pumped but definitely listenable.

11. Stubb - This didn't grab me, felt very king of beers or something.

12. Pelican - PELICAN. Another ok song, doesn't really go anywhere.

13. Hooded Menace - This just felt aimless to me. And, I'll cross the dead if I damn well please, thank you very much!

14. Trippy Wicked and the Cosmic Children of the Knight - This on the other hand is pretty fucking cool. Something vaguely QOTSA-esque about them. Anyway - I dug it!


Mokrap of Croton
08-23-2012, 01:12 PM
@ chudd: Those are the liner notes I would've written had I written liner notes. Well done, sir.

Also your comment on Calorie's mix regarding Angel Witch made me snerk.

Calorie Mate
08-26-2012, 03:24 PM
I'm disappointed in all of you, re: the Ghoul song. I thought you guys had a sense of humor!

Chud's comments were otherwise aces, though.

08-26-2012, 05:15 PM
I'm disappointed in all of you, re: the Ghoul song. I thought you guys had a sense of humor!

Chud's comments were otherwise aces, though.

It was fun - but their forte is more like kicking ass. And they are usually funny at the same time: bury the hatchet, off with their heads etc. ghoul rules!!!!!!

08-30-2012, 07:14 PM
Stiv, are you secretly my dad? Because this mix is like the soundtrack of my youth, pretty much every song was part of my dad's tape collection for long road trips when I was like 3 years old. Amazing nostalgia trip.

08-31-2012, 01:20 AM
Stiv, are you secretly my dad? Because this mix is like the soundtrack of my youth, pretty much every song was part of my dad's tape collection for long road trips when I was like 3 years old. Amazing nostalgia trip.

I'm secretly everybody's dad.

09-12-2012, 09:03 PM
I haven't recieved Stiv's or Stephanieez yet. Rat bastards!

I'll be reviewing SLs sooooooooo n

Sir Sly Ry
09-15-2012, 10:11 AM
I don't think Stephen has sent out any mixes yet. I have half a review done for the SL, but I'm procrastinating.

09-15-2012, 04:32 PM
I just got hair metal - this stiv?

Mokrap of Croton
11-18-2012, 01:13 PM
I've been way too fucking lazy in this thread. SORRY, BROZ.

OJ 287

1. Orange Goblin - That drumbeat and bass riff at the beginning really make me wish I had a switchblade. Love the splat! sound the kickdrums make. Off to a hell of a start. BAYBAYHAYY. Drunk sex tunes.

2. The Melvins - Somewhat recently been getting into them. Awesome shit. On pretty much all their songs, it sounds like Crover is beating a whale to death with a MagLite.

3. Angel Witch - Awwwwwwww yyyyyyeeeaaaahhhhhhhh fucking love this album! Might be my favorite NWOBHM album. The perfect mix of fast, muscular riffing and unabashedly fruity solos and vocal hooks.

4. Gurt - Fuck yes. After hearing this I ended up getting their split with Dopefight and also one of their EPs. Stomping retard caveman wizard music to the maxx. Love the vocals, too. And that name, haha, have no clue what it means but is sounds like the noise someone would make if you dropped a bowling ball on their stomach.

5. Pallbearer - Buttery smooth doom is not really my thing, but I can tell this is well done. A lot of soul in the vocals.


7. Goddess - I was just saying the other day I need something to play in my space-station nightclub while I strut around and disregard bitches. Thanks, bro.

8. Ghoul - I don't like narration in my music. Whatevs.

9. Dopefight - Spiritual brothers with Gurt. Less immediate than the Gurt song you threw on here, has a nice slow burn buildup. Love the strangled vocals.

10. Viaje A 800 - This didn't really get to me. Don't know what else to say about it.

11. Stubb - Reminds me of a ton of other bands all at once. Is this a legit oldster band or are they retrotards? Sounds pretty nice.

12. Pelican - I sort of skipped these guys during the NeurIsis craze and stuck to Neurosis and Isis. I'm ok with that.

13. Hooded Menace - This is pretty cool. Wicked groove and awesome death vox. Been meaning to check these dudes out further. Love the nasty bass, too. Very nice SadHero twin guitar harmonies.

14. Trippy Wicked and the Cosmic Children of the Knight - This wasn't nearly as awful as the band name led me to believe! I was sort of zoning out near the end when the triumphant keyboards woke me up! Yay! I just climbed a mountain or flew or something!

Overall: This was the heaviest mix so far, freal. You introduced me to some really cool shit.

Also, I need more info on Goddess. Do they have a bandcamp, etc.? Where can I find their shit? Their bandname sort of leaves them Google-proof (and I lost your liner notes, so I can't use the song title).

EDIT: Founded it: http://goddessrocks.bandcamp.com/album/discovery

Mokrap of Croton
12-09-2012, 03:19 PM

Cover art: yeah a dragon!

1. The Acacia Strain - "4x4": Fuck yeah! Machotard stomp with some slick guitar leads. Lift-core. I haven't really gotten too bonered over what I've heard of their newest album, but I have this one and the next two. They all rule. Hard. Love the extremely ignorant lyrics/delivery. Off to a great start!

2. Crowbar - "Lack of Tolerance": I tried really hard to get into Crowbar with Odd Fellows Rest. I generally dug the music, the whole doom/sludge/hardcore mixture is sweet. However, the vocals spray-fart all over it and make me hate it. The general whiny nature of the lyrics is also a turnoff. Same story with this song.

3. Marilyn Manson - "The Love Song": Is the song right before the next song.

4. Solefald - "Hugferdi": Other languages are fucking hilarious! EVERYBODY HUG FERDI! This is way too folk/sad foresty for me. They pull of some decent vocal harmonies, and the blasting is tight. Still, not feeling this. Goblin vox 666.

5. Samael - "Angel's Decay": I have heard a Samael album before, but not this one, I think. Castlevania black metal. Not doing much for me, but it's neat. Croak vox 666.

6. Impelliteri - "Slay the Dragon": Cocaine motorcycle ninja sword! A whacky laugh! A scream! This is fucking awesome! I have been searching for the meaning of EVIL. Fuck a dictionary, just ask an impellrigatoni! Maybe it's just because I've sat through like 4 songs in a row that I didn't dig, but this is righteous. Could I take a whole album of this? No way! But right now? Boner re-engaged! (also the song is totally about how you just have to work hard and fight for what you want and how everyone has a "dragon" in their lifes like maybe you're really fat or have acne and you just need to work out and wash your face real good and that's your dragon you gotta slay)

7. CORRRRRRRRRRPSE - "Compelled to Masturbate": I fucking love Corpsegrinder CC. This fucking rules. I don't have this album, but I'm digging this. P sure they played this when I saw them last year. Maxxximum pit riffment. Corpsegrinder is the quintessential death metal frontman. Whammy bar abuse gibberish solo is def a plus +++++. Awwwwwwww yeah the breakdown riff. *brb smashing coffee table with my bare (bear) fucking hands (claws)*

8. SYL - "Home Nucleonics": I'm not the biggest SYL fan, but this is pretty rad! Maybe I should go back and revisit this album someday. I think I can actually put up with Devvy when he's going full on dickhead mode and not being 1) "zany" and "funny" or 2) trying to convey some sort of actual emotion like being sad about rehab or whatever. Hitting a stride here, Foxxxie.

9. Type O Negative - "Letters": Silky smooth voice that was always killer. Boring ass music. Hard to call it. Boner still engaged just on strength of Steele's awesome voice and stupid trilling r's.

10. Atomic Opera - "Joyride": Haha, that first bass riff/beat is straight out of "Dr. Feelgood." That's alright, since that is one of my favorite Crue songs. They lose me when it starts to get kinda sappy and I keep wishing it was "Dr. Feelgood." Not bad, but just sort of floated by. Boner is confused.

11. HORSE the Band - "The House of Bod": I think of these guys like Genghis Tron's retarded little brother that is against all odds still pretty cool. Thanks, Ryan, for eventually getting me to listen to them. "The House of Reviving Will's Rod." Nintendocore breakdown was neat. Also, the bass playing sounds really slick.

12. Krisiun - "H.O.G.": Champions of not fucking around even a little bit. Saw them live years ago, pretty sure I grew extra chest hair and maybe got taller. Killlllllerrrrrrrrrr

13. Paramaecium - "The Voyage of the Severed": Sepulchural dirges of infernal majesty. Unspeakable Satanic orgies of twisted demonic limbs. this must be what plays when they anal-rape Jesus in Hell. You can tell the band is really feeling that, too, since this is nothing but pure evil. If I ever meet a traveling evangelist I will play this for him to deconvert his sheepish Xtian mind! I can't understand the lyrics but I'm getting strong demonic vibes from the vocalist. The dudes in this band must've been on lots and lots of drugs and probably thought premarital sex was O.K.! Big Hail Satan to Paramaecium.

14. Imprompturotini - "17th Century Chicken Pickin' (What the fuck?)": I'm pretty sure I just beat Dynasty Warriors. !!!!

15. SSS - "The Answer is Never": Totally solid crossover thrash. I usually don't like retro bands, but these dudes rule. Love the slow, rolling intro riff before shit goes bonkers. Ultra-razor-tight riffing. "I piss...IN YOUR MOUTH"

16. Tsjuder - "Mouth of Madness": The only black metal album I've ever worked out to. Bonus points for how dumb Nag sounds when he pronounces "monstrosity." I really hope "Nag" means something cool in Norwegian or ork language or whatever. Strong bass presence and real weight to the sound. Love the midpaced headbang riffing becoming thrash breaks. Breaks up this album nicely (since most of it is fast blasting, but almost death-metal heavy). Brutal black metal! Fuck yes. I can really dig on black metal that sounds like this instead of sad foresty shit.

17. Furia - "Zippidy, Nile Odoriforous": Oh goddamnit.

O.K. This really isn't as bad as it could've been. Oh, there's a nice thrash riff! Oh, it lasted like 4 seconds. Now more crying guitars. Still, this is a shitload better than the other sadforest bm song on this mix. Can't really get into it, but it's aight.

18. Motorhead - "1916": From a Motorhead album I don't have. I really like Motorhead but I'm pretty sure I'll never hear this song again if I can help it.

Like all mixes it was a mixed bag (get it?!?). Some really cool shit here, though. I may give Furia another look sometime.

More super-late reviews to come!

12-09-2012, 06:47 PM
Good job brah!

Ive got 2 more as well. Its fucking happening :/

Sir Sly Ry
12-09-2012, 06:53 PM
Castlevania black metal: fitting description for that Samael song! I rarely listen to that album any more, my tastes have changed, but I really really dig that song, even if I'm into more manly metal these days.

Glad you liked at least one of the Impellitteri tracks! That song IS awesome. That album is pretty goofy, but pretty sweet at the same time. Almost put the first track instead just because of the face melting solo.

You do not need that CC album, there's like two great tracks on it, the rest are just ehhhhhh. But those two tracks, especially the one I included, fucking rip shit into pieces. That song has TWO brutalizing badass riffs, besides all of the other badass riffs in the song. When CC are on, they are unstoppable.

So did you actually like the music to the Paramaecium track? That album has some fantastic stuff on it. Not every moment is top shelf titties, but more of it is than not.

I totally did not put two songs named "House of Bod" and "H.O.G. (House of God)" on the same mix on purpose, much less back to back. Funny how that worked out.

Furia is really good stuff if you're in the mood for some atypical black metal. I really like that breakdown (with plenty o silence) in that track. They are quite artistic in their approach. Also the vocals are masculine. If you ever do decide to give them a fair shot, I would recommend the first full length to start out with, probably my favorite material by them (but I also dig the EP this is from and the second full length).

That Motorhead track almost brings a tear to my eye when I listen to it. Not even joking. I guess it just hits me more than anyone else apparently. I'm totally still a tough dude bro though.

Thanks for the comments, snickerdoodle!

edit: finals are this week, I promise to finish my reviews during the break.

Mokrap of Croton
12-09-2012, 07:16 PM
The music was o.k., but I don't listen to a whole ton of death/doom, I guess. I was just joshing you for putting a christian band on there.

Sir Sly Ry
12-09-2012, 08:37 PM

Also: since you mentioned it, the first three Horse the Band albums all have rad bass playing, not so much on "Desperate Living" (which still has other strengths).

12-23-2012, 09:21 AM
I haven't recieved Stiv's or Stephanieez yet. Rat bastards!

I'll be reviewing SLs sooooooooo n



Tenacious D - Roadie - Rise of the Fenix, the album, is pretty disappointing. I did buy it at a gas station in Ponoka though. It has a giant flaming cock on the cover. A++. This song is awright - a sort of post script to Brutal Legend

Bullet For My Valentine - Alone - No sir, I didn't like it.

Trivium - Caustic Are The Tie That Bind -Some of these bands are kinda the metal music equivalent of Ed Hardy shirts or something. Some ok vocals on here though. I'd play this for a girl after telling her I had some vodka and weed back at my place, when in fact, I do not. I pretend to call a dealer when, in fact, all my utilities have been turned off. How am I playing the music? My ipod shoved into a toilet paper tube.

Machine Head - Be Still And Know - I like this. Great intro!

Lacuna Coil - I Don't Believe In Tomorrow - Why not? Tomorrow believes in you! Not my bag.

Devildriver - Hardened - Not usually a big fan of DD songs I've heard lo these many mixes, but this one grabbed me. Some really cool drumming.

God Forbid - Walk Alone - Not bad. Got me pumped for steel toe boot vandalism.

All That Remains - From The Outside - Couldn't parse this one.

Diamond Head - Nothing To Lose - These guys are fucking cool. I say this everytime, but I WILL NOW FOLLOW UP AND GIVE THESE GUYS FUCKING MONEY - Any suggestions on an album to buy?

Black Sabbath - Sabbra Cadabra - It's fucking Sabbath. It rules.

System Of A Down - Question! - These guys. I like the singer, it's like he's the Zappa of metal. But otherwise they don't do much for me.

Judas Priest - Tyrant - Of course I love Judas Priest. and this song is excellent.

Killswitch Engage - This Is Goodbye - Yikes.

Lamb Of God - Visitation - Good to see Randy out of the clink. I'm not a huge fan, but can appreciate these guys from time to time. This song is ok.

Black Label Society - Rust - my good pal/brother lately described these guys as Bro metal for what he calls "Chad-zigs" or guys named Troy. All this despite he himself being a big BLS fan lo these many years. Not for me assuredly.

Comes across as negative, but I am a prolapsed ass hole! Hi five brother!

Anyone have the track list for HAIR METAL? I lost it!

12-23-2012, 11:21 AM
Diamond Head - Nothing To Lose - These guys are fucking cool. I say this everytime, but I WILL NOW FOLLOW UP AND GIVE THESE GUYS FUCKING MONEY - Any suggestions on an album to buy?

I highly recommend The White Album (http://www.amazon.com/White-Album-Diamond-Head/dp/B00005IB6Z/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1356290253&sr=1-1&keywords=diamond+head+white+album) which compiles their first LP and most of their second LP into one Compact Disc of Pure Heavy Metal.

12-24-2012, 06:07 AM
I highly recommend The White Album (http://www.amazon.com/White-Album-Diamond-Head/dp/B00005IB6Z/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1356290253&sr=1-1&keywords=diamond+head+white+album) which compiles their first LP and most of their second LP into one Compact Disc of Pure Heavy Metal.

Yeah, that's the one to get. They had a stint kind of moving into...I don't know, concept albums or something? Then they fell apart for a long time and the newer stuff is a lot more rock than metal. That song I tossed on there was actually from their new stuff, though, when I bought 2 albums for $10 at their show.