Karl V.H.

Reviews 85
Approval 95%

Soundoffs 126
News Articles 7
Band Edits + Tags 29
Album Edits 102

Album Ratings 2289
Objectivity 84%

Last Active 07-05-12 5:20 pm
Joined 12-07-05

Forum Posts 22
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  • Voivod Having said that, I admit that it will be very difficult to be on Sputnik, when I do.
    December 1 03:30 AM
  • Voivod I don't have a family yet, but I'll change that fairly soon ;)
    December 1 03:28 AM
  • Voivod Good to know you're on top of things man, I try to do the same.
    November 30 05:02 PM
  • jesterhead92 No problem dude! I've always hated seeing pointless hostility and negativity and this site seems to run on it a lot of the time. I try to avoid negative interactions with people but when they inevitably happen, I want to try to turn it around into something positive. Without seeming like a pushover of course haha.
    November 28 12:03 AM
  • Voivod Long time no hear man, I hope you are well; here's some legit black n' roll from Italy - http://artofpropaganda.bandcamp.com/album/blow-with-the-devil
    November 27 12:28 PM
  • zaruyache trolling pfff I wrote the article :3
    November 25 10:49 AM
  • SachikoM Not a problem. It's what I do. :3
    October 14 06:47 AM
  • SachikoM I'm livingthrowaway/nimb49. The guy who recced you all the PE albums to check.
    October 13 07:14 AM
  • SachikoM Sup wiz. :D
    October 8 07:09 AM
  • zaruyache oh lawd
    September 25 10:54 PM
  • zaruyache I'd been trying to write something up for that, but kept getting discouraged bc I don't know enough about skramz and post-hardcore to describe it well enough :/ it is really good tho.
    September 23 09:35 PM
  • zaruyache and Weakling!
    September 23 06:44 PM
  • zaruyache check the new Dispirit demo bc it rules.
    September 22 11:09 AM
  • Jacquibim I'm pretty sure I got it from Soulseek, not aware of any blogs that have it
    September 10 01:12 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot aww yeah that promo copy. this cruciamentum album is rad af
    August 29 10:13 AM
  • TheSpirit I'll definitely check it out, I've always like Cruciamentum quite a bit
    August 23 07:45 PM
  • emester Profound Lore hooked you up with a promo of Charnel Passages? Nice. Really looking forward to hearing it on the 4th.
    August 21 06:38 PM
  • TheSpirit Oh nice. What do you think of them? Both are personally two of my favorite groups associated with The Black Twilight Circle.
    August 6 11:27 AM
  • TheSpirit If you haven't already, listen to Odz Manouk and Tukaaria
    July 26 09:50 PM
  • FLCL Man I love your true carnage review hahahaha that is such an unbelievably bad album
    July 26 12:50 PM
  • TheSpirit What did you think of the Volahn album
    July 25 08:52 PM
  • LivingThrowaway Thanks. Hopefully you can find some good stuff amongst it all. Have fun with it...
    July 5 08:48 PM
  • LivingThrowaway Did you find anything that took your fancy?
    July 5 08:40 PM
  • LivingThrowaway Just check my lists... They should have plenty for you to check out.
    July 5 08:36 AM
  • Voivod Greek black metal with exceptional drumming - http://drakkar-productions-official.bandcamp.com/album/nadiwrath-circle-of-pest
    July 2 09:13 PM
  • Voivod Old school death metal gem from Spain - http://xtreemmusic.bandcamp.com/album/horrifying-nightmares
    July 2 07:17 PM
  • Voivod from the same band, released a day earlier - http://khostband.bandcamp.com/album/copper-lock-hell
    June 29 04:15 PM
  • Voivod industrial/drone/doom from the UK that's right up your alley - http://khostband.bandcamp.com/album/corrosive-shroud
    June 29 12:33 PM
  • Voivod Don't mentiont it. Haven you heard it?
    June 22 02:37 PM
  • Voivod punk/doom metal soaked in noise from Copenhagen, Denmark, I think you will like it - https://smokeddproductions.bandcamp.com/album/raw-howls
    June 20 07:27 AM
  • TalonsOfFire Were you ever staff?
    June 17 09:21 AM
  • ShadowRemains did you hear Ad Nauseam's album?
    June 11 07:38 PM
  • Willie I just didn't think it was that good. Maybe I liked the first one more because the novelty hadn't worn off or maybe it's just because it's very similar to 'The Moon Lit Our Path' by Tempel and they do it much better.
    June 8 11:06 PM
  • rockandmetaljunkie damn man, 10 years a sputniker, happy anniversary :D
    June 2 08:04 PM
  • Graveyard I'm also waiting patiently for a review of my recent album The Structure of Hidden Fire.
    May 15 10:41 PM
  • Graveyard Thanks man! I appreciate the kind words. I probably won't release my fourth VQ album until next year. I have something else planned at the moment
    May 15 10:36 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot hey dude, appreciate the kind words. was tricky to review but I'm glad it got the Wiz stamp of approval
    May 11 10:15 PM
  • TheSpirit Do you think I would like the newest Prurient album?
    May 7 09:34 PM
  • Voivod Hi man, check like whenever this black metal band from Austria, lo-fi melodic black metal - http://nahtrunar.bandcamp.com/releases
    May 4 03:13 PM
  • LivingThrowaway Heard a couple of tracks, wasn't blown away.... People seem to be giving it the royal treatment though, so I might look into getting it.
    May 3 04:59 PM
  • LivingThrowaway I'm happy to admit he has put out some quality stuff (history of aids, through the window), but for such an inconsistent output, he manages to get otherworldly levels of praise. Good on him though, I've seen much worse garner greater acclaim....
    May 2 10:24 PM
  • LivingThrowaway Also, what's your beef with colombian death metal???
    May 1 05:32 AM
  • LivingThrowaway Sorry for slow response. My opinion of prurient is, to sum it up, that Fernow by no means creates bad music, however, within the circles of music that he resides in (power electronics, industrial, etc.) he is seen as essential by many, whereas most of his music, although great at entry level, is by no means essential for the genres, hence I see him as wildly overrated. This is especially so considering he garners much critical acclaim for his work, when most of it is barely above average.
    May 1 05:31 AM
  • DarkNoctus it totally is!! absolutely in love with it, have been since i first heard it
    April 30 08:37 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot yeah PL has been on fire lately. and yeah dude I'll def review it, it'll be tricky but it's doable
    April 29 09:52 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot they ended up sending me the promo :] this is pretty great. i see what you said about the power electronic earlier influences blended with a 80s techno vibes of more recent material. i like the contrasts
    April 28 08:57 PM
  • lalchimiste just heard a single from this, but I think you could dig this : https://crowhurst.bandcamp.com/album/crowhurst
    April 28 12:10 PM
  • DarkNoctus they are ridiculously underrated! and yeah, i was thinking of lowering my rating but i'll give it a couple more spins before i do
    April 26 08:31 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot oh nice, so how is the album? based on the couple tracks streaming I think I'll vibe hard with it
    April 23 09:27 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot ohh lucky, i messaged PL the other day for a promo for reviewing purposes but didn't get a response haha, ah well
    April 22 09:22 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot sup Wiz, where'd you cop that Prurient album from if you don't mind my asking? i'm not seeing it in my usual sources
    April 21 07:09 PM
  • Crysis it's not a 1 by any stretch but it's their worst album
    April 17 09:24 PM
  • Spag Neither am I lol. But hell I do dig that album. Rainer Landfermann from Bethlehem plays bass on the album (my favorite part) and he is insane.
    April 8 07:31 PM
  • Spag Hey you, YEAH YOU! Check Pavor's "Furioso" and try telling me that it's not the best death metal album ever.(Spoiler: It can't be done!)
    April 8 05:41 AM
  • zaruyache that'd actually be pretty sweet. I don't use my gmail much so I save all the response emails from bands/labels I get bc they make me feel special :-]
    March 20 09:06 PM
  • zaruyache so when you get that new Bosse promo bc I know you will bc ur a dirty fker, please tell if is gud or not kthx
    March 20 10:59 AM
  • zaruyache New song for the old man. http://noisey.vice.com/blog/bosse-de-nage-stream-excerpt
    March 16 10:15 PM
  • LordePots oh damn i didnt know they had a new one, thanks for that. I liked their last album (altho admittedly i thought the remix disc was superior to the actual album itself).
    March 12 02:49 PM
  • Voivod Yeah, the album is a bit repetitive as well, but it's still an industrial attraction (sic).
    March 8 04:28 PM
  • Crysis I heard it, thought it was good but didn't love it as much as you did haha. New Leviathan is the best thing he's done in forever.
    March 6 06:06 AM
  • Voivod Hi man, long time no hear, this is Godfless-like industrial from Sweden, let me know what you think of it like whenever - http://unjustlylabeled.bandcamp.com/album/beholder
    March 5 11:40 PM
  • Jacquibim hey man I know you like noise so check this out if you haven't already http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/66277/Kazumoto-Endo-While-You-Were-Out/ also I hope everything's going well with the fam
    March 5 04:04 AM
  • DarkNoctus the one i found is just a transcode of the stream... when i find a better rip, i'll let you know
    March 4 07:22 AM
  • osmark86 ello mate. long time not much activity for me. any new stuff I shouldn't ignore completely? if so, please do share.
    March 1 12:53 PM
  • cvlts excellent. been trying to up my bm collection is year.
    February 28 04:19 PM
  • cvlts Yo Karl the new Leviathan really that good or nah?
    February 28 03:43 AM
  • DarkNoctus well don't blame me if you hate it, haha! i love symphonics as a texture and a striking piece in quieter moments
    February 27 06:32 PM
  • lalchimiste New Sannhet is streaming : http://pitchfork.com/features/show-no-mercy/9600-no-words-sannhets-uncategorizable-squall/
    February 27 10:38 AM
  • DarkNoctus btw, don't bother with the first album. it isn't very good. i wrote/recorded it in 4 days kind of as a joke.
    February 26 09:27 AM
  • DarkNoctus i'm just glad you're digging it this much, it's really ****ing humbling, thank you!
    February 26 08:05 AM
  • Hyperion1001 sounds good dude, hope all is going well!
    February 25 10:17 PM
  • zaruyache even though "III" is the most artsy take on post-bm I've ever heard :3
    February 25 10:06 PM
  • Hyperion1001 make a plug.dj account and come hang out!
    February 25 08:09 PM
  • zaruyache https://soundcloud.com/profoundlorerecords/bosse-de-nage-a-subtle-change/s-yxDlT
    February 25 08:05 PM
  • DarkNoctus definitely will! junio claimed the review for it so hopefully that'll be up soon, excited to see what he thinks!
    February 24 08:23 PM
  • DarkNoctus same here! i'm really digging it, easily wrest's best work. anyway, thank you so much for your kind words about my album!
    February 23 08:12 PM
  • DarkNoctus yeah, it's my solo project!
    February 23 08:08 PM
  • DarkNoctus your comment on the ethereal shroud news article meant a lot to me bud, thank you so much!
    February 22 08:13 PM
  • Metalstyles Good man, I haven't been that up to date with all things metal this year, but that album rules.
    February 22 11:47 AM
  • Metalstyles What I'm saying is, there's really no need to "oficially retire" or anything, no matter how busy life gets at a certain point.
    February 21 01:35 PM
  • Metalstyles Well, while reviewing is a big part of what makes Sputnik Sputnik, you can still enjoy the site without writing reviews yourself. I think with guys such as yourself that have been around for what seems like forever from the site's perspective, it's quite easy to just jump back into the fray and discuss music, or life, or whatever really.
    February 21 01:34 PM
  • zaruyache Also: Jam it. https://etherealshroud.bandcamp.com/album/they-became-the-falling-ash
    February 20 11:09 PM
  • zaruyache oh definitely :]
    February 20 08:23 AM
  • zaruyache die in a fire thx
    February 19 10:06 PM
  • Metalstyles Had some young adult things to overcome, but am in a better place now :)
    February 17 07:30 PM
  • Metalstyles Been better days in general, but I feel as determined as I haven't felt for years, which is a good omen me thinks. Life got a little off track in 2013-first half of 2014, but thanks to some good people around me I never hit any "real" low points. Was just a very mentally exhausting one and a half years which I'm trying to bounce back from. But yeah, on the upswing now, doing things, being a part of the last record store in Estonia, going to different events. Life looks more colorful again now.
    February 17 07:28 PM
  • Metalstyles I think with Saor, as much as I know you, it's the overly folksy, flute-driven parts that rub you the wrong way. Just a hunch. In other news, WHATS UP KARL!?
    February 17 05:01 PM
  • Thanntos haha, I've just always been a fan of Blink 182, and A
    February 16 09:24 PM
  • Thanntos Hey man, I know you dug that Griefloss album I rec'ed, so just letting you know I FINALLY put out my 2014 list, with Ruiner at #2, would be awesome if you took a look at the list! :)
    February 16 04:22 PM
  • zaruyache I only play basic games so it's like mouse, asdw r e ctrl spacebar tab ;-]
    February 15 09:17 PM
  • zaruyache also since you asked and like nobody here knows about these guys: this upcoming album will legitimately compete with the new deafheaven. Not even kidding. http://ghostbath.bandcamp.com/album/moonlover
    February 14 01:37 AM
  • Voivod lo-fi old school death/black metal from Spain - http://hiciacet.bandcamp.com/album/the-cosmic-trance-into-the-void
    February 13 05:03 PM
  • zaruyache pfff skyrim and borderlands2 are hardly realistic :3 plus I never had many videogames growing up (never had a platform system ever) so I'm catching up on all the cheap Steam games I bought on sale months ago and never got to. Tee hee.
    February 13 11:00 AM
  • Ponton Don't m/ much these days but beer and metal goes very m/ cheers
    February 12 04:41 AM
  • zaruyache I'm playing more video games and going to read more books this year, instead of spending so much time previewing every crap release posted by twelve dozen crap blogs I follow. :]
    February 11 04:47 PM
  • zaruyache After spending a lot of time last year making a big spread sheet of all new music, I'm totes mostly burned out from being a music nerd for now. I'll give you bm recs but they'll be sparser probs. :p
    February 11 04:46 PM
  • Ponton Not sure. I was drunk then it happened
    February 8 08:52 PM
  • MotoMusic I agree completely, no hard feelings friend.
    February 6 10:58 PM
  • MotoMusic If you'd payed any attention to the comments on the list you'd have seen that I said I've given both albums a chance before, but never finished either because I didn't like them. When I said I'd never heard them I meant through and through, or, enough to make an objective ranking. I didn't mean I'd never given them a chance.
    February 6 03:08 PM
  • TheBarber hey dude just wrote my first review and covering some good french long ass one track drone EP epic, wanna give a read/jam?http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/65909/Burning-Black-Wizard-split-Gneiss-Rock-Klingenberg-Am-Main/
    February 4 06:12 PM
  • BigPleb Well out 'football' is the real football! Dammit Wiz, I'd argue with you further but that Napalm Death rating is spot on ;]
    February 4 03:33 AM
  • BigPleb Cos Brady is a freak. That and my friend who got me into NFL is a Pats fan, so deal with it Wizzy!
    February 2 08:47 PM
  • BigPleb Stop being mean you!
    January 17 05:35 AM
  • BigPleb Only heard RIITIIR, Axioma and Vertebrae. Axioma is their most consistent I've heard but RIITIIR has some amazing standouts.
    January 16 09:47 AM
  • BigPleb Na but I love em, always have man. New Enslaved album could be very good, excited!
    January 16 09:24 AM
  • BigPleb You got me :[
    January 16 09:23 AM
  • Voivod Glad you dig them man.
    January 15 01:37 PM
  • BigPleb Hey, I'm well knows around these parts! Hahahah. Ye we all makes mistakes when it comes to recs I guess, Napalm are one of my fave bands and yes, FED is one of their best. Heard the two new songs? They RIP.
    January 15 02:51 AM
  • BigPleb Na man, I've just given the band another go as I originally found them quite dull. Man, what a difference a year or so makes! Been jamming them all day :D
    January 14 08:53 PM
  • BigPleb It's Enslaved lyrics man [
    January 14 08:51 PM
    January 14 08:48 PM
  • Voivod Blackened punk from Spain that's worth checking out - http://cendra.bandcamp.com/album/666-bastards
    January 12 05:29 PM
  • JamieTwort Check out my 2014 list if you get a chance: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?memberid=435051 - I know you like some drone and ambient related stuff and there's a lot of that on there so you might find some stuff you'd like that you haven't heard.
    January 4 07:00 PM
  • JamieTwort I dig Nadja a lot (love Radiance of Shadows) but you mentioning them has reminded me that I never got round to their new album. Need to change that. Still haven't listened to the new Agalloch, I should probably check it out eventually despite the mixed reception it's been getting.
    January 4 06:58 PM
  • JamieTwort Cool thanks. Got anything dark and wintry that isn't straight up black metal? Kind of an odd request I know but I'm not the biggest black metal fan yet I sometimes get the craving for stuff in a similar vein to Agalloch (specifically Ashes) or Ulver's debut.
    January 4 12:02 PM
  • Voivod Thanks Karl and happy new year man! I've included my 2014 digs in two lists, check them out like whenever and let me know what you think.
    January 4 11:46 AM
  • emester Just checked out that Indian record on your year end list. Holy hell it crushes. Awesome stuff.
    January 3 08:17 PM
  • AliW1993 Yeah of course. We're not in any mad rush (yet!). My email is arawelford@aol.com.
    January 3 07:23 AM
  • AliW1993 Hey man, we need a blurb for Cult Leader's 'Nothing For Us Here' EP for the user's 2014 list. Would you be willing to write something in the next few days?
    January 2 10:56 AM
  • Crysis You too Karl! Glad you liked it, looking forward to your list.
    December 31 05:07 PM
  • Crysis http://www.sputnikmusic.com/blog/2014/12/21/dissecting-metal-in-2014/
    December 30 01:13 PM
  • Voivod Hi man, hope everything is ok, you really need to bookmark this for future inspection, grindcore/death/sludge metal from France ("name your price" download) - http://prognathe.bandcamp.com/album/revelation-flesh
    December 18 05:50 PM
  • DoctorDoom Absolutely, man. An yeah, I am always looking for new records, so I'll take you up on that offer eventually.
    December 13 10:20 AM
  • DoctorDoom Thank you for the feedback, it's really appreciated. Also, I can understand giving the new Bloodbath such a low rating. The vocals feel very phoned in. However, there's a good amount of tracks that instrumentally function at a rather high level. They bring back a nostalgic death metal feel for me personally. I was torn between giving it a 2.5 or a 3.0, still it was a letdown for me. Probably shouldn't let my nostalgic thinking cloud my rating.
    December 12 04:24 PM
  • DoctorDoom For sure! I've thought about doing a review or two ( I was an English major in college) but I know there's a lot of strong opinions on this site, an it's tough to write here, so who knows. I think Death Mask is my favorite metal album of the year though. The only one that I found to be an obvious five for me.
    December 11 08:50 AM
  • climactic i rly liked some of the songs (not good with titles), but the album as a whole i was pretty lukewarm about
    December 10 09:08 PM
  • climactic sooooooo that Fen album is good? i thought their last one was pretty boring
    December 10 08:58 PM
  • Voivod Not sure how much free time you have right now, but this Spanish black metal band and album deserve your attention: http://wrongblackmetal.bandcamp.com/album/pessimistic-outcomes
    December 9 07:17 AM
  • FearThyEvil Any recommendations on some good black metal from this year? It's not too late lol. I'm trying to wrap-up all 2014 releases before christmas that I want to hear.
    December 8 10:48 PM
  • FearThyEvil I thought they're were a few pretty good dm release but last years selection was certainly better.
    December 8 12:50 AM
  • Ignimbrite I have. I get that it's not that different, but I still enjoy it a lot more.
    December 7 11:04 PM
  • FearThyEvil Good stuff, I really think Full of Hell might have one of the better releases this year.
    December 6 11:21 PM
  • Ignimbrite Seriously, though. Such a solid album.
    December 6 11:10 AM
  • FearThyEvil Gotta say, I'm surprised you like the new Full of Hell release so much. I'm glad because it's certainly one of my favorites this year.
    December 6 12:23 AM
  • DoctorDoom Hey, really enjoyed your review of the new Lord Mantis record. It's by far my favorite metal album released this year.
    December 5 04:46 PM
  • Dryden been busy with work and was ill for a bit so disappeared from here for a while but now im back. show your daughter bm and tell stories of dryden
    December 1 10:01 PM
  • BMDrummer a 2 for saor smh
    November 29 04:17 PM
  • Dryden hows it going
    November 28 10:08 PM
  • ShadowRemains yup
    November 27 02:51 PM
  • Voivod Oh I didn't know and I totally understand, best wishes for your new family member!
    November 23 04:41 AM
  • Voivod Hi Karl, I think that the new Varathron album deserves your attention - http://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com/album/untrodden-corridors-of-hades
    November 22 12:10 PM
  • Jacquibim But yeah, I definitely plan on having children one day, just not in the foreseeable future. I'm thinking of going to university maybe next year or the year after that.
    November 21 08:19 AM
  • Jacquibim Nuh I live in Australia, and we're (to be honest) very very overpaid here, but it's not so much the amount of money you make but the regularity with which you make it. Casual work is like an epidemic here, and I wouldn't dream of having kids with such fiscal uncertainty (working 40 hours one week and then 5 the next, for example). Thankfully I landed myself another full time job yesterday after telling my previous employer to go and **** herself :D
    November 21 08:17 AM
  • Jacquibim Gotta be on solid financial ground before I spread my genes heh
    November 21 12:04 AM
  • Jacquibim Congratulations on your new baby girl :D
    November 20 03:58 AM
  • ResidentNihilist great to hear, really wanna know what you think of it as it sounds so much up your alley.
    November 13 06:09 PM
  • ResidentNihilist Hey Wiz, ever listened to Juicy Planet Earth by Flapjack? http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF35CB68F641853C3 Awesome polish nu-metal with that off-kilter vibe that both Nothingface and Mudvayne on LD 50 tapped into if you haven't heard it.
    November 13 06:05 PM
  • Jacquibim Hey dude, seeing as you love power electronics, check out my latest review and (if you haven't already) check out the album too http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/65014/Pure-Fetor/
    November 12 02:08 AM
  • Voivod I have to listen to listen to that album too, Anacrusis is among my all time favorite metal bands.
    November 5 10:17 PM
  • Voivod the record is short in length too, so it's unlikely for it to become tiring.
    November 5 05:49 PM
  • Voivod Hi Karl, this is noise/industrial that I think you will dig. If you like the track, check the album like whenever: http://sterilizer.bandcamp.com/track/dis-content
    November 5 02:45 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges It's been a mixed bag. On one hand, term 1 just ended in my high school, and I've had plenty of time to chill and jam with my friends. On the other hand, I had a horrible writer's block that I just barely got past recently, and my friend's mom fell into a coma over the weekend. Glad to know life's been treating you well, though. I'll be sure to congratulate you when delivery day arrives.
    November 3 03:33 PM
  • SharkTooth I'll definitely do that, thanks!
    November 3 09:04 AM
  • Jacquibim Oh believe me I know just how intricate some of the pieces are, and there is harsh noise out there that I like a hell of a lot. It just seems that for every album I enjoy I come across about 3 or 4 that are just boring, endurance tests, Incapacitants are really bad in that regard. Been meaning to check 1930 cause what I've heard of it I enjoyed far more than something like Verenology for example... or I could just keep delving into power electronics ;)
    November 3 08:00 AM
  • Jacquibim Yeah, his big-wall-of-sound albums just wear on my patience by the end of it. Harsh noise in general is just really really gimmicky IMO.
    November 2 05:09 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Hey man, haven't talked to you in a while. How's life?
    November 2 01:22 PM
  • SharkTooth I haven't really listented to their debut so I think that's why I like Melana Chasmata a lot more than you did tbqh. But on its own I felt it stood really well.
    November 2 09:32 AM
  • SharkTooth Yeah I've heard some of those albums, ( Indian, Morbeus Chron, Lord Mantis, Dead Congregation) and they're good. Will check out the others soon
    November 2 09:28 AM
  • Jacquibim I should clarify that he doesn't do post-rock in the vein of Explosions in the Sky of anything, most of his stuff has a strong neo-classical vibe to it, and there's a bunch of other influences like glitch, breakbeat and sometimes jazz.
    November 1 08:54 PM
  • Jacquibim It's just one guy, but yeah I absolutely adore his stuff (Program Music is my 2nd fav album ever), not sure if you'd dig it because it's really really saccharine, but try it just in case. And yeah I've heard Merzbow, but I prefer his earlier stuff like Antimonument and Music For Bondage Performance, Flair Gun is pretty cool but most of his work after that I find a little boring, maybe one day it'll click.
    November 1 08:50 PM
  • Jacquibim Not yet, been busy with the new Kashiwa Daisuke
    November 1 10:34 AM
  • LilLioness I have just started listening to the opener and you ain't kidding. I have been yearning for something like this this year.
    November 1 09:28 AM
  • Voivod I found out about it accidentally :-)
    November 1 07:55 AM
  • LilLioness I haven't gotten around to listening to new Godflesh yet. How is it?
    October 31 10:10 PM
  • Jacquibim Yeah, even if our tastes differ, I always respect users more if they think for themselves, an attribute that seems to be missing from 95% of the userbase. Also, Ulcerate you say? Welly welly welly well, consider my interest piqued!
    October 31 04:42 PM
  • Voivod black/thrash metal from Canada that deserves your attention: http://hellacaust.bandcamp.com/album/what-is-not
    October 31 07:13 AM
  • zaruyache THERE ARE. like
    October 30 09:35 PM
  • zaruyache apparently my long comment got cut off :/ What I said was my spreadsheet for 2014 is super huge and there are
    October 30 09:29 PM
  • zaruyache And that's the sheet for 2014.
    October 30 07:41 PM
  • Jacquibim glad we finally agreed on something heh
    October 30 04:49 PM
  • zaruyache uhhh I can't even say off-hand. They're pretty basic atmos-bm. Maybe I'll get you a name when I have my giant spreadsheet handy.
    October 30 09:22 AM
  • Mall Thanks buddy, only heard Autopsy out of those : )
    October 29 08:06 AM
  • Mall hey man, i was wondering if you could give me some death metal recs from this year? trying hard to get back into the genre : )
    October 28 08:02 AM
  • Voivod Trey Spencer thinks very highly of that album as well. Thanks for the link, their bandcamp page doesn't have the album streaming, probably because of the metal injection deal.
    October 26 05:30 PM
  • Voivod I would also add all the Greek sputnik residents as Thorns fans. The 87 sputnik votes say that Thorns are fairly appreciated here.
    October 26 02:53 PM
  • Voivod I was caught by surprise as well! The guy who mixed the album is Snorre from Thorns. Now, I have read in Metal Hammer Greece that Snorre has been preparing the new Thorns album all this time since 2001, don't know how much truth there's to that though.
    October 26 10:31 AM
  • Voivod Aldrahn is back... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osA6zRyRZuM. And congrats for your baby girl man!!!
    October 26 07:36 AM
  • Crysis por que no los dos?
    October 22 05:14 PM
  • Crysis holy **** congrats karl!
    October 21 09:16 PM
  • Crysis negative, google shut us down initially so i thought it was done for but apparently today it's back up! don't know why but i'm not complaining
    October 21 04:25 PM
  • Voivod I just saw that your comment wasd so no worries.
    October 21 02:38 PM
  • Voivod Karl, please erase some zzz's from your post in the Obituary stream news item, the thread is deformed.
    October 21 08:05 AM
  • Trebor. s*** I got a link from Anthom and I don't remember what site and I can't find it in my search history
    October 20 08:56 PM
  • zaruyache Occultation, from guitarist of Negative Plane w/ female vox. Same guitar style but less evil. http://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/silence-in-the-ancestral-house
    October 19 11:39 PM
  • zaruyache This isn't a "proper" link to Ardour Loom, but it's better than ripping from youtube! I think the first track is the taken from the label's soundcloud, but the 2nd sounds more lo-fi so I think someone else just ripped the cassette or something. Still good tho. http://tinyurl.com/kabrxly
    October 17 07:42 PM
  • ResidentNihilist http://sideburnsmovement.blogspot.de/2014/10/interview-dan-swano-nightingale.htmlDon't if you'd be interested but Dan's doing a second solo album for 2016 and it's supposed to be more dm orientated. He talks about it in the last question I think.
    October 16 04:05 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot thanks man, means a lot coming from you
    October 16 07:30 AM
  • Voivod Karl I think you will dig this, filthy Venom/Motorhead/early Voivod black/thrash metal from Greece - https://wtcproductions.bandcamp.com/album/fire-brimstone
    October 15 03:37 PM
  • johnnydeking29 Hehe saw it - I get what you mean about contrast and agree that that's one of their strengths...I just think they have other ways of being awesome :P Sorry if I seemed aggressive
    October 15 02:28 PM
  • zaruyache You like Alraune and this is *sort* of like that, I think? Bit of a hardcore tinge here and there. http://salvaticus.bandcamp.com/album/hidden-manna
    October 12 03:30 PM
  • Voivod I believe you, after all that documentary is years old.
    October 8 08:09 AM
  • Voivod A friend from Greece sent me the link and it corroborates Michael Moore's documentary about gun possesion in the US, the part where he visited Canada for the sake of comparison.
    October 8 02:10 AM
  • zaruyache I don't even have one. I only have a youtube rip from the official stream of the first track, then a direct rip from the youtube vids of the guy who recorded his stereo playing the cassette, which are much rawer and bm sounding (which you'd prob like tbh). The label is going to put it on bandcamp once the cassette sells out in like a month, though.
    October 7 09:09 PM
  • Voivod http://themetapicture.com/canada-the-only-place-youll-see-something-like-this/
    October 7 08:55 AM
  • zaruyache check my new review, ya digg
    October 6 05:59 PM
  • Jacquibim Lol it's all good, you're not the first user to think that, it's just unusually widespread for something so baseless.
    October 5 10:49 PM
  • Jacquibim I'm actually curious as to why there's this perception that I'm a massive brutal dm fan, same for the idea that all I look for in the genre is complexity/technicality (two premises that seem pretty damn inconsistent, no?). For every chugga-slam or dweedle-dee band I like I could probably name about two dozen old school "true" bands that I'm significantly more fond of.
    October 5 12:11 AM
  • Jacquibim Sorry to disappoint you but I do find them boring, Nihility is nowhere near Winds of Creation level and the production is annoying. The steady shift towards groove over the rest of their discog just doesn't sit well with me, then there's the change in vocalist and fervent for chugga chugga sections etc. etc. Don't get me wrong, I wanted to like the rest of their discog but it's just so w/e
    October 3 09:25 PM
  • zaruyache guy didn't actually assault his girlfriend apparently so I know of no reason to criticize him, outside of that sub-par last album. I think I tried listening to some of his Tentacles record, but wasn't floored by it. His band is still on my sticky note list of essential bands I need to listen to, though.
    October 1 09:14 PM
  • zaruyache Guitar tone isn't brutal enough on new Krieg. Leviathan have a new lp coming out at the end of the year that I'll check. Massive Conspiracy ruels but I've not tried much of his other stuff.
    October 1 12:23 PM

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