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(Revolver Magazine)   The most awesome, and the most awesomely bad, metal album covers of the year   (revolvermag.com) divider line 59
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2011-12-22 10:34:33 PM
Lulu was a terrible album, but I thought the cover was pretty awesome.
 
2011-12-23 12:44:47 AM

Gratch: No love for Cormorant's Dwellings? Might be the awesomest cover art I've seen since...ever.

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Yep. Amazing all around.

Giant Squid - Cenotes has great album art as well (goes beyond the cover).

The new Belphegor should be on the worst of list.
 
2011-12-23 07:27:15 AM
For me maybe the worst was Steel Panther-Balls Out. Maybe I just can't get all excited over fake boobs or something like that....As far as the Lulu cover...I thought it honestly caught my eye when I first saw it.

Not into Metal really. Not that I mind a hard or big sound that knocks you off your feet, but its those stupid vocals where every other guys is trying to sound like a demon with a soar throat trying to sing...and then there the usual machine gun double bass pedal tactics, which was cool the first time I heard... and then I heard the exact same thing again and again and again and again out of several different bands. No Bill Brufford Starless King Crimson inventiveness here. It may sound hard but it about the same as some of these classical-pop orchestras you see on PBS during fund raisers. They have their structure and most of them stay within in.

I love In This Moments - The Dream. It may not be pure metal.... but the lead singer (a girl) is a great singer. The band doesn't fall into or fall out of the usual Metal traps too much... and came out with a more solid rock CD. The girl does sometimes do the lazy demon vocals thing on other CDs of theirs, which is a shame, again because she can really sing....but hey what the hey. I also don't get what metal bands have to constantly play with the same devil worship front themes. Its not dangerous anymore because its just too damn predictable. many of these metal band do have good or great musicians.... I think they should freshen things up instead of falling back on the what's expect from a Metal band structures......

My opinion. Other people have their own. What few more recent Metal bands I got...are some of my favorite CDs
 
2011-12-23 08:47:00 AM
Olympus Mons


You're probably listening to the wrong bands. True, a lot of brutal death metal and most mainstream (in metal terms) bands sounds pretty samey but there are a number of bands out there doing very interesting technically challenging music that rivals anything Fripp and his cohorts have done in terms of complexity and inventiveness. I might suggest going to youtube and checking out bands like Cynic, Atheist, Blotted Science, Behold the Arctopus, Fantomas, Textures, Unexpect and the (sadly) defunct Sleepytime Gorilla Museum for a start.

As far as the vocals, it used to bug me too, but I've gradually come to think of them as another instrument - one that doesn't convey meaning like a traditional singer but simply adds another component to the band's sound.
 
2011-12-23 10:16:42 AM
obligatory. (new window)
 
2011-12-23 10:27:18 AM

Snapper Carr: Olympus Mons


You're probably listening to the wrong bands. True, a lot of brutal death metal and most mainstream (in metal terms) bands sounds pretty samey but there are a number of bands out there doing very interesting technically challenging music that rivals anything Fripp and his cohorts have done in terms of complexity and inventiveness. I might suggest going to youtube and checking out bands like Cynic, Atheist, Blotted Science, Behold the Arctopus, Fantomas, Textures, Unexpect and the (sadly) defunct Sleepytime Gorilla Museum for a start.

As far as the vocals, it used to bug me too, but I've gradually come to think of them as another instrument - one that doesn't convey meaning like a traditional singer but simply adds another component to the band's sound.


Thank you for your suggestions. I've been giving metal a closer look recently and it's nice to be pointed in the direction of some bands that stand out. I started down your list but haven't made it past Blotted Science because I can't stop listening. Great stuff
 
2011-12-23 11:29:48 AM
Possible contender for worst, next year:

thenjunderground.com
 
2011-12-23 12:22:27 PM
Metallica and Lou Reed? Really? Ugh.
 
2011-12-24 12:50:56 AM

DecemberNitro: Possible contender for worst, next year:


Was thinking the same thing.
 
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