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 - Cypher
0
this is actually sickening. genuinely abhorrent. everyone involved with this shoudl be tossed into a cave and then that cave should be permanently sealed
 - Spacial Meditations Over Yawning Disquietude
94
Apparently salvaged from a now-defunct internet forum, all information on this artist is now seemingly lost, which is a shame as this is a very effective piece of music. I guess it's the 2000s forum era of metal's equivalent of finding an old, obscure tape from an anonymous band.

In terms of music, this could be described as dark ambient/dungeon drone. It mainly consists of a trudging, repeating melody over light percussion and ever-shifting drones. Despite the minimal composition, the album ... read more

 - Go Ahead And Die
67
Groovy crossover from Max Cavalera released on Nuclear Blast. My hopes for this were pretty low, but it pleasantly surprised me! Not too pleasantly though.

There are plenty of good riffs throughout the album in the fast sections, while the slow parts are mostly meh, occasionally dropping into pretty awful groove territory. Unfortunately, the good riffs are hurt by the rather poor production, making them kinda hard to hear at points. The vocals are pretty bad, but I think this comes down in ... read more

 - The Ruins of Fading Light
100
literally perfectly crafted modern trad
 - rainy evening
64
pleasant if uninteresting, but 12 minutes is the perfect album length so it doesn't get boring

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6d
I’m happy you liked it! I’ll be sure to check that rec you mentioned as soon as I got some free time.
2w
Hello fsh, have you heard this? If not, I feel like you’d fancy: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/406424---/user-reviews/?type=ratings
1mo
youve never even heard of fun!!!!!!!!!!!!
3mo
the media wants us to believe patchpelt died of smoke inhalation at 93 moons old but they simply cannot keep the truth buried forever
3mo
i didn't know what this post meant so i had to wonder if patchpelt was a reference to something so i googled it and got this and was like hmm https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/838528111955410994/974314278557462538/Screenshot_20220512-101512_Firefox.jpg
3mo
this defines "it rips"
3mo
that Erupt just started blasting out of my computer when i was sitting at in dead silence
3mo
or if you are i dont judge
3mo
https://spectrallore.bandcamp.com/album/return-into-forever-2 also listen to this new epic metal album from Ayloss if u aint straight

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