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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by SamuraiMegas Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:27 pm

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SamuraiMegas wrote:I've had Mista Thug Isolation and Sour Soul on repeat lately, though it doesn't seem that hip hop is too popular in this thread. Any other hip hop heads on here?


Oh man, you missed the hip hop thread we had going. Noise used to write album reviews. Like complete breakdowns, historical influences, lyrical styles of individual contributors, the works. He's one of the best to know.

Yeah I think I commented on that thread a couple times but wasn't as into it at the time. Maybe we can revive it soon.
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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by Ack Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:47 pm

The last couple of days has involved a lot of research and data entry, which means I've been busy exploring the early half of the discography of Autopsy: Severed Survival, Mental Funeral, Acts of the Unspeakable, and Shitfun.

Severed Survival
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The album cover is by Kent Mathieu, based on the scene in Hellraiser where chains rip a man apart. Autopsy members apparently used to hang out and smoke weed with him while he painted, and they wore out a VHS tape of the movie while getting him to paint this cover. Mathieu went on to do the artwork for Autopsy's third album too.

Of course, it was considered too graphic and banned in Germany. As a result, Kev Walker came in to do an alternate cover apparently based on a limited description of a drawing some 13 year old kid had done. I actually kinda prefer the artwork of the alternate cover...

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Cool, huh?

As for the album, this is very reminiscent of Death, which makes sense considering drummer and vocalist Chris Reifert had actually been the drummer for Death's debut album Scream Bloody Gore. I've read that Slayer was also a big influence on Autopsy's song writing, but tracks like Disembowel, Ridden with Disease, and the hidden track Stillborn sound like they would have fit right in with some of Death's earliest hits, albeit with less of Chuck Shuldiner's social commentary.

That's not a knock on Shuldiner, dude. Death and Autopsy are both awesome for their own reasons. And without the violent (and kinda goofy) nature of lyrics like what we got here, we might never have heard the audio slasher film that is basically Cannibal Corpse.

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Ahh, Mental Funeral, for when you want to slow down. Kev Walker came back to do this piece, and apparently the band hated it at first but warmed to the image over time. It's their fault; they apparently gave him a vague one-sentence description of what you see when you die on an acid trip.

Seriously though, Mental Funeral is why Autopsy is considered a Death-Doom band. They keep the horror attitude but slow it down for titles like In the Grip of Winter and Dead. The Swedes love this one apparently. I admit, this one is a lot moodier and at times almost feels...minimalist in a way, so I don't instantly connect to it the way I do with the faster, thrashier Severed Survival. But man, when you want it, it's good.

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Acts of the Unspeakable features yet another shift, with way more punk-style songs under a minute in length. Put it like this, there are 18 tracks, and it's only slightly over 35 minutes long. Again, I feel like this is minimalist when compared to earlier days, like Mental Funeral but with the songs ending a lot quicker, yet tracks like Necrocannibalistic Vomitorium border on the ridiculous in their subject matter. I say border, because we're not yet at the fourth album... Truth is, this basically becomes background music whenever I listen to it. Autopsy loses me here.

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And then Shitfun happens. It's considered Pornogrind-esque, which is the weird microgenre for grindcore with sexual themes...or something like that. To me, it sounds like Autopsy got way too drunk listening to Dying Fetus albums and thinking what it would be like if they had a love child with Napalm Death. Songs are off the wall, rapid fire, and goofy. The band was basically breaking up at this point, and it's such a departure from the earliest albums that it doesn't feel like Autopsy anymore, because it basically wasn't. It was becoming Abscess, which was one of Chris Reifert and guitarist Danny Coralles' side projects. If you like Abscess, you'll probably like this album. Reifert has even admitted he feels gross listening to this one.

Also, that's a big Tootsie Roll, you sicko.

Autopsy did come back years later and start release albums again in 2011. No, I'm not gonna talk about it.
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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by BoneSnapDeez Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:20 pm

These posts are just Bone bait.

I love the first two Autopsy albums. Mental Funeral is my favorite. It sounds like a precursor to the British death-doom that would characterize the Peaceville label. So good.
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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by Ack Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:53 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:These posts are just Bone bait.

I love the first two Autopsy albums. Mental Funeral is my favorite. It sounds like a precursor to the British death-doom that would characterize the Peaceville label. So good.

Yeah, I'm just writing clickbait for you. Whatever it takes to get old man Bone off his porch and posting about metal for the kids.

I like Mental Funeral, but man, Severed Survival is just... it's like my favorite stuff from Death too. Now I want to listen to Autopsy's Disembowel and follow it with Death's Leprosy.
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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by prfsnl_gmr Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:36 pm

I’ve been listening to Lady Gaga’s Artpop and Katy Perry’ Prism..so...basically, pop music from six years ago. I’m also listening to Young MC’s Stone Cold Rhymin’, a family-friendly rap album. (I drive my children to school in the morning; so, it’s pretty much what’s on offer these days.)

My daughter got me into Artpop because she loves the song Applause so much. (Like most music she loves, she first heard it playing Just Dance. Your days are numbered, Bone!). I really liked The Fame Monster, but I always understood Artpop to be kind of a disappointment. I really like it, though. Most of the album is not family-friendly, at all, and it is really, really, really weird. (The second track, in particular, is awesomely insane.). I think it has gone through a bit of a critical redemption in recent years, and I understand why.

Prism is just OK. It has a lot of hits on it, and my daughter loves pretty much all the songs. (Dark Horse is her favorite.)

Stone Cold Rhymin’ is a stone-cold classic. It’s the album that got me int rap music, and it is still impressive. Young MC’s creative, fast-pace rapping combined with Dust Brothers production is tough to beat. My kids love it too.
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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by BoneSnapDeez Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:32 pm

Oh man I'm trying to keep my kids away from pop music. It's a losing battle.
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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by SheepGoat Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:06 pm

tool,parkway drive,asking alexandria,whitechapel are my usual go too bands.

the music video for-parkway drive wishing wells is strangly intense.
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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by dsheinem Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:08 pm

So I am turning 40 next month and I thought it would be fun to make a playlist of 40 favorite songs from each year I have been alive. The rules were fairly simple: one favorite song from each year (though not all songs were necessarily my favorite at the time), and I couldn't duplicate any artists on the list (even if they had a song some year which I liked better than the artist that appears).

In any case, if you are interested...

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... XEFNIxvYEi

Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/user-playlists ... dda9-4d788
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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by marurun Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:44 pm

So not really a top 40 songs so much as a top song by 40 artists.
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