Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff

Author:Matt Johnsen
Date:2017-05-18 15:27:08
In Reply To:Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff by Loudblast
Disembowelment--Transcendence Into the Peripheral
When this came out, I thought it was total shit. I have never bothered to update my understanding of its merits.
Except that it's total greatness!
Fine. I'll give it another shot.
Ulver--Themes From William Blake
This is one of the only Ulver albums I own, because the label sent me a promo. Like most Ulver albums, it's boring as fuck :) For my tastes, Garm is a classic case of a dude with more vision than talent.
You so crazy, Matt!
Crazy like a rev!
Even though it's a uniformly perfect album, I think "Frosted Avowals" might be my favorite Obliveon tune.
You used to say mean things about Alain's drumming. Anyway, remember when you couldn't get through a paragraph of anything written by Borivoj before he somehow mentioned Obliveon? Those were the days...
Thought Industry--Short Wave on a Cold Day
Maybe their best? At the very least, in the top 5.
Haha! It's my favorite, but not by too much.
It almost doesn't make sense to compare it to any of the others, because it might as well be a different band, except for the awesomeness. I saw them on what I think was their last tour, and in fact it WAS a totally different band. They played like 4 new songs which never saw the light of day.
Death--Individual Thought Patterns
My fave Death. This album needed a remaster badly, but instead it was remixed, badly. Bummer, that.
'Human' is my favorite by several orders of magnitude, but 'ITP' rules hard. Definitely needs a remaster, though. Hoglan is the man!
I saw them on this tour and even got to watch the soundcheck because I was pretending to be a college radio DJ. They played Rattlehead during check while Chuck was wearing a pink t-shirt, very short shorts, and flip-flops. It was awesome.
Carcass--Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
My fave Carcass!
Awesome and, I think, underrated record.
Is it underrated? I guess all the posers think Heartwork is best. My friends gave me this album at a surprise 18th birthday party. They also gave me a gold-lame thong.
Fifth Angel--S/T
I like this one much more than its follow-up, but both are cool for the style.
You turned me on to this record!
I turn a lot of people on to a lot of records. I can't remember them all!
Mew - Visuals. Still ruling my ears.
I'm slowly getting in to +/-.
Then spin this next. It's similar in a sense, but synthier and dreamier. I love it.
Elegy - Labyrinth of Dreams, Supremacy, Lost. The only great Elegy albums are the ones with Hovinga on vox. The first Parry album is okay, but this band was way better with two guitarists.
Labyrinth is cool! Got it way back in the day when my poles were occupied by Morbid Angel and Jesus Lizard and dismissed it as a wimp-fest, but it has aged well!
I love how sloppy those guitarists were. They thought they were shredders, but Gilbert/Bouillet they were not. The singer is a dead ringer for a young Tony Harnell, and that guy replaced one Tim Aymar in the band which would called Prime Time.

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