I really liked one of Subway’s songs. A live rendition of Kaempfen Wir. I think it was posted earlier in this thread, or maybe the FS metal thread?
And all metal is welcome in this thread.
I recently started expanding my library again and added some all-women Japanese power metal bands: Albion’s Campanula (haven’t given it a full listen yet), Aldious’s Dazed and Delight (starts strong, waffles later), and Mary’s Blood’s Scarlet (my favorite of the bunch, Burning Blaze is so good).
I’ve also been listening to Immolation’s Atonement, Phrenelith’s Desolate Endscape, Tomb Mold’s Primordial Malignance, and Extremity’s Extremely Fucking Dead, rounding out my death library a bit. Tomb Mold sing about Bloodborne and have a really interesting sound with some twang to their guitars, check out their bandcamp and giving them a listen if you’re at all into death metal. Extremely Fucking Dead is an extremely fucking good album. The solo to Chalice of Pus (CW: slight gore) is * kisses fingertips *. I had just gotten out of a depressive episode when I first listened to this album, and this section was so dismal it almost sent me right back. Only complaint I have about this album is that it’s only five songs. I need more of this stuff.
I’ve heard Extremity described as a bay area metal super group, though the only member I was familiar with prior to hearing about the is Marissa Martinez, who does guitar and vocals for deathgrind band Cretin. Their drummer, Aesop Dekker, was part of a band called Agalloch that I think was fairly well-known, though I’ve never listened to them.
I haven’t taken a look at any full albums, but I’ve been enjoying meandering from one Ghost music video the next on Youtube. Square Hammer is addictively catchy, and the music video is a bit of goofy fun.
Also, I’ve listened to some Wino stuff—Saint Vitus and The Obsessed, namely—and finally got around to listening to Spirit Caravan, who had been recommended to me a while ago. It’s some solid stuff, real groovy doom metal. Check out Jug Fulla Sun.
In other news, I had my first review accepted on Metallum. That means I can tell girls at parties I’m a published writer now.
I want to review Extremely Fucking Dead, Vader’s Litany and Sentenced’s Shadows of Past next. Extremely Fucking Dead’s a good one to review because it’s recent and I really like it, while Litany and Shadows of Past are two of my favorite albums of all time. Maybe Amorphis’s Tales From the Thousand Lakes and Incantation’s Onwards to Golgotha to balance out all the positive reviews with a couple negative ones. Might also try tackling a Lamb of God album.