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August 2021 Jams

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I just want to note that these are my favorites to listen to right now, and not necessarily the albums I would rate "best" or "most classic". Pure preference

Created by: Qualeen | 25.08.2021

1. Entombed - Left Hand Path
2. Antestor - The Forsaken
I don't know what it is about this album, it's rather unrecognized, but it's been one of my BM favs for 7 years at this point, I think
3. Emperor - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
I still don't know whether this or "Wintersun" is my actual favourite album of all time. A dilemma that may never cease.
4. Amenra - De Doorn
This album, and I mean the whole thing, is insanely pleasant to me. I can't quite phrase it. I think it captures the beauty of all metal for me.
5. Wintersun - Wintersun
6. Children of Bodom - Hatebreeder
7. Vital Remains - Dechristianize
The title song is my most listened song ever, I believe.
8. Analepsy - Atrocities from Beyond
As someone intelligently pointed out on YouTube, the band name would make "Atrocities from Behind" a better title.
9. Meshuggah - Nothing
10. Immolation - Close to a World Below
11. Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane
12. Death - Human
Sharp and concise.
13. Vader - Tibi Et Igni
14. Defeated Sanity - Chapters of Repugnance
Unironically, my favourite song on this is Introitus. And I don't even dislike the vocals, but the way in which the intro slowly consumes the ear is glorious.
15. Batushka - Litourgiya
Makes me wanna go to church and praise God and Satan simultaneously.
16. Dead Congregation - Promulgation of the Fall
17. Agalloch - The Mantle
18. Tool - Lateralus
19. Summoning - Oath Bound
Overall my favorite Summoning album, and the competition is super close.
20. Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thunder God
21. Dying Fetus - Reign Supreme
22. Cannibal Corpse - Kill
23. Mental Cruelty - A Hill To Die Upøn
A unique mix of deathcore and symphonic black metal, as I'd put it. Surprisingly took my ear by storm.
24. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
25. Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
26. Immortal - At the Heart of Winter
27. Disentomb - Misery
28. Meshuggah - Koloss
29. Death - Individual Thought Patterns
30. Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond
31. Suffocation - Pierced from Within
32. Opeth - Morningrise
I really appreciate the fact that the 20-minute track is at no point boring, never makes me want to skip.
33. Opeth - Blackwater Park
34. Opeth - Still Life
35. Funebrarum - The Sleep of Morbid Dreams
36. Bloodbath - Nightmares Made Flesh
I just listened to this 3 times today. I think it's the guitar sound, it's so crispy, meaty.
37. Deicide - The Stench of Redemption
38. Eximperitus - -ahrartu
Last I checked, the reception for this was mixed, and I never quite understood why. While it may never get recognized, I'll keep it my little secret.
39. Sulphur Aeon - The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos
40. Gorguts - The Erosion of Sanity
If I could pinpoint what I imagine the essence of death metal to be, I'd pick this.
41. Cynic - Focus
42. Night Crowned - Hädanfärd
43. ISIS - Panopticon
Puts me in a kind of contemplative state that somehow never leaves me depressed, as my conditions would love me to - it's always oddly uplitfting. A true release.
44. Ulcerate - Stare Into Death and Be Still

Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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25.08.2021 - 21:32

Nice to see: Left Hand Path, Storm of the Light's Bane, At the Heart of Winter, and Human. Also cool to see a Summoning and a Children of Bodom album. I recently listened to Close to a World Below - it was decent.
I must admit I'm not a big fan of Emperor or Opeth, though.
I'll have to check out the others you have here - I don't know most of them!
Didn't you say you liked Crimson by Edge of Sanity? Should that be on your list?
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25.08.2021 - 22:01

Emperor and Opeth may not be too compelling at first. I think Emperor is particularly difficult to get into because I feel like In the Nightside Eclipse operates on such immense darkness levels that, honestly, when i first listened to that album, I couldn't get to the end. Anything past Into the Infinity of Thoughts was initially too much.

Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk are very unique, and I think the early songs being so furiously fast and sharp-sounding can be distracting and maybe even a bit of a headache. But it's become one of my favorite albums over the course of dozens of listens. I think it's its melancholy that captures my attention.

Opeth are one of a kind, and the length of their songs can shatter any new listener's attention span. I believe it's the atmosphere, the jazz harmonies and the acoustic tracks (such as Epilogue and Credence on "My Arms, Your Hearse") together with the contrast between the death growls and clean vocals that ultimately seal the deal for me.

And yes, Crimson is one of my all-time favourites, but the issue here is that I labelled the list improperly - it shouldn't say "all-time favourites", it's more like current jams - which I indicated in private messages earlier and the description above - so I'm gonna change the title if that's even possible. If not, I'll add Crimson to the list.

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