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Currently Listening... (August 2022 Edition)


These are albums that I'm currently enjoying. They may be classics that I'm revisiting or new gems I've recently discovered. (Ordered alphabetically)

By the way, this image is the view out of my bedroom window

- A star (⭐️) denotes a new discovery that I find exceptionally special!

Created by: F3ynman2000 | 05.08.2022



1. Acherontas - Theosis
2010 black
2. Albino Slug - Albino Slug
1993 crazy awesome experimentation ⭐️
3. Anathema - Alternative 4
1998 atmo rock / doom
4. Ashbury - Endless Skies
1983 hard rock
5. Asphyx - Death... The Brutal Way
2009 death
6. Blue Öyster Cult - Fire Of Unknown Origin
1981 hard rock
7. Chthe'ilist - Le Dernier Crépuscule
2016 atmo death
8. Crescent - Pyramid Slaves
2014 blackened death
9. Cryptic Shift - Visitations From Enceladus
2020 technical thrash / death
10. Dream Unending - Tide Turns Eternal
2021 dream doom
11. Early Moods - Early Moods
2022 doom / heavy ⭐️
12. Empyrium - A Wintersunset...
1996 doom
13. Estatic Fear - Somnium Obmutum
1996 symphonic/gothic doom ⭐️
14. Fall Of The Idols - The Womb Of The Earth
2006 doom
15. Godkiller - The End Of The World
1998 industrial black
16. Grand Belial's Key - Mocking The Philanthropist
1997 black --- https://youtu.be/z6MBYdZ1pV0
17. Green Lung - Black Harvest
2021 stoner / doom
18. Grima - Frostbitten
2022 black
19. If These Trees Could Talk - The Bones Of A Dying World
2016 instrumental post rock --- https://youtu.be/IdqRK7D3Qvc
20. Kamelot - Epica
2003 symphonic power
21. Kamelot - The Black Halo
2005 symphonic power
22. Kypck - Черно
2008 doom ⭐️
23. Kyuss - Kyuss
1994 stoner
24. Long Distance Calling - Avoid The Light
2009 instrumental post rock
25. Lucifer's Fall - Graveyard Rites
2022 doom (Split)
26. Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!
1985 thrash
27. Methadone Skies - Different Layers Of Fear
2019 stoner
28. Morgion - Solinari
1999 death doom
29. Muse - Origin Of Symmetry
2001 alt rock --- https://youtu.be/O5vlr441wR4
30. Muse - Absolution
2003 alt rock --- https://youtu.be/xC-tsLethqQ
31. Necromantia - Crossing the Fiery Path
1993 experimental black
32. Neurosis - Through Silver In Blood
1996 post / atmo sludge
33. Obscure Sphinx - Void Mother
2013 post / sludge
34. Ordinul Negru - A Sojourner Wandering Through The Barren Openness
2021 atmospheric / avant-garde black (EP)
35. Poison (GER) - Into The Abyss
1993 thrash / death / black
36. Red Fang - Red Fang
2008 stoner rock
37. Russian Circles - Station
2008 instrumental post
38. Russian Circles - Gnosis
2022 instrumental post
39. Sear Bliss - The Haunting
1998 black
40. Serotonin - Fracture
2021 avant-garde black
41. Species - To Find Deliverance
2022 thrash ⭐️
42. Sulphur Aeon - Swallowed By The Ocean's Tide
2012 death
43. The Necromancers - Servants Of The Salem Girl
2017 doom
44. The Ocean - Pelagial
2013 post / atmo sludge
45. The Thirteenth Sun - Stardust
2017 progressive / psychedelic
46. Villagers Of Ioannina City - Age Of Aquarius
2019 psychedelic rock
47. Virgin Black - Sombre Romantic
2001 gothic ⭐️
48. Windir - 1184
2001 black



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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05.08.2022 - 20:37
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
The beginning of a new month - and my summer vacation! Time to start a new list
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06.08.2022 - 08:32
nepalski

Heeey, grats at passing your exam man
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06.08.2022 - 11:47
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by nepalski on 06.08.2022 at 08:32

Heeey, grats at passing your exam man

Thanks, man. It was tough. The system at my university is that the only grade that counts for the class is the final exam. All the homework that one does throughout the semester doesn't count. This can be nice because you basically have to try your hardest only once - at the end for the exam. But on the other hand, it makes it also super stressful because your whole grade relies on the professor designing a reasonable exam.

This exam I find wasn't reasonable. The class was "Theoretical Physics 5: Advanced Quantum Mechanics". I enjoy physics for the actual physical phenomena, but theoretical physics classes have the tendency to have so much abstract math and don't focus on the connection to the actual physics. In the exam it was the extreme case that there was practically no physics involved - it was just a bunch of math problems. This pissed me off because I'd been preparing for completely other stuff, plus when I was working on the problems, I felt like I was always messing something up.

Well, I guess it turned out OK in the end. Thankfully that was my last theoretical class that I needed for my bachelor's degree. Now there's only lab work left - where I can do actual physics!
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06.08.2022 - 16:41
nepalski

If you like Muse and already got yourself into Dream Theater, then you should give their 8th album "Octavarium" a try. The band members were very into muse at the moment of writting the songs. Especially Panic Attack and Never Enough have strong resemblance to Muse's work.
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06.08.2022 - 17:04
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by nepalski on 06.08.2022 at 16:41

you should give their 8th album "Octavarium" a try. The band members were very into muse at the moment of writting the songs.

Really? I didn't know that. Thanks- I'll check it out!
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07.08.2022 - 19:19
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by nepalski on 06.08.2022 at 16:41

If you like Muse and already got yourself into Dream Theater, then you should give their 8th album "Octavarium" a try. The band members were very into muse at the moment of writting the songs. Especially Panic Attack and Never Enough have strong resemblance to Muse's work.

Ok, I've listened to Octavarium. I didn't like it that much, despite some Muse elements on those songs you mentioned.

I did though find Adramelch - Irae Melanox and Poison - Into The Abyss from your list intriguing
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07.08.2022 - 19:53
nepalski

Written by F3ynman2000 on 07.08.2022 at 19:19

I did though find Adramelch - Irae Melanox and Poison - Into The Abyss from your list intriguing

I remember when I first heard Adramelch. I didn't like it nearly as much as I do now. Sure, I though it was pretty solid, but not solid enough to be a standing out album from that era. But this album really is a grower. Nowadays, I think it's the very peak of 80's prog metal and us power metal, only Fates Warning's Awaken The Guardian comes close.

If you liked Poison's album you should check Pentagram's (the chilean one) two minialbums (or their compilation from 2000). It's also on my list.
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07.08.2022 - 21:03
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Gonna dump some Romanian albums I think you might like:
Illuminati - The Core
White Walls - Grandeur
Descend Into Despair - Opium
The Thirteenth Sun - Stardust
Ordinul Negru - A Sojourner
Methadone Skies - Different Layers Of Fear
Katharos XIII - Chthonian Transmissions
Kultika - Capricorn Wolves
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07.08.2022 - 21:45
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by RaduP on 07.08.2022 at 21:03

Gonna dump some Romanian albums I think you might like:
Illuminati - The Core
White Walls - Grandeur
Descend Into Despair - Opium
The Thirteenth Sun - Stardust
Ordinul Negru - A Sojourner
Methadone Skies - Different Layers Of Fear
Katharos XIII - Chthonian Transmissions
Kultika - Capricorn Wolves

Neat! Thanks, man!
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08.08.2022 - 21:00
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by RaduP on 07.08.2022 at 21:03

Gonna dump some Romanian albums I think you might like:
Illuminati - The Core
White Walls - Grandeur
Descend Into Despair - Opium
The Thirteenth Sun - Stardust
Ordinul Negru - A Sojourner
Methadone Skies - Different Layers Of Fear
Katharos XIII - Chthonian Transmissions
Kultika - Capricorn Wolves

Thanks a ton, Radu! I've listened to all of these now and it was a pretty cool binging trip!
It was really interesting exploring Romanian music. Thanks for providing such a large variety as well (death, prog, black, instrumental, post...)!

My favorites were:
- The Thirteenth Sun - Stardust
- Ordinul Negru - A Sojourner Wandering Through The Barren Openness
- Methadone Skies - Different Layers Of Fear

I really liked the spacey/stoner/prog atmosphere on these

Katharos XIII (with cool saxophone) and Kultika (with growls reminding me of Dan Swanö) were interesting too, and I was impressed to find that they along with Ordinul Negru are led by the same mastermind Fulmineos.
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09.08.2022 - 18:39
Qualeen

Keep them lists coming! Through Silver in Blood is pure brilliance.
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Non serviam.
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09.08.2022 - 19:00
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Very interesting list, your delving into all kinds of genre's, I've noticed alot of album's here I haven't yet listened to, keep it up
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09.08.2022 - 19:27
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by Qualeen on 09.08.2022 at 18:39

Keep them lists coming! Through Silver in Blood is pure brilliance.

Indeed it is! Neurosis have such a great unique style that took some getting used to. Glad that I've come to appreciate it now!

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 09.08.2022 at 19:00

Very interesting list, your delving into all kinds of genre's, I've noticed alot of album's here I haven't yet listened to, keep it up

Thanks! I'm really happy with the way I'm going through music right now - browsing through various genres, going down rabbit holes, exploring non-metal things and things not featured on MS...

And, since giving a quantitative rating for albums can be stressful (especially if I've only just discovered it and it might still grow on me), I'm not forcing myself to give the albums a rating. Instead, I'm just following a simple policy: if I find something that I like and want to return back to it often, I add it to the list.

I hope you and others will find great albums that you haven't listened to yet. The world of music is so wide and flourishing - and I hope I can contribute to spreading the word!
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09.08.2022 - 20:57
nepalski

Written by F3ynman2000 on 09.08.2022 at 19:27

I'm not forcing myself to give the albums a rating.


I wish more people had similar attitude.
Personally I give albums a rating only if I listened to it enough times to be able to defend my opinion. On my rateyourmusic account I have only around 150 votes, but I never feel like I gave a certain album too few spins or was lacking some context to it. It's your opinion and how you can articulate it matters, and not single digit number.
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09.08.2022 - 21:00
nepalski

Also thanks for introducing me to Ashbury. Completely missed them. They remind me about powet metal band Falconer and their self-titled debut, with how they mix some folk melodies into their sound. Vocalists sound also very alike.
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15.08.2022 - 10:32
RazMan

That Early Moods album is some of the best traditional doom I've heard in a long time! Nice list.
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15.08.2022 - 15:51
doez
Hallucigenia
That star on Albino Slug makes me very happy
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An album rated 6 is an album I enjoyed
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