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by mordred
Sat May 30, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Victim Of Time
Topic: Who's Cranking the New CIRITH UNGOL Today?
Replies: 21
Views: 1681

Re: Who's Cranking the New CIRITH UNGOL Today?

great_knuthulhu wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 11:54 am
Is the sound on the CD release noticeably better? If so, I will have to buy it
It is. :(
by mordred
Thu May 28, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Victim Of Time
Topic: Who's Cranking the New CIRITH UNGOL Today?
Replies: 21
Views: 1681

Re: Who's Cranking the New CIRITH UNGOL Today?

I forgot to mention that there's an obvious difference to the vinyl reissue of "Paradise Lost" from a few years back, which was obviously mastered specifically for vinyl to sound as good as possible. It's a little surprising they (or Metal Blade) would invest the effort in a reissue but not in an al...
by mordred
Thu May 21, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Victim Of Time
Topic: Who's Cranking the New CIRITH UNGOL Today?
Replies: 21
Views: 1681

Re: Who's Cranking the New CIRITH UNGOL Today?

Is it just me, or does the album sound quite bad on vinyl? It’s very muddy and lacks clarity and punch. I suspect Metal Blade just put the CD master on vinyl. Certainly no “mastered FOR VINYL by Patrick Engel at Temple of Disharmony” declaration on this release. I redeemed my download code and indee...
by mordred
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Victim Of Time
Topic: ATLANTEAN KODEX Course of Empires
Replies: 9
Views: 2241

Re: ATLANTEAN KODEX Course of Empires

I don't recall there were many fans here even in the forum's heyday. Atlantean Kodex is a "new" band and people just don't care. But aye, awe inspiring album. Release of the year for sure and, for me, the best metal album since Procession's "To Reap Heavens Apart" in 2013. Strange then, that it did...
by mordred
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Victim Of Time
Topic: ATLANTEAN KODEX Course of Empires
Replies: 9
Views: 2241

Re: ATLANTEAN KODEX Course of Empires

I don't recall there were many fans here even in the forum's heyday. Atlantean Kodex is a "new" band and people just don't care.

But aye, awe inspiring album. Release of the year for sure and, for me, the best metal album since Procession's "To Reap Heavens Apart" in 2013.
by mordred
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Metal Conquest
Topic: Recent Metal Finds
Replies: 491
Views: 115364

Re: Recent Metal Finds

Zombie Dance wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:23 pm
Thanks! I guess Melodya did some records only locally distributed, I wonder if there are more out there like that...
There are, like the Katedra debut (Lithuania) and the Asparez LP (Armenia).
by mordred
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Victim Of Time
Topic: MERCYFUL FATE REUNION 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1622

Re: MERCYFUL FATE REUNION 2020

I'm sure this will be a great show and very fulfilling to many, but I feel I just can't buy into this if it's without Michael Denner. :(
by mordred
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: The Track 5 Theory
Replies: 8
Views: 2296

Re: The Track 5 Theory

I resent the notion that this template is ideal for all sub genres! Pacing, headbanging value, catchiness etc is important in power metal. You need some variation in tempo to get the most out of the speediest number, but you never want an album to drag so the sequencing is important and this is as c...
by mordred
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Vinyl collector hell!
Topic: Gotham City - Black Writs lp sticker misprint
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

Re: Gotham City - Black Writs lp sticker misprint

All copies are like that.

Enjoy Monsters of Rock on 45, it’s a classic. :wink:
by mordred
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: The Track 5 Theory
Replies: 8
Views: 2296

Re: The Track 5 Theory

This is truth. All the Rhapsody albums from the classic 1997-2002 period follow this pattern. Instrumental intro, then fast and/or very anthemic opener, another track that sticks like glue to the opener but is slightly slower, a token folkish song, and then unleash a million toy swords for serious d...
by mordred
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Vinyl collector hell!
Topic: Bootleg warning thread LP (2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 1650

Re: Bootleg warning thread LP (2019)

I bought this from a Russian seller five or six years ago. Same with the first Tourniquet and possibly some other Intense Records vinyl. I used to see them offered in Russia a lot more often than other countries. I don't know, but my theory has always been this. Vinyl was more or less dead in the US...
by mordred
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Take It Or Leave It
Topic: after many years, the time is almost nigh ... !
Replies: 22
Views: 5017

Re: after many years, the time is almost nigh ... !

Great to see you back in action!
I placed an order through the store system, hoping it went through.
by mordred
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Story behind the band CROM(esp)?
Replies: 8
Views: 1980

Re: Story behind the band CROM(esp)?

I don't know precisely how credible the info is, but the great metal blog Ride Into Glory recently made a guide to Spanish 80's heavy metal, which contained some interesting bits about Crom and their place in the Spanish scene as one of few English speaking bands. https://rideintoglory.com/el-volume...
by mordred
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Victim Of Time
Topic: Keep It True 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 10348

Re: Keep It True 2019 roll call

I’m not a great fan, so I might be missing something, but why would it be such a dilemma to find a singer for a Legend show? Last time I heard the album, the vocal wasn’t anything terribly unique.

In other news, Elixir is reforming to play, which excites me so much more!
by mordred
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Victim Of Time
Topic: Arc - Raiders of the Lost Arc
Replies: 9
Views: 2209

Re: Arc - Raiders of the Lost Arc

I’m quite sick of rehearsal recordings being released and sold like they were real records. Arc also has yet to convince me they wrote more than one song worth hearing. ;)