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    Posted: 23 Aug 2021 at 6:54pm
OATH TO VANQUISH - Applied Schizophrenic Science cover

Oath To Vanquish - Applied Schizophrenic Science

Fucking amazing! Brutal death metal from Lebanon.
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ICED EARTH - The Glorious Burden cover

Iced Earth - The Glorious Burden

OK, so Jon Schaeffer turned out to be a cunt, but listening to this, he's a talented cunt. It's a pity he didn't just stick to music. And Ripper Owens is a fucking amazing vocalist, even if he didn't suit Judas Priest. He's the best thing here. The songs are jingoistic war glorifying bullshit, but the music is pretty fucking solid otherwise.
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RAGING SPEEDHORN - Raging Speedhorn cover

Raging Speedhorn - Raging Speedhorn

Wow! This is excellent! Sludge metal can get a bit samey and dull sometimes, but not in this case. The band uses a variety of tempos, which helps a lot..
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AEROSMITH - Pump cover

Aerosmith - Pump

Much better than I remembered. There's some great songs on here, like Don't Get Mad, Get Even. Still won't get many listens, but glad I revisited it.
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NUCLEAR ASSAULT - Something Wicked cover

Nuclear Assault - Something Wicked

What a fucking awful album cover! Yet another trade. This really didn't grab me at all. Listening to it now, there are a couple of outstanding tracks, but those are when the band put their foot down and play fast. When they play slow, the songs are OK, but unremarkable. Still, I need to listen to it more often.
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XENTRIX - Kin cover

Xentrix - Kin

I was disappointed when this came out because the band had slowed down considerably. However, it's heavy as fuck. For a band often accused of being Metallica copycats, this is more a Countdown to Extinction heavy than a Black Album heavy. See Through You is a fucking incredible song. And unfortunately, No More Time is incredibly shit.Wink
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L7 - The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum cover

L7 - The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

I love Bricks are Heavy, and thrashed Hungry for Stink (I got a free longsleeve with that which I wore for years til it fell to bits!) but for some reason I never fell in love with this one quite the same. I probably never will do either, but it's still pretty fucking good.
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DEMONIAC - Prepare for War cover

Demoniac - Prepare for War

Featuring a pre-DragonForce Sam Totman, this is a lot better than I remember. It's pretty lo-fi and amateurish in places, but that's what makes it fun. There's quite a variety of sounds here too, and a damn fine Bathory cover.
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MACHINE HEAD - Supercharger cover

Machine Head - Supercharger

Not quite the nu-metal abortion I remembered, but just not very interesting. It has it's moments, just not enough.
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CRYPTOPSY - Once Was Not cover

Cryptopsy - Once Was Not

I've never quite understood the fuss about Cryptopsy, and quite honestly, I still don't. This has technicality, skill, and precision bleeding out the ass, but it doesn't have memorable songs.
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VARIOUS ARTISTS (TRIBUTE ALBUMS) - Stairway To Heaven / Highway To Hell cover

Make A Difference Foundation - Stairway To Heaven/Highway to Hell

Yeah, no. This is still fucking awful.
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^and the cover art is fucking awesome
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DISMEMBER - Massive Killing Capacity cover

Dismember - Massive killing Capacity

Surprisingly not very well received on release. This is an absolute fucking beast of an album! I'd play it more if I had it on CD, or if it was on Spotify (had to resort to YouTube).
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DEFTONES - Around the Fur cover

Deftones - Around The Fur

Another one I bought new and then sold. More metal than most nu-metal, but fuck those vocals are annoying. I stand by the decision to sell this. Not something I'd listen to much... ever.
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DIMMU BORGIR - Spiritual Black Dimensions cover

Dimmu Borgir - Spiritual Black Dimensions

Another trade. This just seems a bit bland and flavourless. Not my thing back then when it was new, not my thing now.
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CHILDREN OF BODOM - Are You Dead Yet? cover

Children of Bodom - Are You Dead Yet?

Another trade. Sometimes with trades (up to CD-rs by now) you end up getting stuff you don't really want. Like this. Me and Bodom never really got on. As a death metal album, this is complete arse. However, I reconsidered it a little. This is more an exercise in death metal as pop music. There's melodies and harmonies, and most of the abrasive edges filed off. When I think of it like that, it's not quite so bad...
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EXTREME - Extreme II: Pornograffitti cover

Extreme - Pornograffitti

Don't like it, but maybe not as bad as I remembered. A hard listen, although Nuno Bettancourt can fucking shred, and Hole Hearted is still a catchy little tune.
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SOULFLY - Soulfly cover

Soulfly - Soulfly

Such a mixed album. A couple of stunning tracks, and then big piles of shit. No, still don't like it.
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DOCTOR AND THE CRIPPENS - Raphanadosis cover

Doctor and The Crippens - Raphanadosis

This is better than I remembered. Another tape trade from decades ago. It's pretty chaotic and a bit rough. It's like Sore Throat with more melodic vocals (Glen Danzig melodic, not Bruce Dickinson!)
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SLIPKNOT (IA) - Slipknot cover

Slipknot - Slipknot

Just... nah.
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