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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote adg211288 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Dec 2021 at 8:17am
Cryptosis is one I have lined up in Spotify still. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Unitron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Dec 2021 at 8:44pm
Lordi just dropped one of the best thrash albums in years with Abracadaver (and disco album, but unfortunately that isn't eligible)
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Originally posted by Unitron Unitron wrote:

Lordi just dropped one of the best thrash albums in years with Abracadaver (and disco album, but unfortunately that isn't eligible)

Their pop album seems catchy as hell too! Waiting for the prog album
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Originally posted by Tupan Tupan wrote:

Originally posted by Unitron Unitron wrote:

Lordi just dropped one of the best thrash albums in years with Abracadaver (and disco album, but unfortunately that isn't eligible)

Their pop album seems catchy as hell too! Waiting for the prog album


I'm really looking forward to all of them, Lordi are such great songwriters and I'm convinced they can do any kind of music well.
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

Willing to take any recs you wanna throw my way. 

I'll be very surprised if you dont like this symphonic/progressive/heavy metal gem Adam. Of interest to King Diamond fans as well.



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Thanks Paul, I'll keep it in mind. I've posted a preliminary list but the lower half is definitely not safe yet. 
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From Lithuania....delightfully brutal post-metal/sludge (mildly blackened)....highly recommended.



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Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

The 2nd half of Bishop's self-titled debut is some of the trippiest black metal I've heard.

The album started off reminding me of Celeste, and transformed into this hypnotic industrial horror music. A bit like Lord Mantis meets Thorns.  Also for fans of Darkspace & Bezmir.  Awesome

edit:  come to think of it, side A reminds me more of Indian than Celeste




Just listened to that Bishop album and enjoyed it immensely. Wouldn't be surprised if that knocks something off the current list. Thanks for the recommendation!
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A few recent aquisitions from Blood Red Throne and Aborted might nudge some of those lower entries off my list.
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A late year discovery that has only just been added to MMA, that I hope people don't miss, especially those who like black metal. Three long tracks of atmospheric BM. 


http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/album/ethereal-shroud/trisagion
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Originally posted by 666sharon666 666sharon666 wrote:

A late year discovery that has only just been added to MMA, that I hope people don't miss, especially those who like black metal. Three long tracks of atmospheric BM. 


http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/album/ethereal-shroud/trisagion

Gave it a listen and its getting my award for last minute upset. Might not quite knock Mare Cognitum off my number one, but it's going to be in there. 
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I´m not sure if this is something we´ve done in the previous years, but I think it would be a great idea to contact the number 1 artist (their label or management, if the artist is not available directly), to let them know that their album ended up being number 1 on the list. I´ve done this in the past with smaller artists when I´ve downloaded their albums from Bandcamp, to let them know that a review of their release now exists, and some of them has used bits and pieces from my review as promotion. 

This would primarely serve the purpose of promoting MMA though, as hopefully the artist will use the win for for their own promotion of their release and mention us in the process.
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Think it’s a great idea
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I don't think it makes any sense to do for a huge band, most aren't going to care. I think it'd be worth contacting any independent bandcamp artists outside the mainstream though if their album has any kind of placement. I think they'd appreciate it.
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If the results are posted to Facebook, it's possible to tag any artist who has a Facebook account in the post. I've done that other years and had some responses from artists. 


Comments from Threshold, Unleash the Archers and the singer of MindMaze. Additional Likes and acknowledgment from Anubis Gate and some record labels. 


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