The Biggest Disappointments of 2015

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Are you excited for what Santa will bring you tomorrow? Too bad. Santa isn’t real and you ain’t getting shit for Xmas.

2015 is almost in the books. We’ve celebrated the very best albums of the year with our writers, editors, community, and celebrity guests. We’ve picked the best riff, the best songs, and the worst album art of the year. All that’s left is bitter disappointment. What pinched a loaf in a fancy box, wrapped it up in pretty paper, and handed it to you expectantly this year? Let us know below.

Ufomammut – Ecate

I really liked ORO, and the return to the riff on Ecate seemed great. And it was. Until it wasn’t. Maybe it’s something in the atmosphere or the impossibility of following up a masterpiece, but Ecate wore off on me big time. Should have been a top 10 album, ended up the disappointment of the year.  — Karhu

 

Urfaust-Apparitions-12-MLP_2460Urfaust – Apparitions

I like melodies and atmosphere, but sometimes I can get dragged down to the black metal void and be seduced by that dark romanticism. Records by bands like Cult of Fire delivered me a (un)healthy dose of obscure mysticism, but Apparitions was a huge letdown for a tedious half hour of songs pulled by weak horses. By “The River”, the final dark ambient track (and the longest on the album) I was completely asleep by the hollow touches of a couple of keyboards. Do not blame me, Urfaust is a good band, but this record was a no-no for me  — Link Leonhart

Melecesh – Enki

Damnit, Melechesh. I wanted to like this album. I really did. You are one of my favorite metal bands of all time. You had an epic four album winning streak (As Jerusalem Burns is decent but not on par with everything that came after). I liked the slightly bigger emphasis on the exotic black/thrash of old this album seemed to be taking. I liked the single “Lost Tribes”, despite the presence of Max Cavalera. Too bad that, and opening track “Tempest Temper Enlil Enraged” are the only decent cuts on this record songwriting-wise. Between the somewhat lazy song structures and the abysmal production (“concert pitch” my ass), Enki snags the unenviable title of disappointment of the year. Sad part is, it was almost a toss up between this record and Ares Kingdom‘s The Unburiable Dead. You are better than this, guys.  — Simon Phoenix

Action Bronson – Mr. Wonderful

Bronslino thought it would be clever to smoke so much weed while making this album, that it created a bubble that he could not see outside of. You don’t drop a very good album followed by a slew of equally good mixtapes and drop this piece of excrement. It’s OK buddy, your arch rival, Ghostface Killah will be dropping Supreme Clientele 2 soon and he’ll show you how it’s done.  — Ron Deuce

 

Enslaved – In Times

I absolutely adored RIITIIR. It hit me in just the right places with its epic blend of proggy goodness and pagan black metal defiance. In comparison, In Times just felt like a wet blanket. All the parts were there, but nothing moved me. It’s not you, Enslaved. It’s me.  — W.

 

 

Danzig – Skeletons

I was fully-prepared to like Danzig’s cover album, but alas it was a steaming heap of dogshit on all accounts. I’d rather run a drill bit through both of my eardrums than suffer that again.  — JAG

 

 

Nightfell – Darkness Evermore

In 2014, Nightfell released The Living Ever Mourn, which ended up being my number 5 album of the year. My anticipation for their 2015 followup Darkness Evermore was almost palpable. Unfortunately, while the album is certainly a solid effort, it does not deliver the same emotional viscera, and the songs are not as tight and focused, leading me to declare it an official sophomore slump.  — Celtic Frosty

 

This has been a tough year. No new music from Mammoth Grinder, this site isn’t growing as quickly as I had hoped it would, and Taylor Swift continues to spurn my advances. — Joe Thrashnkill

My plan to move to Norway and become a billionaire didn’t work out. FML. — CyberneticOrganism

I am a constant disappointment — Randall Thor

Everything. — 365 Days of Horror

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  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Haven’t enjoyed Enslaved since Below the Lights. Oh, and fuck everything.

  • Haven’t showered since Sunday and probably have an ear infection now. I long for an end

    • *Pro Tip*

      Go take a shower.

      GL

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        Happy holidays, GL.

        • Ed!

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            George.

          • Got the day off I see?

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Indeed, but it’s gonna be a busy few days.

            Today I am: seeing my sponsor at 11:00 am, getting lunch with my dad at 12:30 pm and probably losing a game of chess to him, then seeing my mom, younger bro, older bro, and his baby momma and their kids for dinner.

            Tomorrow I am getting up early to meet my girlfriend in Wisconsin to drive even further into Wisconsin to be in Green Bay for the weekend.

            I dunno if you’re still on the FB group GL but I got that job I interviewed for, if you knew anything about that. Lol

          • Whoa, packed day!

            New job? Sweet! Start yet?

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            I gave notice yesterday, I am pretty sure I will have orientation and training starting the week of January 11th. When I actually start it’s crazy fucking hours, 9:30 am – 12:30 am Saturday and Sunday. Two back to back fifteen hour shifts.

          • Dang, I guess getting 30 hours in in two days could be nice. Yeah?

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            I’m sure it will have its advantages!

          • Most excellent. That means you will likely have time to camp here during the day!

          • Spear
      • RepostedAvengedSevenfoldFan2

        About me

        Likes: tattoos
        Hot showers
        Avenged Sevenfold
        Cats
        Bam margera

        -Forever Avenged Sevenfold, 27, June 7, 2012

      • Meant to imply I’ve been dead sick still.

        This is the worst I’ve ever been. If I don’t get a Christmas miracle I’m checking in to a hospital

        • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

          Fight your illness with STEEL!

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            AND POWEEEEEER!

        • Just rinsing off will surely help you feel better, even if it is just for a spell. Hang tough!

  • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

    The new Abigail Williams was extremely disappointing at first, mildly disappointing now.

    • more beer

      So just a disappointment in other words.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Couldn’t that be said about their whole discography?

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        I really liked Becoming, fite me!

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          No fight in me. Never cared for the band anyway, and anything I did check out was just blah.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            I think The Accuser is better than Shadow of a Thousand Buttz and In The Absence of Buttz, just nowhere near as good as Becoming

  • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

    Another year without a new Gris album also disappoint

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    The destruction of Ratt and MRH losing Waylon and Church are my disappointments of the year.

  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    Sannhet’s Revisionist was subpar. Everyone jizzed about it when it came out but conveniently forgot about it for their EOTY lists, lol.

    Prurient’s Frozen Niagara Falls. Everybody loved that shit and it was one of his weakest efforts in my mind, so either everyone else are geniuses or I am a genius.

    • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

      You thought Sannhet was subpar this year? Id considered it for my list but i thought it was a dope album. They were v good when i saw them with liturgy too

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        Yeah. I just couldn’t get into it. I thought they went the fuzzy Deafheaven route. I like the new Deafheaven but I didn’t want Sannhet to jump on that train. I really dug Known Flood.

        • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

          Huh, it sounds like a straight up postmetal album to me, a la Russian Circles, and about as heavy

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Maybe it was… the tone. Lol

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Playing the first Bosse-De-Nage album now though, and this rips.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            S/t, II, III and All Fours are all solid records

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            This is a solid fucking band. Four albums in and no duds!

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            I remember listening to II or III a few years ago and being like, whoa, this is so heavy. Lol

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            They are p heavy man

  • Boss the Albatross Ross

    Just found out from more beer that Breckenridge Brewery sold out to the inbev bastards. That is a disappointment.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Money talks……it doesn’t surprise me. I’m sure they’re going to keep doing that.

      • more beer

        They are trying to buy up all the competition and ruin good beer.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Luckily they can’t keep up, as there are new breweries opening all the time. And hopefully some of them will have the balls to tell them that they’re not selling.

          • more beer

            This is true. There are so many where I live it’s not funny. I think they wait until they start getting big and then swoop in and start writing big checks. Peoples greed then takes over.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yeah, there’s quite a few by me and two more opening next year.

          • more beer

            Denver is nothing but dispensaries and brew pubs. Both of which I a good with.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yeah, I have a buddy out there and breweries, etc. are friggin’ everywhere.

          • more beer

            Plus there is a good scene here. What more could a pot smoking, beer drinking metal head ask for?

    • Dubs

      Awww man, Breck was one of my favorite breweries.

      • Boss the Albatross Ross

        Yep, their Vanilla Porter is a beer i used to prove to my wife that not all beer tastes like piss.

        • I tried the Vanilla Porter once and thought it was very average and overpriced. Not too familiar with their other beers, any other recommendations before NASCAR takes over?

          • more beer

            The Avalanche Ale, The 471 small batch IPA is one of my go to beers, and their Oatmeal Stout are all very good.

          • Nice, I’ll give the oatmeal stout a try. I usually like those.

          • more beer

            The 471 it is high ABV. Try those too if you can get them.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Fair enough, i can get it pretty decently priced where i am.

      • more beer

        I was in the one across from Coors Field on Halloween. I’m pretty bummed out by this. At least one of the brewers from there opened Black Sky. He won’t sell out. He found his niche.

  • more beer

    Joe you shouldn’t be to disappointed by the growth of the site. You have achieved more than the other metal blogs. By having the best community on the internet. I would take quality over quantity any day.

    • Boss the Albatross Ross
    • Waynecro

      I concur. This is by far the best metal website on the Seven Internets. The authors constantly produce outstanding, creative, and well-written material, and the rogues gallery of folks who post in the comments section are the most interesting, funny, and welcoming I’ve ever seen. I have never cared about a website enough to buy a shirt before, and visiting the Toilet ov Hell every day probably kept me from losing my shit completely during the last three months. Congratulations on everything you’ve already accomplished. I hope the website will exceed your growth expectations in the near future.

      • more beer

        This all day every day.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        Necro I picked up that book you mentioned to me, I am (very) slowly reading it. Liked what the author had to say about politeness being somewhat of a false virtue.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          … is a genteel Nazi not still a Nazi?

          Something to that effect.

        • Waynecro

          That’s awesome, man! I like the format of the book, which makes it easy to read little bits here and there as necessary. I read the chapter on Fidelity a bunch of times in the last few months. I certainly hope you get as much out of it as I do. And, yeah, I thought the author’s take on Politeness was really interesting. I had never given the issue that much thought before.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            I’ve always been rather polite so that section made me really stop and think, lol

          • Waynecro

            Me too, haha!

        • uh-oh, is it pronounced WAY_NECRO? i’ve been saying WAYNE_CRO all this time

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Me too!
            #toiletgate
            #aliens

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Jimmy plz! It’s Wayne Cro!

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Samesies!

          • Ha! That’s what I told Wayne a while ago. And I wasn’t even kidding.

          • Óðinn

            It’s WayNecro? I thought it was WayneCro too, like SAMCRO.

    • Cosgined.

      GL

      • Boss the Albatross Ross

        Double cosigned.

        Boss the Ross

    • Óðinn

      ~~~

      • more beer

        Hahaha!!!!!!!!

    • Count_Breznak

      Bunch of wankers, I say.

      • more beer

        Yep everyone of them.

    • Óðinn

      Yeah. In traditional sales, they tell you that you get 80% of your revenue from 20% of your customers. So, quality website content can yield good returns with the right client base.

      However, for a website like this, the product being sold is our eyeballs (the people who visit the website). This means that quality is good for the consumer of the website, but may not be good for the creator. The more eyeballs, the more revenue. Unfortunately quality and quantity will always be relatively exclusive in the current economic system.

      That being said, I like the Toilet ov Hell the way it is. Quality > quantity.

      • more beer

        This is a very niche site. I never really thought Joe was in it for the money. Which is one of the things that makes it special. But the way it is it what makes it the best metal community on the internet.

        • Óðinn

          Without presuming to actually speak for Joe, and while I enjoy a Samuel Smith’s Winter Ale, I’ll make a guess that…Even if Joe started the Toilet as a hobby or labor of love; reaching a certain measure of success, it would cross a person’s mind that, if the website did well enough financially, it might free the proprietor from his day job. Being your own boss, I’m sure you appreciate that.

          From experience, I know that office politics and corporate culture can be mind-numbing, if not a complete waste of time were it not for the paycheck. A certain amount of freedom gained from being your own boss is worth quite a bit to many people.

          That being said, I don’t actually know if Joe is in it for the money.

          • more beer

            Of course I appreciate that.

  • Check out these vocals. Totaldeathbuttz

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2TgehDuBOU

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Terrible vocals, totally kills everything about the band.

      • I cannot shut it off. The music is too good!

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Yeah, that’s what I’ve heard and then his poor man’s Abbath vocals kick in and I’m flaccid as fuck.

          • The vocals are growing on me, now. You should give it another spin

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I honestly have multiple times…….and nothing.

          • Listened to Mgla all morning, so I was ready for a change. I guess

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I just have would stuck with Mgla, haha.

        • more beer

          They are very good live. The drummer has a weird style but very good.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I skipped them on purpose at Hells Headbash.

          • more beer

            I mostly just watched the drummer. He is pretty damn good.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yeah, but his technique looks so uncomfortable.

          • more beer

            I think that’s why I just watched him. It was very different.

      • Phoenix of the House Tendies

        Are you crazy? Dagon’s vocals are one of the best things about Inquisition.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          No, I’m not crazy. His vocals just ruin it. I have a buddy of mine who gives me shit about it. No fucks.

    • Eliza

      LOL, those vocals! They remind me of:

    • I’m strong to the finish cuz I eats me spinach, I’m Popeye the sailor man!

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Another disappointment: the new Motograter was nowhere near as good as their first album. I hope that is just one bad song though. Also, Disturbed still exists.

    • RepostedAvengedSevenfoldFan2

      I would like to see A7X with Disturbed all in one show and then I would totally be ready to die and they could set my coffin on fire and I would be not only buried in my coffin but also cremated in my hole 6 feet down and then I would pay tribute to the lord lucifer and my family would totally like shoot dope all day at my funeral and spit on my grave and sacrifice a lamb once a year on the anniversary of my death. HELL YEAH!!!

      – eufufirjr, 4 months ago

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I could have sworn that tour happened oncen

        • more beer

          Well it needs to happen again. Because then this one is ready to DIE!

      • more beer

        One can only hope someone makes this show happen.

  • Eliza

    Skeletons was shit, I can’t believe they thought it was a good idea.

  • Doubt any of you here like Stray From The Path but their last album was very good. I’m puzzled as to how they would take a step backwards to Hot Topic rap nu metal and put out drek like this. No change in band members either, just a collective loss of brain cells.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-jNZn57TF4

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I know them. I admit the new one wasn’t good.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      Hahaha

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Concert highlight of the year for me was seeing Static Age performed live. It was so good. Disappointment of the year was the Civic Center cancelling the Sublime show and the Chevelle shoe due to low ticket sales.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      My two concert highlights for this year were:

      Seeing The Body live in NY with nine members

      Seeing Death Grips after my buddy didn’t get tickets the last time they were in town and almost ruining my life

      • Boss the Albatross Ross

        Concert highlights:
        Rush R40
        Clutch twice
        Blind Guardian (finally!)
        Plus some other excellent shows, but those were the highlights.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Highlights:
          Hells Headbash
          Mayhem and Revenge
          Mgla and Mortuary Drape

        • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

          Atlas Moth twice
          Deafheaven
          Liturgy

          • I didn’t even see a concert this year.

            Fuck!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’m so.sorry

          • But if one had come to my town, I would have been there 🙁

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            You didn’t see Lynch Mob?

          • I didn’t. And they played within a hour of me, twice.

            There are coming back in June. I will be going then!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            You should see them.

          • I have seen them once. But I need moa

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            You can never have enough of them.

          • As I mentioned to Eliza the other day, I am a grown ass man with a poster of George Lynch in my closet at home. I know! Lol

            GL

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            That sucks man, i think we went to around 10 or so this yer, which was a real low number compared to usual

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            6 (Weedeater, Rush, High On Fire, Uncle Acid, Ghost/Purson, Acid King)

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Im forgetting Agalloch!

        • KJM, Shake Zula

          R40 muthafuckas!!! Perhaps the last Rush show I will ever see. : (

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            It’s so sad.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            It is, but I’ve seen them 11 times. As Q once said “All good things must come to an end…”

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Damn, why don’t you just rip my heart right out.

          • more beer

            Beer will fix that.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Hahahaha, yes it will. Unfortunately I’ve been at work since 5 this morning.

          • more beer

            Yea helicopters and beer are probably a bad combination.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            For some reason it’s frowned upon.

          • more beer

            Yea I think as long as your not flying the the thing. They shouldn’t care.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            I’m ripping my own heart out as we speak.

          • more beer

            Herb will fix that!

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Hitting me with Rush and Star Trek feels.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            I’ve had 21 years to get over the end of TNG.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Are you actually over it though?

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Not as such, but I’ve been “seeing” other shows since then… : )

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Haha!

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            I thought what I had with BSG was real… : (

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Yeah…

            Dod you ever watch Babylon 5, Stargate or Farscape?

          • Phoenix of the House Tendies

            Babylon 5 was one of the best shows on television (barring the final season which was a giant clusterfuck.), and I’ll fight anyone who tells me otherwise.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Pretty much, yes.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            I completely agree and will fight along side you

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            It was essentially an extra season that JMS thought he wasn’t going to get so he tried to cram too much into it.

          • Phoenix of the House Tendies

            If I remember correctly he wanted Season 4 to deal with the Vorlon/Shadow War and Season 5 to deal entirely with the rebellion against Earth. But the studio cancelled the show in the middle of the season and he had to rush everything.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            They canceled and then, after all that, he got another season anyways. (eyeroll) The opposite happened with BSG. SyFy offered Ronald D Moore another season and he said no.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Have you seen the BSG episode of Portlandia?

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            I’ll have to look for it. I don’t watch the show.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            You need to see at least that episode. Do you have Netflix?

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            yes I do.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            It’s on there. I’ll find the episode number for you.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Season 2 episode 2 “One Moore Episode”

            the show is set up with one main sketch with shorter ones played throughout. So you’ll have to watch the whole episode to get the BSG sketch.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Love B5, hated Stargate in all it’s forms, still haven’t tried Farscape.

            Have I already attempted to push Blake’s 7 on you? I know Guac watched all of it after I did.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Right on.
            No stargate?
            Farscape is good, give it a shot if you get the chance.

            I read a conversation that it came up in and it got my interest, i am keeping it on my radar.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Star Trek:TOS, 1970s Doctor Who, and Blake’s 7 are my 3 favorite sci-fi shows of all time.

            If you intend to watch Blake’s 7, just go to Youtube and do it. The entire series is there in VHS quality. There is no official US DVD/BD release. It will not affect your enjoyment of the show.

            If you do too much research before hand, you will spoil major plotlines including the finale.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Okay, excellent.
            I try not to research shows too much beforehand, i will take your word that its good. I trust you.

            I forgot to ask, i assumed you have, Firefly?

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            FIrefly is the jam. We even have the boardgame

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Nice!

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Yes. It’s funny you mention that in the same context as Blake’s 7. Once you see a bunch of B7(shorthand) episodes, we’ll have the Firefly conversation again. Trust me, it’ll be worth it.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Hahahaha, alrighty then.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Farscape >>>>

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Im not over it either

          • more beer

            They had a great run. They deserve to retire. With a career as long as theirs. If someone didn’t see them it is their own fault.

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            GORAK AT LEAST SEE RUSH ONCE!!!!!! TIME MACHINE TOUR ROCKED!!!!!!!!!!

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            So they actually went back in time?!?!?!

          • Phoenix of the House Tendies

            No getting to see Rush live ever = sad criminal maniac.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            : (

        • ME GORAK B.C.™

          BLIND GUARDIAN WAS EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Yes indeed.

      • Phoenix of the House Tendies

        Concert highlights would be a tie between seeing Riot, Leige Lord, and Aggression at the Defenders of the Old Fest back in March; and seeing Deathhammer and Zemial a couple of months back.

        Also seeing Morbid Saint back in October was the bees knees.

        Disappointment would be not being able to meet up with ya when you came to my neck of the woods. Building a criminal empire out of scratch is time consuming you know.

    • Cult Leader in Brooklyn was amazing.
      Faith No More in NYC killed it.
      Also saw Antigama, Organ Dealer, Drugs of Faith and Pink Mass among others not far from my house and that was fun as well.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        PLUS YOU SAW SECRET CUTTER AND THE BANNER

        FUCK

        • This is true, it was a fine evening of entertainment.

      • Salvador Dalí Lama

        But Chevelle!

    • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

      If we’re doing live highlights here,for me Grave Miasma, Horna, Bast, Oranssi Pazuzu, Overkill, Sabaton, Cannibal Corpse, Voivod, Carcass.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        I would love to see Grave Miasma live.

  • KJM, Shake Zula

    Fucking ECATE?!!! A DISAPPOINTMENT?!!! One of the best albums of the year?!!! lolwat?!!
    Fuck my views on trophy hunting. It’s bear season, motherfuckers.

    • sweetooth0

      Yeah, that album is insanely good. Seeing them live at MDF last year was a mindblowing experience!

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      Hey, I liled it at first. As time went on, everytime I tried to listen to it I was like, fuck it, not high – I’ll listen to ORO instead.

      • KJM, Shake Zula

        I didn’t like ORO nearly as much. Ecate was much more focused and concise imo.

  • KJM, Shake Zula

    Uncle Acid(album not tour), Saturnalia Temple, still no Boston shows from most of the bands I enjoyed back in 2014.

    • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

      Saturnalia Temple was p disappoint too

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        Add Weedeater to that list

        • KJM, Shake Zula

          Big time. I though all 3 would be putting out my faves this year. Uncle Acid was still a great show.

          • more beer

            Always remember. A band has their whole life to put out their first album. Then a year or so to put out the next.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I.liked the new Uncle Acid.

      • KJM, Shake Zula

        Not as good as the previous two albums by far. Doom Charts agrees with you though, so there’s that.

        • Boss the Albatross Ross

          Doom charts is full of shit, that list blew.

          • hey boss, i see you also purchased the new Kult Mogil… pretty doomy stuff!

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Also, I missed Drowning Pool because the drummer of Adrenaline Mob died and i thought the show was cancelled.

  • Count_Breznak

    The Pitbulls in the Nursery album was complete garbage, Their first one is a classic, but this years release…fuck em. The Secret of the Moon one wasn’t too great, either.

  • Phoenix of the House Tendies

    I shall add to this: No new Orator this year equals disappointment.

    Do I have to go to Bangladesh myself and FUCK shit up to get that new EP guys?

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Demolition Man 2: Simon Goes to Bangladesh

      • Phoenix of the House Tendies

        Get Gareth Evans to direct and we can do this.

  • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

    “Winter” is already a huge disappointment this year

    • Fuck that. It’s 80 degrees out. I’ve spent the last two days running shirtless. I hope it stays this way forever.

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        Its 70 degrees and raining at christmas in the mountains.

        • KJM, Shake Zula

          55F and rising. I’m good with it.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Im upset about it

          • more beer

            I would gladly trade with you as it is a scorching 26 degrees here.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Avg daytime temps this time of year are about 20f or more lower than this year

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            It’s not normal, but I hate the cold and snow.

      • more beer

        I wish it was 80 here. It’s snowed 5 times already. We got a foot of it last week.

      • Phoenix of the House Tendies

        The 80 degree weather would be fine if it wasn’t raining like the end times here.

        • I think we are demonstrating one of humanity’s greatest flaws: never being happy.

          • Spear

            Happiness? What are you, some kind of lifelover?

          • Indeed! Well… I try at least, ha

          • Spear

            Fair enough. (In all honesty, I’m pretty happy with where I’m at, too)

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Wow, listen to you lifelovers.

          • Vault Dweller

            May blizzards crush them all beneath a dozen feet of snow.

            Entombed in Ice
            I bet that’s fucking nice.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            I can’t stand the cold. I may be a wizard curmudgeon and a hermit, but I like to stay warm while doing so.

          • Vault Dweller

            Thanks for the postcard, btw, frigid herm-udgeon! Y’all are good people down there.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Ah, this is your new identity? I was unaware. Y’all will get a card every year now. You’re on her card list.

          • Vault Dweller

            She’s the best, dude. Holler at me if she’s ever having a tough time, I can help put salve on it with cookies 😉

            RE: Name change- yeah, fucking Disqus was blocking me from posting in places where my name wasn’t ‘verified’. Used my old college e-mail on my old Disqus account, so it was impossible to ‘verify’ it. Started this’un from scratch!

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            That sucks major ass. Stupid Disqus.

          • more beer

            I never would have realized this was you. If not for this conversation. I was wondering where you were.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Yes

      • Shirtless Joe forever. I’m on board

      • Zeke

        This a constant dilemma for me: the joy of jogging shirtless on a warm day versus the knowledge that virtually everyone that drives past me thinks I’m a douche.

    • Spear

      We just had our first snowfall that’s actually stayed on the ground for more than a couple hours. Celebrating with Grafvitnir.

      • Lacertilian

        YESSSSSS

    • Salvador Dalí Lama

      It’s the end of December and it’s 50-60 here. Either this is one of those weird “El Niña” years, or we’ve really fucked up the climate.

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        Its a combination of both a massive el nino and human induced climate change

        • TOTAL DEATH AWAITS.

          ROLL THAT COAL.

        • Now when someone tells me that global warming isn’t a thing I disassociate myself with them because stupid/blind

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Its normally only the christians/republicans i run into at work that are climate change deniers

          • Blind people*

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            I think youre being way more generous than i would

          • Stupid fucking disgraceful ignorant cretins that waste my fucking oxygen*

          • Salvador Dalí Lama

            Because technically the globe isn’t necessarily warming, it’s just a more radical and unpredictable climate. You can thank our unchecked assembly lines of breeding for this.

          • Lacertilian

            Are you discounting oceanic heat sinks? If so, why?

          • Salvador Dalí Lama

            Never heard of them before to be honest.

          • same with me and human centipedes

          • more beer

            The earth has been constantly been changing for millions of years. We haven’t been around long enough. To say that this is not just part of the normal cycle of the earth. Scientists jump to conclusions all the time. Then get proven wrong. Plus things need to be said to continue getting funding. I’m not even saying it isn’t true. Just that it could be other things.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            IMO the cause doesn’t matter. This is the kind of thing that causes extinction level catastrophe no matter what the cause.

          • Vault Dweller

            RE: The outcome, you’re right, the cause doesn’t matter.

            RE: Our ability to fix it, (or at least delay the potentially inevitable!) the cause matters, in so far as we can ‘cure’ it.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            No one can agree if we’re at any kind of tipping point or not.

          • psst, the season 1 finale of R&M was brilliant. just brilliant.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            These crystals just saved this lame ass PAAAARTY!! Slow Mobius, hit me with the clock beat!!!

            It gets so. much. BETTER.

            ROLL CREDITS!!! SEASON ONE IN YOUR FACE MUTHAFUCKAS!!!!

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            That show is pure brilliance

          • RON 2 coming to Blipz & Chipz!

          • KJM, Shake Zula
          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Think twice before you try to in”flu”ence the outcome of a date. Amirite?

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Ironically, scientists have been saying recently that the damage already caused is irreversible

          • more beer

            Ironically they are probably looking for funding.

          • more beer

            I understand that. I was just pointing out. The cause could be something else.

          • Waynecro

            I have to agree with you there, man. When I worked at a Bay Area newspaper, I covered all the environmental stuff. I spent about a year working with one of the world’s leading climate scientists. I learned pretty quickly that all he cared about was pushing an agenda, regardless of evidence. I mean, the guy blatantly ignored and buried conflicting data to continue raking in funding and prestige. I’ve also worked with other prominent scientists (one of whom had just returned from taking ice core samples in Antarctica) that make astounding discoveries that call into question popular notions about global warming, but the media never publish any of them.

          • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

            This doesn’t surprise me. Personally I think efforts would be better spent dealing with the huge quantities of outright pollution being pumped into the environment all the time. Dealing with garbage islands and lakes of mercury before carbon footprints, that sort of thing.

            I do personally think its likely that humans are having an effect on climate, but I’m sceptical when it comes to catastrophists.

          • more beer

            No because they have to push their agendas. Everyone has one for the most part. So I am not surprised in the least. By the burying conflicted data. My brother was a lifeguard at a Marriott. He was reading the paper one Sunday morning. This old guy came up to him and said. “Don’t believe 75% of the shit you are reading”. My brother asked”what are you talking about?” He responded ” I was a managing editor at the New York Times for 30 years, It’s all lies”.

          • Waynecro

            Awesome story. I totally know what that guy means. I worked at a newspaper long enough to see the biases and agendas of the staff affect the news content. And, unfortunately, I saw the same thing happening with scientists studying global warming. Publish an alarmist paper about the world coming to an end, get huge grants and media appearances; publish a level-headed article that doesn’t tow the alarmist line, see your paper relegated to a targeted scientific publication three people actually read. My time in newspaper left me pretty disillusioned, really; however, I am very grateful to have been exposed to so much information I would never have seen otherwise.

          • more beer

            Yes you got to see.. Shady people in a shady world, first hand.

          • Waynecro

            Seeing the shit firsthand really changes your worldview.

          • more beer

            I bet. I saw fucked up shit when I was in the navy. It changed my worldview big time.

          • I totally agree, and I really don’t have any politial opinion either way. I fucking detest politics in all it’s forms. At the same time, based off the definition of global warming it’s hard to say that it isn’t currently happening. I guess what I meant was people who in general deny that the climate is changing. Side note: I once saw someone on youtube claim that the government is behind tornadoes and they aren’t a natural phenomenon. DURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

          • more beer

            I just think people should look at all of the possibilities. The tornado thing is crazy. Since I have actually been pretty close to a few. I can definitely say. There was no one from the government around. This came right through one of my job sites a couple of years ago. On that site the only government agency’s that may be OSHA or Immigration. Not the weather control branch of the Federal Government. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/747d1d1e335b5d46c22833525be0c061848c17d47d4481ab538fbc4b55360584.jpg

          • Lacertilian

            You’re partially correct, but also partially wrong here.

          • more beer

            I don’t typically believe everything I am told. Especially when it is the government and their scientists and media shills saying it. I could be totally wrong for all I know. But I don’t study these things. Read what Waynecro had to say concerning this. But our time here is insignificant compared to how old the earth is.

          • Lacertilian

            Indeed. Although natural cycles prevail, anthropogenic induced acceleration is practically unquestionable. There are vast swathes of cherry-picked data which try and refute the underlying reality, no matter how complex the system we live in is, it remains a closed system.

          • more beer

            The thing is they cherry pick data on both sides. They are all looking to fund their agendas. If this is the cause of the end of the world. I am good with it as long as the 1% go with the rest of us.

          • Lacertilian

            The fossil fuel industry likes to perpetuate that there’s two sides to the fundamental science, they want the people to debate it because people are corruptable and can be influenced or bought.
            The core data is immutable.

          • more beer

            These are more people I don’t trust. But they don’t go by the core data. Like they should. It is this study or that study. The whole time lying to everyone. To get their funding. It is a vicious circle and we are the ones being lied to.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Sadly, the sun is not yet expanding awaiting to envelop us…

      • more beer

        It’s an El Nino year.

        • Salvador Dalí Lama

          Ill Niño?

          • more beer
          • Salvador Dalí Lama

            I KNOW WHAT EL NIÑO IS. I WAS TRYING TO MAKE JOKES ABOUT THE SHITTY NÜ METAL BAND, YA DAMN FUNSUCKER.

          • more beer

            I was just breaking your balls.

          • Salvador Dalí Lama

            I see.

          • more beer

            Fun joking just like you.

    • Maik Beninton™

      ‘Summer’ is weird. Every day is making 40 degrees Celsius until a gigantic cloud comes and then it looks like the sky is falling.

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      For a moment I thought you were talking about a new Winter album.

  • Spear

    Cattle Decapitation was probably the least remarkable thing I listened to end to end this year.

    • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

      Yeah, im not a huge fan to begin with, it was pretty tame

      • Spear

        Anthropocene Extinction was the first album of theirs I’d listened to. If the rest of their discography is like that, I’m not going to bother with it.

        • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

          Monolith was probabl their magnum opus, their previous albums are more standard grind than the avant garde death stuff theyre doing recently. You might enjoy their older material more

        • This is the best song they’ve written IMO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mgNLE4GHvk

          • Lacertilian

            Living, Breathing Piece Of Defecating Meat here

        • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

          There’s a signidicant difference between this and Pre-Monolith Cattle Decap.
          And then there are the first releases, which are goregrind.

          • Spear

            I think I’ll go back to the goregrind, then.

    • Dubs

      I’m with you, dude. I blame the hype train that said it was going to be the second coming.

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        Ditto

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        I also fell bck in love with A Furrow Cut Short the last couple weeks

        • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

          My thoughts on that have wobbled over the months but presently I’m settled on rock solid throughout with some moments of awesome.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Def a grower not a shower

      • While I still really fucking like the album, I think it suffers from being overproduced. It doesn’t have that earth shaking heaviness that monolith had because of it.

    • Confession: I didn’t even listen to it.

    • it seemed like they tried to create an album full of Lifestalker’s. maybe cause that song was such a big hit

  • ‘Darkness Evermore’ wasn’t as addictive as ‘The Living Ever Mourn’ but it is far from a sophomore slump and should not be considered a disappointment. Check out Nightfell people.

    • Dubs

      You are both handsome and wise.

  • Phoenix of the House Tendies

    Supreme Clientele 2 will be no where near as amazing as the first one was. Just putting that out there now.

    • Boss the Albatross Ross

      When is it coming out?

      • Phoenix of the House Tendies

        No idea yet.

        • Boss the Albatross Ross

          Oh.

          Still waiting on Dark Matter…

          • Phoenix of the House Tendies

            Same.

    • My hopes are not high about it but GFK is probably one of the most consistent MCs out there. I’m just happy that he’s going to do an album full of songs on different subject matter instead of these concept albums he’s been doing.

  • Waynecro

    The absence of new Necrophagist and Anata albums is unsurprising but still totally disappointing. I am also terribly disappointed in my personal life and existence in general.

    • Phoenix of the House Tendies

      Agreed on Anata.

      Stupid Earache.

    • Upvoted for the second part. (Although I can no longer really claim to be in the same sinking boat.)

      • Waynecro

        The boat is at the bottom of the ocean. At this point, I’m just waiting for the earth to open up and swallow it.

        • Patience is, um, like, a virtue or something?

          • Waynecro

            Indeed it is. I’m pretty good at patience–except when I’m driving.

          • Ay. When I’m driving, everyone else on the road is an honorary CUNT.

          • Waynecro

            Fucking right!

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            DOPETHRONE! Thanks!

          • Slugdjgdgjdgjgjgdgdgdgddde rips!

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Right on! Glad you enjoy it

        • more beer

          You need to find some kind of sugary goodness and drown your sorrows.

          • Waynecro

            Sweet, sweet diabetic coma. After all, it’s hard to drown your sorrows in lean protein and cruciferous vegetables. I may enjoy a few things during the holidays. I haven’t decided yet.

          • more beer

            I wasn’t suggesting putting yourself into a coma. Just a little indigence. Me on the other hand with all of the beer I have. If I don’t end up in an alcohol induced coma. I will be very disappointed in myself.

          • Waynecro

            I didn’t think that’s what you were suggesting, haha. And I’m too intent on beating diabetes to do such a stupid thing. I’ll definitely be carrying my insulin vials around in case I eat anything tasty for a change. I wish you good luck with your alcohol-induced coma and hope that you recover quickly.

          • more beer

            N work for at least a week. I will just hair of the dog it. I just know you have a great love for confections.

          • Waynecro

            Hair of the dog is the only way to go when you’re on vacation, man. Have a blast!

          • more beer

            I’m not really on vacation. The weather just sucks. But that works for me. I have all of my bills covered for next month I’m good.

          • Waynecro

            That’s cool, man. Enjoy the downtime while you can.

          • more beer

            Fuck yea I am. The fourth quarter of the year is brutal in my business. Is brutal. There are other things I can do to make money. For the people I sub-contract for if I really want to. But right now I just want to drink beer and smoke pot. Plus there are always local shows I can go to. One of my buddies is off until the 4th of January. So I can always go drink with him too.

          • Waynecro

            Everyone needs some time to relax and regain sanity, haha.

          • more beer

            What is this sanity you speak of? They figure I took 6 days off to go to California Death Fest. So I should be good for a year.

          • Waynecro

            This year has really taken a toll on my sanity, so I’m very thankful for my upcoming vacation. I’m about to start talking in gibberish, cutting myself, and kicking people down the stairs, so I think it’s time for a break.

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt

    Despite the fact that it made my best of list, this year’s Secrets of the Sky is also my biggest disappointment. It’s a fantastic EP’s worth of material disguised as an LP by unnecessary instrumental and field recorded interludes.

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Enki was my chief disappointment this year too. Solid first two and two thirds tracks despite the production, then the songwriting craps out as well with weak riffs, bloated structures and very little mystical atmosphere. Not painful, but goes in one earbutt and out the other.

    Otherwise musically and culturally I’ve had pretty sweet times. Only disappointment from current times was an Aussie horror film at Frightfest that didn’t meet my hope that it would be more than just disposable festival filler. Couple of books I read weren’t up to par, but I should have known that a lesser known work wouldn’t be a good place to start with a prolific hack and that someone’s début is unlikely to be as good as their excellent second.

    I wouldn’t be too worried about the site not growing that quickly. Gradual and sustainable growth is better than getting a lot of clicks but a comment section that hates you.

  • Non metal disappointment: I would have really liked to see some new music from Brand New and Saosin. But alas, there was none.

  • Biggest metal disappointment: Protest the Hero’s new music. I am not impressed with their staggered release schedule for their new music. Total fail.

    • Only thing that accomplished was making me not care about them anymore.

      • I kinda feel the same – I did not even listen to the song they released when they announced it.

  • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

    Rust is ok, but Isolation was miles better (sorry not sorry Joe). Also, loved that Sanzu EP, but I don’t really like the LP, I’ll listen to it a bit more and see if it clicks. Oh, and Black Fast was pretty meh.

    • I fully agree that isolation is better. But that album is hall of fame-worthy. You can’t expect that kinda of magic with every record.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Sanzu is good shit

      • Their latest LP is untouchable. I listen to it at least once a day!

  • Was disappointed that the Revocation concert didn’t last longer. Holy fuck those guys are fucking amazing live.

    • THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID

    • Boss the Albatross Ross

      Same here, except with Corrosion of Conformity.

      • more beer

        I saw them last year with the Animosity lineup(their best lineup as far as I’m concerned). They tore it up and played a long set.

        • Boss the Albatross Ross

          They’re back with Pepper and opened for Mastodon and Clutch. It was an awesome set, but cut short because they were opening. I would’ve liked to see Mastodon open and COC play longer. But i understand that Mastodon is pretty big right now.

          • more beer

            I prefer the more punk type of music they made before Pepper.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Surprise surprise.

            Ha, i kid.

            I really like the southern groove he brought to the table, but hey we get both so its all good.

          • more beer

            Yep.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I’m still a hardcore fan of In the Arms of God. That album is scandalously underrated.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Hell yes! I love it! I was upset when they didn’t play Stonebreaker.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Aside from AVD I think I like everything CoC has ever put out. Both the more hardcore punk stuff as well as the Pepper-fronted “Skynyrd metal” stuff.
            Though In the Arms of God, Deliverance, Wiseblood and Blind are by far my favorites by them.
            Said it before and will say it again: Pepper Keenan is the fucking man.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            I completely agree with you on all points made!

  • Super Nintendo Chalmers

    That Action Bronson is so fucking disappointing it actually felt offensive. It has two decent tracks. TWO.

    Lay off the dabs, Action, and stick to fucking rapping. Oh, and maybe spend some time away from using the Alchemist for all of your fucking production.

    Other disappointments:

    – Melechesh (horrible, plastic, shitastic poductuin)
    – Iron Maiden (Bruce has lost his voice entirely)
    – Enslaved (zzzzzzzzz)

    • Everyone is hating on Enslaved and I loved it. It’s the first I’ve ever heard of them so it makes me wonder if I should go back and check out their other stuff.

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        You ought to. It’s not as much bad, as just disappointing.

        • Dubs

          Yah, my point was just that it sounds like a band capable of utter brilliance just going through the motions.

          • What albums do you recommend checking out?

          • Dubs

            I really like RIITIIR and Axioma Ethica Odini, but Below the Lights and Vertebrae are solid too.

          • I’ve got nothing but time (and mountain dew) at work today and pretty much the rest of the week so ill check them out.

          • that Roots of the Mountain song off dub’s mountain article is one of the greatest heavy merol songs

      • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

        It was my first as well and I loved it too, but after listening to their older work I can see its kind of a holding pattern.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Joke’s on you, I already unwrapped my gift.

  • I am going on my 6th hour of playing Minecraft this morning. I feel dirty.

    • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

      Im bout to sit this roast in some marinade and hop on diablo, so dont feel bad.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I’m playing PES 2016 on my Xbox one.

    • killvps

      BF4 over school work? Why not…

  • Spear

    Not disappointing: leaving work early because the truck I was going to unload got stuck two states away. Also, possibly never having to unload trucks again in a couple weeks (new job on the horizon).

    • Vault Dweller

      GL (x2), get that shit!

      • Yeah! GL!

        GL

        • Vault Dweller

          Wishing someone a happy GL just seems like the right thing to do; works better than good luck!

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Also, the continued existence of Three Dog Night without Jimmy Greenspoon and Cory Wells who died this year angers and disappoints me. Danny cant carry it without Cory and Chuck.

  • Vault Dweller

    1 Christmas party social obligation down, 3 to go.
    I might be able to wriggle out of the last one. I hope so. Forced Holiday socializing and good cheer ain’t no cheer to me.

    Potential disappointment: Me, if I have to attend all 4 as scheduled. I’m fucking tired.

    • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

      I’m the same way, if I don’t have to turn up to something I can go anyway and have a whale of a time, but force me and almost no amount of free booze will put me in a festive mood.

    • more beer

      The bar is your friend at these type of things.

  • Well I am off, you all have a great day today and tomorrow. Try to stay relaxed. If you do not have much going on, try to stay busy! Also, get some Chinese food. And beer.

    Just remember, Dave Grohl is the reason for the season.

    GL

  • Óðinn
  • 365ChaosRiddenDays

    Personally I do not feel disappointed by the Toilet Ov Hell, as my first year as a reader and listener I have to say it, you fucking rule, seriously, see ya next year you crazy demons!

  • Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo

    Life is the biggest disappointment

  • A.P.

    Disappointment of the year: Spending the holiday season alone AGAIN. Everyone else bitches about having to go socialize and spend time with their friends and families maybe not realizing how much sitting on a couch by yourself like every other day sucks by comparison.
    Also, Joe, dude, I don’t think you have anything to worry about as far as the blog growing at this point in its existence. It’s early yet and we have a silly name, give it some time. We already get a lot of recognition for the high quality of the content posted here and the amazing community that has gathered around it. Don’t worry so much about those metrics.

    • aw man, sorry to hear it. if you were close to St. Louis i’d invite you over to smoke a bowl and watch goofy TV shows!

      • A.P.

        Well, that’s still nice as hell and kind of relates to the second part of my post, too. Where else would anyone even pretend to give a shit? Thanks for the thought, Jimmy. Really.

    • KJM, Shake Zula

      If it wasn’t for my mother and my online friends, I’d be spending the holidays el solomente right now. I have a lot of good friends but none of them live around here now and, as anyone who was around the other night can attest to, I broke up with my ex about 3 years ago.
      I may be having a holly, jolly Christmas in some ways, but I got a lot on my brain, trust me. Take care.

      • A.P.

        I hope you understand that I wasn’t attempting to trivialize anyone else’s personal struggles with my own idle bitching! We all have shit that we go through and it means something a little different to everyone, and I really want nothing but the best for the individuals that are a part of this thing, so please don’t take my comment personally or anything.

        • KJM, Shake Zula

          Offering support, nothing more. I have no interest in making anyone feel bad about themselves or talking about their troubles here. I’m a helper, much like the robot in Venture Bros. ^_^

    • killvps

      Seeing other metal blogs/websites, I thoroughly enjoy the community feeling over the toilet. Chances are, someone on here has had the same experiences or can somewhat relate to each other. I too am alone this holiday season as well (again), but mainly by choice. People in general, suck. I feel less miserable here. Have a great holiday season, bro.

  • Óðinn
    • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

      Lol

  • Honkey’s Xmas On The Top Bunk

    Merry Christmas, everyone!

  • Aww, come on….In Times is good!

  • Honkey’s Xmas On The Top Bunk

    Merry christmas, everyone!

    • more beer

      Same to you!

    • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

      Ho ho ho!

      • Honkey’s Xmas On The Top Bunk

        And a bottle of Brass Bow.

    • I believe that is a terrible cat. But don’t quote me on that.

      • Honkey’s Xmas On The Top Bunk

        Lol, it’s a Pomeranian, ya noink!

    • KJM, Shake Zula

      Doge!

    • more beer

      By the way. If you are gonna dog sit. Make sure they are actual dogs like these guys

      • Honkey’s Xmas On The Top Bunk

        Lol, our Pomeranian could take them down in two seconds!

        • more beer

          Your Pomeranian would be an hor doeuvre for them.

          • Honkey’s Xmas On The Top Bunk

            Haha yep!

  • KJM, Shake Zula

    Merry Doom-Mas!!! Celebrate with one of the doomiest songs not played by Tony Iommi.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjxMnKWa22Y

    • more beer

      Very good album.

  • more beer

    I have now achieved much more beer. With the addition of these. 2 ore 22’s and 2 six packs of the others.

    • Óðinn

      I’ll upvote that.

      • more beer

        I don’t have anymore room in the refrigerator.

        • Óðinn

          Good. Now make some room.

          • more beer

            I have already started.

          • Óðinn

            Nice. Enjoy.

          • more beer

            I shall you have a great holiday as well.

          • Óðinn

            Thanks. more beer.

          • more beer

            you’re welcome.

    • more beer

      Plus this which I am kind of afraid of since it says the hottest beer this side of hell on it. But it is the Ghost Face Killah so I had to buy it

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        Ghostface Killah?

        • more beer

          That’s what I said. Even if it’s horrible. Which suspect it will be. It was worth the 3 bucks for my beer bottle collection. I don’t see any Wu Tang endorsements on the bottle.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Well, any alcoholic beverage namedropping Wu-Tang has already justified its existence.

          • more beer

            Very true.

          • Lacertilian

            What about sandwich shops? This one in Perth had Starks do a surprise gig in the side-alley when he heard it’s name.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Toastface Grillah?

            That name is genuinely genius and has more than justified its existance.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            +1

          • more beer

            It is I would eat there on the name alone.

          • more beer

            I hope you are getting your Chivas on.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Intoxication came a bit cheaper today.

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            Right on. Sometimes you gotta drink on a budget. Eve though I haven’t figured out how to do that. Craft beers aren’t cheap.

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            I do like scotch not as much as bourbon but I do like it.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Bourbon is more difficult to come by over here than scotch is. And I guess Jack Daniel’s isn’t counted as a bourbon.

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            No Jack Daniel’s is shit. Where do you live? I’m a transplanted New Yorker in Denver.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I actually live in Europe. Belgium hahaha

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            I figured you were in Europe with your last comment. I was just wondering where. Shit. They try to imitate Belgian beers here. I’m kind of jealous.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Yeah Belgium’s quite known for its beers. The stronger ales over here are actually good. The regular lagers are mostly shit.
            Where are you originally from in New York?

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            Yonkers. Westchester County. Just outside of NYC. I would be drinking the strong ales anyway. I have one lager among all the beer I bought. It is one of the only ones I like.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Yeah Yonkers’ close to The Bronx I’ve heard. My user name only has NY in it because I took it from that Christopher Walken movie.
            Lagers are seldomly anything special. They’re only good for getting really drunk (because they’re cheap) when you’re already slightly intoxicated from some other stronger drinks.

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            Right next to the Bronx. Here I can speak much more freely than that other blog. That’s how I know the Immolation guys. I came up on the scene with Ross. He is a good friend. Beer wise I drink mostly stouts, blacks,, reds, and IPA’s.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Immolation in my book has always been one of the greatest DM bands ever. They’ve created an unique sound that as far as I know hasn’t been duplicated by any other band. Close to a World Below would definitely be in my Top 3 DM albums of all time.
            I’ve seen interviews with the Immolation guys online. They always come across as really down to earth guys.

            I’m actually not a really heavy beer drinker. It kinda stems from the days where I was actively involved with bodybuilding a few years back and rarely drank alcohol. But after a while I didn’t like the strictness of the sport anymore so I just began working out less fanatically and went back to drink some booze again. A life that’s completely devoid of alcohol sucks. Now I’m just taking the middle road: trying to stay in shape as much as possible, but also enjoying things such as having a nice drink. Or two. Or more.

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            Like I told you in our last conversation about them and that scene they all have a unique sound. Immolation, Incantation, Mortician, Suffocation a few others. They are all New York Death Metal. But all sound totally different from each other. .But Immolation is the cream of that crop. Hey will all pick our own poisons. The end result is the same. So you know every time I see a post from you. I hear Christopher Walken saying. “If a nickle bag is sold in the park, I want in on it”.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Hahahaha great scene. Walken is classic.
            And yeah I like all of those bands you just named. Immolation and Suffocation are my favorites out of them though. Especially Immolation and Suffocation also have the benefit of having really really great guitar players. Both Vigna and Hobbs have a signiture style that’s theirs and theirs alone. You just have to hear one riff and you’ll immediately know which band it is that’s playing. And they have really effective vocals as well. There are thousands of grunters around, but Ross Dolan’s vocals for instance really sound as if they’re coming from a deep dark abyss.

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            The mid 80’s to the early 90’s were a very cool time for music in New York. Rob and Hobbs are both incredible. I have always been blown away by Ross’s vocals. Because of all of us who used to hang out. He is the most soft spoken and respectful one. Out of all of us. We were joking about that when I saw them in October.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Yeah I was surprised the first time when I heard his natural voice in an interview. I didn’t expect him to be soft spoken considering his thunderous vocal work in Immolation.
            Death metal in general is one of my favorite metal subgenres. Because there are so many bands that have their own unique, signature style yet they all belong to the same subgenre. However, I don’t really like the more current overly techy death metal. I’m a fan of most of the 90’s tech-death (Death, Gorguts, Cryptopsy) but most of those modern tech-death bands such as Spawn of Possession, The Faceless, Obscura (and I’ve never really enjoyed Atheist and Cynic either)…don’t really do much for me. They’re all great musicians, no doubt. But to me it kinda lacks the atmosphere and (most important) the attitude of bands such as Immolation, Suffocation, (old) Morbid Angel, Autopsy, Death, Gorguts, Cryptopsy, Entombed’s Left Hand Path…

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            We are very similar in what we like and don’t like. I am no fan of all that new tech death. Being able to play fast is great. But if a song is all over the place and not cohesive. Is it really a song? I listened to Left Hand Path the other day. You will find a lot of good music here. I have. I don’t have time to check everything out on my own. I know who likes the same things I do here. I tend to check out things they suggest.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Yeah I’m already convinced this place has a lot of great things to offer. The community spirit over here is great as well. Different from the douchebaggery that goes on at that other place from time to time.

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            We fuck with each other here. But it is not malicious. It is all in fun. I have met one of the guys I met on here. He is a good kid. I’m gonna try and have a couple of beers with him over the holidays. There are a bunch of people here I actually want to meet in person. You included.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            I’ve met people from here already, and I know I’ll meet more.

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            As have I and will do the same.

        • Boss the Albatross Ross

          No, it’s Ghost Face Kilaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.
          No one could get illah

      • Boss the Albatross Ross

        How is it? I’ve been wanting to get it, but i don’t know.

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          I haven’t tried it yet. I think I am going to wait until I have a really good buzz before I do. I will let you know.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Hahaha, good plan.

    • Boss the Albatross Ross

      More beer got more beer. Yeah!

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        You bet your ass. I had a bunch of disposable cash this payday.

  • On its own, this album sucks. Compared to Longing, this album sucks miles and miles of dong. Haven’t managed to sit through the entire thing more than once. I’d give my copy to any of you interested toileteers–but I think I’d rather treat it to a much deserved ritual destruction.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UCgWY0xxjE

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      Upvote for destruction.

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      This has been on my “listen-to” list for a long time. Don’t think I’ve yet digested it in full at all. Unsure if I’ve even listened to all songs, or movements.
      But what I have heard (I haven’t heard Longing though) I have enjoyed.

  • Óðinn
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      Good Merry Christmas to the Christians. I hope they enjoy the siege.

    • Honkey’s Xmas On The Top Bunk

      Oh noes, this means that only a couple billion people will celebrate Christmas!

  • Boss the Albatross Ross

    Sitting on the back porch listening to Wino’s Punctuated Equilibrium and drinking beer with my dad. Christmas isn’t all bad.

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      The beer helps.

      • Boss the Albatross Ross

        With the holiday, or are you dissing on Wino?

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          The holiday of course!

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Alright. I can live with it. Wino is the man.

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            Fuck yes.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Yeeeeeeaaaaah. All his bands are good.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            That riff from the Saint Vitus song “I Bleed Black” always does the trick.

      • Boss the Albatross Ross

        Bustin out some good stuff tonight. Lots of good flavors in this.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Joe plz! Santa is real and I am getting presents for Christmas!

    • KJM, Shake Zula

      Satan is real, and he’s coming to take ur soul for his present.

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        I approve of this message.

        • KJM, Shake Zula

          Satan will also approve when he snacks on JJD’s soul like so much milk and cookies left out in the kitchen.

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            Speaking of cookies. This is about 13/4 oz’s of shake with 6 sticks of butter i the crock pot to make about 6 dozen cookies with.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Yummy!

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            Yes. it smells so good in here.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Thank you sir, may i have another?

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            Man if you were here you could have as many as you wanted.

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            Look at the message I just sent Blackbeard. Do what I told him I will send you cookies.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            AWESOME!!! I’ll get back to you and him.

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            It would be an honor to spread the wealth with you two.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        KJM plz!

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          It’s not KJM you have to plz. It is Satan!

          • Honkey’s Xmas On The Top Bunk

            Mr. Satan if you’re nasty.

  • Óðinn
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      I’ve dreamed of this my whole life. They need to send out missionaries like the Mormons. But with beer.

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        Now thats the kind of church i WOULDNT burn down

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          The only one that is worth a fuck. In the whole history of churches.

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          Send me a name and address to this email and I will send you some cookies. hatefulone13@gmail.com. I will respond with my real e-mail. I have a shrink wrapper. I just looked again and what I have makes 12 dozen cookies. I can share. KJM too.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Done.

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            Sweet. I will probably bake. Saturday morning and get them out on Monday. You should have them before New Years.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Thanks again!

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            No problem man. I make good butter. you will enjoy. It’s absolutely my pleasure. One day we will smoke a bunch of herb together. Remeber my best friend in the world lives on Martha’s Vineyard. Eventually I will have to go see him.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            This will happen.

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            Oh yes it will.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Oh snap, merry christmas to us

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            I know, right?

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            Email me so I can take that e mail address. it is my secondary one but I do use it for things.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Done

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            Right on. i got it.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Didnt get anything from you

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            I’ll also send you an email.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            I know you guys sending dick pics to eachother.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Don’t worry, I’ll send you one.

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            I just re sent it I have that info.

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            I replied with my real e mail

    • Honkey’s Xmas On The Top Bunk
  • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

    ABSINTHE TASTES LIKE BLACK LIQUORICE AND FLOOR CLEANER, I GIVE IT AN 8/10

  • Honkey’s Xmas On The Top Bunk

    http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjIxNTU4MzY4MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzM4ODI3MjE@._V1_SX640_SY720_.jpg

    I was definitely looking forward to this one, and rushed home as soon as I rented it (from Red Box. Yes, Red Box is still a thing for crotchety old fucks like me who are abhorrent towards modern things like Netflix). 5 minutes in, I knew I was in for one horrifying trip that made my poopy sizzle within 20 minutes. Wonky storyline, Matthew McConaughey’s ridiculously thick “I’m chomping on a dick with a mouthful of marbles” Texas accent, more ridiculously thrown together plot (seriously, it’s like they got a methed up 5 year old doing the editing. Or the poor soul that did the editing for ‘Gigli’), and too many other blunders to even count. This is the cinematic version of sticking my dick in a bear trap full of bullet ants.

    • KJM, Shake Zula

      Pretty lame movie. Even being high as fuck didn’t help.

      • Honkey’s Xmas On The Top Bunk

        Thankfully I rented ‘Lucy’ along with it,, which was pretty badass.

        • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

          Based off an anime. NO Anime!

          • Honkey’s Xmas On The Top Bunk

            It’s waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the anime. The anime was the reason I was reluctant to even check it out.

    • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

      It does have Anne Hathoway in it tho

      • Honkey’s Xmas On The Top Bunk

        She’s cute, but gahhhhhhhhhhh she is annoying as hell. Someone who smiles that much is either nuts, full of shit or selling you something that doesn’t work.

  • Honkey’s Xmas On The Top Bunk

    Definitely not a disappointment:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWsmlM2Qct0

  • Honkey’s Xmas On The Top Bunk