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I spent a couple of hours going through all the new releases in the Metal and Hard Rock sections of AppleMusic the other night. Came out with a list of 4 bands that were sort of ok. Miserable, Injector, Terror and Darkness (not The Darkness).

Things I learnt.
- Most albums start with a 1.5 minute atmosphere piece.
- Most of it uses drum machine
- Death/Grind/Black Metal is still massive.
- Vocalists either guttural growling or that puking up style
- in the Hard Rock section that yee haw twang is still popular
 

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I spent a couple of hours going through all the new releases in the Metal and Hard Rock sections of AppleMusic the other night. Came out with a list of 4 bands that were sort of ok. Miserable, Injector, Terror and Darkness (not The Darkness).

Things I learnt.
- Most albums start with a 1.5 minute atmosphere piece.
- Most of it uses drum machine
- Death/Grind/Black Metal is still massive.
- Vocalists either guttural growling or that puking up style
- in the Hard Rock section that yee haw twang is still popular
Modern metal production is awful,and the need to be heavy more than anything else is really dull
 

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I spent a couple of hours going through all the new releases in the Metal and Hard Rock sections of AppleMusic the other night. Came out with a list of 4 bands that were sort of ok. Miserable, Injector, Terror and Darkness (not The Darkness).

Things I learnt.
- Most albums start with a 1.5 minute atmosphere piece.
- Most of it uses drum machine
- Death/Grind/Black Metal is still massive.
- Vocalists either guttural growling or that puking up style
- in the Hard Rock section that yee haw twang is still popular
I'd say the best stuff in nearly any music genre of isn't on AppleMusic ?

some prolific labels that are good at releasing raw old school genres of underground metal:

Iron Bonehead
Hell's Headbangers
Nuclear War Now

Iron Bonehead sells records from all over the world and is not racist despite the name.
 

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Modern metal production is awful,and the need to be heavy more than anything else is really dull
I can not fucking abide modern metal production. And the amount of it I hear by accident on the internet is super annoying. Its all the same old boring shit

I was never a super duper metal fan anyway except for Slayer and Municipal Waste and all that good stuff
 

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Most metal production is just too polished now. Everything can be perfected with Pro tools & modern recording technology, sound replacement, all sorts going on. But I'm sure people were saying the same thing about the records done in morrisound in the late 80s.
 

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Here's a cool comp of early 80s tracks from a fellow called KS Eden who seems to have been part of the Manchester scene at the time- pretty cool guitar and synth ramblings, very pleasant altogether. And it's released on STROOM which is pretty much buy on sight these days imoetc.

 

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Most metal production is just too polished now. Everything can be perfected with Pro tools & modern recording technology, sound replacement, all sorts going on. But I'm sure people were saying the same thing about the records done in morrisound in the late 80s.
I do remember a good few people in the late 80s saying how Justice For All ruined metal production for a few years. Everything ended up sounding really tinny and songs went on for way too long.
 
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