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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:15 pm    Post subject: The Earache / Columbia albums Reply with quote

With all of this talk about the new Carcass album, I can't help but think back to when the Earache stable starting to tone down a bit, and that label merged with a Sony subsidiary. Heartwork and Wolverine Blues were enjoyable records to me then, and still are now. I prefer both Carcass and Entombed's earlier output, but when both groups went for a more commercial, catchy and streamlined approach, I enjoyed it.
Fear Emptiness Despair and The Ethereal Mirror were absolute disappointments to me though. Cathedral's shift from murky, oppressive doom to "Oh Yeah!!", acid freakout bullshit killed me. Napalm's change to groove oriented midpaced shit never did anything for me either. I've revisited those two records countless times, and I still can't stand them at all. I still like Soul Sacrifice however.

Any memories about these releases when they came out? Or people who weren't around at that time, what do you think of this music in a modern context?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked them all. That Napalm Death record, admittedly, is my favorite of their catalog. I always wondered about the details surrounding the merger and when/why it stopped.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To drive... Was my first experience with entombed so when i heard WB, I thought it was pretty damn good, not sure if I would've thought that coming from LHP though. Heart work was an album that took a bit of time to sit well, it gets a lot of spins these days but symphonies was definitely the favourite back then.
Can't say I remember listening to any of the other earache stuff at that time... Finding someone who actually had any of it or somewhere to buy it was the biggest problem Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember being bitterly dissponted with Wolverine Blues when it was released, blues & rock n roll were a big no-go for me then.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swansong was the first Carcass album I heard and it was by the time of it's release. I kinda wondered what the fuss about the band was 'cause the album was crap (except for the first track). Found the cd earlier this year and to my surprise, I liked the album very much!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kjs wrote:
Swansong was the first Carcass album I heard and it was by the time of it's release. I kinda wondered what the fuss about the band was 'cause the album was crap (except for the first track). Found the cd earlier this year and to my surprise, I liked the album very much!

I thought Earache and Columbia split by the time that came out?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember seeing the video for Plague Rages on Much Music's Pepsi power 30 when it first came out... I though it was fucking sick! Cool looking video and great song. I went down to the local HMV the next day and special ordered the album and then waited a month for it to finally come in... cause in the small town I was from that was the only way I could get the albums I was interested in. Good times.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 3 albums that spring to mind instantly are Cathedral's "The Ethereal Mirror", Entombed's "Wolverine Blues" and Carcass' "Heartwork."

I would've been 18 at the time ('93 - '94) and I enjoyed all those releases in spite of the fact that they were so different from what each band had put out previously.

If I'm to be asked which one of those stood the test of time for me then it's "The Ethereal Mirror." I still like listening to those Carcass and Entombed albums from time to time but I find that I can't actually listen to them from start to end anymore.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehehehe.... memories from the time include being an idiot in public and randomly yelling the lyrics from "Out Of Hand"

"Jesus Christ!!! Lord Of Flies!!! In Disguiiiiseee Fuck!!!!!" Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still think Fear, Emptiness, Despair is Napalm Death's most underrated album, and always will be one of my favorites. Wish they would play stuff from that live again..
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wolverine Blues was unmitigated shit.

To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth, on the other hand, is a gem I've only recently come to appreciate. Was this record a product of the Earache/Columbia merger?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Godflesh - "Selfless" is killer.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Napalm album was a good one, but a bit of a letdown for me as at the time, "Utopia Banished" was basically my favorite death metal album, and one I played non-stop to annoy my roommates. I remember wishing that "Fear..." would just pick up speed a little more often.

I still like the Entombed album and think it's one of the very few good attempts by a death metal band to make a rock-ish or pop-ish record... including most of Entombed's later output.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heirophant.326.AV wrote:
Godflesh - "Selfless" is killer.


Oh yeah, I knew I was forgetting something. That is a good record.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

God Slayer wrote:
kjs wrote:
Swansong was the first Carcass album I heard and it was by the time of it's release. I kinda wondered what the fuss about the band was 'cause the album was crap (except for the first track). Found the cd earlier this year and to my surprise, I liked the album very much!

I thought Earache and Columbia split by the time that came out?

They did.
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