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Post Bands of 'ordinary competence' in metal and rock......
that played a specific style or derivation of their genre for at least 15-20 years but never released a 4 fist album let alone achieved mastery.

My two nominations of the moment: Benediction and Dark Funeral.

Benediction made a few slight changes in their sound amd upped the ante in terms of production on that Dreams You Dread release, but they never excelled in any way. Sure Was will tell you that Subconscious Terror is a definite 4 fist album for its time, and maybe it was(in 1991), but they are the very definition of ordinary in my book. Respectable to a fault of course.


Dark Funeral: rote black metal. Secret Of The Black Arts was the closest they got to a 4 fister and maybe it felt like one during the height of the black metal boom, but the rest of their albums were between 2-3 fists. They are certainly not a terrible band, but after playing the same style for 18 years and showing new real signs of improvement, they are kind of defying the law of averages.



Btw, this thread isn't about bashing bands. It's merely focussing on bands that are serious and sincere but for whatever reason(re: lack of talent in the aggregate), they never get beyond a certain point of development, and absolutely do not age like fine wine.

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Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:26 am
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Anvil? Obviously there's Metal On Metal and I did love Juggernaut Of Justice, but the vast majority of their 14 albums are amiable workaday plod. Exciter? Helix? Most bands from Canada?

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^^Anvil have at least 1-2 albums that are highly rated.

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Post Re: Bands of 'ordinary competence' in metal and rock......
I would put Dying Fetus into this category.


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Malevolent Creation.

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Misery index.
In fact around 85% of the relapse roster.

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Bolt Thrower
Thor (Can)
1349
Carpathian Forest
Cianide
Necrophagia
Mortician
Messiah
Tankard
Holy Moses
Lividity
Ragnarok (Nor)

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ReturntoCarthage wrote:
Bolt Thrower
Thor (Can)
1349
Carpathian Forest
Cianide
Necrophagia
Mortician
Messiah
Tankard
Holy Moses
Lividity
Ragnarok (Nor)

inbetween opinions on bathory and now mentioning bolt thrower I really dont know what the fuck is going on around here.
Also Necrophagia : Holocausto de la morte is fucking 5 fists.

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A shit thread about boring bands? Whatever next?


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ReturntoCarthage wrote:
Bolt Thrower
Thor (Can)
1349
Carpathian Forest
Cianide
Necrophagia
Mortician
Messiah
Tankard
Holy Moses
Lividity
Ragnarok (Nor)



Bolt Thrower have released plenty of 4 fist records, plus they have a unique take on death.metal which they mastered.

C.Forest's first e.p was 4 fists to me back in the day. The follow ups were 3 at best.

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Post Re: Bands of 'ordinary competence' in metal and rock......
I definitely wouldn't agree that Bolt Thrower fit into this category but I can definitely see why they'd pop in a thread like this because they are the type of band that if you don't like one album then you won't like any of them.


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ReturntoCarthage wrote:
Bolt Thrower
1349


Fuck no.


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^^they mastered a style though, so they dont belong in this thread

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Realm Of Chaos, War Master, The IVth Crusade, ...For Victory and Those Once Loyal are all fucking savage. They have no bad albums either.

Yeah, there is fuck all variation, but when its your own sound, and its that good, who gives a fuck?

I could listen to them all fucking day.


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What "style" did they master exactly?

Come on, mate.



their own style of death metal.



i agree with Wretch, although i couldn't listen to them all day.

All Bolt Thrower albums are at least 4 fists except for Battle, Mercenery and H.V.P, but.the latter.misses out mostly because of the vocals and production.

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Post Re: Bands of 'ordinary competence' in metal and rock......
Dew-Scented. They've bashed out about 9 albums of almost identical 2 fist death/thrash.


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Dealing in inaccuracies today old son.


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Enthroned? Always called 'average' though I like them.


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Johnny Guitar wrote:
Dew-Scented. They've bashed out about 9 albums of almost identical 2 fist death/thrash.


yeh, they are a good one. Same old crap and they havent improved much, although i haven't listened to them since i last had to review one of their albums in 2006/2007

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Tsjuder


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