Monday, July 7, 2008

Sell-out or progress?



Do you remember the first time you heard Metallica's Black album? Remember the sheer disappointment? The utter disbelief that the fookers had sold out? The disgust that you felt when the "Bangsar" crowd started wearing Metallica t-shirts & singing Enter Sandman on the dance floor. . . oh man, it was sickening. Am pretty fooking sure you remember it all too well.

Here's another example fer you to digest. Satyricon started out as a pure black metal outfit with deep roots within the scene. But their last LP Now, Diabolical sees the band cleaning up their sound & adopt a far more commercial approach. Me thinks their debut, Dark Medieval Times, is a class piece of black metal, but wait, shock . . . horror . . . me also thinks the shiny, new version of Satryicon is FOOKING BRILLIANT!

(Gasp . . . were we wrong to doubt Metallica all them years ago or is it just me growing old?)

Anyways. me leaves it to you to compare & contrast as the links to both debut & latest album is available here. Do take the fooking time to check these albums out as me assures you it'll be fooking worth yer while!

Eagerly await yer verdicts on the albums. Enjoy!

ps: Me has been telling wifey me would like to adopt the painted-face & studs look as modelled by early Satyricon (pix above). Suffice to say, wifey has been generally unsupportive of the suggestion . . . sigh . . .

pps: If anyone is interested, you can download Satyricon's entire discography including EPs & demos at: http://lordmessiah.wordpress.com/2007/12/05/satyriconnorway/ .

To download, Now, Diabolical (2006). click here:
http://rapidshare.com/files/21862450/Satyricon_-_Now__Diabolical_-_by_Aragorn_-_MusikFactory.rar


To download debut Dark Medieval Times (1992), click here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?dnyd9cy4une


Fer a sample, here's the vid of The Pentagram Burns from the Now, Diabolical LP:

34 comments:

senorita.. said...

if i was raised like a princess, i will definitely get nightmare.. thank god i wasnt.

'diabolical'... eerie, spot on

lu minum beer,i minum kopi la...

anfield devotee said...

senorita: Trust me on this one, the latest album is really good. Do check it out.If you dig it, then download debut album to see difference in sound.

ps: What do you think of me sporting the studs & corpse paint look? he he

Anba said...

Balaji...unfortunately i guess all ladies are like this...me also love to have corpse paint, studs..long hair...with a king diamond kind of look...what to do....no support...
p/s:-whats ur comment on the carburator dung fiasco during the protes gathering..

anfield devotee said...

anba: Spoke to Joe Kidd today. Me says ain't no such thing as bad publicity! He should cut out all the paper clippings & frame them. This is his platinum record! Ha ha!

He agrees. Could re-ignite interest in these old bastards.

What do you think of the two Satyricon LPs? Do you prefer the ori no nonsense black metal or latter day polished version? Or like me you dig both?

Do download these LPs (if you don't have em) & pls post yer thoughts here.

As fer the black metal look, me is determined to dress like that to a wedding dinner!!! Ha ha!

senorita.. said...

please... u like that, i WILL definitely get nitemare.

Jon-C said...

I'd rather walk around town looking like batman or spiderman than THAT!!! Wahahahahaha.....

Anba said...

Blaji:-
No prob currently downloading both albums...
will give me 5 cents worth of opinion...
Bro..we only live once...like Nike says just do it bro...
you got me full support..it's just that i couldn't be there to watch it with me own eyes...
ciao...

premo said...

I've been in indie rock mode this whole week so will have to check this out later.

anfield devotee said...

JonC: You have not tasted the warth of Metal Warrior Bala . . . (tu stud ada tajam woi) . . .

Anba: Enjoy!

Premo: What's that gotta do with anything? Download dulu la. Me assures you it'll be worth yer effort.

senorita: No? You don't think its a cool look then . . . Why?

senorita.. said...

erm..... just weird. n special. eh, please do ur little makeover and head to Fatty Crab this weekend.. am sure Bernard will have his camera ready for u to do some posings. ok?

anfield devotee said...

senorita: sabar . . . these things take time. You can't just walk into any botique & say,"two 12" stud bands, double bullet belts & a battle axe please . . ."

That's why mneed wifey to help me make some of the itmes. She did buy me one studded wrist band; now need the panjang & tajam punya he he!

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senorita.. said...

i think it's pretty easy... Sg Wang has everything isn't it?

nick m said...

you know i've not been into black metal. what with all the church burning, grave desecration, murder etc. but it does sound pedestrian. easy listening perhaps. LOL!!!

as for metallica's black album. well, they had by that time grown into an arena rock group. so expected la.

now the bangsar crowd listening to it. that's ok in my books. dancing to it is absolutely not on though. i think i found that hilarious and sad at the same time. same with the folks in HRC dancing to sweet child o mine. ROFLMAO!!!!!
23psi.com

anfield devotee said...

nick: Yeah, me understand yer sentiments. But not all bands are guilty of such behaviour.

"Pedestrian"? You found the music on the vid bland? Perhaps you'd prefer the debut album which is accreditted with creating the sub-genre 'medieval metal'.

senorita: Sg Wang? Me don't think so . . .

Achilles said...

AD: Checked out the vid... sorry to say...not quite me cup of tea-lah. when you posting some more loin cloth music? hehehehe

anfield devotee said...

achilles: Janji cuba. Loin cloth metal? - Alestorm. Bet you still haven't downloaded it yet. That's exactly the kind of metal me knows you like.

Will also pass you a copy of Sabaton's Art of War on Sat. Not quite me cuppa but me thinks you'll dig it. Theme is the German WWII assault on the Eastern front.

Life's Like That said...

AD : Have listened to it as you requested. Conclusion : Errrrrrrr........I have listened to it.......

If you decide to go fer that look this Sat, will fetch u to my mom's place first and let her have a look at u? Remember her comments when she saw your tat? Haha.....

anfield devotee said...

LLT: Hee hee. Deal. Sounds like a good idea. It'll be worth it to just get out of the car & go "Hello Aunty, How are you?" in that get up!!!

premo said...

AD: Btw Mr. Amrit Singh is keen to join us and so he will try to knock off work early on Sat. Biren as well! Cheers

anfield devotee said...

premo: Eh, you downloaded this LPs or not? Fooker, susah susah cari, indie rock pulak.

ps: better tell those two playahs that there no chicks . . .

premo said...

Hey bro we're only down for two things - the booze and the company! Foods another story but am looking forward to Fatty Crab anyways.

No need to worry about lack of chicks and all that - ave that for later at Zouk :)

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

whoaa...another scandinavian favourites!

i dont think they've sold out tho. their ideology i'm sure is pretty much the same...anti-religion, satanism, witch-craft etc...

as for metallica, Bob Rock is to be blamed!!!!!!!!

fuck this fella, he had even produced an album for a boyband called the moffats or something like that mannnn...

anfield devotee said...

So you dig them. Add to list, Tuan Kerp?

Bob 'fooking' Rock = Jon 'fooking' Bon Jovi.

Nuff said . . .

mozlovesnigella said...

leave bon out of this la..
wasted only defler maintain
deflers hair...mwhahahhaha

yers,
mozzy bongiovi.

p.sing 1. having said that, i just merely chanced upon a pirated copy of guess what.."the darkness"..mwahhahaha..not bad. and get this, a radiohead comp which i've never since before + 3 unreleased tracks. *onlyinkuantan*

p.sing 2. having said that, from a "pop" standpoint, have to admit he does have catchy hooks though...
all together now (tuan kerp that means me and you sparring air guitar) ..."wooo-ohhh livin' on a prayerrrrrr"..kihkhihkihikih

see ya fellas.

anfield devotee said...

Oi pundek Moz, wasted yer breath on that useless bugger BJ, but nay comment on the Mighty Satryicon?

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

hahahahaha...hell no man. me no enter sandman-head banger.

Ramones' Suzy the Headbanger however is an absolute YES!!

mozzz,

after this saturday maybe we should plan for a karaoke session next pulak la bro. so that we can strut our rock kangkang skills and be proud of our root. ofcos la BJ will be part of the shindig but i was thinking more of Skid Row's corny numbers, notably 18 and fooking Life and I'll Remember You...hehehehhehehe...admit it, you guys remember this shit...muahahhahahaaaaaaaaaaa

anfield devotee said...

er, sorry kerp, much of what me is burning you is metal . . . oops, hope you will still dig it.

Anba said...

Bro...really frustrated lah..dunno y many times when try to write something long and profound
in FFS blog
...fookin
a)
Suddenly electricity goes out in my kolej..

b)Server suddenly down..
c)Page cannot be found...
d)Something Fookin happens....

Cibai...

anfield devotee said...

anba: Evil Power of Metal . . .

Anba said...

Balaji:-
i was listening 2 now diabolical...
I mmg syok gila dgn lagu K.I.N.G..
constanly on ... repeated play
Semua Nyanyi...skrg...
Serpent's Tongue, dagger claws, Dragon Wings...Crooked Horn
K.I.N.G...
i guess after 30 repeated listening to the whole album baru gua gi dengar the first album kot...
so far so good...
regarding sell out ...i kind of remember..Carcass SwanSong..samething was said...but still it was a good album...
As musicians mayb they got playing the same old blast beat etc...maybe wanted to try somethin new ...fine with me...
Bukan semua blh jadi Slayer...
p/s:- i think Kerp's proposal should be looked into...Nothing else Matters will b my choice of course

anfield devotee said...

anba: Glad you liked it. Me fave tune is The Pentagram Burns & To The Mountains.

Karaoke session - am sure everyone will bergelut gelut the mic to sing 'Temple of the king' & 'Always Somewhere' . . . he he

mozlovesnigella said...

MWHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAAA..oi macha i cannot download yer stuff in the officio la dei...can surf and check stuff on the net
but as far as downloads are concerned not an iota; youtube lagi ah..haram. as such, it is with much disdain i'd have to tell you i haven't had a listen. at first i thought it was a personal vendetta-like thing by the IT dude/dudette, you know as a medium of lashin' back..(what did i do...yu'dun wanna know..mwhahahahah).

however, after much grouses from fellow surfhyporcriticos (read looking-busy-while surfin) i got the picture the whole office is snapped. i reckon it's something to do with the threat of freebie virus-es latchin' on. the mere thought of, paying for an overpriced coffee to utilize the broad me doesn't entice me either. so as usual, i'll be tryin to find spots where i can ripoff free broadband from "unloacked" wireless connections. (yes, that i have a gadget for - purely legal -swear la on my ma's sharkcurry!)

anyway. will get it to it, when i get to it. i'm sure it will be a good listen. like premo, have been on indie mode these past few weeks. thanks to tuan kerpov's hints of the good ol' weez, it prompted me to dig through some of my old stuff (or whats barely left of it), and i chanced upon some stuff (pirated of course) of obscure radiohead tracks. that plus something i got of this regular store in kuantan, was good enough to start mopegazin at me shoes; cursin the world for why it's so tweaked at the seems. (er..like yeah dude..get a life)

have always had a thing for painted face bands (i.e. due to my personal facination of erhm...self-adornment..mwahhaha). yes, like you (i don't know to what extent though..hehe), i've had these off-an-on urges to just give it a try one of these days - note: workable sample to base on - KISS posters, mwahhahaha.

thanks and as i said earlier on, keep it cominnnnnn mate.

p.s-ing No.1 - chief, guess what else i found in my old stuff, deicide's old stufff woiiii..legion deiii..mwahhahahha

p.s.-ing No.2 - anyone got any good quality face paint?

mozlovesnigella said...

TUAN KERPOV - mwahhahahhahahhahaa. FUHlayyyyymakkkk. skidrow siotttt.:))

on bro. on. wouldn't mind if a bit provided of course the following conditions are met:-
a) i'm singin a duet wif you;
b) we to "back-to-back"/"body-to-body" air guitar sparring;
c) we put on the live track(with vocals) and mime to it (with fully layan); and
d)..er..after I HAVE a few good beers down. (then ANYone can sing..mwahhaha)

see you this saturday macha alright:))) (if no aral cross the road la. if cross orso, i will cross the damn bugger).

oh heyyyyy speakin of ramones..remember this little ramones ditty.."i wanna be yer boyyffrieed". that with sheenaisapunkrocker always lights my arse.

yers truly tied down,
mozzy ramone.