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Khanate's self-titled first...
Heavy, heavy, heavy....
I never remember right. For me, Wolf Eyes Fuck the Old Miami which has a 'playable' etching done by Nate on one side.
Don't quote me though...
It's an actual word, you know. 'Kaan-eight'.
Heaviest record? Probably Meshuggah - Catch 33 or something like that.
don't really get it though.
or whatever it's called, that or Narcosis' best of
never got the scales out. Boom Boom Tish.
I'm probably gonna say Helmet's Meantime. Or Tomahawk's self titled. Because each of them sounds like taking a jackhammer to music and beating the shit out of the recording in crisp 4/4.
It means something which sounds downright clinical and nasty all at once.
The rhythm section is just so so tight as well. Controlled, repressed brutality. That's what I like most. When it just feels so leashed in and tense. That's why Zu's latest is great.
AND THE BAGS IN THE RIVER
A Fragile Hope
or the abominable iron slough album
get it right
...lots of records can be heavy in different ways- sound, lyrics, the context it was made in or overall mood that's generated by listening to it from beginning to end etc...
It's interesting that most people have gone for heavy sounding or hard rock/metal albums...
My War is heavy because it sounds so raw and painful, Scott Walker is for a similar reason, but each of them sounds so different.
I'm not sure what I'd say is the heavist thing I own though, probably that merzbow pulse demon, but that's more like, unapproachable, then heavy as such.
I remember when I first heard that I just turned it off. I quite like it now...it's a grower
...what do we mean by "heavy" when we use the word in this context?
Is it something to do with the sound of an album, the atmosphere/ emotions it evokes or is it the substance at the heart of it (or is it a combination of these and more)?
- devastating lyrics
it's not the heaviest album I own musically, but it's certainly the darkest/most emotionally heavy - 4st 7lbs and The Intense Humming of Evil in particular are really disturbing.
Sounds amazing, very heavy atmosphere and lyrically too...
It's just very scary and fills me with dread whenever I listen to it.
a Phoenix Bodies record I have.
or perhaps a Prurient one.
I dont really get what 'Heavy' means. If it was the force of the riffs/drums I'd say Mínus's 'Jesus Chris Bobby'
I'm a massive pussy.
Can't say I'm surprised really....they're brutal...
boom and tish.
But in terms of obscenely vast riffs, something by Boris. Maybe Dronevil. When that hits, it's absolutely crushing.
Thematically, I guess In Bocca Al Lupo by Xela has got to be up there.
Boris sound a lot heavier to me than Sunn 0))) or Earth. I think it's because there is more treble and feedback in there, they don't just concentrate on the low end.
it's like heavy meets hefty. Absolutego is therefore officialy the heavtiest album I own.
I can't believe I just said LOL.
for it's sheer relentless nature, or Evoken's dread filled 'A Carress of the Void'.
Guts of a Virgin. Probably more brutal than heavy, as in the difference between Dillinger Escape Plan and Sleep.
I am a bit of a pussy really.
Anyone else have any non-rock/metal records to nominate?
Some late period Miles Davis (Dark Magus?) or Defixiones by Diamanda Galas....
I mentioned this on a thread about Earth, people are often surprised how heavy those live album when I stick them on. Theres loads of them too but Dark Magus is probably one of the heaviest, the clue's in the title I guess. So unbelievably dense and rhythmic. There's nothing else like it really.
by Thorr's Hammer. Terrifying.
Thorns - S/T
Emperor - Prometheus
Emperor - Equilibrium
Satyricon - Now, Diabolical
Mayhem - Chimera
Dimmu Borgir - Puritcanical Euphoric Misanthropia
Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
Dimmu Borgir - Spiritual Black Dimensions
^ one of them
Guilty black metal pleasure in all Cradle of Filth material up to and including 'Midian' as well :(
Amon Amarth, 1349 and Burzum should also all be in that list...
Musically and I guess in terms of the situationist aspects of the lyrics
Did have Songs... but got rid of it for some reason (totally escapes me) - I remember thinking it was heavy, and that's all, so can't really comment on it... Heavier than Liberation Frequency and Deadly Rhythm though?
Art Damage by Fear Before The March Of Flames is a close one because his voice is just so fucking crushing. In terms of pure mentalness maybe Put On Your Rosy Red Glasses by The Number Twelve Looks Like You.
possibly A Sun That Never Sets by Neurosis.
It might go to Mastodon- Blood Mountain or Isis- Panopticon or the Sound of Animals Fighting- Tiger & the Duke.
brand new stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid dubstep on Audio Phreaks.
Probably QOTSA - Songs for the Deaf
Oh ok then. Merzbow CD kicking around somewhere...
when i grow up i want to be a Kirk Windstein
or maybe hell songs.
phantom limb or prowler in the yard.
heavy heavy bass weight shits on any metal on a big soundsystem for pure sonic brutality. Or maybe some kind of grindcore I cant think of the names right now.
perhaps. other than that it would probably be one Reign in Blood, Among the Living or The Last Sucker by Ministry or maybe Mutter by Rammstein. I guess it's pretty hard to gauge the 'weight' of records.
Probably PCP torpedo or something. But as we say, depends how you define heavyness.
Noxagt - S/T
Converge - Jane Doe
Discordance Axis - The Inalienable Dreamless
or one of several ridiculous grind bands like Insect Warfare that I don't really like. But actually, while those are "heavy" in one sense, i.e. the guitars melt your face, moments on all of those albums have got the grooves. Heck, people have mentioned Daughters, Fear Before, and Pig Destroyer in here, and those bands all just make me want to dance my socks off. And I'm not sure that's what "heavy" really means. Hmm.
I just put on Jane Doe and that bit when Concubine kicks in is probably heavier than everything.
And I forgot to mention Dalek. Their live shows are relentlessly bleak.
But I spose it depends on your definition of heavy, The Beyond by Cult of Luna is probably the most dense sounding, which to me is heavier even though it's slower and less aggressive. It just sounds so weighty.
really great weird guitar sounds but really, dare i say, catchy. and i think there's a humourous element to them too.
They're not as intense as some of the above albums but they're definitely heavy
dalek or sunn o)))
detuned, growling bass, fairly sparse but heavy as fuck guitars, a drum machine, and an overall sense of foreboding and deep depression. But with a groove. Yeah!
I'm going to dig out my copy of streetcleaner when I get home
the heaviest, most purely psychedelic rock - just listening too it makes me feel nervous. incredible that it was recorded in the sixties - and that they were from sweden. the only thing that runs it close is an album by fushitsusha (the name of which escapes me) which is an hour of the loudest guitar feedback and noise this side of the asteroid belt .... but i don't own that one.
or Pink Moon by Nick Drake.
Neurosis - Times of Grace
Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
Earth 3: Thrones and Dominions
Melvins - Lysol
EyeHateGod - Southern Discomfort
Black Flag - My War
Floor - Floor
Sunn0))) - Black One
Converge - You Fail Me / Jane Doe
Will Haven - El Diablo
Godflesh - Streetcleaner
Noxagt - Iron Point
SLEEP - Jerusalem (not the dopesmoker version!)
Part Chimp - I Am Come
Swans - anything by them! especially live releases! LOUD!
Minus - Jesus Christ Bobby
Khanate - Things Viral
Black Sabbath - Masters of Reality
of fuck, there are loads more...
Vision of Disorder - Imprint
Electric Wizard - Dope throne
Morbid Angel - Gateway to annihilation
So many...that's without even looking at Black metal!
Are ridiculously heavy. Turn yr sub woofer up n crank out 'Chainsaw Dismemberment'.
Mortician and Electric Wizard are the heaviest bands I can think of.
but also Misery Loves Company were well heavy and I got that too and Roots by Sepultura is like drop C or something.
...possibly we are the romans by Botch; thats pretty nasty
The sound of a band exploding in cocaine/heroin psychosis. Ritch their drummer once gave me an import CD that had a gloriously demented version of Elvis Costello's Pump It Up as a bonus track - that's well worth seeking out...
...is there much of this kind of stuff on there?