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Getting into: Malevolent Creation – Day 2

Not much going on.

On the second day of trying to get into Malevolent Creation, I didn’t really get further into it. I actually didn’t listen to much music today, but those spots were saved for Cannibal Corpse and a bunch of piano covers on Youtube. However, I did listen to the yesterday mentioned ‘Slaughter Of Innocence.’ In fact, I’m listening to it again right now.

Today wasn’t positive to my mission, but the battle is not yet lost. I won’t judge too early. Sometimes you just need to be in the mood for Death Metal, and today is no such day for me. Actually I just wasn’t in the mood for much music period, not just Death Metal. These days don’t come often, but sometimes they just do.

Either way, I wouldn’t read too much into that. It doesn’t mean I’m not getting into Malevolent Creation, it just means I’m not getting into Malevolent Creation just yet.

To at least update something I talked about yesterday, the Xbox 360 update finally arrived and it’s… alright. Should be better once they include Youtube later this month.


Fuck off.

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Getting into: Malevolent Creation – Day 1

Malevolent Creation – Between Majesty and Manowar

Malevolent Creation’s album Retribution made it into my iTunes. Due to its spelling, it has been placed between Majesty’s Hellforces and Manowar’s Battle Hymns. When you keep their respective styles in mind, this is a very odd placement. Some of you might be wondering why I’ve even got Majesty and Manowar on my computer. I simply love all kinds of metal. That’s the best explanation I can give you.

So on this first day of getting into Malevolent Creation, I’ve listened to the entire album twice so far. I must admit that during the second time I didn’t pay too much attention, but I kept listening to it in the background while checking my Xbox 360 for the announced update.

So far I’ve really enjoyed most of what I’ve heard, especially ‘Slaughter Of Innocence,’ a brutal but groovy song, with a killer breakdown. “DIE MOTHERFUCKER!” indeed. I can only say good things about the album so far and I’m kind of curious as to what the next couple of days will bring. Am I going to get sick of it fast? Am I going to listen more and more, slowly falling in love with it? I can’t really tell just now, but you’ll know more about it tomorrow when I’m posting the next part of Getting into Malevolent Creation.

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Getting into: Malevolent Creation

I’ve always liked to discover new music. Writing reviews for Dose of Metal gave me the opportunity to discover songs, bands or even styles I’ve never paid attention to before, and then grew to love.

Shining is a good example of that. A while ago I surfed the internet for some stories about Black Metal. I’ve always been interested in this genre, and the incidents surrounding it, but never quite got into the music. So while I was reading something about Strid, one of just a few Black Metal bands I enjoyed, I was drawn into stories about Shining (a band heavily influenced by Strid). I shared those here. A Swedish Progressive Black/Doom Metal act, that I’ve never heard of before. Today, a year-or-so later, Shining are one of my favorite artists. I even managed to get fellow DoM writer Mark into them.

And now I want to dedicate a new column to the journey of getting into a band. They could be anyone: A band whose name I’ve heard of before, a band someone suggested to me (feel free to contact me about that) or just a random band I found on Metal Archives.

I want to start with Malevolent Creation. I have heard their name before, and even remember reading interviews with singer Brett Hoffmann (and later befriending him on Facebook apparently). I just never listened to any of their songs. Just today I’ve been listening to The Evil Amidst’s debut album Lords Of The Nine, and really had a great time listening to it. The Evil Amidst’s guitarist and drummer are also members of Malevolent Creation, so it only makes sense to try to get into them now.

I checked Malevolent Creation’s Metal-Archives entry to decide which album I should listen to. I chose their top-rated album Retribution. I will try to get a hold of the album, and then write down my thoughts over the course of a couple of days. After a certain amount of time (about, but not necessarily, a week), I will write a final post. In that final post I will let you know if I got into the band or not.

Let the games begin.

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